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US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

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Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:

Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.

But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who brought the Middle East to the verge of a YouTube clip fabricated war, and then promptly slank back to his yacht. It was the spirited White House defense. To wit from Reuters:

The White House on Tuesday denounced reported comments by Israel's defense minister that were sharply critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.


White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to reports that Israeli military Moshe Yaalon said Kerry's pursuit of Middle East peace is out of an "incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling."


"To question Secretary Kerry's motives and distort his proposals is not something we would expect from the defense minister of a close ally," Carney said.

Well, dear "Jay", while the US is stuck manipulating the stock market in its 5th year of attempting to trickle down the wealth effect, and defending Obama's disastrous insurance ponzi scheme legacy, China (and increasingly Russia) are dividing up the world among them: from Africa, to Syria, to everywhere else, all the while soaking up all the gold that is not nailed down. So by all means - be prepared for more surprises.

As for Kerry's "messianic feeling" - was anyone actually surprised?


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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:25 | 4331293 yogibear
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Lurch is a joke. Just another political suit. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:28 | 4331313 Divided States ...
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To Israel

the U S A aint going to be your lapdog forever. Go fight your own battles and stop relying on America to do your dirty work.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:33 | 4331318 Popo
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Well, it is pretty easy to make fun of Odo.

How many countries have a 70 year old (male) Secretary of State who gets a face lift to look prettier?

At least he proved that there is a male equivalent to the Stepford Wife...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:34 | 4331343 Arius
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+1 Yaalon!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:39 | 4331357 MisterMousePotato
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If "slank" isn't a word, it should be.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:43 | 4331371 Pladizow
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Is there a single distinguishable moment in history which clearly marks the end of an empire?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:46 | 4331387 gmrpeabody
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Tyler..., does this mean you're calling the bottom?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:48 | 4331395 Dick Gazinia
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:04 | 4331452 akak
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John Kerry, Secretariat of State.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:06 | 4331464 quintago
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You heard the man.....cut all funding to Israel's defense.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:17 | 4331501 knukles
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End of Empire Tell:

Your "enemy" (Vlad the Bad) makes your ass wait and stew for hours...
Your "ally" tells you to "fuck off" in no uncertain DiploSpeak...

Whazzzzat say about leadership (oxymoron?)

If I could lead a transformation it'd look like this one!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:21 | 4331522 0b1knob
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Silly Israelis.   

Everybody knows that its Obama (Dear Leader, the ONE, Lightbringer) who is the Messiah.

Lurch is his prophet.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:28 | 4331555 negative rates
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A new low for Qualitative Easing.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:19 | 4331997 Manthong
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To allude to a comment I made in a previous thread, all Horseface Kerry has to do is throw the  several purple ouchie medals he amazingly "earned" in three months or so over the Great Wall of China to stir our patriotism.

Hmm.. maybe he should accuse B.O. of acting like Jeng-giss Con, too.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:35 | 4332053 Keyser
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:42 | 4332110 boogerbently
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Wars are UNFORGIVABLY expensive and evil.....unless the Dems start them.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:32 | 4332457 old naughty
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pawnmaster: "roosters fighting in my cage..."

"stop them crowing."

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 21:56 | 4332691 clymer
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nothing like a little post-surgical shiner to demonstrate to the world just how irrelevant and otherwise disgusting you are as a human being.


(although I did like him as the Senator in this movie: )

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:51 | 4332156 giggler321
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Kerry response:  Your anti semite

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:38 | 4332475 old naughty
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No, he wont.

He would continue to lurch forward his "Palestine peace in 9 month" (said July '13)...

Time's running short... reality's a bitch.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:34 | 4332280 Calmyourself
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As long as military aid is cut to every Arab country in the Middle East simultaneously excellent idea should be done tomorrow.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:09 | 4331472 Headbanger
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Now watch the Jewish controlled MSM turn extremely conservative to support a Republican president who will strongly defend Israel against the "evil axis" !

