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US And Israel Quietly Provide Military Support And Parts To Iran, Which In Turn Is Arming Syria

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Before the Ukraine, there was Syria. Before Syria, there was Iran. For over 30 years, Iran was the perpetual strawman of every attempt to escalate hostilities in the middle east. One only needs to recall that the original "red line" was not Obama's but that of Israel's PM Netanyahu referring to Iran's nuclear program (which most likely was under the control of Stuxnet, and thus the NSA, more than it was Iran's to begin with).

What is surprising in recent months, is how quickly in the aftermath of the Syrian failed escalation script from last summer, Iran quickly dropped off the axis of America's worst enemies, and from the biggest bogeyman, has rapidly become a nation with which the US is eager to resume diplomatic and trade relations. Sure, Israel pretended to be angry about Iran's ascent in the ranks of US foreign allies-to-be, and issued a few angry press releases, but that's all it was - posturing, fit only for the front page of tabloids. It is what was happening behind the scenes that is noteworthy.

And what is happening behind the scenes is the same thing that happens every time the US (or Israel, or any other western nations) finds a surprising new ally: said ally proceeds to purchase military equipment from the US (or other western nations), using loans from the US (or other western nation banks).

Enter bizarre twist #1 - US companies selling military parts to none other than the formerly country non grata (at least until mid-2013): Iran. Reuters reports:

U.S. aerospace companies are seeking permission to sell airliner parts to Iran for the first time in three decades, in a key test of the temporary relief on sanctions given under talks to curtail Iran's nuclear activities.

 

At least two leading manufacturers, Boeing and engine maker General Electric, have applied for export licenses in a six-month window agreed by Iran and six world powers in November, industry officials and other sources familiar with the matter said.

 

If approved, the sales would be the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis led to sanctions that were later broadened during the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities.

 

A source familiar with the matter said that Boeing, the world's biggest manufacturer of passenger jets, had also filed a request for permission to export parts to Iran.

 

Boeing declined to comment, referring questions to the U.S. State Department, which in turn referred queries to the U.S. Treasury. A spokeswoman for the Treasury Department, which enforces international sanctions, declined to comment on specific license requests or applications.

Enter bizarre twist # 2 - "GE is doing it for the kids."

A GE spokesman said his company had been asking since 2004 for permission to provide parts and maintenance for engines for safety reasons, without profiting from the scheme. GE, the world's largest maker of jet engines by sales, refiled its request after the sanctions relief came into force, he added.

 

"We don't want to make a penny on it. It's entirely for flight safety," Rick Kennedy said, adding that GE would donate any proceeds to charity.

But of course, because when one thinks suing the US to get tax refunds corporate generosity (if not bailouts), one thinks GE.

Enter bizarre twist # 3 - it is not only the US that is seeking to promptly capitalize on this "temporary" elimination of Iran sanctions. It is Iran's perpetual nemesis, Israel, that is not only planning to supply weapons to Iran, but is already doing so. However, unlike the US which at least has clumsily stumbled upon a detente whose only purpose is logically to get Iran to buy Made in America weapons, with Israel the hypocrisy takes on a whole new meaning. Quote the Telegraph:

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, called for increased pressure on Iran to force it to abandon a programme that Israel regards as a front for building an atomic bomb and a threat to its existence.

 

Visiting the Golan Heights on Tuesday, he accused Iran of “arming those who are carrying out the slaughter” in neighbouring Syria.  "I would like to tell the world, today, as the talks between the major powers and Iran are being resumed, that Iran has changed neither its aggressive policy nor its brutal character. Iran is continuing to support the Assad regime, which is slaughtering its own people,” Mr Netanyahu said.

And this is where it gets embarrassing for Bibi: it was Israel that was arming Iran.

[A] court in Athens has told The Telegraph that parts appearing on an American list of forbidden military-grade materials had been shipped from Israel on two occasions, apparently destined for Iran.

 

The seized items comprised spare parts for military aircraft: a constant speed drive designed for the F-4 Phantom jet, and a voltage output sensor used in the F-14 Tomcat. The parts were confiscated by Greece’s financial crimes squad and were being sent to the US for investigation, court officials said.

 

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Israeli arms dealers twice tried to send spare parts for fighter planes to Iran, The Telegraph has established, flouting an international arms embargo and openly contradicting the bitter enmity between the Jewish state and the Islamic regime.

 

The illegal shipments are now being investigated by the US Homeland Security Department after they were intercepted by authorities in Greece.

... 

 

The shipments - one in Dec 2012 and the other last April - were sent by courier from the Israeli town of Binyamina-Givat Ada, near Haifa, via a company in Greece, the newspaper reported. The firm was later established to be a ghost company. Its contact number was said to belong to a British national in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, who could not be traced.

Was Mossad involved? But of course.

A blogger, Richard Silverstein pointed the finger at two possible culprits who he said were well-known arms dealers living in Binyamina-Givat Ada. The pair had come to the attention of Israeli and US authorities on suspicion of violating the arms embargo on Iran in the past, Silverstein wrote, but had never been charged or prosecuted. “There can be no doubt that they are colluding with Israeli intelligence,” he added.

For those who are not convinced, "The defence and foreign ministries in Israel declined to comment on the seizures, which were first revealed by Kathimerini, a Greek newspaper. "

Finally, tying it all together, is another report from Reuters. in which we learn that "as Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say."

This further backing from Tehran, along with deliveries of munitions and equipment from Moscow, is helping to keep Assad in power at a time when neither his own forces nor opposition fighters have a decisive edge on the battlefield.

Assad's forces have failed to capitalize fully on advances they made last summer with the help of Iran, his major backer in the region, and the Hezbollah fighters that Tehran backs and which have provided important battlefield support for Assad.

 

But the Syrian leader has drawn comfort from the withdrawal of the threat of U.S. bombing raids following a deal under which he has agreed to give up his chemical weapons.

