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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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According to the BBC, the Gulf Cooperation Council has just gotten involved with the UAE pledging 24 aircraft and Qatar - 4 to 6. It is still unclear if Saudi Arabia will now lead a two front war following its invasion of Bahrain last week. Additionally, Al Jazeera reports that the Libyan authorities had detained one of its reporting teams several days ago when working in west Libya. The channel said, in a report on its website, that the team included two correspondents, one Tunisian and another Mauritanian, and two cameramen, one Norwegian and one British. But most troubling is that per Gaddafi's earlier address to the people he would start arming the civilian population to defend Libya. From Reuters: "Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he will arm civilians to defend Libya from what he called "colonial, crusader" aggression by Western forces that have launched air strikes against him. "It is now necessary to open the stores and arm all the masses with all types of weapons to defend the independence, unity and honour of Libya," Gaddafi said in a speech broadcast on state television hours after the strikes began. "We call on the peoples and citizens of the Arab and Islamic nations, Latin America, Asia and Africa to stand by the heroic Libyan people to confront this aggression, which will only increase the Libyan people's strength, firmness and unity," he said." Whether that means that UN forces will treat every civilian as a possible enemy combatants will be seen upon the land incursion which should commence within a few days. Unclear if Xe will be involved this time.

And just to show that leading a war on two fronts may not be the best option even for those countries which continue to believe they can endlessly buy the love of their citizens, here is Iran warning Saudi Arabia and the UAE to leave Bahrain immediately. From Xinhua:

The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament (Majlis) issued a statement in support of the Bahraini people and called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to leave Bahrain's soil immediately, the Satellite Press TV reported on Saturday.

"The oppressed people of Bahrain are a part of the Islamic world and the Islamic Republic of Iran feels obligated to support them," the statement was cited as saying on Saturday.

The United States is definitely responsible for the murder of Bahrainis by ordering its "regional mercenaries" to invade the country and repress peaceful protesters, the statement added.

The statement also called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take serious actions on regional developments.

Bahrain has slammed Iran's "interference" in its internal affairs after the latter communicated with international organizations expressing concern about the situation in the Kingdom.

The BBC has been providing some of the best coverage of the conflict so far. It can be accessed after the jump


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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 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.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:26 | 1078030 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Nice new mega military bases in Libya might be another good reason. Total control of North Africa and another gun at Saudi Arabia just in case the Saudi's want to switch Kama Sutra positions.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:22 | 1077472 Money Squid
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Petrodollar warefare

After getting screwed by the US during the Iraq/Iran war Sadam would not open his oil fields to the US majors. After getting blasted by the US for invading Kuwait Sadam still would not open his oil fields to the US majors and made his finale error in anger, he began selling oil in Euros (petroeuros). After the US invaded Iraq the US military immediatey moved to protect the petro infrastructure and Ministry of Oil building, then promptly took control and converted back to petrodollars (a great book on how the US stole increadible amount of oil from Iraq is Haliburton's Army).

Iran has made the Sadam mistake by opening the Iranian Oil Bourse as a direct attack on US hegemony via the dollar. Attacking the petrodollar will be the real reason for an attack on Iran, regardless of what the "circumstances" are.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:27 | 1078033 Yen Cross
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Sand worms! Swat em off

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:09 | 1076983 Robert Neville
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I wonder how many oil wells we could drill for the price of 112 Tomahawk missiles.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:38 | 1077349 BigJim
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Not many - Tomahawks are surprisingly cheap. Particularly if you can print the currency used to pay for them.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:08 | 1076984 So Close
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Libya has WMD'S!!!!  :-)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:19 | 1077019 PenchantForHoarding
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Obviously, everybody's known that for years.  Even NPR was covering allegations of "stores of mustard gas" this morning.

They should get Rumsfeld to be a special middle east correspondent on Fox News, do the play by plays, make quippy jokes, John Madden style screen graphics and such.  Anybody that refuses to use a chair and swears by a stand up desk has to be an expert.  I'm glad I don't have cable to see it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:01 | 1077124 Yen Cross
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Damn I miss Madden!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:59 | 1077251 franzpick
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Madden's flying phobia means he'll have to get to the ME by bus, but maybe a submarine passage would get him there right before the shooting is over..

