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Al Qaeda Now Controls More Territory In The Arab World Than Ever Before

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Remember this?

This was the neo-conservatives' victory lap when they supposedly achieved one of their main stated goals: to discover and neutralize terrorist organizations, primarily al Qaeda.

Well, things have changed.

In what can be described a truly ironic event and a major failure for America's stated mission (because one can't help but wonder at all the support various Al Qaeda cells have received from the US and/or CIA) of eradicating the Al Qaeda scourge from the face of the earth, we learn today that al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history. According to a CNN report "from around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites."

The following recent map from Jane's shows just how extensive Al Qaeda's influence has grown in recent years.

And nowhere is the surge of Al Qaeda more visible than in recent events in Iraq. From CNN:

The focus of al Qaeda's leaders has always been regime change in the Arab world in order to install Taliban-style regimes. Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri acknowledged as much in his 2001 autobiography, "Knights Under the Banner of the Prophet," when he explained that the most important strategic goal of al Qaeda was to seize control of a state, or part of a state, somewhere in the Muslim world, explaining that, "without achieving this goal our actions will mean nothing."


Now al-Zawahiri is closer to his goal than he has ever been. On Friday al-Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq seized control of parts of the city of Falluja and parts of the city of Ramadi, both of which are located in Iraq's restive Anbar Province.


Anbar is home to predominantly Sunni Muslims, who feel that that the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki treats the Sunnis as second-class citizens.


Sectarian tensions in Anbar recently burst into several all-out revolts against the government, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as the al-Qaeda affiliate there is known, quickly seized the opportunity to notch some battlefield victories.


Government forces increased their presence around Falluja in response and on Tuesday tribal leaders issued a statement urging people who had fled the city or stopped reporting to work to return.

America's escapade in Syria - where it was merely a puppet for Qatari nat gas oligarchs - has also backfired.

ISIS is also operating in Syria, where it has established a presence in many areas of the Aleppo and Idlib Governorates in the northwest. In August, ISIS launched a propaganda series on video highlighting their activities in Syria, which includes interviews with fighters; the "graduation" of a group of mujahedin "cubs" (aged about 7 to 10 years old) from training, and sermons at local mosques preaching al Qaeda's interpretation of Islam.


The al-Nusra front has claimed to control parts of at least a dozen Syrian towns. Those include sections of the ancient city of the Aleppo in the northwest, where fighters have been filmed running a community fair and preaching al Qaeda's values to crowds of children. The group has also released videos on jihadist websites claiming that it is providing services to the people of several towns in the governorate of Idlib, which borders the Aleppo Governorate to the west. Al Nusra claims that it is a quasi-government and service-provider in the towns of Binnish, Taum, and Saraqib.


Al-Nusra fighters allied to al Qaeda function like a government in areas they control in Syria. The group provides daily deliveries of bread, free running water and electricity, a health clinic, and a strict justice system based on Sharia law in the eastern Syrian city of Ash Shaddadi, where it also took control of the city's wheat silos and oil wells. In September a CNN reporting team concluded, "Al Qaeda has swept to power with the aim of imposing a strict Islamist ideology on Syrians across large swathes of Syria's rebel-held north."


In sum, al Qaeda affiliates now control much of northern and northwestern Syria as well as some parts of eastern Syria, as well as much of Anbar province, which is around a third of Iraqi territory.

It wouldn't be a US diplomatic debacle without at least one soundbite from John Kerry. So here it is:

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States will "do everything that is possible to help" the Iraqi government control al Qaeda's expansion in Anbar, but stressed that no American troops would be sent back to the Middle Eastern nation . Last month, the United States quietly sent Hellfire missiles and surveillance drones to the Iraqi government to support their fight against increasing al Qaeda-related violence.

The question of how quickly the US "gift" was intercepted by Al Qaeda is rhetorical. The other rhetorical question is how long until the now much better armed (with US weapons) jihadists will turn those same weapons on the liberating Western powers. The US for now seems safe. Europe is a different matter.

For the United States the widening reach of al Qaeda in the Middle East doesn't necessarily translate into an immediate threat at home. So far only a handful of Americans have fought in the Syrian conflict alongside al Qaeda's affiliates there so concerns about some kind of "blowback" from the Syrian war in the U.S. are, at this point, unfounded.


European countries are rightly concerned, however. Many European countries have seen their citizens drawn to the Syrian war; more than a hundred from Britain and many dozens from countries like Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, according to multiple European officials we have spoken to. These countries are concerned that the returning veterans of the Syrian conflict might launch terrorist attacks in Europe.


In October for instance, British authorities arrested militants who were allegedly planning a terrorist attack. Two British officials who work on counterterrorism issues told us that that the militants had recently traveled to Syria.

Finally, none of this should come as a surprise to anyone. Ron Paul, for one, has long predicted precisely this chain of events. In this context his latest commentary, posted here over the weekend, bears repeating.

Iraq: The ‘Liberation’ Neocons Would Rather Forget

Remember Fallujah? Shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US military fired on unarmed protestors, killing as many as 20 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, local Iraqis attacked a convoy of US military contractors, killing four. The US then launched a full attack on Fallujah to regain control, which left perhaps 700 Iraqis dead and the city virtually destroyed.

