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John Kerry's "Iran" Solution For Iraq (In 1 Cartoon)

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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:02 | 4880791 Stinko da Munk
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Just draw a red line. That seems to be effctive in the regio.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:04 | 4880801 Sudden Debt
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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:11 | 4880810 Taku
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Send a Kerry

(or two)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:50 | 4880894 post turtle saver
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I just dropped a wicked Kerry off at the pool...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:56 | 4880908 TeamDepends
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Defoliate their jungles with Agent High Fructose Corn Syrup Tomato Paste.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:14 | 4881073 The Internation...
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Give them all TVs

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:53 | 4881144 Sages wife
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And smartphones.  Then just dig a big hole and let them fall in.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:56 | 4881247 El Oregonian
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"There's no Hurry in Kerry" but not to worry... He'll "catch-up!" 'cause he won't be left be-heinz!!!!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:13 | 4881280 linniepar
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Yellow cake, bitchez.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:32 | 4881445 Occident Mortal
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I think John Kerry must be shitting bricks now that Putin has waded into the fray and that means Lavrov is going to be offering vastly superior alternatives to everything that comes out of John Kerry's mouth.

Why the long face John?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:23 | 4881786 eclectic syncretist
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He will tell them to throw away their service medals and embrace the fedgov rule of the Allah central bank politicoes his masters want to install.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:45 | 4881818 whotookmyalias
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Quick, have Maliki implement the Affordable Health Care act.  That'll slow 'em down.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:35 | 4881313 Boiling Frogs
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...and bacon grease. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:59 | 4886472 forensicator
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reminded me of the scene from Caddy Shack.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 07:16 | 4882292 piliage
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and don't forget the hashtags #

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:21 | 4880831 Paveway IV
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Everything the Iranians need to know about trusting the U.S. in one, easy map.

The orange-dotted line is the Kirkuk-Haifa pipeline beta. The real Kirkuk-Haifa genocide-for-oil pipeline won't be completed for another year or so. That's a million-barrel-a-day pipeline, being paid for by the Iraqi holocaust victims themselves, that will transport their stolen oil directly to Haifa, Israel.




Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:46 | 4881131 kchrisc
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With respect, but that orange dotted-line does not run anywhere near Israel. It goes from near Kirkuk up to another pipeline that runs into Turkey.

You may be correct, but that map does not back your statement.

Please post additional evidence.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:52 | 4881790 Paveway IV
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It doesn't have to run directly to Israel. It only had to bypass any part of Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline in Iraq itself and be well within Kurdish controlled areas. That allows the Kurds (13% of Iraqis) to sell north Iraqi oil as if it was theirs. Recently disclosed figures show the Kurdish controlled northern Iraq areas probably have 40% of Iraq's total reserves, much of it light, easy-to-refine oil in undeveloped fields. That fact was known, but kept from the Iraqi government in 2005 when they were drawing up the new constitution. Instead, an odd article was added about regional administrations controlling any new production. Turns out that American and British Oil stooges suddenly 'discovered' all kinds of new oil in north Iraq right after that. They are trying to bring a huge quantity online and expect to continue to add capacity. Rather than wait for the Iraq government to sort all this out, the Kurds just started smuggling 'their' oil out in 2012, built a bypass pipeline of their own to Turkey in 2013, and now also control the Kirkuk Terminal pumping station. Which will mean Iraq can't even pump it's own oil out the line they built to Turkey. 

The Turks were happy to take the transit and storage fees from anyone that can get oil into the Turkish leg of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. By the end of 2013, the Kurds rebuilt the orange-dotted line smugglers pipeline all the way to the Faysh Khabur pumping station near the intersections of the Iraq/Turkish/Syrian borders. After that station, it flows through the Turkish portion of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline to Turkey's Ceyhan Marine Terminal for storage and lift. The Kurds announced that their 'new' 36" 150K BPD pipeline was exporting Iraqi oil full-time in Jan 2014. The reason that capacity existed is because (coincidentally) someone kept blowing up the Iraqi government segment of the pipeline between Kirkuk and Faysh Khabur, making the Kurds the sole source for any oil today. Maliki figured out the scam and has some American law firm suing the Kurds, Turkey and anyone that touches the smuggled Kurd oil. Iraq had already planned to build a much larger pipeline from Kirkuk to Turkey, but the Kurds now magically 'own' Iraq's Kirkuk terminal facilities. They don't want Iraq exporting oil through their newly-looted pumping station or pipeline because it would cut into their profits.

