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Israeli Subs Destroy Russian Missiles In Syria; Russia Holds Largest Post-Soviet Military Drill

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While the (chemical) dust over Syria has yet to settle, one country is not waiting around before in tried and true fashion it kicks the proverbial hornets nest. Only this time the recipient of Israeli aggression is not some small country that can hardly afford to defend itself against made in the US, state-of-the-art weapons: it is Russia, if only indirectly. Last Friday, July 5, in the fog of the Egyptian coup, a contingent of 50 Russian-made Yakhont P-800 anti-ship missiles at the Syrian port-city of Latakia was destroyed. It has since become clear that the attack was launched by none other than an Israeli Dolphin-class (German-made) submarine according to a report in the British Sunday Times, which in turn contradicts a previous report that the attack had been the work of the Israeli air force.

Furthermore, the alleged Israeli naval strike was closely coordinated with the United States. While this open aggression on Russian interests in Syria for now remains unchallenged, one wonder what happens when the news hits that US-made weapons supporting Syrian "rebels" have been mysteriously blown up by Russian rockets and how furious the public outcry would be against such an open Russian provocation.

From Jerusalem Post:

According to the report, the Israeli fleet of German-built submarines launched a cruise missile at the weapons cache after which Syrian rebels reportedly attested to hearing early-morning explosions at a Syrian port-side naval barracks.


On Friday, anonymous US officials told CNN that Israel had carried out an air strike on the Syrian city.


Three unnamed US officials told CNN the IAF had targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that could pose a threat to Israel.


Qassem Saadeddine, spokesman for the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council, said the pre-dawn attack hit Syrian Navy barracks at Safira, near the port of Latakia. The rebel forces’ intelligence network had identified newly supplied Yakhont missiles being stored there, he said.


“It was not the FSA that targeted this,” Saadeddine told Reuters. “It is not an attack that was carried out by rebels. This attack was either by air raid or long-range missiles fired from boats in the Mediterranean.”


A loud explosion was heard near Latakia on Wednesday, an opposition monitoring group said, but the cause of the blast was unclear.

Fast forward one week when we learn that in a perfectly unrelated event, a massive military drill involving naval forces, strategic bomber aircraft, missile-defense teams, tactical and strategic missiles, infantry, and armored vehicles took place in Russia's far east: a perfectly unrelated exercise that just happens to have 160,000 soliders, 1,000 tanks, 130 aircraft and 70 naval vessels that has been classified as the largest of its kind in the post-Soviet period.

From RFE:

An unspecified number of Tu-95MS strategic nuclear bomber aircraft reportedly were being readied for combat missions at an airbase in the Amur region. An armored brigade with some 100 tanks made a 1,100-kilometer rail journey from Buryatia to the Tsugol testing ground in Chita Oblast.


Tank commander Dmitry Manyukin told the Russian TV news station Rossia 24 on July 14 that his company's final objectives in the exercise had not yet been issued in order to test the ability of Russian troops to respond quickly to freshly received orders.


"The peculiarity [of this drill] is that [although] we deployed here 24 hours ... it hasn't yet been disclosed to us where we will move from here and what we will be ordered to accomplish," he said.


According to Manyukin, the emphasis on being prepared for rapid deployment was being emphasized by the Defense Ministry in Moscow.


"Since the appointment of the new Defense Minister [Sergei Shoigu], combat readiness has been treated very seriously," he said. "Very strict demands have been put in place for combat readiness ever since."


The 83rd Airborne Brigade has been ordered from its base in Ussuriisk to Sakhalin Island, where an amphibious assault will be carried out in coordination with assault ships "Oslyabya" and "Nikolai Vilkov" assault ships.


A mobile radiation, chemical, and biological defense brigade has also been taking part in the exercise.

And speaking of hands on...

Putin has said he might personally participate in the drill, which is scheduled to end on July 20.

Surely this news alone, even in the absence of GDP-boosting riots, should be enough to send the S&P futures to 1,700 in tonight's upcoming Kevin Henry inspired, low volume melt-up ramp.


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Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:41 | 3751484 john39
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what a shock, Israeli war crimes continue...  UN security counsel convening to discuss sanctions against Israel?  cue crickets...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:49 | 3751507 kliguy38
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120year Supercycle DEMANDS a supercycle war event. Sharpen your swords darlins....your masters are...........and when they say WILL dance. Of course you will be doing your patriotic duty......

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:51 | 3751526 LetThemEatRand
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Major war has always seemed like their Plan A, with the question being when.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:56 | 3751550 malikai
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Am I wrong in assuming that Israel and Syria are in fact at defacto state of war?