 

Shi'te Iran has already spent billions of dollars propping up Assad in what has turned into a sectarian proxy war with Sunni Arab states. And while the presence of Iranian military personnel in Syria is not new, military experts believe Tehran has in recent months sent in more specialists to enable Assad to outlast his enemies at home and abroad.

 

Assad's forces have failed to capitalize fully on advances they made last summer with the help of Iran, his major backer in the region, and the Hezbollah fighters that Tehran backs and which have provided important battlefield support for Assad.

 

But the Syrian leader has drawn comfort from the withdrawal of the threat of U.S. bombing raids following a deal under which he has agreed to give up his chemical weapons.

 

Shi'te Iran has already spent billions of dollars propping up Assad in what has turned into a sectarian proxy war with Sunni Arab states. And while the presence of Iranian military personnel in Syria is not new, military experts believe Tehran has in recent months sent in more specialists to enable Assad to outlast his enemies at home and abroad.

To summarize: in an act of complete disregard for the official diplomatic song and dance, both Israel and the US are now providing military support to Iran, which in turn is providing military support to Syria, which is also getting military support from Russia. And now, just to make things more interesting, the same labyrinth of "military support" is about to be unleashed in the Ukraine, whose western half is just as likely getting arms and military equipment (not to mention funding)from the West under the table, while Russia, whose main Black Sea port is in the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, is arming the Eastern part of the Ukraine.

What can possibly go wrong?

 

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Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:24 | 4469495 ebworthen
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WTF...

I'm rooting for Russia and I'm a U.S. native.

The grass is always greener but I am so sick of Wall Street and Washington.

p.s. - GE sucks.  Their appliances suck ass, and as a corporation they suck tapeworm style.  Fuck GE.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:31 | 4469518 buzzsaw99
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you and a bunch of others on here. the usa is totally corrupt but jesus h christ putin ain't the answer. pull your heads out people.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:37 | 4469544 greatbeard
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>> putin ain't the answer.

True Dat!! It's a fuckin' shame the chances of straightening out our system are slim to none as the other alternatives are dreadful indeed.

 

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:44 | 4469570 DoChenRollingBearing
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buzz and bearded one, yes, Putin is a thug and has no love for those here at ZH who love him.  Unfortunately, what we have is not much better.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:46 | 4469577 john39
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almost as if the satanic leadership of the world shadow government wants a WWIII/nuclear holocost....

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:49 | 4469585 LetThemEatRand
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After a weekend of ZH Red Team red meat, can someone remind me which political party in the U.S. is against this shit?  Red or Blue?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:51 | 4469591 Keyser
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Fuck the MIC, the alphabet soup agencies and both the red and blue teams. 

 

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:04 | 4469630 Manthong
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My money says that you will not want to be an opposition person in Kiev when Vlad and company executes the plan that is likely completed by now and visits the city in a week or two.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:03 | 4469743 Muddy1
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Didn't Col. Ollie North get hauled in before Congress and investigated for making illegal arms sales to Iran, and then the money was funnel to Nicaraugua to support the Contra's who were fihting the Sandanistas?  Who'll get hauled before Congress this time?  Obama?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:24 | 4469775 Manthong
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Not likely at all... the Reagan wrecking crew was not beloved by the MSM like the Magic Negro Messiah and his holy host of angelic functionaries.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:51 | 4470201 GetZeeGold
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Word up there......worship and destruction is a dangerous cocktail.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:56 | 4470205 RSloane
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Holder's supplying dug cartels in Mexico with guns, money, and support was met with weak reporting and barely a wrist slap. Its truly disgusting how the MSM panders to this administration.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:37 | 4469792 infinity8
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A lot of us wish but, no. O/T but not - anyone else watched N-fuck's "House of Cards"? I gave up on the Tee-Vee a long time ago but had a sick urge to watch the new political drama just to take a pulse. Lots of money getting thrown at this bitch. Paints D.C. and Big Corp as the rabid sociopaths that they are but the prez is mostly a naive, medicated, semi-good guy that's got the rest of D.C. undermining him most of the time. 

On a positive note - They use a fair amount of multi-syllabic words and don't speak slowly and a lot of people are watching it so, maybe, USA isn't as dumb as I thought.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:40 | 4469923 DavidPierre
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Just think of  House Whip, Frank Underwood as Senate Majority Leader, LBJ.

Substitute all the back stabbing and bullshit political intrigue with the "Magic Bullet" that got JFK.

Get out of the Hollywood NetFucks TV shit box and spend a few hours learning some actual history. 

This is a 9 part study into the events surrounding the murder of America's last legitimate President.

The Men Who Killed Kennedy: Part 1 The Coup d'Etat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2agPurqFJk

And yes! ... LBJ gets to be president.


 

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:53 | 4469943 BigJim
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This article is Dumb. The US is selling airliner parts. Israel is selling old military parts with one hand but informing the Greek customs officials with the other. Result? Israel gets money, Iran gets nada.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:19 | 4470147 giggler321
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Most clearest explanation yet - ignore the article, read your comment is enough.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:36 | 4470196 zerozulu
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When money is your  god, corruption is your religion.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 02:43 | 4469999 infinity8
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That's obvious, Double Penetration. I was talking about current semiotics.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:04 | 4469857 lewietheparrot
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Muddy1,

I believe that Ollie was put on the stand to tell the american people,

"Fuck you---we are running things!"

And then the american people put their heads down and said,

"That's OK, but, PLEASE, don't forget to call us for dinner."

And that is when I decided to live elsewhere----the best decision of my life.

