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Guest Post: America Loves Drone Strikes

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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics blog,

This graph shows everything we need to know about the geopolitical reality of Predator Drones (coming soon to the skies of America to hunt down fugitives?).

The American public loves drone strikes:

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The American public does not approve of the extrajudicial killing of American citizens. But for everyone else, it’s open season.

But everyone else — most particularly and significantly, the countries in the Muslim world — largely hates and resents drone strikes.

And it is the Muslim world that produces the radicalised extremists who commit acts like 9/11, 7/7, the Madrid bombings, and the Bali bombings.  With this outpouring of contempt for America’s drone strikes, many analysts are coming to believe that Obama’s drone policy is now effectively a recruitment tool for al-Qaeda, the Taliban and similar groups:

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Indeed, evidence is beginning to coalesce to suggest exactly this. PressTV recently noted:

The expanding drone war in Yemen, which often kills civilians, does in fact cause blowback and help al-Qaeda recruitment – as attested to by numerous Yemen experts, investigative reporting on the ground, polling, testimony from Yemen activists, and the actual fact that recent bungled terrorist attacks aimed at the U.S. have cited such drone attacks as motivating factors.

 

After another September drone strike that killed 13 civilians, a local Yemeni activist told CNN, “I would not be surprised if a hundred tribesmen joined the lines of al-Qaeda as a result of the latest drone mistake. This part of Yemen takes revenge very seriously.”

 

“Our entire village is angry at the government and the Americans,” a Yemeni villager named Mohammed told the Post. “If the Americans are responsible, I would have no choice but to sympathize with al-Qaeda because al-Qaeda is fighting America.”

 

Many in the U.S. intelligence community also believe the drone war is contributing to the al-Qaeda presence in Yemen. Robert Grenier, who headed the CIA’s counter-terrorism center and was previously a CIA station chief in Pakistan, told The Guardian in June that he is “very concerned about the creation of a larger terrorist safe haven in Yemen.”

 

“We have gone a long way down the road of creating a situation where we are creating more enemies than we are removing from the battlefield,” he said regarding drones in Yemen.

Iona Craig reports that civilian casualties from drone strikes “have emboldened al-Qaeda” and cites the reaction to the 2009 U.S. cruise missile attack on the village of al-Majala in Yemen that killed more than 40 civilians (including 21 children):

That one bombing radicalized the entire area,” Abdul Gh ani al-Iryani, a Yemeni political analyst, said. “All the men and boys from those families and tribes will have joined [al-Qaeda] to fight.

And al-Qaeda’s presence and support in Yemen has grown, not shrunk since the start of the targeted killing program:

Meanwhile Yemen Central Security Force commander Brig. Gen. Yahya Saleh, nephew of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, told Abdul-Ahad that al-Qaeda has more followers, money, guns and territory then they did a year and a half ago.

 

All at a time when Yemen is facing a “catastrophic” food crisis, with at least 267,000 children facing life-threatening levels of malnutrition. Hunger has doubled since 2009, and the number of displaced civilians is about 500,000 and rising.

 

As U.S. drones drop bombs on south Yemen villages and AQAP provides displaced civilians with “free electricity, food and water,” tribes in the area are becoming increasingly sympathetic to AQAP.

Let’s be intellectually honest. If a country engages in a military program that carries out strikes that kill hundreds of civilians - many of whom having no connection whatever with terrorism or radicalism - that country is going to become increasingly hated. People in the countries targeted - those who may have lost friends, or family members - are going to plot revenge, and take revenge. That’s just how war works. It infuriates. It radicalises. It instils hatred.

The reality of Obama’s drone program is to create new generations of America-hating radicalised individuals, who may well go on to be the next Osama bin Laden, the next Ayman al-Zawahiri, the next Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The reality for Obama’s drone program is that it is sowing the seeds for the next 9/11 - just as American intervention in the middle east sowed the seeds for the last, as Osama bin Laden readily admitted.

