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Al-Qaeda Jihadis Loot Over $400 Million From Mosul Central Bank, Seize Saddam's Hometown

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As reported yesterday, in yet another humiliating blow to US foreign policy and the State Department, Al Qaeda-linked ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) militants took over the key northern town of Mosul, where an unknown number of US-made Black Hawk helicopters were parked and have been captured by Al Qaeda (potentially the same forces that have been trained by the US across the border in Syria).

Adding insult to injury the Al Qaeda militants also appear to have looted some $429 million from local banks. From IBtimes:

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars - the equivalent of $429m (£256m) - from Mosul's central bank, according to the regional governor.


Nineveh governor Atheel al-Nujaifi confirmed Kurdish televison reports that Isis militants had stolen millions from numerous banks across Mosul. A large quantity of gold bullion is also believed to have been stolen.


Following the siege of the country's second city, the bounty collected by the group has left it richer than al-Qaeda itself and as wealthy as small nations such as Tonga, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Falkland Islands.


The financial assets that Isis now possess are likely to worsen the Iraqi governement's struggle to defeat the insurgency, which is aimed at creating an Islamic state across the Syrian-Iraqi border.

In other words, now that it is armed with US-made weapons, this particular al-Qaeda group also happens to be the world's richest terror force!

And so with all disposable cash it needs for a long time and armed to the teeth, what is Al Qaeda to do? Why continue expanding of course. Moments ago, via Reuters, we got confirmation that the "insurgents" have just captured yet another symbolic Iraqi town, Tikrit: the birthplace of none other than Saddam.

Sunni insurgents overran parts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, security sources said.


Tikrit, which is located 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, is the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

And on the map:

Will they stop here? Of course not. Expect the ISIS force to continue south until finally it overruns Baghdad itself and until all of Iraq, courtesy of a crippled army, officially belongs to Al Qaeda. America's job is done here.

One can't wait until Al Qaeda is also in charge of all the other countries recently liberated by the US and/or CIA.

USAID in action, supporting ISIS

US-supplied humvees captured by Islamic insurgents in the battle for Mosul



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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:58 | 4844268 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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If these guys are not being run by CIA, I want my tax dollars back ...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00 | 4844283 Thought Processor
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I'm confused, is this the good Al-Qaeda or the bad Al-Qaeda?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:03 | 4844299 Headbanger
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Just nuke em all this time and git'er done!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:05 | 4844315 LetThemEatRand
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Let's turn that place into a big desert!  Oh, wait.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:07 | 4844319 economics9698
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The only time Biden was right was when he proposed splitting up the Shia, Sunni, and Kurds.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:09 | 4844331 Latina Lover
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Now, if only we could convince them to attack Washington....

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:21 | 4844368 Manthong
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Obama and Hillary own this.

Was that a $ .4 billion in US cash they got?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:26 | 4844417 BigJim
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<== I've researched Odet Yinon and think this is going by his playbook

<== I haven't researched Odet Yinon and think this is some accidental clusterfuck

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:29 | 4844432 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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I wonder how all those Iraqi Dinar "investments" are going to turn out??? LOL...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:52 | 4844563 Canadian Dirtlump
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For these guys, good. Steal them and spend them into the system. Terrorists or central bankers, you decide?


As for ISIL, ISIS, DASH or whatever name the turds want to go by, here is an interesting take on ISIS vs. Taliban by a guy who follows a site I follow closely,


Much like the Taliban, these guys are funded by virulent saudi and gulf state money, walk the same line, aren't interested in finding a voice, sharing power, or much else. They rule and won't have any issue executing anyone man woman or child who not only opposes them, but is merely different.



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:57 | 4844597 greatbeard
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>> are funded by virulent saudi and gulf state money,

Heaven forbid we should drastically cut our energy guzzling ways and starve those fuckers.  Nahh, that would take some self sacrifice.