The problem with the new production contracts the Kurds have been awarding are that they screw the rest of Iraq. Bribed Kurds are giving sweethart deals to western majors an letting them produce without any regulation or oversight, raping both the local environment and every last Iraqi. In addition, Iraq (like many Arab countries) refuse to sell their oil to Israel. Someting about stealing land and Palestinian concentration camps. The Kurds have been well-bribed by Israel and don't care what the rest of 'Iraq' wants - they will sell their new Israeli masters all the oil they want. This is in preparation for the opening of the long-planned Kirkuk-Haifa pipeline. That won't be until the U.S. disposes of the 'evil' Maliki for some new, useful U.S.-Israeli lapdog. That will probably be Ahmed Chalabi, the guy that encouraged the U.S. to invade his own country by feeding the U.S. government all kinds of secret information about Saddam Hussein's mega-WMD program and his ties to al Qaeda (I'm not making this up - Google it). He's a Nettanyahu fan-boy and can't wait to unload cheap Iraqi oil to Israel.

Back to the orange-dotted line. You have to do the math. The Kurds can pump 150K bbls/day through the orange-dotted line (since Iraq's feeding pipeline was bombed). Ceyhan terminal can only hold 2.4 million bbls of the Kurd's oil and was reported as nearly full in May. This Reuters article from May 15th reported two cargoes to Israel last summer, and four cargoes to Israel this year: two to Haifa and two to Ashkod. That was from shipping and industry tracking sources. The Kurds denied making any sales but couldn't explain where all their oil sent to Ceyhan (aside from the remaining 2.4 million bbls) ended up. Israel strongly denied buying any from the Kurds (probalby true - several middlemen involved), but shipping companies with Turkish port loaded cargoes of Kurdish crude went to Israel full and came back empty. Powertrans (Turkish oil dealer) handles the Kurds oil and did sell the four cargoes this year to Israel's Oil Refineries Limited.

Now that the cat's out of the bag, the Israelis have reluctantly claimed the first shipment of Kurdish oil just arrived (with two more tankers on the way).

This is all temporary, so the Kurdish pipeline is only the beta version of the Kirkuk-Haifa pipeline. And the U.S. and Israel don't want all the bad PR that comes with using your genocide victim's reconstruction money to build your $18 billion dollar pipeline. They originally were calling it the Strategic Oil Pipeline or some such nonsense, implying that it was really built to benefit Iraq in case Iran closed the straits. When the Iraqi parlament approved the current version, they called it the Basra-Aquaba pipeline. Israel will tap into it in Amman and run that leg to Haifa. They don't need all that oil - they just want to control it and make sure Syria and Lebanon don't get any (unless they buy it from Israel). See how that works?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:28 | 4881897 TheReplacement
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Not disputing the customers and I don't think that matters here.

The Kurds hold the ground.  They own the land.  It's their oil.  What is wrong with them doing as they please with it?

Should we march back in there and declare dictatorship and state owned everything?  Yeah because that would be so like spreading freedom.

I'm sorry but what exactly is your point/problem?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:21 | 4882084 Paveway IV
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Interesting take on Kurdish autonomy, TheReplacement.

A million Iraqis and ten thousand U.S. troops died so 14% of the surviving Iraqis could assert their independence and claim rights to 40% of the nation's only resource. They'll also take Iraq's Kirkuk Terminal and make sure Iraq can't export it's remaining northern oilfield production to Turkey. Unless the Kurds just move the dotted lines out and claim those as well. I guess they can also just absolve themselves of the ten billion of foreign debt that Iraq is still struggling to pay back to a number of countries. And the 4 million Kurds should also demand billions in war reparations for Saddam Hussein's actions even though that money has to come from the other 29 million Iraqis that are also broke and suffered just as much during the war. 

