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Numerous Explosives Discovered Near Winter Olympics Site

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Just a few short weeks away, the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic may go off with a bang, literally, judging by the amount of "terrorist" chatter surrounding the games. Today however, it is more than just chatter: earlier the Russian media reported that Russian security forces had come across multiple unexplained deaths and explosive devices in a region near Sochi, resulting in an aggressive "anti-terrorism sweep."

The developments are bizarre to say the least:

A car with a body inside exploded as police approached it in Russia's Stavropol Territory, reported Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti, citing the Interior Ministry. In the same area, Russian authorities reportedly discovered a car containing the bodies of three men along with explosive material. The day before, two more bodies were found in the same region.


Russian officials are investigating the possible cause and motive for the deaths -- a Russia analyst speculated to ABC News the deaths could be related to organized crime -- but at any rate the mystery and the security sweep add to an already tense situation in southern Russia as the Olympics approach.

One person keeping a close eye on the developments is none other than president Obama, who as we reported yesterday, will unleash an ad blitz for Obamacare around the Olympics. The last thing he will want is for the participants in the games to have need of it. Which is why one can be certain that the NSA and various US security forces are already well aware of any potential sources of terrorism around the games. Sure enough, in a statement of condolences from the White House over the most recent Volgograd bombings, President Obama's National Security Council slipped in an apparent jab at the Russian government over the security situation. "The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants," the NSC statement said."

Some thoughts on who they may be:

Just 10 days ago more than 30 people were killed in dual suicide bombings in Volgograd, Russia, some 400 miles northeast of Sochi. By comparison, Moscow lies more than 850 miles north of Sochi. In October seven people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives on a bus, also in Volgograd. The Stavropol Territory lies approximately halfway between Volgograd and Sochi – approximately 150 miles away from the Olympic site.


No group has publicly claimed responsibility for the bombings, but in the case of the October bus bombing, Russian authorities said the bomber hailed from Dagestan, a restive region in southern Russia to Sochi's east that, along with Chechnya, is home to a violent Islamist insurgency that has fought Russian government forces for decades.


The leader of the insurgency, Doku Umarov, sometimes referred to as "Russia's Osama bin Laden," last June called on his followers to "do their utmost to derail" the Sochi Olympics, which he called a "satanic dance on the bones of our ancestors." In the past Umarov has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on Russian civilians, including the 2011 bombing of Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

What is far more clear is who is providing the funding and supplies for the Islamists - the same puppetmaster who was behind the Syrian conflict. Recall:

Bandar told Putin, “There are many common values and goals that bring us together, most notably the fight against terrorism and extremism all over the world. Russia, the US, the EU and the Saudis agree on promoting and consolidating international peace and security. The terrorist threat is growing in light of the phenomena spawned by the Arab Spring. We have lost some regimes. And what we got in return were terrorist experiences, as evidenced by the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extremist groups in Libya. ... As an example, I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or influence in Syria’s political future.”

Putin laughed in Bandar's face, the Saudi natgas pipeline gambit in Syria failed, and as a result the escalation in Sochi is progressing just as Bandar implied it would. Naturally this puts Obama in a tough spot: he can't openly act against Saudi interests once again after alieanting his ally in the region and take out the terrorist camps in Chechnya, but the last thing he would want is to cart home coffins of athletes.

Which means US participants are resorting to Plan B:

the U.S. ski and snowboard team this year will be overseen by a private security firm, which plans to have as many as five aircraft on standby in case of a medical or security emergency in Sochi. "This environment is unique,'' Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards told USA Today Wednesday. "You just don't have competitions in places like Sochi with any frequency. … In the last 10 years, there has been nothing like it.''


William Rathburn, who was the head of Olympic Security during the bombing of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, told ABC News that while he's confident Russian officials "have done everything they can" to secure the upcoming games, the odds of an incident are "very high."


"It's an opportunity for the Chechen [militants] or anyone else to embarrass Russia or [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, I think," he said. "It's far easier to protect against attacks on somebody who might be targeted, a group or country or delegation. [But] it's clear that the people who conducted the two bombings in Volgograd are willing to indiscriminately kill people. It's very difficult to protect against…"

And after last year in which Putin humiliated US and most western foreign policy on virtually every front, the number of people who want to embarass Putin is quite long.


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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:47 | 4317044 NotApplicable
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Bandar's calling cards?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:54 | 4317069 idea_hamster
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Someone laced the C4 with ricin?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:00 | 4317083 gmrpeabody
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I suspect we are seeing the beginning of the end for the House of Saud...

