The Tanks Have Been Deployed

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Courtesy of the BBC's Jeremy Bowen, and 911 operator we can see that the tanks in Cairo are now deployed. Surely this will add at least another 10 points to the Stalingrad and Propaganda 500 on anywhere between 2 and 3 contracts in today's hilarious zero volume revolutionary melt up.

And another from Quentin Sommerville:

From Reuters:

The Egyptian army erected barbed wire and barriers around a barracks where embattled President Mohamed Mursi was working and deployed armored vehicles and troops to prevent his supporters marching from a nearby rally to his palace, witnesses said.


A Reuters journalist saw troops move into place close to the Rabaa Adaweya mosque area, where tens of thousands of supporters of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood are rallied to support the democratically elected president and what they call constitutional legitimacy.


The army said in an official statement that it was security the area and denied what it said were reports that it was attacking Mursi's supporters, saying: "The Egyptian army belongs to all Egyptians."

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:33 | 3718394 suteibu
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That's fine but it doesn't spur economic activity until they actually blow shit up.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:38 | 3718427 Pladizow
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Tylers, if anything is Bullish, its tanks. Com'on, who dont know that?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:39 | 3718430 knukles
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Buy The Fucking Detonation

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:39 | 3718437 Pladizow
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Broken windows, Bitches!

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:43 | 3718454 iDealMeat
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If the "Snoden" actually exists, this would be a great time to make a run for it..

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:45 | 3718462 flacon
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Neither the S&P nor the DOW can make it over the 20 moving average - five days in a row. This spells DOOM. 

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:46 | 3718472 The Juggernaut
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I wonder is the USA envoy bribed the Egyptian military yet...

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:49 | 3718482 Meat Hammer
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Wolf Blitzer and the rest of the commies are pushing the "WTF, Morsi was democratically elected!!!" meme.  No mention of bait-and-switch campaign promises or back-door implementation of Shaira Law, however.  

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:51 | 3718492 Big Slick
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Watching the live feed from Tahiri Square (link below), I occasionally see an INTESELY bright green light coming from multiple places in the crowd and blinding the camera.  Is this some kind of anti-personnel laser/lidar?  I remember seeing similar things in the riots in Brazil a few weeks ago.  Can anyone offer conjecture??  As a scientist knowledgeable about the danger of lasers to the human eye, I am concerned.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:57 | 3718528 Rusticus
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Laser target painting from a predator drone ?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:58 | 3718535 idea_hamster
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Those look like US-made M113s.

Can't imagine why the Egyptians associate the US with despotism more that democracy....

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:04 | 3718557 Headbanger
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And you can buy used M113 right on eBay!  I kid you not :

I just might git one fer maself !

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:17 | 3718629 redpill
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Donkey Kong coming out in 3....2...1...

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:26 | 3718674 eatthebanksters
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Any pro Obama fucktard is screaming right now that Morsi was democratically elected becuase these same fucktards are scared if one democratically elected douchebag can be bounced from office by his people then another elected douchebag can suffer the same fate...fuck Morsi and fuck Obama

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:42 | 3718762 The Juggernaut
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Democratically elected.  Democratically toppled.    DC is next?  Its up to The US People.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:00 | 3718864 redpill
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Plenty of nasty people have been elected to an office.  Winning one vote doesn't mean you can do whatever you want.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:52 | 3719092 James_Cole
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@ BigSlick

Those are lazer pointers from the crowd.

They seem to have bigger concerns than the ill effects of lazers on their eyes. 

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:00 | 3718861 TPTB_r_TBTF
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“Rebellion against a king may be pardoned, or lightly punished, but the man who dares to rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.”


Said a Founding Father

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:14 | 3718929 CPL
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When the laws are just and offer access to everyone.  Without that there is no republic. 

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:05 | 3718559 XitSam
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And the M113 is not a tank.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:17 | 3718631 BurningFuld
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Not a tank...more like a target.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:06 | 3718565 fonestar
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Get Nancy Grace down there immediately!

Tell her she will need her ear-bud to hear things...

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:21 | 3718962 knukles
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... form the person standing right next to her on the split screen...

Fucking Propaganda... at a 5th grade level

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:58 | 3718534 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Is this some kind of anti-personnel laser/lidar?  I remember seeing similar things in the riots in Brazil a few weeks ago.  Can anyone offer conjecture??

It's called a handheld green laser pointer.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:05 | 3718560 Rusty Shorts
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Egyptian Protesters Painted a Helicopter With Hundreds of Laser Pointers

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:22 | 3718613 Big Slick
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Me thinks we Americans might need to make a stop at Staples for these things, before they are outlawed here.

