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Rioting In Bahrain Escalates, Third Protester Dies In Police Clashes

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The small country of Bahrain has promptly been displaced in the docket of revolutionary news, by recent developments in Iran. Yet the peace on the Saudi island neighbor is deteriorating as demonstrations escalate. According to, "Tens of Bahraini Army jeeps surrounded the main square and attacked the protesters. Thousands
of Anti-Government protesters filled a main square in the Bahrain
capital due to discriminations posed by the government. Security
forces at first appeared to hold back as the crowds poured into Pearl
Square in Manama. After a while, in an extreme violent action the army
released more than 50 war vehicles to the square, which resulted in
shameless and violent attacks against the righteous freedom seekers. The
dramatic move Tuesday comes just hours after a third protester died in
clashes with police in the strategic Island Kingdom, which is home to
the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet." So while we wait for Al Jazeera or anyone else for that matter to start covering the protests in Manama (which could be a while: the world has suddenly developed revolution burn out), below we present a photographic update from the island nation.


h/t Hedged In


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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 21:49 | 965562 Great Depressio...
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Wow they fucked that guy up. God damned fascists! Bring on the revolution!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:42 | 965942 HarryWanqer
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Probably an undercover agent of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Those terrorists are real trouble.  If Israel had nukes, they could preemptively flatten the whole Middle East.  That would be best IMO.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:56 | 965965 Michael
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You know better than anyone Israel has 300+ nukes as exposed by President Jimmy Carter.

Here is how more lies are spread;

This dirty trick is a new low for FOX news. This blatant attempt to smear Dr. Paul was deliberate.

Fox News Ron Paul CPAC Lies Exposed

   More Proof FOX News Lies; Fox News vs Amsterdam 
Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:03 | 965995 Ben Fleeced
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What you do today to stop it Biatch? Get mad? type some shit?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 06:16 | 966107 jeff montanye
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yes indeed type some shit.  that is how minds are changed.  blowing up a fox station or shooting roger ailes won't do it.  they got plenty more of both and if the viewers still think they are getting the true stuff nothing changes.  

only awareness makes a difference. action flows from changed minds and changed circumstances.  we got the latter in spades.  got to get the former.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 06:40 | 966116 Oh regional Indian
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I typed some good shit today. Read it, spread it around.



Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:57 | 966149 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:39 | 966207 snowball777
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Fuck off. I'll take hyphens over your screaming stupidity until the sun goes red giant.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 13:56 | 967307 Oh regional Indian
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What dis-tracts you in hyp-he-nation? JJ?



Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:49 | 966235 velobabe
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i left you a private message on your blog†

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 13:43 | 967257 Oh regional Indian
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Got it, will respond. Thanks Velo! :-)


Wed, 02/16/2011 - 06:56 | 966124 creviceCaress
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awareness IS the only real answer...


however, rubbling a fox station would do alot for morale...

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:10 | 966158 TBT or not TBT
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Thank goodness there's no crazy talk here!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:28 | 966139 Bringin It
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Michael - that comparison of the Fox and independent videos was excellent.  Fox News is shameless.

Ben Fleeced - What's your point?  At this point in time, posting the videos is useful.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:59 | 966152 Michael
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I am not going to let those animals at FOX News get away with this blatant character assignation of the good Doctor. They will pay for their libel and slander. People over there will be fired and the fines will be huge. Dr Paul may even wind up owning that network.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:11 | 966159 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:19 | 966171 Michael
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I have plenty of energy for massive quantities of mayhem.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 04:37 | 966049 Charlie Bravo
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HarryWanger = Repugnant Troll

Charlie Bravo


Wed, 02/16/2011 - 05:31 | 966076 downwiththebanks
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Propaganda, right here.

The Muslim Brotherhood have nothing to protest - they've got money to count from Uncle Sam that takes up their time.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:01 | 965994 Ben Fleeced
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I stood infront of Fed Reserve all f*#$@? day and youz bitches didnt show up. Go head an sit ur moms basement n bitch. thatz why nobudy heers U.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:57 | 966003 Michael
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This time FOX news is going to pay for their indiscretion. All the legal proof is in the videos.

FAUX should lose their broadcast license as this is a clear violation! Ron Paul is lawyering up on this one. At the very least FAUX should be forced to make a public apology to Dr. Paul, his supporters and CPAC. The individual(s) who actually pulled the trick should be exposed and fired! And then criminally charged! Bastards!

I hope a retraction is demanded immediately with some sort of explanation and public apology. It's too sinister to contemplate... So is Fox any better than MSNBC?