Yeah... call me crazy, but that sounds like 4 million Kurds screwing over 29 million Iraqis that have been screwed over by damn near everyone on the planet. Not only that, but it sounds like the timing of this was all conveniently pre-arranged. Machinated by foreign powers that have no right or business carving up Iraq ESPECIALLY when there's some obvious financial or strategic benefit for them, to the detriment of the Iraqi people.

You would have had plenty of U.S. soldiers happy to go to Kurdish territory in 2003 to help them fight for independence from Saddam Hussein. Now, the Kurds look like just another bunch of greedy, opportunistic theives lined up to screw over Iraqis.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:22 | 4882177 FreedomGuy
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What are you, a Sunni? You don't know any history if you think the Kurds have had some walk in the park. Ask them how much the Turks loved them and how Saddam helped them. Frankly, they have been a better partner and friend to us than anyone else. Since when are Kurds not Iraqis? You make it sound like they are an invading state.

There are no angels in the Middle East. You think if the Shiites had the oil upper hand or even the Sunni's they would share and share alike? You must be a place with legal marijuana. You think the Sunni's under Saddam didn't screw over everyone else? Absolutely they did and they would still if they could! Until and unless Iraq wants to be one unified country it will continue that way. Frankly, Joe the Moron Biden had it right when he originally suggested dividing Iraq into three states. Probably would have worked better over time.

Oil is fungible. It really does not matter where you put in supply. It affects overall world prices and anyone can take supply from any place.

You are crazy. There are no excellent solutions in the Middle East to any problem. There are no good guys and there are only bad and less bad solutions to anything.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:24 | 4882178 FreedomGuy
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And the Kurds could call it war reparations for being gassed.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4883074 ZerOhead
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By the American gas technology they gave Saddam their BFF in happier times.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:58 | 4882242 jeff montanye
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imo paveway is not crazy at all but makes several useful points, particularly regarding the israeli involvement with kurdish oil. were i a kurd i would find allies where i could and the israelis and the u.s. neocons would be among them. that doesn't mean that, since i'm not a kurd, i have to support this in all its manifestations. the more i watch iraq and the more i study its birth at the hands of the french and british who wished it always a weak and internally warring state so its oil could be taken more easily, the more a partition like that of yugoslavia looks like part of the "less bad solutions."  optimally oil resources should be divided equitably by agreement not by armed force, but rough justice may be all that occurs at this sad point.

if ever there is to be any kind of peace in the muslim world, israel will have to change or be changed profoundly.  a zionist state is not worth a fig to me, and, increasingly, others.  they came too late and expect muslims to pay for hitler's sins.  i don't buy it and i think their stock is declining.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:28 | 4881900 kchrisc
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Thanks, I understand now.

Good stuff.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:06 | 4882122 Paveway IV
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This guy nailed the end game in an article eight years ago. 

And just like the average person in the U.S., the average Kurd and average Israeli will never see a dime of the billions in Iraq's stolen oil money. We're only involved when the actual theives need little people to kill each other. Someone else gets the yacht, we only get the shame.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:34 | 4882358 shovelhead
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I don't get any shame...

Not even a bit.

Did you sell everything you own that uses gas?

You bear yor shame well.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:14 | 4882689 MontgomeryScott
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Your postings and the map here are something I have been watching since about the time this article was written. It is easy to understand the ways that sectarian differences are being inflamed by the PTB in order to 'destabalize' this whole region of the world (look at Syria's pipelines, for example) so that the multinationals can rape the oil out of the land and rape the people of the world by means of profiteering, sales, and supply 'disruptions'. Oil (and the control of the supply thereof) is the REAL currency of the modern era. There ARE NO 'elected governments'. The money masters buy the candidates, and the candidates tell you any shit you want to hear, and you vote for them, and they do the bidding of their masters.     No, there are only CORPORATIONS.

The famous speech by Ned beatty in the movie 'Network' comes to mind, except that the reality is far worse.

Thanks for your postings. You are exactly correct on several points.