Somebody better rein in Bandar.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317126 negative rates
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Ban the olympics and replace it with a woodstock festival.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:14 | 4317150 Boris Alatovkrap
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What is so big deal!? Many Russian is store unstable isotope on balcony. This is Russia, we are familiar with flammable, combustible, and fissile material. Never is heard of Chernobyl!?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:16 | 4317157 Pooper Popper
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Get em Boris!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:29 | 4317204 SafelyGraze
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Dear Viewing Public:

We appreciate your interest in the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Games.

Please be advised that this year we are unrolling a new sport in a new venue.

In addition to the usual shooting sports such as the biathlon, athletes will compete in the tetrathlon.

A portion of this event will be held in the new Detonorium located 100 meters below ground.

Pardon our dust as we perform routine testing for this new and exciting competition.



Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:36 | 4318441 kashey
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some of victims of the last blast were employees of a military plant who participated in production  of intercontinental nuclear missiles topol-m.

who benefits from their death?


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:29 | 4317161 Canadian Dirtlump
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Fissile material makes the garden grow better as I was taught.


To these odd deaths in explosive laden cars, I dearly hope it is some sort of Russian black hit team taking out the garbage that the house of Saud / CIA brought in.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:43 | 4317247 Boris Alatovkrap
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Putin is use deuterium for mouthwash, tritium for footwash. Barry Obama is drink fancy girl distill water...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:06 | 4317312 Canadian Dirtlump
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A man after my own heart. I am in the final stages of comissioning a Hybrid power plant / regenrative manspa CANU reactor. Your money ( as with Putin's) is no good here. IT isn't gay if isotopes are involved.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:39 | 4318044 Boris Alatovkrap
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Mr. Dirtlump,

You are nuclear physicist? You are create sauna and pool in reactor core? Maybe you are build near cold lake and can is jump in lake and then warm up in sauna and drink cold Pilsner!



(P.S., In Ukraine, is celebrate Christmas on Gregorian Calendar. Boris is enjoy Kubasa (Polish Kielbasa), Holopchki (Russia Golopsky) and Perohe (Russia Perogy), and this year is enjoy Canadia custom of sprinkle bacon bit. Normal eat Borsch, but mother-in-law is burn beet. Happy Merry (Ukrainian) Christmas!)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:23 | 4318420 Canadian Dirtlump
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Boris, i am merely a humble autodidact with delusions of adequacy. I do have a deuterium based spa coming to market.


as for christmas we have always had home made holopchi ( rice, diced bacon, tomato sauce ), perogies ( cheddar and potato) and kubasa from central meats in winnipeg ( transcona ). all my life i have helped make the cabbage rolls and perogies. our use of beets was limited to jam. a sincere merry christmas to you.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:11 | 4318478 kashey
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boris, don't make so nany mistakes in russian words, it's too bad even for an american

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:10 | 4318558 Boris Alatovkrap
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ZH is not allow Cyrillic text in comment and Boris is reliance of spell check. Boris is apologies of making bad for American.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:29 | 4317206 artytom
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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 01:51 | 4318459 kashey
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hey american, stop pretending to be a russian!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:30 | 4317213 Gringo Viejo
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The Agony Of De Feet.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:08 | 4317128 icanhasbailout
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Yup. If they lose their "under the radar" protection, they're in big trouble. They cannot openly play the game with the big boys and no one will cry if some brutal theocratic monarchy gets toppled, as long as the oil keeps flowing.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:59 | 4317088 Skateboarder
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"I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us"

- Prince Bandit bin Sultan

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:05 | 4317114 Debeachesand Je...
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"If you want your Winter Olympics,you can have your Winter Olympics".


Just get the fuck out of Syria.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317121 maskone909
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so lets say that ruskies work with saudi.  saudi calls upon the chechens to back off.  doesnt this give any other country the opportunity to go in disquised as chechens and start some funk?  the only question would be, does russia retaliate in that circumstance?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:16 | 4317155 Skateboarder
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Holy bejeezus, that's the mother of all false flags.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:20 | 4317171 maskone909
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my thoughts exactly.  i am really surprised that bandar exposed saudi this badly. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:28 | 4317198 gmrpeabody
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Like he's making a very poor power play.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:41 | 4317239 NotApplicable
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I'm guessing he's running out of viable alternatives.