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:01 | 4844625 hedgeless_horseman
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:11 | 4844683 philipat
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NO PROBLEM. The Gold is already in Chaina...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:22 | 4844746 SWRichmond
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USG is the richest terrorist organization.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:35 | 4844810 Four chan
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so iraq is like the movie swordfish but in reverse.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:42 | 4844848 Bananamerican
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The Iraqi insurgency will pay for itself.....apparently...
Amazing what you can do with no MIC in the way...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:44 | 4844862 SafelyGraze
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one more example of why it's better for a central bank to hold no precious metals!


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:55 | 4844918 StacksOnStacks
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American Made!  We make some damn good shit when we want to!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:59 | 4844939 Herd Redirectio...
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Interesting tidbit: The word MUSLIM derives from the town of Mosul.  Mosulman (or variants thereof), being the original word.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:07 | 4844976 DaddyO
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Just think about the huge amounts of money that were spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Think about the human lives that were lost.

Think about the trampled freedoms of people the world over, the USA especially.

Think about the huge sums of money for bailouts of the perpetrators of all this madness.

Think about it and weep...

The fall of Mosul is but a marker on the road to destruction the world is currently on with no end in sight.

Think about it and weep...


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:12 | 4845004 Herd Redirectio...
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If the world can survive the Black Plague, it can survive all this shit.

There is a reason the phoenix rising from the ashes is such a widespread 'myth'.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:52 | 4845173 0b1knob
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This is nothing to lose your head over.  Oh wait...


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4845283 CheapBastard
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"Whew, I'm glad we're all safe here in the Green Zone....."


'Wait a sec...did you hear that?"


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:31 | 4845359 SilverIsKing
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I'm calling BS.  No one goes into the Central Bank of Mosul and walks out with $400 million without losing an eye, an ear, or maybe a finger.  Nowhere is it mentioned that anyone lost a body part so until I see that, I'm not buying it.

And by the way, how does one steal $400 million and get to keep it?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:46 | 4845430 simplejack
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Stupid question time......... who is Al-Qaeda?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:25 | 4845597 Perfecthedge
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Far-right extremists...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:33 | 4845365 kill switch
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Look around the world ,,this is WWIII,, just nobody has flipped a nuke yet!!! Give it time.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:58 | 4844936 sushi
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I guess all the drones are off attacking wedding parties elsewhere in the world.

Which explains why these dudes can prance around in the desert and seize oil refineries, gold, and weapons stocks and nothing happens to them. No death from above?

Maybe they have a tactical secret and have outlawed weddings?

Or perhaps USSA foreign policy is so convoluted that even the USSA cannot figure it out?


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:39 | 4845121 BurningFuld
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This is just payback 'cause USA Oil Companies got very few contracts in the "New" Iraq.

Do you need us now????

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:58 | 4845198 sushi
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Interesting point of view from one of Canadian Dirt's links:

Even Z. Brzezinski, not known for his sympathies toward Russia, states that the threat of an explosion in the Middle East, and in Syria in particular, means that the U.S. needs to work closely with Russia and China “to some extent more than...[with] Britain or France”. And cold war paladin Brzezinski knows what he's talking about here.




Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:00 | 4845208 Dublinmick
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US companies were not supposed to, the contracts went to BP .... London wins again, bow before your master

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:21 | 4845807 SWRichmond
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I guess all the drones are off attacking wedding parties elsewhere in the world.

Which explains why these dudes can prance around in the desert and seize oil refineries, gold, and weapons stocks and nothing happens to them. No death from above?

Maybe they have a tactical secret and have outlawed weddings?

Or perhaps USSA foreign policy is so convoluted that even the USSA cannot figure it out?

Or maybe, just maybe, they're not really 'enemies"...and USG is happy they're doing what they're doing.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:46 | 4846077 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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I still want to know, what currency did they get $400M of? Iraq-bux? Might be like the guys showing up at the US Embassy in 1975 with suitcases full of South Vietnamese currency...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:15 | 4844709 asteroids
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"Conquest is easy, control is not!" - Capt. James T Kirk (Star Trek)

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:02 | 4844948 Herd Redirectio...
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Hence the Imperial Coat of Arms (of the Byzantines, Holy Roman Empire, Russian Empire) representing the bicephelous eagle.