Why isn't Syria shooting back?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:00 | 3751565 Winston Smith 2009
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They have "internal problems" to deal with.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:11 | 3751607 Totentänzerlied
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They don't want to pick a fight with omnicidal psychopathic mass-murdering cheesepopes who will use every dirty trick in the book to turn Syria into a mass grave, I imagine. Assad may not be a standup-guy but he is not a suicidal fool either.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:18 | 3751626 Harlequin001
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Fuck it. Nuke 'em...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:26 | 3751814 Fish Gone Bad
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They actually can't nuke them, then people would realize how bad Fukashima is.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:30 | 3751833 Troll Magnet
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Shhhhhhhhhhhh! Let's focus on what REALLY matters: the Tray Von Zimmertin case.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:34 | 3752009 akak
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Does that mean that I am officially no longer obligated to follow every utterance and bowel movement of Honey BooBoo?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:44 | 3752421 DollarMenu
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You are, however still required to maintain vigil on Kim Kardass and Lindsey Lowend.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:53 | 3753114 phyuckyiu
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Perhaps now people will listen to me when I mention the Yakhont Sunburn missile in threads. If Russian tech sucks so bad, why did this happen?

Because It PWNZ J0000 (use a pun go to jail)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:03 | 3752131 max2205
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RSX SPY pair trade?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:10 | 3752492 Panafrican Funk...
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It's worth noting that these massive drills were being conducted near Russia's southeastern border of China/Mongolia.  Interesting that there was such a massive shift in their total conventional military might as far the fuck away from the Middle East as possible.  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:06 | 3751933 Keyser
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Perhaps read a bit of Billy Meire's prophecies on the topic from 1987. Before you dismiss them, check the accuracy of his previous prophecies. Might be time to head to the southern hemisphere.



Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:04 | 3752648 RaceToTheBottom
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Is a document that is constantly changing really a prophecy?


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:43 | 3751695 Not Too Important
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They're not all cheesepopes. Interesting view:

'To Eliminate The Opiate', by Marvin Antelman

On par with 'The Creature From Jekyll Island' for the history of the dark side of the family tree.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:50 | 3751721 Anusocracy
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People have been killing or expelling Jews for a thousand years.

Perhaps all of it was justified. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:14 | 3751787 HowardBeale
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You'd think they'd run out, or at least hit Peak Jew.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:00 | 3751925 Jumbotron
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You'd think they'd run out, or at least hit Peak Jew.

Or maybe you'd get it through your thick skull that no one can wipe them out.  Either because they really ARE God's chosen people or they are the most resilient people to come out of the primordial goo.  Whichever way you come down on the religious / sociological / historical side of things.

Not to say everything any one of them do is right every time......but you've got to give it to them.....Gentiles knock 'em down....and they keep coming back.  Perhaps you could all learn a thing or two about that.'s SOOoooo much easier to bitch about them controlling the world.  Well.....WHO's fault is that?  Their's....or YOUR's for letting it happen? 

As always....if you want something fixed....start by fixing your own damn self.....otherwise....shut the fuck up about it being the fault of niggers, or spics, or Jews or Luciferian Lizard Men.....or whatever.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:13 | 3751953 Skateboarder
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Speaking of all these types of people... please treat yourself to this classic skate skit from the early 90s - "Brothas from Different Mothas"

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:22 | 3752693 HowardBeale
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Up the dosage. It's not working...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:17 | 3752921 Ima anal sphincter
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Jumbotron... a hearty "Fuck You" fits here. Does your fucked up mind actually think that a true God would pick one group of people over another??? Your the same as the rest of us except the brainwashing by your own people and religious leaders has reached maximum overload.

Here's one for-ya. If you process food in the same manner as I process food.... you ain't one bit more special than me or ANY other person on this earth. The day you quit processing food like the rest of us, we'll talk. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

Did I forget to say what I really think of you.... oh, let's skip back to that first sentence.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:31 | 3752952 dark pools of soros
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because all the power parasitic jews don't live in Israel... they just use it as a military base and brothels..  they have no problem getting another countyr to blow it up..  they'll just beg for another land of sand to occupy

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:03 | 3751741 bank guy in Brussels
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Great material re Marvin Antelman, but probably hard for most ZH readers to digest

Has been summarised by radical Israeli journalist Barry Chamish

Essentially, the idea of Antelman is that Judaism has been hijacked by a group of Luciferian, non-believing Jews, who date back several centuries to a 'false Messiah' rabbi in Turkey, the godfather of today's atheist-Zionists and the leadership of Israel

Chamish argues that today's Israeli leaders are basically part of a plot to destroy Judaism (and really all religion), partly by sinking it into many evil deeds

As background it is important to know that most Jews were anti-Zionists before 1940 ... and in the 1930s Adolf Hitler himself supported atheist 'Labour Zionism' and emigration to Israel, while outlawing the more religious (anti-Zionist) Jewish groups

Short article by Chamish here on Rense

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:02 | 3752127 max2205
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Buy the war sell the peace (rubble)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:05 | 3753020 Lost Word
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Thisandthat link above connects Antelman's conspiracy theory with report that Saudi royal family is descended from Turkish Jews that pretended to convert to Islam, a few centuries ago.

Similar to Spanish Jews that pretended to convert to Christianity, in the 15th century.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:57 | 3753116 thisandthat
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Not just that, it connects them and Wahhabism directly to Sabbataism, the cult Antelman's book exposes.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:23 | 3752360 Clashfan
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TY Bank Guy. Interesting. And couldn't we make similar arguments about Catholicism, Southern Baptists, radical Islamists (like Saudi Arabia), etc. This seems to me to be the primary problem w/the world--Luciferianism and its infiltration of other religions. This seems to me to be what links those in power and the secret, occultist societies.