CNN and MSNBC will vanish quickly along with all their retarded liberal shit.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:11 | 4331972 Oldwood
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While I don't have strong feeling about Israel, one way or another, I do have strong feelings about making commitment and my word. The US is saying one thing and doing another, with Israel, like they are doing with everyone else, including its own citizens. For the US to negotiate in contradiction with our allies is a slap in the face that makes no one look good and does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to advance any peaceful pathways. More distrust, more chaos, more stupidity. To this moment no one knows what this means, except Iran coming out claiming complete and utter capitulation by America. I don't believe in interventionism, much less bullying, but looking weak, flaccid and flatulent is just fucked up. Maybe it advances someone's goals but not anyone who cares whether they look like a fool.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:19 | 4332010 The Gooch
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Allies? You mean like Saudi Arabia?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:33 | 4332073 Oldwood
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I mean anyone we claim to be allied with, even Libya. We fuck everyone we claim to befriend. Just for once I would like to see us stand up and say what we stand for and follow our actions with words. We tell people of other countries what they should do and infer we will back them and then disappear. I look at Syria, which we should have had nothing to do with. We incentivised people there to rebel against their government, even to supply arms and logistics, and then we dump them. Not all that different than we did in Iraq, instigating an uprising against Saddam and then...nothing. We should leave those people alone or stand with them but not fucking lie to everyone and make matters worse. They have Made this deal with Iran and told the world that they have stopped Iran form developing nuke weapons..but we know they are doing it anyway. Then we will turn around and fund some shit deal to overthrow them all while patting them on the back. It just sucks to have no spine, no morals or honor what so ever. America has been fully depreciated as to any moral values, what so ever.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:48 | 4332115 The Gooch
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Quit using "we". The "money" that funds this imperialist resource grab was stolen from "we" through the greatest ponzi evah! Lybia got fucked because of (arms/oil/mineral) shipping lanes and saying fuck you to the "dollar". Just like everyone else that doesn't have a central bank in the club or oil or 3/5 of the world's poppy.

Also. "we" armed both sides in Syria. 

Same as it ever was.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:09 | 4332213 Oldwood
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So are "WE" or are we not "WE"? Now I'm confused. So it was someone else that broke into your car while I was just watching, so "I'm" OK?

Just thinking the "WE" the people, have some responsibility here, but maybe not. You are probably right, it was the other guy.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:41 | 4333035 Bernankenstein
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Mr. Ed says: "If I had a son, he would look like John Kerry". Naaaaay.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:48 | 4332139 Gringo Viejo
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Why would anyone apologize to a "kept man"?
Where's Richard Gere when you need him?
Gerbils, John?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:29 | 4331818 Volaille de Bresse
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I don't think you were an empire evee for one day. You were either very lucky (Europe destroyed itself twice, making way for you) or you were the most arrogant bunch of upstarts the world ever saw. Hence your #1 position from 1919 on. 


Historians will tell how you managed to make your way into the 20th century... and how you lost everything during the 21st.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:12 | 4331983 post turtle saver
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sounds like loser talk to me... loser

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:46 | 4331884 SAT 800
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the Coup d' Etat represented by the Kennedy Assasination at the convenience of the MIC, comes to mind; as does the abandonment of the "good as gold" dollar by Nixon in '71; and the signing of the most favored nation trading status for China by Clinton, in '80; all very close together when compressed by looking through the history telescope backwards.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:10 | 4331971 css1971
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Military defeats despite overwhelming superiority.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 02:12 | 4333343 SF beatnik
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lie lay lain

slink slunk slunk

"slank is archaic" says the dict.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 13:45 | 4334430 MisterMousePotato
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I always wondered what retired English teachers do. That you, Mrs. Burnett?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:32 | 4331552 Harbanger
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A horse is a horse, of course of course,
and no one can give a facelift to a horse of course,
that is of course, unless the horse,
Is the famous Mister Kerry


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:12 | 4331752 BanksterSlayer
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PHOTO: Kerry presented Lavrov with potato from Idaho before beginning of talks in Paris: via @mfa_russia #idahopotato



nuff said.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:18 | 4332000 dermus
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Hah nice DS9 reference.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:33 | 4331336 NotApplicable
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Don't you realize that ALL of this shit is every bit as real as professional wrestling?