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:03 | 3235672 MrX
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just your run of the mill violent country.

see here: http://vimeo.com/15056028

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:13 | 3235705 Radical Marijuana
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Indeed, Mrx, double yup, since all of the major "terrorist" attacks appear to have been inside job, false flag attacks to start with. My conclusion is that everything this article says is right, and doubly right because that is what was really intended!

As far as I can tell, the American democratic republic is being deliberately destroyed by the people who control the people that control the government of the USA, and their intentions are to deliberately drive conditions which will enable them to start more genocidal wars, along with impose democidal martial law. The pattern demonstrated in this graph is not accidental. It displays the intentions of those who have been covertly creating and driving the entire "war on terror" to get going, and then become automatically amplified.

Anyone who gets their "news" from watching American mass media has been so systematically brainwashed for so long that it is practically impossible for them to understand what has happened to them, or to their country.

As always, follow the money, and follow the money to ITS SOURCE, to understand what the so-called "war on terror" is really about, and who was really behind making it happen, primarily through staging false flag "terrorist" attacks.

My view is that those covert agents, working in covert cooperation with governments, that made the original false flag attacks, intended to create more and more "terrorists," by attacking people that actually had nothing to do with the original "terrorist" events.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:21 | 3235722 greased up deaf guy
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you dropped a bomb on me... baby...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:24 | 3235737 Matt
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I want to blow you, blow you, blow you, blow you up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o9AZECUn8g

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 04:59 | 3236041 economics9698
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"The expanding drone war in Yemen, which often kills civilians, does in fact cause blowback and help al-Qaeda recruitment – as attested to by numerous Yemen experts, investigative reporting on the ground, polling, testimony from Yemen activists, and the actual fact that recent bungled terrorist attacks aimed at the U.S. have cited such drone attacks as motivating factors."

Yes but in war they have to be able to strike you.  They can recruit all they want but they have to arm, transport, and carry out operations.  

How?

It's like the Tea Party threatening to remove congressmen and the president from office.  How did that work out?  

The Zionist just find another way to cheat.  As long as the Zionist controls the media and election cheating methods, the Tea Party never stood a chance.  No media, no reporting on the election fraud.

I hate Zionism as much as any ZH but when it comes to fighting and executing a war you people have a huge blind spot.  As long as the high IQ gonium are working with the Zionist these people will never win anything.  As long as the Zionist have central banks these people do not stand a chance.

If they were smart they would kill Zionism at its source, the central bank, and forget the terrorism tactics.  This is such a waste of time for them, it will never do anything but get people killed.

If these people want to kill the Zionist thugs they have to understand that the ONLY way is to challenge the central banks with money backed by metals.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:37 | 3236125 Monedas
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Zionism is like a head start school for the sand niggers !   Hey, Chris Hedges, go to Syria and spout your socialist drivel ! LOL 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:28 | 3236440 goldfish1
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- the American public loves drone strikes

So they say. About as accurate as the employment statistics.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:33 | 3236121 Monedas
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I would have conducted the Iraq war with 100% drones and missles and piloted aircraft .... not one foot on the ground to be blown off by an IED .... leadership targets, infrastructure, high rise buildings and luxury hotels, airports (deny them air service and comfort and communication) .... yeah, airstrikes and drones !

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:19 | 3236114 Monedas
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Every time we get a new, effective weapon .... it get's an anal exam !  The Aircraft carrier, the A-bomb, the ICBM .... all were criticized .... THEN THEY WERE COPIED AND IMITATED !

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:47 | 3236299 Imminent Crucible
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I doubt that your particular strain of myopia has any effective cure, but I suggest you that you take a healthy dose of this:

http://livingunderdrones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Stanford_NYU_LIV...

You should at least be scratching your head, wondering why so many influential people who once supported Obama have turned against him. It's because Obama is FIVE times as effective at making enemies for the U.S. as GWB ever was.

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:21 | 3235723 Matt
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While in the short to medium term the drone strikes may result in increased support for terrorist groups, as long as the drones are using depleted uranium tipped weapons, in the long run the affected areas will be depopulated. Short Term pain for long term gain, yo!