Libel –noun
1. Law .

a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.

b. the act or crime of publishing it.

2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.

From the original FOX announcement, notice the same announcer from 2010 is not wearing a lanyard around his neck in the 2011 announcement.

Busted:Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:59 | 966026 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Holy shit.

That's amazing.

Thanks for posting it. 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 06:29 | 966111 jeff montanye
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yes indeed it is amazing and was done, i believe, by typing some shit.  standing in front of the fed probably not as effective at this point.  when there are 100.000 standing with signs and some stuff on fire, probably more effective.  

p.s. thanks very much for posting the youtube link.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:05 | 966156 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:14 | 966161 TBT or not TBT
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Yeah.  Can't be supportive of the only pluralistic mentally healthy representative republic in the Middle East, no matter how tiny it is.  Down with those successful hardworking smart people!    Long live the teaming retards!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 21:50 | 965563 Great Depressio...
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Wow they fucked that guy up. God damned fascists! Bring on the revolution!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 21:54 | 965572 dick cheneys ghost
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the saudi's have already moved troops and riot gear to bahrain. the king is scared shitless. i cant wait for the house of saud to fall.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:33 | 965668 Shameful
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I've been wondering, will the US step in?  Now it's plain as day the House of Saud is an allied state to the US.  No dispute there.  So if the US doesn't step in what message does that send to the House of Saud and the rest of the region?

Now some might argue that it's not the US' place to get involved, but when has that ever stopped us before?  What will Israel do if we let a friendly Saudi gov topple?

Not an expert on the Middle East but these moves are going to be interesting should the Saudi people rise up.  Naturally this is graet for one player, Russia.  Not saying they are involved, but chaos in the middle east is perfect for them.  Weakens the US further, and raises oil prices.  They are the #1 exporter after all.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:49 | 965693 dick cheneys ghost
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breaking news from india....china ready for war to safe guard its national interest...first ive seen this kind of news. also pakistan may let US diplomat go free. all this shit is connected.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:11 | 965741 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The walking dead Dick "Darth" Cheney has questioned by Luke today about Darth's order to let the pentagon stand down 10 minutes before impact.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:23 | 965768 william the bastard
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Watch the troll drool.

Have another Jim Beam shooter, It'll help.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 04:41 | 966012 chumbawamba
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Now ain't that a case of a nigger calling a brother black.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:52 | 965699 ThisIsBob
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Step in?

Step in and do what exactly?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:26 | 965774 william the bastard
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Do what Nathan Bedford Forrest would do.



Cut their fucking arms off and scare the shit out of the rest of em!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:30 | 965779 Missing_Link
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Are you fucking kidding me?

The US military?  Step in on behalf of Middle Eastern despots against their own people when their people are protesting for democracy?

Not on your life.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:36 | 965794 william the bastard
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Dude!  The Valiant one no longer rides among us. I was suggesting that his style of attack might be successful but I wasn't necessarily recommending it to the US military? wink wink.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:08 | 965723 Missing_Link
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Pffft.  Of course we have to pretend to be "allies" to the House of Saud so they continue to sell us their oil, and they have to pretend to be our "allies" so they can continue to sell oil to us while funding Islamist indoctrination programs throughout the world.

If we were really such great friends with the Saudis, we'd have stepped in and backed up Mubarak when Abdullah demanded that Obama do so.

Don't you get it?  The whole point when Bush said he wanted democracy throughout the Middle East -- which is now coming to fruition under Obama -- was for petty asswad dictators like King Abdullah to be brought down.

I for one think it's a good thing.  I don't know if it will succeed or fail, but I'm certain it will force the people of the Middle East to decide if they're our friends or our enemies once and for all.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:37 | 965796 nmewn
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"Don't you get it?  The whole point when Bush said he wanted democracy throughout the Middle East..."


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:40 | 965802 william the bastard
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I get it ! Wow what a dummit Iyam. Bush wanted the Muslim Brotherhood on the ticket in Iowa because he could kick they ass!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:56 | 965823 nmewn
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LOL...he's a genius, always two steps ahead...a real Rasputin type...he went to Harvard ya know, so he's gotta be smart ;-)

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:09 | 965838 william the bastard
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Obama went to Harvard. Bush went to Yale. Don't know who you're referring to at this point but I feel you went to Fairfax High and slept a lot.

Guess they're both two steps ahead o you. Hehe

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:15 | 965848 nmewn
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Harvard Business School...apparently among other things, he was a cross dresser.