Guess what? Neither the USA, nor Israel exist anywhere other than your imagination. Assign all of the actions and beliefs to either that you want, but don't be surprised when all they do is piss you off.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:49 | 4331363 gmrpeabody
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Did you forget your meds again?  ;-)

(and no, I didn't down you)

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:42 | 4331870 NotApplicable
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In this case, I take the down-votes as evidence of a lack of understanding the difference between the tangible and the abstract.

Even the most die-hard loyalists, should be able to discern that they are loyal to an idea. But when you tell them it doesn't exist as a tangible THING, but rather, a club, comprehension goes right out of the window, replaced by appeal to emotion.

Which is why I don't try to hard to have discussions on the internets, as I know everything I say will be misinterpreted by someone, strengthening their resolve to remain ignorant.

At least with this post, they can down-vote for cause.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:50 | 4331896 SAT 800
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It's certainly true that "The United States of America" is what I call a conditioned abstraction; "it" certainly doesn't exist in the narrow physical sense. Nor does "Israel"; but convention causes us to discuss these abstractions as if they were entities.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:19 | 4332420 NuckingFuts
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Yes, +1

Convention, being the key word here. But yes, they only truly exist as chunks of dirt with invisible lines drawn around them by TPTB, and a populace that believes.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:13 | 4331953 The Gooch
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You could extrapolate that concept ad-infinitum. 

Nation states are simply a concept typically born of violence with malleable, imaginary lines on a sphere. Or is it a sphere? 

I digress.

In the meantime, stop sending our "abstract" fucking money across our "intangible" and conveniently porous borders. 


Edit: Forget that dual-citizen thing too. It's all in your head.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:00 | 4331440 NaN
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What a relief, it's all entertainment with just a small chance of real damage.

The Sec. of State (SoS) game is more entertaining with Kerry than Hillary. A mockery of a farce of a Con.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:07 | 4331741 it aint easy
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One head of the hydra playfully biting another head.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:10 | 4331480 Larry Dallas
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Here's a guy who has done a teriffic job bullshitting people all his life into thinking he was some aristocrat or something, had worse grades at Yale than Bush II and when it comes to perform he fails miserably. Like the clown in the circus who drops all the balls to the delight of the audience. That is Kerry.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:49 | 4331894 The Gooch
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He was "the gimp" at Skull-n-Bones.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:08 | 4331967 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Funny + 100

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:23 | 4332023 The Gooch
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I think "Secretariat of State" (h/t akak) wins unless that's an old meme.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:29 | 4332450 americanspirit
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And lets not forget that he was able to bullshit his way into the Heinz fortune. I mean, an aristocrat's gotta have some pocket change.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:17 | 4331504 Againstthelie
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Look at people at WalMart, the media content and how the sheeple are crazy about the poison. Then you should rethink your blasphemous believe.

Do not be rebellious against your master.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:09 | 4331746 Yardfarmer
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@Divided States .

oh really?  not a chance...

-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
October 3, 2001
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:13 | 4331988 Oldwood
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And who controls them?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:24 | 4332022 mick_richfield
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You don't want to meet the people who control them.

But their time is passing, and they clearly feel it.

Good.   It's been a long time coming.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:11 | 4332221 bunnyswanson
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The Samson Option.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:40 | 4332297 mick_richfield
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He died when he pulled down those pillars, didn't he?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:23 | 4332778 logicalman
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Don't know who originally said it but....

If you want to know who's in charge just look at whom you are not allowed to criticise.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:43 | 4333040 DaveyJones
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I cracked up the other day when I head someone call him  "a man of peace"

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:24 | 4331801 Canadian Dirtlump
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they more than likely will, until something cataclysmic happens. Canada will be their teacup poodle too.


