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Get Ready... For The Pogrom!





"Across the whole country, a pogrom mood prevails that is gathering an explosive intensity."

 
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Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva





It appears that after a protracted fight, Russia and Hezbollah are poised to recapture Aleppo where militants are now surrounded. Critically, Russia and Iran have now cut off supply lines from Turkey. With the deck now stacked against the opposition, John Kerry and, to a greater extent Turkey, are getting visibly desperate.

 
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Saudi Arabia "Ready To Send Ground Troops To Syria"





Proxy war no more. Saudi Arabia and Iran are set to have troops fighting in the same country.

 
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Oil Spikes Near $33 After Turkey-To-Invade-Syria Rumor





Yesterday it was chatter of 6 (non-Saudi) OPEC members agreeing to an emergency meeting (to do what exactly?) that ramped crude (despite dismal production, inventories, and demand data). Today it is talk of Turkey potentially invading Syria from the Russian defense minister...

 
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Iraqi Kurd Leader Wants Independence Referendum: "The Time Has Come And The Situation Is Suitable"





"The same way that Scotland, Catalonia and Quebec and other places have the right to express their opinions about their destiny, Kurdistan too has the right, and it's non-negotiable."

 
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Russia Releases Video Of Turkey Shelling "Syrian Civilian Settlements", Demands "Immediate Explanation"





“We expect an immediate reaction and explanations of the actions of Turkish military by NATO and the Pentagon"...

 
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The Last (Policy-Induced) Gasp Of Speculative Excess





Markets these days have every reason to question the efficacy of global monetary management. Last week saw dovish crisis management vociferation from the ECB’s Draghi. Now the BOJ adopts a crisis management stance. The week also had talk of some deal to reduce global crude supply. Meanwhile, the PBOC injected a weekly record $105 billion of new liquidity. Nonetheless, the Shanghai Composite sank 6.1% to a 13-month low. There was desperation in the air – along with a heck of a short squeeze and general market mayhem.

 
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The Islamization Of America In 2015, Part 2





More than half (51%) of Muslims in America believe they should "have the choice of being governed according to Sharia." Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts. Nearly a quarter believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."

 
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Tempers Flare Anew As Turkey Accuses Russia Of Violating Airspace





“We are issuing an explicit and clear call to the Russian Federation to act responsibly in the matter of not violating the Turkish airspace, and therefore NATO airspace"...

 
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Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens





With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.

 
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"ISIS Has Enjoyed Turkish Money For Oil For A Very, Very Long Time": Israeli Defense Minister





"It's up to Turkey, the Turkish government, the Turkish leadership, to decide whether they want to be part of any kind of cooperation to fight terrorism. This is not the case so far.”

 
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The Ultimate "Truth Bomb" - The East Knows The West Is Bankrupt





What would the world look like the day following a “truth bomb” dropped by Mr. Putin and the Chinese.

 
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