One head represents the military, conquest.

The other represents the Church, administration.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:21 | 4844738 Canadian Dirtlump
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Looking at it another way, if any country is in need of some freedom bombing, it is the saudis. Get rid of the government and leave the resources. Worked for several other countries.



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:37 | 4844822 Bananamerican
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Yea! Worked hella good in....Iraq....

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:57 | 4844928 Canadian Dirtlump
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Al CIADA showed up AFTER the war started and only exist because of Saudi money and CIA training.


Hella uncomfortable notion to roll around between the ears. If you bomb the saudis back to the stone age and have the deep state stop training these guys, the problem withers on its own.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:52 | 4845174 sushi
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One of your links uptop indicates that this group is 20,000 strong and growing quickly.

Feeding 20,000 fighters on a daily basis requires a significant logistics effort. Simply providing the required daily water ration to a force this size living in the desert requires both a large logistics train and a secure source of supply in a land where water is a scarce commodity.

Hard to belleve this activity takes place and no one knows anything about it.

Guess NSA needs to do some Tailored Access Operations on the local camel fleet.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4845334 Save_America1st
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well, I'm sure obama will be more than fucking happy to send his terrorist brothers as much "aid and comfort" as they need to get them through those tough desert nights without going hungry or thirsty. 

He'll probabaly set up the EBT foodstamp system in Mosul so they can all buy our food and water and charge it back to the American tax payers. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:34 | 4845371 Four chan
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lol mr dirtlump you point out an amusing irony that the american paid and bush supported saudis bankrolled this whole terrorist program and despite the saudis propaganda efforts the truth is biting them in the ass.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:18 | 4845570 Canadian Dirtlump
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the whole thing is fucked. Al quaeda ( or the like ) used weapons they got from the US in Syria to fight Assad to go to mosul and fight the U sbacked regime then stole money and US weapons to go back to syria and fight for the US with again.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:36 | 4844460 Der Wille Zur Macht
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I haven't researched "Odet Yinon" yet. Care to give a brief explanation of what you're suggesting before I spend the next 3 hours at work googling this?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24 | 4844749 espirit
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Israeli Playbook, circa 1982.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:03 | 4844954 Matt
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"The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation."

excerpt from

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:13 | 4845012 BigJim
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Basically... as Israel, would you rather be surrounded by i) nation states that hate you, with the resources of nation states to impinge on your actions, or ii) squabbling, chaotic Islamic Bantustans, whose 'leaders' you can a) bribe with tactical weaponry and the occasional tidbit of intel, or b) occasionally crush with utter impunity if they look like they're getting bit uppity?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:06 | 4845242 john39
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the real problem with the plan is that, when it fails, and all the people around you realize how evil you are, you have a serious situation... especially if your sugar daddy and bully muscle is collapsing and broke from fighting your wars.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:17 | 4845557 BigJim
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I think the people around them already have a very good idea of just how evil they are. And maybe they're as confident of the US retaining Hegemon status as most of the US elite seem to be.

And they probably think they can keep the Shiites and Sunnis at each others' throats for centuries. And why not? The latter have hated each other since long before the Zionists started to get their act together.

The real wild card would be if one of the 'terrorist' groups gets hold of a nuke or two and is genuinely not a CIA/Mossad proxy. But then, as Iran pointed out, why would Muslims want to nuke Palestine when it's their third most holy site, and home to millions of Muslims whom they already see as victims of infidel aggression?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:44 | 4845664 elegance
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Diaspora and thermonuclear weapons. They can't lose. As much as that idea is unpopular here... Masada will not fall again.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:28 | 4844771 Canadian Dirtlump
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Amen to that. The paid autodidact.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:45 | 4844869 bagehot99
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It's Oded.

I haven't read it, but it's some supposed Zionist master plan. My guess is that it's probably fringe bullshit peddled as mainstream thought.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:05 | 4844965 Canadian Dirtlump
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It seems to have alot more veracity than does say something like the protocols of zion, and the idea that the over arching US policy as dictated by a set of people with specific phenotypes and dietary requirements involves smashing up any nation of strength in the middle east is hardly a stretch.