Whether controlled depopulation of muslims is intentional or not, and whether it is beneficial or not, I have no idea.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:32 | 3235886 Dr. Sandi
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And it is the Muslim world that produces the radicalised extremists who commit acts like 9/11, 7/7,...

 

So I had to stop reading there and post this instead.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:30 | 3236182 mvsjcl
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Doc, one merely needs to rearrange the words just a bit:

 

And it is in the Muslim world that the producers of false flag terror attacks like 9/11, 7/7 find their radicalized extremist patsies to commit the acts...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 02:25 | 3235953 BlackVoid
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"The reality of Obama’s drone program is to create new generations of America-hating radicalised individuals, who may well go on to be the next Osama bin Laden, the next Ayman al-Zawahiri, the next Abu Musab al-Zarqawi"

And that is exactly the goal. An enemy (with no nuclear weapons) is needed to go war against.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 03:37 | 3236000 Parrotile
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No nuclear weapons - yet but it might be wise to remember that there's a Black Market for everything, and a price for everything.

"They" don't even need a "genuine" device - a "dirty bomb" would be just as effective in terms of cost to the target, and depending on their choice of nuclide, maybe even moreso, for example, there have been plenty of "accidents" involving 60Co in badly-run medical and industrial irradiation facilities - and such facilities contain many TBq of this medium half-life, high energy gamma nuclide. Not quite the infamous "Cobalt Bomb", but a very close second in terms of localised lethality, and prohibitive clean-up costs.

In reality "they" don't even need a "bomb" as such, since the chloride salt is quite water soluble, and could in principle be "distributed" by aerial spraying (which will be particularly interesting for those in the Chem-Trail business) - "they" would only need a few TBq of 60CoCl2 in solution to really make life interesting for any major metropolitan city.

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 06:25 | 3236088 andrewp111
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They would need a drone to do the spraying because the gamma rays from that much 60Co would kill a sprayer pilot in 10 minutes.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:42 | 3236129 Monedas
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My Jews are installing a "Neutron Bomb Dome" to neutralize Muslim filth .... so they can disperse rapidly after launching a few nukes .... think bold, my Jews .... outsmart the heathen, socialist beast .... let him bleed out into his own feces !  Shalom !

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 05:19 | 3236053 JOYFUL
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Every day when I wake up, I am pretty sure that it's now crystal clear to everybody that the object of all these domestic and foreign exercises in counter-intuitive policy are designed to create enemies of Merika and Merikans.

But then, I remember that my brethern back in the fallen lands have been under sustained psychological and psychic attack for so long now that nothing can be assumed - about their memory, nor their perceptions of reality.

So, every day, it's necessary to start right back from square one, before advancing to any further item of discussion:

sionist racial-hegemonists have a program of long standing to pit the peoples of East and West against each other, in a false conflict engendered by a cabal of millenialist madmen who will stop at nothing to achieve their ends.

The drone campaign is this program in action. There's nothing else going on.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:47 | 3236301 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Yea i think I heard a speech by some dude by the name of Eisenhower, that pretty much broke this shit down in a way even this redneck could comprende...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 03:14 | 3235990 DavidPierre
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"...understand what ... "WAR AND TERROR" is really about..."

 

Go have a long toke on some of that fine BCBud and meditate for awhile on the the differeence between the two words.

Just like "War AND Drugs".

I hope that fixed it for ya RM.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:16 | 3236111 Monedas
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I like to count all the amputees in the Lagos market !

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:53 | 3236210 spanish inquisition
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Destabilization of a country is a top level goal, even if they are your friend. Any country at peace will start to think about developing their own resources, that cannot be allowed to happen.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:27 | 3236249 13thWarrior
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There is a new ruling state coming, for it to begin US Republic must be taken off pedastal. To give you a hint, it is the most favored country of US politicians, bankers, and criminals.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:16 | 3235712 Mr Pink
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Who will Obummer appoint as Drone Czar? Kissinger? Hilary?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:38 | 3235773 Dr. Engali
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Billy Mitchell

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(electronic_sports_player)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:22 | 3235868 Never One Roach
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Americans:

80% cannot multiply 13x75 long hand;

75% cannot find Iowa on a USA map;

75% cannot find Germany on a European map;

75% do not know that we fought Germany in WWII.

