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Meanwhile, In Saudi Arabia...

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When the Arab Spring sprung a few years ago, the world's eyes only really cared about one nation. If Saudi Arabia's elite could not keep paying off their poor, an uprising in the world's largest oil supplier could have significant (and catastrophic) consequences for the rest of the world. Of course, between being paid to lose weight (in gold) and raising unemployment insurance, the government has kept trouble at bay. However, things are shifting. As DPA repots, two police were killed after coming under heavy gunfire while trying to arrest several Shiite activists. Of course, this is a one off but notable in its occurrence for the first time since 2011. Saudi Arabia blames Iran of inciting its Shiite citizens to disturb security and stability.

Via DPA,

Two policemen and two fugitives were killed Thursday in Saudi Arabia when security forces tried to arrest the wanted men, the Interior Ministry said.


The incident occurred in Awwamiyyeh, in Qatif governorate, a stronghold of the country's Shiite opposition.


Police came under heavy fire while carrying out the arrest operation and were forced to shoot back, ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki said.


A wave of protest swept the Shiite-dominated Qatif area, in eastern Saudi Arabia, in 2011. Since then there have been a number of shooting incidents, while authorities have pursued wanted Shiite activists.


The Shiites accuse authorities in the kingdom, which is dominated by the hardline Sunni Wahhabi tendency, of discrimination. Saudi Arabia denies this, describing the protesters as "rioters" financed by foreign countries to cause unrest in the world's top oil exporter.

Saudi Arabia blames Iran of inciting its Shiite citizens to disturb security and stability.

In January, the US embassy in Riyadh warned its citizens against travelling to the district after gunmen attacked the car of two German diplomats.


Security forces who tried to arrest those suspected of being behind "armed unrest" were shot at and retaliated, a ministry spokesman was quoted as saying.


They seized "two weapons, a large quantity of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and weapons sights," he added, warning the  authorities would crush any such resistance with "an iron fist".

Awamiya has continued to experience problems despite the end of mass protests that erupted in the eastern region in March 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring.


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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:43 | 4459570 happel
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Moar uprisings coming.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:47 | 4459594 gmrpeabody
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I smell Putin...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:55 | 4459630 Freddie
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I would love the smell of Russian napalm in Riyad in the morning.   The Saudi Royals are scum.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:58 | 4459640 negative rates
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At least they were able to assign blame, around here they won't even accept it.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4459697 JoeSexPack
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Admitting 2 dead cops means... 20 really died?


Add a zero?


House of Saud only tells truth if it helps them, & this doesn't.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:57 | 4459853 cifo
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Saudi Arabia has poor???????

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:14 | 4459905 0b1knob
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Bow down before the one you serve.

You're gonna get what you deserve....

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:45 | 4460021 johngaltfla
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FWIW, Saudi Arabia has to mobilize its military (no, no the US mercenary forces) to invade Yemen and soon. Or else there is a bigger problem for oil prices and shipping lanes in the Red Sea about to occur.


Obama is about to Lose Another Arab “Ally” to Radical Islamists in Yemen
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:32 | 4460431 Freddie
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It is sort of a welfare state.  When oil prices tanked back around when Clinton took office - the Saudi Royal (scum) had to cut payments to the Saudi citizenry which did not go over well.   I hope the citizens have plenty of boiled rope.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:05 | 4461173 Buck Johnson
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Exactly, they usually wouldn't admit anything but for them to admit 2 that means it was a hell of alot more. Also it would be funny if Putin was trying to distable Saudi Arabia for revenge.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:29 | 4459770 KickIce
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Iran = Bush and/or weather?  Everyone needs a scapegoat.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:02 | 4459654 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Freddie

Putin is as bad as Obama or the Saudi royal family.  Putin is a thug and always has been.

Big time instability in Saudi Arabia would affect us instantly and for the worse.  But, S.A. is unstable as it is, it almost surely will have a bad ending, which means a bad ending here as well.

At least we have decent new oil & gas production, and YES, some thanks to fracking.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:08 | 4459681 CrashisOptimistic
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You need to read up on condensate.  The new US oil production is "oil" only by the thinnest of definitions.  Much of it has no kerosene or diesel.  And it's due to peak soon.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:22 | 4459735 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, I know that the new US production is not as good, nor as cheap, as traditional oil production.  And, I also know that peak production will happen very soon.