End of his rope, one might say.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:49 | 4317643 Dr. Destructo
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Bandar is rich, abrasive, clumsy, and hot-headed, while Putin is cool, calculating, yet knows how to get shit done. This won't end well for Bandar.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:26 | 4318012 Jack Burton
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We can only hope that such is the case. Banadar's mouth and his easy oil billions make him a stupid arrogant fat fuck. Mr. Putin did not enter and climb in the KGB and later FSB without physical and mental abilites that the fat Bandar can never even imagine. They don't pluck fat clowns off the street and put them in high KGB postions. Bandar was born to wealth privilge and soft living. We can only hope Putin sooner or later takes that fat fuck Banadar to pieces.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:25 | 4318294 Dr. Destructo
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Who would one rather fear: This 1. 2. 3. ? Or This?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:20 | 4317517 jmc8888
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Well after pulling off 9/11 you could say his hubris increased.   But after a decade of escaping wrath of the biggest event of the century, and getting away with stuff for decades, it shouldn't surprise any of us.

Bandar Bin Sultan, the man smoking a victory cigar with Bush on the balcony of the White House at the same time the rubble of the World Trade Center was smoking as well, has many misdeeds he and his predecessors were responsible for over the decades.

The man who took over funding after congress cut off Iran/Contra.  Imagine that, had we done justice in the Iran/Contra scandal, all of the events we've lived through may have not happened.  A world where Bandar Bin Sultan and his predecessors were ostracized and arrested in the 1980's might have played out quite differently from then to now.

Just look currently at Libya, Syria, and Iraq.  All the BAE Oil for Weapons black ops terror slush fund for the past ~three decades.  The mujaheddin against the Soviets.  9/11 might be the biggest, and the potential for problems in Sochi the newest, but they are but two of many operations under Bandar's watch.  Since he's been called by a western moniker before, Bandar Bush, you might as well call him by another one that accurately reflects what he is,  Johnny Terrorseed.

The list goes on and on and new ones continue to pop up.  Degenerate monarchical figures feel above the law.  After all look at all the gov'ts that have been covering up his role in all of this.  How they refuse to connect the dots.   Main components of the oligarchy talk about their crimes and intentions of future crime all the time without anything happening to them.   There's even worse quotes out there now by degenerates like Queen Elizabeth II and her Nazi consort which go far beyond Bandar's threat to Putin.   Yet no one calls those sycophants to account for their bold claims of genocide.  Nor the traditions of thousands of years of empire that they represent which continues.

Releasing the 28 pages was even a campaign promise by Obummer.

We were played so hard by Bandar and Bush that after knowing how a judge was going to rule regarding Saudi Arabia in various court proceedings last decade regarding 9/11, they even professed it had nothing to hide by further inquiries.  Of course now they are playing the 'its difficult to defend against claims from over a decade ago' angle.

Saudi Arabia has been exposed for a long, long time. The media keeps covering for them.  Successive presidents and congresses do as well.  Let alone all the other foreign govt's and the UN.  What could be the harm?

It's not like we didn't fight a few wars, spend a few trillion dollars, kill a million or so, erode our rights, and do the bidding of our attackers, and more... all based on lies.  Oh wait, that's EXACTLY what we did.  It's what we continue to do, and as long as a full accounting doesn't happen, and this group of idiots isn't rooted out and brought to justice, all our future decisions must be questioned of on who's behalf are our actions benefiting?

These issues affect every person on this planet.  Save a few unidentified Amazon tribes.  With the wrong information at hand, even the most righteous person in power can easily make suboptimal decisions.  With degenerates it provides them the cover to act freely and plot more crimes.

Which means any deaths that might occur during the Sochi games, their blood is on (among many others) our Congress, past and current.  On our executive officials past and present.  On our media, past and present.   Because we refuse to identify and confront our attackers and allow them to continue to run roughshod across the globe, which at present is occurring everyday in other places, such as Syria, Libya, Iraq, etc.  We continue to allow the degenerates to lead us into debacle after debacle.  Every drone strike aids in giving Bandar fresh recruits to sow more terror. 

Whether it's killing the revival of Glass-Steagall, degenerating our populace from the ideals of innovation, production, and progress to focusing on American Idol, IPhones, social status, and what celeb just went to rehab, from self-sufficiency to dependency,  debasing our currency to cover up fraud and institutionalizing and creating a legal framework of fraud/racketeering/extortion, and the list can go on and on... the same cadre of morons benefit from all the above.   Our nations ideals, it's economic policy, foreign policy, domestic policy, scientific policy, it's entire focus has been shifted from legitimate progress to obfuscation, distraction, and outright fraudulent destruction.   All under our nose.  Much of it out in the open.  It's all interrelated. 

