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Air France Flight Diverted Over Russia, Forced To Land, Due To Last Minute Military Exercise

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Remember the "last minute" ICBM launch by Russia just as the Crimean tensions were peaking? Moments ago Russia revealed another such unexpected "military exercise" which resulted in a French Airbus380 airplane, with over 500 passengers and crew on board being diverted from Shanghai to Paris after Russia without a warning decided to shut down a part of its airspace.

From AP:

Air France says a plane carrying 495 passengers and 22 crew was diverted on its way from Shanghai to Paris after Russia announced at short notice that part of its airspace was closed for a military exercise.

 

The company said flight AF111 was forced to land in Hamburg, Germany, early Wednesday to refuel because the plane had too little fuel on board to complete the flight following its detour.

 

Hamburg Airport confirmed that the plane landed shortly after 6 a.m. (0500 GMT) and was able to take off for Paris again after an hour and a half.

 

It wasn't immediately clear if Russia's military exercise was linked to the increased troop activity on its western border with Ukraine.

Considering that Russia is the largest country in the world, and is located at a rather strategic position between the East and West, perhaps this is merely Putin's latest warning about just how Russia's "military drills" will respond to Europe should further sanctions be enacted. Because flights from Shanghai to Europe across the Pacific, and over the US, may not be quite an agreeable retaliation to the old continent.

 

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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:19 | 4593181 Rakshas
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Oh this is getting interesting

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:20 | 4593185 Looney
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Here comes a new round of sanctions: in 3… 2… 1…

BTW, I can’t wait to see that Oculus thingy (which is basically an iPad Mini duct-taped to your face) to replace the TELEPROMPTER. ;-)

Looney

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:22 | 4593191 cossack55
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Too cool.  So, one should not carry their cell phone anywhere near their body but you should plaster this and goolge glasses to your ugly-assed face.  Hmmmmmmm?  Malthus anyone?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:27 | 4593201 Looney
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Speaking of ugly-assed faces... Kerry's face needs a LAPTOP to be duct-taped to to cover that ugliness ;-)

Looney

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:34 | 4593228 GetZeeGold
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Kerry.....the hippie from the 60's?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:41 | 4593238 Looney
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Yeah, the Genie in the ketchup bottle Kerry… ;-)

Looney

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:49 | 4593257 new game
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horsehead and blowface need to become extinct...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:24 | 4593350 TerminalDebt
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who the hell wants to fly to paris anyway?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:00 | 4593458 RSloane
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Gosh. I hope they got their complimentary basket of Freedom Fries!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:01 | 4594323 zerozulu
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Don't through stones at others if you live in a glass house.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:30 | 4593585 123dobryden
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those were smog refugees...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:04 | 4615087 Analyse2
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who the hell wants to fly to paris anyway?

For instance 32.3 million tourists ...

http://www.ambafrance-in.org/Paris-the-world-s-number-one

 

 

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:47 | 4593420 roadhazard
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Kerry gives us 60's hippies a bad name.

So many sellouts...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:30 | 4593368 Peter Pan
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With a face like Kerry's who needs an ass?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:28 | 4593210 negative rates
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Just don't fly out of shanghai.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:33 | 4593226 DeadFred
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They're darn lucky they weren't diverted to the South Indian Ocean.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:40 | 4593237 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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+100

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:37 | 4593393 de3de8
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Won't be the last time

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:41 | 4593239 Independent
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That only happens when the CIA diverts you.  The Russian diversion means an extra stop on dry ground for a nice glass of German Beer and a german sausage snack.  In the CIA stop you are the snack for the Sharks

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:46 | 4593250 new game
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putin moves knight, cover two pawns, next move.

he is making the west look very silly, while buying gold-lol'g.

what is the cost of a home in russia in dollars?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:36 | 4593306 Independent
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Depends where I guess,  Moscow can be insanely expensive, but Russia is sooo vast I imagine it has to be cheap in other places.  Nice cities would be like St Petes, Moscow, Ufa, Vladivostok ( the girl presenting Vladi is very cute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoSiUzTB78 )etc.  Here to give you an idea about russian cities and what they look like this guy has done a nice job, you can watch the video and wiki the city to learn more

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_Wy2CkcwQsxzTWtBMGJeA

Ufa is a nice city in the richest oblast (state) in Russia

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

This city is also where these guys did a Real Russia video blog, very cool collection of life in Russia videos...

https://www.youtube.com/user/realrussiablog

But now with Crimea back in the scene, that is one attractive place to live, great weather and you are almost in middle of Black Sea with easy access to many Great European Cities in both the West and The East

here is a guy on his moped cruising around Crimea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pxIKPlERSM&list=PLcp2JEeC0C350jRGF-rU-Z...

