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US Amphibious Assault Ship "Kearsarge" And 26th Marine Unit "Visit" Israel

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Two weeks ago, when we reported on the news of yet another aerial assault by Israel on Syria, we said that "while speculation a US-led escalation is ripe, the lack of any US naval support (as shown by Stratfor's naval update map from May 2) off the coast of Syria likely makes any immediate war is hardly likely, or that Israel will be on its own for at least the foreseeable future." Today this is no longer the case, following news that the US amphibious assult ship, LHD 3 and its cargo of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, have arrived in Eilat, Israel for a "reguarly scheduled post visit." Amusingly, the US Navy was very quick to point out that "This visit is not associated with, nor a reaction to, any world events." Just purely accidental then.

From the Navy's website:

The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), along with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) arrived in Eilat, Israel for a regularly scheduled port visit, May 14.


While in port, the officers, Sailors and Marines will meet with local officials, participate in community engagement projects and experience the rich history and culture of the region.


This visit is not associated with, nor a reaction to, any world events.


Kearsarge is the flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), which includes the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). Along with the embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), the Kearsarge ARG is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).

So while the US Marines are now just right next to Syria, so US presence in the East China sea is also increasing as GlobocCop gets restless. From Stratfor:


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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:16 | 3568323 new game
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sight seeing the mediteranian military style - trap shooting off the bow?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:21 | 3568337 Zer0head
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Hell du Jour: Meet Israel's daylight prostitutes

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:29 | 3568357 negative rates
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The sooner you interpret  the gvts responces in reverse, the sooner you will get to the truth.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:16 | 3568543 francis_sawyer
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That's bogus... Everybody knows that stuff like that doesn't go on there...

All that ever goes on in that part of the world are a bunch of kind & honest folks trying to make the world a better place...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:52 | 3568709 General Decline
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Just checking in with the boss.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 08:42 | 3572363 drdolittle
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Yep, Costanzas opposite guy works well.

If they don't need a bailout they will soon announce they do


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:48 | 3569016 Precious
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Prostitutes in Tel Aviv ... competing with housewives and college students.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:23 | 3568346 DaddyO
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So whose lamp post will these DevilDogs piss on?


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:43 | 3568992 Chuck Walla
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Obomba really, really needs a distraction right now...


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:27 | 3568354 azzhatter
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Just a "visit", you know like those mexicans do in SoCal

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:02 | 3568481 kralizec
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Dude, you do know Eilat is in the Gulf of Aqaba and not the Mediterranean, right?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:17 | 3568324 Ima anal sphincter
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When insanity rules.... all but the insane must die.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:23 | 3568344 OpTwoMistic
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UP  100

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:19 | 3568326 HD
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It's out of guilt.

Israel - "You never write, you never call America. Not to complain, I'm sure you're busy - but would it kill you to come by, say hello?"

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:26 | 3568351 Ignatius
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USS Liberty


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:33 | 3568365 machineh
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In memory of the Liberty's victims, we're sending a new generation to defend apartheid.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:58 | 3568463 Parisnights
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More liberal propaganda.  This "apartheid" could have ended the day after the '73 war if Egypt opened the Philidelpi corridor.  Instead it took the gazans BLOWING  a section of it up in order to get into Egypt. the response from the egyptians in the aftermath was to say "we will break their legs if anymore incursions take place".  Please spare us the apartheid card. Fact is, even the Arabs are using this conflict to keep the hostilities up.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:05 | 3568493 machineh
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Forty-plus years of illegal occupation of the West Bank is no propaganda. It's fact.

Spare us the hasbara, pal.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:10 | 3568515 Parisnights
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Yeah, another border that could have been opened long ago with Jordan.  Didn't hear this much whining when Russia "occupied" East germany for about the same amount of time.  Guess anti semitism runs deeper than anti communisim.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:21 | 3568561 francis_sawyer
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There was plenty of 'anti-communism' sentiment until the Berlin wall came down... Just a wild guess here, but I'm pretty sure the MIC profited very handsomely for more than a half century over that one...