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:06 | 1077853 Yen Cross
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I'll Hit that MagicBus any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:31 | 1077486 Money Squid
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"We know where they are...north east south and west of Tikrit...uh I mean Tripoli"  - Donald Rumsfeld

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:29 | 1078038 Yen Cross
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Your years too late Jihad!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:21 | 1077024 Azannoth
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No they don't but they could get them in 1 week if they wanted too ;)=

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:38 | 1077076 Yen Cross
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50's crap. Ricin, anthrax. that junk.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:42 | 1077084 SilverRhino
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And Qadaffi just might pull the trigger on some this time.  

Just checked.   Rome and Paris are in luck in that nothing he's got (Surface to surface missiles) can hit them.

That leaves assymetrical warfare.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:56 | 1077249 prophet
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Wind forecast?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:27 | 1078034 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Guess the French will be out on the street all weekend. Down with The Sarko.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:12 | 1076989 eddiebe
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All you who are excited and hoping this is the big one, better reconsider. You really have no clue what misery even you here in the land of plenty could be in for. Better pray what you seem to be wishing for is averted.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:15 | 1076997 GlassHammer
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I agree,

Those who wish for war truly have no understanding of it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:25 | 1077035 Winterland
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The bravery of the untested knows no bounds.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:31 | 1077925 alex_g
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:13 | 1076991 boeing747
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This proves that there is always a major war following a major financial meltdown. All ZHers knew it.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:18 | 1077015 GlassHammer
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Oil better cross boarders or tanks will....

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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:24 | 1077005 Threeggg
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TD check out Americas RadNet site...nice timing ?................

Has been down since yesterday @ 11:30AM as a "LARGE" spike was in progress ??

Website says:  "Gross beta counts are temporarily unavailable due to mechanical issues"

The EPA keeps RadNet data available but was offline through much of Saturday

Sounds like Japans SPEEDI radiation monitoring array. Oh well they must be linked together ??  LOL

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:26 | 1077324 franzpick
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Has been down since yesterday @ 11:30AM as a "LARGE" spike was in progress ??

What was in progress was a "LARGE COVERUP". TD works 24/7 to extract the new news, and EPA, DHS, TSA and other federal self-motivated cabals aren't worth quoting except to discern the depth of problem by the extent of their lies and disinformation techniques.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:25 | 1077022 EscapeKey
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Right, so US Treasury buying governments, implicitly under the protection of the US Military, turn around and help the US out in a token display of support, attacking a government that doesn't use its oil proceeds to buy US Treasuries.

I am shocked, shocked, by this development.

How dare Gaddafi sit on our oil. The nerve.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:21 | 1077025 polizeros
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Operation Underpants Gnomes is now underway in Libya. Step 1) Bomb Qaddifi. Step 2) ????. Step 3) Peace and democracy.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:36 | 1077062 Ahmeexnal
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"Step 3)
There's no Step 3)"

Jeff Goldblum

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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:29 | 1077038 Canaduh
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Two tiny shiekdoms = Arab consensus?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:28 | 1077042 Yen Cross
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Obama Garden Gnomes, smoking cigarillos. That could be a best seller!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:29 | 1077045 bank guy in Brussels
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Why is it 'troubling' that Colonel Gaddafi would start 'arming the civilian population' ... Isn't that a rather classic old-fashioned American, Thomas-Jefferson kind of viewpoint, to keep the civilian populace armed, as one of the very foundations of freedom?

If the Libyan population really hates Col. Gaddafi so much as the media stories claim, doesn't arming these citizens undermine Gaddafi?

Or is Col. Gaddafi proving the point that most Libyans hate foreign intervention, and will support him against foreign interlopers, even more than they might dislike Gaddafi?

How really proven is it that these news reports of Col. Gaddafi breaking the cease-fire, are not at least in part false-flag operations conducted by the Western powers? Given that the USA and its friends will indeed kill innocent people to start a war when they want oil or something else?