A really nice tourist video of Crimea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDCt03sFdvg&list=PLcp2JEeC0C350jRGF-rU-Z...

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:18 | 4593516 Almost Solvent
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"with easy access to many Great European Cities in both the West and The East"

Assuming we don't continue down the path to cutting off visas for ordinary folks. Also, too old to learn Russian, and not sure they would like my 'mericun accent too much.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:38 | 4593599 Independent
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Then kick it in Bulgaria, Varna has very nice beaches, Romania has Constanta, its right at same latitude as Sevastopol Crimea. Constanta has big international airport you can fly in and out of easily to any European big city (and is now home to a large US military base) and it also has coastal feel with some nice beaches.  Also I read that in Romania more young people speak English than in any other Eastern European country. Of course your money goes further in these places but things are getting expensive everywhere.  Lots of nice places in Italy, Croatia, Spain etc. you dont have to go to Eastern Europe.  To be honest all these Euro cities have the same feel to them.  The further East you go the more white people will make up the population of the country.

Oh here is a nice video of Gorky Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69pe_qmsbGE

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:44 | 4593248 Cacete de Ouro
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They could have just shut off the transponder and the ACARS, and shadowed, let's say, an Aeroflot jetliner. These things have been known to happen.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:30 | 4593366 EatYourCornTake...
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LOL! A plane full of Chinese tourists traveling to Paris were diverted. I'm sure that "future reserve currency" China will be happy with this one. this was "totally a move" against Europe, lololol! What happens when Aeroflot flights start getting diverted worldwide. Guess the Aeroflot oligarchs don't have it in as well as the Gazprom guys did.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:41 | 4593241 unrulian
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we need some more semi-permanent red lines

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:46 | 4593251 Looney
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RED lines? This is raciss...  ;-)

Looney

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:54 | 4593277 new game
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whites line that soon disapear...whats that grin all about!?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:03 | 4593469 BlindMonkey
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I remember that it was a pretty big savings for the U.S. military to be able to have overflight through Russia to Afganastan. Are they still doing that and would it be likely to be stopped soon as a next wave of anti-sanction sanctions?

 

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:25 | 4593199 Rakshas
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Flying home to NA from SEA is getting to be a challenge...... Singapore to ?? Flying through developing war zones in any direction ..... then again soon I'll be flying home to a war zone at the rate we're going......

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:34 | 4593223 Thought Processor
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Agreed.  Sounds like there is much going on behind the scene here.

 

Not planning a trip to Asia any time soon.  Don't want to find myself on a plane that get's MH370'd.

 

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:36 | 4593231 sushi
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If European airlines are unable to fly the great circle route over Russia to reach Asia then they will have to fly some other longer route to reach the same destinations.

The longer route will require they burn more fuel.

Thier chief source of fuel is Russia.

Putin keeps collecting all the chips on the table while the G 4.5 yack in Brussels and draw more red lines.

I love the smell of Brussels in the morning. It smells like . . . victory

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:34 | 4593381 PeakOil
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That's some "regional power" you're dealing with there Obama.  /s

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:40 | 4593398 Independent
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Obozo never did well in geography, Chicago thugs only know the precincts in the city that is it.  I mean Almost half the way around the world is regional for Obummer, I guess the USA then would be local for him LOL.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:26 | 4593202 sushi
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And no one in the west seems to mention the fact that the US is dependent on the Northern route though Russia to extract billions of dollars of war materiel from Afghanistan.

Strange US foreign policy - lets draw red lines and demonize the same state that we depend on to extract our military hardware from a failed expeditionary adventure in Af-PAK.

Obama could shoot himself in the other foot but I think he is running out of feet.

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:59 | 4593734 Meta_Consciousness
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Stranding war hardened soldiers and their materiel behind enemy lines without resupply sounds like a decision the American president might like to make.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:41 | 4594231 therover
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You need to know how to aim before you shoot yourself in the foot.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:09 | 4593484 monkeyboy
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It could be worse. It could have been an Malaysian Airlines flight 370

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:19 | 4593183 Theta_Burn
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Any response from the G5-1/2 yet?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:38 | 4593233 101 years and c...
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not yet.  obama just tee'd off.  but at 11am, you better believe he's going to pull out his red marker, draw some line and then wag his finger in putin's direction.  

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:21 | 4593188 _ConanTheLibert...
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Strongly worded response please.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:26 | 4593204 NoDebt
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If my Grandmother was still around, she would write it.  She was a master at writing "strongly worded letters".

