Markets Are Falling, Which Means It's Time For The US To Bomb A Sovereign Nation

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After the worst week for the market in over a year, the US knows the drill. Must. Distract. Population. And if a drunk-driving, prepubescent Miley Cyrus Canadian lookalike on a work visa won't do the trick, then by all means resort to ye olde faithful - bombing the feces out of some "independent" nation. In this case Somalia. CNN reports that earlier today, the US conducted a missile strike in Southern Somalia. The target: a "senior leader" affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. Supposedly this is the Al Qaeda that the US isn't officially funding and supporting in Qatar's desperate and ongoing attempt to push its pipeline under Syria.

From CNN:

The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Sunday against a suspected militant leader, a U.S. military official told CNN.

 

The target was described by the official as a "senior leader" affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.

 

The United States has not yet been able to determine whether the target was killed, the official said.

 

Last October, the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six aborted a pre-dawn raid in southern Somalia to capture Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima after an intense firefight prevented them from reliably taking him alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN at the time.

 

In a second raid that same weekend, members of the U.S. Army Delta Force captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda operative wanted for his alleged role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, during an operation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

 

The U.S. military official said Sunday's strike involved missiles. No U.S. troops were on the ground.

 

Al-Shabaab, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, has a relationship with al Qaeda that goes back several years. In 2012, the two groups effectively merged, said CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen.

And this is happening after the market has dropped a mere 4% from all time highs. Wait until we enter a bear market: tactical nukes will be going off left and right...

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Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:07 | 4369471 Van Halen
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I thought we were (under a Liberal administration run by a black man) bombing brown people in order to take the attention off the HSBC revelations.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:17 | 4369516 aVileRat
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Hope & Change.

This is going to be a very interesting Chinese New Year.

Wonder what the cash demand will look like.

 

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:21 | 4369534 Alethian
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From where I'm sitting, it's the supply that looks to be the problem...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:26 | 4369547 krispkritter
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As long as the ATM still spits green and that green buys silver and gold, I'm happy.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:31 | 4369565 Arius
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forgive me for saying it, but this total BS ... who cares about somalia or a "leader" in the penninsula ..give me a break

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:35 | 4369574 zerozulu
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There is no sovereign nation left to bomb. So, round up locals to FEMA camps.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:43 | 4369596 Looney
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What? Nottin' else left to bomb for Taxpayer's sake? ;-)

How 'bout Jamie's private island? Or that Virgin-Air dude's? And don't just bomb them 'lil private islands, nuke the shtoop out of them! I think?...   ;-)

Looney

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:53 | 4369650 CH1
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If the markets keep crashing, killing far-away brown people won't be enough.

They're gonna need some dead white people closer to home.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:16 | 4369714 BLOTTO
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Be careful if you live in Serbia, Libya, Iraq, etc...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:16 | 4370084 TruthInSunshine
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To top it off, China's Coast Guard is invading Japan:

http://portal.ransquawk.com/headlines/japan-says-3-china-coast-guard-ves...

News Headline Summary

Japan says 3 China coast guard vessels enter its waters, according to Japanese coast guard

Update details:
- China and Japan have been having a dispute over islands in the east China sea.

01:25 - Asian News - Source: Kyodo

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:26 | 4370119 Oh regional Indian
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TIS, that is sensationalization right there. A coast guard invasion.

But, global powder kegs seem ready for some mad fuse-lighter....

And no, it will not be the North Korean Song, there are no  fat ladies there...

ori

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/war-inc/

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:44 | 4370154 TruthInSunshine
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It was snark-sationalism.

But shit's about to get real for Yellen thanks to the Ben Bernanke Boomerang, yo.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:29 | 4370588 Volaille de Bresse
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"Time For The US To Bomb A Sovereign Nation"

 

Make that "a sovereign DISARMED nation". For quite some time now Uncle Sammy has only attacked countries that certainly couldn't defend themselves. 

 

The US used to be the Lion King in the savanna, now they're more like the ugly hyena, looking for and chasing the old and sick harmless prey (Iraq Lybia Serbia). 

 

C'mon Barack show some guts : try to kick Putin's ass!!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:30 | 4369785 Muddy1
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"I love the smell of naplam in the morning."  

"The best part of waking up..."

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 06:38 | 4370622 Raging Debate
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Looney - Richard Branson is a criminal like Jamie Dimon? Your screen name may just be fitting....