Good luck to you, PATRIOTS

But I'll wait until you are in the streets before I have any hope for the USA

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:11 | 4470143 StychoKiller
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For maximum lulz, I nominate NuttyYahoo!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:20 | 4469666 skwid vacuous
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"War is a racket" - Gen. Smedley Butler

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:25 | 4469898 balolalo
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Follow the money, follow the bombs.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:31 | 4469594 ebworthen
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Neither.

They threw in the towel and joined the Red's with a Zionist twist and some good 'ole American ingenuity (snake oil salesman style).

The U.S. Citizen has been SOLD OUT by their own nation.

Shane!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:49 | 4469829 LetThemEatRand
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"He was a man like father in whom a boy could believe in the simple knowing that what was beyond comprehension was still clean and solid and right." -- Shane

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:57 | 4470206 scrappy
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The great game.

Always layers of intrigue.

Like a cabbage, or perhaps an onion.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:33 | 4469693 MiltonFriedmans...
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All world leaders are, without exception, reptiles simply carrying out the orders of the reptilian overlord elite. Their days are numbered though, as world consciousness is about to explode. 2014 is about to get interesting.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 02:15 | 4469980 15horses1donkey
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You're such a funny reptile.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:17 | 4470334 kurt
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Mr. LizArd is down at the yard. "Can you tell him Mr. RaBit is here with the shit."

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:10 | 4469752 Drifter
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"It's a fuckin' shame the chances of straightening out our system are slim to none as the other alternatives are dreadful indeed."

Yes, a shame that none of those 400 million guns in private hands will be used for their 2nd amendment purpose of stopping govt tyranny, leaving that job to China and Russia mostly.

As the US govt gets more blatantly corrupt and tyrannical, those 400 million guns and their gutless coward owners are becoming the laughing stock of the world now.  It's getting real embarrassing.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:01 | 4470733 RaceToTheBottom
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With actions like these, I am very surprised that gold is not through the roof

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:39 | 4469802 KickIce
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At least in Russia you know you're under a dictatorship.  The scary part of the US is a large part of our population still thinks it lives in a free nation.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:29 | 4470190 Johnny Cocknballs
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I think you miss the point.  Putin took affirmative actions to resist and expunge the influence of the oligarchs who had robbed Russia of much, even most of its wealth, under Yeltsin. This doesn't mean he is corruption free, or purely in it for altruistic reasons, but he was the leader the Russian people needed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Cl8lSv9Is

What the US has is politicians who have sold them out to the international banks, led them into needless wars based on outright fabricated lies, and, oh yeah, has sucked the cock of the Israel lobby at every turn - to the extent of cutting veterans benefits the same week as they approved new loans and other goodies to that shitty little country.

If the ball-washing and fanboyism get a little over the top, bear in mind that the overwhelming majority of the coverage in the mainstream media has been Putin and Russia-bashing for years, and with the Olympics, I'd argue it has gotten shrill and over the top.  Pussy Riot didn't deserve the attention it got, and the coverage was so massive and coordinated the whole thing smells like a State Department stunt.

While you're telling people to "pull their heads out" - you might do the same, you vacuous cunt - Putin is far from perfect but has been significantly better for the Russian people than American leaders have been for Americans.

And the negative press really accelerated only after Putin went after the oligarchs.  And if Putin is a thug, sometimes it takes a thug to deal with thugs, and the oligarchs were thugs, many deeply in bed with the "Russian" mafia which is "Russian" in the same way the majority of the oligarchs were.

In fact, while you're going to school, read up on the Russian mob - still very powerful in Russia.  And in New York City.  And Israel.

 

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:29 | 4470247 Joenobody12
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Young people I talked to on my last trip to Russia love Putin. It is the older folks who hated him for their Russia is no long communist and they lost out. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:23 | 4470543 Uncle Remus
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In relative terms, yes, he could be.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:34 | 4469529 Ignatius
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GE - We bring good things to life

They say they'll donate the proceeds to charity.  It's about safety, they say.

No word yet on the US taxes they don't pay.

What a whorehouse.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:39 | 4469555 Harrison
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What exactly is wrong with what they're doing??

Do you overpay on your taxes? Why not?

Do you think GE shouldn't try to pay as little as is legally possible in taxes?

Do you think Iran should have been denied parts for civilian airliners?

Do you think that the U.S. should shoot down some more Iranian civilian airliners, as the USS Vincennes did in 1988?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:54 | 4469603 Ignatius
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"Do you overpay on your taxes? Why not?  Do you think GE shouldn't try to pay as little as is legally possible in taxes?"

Unlike GE I don't have lobbyists writing the corp/tax law, much less my own.  If memory serves they didn't pay shit.

"Do you think Iran should have been denied parts for civilian airliners?"

No.  I have no problem at all with Iran, only hypocrisy.

"Do you think that the U.S. should shoot down some more Iranian civilian airliners, as the USS Vincennes did in 1988?"

I think that was one of many US crimes against humanity.

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:30 | 4470191 Johnny Cocknballs
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wow. junkapalooza. 

fair questions, Mr. Harrison...  which are often the least popular.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:33 | 4470587 Uncle Remus
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No, they're the comment-section equivalent of an MSM opinion poll.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:57 | 4469610 ebworthen
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Precisely.

Fuck the U.S. corporate hegemony to Hell.