One step ahead you bastard ;-)

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 04:40 | 966053 Charlie Bravo
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Bush "obtained" his MBA from Harvard. FYI.

Charlie Bravo

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 05:32 | 966078 downwiththebanks
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Real hard to get in to Harvard when you're George Bush, I'm sure.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:18 | 966167 TBT or not TBT
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Ever qualified to fly a notoriously dangerous supersonic interceptor on instruments loaded with hot ordinance?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:37 | 966203 snowball777
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Ever watched him almost fuck up a carrier landing?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 11:25 | 966628 hedgeless_horseman
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Every landing on a carrier is almost a fuck up. 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:57 | 965822 Missing_Link
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OK, here's the proof:

Bush demands Mid-East democracy

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:09 | 965841 nmewn
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So it's Bush's fault.

That explains it.

For a guy that was portrayed by the left as a blithering idiot as President, he sure is developing a hell of track record after leaving the Presidency...LOL.

I think it has more to do with people discovering the world outside through the net and being oppressed for thousands of years by mullahs & monarchs...prolly just me though.

Now if they could just do a little introspection on their religious belief system as it relates to human rights and natural law, combined with it's relevance to other religious belief systems...well then we'd have sumpin ta work with ;-)


Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:14 | 965846 william the bastard
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+++ This is better. I junked you above based on the college bowl system. When you box libs ears efficiently, me likey.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:18 | 965856 nmewn
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I am almost fullfilled...if I can garner one more junk I'll be done for the evening...will you do me the honor bastard?...LOL.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 04:58 | 966061 AnAnonymous
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Bush demands Mid-East democracy


When president, Bush always called Saudi Arabia a free country. He even labelled the terrorist attacks Saudi Arabia suffered a few years ago, attacks on free countries.

The US is the biggest bully in the courtyard. Nobody forces the will of the strongest. What the strongest decides, he decides by himself, for himself.

Even now, Bush in the article , Bush spoke in light works of Saudi Arabia, describing them as the good pupill in the area.

He might fear that a revolution in Saudi Arabia will lead to the cancellation of all the previous deals striken by the dictator. Bush might have even private deals on his name with the Saudis. Speaking of conflict of interests...


Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:00 | 965831 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Why do you notify readers that you farted?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:06 | 965910 dark pools of soros
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so when will democracy spread to Israel??  last, if ever?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:23 | 965970 JW n FL
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by dark pools of soros
on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:06


so when will democracy spread to Israel??  last, if ever?



PLUS 10 Trillion oz's of Gold!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:20 | 966173 TBT or not TBT
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Are you misinformed or misinforming here?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:52 | 966245 snowball777
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Are you paid in shekels?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:07 | 965727 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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Well if the House of Saud is facing a popular revolt then the US will do whatever it takes to prop them up. Remeber the army is called the "Royal" Saudi Military for a reason. Plus there is the Saudi Arabian National Guard that will prevent any coup. Also remeber there is a shiite minority that live near the oil fields and Iran has amny proxies there.We cannot send troops in that nation to secure the oil fields because we could a international jihad on our own hands. So our options will be limited. So we could have civil war in Saudi Arabia. I really hope they overthrow these bastrds in Yemen,Baharain,Iran etc. The big one is China. If food inflation become unbearable will the people revolt against the Communits govt.


So if there is a popular uprising in Saudi Arabia there will gunfights. Saudi Arabia has very lax gun laws also.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:10 | 965735 Missing_Link
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If we didn't prop up Mubarak, we sure as hell won't prop up Abdullah.

The military is there to protect the oil fields, not the regime.

We cannot send troops in that nation to secure the oil fields because we could a international jihad on our own hands.

We already have that.  Apparently some people haven't noticed yet  ...

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 05:02 | 966063 AnAnonymous
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The military is there to protect the oil fields, not the regime.


The exploitation of the oil fields depends on contracts signed with the Saudi dictator.

Just as the US requested cancellation of deals striken with the Iraqi dictator, the US will do whatever it takes to protect the regime.

By the way, it is fallacious to associate the endurance of a regime to a man. A man can quit and the regime endures.

The egyptian tyrant is a sick man, his natural death would not have ended the regime. Neither has his resignation.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:23 | 966180 TBT or not TBT
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There is a big difference in type of oil and capacity of pumping said oil between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.   Big difference in populations and quite enough difference in culture between the two places as well.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:06 | 965999 Ben Fleeced
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Bloviate much?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:35 | 965671 Cleanclog
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Saudis are way more afraid of Yemen falling.  But the violence caught in these photos is a bit surprising and should scare the house of Saud.