Now the MIC profits from 'terrorism' [since the bad old 'commies' have turned into raging Kapitalists with central banks printing money out of thin air]...

You're 'anti-semitism' comment may or may not fit in there somewhere...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:38 | 3568641 Cortez the Killer
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The arabs consider the Pallies scum. They are useful idiots in Islams battle to control the world.

The fact that you fail to realize that makes you just another ZH idiot.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:12 | 3568721 francis_sawyer
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I was referring to the MIC & profits... [& more largely, the odd happenings that follow "profit" operations]


any other implied thoughts are a matter for the "PRE-CRIME" unit to decide...

Edit: Meant to type "your" up there [for the grammar police]... & as far as Islam is concerned... Yeah ~ the "world" must be quaking in it's boots worrying about all those boxcutters & pressure cookers... Poor little 6th place trophy winning children can't sleep at night in their little rooms full of plastic Chinese shit...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:07 | 3570788 The_Dude
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@parisnights....let me finish the sentence for you.

"another border that could have been opened long ago with we could chase the Palestinians out and steal the land more easily"

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:38 | 3569614 Parisnights
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Forty-plus years of illegal occupation

Machineh, Here's my point:  Occupation tends to occur after the last stage of diplomacy is used- war, physical conflict, etc.  How long has this nation been "occupying" native American lands? -Lands we stole, hoodwinked, forcibly evacuated, connived, whatever.  We're hypocrites and looking to distract, obfuscate, ignore or pin the blame on others so we don't have to feel bad for our own moral bankruptcy.  The jews here seem to be the scapegoats for our collective  guilt.  Hard to look into the mirror when it is glaring back.

  The arabs rejected out of hand the UN resolution granting TWO states independence in 1948. They lost Three times and can only cry about it to anyone who will listen.  AT THE SAME time keeping refugee camps within the borders of gaza, teaching children to hate and otherwise being discpicable as they can.. so called "collaberators" are killed and hung from street lamps for trying to be reasonable  I,m tired of the hogwash and the hate.  Make Egypt or Jordon the "stewards' for Palestine.  Lets see how far that gets to real peace.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:15 | 3569796 Parisnights
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A down arrow for being reasonable.  Sigh  Guess Custer's offspring has a different view....

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:38 | 3568639 Random
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How about the apartheid before '73 you hasbara bitch you, was is still due to the Egyptians? With all due respect, GTFO you lying whore!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:17 | 3569507 Parisnights
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WTF.  More anti semites in here than the UN general assembly.  Or, maybe they are the Un scum posting here instead of getting their keyboards sticky from int'l porn sites.  Guess everybody needs a change of pace from time to time....sigh 

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 03:08 | 3572026 Random
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Hehehehe the anti-semitism card...The weapon is old and dull due to excessive usage mate. It doesn't cut it anymore (no pun intended).

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:25 | 3569224 newworldorder
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RE: Ignatius

Thanks for remembering. No matter how much whitewash is applied the USS liberty Incident still remais an open sore in the memory of some Americans. The lies told by the US and the Israili governments concerning this incident are still to this day, gut wrenching for the families that lost loved ones by the deliberate killing actions of one of our "allies in the middle east."

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:13 | 3569481 prains
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USS Mission Accomplished

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:20 | 3568329 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Hey I was on the boot camp...which was just a building. They give them all names of warships. The end.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:45 | 3568676 Seize Mars
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Cool story, bro. Needs a cumshot.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:20 | 3568330 tuttisaluti
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Before the world can go on, the US need's to be whacked first.

CTRL + Q to Enable/Disable
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:20 | 3568331 jmcadg
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The fact they said that, speaks volumes.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:21 | 3568335 SDRII
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It is a party..

Russia’s Mediterranean task force to include nuclear submarines



Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:22 | 3568339 OpTwoMistic
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More death for sand and rock that we are not going to keep.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:36 | 3568371 machineh
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But they are keeping US ... as long as we can cough up the $3 billion a year of tribute, and the free legal defense in the UN.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:23 | 3568343 Headbanger
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Must be a lot of happy hookers there now!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:46 | 3568402 youngman
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Do they accept US Dollars..or just bitcoins????