According to press reports last weekend, Fallujah is now under the control of al-Qaeda affiliates. The Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, is under siege by al-Qaeda. During the 2007 “surge,” more than 1,000 US troops were killed “pacifying” the Anbar province.  Although al-Qaeda was not in Iraq before the US invasion, it is now conducting its own surge in Anbar.
For Iraq, the US “liberation” is proving far worse than the authoritarianism of Saddam Hussein, and it keeps getting worse. Last year was Iraq’s deadliest in five years. In 2013, fighting and bomb blasts claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces. In December alone nearly a thousand people were killed.
I remember sitting through many hearings in the House International Relations Committee praising the “surge,” which we were told secured a US victory in Iraq. They also praised the so-called “Awakening,” which was really an agreement by insurgents to stop fighting in exchange for US dollars. I always wondered what would happen when those dollars stopped coming.
Where are the surge and awakening cheerleaders now?
One of them, Richard Perle, was interviewed last year on NPR and asked whether the Iraq invasion that he pushed was worth it. He replied:

I've got to say I think that is not a reasonable question. What we did at the time was done in the belief that it was necessary to protect this nation. You can't a decade later go back and say, well, we shouldn't have done that.

Many of us were saying all along that we shouldn’t have done that – before we did it. Unfortunately the Bush Administration took the advice of the neocons pushing for war and promising it would be a “cakewalk.” We continue to see the results of that terrible mistake, and it is only getting worse.
Last month the US shipped nearly a hundred air-to-ground missiles to the Iraqi air force to help combat the surging al-Qaeda. Ironically, the same al-Qaeda groups the US is helping the Iraqis combat are benefiting from the US covert and overt war to overthrow Assad next door in Syria. Why can’t the US government learn from its mistakes?
The neocons may be on the run from their earlier positions on Iraq, but that does not mean they have given up. They were the ones pushing for an attack on Syria this summer. Thankfully they were not successful. They are now making every effort to derail President Obama’s efforts to negotiate with the Iranians. Just last week William Kristol urged Israel to attack Iran with the hope we would then get involved. Neoconservative Senators from both parties recently introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, which would also bring us back on war-footing with Iran.
Next time the neocons tell us we must attack, just think “Iraq.”


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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:31 | 4317804 Xibalba
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I hope by now people realize 9/11, Bin Laden, and 'The War on Terror', had nothing to do with al-Qaeda, and everything to do with revamping and enshrining the military industrial complex.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:34 | 4317817 Millivanilli
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The perfect enemy.  A state created terrorist entity that can  never be killed.  


Endless WOAR.  Endless fear.  Endless surveillance state.  Because, it is US, they want to watch.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:42 | 4317858 Skateboarder
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That which you cannot kill enslaves you. Global nonparticipation is the only way out. That, and guillotines. Shitloads of 'em.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317877 chumbawamba
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You'd almost think this was their plan all along.

Hey, did you know the root word of sarcasm is "sarcophagus"?  That's what they plan to put us all into very soon.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:50 | 4318019 AlaricBalth
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Cold War. 1947 - 1991
War on Terror 2002 - ????

The last 11 years have seen massive growth in defense industry profits. In 2002, the combined profits of the five largest U.S.-based defense contractors were $2.4 billion (adjusted for inflation); by 2011, that figure had increased by a whopping 450 percent to $13.4 billion.

Attached is a chart of real per capita national defense spending since 1950.

Note that from 1989 through 2000 per capita spending for defense dropped 29%. After which spending increased almost 50% over the next ten years.

War on Terror. Cui Bono?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:16 | 4318124 James_Cole
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The point on Fallujah is good, but the one thing to add is Fallujah's birth defect / cancer rate spike in the years after the battle - apparently comparable to what was seen in the aftermath of Hiroshima. 

Fallujah, famous for the American use of white phosphorus and depleted Uranium.. yep 'merica using chemical weapons to liberate dem barbaric Iraqis!,_The_Hidden_Massacre

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:49 | 4319779 DaveyJones
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War on Fashion. Sonny Bono ?

My father was just about retiring from the complex as it ramped back up after the flags. He said it was sick the way some of the people were licking their chops.

Almost every empire (1) exhausts its resources, (3) can't raise the tax revenue to keep it going (4) expands and criminalizes its financial industries to hide its demize (5) Ramps its military up to its dying day, and (6) turns on its own people in the end.