Plus more likely US will help them out in Bahrain, though US may help in Yemen too.  Relations with military in both countries, and like Egypt, may want military to initially take over.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:05 | 965722 sabra1
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i've started a grass growing venture called "house of sod," good smokin' sod that is!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:11 | 965742 Missing_Link
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US military?  Intervene to help out the corrupt Saudi regime against their own people?

Highly freaking unlikely.  They'd have Democrats and Republicans up in arms here at home if that happened.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:39 | 966067 AnAnonymous
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They'd have Democrats and Republicans up in arms here at home if that happened.


For what they cared. The US military help can also be exerted in non ostentious ways. No needs to send dozens of divisions to step in. Military advisors, military equipment support, intelligence providing, financial support will do the trick.

I buy a high hat if the democrats and republicans are up in arms for this one.

Betting on a huge wave of denial much more than anything.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:08 | 966000 Ben Fleeced
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So you share a checking account with the royal family?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:47 | 966145 StychoKiller
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Now on deck:  Libya!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:06 | 965726 earnyermoney
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At the direction of the CIA and the Pentegon. Can not have a Shiite population revolt against a Sunni  leader. Nice beach head for Iran to stir up trouble in Saudi Arabia or close down the Straits of Hormuz.

Someone posted an article from Asia Times on the Mr. Davis spat in Pakistan. Seems this "contractor" killed 2 ISI agents who were following him for over an hour. Guess his budy ran over a 3rd trying to extract Mr. Davis from trouble. Article implied Mr. Davis was sharing intelligence with the Taliban to destabilize Pakistan.

Fascist hubris at every government agency of the United States. It's going to spiral out of their control.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:08 | 965731 topcallingtroll
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You just automatically assume this speculation is the truth?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:30 | 965780 william the bastard
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In other news three men were seen running from the grassy knoll in Dealy Plaza

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:16 | 965745 Missing_Link
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You don't get it, do you?  A temporary shutdown of the Strait of Hormuz is part of the plan.  That will give the US the support they need to go into Iran and finish off that regime.  Which will let the US kill off Iran's nuke program and cut off the spigot to 90% of the Islamist terrorist organizations in the Middle East.

Seems almost inevitable to me that Hormuz will be shut down and Iran will be invaded.  Iran is just too stupid not to fall for it.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:41 | 965797 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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Man you cannot be series about invading Iran can you? The nation is three times the size of iraq in land and popualtion. First off Iran is very large,it is moutainous second only to Afghanistan. So it would be difficult to navigate across that terrain. Third occupying that nation would be a diaster. They have a paramilitary force of 11,000,000! They have enough men and women to run a guerill war for two decades!We would be fighting a guerilla war with no end. Plus Iranians are very nationalistic. Fourth Iran has a shit load of proxies in the mideast(Bahrain,Iraq,Kuwait,Eastern Saudi Arabia,Lebanon,Gaza,Emirtaes etc). Fifth we would need massive manpower to pull this off. Iran has a shit conventional military,however when it comes to assymetrical warfare they have us beat. Imagine invading Iran,and the shiites in Iraq start a major uprising. This include those in the military and police,plus the shiite militia. Also our supply lines from Kuwait would be cut by Hezbollah,Al Qods,and Iraqi shiites within days. So our troops in Iraq would be cut off and surrounded,meanwhile the same would be for a force invading Iran.


I know this is long but invading Iran would cost too much in blood and treasure,the mideast would blow up in turmoil,oil skyrocketing,and more debt being racked up. If we invade Iran we will win the conventional phase with high casulties. But occupying it would  make Napoleon's pennisular war look like it was just a watergun fight.  The invasion would be alot touger to pull through.
Logistics through Afghanistan would be a nightmare, no heavy forces could operate from there. The invasion front from Kuwait would be limited, so the Iranians would stand a chance to fortify and cause considerable damage to the US.The occupation would be a nightmare.
Bigger cities, more population, an organized paramilitary force, all factors which would life very hard for the occupation forces.  Plus any force buildup in the gulf will come under missile attack .So becareful what you wish for. Invading Iran would make Iraq and Vietnam look like Grenada in comparison.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:09 | 965912 dark pools of soros
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he's a zionist - he doesn't care since he will have lesser folk fight his wars.. and bankrupt them as a bonus