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:15 | 3570603 nofluer
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Prostitutes take anything that's spendable or that can be traded for something else of value. A shipmate of mine paid a Brazilian ho with a Zippo lighter in 1970.

As to there being prostitutes in the Promised Land - read a Bible. They've been there for at least a few thousand years.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:24 | 3568347 Seasmoke
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Watch out for Israeli torpedoes.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:29 | 3568358 Henry Hub
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***Sailors and Marines will meet with local officials, participate in community engagement projects***

 Looks like every whore in Israel is going to be very busy for a while.  LOL!


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:25 | 3570637 nofluer
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Ummm.... the "community engagement projects" (aka "ComRels") are a standard part of US Navy port visits around the world. In Asia people from my ship painted an orphanage, and re-wired and re roofed another. (that work was coordinated by the ship's chaplains) When Mt Pinatubo in the RP went up, sailors and Marines were right there helping dig people out of the ash and when the tsunami hit Indonesia, the USS Abraham Lincoln used it's helos to take purified water and food from the ship to the stricken folks on the shore and at the unreachable areas inland.

And you all seem to be forgetting one thing - in the Syria/insurgents tussle, the US is on the other side. (Israel is bombing the Hezbollah munitions convoys, US trained "insurgents" are attacking the Assad government.

As to the "every whore in Israel being busy"... well... yeah. Probably. ;-D

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:36 | 3568373 Kinskian
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I wish that all the young dumbasses would quit volunteering for the US military and facilitating these illegal wars for Israel. The wars are bankrupting the US morally and financially. If you want the thrill of killing others, see a psychiatrist. If you want risk and excitement, take one of Marc Faber's sex tours of Asia. If you want to serve the country, get married and raise a decent family.    

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:50 | 3568418 Parisnights
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The second part of the post  couldn't agree more.  For the first part, try to cover your anti semitism better.  I'm sure Korea and Vietnam were ALL about Israel.  Eisenhower was correct this Country lives for war, when you can accept it- your perspective becomes more clear.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:26 | 3568560 Kinskian
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There was a draft for Korea and Vietnam, also a few well meaning volunteers I'm sure. But Vietnam was supposed to be our lesson learned, and in GW-1, George Bush and Colin Powell promised us that we would never get into another conflict without clear mission objectives and an exit strategy. That didn't last for long.

If you think what I wrote in my previous post is anti-semitic, don't get me started on WWII.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:22 | 3569527 Parisnights
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That didn't last for long.

Good point.  The lesson was never learned because  we must remain at war.  Again, The mil/ ind complex requires us to find enemies at every turn.   There is no one to blame other than us.  When the US gets tired of foreign wars, they are going to point the guns at us.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:27 | 3568588 frostfan
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Aw geez, having cheese with that whine?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:30 | 3570660 nofluer
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And as for the third part, "get married and raise a decent family" - that's no longer legal or allowed here.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:36 | 3568374 Legolas
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"while speculation a US-led escalation is ripe, the lack of any US naval support (as shown by Stratfor's naval update map from May 2) off the coast of Syria likely makes any immediate war is hardly likely, or that Israel will be on its own for at least the foreseeable future."


I don't know whether this is a reasonable assumption, in light of what the administration allowed to transpire in Benghazi.


While I'm no friend of FoxNews, the following does a pretty good job of calling it like it is.  These same people will only get more desparate as the heat is turned up under their feet.




Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:40 | 3568383 esum
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i thought fleet movements were classified .. aside form that i thought we were going into libya (benghazi) to "get the terrorists" ....we know their names and addresses and cell phioe numbers .... and swiss bank accounts, so that will be a quickie... and then on to syria... where we can fight shoulder to shoulder with the heart-eating alqueda "obama muslim bros"... why dont we just let shia kill suuny and arm both sides and stand back and let the blood flow... add some pcp, meth and coke and let them party on. Eilat is a nice resort but i thought lackanookie nakes a more fierce angy fighter and the pussy call was after the battle.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:32 | 3568609 Seer
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"why dont we just let shia kill suuny and arm both sides and stand back and let the blood flow"

