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Egyptian President Flees Palace As Rioters Close In

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Time for flashbacks to nearly two years ago, when the first Egyptian revolution, with great assistance from the various governmental liberating agencies of the "developed world", led to a democratic regime, so democratic, the ruler lasted all of 5 months before declaring himself temporary dictator. The reason: following yet more riots, this time resulting in a siege of the presidential palace, and in which protesters breached the presidential palace cordon, Reuters reports that Mursi, aka Morsillini, who granted himself "temporary" supreme commander (read dictator) powers with a unilateral decree on November 22, has now left the building... the presidential palace that is. This will surely embolden the protesters even more, and may well get the military in play once again. One wonders just which regime the US will support this time around, and what happens if control over the Suez Canal can not be maintained following what is increasingly shaping as a counterrevolution.

Earlier:

Egyptian riot police fired teargas at protesters demonstrating against President Mohamed Mursi near the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday and demonstrators broke through police lines, Reuters witnesses said.

 

Several thousand protesters had gathered near the walls of the palace in what they called "last warning" protests against Islamist leader Mursi, who angered opponents with a Nov. 22 decree that expanded his powers.

 

"The people want the downfall of the regime," chanted some demonstrators.

 

Eight protesters were injured in the clashes, a security source said. Some activists attacked a police armoured vehicle, beating its driver, as security forces gathered inside the palace.

 

Liberals, leftists, Christians and others have accused Mursi of staging a dictatorial power grab to push through a constitution drafted by an assembly packed with Islamists. A referendum on the draft constitution is due to take place on Dec. 15.

 

"We are here to tell the president we are against dictatorship and ask him to cancel the dictator decree and reform the constitutional assembly to make it more representative," said protester Ihab Shawki.

 


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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment achmachat
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ah.. THIS is why precious metals were sold off! Things are going back to political stability and real economic growth.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment General Decline
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The president would be smart to flee Egypt. I've been there. It sucks.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment cossack55
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He may be wise to steer clear of Iceland. Also, since he is muslim, must he avoid the PIIGS?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment tsx500
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this sorta thing could never happen here in USSA ..............................................could it ? ?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment economics9698
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WTF?  You mean the bitches do not want to wear burkas?  LMAO.

Someday that will be America.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment blabam
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When it becomes serious, run!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment formadesika3
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Funny. Morsi made the latest cover of Slime magazine, "The Most Important Man in the Middle East."

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:59 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Maybe a good cosmic spanking is in order.

Just sayin' ..

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment N. B. Forrest
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“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” ? George Orwell, Animal Farm

 

The more things change the more they stay the same...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment redpill
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Live by the mob, die by the mob.

Note to all you protesters out there: It may suit you to find out what your fellow protesters really believe, as you may discover their world view is even less palatable than that of those you protest against. 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment akak
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Maybe a good cosmic spanking is in order.

"A spanking!  A spanking!" 

"And afterward, the oral sex ...."

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:52 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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This just in: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promises refuge to Mursi. Oh wait. Never mind. Egypt has no oil nor Italian oil extraction, and Mursi has no hot nieces or grandaughters.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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They do however control one of the prime pieces of infrastructure in the world.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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"They?"

I'm assuming you mean the UN?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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"One wonders just which regime the US will support this time around, and what happens if control over the Suez Canal can not be maintained following what is increasingly shaping as a counterrevolution."

Watch for the counter counterrevolution.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Landrew
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Not sure what world you live in, Egypt DOES HAVE oil and natural gas reserves and exports gas to many in the area!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment knukles
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So either one got an uglier than the south end of a rhino headed north neice or daughter looking to hook up with a kindly old pervert?  I still got dibs on Papanderau's mom, by the way.  Just waitin'

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Looney
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She is one hot geriatric hottie!  ;-)

Looney

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:49 | Link to Comment Ookspay
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Yes it does. Stepping off of the plane in cairo or most ME cities the first thing that hits you is the smell. Awful, like a cesspool, with smog and jet fuel mixed in. I prefer Dubai, but hookers, booze and blow are hard to come by.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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He loaded up himself with money and ran off from Egypt.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Looney
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How can you, people, talk about these things whilst some royal bitch got knocked-up? Have you no shame?