Often enjoy your posts.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:16 | 3751619 knukles
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Calm down, everybody.  Everything is under control, Barrie and Karrie have everything under control.  It's all OK.  HammeriKa is in charge, for truth justice and the HammeriKan way. 
Look, up in the sky it's a bird, it's a plane, it's flying hemorrhoid!
Damn glad we have an experienced community organizer to organize a community in need of organization.

S'all for your own good.

My leg's getting all tinglie!


Next up from MSNBC if George had been convicted and hung in the town square immediately, all our friends in the Middle East would have no reason to fight anymore.
All George's fault.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:18 | 3751627 SWRichmond
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If Russia wants to fuck up Israel, it's ok with me...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:31 | 3751655 Ignatius
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It would just be terrible, terrible, if Russia were to kick Israel in the balls and then in the face.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:01 | 3751666 SWRichmond
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I might even fall in love with Obama if Israel started a war with Russia (well, which they just in fact did) and then the US stayed out of it...which would be impossible, of course, given the fact that Russia would then have de facto control of the Suez.

Edit: whose custody were the missiles in?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:25 | 3751974 Keyser
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Don't know, but they can't find the Dockmaster or the Bill of Laden. Something about being vaporized in the attack.




Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:16 | 3751959 Kaiser Sousa
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I have said it before and wil say it again...


their day is coming just like their broke ass U.S. step bitch..............

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:25 | 3752699 HowardBeale
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I, myself, try not to get involved in my mom's sex life: "That's up to you mom. I don't want to know."

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:58 | 3751748 bank guy in Brussels
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Israelis may be responding to Russian helping Syria to recently both sink an Israeli submarine and shoot down an Israeli plane - not in mainstream news

On 4 May 2013 the Syrian navy apparently sunk one of these very same Israeli submarines, a German-built Dolphin.

This past Monday, 8 July 2013, the Israelis lost an F-16 fighter plane in the Mediterranean ... what is unsaid is that it was probably one of the Russian missiles in Syria that shot it down.

Much more is going on here than we can be sure of ...


Also, there are some heavy connections between Russia and Israel ...

Of the 8 million people in Israel (not counting Palestinian territory occupied by them), 1.5 million are Arabs within Israel, and 1 million of the people in Israel are Russians, who came over in the 1990s when the average Russian was in dire poverty, on the basis they had a Jewish ancestor, welcomed by Israel because Israel wanted more Jews

Of these 1 million Israeli Russian-speakers, maybe half do not consider themselves Jewish, and are often Orthodox Christian in religion ... they went to Israel because it seemed less poor and had warmer weather. Some of these Russian Israelis actually have anti-Jewish hatred, put up swastika graffiti in Israel etc

Amid that big 1990s Russian migration, a number of KGB agents and sympathisers went to Israel, Russia even supplying them with fake documents about a Jewish ancestor so they could get instant Israeli citizenship under Israel's 'White Jew' programme (Israel mostly rejects Jews from Africa who are black)

Some of these Russian Israelis have headed back home ... but most stay, liking the warmer weather, and they have Russian TV, a Russian-speaking Israeli political party etc

There is also in general the enormously powerful Russian-speaking Jewish mafia, mostly kicked out of Russia to Israel, but still with links to the Russian homeland

Complex ...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:43 | 3751879 Motorboat
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Was that one of the 21 brand new planes US taxpayers gave to Israel for free in 2011 alone?

The US citizen is getting screwed for Israel's benefit, and harder than most can imagine. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:39 | 3752036 Keyser
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You left out the 4 new f-16's being delivered to Egypt after the "non-coup".

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:59 | 3751920 Paul Bogdanich
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If you are ignorant enough to actually beleive that the Syrians or Russians sunk an Israeli submarine and a surface vessle without anyone hearing about it then maybe you are a banker in Brussels.  Being a banker in Brussels, or the US for that matter, is about the only job I can think of where your tenuois at best connection to reality would be highly valued.  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:59 | 3753123 phyuckyiu
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Right, because if the NYT didn't print it, it doesn't exist. Of course, how silly of me.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:05 | 3752310 giggler123
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Doesn't sound complex to me.  Cannon fodder existed well before Zionism and actually since they want to sacrifice Israel; what better way but to put someone elses blood there.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:14 | 3752319 Jack Burton
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Good post "Bank Guy", you are right about that huge migration of Russians to Israel during the Russian economic collapse of the 90's. I wondered too if Russia would not use this huge migration to put a whole set of intelligence assets into Israel. As you say, Israel was rabid to accept this flood of white Jews from Russia, I am sure that the process was wide open, and many agents that were working for Russian intelligence could and did slip in. And you are right too, Russian language is common in Israel now, and Russian immigrants stick together and have their own groups and own organized crime groups.