Sure it seems to a normal person that Bandar acting that brazen towards Putin is incredibly stupid, but to the lawless crowd, it's just another meeting, another interview.  No doubt he didn't see it as brazen, but as courtesy.  Yes they really are that out of touch and crazy.



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:48 | 4317624 gmrpeabody
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Had an opportunity to visit Bandar's Aspen residence years ago (no, I wasn't called to unclog the toilet).

I hadn't seen so many UZIs in one place since the early Sylvester Stallone movies.

+1 Glass-Steagall

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:56 | 4317673 Pooper Popper
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great comment!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:30 | 4318021 Jack Burton
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The Bush Family and Bandar connection is real and long standing. American conservatives mainly keep silent about this relationship. They were silent when Bush flew all major Saudi citizens to safety as the Twin Towers smoked the stench of death across New York. Republicans wish this fact to be a secret, but we know, what wew want to know is to what end do the Bush Family and Bandar Family remain as one family. To what end Mr. Bush, we would like to know.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:34 | 4317223 Canadian Dirtlump
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Russia has no interest working with the house of saud I don't think in a million years. IF the Saudis actually turn on the US ( as opposed to the US turning on them or the Saudis bitching in the media ) and joined up with Russia ( an impossibility based on Russia's relationship with Iran and Syria ) then the US would flatten them immediately.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:05 | 4318473 kashey
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retaluate to whom, ro americans? saudies are just american proxies, if it was them who organized blasts at all

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:29 | 4317208 Canadian Dirtlump
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I typically prefer Bandar's nom de Guerre. Abu Dajjal bin-saoud

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:48 | 4317257 aardwolf
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:02 | 4317101 LeisureSmith
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Specializing in destabilizing. That the guy is still in business must surely mean that he's doing something right, and for the right people. I'm not the kind of guy to cheer for someone to be assassinated....but i'm very close on this one.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317120 fooshorter
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<--- Saudi Arabia

<--- Saudi Arabia

Whos responisble???? sarc.







Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:13 | 4317148 rlouis
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never underestimate the Mossad

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:30 | 4317207 fooshorter
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Chechen Patsys <-- Saudi Handlers <-- US CIA, NSA || Mossad || UK MI6 <-- Transnational Banking Cartel <-- Globalist elites


Same as it ever was.



Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:54 | 4318082 Dinero D. Profit
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Why hasn't Russia/China said anything publically about the preposterous US 9/11 narrative?

(Could it be that terrorism and the fear of terrorism is the fodder for totalitarianism?)

(If China, Russia, Japan, US, and Europe were equally totalitarian, would you not call that a new world order?) 

Just sayin'.   

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:49 | 4318207 fooshorter
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Imagine if China or Russia dissented from the 'official' US LIE about 9/11. The US/EU MSM would create war mongering and galvinize the stupid public to lash out and hate either country. 

We also don't know the full range of players behind the 9/11 false flag agenda. Russia and China did stand by for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:29 | 4317210 0b1knob
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False flags fly over Mother Russia too....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:52 | 4317652 gmrpeabody
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Yes..., they are very popular everywhere these days.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:04 | 4317467 Atomizer
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We're sorry global community bitchez. Some guy with a skull cap bribed us to create this event. He paid us handsomely. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:15 | 4317153 Pooper Popper
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hey saudi,I wouldnt mess with Russia if I were you!

Boris will send his sister down to whoop your towel wrapped ass!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:09 | 4318476 kashey
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since boris is an american i don't mind if he sends all his female relatives

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:37 | 4317231 prains
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somebody in Russia is gonna pay for not letting the American Oligarchs go to WOAR!.....


all your Olympics are belong to us!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:45 | 4317253 rubiconsolutions
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< --- Explosives ordnance disposal relay

< --- Synchronized running in panic

Proposed new Olympic sports

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:10 | 4317322 QQQBall
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that has to be the lamest breaking news report ever!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:47 | 4317045 max2205
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Putin will level mecca if this continues

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:49 | 4317053 PrecipiceWatching
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:51 | 4317058 knightowl77
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Now that, would rate some popcorn!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:52 | 4317063 Bastiat
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I don't know about Mecca but he may well level Bandar.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:37 | 4317229 Urban Redneck
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This is bigger than Bandar, Crown Prince Salman would be a more strategic play, ideally with an air to air missile against his wide-body jet while it's in Saudi airspace...