Apparently you haven't noticed that this is pretty much how the game HAS been played.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:05 | 3570277 BraveSirRobin
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Every hooker in every port in everyu country in the world knows the fleets movements.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:42 | 3568387 esum
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Just an after thought.... maybe we can have another Cole and this is the heads up to the martyrs...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:43 | 3568390 BigInJapan
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Rough news cycle for Obama.
Deploy the distractions.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:54 | 3568454 Wakanda
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Moar Woar for da sheeples.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:15 | 3568541 Chupacabra-322
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@ BigInJapan

Nixon & Reagan began installing communism in the 1980?s during the Iran-Contra drug smuggling fiasco all the while ‘preaching’ about free market capitalism. They’ve been subverting the nation ever since. Taking over the education system, the press, the congress, the local governments, all the way down to your local judges.

Now they’re ready, so they’re going to use the Cloward-Pivot method to tank the economy so people are ‘begging’ for communism in a few short years. If the people aren’t all begging, they’ll just kill a whole lot of people…ask the USSR.

Obama OWNS the press! Let’s take a look at his FAMILY & staff members that are involved:

Many thought that the mainstream media was just giving him a pass because he is the first black President, but now it has been revealed that the media’s love for him is far deeper than that. It has become a family affair, so to speak.

Take Obama’s propaganda minister and chief spin doctor Jay Carney for instance. He is married to Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC news. Then there is CBS president David Rhodes; his brother Ben works in the Obama regime and is most likely the one who edited the Benghazi talking points. Let us not forget about ABC president Ben Sherwood, whose sister, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood- Randall, is Obama’s special assistant. Lets not leave out good ol’ David Axelrod, who ran both of Obama’s campaigns and is now gainfully employed by MSNBC. And Virginia Mosely of CNN is married to Hillary Clinton’s assistant, Tom Nides.

I won’t leave FOX News out of this either. We all know that Obama has a special relationship with the Saudi royal family, and it just so happens that the Saudi prince owns a stake in Newscorp (the parent company of FOX News.) I hope you are now asking yourself if you are really getting the truth.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:29 | 3568598 BigInJapan
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Right back atcha, Bro.

"(Susan) Rice married Canadian-born ABC News producer Ian Officer Cameron[11] in 1992 at the St. Albans School chapel.[12] They met as students at Stanford."

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:37 | 3568633 Seer
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Nice Party Pussy delivery...

"Obama OWNS the press!"

The press OWNS Obama ("the press being the channeler of TPTB)- get it fucking right!

"We all know that Obama has a special relationship with the Saudi royal family"

Seem to recall the same being said of Bush.  FACT: ALL POTUSes have a "special relationship" with the Saudi royal family; it's essential to ensure that the petro-dollar scheme holds together.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:56 | 3568820 Money 4 Nothing
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In my opinion, chupacabra just cut to the heart of this matter which exposes the frame work of corruption interwoven into this administration's ability to damn near get away with anything, even murder.

Thanks for connecting those dots for me, I wasn't aware of those family relationships embedded inside this complicated web of deception that has the potential to create conspiracies by just making contacts to stratgically placed agents within this system which is apparent to me now.

These conflict of interests without the checks and ballances of outside independant parties will  foster an enviroment of unfettered corruption through collusion. Akin to establishing an oligarchy aspiring to become a Monarchy if it hasn't already.

All makes sense now. Agent Smith's have all been appointed to serve unilaterally enabeling a dictatorial agenda and goals, very dangerous to personal freedoms and God given inalienable rights afforded to We the People by our forefathers in order to avoid future "would be" tyrants from gaining full spectrum control over an established Republic safegaurding us from turning into a democracy. 

The relationship described above tells my they no longer work for We the People and prove to be an illegitimate governance at this point.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:11 | 3570798 nofluer
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Obama OWNS the press! Let’s take a look at his FAMILY & staff members that are involved:

Keep the family members close to ensure appropriate behaviour by their media relatives? (aka "hostages to compliance?) Or willing participants?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:45 | 3568397 dcohen
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"Syrian-Israeli war of words via Putin edges into Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition.