Also, I read about a Syrian navy attack on a sonar contact and that the Syrian navy did launch anti submarine weapons against the contact, and the contact was lost after detonations. I hear little follow up, some Russian sources claim an israeli sub was indeed destroyed. I also read of the F-16 loss and some claims that an S-300 did it. Again, sources are slim, and nothing in the west comes out about it. Israel is a master of denial of losses. Only when filmed by the attackers will Israel admit oa military loss. Thus you can go to and watch Hezbollah videos of anti tank missiles hitting Israeli tanks during the Lebanon war, one graphic video shows a burning Israeli tank while a missile tracks onto one right next to it and strikes, while in the background another Israeli tank desperately lays a smoke screen. A minute later the video catches Israeli tanks roaring down this road in reverse with missile trails chasing them. I did not know Israeli drivers could go so fast in reverse!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:31 | 3752383 Element
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Yup, great video footage that one, and several others. The Hez really nailed the bastards. The IDF were blowing up whole towns indiscriminately and arbitrarily with heavy artillery and scores of 2,000 lb GBUs! The Hez simply finally took it back to the murdering bastards (just like the gypos army did in 1973), and boy were they asking for it. Filthy butchering scum were systematically blowing up whole towns and seeding the entire area with delayed fusing cluster-munitions.

Utter scum.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:04 | 3752649 samsara
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2 million cluster bombs were dropped by Israel in the last two days of that conflict I read. Mostly in farmers fields, and towns mainly to kill unsuspecting children and farmers.

Great business for the American weapons of death companies.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:21 | 3751631 Harlequin001
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'IAF had targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that could pose a threat to Israel.'

So basically any Syrian armed forces then. More commonly known as 'war'.

Looks like Russia needs to sell Syria some more missiles... paid for with fiat of course...


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:41 | 3752046 Keyser
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All a tactic by the Russians and Merkans to jack up the GDP with fiat from phantom sales of armaments to the peasants. Then watch them kill each other. SSDD. 


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:01 | 3751566 john39
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timing is everything...   besides, that would be exactly the result that Israel is looking for... so it can suck the U.S. directly into a hot war.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:49 | 3751704 Element
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Not going to happen John, Obama's got a Nobel Peace Prize, remember? It's philosophically and morally impossible for an anointed Saint of Peace to ferment a global Great-War, at the behest of the eternal cheesepopes.


[Disclaimer: I have no idea what that even means]

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:52 | 3752095 Jake88
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cheesepope huh. wonderful. gamer clowns lost in unreality projecting their bizarro world on real life.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:28 | 3752372 msamour
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Where have you been the last 4 years. The real world has been exhibiting signs of Bizarro to such a degree that even science fiction is now unable to compete, or even keep up with reality. What people see on TV, and in movies is now the new reality has the real world has become so out of this world...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:49 | 3751718 Bay of Pigs
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Cue Wolf "AIPAC" Blitzer in the Situation Room...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:43 | 3752057 Keyser
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Official story, "we don't know why that F-16 went down in the Med. We'll look into it and get back to you". click. 


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:13 | 3752159 mick_richfield
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John, you are always so gloomy. 

Now we have a president who has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.


"He kept us out of war!"

Woodrow Wilson campaign slogan, 1916.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:01 | 3751570 Spider
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I think Israel is about to drag us into a war - I think they are playing the "US gots our back" card...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:08 | 3751581 malikai
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Reasonable, from the proles perspective.

But of course all along this has been about South Pars, North Pars, and Russian gas.

You are guaranteed that at least EU/US are behind the deal. EU/Germany for the gas, and US for weakening Russia(and whatever side benefits (guns)).

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:32 | 3751660 Anusocracy
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"Why isn't Syria shooting back?"

Probably because it's Syria against Qatar/Saudi Arabia/Israel/US/Europe.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:03 | 3751761 Wile-E-Coyote
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Why isn't Syria shooting back?

It is obvious why if they do it will be used as an excuse to wage war by Israel and NATO.

The Russians have to get their chess pieces in place first.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:39 | 3753199 mjcOH1
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'The Russians have to get their chess pieces in place first.'

Should be any day now.   Given their experience in the 1948, 1967, and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars there should be a wealth of lessons learned.   'This time it will be different'.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:50 | 3751897 Jumbotron
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Am I wrong in assuming that Israel and Syria are in fact at defacto state of war?

Why isn't Syria shooting back?

Because everytime they did they got their asses handed to them.

Go Israel....time to "street-sweep" the whole lot of them.  And fuck the Russians too.  Half of their shit is falling apart as we speak.....the other half will get blown away.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:04 | 3753128 phyuckyiu
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Right, Russia's missiles suck so bad, they had to send a diesel submarine to take out a cache of submarine killer missiles. You probably think we won the Vietnam War and the Iraq and Afghanistan War too.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:47 | 3752432 BidnessMan
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Pre-occupied with shooting at their own people

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:45 | 3752751 dcohen
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The Syrian Navy downed an Israeli Dolphin Nuclear capable Sub (That the idiot Germans are giving to Israel) and at least one F16 which I think is why they chose the Sub to attack. Israel will never make public a humiliation and their losses, because they want to keep the morale back home, but this isn't the 80s when they invaded Lebanon, things will leak, and almost everything will leak eventually.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:33 | 3752397 Go Tribe
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I will miss the bagels, marble rye, and constant bashing of Wall Street. Other than that, O can't say I'll miss much of Israel when Putin is finished with it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:14 | 3752673 Jumbotron
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I will miss the bagels, marble rye, and constant bashing of Wall Street. Other than that, O can't say I'll miss much of Israel when Putin is finished with it.