Those two-faced .gov bribing fucks make Stalin look like a Saint.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:12 | 4470320 kurt
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I think GE should be liquidated to pay for Fukushima cleanup. But don't stop there, use the off shore and shell company assets, as well as the shareholders and executives personal money and property, to decommission all the plutonium nuke plants they designed.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:34 | 4469533 booboo
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:43 | 4469568 jerry_theking_lawler
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Some 'arch duke' (aka president, prime minister, etc) gets assasinated and bam...the rest will be in the history books.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:22 | 4469667 ZH Snob
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iran has had the bomb for years now.  it was never about that.  it's always been about oil and the petro dollar.  the saudi arabia thing was good while it lasted, but their wells are in decline while iran is in their prime.  they have a much brighter future, and the US wants and needs to be a part of it. 

look for the demonizing of saudia arabia and the fence-mending that happens with iran in the near future.  the only question is: what have we left to offer the evil iranians?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:17 | 4469880 HyBrasilian
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Miley Cyrus twerking on a pole...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:38 | 4470123 Rakshas
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I'd fuck a pile of rocks if I thought there was a snake in it but miley......... ....... notsomuch

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:03 | 4470210 Johnny Cocknballs
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No - they haven't.  The nuclear issue is a ruse.  Netanyahu has been claiming Iran was months away from the bomb for literally 20 years.  The US government is largely captured by the pro-Israel lobby, as well as dual citizens.  You may think this is over-stated, ut only if you haven't looked into it.  Rahm Emanuel?   Chertoff?  Look at Obama's appointments [irs, treasury, state, the fed, omb, fdic, cftc...and on and on and on}.  Read up on the neocons and the Oded Yinon line of plans - the "new pearl harbor" grew out of that kind of extreme right wing Zionist thinking.

Did you not notice how the neocons were cheerleading us into an Iraq war even though bin Laden was still on the run in Afghanistan and we didn't commit nearly enough troops or hardware to chase him? Did you not notice how most of the neocons were Jewish - and a near total lack of discussion of that fact, and, when it was rarely broached, it was smeared as "anti-semitics"?

Meaning the truth can be antisemitic?????  Clearly, not - that doesn't makes any logical sense.  It means smply that 'antisemitism' is mostly used a shock label used to get you to stop noticing wildly disproportionate Jewish influence, and dual, even primarily loyalty to Israel.

And relax your anus - while most neocons were, without any doubt, Jewish, most Jews are not neocons.  Which makes it worse - a minority, of a minority, had an enormous pulpit in US media, and think tanks, and the government, including the Pentagon - where they worked with Israel to fabricate evidence to lie us into a war on Iraq - for Israel, not for wmds.

Strategically, the US should be trading with Iran in exchange for Iran pricing its oil in dollars. It should be selling Iran weapons.  It should even, as required by the NPT, be helping Iran with its civilian nuclear energy program {also a great way to make sure its on the up and up}

But it hasn't done that - why do you think the US has made foreign policy decisions that are not in its strategic interest?

Jewish influence in the government and donations and lobby groups really have very largely warped US foreign policy to align it with the perceived interests of Israel.  The evidence for this is absolutely overwhelming, and attested to, in private, by many in Washington.  If you haven't read "The Israel Lobby" start there.  Then read "Goliath". 

Some people without thinking turn off discussion of Jewish, or Zionist, or pro-Israel influence.  Don't do that. It's not a consiracy theory, it's not "hate" - it enjoys tremendous, even frightening amounts of influence.  And it's imporant to speak candidly about both from a pro-American and anti-war perspective.

This is all apart from the fact the MIC and international banks would love a war, would love to be able to install a private central bank and to give the Iranians conditioned loans.  The question is to what extent Europe's largely Jewish banking dynasties are cooperating with the Jewish state. I don't know, but I can't imagine there is no coordination.  And if and to the extent true, they would be allied with arms manufacturers.

Frankly, Obama might actually deserve much more credit than the public is aware for pushing back against Netanyahu and his sayanim and the assorted Israel Firsters in the government and media.

Iran does not have nukes.  Netanyahu lied about Iraq.  He lied for 20 years about Iran being close to the bomb.

Israel and its 5th column in the US wants to eliminate a regional rival to Israel using American blood and treasure, so that Israel can bomb and invade and ethnically cleanse its neighbors without any resistance.  Lebanon to the Litani, the West Bank, and possibly the Sinai and more of sw Syria in the future. 

Wake the fuck up.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:01 | 4469850 Freddie
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Some good news from Israel for a change:

The kid who murdered his goyim friend, chopped him up and then fled to Israel is finally dead. 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/23/maryland-teen-killer-gun...

A Maryland man serving a prison sentence in Israel for a horrific murder he committed as a teen in Aspen Hill was gunned down Sunday by police special forces after he stole a gun and shot three guards.

Samuel Sheinbein, 34, who killed and dismembered a friend in 1997 before fleeing to Israel with the aid of his father, was fatally shot after counter-terrorism units stormed the prison area in which he had barricaded himself after the attack, according to published reports.

His death closes a chapter that began nearly 17 years ago in Montgomery County with a gruesome killing.

Sheinbein and a friend, Aaron Benjamin Needle, in September 1997 choked 19-year-old Alfredo Enrique Tello Jr. with a rope, set his body on fire and then sawed off his arms and legs in what then-Montgomery County State’s Attorney Douglas F. Gansler called a “thrill kill.”

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:46 | 4470118 Rakshas
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Freddie surely you will appreciate this one......

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/02/barack-obama-and-pamela-geller-win-isl...

OBOMBA honored by the Islamic Human Rights Commission........ 

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/11024787.Barack_Obama_wins_first_prize_...

 

Well Cock-a-doodle-fuck

 

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:28 | 4469497 buzzsaw99
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it wouldn't surprise me to find that israel sold nuclear technology, support, or materials to iran. anything for a buck. those bastards would pimp their own mother then condemn mother pimping in the msm. big brass ballz. iran is six months from having the bomb. how do we know so precisely? none yo bidness.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:35 | 4469536 weburke
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those parts have electronics that israel can control from afar with electronics. Much like electronic voting !

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:06 | 4470213 Johnny Cocknballs
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you antisemite! you probably think Netanyahu has been building nukes with material and tech he stole from the United States, too.  Hitler!  Hitler!

What about the fucking children?