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:04 | 4844966 Herd Redirectio...
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Fringe or mainstream...

Because thats how I decide what I believe...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:27 | 4844422 max2205
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When do they light up the oil fields.....

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:52 | 4844564 Relentless101
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Ah. Now that would be foolish. We will take over the fields and then one day sell it back to them at a "bargain."

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:28 | 4844426 thamnosma
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Article states Iraqi Dinars, but I don't know if that's the Iraqi equivalent of the US dollars they got or not.  They also grabbed gold bullion.   Lots of cash for purchase of weaponry on the open market.  They are really set to go now.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:37 | 4844474 what's that smell
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why are you posting here on zhedge?

the level of your analysis is more like yahoo leisure or huffpo.

this is cartoon level propaganda from the lowest levels of the state department meant to be consumed by the joe-bag-of-donuts crowd.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:58 | 4844606 greatbeard
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>> meant to be consumed by the joe-bag-of-donuts crowd.

You answered your own question.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:12 | 4844695 thamnosma
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Go fuck yourself loser.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:34 | 4844799 Lost My Shorts
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Automated posts are starting to show up on ZH (or maybe they have been appearing for a while and I just started to notice.)  This one in generic and has no relation to the prior comment, and could just be tossed in anywhere.  Not sure what the purpose is.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:46 | 4844871 Herd Redirectio...
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Its not that new.  We've had trolls, paid trolls and disinfo for some time round here.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:03 | 4845223 Dublinmick
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Smells like just another box of chocolates

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:31 | 4844445 BaBaBouy
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WOW, FUCK... There Are Actual GWB Fans Here..... Shit...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:19 | 4844386 SAT 800
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!! LOL. Yeah, give NY a break, already. DC is the place, my dudes !

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:31 | 4844423 Zadok
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...Now, if only we could convince them to attack Washington...

Don't bite the hand that feeds you...

Al-Qiada. => Al-CIA-DA. => The CIA, Duh!

We need a new name ending in 'Durr'. You know, to keep up with hip vernacular.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4844705 nuclearsquid
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These Iraqis need some Freedom Neutrons and Liberty Betaburns.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:36 | 4844816 kchrisc
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Attack from their base at Langley.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:18 | 4844376 Keegan11
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Hope that was a joke. If not, think 1919 partition by the Europeans -- how'd that work out???

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:44 | 4844854 holmes
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Why split them up? Put them together and encourage them to kill each other.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:07 | 4844323 BaBaBouy
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AND The Great Said Author, GWB, Is Proud Happy And Smiling, And Free As A Bird...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:06 | 4844653 yogibear
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We supplied these people with money, vehicles, tanks and helicopters.  All they need is nukes.

Our young kids die to play these banksters high profit war games. What a country.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:04 | 4845230 Incubus
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we only care about our kids when we ship them overseas to fight for our flag-waving agenda. 


When they're actually here, they can fuck off.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:30 | 4846262 newbie vampire
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"Our young kids die to play these banksters high profit war games. What a country."

I believe it is time to draft the politicos and the banksters and send them to the hot zone where they can explain the benefits of democracy and the benfits of banking.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:35 | 4844805 indygo55
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Nuke them from space, it's the only way to be sure.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:01 | 4844947 Urban Redneck
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If they just blow Mosul dam, they achieve the same but can maintain plausible deniability and blame it (both the humanitarian disaster and their demand for mo' money) on those fundamentalist terrorists...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:27 | 4845331 Svendblaaskaeg
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"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4845603 jaxville
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  No worries ....The Sunni is a small minority and will be over run by the Shiite majority. This isn't really a big deal but it will result in a stronger, more professional Iraqi army at the end of the day. i am sure Iran would be eager to help erase this nonsense as well.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:00 | 4845723 teslaberry
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why waste a perfectly good warhead? when we can get these people to all kill each other for far less cost and without the risk of radiation

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:06 | 4844977 Grinder74
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Are they investors in "Five Guys"?  Killary Clinton wants to know.





Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:25 | 4846249 newbie vampire
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" is this the good Al-Qaeda or the bad Al-Qaeda?"

This is the good Al-Qaeda which we trained and support to overthrow Assad. 

The bad Al-Qaeda is supposedly the one we are fighting but they are on holiday at the moment.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:01 | 4844288 BaBaBouy
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AND The Great Author, GWB, Is Happy And Smiling, And Free As A Bird...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:54 | 4844584 CrashisOptimistic
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May I have your attention please.

Iraq pumps 3.2 million bpd of Brent equivalent $110/barrel good stuff.  20% of that comes out of the north.

Nothing else matters.  Keep your eye on the ball.

If it stops, $150/barrel.  And it all falls apart.

That is all.

Thank you for your attention.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:10 | 4844676 ThroxxOfVron
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"Iraq pumps 3.2 million bpd of Brent equivalent $110/barrel good stuff.  20% of that comes out of the north.

Nothing else matters.  Keep your eye on the ball.

If it stops, $150/barrel.  And it all falls apart."


Exactly.  I'm relieved that someone else in here understands the implications of this. 

How crazy huge is the American Embassy compound in Iraq again?   People don't build whole fucking cities just to up and abandon them when the paint is dry; everyone knew the US was gonna be there.  Fer Christ sake: McCain talked openly about a hundred year occupation of Iraq at one point.   

How soon before the roll out of the full on American Troop Surge 2.0 or a mixed 'US Peace Keeper' and/or U.N./mercenary/proxy force is the next question We should probably be asking.  

Unemployment is a great motivator for enlistment.  Ditto the Commander In Sheeps gracious forgiveness of unpayable and otherwise undischargeable edjikation debpts for riding shotgun in British Petroleum's tanker truck convoys...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:41 | 4844824 BaBaBouy
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@ Wonderful "US Fixed" Mosul ...

How Great Is It, Going From Riding Camels TO Piloting US Blackhawks ?????

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:50 | 4844891 DullKnife
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Fear not.

Dear Leader will hasten to send Al-Mucki billions of non-lethal aid...

And Obaba's Syrian freedom fighters will be handily ousted from Iraq.


BTW, could part of the Iraqi military/police reluctance to stand and fight be due to lack of liking for Al-Mucki?

They did not want to die for S.H. who was a corrupt tyrant.

Maybe they do not want to die for Al-Muki who is a corrupt....

After all, would you want to fight to the death to keep Dear Leader in power?

Motivation makes a huge difference in warfare.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:49 | 4844887 bagehot99
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Did you see Kim Kardashian's wedding pictures???

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:56 | 4844921 DullKnife
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"Did you see Kim Kardashian's wedding pictures???"

Forgive me for being a rube, but what does Kim Kardashian actually DO that justifies the Press from panting over her where ever she goes and having photo orgasms when she goes shopping, eats at a restaurant, buys shoes, etc?

I see her in the news a lot but am clueless as to K.K.'s value to society.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:09 | 4844990 Herd Redirectio...
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She has a big ass, and she was in a sextape once (that is amazingly harder to find than it was when she was undergoing transition from nobody to 'celebrity').  I think she is supposed to represent some sort of Hollywood ideal, how someone can 'rise from nothing by their own merits'.    Is it the truthOf course not. 

A perfect example of the 'fame machine'.  If they 'make' you, they can 'break' you.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:29 | 4845611 ThroxxOfVron
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"I see her ( Kardashian ) in the news a lot but am clueless as to K.K.'s value to society."

The American Dream has been supplanted by the audacious HOPE that any loser with enough chutzpah and moral deficiency can suck and jive their way into celebrity, money, and a highly publicized but short lived marriage to a similarly lucky, physically and morally endowed and/or avaricious entertainer/entrepreneur/grifter.

The media loves this meme.  It's long form advertisement for 'lifestyle' and 'culture' ( the lack thereof to more or less ) -and sells stuff.