Just askin' ...

[Note to Americans who don't realise this: Many of us in Europe on the Continent keep guns in our own private hands, partly in case the Nazis come back in some new form ... That was the American poodle, the UK, that confiscated all the privately-owned handguns in the 1990s ...]

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:45 | 1077221 nonclaim
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It appears to me Libya is just a smoke screen (literally now) for something bigger. The place is a strategic location in the middle of north Africa; large, mostly empty, easy to conquer and maintain and has oil so a good fit for a command center if ME goes to war. Qaddafi is merely an excuse, dare I say, a victim regardless of who he is.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:09 | 1077274 prophet
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Especially given the state of things in Algeria.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:18 | 1077458 Oh regional Indian
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Spot on, but it will remain the center. 

AFRICOM headquarters perhaps?

Personally, I think The Empire just signed it's death wish in blood.



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:08 | 1077546 desgust
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I so much hope you are righr, ORI!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:36 | 1077342 prophet
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See below:

As for the innocent people I too am concerned. How is the UN going to deal with the tragedy of the civilian contractor(hypothesizing here) who happened to be at one the sites that got hit by five cruise missles. In the past collateral damage has not been a mainstay of UN doctrine. In cases like this in the past the US has on occasion signaled the impending action to allow for personnel movement and giving ample cover for the UN. Hopefully that was done and perhaps some innocent lives were saved.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:29 | 1077047 Convolved Man
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The Tomahawk of Truth tour begins in Tripoli.

Coming soon to another third world country near you.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:33 | 1077054 max2205
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The US hasn't engaged in a real war since Viet. We are fooling ourselves if we call the wars of the last 30 years victories. We are hit and run pussies/ bullies

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:44 | 1077096 SilverRhino
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>> The US hasn't engaged in a real war since Viet. We are fooling ourselves if we call the wars of the last 30 years victories.

The thousands of soldiers and marines that have died in the last 30 years on foreign battlefields would argue differently.

As a veteran of one of those wars,  kindly fuck off and die.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:17 | 1077149 max2205
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Me 2. But no disrespect for individual contributors rather the administrations who commanded us as instruments of failed policy.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:25 | 1077170 Freewheelin Franklin
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Not to be a dick but, were any of those soldiers drafted?


And, I don't know but, would you, and the previous poster, call Vietnam and Korea victories?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:34 | 1077058 bank guy in Brussels
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From:  Ms. Maryam Darvish
Re: Investment Partnership
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Assistant Consultant Officer
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:27 | 1077177 Freewheelin Franklin
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Did that email originate in Nigeria?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:36 | 1077060 LostWages
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We can't expect Hockmydinnerjacket would miss out on the fun in his own backyard.  The other nutjob in the area has gotta be itching to pick a fight.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:36 | 1077063 johny2
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The military just got itself out of austerity!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:41 | 1077086 Yen Cross
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That was funny silver surfer! GOOD one!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:45 | 1077103 johny2
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It is bloody true as well. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:06 | 1077129 Yen Cross
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Fair enough. Keep the posts coming.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:37 | 1077068 The Count
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Once again Gerald Celente predicted in advance exactly what has been happening....uprising and a kind of 'war' to divert from other issues. And as always the engagement will be longer and cost more than everybody said it would. Who is the beneficiary? Well the banksters, of course!



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:41 | 1077081 EscapeKey
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If you live in the Western World, you benefit indirectly just as well, through cheaper oil, and everything that goes with it.

If we let those governments run riot, there's fuck all chance they'd sell to us, especially considering actions taken as of late.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:50 | 1077227 The Count
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...and you know what? that might get us off oil and into alternative energy, of which there are thousands of patents that the government declared to be a national security interest which gives them the power to put any such inventor into jail without seeing a judge should he/she go public. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:00 | 1077416 medicalstudent
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:37 | 1078407 Yen Cross
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Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:30 | 1078042 Tail Dogging The Wag
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It's about changing attitudes and behaviour. Reduce your oil dependency slowly, and then eliminate it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:44 | 1077071 bob_dabolina
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I never saw this coming. I am quite shocked.