Still, some condensate, oil and NatGas is better than none.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:36 | 4459994 new game
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it is green and smells like gasoline (my son is a motor hand).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:09 | 4459687 fonestar
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The bankers are not going to win.  They are going to lose everything.  More people are awake then ever before, people fonestar speaks with are aware the banks are the enemies of humanity.  False flag has entered the public conciousness and justice will be served in our life times.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4459698 akak
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Fonestar, congratulations on your very first post (out of 1,447,910 to date) which did not mention the word "bitcoin".

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:32 | 4459778 HyBrasilian
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See what happens when you stop shoving hotpockets down your piehole 24/7?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:55 | 4459848 satoshi411
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Fonestar is a 'made-man' on ZH, fonestar is a Tyler.

Fonestar will NOT mention BITCOIN, when its being fucked 4 different way's at once in the news. ( Israel, mt-gox, Vinkelfuck, mt-gox riots )

Probably the biggest fight on earth today is the one in front of the MT-GOX HQ in Japan, its like the scene from the Frankenstein movie, and the villagers want blood, and everybody is armed to their teeth.

The lawyers are saying DEMAND JPY/USD in claims, because if you demand BTC you get back ZERO.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:09 | 4459897 fonestar
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It's funny that you should seem so interested in MtGox because nobody else seems to care too much about it in the Bitcoinosphere?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:19 | 4459938 Jendrzejczyk
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I've got to give you a golf clap for always having the balls to stand and defend your position.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:24 | 4459952 fonestar
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Bitcoin is not an easy thing to get your head around, especially if you don't have a background in this field.  It must seem strange to humans.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:48 | 4460002 akak
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It is human nature to instinctively mistrust that which we do not understand.

And since the vast majority of humans do not, can not, and never will understand bitcoin (or probably any other cybercurrency) enough to trust it, I question the future of the entire concept.

On the other hand, the vast majority of humans clearly do not understand fiat currency, and yet they seem to trust it, even as they have been utterly screwed by it over and over again.

Oh well, it just proves my longstanding observation that humanity, as a whole, is insane.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:59 | 4460069 Jendrzejczyk
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The most hilarious to me is that there really is no difference between dollars and bitcoins, aside from a history of tradition for the dollar.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 04:46 | 4461120 Ar-Pharazôn
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Bitcoins are limited.


dollars are not. ask Benny

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:31 | 4460427 El Vaquero
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Most humans do not understand that they do not understand fiat currency.  Their understanding is that it spends, and so they think they understand it. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:02 | 4459871 Bastiat
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"Putin is as bad as Obama or the Saudi royal family.  Putin is a thug and always has been."


At least he's a real thug . . . as opposed to a sock-puppet imposter.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:02 | 4460085 Anusocracy
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No rulers are good but some are less evil than others.

Putin would be in the less evil.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:57 | 4460285 Overfed
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Plus he doesn't suck cock. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:12 | 4459906 Freddie
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F the House of Saud.   I have a lot more respect for the Iranians akak Persians. 

The House of Saud are former bagel merchants in Iraq before they were installed the Red Shield.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:32 | 4460436 Kirk2NCC1701
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Go Freddie!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:17 | 4460791 SuperRay
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It's ok to say fuck, freddie.  you're all grown up now.  like this


Fuck those self-important psychopathic scumbag murdering fucks!  Everyone of those motherfuckers should be strung up by their thumbs and slowly flayed in the light of the desert sun...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:59 | 4459807 Chupacabra-322
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"The Saudis Royals are scum."

They're actually Crypto Zionist Jews if you do your research. You can start here.

In his book, The Dönmeh Jews, D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis, Rifat Salim Kabar reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.” In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdel Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.

The Dönmeh: The Middle East’s Most Whispered Secret (Part II)

Hence the reason you will never hear of any beef between Isreal & Saudi Arabia.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:14 | 4459912 Johnny Cocknballs
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I think there's at least some truth to crypto Jewsbeing a lot of the Young Turk leaders who secularized Turkey [good] and massacred Armenians [bad] but still find the Saudi connection a little hard to believe.

I'm also not convinced Attaturk was Jewish, hearsay quotes popping up on hate sites don't do it for me.

[That the early Bolsheviks were overwhelmingly Jewish I think is pretty well evidenced, it is simply whitewashed as "antisemitic" even by wikipedia's misleading 'Jewish Bolshevism' entry - it's like saying, identifying murderers as members of a disinfranchised minority is fine, unless it's Jews, then facts are "hate"]

I'm all for blaming people, or even in a sense groups when they're guilty...  but only when the facts/evidence support laying such blame. 

I think you have to admit that this seems like a "rumor"  - a single purported "Iraqi intelligence" report doesn't prove much of anyway, even supposing it exists and isn't a complete fraud. 