Nothing like the fear of losing what's really important (or having to fly commercial with the serfs) to motivate the fork-tongued string pullers to pick the side of self-preservation.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:50 | 4317266 duo
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he may have to wear a shirt in the desert.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:55 | 4317068 trader1
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someone wants him to retaliate, which means he should abstain.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:02 | 4317102 gmrpeabody
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Most Russians prefer their revenge served cold...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:45 | 4317826 Volkodav
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Russians are very clever

and not afraid of much


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:55 | 4317073 Ulterior
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what does Saudi's have to do with all of this? I must have slept over the news. What does your news agencees preach you in 'merica?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:59 | 4317092 maskone909
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i dont get why the usa hasnt invaded saudi?  their only resource is oil and guys with rubber bands on their heads.  or perhapse an invasion wasnt neccesary.  i guess we just sent jpmorgan and goldman instead.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:09 | 4317135 Surging Chaos
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As long as the Saudis sell their oil for dollars, the US won't care. On the other hand, look at what happened to a few leaders when they tried to get away from selling their oil for dollars:

- Saddam: Wanted to sell oil for Euros back in 2000. US oh-so-conveniently invades Iraq 3 years later.

- Gaddafi: Wanted to eventually sell oil for gold. US gets into Libya and ousts Gaddafi, quickly ending any possible idea of selling oil for gold.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:13 | 4317146 maskone909
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right i get what your saying.  but this process is like going through a middleman to get your oil.  if we can sack iraq and convince libyans to sabotage their own liberation, why cant we remedy the saudis?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:38 | 4317233 trader1
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you know....i am skeptical of that theory.  where's the preponderence of evidence to back it up?

hat tip to all the agw deniers ;-)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317122 TheFourthStooge-ing
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what does Saudi's have to do with all of this?

See Skateboarder's comment above for the money quote from Bandar bin Buggary to Vlad Putin. It's a threat with thinner veils than the camels humped by Saudi "princes".

I must have slept over the news.


What does your news agencees preach you in 'merica?

Pro-government, pro-military, pro-Wall Street propaganda. Oh, and that the terrist are gonna get us. You know, the same old lies. I don't see how that relates to this story, though.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:03 | 4317107 PrecipiceWatching
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From the studio, Pussy Bobby Costas will wag his condescending, preaching 'lil finger at Vlad if he does that.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:11 | 4317140 tony wilson
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how about the knesset instead

hi ya

hey ya

ya hey hey ya and take out cern as well.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:56 | 4317079 suteibu
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"William Rathburn, who was the head of Olympic Security during the bombing of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, told ABC News that while he's confident Russian officials "have done everything they can" to secure the upcoming games, the odds of an incident are "very high."

Would rather hear from someone in charge of an Olympics that wasn't bombed.  But that's just me.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 21:51 | 4321589 Escapedgoat
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Ask the Greeks. They were NOT  BOMBED.

The Threat that was touted was, ....... coming from the Palestinians (Whom from all the Europeans the Greeks are the most favoured)

Mind you it cost the Greek Government 1.5 Billion Dollars (For Security towards  American Security Agencies)


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:01 | 4317097 Debeachesand Je...
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NBC must love all this "positive" coverage of the Winter Olympics.


What a nasty way of starting WWIII nearly 100 years after WWI.

This time "over there" might be over here.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:02 | 4317098 Cognitive Dissonance
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The popular story, at least here on ZH, is that the Saudi's are fomenting this violence over in Russia as pay back for.......well, fill in the blank. And this very well may be true.

But boy doesn't this have the stench of a CIA black ops?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:04 | 4317111 gmrpeabody
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Cog, are you implying that Obama might like to embarass Putin also...?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:15 | 4317154 fooshorter
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no hes implying Barry's HANDLERS would like to...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:23 | 4317179 Debeachesand Je...
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In a heartbeat gpb.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:13 | 4317147 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Better keep a close watch on the Saudi curling team. Those ice kettles are probably rigged with plastique.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:30 | 4317191 Cognitive Dissonance
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When is Playboy going to do a 'story' on "Women of Olympic Curling"?

<Not that I would know anything about Playboy. Right honey?>  :)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:33 | 4317218 fooshorter
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I read it for the articles god damn it!!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:39 | 4317236 trader1
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official story.



cognitive dissonance.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:46 | 4317254 NotApplicable
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What's the difference, CD? Without the CIA, there IS no House of Saud.