HAHAHAHA.....everytime he fucked his wife....(now his mistress, since him and the wife are getting a divorce) it was a three way seeing as how he was getting fucked in the ass at the same time by an oligarch.

The last thing Israel needs to worry about is that fool.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:07 | 3753131 phyuckyiu
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So if Israel is so confident, why did they have to send a sub to torpedo a cache of submarine killer torpedoes. Trollfail. Your Hasbara Card is revoked.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:52 | 3753214 Rick64
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  • Boris Berezovsky with his fortunes dwindling committed suicide.
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky was relieved of his assets and jailed maybe forever.
  • Platon Lebedev is jailed (CEO of Menetap group)Leonid Nevzlin fled Russia and went to Israel, and is wanted in Russia.
  • One of the first to get hit by the global downturn was Oleg Deripaska, Russia's richest man at the time whose net worth was US$28 billion in March 2008. As Deripaska borrowed money from western banks using shares in his companies as collateral, the collapse in share price forced him to sell holdings to satisfy the margin calls
  • Roman Abramovich was forced to sell Sibneft to Gazprom (government owned) and has cooperated with Putin. 

 The rest of them got the hint and changed their tune. He tamed those oligarchs while they were crying to the west about lies, theft, murder, fraud, and violations of their rights.Ironically thats how they attained the property.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:52 | 3751529 Ignatius
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I may sit this one out.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:07 | 3751592 Bobbyrib
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I will sit this one out. A country catering to the 1% expect me to go fight people half way around the globe that have never wronged me, while the government spies on me and Bernanke pushes up my cost of living.


Yeah sure I will march to my death. /sarcasm.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:09 | 3751767 francis_sawyer
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I'll sit this one out too...


While drumming my fingers... waiting... WAITING... I'll let all you EXPERTS come on here and explain to me your concepts on:

- Homeschooling

- Luciferian Anti-Defamation Leagues

- Asymmetry [wait, NO... NOT 'asymmetry'... mathematical impossibility]

- berserk Goldman bankers loose on the sidewalks of Manhattan

- van top dancers

- 'gourmet meals' prepared for fine wine imbibing 'refitting experts' [whose specialty are the latest high tech 'WIERDING MODULES']

- water totin' [hobbyists]

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:18 | 3752347 Jack Burton
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+ 1,000 "Bobbyrib", Now if only more Americans would wake up to your way of thinking, then America would be headed back to sanity!

But Israeli's attack dog US Media will beat the drums of war and patriots will be found to enlist and fight for our freedom, while all of Israel and AIPAC laugh their asses off at the dumb "crackers" lining up to fight for Israel and AIPAC.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:30 | 3752711 HowardBeale
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Your statement should be bronzed and attached to the gallows and guillotines that We are going to use to re-create a country worth fighting for.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:59 | 3751559 otto skorzeny
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war also destabilizes countries on shaky financial and social ground- does that sound familiar?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:28 | 3751651 The Phu
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Great point.  This sure doesn't have similar markings of Tsarist Russia circa 1916-1917; starving people (1 in 6.5 Americans of foodstamps) who are unemployed losing faith in a dictatorial gubermint losing faith in it's ability to wage war might.  Yep, all the hallmarks I need.  Problem is that socialists took over afterwards.  Oh wait, Obummer's already in office.  Damn, there goes my theory!!!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:44 | 3752423 BidnessMan
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Given the soaring obesity rate, hard to claim Americans are "starving".

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:33 | 3752716 HowardBeale
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If Obama is a socialist, this --> -  <-- is twelve inches. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:41 | 3751688 holgerdanske
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Suddenly a one way ticket to Mars might not be such a bad deal, after all!!;-)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:35 | 3752718 HowardBeale
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Imagine the relief on lift-off: "Oh. Thank the heavens--for being there. I'll never have step foot on that ball of shit again. (Of course, I am assuming this is an American astronaut.)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:48 | 3751510 BoNeSxxx
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The party without the Rothschild controlled central bank is ALWAYS the enemy. Always.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:55 | 3751543 Ignatius
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And damn few enemies left, I might add.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:02 | 3751572 john39
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ordinary human beings are the final enemy. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:51 | 3752093 Keyser
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I don't know, I heard those nasty Samoans were acting up again, developing WMD. Merika might need to arm the Fijians just in case. 


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:36 | 3752722 HowardBeale
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What ever happen to the Polish? Did they try to build a bomb and blow themselves up?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:39 | 3751684 Anusocracy
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You gotta cull those who aren't normal to create a worldwide hive.