After, for example, Richard the III died, there was a lot of stuff written about him having been a ruthless tyrant, including by Shakespeare.  But there's a very good chance this was Tudor propaganda.  The "inquisition" as conducted by Spain was nowhere near as bad as people tend to think... the anti-Catholic English made wild and exaggerated claims about it {although it was here and there pretty nasty, it was much milder than you likely think}...while the Conquistadors were in fact brutal, very shortly after the initial fuckery, it was largely, for the time, reined in, in fact by rule promulgated by the Jesuits  [yeah, the secret lizards who secretly run the world while apparently holding no positions of power] but if you look, for example, in the New World, you'll notice that the parts the English colonized are basically devoid of native peoples while the Spaniards intermarried with them, and there are many millions of 'pure' natives still.


So, point is, I'm not saying it's not true, just that there's a decent chance it is in fact bullshit.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:20 | 4460156 janus
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i'm pretty sure the jordanian crown believes it, too.

for whatever that's worth...

the jordanian claim to the saudi, iraqi, syrian, etc. thornes is more legitimate than that of the 'other' abdulla (may he rest in peace).

kings that make themselves such are more legitimate than those who are appointed via. balfore or any other least, if we're talkin about kings, 'divine' rights and whatnot.

will the real abdulla please stand up,



Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:58 | 4463346 Tompooz
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The "Shulman" part sounds like bullshit to me. That's a German name, derived from "Shul"= Shule= synagoge.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:40 | 4460477 Kirk2NCC1701
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Maybe, maybe not.  Let's put on our Sherlock Holmes hats for a minute...

The question you have to ask (yourself) is:  Why would a "good Jew" invent a new religion, or worship outside their faith?  Hard to believe, unless they actually and genuinely converted to Islam.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:56 | 4460510 Obadiah
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Here's some words of warning about these that call themselves jews, but are NOT of Judah.  Take it for what you like. These are the Direct decendants of Satan himself are and always up to no good.

Revelation 2:9

“I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

John 8:44-45

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

"The murder in the beginning" was Cain THE ACTUAL OFFSPRING OF SATAN and EVE with whom he wholly seduced.  Gee I always wonderd why they coverd thier private parts after they "partook" of the Tree of Good and Evil = SATAN.

Thes two passages go right to the heart in understanding all the lies, destruction and death that rules this earth THEN and TODAY. And the key to understanding on how to avoid it as best you can.  Can't imagine myself not being prepared for what is to come without this wisdom of the ages.

Find out good stuff on this very time we are living right now, written 1,000s of years ago click here to download this Bible study on Revelations meaning the "Uncovering".  Talk about rabbit holes..

If you just change the dates on these videos, skipping the weekends, you will be able to download the entire series. 


Rock on and choose your master carefully.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:50 | 4460726 weburke
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I think you mean the masons. Jews dont rule themselves ! 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:22 | 4461235 New World Chaos
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Broken link.  Want to know more.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:05 | 4461275 Obadiah
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Crap they are taking filez off the server now, I guess to save space.  Dang-it.

These files are 100megs.


I guess the only way to get the teaching would be to order CD set number "30284" 10 CDs 50 bucks you can call them at (800) 643-4645


I see now that Pastor Murry passed away on wed, but his son carries on.  These were the last teachings from Pastor Murry, we have definitely lost a great teacher.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:04 | 4462648 New World Chaos
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Thanks, but I'll pass. 

Glad to see more conspiratorial preachings out there.  The Unified Church of Fascist/Zionist Propaganda is getting old.  So 2004.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:56 | 4459633 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It was Vladimir Kim Jong Ahmedinejad who was behind it. I done seen 'em sayin' it on both kinds of TV news channels (libral and conversative).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:49 | 4459827 akak
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Welcome to the perfidious Ruso-NorthKorean-Persian-Indo-European-Antarctican-Lemurian US 'american' world, it's a cozy and evildoing if imaginary place, you'll see.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:13 | 4459909 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Shit akak I had to look up the meaning of perfidious. I think I can find the countries on a map with help of one them search providers on the internet. Alta visa is the bomb.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:50 | 4460044 akak
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You might have some trouble locating Lemuria on an atlas.

If all else fails, though, you can always ask Fonestar --- I hear that is where he stores his bitcoin treasure.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:01 | 4459868 therover
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I was thinking the same thing

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:36 | 4459995 Son of Captain Nemo
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Calling Bandar "Bush"!...  Calling The Prince of "Terror"?....

Where are you?

Last seen????...