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:13 | 4593316 ThisIsBob
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Remember the old telegraph:  "Fuck you - stop - strong letter follows - stop."

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:21 | 4593189 smacker
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Well at least this AF flight didn't suddenly vanish into thin air like MH370.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:23 | 4593193 cossack55
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No one from Freescale was on board.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:43 | 4593242 smacker
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Well spotted!.

And I'm still wondering -- quite apart from there possibly being gold or some other valuable stuff in the cargo hold -- whether Freescale's carry-on baggage contained sought after beta circuit boards of the new ultra secret device the company had developed and were taking to China for a demo etc.

And even if the debris finally located off the western coast of Australia (conveniently claimed to be one of the most remote areas of the world) is proven to be from MH370, there's still no certainty it actually went down there. The long delay in finding it and the obvious search chaos may have been caused by the act of dumping the parts there by unknown persons for the purpose of bringing closure to the plane's disappearance.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:00 | 4593296 thestarl
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Media still strongly speculating pilot suicide so convenient as dead men don't talk.Somerhing definately very very suss with this whole MH370 business.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:29 | 4593365 Dugald
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What was to stop the pilot/s jumping the canopy, landing and going home to collect what should have gone into the hold but did not?????

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:42 | 4593405 Thought Processor
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Media =  Disinfo.

 

Also part of the puzzle.  Notice how the MSM's don't cover the whole Diego Garcia connection at all.  But instead they come up with plausible explanations such as "it disapeared into a black hole".

 

This lends itself to being an Op.  Too much evidence external to the plane now (Spratly islands lost all cell coverage at the exact time of the incident, as well as Diego Garcia closing down it's runways during and after the event.  No disclosure of a full cargo manifest at all.  Suspect 20 passengers from Freescale, a known DOD contractor for military grade electronics.  

Real evidence and coincedence rarely line up so well.  

Plane was 'Extreme Renditioned' due to onboard occupants and or cargo.  Passengers / crew were collaterall damage.  Likely remoted to Diego Garcia which is a known clandestine base and has no native occupants.   Evidence 'salted' and deposited in South Indian Ocean in a remote and extremely deep area.  

Malaysia coming out and saying plane lost and everyone dead without any concrete evidence says they wanted to reach closure after finding out or realizing the above.

 

Which brings us to the final question 'what the hell was on that plane'?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:53 | 4593439 optimator
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And this will be the fifth black box in history that couldn't be found.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:38 | 4593634 tony wilson
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yesterdays london based firm imarsat is being used as concrete evidence of loss.

the royal navy

fucking aussies all over this.

i smell jacob and edwyne rothschild

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52 | 4593695 Independent
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Yep smells just like the bad body odor, BO, when one is up at the wailing wall during morning prayers in the summer time when you get the Chabad students pressing against you.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:26 | 4593200 onewayticket2
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maybe they closed the airspace to allow Michelle's fleet of aircraft passage....michelle hates second hand air.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:43 | 4593245 Headbanger
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You can bet that Moosechelle was in China shopping for a nice place to go when Obozo leaves office.. 

Hopefully well before the end of his term!

Maybe she'll just go there without him!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:25 | 4593351 lakecity55
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Communist Party membership would be a sure thing for her.

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:33 | 4593377 Independent
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Nah most likely the Chinese would put her in the Zoo somewhere in the back behind the Panda Exhibit.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:08 | 4593480 BlindMonkey
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The kids look surprisingly normal considering they are half-breed human-wookies.  

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:27 | 4593206 cashtoash
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you did not build that airspace

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:32 | 4593221 Rakshas
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.... if you want your airspace, you can keep your airspace.......PERIOD...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:10 | 4593311 ThisIsBob
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You didn't make that airspace.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:29 | 4593208 Smegley Wanxalot
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Putin:  4,568

Obama: 0

Hey Oblowhard, if Putin is acting "out of weakness" as you in your delusions maintain, but he still keeps kicking your fucked up DC ass, then basically you are calling yourself a bigger pussy than "that weak dude" you stupid muthafukka.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:39 | 4593234 Max Cynical
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"...the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back..."

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:35 | 4593616 123dobryden
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although russian animal farm is headed by wolves, it is still an Animal farm, approaching its 1984 version

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:23 | 4593870 walküre
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Didn't know Putin and Obama were in a pissing contest. Putin's career has a shelf life.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:28 | 4593211 Iam Yue2
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The reopening of Russia’s Alakurtti base in the Murmansk region, only 37 miles from the border with Finland, raises more than a few eyebrows.

"The move is believed to be a sign of Russia’s expanding engagement in the Arctic, with the base manned by radioelectronics personnel, according to Russian military sources.