World War bitchez.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:46 | 1077098 Thepnr
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Listen closely fellow ZH readers, this is not a time for sarcasm or joviality about what is happening right now. Before this is over many fellow human beings will die. It is not a joke and may just be the beginning of something much more serious.

Serious debate is welcome.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:48 | 1077107 bob_dabolina
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"many fellow human beings will die."

That's the point of this excersize sir.

Where have you been since humanity found itself?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:23 | 1077317 Mentaliusanything
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many fellow human beings will die.

much light sweet crude will be liberated

That's the point of this excersize sir.

Where have you been since humanity found itself


Fixed it for ya Bob

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:00 | 1077119 Randall Cabot
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"Listen closely fellow ZH readers, this is not a time for sarcasm or joviality about what is happening right now. Before this is over many fellow human beings will die. It is not a joke and may just be the beginning of something much more serious."

No shit, Sherlock.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:10 | 1077140 Canucklehead
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Relax, this is small potatoes.  A few European and Middle East dominoes are lined up and world events call for them to be knocked over.

Sit back and watch how everyone plays the hand dealt them...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:23 | 1077152 Idiot Savant
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Yes, I believe this is small potatoes too. The real MENA timebomb is Pakistan, and they have nukes....

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:38 | 1077208 Canucklehead
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We are watching the start of the Muslim reformation.  There will be swings too and fro but good will triumph evil in the end.  It always has.

The MSM will "emote" but the world is watching and keeping score.  Democracy will succeed in the end.

This is very bullish for the world, long term.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:00 | 1077254 eddiebe
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Democracy? Really?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:51 | 1077111 SilverFiend
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One correction of this post is needed.

"It is still unclear if Saudi Arabia will now lead a two front war following its invasion of Bahrain last week."

The Saudi's were invited by the government to quell the riots.  That is a little different than an invasion.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:21 | 1077161 HedgleeDooRight
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Gaddafi invited mercenaries and Bahrain has every right to invite mercenaries too.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:59 | 1077118 pauldia
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Read between the oil wells folks. This is going to be a Sunni vs Shea wider war. Iran will soon begin attacks on Israel via Hezbollah and Hamas proxies to divert and blame the "little Satan". The "Big Satan" led by the Nobel prize awardee will join the house of Faisal and the E.U. against the Iranian regime. After all, the Prez bowed to the King for all to see. Oil to $200 & the Fed will make a flood  that a  Tsunami could only dream for.


Attack on Saudi mission flayed


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has severely disapproved the attack on its diplomatic mission in Iran, said an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday. Media reports said demonstrators broke windows at its consulate in the northeast Iran.

“The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs formally protested to the Iranian government and said that the Kingdom will take steps in light of the Iranian response,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The source said the Kingdom holds Iran fully responsible for protecting the Saudi diplomatic mission and its personnel in Iran as required by relevant international agreements.


Sino-Saudi ties

In another development, an official source said that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah had sent a message to Chinese President Hu Jintao on ways of enhancing relations between the two countries in all fields.

Secretary-General of the Saudi National Security Council Prince Bandar bin Sultan handed over the message to President Jintao on Friday. The prince also met with Chinese foreign minister and expressed the Kingdom’s thanks and appreciation for China’s fair stance and its important role in preserving stability in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:01 | 1077121 wang
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It's only cause we're defending the Libyan people from a tyrant! That's why we bombed the Saudis last week!

stolen quote

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:04 | 1077127 Randall Cabot
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Just about the time those Tomahawks went sent flying:

Purim 2011 date:

Sunset, 19 March – nightfall, 20 March

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:10 | 1077133 Thepnr
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"No shit, Sherlock."