Putin knows where he "is"!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:52 | 4459613 Freddie
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The House of Saudi-Rothschild.   Hopefully Putin sends em all to hell.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:00 | 4459649 john39
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with Iran's help.  bandar, hell is waiting.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:30 | 4459774 Jannn
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BuBa: Half of German gold reserves will be stored in Germany by 2020

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:53 | 4460054 colddirt
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 Send Ben Affleck - He'll know what to do!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:45 | 4459576 DoChenRollingBearing
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Saudi Arabia would be a big and bad domino were it to fall.

I guess I'll stop at the ATM on the way home.  Again.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:48 | 4459589 zaphod
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The US military will ensure that does not happen "the spice (oil) must flow"

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:50 | 4459824 SWRichmond
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The US military cant be everywhere (and certainly shouldn't be, in spite of what that war monger Ollie North thinks or says on Fox News).  I, along with others here, think it's pretty obvious this is Putin's way of saying "do not imagine I will not respond to your agitating in my hemisphere just because of Olympics".

While China quietly smiles, and continues its assault on the US currency's hegemony.  It would be foolishness to dismiss this two-pronged attack as anything other than a joint, two-pronged attack, a coordinated effort by China and Russia to dominate energy markets (benefits both) and force the US off its high horse.

Syria is about the pipelines.  Ukraine is about the pipelines.  Georgia was about the pipelines.  Russia is positioned to dominate the Caucasus and their really isn't much US can do about it.  All of Obama's blathering about warning Ukraine (and Putin) about using military force in Ukraine is a lot of hogwash.  Imagine how quickly the US would mobilize troops domestically is something like Ukraine happened here.  Look at how quickly overwhelming force was brought to bear on Occupy.

Turkey is still in play.  Kurdistan is still in play.  Georgia is freaking doomed.  Iran and Russia have the advantage of proximity. 

You win a war by making it impossible for the enemy to field an army.  China will achieve that by unseating USD.  Putin turns Turkey, rolls into Georgia and Azerbaijan, turns the Kurds, and links up with Syria and Iran.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:15 | 4459917 cougar_w
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Sounds like the opening moves of WW3 to me.

My son is 13 yo.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:40 | 4460010 Overfed
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Mine is 18. Fuuuck.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:01 | 4460062 Chupacabra-322
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I don't have any children. Thankfully. By the way, spot on analysis SWRichmond & expect a Putin response after the closeing Ceremonies of the Olympics.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:40 | 4460482 Freddie
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Here is the ideal fireworks ending for Sochi's closing ceremonies - send these to the House of Saud.

R-36M aka SS-18

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:21 | 4460911 StychoKiller
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Looks a lot like a PeaceKeeper launch, except the peacekeeper missile uses a solid rocket motor.  They should have finished the clip with some footage of the RVs and "penetration aids" reentering the atmosphere.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:29 | 4460183 janus
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almost complete (well, almost-almost complete), forgot kazakhstan - that lil nation playing itself as everybody's friend. 

interesting place, kazakhstan.

i hear they fancy chess,


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:05 | 4459663 cougar_w
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Full disclosure: not my work.

And, I first found it right here on ZH, IIRC

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:23 | 4459742 DoChenRollingBearing
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Nice story, has the ring of truth...  Thanks for the link.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:22 | 4460377 janus
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i guess you didn't get the memo, cougar...the situation in SA is top secret...and will remain so until further notice.

sheesh...some people, posting truth.

how dare you, cougar; how dare you!


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:46 | 4459586 TideFighter
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Hot Pocket. SHit. Wrong story.....then again...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:50 | 4459608 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Saudi Arabia would blame Iran for a half-eaten pepperoni Hot Pocket left as litter on a roadside.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:42 | 4459804 akak
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Given that pepperoni is made from pork, I would guess that the penalty for possession of a pepperoni Hot Pocket in Saudi Arabia would be 500 public lashings and/or beheading.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:52 | 4460264 robertocarlos
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"They're paying for it. You eat it".

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:15 | 4459706 Emergency Ward
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No, it's okay,  the SHiite Muslims are in this story....

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:50 | 4459606 Chupacabra-322
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The intelligent beings on this planet know that 911WAS an inside job, aka: false-flag attack! There are 2 dozen discrepancies concerning everything that happened that day, in other words, F-ups on the part of those who planned it!

I'll give you 1...what was Marvin Bush, George Bush's younger brother doing in charge of security @ the World Trade, and why did he have the bomb-sniffing dogs from the site weeks prior to 9/11?

The people who doubt, or put in their $.02 cents without having done any research are sheep...and now they can go back to sleep!