Rochard Engel, the same guy who was fake kidnapped in syria over the summer by a radical pro assad english speaking rabidly pro iranian militia. Apparently the tooth fairy was involved too.


I wish every country in the world would leave israel alone so they could be left to the fat they so richly deserve.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:27 | 4332255 disabledvet
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I would be concerned if I were a "Canadian dirtlump" too. Great Britain did have a war aim during the American Revolution...and George Washington knew it (as he used to work for them before becoming America's first General.) "tell me more about Ohio" said the British General. Well..."here is Ohio today": (hmmmm. "he said probably and undoubtedly in the same sentence.") here's the news:

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 09:00 | 4333622 Canadian Dirtlump
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I'd be concerned if I were a disabled vet. Thankfully you didn't end up like the thousands of your peers who committed suicide because of the war crimes you saw / committed for the powervrokers in the US and Israel.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:31 | 4332060 monkeyboy
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He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:24 | 4332430 casfoto
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Or because they think that they can mock us then the penalty is NO MORE TAX PAYERS DOLLARS ....not a fucking penny. C' mon now. No whinning please. Fighting your own battles without the Great Dane standing behind you and using our tax dollars and our men and our equipment. Sorry.

Good luck.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:29 | 4331316 knukles
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Oy veh!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:30 | 4331320 akak
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Herman Munster without the charm.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:55 | 4331420 NoDebt
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But with that messianic feeling.  What an awesome comination for a Secretary of State.  Or a President, for that matter.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:57 | 4331429 akak
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I'm ... hooked on a feeling

I'm high on believing

That Obama's in love with me.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:53 | 4331911 SAT 800
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Obama, like all clinical egomaniacs and psycopaths is not now, nor has ever been, in love with anyone who wasn't named Obama.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:45 | 4333046 DaveyJones
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but his wife is just as deadly

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:32 | 4331332 Troll Magnet
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How about we cut off our aid to Israel in retaliation and let those fuckers defend themselves for once?  Oh, right...They control America. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:28 | 4332039 mick_richfield
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Well, we didn't go to war with Syria recently.

So maybe they don't control us as much as they would like to.

It's hard to believe that Obama stood up for America.

But I notice -- a lot of General officers have been fired recently....

The thing that's hard to control about an abstraction like 'America' is that -- a lot of people end up believing in it.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:19 | 4333462 Paveway IV
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Obama stood up for America? Nonsense.

Obama backed down from America.

Just kidding! That's nonsense, too.

Obama grew uncomfortable with the idea of a TOPOL II up his ass.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:24 | 4331538 Againstthelie
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The critic is the biggest indirect praise of US foreign policy for a decade.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:43 | 4331873 Mr Poopra
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What an idiot.  Do these people not know anything about Zionists?  They will never make a deal, ever.  If it looks like a deal is approaching check your backside because you are being fucked.  As Secretary of State he should know what Israel's endgame is, and always was.  They will not veer from that plan.  Ever.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:23 | 4332019 Oldwood
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So are the Zionists just smarter than everyone else? Who deserves to win, the dumbest? Fucking people want to blame everything on someone else. America is what WE made it. If the fucking Zionists are smart enough to manipulate us to do their bidding, are they the devil or are they just doing a little better than the next smartest group down the list? I don't see anyone holding a gun to anyone's head forcing them to go along with this. We behave as sheep, we bleat like sheep when herded too closely, but we do not stand up and fight. We just stumble around growling "those fucking Jews" under our breath so as to not appear anti semite. Just because they are winning does not make them evil. That is more of the leftist bullshit that is spread everywhere...we are supposed to hate ourselves and anyone else who is successful or winning, unless of course they were just lucky...then its OK. If you don't like being a fucking loser get off your ass, do something. Just sayin...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:27 | 4332035 The Gooch
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Is that the collective "we" or the last 100 years of the invisible shareholder "we"?