George W Bush doesn't kiss those fellers cuz they're so cute.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:38 | 4317398 tip e. canoe
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been thinking the same thing.     the Bandar angle is supported by one article that is based on an unnamed supposedly Russian source.   all wink, wink, nudge, nudge.    of course, Bandar's an easy fall guy, as his villainness is straight out of Central Casting.

not saying he's not responsible in some way.   just sayin that perhaps hedgers should taking stories that are being fed to the conspiracy crowd like they take advice from the GoldSach boys...with a grain of Dead Sea salt.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:04 | 4317109 thatthingcanfly
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We know it was Richard Jewell.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:19 | 4317169 PrecipiceWatching
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...or any handy white, southern guy the LeftMedia can demonize.....

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:14 | 4317110 JustObserving
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Prince Bandar was speaking on behalf of the United States when he threatened Putin and Putin laughed in his face.  The CIA is probably involved in this:

The bombings have called renewed attention to the discussion held last July between Putin and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the intelligence chief of the US-backed monarchy in Saudi Arabia, which has served as the main base of support for the Islamist insurgents in Syria.

According to a transcript of the discussion leaked to the media, Bandar demanded that the Russian government terminate all support for the Assad regime in Syria. In return, he offered a joint energy strategy to prop up oil prices and other inducements.

Most critically, the Saudi prince told Putin he could ensure that no terrorist attacks would disrupt the Sochi Olympics.

“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year,” said Bandar. “The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us.”

At the time, Bandar claimed to be speaking not only for the Saudi monarchy, but also for its chief ally, the United States.

Putin rejected the proposed deal, declaring Saudi support for the Russian Islamists unacceptable. He reportedly vowed that Russia would strike a “massive military blow” against terrorist training camps. Some analysts interpreted the remark as a threat of military action against Saudi Arabia itself.

Given that the Saudi prince claimed to be able to turn North Caucasus terrorism on and off like a faucet, the obvious question raised by the latest bombings is whether the Saudi monarchy, acting either in concert with the CIA or independently, has now given the green light for the kind of horrific attacks seen in Volgograd, in retaliation for the reversals suffered by their proxies in Syria.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:18 | 4317164 Bastiat
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Whoever he was or wasn't speaking for:  if I threatened Putin's Russia with violence and the violence occurred, I'd be nervous.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:23 | 4317182 JustObserving
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If I were a Suadi prince, I would avoid palaces as much as possible.  Probably move to the United States until this blows over.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:43 | 4317245 trader1
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i love the link to the world socialist website.  ;-)

where are all the anti-socialist libertarians tonight to junk the above post?


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:51 | 4317436 caustixoid
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Actually that site is pretty good at reporting news and problems ignored by the MSM.  Just as Karl Marx was pretty astute at pointing out the problems of (crony) capitalism that we see now.  The problem with socialists isn't that they can't see the problem, it's the solutions they propose.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 07:43 | 4324428 trader1
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i'm very aware of that.

i just find it funny when i get junked for astutely pointing out the problems with certain ZH user demographics...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:08 | 4317318 love
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“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year,” said Bandar. “The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us.”


Does Bandar Assume Putin is stupid?

  1. Does he think Putin does not know where the winter olympics are to be held.
  2. Does he think that Putin does not know where Sochi is?
  3. is this an actual quote from Bandar or is this a big red arrow for everyone to find on a search engine post b0mb1ng event.

seems to me the conversation never quite went like this, this was published for the masses to lap up.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317119 Spungo
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He might call him Pooty Poo

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:07 | 4317125 tony wilson
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come on now fellas.

saudi are bagman money bags.

the ideas well the usual zionist rothschild crew.

mossad jews and mi6 and cia logistic and hit teams some local beards as patsies.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:18 | 4317162 fooshorter
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make no mistake the rothschilds are on both sides of this. same as it ever was. its just good business.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:13 | 4317331 trader1
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:08 | 4317129 buzzsaw99
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it almost seems like saudi arabia and the usa are the real terrorists /s

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:11 | 4317141 fooshorter
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Which is why one can be certain that the NSA and various US security forces are already well aware of any potential sources of terrorism around the games.


Total Bullshit, they knew as soon as Barry pussied out of the next planned war that the Saudis were going to have a hissy fit. More like the feds hedged accordingly.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:12 | 4317142 wisehiney
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Cool, more moguls!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:41 | 4317240 Billy Sol Estes
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Who cares, the olympics are a collective orgy of taxation and government masturbation.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:17 | 4317340 the0ther
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Fantastic user name you got!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:54 | 4317448 caustixoid
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"the olympics are a collective orgy of taxation and government masturbation".

too right BSE!  don't forget that they're also an indoctrination exercise to make you cheer for your owner.  very NWO.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:42 | 4317242 verbot
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Wow.. ZH is my fav...