Other Examples: Flight 93 did anyone see any wreckage, wheels, paper, seats. Etc. How about the pentagon? Anyone see the tail section, wings, wheels. Thousands of camera's and only one working. The list goes on & on & on.

Oh, & I almost forgot. THE UNITED STATES, CORP most wanted Saudi Intelligence Criminal Prince Bandar funded two of the "Hijackers."

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:54 | 4459626 gmrpeabody
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I see they're letting you use a computer now...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:19 | 4459726 Chupacabra-322
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I see you have the intellect & brain capacity of a Nat.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:16 | 4459918 gmrpeabody
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Did you mean..., gnat?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:03 | 4460088 Chupacabra-322
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No, I meant Idiot.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:06 | 4459670 Rafferty
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Anyone who has made the effort to study the 9/11 evidence and still denies it was an inside job is either a fool or a liar.  It really is as clearcut as that.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:20 | 4459721 Cacete de Ouro
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There are certainly some paid down arrowers here today. I wonder how much they get paid....more than in Taco Bell I'd say but not the big bucks.
How much does a lowly US Gov operative get these days? $60,000?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:37 | 4462605 Freddie
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Someone on ZH posted a video where a guy connected all the dots of companies involved, in the towers, the specific areas hit, companies making thermite.   It was pretty staggering.

It is just like Sandy Hoax.  A kid no one has seen in 3 years kills 26 adults and children in a few minutes with no survivors.   They left the bodies in the school.  The few. children interviewed right after the shooting said they heard no shots.   When they don't get gun control after the fact it is sort of swept under the rug. 

Sort of like the Benghazi video on youtube that "caused" Benghazi and Obama apologized to the UN over it.  Then that whole video thing gets dropped.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:14 | 4459762 monad
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Who is the Carlyle group?
Who that Carlyle is, is interesting. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:50 | 4459607 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I bet we see moar shiiteheads causing problems in Saudi Arabia soon enough. Payback is a bitch...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:07 | 4459678 Rafferty
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Putin and Assad just licking their lips.  I can't wait the se these bastards (Saudis) really done over.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:52 | 4459616 holmes
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Give war a chance.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:54 | 4459623 news printer
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US asks Pakistan to halt nuclear transfer to Saudis in respect of talks with Iran


Obama’s Iran policy wins key point: Saudis drop its lead antagonist Prince Bandar

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:58 | 4459643 Freddie
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Prince Bandhar Bush.  Hopefully his camel will slip the prince some Polonium.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:06 | 4459671 Winston Churchill
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Bandar hasn't been seen in a month in public.
Chances are he is already dead.
By whom is the question ?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:17 | 4459715 Chupacabra-322
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From your lips to God's ears.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:40 | 4459798 11b40
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If he is dead, my money is on Putin.

If he is not dead (yet), my money is still on Putin.

I think he really jumped the shark when he threatened to unleash terrorists on Putin's Olympics.  That started the clock ticking on his life expectancy.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:16 | 4459919 Freddie
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Vlad the Impaler.  Different Vlad but the same idea.

Hopefully Prince Bandhar Bush is in hell.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:30 | 4459968 Chupacabra-322
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Yup. The exact same Vlad that's cousins with Gerorge Bush & Queen Elizabeth. Research it. It's true.

Bush, also cousins with Marilyn Monroe, John Kerry, Walt Disney & Hugh Hefner.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:02 | 4459653 Doubleguns
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Dont need a Prince if you have a nuke. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:01 | 4459651 Glass Seagull
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The few monarchies left in this world are queitly looking around, nervously, donning "What? Me Worry?" tee shirts as we speak.


Royal family in S.A. knows what comes next, they've been trying to stave it off for decades now. 


"It's almost time to load the bullion on the plane, your Highness."

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:05 | 4459665 DoChenRollingBearing
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There are others who may have their jets warming up on the runways...  Maduro, Yanukovitch, Cristina for starters.  And, yeah, many of them will steal their countries' gold.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:39 | 4459795 Wahooo
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You know, that's a great point. If gold is so worthless why is it always stolen by the escaping dictators?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:53 | 4459841 Bastiat
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And yes and why does it disappear after they are ousted (Iraq, Libya).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:03 | 4459657 CrashisOptimistic
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Select Saudi Arabia and have a look at that domestic consumption curve for crude.  Approaching 4 million bpd.  The graph ends a bit early.  Recent months had production down, but not consumption.