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:46 | 4332133 Oldwood
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That is the collective "WE". The society that we live in and the rest of the world perceives. "WE" as a nation are in debt to our ears. Maybe not you or me, but that doesn't matter. It will bring us all down. When "WE" have foreign policies that are retarded and piss off every other people and nation in the world, it is "WE" that are fucked. My parents lived through the Great Depression and they understood the state that "WE" were under. There were those doing some better and those doing some worse but for the most part "WE" were fucked. When WWII broke out my dad was on the ground in Europe and my mom was working in a defense plant in KC. They new pretty much what condition "WE" were in. Like it our not "WE" are stuck on this rock together and what shits on one of us is likely to end up on everyone else's shoes. Like it or not we live under a government, we pay for it if we want to or not, and it is ours. "WE" made it. If you see yourself as unaccountable to this disaster as many of us do, it really doesn't matter, it is ours none the less. I wish it weren't. Everyone wants to blame the boomers for this mess and while being one and trying to live a responsible life, I must admit, it went to shit on my watch. What is it they say about the law...ignorance is no excuse. Well that was the only one I had.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:36 | 4332085 mick_richfield
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America is what we made it -- or rather we are what America made us.

The United States, however, is not what we made it.  It was conquered and perverted long ago.

And the Israelis are not winning.  The Israelis should look at history a lot more critically, and notice that the Powers who created their state seem to delight in blood sacrifice to achieve their aims.  Very much including the blood of Jews.  Isn't that obvious?

The cattle think that they are winning, right up to the moment that they find themselves in the slaughter chute.


Oh fuck, did I just paint a target on my back?  Well, why not?  This is not your world, you beasts whom I speak against.  It is mine. 

My country is the future, and you are not in it.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:19 | 4332195 Oldwood
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I'm not arguing they are winning but many here seem to think so. I'm suggesting that life is war. Every living thing is at war with everything else to survive and succeed. Too many spend too much time bemoaning our losses, whatever we may think they are, instead of doing something about it. We can decide, at least for now, what we spend our money on and where we "invest" it. We are giving our jobs away because we want to buy the cheap shit. We say fuck Americans, until it is us. We put our money into the financial system to either "protect it" (which I don't get really) or to make easy money. Retire and clip coupons. We bitch about government employees demanding their cushy benefits and suggest they are unrealistic at best and theft at worst, but we can turn around and see nothing wrong with "investing" for big gains, like everyone could do it. Ultimately none of the shit we see coming down on us could have happened if Americans had not made it happen. Americans borrowed incredible amounts of money that will never be paid back, and still are. Americans have allowed themselves to become dependent on an absolutely corrupt system that ultimately no one wants to change for fear they may lose something. We have been bought with cheap trinkets like the Manhattan Indians. The illusion of wealth in shiny objects and big TeePees. Wealth always has been primarily about independence, the ability to tell someone to fuck off. Debt is the opposite of that ability.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:01 | 4332711 Husk-Erzulie
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notice that the Powers who created their state seem to delight in blood sacrifice to achieve their aims.  Very much including the blood of Jews.  Isn't that obvious?

Obvious to those who actually read history, and do so with a jaundiced eye and more or less undamaged powers of reflection... Few and far between? 


Wealth always has been primarily about independence, the ability to tell someone to fuck off. Debt is the opposite of that ability.

Pithy and succinct in the true Oldwood style.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:02 | 4331950 Parisnights
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Yogi- Why/.  America has become so good at dirty work.  List is long if you need a memory jog.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:03 | 4331952 caShOnlY
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Lurch is a joke. Just another political suit

What asshole state keeps voting this moron in?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:44 | 4332124 MilwaukeeMark
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If the Israeli's don't apologize, Kerry may just walk across the Mediterranean and give them a piece of his mind.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:19 | 4332970 williambanzai7
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:49 | 4333053 DaveyJones
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Dig the Strangelove image. If I had to pick just one director, it'd be Kubrick 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:29 | 4331296 hedgeless_horseman
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This time you jews have gone too far.

You can insult me. 

You can insult my nation. 

