US-Iran Escalation: Iran Arrests 30 US Spies As It Builds Venezuelan Missile Base; America Sends A Third Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:47 | 1298404 mt paul
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freakin surreal ...


like the pages of a cheap thriller ....

paperback bytches

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:31 | 1298492 Sudden Debt
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Yeah, being 007 is cool untill it isn't.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:58 | 1298698 caconhma
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People, get real.

Obama and his family have long CIA connections. He is "a company man" and a provocateur and a liar.

Yes, now-day, the primary America business is an endless array of wars. Just look at Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, etc., Remember that ruling banksters cannot run legit  & real businesses and/or intelligently conduct a war.

All these wars are financed by a runaway printing  of US$. America enemies are not very bright and are not yet organized but there are so many of them.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:49 | 1298835 Oh regional Indian
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I think America will have a binary transition, not a gradual one like many people think.
The things/processes/procedures/roles and responsibilities have all been "enacted' vial Presidential Executive Orders.
The naked emperor will be called out all of a sudden, it's called collapse for a reason.

And it looks like it is getting near.With the volcano eruption in Iceland....sure has an Exlocalypsy feeling to it all.
Dig here to see some of the "set-up" if you like:


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:34 | 1299079 Caviar Emptor
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You could be right about that. Global pro-US feelings are ebbing

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:54 | 1299464 jeff montanye
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i'm going to go with global pro-us feelings have been ebbing since 1946 or so.  and not for no reason.

but to the present case:  how provocative of the third world to arm itself against the attacks of the first.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:53 | 1299004 nah
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libya at least wanted to pretend itself a westernized ally


israel gets a free pass... and the globalists arent fooling anyone with 2/3 of a real opinion... this whole thing is a pain in the ass look war by itself is just war


if china wants to get up in our ass with japan melting down to put asia on the map really wtf are we going to do... piss off more people with lazers... fucking libya you have got to be kidding me like, what are we doing did they attack us... israel attacked turkey and they piss and moan their way out of it...


this shit is so retarded... any republican that is pro war at this point is a mindless biotch

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:19 | 1299286 snowball777
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any republican that is pro war is, at the very least, insincere about their desire for smaller, cheaper government.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:47 | 1299323 tickhound
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Where the hell you been, snowball... We've been in need of some "rational" progressive thought.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:34 | 1299425 snowball777
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Howdy! I've been doing manual labor in prep for moving the fam out to the incrementally-Wine Country sticks of Marin mostly. do self-anthropology in the dusty boxes.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:56 | 1299462 tickhound
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A beautiful place to purge... You be sure to dodge that fault line. 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 02:47 | 1299679 Oh regional Indian
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Ahhha! Beautiful. San Rafael adn Fairfax, it's where the tin-foil hat was jammed on my head by a few folks I'm always grateful to!

Good move snowball. It's definitely a sanctuary in the Bay Area.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 09:08 | 1299847 snowball777
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I figure they're unlikely to riot early when TSHTF as they'll be too busy gardening and making bruschetta.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 12:46 | 1300104 Oh regional Indian
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The good earth at farifax and The Open Secret bookstore in San rafael (D Street). Must cvisits.

Ask them about a tall Indian guy who hung out there a lot and got an education for the price of a few thousand cups of Chai.


ORI (aka Vivek)

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:16 | 1299273 RockyRacoon
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I must be way behind on my conspiracies.  How is that Obama/CIA family connection thingy again.

Some links to like thinking would be appreciated.   Boy, I feel really stupid not knowing this.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 21:39 | 1299313 snowball777
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He's not American, born in Kenya, Mooslim, and he wants to eat your babies!

No, he's a CIA plant there to insure we stay in Afghanistan!

I hear he can live on nothing but Top Ramen and WikiLeaks!

He can write the Lord's prayer on a pin and sing like Neil Sedaka!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:13 | 1299375 minsky4ever
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Here's one link with a bunch of info.

US doesn't like it when other countries copy its behavior? Now pepole here can see what people living in Russia see when they look towards their southern borders.

End the illegal wars and stop threatening the rest of the world and maybe we'll have some people respecting us.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:56 | 1299467 legal eagle
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The only like minded people are rednecks and retards.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:21 | 1299812 ColonelCooper
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Being both a redneck and a retard, I don't get your point.  Perhaps you didn't actually have one.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 08:50 | 1299829 snowball777
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From AQ to Fred Phelps, there's fun-duh-mentalism in their twisted heart of hearts; there is a strong link between dogmatic thinking and poor judgement (pardon the pun). Sane, rational folk generally lack the dedication it takes to inflict great harm on others...they get distracted by living well and taking care of their own.

And don't knock rednecks or retards.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:01 | 1299757 Anonymouse
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From the  looks of it, I would say this is the location,-70.233804&spn=0.008427,0.0....

There are several other similar squares nearby (within a couple of miles) that also have been blurred out.  I didn't know Google was cooperating with CIA?  Chavez?

On the other hand, Aruba wouldn't be too bad place to use as a staging ground.  It's only about 40mi NNE

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:57 | 1298541 Azannoth
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Is Venezuela and Iran run by brainless monkeys?!?(w8 don't answer that) USA will take them both out with in 1 go, they can simply paint a big bullz-eye on their foreheads

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:05 | 1298549 Rodent Freikorps
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They do not believe our CinC will take action. His record would seem to support that.