Putin warned [Netanyahu] that Israel and its army, the IDF, were heading for war with Syria in which Russia might well be involved – and not just through the advanced S-300 anti-air missiles supplied to the Assad government

[Netanyahu's case fell on deaf ears infront of Putin]

"the Russian leader further infuriated by the docking that day at Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat of the USS Kearsarge, carrying 1,800 marines and a consignment of 20 V-22 Osprey helicopters which US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had promised to supply to Israel"

[Netanyahu warned that] Israel would continue to strike advanced weapons in Syria that were destined for Hizballah. And if President Bashar Assad hit back for Israel’s May 5 bombardment of weapons stores on Mount Qassioun near Damascus, Israel would intensify its bombardments of Syrian military targets and weapons until Assad was left to fight off rebel assaults empty-handed.

Putin rejected this threat as implausible.

Neither Putin nor Netanyahu put all their cards on the table, but the conversation ended with the Russian leader fully confident that his capabilities for safeguarding Assad were greater than Israel’s ability to destroy him.

In the end, Netanyahu and his party arrived home Tuesday evening with a bad feeling.

The Syrian ruler is strongly encouraged to adopt this path by Tehran [To open up a front on the Golan Heights to counter Israeli attacks]. Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has embraced it. And the radical Palestinian leader, Ahmed Jibril, head of the Assad-satellite Popular Front-General Command, has eagerly offered his services.

And indeed, Wednesday, the day after Netanyahu’s trip to Sochi, Jibril’s group let loose with mortar fire on the Israeli Mt. Hermon ski site, firing from a Syrian army position.

Israeli media were informed bluntly that if the Assad chose to retaliate for Israel’s air strikes, he would be removed from power.

That same night, “a senior Israeli official” contacted The New York Times with a more detailed warning quoted by the paper: "If Syrian President Assad reacts by attacking Israel, or tries to strike Israel through his terrorist proxies, he will risk forfeiting his regime, for Israel will retaliate.""

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:06 | 3568496 Sandmann
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Looks like Putin has a red line and sees Syria as the Gateway to the Caucasus. He knows if Syria falls US agents will increase activity in Central Asia and eventually attack Russia. It is amazing how the fall of the Soviet Union has exposed the game played by US interests and how far the American taxpayer is being used by some dangerous people to advance their greed at the expense of long-term US security.


If Israel continues with the lunatic Netanyahu the US could end up in simultaneous conflict with Russia in the Middle East and China in Asia just as Britain ended up in 1938 facing isolation in Europe and isolation in Asia facing the prospect of war with Japan and with German-Italy-USSR with the USA neutral especially when USS Panay Incident showed the US unable to respond.

This could be the trap that China and Russia have set for the Over-Extended Empire


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:49 | 3568413 dbTX
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Accidents do happen.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:50 | 3568419 orangegeek
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Ah, that's so nice.  US Navy dropping off a shipment of matzah balls to Israel.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:05 | 3568495 Parisnights
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So true!  Perhaps The israelis can provide the Navy leadership real balls in exchange for the matzah balls!


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:05 | 3568790 Kinskian
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It's easy to play the tough guy when you have other people's sons to do the dying for you.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:54 | 3568450 Joe A
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"While in port, the officers, Sailors and Marines will meet with local officials, participate in community engagement projects and experience the rich history and culture of the region." Aka meeting the local hookers. Eilat is not really a pretty place. Filled with overpriced tacky hotels, expensive shops and not really pretty beaches. But enough beach clubs and good for snorkling.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:08 | 3568504 Sandmann
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1,800 Marines would get lost in the area. I suspect this is about as much "support" as Israel is going to see. Maybe they are there to topple Netanyahu and put Sharon back in power as more manageable for the State Department in his coma ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:22 | 3568563 Joe A
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Nobody really gets lost geographically there and not even culturally. To get to Bibi they'd still need to go through the desert which is filled with Israelie tanks and soldiers. Eilat is close to Jordan and Egypt. A few weeks ago some rockets were shot into Eilat from the Egyptian side so perhaps this vessel could be a sitting duck. But these missiles are not very accurate.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:11 | 3568520 Agent P
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Sure, give a pretty Kearsarge to your Israeli prom date, while the whole time your intentions are to fuck the Syrian prom queen...dirty sailors!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:18 | 3568536 Monedas
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Neuter Soviet backed Asad is job one .... Hizbollah .... my Jews already know how to deal with them !  It's lovely when your enemies are killing each other .... very cost effective, too .... back to my Haifa basket fuck .... with a young Syrian girl !