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:02 | 4319104 ElvisDog
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Who cares? Can Al Qaeda keep the lights on? I doubt it. The only way to discredit Al Qaeda is to let them take power and then fail to meet the peoples' basic needs, aka Egypt. Fighting Al Qaeda only makes them stronger.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:51 | 4317897 Capitalist
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Sounds like Orwell's 1984.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:54 | 4317912 john39
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Emmanuel Goldstein lives!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:22 | 4318285 Bangin7GramRocks
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I'm more scared of the new police armies. What's worse than crazy cops with guns? Crazy cops with tanks!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:05 | 4318665 JackWills
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MIC loves this more than the cold war, these conventional weapons get used up, not like you can use nuclear weapons vs Al Queda.  The Defense budget is bigger than ever and MIC has found a cash cow.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:36 | 4317824 gmrpeabody
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We should help and support al-Qaeda in eliminating al-Qaeda...,

Oh, wait...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:40 | 4317843 BLOTTO
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Its way way more twisted, darker and deeper than that Xib...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:49 | 4317887 cynicalskeptic
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Why isn't North America shown on that map?  I thought AlQuaeda was running unchecked through parts of the US - hence the need for all-encompassing surveillance of people in the US and the destruction of the Bill of Rights.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:14 | 4318481 Colonel Klink
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Read the fine print!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:18 | 4318894 Ban KKiller
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As the Bush crime family was directed to do. 

Revolution was the only way out for our forefathers...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:17 | 4319928 escargot
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I can't believe you got 9 down votes for pointing out the painfully obvious.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:29 | 4317805 rubiconsolutions
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"Mission Demolished"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:35 | 4317823 Possible Impact
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or, Missing Accomplished...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:44 | 4317867 Mr Pink
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Mission Accomplished makes perfect sense , now that we have figured out what the real mission was

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:36 | 4318331 Almost Solvent
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If you like your Mission Accomplished, you can keep your Misson Accomplished. 



Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:48 | 4318720 negative rates
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Yea, cause once that 5 minute tape self destructs, aint nobodys knows whats goings ons.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317878 cynicalskeptic
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If the 'Mission' was to provide justificarion for the US to interject itself into ANYWHERE  in the Mideast, Africa or SE Asia, then we're looking at a resounding success.

If the 'Mission' was justification for neverending war throughout the Mideast, then we've succeeded.

If the Mission' was to provide an excuse for a much needed (as a distraction from the impending economic collapse - perhaps a path towards some form of economic 'recovery' - ain't gonna work THIS time though), then we've succeeded

If the 'Mission' was to provide some kind of superficial justification for wor;d-wide surveillance and hte shredding of American rights, we've succeeded. 


But if the 'Mission' was the neo-con wet dream of using the US military to insure American world political dominance, energy independence and economic dominance, well.......... Mission NOT accomplished.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:41 | 4318048 Yes_Questions
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No Matter.


The psychopaths behind this mission, and their ilk, Always Land On Their Hooves!


Its no matter at all.  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:29 | 4317806 Seize Mars
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Wait, which al-qaeda, the one we're fighting? Or the one we're funding?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:38 | 4317834 Possible Impact
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You have to wear Special Polarized CIA sunglasses to tell them apart.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317875 LetThemEatRand
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I keep looking for a pair of the ones that tell me what the billboards really say.  Obey.  Consume. etc.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:24 | 4318007 lead salad
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Find Rowdy Roddy Piper. I hear he has a pair.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:39 | 4317842 Ignatius
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Mission Accomplished:  More true now than ever.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:50 | 4317893 vulcanraven
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Al Qaeda=the Muslim arm of the MIC/CIA

End of story.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:51 | 4317898 BanksterSlayer
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Maybe somebody should cut off Funding to the Funders, you know, dudes like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, John McCain. Either start cutting off their funding or some body parts.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:49 | 4318721 negative rates
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We call it the expanded dual mandate , in laymens terms.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:29 | 4317807 Keyser-Soze
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Didn't see this coming.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:35 | 4318033 Yes_Questions
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You missed the Al Queada To Have Moar Territory Than Ever Memo?!!?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:30 | 4317808 _SILENCER
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Well I guess now everybody knows these fine lads are on the .gov payroll

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:38 | 4317835 Audacity17
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LOL,  this has "zero" to do with Bush.

Obama has undermined every secular Muslim country, enabling zealots to take over.