Russia's oil production is higher in the most recent year, but their consumption curve does not have the ramp.  The Saudis are burning more and more of their own oil.  Russia isn't.  THEY are the big dog. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:19 | 4459727 Winston Churchill
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Even the state dept. has seen that graph.
Prolly why the pivot on Iran.
Not going cap in hand to Putin for oil,so hold your nose
and deal with the Imams.
The military option just will not work with Iran,
far too costly in blood and treasure.
The Saudis are SOL on getting their gold back now.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:07 | 4459664 tony wilson
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sas,the parachute regiment active and ex.

scotland yard coppers,cia,navy seals,us cops,mossad teams.

all being payed big bucks in saudi and bahrain full usa,uk and israhell backing.

killing as many trouble makers as they can capture.


putin gotta start dishing out some payback soon this rothschild soros rancid jewish crew gotta go.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:57 | 4459851 Bastiat
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Not like Putin hasn't thought ahead a few moves . . . I agree there will be paybacks and we may be seeing the start of it.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:05 | 4459667 Jack Burton
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Saudi's have spent huge amountw of petro dollars to buy the world's best, on the market, military weapons systems. I am not sure their militaries abilites to use the weapons, but they do have a credible attack capability against Iran. This is why Iran has built so many surface to surface missiles. I think Iran may become a major issue again in the next couple years, China nd Russia both keep Iran as quasi friendly nation and both do nice trade with them, China can get Oil from there of course. But as I see it, we all know Iran is on the Washington Hit List to be destoryed by military attack, we only question when the attack will go in. As Washington has begun the end game in Ukraine, spending now upwards of 5 billion dollars on funding, arming, bribing and supporting the elites across the enitre Western Ukraine, the USA is fully engaged. Putin has always said that if the west presses it's attacks on Syria and Iran, that Russia would begin to arm Iran with export versions of Russia's missile systems.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4459701 Ban KKiller
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SA is a fascist state at best. More like ten people controlling millions with much bread, free education and total state control. Graduate from college and hang out at the mall.

Say Fuck it and join a side....naw...let's go for a drive then to the mall. Your future in SA. 

Unless you are imported labour of which there are legion....get back to work.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:59 | 4459860 satoshi411
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Hey that's an anti-semetic statement. The Saud's are semites.

The Sauds are god's chosen people.

The Sauds are BUSH-TRIBES little Bitches, and the Sauds are Israels pig trough should the FED FIAT USD collapse.

God bless Saud.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:21 | 4459733 Pure Evil
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Well, if O'turdo is lucky enough, Ukraine will keep Putin busy while the Mighty NATO carpet bombs Iran back to the stone age.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:43 | 4459809 11b40
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Just like they did with Syria.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:54 | 4459843 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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When a Shite uses hydrocarbon wealth to kill a Sunni funded by hydrocarbon wealth it proves Allah has a sense of humor.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:22 | 4459944 Johnny Cocknballs
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SA can't defend it's refineries and platforms if they kick the hornet's nest.

At some point, you have to wonder if Iran {or Ivan} starts thinking a first strike is the best defense.  Those running the US govt aren't going to stop with the full court press.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:18 | 4460633 Freddie
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You do remember that RUssia had at least 8 ships between the US Navy and Syria plus the Chinese had at least one.  China is not going to let Iran get taken over.  Russia will also probably go to the mat against anyone attacking Iran.

Ukraine?  This may all be happening in the spring because if it was the winter - Putin could just shut the gas off.


Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:33 | 4461022 Johnny Cocknballs
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Jack I think Bibi is, literally, a narcissist with a messiah complex*.  If he thinks that, against all former evidence, AIPAC and the ADL can't drag the US into a "pre-emptive" attack, I have little doubt he will either stage a FF on Israel {civilians, not military targets}, or, perhaps more likely, simply present some fake evidence then heroically lead the military of the Jewish people on a desperate attack on Iran's nuclear facilities - knowing that the Zio 5th column in our government, banks, and media will rapidly coalesce in the moment of crisis and send nice young poor Christian boys and girls to die for banks, oil/gas concerns and Greater Israel.


*by the way, the rabbi he met with there was an absolutely batshit crazy, completely off the scale Jewish supremacist and racist...

but you wouldn't know it from how he was "mourned" or his wiki page.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:10 | 4459689 Meat Hammer
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Pretty soon the "reasons" for war won't matter.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:28 | 4459763 Dugald
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Pretty soon the "reasons" for war won't matter.

In recent times "has it ever", war is about profit in all its forms...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:53 | 4459838 Meat Hammer
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Hence, "reasons" in quotation marks. 

