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In Diplomatic Escalation, Russia Publicly Exposes The CIA Station Chief In Moscow

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Earlier this week, the CIA's Russian outpost was deeply humiliated when (in a calculated move following accusations that the US had not gotten appropriate Russian information on the two Boston bombers, and following the visit of John Kerry whose primary objective was to, unsuccessfully, get Russia to relent on Syria) Russia's FSB exposed and broadcast on live TV the arrest of its agents caught while attempting to recruit a Russian spy.  Back then we suggested to "expect a prompt retaliation by the US" however it turns out Russia was not nearly done with embarrassing the US in what is becoming an obvious campaign to humiliate the US intelligence service, this time by going where very few clandestine operations go, at least during peacetime detente: by publicly exposing the head counterparty US spy. As Telegraph reports, "Russia's Federal Security Service has publicly revealed the identity of a man it calls the CIA station chief in Moscow, in what experts say is a serious breach of intelligence protocol."

Speaking to Russian media about the recent capture of an alleged CIA spy in a wig in Moscow, an FSB spokesman named the CIA "rezident", or station chief, in the capital.


A diplomat of the same name is listed as a Counsellor in the US Moscow embassy in the autumn-winter 2012-13 edition of a directory of foreign diplomatic, media and business offices in the city.

With tensions between the US and Russia already at high levels, and with both countries having sent naval support in the vicinity of Syria which is increasingly looking like the next powder keg, the US will not be happy with this dramatic and unexpected escalation in diplomatic warfare:

The naming of the top CIA figure working in Russia is likely to provoke an angry response in Washington, and damage important bilateral links in the struggle against global terrorism.


It is common practise for US and Russian intelligence agencies to identify to each other their top officials in their respective embassies, but they are not identified publicly.


The exposure appears to be a calculated snub to Washington, a month after the two countries agreed to share intelligence over the Boston Marathon bombing, which was allegedly carried out by two men with roots in Russia's North Caucasus region.

RT has more on the official statement:

As early as by autumn 2011, the FSB was aware that the CIA was pursuing a goal to get an informer within the Russian special services, the agent told RT.


“Those were not one-off events, which caused our concern,” the operative pointed out. “Therefore, we decided to warn our American colleagues and ask them to stop these activities.”


At a time, the FSB did not make public any information they knew about the CIA operations in Moscow, but held a meeting with the head of their station’s chief in Moscow, Stephen Holmes.


“We hoped our American colleagues would hear us, given that we also presented to them precise information about CIA officers making recruitment attempts in Moscow and who exactly was doing that,” the source added.


In particular, back then, the FSB named such American agents as Benjamin Dillon, third secretary of the American Embassy in Moscow. Last year, “Dillon got into the same story as Fogle” and was expelled from Russia in January, the source said. 


Hoping that the CIA would make necessary conclusions from the incident, we did not make that case public,” he said. Apparently, the Americans did not appreciate the FSB’s “correct attitude towards professional ethics.”


The FSB was aware that Ryan Fogle worked for the CIA since his arrival in Moscow in April 2011. Russian intelligence, “keeps an eye on” representatives of all foreign special services and the American intelligence agency is no exception to the rule, the source noted.


“The point of such an approach is to terminate all possible actions by foreign intelligence that could pose a threat to Russia’s security,” the operative said. “This, certainly, does not refer to diplomats who do their duties on behalf of the US State Department.”

Curiously, and hinting that this action was in response to recent escalations in Syria, the language used by Russia was a carbon copy replica of that used by Obama recently to decry Syrian use of chemical weapons, which is the populist lynchpin of the US narrative in obtaining public support for eventual military escalation:

An FSB spokesman told the Interfax news agency on Friday that the US had "crossed a red line" with Mr Fogle's actions, because the CIA had already been warned to stop trying to recruit Russian citizens.


"In October 2011, the FSB officially warned the station chief of the CIA in Moscow, ...... that in the case of continuing provocative recruitment actions with regard to employees of the Russian special services, the FSB would take symmetrical actions with regard to CIA officers," the spokesman said.


A spokesman for the US embassy in Moscow was not immediately available for comment on Friday afternoon.

Just like Israel continues to bombard Syria without any consequences, so Russia continues to use the US State Department as a punching bag without fear of retaliation.

Will the US continue taking it, or will it, as the Telegraph suggests, "provoke an angry response in Washington, and damage important bilateral links..." And how long until Israel conducts another overnight raid in Syria, only this time a Syria which as the NYT reported has now received advanced Russian Yahkonts missiles whose main difference from all prior Syrian armaments is that they are outfitted with "offensive radar" and can be used for more than just self-defense.