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:56 | 4369660 Offthebeach
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Suggested readings
King Rat
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Desonovich.
5 Years To Freedom

Movies
Stalag 17
Bridge Over River Kwai
Shawsank Redemption
Birdman of Alcatraz.
I Slept With Hillary Clinton.
THX-1138
Pappillion.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:04 | 4369688 0b1knob
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"I Slept With Hillary Clinton"

Stephen King horror novel?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:15 | 4370166 TruthInSunshine
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Animal Farm

1984

The Dispossessed

Clockwork Orange

Brave New World

Fahrenheit 451

Cat's Cradle

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52 | 4370605 Bearwagon
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John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheep_Look_Up

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:20 | 4370763 BeansMcGreens
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Great book.

Also read John Brunner's book "Stand On Zanzibar"

W are seeing the "muckers" in our society right now, as in the mall shooting that just occured.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:26 | 4370773 Offthebeach
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I should of headline my comment as FEMA camp readings and movies.

Yours is a classic outside the FEMA camp list, the wider 'big camp' of our now elite managed, farmed, souls as consumers, peoples, masses, statistical digits...

Fahrenhight 451, if written today. Code 404

We're in the not so brave new world.

Clock Work Orange, here already.

A book I'd like to add, Court Of The Red Czar.

And a positive film( too glum the entire subject ) is Brazil.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:49 | 4371209 Bearwagon
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Yes, "Brazil" definitely is worth watching!

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:48 | 4369630 PT
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Re "a senior leader affiliated with Al Quaeda":  Sounds a bit harsh.  Couldn't they just demote him?  Or offer him a nice redundancy package?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:59 | 4370904 cro_maat
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Or we could just try Senator McCain for treason.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:08 | 4369903 indygo55
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"who cares about somalia or a "leader" in the penninsula"

Isn't that the point of the atricle? To show how they create distractions?


Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:20 | 4370096 gmrpeabody
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Contrary to popular belief..., some people need killin'...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:28 | 4369555 aVileRat
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Yeah I was just going to edit that but the edit function was locked out on replies. My bad, hangover dislexya.

e: Wonder if they have enough RNB M. Can they supply the average seasonal retail floats plus bank redemptions.

 

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:30 | 4369561 BC6
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This is starting to remind me of mid-2008 when ZH posters were front-running the news in the comments - i.e. China halting transfers.

The comments are sometimes as filling and often times more filling than the article.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 04:35 | 4370545 Lore
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Any post that good is bound to get downvoted at least once. 

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:30 | 4369562 BC6
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double post - <sorry>

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:29 | 4369535 Looney
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War or not, just take you money out of the Banking System for Goat’s sake! Every $1,000 withdrawn hits them with a 30:1, 50:1, or 70:1 bang. Leverage is a bitch, ain’t it? Use YOUR cash to buy AU/AG, Bitcoin, Pimpcoin, or just keep it in your mattress, but get it out of the Banking System, Goat damn it!

By the way, does anybody know whether making a bank deposit in the form of a Stool Sample is legal or not? Oh, and is there a size restriction on THAT deposit?  ;-)

Looney

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:44 | 4369619 Trucker Glock
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I think you're ok as long as you're transparent.  Be obvious, deposit well over 10,000 lbs at a time.  Don't try structuring your poop deposits.  They'll catch on.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:17 | 4369737 willwork4food
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Your going to need insurance on that.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:06 | 4369898 Watch Bird 1
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only if you use the drive-thru

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:11 | 4369908 U4 eee aaa
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Overnight banking and don't put your name on it. Watch for the security cams. You shouldn't have a problem

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:04 | 4371253 Unknown User
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Don’t give them ideas or we will get in to an explosive stool derivatives crisis.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:19 | 4369520 remain calm
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When is some sovereign nation going to bomb the mother fucking lying hypocrit in the white house?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:38 | 4369594 PT
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You'd do a lot for world diplomacy if you didn't ask foreigners to do it.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:40 | 4369602 The Gooch
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About the same time the Fed's shareholders are revealed. 

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:11 | 4369912 U4 eee aaa
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After the nuke proof bunkers are built

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 00:19 | 4370213 Spanky
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Well, if the surveillance balloon (excuse me, 1/2 billion dollar aerostat) over Baltimore is any indication... someone might be considering it.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:42 | 4369608 Ban KKiller
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Look the other way!