The real Mission Accomplished.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:43 | 4317849 LetThemEatRand
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Plant government post.  Go the fuck away.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:49 | 4317886 Harbanger
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Is Obama a huge supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:50 | 4317896 LetThemEatRand
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Wake up, man.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:52 | 4317902 Harbanger
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Ask the Egyptians.  They know.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:54 | 4317913 LetThemEatRand
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You realize you're feeding the machine with this bullshit, right?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:58 | 4317928 Harbanger
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What bullshit, it's true.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:01 | 4317937 LetThemEatRand
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Obama supports Al Qaeda, yes.  The bullshit is the idea that it's him driving this train and not the people he works for, which is the paradigm that keeps people like you from waking up.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:16 | 4317988 Harbanger
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He was hatched in a lab by the people he works for, his progressive bosses.  He knows exactly where he's driving this train, to chaos, quit making excuses for him like he's not in control of what he's doing.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:33 | 4318031 LetThemEatRand
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As I said.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:04 | 4318099 Jack Burton
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It's all to feed the Republican in him. There is a whole group of people who believe Bush did it right and Obama threw away the great victory. Talk about Double Think! The Red Team is brainwashed as is team Blue. I never respond to their posts, becuse you can never break through their party beliefs. Party above people, Party above nation. Just wait till elections time, the two teams will be fighting over gays love and assualt rifles, while we are ass rapped by both parties, who are in effect One Party.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:12 | 4318117 LetThemEatRand
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Well said.  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:16 | 4318126 Harbanger
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I think you're a little full of yourself Jack.  I'm not a Republican, I'm a conservative who believes in the Republic as it was founded, under the Constitution, not the present welfare state with a Fed, devaluing currency and 2 Parties of Statists.  Maybe I have hope that we can find some leaders that represent us in restoring our gov after the present crew gets thrown out.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:19 | 4318414 LetThemEatRand
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You're a fucking idiot.  There.  I said it.  Fuck you and your fucking conservative bullshit.  You are the fucking problem you fucking cunt.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:24 | 4318498 Harbanger
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If a return to the a Constitutional America is a problem, then the problem is you Randy.  I'm sorry you're upset, I'll pray for you.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:01 | 4318544 LetThemEatRand
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That's the best you can say to "fuck you?"  Fuck you.  You fucking pussy.  Bitch.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:13 | 4318561 Harbanger
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I was gonna tell you to suck my ass but I resolved myself to be nice to you for new year.  And you're a fag so sucking my ass might be enjoyable so I chose to pray for you instead.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:16 | 4318564 LetThemEatRand
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Yeah, fuck you.  If you were a man you would have said "suck my balls."  Bitch.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:19 | 4318567 Harbanger
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Not to you.  You have enough fantasies.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:23 | 4318572 LetThemEatRand
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Fuck you.  And I mean that in the figurative sense.  Go fuck yourself you narcissist evil holier than thou fucking fuck.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:27 | 4318576 Harbanger
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Are you possessed by a lesbian demon?  I can refer a priest that can help.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:31 | 4318585 LetThemEatRand
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I'll bet you know lots of priests you fuck.  

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:50 | 4318602 Harbanger
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You sound irrational Randy.  You may have unresolved emotions from your childhood.  Perhaps you were made to feel judged, ashamed or inadequate in your adolescence.  Sometimes an over controlling mother or a father that wanted a little girl instead, you need to search deep to find the root of your problem.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 07:13 | 4318734 JackWills
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Hmm Harbanger and Let them eat rand, could be the same neurotic fellow commenting all by himself, kind of strange you two gentlemen always seem to come on at the same time hmmmm

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:51 | 4318722 negative rates
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Your ranks are a thinning, and your quality people are fleeing, it only gets worse from here on out for you. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 08:20 | 4318765 NOTW777
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harb - this is zerohedge where one minute they argue all politicans are the same (after quietly voting for liberals) and in the next they assert everything is the sole fault of republicans or conservatives or their favorite name - "neocons"

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:47 | 4320403 Harbanger
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They argue that all politicans are the same, only after the liberal they voted for lets them down.  It's like a battered wife that says all men are the same, but keeps going back to the same type.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:30 | 4318017 satoshi101
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Obama spent 20 years with Reverend Wright, Wright call's his brand of christianity as "Post Slavery Freedom Christianity", but if you study what WRIGHT preaches, its 100% Nation of Islam[FARRAKHAN].

Me thinks there is an eliminate of truth that OBAMA, deep down is NOI, but so fucking what? He was always a plant, his grandma is Jewish, his mother was jewish, that makes Obama Jewish by Blood, and blood is thicker than POLITICAL BULLSHIT ... Obama doesn't give a fuck if every persian/arab on earth is murdered.


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:45 | 4318351 Buckaroo Banzai
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Obama has a muslim name, was born Muslim to a Muslim father, was raised Muslim by a Muslim stepfather, and has targeted every remaining secular regime in the Middle East, replacing them all with radical muslim regimes, except for Syria.

You bet your fucking ass he's a Muslim.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 08:44 | 4318813 kralizec
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But now you've roused the pro-Muslim crowd, the ones that believe there is such a thing as a moderate peace-loving Muslim.

Those who believe in that fantasy probably also believe in bigfoot, ET, chupacabra, unicorn...winged swine...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:36 | 4319229 _SILENCER
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Obama is into Obama, and that's about it. He masquerades as a Christian or Muslim, but he's into it for himself, his pleasure with his gay buddies, and more importantly, to forward the things he learned from his father, Frank Marshall Davis...known communist, amateur pornographer, and America hater.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:58 | 4318229 Audacity17
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The radical muslims are all socialist deny it?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:48 | 4318066 NOTW777
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this is zerohedge - land of obama babies; they will be blaming Bush 100 years from now

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:25 | 4318293 Bangin7GramRocks
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You are right. It has everything to do with his boss, former President Cheney.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:39 | 4317839 Son of Captain Nemo
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ZeroHedge put the proper crown on this piece of ____!

From CNN: The guys that brought you Andersen 180 and this guy!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317872 dick cheneys ghost
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looks like a bunch of think tank hogwash..........

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:02 | 4317942 Son of Captain Nemo
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Wonder why Andersen and Fareed won't bring Chuck Jaco back to the newsroom for some of his indepth reportage like he use to do back in the good old dayz?..

Everybody misses Chuck!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:39 | 4317841 stormsailor
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fuck it,  why didn't we just buy the land and give it to them.  it would have cost less than 1% of what we have spent to "wipe them out".   maybe in 12 more years they will have it all.  if we can spent 100 trillion dollars by then.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:12 | 4317885 dick cheneys ghost
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spending/borrowing $100 trillion keeps the ponzi going for a few moar yrs.........