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:30 | 966186 TBT or not TBT
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No need to invade Iran.    Just elliminate naval and air threats to neighbors and the US, which would be 90% done inside of an hour...after about fifteen minutes of nearly simultaneous surprise esplodiations of the regime's assholes and related assets.    The Iranians HATE the corrupt mullahs, and the Iranian army hates the elites that police the army.   Ditto on the Al Quds assholes.   There is no reason for their assets to continue existing.   Also, a few bombs on the entrances and exits to known buried nuke material processing places is in order, on a regular basis.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 09:23 | 966310 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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You seem to forge that the iranian opposition do not want us to bomb Iran because it will unite the nation. Second Iran has alot of proxies in the mideast for example iraq. All the shiite militias will do cut the supply from Camp Tampa,Kuwait from our troops in Iraq. The the shiites in the police and military will turn against us. It will be the Battle of Mogadishu x150. We would be faicing the sunnis and shiites turning against our troops. And also the shiite miltias have AA weapons system that will hinde rair support heavily. Third Iran cannot defeat us in a conventional war,however it  is assymetrical warfare they have us beat. They will call upon their cells in Bahrain,eastern saudi arabia,Lebanon,Gaza,Kuwait,the Emirates to create turmoil and chaos. Yes the citizens love America however if you bomb their nation they will support the regime and the opposition will be heavily weakened. So you will have the mideast in turmoil while bombing Iran.

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 04:38 | 969469 Hephasteus
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So the bush jr plan. Democracy in about an hour. Only 60 bilion dollars. Meanwhile years and over a trillion later....

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:42 | 965807 nmewn
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"Seems almost inevitable to me that Hormuz will be shut down and Iran will be invaded."


Invaded by who?

Do you have any idea of the logi...oh never mind...Allah Akbar, carry on.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:26 | 965974 JW n FL
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by nmewn
on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:42


"Seems almost inevitable to me that Hormuz will be shut down and Iran will be invaded."


Invaded by who?

Do you have any idea of the logi...oh never mind...Allah Akbar, carry on.


I Love You man! please keep me laughing thru all of this!!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 07:03 | 966127 nmewn
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If we don't laugh we'll cry at it all ;-)

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:47 | 965884 earnyermoney
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I'm saying the CIA is behind these phony protests in Iran. Iran turns up the heat on a small island on the other side of the straits of Hormuz. These shia protesters in Bharain will be brutally repressed in Bharain just as the protesters in Iran will be brutally suppressed by the regime.

If the strait is closed, how long you think the U.S. economy can take $200 for a barrel of oil and $5 for a gallon of gasoline? For these reasons, no one is going to strike Iran.

I think the CIA stirred the pot in Eygpt to install a puppet before Mubarak died of old age. Mission accomplished on that front. We'll see what happens in 6 months time. What happens when the youth start to protest against the new puppet?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:12 | 965917 dark pools of soros
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why reason with a Zionist?  They do not care one cent that America ruins itself attacking Iran..   Israel has the best military our taxpayers can buy, so let them attack Iran

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:35 | 966196 TBT or not TBT
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Israel doesn't have the long range bombers, in flight refuling capabilities, or bases near enough to assure air superiority during extended bombing attacks on Iran's nuke facilities.   Stopping Iran getting nukes is either the iranian people's job, or America's, full stop.   Anyway Israel would have to overfly US controlled and/or Saudi controlled airspace to get there.   Might as well throw in with them.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:24 | 965968 Jeff Lebowski
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I find that Reynolds Wrap is a little thicker and can conform to my head without ripping when I make a hat.  What type do you use?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 05:41 | 966082 downwiththebanks
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That Uncle Sam helped (Mu)Barak out is certain, I think, given how the news media operated.

Funny how they've all looked away from Egypt now that the REVOLUTION has more-or-less turned into a general strike.  

How many 'National Holidays' can Uncle Sam's little junta invent before the story gets covered?  Guess we'll find out ... eventually!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:12 | 966001 Ben Fleeced
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How exactlly are you connected with the CIA and the pentagon? Maybe you were making more of your current situation/speculation with no background? Come on Cat!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 11:23 | 966617 earnyermoney
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None at all. I'll refer you to an article in the Asia Times. Note the author is a former Indian diplomat. I'll take his version of events over the U.S. governments story that he was defending himself in a robbery.Notice John Kerry has flown to Pakistan to prostrate himself on the ground after the chest thumping dictats from the State Department failed to deliver the desired results.

Buddy of mine who is a native Pakistani, now a naturalized U.S. citizen told me the  President of Pakistan asked his foreign minister to forge the documents granting "Mr. Davis" diplomatic immunity. Foreign minister refused the request and was fired. "Mr. Davis" is a covert CIA operative.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:05 | 965997 Ben Fleeced
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Dija pop some bloodcorn for ur entertainment? dija choke on it?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 21:58 | 965579 mick
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I got my brent trade on in December at 82.