Won't fucking someone fucking think of the fucking children?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:26 | 4469500 max2205
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Just wow...wow

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:29 | 4469509 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Wow. So a group of people who claim racism when others point out that they will do anything for money, is doing anything for money again. Who would of thought?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:39 | 4469552 greatbeard
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>> they will do anything for money,

Are you implying there is a race of humans who won't, if given the chance?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:44 | 4469571 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Did I mention they were human?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:29 | 4469510 J Pancreas
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There's no way Russia will give up the Crimean. History has not been kind to Russia - hence the need for buffer states such as Ukraine and the former Eastern bloc states. North Americans don't understand it because it's "over there" and our borders and population haven't been consistently slaughtered since our inception as a nation.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:41 | 4469561 Harrison
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It's no longer the Mongol Invasion era. Hordes of lunatics on horseback no longer have free rein to ride across the steppes and behead random villagers. Russia can defend its borders without any need for buffer zones, if it will just quit attacking its neighbors to create buffer zones.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:52 | 4469596 darteaus
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Aggressors always have a legitimate excuse to invade and kill, because they are the real victims.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:46 | 4470037 Flagit
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North Americans don't understand it because it's "over there" and our borders and population haven't been consistently slaughtered since our inception as a nation.

 

you sheer, not slaughter. if you slaughter, the rest smell the blood and get riled.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:30 | 4469512 DoChenRollingBearing
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The Bearing gets dizzier and dizzier.  From all the rotation.  Or is it that whole world is spinning around faster?  All of this is just one damn thing after another.

Next thing you know, someone will be telling me to buy gold.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:31 | 4469522 Uber Vandal
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DCRB:

Buy Gold.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:45 | 4469574 DoChenRollingBearing
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You see?!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:53 | 4469600 darteaus
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Looks like the whirled is spinning faster!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:19 | 4469661 Calmyourself
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I'm holding out for whirled peas.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:30 | 4469514 Winston Churchill
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OT

John Kerry just signed the UN small arms treaty on behalf of

the US, according to ticker on USA today.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:37 | 4469696 10mm
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Old news with Kerry signing. It was a done deal.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:03 | 4469852 Freddie
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You mean John Kohn which is short hand for John Cohen.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:50 | 4470078 lakecity55
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Yes, of the sub-tribe of Cones.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:49 | 4470077 lakecity55
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"Dig faster, Jim, we have 20 moar roscoes to bury."
"I hope you are keeping track of them, Bill."
"I used this garmin gps!"
"Idiot. It will be the first to go down. Now we have to go back and make markers."

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:32 | 4469523 Goldilocks
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions
or rather...
The road to hell is paved.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:36 | 4469538 logicalman
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The road to hell is steeply down hill, and the brakes need attention.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:59 | 4469617 Keyser
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Once you're on the hellbound train, they isn't any turning back. We've passed the point of no return a long, long time ago.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:06 | 4469748 Anusocracy
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The Road to Hell was made by idiot government lovers working for the government.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:33 | 4469528 logicalman
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A better question....

What could possibly go well?

I think it's a shorter list.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:34 | 4469531 Carpenter1
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so who does iran need support to fight? the whole world is on their side

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:37 | 4469542 Goldilocks
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Cheap Trick - Surrender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwdWO8YzOY (4:11)

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:37 | 4469545 tbd108
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Anything to keep the Russian natural gas pipeline through Syria from opening. The petro-dollar will be toast along with the welfare-warfare state.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:38 | 4469549 Reaper
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A war would increase demand, profits, pay-to-play costs, bribes and political positions. Win, win.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:39 | 4469554 Son of Captain Nemo
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Got it!

Joseph Heller's "Catch 22" Reality Game.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:41 | 4469560 Yen Cross
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     It's precisely this kind of shit that's made the world a tinder box. I'm convinced TPTB want all this chaos to distract the serfs from the main event . They also want us to turn on eachother while they quietly slip out the backdoor with all the loot.

   Long, steaming hot rope and tall lamp posts Bitchez...

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:00 | 4469614 Son of Captain Nemo
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Remember this story back in 2007, right before TBTF was seared into our brains less than a year later?

Doesn't mean that they don't want to cease attempting to kill each other while continuing to sabotage each others business interests... It's all fair game and it's all good!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:18 | 4469658 Yen Cross
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  Thx. for the link SoCN.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:41 | 4469563 q99x2
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They'd kill their own mother for a buck.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:49 | 4469590 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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" I could kill all the Jews in the world, but I left a few alive so that the entire world will know why I killed the Jews"

-Da Fuhrer

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:43 | 4469569 Smegley Wanxalot
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Whatever  can possibly go wrong ... please hurry up and do so. 

We gotta get this shit over with soon.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:08 | 4469639 Keyser
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Be careful for what you wish. Economic collapse coupled with WWIII would likely produce the types of population reductions TPTB would like to see. The problem with that scenario is that the only thing left for TPTB would be the radioactive lump of shit that used to be called civilization. 

 

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:47 | 4469581 Lost Word
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Iran-Contra

part Two.

International politics as a chessboard in a forrest wilderness of spy agency mirrors.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:48 | 4469587 thatthingcanfly
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Hey, Miley kissed Katy Perry.

Open mouthed!!!!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:44 | 4470075 lakecity55
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Damn. Perry has big titties, I hate to see her get sick.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:50 | 4469592 groundedkiwi
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Well what is one to do, when the Saudis are cozying up to a nuclear Pakistan.
http://indrus.in/blogs/2014/02/20/dont_ask_what_saudi_arabia_can_do_3320...

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:54 | 4469604 pot_and_kettle
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fucking rabbit hole just gets deeper

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:59 | 4469608 DYS
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I thought the US was funding the Syrian rebels.  Now, Israel is funding Assad via Iran?  Israel and Russia are both funding Assad?  Am I getting this right?  