But never, never, insult my horse.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:31 | 4331323 Divided States ...
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whats worse than being called an IDIOT by an YEDIOT

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:46 | 4331383 Pladizow
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Perhaps hedgeless meant "Whores" and not "Horse"?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:20 | 4331517 Againstthelie
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Whats worse than being called an IDIOT by an YEDIOT?

If they praise you.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:16 | 4331995 The Gooch
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What's worse than watching your abstract, intangible nation-state and your children's future go down in flames, while you do nothing about it?


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:30 | 4331326 redpill
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All together now..  wiiilllbbbuurrrr

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:43 | 4331360 Winston Churchill
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If Nero could appoint his horse  a senator, why not one for   sec.of State ?

After all ,with the last one being a cow, why not.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:07 | 4331469 Zadok
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I think that precedent has been if it was a good thing.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:54 | 4331684 Rafferty
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I though the last one was a witch. No?  Ah well, my mistake....

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:38 | 4332096 mick_richfield
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That was Caligula.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:52 | 4332163 Winston Churchill
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Both waps.

Close enough for Govt. work.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:15 | 4332228 mick_richfield
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I am feeling old tonight.

I remember when Romans did not think of themselves as Italians.

A friend of mine recently said the word "Constantinople", and the other friend laughed and said "I think you mean Istanbul."

I said "Do you mean Byzantium?"

They both looked at me.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:26 | 4332249 Winston Churchill
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Age is fogging my memory as well , otherwise I would not have confused Nero with Caligula.

I'm sure Obozo will be confused with Pol Pot and others of that ilk before he is finished.

All those hollowpoints, so little time.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:55 | 4332530 The Gooch
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They Might Be Giants or Dead Kennedys? That is the question.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:32 | 4332458 americanspirit
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So Winston - Why trade a perfectly good JackAss for a horse?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:27 | 4332793 logicalman
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I think it was Caligula, not Nero, but the point stands.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:43 | 4331370 ParkAveFlasher
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"I would prefer that Israel practice a good neighHhHhHhHhbor policy..."  -JK

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:31 | 4331566 Frostfan1
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Could be the best comment ever written on Zerohedge........

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:26 | 4331298 i_call_you_my_base
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5th year attempting to trickle down the wealth effect?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:31 | 4331331 whisperin
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Yes this is the mistake in the article. That was the repubs. The dems are going one stupider ..."trickle up policy to the .01%'s". I guess govt now controls gravity ...sigh!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:26 | 4331299 Joebloinvestor
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They just have to tell the truth, that is bad enough.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:28 | 4331557 Againstthelie
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So a good US foreign politics would have been if the USA in the meantime would be in two other wars, in Syria and in Iran?

This critic is the highest praise a politician can earn.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:26 | 4331300 MFLTucson
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This is not news, everyone mocks this jackoff!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:27 | 4331301 Xploregon
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Awwwwww. Why the long face John?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:38 | 4331356 NotApplicable
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Kudos to Tyler for posting the "abused spouse" picture of him.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:27 | 4331302 Overfed
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Mocking Swift boat, wood splinter purple heart John Kohn is pretty easy. What a contemptible POS.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:30 | 4331321 RobD
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Don't forget the rice in the ass purple heart.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:28 | 4331305 Hongcha
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Secty. Kohn did everything in his power to gin up support for the Crusade to move into Syria; he deserves better than a public reproach from his supervisor.  That is not how to build morale amongst your subordinates.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:37 | 4331350 john39
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have to wonder how many other faux Irish surnames are floating around out there...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:42 | 4331373 Seize Mars
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Well, did you know NY mayor "Bill DeBlasio" is actually Warren Wilhelm II ?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:57 | 4331696 Herd Redirectio...
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To be fair, Kerry's grandpa just randomly pointed at a map, before they moved to Boston, and happened to point to Kerry, Ireland.   If he had pointed to a place named Levi, Cohen, Goldberg, Silverstein... They would have adopted that name...  If you believe the story, any way.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:04 | 4332368 Seize Mars
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That's a lie. He chose it for the purpose of affinity fraud.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:41 | 4332107 mick_richfield
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John, I feel that I should tell you.