It's all quite Biblical, you know.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:32 | 4880859 dobermangang
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Don't forget a sternly worded Tweet or two from the White House and the State Department.  Maybe use all caps.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:37 | 4880868 gmrpeabody
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that's closer to the truth than you know.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:07 | 4881058 Midas
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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:15 | 4881459 mjcOH1
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Did they not leave the carcass of our last ambassador for us to retrieve?

Oh...right....  #whatdoesitmatter.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:25 | 4882180 FreedomGuy
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The White House can unfriend them on FaceBook, too. That should send fear into their hearts.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:40 | 4880870 highly debtful
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That's it. We could threaten not to buy their oil any more. Show them who's the boss, goddammit!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:49 | 4880893 divide_by_zero
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Or hold up a hashtag sign

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 05:02 | 4882244 jeff montanye
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#bring back our blackhawks

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:45 | 4881128 Freddie
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Put Commodore Kerry-Kohn on a Swift Boat up the Tigris and Euphrates. 

Actually send this evil f**k up the River Styx or into Dante's Inferno with Obama and Nudeman.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:03 | 4880793 Sudden Debt
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Yeah... Nice how that suddenly vanished from the MSN
Wheren't they about to destroy Israel and Europe and America?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:08 | 4880806 stant
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Jihad joe with fucyu grip

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:17 | 4881077 what's that smell
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is the cartoon funny?

iran is a nuclear power? john kerry is asking for advice? the state department forgot to make a plan for iraqi insurgents? a mullah is drinking coffee while looking at nuclear bomb blueprints?

what's funny?

the dumb cluck who drew this cartoon has been watching FOX again.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:12 | 4881162 stant
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Well I am southern ,with a sick sense of humor. Collapse of empire sucks to watch. So grab some popcorn and watch the picture show. Also I didn't punch the red delta

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:20 | 4881416 Postal
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Damn! I picked up a box of popcorn tonight. Put it back: I thought it would get caught between my teeth. :/

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:08 | 4881458 stant
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You worry to much. Sir .and if memory serves hunter s Thompson quote. " this is the 90s we are going to find out who has teeth and who dosent ,indeed

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:15 | 4881187 Kayman
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The cartoon is hilarious. If the smell has been following you around for 10 weeks and 2 days, use it as a clue. Troll.

Fox dutifully is the counter balance of all the left wing bullshit- right wing bullshit.

The best thing for the Middle East is give it back to the Turks.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:33 | 4881906 Moloch
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Logged in just to say that's the dumbest thing I've read in a long time.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:16 | 4881192 Whatchamacallit
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It would be funnier if Iran said "We told you we don't have nukes."


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 05:14 | 4882250 jeff montanye
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possibly.  it's still pretty funny as is.  and iran needn't have nukes now for it to be.  the cleric could be saying "let us develop them like this sexy picture i'm staring at and we could threaten isis."

it is the vicious horns of the largely self-inflicted dilemmas that obama's foreign policy (and willing inheritance of bush's and even clinton's) that make both iraq and ukraine funny in a gahan wilson kind of way.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:43 | 4882367 shovelhead
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I think we're beginning to outstrip even Gahan Wilson's imagination.

And that says a lot. We've gone full sick cartoon.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:07 | 4881272 The Merovingian
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You are quite possibly the most shit all stupid troll I've ever seen.  

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:09 | 4880807 JustObserving
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Talking about nukes:

Daniel Ellsberg: United States Nearly Used Nukes During Vietnam War

We came dangerously close to nuclear war when the United States was fighting in Vietnam, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg told a reunion of the Stanford anti-Vietnam War movement in May 2014. He said that in 1965, the Joint Chiefs of Staff assured President Lyndon B. Johnson that the war could be won, but it would take at least 500,000 to one million troops. The Joint Chiefs recommended hitting targets up to the Chinese border. Ellsberg suspects their real aim was to provoke China into responding. If the Chinese came in, the Joint Chiefs took for granted that we would cross into China and use nuclear weapons to demolish the communists.