 

Who's allies with who? When did Syria become the center of the world?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:12 | 4469645 Keyser
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:14 | 4469651 Kirk2NCC1701
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With all this partner hopping, someone is bound to transmit financial 'AIDS':  Arms-Injected Debt Sentence.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:39 | 4469699 10mm
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Who's on first, im on first. Then who's on second. Im on second.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:01 | 4469622 Pressfiretostart
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Berkut Riot police welcomed as heroes in #Donetsk, Ukraine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TX6sVLgDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWwuEkqSMGc

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:10 | 4469643 holmes
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So now we're helping and punishing Iran at the same time! I'm just a simple guy but wouldn't it be smarter to just get the hell out of the middle east and just let that scum sort things out for themselves. Syria seems to be doing this quite well.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:14 | 4469653 Keyser
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Have you even been in a House of Mirrors? What you think you see is not real or factual. Same as the shit being force-fed to the people via the MSM. 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:59 | 4470044 Flagit
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remember 8 Minute ABS?

this is 8 Minute ARMS.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:26 | 4469680 NoWayJose
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Bullish for arms manufacturing stocks!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:40 | 4469702 blindman
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what will certainly go wrong is the accounting
associated with armaments, security and the purpose
of the institution of government; also everything
else associated with that, aka nothing of significance
anymore in the new world local disorder/global "order".

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:49 | 4469713 Blazed
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LOL, the naive, gullible, and ignorant Goyim are played like a fiddle.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:56 | 4469731 e_goldstein
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Does this mean the US has officially joined the Axis of Evil?*
*Axis of Evil copywrite George W Bush, all rights reserved. 

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 23:58 | 4469732 carbonmutant
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Proxy War...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:02 | 4469741 Gaurden
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Man i swear this shithole gets more obscene every day.

I am ashamed to be a member of this planet.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:41 | 4470071 lakecity55
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No, be ashamed we all allowed these idiots to get into office.

I am a happy earth person, the leadership sucks. We must elect leaders who do not want the job.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:50 | 4470673 NMC_EXP
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Man i swear this shithole gets more obscene every day. I am ashamed to be a member of this planet.

 

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."

~ H.L. Mencken

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:14 | 4469751 Seize Mars
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Well here we are.

Each day it seems is a new level of outrage on my part.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:16 | 4469761 akak
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Tyler(s), for fuck's sake already, stop repeating the belittling and implicitly pro-Russian terminology of "the Ukraine".

It is properly "Ukraine".  No "the".  We don't say "the England" or "the Germany" or "the Mexico", so why say it here?

But I suspect you already know that, but consciously continue using this terminology for reasons of your own.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:21 | 4469772 SilverIsKing
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"THE Ukraine" is similar to "THE Bronx"

You wouldn't say "I'm from Bronx."

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:33 | 4469785 akak
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Very poor analogy, as Ukraine is an independent nation (at least for now), not a mere section of a city.

Again, why "the"?  Do you talk about "the Russia" too?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:52 | 4469831 El Vaquero
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You're dealing with English, which is a whore of a language, and shit doesn't always make sense.  I often slip into calling it the Ukraine because that is what I have heard so very often that it is simply a reflex.  Properly, yes, you talk about Ukraine rather than the Ukraine, but it takes time to re-write that shit in my brain. 

 

Calling it "The" Russia could be fun though.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:32 | 4470031 SilverIsKing
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I was actually joking above.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:16 | 4469878 Mr. I-N-The Sky
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I'm from Ukraine

I'm from the Ukraine

What do people from Ukraine/the Ukraine call themselves?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:08 | 4470051 Flagit
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What do people from Ukraine/the Ukraine call themselves?

not weak. that seems to be how they describe themselves.

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

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:26 | 4469899 A Dollar Short
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Everyone says "the US", I don't see any differance.  Call it what ever you like.

 

I call the Ukraine, ONE OF OBAMAS NEWLY CREATED REVOLUTIONS!

 

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:38 | 4469795 Idi_ocracy
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Nothing to worry about, everything is going according to plan.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:42 | 4469805 El Vaquero
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Oh fucking hell.  We hate Al Qaeda.  Then we love Al Qaeda.  Then we hate them again. I have a diagnosis for the type of insanity that our government is afflicted with:  Dissociative Identity Disorder. 

 

Why does it seem like something really fucking dirty is going on behind the scenes?  Oh, that's right, there probably is something really dirty going on. 

 

I have a message for any of you politicking fucks out there who read this and who like to manipulate the shit out of every single country as though it is a game:  I know how to tie nooses.  Fuck you.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:48 | 4469825 kchrisc
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"We've always been at war with Eastasia"

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:54 | 4469840 El Vaquero
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You'd think that was a training manual or some shit.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:16 | 4474028 kchrisc
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I once asked a functionary at the local library where the "non-fiction, fiction" section was. She was puzzled, and more so when I told her that 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, etc. would be found there. Would have been funny, but she didn't even know of these books. Oh well.

 

"If you can't educate 'em, leave 'em thinking."

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:04 | 4469855 highwaytoserfdom
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EVIL THE LOWEST FORM OF ANY LIVING THING.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 02:05 | 4469968 Decimus Lunius ...
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And  the Jew wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round on the 'Murrican axles.  Eisenhower wasn't a fucking idiot.  His administration was instructed to create Israel.  It was the greatest mistake/decision as it was the military industrials that knew perpetual conlifct was the greatest profit guarantee.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:36 | 4470068 lakecity55
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Uh, no, Truman recognized Israel in 1948.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 02:41 | 4469998 franciscopendergrass
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Is this Iran-Contra redux?  Giving weapons to Iran and helping out rebels?  I smell weapon contractors making money just like last time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJldun440Sk

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 02:58 | 4470004 David Wooten
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If this is true, then there are likely segments of the Israeli and US governments that favor one side or the other.  Or maybe both would just prefer to keep the fight even and, therefore, ongoing.  Or maybe they just changed their minds after Morsi called for Islamic Jihad against Syria.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:30 | 4470028 TheCosmicTaco
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Next you guys are gonna be telling me that Vladimir Putin is really an undercover Mossad agent...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:53 | 4470041 Dtrader37
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Just another Tyler anti semitic article. Upon inspection the story "facts" are factually inaccurate, the story line a composition of selective facts riddled with revisionist history. Connected together by an imagination so infested with hate that it's credibility is of a Ku Klax clan member preaching racial harmony in a Harlem church.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:06 | 4470049 pupdog1
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So, how exactly are passenger jet parts "military support"?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:18 | 4470050 gallistic
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Am I the only one catching a potent whiff of bovine excrement from this story? There clearly seems to be some deliberate conflation going on here.