We'll have to wait and see, but his stroking of Chavez does not indicate Obama will do a damn thing.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:25 | 1298589 oklaboy
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Well put, the Bamster wil just go play golf, he is no JFK, until Soros tells him to. Alot of people are gonna get killed because of his incompetance.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:06 | 1298722 MrBoompi
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Aren't there other blogs for partisan hacks?

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:27 | 1298785 sun tzu
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Nope. Plenty of partisan hacks on both sides. 

Anyway, Obama won't do anything unless he can get UN approval. No way it will happen for Venezuela. Who knows if the story is even true

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 01:04 | 1299628 blunderdog
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You know, I'm now starting to think this isn't run-of-the-mill trollery.  Something always nagged at me about a few of them...

The majority of the posters here are non-partisan enough to be dangerous. 

Hypothesis: the handful of really hard-core partisans are SO loud and prolific, they are likely here solely to derail any useful (and thus potentially disruptive to the current order) discussion.

They're *not* just stupid partisan shills.  They're something far worse.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:11 | 1298734 dark pools of soros
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instead of just JFK getting killed because of his competance

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:02 | 1299758 Rodent Freikorps
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Hubris, not competence.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:16 | 1298742 macholatte
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"We have no evidence to support this claim and therefore no reason to believe the assertions made in the article are credible," the department said in a statement.

In the wake of the questions raised by the report, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro described the allegations as an "extravagant lie."


U.S. knocks down report of Iran, Venezuela missile base

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:58 | 1298860 AnarchyInc
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So they've officially denied it must be true.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:16 | 1299381 minsky4ever
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Ahh, a Claude Cockburn fan.

Don't believe anything until the government denies it.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:22 | 1299048 YHC-FTSE
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I'd go with that story instead. The Iranians rounding up another group of CIA mules is virtually no news at all. Par for the course. But Die Welt's stuff about missile bases in Venezuela is too fucking stupid to be true. Why would the Iranians need to base their missiles in Venezuela if they have rockets that have 10,000 mile range, as it says in the story? They can lob one from Tehran and hit New York and way beyond - that is, IF they have them. Duh.


Somebody overreached on this story. They forgot that America is a country where you can get lynched for wearing a "Give Peace a Chance" t-shirt, and it doesn't take much to rile up the fear factor of the average paranoid American. A juicy spy story or another "kidnapping" of American "tourists" wandering around the Iranian border would have done just fine to start another war. Maybe not even that. Seems to me that all you have to do is fart in the wrong direction to be labelled a terrorist or enemy of the state these days.


As for Hugo Chavez, well, just having a latin American name is usually good enough for most Americans to carpet bomb his country. Plus there's the oil, mineral wealth, and the pretty girls who can be starved to turn tricks for the visiting GIs. Same old story. If Chavez wasn't such an outspoken clown, and therefore an international celebrity of sorts, his country would be toast by now, but there's always a chance somebody will find an Al-queda (The toilet) secret base in Caracas tomorrow. Next front on the war on terror: S. America? 

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:36 | 1299209 Bringin It
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Then on to Mexico!!

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:26 | 1299401 eureka
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Would you like to see twentyfive new 911's?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 00:34 | 1299598 Bringin It
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I don't want to see any more 911s.  But on to Mexico I think it is.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 07:04 | 1299759 Rodent Freikorps
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Annexing it, or surrendering to it?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 15:46 | 1300365 ColonelCooper
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Ironically, we are reaching point where that is going to be the only choice.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:22 | 1299400 eureka
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Nah - too close to the Federatio-Homeland.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:19 | 1299384 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Regarding the comments of President Blah Blah Blah and Bibi, I have no further comments.

In times of change you need new alternatives and new ideas.

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Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:48 | 1298409 Fish Gone Bad
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Anyone remember the Monroe Doctrine?  It was aimed at Europe, but in this case, I am sure the administration is willing to include pretty much everyone.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1298668 magpie
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Settle for the original Gunboat diplomacy

oh looky, the Venezuelans have the BS as currency...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 02:40 | 1299677 Non Passaran
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I thought it was about Latin (or South?) America.

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 14:51 | 1298411 hognutz
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I'm glad today is the end of the world. So all this bullsheet is really just academic....

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:16 | 1298453 Gully Foyle
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Dude I took this as a sign of the end times.


"but a third one, CVN 77 G.H.W. Bush"

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:56 | 1298845 Oh regional Indian
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Gully, long time gone.

And good catch. 7/7.

June Seventh..... mark your calendars and my words... tipping date.
It feels like it's time for an echo from 7/7/2005.

Remember, the system will be taken through the wringer before the next olympics, which will be a (temporary) harbinger of whirled peas and the installation of a new way, shall we say?

Sure feels like a jolty day.



Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:48 | 1298983 BrosMacManus
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which is it 7/7 or June 7th? so i can get right on that...


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:57 | 1299008 Oh regional Indian
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aaargh! Sorry.
July 7th...
I got it right this time. Thanks.
So please, mark your calendars and my words, corrected.


Looks rather ominous just sitting there, doesn't it?

Sehven ti Sehven.


Sat, 05/21/2011 - 20:42 | 1299212 Bolweevil
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"A new way? What's this about a new way." Name that movie...

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