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:50 | 4317891 Son of Captain Nemo
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Noticed you have Ol' Hickory as your representative picture. It's fitting.

The Father of the "Trail of Tears" probably would have concurred with what you just said!



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:52 | 4317905 stormsailor
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yeah, to bad they couldn't vote. lol

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:56 | 4317921 Son of Captain Nemo
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Yeah.  Too bad they weren't allowed to "live" either. Just like what we did to them in Iraq.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:16 | 4317990 stormsailor
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then alls well,  they are probably getting to vote now

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:40 | 4317844 nah
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africa wins bitchez!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:40 | 4317846 Spungo
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Is anyone else reminded of Command & Conquer where the map shows your tiny GDI progress while the Nod progress is gigantic?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:41 | 4317848 JustObserving
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It is well established that al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA.  The link below has comprehensive details.

One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

As anti-war sentiment grows and the political legitimacy the Bush Administration falters, doubts regarding the existence of this illusive “outside enemy” must be dispelled.

Counter-terrorism and war propaganda are intertwined. The propaganda apparatus feeds disinformation into the news chain. The terror warnings must appear to be “genuine”. The objective is to present the terror groups as “enemies of America.”

Ironically, Al Qaeda –the “outside enemy of America” as well as the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks– is a creation of the CIA.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:41 | 4317854 Johnny Cocknballs
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What is "Al Qaeda"?

It seems to be a label for sundry groups which likely have little or no actual contact or coordination between each other.

"Al Qaeda" is a magickal word. It gets people to stop thinking further, and to focus on some mythic coherent enemy. And any talk of the control or influence of the CIA, Mossad, and other intelligence services, thereby, is discounted, despite overwhelming evidence.

Control of MSM is the best way of charging sigils.  Pop culture really owes much to Bernays and to Alister Crowley, in my estimation. There are a couple good explanations on YT but most are junk/paranoia.   You have to know what to look for - you can't just be an Alex Jones or Michael Rivero finding conspiracies everywhere.  {{fake injuries at the Boston marathon??? - go fuck yourself, bitches.}}

Al Qaeda is great at blowing shit up.  Not so good at holding onto territory or administration or winning the hearts and minds of a populace. Al Qaeda is paid mercenaries sowing chaos for CIA and Mossad, and little more.  They are there to help the neocons {American Zionists, basically, and little else} with their longstanding plan, a plan that Netanyahu and Richard Perle and those sorts absolutely are really aiming for to remake the middle east

If you're a realist, inter alia, the zioconservative plan is not at all in the United States' best interest.  Iran and Russia are natural allies to the US.

Ah well, the fuckery will continue until they get their next war not in American national security interests. 

Maybe then the military and loyalist NSA/CIA guys will wake up. But - someone has to be the first guy over the hill, eh?


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:55 | 4317917 tony wilson
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What is "Al Qaeda"?

a fantasy,a distortion a dark illusion.

the database a list of brown men with beards actors front men some jewish guys dressed up as muslims.

the perfect front for world wide operation gladio psy op.

the power of nightmares

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:55 | 4317918 AUD
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Alister Crowley? How so?

It's also Aleister.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:15 | 4317985 Johnny Cocknballs
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Aye, your spelling is correct. 

I suppose I mean Crowley and Bernays more as totems. Along with Crowley, I'd lump in Spare, and the fake-Celts *druid or wiccan*) and new age in general.   Esoteric, anti-trafitional bullshit for individuals. Bernays and Freud and Jung and focus group testing etc strip the same individual of his or her individuality to remake them programmable cattle.


Just an idea. I wouldn't really argue it though.  Our self-concept is more articial than ever, though, and while rejecting traditional religion is fine, its to me anyway, merely changing chains and Platonic caves.


Best to drink up and forget the whole thing, wot? ;)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:08 | 4317963 satoshi101
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"Al-Queda" means "The Base" in Persian, it was coined by Usama-Bin-Laden, when he was reporting directly to Ronald Raygun in the mid 1980's.

Then Bin-Laden ran the USD to the mujaheen(afghan resistance), on many occasion RAYGUN called 'Al-queda' the moral equivalent of our 'founding fathers'

After Russia collapsed The USA tried to get the stinger missiles back from Bin-LAden, but he decided to keep them, in the 1990's Bin-Laden got angry,

CIA had promised to remove USA MIL bases from Saudi, they failed that promise, and Bin-Laden, became a ROGUE CIA agent,

Bin-Laden was a USA trained engineer, and son of one of the richest familys in Saudi Arabia, most notably the Bin-laden family was put in power post WWII, by the BUSH family, ... to this day the two family bin-laden and bush are as thick as shit.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:20 | 4318001 Yes_Questions
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but in light off all this, please be afraid.  Very afraid.


thank you, tax slave.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:46 | 4318060 Johnny Cocknballs
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"Al Qaeda" is Arabic, not Farsi, and bin Laden didn't develop the term, which pre-existed his involvement by a few years. Despite obvious CIA involvment, it doesn't come from 'database' and it doesn't come from the slang for 'going to the toilet' either.  