Unlike Scud and other longer-range surface-to-surface missiles that the Assad government has used against opposition forces, the Yakhont antiship missile system provides the Syrian military a formidable weapon to counter any effort by international forces to reinforce Syrian opposition fighters by imposing a naval embargo, establishing a no-fly zone or carrying out limited airstrikes.

So with Israel suddenly facing the prospect of actual casualties should it engage in more air raids over Syrian airspace, just what avenues are left for telegraphing superiority and supremacy in the latest middle eastern hotbed of future escalation? Or does this mean the days of foreplay are over.


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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:10 | 3573556 fonzannoon
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"Everybody at home is most anxious to know how it's going in there."

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:14 | 3573577 The Juggernaut
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Cue the stand down false flag.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15 | 3573587 gmrpeabody
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They're not playing fair...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:32 | 3573646 francis_sawyer
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So basically, 'BULLWINKLE' has been outed?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:55 | 3573743 FL_Conservative
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Just when you think the Obama Admin couldn't possibly look any more incompetent than they already do.............BAM!!!!  A new mill-stone!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:10 | 3573795 wee-weed up
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Not to worry...

Obozo's lapdog MSM will see to it his sheeple don't hear a word of it.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:36 | 3573925 tango
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It's already started with such "disinterested" sites as MSNBC, SALON and NPR running pieces explaining why (1) the IRS fiasco was caused by the Supreme Court or the Bush apointee (2) Why AP needed to be overheard (a progressive War on Terror?) and how Benghazi happened LONG ago and besides, it's the fault of those mean GOP for trying to cut spending.  

I swear, if Obama dropped a nuke on Manhattan NPR would find a silver lining in the mushroom cloud. 

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:55 | 3574955 Spirit Of Truth
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:43 | 3573948 marathonman
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I don't know.  The MSM seem lately to have flipped on Obozo.  Read an article on stating that the Trilateral Commission may have pulled the trap door to unleash the Kracken on Obama because he either wasn't behaving as expected or they were setting up an alternate chain of events.  Made sense to me.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:14 | 3574089 XitSam
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Presidents, including Obama, have had the MSM flip sides before. They always revert to SOP in short order.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:18 | 3574120 Ahmeexnal
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Members of Faction 2 must move fast in their objectives.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:18 | 3574406 Freddie
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Thanks for the tip on Lew Rockwell's site.  I read the John Rappaport column on this subject and the TriLaterals and Carter/Nixon and what may be going on.  John discusses what you suggested.

My take is it is either one of three things:

1. The Tri will get rid of Holder then Obama is next.

2. They newsmedia is trying to look even handed with some muted criticism of Obama but will later let him off the hook.

3. They are putting a little scare into him to do what they want and will then back off.

Rappaport is a good writer.  He brings up Nazi companies and we roll our eyes when we hear nazis but as you read about IG Farben - you see the seeds of the modern corporations controlling countries.  This mega corporatism started before most of us thought it did.  The idea that science is above everything - see leftist attacking consevatives because they do not embrace cloning, global warming, partial birth abortion, drones, etc.  Conservatives or Bible thumpers are "anti science."

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:28 | 3573879 rlouis
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KGB vs Acorn Community Organizer

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:35 | 3573920 knukles
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I was just thinkin' along the same line.
Know how pitifully embarrassing this is?

SecState kept waiting for hours for scheduled meet with Putin
Junior grade kindergarten spy caught and humiliated live on Russian  television
Protocol violated in outing CoS
Pacific fleet transits Suez for Cyprus

Like sticking it in and twisting for Fun

These are the ultimate FU statements.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:59 | 3574026 wee-weed up
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rlouis  "KGB vs Acorn Community Organizer"

Yep, you hit the nail on the head!

Just imagine how fucked we would be with this incompetent boob at the helm if Putin really decided to unleash hell on us. This wuss still hasn't grown a pair of balls about his so-called red-line if Assad used chemical weapons. He keeps thinking up all kinds of excuses why he can't do anything. If Putin rattled his saber at him, he'd probably run and cower under his oval office desk in a fetal position and cry!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:28 | 3574340 Freddie
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LOL!  Funny to see plenty of pieces of sh*t who will still junk you because they love Obama.  