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:20 | 3568558 They trynna cat...
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Yup. After that get rid of Iran, the last real obstacle in the region. Then all that's necessary is to have your moles put into power in Libya, Egypt, etc. during the so-called "Arab Spring" instigate aggression against Israel so as to give Israel a perfect excuse to wage "defensive" war. At this rate they'll finally be able to expand out to those two blue stripes on the flag (the Nile and Euphrates) in no time.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:47 | 3568674 Monedas
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The Jews built the pyramids .... they just want what rightfully belongs to them .... they built the 

tower of Babel, too ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:14 | 3568538 They trynna cat...
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Less of a "visit" and more of a "Commander's Call."

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:52 | 3568716 Monedas
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I'm a little rusty with my Ebonics .... "trynna" is "trying to" ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:56 | 3569031 Monedas
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Rev. Wright said Bill Clinton was "ridin' dirty" with Monica Jewinski .... I assumed he meant .... he was riding her face .... like a bidet  ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:18 | 3568553 dolph9
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Fight for the Jews, American slaves.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:24 | 3568572 frostfan
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This article is purely for all the anti-semites and anti-zionists to have a circlejerk.  One poster above actually has it right.  Eilat is not in the Mediterranean so big deal, a ship stops and resupplies and the sailors have a couple of days break in a beach town with alcohol.  And sadly for you racists, they will not be bringing up the USS Liberty and starting up fights about it.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:13 | 3568835 Kinskian
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There was never a fight over the USS Liberty; LBJ was afraid of Israel. He'd seen JFK's brains all over Jackie's dress.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:24 | 3568574 CustomersMan
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                      Armed March On Wash DC

Note: We Don't Need To Fall Into A Trap

Some number of American's plan an armed march on Washington DC soon.

Here is a comment from on what he thinks are the pitfalls of such a march, at this time. You should be aware that it is primarily top level  "Jewish" political voices that are for banning guns and stripping 2nd Amendment Rights, IE Bloomberg, Feinstein and others.

I happen to think "they" are aware that the 9/11 Truth Movement will not die, and other false-flag facts/operations will and should be exposed and attributed to them and Israeli's and when the facts become known there will be hell to pay. Thus, the attempt to strip us of the ability to retaliate.

" Adam Kokesh is a Jew. Jews are FAMOUS for faking movements that produce the opposite of what they pretend to ask for. Jews want guns banned and taken out of non Jewish hands. It is as simple as that. Enter Kokesh - Many of you probably do not know that 31 out of a required 34 state governors are already on board for a constitutional convention which, if it is declared, can allow THEM to lawfully trash the ENTIRE constitution. If you want a gun ban, just throw the constitution away and replace it with something else, which a constitutional convention will lawfully allow and it will all be constitutional. It takes only a little gray matter to see that at this time the enemy is running our government, and that is the last time you would ever want a constitutional convention to occur, because it will allow the enemy to re write the whole thing. If you want to provide plausible grounds for trashing the second amendment just time an armed march on Washington DC to happen, right when that constitutional convention is in progress."

I haven't heard anything about a "Constitutional Convention". You'd think something of this magnitude would have "Top-of-the-mind" awareness.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:39 | 3568645 Monedas
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If someone straffed an Israeli "Liberty" ship .... there would be consequences .... LBJ just grinned and pulled on his dog's ears ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:00 | 3568762 Montezuma
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To be fair, it could be normal training exercise. US and Israelis do constant amphibious landing training (US attacks, Israel defends) probably because of couple of reasons. Attack for Iran and defense of possible second Jihad against Israel. 