I post mostly over sliver and a bit on bitcoin issues for fun and posteriety but this whole deal seems to be going pear shaped over in russia and makes me think of dropping everything and digging in... But I will laud tyler (s) for being A-top numba1 for news. The guy (s)/gals?? Can gather some real info...kudos..

Maybe I need to spend more time off...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:45 | 4317249 kchrisc
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Putin going to "rock the casbah."

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 18:49 | 4317260 lakecity55
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This one is easy. Another failed gun-running operation from Bath House and Eric The Black.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:00 | 4317298 Johnny Cocknballs
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This purported Bandar quote has been reprinted here more times than I've wiped my ass. But whether it was said or not, the notion that the Saudis control Chechen separatists as a whole is, I promise you, bullshit.  Chechens fought against Russian colonialism when it began and off and on since.  Some Saudi funding doesn't put a leash on them. The Chechens are not Arab puppets.  

It's entirely possible, in other words, that....  wait for it.... it's just the fucking Chechens! They are an occupied people, eh?  But its tough to see how hitting the world's athletes advances their cause. Are they that irrational?


What it might be is Mossad trying to frame the Saudis for it.  The recent uptick in the media about Saudi (but not dancing Israeli??) Involvement in 9/11 suggests, at least, that Israel and the neocons want to begin turning the US against S.A. and on this matter I don't necessarily disagree with them.  Of course the level of Israeli/Jewish influence in media, and on our government is beyond alarming. The Syria and Iran lies have been largely a product of Jewish Zionist influence. Period - whether or not that offends you.


In any event, the buzzards are circling the House of Saud, and I'm sure the Israelis would love for the Russians or US/cia to do the heavy lifting.


Israel wants no rivals. And it wants to expand. "A Clean Break" and "Rebuilding America's Defenses" are just updates to Likudnik Israel's 'Oded Yinon' plan.


I usually tune out when I hear "Zionist" this or that, but it is, very much in play in the effort to weaken/fracture Israel's neighbors, no matter the cost in (non-Jewish) blood and treasure.


Israel is an Old Testament Kingdom, and she will cause far, far more death before the end... unless somehow the secular moderates take over. But israeli paranoia and Jewish ethical chauvanism seem unlikely to allow for an Israeli Spring.


I hope I'm wrong. I hate to see regular people and kids suffering because of the bloodlust of idiots and ideologues...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:12 | 4317326 Bernanke'sDaddy
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Whether or not Bandar Bush made that comment, the Chechens are a bunch of inbred bandits who have relied on centuries of highway robbery, thuggery and overall non-civilized behavior in order to eke out an existence. They've certainly been radicalized since 2000 and it has Saudi fingerprints all over it.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:10 | 4317711 Johnny Cocknballs
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The Chechens are doing and have been doing what, say, the European Jews did in Palestine circa 1910-1950.  And they were just as inbred and just as prone to banditry.  The point is, their outlook stems not from the same post cold war mindless jihadism of the saudis or yemenis.

They were always radicalized.  Inroads by Salafism? They've sure taken their money.

But they're Chechen first. This idea that they are "Sunni extremists" is nice and easy to digest, and helps further villify Saudi Arabia... a nation that should never have not been villified.  There are some Salafists, but for the most part the Chechens are involved in a nationalist struggle. 

They don't want to be part of a caliphate - they want to have their own shit.  This is a distinction which is both true for anyone who's had occasion to study the matter, and irrelevant to the dominant narratives in your newspaper.

If you think the MSM is basically controlled - you're right.

My point is the Saudis don't "control" them although I have no doubt they could influence them, or could mix in some of their own people and make it look like it was a Chechen outfit.  

But the Chechens gain nothing by these recent bombings and in fact are inviting reprisals from Cossacks and Russian special forces who would be taken off the leash.  And what does Saudi Arabia gain, exactly, other than more Russian support for Syria and Iran and perhaps some Russian subs off their coast? 

Do you think Putin would shy away from destroying S.A's refineries? He's probably already told Obama that's on the table. Ivan can't force project quite like us on land, but we don't want to get into it with their subs over Saudi terrorism {if that's what it were... which, as noted, I don't think it is}

No, there is too much anti=Saudi press in the air of late.  The ziocons never liked them, and it was always part of the plan to roll back the House of Saud and divide it into petty states.  Why not now? 


