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Russia Threatens "Sanctions Would Hit US Like A Boomerang""

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With chatter of overnight invasions increasing and rhetoric surging among the non-Russian-allied nations of the world, Russian foreign Miniister Lavrov has some serious words of warning for the West:


Lavrov added that "hasty and reckless steps" would harm Russian-American relations (and bear in mind Russian lawmakers are already drawing up a bill to confiscate western assets).



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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:26 | 4521997 sunny
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"...bear in mind...."  Cute.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:34 | 4522050 TaperProof
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:39 | 4522078 SeanJKerrigan
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It's common knowledge at this point that there will be no sanctions.  Russia is only bringing this up now to make the US look impetent -- to make it appear the economy was the driving decision behind the US backing down.

Lots of propaganda going on both sides. Hard to keep track of whats true these days, but I think that much is clear.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:41 | 4522093 insanelysane
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"hard to keep track of whats true these days"


Ummm, Russia is still in the Crimea.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:02 | 4522202 boogerbently
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If we don't carry through, our "threats" will never work again.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:08 | 4522228 Spastica Rex
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They work now?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:47 | 4522998 johngaltfla
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Nope Rex and debtor nations have a huge problem threatening people who hold their debt with I outline below:


Russia’s Financial Nuclear Option against America

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:14 | 4522258 Libertarian777
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and the USA is still in Cuba... don't get your point?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:12 | 4522848 downwiththebanks
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Yep.  Much like they were in 1793.

The National Endowment for Democracy, on the other hand, lack the same pedigree.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:42 | 4522094 johnQpublic
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you will know you are hearing the truth when you see their noses growing, like pinochio in reverse

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:52 | 4522145 Honey Badger
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Russia has taken a play out of Baghdad Bob's playbook

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:17 | 4522280 JailBank
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Is that covered by Obamacare?

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:43 | 4526568 MeelionDollerBogus
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5 mg Soviagra?

Order from ?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:38 | 4522071 j0nx
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Never have I seen a more incompetent set of ignorami than the current President and his crop of democrats running things in DC. They have truly established us as a banana republic.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:42 | 4522097 SeanJKerrigan
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Well, lets be fair, empires are often self-destructive, even without internal incompetence.  Empires need growth to survive, since they don't foster community or build useful things very often on their own, and growth (that is, invading and plundering other countries) is becoming harder all the time.

There's nothing even the best emperor could do to stop this ongoing collapse, except maybe delay it.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:08 | 4522225 boogerbently
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We are no longer "growing", economically. We have leveraged and rehypothecated to make up for NAFTA.

We can return jobs to the US, at a cost to corporate profits, or continue our slide into irrelevance.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:42 | 4522099 NOTaREALmerican
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How quickly we forget the Weapons of Mass Delusion and Vietnam.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:55 | 4522158 Lore
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I don't think "We've" forgotten.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522116 Kaiser Sousa
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its really not idiocy at play here and it is irrelevant that its O'sellout at the perceived helm...

what u r wittnessing is the socipoathic behavior of the wealth elites who r your real shadow government...


or nothing will ever change.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:02 | 4523040 Kirk2NCC1701
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No disrespect, but that didn't work out so well for this Jewish carpenter, who overturned the Tables and Benches ('banks') of the Temple Money Changers.

They are still around.  He...not so much.  And his Followers and even His Vicar have to take orders from Money Changers these days. 

There's a moral in there somewhere, I think.  :-[

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:41 | 4526562 MeelionDollerBogus
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I'm anti-religious but that one step was a good start in history to make it clear who the real enemies are. Not even Rome, though Rome was the empire of the day, but the money-changers. They were the real affront, offense, battle to come.

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's but whip the money-changers the fuck out the door.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:52 | 4522144 Doubleguns
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J0nx, they still have the "Reset" button they can dust off and reuse.  Of course with the translation of the origianl button maybe that is what has been happening all along. They keep using it. 


"Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said "Reset" in English and "Peregruzka" in Russian. The problem was, "peregruzka" doesn't mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:15 | 4522261 Pol Pot
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What do you mean established a banana republic.....we have been a banana republic from the day when the founding slave holders decided that the population could not be trusted to vote and created the electoral college.

" The ignorant can not perceive the depth of their own ignorance".... TJ
True 238 years ago....and soooooooo freaken true today......

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:49 | 4522443 Yttrium Gold Ni...
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"Mr. President in republic of banana." Sing it like Harry Belafonte in his "Banana Boat Song". It's really catchy :-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:00 | 4522494 earleflorida
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yeah! and if it wasn't for bush #43 creating the entire mess and leaving it for the next unfortunate, we'd never be in this mess!

bush destroyed the country, period! he is a war criminal and should be try'd for 'crimes against humanity'. (cheney should never`,ever... see the light of day)

granted, obi1 has followed his footsteps in goose`step fashion... so they both are responsible for the destruction of america. i know, i know if only there were no 911, we'd prbably would have found another way to rally the troops. but, the american people are fed-up with war. they're broke, and living pay-check to pay-check with a pink slip from living under a bridge.

so, in summary-- every president since lbj, nixon, ford, carter, reagan, bush#41, clinton, bush #43, and obi1 have all contributed to the destruction of the greatest country in the world!!! both dem/ gop scumbags-- and what's sad is jeb bush is gonna be on the 2016 ticket v. hillary.

the world looks at the ussa and says we don't want your  recycled democracy of socialism/fascism, and corporatism statist to be our future.

thanks, but no thanks!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:22 | 4523299 11b40
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:27 | 4522910 rotagen
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Sanctions. Golf Balls, and other Zio-scumduggery.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:49 | 4523216 USA USA
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What an amazing toothless piece of shit this country is, not to mention without morals!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:26 | 4521998 Hippocratic Oaf
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Great pic of Kerry.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:32 | 4522038 Winston Churchill
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He had his tail braided for it.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:37 | 4522066 johnQpublic
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omg thats some funny shit

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:32 | 4522041 ebworthen
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Yup, deer in the headlights.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:38 | 4522075 disabledvet
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"set up like a bowling pin."

Now we will see if we have that debate that we never had in 1963.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:58 | 4522178 disabledvet
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makes me laugh...all these "war mongering down arrows."
then again..."why have the debate...let's go all in" like we were fully prepared to do in Syria?

When last I checked that resolution still remained tabled as well.
Perhaps we should start with a debate on that one first?

"the fine Congressman from Minnesota wishes to speak on the issue before us...namely the invasion of Syria. You may proceed sir."

"Yes, thank you Mr. Speaker. I wish to begin by saying my hearts and prayers go out to our men in uniform who are not only currently in service but have been fighting this war for twelve long years now. The longest war in our nations history. I would like to say we did not ask for this bill...but having had it presented before us....

The words just roll off the tongue don't they.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:40 | 4522088 skwid vacuous
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glad he has his zio-con issued u.s. flag lapel pin, just in case Lavrov forgot where he was from... wtf? 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:42 | 4522100 johnQpublic
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itsa pledge pin

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:27 | 4521999 Mad Mohel
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:43 | 4522102 Dr. Richard Head
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You called?

Took a massive dollar deposit out of the bank today as soon as the direct deposit hit.  I kept looking over my back to make the teller think something was amiss.  What can I say?  I am a Dr. and all...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:27 | 4522000 maskone909
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sanctions on russia?  might as well shoot ourselves in the foot and get a purple heart.... wait a second didnt that guy....


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:49 | 4522128 Manthong
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He got three purple owies in just a few months without a lasting impairment..

