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UAE And Qatar Pledge Aircraft In Libya Conflict, As Iran Calls On Saudi, UAE To Leave Bahrain Immediately

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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:48 | 1076902 Creed
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big one draws near, prepare

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:07 | 1076978 Ray1968
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Yes, the big one draws near. Time to find the toilet!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:22 | 1077162 redpill
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You can't swing a cat without hitting a damn black swan anymore!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:34 | 1077201 Lord Welligton
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You should copyright that now.

If you don't someone else will.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:50 | 1077512 yabyum
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Sweet call!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:17 | 1077563 iDealMeat
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Black Swans are the new White..


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:49 | 1076904 WilliamShatner
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Gold, Bitches!


edit: Damn you, Creed!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:49 | 1076905 Creed
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1076923 LowProfile
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:06 | 1076976 UGrev
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You forgot to follow that up with "BLOOD SUCKER!!"

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:39 | 1077354 BigJim
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Iran complaining about the repression of peaceful protestors is a bit rich.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:07 | 1077131 Yen Cross
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:24 | 1078028 Creed
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1076925 WilliamShatner
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Fire photon torpedos!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:17 | 1077008 LostWages
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You forgot to mention the deeply discounted Mediterranean cruises available on Priceline Billy Boy. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:25 | 1077034 Yen Cross
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ROLMAO.!I'm sure Mr. Kentucky is just fine.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:25 | 1077030 10kby2k
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she's gunna blow...she's gunna blow

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:50 | 1076907 Azannoth
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WW3 Bitchez!!!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:51 | 1076908 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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"The BBC has been providing some of the best coverage of the conflict so far" - Well, of course, they've had weeks/months to prepare, since they were first told by the powers that be that this preplanned event was going to happen to forward the larger new world order agenda. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:57 | 1076927 Yen Cross
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Those Saudi F-14's would be sweet! The U.S. should have never retired them. Those D-TomCats are Bad ASS.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:17 | 1078016 Richard Head
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Bad ass, but too expensive to maintain.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:56 | 1076936 Cynthia
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We decide which dictators to prop up and which ones to take down based on how nice they are to us, not on how nice they are to their own people. So as soon as we get done taking down Gaddafi, the new Libyan dictator we decide to prop up will be nice to us, but will be mean as hell to his people.

And notice that we're stepping in to help the rebels in Libya that actually have weapons, but we aren't willing to step in to help the peaceful protesters in Bahrain who are, for all practical purposes, weaponless. I suppose that if the protesters find some way to arm themselves, we'll help take their dictator down like we are doing for the rebels in Libya. But as long as the Bahrainis remain oil-less and as long as their dictator remains nice to us, and especially to the Israelis, despite him being mean a hell to his people, we'll continue to prop him up so that he is free to slaughter his people into submissive.

If it's true that you eventually become what you create, America will soon become a dictatorial state no different from the ones in the Middle East.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:04 | 1076966 trendybull459
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Do you have speech Freedom?or you need register with what you suppose to say on pre-registred day?looks like your words little bite late...you are in the process already and world more and more dislike dictator ship once USSR prerogative

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:58 | 1076942 VyseLegendaire
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This is a once-in-a-depression event. Live it up!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:27 | 1077037 onarga74
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I'm with ya.  We're gonna get super-mooned tonight and for sure something will break.  Too bad...they should have assassinated Qadafi a couple of weeks ago, slapped a cool pair of total eclipse shades and Bob Marley beanie on Charlie Sheen and give him a flock of camels, a blessing of unicorns, and he wouldn't miss a beat.  People say they've seen him speaking fluent something like arabic.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:23 | 1078024 Yen Cross
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Please tell us it's you?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:46 | 1077224 Lord Welligton
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I disagree.

It is merely an entree.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:59 | 1076945 PeterB
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Wait for the real action to start in Kosovo.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:49 | 1077230 Lord Welligton
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What if WWIII is not "Power Blocks" fighting each other.

But. Multiple civil and local wars conducted under the supervision of the UN?

I wonder.

But then I'm just an idiot.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:02 | 1077424 dark pools of soros
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as long as the rebuilding comes with an ARM loan TPTB will approve

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:25 | 1077577 Pchelar
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My money's on the Serbs!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:01 | 1076954 Jasper M
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THIS is not "the big one". I suspect most of you tykes do not remember a "big one". 