In short: HOPE still exists that if enough cock is smoked one can enjoy 'the good life' and flaunt their 'success' to all those that didn't swallow hard enough.

"Here comes Johnny Yen again
With the liquor and drugs
And a flesh machine
He's gonna do another strip tease

Hey man, where'd you get that lotion?
I've been hurting since I bought the gimmick
About something called love
Yeah, something called love
Well, that's like hypnotising chickens

Well, I'm just a modern guy
Of course, I've had it in the ear before
'Cause of a lust for life
'Cause of a lust for life

I'm worth a million in prizes
With my torture film
Drive a G.T.O.
Wear a uniform
All on government loan" -IGGY POP


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:40 | 4846294 newbie vampire
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"The media loves this meme.  It's long form advertisement for 'lifestyle' and 'culture' ( the lack thereof to more or less ) -and sells stuff."

We have thinking people here on ZH.

KK is meant for the serfs who prefer bread and circuses, courtesy of the mainstream media which brought about the change.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:03 | 4844301 COSMOS
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One way to arm the Al CIADA in Syria is by letting them get their hands on all that US equipment in Mosul, and the cash in the banks.  Al maliki waliki whatever his name is, was not playing fully the USA game since he was letting Iran get through to help Syria by flying troops and equipment through Iraq air space.  They told him to stop it and he didnt.  So the USA is now supporting the old Baaathists again rebranded as ISLISLISL whatever 'what difference does it make'

Dude the Middle East is one easy place to set fire to.  These mofos are so easily played.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:27 | 4844424 kellycriterion
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And when this group doesn't play the US game, then what? A global empire of mercs and proxies? Nothing will help. Nothing will halt the decline.

Just concentrate on minimizing your personal bag holder potential.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:10 | 4845542 MisterMousePotato
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A lot easier and more effective than shipping a few small arms through an American mission somewhere in, oh, say, northeast Libya.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:00 | 4844619 random999
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good thinking there.

Its difficult to know whats going on but thats defenitly not something you´re gonna read in "news" anytime soon.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:55 | 4844920 Bananamerican
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The only thing not accounted for is the "embarrassment" factor to the D.C. Establishment...Makes further warmongering.politically dicey when even the most "Dancing" bedazzled Amerikan says "wtf?!? We just akomplished that place!!"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:11 | 4844687 yogibear
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"These mofos are so easily played."

To a certain point. They hate the US and it's policies. When dealing with devil these people in Washingto sold their souls.

They'll be back in the US to kill even more powerful and better armed.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:51 | 4845897 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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First thing I thought was "How incompetent". Then I thought, what if this was just an easy way to "send funding" to a group, or to launder money. Who were the acct holders in those banks in Mosul?

I also think you could have the keys to a helicopter, doesn't mean you can fly it. I'd assume (since we assign such mythic powers to our spy agencies) that said Blackhawks could be easily identified on some kind of tracking system. 

In other words, I am assigning to malice what would normally be credited to stupidity. It seems like way too big a score to be dumb luck.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:08 | 4844325 Zirpedge
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@ Dollar Bill

No Refunds. All you will get is snarky tweets from them.

ISIS is taking resources from the corrupt regime in Iraq to do the peoples work liberating out Asad they have more RPG and ainti aircraft missiles. (They ran out of their Libyan supply) 


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:20 | 4844392 oddjob
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I would suspect a transgendered troll like yourself just adores tweeting and fully embraces the resulting effeminacy.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:15 | 4844364 QQQBall
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The Hunvees don't have any armor anyway.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:23 | 4844403 Dr. Engali
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Phew.... That makes it all better.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:44 | 4844526 codecode
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no remote "kill switch" built in?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:31 | 4844784 Overfed
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Without a constant supply of parts and trained techs to work on 'em, they'll all be broken down and useless within a month. They ain't built by Toyota, yaknow.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:17 | 4844373 SAT 800
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"Al Sham"----is that related to Sam the Sham and the Pharos? Are they going to make any MTV, releases? Or is it just a plain, old SHAM. You can't make this shit up.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:49 | 4844522 rwe2late
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AlQaida = Shmaida

Militants, Taliban, Terrorists, Jihadis, etc. all resistance to invasion lumped together as "AlQaida".

