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Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Goose!  

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment AmericasCicero
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may he rest in peace

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment DaddyO
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Truly evil Trade Treaty, may it die a miserable death...

DaddyO

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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But is it good for the Jews?

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment markmotive
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Japanese toilets = best in the world.

Chinese toilets = hell on earth.

Cartoon explained.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/11/toilets-in-china.html

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:36 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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And yet luxury car sales to the lucky few Chinese with all da money are off the charts.  For the masses, toilets from hell.  Coming soon to the West.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:09 | Link to Comment knukles
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Notice the tell in the names:  "China" Policy with "Japan" bailing out on "Obama".
Not on the US, but Obama.

Subtle, telling, deep subliminal messages like this popping up all over in MSM.

Ha, is he now experiencing loneliness or solitude?
What was the other telling report?  When retired he wanted to host some ESPN program?

Nice candidate leftie wing of same party.
You watch.  In 2016 the Republicans with an election to loose will run a demented McCain again.
But this time complete with a drool cup.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:16 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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In my worst nightmare, it'll be Bush vs Clintion in 2016!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:36 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Jeb v Hillary could happen.
< shudder >

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 03:48 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1, but Jeb won't run.  The country wants no more Bushes.  President Hillary, President Hillary, better get used to it.

< ugh >

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 04:42 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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what about that tranny Giuliani

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Hopefully the TPP is well down the toilet. Don't need even more corporate give-aways and internet crackdown enshrined into law.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Nah, GIB first is a normal firing sequence ... if GIF went first, GIB would be cooked where he was sitting.  

Nothing to see here ... move along.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Hildabeast is trying to crawl out from under that Benghazi bus that ran her over. The Milliennials don't want a 70 year old post-menepausal liar for POTUS. She's done, along with the Dems hopes in 2016.

 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 09:34 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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like they are different from a 70 year old post-menopausal liar.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:49 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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My nightmare is Hillary vs. McCain.

 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:55 | Link to Comment nmewn
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That'd be a good one...one crashing & burning on the carrier deck and the other one screeching in everyones ear "What does it matter?"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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My nightmare is the illusion of a choice between the lesser of two evil puppets.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:37 | Link to Comment Ctrl_P
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I have seen cleaner roadsides. It is the mattering thing.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:53 | Link to Comment nmewn
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lol...Obama's on it...he sent Biden over to sort it all out.

What could possibly go wrong? ;-)

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"war. with Biden running it." that's my pick for top Dem to run right now.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 03:16 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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whatever... the public toilets at Charles de Gaulle Airport are worse than most of the ones shown in that video... the difference is, more cigarette butts in the French toilets...

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Take me to bed or lose me forever.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Show me the way home, honey.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:29 | Link to Comment ABG LINE
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Goodness gracious GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, OOOOOWWW!!!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:48 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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The Best of the Best ... the Tip of the spear.

The plaque for the alternates is in the ladies room.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 06:23 | Link to Comment IrritableBowels
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Talk to me, Goose.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:57 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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ASIA POLICY (CARTOON FIXED)

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:49 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Obama was never in the cockpit.

He wasn't there.  He never heard about it.  It wasn't his fault.  Nobody asked him.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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The douchebag in chief learned about it in the newspaper.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:45 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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In the cartoon section.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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The Buck stops, wait. What Buck?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment Backtable
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The Buck doesn't even slow down here...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:09 | Link to Comment knukles
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The Buckwheat stops where?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:27 | Link to Comment OutLookingIn
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Hey Buddy, spare a buck?

It was supposed to stop here!  

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:30 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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I dunno Otay?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:11 | Link to Comment Joe Sixpack
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When it reaches zero?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:24 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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You be awe 'ight.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Obama IS the cock pit.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Obama was never in the cockpit.

Perhaps not, but he did have a cock in his pit...

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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This is great news!  If the TPP lies battered on the floor, let us kick it while it is down.  And a few more for good measure!