Bizarre twist #1

Boeing and General Electric haven't sold parts to Iran for 35 years. They are asking permission to sell airliner parts to Iran in a six-month window agreed to by Iran and six world powers in November

  • The US is definitely not "providing military support".
  • The US is not "providing spare parts". Two corporations are asking permission to do so.
  • These parts are for airliners. Specifically for "vintage Boeing and Airbus (AIR.PA) jetliners delivered as long ago as 1978".
  •   These parts are not for the "Fat Man", and the "Little Boy". They are for practically antique planes.

Now let's re-read the Headline-

US And Israel Quietly Provide Military Support And Parts To Iran, Which In Turn Is Arming Syria

There is clear conflation with "Military Support And Parts". They are two different things, yet they are joined in the same phrase. That is no accident. One is dependent on the other. If the US supplied "military parts" that would imply "military support".

Are the "parts" in question "military"? Of course not, they are for ancient airliners, but by joining them one obfuscates the terms and can easily deceive the reader into thinking they are "military parts".

There is a clear ommission in the "military support" category also. Absolutely nothing in any of this article or the ones cited shows that the US is providing "military support". For that matter, nothing in the articles shows that the US is providing "military parts".

Oh yeah, there is also the blatant and completely unproven implication that all these "military support and parts" the US and Israel are "quietly providing" Iran are going to Syria.

 

bizarre twist # 2 - "GE is doing it for the kids."

Since the US Supreme Court established the unbelievable concept of "Corporate Personhood", it is fair to say that GE is an evil, asshole, piece of shit. I would probably have no problem with any insult hurled toward this "person".

However, we have to ask ourselves: what exactly is "it" that GE is doing for the kids? They are just guilty of being a despicable entity, but that does not mean that they are providing "military support" or selling "military parts". Nothing presented substantiates that.

Enter bizarre twist # 3 - "it is not only the US that is seeking to promptly capitalize on this "temporary" elimination of Iran sanctions. It is Iran's perpetual nemesis, Israel, that is not only planning to supply weapons to Iran, but is already doing so. However, unlike the US which at least has clumsily stumbled upon a detente whose only purpose is logically to get Iran to buy Made in America weapons, with Israel the hypocrisy takes on a whole new meaning."

Deliberate conflation and obfuscation all around here.

"Israel, is not only planning to supply weapons to Iran, but is already doing so"-

Selling spare parts to a weapons system that someone already owns is not exactly "selling weapons". You are merely profiting from the sale and helping that nation maintain a weapons system they already have.

Anyway, if the story is to be believed, it is not Israel per se that is providing spare F4 pterodactyl parts.  Allegedly, it is two Israeli arms dealers, Avichai Weinstein and Eli Cohen.

If we read every other source report they only mention spare parts for the F4 Phantom. The UK Telegraph added the F14 Tomcat to it. By the way, the Phantom is a late 1950s fighter jet. The models that Iran have are vintage 1968. They are the only country in the world that still fly those pterodactyls.

The source for this allegation is a dubious one. His name is

  • "The location of the Israeli company gave away the identity of the arms dealer to my Israeli source" (Avichai Weinstein and Eli Cohen)
  • "I am the first media source revealing Weinstein’s involvement in this affair."
  • "I’ve been the target of similar disinformation attempts by the Mossad myself in the past."

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/

Anyway, the parts in question are "a constant speed drive designed for the F-4 Phantom jet, and a voltage output sensor used in the F-14 Tomcat."

This doesn't pass the smell test. A constant speed drive is merely a mechanical gearbox that takes an input shaft rotating at a variable range of speed, and converts to an output shaft that rotates at a constant speed They are used to drive mechanisms, typically electrical generators that require a constant input speed.

This is hardly hi-tech. As a matter of fact, it is decidedly low-tech and the Iranians can easily manufacture this part. Hell, even a high school kid can build one for his science fair project.

The second one is a "voltage output sensor used in the F-14 Tomcat". Really? a voltage output sensor? This is also decidedly low-tech and the Iranians can easily manufacture this part. BTW, the Iranian F-14s are first-generation vintage 1973 export versions that did not have all the best features. They only have about 19 or less left, and it is unknown how many actually fly. Yes, they are also the only country in the entire world that still fly F-14 pterodactyls.

I have written more than I intended. In the interest of brevity I will just mention a couple more allegations in the deceitful UK Telegraph article that are obfuscations and conflations.

The Mossad is behind this- may or may not be true, the problem is that they assume that is the case because "Israeli media carried only brief versions of the report, suggesting that the matter may be subject to the country’s strict military censorship"

See if this Israeli media report is censored-  http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.575320

Silverstein the blogger flat-out states “There can be no doubt that they (arms dealers) are colluding with Israeli intelligence,”. His reasons for this certainty are in his blog and they are hilarious.

There is an obvious effort to not mention any quantities in the article. The deliberately slippery language of the article makes me almost certain that the two instances of "illegal shipments" were probably the shipping of one gearbox and the shipping of one sensor.