Agreed, so you see no sarcasm or joviality in others posts? As I already said this is not funny but some seem to find some humour in any situation. Personally I'm fucking pissed off with it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:41 | 1077214 Randall Cabot
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It's powerlessness, I think.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:12 | 1077142 pauldia
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Watching the news seems FOX is the only network with reporter in Libya. Steve Harragan in Tripoli. CNN blah blah blah , Wolf Blitzer and Ed Henry in Brazil, MSNBC total useless tools. Where are you getting news other than internet? 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:22 | 1077163 CitizenPete
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Turn that opium off. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:33 | 1077197 Freewheelin Franklin
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I believe Hunter S. Thompson would refer to all of tem as "flag suckers". George Carlin would call them " an unofficial public relations department", and "unpaid employees" of the DoD.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:13 | 1077145 Silverhog
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Arm the public. 14 year olds with Stinger Missiles. Sounds like Berlin 1945.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:22 | 1077157 Idiot Savant
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No, it sounds like Mogadishu.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:19 | 1077156 CitizenPete
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I think am with Iran on this one in regards to helping the people of Bahrain.  The people of Bahrain are getting slaughtered by both their government and Saudi forces (almost reminds me of Gaza - THAT BAD) -- I have personally seen shocking real footage from Bahrain that made me physically ill. (I will spare you and not share it.)
Bottom line.  If you haven't stashed an extra can of can of gas in the garage, and a few cans of corn under the bed, it's probably getting too late.  If things go really well, I expect serious oil supply issues, (or at least futures to go exponential), and potentially Bank Holidays before the end of the month (if they don't go well, then Bank Holiday this week). Bring out your Dead!   "I'm not dead yet" 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:53 | 1077387 Azwethinkweiz
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Is this Chris Martenson?

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:37 | 1078047 Tail Dogging The Wag
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We're riding the BIG ONE...   the third one!

I don't have corn under my bed. I have corn all over my fields. I farm now, big time. I have oil in the basement, but I use a bicycle now, and I have horses and I tank them with fresh grass.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:27 | 1077183 JohnG
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Here's what I think, as if anyone care's and that's just fine.....

You see, my theory is that the most economically distressed countries byway of the ongoing depression all got together.  They decided that they needed a war.  And so, having already financed the war bt selling arms to Libya for decades, all they needed to do was start a war.

This started as an internal military conflict resulting in a civil war.  That's really the only credible information that I ever saw.  Everything else we "know" about this situation was teleprompted out of a talking head.  Think about it.

So, since they need to "jump start" thier economies, they agree to spend some more money blowing all that shit that they sold him.  In the process, and in order to furthur the military-industrial-government complex, create the need to buy some more weapons.  So all the companies that make the shit we blew up get a boost.

Its an economic program. 

Government economic programs don't work, ever.  TARP, HAMP, etc. all ended ass raping the taxpayer, which is what will happen again.  All over getting money.

Call it: Killing for Klunkers

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:31 | 1077187 pauldia
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President Hussein Backs Al Qaeda in Libya

Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. Throughout his presidency and all of the Islamic revolutions sweeping the Middle East and Africa, he has sided with the Islamic supremacists at every turn. His fierce islamophilia threatens free men the world over. Taking his marching orders from the vile America-hater and Jew-hater, the devout Muslim Sheik Qaradawi, Obama paves the way for an Islamic state in Libya. Not that it was good before, hardly. But there are degrees of evil. It can always be worse, but little matches the anti-human brutality of Islamic regimes in the twenty-first century.

He backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

He's backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.

He backed the brutal mullahcracy in Iran during the Iranian people's bloody march for freedom.

He's backed Hezb'Allah in Lebanon.

He's backed Islamic law at the UN in co-sponsoring a resolution of the restriction of free speech.

And he is backing Al Qaeda in Libya.

Libya: the West and al-Qaeda on the same side The Telegraph (hat tip Armaros) Statements of support for Libya's revolution by al-Qaeda and leading Islamists have led to fears that military action by the West might be playing into the hands of its ideological enemies.

WikiLeaks cables, independent analysts and reporters have all identified supporters of Islamist causes among the opposition to Col Gaddafi's regime, particularly in the towns of Benghazi and Dernah.

An al-Qaeda leader of Libyan origin, Abu Yahya al-Libi, released a statement backing the insurrection a week ago, while Yusuf Qaradawi, the Qatar-based, Muslim Brotherhood-linked theologian issued a fatwa authorising Col Gaddafi's military entourage to assassinate him.