Iran is no fan of Al Qaeda groups and indeed has offered in the past to help the U.S. in going after them.  The U.S. rejected these offers, for reasons which should be obvious.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:09 | 4318477 satoshi101
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BUSH WAS CIA DIRECTOR WHEN RAYGUN and Usama-Bin-Laden Created Al-Queda.

Where ever you smell shit in ALL human history, you will find the BUSH tribe.

Funny during the Al-Queda operation, Clinton got all the free cocaine he could snort in Mena, Arknansas,

Al-Queda was win-win for all.

Guns for Central American Cocaine, Cash for Coke - Clinton  for Stingers for Afghan, Ollie North, Singlaub, Raygun, Bush, CLINTON, ... a happy fucking US tribal klusterfuck.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:54 | 4318724 negative rates
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Your nightmares just keep waking you in the middle of the night screaming for explanations.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:22 | 4317996 satoshi101
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Read the BOOK "Charlie Wilsons War", not the movie the movie was bullshit.

Charle Wilson was Texas congressman who wanted to get stringers to AFGHAN, and he went through backdoors, but its all documented.


Ronald Raygun, Bush tribe, Bin-Laden history ( going back to WWII with bush ), CIA, Russia, Usama-Bin-Ladens USA education and training, its all here, no reason to bullshit, or quote COINTELPRO SITES on the web.

The entire story is in this book, written a long time ago, I think in the 1990's. But this book is 100% accurate and is used by the USA state departement to teach people the history of AL-QUEDA an how it was created by the CIA.


This book is required reading by USA STATE DEPARMENT, ALL CIA are required to READ THIS BOOK.

It its good enough for a CIA officer, why in the fucking hell are you not reading this book?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:44 | 4317862 Goldilocks
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An ancient proverb:

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:44 | 4317865 tony wilson
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the cia,mi6 and mossad Now Controls More Territory In The Arab World Than Ever Before

fixed it for ya

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:45 | 4317869 LetThemEatRand
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This is why I love Zero Hedge.  Only one government troll so far suggesting that it matters which Team is in charge, and most everyone else observing that Al Qaeda is a CIA creation designed to create a police state at home.  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:59 | 4317924 tony wilson
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22 mins of great info on al cia da

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:02 | 4317940 Big Johnson
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I thought Al Qaeda was created in the 80s so we could shoot another Rambo episode in Afghanistan

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:17 | 4317993 Yes_Questions
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your avatar is giving me your user name



Fri, 01/10/2014 - 07:43 | 4318748 Big Johnson
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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:08 | 4318552 Audacity17
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CIA creation?  Ha, put down the crack pipe.  If you help someone defeat a common enemy, that doesn't give them license to do whatever the fuck they want thereafter.  Got it?  For example, is FDR responsible for the atrocities of Stalin??  Under your dipshit reasoning, why yes he is.  Or if a couple gets married, and 5 years after they divorce the man shoots somebody, it's the wife's fault??  Your slack jawed reasoning says yes!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317873 PapSmear
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But Joe Plugs said Al Qaeda was on the run. Well at least GM is alive.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:46 | 4317874 chump666
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America creates enemies for it's quagmire forever wars.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:14 | 4317980 satoshi101
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Yep, but now the biz model is coming home to the USA to roost,

Where lib's will kill conserve,

Where DEM kill PUG,

Where color kill color

"The entire world is the battle-scape",


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:47 | 4317881 NOZZLE
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Yay team,

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:13 | 4317976 Yes_Questions
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fuck yeah

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:48 | 4317882 blindman
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cia = al cia da

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:50 | 4317890 Teknopagan
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Jewish diplomacy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:51 | 4317900 Dinero D. Profit
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interestingly, in the land of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Moses, Rothschild, and Mossad there are no al-Qa'ida cells. as far as I can tell. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:53 | 4317906 Goldilocks
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Bush: "Mission Accomplished" -- REAL Speech (2:04)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:53 | 4317908 tony bonn
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al qaeda = cia = bush crime syndicate = rockefeller nazis = satan

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:02 | 4317911 williambanzai7
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Not to mention John McCain's cranium, which they actually do control.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:08 | 4317959 Yes_Questions
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Bogeymen in John McCain's addled mind

(sung to James Taylor's Carloina In My Mind and I'd have more but I'm not that fucking creative)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:55 | 4317915 Dr. Gonzo
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"We are not at war with  Euasia. We have never been at war with Eurasia."  I read that book 25 years ago and said no fucking way. It just can't get anymore fucking creepy in this country. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:55 | 4317916 Atomizer
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When the Bank of International Settlements speculative derivatives market bets the sand niggers taking out the United States of America. When global community disbelieve occurs, call in the Jewish Media to create a new fear mongering soap opera. 

Business model 101 to insure a bet gets paid off.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:55 | 4317919 BullyBearish
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Every morning I awake, deathly afraid that an Iranian or an Afghani goat herder will kill me.  Please, please oh mighty U.S.A. do ANYTHING you want, but please just protect me.  Kill whomever you want, spy on anyone you want, give anything you want to our "friends", ignore the laws of the land...just please protect me because I am so afraid.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:46 | 4318061 luckylogger
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Great post! I am sure some afgan goathearder will come attack me in north Idaho.