There was no "AlQaida" in Iraq before the US invaded Iraq.

Maybe invading  and militarily occupying a country makes enemies.

Maybe setting up a puppet government to facilitate the theft of resources makes enemies.

Maybe it is mainly the Saudis, the CIA, and Mossad  that teach, practice, and promote extremism and terrorism.

Maybe “our” side is the principal cause of all this mayhem, and ought just stop promoting conflict by invasions, backing unsavory and extremist puppets, and practicing the terrorism of bombings, drone assassinations, and torture.

But no, wait, let us be arrogant and stupid, and pretend our oligarchs are not robbing them blind,

or doing anything wrong,
and that they only resist “our” puppet governments and occupation forces because we are so incredibly "good",
and they are so incredibly "bad" not to submit.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:36 | 4844814 espirit
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Putting a religious minority in charge of the religious majority never lasts long without conflict.

Like putting Jews in charge of Catholics, Baptists, and Prebyterians... Oh wait...


Resources and Religion - The motivator(s) of war.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:13 | 4845005 post turtle saver
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straight out of the "Kelly's Heroes" playbook... man, gotta give credit where it's due, well played

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:26 | 4845068 Idaho potato head
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As soon as German gold is repatriated well get right on it!
IRS form letter

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:54 | 4845181 SAT 800
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Just recently when Zero went to Afghanistan, I was actually praying. Come on; I prayed, come on; it just needs one honest soldier. one man and one bullet. Come on, goddamn it; do your duty ! Unfortunately, they didn't have to interrupt any Tide commercials, for "we bring you this flash anouncement from Afghanistan"; but I had my hopes.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4845300 JuliaS
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:39 | 4845393 Larry Dallas
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How much does it cost to re-paint a 747 from Malaysia?

We're fucked.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:46 | 4845429 doctor10
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And the White House cut was?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:48 | 4845441 asking4it2k
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John McCain wants to give more weapons to these alqaeda guys ??

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:59 | 4844269 Millivanilli
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Any chance we can revisit MIssion Accomplished?


President George W. Bush Says "Bring 'em on"




Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:01 | 4844286 LetThemEatRand
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Sadly, though, he was right.  BP and China Oil are now pumping Iraq oil (Saddam refused to use anyone but his own companies), and the MIC and bankers made trillions.  That was the mission, and it was accomplished.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:03 | 4844297 Millivanilli
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You mean 6 trillion dollars later and all we got were some Chimpy mc Chimpy smirks, a landing on an air craft carrier landing and some shock and awe memories.



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:09 | 4844336 Dr. Engali
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The mission was accomplished. The status of the petro-dollar was preserved, if only for a short while longer.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:29 | 4844434 kaa1016
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Absolutely right. That is the point that people miss. Libya and Iraq was about the continued transacting of oil in US dollars, plain and simple. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4844698 BruntFCA
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This is correct. Nearly all other posts regarding al-CIA dah or whatever are superfelous to this fact.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:10 | 4844678 Abitdodgie
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So is AL CIADA going to carry on fighting in Syria for America or are they going to turn round and say, lets take Iraq back and take control of all the oil production and and other resorces and fuck America over , if I had been shot and raped by America for 10+ years it would be time to hire some mercs (us trained of course to fly the helos and to maintain hmvees with crows systems) and go fuck America , just saying.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:14 | 4844707 HelluvaEngineer
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume we delivered all that oil to China, below cost.  Cause that's how we roll.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:03 | 4844298 Danno Anderson
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Pat Buchanan opposed the Iraq war from the beginning and was one of the few who did, at that time.  He was right. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4844703 yogibear
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Pat Buchanan is a true conservative. The Republicrats blackballed him.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:46 | 4844870 john39
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he also objects to the un-naturally cozy relationship (master/slave) between Israel and the U.S...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:38 | 4845383 Dublinmick
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Pat is also the queen's cousin. You have to have a few of them who sound like they are not nuts.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 18:12 | 4846352 Analyse2
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The Bush regime lied and fabricated "evidence" that was used to deceive Congress, the American people, and the United Nations. 