 

I'm not surprised of anything the polls show anymore.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 02:15 | 3235944 HardAssets
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They have been so dumbed down by public 'education', t.v., keeping up with the Jones consumerism, and a number of other things going back 100 years - - - that you gotta wonder if there is that small spark of independence and love of freedom left in Americans at all. Or now does it come down to bread & circuses and cheering on the Legions as they plunder and slaughter around the world ?  Another empire run by power mad psychopaths and a stupid population of sheep who cannot think for themselves.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 06:19 | 3236084 Acet
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I think they start ignorant (as we all do) but never come out of it.

In a sense, the American education system is barelly above 3rd world in quality (reminds me of my high-school colleague 20 years ago who had barelly-above-pass grades back in Portugal but in his one year as exchange student in the US got the maximum grade in almost everything). Then there is the almost constant brainwashing and self-centered nationalistic narcisism ("American is the best country in the World, so I'm the best 'cause I'm American") pushed on by mass media and egged on by politicians (and who can blame them - if people get happy on masturbatory nationalism, why spoil it?).

By the way, nice coin. Would have a couple of those, if it wasn't for an unfortunate boating accident in a loch.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:48 | 3236130 Monedas
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When all the Jewish owned cruise ships gather like Noah's Arks .... to help disperse Jews .... a nuclear strike is near .... first a neutron border douche .... then the nukes !  Shalom !

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:29 | 3236251 francis_sawyer
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Jesus Flippin' Christ ~ I'm really looking forward to the next time I make a comment that it's mathematically ODD that there are so many jws in banking & power nodes of society when they represent only 1% of the population & being called 'anti-semitic' for that observation by the conclave of ZH deacons... [rolls eyes] 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:24 | 3236426 Imminent Crucible
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ZH Deacons? We have those? Why wasn't I at least nominated, if not made Deacon CEO?

I think most of us recognize that the names Bernanke, Geithner, Goldman, Warburg, Rothschild, etc have--ahem--Ashkenazi associations. If you're getting harassed for noting that there are so many juice in the banking cartels, it's probably not for pointing out the obvious. More likely, it's because people expect that what you're really saying is "The bankstas that oppress us are all Juice! So let's kill all the Juice and our problems are solved."

I don't think that's what your saying, but people are going to hear it that way. So let's be blunt: We know about Khazars, we know about Ashkenazi, we know about Sephardi, etc. But we also know Juiciness, per se, is not the problem. These people got into the moneylending business centuries ago for reasons relating to property laws (see Shylock in Merchant of Venice).

We would all like to see a giant meteorite strike Wall Street and the Bilderberg Hotel drop into a vast sinkhole, etc. What we don't want to see is some cab driver named Levine dragged out of his cab and beaten to death by a mob because "I lost my job and its da Joooos did it!"

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:29 | 3236447 SamAdams
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+1