A lot of night landings are trained.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:03 | 3568775 Monedas
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Time out .... ship all the Syrian kids to Israel .... for safe keeping and proper upbringing .... then let the war resume ?  Good looking kids ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:16 | 3568848 Divine Wind
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These sailors and soldiers are going to have a great time. The Israelis are very hospitable and you can't beat the street food.


roasted lamb


I wish I was there right now.

Awesome time of the year.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:08 | 3569125 Monedas
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.... and no stinky, beaky Balooooot !  If you're gonna eat Baloot .... do us all a flavor .... and eat the shell and all .... spare us the spectacle ?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:35 | 3568935 Bugsquasher
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Last time I checked Eilat was in the very sourth of Israel on the Red Sea.  The Kearsarge couldn't possibly be further away from Syria and still be visiting Israel.  When the reports come in that she is transiting the Suez canal let us know.  Another author in need of a geography lesson.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:13 | 3569153 Monedas
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It is somewhat of a timid .... play it safe .... presence .... conceived in a liberal war room !

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:41 | 3568972 gonetogalt
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Edit: no citation

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:58 | 3569078 Monedas
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Never take a dump .... in a bidet .... you will have to use .... your American Express card .... to squeegy it down the drain !

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:19 | 3569106 darteaus
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Eliat? The ship would need to go the through the Suez Canal to be off the coast of Syria. That's a long ways.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:34 | 3569261 newworldorder
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These naval deployments along with our foreign troop bases still point to the fact that the American electorate are still asleep at the swiitch. These are the trapings of empire not to collect foreign tribute as in the case of the Roman Empire, but to protect the commerce routes and sea lanes for US and International Corporations and Banksters.

Wake the hell up people !!!!!!!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:16 | 3569501 Paracelsus
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1) The USS Liberty (and the USS Pueblo) were steaming in international waters when attacked. 2) No school atlases I have seen recognize the West Bank as Israeli territory 3) I will never forgive them for rolling a bulldozer over peace activist,Rachel Corrie,who happened to be from my hometown,Olympia Washington 4) The Israelis have a huge political prescence in DC,practically having a veto over any mideast policy 5) The large nuclear arsenal of the Israelis while frightening the shit out of everyone on the planet (here is your "Burning Platform" theory writ large) also has the effect of emasculating the White House 6) While I was happy to watch the PLO get their butts kicked out of southern Lebanon,didn't Tel Aviv think something would fill the power vacuum? They practically invited the Hezbollah or some other group in to take over. Now they want to attack Iran because they are building nukes.The Iranians mischief in Lebanon and Syria has nothing to do with this? 7) Some of this stuff has to do with oil pipelines and water resources for the future 8) They already tried Marines on the ground in this area (Beirut,250 Marines dead,truck bomb).

They have been killing each-other for thousands of years. Lets stay out of this one. The USA is broke....

There was a French PM,Pierre Mendes-France,who stated that he would go to Geneva and come back with a settlement to the Indochina conflict within thirty days. But if he was unsuccessful he intended to resign.But before he resigned he would introduce a Bill for conscription to be voted on by the French Assembly.This provided the necessary leverage to move events forward,backing the members into a corner. Patriotic? Great,send some sons and daughters for cannon fodder. 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:49 | 3569667 BraveSirRobin
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"They have been killing each-other for thousands of years. Lets stay out of this one. The USA is broke...."

Yep, it's the culture of the area. The people have a veneer of modernity because they are not impoverished and have cars, AC, televisions, etc. However, they basically a tribal people with tribal outlook which includes fighting for family, clan and tribal honor and proving one's manhood in this fighting.

On a perhaps positive side, they do not have a notion of "total war." It is not in their nature to wipe out the other side, though they certainly have engaged in mass atrocities over the years, historically, there have been limits to the blood lust. The result is an endemic, never ending level of conflict in the region.

Modern Israelis are not of this culture, but have thrust themselves into it. As primarily Westerners, they have much more of a "total war" mentality, and often project that upon their regional adversaries. We certainly do here and therefore take all the hostile Arab rehtoric too seriously.