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:18 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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It's what's brewing on the back burner that has the ME on prozac or ecstacy,... there's talk of a 'Middle-East Free-Trade Area (Zone'd?)'. Think of a grandiose zeitgeist `Neo-Marshall Plan', to create a foundation for a progressive, and fledgling ME trying to find it's place in the world other than being pawns for it's natural resources?!? ... with the people deciding their future rather than a foreign entity electing it's leaders???  (this is now what the USSA looks like to the world since forty years of presidents and congress-people are locked into a lifetime of office, because of jerrymandering or via redistricting or the appeal of lobbying takes them out with corporation now having people's rights-- corporations are people too, says, SCOTUS Roberts)

Think about it for a second-- Iran's 'Nuclear Detente' and Saudi Arabia literally throwing hundred's of thousand illegal workers out of the country. Why?

Can you imagine a 21st century ME with 'State-of-the-Art' Technology and safe nuclear energy to facilitate a humongous geography (Iran & SA Landmass) and demographic infrastructure-- it's desalination (nat-gas?) plants turning a desert into a lush garden with so many ancillary industries given birth,... etc., etc.,.. jmo  

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:54 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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no i can't. but by all means continue. i'm a fonestar fan so i'll go with this one too.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:16 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Line up the Unicorns...ready, set, skittles!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 14:34 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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exactly. "ludicrous speed Captain. LUDICROUS SPEED!"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:07 | Link to Comment joego1
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More like a 'Middle-East Please come a little closer so I can cut your throat zone"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:34 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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As none of the ME countries has anything like a free society that even fakes a policy of human rights, their only path to international power, other than through leveraging their oil, is through hyper ramped nationalism, which radical islam templates perfectly. Most ME country's populations hate their leadership, but will ralley about them if they think their country is under attack. We template that behavior perfectly as well. All international alliances are still ony about the individual country's advantage. There ultimately are no "friends" only those who support you to advance their own aggenda.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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And Syria is just a lovemap now.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:50 | Link to Comment Shrapnel
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When you're done kicking, American History X the TPP and TTIP - "Put your fuckin' mouth on the curb"

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment Jeremy Roenick
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If you like your seat in this cockpit you can keep it...

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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As Sr statesman John Kerry is on his appeasement tour kissing Iranian butt, Asia grows hotter each day.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Fukushima. Radioactive karma is a bitch for what the fucking yellow monkeys did to the Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos and many others during WW2. Fuck them, may they glow for eternity.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment logicalman
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First off, evil is totally independent of race.

Second, the Japanese may be glowing the brightest, but Fukushima will make EVERYONE glow to some extent.

Short reading lamps.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"evil is standing around doing nothing" (or worse...watching, pointing your finger at "it" and laughing) "while you see it go down." as if "finger pointing" as bad needs any reminding in New York. nay, veerily...(typical Sovietski discussion) "he did it comrade." "I'm sorry, your blaming your comrade, comrade?" "yes." "and what does that make me?" "more than a comrade that's fer sure!"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment BigJim
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 fucking yellow monkeys did to the Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos and many others during WW2.

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but the vast majority of the 'fucking yellow monkeys' involved in the atrocities of WWII are dead now. So how is that 'karma' exactly, when most of the Japanese alive today had nothing to do with it?

Or are you a 'sins of the fathers' kinda guy? In which case I hope none of your ancestors did anything evil, cuz if they did, you'd apparently deserve some karmic payback according to your 'thinking'.

Moron.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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first off leaving aside that we got our butts kicked in Vietnam and had the longest retreat in US Army history in Korea I wouldn't call any of this "karmic" in any way...but certainly ironic. If there should be any more non-nuclear place in the world it should be Japan. To their credit they've shut the whole thing down. Apparently they're shutting down a lot of other things as well. Again..."we'll see if this leads to war with us right in the middle of it."

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment putaipan
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more to asia than japan and china. #1 i 've never been able to figure out how malaysia was already onboard the tpp thing and as regards #2 thailand back in the streets on monday.

... last week under a zh report some joker was on here praising thakasin and his work for the poor- i tried to be nice since he did seem to know a little about the place, but if he shows up around these parts anytime soon- it's fight club time.

good links for anyone who wants to know a little more about what's goin' down, it greives me to no end thinking these mutherfuckers are gone try and egypt/syria this part of the world

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2013/12/thailands-regime-cambodian-con...

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Devil's Advocate Soundtrack - Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRKbrVikNA (1:31)

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment frankTHE COIN
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Fall on the Sword.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Pejorative Requiem
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Did Obama eject Japan, or did Japan bail out?