Spending a few weeks knocking over a dictator, even of it requires messy diplomacy before hand, is not a big one, any more than is a messy protracted occupation thereafter. 

The big one will, pretty much by definition, feature two fairly evenly matched superpowers, using every tool at their disposal to completely eliminate their opponent. Right now, I think that means China. And we are still some ways off. I'll go out on a limb and say 10 years. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:12 | 1076992 Flakmeister
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The key issue between the US and China is how to "split" Venezuelan oil. I'll go out on a limb that this will be front page by mid-2012. It will depend on the true state of Saudi capacity.

To a lesser extent it will be over hegemony in Iran.

Follow the oil, it never lies.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:47 | 1077099 EscapeKey
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Venezuela = 3.0mbpd.

Iran = 4.0mbpd.

Although Venezuela sit on substantial tar sand deposits (Orinoco), the production of this won't scale at anywhere near the global conventional decline rate.

Furthermore, China do have $200bn invested in the Iranian oil sector, which complicates the American situation. But American forces essentially have Iran surrounded.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:45 | 1077205 Flakmeister
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Yes...Iran is the classic mexican standoff for the reasons you raise. The US is in Afganistan to control any pipeline routes.

China has sovereign oil deals with Chavez. Venezuelan production is not thriving, soon China will be basically buying all Venezeualan exports.

The Orinoco will the world's last significant bit of goo to be exploited and the Monroe Doctrine applies. There will be a serious coup attempt or the like in Venezuela within 1.5 years... 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:57 | 1077250 Abitdodgie
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Orinoco only produces synthetic oil so it is not that good for fuel .

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:13 | 1077556 Flakmeister
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:56 | 1077243 prophet
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That deal was done on the Nixon trip.  Carter got "stuck" with the political bill but did preside over the Middle East doctrine that is still in place today, but the long term plan does not include any ME assets.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:57 | 1077246 Lord Welligton
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That is not going to happen.

It's bad for business.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:19 | 1078018 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Don't count on it. The Chinese are armed to the teeth. They've been manufacturing conventional and nonconventional weapons for decades. Nuclear weapons and biological weapons galore in assembly lines a la Ford Americana... and they don't give a hoot about pressing the red button. So don't count on 10 years. All hell might break loose by June 2011. Expect Russia and Iran to join the party.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:28 | 1078035 Creed
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no, oh arrogant one, the BIG ONE means an interruption of oil supplies




"tykes"?  fuck you

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:03 | 1076957 Yen Cross
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Al jazeera LINK?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:19 | 1078019 Tail Dogging The Wag
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want direct Al Jazeera propaganda in English? HERE YOU GO


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:05 | 1076963 Jerry Maguire
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Maybe this is the way to understand these developments:



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:15 | 1076999 Yen Cross
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Thanks, I'm all ready hooked in. Appreciate your link.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:39 | 1077070 EscapeKey
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Hmm, not in total agreement with that article. They need control over that oil, or it will spike, causing severe recessions (at the very least). Yes, keeping the US Dollar as the backbone of oil trading will obviously be a requirement of installing a puppet regime in Libya, as well as keeping existing puppet governments in charge, but I seriously doubt it's the only reason.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:31 | 1077174 Yen Cross
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Light Sweet one ,Japan is the # 3 economy on planet Earth. Rest assured crude demand is tempered. Stay flat and trade metals. At least my checks on MoF and BoJ suggest a significant slow down. Let repatriation happen. The greedy Yakusa! (REAL MONEY). Regarding intervention. There is no way the EU will find concensus on a multilateral devaluation of YEN any time soon! The ECB and BIS are allready heavily hedged.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:09 | 1077437 dark pools of soros
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you like the icing..  but the cake is built by oil dollars..  without that it all flatlines..  ask Saddam how those oil for euros went and why Bush delcared Mission Accomplished right after switching that back and putting dollars back into Iraq's reserve currency.  go look up the timeline on those events

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:00 | 1077830 Yen Cross
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Dead man talking and Dinars aren't floated BITCH! Plus I can't get this beautiful blonde with a broken leg out of my mind.

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