Oh, and fuck you, Obama.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:33 | 4459783 Wahooo
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If the mass media had been around 200 years ago, would this story read any differently?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:40 | 4461030 Johnny Cocknballs
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:54 | 4459806 Tompooz
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Al_Qatif a "stronghold"?  Have things polarized that much in the Kingdom? Mmmm.

I'm sorry for the people there. I don't think that Iran could bring anything there, but the wish for Shi'a martyrdom.

The middle class will get their youngsters out to overseas language schools on student visas.  No future under an   Iron Fist.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:06 | 4459811 buzzsaw99
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the sauds are full of crap. too bad they didn't get hosni-ed in the arab spring uprising. is that terrorist to say that? i forget, are the cops the good guys, or the terrorists? are the freedom fighters the good goys, er, guys, or are they the the terrorists? aren't the sauds the terrorists? can owebomba clarify on a country by country basis who all "good" americans are supposed to be cheering for? of course the pro-gubbermint, anti gubbermint columns will have to be updated weekly after the various overthrows, puppet regime installs, etc..

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:17 | 4459928 satoshi411
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Sauds are the BUSH-TRIBES (NAZIS) chosen people, where were the Sauds during 911? In Bushes prviate Jet's.

Where are Sauds now? In Israels protective umbrella.

All this shit with SYRIA & UKRAINE is about Israel taking Gazprom out of the EU market and selling THEIR SAUDI oil to EUROPE themselves.

The Israelis know the USD is worthless and they want EUROS.


The Saud 'Sand Niggers' think that OIL is theirs, but Israel knows it THEIR OIL, and of course US BUSH-TRIBE doesn't give a fuck who SELLS OIL to EUROPE so long as the price is HIGH.

Putin sells the OIL too CHEAP and that pisses off the BUSH TRIBE.


What happens when the USD collapses, the BUSH-TRIBE dont' care they got OIL. They got GOLD. They got Condo's in Tel-Aviv.

This is why everything will be dumped on HILLARY-2016, better to have the FAUX LEFT run the USA CAMP-FEMA system, its an easier sell.

Tribe BUSH is done, "Mission Accomplishd", America is-was plundered to the bone.

Hillary don't care if she runs a prison colony or a day-care, so long as she is the BOSS.


Terrorism since the beginning of TIME was all manufactured by GUBMINT, stupid to see that word here, just replace 'Terrorism' with "Government", ...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:24 | 4459953 buzzsaw99
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Good answer. Good answer. I like the way you think. I'm gonna be watching you. [/Professor Terguson]

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:30 | 4460189 TheMeatTrapper
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Nigga Pleeze....

What in the fuck are you trying to say? Just chill and get yo shit together. Slow down so a brutha can figger out what you be talking about.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:41 | 4461032 Johnny Cocknballs
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Lighten Up, Francis.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:24 | 4459951 Johnny Cocknballs
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the us supported the peoples of the middle east in their uprisings.

except in eastern saudi arabia and bahrain and qatar.

of course in libya and syria we facilitated the arming of both indigenous and foreign jihadis who surely meant instability and violence for many years.

Quite profitable.



Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:51 | 4459834 news printer
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But experts have now warned that Prince Bandar could have seriously under-estimated President Putin and his thirst for revenge. Used to manipulate, Bandar failed to take into account the sheer weight of Russia. Sources have linked Bandar’s recent health issues and his visit to Colorado (US) for treatment and potential mercury poisoning. The medical centre where Prince Bandar has sought treatment happens to be specializing in mercury poisoning; something sources have said is no coincidence.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:01 | 4459866 buzzsaw99
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i imagine there's a long list of people who hate that maggot

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:13 | 4459881 news printer
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:23 | 4460658 Freddie
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The Saudis have a decent footprint in Colorado as well as Boston, Washington DC plus London and Switz.

Anyone who threatens Putin like Bandar supposedly did - will eventually be taken care of.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:57 | 4459850 satoshi411
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House of Saud is AIPAC. Enough Said.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:13 | 4459910 YHC-FTSE
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Well, we did expect Putin to exact his revenge on Bandar Bush sooner or later. Considering the house of Saud's backers in Washington and Tel Aviv, it's going to be tough, but if ever there was a bunch of sick psychopaths deserving of being usurped,  the Saudis are it. 

The thing is,  they can roll out their tanks,  build walls around any suspected communities, lob artillery into the ghettos they build for their undesirables, make giant open air prisons, torture kids, go on genocidal rampages, cut off water,  food and medicine,  let the inmates drown in sewage,  ethnically cleanse their country, and NOTHING will happen to them. Not a single word of complaint will be allowed to be aired on the msm, not a single Western politician will voice criticism. Hell all of the above has already happened in Israel and Bahrain (Is still happening),  and the result is the same: crickets. John McCain will definitely NOT visit Riyadh to support the opposition. He is much more likely to start a fundraiser for those poor Saudi royals.