Putin thinks Obama and John Kerry are clowns like the dumb fvkk in the dime store wig.  What a joke Amerika has become thanks to the Indonesian muslim.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:27 | 3574476 Jena
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It seems like the administration gets their Russian policy ideas from Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons where the opposition is portrayed by Boris and Natasha. 

(Please, please, say "moose and squirrel".  Just once!)

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 20:33 | 3574786 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Please, please, say "moose and squirrel".  Just once!

Hokay, hokay, "eet's moose and skvirrel, Natasha."

Ees good enov? No? Dat's because eet's Badenov!

Hoo boy...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 20:52 | 3574824 Jena
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Thanks TFS!  Works for me...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:04 | 3574840 gaoptimize
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Just convinced my Russian wife to say it for the first tine in like 3 years (I just mowed the lawn).  It always cracks me up.

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 12:57 | 3575928 Jena
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It seems like having a spouse from a different part of the world would be a fascinating window into a vastly different world.  I wouldn't trade my husband for anything but I can definitely see how that would be an adventure.

And +1 for the other thing.

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 14:58 | 3576200 Freddie
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LOL!  Moose and Squirel   The funniest part of the cartoon was when they said that.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 19:18 | 3574578 wee-weed up
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Freddie  You're right... we do have some Obozo-lovers here on ZH.

And you notice... they never have anything intelligent to say...

They just drop their little down-vote turds in the punchbowl and flee. They know they would lose any arguments based on rationality & reality.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:47 | 3574928 JOYFUL
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that phenomena is not restricted to the O \luvers\ chum... I've watched your boy log on and proceed to run down an entire thread downtickin each comment of those who he studiously avoids confronting verbally... highly amusing and annoying at the same time

... but exactly in line with the complaint you wrongly assign to just the camp of your enemy....

otoh... you could be right... it's been my suspicion for some time that your boy is actually a 'closet' BamBam luver... the way he obsesses over the guy.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 22:59 | 3575109 Buck Johnson
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I know, and those missiles are ship killers.  If Obama isn't careful he could literally have us in a fight with Russia.  Russia is backing Assad and it's not looking pretty.

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 15:00 | 3576206 Freddie
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Just put that RINO ass McCain on one of those carriers and Manchurian beer magnate will sink it like he almost did the USS Forrestal.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 23:35 | 3575178 Dealyer Turdin
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Be like Mr T, Cept for it's millstones insteada gold chains.  Might leave him wit some muscle.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 19:00 | 3574556 TheFourthStooge-ing
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So basically, 'BULLWINKLE' has been outed?

Yes, Bullwinkle J. Moose, code name "Mr. Know-it-all", has been exposed.

Also revealed was the involvement of a member of US Naval Intelligence (A Global Force for Good®), Captain Peter "Wrongway" Peachfuzz.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:33 | 3573910 Matt
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Blanks fired at Cannes, it seems.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 20:41 | 3574801 Hobbleknee
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Isn't that the same cop actor they used in that recent assassination attempt?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:29 | 3573589 knukles
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"breach or protocol" is all it is FFS
When I lived in the UK everybody at school knew whose father was CoS, London.
It was open knowledge.

More like being called on for adjusting your package or farting in public

This should help John Kohn in his Middle Eastern endeavors while he waits 7 hours for meetings

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:04 | 3573768 FeralSerf
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I learned something today: "jelqing". Thanks to you!

It sounds like a much more advanced form of massage from what we used to do as teenagers.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:41 | 3573664 Fuku Ben
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Chevy is exponentially funnier when he's not on script

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:24 | 3574331 Freddie
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Putin thinks Obama and Kerry are retards.  He is right.  He is making them look like clueless AH's along with the CIA. 

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:10 | 3573559 insanelysane
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John Kerry never did anything as a Massachusetts senator and I would expect the same now.  He likes the title and believes he is royalty.  Probably bitter that he never made it to King.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15 | 3573585 Seize Mars
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I'm not sure why he doesn't go by his real name. Isn't he proud of his name?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:31 | 3573594 knukles
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Newman, Alf Newman


Hey, don't be so critical as in "he never did anything"  He showed up!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:42 | 3573946 Herd Redirectio...
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"The story makes one wonder how many Americans today have Jewish roots of which they are unaware."