Mother Nature at work.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:50 | 3751521 PiratePawpaw
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cue zimmerman trial, royal baby, and the new scratch and sniff honey booboo special....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:08 | 3751593's picture

Zimmerman is half Jewish and his most vocal defender, Alan Dershowitz, is a huge Zionist. It's just another example of Zionist tyranny not a distraction from it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:19 | 3751961 francis_sawyer
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jews... [notwithstanding being 2% of the aggregate population], control, [by upwards of 75% ~ in "power nodes']:

- banking


- political activism

- jurisprudence


Now ~ Explain to me... In THAT context... [by way of Zimmerman or Dershowitz]...How your comment make any fucking difference... UNLESS, OF COURSE... MY 'DATA' IS INCORRECT... WHEREBY ~ well, fuck... explain to me in your infinite wisdom... the SAME...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:38 | 3752727 HowardBeale
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:21 | 3751808 Iam_Silverman
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"Zimmerman is half Jewish"

What's the other half - Baptist?  Catholic?  Muslim?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:24 | 3752194 akak
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What's the other half?

If it's Scottish, that is one penny that is going to be pinched to death.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:28 | 3751829 slotmouth
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He is not Jewish.  His father is a practicing Catholic, his mother Peruvian.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:13 | 3751954 ebear
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"His father is a practicing Catholic, his mother Peruvian."

From Darkest Peru, no less.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:50 | 3751900 PiratePawpaw
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And I care why?......

I thought so. distraction.

For some reason I am suddenly remembering an episode of South Park where Cartman is asserting that he is "a quarter lesbian"


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:22 | 3752181's picture

The way to gain approval at ZH is to play to the prejudices of the crowd. Say that you support Martin and you'll get a majority of downvotes but say that Zimmerman is Jewish and you'll get a majority of upvotes. I'd call that an interesting social experiment. I certainly gleaned actionable information from the result.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:02 | 3752792 PiratePawpaw
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I get all the approval I need from my wife and family. My opinions are mine and I stand behind them even if and especially when noone else agrees, otherwise they arent worth having. Sometimes, when I sober up, they still make since. :)

And it is my opinion that about 99% of the BS that the media sells, and most Americans let themselves get caught up in, is irrelevant distraction from the things that actually matter.

What disturbs me is that more often than not it works; even on people I would consider intelligent enough to know better.

End rant, now back to Honey BooBoo......................

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:12 | 3753252 Rick64
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 Good observation. I see some of the shallowest comments get huge upvotes while someone that makes a valid point gets downvoted because it doesn't go along with the group.  I noticed you getting downvoted a lot lately and didn't think what you said was unreasonable. Then today I noticed the same thing you did with the Jewish comment. I'm disappointed that the commenters aren't more mature.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:47 | 3752252 lakecity55
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Woo, so that's how he got off!

I didn't think Tribe with that name.

I shoulld have, knowing about 'bob dylan.'

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:59 | 3751533 Winston Smith 2009
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It's "armies get it on" just as prophesied in the Bronze Age super-friends in the sky mythology texts!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:24 | 3751956 ebear
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In the before time - in the long long ago....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:15 | 3751621 nasdaq99
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Karen Hudes, former World Bank trying to expose massive corrution at World Bank, IMF, Fed, and the interlink between them and GS, JOM, BAC etc:

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:43 | 3751697 emersonreturn
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+1.  thank you


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:55 | 3753000 Marcuz Aurelius
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Thanks for posting this "rt" she even mentioned something about a gold backwardation event ... crash and burn, thats what the sickos are going for. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:41 | 3751689 freewolf7
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I believe we (the people) will not tolerate getting drawn into war.
We are warred out.
We know why they do it now.
Even the soldier know it's a business.
There are several lines that can't be crossed,
or we will wake up, and look like Egypt.
This is one of those lines.
Do it, and watch what happens.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:03 | 3751733 Race Car Driver
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> I believe we (the people) will not tolerate getting drawn into war.


Exactly what I think!

Just like we didn't want to get involved in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam ... etc. And, just like we didn't tolerate bailing out the banks in '07. Man, Congress knew we were one collectively pissed-off people. The switchboards were jammed-up solid. Oh man - they knew!

In fact ... it's been a long time since Americans were tolerant, IMO. Last I remember was the situation in Waco. Folks were pretty pleased with the outcome of that. CNN was pretty specific that the American People were very supportive of that show of strength and compassion.

Oh ... wait ... there just was that thing in Boston, wasn't there? Where they had a parade after the martial law lock-down and house-to-house searches. And I guess the Patriot Act and the NDAA went down pretty smooth to begin with.

Hrmm... there's actually a lot more that I don't have time to mention. Maybe we're a bit more tolerant than I thought, afterall.

But all the same, no way we're going to tolerate yet another intolerable situation. Not one more, I say!

'K ... I'm going to tend to my yard now and work off some of my intolerance. Lemme know how this all turns out.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:04 | 3752132 Keyser
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Why do you think that 'we' have a choice? 



Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:41 | 3752737 HowardBeale
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I believe we (the people) will not tolerate getting drawn into war.

We'll have to wage war on the war mongers to avoid war. (Ouch! That sounds like something W would say.)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:44 | 3751698 Ironmaan
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War crimes??? Really? If Im not mistaken ( and Im not) it is the arab countries including Syria that have threatened to push Israel into the sea. It is the animalistic arab nations that want to kill all jews. They are the ones sending missiles into israel. 

Please remember that Syria and Jordan are countries that were made up out of thin air after the fall of the Ottoman empire. WE created them just as we created Isreael. 