What could possibly be their motive besides attacking a little country boy???

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:57 | 4317923 malek
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No problem, we can always rename ourselves Al Qaeda /s

You have to get out in front of it, lead the mob and call it a parade.”

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:00 | 4317933 Yes_Questions
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the data BASE covers more territory than ever?


Sweet, long Drone Company and Related Stocks, huh?


What a fucking joke, and that idiot diddles with his paint brush into comfort and bliss.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:00 | 4317934 Dr. Gonzo
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I'm not sure but I think it's patriotic to love Al Qaeda now. I don't fucking know. I'm just happy to be here. It's almost time for 5 minutes of Hate.  I think the North Korean dictator is on the tonight's schedule. Hope it ends with a rousing pledge of Allegance followed by The National Anthem or God Bless America. I usually break down in uncontrollable tears of joy after a good pledge. Chocolate rations have just doubled from 4 grams a month to 2! 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:10 | 4317939 satoshi101
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IS this news? Is this good for bad, or just the facts?


[ In persian, Al-Queda means the "The Base", everybody in the Arab/Persian world knows that Al-Queda means CIA, only in the USA doesn't it mean something else, like 'bogeyman' ]

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:03 | 4317946 stormsailor
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since nsa is collecting everything else,  why don't we all shit in little baggies every day and send it to them.  there could be nuggets of information in there, can you imagine how much safer we would be?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:45 | 4318194 logically possible
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I kind of like the baggies idea.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:42 | 4318522 RaceToTheBottom
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Maybe they can send you back your DNA information.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 20:17 | 4321380 stormsailor
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nsa,nsa, how many peanuts in my shit today

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:05 | 4317948 Atomizer
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NSA, Zzzzzzzzzz,Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.,zzzzzzzzz,Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Beep, beep,beep,beep,beep

NSA Loafers awakens, we have some fucker typing on ZH with key code NSA.


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:06 | 4317955 lead salad
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"Let me be clear....if you like your Al Qaeda, you can keep it..."

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:07 | 4317958 Ned Zeppelin
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99.99% of all this carnage can be safely attributed to a centuries old fight between Sunni and Shia. We are merely interlopers and collateral damage.

Best to stay out of it. Fence it in, and back away to a safe distance.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:27 | 4318911 Analyse2
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@Ned Zeppelin

I wonder why everyone has forgotten how much hate FRANCE got for NOT wanting to contribute in the Irak war.

The whole dumbass "LIBERTY FRIES" , the “cheese-eating surrender MONKEYS”  things   all kind of silly jokes still continuing, even in ZH …. Five years of Anti-French slander and vilification was thus thrust by the White House, the administration, members of Congress, governors and by lackeys in the media (like Fox News or Murdoch Press).

Most amazing is that the totally ignorant US generation now see the French as cowards because of the avalanche of neo-cons propaganda and silly jokes after the firm and sensible refusal of the French to join America in Irak, in 2003.

May all Americans remember what they did, and how it speaks volumes about how are treated dissent, opinion and opposition.

The Bush regime lied and fabricated "evidence" that was used to deceive Congress, the American people, and the United Nations. The vice president of the United States and the national security adviser created public images of mushroom clouds going up over American cities unless Iraq was invaded and Saddam Hussein's terrible weapons of mass destruction were destroyed.

Also remember Dr. David Kelly (biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq) and his ultimately suicide/murder !?!

What if Iraq were invaded, and Kelly replied, “I’ll probably be found dead in the woods...” ? 



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:12 | 4317973 satoshi101
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CIA in 100% CONTROL of the OIL WORLD

USA to the MOON

DOW to the MOON

Don't you guys see that your entire paradigm is wrong, that once again the USD is going ASTRO, that they now can print INFINITE USD forever, and noblody can  say shit, ... nobody.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:35 | 4318026 Atomizer
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Sure, market will rally until the Government cannot pay back the investment vehicles which helped jack up the economy under central bank ZIRP lending and forex carry trade dealings. Care to help by stating your argument?

I left out the 85 billion/month Federal Reserve involvement. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:39 | 4318042 satoshi101
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USD will rally so long as nobody stops the USA, and nobody will.

The DOW will go up as long as the FED (USD) or IMF(SDR) print to infinity.

The market loves MURDER,

The argument is that ALL FIAT power  comes from the barrel of a GUN/NUKE,

The USA is the only BULLY on the street controlling OIL,


USD will go up, its a safe-haven for MURDER, america Loves murder, and the world respects POWER.

DOW its a fucking CASINO, fucking bullshit, but like BITCOIN, so long as their are fuckheads with easy money the bitch will go up, ... for how fucking long? As long as their are fuckheads with money. How long will that be? As long as the FED/IMF can print FIAT, .. how long? As long as the CIA/NSA control the world, ... how long is that?




Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:48 | 4318064 satoshi101
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The $85BILLION is just the FED buy US Treasury note, cuz nobody else can or will.