LOL, yes, rebranding the family as Kerry instead of Kohn... Purposefully to misrepresent their ethnicity, but it has the 'entertaining' side effect of neither the public nor the family itself knowing its origins.  Quite coincidental.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:30 | 3574343 Freddie
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Kerry puposely tried to pretend he was an Irish Catholic to pretend to be another Kennedy. The dumb Democrat mics and union types in MassHole are stupid as dirt.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:33 | 3573655 ParkAveFlasher
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I'd be proud of "John Cheesepope Kerry", for one.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:30 | 3573896 Cacete de Ouro
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Storm in a tea cosy.....We have bigger fish to fry..... M i XI

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:32 | 3573650 dizzyfingers
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"He likes the title and believes he is royalty.  Probably bitter that he never made it to King."

Teresa will fix that for Mr. Teresa.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:47 | 3573705 Jumbotron
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Nothing that a little Ketchup can't fix.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:34 | 3573658 Rustysilver
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Well, he did know were to park his yacht as to avoid high taxes. It should count for something.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:37 | 3573671 insanelysane
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and he had a fire hydrant moved in Boston so he could have a parking spot near the door of his brownstone.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:47 | 3573703 knukles
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Hey!  There's an opening at the IRS!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:35 | 3574357 Lumberjack
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And Deval Patrick is slated to replace Holder. Mark my words.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:07 | 3574432 knukles
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Thems the leaks ....


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:11 | 3573561 insanelysane
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O will learn about all of this in a few hours when he watches the nightly news.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:31 | 3573644 knukles
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Think they'll really carry this on ESPN?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:12 | 3573565 PaperBear
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Goodbye, CIA (Cocaine Importation Agency). It was horrific knowing you, don’t let the door hit your arse on your way out.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:25 | 3573627 The Juggernaut
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Actually let that door smash their arse.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:40 | 3573681 Buckaroo Banzai
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Except of course for the fact that the CIA is a part of DHS and it will be digested and reabsorbed into an even bigger festering and gangrenous pile of rot

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:06 | 3573776 ParkAveFlasher
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It's always a good sign when the infinitely-funded agency set up specifically to engage in mass mayhem overseas focused on publically-identified international enemies is transferred beneath the umbrella of a domestic paramilitary non-congressional, non-state police force.

Good sign!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:34 | 3574353 Freddie
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Well the CIA runs TV and Hollywood through Operation Mockingbird and turns out endless shit movies and TV shows glorifying the important work they do.  Other themes are to frighten the public too.  They are so powerful and evil and if you F with them....   Putin is not easily frightened by the CIA or our Dem Party head muslim O.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:10 | 3573796 FeralSerf
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Vlad seems to have a program in place to make the CIA the Keystone Kops of the intelligence world. The Langley boyz will not amused. "Where did we put those damn suitcase nukes?" "How many stamps do you need to mail a 50 lb. suitcase to Moscow?"

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:37 | 3573931 knukles
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One "forever"

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:17 | 3573566 CheapBastard
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"intelligence protocol"


Is that like the "Geneva Convention" ? 


BTW, I just ordere dmy spy kit...Do It'm gonna test it out at my local bank later today, and see if anyone recognizes me:

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:20 | 3573608 SilverIsKing
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I'm going to order one and see if I can get my wife to cheat on "me."

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:42 | 3573690 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Did Hedgeless Horseman get the boot ?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:46 | 3573700 noless
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It looked like his account was active last i checked, his last post alludes to him leaving though.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:29 | 3574483 Son of Loki
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CB, looks like a very comprhensive kit...I'm gonna order one two and see if I can fool my Dog so he'll think I'm a stranger. I think Woody Allen has had great luck with his kit.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 22:00 | 3574965 JOYFUL
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All those (like HH) who have actively and pointedly taken issue here with the propensity of Merikans to project their demons onto others... most directly onto a religio-cultural group best known for it's doctrinal prohibitions against usury\interest... via WMD and other satanic devices paid for with US tax $...

are on a watch list here. An now subject to various degrees of threat\banishment\harassment... for speaking up against the very one way standards* of  what constitutes 'slanderous' speech imposed top-down fashion by the local variety of DHS> I'm certain it's all in order to |protect our freedoms|!!!


*it's still very clear as of this week that commentors are welcome to get away with the most incendiary provocations against the mentioned 'target group' ... proof a plenty available on demand!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:13 | 3573570 vulcanraven
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The cold war never ended

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:14 | 3573580 Sandmann
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How could it after what was done to Russia during Yeltsin's drunken phase by US agents ? It was self-evident they were trying to dismember Russia

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:23 | 3573619 Seize Mars
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There was no Cold War. It was fake. The Great Eye dismantled the USSR so that it could start communizing the USA. You couldn't have such an obvious good guy bad guy thing, it was necessary to make them both stations of fascism.
The fuckers laid out their plans a long time ago and no one believed it because it seemed so far fetched.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:43 | 3573694 Buckaroo Banzai
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I dunno. I think the cold war was real, its just that nobody expected the Soviet Union to collapse when it did. They set up the Soviets in the first place, must have done it for a good reason.