Col Gaddafi has pinpointed the rebels in Dernah as being led by an al-Qaeda cell that has declared the town an Islamic emirate. The regime also casts blame on hundreds of members of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group released since the group renounced violence two years ago.

Although said by the regime to be affiliated to al-Qaeda, most LIFG members have focused only on promoting sharia law in Libya, rejecting a worldwide "jihad".

"Only promoting sharia law." So they are OK with honor killing, killing of apostates, clitorectomies, women as property, amputations for stealing, stoning for "adultery," hangings for gays, Jewish genocide, ethnic cleasning ........

No worries :)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:35 | 1077204 Freewheelin Franklin
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JUNK X 1000

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:02 | 1077259 Alienated Serf
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dear pauldouche,

You are a ridiculous, delusional, fucktard.  Please to stick to the Glenn Beck fan forums from now on.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:02 | 1077423 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Allah is a pimp.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:23 | 1078168 pauldia
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New York Times........... Obama Takes Hard Line With Libya After Shift by Clinton By HELENE COOPER and STEVEN LEE MYERS Published: March 18, 2011



"In joining Ms. Rice and Ms. Power, Mrs. Clinton made an unusual break with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who, along with the national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, and the counterterrorism chief, John O. Brennan, had urged caution. Libya was not vital to American national security interests, the men argued, and Mr. Brennan worried that the Libyan rebels remained largely unknown to American officials, and could have ties to Al Qaeda."


Funny the NYT, your holy grail, must be "Fucktards" too. How's the Hopey and Changey thing goin? Still have your bumper sticker?



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:18 | 1077459 Oh regional Indian
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I'm beginning to see see a douchebag from my own dear country.

Dots begin to connect.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:49 | 1077228 gnomon
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There are levels of Hell.  And geopolitically the darkest deepest reaches of Hell are occupied by the Axis of Evil-China, Iran, and North Korea.  

There is no hope of redemption within that axis for the foreseeable future.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:05 | 1077263 Alienated Serf
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W, is that you?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:24 | 1077318 gnomon
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No, I am "the rise of the curtain", the time at which idle flippancy and the amoral meanderings of billions are brought short by true EVIL, not an evil which pretends or aspires, that which IS.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 02:46 | 1078056 Creed
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+1 gnomon


the rise of the curtain indeed


just don't forget, it has a happy ending

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:15 | 1077292 Ima anal sphincter
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Get real. Let's change those countries to "U.S., Israel, and Britain." Shit you probably believe that "Iran has nukes". Who's doing all the killing again?????? Just ask those million+ dead Iraqis. Oops, I forgot all the dead Afghans, the dead Pakistanis, and certainly not last are the dead Palestinians which that shithole Israel is responsible for.


Go back to your brainwashing TV. Classic case of the phrase "sheeple."

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:04 | 1077847 Yen Cross
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I'll sphincter that!!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:14 | 1077283 trav7777
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Carrier de Gaulle sighted off of Tripoli...they didn't really get the chance to do much with it in Afghanistan as there was never that much to bomb and no planes to shoot, no SAMs.

This is their chance to prove the worth of the toy, shake out the kinks, get the air force and naval air corps operational experience, and conduct remote theatre combat operations using their carrier group.  Funny how the war kinda "waited" for CDG to get done with refits in Toulon.

As we speak, they are launching their 4.5G fighter, which is by all accounts a pretty excellent aircraft, off of the only nuclear powered carrier and only CATOBAR ship other than ours (and the Sao Paulo which was formerly French but is diesel).

This may look like a real war, but it's a geopolitical calculation for the French and an opportunity to gain actual combat experience.  They have been looking for a lower-risk war to participate in since Iraq2.