Two were probably from paper cuts and the third could have been a thumb scrape from improperly charging a .50 during practice.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:27 | 4522002 krispkritter
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 "Hey buddy, why the long face?" 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:34 | 4522037 Grande Tetons
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Ha! Ole Mr. Ed is not looking so manly lately.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:01 | 4522198 Lore
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You guys date yourselves. <grin>

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:29 | 4522016 drink or die
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I want to play Risk with John Kerry.  It would be so satisfying to form an alliance with him, and then turn on him the next turn.  He would probably burst in to tears, scream "NOT FAIR" and run into the other room.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:22 | 4522299 KickIce
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These clowns are used to making rules up as they go and having everyone cow to them.  Remember the kid in the neighborhood that would want to change the rules everytime something didn't go his way?  Then of course they'd take their ball and go home if you ever put your foot down.  That's Kerry and Inc.  I think a ZH poster awhile back labeled it perfectly as "Calvin ball".

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:30 | 4522020 Cangaroo.TNT
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"Hasty and reckless steps" is our middle name.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:30 | 4522021 Grande Tetons
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Boomerangs are hard to throw.

Karma can happen in an instant.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:30 | 4522022 Jayda1850
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As the great Mick Dundee once said, "You call that a knife? Naw mate thats a knife." 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:31 | 4522029 DavrosoftheDaleks
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I'm waiting for some Alaskan group to start grumbling that they want to be part of Russia again...Or vice versa.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:36 | 4522059 Volkodav
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or both of those..

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:29 | 4522337 KickIce
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The depths you guys will sink to get rid of Sarah Palin is deplorable.  :)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:36 | 4522383 DavrosoftheDaleks
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Didn't she say she always dreamed of living in Russia when she looked out her back yard? Or something like that....sarc

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:31 | 4522030 NoDebt
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I ready to have Jimmy Carter back in the White House.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:37 | 4522068 superflex
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I'd settle for Billy Carter over this miserable clusterfuck.

At least he had his own beer.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:45 | 4522109 Grande Tetons
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Maybe, Amy Carter. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:51 | 4522140 NoDebt
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Or Lynda Carter.  Her Wonder Woman "lasso of truth" could come in handy in DC.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:55 | 4522155 Grande Tetons
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Well, Lynda Carter is certainly more attractive than the Amy option. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:04 | 4522211 disabledvet
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she was involved in "abscam" actually.

took down "the Washington Monument" himself...Clark Clifford.
None of you know of these things of course...but it was a wild time back then.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:12 | 4522245 skwid vacuous
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and she was super hot, before her bowels gave out

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:54 | 4522154 ClassicalLib17
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Miz Lillian

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:04 | 4522808 monad
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Squeaky Fromm

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:54 | 4522153 Dr. Engali
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I still have some of that beer.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:33 | 4522044 observer007
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Behind the story:

How Klitschko Brothers Sell The Ukraine To The West



"The Klitschko brothers acquired the West for themselves, now their agency shall acquire the East for You."

Big Business - secret Klitschko-Papers HERE:

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:35 | 4522057 ebworthen
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The Russians are being very polite.

They keep gently reminding us that they have the upper hand, but we don't appear to be listening.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:39 | 4522084 monger
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:41 | 4522092 Volkodav
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Strong statement..considering it come from Lavrov

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:46 | 4522115 disabledvet
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no one has the "upper hand" in war...let alone one that looks like a Civil War to me.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:09 | 4522234 disabledvet
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:52 | 4522351 Lore
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That's what everyone is supposed to think, but it's really just another foreign-funded proxy war (same shit as in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, and so on) to install puppet (in this case Nazi) regime, with attendant disregard for international law or the will of the people and by hiring protestors, foreign snipers, organizers, agitprop, etc. (at least $5 Billion worth in this case, per Nuland). 

"Behind The Kiev Snipers It Was Somebody From The New Coalition (5-Mar)

I saw Kissinger interviewed yesterday on some American talk show. He was conciliatory, but never said a peep about dollar hegemony, central bank franchise, debt enslavement, "austerity," resource control, psychopaths, Zionism or the PNAC.  Much of what he says is double-talk, given that the division has been widened by elevation of NAZIS.  The consequent reaction by more Ukrainians will be to turn east.  Russians will never suffer NAZIS.