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:01 | 3236732 francis_sawyer
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I've elucidated my POV on the subject many times... Cabby Levine is safe [& awful quiet ~ I might add]...

~~~

One of the things that has struck me [in my window of life], has been that my particular 'gender', 'race', 'caste position', has had a bright spotlight shined upon it [for as long as I can remember], for all the 'SOCIAL INJUSTICES' that were a plague upon society [which happened IN THE PAST ~ & of which I was not a part of]...

My story is:

- The mix of kids I grew up with & played with was literally about 50%-50% black~white [there were no race issues]

- I've always respected women

- Jews I nevr really thought about one way or another [until I started understanding the 'economic crisis']

So ~ I am not inherently bias towards anything... But what ANNOYS me is that, because I belong to a specific demographic, I EXACTLY fit the profile of someone who needs to be punished... In many ways ~ I AM Cabby Levine...

I will acknowledge that there still remains a lot of bigotry & hatred that spew forth from others who fall into my demographic... Will Cabby Levine do the same?...

Lastly ~ Bigotry... IMO... Is a 'misdemeanor' when compared to forced slavery...

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:22 | 3236420 SamAdams
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Interesting imagination, but incorrect.  When the bombs come, those of aristocratic nobility will have already been moved to safety.  The rest are on their own.  The more dead, the better as it will play nicely into the resulting media spin.  There is nothing new under the sun, or same as it ever was....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 02:57 | 3235975 Uber Vandal
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Point 1) iPads have calculators built into them.

Point 2) Iowa only matters during elections, just like Ohio.

Point 3) Germany only matters if the Kardashians are there.

Point 4) Germany makes good cars. So does Japan, and Ferarris are nice, too.

Though I am being exceedingly sarcastic, I have met far too many oxygen thieves like this.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:03 | 3236972 Imminent Crucible
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Iowa only matters during elections, just like Ohio.

I beg to differ. How could we Amurikans stay so fat and diabetic without plenty of High Fructose Iowa Syrup?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 03:44 | 3236006 Parrotile
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For anyone over 50, 13 x 75 should be relatively easy mental calculation, seeng as it's 13 x 100 (=1300) - 1/4 x 1300 (=325).

But for many in even this "effectively educated" cohort, it isn't.

Which makes one worry (or at least should)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:49 | 3236131 Ralph Spoilsport
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The way we were taught was to do 10 x 75 = 750, then 3 x 75 = 225, then add 750 and 225 = 975. Calculation occurs instantly when you have done it all your life this way. Calculators? Not always handy, but I love my old HP 11C.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:38 | 3236187 onthesquare
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"The Frederick Post Company" nice little 5 inch slide rule math, log tables, trig, square roots, cube roots and a ruler.  Not many calculators or apps can measure.  i keep it handy and use it, and others, when every I need to fully reflect on what calculations I am doing.  A lot of people do not know what they are needing to do so spend a lot of time second guessing themselves.  

i am going to get my grand children using a sliderule if it kills me 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:17 | 3236211 Ralph Spoilsport
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I still pull out my K & E slipstick occasionally. I tried showing how to use it to a 16 year old currently getting A's in Calculus. It didn't go well.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:49 | 3236306 petolo
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I still have an old dial telephone which kids which kids find mystifying. Anything without buttons or touch-face is considered a barbaric relic and unusable.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:51 | 3236133 taraxias
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Oh yeah, 1/4 X 1,300, exceedingly easy. Good luck with that.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:07 | 3236150 Ralph Spoilsport
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1/4 X 1,300 is easy if you have a calculator.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:21 | 3237650 nicxios
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Not hard. Just halve 1,300, then halve that.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:05 | 3236146 Dr. Sandi
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Americans:

80% cannot multiply 13x75 long hand;

In my head, 75 tens is 750. 75 times three is 225. So 975.

75% cannot find Iowa on a USA map;

Been to Iowa several times. There's no good reason to bother putting it on a map.

75% cannot find Germany on a European map;

Just be glad it's not the entire European map.

75% do not know that we fought Germany in WWII.

Yeah, but I'm not sure who won that one. The German army was apparently defeated, but the leaders and their kids seem to still be out there running things in at least two countries that didn't get along so well back in the 40s.

I'm not surprised of anything the polls show anymore.

Poll taking is now a form of creative writing.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:40 | 3236190 onthesquare
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the Russians beat the German Army.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:41 | 3236884 hannah
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hitler beat the german army....fixed it for ya.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:02 | 3235833 Eireann go Brach
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Hopefully a drone will fall on the building where everyone of those fucking cockroach politicians are gathered tomorrow night for the state of the unions!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:14 | 3236108 Monedas
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Niggers running wild on Spring Break .... the video ?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:03 | 3236219 mvsjcl
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Your vituperative, inane, nearly inchoate spew of cobbled-together letters would be more welcomed by their absence.

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