3rd world countries will have to take note that the likes of China can't sail to your coast and drop bombs on you.  Russia might if they could keep the Kuznetzov in the water for long (but by virtue of its STOBAR configuration, heavy strike packages off the deck are infeasible), the US might, and now France might.  This type of posture adds weight in "discussions" amongst sovereigns about who gets things like oil or mineral rights. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:57 | 1077409 SilverRhino
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25 T-22 Blinder bombers in the Libyan inventory.   I know, hopelessly obsolete, but I'm cheering the Libyans on this one.

I hope Qadaffi sinks that piece of crap.


Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:11 | 1077862 Yen Cross
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AKA Backfire bombers. Prototypes of the B1-A A bit larger though.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:16 | 1078170 Yen Cross
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Hey a couple of piss/ant bankers need to lick each others balls/nuts on the upper thread. Lets chafe those BITCHES!!!! Arrrrr run little girls.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 21:31 | 1077336 prophet
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Sounds like the colonel is lawyering up.  By arming every one he can claim the incursions were illegal as there is no clear definition of civilians left to protect. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:22 | 1077469 dark pools of soros
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you mean he is arming insurgents..  you really need to watch the teleprompter

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 01:45 | 1077957 JR
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Excerpt from The Great Anglo-American Gaddafi Deception | Ron Holland |  Lew | 03.19.11

Gaddafi: A Freak Sideshow Deception

This is a sideshow and modern-day, bread-and-circus directed event to capture the attention of the public and news media. Again, forget the talking head experts on cable, as the real story is not about Libya but rather about Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and the danger the color revolutions present to Anglo-American interests in the Middle East and the continued world reserve status of the US dollar.

What happens now in Libya is anyone’s guess because it has served its purpose well and the delays provided the time necessary for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf council to invade tiny, insignificant Bahrain. The nation’s only importance is the opportunity for use as an Iranian bridge to Saudi oil.

The small island nation produces little oil but it like the major oil-producing region of Saudi Arabia is home to a regional Shiite majority which could ally with Iran. Washington and London, controlled by Anglo-American elite financial interests have decreed that the color revolutions must end at the edge of the Sunni/Shiite oil-producing regions…

It’s All About the Dollar

The fiat US dollar only survives as the world’s reserve currency because the majority of the oil producers demand payment in dollars. The important significance of this was detailed in Anthony Wile’s recent "Mid-East Conflict Not Exactly About Oil" which appeared last week in The Daily Bell. Although Iran now sells oil in other currencies, the other major oil-producing nations still demand payment for oil in US dollars thus requiring ALL nations to utilize dollars as a reserve currency. Quoting Tony, "That is if they wanted to buy any oil – as dollars were what the Saudis and the rest of the OPEC members would accept. This created the effect of an ever-growing demand for dollars. And like any Ponzi scheme, you need an ever-expanding base of demand, or else it crumbles, which they all eventually do."

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates dispatched forces to Bahrain on Monday to protect the Sunni ruling family in power from the Shiite majority in Bahrain which if successful could threaten Saudi oil reserves in eastern Saudi Arabia….

While the mainstream news and propaganda talks incessantly about the sudden Obama Administration policy shift toward Libya on Thursday, the real policy change took place several weeks ago with the color revolutions sweeping the Arab world. Washington and London have decided the greatest threat to the Anglo-American control and their power structure are the freedom revolutionaries in the Middle East.

It is not that they oppose freedom or favor authoritarian regimes. Rather this new movement is decentralized, internet and social media based and outside their control. This threatens the oil and dollar schemes they have been running in the Middle East but impacting the rest of the world for over 60 years and hence the reason for the policy shift.

Therefore, if you are following the news over the weekend whether the UN approved use of military force takes place against Gaddafi or he digs in and sits on his oil resources while the West gets mired down in another Middle East intervention, remember the real action is taking place elsewhere.

The important and in their view, necessary actions are happening in and around Saudi Arabia as Washington together with the oil producing countries near Iran are taking care of business to maintain their control over oil resources, the payment in dollars and to contain the freedom revolutions which threaten their interests. Remember, it’s all about the dollar being maintained for a while longer as the world reserve currency and oil resources. The establishment of democratic forms of government or whether the people will have a decision over their future in the area is immaterial to the survival of the status quo in Washington and the region.

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