Well who the fuck knows.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:52 | 3573995 dick cheneys ghost
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There was no economy 'behind' the Iron Curtain and the CIA knew it.........The cold war was a war against the 3rd world and still is. The only thing that changed was the name. GWOT

I call it 'job security' for spooks and MIC........

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:01 | 3574030 Jumbotron
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"There was no economy 'behind' the Iron Curtain and the CIA knew it.........The cold war was a war against the 3rd world and still is."


Correction:  "There was no economy 'behind' the Iron Curtain and the CIA knew it.......The cold war was a war FOR THE 3rd WORLD'S RESOURCES and still is." 


There.....fixed it for ya.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:49 | 3573715 Jumbotron
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No...the Cold War WAS real.  It was the Russians that failed to understand that their real enemy was not capitalist America but Globalist Bankers.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:18 | 3573835 FeralSerf
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When you say "Russians", are you referring to prole Ivan or Uncle Josef?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:52 | 3573996 Herd Redirectio...
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Russia is an interesting one.  The origins of the Bolshevik party is quite the tale.  Russia 100 years ago was a lot like China 40 - 50 years ago.  Very rural, ag-focused.  But rapidly industrialized.  But closer to the present day, the period of most interest would have to be the early 90s.  The 'state garage sale' period.  When guys like Khodorkovsky all of a sudden had access to $300m financing, in order  to purchase Yukos, which was worth $20+ billion a few years later (so safe to say it was worth more than $300m when K purchased it, from his own auction house). 

Who financed it, really?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:58 | 3574019 Jumbotron
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Who financed it, really?

I haven't the foggiest clue.  Haven't given it much thought.  But now that you brought the idea up....I'll start where I always do in researching financial shenanigans....


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:03 | 3574035 Jumbotron
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"When you say "Russians", are you referring to prole Ivan or Uncle Josef" ?


Didn't matter to the Bankers then......doesn't matter now.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:19 | 3573602 DeliciousSteak
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Of course not. One simply has to see what happened in Russia in the 90's, and what the US has been doing in the ME and central Asia.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:13 | 3573573 Sandmann
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It will be interesting to see Israel lose aircraft. This could be the stripping away of Israel's cockiness in the Middle East. Netanyahu may have to learn a lesson

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:19 | 3573604 A. Magnus
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They lost 2 aircraft when they bombed Syria last week - even with Syria's 'antiquated' defenses. Looks like Putin is going the make the Yehudis work for it next time...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:16 | 3573826 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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It seems like this whole Syrian thing revolves around Qatar running a nat gas pipeline through Jordan and Syria terminating in Turkii. This gas will be sold into Europe cutting into the Russian Gazprom action. Quatar is funding mercenaries to overthrow the Assad regime which opposes the pipeline, and naturally Russia is supporting Assad to keep their gas monopoly going.

I don't see where the Zionists have a dog in this fight. What benefit do they get by opposing the Assad regime (and the Russians), which brings Wahabbi's into Jordan next door to Israel?

Putin is a real Russian and fully understands that the Khazarian Bolsheviks fucked-up his country for a hundred years, are now centralised in the ME, and he would like nothing more than to even the score.

If the Zionists stick their noses into that yellow jacket nest they will be sorry.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:53 | 3574006 Herd Redirectio...
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Qatar being a proxy state of which superpower?  Come on, its still a unipolar world (for the moment), this is an easy one...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:57 | 3574014 PennilessPauper
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"I don't see where the Zionists have a dog in this fight." 

Because the Zionists are getting their undies wet with anticipation about getting their Sippy stray into the oil reserves under the Caspian Sea. 

Between 17 and 49 billion barrels estimated by EIA.

Syria will provide them with a ground route to Iraq and onward to Iran.

Shh... don't tell any one though.  Wars over resources are a big secret.  Only Unpatriotic Conspiracy wing nuts would talk of such things. /sarc



Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:26 | 3574162 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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Penniless (isn't PennilessPauper redundant?):

You're right, resource wars have been ongoing for a looooong time.

But, do they think they can just walk in and take over the Caspian? If they did, then they would need pipelines (through Iran and Iraq, hmmm). Where are their tools to do this? Oh wait, didn't Obammy just send over the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to our 51st State in the ME.