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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The Kenyan started licking the choom residue off the headliner, then Japan pulled the big red handle.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:20 | Link to Comment brettd
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Doesn't matter.

Same result.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:59 | Link to Comment Platinum
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"Some people grow up and want to be a fireman, or President,. Nobody grows up and wants to be a cartoon character!" HST Lecture at Boulder University 1977

If only he were alive to see this.

Comments are dead on tonight, ladies and gentlemen.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 06:44 | Link to Comment Dr. Bonzo
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In reference to that fucking Doonsebury character. These days I ask people at random if they read any Hunter Thompson. I mostly get "huhs?" If I ask if they've heard of Doonesbury they all perk up right away.

 

What a fucking world.....

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Platinum
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It's a shame. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 was one of the best books I've read concerning "in the fray" politics. All his stuff is good (to me at least), but that book holds a special place.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment 0b1knob
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"The Trans-Pacific Partnership lies battered on the floor."

Thank god.   Now stomp it to death with lead diver's boots.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:25 | Link to Comment DonFromWyoming
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"The Trans-Pacific Partnership lies battered on the floor."

Kind of like Freddy Krueger? 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:06 | Link to Comment Kiwi Pete
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If the TPP is dead what is this thris trade deal they're celebrating?

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/07/wto-global-trade-deal-condemned-poverty

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment Joenobody12
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Japan is restless and will cause big problem down the road. After WWII, Japan is practically castrated . Its consitution prevents it from declaring war.Its people feels impotent and is itchy to get back to their old imperalistic days, hence the current aggression in SE Asia. First it purposedly slapped the Chinese in the face by naming two newly born panda after the disoputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Island SenKaku . Then it further provokethe Chinese by nationalize the disputed Island. 

Diaoyu/Senkaku is just an excuse and soon will be the catalyse for an inevitable war. It is Japans excuse to try to grow a pair. They are tired of seeing the US occupying forces raping their little school girls and feel there is nothing they can do about it. They are doing domething about it and China unfortunately get drawn into it.

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:42 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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think sino-soviet treaty (1950) where it was lenin that helped mao rid the country of the enemy? now living in taiwan (republic of china) and it was the ussr that turned over it's captured islands to china (mao and lenin were very close, inddeed, until khrushchev... whom mao hated/disliked as an illiterate marxist-communist) that japan claims as their's. remember,... if truman hadn't dropped the nukes ending the war, it would have gone on for months, in which the ussr was about to invade and claim in it's (warsaw?jap? pact) as theirs

jmo  

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment logicalman
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Nukes were used for three reasons.

To see what kind of damage they could do, to end the war before USSR could get a foothold and to show the world that the US carried the biggest stick.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 06:35 | Link to Comment Svendblaaskaeg
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"Nukes were used for three reasons..."

"We have to drop the bomb to see whats in it"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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joeseph stalin didn't think like lenin, that is why mao became disenchanted with the ussr. remember mao's  first five-year plan was not only nationalistic orientated but also aligned strongly to marxist communism... whereas stalin's ussr went the totalitarian route, the rift being that china was communist indeed in ideology but wasn't a natural ally of the ussr's domestic economic landscape going forward?  please realize that stalin preached marxism but didn't practice what he preached. on the other hand mao knew the reality of marxism being the future and thus it's financial dogma in economics. personally i think marxism was spot-on, when we have keynesian's capturing a free-market for the politburo elite here in the ussa.

jmo   

jmo  

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:19 | Link to Comment Element
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No to the last part Earle, the Russians actually did invade Japan at the very end of WWII, they took Karafuto Prefecture Sakhalin and still hold it today, as per the preceeding Yalta carve-up agreement.

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"In August 1945, according to Yalta Conference agreements, the Soviet Union took over the control of Sakhalin. The Soviet attack on South Sakhalin was part of the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation, and earlier sanctioned by the Allies, started on 11 August 1945, after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and four days before the Surrender of Japan. The 56th Rifle Corps consisting of the 79th Rifle Division, the 2nd Rifle Brigade, the 5th Rifle Brigade and the 214th Armored Brigade attacked the Japanese 88th Division. Although the Red Army outnumbered the Japanese by a factor of three, they were unable to advance due to strong Japanese resistance.