Party on arab-dudes.  You're golden to me!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:07 | 965728 topcallingtroll
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I admire your forthrightness.  Got another  call for us?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:00 | 965584 RobotTrader
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Heh, we must be near the top.

Problems in Saudi Arabia might be the catalyst.

Plus, Cramer was going hysterical, saying "The Sky is the Limit" on all the mo-mo stocks....


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "The most painful buys sometimes are the most profitable," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his
"Mad Money" TV show Monday, as he explored a handful of high-growth stocks that seem to be headed forever higher.

Cramer said investors need to think of these stocks not as individual
companies, but rather as a new "high growth" asset class that's
attracting new money entering the stock market at an incredible rate. He
said money managers crave growth, and as long as these stocks have it,
their shares will be rewarded as more and more money gets pumped into

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:07 | 965725 topcallingtroll
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The painful buys are sometimes the most profitable.  Who was idiotic or masochistic enough to keep buying google or amazon after they doubled?  Cramer!  Booyah!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 11:29 | 966646 hedgeless_horseman
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Cramer must be bullish, or the SEC will turn the heat up on his company,, and its little reporting troubles.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:40 | 965873 trav7777
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volume sure doesn't seem to confirm and there's no evidence of retail flooding in to margin buy

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:29 | 965976 JW n FL
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by trav7777
on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:40


volume sure doesn't seem to confirm and there's no evidence of retail flooding in to margin buy



Green Shoots Every Where, 3 in Bahrain Today BITCHEZ!!!!

Stock Market 15k FTW!!! To POMO's ear!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:07 | 965906 Michael
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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:01 | 965587 VegasBD
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Exciting times.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:07 | 965599 Azwethinkweiz
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Non-event(s)...oil still below 90

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:20 | 965638 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Physical crude priced in Brent is above $100.  Paper, WTI, is below $85.  More tha anything ask yourself why the paper is decoupling from the physical.  We had seen this before.  Last month physical precious metal decoupled from the paper price.  Funny how things trend.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:03 | 965720 topcallingtroll
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paper wti soon turns into delivered wti

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:10 | 965734 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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At the vey least the divergence in Brent and WTI is showing trouble at the Suez and the rest of the ME.  But the possibility that physical is decoupling from paper, as has already happened in the precious metal market, is worth considering, I think.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:19 | 965760 topcallingtroll
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true, but we must rationally look at the odds.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:20 | 965764 topcallingtroll
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so who is junking you?  Not me.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:31 | 965784 Azwethinkweiz
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It's not me; I appreciate the response to my comment!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:16 | 966002 Ben Fleeced
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Go USA. My Uncle is pumpin' crude/ offsettin' Brent. Go figure. no delivery neccesary. pick it up haters.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:14 | 965615 serotonindumptruck
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Nice pic of a dead guy.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:02 | 965832 quasimodo
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Pretty much. That is a King airway, and he ain't breathing-have stuck many of these in folks on 911 calls, and it's safe to assume the lack of O2 on the end means he is dancing with 70 virgins.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:29 | 965863 serotonindumptruck
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It appears that he expired from hemothorax, judging from the contusions on his ribcage and the blood backing up into the tube. Mechanism of injury? Repeated strikes from a baton, perhaps? 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:16 | 965853 pods
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Those chicks are hot too!

Well, what you can see of em.


Wed, 02/16/2011 - 02:29 | 965978 JW n FL
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I was thinking the same thing! Dude!! Jinx!!!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:16 | 965621 SDRII
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Bahrain riots = Shia = Yemeni Houthis = Iran = better keep taking pictures. meanwhile thre Russian foreign minister this am said Russia can no longer support Iranian sanctions.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:18 | 965626 lynnybee
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thank you, ZEROHEDGE, for all you do to spread truth .    this website has been the best education i've ever had. 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:08 | 965914 Michael
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Where is our modern day Studs Terkel to document the the current depression in America?

Who has the guts to show the real story of our darkest days on TV and the plight of the unemployed?

Will there ever again be a journalist worthy of their title like this man?

Louis "Studs" Terkel (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008)

Studs Terkel on the Modern Day Depression, 1997

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 01:24 | 965928 dick cheneys ghost
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protests have come to america..........wisconsin may be ground zero.........