"parts appearing on an American list of forbidden military-grade materials had been shipped from Israel on two occasions, apparently destined for Iran"

"Israeli arms dealers twice tried to send spare parts for fighter planes to Iran"

"The seized items comprised spare parts for military aircraft: a constant speed drive designed for the F-4 Phantom jet, and a voltage output sensor used in the F-14 Tomcat"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10649567/US-...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:34 | 4470066 lakecity55
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Mr Big's batman: "I say, sir, the press is quite confused."

Mr Big: "Yes, Smedley, but we are making money."

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:19 | 4470148 Disenchanted
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War is a bidness...and bidness is good!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:02 | 4470155 falak pema
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Syria, Ukraine, Iran/Iraq and beyond Pak/Afghan;  all part of the SAME geographical cum geopolitical FAULT line between imperial plays dividing Putinistan's fledgling  Euroasian Empire and Pax Americana's floundering ME/Nato imperial legacy of post 1945 Yalta divide.

Yes, we are in troubled waters as BOTH these IMPERIAL plays are now under the gun of Financial cum MIC dystopian conundrums that ADD NOTHING to solving the world's problems; in fact quite the opposite.

The Reaganista/NWO corrupted legacy of financialized world now stares into the ABYSS Of Putinistan plays, of China's shadowbanking and RM stashing dysfunctionments; all the while Eurozone and Japan sink further into "print to infinity" desperation to save their economies from deflationary implosion.

Brave New World Indeed; when thieves fall out.  Watch these empires now spiral down. 

PS : What ZH posts here is the "head up ass" situation of both ISrael USA, who have now backed Salafist rebels in Syria (to please the ex Bandar Sultan's Saudian concocted stategy-- that guy has now been fired by King Saud), and are now desperately trying to counter the rise of Al Qaeda elements in that divided zone; all fed via Qatar sponsored/Libyan Benghazi Salafist pipeline post Q-daffy demise.

Iran which is seen to be cooperating with US on the nuclear freeze issue, now appears as the MODERATING influence of the ME scene in the new Obammy/Kerry strategy. And Bibi has to play along. After all its in his OWN interests that Iran reigns in the Hezbollah and rabid shia elements-- You may have noticed that the KEY Shia Mollah of Iraq , Muqtada Al-Sadr, who defied US invasion of GWB days and fed Shia resistance, has stepped down from political prominence. It just shows that Iran is toning down its ideological HYPE to win some more OIL affluence for its desperately stifled economy. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:21 | 4470184 Xandrino
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Do you see it yet? It's all about money and power. They're all working together. Divide and conquer bitchezz...

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:06 | 4470215 resurger
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Woot.. There we go

 

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:44 | 4470271 smacker
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"And now, just to make things more interesting, the same labyrinth of "military support" is about to be unleashed in the Ukraine, whose western half is just as likely getting arms and military equipment (not to mention funding)from the West under the table....."

 

I'm not sure it's even "under the table".

This article from the UK Daily Mail this morning:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566305/We-open-chequebook-rebui...

The rank hypocrisy continues unabated.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:46 | 4470278 Tucson Tom
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GE,that wonderfull Company that sold Nuclear components to North Korea under Bill Clinton.SOSDD

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 08:57 | 4470289 spanish inquisition
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President Obama is no longer picking the deck or assigning drone strikes on Americans "terrorists" overseas. The US is now supplying al CIAda terrorists with military hardware to attack an elected government in Syria. With drone strikes now "automated", as the head of the organization supplying terrorists, he could be targeted by a drone strike by his own orders once he leaves the country.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:11 | 4470315 Quinvarius
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Obama's headless foreign policy of nonsense rages on.  I am pretty sure trying to start a war with someone while giving them weapons is the hieght of stupidity, if not treason.  DC needs to be gutted.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:25 | 4470335 El Hosel
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Bill Moyers and Guest Mike Lofgren, discuss the "Machine"... Those guys better look both ways before they cross a nail gun.

 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/23/1279772/-Bill-Moyers-Outdoes-Hi...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:19 | 4470338 kurt
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Diffuse and Conquer!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:24 | 4470548 Uncle Remus
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It's time.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:22 | 4471078 Blazed
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:45 | 4472402 whidbey-2
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Money and politics do not mix well, but they do prove the paradox that the US Departments of State and Treasury do no have connecting telephones lines that are reliable. Probably due an economy measure that can only be understood as Congressional politics or someone has been bribed....again.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:51 | 4471532 Halvor
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Why not consider a major change of strategy on the part of the US? Let's update the chessboard layout...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:58 | 4471770 assistedliving
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same day Hagel announces massive DoD cuts?  lets see how far that goes...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:13 | 4471837 assistedliving
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bigger picture.  aforementioned DoD cuts, well documented pipes thru Ukraine, largest world oil/gas reserves:  Venezuela/Iran.  Add UN sanctions on Young Un (wtf?  Chinese blessed this?)

am i dreaming or 'not good but not bad' Putin gets Ukraine, Venezuela er, we get pro biz (read pro Oil) govt., Israel makes a fortune on Iran (google Iran-Iraq war profiteers and skip the CIA part but read the Sharon parts) and Assad goes.

the question to me is, has China gotten that fed-up w/ NK?  do they get those islands out of this?  Japan is on her knees but this won't fly.  it must be China/Russia worked out a better ESPO deal or something.  BP must be in here somewhere

 

in sum,

DOD no cuts WIN

Russia gets Ukraine WIN

Venezuela we get WIN

Israel gets $$$arms deals WIN

China (not Japan) gets Siberian oil WIN

Korea gets unified WIN (everyone is sick of this wack job and his cronies)

 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:14 | 4472083 gdpetti
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Same policy our corporate/govt interests followed in the early years of the Reich... and after if you remember Prescott Bush and friends.... charged and convicted, yet there to put Ike in office just a little while later.

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