'Putin's demonization not a policy but an alibi for the absence of one' - Kissinger (7-Mar) 

Kissinger: To Fix Ukraine, Make It More Like Finland (6-Mar)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:07 | 4523799 StychoKiller
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Finland?  Well, who doesn't like reindeer?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522121 El Vaquero
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It's like Obama and Putin are in a room, and Obama has his pants around his ankles pointing at his dick saying "SEE!  LOOK AT HOW BIG THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS!" while Putin is quietly sitting in the corner of the room with a paintball gun and a full hopper. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:59 | 4522182 Cangaroo.TNT
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Long joke made short:

Obama: When my dick gets hard my tatto says "WENDY"



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:36 | 4522062 Rising Sun
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get the drones, bomb the fuck out of moscow - flatten the place, then start negotiating


that's how it's done Barry you stupid fuck

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:44 | 4522107 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  bomb the fuck out of moscow

Wait a sec...  

Putin is wippin' Obama's ass,  why you hatin' on Putin?   Isn't the friend of my enemy my friend?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:46 | 4522118 Savyindallas
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Better yet, let's just parachute a couple of plane loads of retards like you over Moscow. You can be lead by Neocon POW sellout crybabies like McCain and all the Neocon chickenhawks.   

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:17 | 4522282 Libertarian777
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fuck yeah. I'll even send money to see that happen. Cash payment upfront for that war, no debt.

We issue McCain and all these fucktards as much ammo and guns as they want and drop them off in the middle of Syria / Libya / Crimea.


The rest of our boys and girls get to come home.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:01 | 4522683 monad
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Better yet, send in Ted Turner & Rupert Murdoch. They'll all be lobotomized in a year or so.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:33 | 4526534 MeelionDollerBogus
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Send in Yellen & Hitlery to offer sexual favours. It's about on-par for their actual real-world skills.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:00 | 4522183 HyperinflatmyNutts
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As my father would say God rest his soul... U my friend r an ASSHOLE!!!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:03 | 4522208 skwid vacuous
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Yes! I am fully prepped and 75 miles from any possible ss-20 target, let's get it on!!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:13 | 4522253 Dr. Destructo
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Go right ahead we're right behind you, "hero".


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:19 | 4522285 Rakshas
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I fail to see the need for the deployment of any TNW toward the USSA, with the passing of peak oil fissionable material is going to be required for electrical power generation; besides, and I cannot overstate this enough, the GOP/Demontard Bitchez in DC acting on the orders of thier MIC/Wall Scum/Monsanto overlords (AIPAC for short) have sufficiently fucked the lower 48 so as to make the cities and countryside virtually un-inhabitable, no need for any more radioactive material being carried on the wind than is already there - THANK YOU TEPCO..............MF BIOTCHES.


.....and that's alls i gots to say about that.....  (as read by Forrest Gump)

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:30 | 4526527 MeelionDollerBogus
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You don't think Russians have drones? Almost the entire functionality of the Soyuz is automated, you know, a drone, and it docks with the damn space station.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:40 | 4522064 1000yrdstare
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they are lining up the reasons to kick off WW3.....


THEY NEED A DISTRACTION! (we are still failing as a country)


prepare accordingly.....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:56 | 4522166 Winston Churchill
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The US leaders have painted themselves into a corner with their incompetence.

This may well get out of control because of their narcissism, and hubris.

You can't fix stupid could be our epitath..

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:14 | 4522259 Dr. Destructo
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Or: "It's been a long time coming".

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:29 | 4526524 MeelionDollerBogus
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Such a war would see mach3 to mach18 drop-planes for payloads of weaponized ebola, sars, influenza, smallpox, nerve gas and nuclear dirty bombs just to start.

Pretty sure the oligarchs in charge on both sides don't want that.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:37 | 4522065 1000yrdstare
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:38 | 4522072 NYPoke
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Wonder if Obama or Kerry have the slightest clue what would happen, if the Russians & Chinese dumped all their bonds in 24 hours or even a week.