At the time that these absurd claims were being made, only experts knew that they were false but today everyone knows that the claims were lies.

I wonder why everyone has forgotten how much hate FRANCE got for NOT wanting to contribute in the Irak war.

The whole dumbass "LIBERTY FRIES" , the “cheese-eating surrender MONKEYS”  things   all kind of silly jokes still continuing, even in ZH …. Five years of Anti-French slander and vilification was thus thrust by the White House, the administration, members of Congress, governors and by lackeys in the media (like Fox News or Murdoch Press). Remember American TV news showing proud Americans pouring French wines in the gutter.

Remember also Dr. David Kelly (biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq) and his ultimately suicide/murder ! What if Iraq were invaded ? Kelly replied, “I’ll probably be found dead in the woods...”

May all Americans remember what they did, and how it speaks volumes about how are treated dissent, opinion and opposition.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:58 | 4844270 loregnum
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So the CIA just got 429 mil richer? nice!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:14 | 4844713 HelluvaEngineer
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More like money from CIA account 1 was transferred to CIA account 2

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:53 | 4845695 Herd Redirectio...
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"Listen, we can't be seen giving you the money directly.  What we can do... Is give our friends at the Mosul Central Bank a bunch of money, you go over there, blow some stuff up, and Bob's your uncle!"

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:59 | 4844274 JRobby
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Act 3, scene 6 "The Case For New War" take 1

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:59 | 4844277 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Don't laugh. Saudis / Sunnis, Iranians / Shiites ... who do we "support" ? So we just fought 10 years against ourselves, hey nothing is perfect ...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00 | 4844279 uno
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it's just part of the trade along with the Blackhawks for Bergdahl

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00 | 4844281 Infinite QE
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This must be the zionist wing of the Al CIAduh network.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00 | 4844282 AdmTirpitz
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Camel humps for everyone!!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:01 | 4844285 Kristian
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Mission accomplished.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:09 | 4844333 Ignatius
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So they saying that some gold was stolen, but was the rest in cash notes?  Stealing digits seems implausible.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:14 | 4844358 uno
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mission accomplished = hope and change = forward (common core vocabulary)

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:01 | 4844289 kito
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lets just carpet bomb the entire country.....kill them terririssts and make some room for new factory orders for more bombs!!!!!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:02 | 4844290 Cangaroo.TNT
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:06 | 4844318 COSMOS
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The Mission is to get the place fighting and destabilized.  Same thing in Syria and Ukraine.  Its like we are setting fire to the whole world but expect to be nice and safe since we have two oceans worth of water to keep us fireproof.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:24 | 4844404 Chief Kessler
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I wonder what the bushchimp is painting now? Maybe Dante's inferno?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:48 | 4844543 earnyermoney
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bushchimp would be Zero. He's painting a view of a tee from his favorite golf course.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:03 | 4844303 BorisTheBlade
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Perhaps next thing Al Qaeda finds are all those WMDs US military failed to. Hilarity ensues (c)

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:04 | 4844305 IReallyDontCare
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Umm looks like they will have enough cash and weapons to keep up the fight to destroy Syria,you would almost think it was a planned move.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:19 | 4844381 CCanuck
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Who knew the bathist would take over when the US left?

Can't blame anyone for not seeing this happen'n


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:04 | 4844306 Ness.
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“Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:18 | 4844727 yogibear
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The war in the middle east isn't over, it's just starting. Just because Osama bin Laden is dead means nothing. Look into the details.

Al Qaeda is winning and taking over Iraq. Sadam at least controlled them.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:51 | 4844893 sluggo
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You might have missed the quotation marks on his post.  He was quoting the OZero.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:04 | 4844307 FieldingMellish
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Barack Ahkbar!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:25 | 4844410 Uncle Remus
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I just checked and "Barack" is not one of the 99 names of Allah. "Al" seems to be popular though. I don't get the hyphenation either...

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