The bottom line is this. Israel has the right to exist and they are not occupying anything (land was WON in war), and if any person or state is threatened with their life dont be surpirsed when when the threatening person or state gets TRAVONED.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:55 | 3751728 otto skorzeny
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you forgot the /sarc. read up on how modern Israel was created- these motherfuckers wrote the book on terrorism. and the only reason Israel has not been obliterated is because of our traitors in Congress and the neocons. quit the "innocent Israelis" act and read how they treat Christians living in Israel.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:48 | 3751891 Divine Wind
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Hey Otto,

Instead of reading liberal trash about it, perhaps you should visit sometime.

I would leave the Jooo hatred thing at home if you do.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:50 | 3752443 Ironmaan
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I know how israel was created. You have conveniently ignored (as most do) how Syria and Jordan were created. As far as how Christians are treated, they are treated far better in Israel than in ANY and i mean Any muslim country. I don't recall any Israeli beheading a christian. So please dispense with the silliness.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:51 | 3752445 Ironmaan
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I know how israel was created. You have conveniently ignored (as most do) how Syria and Jordan were created. As far as how Christians are treated, they are treated far better in Israel than in ANY and i mean Any muslim country. I don't recall any Israeli beheading a christian. So please dispense with the silliness.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:26 | 3751822 Divine Wind
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I fully agree.

ZH is sure filled with a bunch of Jooo haters.

I get the sense that Fwancis Sawyer is logging in on multiple accounts.

It is hysterical to watch the shameful whiners come out of the woodwork complaining about Israel and Jews at every turn, but few are willing to actually stand up and act on matter more pressing issues at home. That is, besides typing a liberal rant online. Far easier to look like one cares at the local coffee shop by travailing over a country the size of New Jersey half a world away and their oppression of the poor, downtrodden Palestinians. Booo Hooo.

I for one fully support Israel reaching out and taking the fight directly to the doorstep of one of their enemies. Their country is far too small to wait for it to come to them. In fact, that is the basis for their entire defense strategy. Fight the wars on enemy territory. Be bold, brazen, calculating and above all, proactive.

As I have often said, those who complain the loudest about the Jews are, typically, jealous of their prowess and success at nearly everything they touch, their top-level leadership in so many fields and industries and their tendency to stick together and help each other out professionally. Or, it comes down to simply having been out-performed, out-negotiated or outbid by a Jew.

Many also tend to be young liberal idealists who take up the cause of the Palestinians (a farcical name in and of itself) because it is the popular thing to do, without looking at true facts. 99% have never been to that part of the world so they know nothing about the true situation on the ground.

In the end, Israel will prevail.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:39 | 3751845 otto skorzeny
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divine queef-it's a little fucking tribe and the goys aren't in it. if you mean prevailing as in dragging us down their shithole with them then you are probably right. it's strange that here in the US people can freely donate $ to the terrorist state of Israel (beside our taxes going to "foreign aid" to them)but donating $ to the freedom fighters in Hezbollah gets one thrown in jail

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:42 | 3751874 Divine Wind
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Thanks for being so honest.

You are proving my points.



Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:05 | 3751935 Nikao7
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You are spot on as usual Otto.  Divine wind?  You're not divine are just a fart in the wind.  Sorry for the brutal honesty.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:01 | 3752106 francis_sawyer
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For the record... [francis_sawyer actually has ONE, 'other', ZH account]...


The account is... POTEMKIN VILLAGE IDIOT...

I'd actually thought of using that account on a permanent basis when I'd registered it a couple of years ago... [but then... I 'chucked' the idea]...

I just liked the USER NAME... [In many ways, I LIKE 'Potemkin Village Idiot' MORE than I like francis_sawyer]... I'd, at the time, thought it might be clever... that's all... But I'm fine who I am... After 3+ years, I don't need a fucking USERNAME to define what I think...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:46 | 3752870 Parisnights
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More anti semites in here than the UN general assembly, and like the UN, full of hot air and BS.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:14 | 3751947 Motorboat
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Francis isn't logging in on this account, you rat.  In only 60 years Israel has become the world's sore.  

How come Jews always have to stick up for Jewish scumbags just because they're Jews?  Because Jews are taught that lowly Goyim can't criticize Jews, isn't that right?

No wonder your people were kicked out of 89+ places on the planet.  Yeah, you never had anything at all to do with it, it was everybdoy else!

Oh yeah, if it wasn't for Francis Sawyer and a few others here that were banned by Jewish pressure, I wouldn't visit Zero Hedge.  Those guys are what kept it interesting, not the whiny Jews here.  I also haven't seen any Jew banned for suggesting the West should nuke Muslims.  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:26 | 3751869 Anusocracy
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People in Europe have been wanting to kill or killing Jews for a thousand years. Apparently that is a natural response after being around them for a while. So the people in the ME are just exihibiting the normal response.

You are mistaken. The Western powers have been fucking with the ME for at least 80 years and have military bases all over it. If the ME countres had bases all over Canada, Mexico, and even in the US, you might have a point. But they don't, and you don't.

How many millions of times has the comment 'Turn the Middle East into a glassy plain' been used? Thirty-five years ago: Bomb Iran was sung to the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann. 