The Israelis do understand, however, that you have to engage in the back and forth low level warfare to "prove" and maintain your "manhood" and honor. Otherwise, you invite disdain, weakness, and more attacks. Oh yes, the process of this causes each side to have to retaliate against each other to maintain their manhood and honor, so the cycle never stops, but that is the way of the world there, and it is something to stay away from if at all possible.

So, I will say, this really has nothing to do with Jew or Muslim. The Arab tribes fight among themselves constantly, too. In the internacine Arab conflicts, it's not even a Sunni/Shiite thing, it's just cultural thing. If Israel fell into the sea today, nothing would change.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:33 | 3570421 Henry Hub
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***I will never forgive them for rolling a bulldozer over peace activist,Rachel Corrie***


Never forget Rachel Corrie!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:29 | 3569564 BraveSirRobin
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These port visits are normally planned months in advance. They are of course, part diplomatic, but US naval vessels pull into ports all over the world all the time. I would not place much significance to it. US Navy port visits to Israel are rather routine, as thery are to Turkey, Italy, Greece, Spain, and France. If it were unusual, it would be, well, unusual. For example, if a ship pulled into Lebanon or Syria, that would be something to ponder. I would not read anything into this except to say that of course US ships visit Israel which indicates the US is on good diplomatic terms with them.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:44 | 3569643 frostfan
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The purpose of the article was to keep the eyeballs of the anti-semites and anti americans and zionists at Zerohedge, especially since George Washington has been writing about American scandals this week.   They don't even care that Eilat isn't in the Med.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:22 | 3570360 BraveSirRobin
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The other thing is the all that anti-semites here are too blinded by their bigotry to see what is really driving this, and that is Turkey, which wants the Iranian influence out of the region, and who wants to be sure there is no real or defacto Kurdish state formed as a consequence of this war. This war will not end until a regime to Turkey's liking assumes power. Assad could stay, but he will need to leave the Iranian orbit.

Turkey has long term historical claims on what is now Syria, which until not so long ago was part of the Ottoman Empire. The Turkish Islamists (who rule the country) see Turkey as the rightful center of the restoration of the Caliphate, and resent competition form Iran and it's false (to them) version of Islam.

This conflict has absolutely nothing to do with Isreal, though Isreal must be delighted it is going on and will, probably, try and keep it burning away for as long as possible.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:19 | 3570344 lolmao500
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While Obama says that Erdogan and him are working to overthrow Assad... LOL...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:51 | 3570489 Paracelsus
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   The business with the EU shafting the Cypriot bank depositors is interesting in light of both Greece (owns 1/2 of Cyprus) and Turkey (owns other 1/2 of Cyprus) are NATO members. I still can't figure out why Turkey rates the presence of several West German Patriot SAM batteries.A couple of mortar rounds fired from Syrian territory seems a weak justification.(Perhaps they are there to deter any night-time weapons shipments flown in from Iran. Sounds suspiciously like Clintons' arms embargo over Bosnia.Control the arms traffic and it gives you political control over the warlords). What I am worried about is what the Pentagon calls "Mission Creep". America started out with 500 advisors in Vietnam and eight years later had half a million.Once you commit your prestige to an enterprise it is hard to walk away from your clients.Further,the Vietnam war is certainly partly responsible for the screwed up economic path we have followed for fifty years now. The "Buck" as reserve currency is in the process of being marked to market.The Saudis (Sunnis) are backing one side in the Syrian conflict,after already having been booted out of command in Iraq. Watch that petrodollar peg go down the gurgler.The Iranian oil will not be allowed to be sold outside of the cartel. The Iranians must be taken behind the woodshed....

Also,anyone who thinks the US Forces will ever give up a nice pre-built base like Bagram airfield has been smoking some good shit.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 20:45 | 3571268 ThisIsBob
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Sending Marines to Israel?  Somebody over there needs an umbrella held? 

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 22:32 | 3571571 goldenbuddha454
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Wag-the-dog soon

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 00:12 | 3571835 headless blogger
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If I were those Marines I would be most worried about the Israeli's attacking me, and then pinning it on Assad.

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