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower also recommended to Johnson that we use nuclear weapons in both North and South Vietnam. Indeed, during the 1964 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater argued for nuclear attacks as well. Johnson feared that the Joint Chiefs would resign and go public if Johnson didn't follow at least some of their recommendations, and he needed some Republican support for the "Great Society" and the "War on Poverty." Fortunately, Johnson resisted their most extreme proposals, even though the Joint Chiefs regarded them as essential to success.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:18 | 4880827 Harbanger
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-1 for quoting or believing anything from a leftist social movement website.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:25 | 4880841 JustObserving
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Google "Ellsberg US nearly used nukes in Vietnam"  You will get 40,600 results.  Many will be right-wing - your touchstone for truth.

I would write more but it would probably be insulting. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:28 | 4880849 Harbanger
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You already insulted every thinking person with your sources.  Don't start with me or I'll make you cry.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:34 | 4880861 JustObserving
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You already insulted every thinking person with your sources

Sorry, I missed insulting you. But, then, I have always believed in being kind to the dumber of our species. There, I have complimented you by including you in our species.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:36 | 4880866 Harbanger
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Yes, you're a real genius.  Don't waste my time.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:55 | 4880906 JustObserving
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Don't waste my time.

You should be on your knees thanking heaven that you cannot waste brain cells.  But then you need brain cells to know that

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:59 | 4881044 Harbanger
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I told you not to waste my time.  One question for you J.O. and it's serious. 
Why are all the supercilious metrosapiens on the left so condescending?  Is it a lack of intelligence and critical thinking that makes then lash out when challenged? 
Calling someone dumb doesn't make you smart J.O., So far you haven't said anything. It's about time you learn that you're not exceptional. Regardless of what your mommie and the system told you, you're average at best, and that's low by todays educational standards. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:34 | 4881222 donsluck
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Most people have average intelligence (hence...average). Dumb would be someone who is below average, agreed? The "Left" has the majority of the population. How can they ALL be dumb?

I just noticed that you your second sentence proves you are not smart, per your third sentence.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:48 | 4881228 Harbanger
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I noticed that "that you your second sentence proves" only makes sense to a moron.  And learn the difference between your and you're a moron.  But look at it this way, Your belief that the "Left" has the majority of the population, although untrue, should support your belief that ALL Merkins are dumb.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:53 | 4881242 donsluck
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I submit to your greater intelligence. Do you have a following (besides me)?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:00 | 4881256 Harbanger
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Just suck my ass and go protest a war or burn a flag or something, now that you should.  It's bigger than left/right or Obama. We're at the cusp of WWIII and every useful idiot on the left is still afraid to criticize Obama.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:55 | 4881735 Ides of November
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The love for Obama is sickening. The guy has shown no leadership capabilities and is being led by the nose into mess after mess.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 05:19 | 4882253 jeff montanye
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i'm not an expert on condescension (i can't even spell it) but you sound condescending to me, harbanger.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:45 | 4881821 LetThemEatRand
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Left/Right.  Tribal moron speak.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:28 | 4882181 FreedomGuy
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Left and Right have real meaning and distinction ideologically. The question is whether Democrat and Republican actually have any significant differences.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 05:22 | 4882255 jeff montanye
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excellent, excellent clarification.  even left and right are so rough and ready much meaning is lost but the real crock of shit is the notion of opposition parties in the u.s. at this point.

it's not what they disagree on that's wrong, it's what they agree on.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:50 | 4882207 hootowl
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That's not true.  In my class we were all above average.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:47 | 4882375 shovelhead
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Bell curve shift.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:13 | 4881282 Psquared
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I don't understand. Only right leaning social movement websites are truthful and accurate?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:00 | 4884211 sylviasays
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Is that why leftists always want to permanently silence the right?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:31 | 4880850 Chief Wonder Bread
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Goldwater got crucified that and for his statement 'Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice'. The Johnson campaign replied with the famous 'daisy' ad.

Some say it lost Goldwater the election but that's doubtful.


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:19 | 4881292 Psquared
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Goldwater was asked about it but never denied it. Much like the warmongering neocons of today. Amazing how many people believe that today.