It was not until the 113th Rifle Brigade and the 365th Independent Naval Infantry Rifle Battalion from Sovetskaya Gavan landed on 16 August at T?ro (???) — a seashore village of western Sakhalin — that the Soviets broke the Japanese defence line. Japanese resistance grew weaker after this landing. Actual fighting, mostly skirmishes, continued until 21 August. From 22 August to 23 August, most of the remaining Japanese units announced a truce. The Soviets completed the conquest of Sakhalin on 25 August 1945 by occupying the capital, Toyohara, when Soviet troops swept southward and in nine days defeated 20,000 Japanese defenders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin

 

The Russians knew that to take any more of it, or Korea, would result in immediate conflict, and the Russians were in no position to do it either (thus the Korean war of reunification took a few years longer to emerge).

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:23 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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absolutely spot-on!

this is why i love ZH (constructive criticsim is what this forum is all about)

thankyou Element for correcting me so politely :-))

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:07 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"They are doing something about it and China unfortunately get drawn into it."

Yo Joe.

Funny thing, pondering the same line. Japan gets back at usa for nuking them. Bankster GE babylonic evil is responsible. Then, china will go after japan and usa. All as planned of course. Chinese back door chips in most military hardware.

You speak your truth well.

Thank you for playing through.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:45 | Link to Comment Element
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'Declaring war', as a legal constitutional formality, basically doesn't happen anymore. If Japan's territory is attacked Tokyo has the same right as every other country, to order a military response using overwelming force, as much as neeed, and it would. It's made that very clear to North Korea in the past.

The pacifist constitution is a figment of the western wishful-thinking imagination, and that imagination is also rapidly adjusting itself to strategic realities. If there's a military action by China, and or Russia, by the response, you will never have guessed that Japan ever had a 'pacifist' constitution.

The West over the past 25 years has shown everyone how to make excuses for starting illegal wars of aggression, all that it requires is the propaganda, subterfuge and provocations, and the diplomatic cash reserves and sway needed to convince everyone to go along. And given the suspicions about Chinese intents they will most probably get the support if it comes down to trading missiles.

(and the US MIC would just about die of a glee overdose)

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 23:37 | Link to Comment sangell
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There's only two things wrong with the cartoon. Abe is the pilot and its a Japanese plane. The US cannot abandon Japan. It is the modern equivalent of the UK and only in alliance with it can we confront the mainland superpower, in this case China.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:27 | Link to Comment lewy14
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You are assuming the US is a rational actor.

It no longer is.

Many people assume Obama is out to sabotage the US because of his anti-colonial sentiments.

It is not necessary to assume this.

The fact is, that unless the American President conducts foreign affairs with ruthless efficiency and wisdom in furthering the national interest, that American President's actions will be indistinguishable from sabotage. 

Obama has no clear idea what the American national interest is. Frankly neither does most of Washington, in either party. It doesn't concern them much, either.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:19 | Link to Comment sangell
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You'd be right except for a remarkable error Obama made. He appointed Caroline Kennedy as our ambassador to Japan. Her pedigree and celebrity status has left Obama no choice but to go all in for Japan in a crisis.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:25 | Link to Comment lewy14
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The Obama Derangement Syndrom sufferers have one thing right:

Obama is all about Obama.

Nobody else. Caroline Kennedy is just another nobody.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment DaddyO
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Agree, Obummer is only interested in what fits his world view. That world view is decidedly about Obummer and his world view as outlined by VJ.

Look how our national interests were put out there for the world to see regarding Syria.

This admin is indeed interested in MBC(management by crisis)!

The past 5 years have given us a very good glimpse at how they are creating crisis after crisis. Most sheeple are oblivious and numb from the onslaught.

Obummer has demonstrated his ambivilence regarding any constructive foreign policy, just look at Israel, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Libya and Egypt are in ruins, who's next?

DaddyO

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:15 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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O.T. announcement, vital to Ammo people: on Dec. 31, the US closes its last Pb smelter, due to [drum-roll please] "Environmental" reasons.

After that, you'll be sourcing freshly smelted Pb from overseas. Or sourcing it domestically from recycled Pb.