 

 

   

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:12 | 4369723 Berspankme
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I can't keep up. Don't we like Al Queda? I saw a picture of Johnny McCain hanging with them in Syria. I thought we were pro Al Queda these days. Maybe somebody missed the memo

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:54 | 4370737 silvermail
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long Somalia Elephant gold and silver coins !!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:51 | 4370860 chubbar
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It's got to be pretty confusing for the Al CIAda folks. The poor bastards in Somalia are probably trying to figure out how to get up to Syria so they can get paid by the U.S. instead of bombed by them.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:17 | 4370942 michael63636
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country#cite_note-pewmuslim1-3

 

Country/Region[3]    Muslim population   Muslim percentage (%) of total population

 Somalia                 9,231,000             98.6

 

Russian marine vs Somalia pirates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXrcr1rkW4I

 

 

Somali Pirates Attack German Naval Supply Ship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJmcJiXbhM

 

 

Swedish Navy Starts Anti-Piracy Patrols in Somali Basin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYy1yYRdL4

 

Russian Navy vs. Somali Pirates (Real Combat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJ0nblZjZE

 

 

Pirates mess with wrong Navy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu89xtiCA9k

 

Russian Navy Smashing Poachers!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kmPAL-cA9I

 

Somali Rapes Dead Swedish Women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjFyzk46d_w

 

Muslim Rape Wave in Sweden / Muslimska Våldtäkt Våg i Sverige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fBwSfmgjl0

 

 

Oslo Rape Epidemic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmQ49DztFC4&list=PL588D7D5968A3E40D

 

Welcome to Sweden of Today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlG75wb7lLw

 

Muslim Gangs Drug & Rape Children All Over The UK Britain Finally Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD0YEtuacUk

 

 

Muslims committing 95% of rapes against Norwegian women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCdc8vQTQVw

 

Hidden Pattern? Muslim element in gang rape cases ignored by UK go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUAJPoM82k

 

The Islamic Rape of the UK 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhU-qpehImI

http://www.prophetmuhammadillustrated.com/islamrape/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhU-qpehImI


 

Sacrificing Our Daughters: On the Psychology of Islamic Rape-Gangs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpAXRfbE-A

American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI (Original edit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJBW49afzg

 

 

Muslim Rape Gangs Target Young British Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGtiw1Fh9k

 

 

UK officials ignored Muslim grooming rape gangs because they didn't 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqD1IaI-d3g

 

Muslim Gang Raped 100 Teenage Girls In UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG8NykauqOg

 

Muslim Leader (UK) Rape after Prayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHVyGj5AlLg

 

Young School Girl Kidnap And After Raped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCPuGXG3OuE

 

Schoolgirls get kidnapped by Mexican drug dealers! (Tijuana Sunset (fu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rNu81402A

 

Brittish school girls raped and abused by muslim refugees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCXE3kL81FA

 

 

Muslim Raped 2 Year Old Girl Because Family Refused To Embrace I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqzAv2nlcU

 

(DISTURBING) Proud Muslims raping a Christian woman in broad day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibDJTq1bleM

 

LARA LOGAN TELLS DETAILS OF HER HORRIFIC RA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYk5qweXMU

 

 

Coptic Christian girl being sexually abused to make her convert to Islam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDacjKKkKSk

 

Foreigner arrested for attempted rape of girl in broad daylight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEwI4yVeUFg

 

 

Dispatches Britains (MUSLIM) Sex Gang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y45FyVUlwRM&list=PLCC0FA834A42B38AE

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Islam teaches sex with 1 day old child is OK!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0PG1QJR87Y&list=PLlj3QhEiHKWabnZa6yJCTZN...


 

 


 



Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:45 | 4371192 Seize Mars
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Michael63636
Horrific data there. But I have a question for you. Do you think it's ok to punish a collection of people for crimes committed by an individual?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:08 | 4369477 Charles Wilson
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How about Compton?  They haven't been bombed lately.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:25 | 4369544 krispkritter
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That's because they already look like they've been bombed.  Baghdad would be a step up...

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:09 | 4369483 El Vaquero
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Fuck me to tears!  Can't we just, you know, stop stirring shit up even for a short time?

 

Fuck you, BHO!

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