I remember my parents talking about voting for Goldwater. They were so proud to vote against Johnson who they accused of being a socialist. Sound familiar?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:10 | 4882128 the0ther
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Johnson was a total psycho Fuck him

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 07:26 | 4882295 piliage
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The problem with the Goldwater quote is they always leave out the second half of what he actually said, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Goldwater was for gay marriage. Goldwater was against the federal income tax. Goldwater said that "The only summit meeting that can succeed is one that doesn't take place."

He also said this, "Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism"

Goldwater was for small government, and freedom of individual choice. I've got no problem at all with Goldwater.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:31 | 4881444 Dublinmick
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Considering Johnson and Goldwater were zios it is was still a win win.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:14 | 4881542 Crisismode
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What is ZIOS?


"Zebras In Otter Suits"???


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:02 | 4881633 Jam Akin
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Similar to WASP - White Ashkenazi Semitic People.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:49 | 4880883 Cthonic
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That may be true seeing that the Air Force at the time was totally geared towards strategic nuclear warfare, not conventional bombing. If they hadn't set artificial limits during operation rolling thunder, and had used B-52's to bomb Hanoi and Haiphon into oblivion, Vietnam might have been a short footnote in US military history.  MIC and their politicians wanted otherwise.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:13 | 4880817 JustObserving
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Iran to Kerry: "A horsehead slipped into bed has been known to be quite effective in Hollywood."

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:15 | 4880823 Skateboarder
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Sarah Jessica Parker?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:45 | 4882029 Manic by Proxy
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If John Kerry and Sarah Jessica Parker had a love child, would it be:

A: California Chrome

B: Secretariat

C: Talentless Waste

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 07:30 | 4882297 piliage
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D: Dead from a crack overdose by 13

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:16 | 4880824 wmbz
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The Obozo admin. is one big ugly circle jerk.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:18 | 4880825 logicalman
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The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy, but that's not going to stop me trying to exploit the bugger for my own ends.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:19 | 4880829 Cognitive Dissonance
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Just goes to prove how ridiculous the final acts of this play will be.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:17 | 4881548 Crisismode
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The Enemy of my Final Friend is my ridiculous play?

You could storyboard that and sell it to a Hollywood director in an LA minute.

Think about it.


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:28 | 4880848 dobermangang
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If the US Government really wants to punish and hurt ISIS, all they have to do is offer them a helping hand. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:30 | 4880853 Yen Cross
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     You can start by sending Horsehead to the glue factory...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:32 | 4880858 rwe2late
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What a tangled web we weave.
What Israel wants, what Big Oil wants, and what the Saudis want
all may be embraced within the grand design of the US oligarchy,
 but the grand design is bigger than any, or even all of those.

The PNAC program is approved by both neoCONs and neoLIBs.
US exceptionalism approved by both.  US full-spectrum global dominance approved by both.

Israel and the Saudis each seek a certain Mideast dominance (which balkanizing may help achieve).
But US leaders seek dominance beyond just the Mideast.
For the US, the petrodollar is not just to dominate the Mideast.
For the US, dominating the Mideast is only part of the design to contain Russia and China,
and to hold sway over the markets of Asia and Europe, and all continents and oceans.

Would Mideast balkanization possibly now be of benefit to US designs?
With regard to Syria, an ally of Russia and Iran, no doubt it would.
And Iraq? Does the chaos, the mayhem threaten and put pressure on Iran?
Does the turmoil open a door for possible US and US sponsored activity with drones and black ops?
Status of force agreement approval?
Conflict with big oil interests? Actually not so much.
Maliki was not delivering on privatizing Iraqi oil. But with a rump Iraq?
And besides, the Kurd leaders are all to happy to privatize.

Chaos is regarded as a pathway to domination.

Having a unified Iraq is not essential to overall US designs, many US leaders have said.
There is no real conflict with US designs and Israeli and Saudi opposition to maintaining a unified stable Iraq.

One should not lightly disregard the (US) Empire's expansionist designs.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:53 | 4880898 palmereldritch
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Like that old joke (var.):

They're going to divide the country into 3 regions:

Regular, Premium and High Octane.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:17 | 4881033 ZerOhead
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Until Maliki successfully passes the law to allow all of Iraq's oilfields to be legally privatized all of the agreements currently in place with the Multinational Oil Companies are technically illegal. For this he needs the consent of the other parties which to date he has not recieved.