Benghazi, IRS, bugging the Congressional Cloakroom, AP, Bloomberg, Syria and a potential WWIII (or would it be WWIV?), and others yet to be disclosed this is getting to be a real mess. The intl banksters "need" moar woars to keep their scam going but isn't this getting ridiculous?


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:32 | 3574188 _It Is Balloon_
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And then onward to Kazakstan, aka the ancient Khanate of Khazia.


Backstory: khazars convert to judism appx 800AD, Rus drive out the  Khazars into Russia, Eastern Europe.

Khazars take Palestine.



Kurds move from Turkey to Iraq. (Quid quo pro for Turrkey fights Syria)



Kurds take northern Iran using Al Cia da mercenaries.

Fight north between the Seas.

Fight west from Khazakstan. 


Create Khazaia  from the Mediterranean to Eastern China





Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:50 | 3574941 drdolittle
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Having a gas pipeline around Russia neuters russia a bit more. When gazprom can shut off natural gas to europe in the middle of winter it makes europe more likely to do the ruskies bidding.

if the us is gonna go conquer those caspian fields we need a way to keep europe warm and generating electricity. The whole thing in a nutshell. Russia does not want this to happen and US does.

The only real question is when it goes hot. China and Russia will have to unite or forever be cut out of the energy equation.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 22:23 | 3575041 Grimlock
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But I thought they hate us because we're so damn free?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:40 | 3574197 Winston Churchill
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Israels' dog is the water in S Lebanon.Unfortunately Heezbollah stands in their way.

Iran supplies Hezbollah through Syria.

Keeping watching the right hand if you want .Odd bedfellows all with different ultimate

aims.Who said water,gas and oil don't mx.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:34 | 3574494 Freddie
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Yup. Water is the key there.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:30 | 3574880 Element
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Exactly, Hezbollah's now got its hands full fighting a vicious attrition war with Sunni cannibals parachuted in by Gulf States who are pretending to be freedom fighters for Syria. And now the Lebanese Sunni and Shia are both going to fight it out to the death, in both Syria, and also throughout Lebanon as well.

Israel is sitting very pretty, enjoying the view from Golan.

What's not to like?

... cue Iran's entry

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:24 | 3573621 DeadFred
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The stripping away of cockiness start back when they got their noses bloodied in Lebanon a

while ago. Losing a few squadrons of jets would cetainly hasten the process. Iron dome probably sucks against an upper atmosphere EMP detonation. The Israelis aren't stupid, they won't push the envelope.

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 04:53 | 3575405 Zwelgje
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2006 Battle of Bint Jbeil

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:35 | 3573662 Kirk2NCC1701
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To use a metaphor... The skinny & weird but smart and wickedly shrewd kid (with an inordinate preference for health & wealth) always 'turns' the biggest bully in the school yard to do his bidding.  It makes the bully feel good to demonstrate his physical prowess to his would-be peers and to the other kids.

The other kids -- poor & fed up -- have to stop the competing & fighting among themselves, and get organized enough to take the Bully out of the equation.  The shrewd kid will try to prevent that.  Who wins?  Time will tell, as the timeless drama continues.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:58 | 3574020 Herd Redirectio...
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Forget the schoolyard, this is no different from a psychopathic mob boss, sending his muscle out to collect the protection money.  But its best not to think in terms of nation states, for this e.g.  The mob boss represents the money and the brains, so in the real world, the wealthy ($1billion +), with their secret societies and think tanks and the press, and the muscle are obviously the military, intelligence agencies and law enforcement.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:16 | 3573575 Seize Mars
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This is an interesting story but I would just point out that don't forget, Putin is an employee if The Company just as Obama and Jamie Dimon are. This whole "oh no Russia may get involved in Syria" thing is all 100% phony. He is a company man.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:26 | 3573629 BeaverFever
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Still things could get interesting if the Russians start leaking the truth about what happened on 9/11 2001 just to drive the Americans batshit crazy.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:40 | 3573684 Urban Redneck
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What makes you think either side hasn't already been leaking truths here and there, knowing full well it would drive "people" batshit crazy?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:18 | 3573779 Bastiat
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How about the Chinese who got all the steel from the buildings.  If you were them would you really recycle it all?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:59 | 3574024 Herd Redirectio...
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I would definitely say I did.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:27 | 3573631 Anusocracy
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The influence of 'The Company' waxes and wanes just as the influence of the Church over the Kings waxed and waned.

