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Meanwhile In The "Democratic" Republic Of Congo...

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It seems the Democratic Republic of Congo has been learning its diplomacy from other nations...


Of course, we will have to see if China (who has been building interest in Africa), Russia, the US, or France (who seem to like to stir things up in Africa) get involved?

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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:37 | 4458470 BTCTalks
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When does North America get in the game?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:43 | 4458508 PartysOver
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Coming to a city near you.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:50 | 4458565 Levadiakos
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BREAKING: Ben Affleck to testify brfore congress as an expert on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.:



Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:11 | 4458670 superflex
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Do you think he'll discuss the off-shore oil and gas reserves?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:30 | 4458760 colddirt
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He must be sleeping in a Holiday inn while on the Batman set...........

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:57 | 4458905 pods
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If I want to know about the Congo I will play some Warren Zevon!


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:52 | 4458884 LFMayor
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Well, at least he's PLAYED a genius in a role.  Once.

Oh, shit.  Wait.  That was his asshole buddy, Matt Damon? 

My bad.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:49 | 4458549 fooshorter
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North America  is the game master.  Why do you think North America  has it so good? They play to win. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:54 | 4459156 balolalo
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"Of course, we will have to see if China (who has been building interest in Africa), Russia, the US, or France (who seem to like to stir things up in Africa) get involved?"  

Get Involved?!    They never left....   500 years of plunder and counting.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:51 | 4458566 kralizec
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They are.  Obama sent Ben Afleck to Congress to inform the ignorant all about the Congo.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:22 | 4458725 Dr. Engali
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I'm living in fucking bizarro world.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:51 | 4458878 kralizec
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History will not judge anybody of this time very kindly...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:53 | 4458888 pods
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I am doing something wrong if Ben Affleck, the guy who bought a diamond encrusted shitter seat, gets to be an SME on the Congo.

Fuck, what's next, the Iraq-Maps girl is secretary of education?

Maybe I'll stop by Starbucks on the way home for a handjob.  


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:04 | 4458932 fuu
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Back in 5th grade I had to do a report on any country in the world. I picked the Congo because I had an album of native Congolese music that I liked, and all the cool kids had picked the cool countries. I had no idea what politics were at that point or I would have picked Iceland or something.

So I sent a letter to the embassy in Washington asking for any information on their country thank you. They sent 3 boxes of stuff! Maps, flags, pamphlets, bumper stickers, candy, knickknacks, geegaws, letter openers, paper weights, paper clips, etc. Pretty sure I got the entire Congolese Embassy in those 3 boxes.

I may be more prepared to be a SME on the Congo than Ben Afflek.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:54 | 4458584 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Detroit, New Orleans, D.C, Baltimore, Cleveland already resemble congolian life.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:53 | 4458891 LFMayor
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Now if we could only get that panga/Hutu/Tutsi thing lit.  Then we'd have a hell of a bongo party!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:03 | 4459878 Urban Redneck
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I think we need some MOAR of Susan Rice's co-workers' supplied Stinger missiles conveniently finding their way into RPF hands and triggering another genocide so Samantha Power can win another Pulitzer Prize for fiction. But then it's the conquering butchers who live to write the Ministry of Truth's books...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:05 | 4458638 Magnix
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We're too lazy and spoiled to revolt. Sad.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:59 | 4458912 Jumbotron
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Yet ANOTHER country rich in natural resources like oil.....(as in the Middle East, Kiev and Venezuela)......along with good stores of copper and cobalt.

As I asked in my post about Venezuela........Connections ?......hhmmmm.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:53 | 4459150 El Vaquero
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When does North America get in the game?

Watch food prices in the coming months.  Perhaps sooner than you think. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:39 | 4458484 Stoploss
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Better get used to seeing these, one would be forced to assume.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:46 | 4458528 holgerdanske
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The best that could happen for the world is if Congo was left for the benefit of the animals.!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:47 | 4458530 Boomberg
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Congo only pawn in game of life. Oh wait, that was Mongo.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:48 | 4458537 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You'd almost think Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being agitated on purpose by the WH and State Department to keep people from focusing on the Ukraine. If you ever notice when they are up no good and get called out for it they do the following in the rules of disinformation.


They like to use rule 23

23. Create bigger distractions. If the above does not seem to be working to distract from sensitive issues, or to prevent unwanted media coverage of unstoppable  events such as trials, create bigger news stories (or treat them as such) to distract the multitudes.

to set the table for rule 17

17. Change the subject. Usually in connection with one of the other ploys  listed here, find a way to side-track the discussion with abrasive or controversial comments in hopes of turning attention to a new, more manageable topic. This works especially well with companions who can  'argue' with you over the new topic and polarize the discussion arena in order to avoid discussing more key issues.


Can you say Benghazi strategy which means we shall probably see

20. False evidence. Whenever possible, introduce new facts or clues designed and manufactured to conflict with opponent presentations -- as useful tools to neutralize sensitive issues or impede resolution. This works best when the crime was designed


22. Manufacture a new truth. Create your own expert(s), group(s), author(s), leader(s) or influence existing ones willing to forge new ground via scientific, investigative, or social research or testimony which concludes favorably. In this way, if you must actually address issues, you can do so authoritatively.

like them Benghazi talking points.



Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:56 | 4458594 superflex
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That's funny DCH,

I see the same tactics on ZH with certain unnamed posters.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:03 | 4458625 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It would seem like old Ron Paul opening his mouth about the Ukraine to low information land via Faux News there has them scrambling.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:55 | 4458896 LFMayor
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ANYthing to divert attention from the menace what is contrails.


Fri, 02/21/2014 - 03:24 | 4461068 sylviasays
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If all else fails, find a black professional athlete who will come out as gay to distract the low information voters. 


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 14:57 | 4458589 Dr. Engali
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The S&P is loving all this blood and mayhem. The offensive..... er I mean the defense stocks have never performed better.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:50 | 4458875 Agent P
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Lawless violence in Sub-Saharan Africa?  Hmmm, must be Thursday.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:00 | 4458914 pashley1411
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Party likes its 1999.   

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