This is why Obama needs to broker a deal on behalf of all the parties. The threat of ISIS is merely his "Big Stick".


“Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq’s domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms,” the CNN report concluded, indicating that, “From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West’s largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton, the Texas-based firm Dick Cheney ran before becoming George W. Bush’s running mate in 2000.

Muttitt, author of Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq, wrote a few months before al-Maliki assumed his first premiership that American and British governments made sure the candidates for prime minister knew what their first priority had to be: To pass a law legalizing the return of the foreign multinationals. This would be the vital biggest prize of the U.S. 2003 invasion.

Al-Maliki is the right man to secure a pro-privatization government in Baghdad. Thomas L. Friedman described him in the New York Times on this June 4 as “our guy,” “an American-installed autocrat” and a “big gift” the U.S. occupation “left behind in Iraq.”

Various drafts of hydrocarbon privatization laws failed to gain consensus among the proxy sectarian parties to the U.S.-engineered “political process” and the “federal” entities of Iraq’s U.S.-drafted constitution.

Al-Maliki’s government endorsed the first draft of a privatization law in February 2007 and on August 28, 2011 endorsed an amended draft which the parliament has yet to adopt.

Iraqi trade unions, amid popular protests, opposed and fought the privatization draft laws. Their offices were raided, computers confiscated, equipment smashed and their leaders arrested and prosecuted. Nonetheless, the parliament could not pass the law.

Al-Maliki government began awarding contracts to international oil and gas giants without a law in place. They are illegal contracts, but valid as long as there is a pro-privatization government in Baghdad.

U.S. Executive Order 13303

Former British and U.S. leaders of the invasion of Iraq, Tony Blair and George Bush junior, were on record to deny that the invasion had anything to do with oil, but the U.S. President Barak Obama has just refuted their claim.

On last May 16, Obama signed an Executive Order to extend the national emergency with respect to Iraq for one year. His predecessor Bush signed this “order” for the first time on May 22, 2003 “to deal with the … threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by obstacles to the continued reconstruction of Iraq.”

Details of Bush’s Executive Order (EO) No. 13303 are still kept out of media spotlight. It declared that future legal claims on Iraq’s oil wealth constitute “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

Section 1(b) eliminates all judicial process for “all Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, and proceeds, obligations or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons.”

EO 13303 was rubber-stamped by the UN Security Council Resolution No. 1483, which protected the U.S.-controlled governmental institutions in Iraq.

Muttitt wrote in August 2012: “In 2011, after nearly nine years of war and occupation, U.S. troops finally left Iraq. In their place, Big Oil is now present in force.”

“Big Oil” is now the only guarantor of the survival of the U.S. proxy government in Baghdad, but the survival of “Big Oil” itself is now threatened by the escalating and rapidly expanding armed opposition.

Obama said the “threats” and “obstacles” to U.S, interests in Iraq have not changed eleven years after the invasion; Iraq has not enacted yet a hydrocarbon law to legalize the privatization of its oil and gas industry.

The developments of the last week in Iraq vindicate Obama’s renewal of EO 13303. The U.S. war on Iraq is not over and it is not won yet. Hence Obama’s recent extension of the national emergency with respect to Iraq for one year.


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:48 | 4881236 BigJim
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Good find.

But could someone please translate this into English?

 Section 1(b) eliminates all judicial process for “all Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, and proceeds, obligations or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons.”

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:24 | 4881291 ZerOhead
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Details of Bush’s Executive Order (EO) No. 13303 are still kept out of media spotlight. It declared that future legal claims on Iraq’s oil wealth constitute “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

Just a guess but numerous oil deals with Saddam had to be wiped out so the oilfields could be given away again... this time to the good guys...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:10 | 4882421 shovelhead
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Development leases are hardly "privatizing" oilfields.

Granny got a 1000 acres in Nevada full of silver. She ain't getting out there with a pick. Her lawyer gets the best mining deal and it's hardly "privatizing her resources".