This is either our own shadow government's intelligence ops, or Mossad, and there isn't that much of a difference anymore to begin with.


Isn't that right boys?   {kisses!!!}


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:31 | 4318158 pipes
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Excellent assessments above.



Fri, 01/10/2014 - 02:34 | 4318510 kashey
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johnny, though your anti-israely stand cannot but create real sympathy but you're deeply wrong in understanding situation in chechnya now. they are not occupied, de facto they rule themselves, they are actually in cenfederation relations with russia rather federation, russian laws have no power there, chechnya is heavilly subsidized fron central russian budget , chechens are immune to crimes they commit in native russian regions - this is part of the deal between putin and chechen elite - they formally stay in russia, but they enjoy de-facto independence, we pay for peace there and ignore their crimes in russia.


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:57 | 4319822 pipes
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johnny's comments can hardly be categorized as 'anti-israely' as you put it, any more than can they be 'anti-reality'.


Yours on the other hand, are woefully shallow. Your assessment may be superficially accurate at the 'state' level, but it does not drill down to the reality of the individual. I think you understand this as you refer to "part of the deal between putin and chechen elite..."


Chechnya is a 'razors edge'...and that is how it is played by actors at the state level. The realities of 'people', however, is likely much more accurately described by johnny.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:10 | 4317320 Dinero D. Profit
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Putin, reflecting on the reactionary response by the US to 9/11, could capitalize on a high publicity terror event.    

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:40 | 4317403 TheAnswerIs42
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Sochi Weather forecast:

   Random bombings followed by shroom clouds over Riyadh, Jedda, Mecca and Taif...


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:41 | 4317407 _SILENCER
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A four car bomb fire in downtown Sochi clears way for glorious new tractor factory!

Seriously, though, you want to do a car bomb and blame it on someone else, pop a corpse in the front seat, and remote that puppy in.  Boomzilla. Instant suicide false flag terrorist plot.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:50 | 4317434 Spungo
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Russia will respond with car bombs in Saudi Arabia. The car bomb will be nuclear.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:54 | 4317445 americanspirit
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I think its time for a few neutron bombs on Saudi Arabia. Zzzzztttt. Problem solved.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:57 | 4317452 Atomizer
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This reminds me of the same WH moles who like fucking up bridge traffic. Should we expect someone to come forth and apogize on TV?


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:11 | 4317492 dark pools of soros
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Bomb the Saudis and kill the petrodollar!!!  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:28 | 4317547 Atomizer
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Will Henry Kissenger become part of that circus funeral procession?


Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:30 | 4317555 Goldilocks
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Cui bono

Pictured: The new 'Black Widow' suicide bomber who targeted Russian train station killing at least 16

Suicide bombing at Russian train station sparks Sochi fears

the needs of a few bankers outweigh the needs of the many

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:25 | 4317789 Son of Captain Nemo
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As if we don't have enough of our own "Fireworks" both at home and abroad that we're creating for ourselves.

With respect to the "changing of the guard" at this very significant place that starts Armageddon, someone needs to be asking why so many careers in the ICBM community appear to be ending abruptly in scandals?

It couldn't be worse than what we witnessed in August of 2007 with the Minot to Barksdale incident that still hasn't been disclosed with Michael Hayden's departure from the NSA over it and Bob Gates coverup and subsequent mysterious death(s) of airmen and pilots over the six war heads that went missing in that "transition"?

Someone should be investigating Genera Michael Carey's replacement General Jack Weinstein as a first step.  For starters, wonder if General Weinstein has "dual citzenship" as Michael Chertoff, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz have?  Use to be a violation of Federal Law to have a security clearance if you are a dual citizen but not after G.W. Bush and The "Dick" Cheney's administration(s)!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:43 | 4318047 Constitutional ...
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Someone is going to get pictures of their family in the mail, and perhaps an appendage removed. That is how the FSB deals with the upper command of terrorists. 

I nominate Bandar/Bush or one of their closest cohorts.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:27 | 4318578 zipit
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Whatever bombs and whatnot that are going to explode in Sochi are likely already inside the security perimiter.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:28 | 4318581 zipit
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I wonder how Sochi ticket sales are doing. I would not even take a free one.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 03:31 | 4318584 ILikeBoats
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How do you translate "Operation Gladio" or "Northwoods" into Russian?

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