I think now that the USA is the worlds bully, and the NSA is out of the bag, ... once again assholes will step forward and BUY NAZI.

A Volcker is not coming (high interest rates ) to return the USA to normalty.

The DEBT will go to infinity with no plan ever to return the money, its no longer DEBT, its now "PROTECTION", the USA prints FIAT, and world accepts that FIAT as protection payment, cuz if you don't accept the FIAT, your children die.

Welcome to the new world economic order.


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 06:59 | 4318725 negative rates
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You are obviously one of many who should never have become parents in the first place, Your life style is unsustainable and if it trickles down to the kids, which it is, you have no one to blame but yourself. Our kids will be fine once you and your bitches are gone.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:19 | 4317997 IridiumRebel
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Bullsih Defense Contractors! Long Live Perpetual War!


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:24 | 4318006 djsmps
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We'll, since the ZHedge is now buying into the Emmanuel Alqaedastein bully, I think I'm about done here. Oceania was always at war with East Asia.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:26 | 4318014 Yes_Questions
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:27 | 4318015 syntaxterror
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"Now watch this drive!"

- Barack Hussein Obama, 2014

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:27 | 4318016 overmedicatedun...
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obuma's wars, obuma's failures, by now the plan was sharia law in force in USA. where did obuma go wrong? his masters are not happy, he was to have libya burning and oil at $200/barrel, seems he will need to start a new war soon but dang  syria came up a bust, it should have fallen in 13, Iran may be next after a set up at the olympics makes them the criminals that back terror. obuma is an enemy agent, untouchable, as he is wrapped in black skin.

is there one patriot left in the armed forces? seems not.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:30 | 4318023 Dr. Engali
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Okay I'm confused. Is Al Qaeda on our side or not? I guess when Bush said "if you're not with us you're against us" he really should have said "we are going to fuck the world up so bad that nobody will know whose team they are on".

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:55 | 4318221 logically possible
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"Is Al Qaeda with us or against us?"

With us in Syria, against us everywhere else,
this week.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:33 | 4318029 indio007
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CNN is so pathetic. So we know alciaduhs workd wide organization but NSA can't find them. Ok unhuh.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:33 | 4318030 satoshi101
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 "Charlie Wilsons War", Read the BOOK

Charle Wilson was Texas congressman who wanted to get stringers to AFGHAN, and he went through backdoors, but its all documented.


Ronald Raygun, Bush tribe, Bin-Laden history ( going back to WWII with bush ), CIA, Russia, Usama-Bin-Ladens USA education and training, its all here, no reason to bullshit, or quote COINTELPRO SITES on the web.

The entire story is in this book, written a long time ago, I think in the 1990's. But this book is 100% accurate and is used by the USA state departement to teach people the history of AL-QUEDA an how it was created by the CIA.


This book is required reading by USA STATE DEPARMENT, ALL CIA are required to READ THIS BOOK. If the CIA learns about Al-Queda, by reading this book, why aren't you?

Fuck all the links here on ZH, 99% are gubmint DISINFO, but this book is the real fucking deal.

CIA read's books, proles read internet bullshit.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:08 | 4318396 earleflorida
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TurkishPAC's, Pakistan(?)Business Friendly($$$), Ashton B. Carter, Goodrich Corporation, Lincoln Laboratory, Yalcin Ayaslin, Stanfield Tindal,... etel

Total Alcoholic, and casual opium luver, not to forget his 'Cowboy State, TEXAS', where all the world's oil belongs to it's refineries via WTI?  

Oh, and by the way connect the dots...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 07:00 | 4318726 negative rates
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Just not your bullshit.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:39 | 4318035 Constitutional ...
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Al-CIAda. There is a plain paper trail to prove this. Confuse and conquer the many for the profit of the Internationale, the few, the 'globalists', rootless cosmopolitans, betraying every land they occupy including the USA.

These ongoing wars abroad are unconstitutional. These ongoing foreign wars are made by old bad men, and fought by young men as cannon fodder. This is a great crime against humanity at home and abroad.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:36 | 4318038 indio007
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All your bases our belong to us !

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:48 | 4318057 q99x2
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If US mercenaries (military forces) would demand more pay we wouldn't be in this mess.

I recommend they become unionized. Perhaps the Military Industrial Complex of Amercanized Workers would be a good name.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:48 | 4318068 blindman
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speaking of military industrial absolute dominance and control
of nothing real except finance and murder ...
and local and domestic debt and taxes administered by
the state and their financial agents/"experts".
listen here
Gary Null - The Natural Living Show
Thursday January 9 12:00pm
specifically minute 41 and on. co-intel-pro-
continues and goes global perverting even the
counter space or internal space, never mind
the outer space, resulting in the phase change
and integration of ice and a data base captured
and cross referenced to prosecute in real space/time
via digital geo-tracking; not to mention the
intense and ubiquitous cameras, monitoring and
associated fines
for your own control and good.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:12 | 4318119 yogibear
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Nice backdropped. Mission accomplihed, everything is F'd up. It would have been better with Saddam in charge.

Syria would have wound up the same way.  Afghanistan is headed that way and will be worse than Iraq. 

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