(I can't find a "/sarc" button on my Commodore. Do I need a special "Sarc Keyboard"?)

Looney

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Fuck the Tabloid Royal Family & the sham that is a modern day version of panem et circenses.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment smiler03
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+1

Sickening isn't it? I am now changing TV channel to Anus R_us because they don't go on about some fucking pregnant anorexic cunt who's family drive Range Rovers. 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Looney
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ETF (what a sickingly-funny coincidence in your abbriv.!!!), I've been enjoying your thoughtful Zero-Meds outbursts on ZH for years! ;-) Thanks a bunch, Man!

Best wishes to you and your family!

Looney

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Timmay
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Egyptians have some balls. Americans? Ehh, not so much.....

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:25 | Link to Comment ACP
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Very true, and also if a crowd was converging on the White House, real bullets would be used against the protesters, not tear gas.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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I am not so sure.  I would love to see it tried.  BUT, the founders here were genius.  They build a capital city and surround it with people on the dole.  No one would get to the White House.  You put the capital city in a place where the average joe could get there, and we would have had coups every fifteen years or so.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment ACP
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Yup, and also what amazes me is that the Egyptians, many of whom have a sub-standard education, can spot a dictatorship when they see it, whereas the supposedly "educated" (brainwashed) marxist liberal hate-mongers here can't tell a dictatorship from their left ass cheek. Not to mention the ones who agree with it due to their anger towards those who disagree with their marxist genius.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:40 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Red neck nation can.  One of these days all them red necks will show up in Detroit with their 12 gauge shot guns and 30-06 Wal-Mart specials and teach the urban outdoorsmen a lesson.  It will not be a thing of beauty. 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Why would they bother?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Free land.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment ACP
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I doubt it they would spend money on gas & cartridges for free land.

Here are some postings in Detroit...$1 for a house (of course there may be overdue property taxes of several hundred)...is about as close to free as you can get, right NOW:

13996 Indiana St Detroit, MI 48238

1063 Baldwin St Detroit, MI 48214

2534 Fischer St Detroit, MI 48214

For the rest of them:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Detroit_MI/sby-1

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment climber
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Last time I checked this country was run out of D.C., Chicago, and New York. Maybe we could stop in Detroit for a coneys on the way though

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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+1

The jackals get the people to fight each other for a reason. Divide & conquer.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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'Yup, and also what amazes me is that the Egyptians, many of whom have a sub-standard education, can spot a dictatorship when they see it'

Just remember, most of these protesters are not the Islamists who kicked out Mubarak. These protestors are Coptic Christians, moderate and liberal Muslims (the ones who DON'T want Sharia). Coptic Christians especially are sensitive to this. Mubarak, as barbaric as he was, kept the Muslim Brotherhood from getting completely out of control. Now that he's gone, and the Muslim brotherhood has finally reached power, the Copts and Muslim moderates/liberals see their deaths coming. If they are allowed to live, they will be brutalized more than they ever were. They know exactly who Mursi is, and who he represents.

There is a difference in focus and intensity between protesting for your life and protesting for your 'right' to health insurance, unemployment, or a pension. These people are in another reality compared to the West, which is why they are wide awake. Where else are they going to go? Tel Aviv? The fact Mursi vacated the palace is HUGE, because if he retains power he will make these protestors pay dearly (on top of what they already do on a daily basis as Christians in a Muslim country). If he stays gone, the Copts and moderates have a sliver of hope.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:50 | Link to Comment ACP
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Agree 100%.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment hannah
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we should move the white house to detroit...now that would be fun to watch.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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Yes. But balls to want socialism or islamofascism is well...wasted balls.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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Fucking hell,  now even the half-life of elected dictators^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H presidents is dropping by the hour.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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The egyptian economy is near collapse and thus the people have nothing to lose.........

 

coming to a county near you soon...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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There is a price to be paid when a substantial percentage of your youth is unemployed. But that can't happen here, right?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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No because they play violent interactive war and gangster video games all afternoon and night long, that should keep them occupied.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:01 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Until the power gets shut off and they suddenly get hungry.  