The website Barents Observer reports that Russia is intending to re-establish the Alakurtti military base from September this year. The base currently only houses a border guard unit after it was shut down in 2009, but Russian military sources say a garrison of 3,000 radioelectronics experts will be stationed there from late 2014."

Source: YLA.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:32 | 4593222 Alex Lionson
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In the meantime the Russian government announced that it is switching from using iPads to samsung's tablets. News are in Russian http://top.rbc.ru/politics/26/03/2014/913713.shtml

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:41 | 4593240 Rakshas
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might help boost sales of Crackberry ..... NSA not interested from what i hear......

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:43 | 4593246 crazzziecanuck
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Damn, the Russians are really serious when they're willingly moving to such a horrendous piece of crap.  They MEAN business.  :lol:

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:44 | 4593247 Independent
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I wouldnt trust the South Koreans either, they are America's Biatches but the move will financially affect a US company so the Russians show they can strike back on so many different levels

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:33 | 4593225 Winston Churchill
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Hope Bozo runs better than he throws.

With an angry bear chasing you, all you need to do is outrun your allies.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:34 | 4593227 Peter Pan
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One can never be sure if sanctions in this case are the prelude to war or the relief valve that avoids the advent of war.

At the moment they are playing their political chess just with pawns. One shudders when the big pieces start to move across the board.

My fear is that when stupidity is on a roll, there is little that can stop it until it is too late.

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:39 | 4593235 sushi
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Very few people are aware that 1914 ryhmes with 2014.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:43 | 4593243 Winston Churchill
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Do we get to August before the first salvo ?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:50 | 4593262 Headbanger
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And the world is looking much the same as in 1914...  

And then there was the War of 1812... Close enough

Then there as the Turkish-Venetian War in 1714..

Yep, we're all fucked now!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:06 | 4593304 Peter Pan
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And very few people realise which name is contained in the word COMPUTING.

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:49 | 4593256 smacker
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Sanctions can be either. It depends how the other party responds and how much ratcheting occurs.

Officially, the West would say they are intended to punish the delinquent in a proportionate manner.

Russia says they are a political joke and ignore events that lead to the annexation of Crimea.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:32 | 4593373 Tall Tom
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One can never be sure if sanctions in this case are the prelude to war or the relief valve that avoids the advent of war.

What?!?  Sanctions are an act of War. ALL wars are economic...hot wars...proxy wars...and cold wars. (I rarely use the word ALL)

 

The United States has been engaged in war since World War II and has never ceased hostile actions. The theaters of war are dynamic. The US Government has even declared a state of War against the impoverished in this Nation. (War on Poverty) The Nation has declared many wars against its own citizens as well as Foreign Nations.

 

Wake up.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:52 | 4594282 therover
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Ah, but on the grandmaster level, the pawns and their structure, are the most important aspect in the end game.

That's assuming 2 grandmasters are playing each other.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:43 | 4593244 papaswamp
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...and in other news Durable goods orders rise 2.2%.... All on the back of aircraft orders for 2018... Fucking hilarity.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:47 | 4593252 the not so migh...
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the orders will be cancelled when no one is looking

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:35 | 4593382 Tall Tom
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At the rate of degeneration there may not be a 2018 for most.

 

Long Genetically Engineered Airborne Hemmoragic Fever. Short vaccine.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:48 | 4593255 NoWayJose
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It is just as likely that the Air France jet might have had a few 'extra' electronic devices added to it by the NSA - in hopes of catching some intel over Russia. What is even more interesting is whether Russian electronics detected the signals, or if Shanghai noticed something unusual hanging off the bottom of the plane and told their buddy Putin.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:50 | 4593263 smacker
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"...something unusual hanging off the bottom of the plane..."

 

The mind boggles ;-)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:21 | 4593340 sushi
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A French dwarf with a Leica?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:39 | 4593397 Tall Tom
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My bet is that it was a baby's arm holding an Apple (Computer). What do you want from life?

 

Does your Bank Account swell while you're dreaming at night?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:50 | 4593266 22winmag
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I'd still fly Boeing over one of those shit boxes.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:42 | 4593408 Tall Tom
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Is that so you can experience the malodorous fumes from the shit as you inhale it deeply into your lungs? 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:15 | 4593506 BlindMonkey
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...that smell.  That lithium ion battery smell.   I love the smell of lithium ion batteries burning in the morning.  It smells like.....victory. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:54 | 4593276 highwaytoserfdom
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Gee Wiz the largest air force in the world just stands down when they have drills.Nevermind just got cognitive impairment. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:00 | 4593295 Debugas
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do not tell me this is not related to malaysian flight MH370

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:49 | 4593423 Tall Tom
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Okay. Why bother telling you anything since your preconcieved notion is already, somehow, validated?

