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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Van Halen's picture

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.

aVileRat's picture

Hope & Change.

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

Wonder what the cash demand will look like.


Alethian's picture

From where I'm sitting, it's the supply that looks to be the problem...

krispkritter's picture

As long as the ATM still spits green and that green buys silver and gold, I'm happy.

Arius's picture

forgive me for saying it, but this total BS ... who cares about somalia or a "leader" in the penninsula ..give me a break

zerozulu's picture

There is no sovereign nation left to bomb. So, round up locals to FEMA camps.

Looney's picture

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?...   ;-)


CH1's picture

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.

BLOTTO's picture

Be careful if you live in Serbia, Libya, Iraq, etc...

TruthInSunshine's picture

To top it off, China's Coast Guard is invading Japan:

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

Oh regional Indian's picture

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...


TruthInSunshine's picture

It was snark-sationalism.

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

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"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!!

Muddy1's picture

"I love the smell of naplam in the morning."  

"The best part of waking up..."

Raging Debate's picture

Looney - Richard Branson is a criminal like Jamie Dimon? Your screen name may just be fitting....

Offthebeach's picture

Suggested readings
King Rat
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Desonovich.
5 Years To Freedom

Stalag 17
Bridge Over River Kwai
Shawsank Redemption
Birdman of Alcatraz.
I Slept With Hillary Clinton.

0b1knob's picture

"I Slept With Hillary Clinton"

Stephen King horror novel?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Animal Farm


The Dispossessed

Clockwork Orange

Brave New World

Fahrenheit 451

Cat's Cradle

BeansMcGreens's picture

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.

Offthebeach's picture

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.

Bearwagon's picture

Yes, "Brazil" definitely is worth watching!

PT's picture

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?

cro_maat's picture

Or we could just try Senator McCain for treason.

indygo55's picture

"who cares about somalia or a "leader" in the penninsula"

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

gmrpeabody's picture

Contrary to popular belief..., some people need killin'...

aVileRat's picture

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.


BC6's picture

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.

Lore's picture

Any post that good is bound to get downvoted at least once. 

BC6's picture

double post - <sorry>

Looney's picture

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?  ;-)


Trucker Glock's picture

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.

willwork4food's picture

Your going to need insurance on that.

Watch Bird 1's picture

only if you use the drive-thru

U4 eee aaa's picture

Overnight banking and don't put your name on it. Watch for the security cams. You shouldn't have a problem

Unknown User's picture

Don’t give them ideas or we will get in to an explosive stool derivatives crisis.

remain calm's picture

When is some sovereign nation going to bomb the mother fucking lying hypocrit in the white house?

PT's picture

You'd do a lot for world diplomacy if you didn't ask foreigners to do it.

The Gooch's picture

About the same time the Fed's shareholders are revealed. 

U4 eee aaa's picture

After the nuke proof bunkers are built

Spanky's picture

Well, if the surveillance balloon (excuse me, 1/2 billion dollar aerostat) over Baltimore is any indication... someone might be considering it.

Ban KKiller's picture

Look the other way!




Berspankme's picture

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

silvermail's picture

long Somalia Elephant gold and silver coins !!

chubbar's picture

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.

michael63636's picture


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

 Somalia                 9,231,000             98.6


Russian marine vs Somalia pirates



Somali Pirates Attack German Naval Supply Ship



Swedish Navy Starts Anti-Piracy Patrols in Somali Basin


Russian Navy vs. Somali Pirates (Real Combat)



Pirates mess with wrong Navy


Russian Navy Smashing Poachers!!


Somali Rapes Dead Swedish Women


Muslim Rape Wave in Sweden / Muslimska Våldtäkt Våg i Sverige



Oslo Rape Epidemic


Welcome to Sweden of Today.


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



Muslims committing 95% of rapes against Norwegian women


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


The Islamic Rape of the UK 2


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

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



Muslim Rape Gangs Target Young British Girls



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


Muslim Gang Raped 100 Teenage Girls In UK


Muslim Leader (UK) Rape after Prayers


Young School Girl Kidnap And After Raped


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


Brittish school girls raped and abused by muslim refugees.



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


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





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


Foreigner arrested for attempted rape of girl in broad daylight



Dispatches Britains (MUSLIM) Sex Gang.

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




Seize Mars's picture

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?

Charles Wilson's picture

How about Compton?  They haven't been bombed lately.

krispkritter's picture

That's because they already look like they've been bombed.  Baghdad would be a step up...

El Vaquero's picture

Fuck me to tears!  Can't we just, you know, stop stirring shit up even for a short time?


Fuck you, BHO!