Wonder if they know how a doorknob works or even a pet rock.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:45 | 4522112 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Chinese dumped all their bonds in 24 hours or even a week.

I wonder the Obama or Kerry know that the Chinese know what would happen to China if they did that?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:56 | 4522486 NYPoke
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The Chinese hold on hard commodities would mean they would be fine.  They get hit financially but not nearly as much as the States.  Lose 100 men, to take out thousands of the enemey.  


The Chinese have no problem with this.  Heck, they would loose thousands to take out 100 of their enemey...See Korea.


FWIW, the Chinese are already dumping U.S. Bonds, slowly for now.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:09 | 4522542 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  See Korea.

You might want to look at the Chinese standard of living now.

The Godless commies in Mao suits are a thing of the past.   They don't want a financial melt-down of their biggest trading partners.  

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:53 | 4522147 vjmali
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And antibiotics that come only from china and India.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:39 | 4522073 Fractal Parasite
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522125 Herd Redirectio...
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You will see a lot of strange handshakes between foreign leaders...  The thumb ending up between the other persons' knuckles, of either the index finger and middle finger, or between middle and ring finger.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:48 | 4522129 NoDebt
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Cub Scout handshake.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:42 | 4522085 Dr. Engali
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How in the world did we end up with so  many ridiculous looking empty suit girly men and retards representing our country? I guess it's emblematic of what the nation has become. It's fucking embarrassing. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:44 | 4522103 Winston Churchill
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Haven't got one nut between the lot of them.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:56 | 4522163 El Vaquero
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I suspect that some of them do have nuts. 






(Bouncing off of their butt cracks.)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:44 | 4522106 krispkritter
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Political inbreeding will do that...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:48 | 4522130 Volkodav
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cos US is feminized and in your face..

notice none of that from Russia....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:49 | 4522132 Clowns on Acid
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Ask Zuckerburg and Schimdt, they cooked the results for Barry the 2nd time aorund.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:55 | 4522156 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  girly men and retards representing our country?

The manly men were better?  

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:27 | 4526515 MeelionDollerBogus
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We need someone smart'n'savvy next.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:12 | 4522244 Everybodys All ...
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and people like myself were ridiculed for pointing out the flaws of this president and administration prior to the last presidential election. Yet here we are and all is playing out just as forecast.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:26 | 4522326 overexposed
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Look at the rest of our culture - We might as well call ourselves France at this point (lol)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522120 Clowns on Acid
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Don't worry... Obama has it nder control. Barry the bungmaster hosted a soul sing a long last night at the WH. Everybody need R_spect mofo..

Yeh, Obama will give you the answer after he gets back from vacation.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:48 | 4522122 Cleetus
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Kerry looks like he just let one.


What a Herman Munster dumb struck



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:54 | 4522148 Canucklehead
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Kerry was simply wondering what they would have for dinner... nothing more.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:54 | 4522152 Volkodav
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Lavrov is putting squeeze on his pasty fingers.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522123 conspicio
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I wonder how that allegedly baggage free fem at the helm of GM must be reacting to Putin potentially pulling the carpet from St. Petersberg manufacturing? Ahhh, Comrade, Much Thank you for new auto plant, da!

Then we can move over to Citigroup - Putin freezes 100% of all russia based Citi assets (let's call it US$13B for good measure) - How very generous of you, Mr. O'Neill - how is the heart these days?

Finally, sharing the love at JPM, Putin cancels all loans outstanding with JPM, evaporating US$5B from their balance sheet. Buh-bye. Thanks you comrades, all are so generous!




Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:50 | 4522135 No Euros please...
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I wonder if anyone will dare break ranks and front-run the Russians and Chinese before they dump their US bonds? 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:08 | 4522229 TrustWho
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This could be smart move for Russia and China, because the Fed would cut a $1.4 trillion check and expand their balance sheet. The curtain would then fall....i think.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:50 | 4522139 ElixirMixer
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I'm honestly surprised that these politicians don't get along better. They both share a common goal in extracting as much wealth as possible from their citizens in order to distribute it to their cronies.