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:07 | 965998 cossack55
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You don't need a modern Studs.  Just read "Hard Times" and change some names mentally.  Some good references to JP Morgan.  Or even "The Great Divide".  Nothing has changed except the depth of the problem.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:14 | 966160 ArvUK
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I am all for the peoples of the world rising up to fight their corrupt governments and ending the bankers/elites robbing of the peoples wealth and dignity.

There is a problem though.  I am beginning to think we are being manipulated into revolt.  Last night at The Brit Awards 2 live performances had dancers dressed up in police riot gear during their acts, one with a "police man" set alight running around the stage.

iHope pancake restaurant in the US has "revolution pancakes".  Sunglasses Hut are selling "rEVOLution Suglasses".  Look carefully, its everywhere and its subliminal.

Someone somewhere wants us to revolt.  It will be the start of the end game for national Soverignty and the introduction of world government and global currency.

Stay aware and revolt in the best way...whatever that may be.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:18 | 965631 props2009
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China is learning a few trick from US. If inflation was too high, they tweakeds the index around and we have a lower inflation of 4.9%.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:18 | 965633 americanspirit
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Sooner or later somebody's going to fuck with the wrong Arab dude and boom - his cousin in the Air Force is going to let loose with a cargo of high explosives (or better) on a critical target. Family matters in this part of the world. Try factoring that into your algorithms.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:29 | 965656 fragrantdingleberry
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The rug head revolution, bitchez!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:20 | 966007 Ben Fleeced
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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:31 | 965662 buzzsaw99
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Benocide can fix this.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:34 | 965666 Clayton Bigsby
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My money sez that given the fact that our 5th Fleet is headquartered there, exactly jack-fucking shit will happen.  Not sayin it's right or wrong - just sayin I don't think it's goin' anywhere...

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:35 | 965670 gwar5
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No, they dint bring out those women ghosts in black burquas! Yep, day did.

Now, that looked more like a spontaeneous uprising because the signs were in Arabic, not English

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:38 | 965674 BaronG
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No! We used to go out to eat right near Pearl Square. How am I supposed to get through all that traffic? Senor Pacos anyone?

Seriously though, people in Bahrain and especially Saudi have been very frustrated and ready to 'pop' for while now. Big difference between now and 25 years ago...all it needs is a little kindling to get things going. Like, right about, now.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:37 | 965675 Cleanclog
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In twitter land yemeni people are asking us to keep tweeting to raise more visibility for their protests and movement - feel they aren't being followed and supported the way Egypt was.  Come on people, help them out.  Bahrainis and Iranis too!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:44 | 965686 Ninja Report
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Rumors are begining to circulate that the F1 race might get cancelled if the protests get worse.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:45 | 965688 spongeBOB
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Before you start calling eveybody that protests "Freedom fighter" you need to know what the fuck they are protesting. Also, you need  to educate yourselves a little about the country of Bahrain. One fact that stands out is 66% of the population is Shia, many have iranian roots and those are the people who are protesting, no doubt encouraged by the Mula's of Iran. This is not egypt where people are starving with Islamists parties banned from political life. in fact islamist have won majority of seats in the last couple of elections. Bahrain by far is the most progressive and liberal of all the gulf states. It has the fastest growing and most liberal economy in the region. Unemployment is very low, if any and citizens emjoy generous benefits. I say pack them in boats and send them across the Gulf, where they belong.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:18 | 965755 topcallingtroll
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fortunately you aren't the one to make the decision.  We need to butt out. 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:59 | 965826 Captain Benny
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It doesn't matter what is being protested.  It is scaring the shit out of every Arab and western government right now.  The western governments know that they are forced to keep the ponzi going but must some how hold off food inflation -- else they'll have protests on a far grander scale with well armed civilians.  The problem with holding off inflation?  Everyone is still trusting the god damn federal reserve note!  You can bet your ass that every Arab nation is actively trying to determine how to get away from the dollar for all of their food transactions.  What does this mean?  They need to get away from the dollar for their exports: energy - oil & natural gas.  Which means?  The House of Saud is going to be following very shortly and when it does -- Your dollar will be worth squat.