The Saudis can use whatever sledgehammers they have to quell any uprisings with impunity, without any consequences whatsoever.  That is the sad fact of the matter, so I don't know how Putin will be able to drum up any meaningful opposition to the Saudi regime with those odds. Probability of a successful uprising in Saudi Arabia this year? Slim to zero. More's the pity.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:27 | 4459950 earleflorida
earleflorida's picture <sic>"`sunni wahhabism and shiism in saudi arabia'--'shiite's constitute 10-15% of saudi arabia's population, and are concentrated in the oil-rich province along the persian (location 3X'd)gulf litterol`"   (*dated 1/16/11)         'running on empty-- need alternate energy source-- china to build 20+/+ nukes[2014?]-- SWF doesn't add enough financial security for ~35 thousand saudi royalty princes & princesses in 2014'... # expected to increase 2x in next generation (20yrs.)'  (** dated 4/14/11)       'An End to Saudi Oil?'  (***Oct/2012)  Note: every decade SA's reserves get fudged-up... why? There's a lot of oil in Shiite eastern provinces which is probably moar accurately monitored and realistic!       'For a better Sovereign (SWF) Wealth Fund'    (**** Currently dated 2/17/14)

Note2: If Saudi's have internal strife,... their country will go up in smoke faster than a 'Auschwitz-furnace, that it has manifested itself unto.. having done so throughout the Arab`Spring Sirocco, with BandarBush jihadist and USalqaedaCIA!


meanwhile in Saudi Arabia heads will roll and perhaps 'Bandar's has already been sever'd? 



Thu, 02/20/2014 - 20:38 | 4460001 Johnny Cocknballs
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I'm not a Quaker per se, but anti war and anti violence, not merely for ethical but pragmatic reasons.  But still, the US government and intelligence agencies  {which certainly form a deep state pretty disparate from the judiciary and congress and perhaps even the executive} are wildly out of control, and the Russians and Iranians are not getting all their news from our mainstream/corporate media - which I'm convinced is very largely controlled by CIA and/or NSA "advisors" at the network and FCC level...

But anyway, I just mean it seems probable that Iran knows negotiations are hopeless.  The plans for regime change have nothing to do with the nuke cover story.  Russia has to know that it is being encircled and plans to destabilize it will continue...  and largely so the corporatocracy can rob Russia of its natural wealth again, and a privately owned central bank can be installed... to be owned largely or even exclusively by banking dynasties that, yes, are in fact disproportionately Jewish  [Rothschilds, Lazards, Warburgs, etc. etc.].

All of which tends to mean that a lot of 'conspiracy theories' capture at least part of the truth.

Accept or reject the above as you like, but regardless, don't you have to wonder, if "Russia plays chess" - from where they are they would seem to really want to stir the pot in the US this summer.  I suspect they're actually even better prepared to do it in Israel where hundreds of thousands of those Russian "Jewish" immigrants are about as Jewish as the Highland Clans.


Now, if there are widespread protests this summer, which right now doesn't seem likely, but if they can be stoked, I do think you would see a "crack down" which would be a hyper-reaction based on the paranoia of the security state.

I think violence is a mistake that plays into the hands of those who profit from it, but some sort of large peaceful protest march in DC, if it could unify groups like Occupy and the Tea Party/Liberty movement folks into some sort of anti-war, anti-bank cohesive protest, maybe TPTB would in fact scale back their plans.


I may be wrong however.  I do believe that many of the people making the decisions are bona fide psychopaths.



Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:43 | 4461203 JustUsChickensHere
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.... bona fide sociopaths   .... Fixed it for you ...  (psycopaths are aware of, and careful about society's rules and punishments... sociopaths ... nah)

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:27 | 4460047 h0oS
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I'm shorting the shizer out of the house of Saud. Inbreeding and despotism mixed with oil and colonial oppression leads in one direction, and I ain't fucking talk-skin about the boy band.

This conflict is not a religious conflict (Shia vs Sunni) it is dictatorship vs political Islam, and on the Iranian side read pragmatic political Islam, read whatever it takes to rid the region of the despotic scum.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:27 | 4461240 smacker
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" is dictatorship vs political Islam"

Let me correct that for yer:

                       " is dictatorship vs political Islam dictatorship"

Islamics only know and respect dictatorship.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 21:36 | 4460204 robertocarlos
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