Hedge your ammo investments accordingly (when prices will go up), and TPTB start "managing" imports. For your safety, of course.

We now resume regular broadcasting.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 03:31 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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booga booga... fun facts:

- lead is well over 90% recycled in the USA

- bullet makers do NOT like to use lead from primary smelting, the grade is too poor to make modern ammo with

- of the secondary (recycled) lead used in the USA, only 3% of that is used to make ammo; the vast majority goes back to making what it was recycled from to begin with - lead/acid batteries

we now resume our regular nutjob fantasies with no fact checking or basis in reality

edit: forgot to mention - Doe Run Company runs the >>> largest secondary lead smelter in the world <<< out of Missouri, so no one in the USA is going to be seeing a lead shortage anytime soon

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 08:52 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Great....I just went to Bass Pro Shops, Field and Stream, Cabelas and WALMART and bought every piece of ammo with my savings. I would have bought more if I would have not bought 52 BTC yesterday when it touched 1250.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Kudos to your impeccable timing.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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You could completely cut off the supply of new ammunition and 50 years from now there would still be more than enough ammunition in circulation to wage a successful domestic insurgency in America.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Drifter
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Plenty of guns & ammo.  Guts & motivation in short supply though.  

It'll never happen.   If zerocare (biggest leap toward communism in America's history) doesn't do it, nothing will.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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You can always melt down your gold and silver and use those to load rounds ... don't underestimate the value of PM's.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 00:34 | Link to Comment starfcker
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do i really have to spend the time to upvote every single comment on this page? yeah, they are pretty killer, especially daddyo

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:03 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Obama is the leader of his own personal Al-Qaeda Legion. He has sent it into Syria to fight for Israel and Saudi Arabia. The victims are the thousands of dead Syrians who must die to feed the Obama blood lust and the advance of greater Israel. When you see Al-Qaeda allied with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the USA, you are seeing what they really are made of!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment Backtable
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"Abe, love your approach...now let's see your departure."

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:13 | Link to Comment reader2010
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The real owners of Amerika seemingly need more time to bargain, debate and negotiate among themselves before they can set up a common facade for the group's common interest on the China Question. After that,  the war with China will be official launched, and the world will witness the First Virtual World War fought entirely in the cyberspace. Welcome to the Future! 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 02:35 | Link to Comment brettd
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Ehhhhhh

Obama & Graham & McCain tried to "lead" us into Syria a few months ago.

That fantasy hit a wall quickly.  Amerikans very suspect now....

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 05:30 | Link to Comment Satan
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" if you like your parachute, you can keep it."

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 06:04 | Link to Comment Fred123
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0bama the Idiot is selling out Japan and the US. He is your typical black victim that has decided its all whiteys fault that the rest of the world is mired in poverty, violence and technological backwardness. He, and most of academia, hasn't realized that it was culture and not imperialism that propeled us far beyond the rest of the world. Ask yourself this question: Just before the imperialism phase began why was it that Spain managed to get to Mexico yet the Mexican could not get to (much less imagine) Spain? Why did Africa never make it to South America? What about China? The Middle East? I suspect it will take a catastrophic event for the West to wake up to their own stupidity, hopefully we will not become extinct before that happens. The rage being promoted across the world against the caucasians is being stoked on a daily basis by those who wish to profit from it.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:54 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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If we all scream "all people are equal" loud enough and long enough, surely it will come true.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:53 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Japan is something like 98.5% Japanese, so that is like racist or something.  How are we ever going to get a Japanese Obama at that rate?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment falak pema
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You don't get it the problem is never "them" but always "us"; what WE become.

You are right that the West is what it is 'cos of the KNOWLEDGE tree that has borne fruit like nowhere else. Damn right, since Pythagoras and Hippocrates days. 

But...we also had that other facet of humanity that neutralises the knowledge thread time and time again : The curse of the Atrides. The Lust  for power at any cost amongst the royals.

So western civilization is a two headed animal; predatory and enlightened. 

When the predatory head leads its 'Carthago delenda est' and its mayhem for all. When its the Knowledge thread, it becomes "hang those royal bastards by the guts of those other fake shamans" to save the common people. 

No perfect solution we go from pillar to post depending which head has head start; caught between Charybdis and Scylla!