And please recall how long Persia/Iran has been around. Thousands of years longer than the US or Israel. Is the conquering of countries to claim the land part of your deformed Judeo-Christian morality? Figures.

However many functioning brain cells you have, they are all drowning in confirmation bias.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:22 | 3752358 Jack Burton
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Land was won in war! Ha! Ha! So any war fought to win it back is a legal and just war. We should all support the taking back of their land by the native residents. Believe me, Israel's global control of politicians will someday break down, and look out when it does!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:42 | 3752574 samsara
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A US sovereign debt crisis wouldn't be good news for Israel. I see their aid dwindling in a few years.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:59 | 3751740 Monedas
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My Joos are audacious and cunning .... I expect them to be bold and engaging ..... their competence and resolve and professionalism .... are inspiring !   Gooooo Jooooos ! Remember those of the Warsaw Ghetto .... they never had a chance .... you must make every chance .... a victory !  Never again !  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:26 | 3752516 Element
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And the question is never permitted to be asked, within you;"What were we actually doing that made them decide to butcher the whole lot of us?"

But you already know, you just don't dare talk about it, you must rather deny the implicit paradox that is 'holocaust' causation, or else you would encounter yourself within that simple question.

And we can't have that.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:57 | 3751914 TheAntiGov
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Israel does, what we ask them to do, until we find a way into this war. Oh yeah, I haven't heard anything about Iran latley.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:57 | 3753118 tony wilson
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Oh yeah, I haven't heard anything about Iran latley.
Netanyahu: 'I won’t wait until it’s too late' to decide on Israeli attack on Iran

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 15:27 | 3751982 Unpopular Truth
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Has anyone ever told you that you do not have the right to exist, and will wipe you from the face of the earth?

Just checking.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:16 | 3752920 monkeyboy
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Has that familiar ring of, 'Come at me bro!"

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:42 | 3751489 Kinskian
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The other "religion of peace".

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:49 | 3751513 Esso
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WWIII - Gangnam CheesePope Style!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:50 | 3751519 machineh
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Our peace can whip your peace's ass.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:22 | 3751637 petolo
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Winner gets a nobel piece prize.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:34 | 3751667 Skateboarder
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You mean Nobel Queef Prize?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:16 | 3753156 phyuckyiu
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I hereby bequeath my Divine Queef.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:52 | 3751530 aint no fortuna...
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hmmm, obama vs putin in a contest of balls and wills, wonder where the smart money's getting laid down on that one LOL

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:34 | 3751665 tsx500
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barry wouldn't know what a set of big balls was if it was to come up & smack him in the face !   ..... oh, wait a sec . . . . . . . .

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:40 | 3751686 Beam Me Up Scotty
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2 men man leaves!!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:45 | 3751703 WmMcK
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When it comes to subs it's 2 men enter ... one couple leaves.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:18 | 3752683 DosZap
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The other "religion of peace".

The VAST majority of Jews in Israel are like Americans, secular,they have no religion.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:44 | 3751496 Winston Smith 2009
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"According to the report, the Israeli fleet of German-built submarines launched a cruise missile at the weapons cache after which Syrian rebels reportedly attested to hearing early-morning explosions at a Syrian port-side naval barracks."

That is an indisputable act of war.  Of course, so was their earlier aerial bombing of the reactor being built in Syria.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:41 | 3751670 Amagnonx
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They are trying to provoke Armageddon - they will not veer off script, of that I am sure.  They need Russia to counterattack to make the aftermath look like the prophecy opf Revelations - they ave planned so carefully, for so long - they will continue to provoke until reality conforms to the script.


I am fairly sure that Putin knows what they are doing, and he will not allow the conditions for Armageddon to develop. 


Time is on Russia's side - they do not need to respond - they can simply continue with development of a new international economy which excludes the US and the attempts will fail.  The creation of Armageddon is a step that will be used to implement the new international digital currency - they are fullfilling bible prophecy intentionally, and they have created the pathway because they have radicalized the US as a Christian nation.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:19 | 3752517 AllWorkedUp
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Excellent post.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:44 | 3753092 Lost Word
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Who are "they" ?

Book of Revelation and Armageddon battle prophecy are usually considered Christian prophecy, with the prophecy fuflilment Christian interpretation result of either the destruction of Jews as enemies of the Christian Messiah, or the conversion of Jews to Christianity by the victorious Christian Messiah.

On the other hand, some Jews may have a reverse interpretation, the victorious Messiah being Jewish.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:54 | 3751735 hoos bin pharteen
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Assad sending arms and financial support to Hamas and Hezbollah is also an act of war. It's a tough neighborhood. Assad would be more sympathetic to Israel if his foreign policy more closely resembled that of, say, Jordan.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:59 | 3751753 FreeSlave
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it is interesting to see a timing of germans giving away "selling (germany financing)" the submarines to israel. right on time... 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:16 | 3751791 jonjon831983
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+ Arms factory in Sudan

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:47 | 3751502 AvoidingTaxation
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Hot Hot

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:47 | 3751504 Uncle Remus
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This is exciting. Madd, but exciting.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:47 | 3751505 joego1
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The gazprom bragade is reving up for action.

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