I have assumed the name 'Mick'.

I'm not a real Irishman.

( Actually, I'm a non-Hebrew, non-Arab semite.  How fucking weird is that? )


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:27 | 4331306 101 years and c...
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"Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows"

absolutely it can.  i dont think there is a bottom.  not under the ambiguously *** duo of obama/kerry.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:29 | 4331307 Oldballplayer
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Is it any wonder Keery has a God complex?  Have you ever listened to that putz?

But I hear he was in Viet Nam and spend a month or two in Cambodia.  So, you know, he is a war hero.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:31 | 4331329 knukles
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Was that the 2 week all expenses paid bus tour of Vietnam and Cambodia prize from the Gong Show?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:37 | 4331333 akak
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"Hero": the most fucking overused and misapplied word in the English language over the past 12 years.  It NEVER seems to be applied to anyone other than those in government, or to the minions of government (cops, firemen, etc.) going about their daily PAID jobs.  I call bullshit on this "hero" meme.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:43 | 4331375 Overfed
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Thank you.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:46 | 4331386 hidingfromhelis
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+professional athletes...WTF!?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:48 | 4331393 TeamDepends
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Hey now, McCain is a hero.  To the Vietnamese at least.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:05 | 4331460 akak
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And a role model to albino chipmunks with T-rex arms everywhere.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:39 | 4331611 BigJim
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I'm told he's pretty handy on a carrier flight deck, too.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:34 | 4331836 TeamDepends
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Was he the one that got sucked into an F-15?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:49 | 4331400 hedgeless_horseman
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"Leader" is a close second when it is used as a reference to politicians.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:52 | 4333063 DaveyJones
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I would have to give "public servant" the number one slot

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:52 | 4331407 Frank N. Beans
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every american who was the least bit involved with the 9/11 attacks is a hero too.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:07 | 4331466 halfawake
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i watched it on tv = hero

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:33 | 4331524 akak
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Especially if you put a "Support the Troops" ribbon on your car.

There's no better way to be a hero!  And a patriot!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:05 | 4332181 The Gooch
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I was freshly unemployed and at the bar watching it on tv.

The NAFTA was really kickin' in.

I missed the coverage of WTC 7  and that "plane" through the Pentagon for some reason, though. 

If you bought your ribbon at the Marathon station, you got a 26.2 sticker as a bonus! 

The backside said "China Strong".


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:54 | 4333069 DaveyJones
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the BBC not only covered tower 7, they covered it early

God they're good


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:37 | 4331351 NotApplicable
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Everyone who holds "elected office" has a God complex, otherwise they'd be a productive human, rather than a delusional, self-serving parasite (redundant, I know).

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:55 | 4331422 LFMayor
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"heard he was in Cambodia".   yeah!  As seen in his epic biography, Apocalypse Now.  The lying chickenshit fuck.  That motherfucker NEEDED those bogus awards to get the fuck home, otherwise he was gonna be drinking the whole damn Mekong.

Those boys were frag his ass, as in made good. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:53 | 4331679 MSO
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John Kerry was an agressive combatant in Vire Nam.  Unlike most of us slackers, Kerry completed two tours of duty in 4 months.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:24 | 4332024 resurger
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:30 | 4331322 greatbeard
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Fuck Israel

Fuck John Kerry

Did I leave anything out?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:33 | 4331337 akak
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Fuck Bernanke!

Fuck Yellen!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:37 | 4331352 nope-1004
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Fuck me!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:38 | 4331354 akak
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Fuck fuck!

Fuck fuck fuck!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:43 | 4331372 MisterMousePotato
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A couple months ago, I used the word "fuck" six times in just one sentence posted here.

I still didn't make my point.

We need a new word.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:48 | 4331396 akak
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How about "tax"?

I mean, it's kind of the same thing anyway.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:41 | 4331623 BigJim
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Yeah... they're both 'voluntary'.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:16 | 4331996 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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You are on fire today akak. Thanks for the smiles.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:08 | 4332209 KickIce
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