Oh wait... Now this is all making sense.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:51 | 4522141 RougeUnderwriter
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Don't tax my Stoli dude

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:52 | 4522146 Racer
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Haha, US didn't think that anyone would dare stand up to them and they could just print and print and print

Russia and China, just used the art of Sun Tzu and let them load up the gun that was facing backwards

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:54 | 4522151 carbonmutant
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Very generous of Putin to give Obama an excuse for doing nothing... although I'm not sure he needs one.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:55 | 4522157 Fix It Again Timmy
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Did Barry think he was playing with kids?....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:57 | 4522160 Pasadena Phil
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When I hear these threats, I keep wondering how much of them are targetted at the kleptocrats who are populating the governments on both sides. Would the UK follow through on sanctions that call for the seizure of assets owned by Russians and allow that London real estate bubble collapse? I expect this round of threats and counter threats is about making sure that the crooks are allowed to get their money out of the country before the hammer comes down.

This is one of the prime benefits derived from Eric Snowden's letting the world see for themselves what is actually behind the curtain. It is almost impossible now to tell the difference between the "good" guys and the "bad" guys. The world has become one big kleptocracy for the benefit of a very, very few.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:56 | 4522165 Son of Captain Nemo
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Kerry looks like he just got Lavrov'd...  Or is that "bung holed"?!!!

Throw the Western clan out of Moscow and recall all your Dips in Washington, Israel, U.K. and Germany before they come up with the next one!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:57 | 4522167 Frank N. Beans
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John Kerry's deer in headlights look.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:04 | 4522191 Dr. Engali
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Another crisis another vacation:




Read this first line:

"President Barack Obama, his wife and the first daughters may have to cut their latest vacation short because of Russia’s meddling in Ukraine."

Read more: Russia's meddling? WTF do they call what we are doing? Playing patty cake?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:17 | 4522279 Urban Redneck
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It's the FIRST WEEK OF MARCH! Third Vacation?

Is the ass-clown trying to single-handedly demonstrate every racist thing ever said about a black person in America true?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:59 | 4522497 Frank N. Beans
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what about their second daughter?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:04 | 4522193 doggis
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:04 | 4522204 Pullmyfinger
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As usual, Jim Willie has it all sussed out in detail beforehand:

Ukraine as the USDollar Waterloo

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:08 | 4522825 Son of Captain Nemo
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And that is the driving force for why the U.S. is doing what it's doing in the World the last 13 years. 

It is in fact the most dangerous game of "Chicken" because the U.S. knows it no longer holds sway with the dollar and they sold there own technology out from underneath themselves (which nobody asked them to do certainly not the American people) and everyone is tired of doing business with "the gun" against their temple "or else" to get what it wants.  When you think how abolutely criminally insane the U.S. is acting against someone who will more than likely finish it for them it's your worst nightmare come true.

Sure hope "ZH" will still be around after the miscalculation that gets Uncle Sam beheaded.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:08 | 4522226 b_thunder
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how many ppl would like to travel to Miami, NYC, SanFran, Honolulu  and how many ppl would liek to travl to Siberia?

how much is US money is invested in russia, and how much russian cash is stahsed here? 




Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:13 | 4522251 Pullmyfinger
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You must not have gotten the memo. Russia, China and a host of other countries are HOPING they do.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:22 | 4522298 Dr. Destructo
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Me along with them. Either way this will make the U.S. look bad.

Lets say we go through with this and sanction Russia and the EU plays along. The EU loses roughly 1/3rd of it's Natgas; which is the equivalent of a 16 year old girl cutting herself to get back at the meanies that torment her, and our USD suffers even more.

Lets say we backpedal. That sends a message to our proxies around the world that we're really just a paper tiger and they'll start looking to Russia and China for new business deals and protection; which fucks over the USD since we rely on them to use those abroad and our hegemony.