Somehow we can't seem to balance the score between them for our own freedom.

Maybe we don't deserve this freedom...now ain't that a heretic thought! 

So as for those other "fools" from another civilization meme, until they catch up to us we stay our OWN worst rivals! 

Granted that periodically delusional hubris as today leads us to shoot ourselves in the foot like we were looking for our own Achilles tendon! 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 06:49 | Link to Comment Henry Chinaski
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Everything Obama touches turns to shit.  On purpose.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment ArmyofOne
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Japan rearms its military building 8 super carriers and reinvades Manchuria.   Does anybody think this isn't going to go the way it has gone for 2000 years over there?  The hate is palpable.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:47 | Link to Comment grunk
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You've lost that lovin' feeling.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:49 | Link to Comment blindman
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Inside film producer Arnon Milchan's secret spy past

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Sun, 12/08/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment falak pema
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And on this issue don't be surprised if other nations step with their tiny feet into the BIG shoes of USA in the China equation.

Statist France is currently in China trying to negotiate with Statist China (birds of a feather) huge state infrastructure contracts for the future :

Nuclear reactor tech

Peugeot and Renault joint venture investments both in France (Peugeot) as in China (Renault).

A huge mega city integrated complex with futuristic infrastructure for Wuhan ((10 million population).

THis will involve  urban integrated waste and pollution systems like nowhere else and new methods of mass transport...Puma telepheric intra cty links as well as automatic tram systems under central guidance. Futura ville where you can buy 300 french cheeses and 1000 french wines and Peugeot cars like Inspector Columbo. Bringing the Versailles gardens to Wuhan and maybe the Versailles palace for the big boss man. 

While Apple makes Ipads in China France dreams of making Alphaville...you can't get more delusional than that; Vive la France.

Maybe the Chinese are so fed up with smog they prefer frog grunts for desert (just kidding).

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Duude
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Japan could never counter China's arms buildup. All that matters now is the strength of its allies, and specifically the US resolve to intervene or not intervene. If I was China and my desire was to expand my territory I'd do it with Barack Obama in office.  I expect China will take Taiwan down before 2017. 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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US Military spending $682 Billion.

PRC Military spending $166 Billion.

They aren't even serious about the military over there in China.

Anybody here remember the PRC invasion of Vietnam?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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US annual interest payments to China ... $40B and growing.  We don't have to worry about their military spending as much as we have to worry about how much of it we are paying for.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment falak pema
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US ASIA foreign policy : NEW DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN KARZAI - IRAN

Afghanistan Is Cozying Up To Iran As US Deal Stalls - Business Insider

Spanner in the US-Afghan works ahead?  Karzai is now waving a red flag in Obammy's face if US walks from Afghan.

And this : The US Congress Might Throw A Wrench Into The Iran Deal - Business Insider

One thing looks sure from all this : The leaders of Pax Americana today don't know their ass from their hind legs (both true for the Donkeys And the Elephants).

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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You just don't have the whole story ... smoke a bowl of that good stuff from Afghaistan and mellow out, dude.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Blues Traveler
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Falak;  Karzai has the green light from the Kenyan Jinn to make a deal with Iran.  Responses to the Iran "deal" from US allies is driving con-gress, not the media. Hopefully, Congress will do the right thing.   

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 01:44 | Link to Comment highwaytoserfdom
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military industrial complex. For liberty and Freedom WTF?

Rank Country Spending ($ b.) World Share (%) % of GDP, 2011 1  United States 711.0 41.0 4.7 2  Chinaa 143.0 8.2 2.0 3  Russiaa 71.9 4.1 3.9 4  United Kingdom 62.7 3.6 2.6 5  France 62.5 3.6 2.3 6  Japan 59.3 3.4 1.0 7  India 48.9 2.8 2.5 8  Saudi Arabiab 48.5 2.8 8.7 9  Germanya 46.7 2.7 1.3 10  Brazil 35.4 2.0 1.5 World Total 1735 74.3 2.5
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:03 | Link to Comment Jabotinsky_USA
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Good article. Good source.  M. Ramirez is awesome.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 09:46 | Link to Comment esum
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the empty suit was put in office to accomplish TWO objectives:

destroy the economy

isolate amerika as a world leader

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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