I remember being in a presentation where a guy was using this on a projection screen.  Even aimed at only the screen he got complaints that it was hurting people's eyes.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:25 | 3718667 malikai
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If you end up doing that and hitting a ghettobird, they will come for you in no time.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:03 | 3718879 Rustysilver
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ACtually you can make one yourself form a DVD player.  Based on power supply these things are powerfull.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:54 | 3718833 krispkritter
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Doing that to a Popo chopper in FL will net you a felony. I know of two arrests for this already.  I had a guy try in traffic pointing a red one at my mirror on an early morning commute.  Called FHP and he went down in a ball of blinking lights but I didn't stop.

You can see some of these on clouds in full daylight...

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:36 | 3719027 emersonreturn
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thank you rusty.  i found several interesting reports, including the fellow charged for writing on the sidewalk outside the bank of america.  the banks must be getting a tad freaked out if simply writing a fact outside their doors deserves a charge with a hefty fine and a possible 13yr sentence.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 20:32 | 3720160 StychoKiller
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The jury acquited.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:05 | 3718562 thisandthat
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Just cheap run-of-the-mill presentation laser pointers - very popular in some places; illegal in others (dangerous to eyesight, despite low power).

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:41 | 3719048 Long-John-Silver
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Green is the colour the Human eye is most sensitive of. Green lasers are the most powerful colour in the spectrum the human eye can see.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:52 | 3718498 Dark_Horse
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It's all fun and games until the tanks are brought out.

Also a signal for the US to take note of.


Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:58 | 3718512 McMolotov
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Wolf Blitzer — that fur-faced fucker couldn't find his way out of a paper bag. Remember how badly he got his ass kicked on Celebrity Jeopardy?

Stupid asshat had –$4,600 and had to be given money to compete in final jeopardy. What a moronic fucktard he is.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:59 | 3718543 Meat Hammer
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I remember that, McM......when Andy Richter kicked his ass.  Which just proves that humor requires intelligence....and being a "journalist", not so much.

Another great episode of Jeopardy was during Teachers Week when the lady from the LA public school system didn't make it to final jeopardy. 

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:18 | 3718632 TeamDepends
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She's teaching her students to sell Obamacare to their parents, though.  Foward!

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:09 | 3718872 toxic8
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double ^^

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:08 | 3718904 toxic8
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Wolf Blitzer -$4600 Jeopardy Fail

You think he would have gotten at least the one about the birthplace of King David and Jesus right... lmao

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:01 | 3718548 Colonel Klink
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He's a tribal teleprompter news reader.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:12 | 3718916 Disenchanted
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and an AIPAC fluffer.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:19 | 3718954 machineh
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What I want to know, is why Santa fired this bizarre little elf.

Oh wait, prolly he don't believe in Christmas. LOL!

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:08 | 3718891 Jack Burton
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"Wolf Blitzer" is the official "Voice Of Israel". He is totally shameless in his worship of Israel expansion and repression. Actually, I have long called CNN, "The Cable Neo-Con Network", which it clearly is. When I want to know what Israel thinks we Americans should be told, I tune in CNN to hear the offical news from Israel's propaganda ministry.

Blitzer is a disgusting propagandist, his whole routine is to equate Israeli policy with America's security. If not for Israel, we Americans would not be safe in our beds at night. Blitzer and his followers lie in order to gain US Tax Dollar, US weapons and US military support. All paid for by our tax dollars and our kids lives. As long as people like Blitzer call the shots, America will be a second class nation that dances to the tune of Israel.

I think a look at history and US policy, both foreign and domestic, supports my statement above. But if you ignore reality and the historical record of recent years, then you can say Israel does not have total influence over American government and tax money and foreign policy.


Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:31 | 3719000 toxic8
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Israel Lobbyist -

We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:37 | 3719034 SAT 800
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Agreed. I'm maintaining my short on the S&P500 ES contract basis Sept. It closed +1 pt. today over yesterday; very weak. My position is at 1607.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:02 | 3718551 EhKnowKneeMass
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If you look at the picture carefully, there is one making a run for it. Who do you think it is?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:10 | 3718589 Meat Hammer
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He's running to get his beret.  If he would've just checked facebook and gotten the dress code for the day he wouldn't have to be ashamed by his fashion faux pax.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:40 | 3718439 max2205
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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:08 | 3718580 Meatier Shower
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Not to nitpick, but those are not tanks. They are APCs.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:01 | 3718866 ATM
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They are tanks in the first pic. APCs in the next two.

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