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
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All your palace are belong to us!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:24 | Link to Comment max2205
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Run fat fucker

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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Coming to a central bank controlled country near you.

 

 

Fuck you Bernanke.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:25 | Link to Comment The big unzip
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They just want to see the 54 Christmas trees inside the palace.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Did WH have to buy carbon credits for killing 54 CO2 sinks?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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Wrong dictator.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:26 | Link to Comment edmondantes
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no problem.... Bernank will just print some more money ... printing money is cost free, has no consequences

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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Just you wait... when the SHTF Krugman will be at the forefront, telling everyone that he "did say countries shouldn't take on excessive debt" (without ever declaring what "excessive" meant).

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment mick_richfield
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Printing money does have consequences, and they are likely to be beneficial.

Either

  1. Many more Americans will soon learn to use scientific notation, or

  2.  The production of Federal Reverse Notes will  soon become a significant carbon-sink, thus improving the environment as much as it benefits the economy.

 

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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The more things change the more they stay the same.

<Empires play and puppets die.>

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment mick_richfield
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I love it when you speak French.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Volaille de Bresse
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Btw where's that scumbag Barroso hiding? 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Is that George C. Scott on the second half of the photo?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Gartman WARNED his "investers" (or rather those he fleeces like good sheeple) to not buy gold coins today.

If you go to your local coin shop you will get taken!

He screamed this while eating a corndog and masterbating at the same time.  The dudes got talent.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Was he watching SEC downloaded porn for inspiration?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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Sheesh! Did the poor guy even have time to establish his retirement fund in a swiss bank? Oh, thats right, we'll find out as they kiss and tell now!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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LOL. Wonder if Morsi's trying to reach Barry with his Ophone as he runs for his life.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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Forgot, Barry's busy talking to Bloomberg TV on the cliff. One in countless examples of the media shilling for Barry.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:34 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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El Baradei and the International Crisis Group to the rescue.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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El Baradei is working with his marketing team at the IMF coming up with his future handle, "The ___ of Egypt".  He originally wanted the term Shah himself but one of his advisors had to tell him the difference between Persia and Egypt.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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Hope they hang him upside down... like all dictators who shit on their country's constitution should be... we have our own Il Duche... Some call him the "Coward of Benghazi"

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment dbTX
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love your avatar

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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Let's go start another war - in Bengahzi, to chase down those who attacked and killed our people, as they were obviously al-ciada plotting the attack on 9/11.  

That makes lotta sense.

Also, would not result in any new deaths to American soldiers.

Only a Regan lover . . .

/sarc

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Shush. silly voter!

Stop empowering the puppets.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment A Middle Child ...
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Fuck Morsillini and his fucking scrotum-looking beard. That asshole used to work for NASA? An engineer on the Shuttle program? Someone with assloads of advanced education who wants to live like its the eighth century? I hope the crowd cuts his balls off, sends them press-release style, one to Obama, and one to the asshole running the muslim brotherhood. Let them know their days are numbered...

Death to dictators everywhere, especially theological ones.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment flapdoodle
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Morsi's actions are perfectly understandable - he is just trying to set up Egypt modeled after what he knows - so we'll end up with Egypt run just like a division within NASA...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Madcow
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Citizens of Europe see the UN, IMF, EMU, etc. etc - (Eurocrat Bankers) as an occupying army.

Can't someone explain to them that - all that money that was created out of thin air - must now be paid back in real capital, blood, sweat and tears.

If the Eurocrats get tired of playing whack-a-mole - they could make this transition a whole lot faster by getting right down to the point - 

Send everyone on the Continent a bill for 100K Euros.  Anyone who can't pay is promptly executed - on live television.  Children who can't pay can agree to become Eurocrat sex slaves.

Would THAT make everyone happy?

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Finally - a realistic solution.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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Arab Winter

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment dbTX
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Obama's great Ciaro speech coming back to haunt him. Foriegn policy is not O's strong suit I'd say.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Obummer has a strong suit?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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Yes, he's an expert as using a teleprompter.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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He's also an expert Bracketologist (his picks suck, though).

You'll never hear him sound so intelligent away from TOTUS as when he's discussing his March Madness brackets with Clark Kellogg.