Either way the US is fucked, and this is getting to be more interesting by the day.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:16 | 4522577 Pullmyfinger
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Agreed, but take a few moments to read the Willie article. His syntax is always somewhat askew, but he's not been wrong on any call he's made since I began reading his stuff roughly five years ago.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 21:20 | 4526493 MeelionDollerBogus
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for serious? There's oil spills in Florida poisoning the food supply & there's Fukushima radiation in Honolulu.

I'm Canadian. I hate winter but I can handle it. I'll take Siberia if those were my options.

NYC: concrete jungle death-trap in an ecological and/or economic collapse. Can't grow my own food there. I'll find a way in Siberia.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:12 | 4522246 skins1
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I would want Putin next to me in a dark alley.... Barry would try and talk his way out

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:14 | 4522256 esum
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russian lawmakers on a par with obama's pen and phone...

let's have another hour long useless phone call

putin is calling obama's bluff

like everything obama does its half thought out and half assed

the community punk is playing in the world class league now and isnt up to it

he has surrounded himself with yes men dimwits who cant think their way out of a room, much less match wits with an iron fist

obama vs putin  moneyuline is with putin 2 to 1

dempsey clapper hagel brennan jarrett rice kerry LIBTARD MORONS

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:51 | 4522457 irongator
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I am actually glad that Obama, our weak imperial president, is the white house right now. If we had a neocon like W in the white house, we could have nuclear war sooner than later.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:08 | 4522532 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  we could have nuclear war sooner than later.

But it would be manly.    That's more important, right?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:23 | 4522616 Pullmyfinger
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Never was there a,more empty suit than Barack; but that merely means he's a proxy neocon. Won't do them any good though; the Asians have the finance industry by the nuts, whether this is widely understood by the West or not. Just look at which direction all the gold is flowing, even though the bankers clearly understand the ultimate consequences. Apparently, they ALL think they can hide in Argentina in the Bush compound in the aftermath.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:20 | 4522585 trader1
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obama: ok, vlad.  you can have crimea.  and, we'll take the sanctions off the table.  but, that's where i draw the line.

putin: why thank you barry.  you can have snowden back now.    



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:29 | 4522921 Sashko89
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Economic Sanctions against Russia would also hurt Germany their biggest trading partner in the EU... Unless I'm missing something?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:12 | 4523067 Kirk2NCC1701
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Sanctions won't matter one bit, when US Big Oil starts drilling/fracking for NatGas in Ukraine*

"Tap On, Tap Off" -->  Dollar Up, Rouble Down.  "Vont to Double Down, Vlad?"

* Not "the Ukraine", cause we don't say "the America", the Germany, the Russia, the...   But we do say "the semi-literate", "the sloppy".  ;-)  That's a joke, in case some of you didn't get the subtlety.  Sorry, feeling silly on Friday PM and no lunch yet.  See ya.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:29 | 4523107 Mediocritas
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Exxon better get in the ear of the politicians on their payroll.

Wouldn't want to lose Sakhalin-1 now would they? That would actually be a shame, given how well they have been operating it (no sarcasm).

Then there's Shell with their, albeit reduced, stake in Sakhalin-2 (only the biggest integrated oil and gas project in the world). Unlike Sakhalin-1, it wouldn't be any great tragedy for Shell to get the boot, skimming bastards that they are.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:59 | 4523771 22winmag
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One can only hope.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 22:44 | 4526630 monad
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I know math. I know math no one has ever seen. I solved the 10 CAI problems with one hypothesis.

I had Holder at my door. The prototype secret op to spy on us was short handed, because it was illegal, so this 5'6" cocksucker came to my door because they had to write me off; I am an anomoly, a black hole in Newton's guess. I lied my ass off to him most sincerely.

Remember me, Holder? I never forgot your face. You weren't AG then.

I am the best. Fuck you.

My science is not your science. If I could show this to you you'd realize you're being screwed.

My science is not your math. If you saw this you'd be excited again.

Tyrants must die before I show you this. Cheney made me put it somewhere no torture could find. Its degrading... when I die, its gone.

Get up.


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