Russia and China are not the toadies some people think they are.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:33 | 3573651 Seize Mars
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Well said but I still disagree

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:03 | 3574039 Herd Redirectio...
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Exactly.  Even given that Putin is an extremely powerful figure in Russia, the Oligarchs wield tremendous power between a small group of them as well.  So that is what would need looking into.  From what I have seen, the Oligarchs had quite a bit of help w/ financing, in their early days...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:46 | 3574373 FeralSerf
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I agree with you.   It's too coincidental.

It is forgotten by most people who the historical owners were -- all German.  Russia (Catherine the Great), Britain (Victoria and Co.) and the American CIA is also German in origin thanks to the post war recruitment.  There's also the Bushes with their German roots.  China , I don't know.  But their were under the thumb of the British Empire for a long time.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:13 | 3573576 Dr. Engali
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An angry response from the one? What's he going to do? Not have a decorated Marine hold an umbrella over Putin's head during his next visit?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:19 | 3573599 ThisIsBob
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Some Marines seemed to be pissed that the CIC is using their brothers as unbrella valets.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:22 | 3573612 SilverIsKing
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I know you fellas think lightly of the rain but that could have been acid rain.  That stuff is dangerous.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:15 | 3574314 The Heart
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"That stuff is dangerous."

It is the radiation in the initial part of first rains that will kill you.


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:20 | 3573798 Bastiat
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Outrage upon outrage.   Probably a lot of marines out there wishing that guy had given TOTUS a good Ghadafi with that umbrella.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:22 | 3573854 SilverIsKing
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When you see outrage on Obama's face, it's really "Fauxtrage"

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:42 | 3573942 Bastiat
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Everything about that clown is faux which would be revealed if all his records were unsealed.

When I used outrage though, I meant regarding that marine being treated like a manservant.  

Nothing wrong with being a manservant, if that's your job.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:20 | 3573606 knukles
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Have to give 'em a new "Reset Button"...
Looks suspiciously like the ones in those ads from Office Max or Staples, FFS

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:22 | 3573613 Joe Davola
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Perhaps he shall fart in their general direction.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15 | 3573583 Fix It Again Timmy
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CIA - WWII relic started by and for White-Shoe boys...

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:27 | 3573600 Seize Mars
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What exactly is a White Shoe Boy?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:47 | 3573706 gorillaonyourback
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Not u lololol

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 23:13 | 3579281 Seize Mars
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Perhaps you misunderstood. It was rhetorical. "White Shoe" is code word for a Northeastern Protestant. (BTW I am one, mouth breather.)

Anyways I thought that the notion of the CIA being a "white shoe" project (of/by/for) is stupid. Really, really stupid.

So there.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:45 | 3573964 Demonoid
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White Shoe = traditional professional services with an old money clientele. Usually Northeastern. Think investment bankers. Think Top 50 law firms.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:17 | 3573588 Tsunami Wave
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Phew.. I'm glad our 'reset' in relations with Russia have really fixed things. The only people now who criticize our Nobel peace prize president are racist and religious unstable people you know..

This is not good. Now, the U.S.A. gets embarrassed..

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:21 | 3573611 DeliciousSteak
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The "reset" has been off the table since NATO broke the promise to not expand to the former Warsaw bloc.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:30 | 3573640 KCMLO
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Well the tricky thing about that "reset" button... sure it said "reset" in English, but in Russian it said "overload."  Seriously, we've been up this country's ass for 50 years and we can't get this right?  Sure, "peregruzka" can mean "reset" but there are much better and more commonly used words for that.  I guess the Russians took us literally and now that they're overloading relations they're shoving our stupidity right back down our throats.

(The Reset Button below)

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:16 | 3573590 DeadFred
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If they start shooting missiles at each other and brandishing nukes will the MSNBC crowd see that as bullish for stocks? Likely yes

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:23 | 3573618 Joe Davola
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Sounds like a lot of broken windows.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:19 | 3573601 Darkside
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They are relatively useless since Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. Hillary was completely useless and I expect the same from Kerry political hacks afraid to do anything.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:20 | 3573610 caimen garou
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i think the real name of the cia man is maxwell smart agent 86

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:23 | 3573614 SilverIsKing
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I asked you not to tell me that.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:25 | 3573623 caimen garou
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how about johnny english, triple agent

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:10 | 3574069 falak pema
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well it could be a girl called agent 69 and named cuty deep down. 

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:23 | 3573615 Kirk2NCC1701
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After the Two-play, we've already had Foreplay of Four-play.  We now have an Oral escalation.  Next is the Aural engagement, which ends in a heated and vigorously kinetic Climax.