 

What correlation between these two events do you have other than that they were both Commercial Jets?  I do not have any evidence to suggest that the events are correlated. Please expand. I am open to new data.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:22 | 4593515 BlindMonkey
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I can't not be confused by your use of double negatives.   I will take a poke though,  not related.  In any way.  

 

Edit: I wouldnt be surprised if it was related to Barry's quip yesterday about Russia being a regional power.  Yet more stupid coming through the vocalized pauses when it is him speaking and not TOTUS. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:02 | 4593297 Hal n back
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most flights from Chicago to Bejing overfly Russia, for now.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:53 | 4593435 Tall Tom
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Remember Korean Airlines Flight 007. (Yeah...Double O Seven. Sounds like an espionage flight.../sarc)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:06 | 4593305 juggalo1
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Russia may be feeling good puffing its chest out and all. Messing with Europe is par for the course, but they better not screw with China.  Maybe an Air France flight or two won't piss off the Chinese, but too many flights from China getting diverted will cause some blowback from China that they can't afford.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:20 | 4593334 Independent
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What, do you think the Chinese care, not like they are paying for the fuel, the expense goes to Air France lol.

If anything now more people will fly Air China because they have the cheaper tickets since they get the Gas for a better price from the Russians than the Euros

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:13 | 4593315 Joe A
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Quite cunning.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:16 | 4593330 dogismycopilot
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hmm, just had a call with a friend in Moscow...they are relocating their Babushka 'grannie' out of eastern Ukraine and pulling her to Moscow. 

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:04 | 4594333 Flagit
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hmm, just had a call with a friend in Moscow...they are relocating their Babushka 'grannie' out of eastern Ukraine and pulling her to Moscow.

 

just had a talk with my friend in the NSA. he was tellin me all about it.

small world.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:56 | 4594561 sushi
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Very small world.

I'm in NSA and the entire section is talking about it. Trying to gin up a way we can use this Babushka movement as further evidence of evil intent on the part of Putin and company. That, at least is our cover story.

The truth is the entire group has spent the last three hours checking out the grannie's porn and video collection. It is really hard to fathom the sexual purience of these Russians. You bet they be the "Evil Empire."

Gotta go. The False Flag meeting is convening.

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:16 | 4593331 youngman
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If Putin was in the NCAA tournament..he would be the top seed....Obama never made the cut...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:03 | 4594596 sangell
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He would be pissing ina bottle for suspected drug use or been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Putin is seriously unstable to authorize this kind of crap.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:53 | 4593436 yogibear
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Neocon's in the Obama admin believe they can win a nuke war. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:12 | 4593494 roadhazard
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Remember when Détente was all the rage. Now rage is all the rage.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:13 | 4593498 topspinslicer
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Boris will do anything to win a fight including kick you in the balls aka drop the H-bomb on you and blame you for his actions (not saying it's wrong or right just fact and experience of being born there)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:17 | 4593514 Fix It Again Timmy
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So the plane landed in Hamburg rather than in Paris -" WHAT difference does it make?"...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:43 | 4593607 tony wilson
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rubbish no probs in the skies

smooth sailings all the way.

the dutch did not intercept that missing malay  plane over the lands of the dykes and cheese.

around the time of the silly nuke conference.

dago garcia is the brother of andy.

it had not flown in from diago garcia.

that small island has nothing to do with mi6,cia and rothschilds.

no passengers have been tortured and killed on that little spit of an island.

the russians are not expecting a rogue passenger jet incursion.

putin is the new hitler

3 cheers for the city of london

move along now

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:50 | 4593676 RaceToTheBottom
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Putin:  "Regional Power? I will show you.  Regional Power, my ass"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:21 | 4595990 sethstorm
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Except for that part where Russia would have a hard time going to anywhere or doing anything except in another hellhole.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:28 | 4594419 SmittyinLA
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Obama has unified Amerika in hatred of our own government  

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:33 | 4594445 SmittyinLA
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With all the scumbags holed up in Brussels it would be a great opportunity to nuke the world's broke Socialist problems away.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:48 | 4595209 sethstorm
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Nice thing is that it'd get rid of Putin but leave the EU alone.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:00 | 4594579 sangell
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More evidence of mental illness in Russia.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:49 | 4595827 Emergency Ward
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I am so shocked with Putin's ass-hattery that I completely forgot the US/EuroTrash dirtbags that forced down Evo Morales's plane......

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:07 | 4596479 robertocarlos
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Look Boris. Plane is A F111. Shoot it down.

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