Prepare accordingly.  I just bought 1500 more 9mm rounds... you can NEVER have too much ammo.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:28 | 966011 Ben Fleeced
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You need a new cap. Sumthin that keeps the sun out ur eyes. Dewy owy ow, dah dah dah. Yep them Arabs are commin for u family. better tect the wife and the chillens. Lock urself in a shelter afor the hord shows up. Good God man, have you no faith in your neighbor? Faith in your self? My f@#!*^ great-grand parents did better than this and they were old.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:28 | 966013 Ben Fleeced
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You need a new cap. Sumthin that keeps the sun out ur eyes. Dewy owy ow, dah dah dah. Yep them Arabs are commin for u family. better tect the wife and the chillens. Lock urself in a shelter afor the hord shows up. Good God man, have you no faith in your neighbor? Faith in your self? My f@#!*^ great-grand parents did better than this and they were old.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:42 | 966210 TBT or not TBT
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If you KNOW you are going to a gunfight, you take your rifle, ergo it is rifle rounds you need.   The 9mm is there to get you back, alive, to wherever your rifle is, or get away.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:08 | 965706 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I think if Zbig and H-Kiss plan on regulating these uprising they are in for a surprise.  These regimes will print monie almost as fast as Chairsatan to keep the people at bay.  Paper money is soon to be so 20th century when food prices are unaffordable.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:32 | 965785 william the bastard
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Mmmm Jim Beam shooters. Mmmmm

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:32 | 965868 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Are you going to add something to the debate, or will you only loft insults?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:31 | 966016 Ben Fleeced
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i'm lobbin' insults at the world will stop crowd. What you doin'?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 11:29 | 966644 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Man secludes himself from nature.  He couldn't stop the world if he tried.  Man small, universe huge.  We basically only impact ourselves.  Can humanity stop?  Yeah.  Do I believe it will?  No.  Because we are all going to buy silver and take that bastard Bernanke down before he takes us down.

I think getting rid of fiat monie will do wonders for us and the earth.  Sure, people will not be able to watch TV 8 hours a day because they will spend most of it working on a farm, but hey, more power to them.

I think it is funny that people pigeon hole the end of fiat with doom.  It will be a much brighter day.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:05 | 965721 spongeBOB
spongeBOB's picture is an Iranian news agency and not the most neutral source of info.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:08 | 965730 Monkey Craig
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man some of those wodies look fucked up. hopefully they are recovering right now and fighting the establishment.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:35 | 966198 snowball777
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They've done their part already and will inspire others in kind.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:16 | 965748 Scottj88
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Meanwhile, we have war mongerers such as CFR and Former Secretary of Defense for Regan,

Francis "Bing" West, either being completely incompetent or diabolical. 


If you ever wanted proof of the Military Industrial Complex, I wrote an article here about my experience with Mr West and his views on Afghan Foreign Policy.  He was quoted as saying "I hope to see the day when Blowback comes..."

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the biography on Mr West from Wikipedia shows this interesting tidbit.  I wonder if there is any conflict of interest between his power and his personal financial interests.

West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration, and chaired the United States Security Commissions with El Salvador, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, South Korea, and Japan. He is currently president of the GAMA Corporation, which designs wargames and combat decision-making simulations.


Help expose this fraud so we don't have to see images such as above.


Scott J

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 06:42 | 965757 Oh regional Indian
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Men and women. That looks promising.

The domino effect seems to be in play. Is it spontaneous? Hard to believe.

What is the master-plan for ME? From Egypt to Afghanistan. Looks like the Shia Sunni divide is rift enough to exploit.

Notice how the minority is always the ones in power?


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:36 | 965786 praxis
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Meanwhile back in Egypt...a crowd of 200 beats and sexually assaults Lara Logan from CBS during a celebration...Nice, the fruits of revolution (sarc).

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:01 | 965829 william the bastard
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But...Obama led la revolution!

Viva l'Obama,

Muslim Brohams fo eva !!


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:55 | 965821 Dapper Dan
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What we need over there is a little Henry Kissinger Detente.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:04 | 965835 william the bastard
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Wha chu talkin bout Willis???

Hillary can wipe her ass with sand just like best of em!!


Tue, 02/15/2011 - 23:57 | 965824 topcallingtroll
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Riots are kinda fun.  Especially when you see the arab world slowly lurching toward the Enlightenment.  Of course they will make mistakes and have a few evil dictators chopping heads.  But they have to learn on their own and solve it themselves.  Some extremism is inevitable.   France had their Jacobins, but they turned out mostly ok.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 08:16 | 966165 tim73
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Don't be so cocky. Americans especially are going to face even more dangerous enemy. It is called corporatism that has replaced the Republic. Your vote is irrelevant when all the candidates are from the same team. This battle is going to be long lasting and bloody.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 00:36 | 965871 chindit13
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In case you are interested...

graffiti on cornish sculpture..."God created man to live, the people want to bring down the Shah" (?...last word is tough to read, but Shah fits with what I can see).

yellow sign..."down with the present system and the bullying of the secret police"

sheet banner...."our peaceful movement"


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