Phew, was it good for you too?  Now Chill out.  For a few thousand years.


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:24 | 3573622 CrashisOptimistic
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In the end, none of this matters because Russia pumps 10+ million barrels per day of real, proper, actual, high joule crude -- not the low joule condensate that is coming out of the Eagleford shale.

They have the winning hand.  Period.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:27 | 3573632 Lumberjack
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Ok so the war of words continues... Then what the hell is this?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:31 | 3573643 Seize Mars
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Rubber meets road. Further evidence that Russia is all Rothschild, all the time.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:09 | 3574062 Herd Redirectio...
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If the 20th century taught us anything, its this:  Don't go to war until you control both sides.

Thats how you maximize profits. As well as controlling the outcome, obviously.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:28 | 3573633 Glass Seagull
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Russians to reveal who really killed JFK next?  Let the secrets fly!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:34 | 3573657 Stanley Lord
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The North Vietnamese

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:34 | 3573659 knukles
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Oh come on, everybody knows it was Lee Harvey Oswald in the movie theater with the popcorn!

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:32 | 3573645 Fuku Ben
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More distractions and bad acting



Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:34 | 3573660 Z_End
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Nice! With the Obama admistration fumbling with Benghazi, IRS, and AP Gates, they slip in a knife twist a bit...

A message about Syria, and by extention to Israel? S-300 delivery on the way! Maybe S-400? Wonder where the next Fleet port visit is???

Chess players those Russkies... 



Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:41 | 3574909 Element
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No way the Russians are selling export S-400s within the next 20 years, it is most of their anti-nuclear MIRV defence strategy.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:37 | 3573669 kralizec
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Bitch slapping the representatives of ObamaLand is too easy, this is the Rooskies saying "up your game, you suck at this, provide us some real sport"!


Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:38 | 3573672 Kirk2NCC1701
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Hmmm.  Obama and his alphabet Agency woes.  You'd think that Dem sheep would notice?  Naah.  Baah.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:39 | 3573677 HD
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Bring back the cold war - it was head and shoulders better than this police state "terrorism" crap.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:42 | 3573691 insanelysane
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If Russia was a bit smarter they would threaten Europe and cause the ECB to stop printing which would leave Ben to be the only one printing which would result in hyperinflation in US.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:42 | 3573689 orangegeek
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This is a side show bore.


Check some of the IRS hearing - it's a comedy roast.


That fucker Steven Miller is a pathelogical liar - it's entertaining to watch the fucker squirm on the stand.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:45 | 3573697 insanelysane
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We didn't "target" the Team Party, we just "selected" them so when you asked me last year if they were "targeted" I wasn't lying because they were "selected".

There is no there there and it all depends on what the definition of is is.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:22 | 3574138 SnatchnGrab
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Steven Miller that douchebag with the curly hair? He got roasted by the Congressman from the Erie PA area.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:42 | 3573693 q99x2
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Well do you think that Russia will help the sections of the US Military that want to fight the NWO globalists?

Still hopeful

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:24 | 3574149 thelibcentury
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good for you! I am not, but I often feel like I should be...


it really is hard to convince myself that there are NO "good" forces at work in the shadows....there almost have to be, right?

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 20:31 | 3574780 denverdolomte
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I completely agree. It's natural, physical laws that to every action there are equal and adverse reactions. In this entire situation one could only speculate those reactions. Transversely our political officials try to operate in the realm of quantum physics were as they feel the best way to define logic is with completely illogical actions, as one can not define theory as fact. 


Who knows what the "good" is or whom or even where, but something says it is out there in a sense. It could also be no one but the adverse reactions to everything they are doing ie. the stock markets, spending, printing which as we all know can no sustain and will crumble, as has happened numerous times in history before.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:44 | 3573696 SmittyinLA
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Putin has leverage over Obama (Chechen terrorist list) which Obama totally ignored with wonton disregard for the safety of US citizens.

Obama is the new "Truman Show". 

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:47 | 3573704 venturen
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Obama The Amauter. A Chicago hack that never cared that much for his adopted country that never amounted to anything...becomes President. What do you expect.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:49 | 3573713 bankonzhongguo
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Call me old fashion, but all the old KGB/GRU guys I know would have taken that OGA guy caught with the wigs and compass and dropped him off across the street the station chief's house with his testicles stuffed in his mouth and 2 bullets in the face.

Seems even the FSB has been watching Teletubbies too long.

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