It's the only time I've ever seen him express his own opinion on anything.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment climber
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The 9 Iron

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:34 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Obama's strong suit is the dollar green zoot suit with matching extra-wide brimmed pimp hat that the Ben Bernank gave him along with the tungsten filled gold plated dollar sign medallion that he wears while driving around in his Fisker Karma that was charged by the Solyndra solar panels at the GE plant.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment WTFx10
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How could it be when its israel policy?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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At least the Egyptians are doing something, meanwhile the domesticated Americans just lie around getting fattened up for the slaughter.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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I agree, it seem to be part of the present day human condition though that somebody seizes a popular idea or "grassroots" movement and gets in front of it and leads it and ends up living in (or being chased from) a bloody palace!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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The goobermint there ran out of bread and circuses for the masses.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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The goobermint there ran out of bread and circuses for the masses.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Get the drones Barry.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment magpie
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Long Otto Skorzeny lol

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:47 | Link to Comment buffettwanab
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Christmas sale on bacon burkas. The next Egyptian Pres...

Ann Barnhart, the Jesus spring. A cross on top of every Pyramid.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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I dont get it, whats a nazi war criminal who murdered american POW's got to do with egypt/Morsi?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment magpie
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No, he's the guy who rescues the Pharaoh from the Duce pyramid scam.

I was not aware that Skorzeny was at Ouradour or warden at a STALAG camp.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Otto had executed all prisoners took during the battle of the bulge, wounded or not he shot em all, worse than that he gave the order himself, it was never in his orders from hitler, war is war but to think up the order to your troops that all prisoners are to be killed is pretty fukkin sick.

Ottos butchers wore smerican uniforms and spoke english to get thru the perimeter and then shot the yanks in the back.

Never understood why he gets lionised by the 88 crowd on ZH, its not as if he was intelligent like Guderian, Manstein or Rommel.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Don Diego
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intelligence is overrated, honor is not.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Apologies if i missed your point but you seem to be saying otto was a nazi who killed US pow's but he had honor?, exactly which pistol shot to the back of the head of a captured american GI was honorable?

Its not as if he took his medals and threw them in a latrine bucket and sent it back to HQ now is it?

Then again he never saw real combat so thats probably why the 88 boys love him, they've never seen it either.

 

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment WAMO556
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What you saying??? Because you don't make sense... 'Splain Yoself Lucy.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Just winding up the KKK/white power boys on ZH, they have a thing about idolising nazi war criminals lately, they hate facts like the above.

According to Otto Skorzeny on ZH, hitlers nazi henchmen wasnt all bad, as someone who has german parentage i can tell you hitler was indeed bad.

To see someone so ignorant as to think Otto was a good guy, well thats kind of insulting to us in the uk who had relatives killed and crippled in WW2.

I guess the yanks on ZH dont give a fuck about their countrymen who died fighting nazis in WW2.

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Reading the headline, I wondered to myself if all those civilians who protested in Tahir Square (and the other countries) at the start of the Arab Spring "revolution", fully understood that their revolution would bring a new guy to the same palace?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Kiss My Iceland...
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'Egyptian President Flees Palace As "Rioters" Close In.'

 

Rioters. I.e., Egyptian military in civilian clothes.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Jason T
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They are all just a bunch of drunken terrorists just like those americans who stormed those british cargo ships in Boston back in 1773.  sarc/

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment youngman
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Does he get a new pyramid before he leaves.....

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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there is no doubt in my mind we will support whoever controls the canal

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:50 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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When these guys leave they don't take fiat, they amscray with as much gold as possible...I wonder why.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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Because, like the matrix, fiat is not real?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment surf0766
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There will be a crackdown.  Morsi  and the hood will not give up their dream of the islamic united states.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Is he wearing Nike or Asics?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:38 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Who cares? He's on the Run!

 

 Drone Time, Bit-Chez!

 

Time for a Game of Ben Gazi!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment DUNTHAT
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THE ECONOMY

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=28D5B46EE3D15AE3!327&authkey=!AC7uPTlVNGCiM8k

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment bankonzhongguo
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This is all about putting the military back in control - just like the 'good ol' days' under Mubarak.

Suleiman is gone and Wisner is not getting younger.

It does not really matter because neither the Muslim Brotherhood, nor the army, nor a secular civil society can control Cairo or Egypt at large - which really is the point after all.

The army strikes back "for the people" and jails more Brotherhood, Brotherhood infiltrates the army, Russia/China/Iran/Saud and the US provide "aid."  Rinse and repeat.

The template for Egypt's future is Lebanon, endless civil war amid a variety of political/military factions that will ceaselessly be jumping in bed with Israel on an ad hoc basis.

The key point is to ensure Israeli air dominance and that Egypt never puts tanks targets into the Sinai.

The biggest litmus test is the flow of natural gas from Egypt to Israel.  That is the best clue as to whether the US is #winning.

 

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Any true self-respecting revolution would blow up those facilities as a first priority.  They would also sink something sizeable and inconvenient in the Suez.  It can be repaired later, after the point has been made, if it suits their fancy and their ideology.  

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Monedas
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In my CNN window on the world .... it has occured to me .... that these protesters .... are cleaner and more articulate .... more western .... than that Islamic rabble !  Maybe there's hope for Egypt ?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Sandy15
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Where is our Obummbler in chief on this one?  Why isn't he standing with the Egyptians this time?

BECAUSE HE IS A MUSLIM........

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment topspinslicer
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as long as obama keeps supporting each round of freedom fighters all will be okey dokey

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:21 | Link to Comment news printer
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Arnold
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I was wrong. I do not beleive the president will be following the Egyption model of social reform.

 

Cross Pharoh off the resume.

(also President for life, while you are at it.)

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Catullus
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Its not so black and white in Egypt. Mubarak might be gone, but his loyalists are still in the military, courts, and general bureaucracy. "Dictatorial" is the label the US government-funded Western "democracy" NGOs put on the Morsi regime. Not every "protestor" is a legitimate for the people uprising. Just like the Syrian "protestors" ended up being western funded militia trying to take over the government by murdering state loyalists and Syrian Christians.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:53 | Link to Comment myptofvu
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It was a Rob Schneider movie that caused this!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment smacker
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If nothing else, this latest shambles in Egypt should teach us that the only proven way of overthrowing despots is to invade their palaces and threaten their life. Everything short of that simply gets brushed off and left to the police/security forces to deal with.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:40 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Maybe we can have another (more successful) Bonus March... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_march

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:14 | Link to Comment smacker
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Yep, that's the kinda thing. Sadly, peaceful demonstrations nowadays have little effect on the political elites, since they're surrounded by security flunkies and spokesmen to insulate themselves from the very same people they claim to serve. A two-million-people demo in London prior to the Iraq war had zero effect on Blair...he went ahead regardless and hardly paid lip service to public anger. But if he'd been dragged out of his residence...that would have had an effect!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:55 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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At least O"Twinkie is consistent. His pick of dicktasters is just as bad as his college BB picks.

 

 

What a fuckin tool.

 

And the poster above me says he just got some benniebux?  LOL, no wonder he's gone- to Switzerland. Probably paid to have the crowd riot so he could get out of dodge and get some PMs in cheeseland before they inflate away.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:41 | Link to Comment helping_friendl...
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That stupid cunt Hillary just gave Mursi 4.5 billion dollars last weekend to broker a truce between the Israelis and Hamas. Now Mursi has fled to Switzerland? 

4.5 billion doesn't even buy a week of peace ?

i say let them fight it out with the Saudis, Iran and Israel to see who will rule the whole ME. 

Time for a showdown of the plains around Meggido bitchz!!!!

Bullish!!!!!

We will take 10,000 drones please!

Long Nothrup Gruman.

 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:37 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Making the world safe for (even more) Islamic dictatorships.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:02 | Link to Comment EZYJET PILOT
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So much for the contrived George Soros funded "Arab Spring", what a load of shit that was, it's great to see a genuine movement by the Egyptians, f#ck these globablists and their overly simplistic branding of events, lets see this on the front cover of Time magazine, we won't will we because it wasn't scripted ha love it!!! Fuck you Obama/Barry!

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