What happens to the money after the oil is sold may be privatized but that's a different kettle of fish.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:56 | 4883146 ZerOhead
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And who profits and is control of the oil whether the field is leased or sold?

Grow up.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:09 | 4881176 Porcoimundo
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you might add that all three now have an unhealthy lead content.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:11 | 4881181 Porcoimundo
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They're going to divide the country into 3 regions:

Regular, Premium and High Octane.


and all three now have a very unhealthy lead content.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:09 | 4881276 Cycle
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Lead?  How about depleted uranium. Same toxicity as lead and a bit of radioactivity just to keep it interesting.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:55 | 4881034 DrewJackson
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Every time I read about the Balkinization of Middle East I laugh.   These National lines were randomly drawn by the Power Elite.   It was not based on tribes, historic regions, but rather control of Colonial powers.

To think that arbitrary lines on a map will keep Shia vs Sunni vs minority sects from fighting each other otehr ( which they have been doing for 1,000+ years) is a joke.



Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:47 | 4880884 Radical Marijuana
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Cartoon cliches: Desk book:

Polish Politics for Dummies.

Bankster controlled puppet politicians are dummies to a degree that the stereotypical "Polish" jokes are insults to the Poles. Kerry's Skull and Bones loyalties, etc., may be an indication of the degree to which he is a political puppet, as are almost all other US Federal Government politicians.

The oligarchs pulling the strings of "American" foreign policies are hidden behind the stage. In my opinion their agenda has become criminally insane, and therefore, the political puppets performing for the masses of muppets are NOT merely "Polish Politics," or the politics of gross stupidity and incompetence, but rather, the result of being controlled behind the scenes by an agenda which has become runaway criminal insanities.

Whether or not Iran already has nuclear bomb making potential, the basic problems are overall APES WITH ATOMIC BOMBS!

Since being the best at backing up lies with violence was what made and maintained the ruling classes, that covertly control governments, and since backing up globalized electronic fiat money frauds with the threat of the force of atomic bombs is the "new normal," which still has the first generation of human beings alive today that grew up with that "new normal" situation, and since the ability of atomic bombs to back up control over the monetary systems and natural resources has never yet actually been tested, but rather is merely cruising on the autopilot of political habits made and maintained during thousands of years of history, the REALITY OF APES WITH ATOMIC BOMBS IS CRIMINAL INSANITY.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:53 | 4881024 Skateboarder
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My friend, do not insult the apes by comparing our worthless selves with nobler beasts past.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:47 | 4880886 Atomizer
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Contract Transaction #6b1e1ac07603a819d7c7d1c22d9eea24| (FY 2000-2012)


The hard drives are fried.

Do You Know the Way to San Jose| by Dionne Warwick


Fuck off coat tail rider. Yes, you Mr. Kerry!  Shall we bow are head for the next gaslighting speech. The negro in the WH uses the same tactic.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:52 | 4881022 Paveway IV
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Psychopath stereotypes and techniques are now being named and detailed?

Recognizing that a disease is making someone sick rather than evil spirits is half the battle.

Get that S&W barrel out of your mouth, Tyler. Maybe there's still hope...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:21 | 4882445 shovelhead
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Out here in cow country we ain't got big words for stuff and time for them bearded fellers with lots of papers.

We still call bullshit ...bullshit. Don't matter much how you wrap it.

Mostly city folks like the sparkly paper and bows.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:07 | 4880923 goldhedge
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STFU John and eat your Beanz...u twat.


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:11 | 4880931 Jano
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Kohn! says it all.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:54 | 4880976 Atomizer
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Chaffetz asks IRS Commissioner: "Are you going to comply with

Sorry for using this thread to lamb blast the fucking lying scumbag that represent the American society. We don't act in this fashion. If the Global Community wants to place harm on American’s, go after the politicians and lobbyist. Leave the US population unharmed. We have no issues despite what media tells you. Obama has turn the United States inside up, and upside down. Focus on the politicians who refuse to listen to the public stating NO.  Again, round up the WH bastards, leave the US citizens unharmed.


Thank you.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:20 | 4881089 Grumbleduke
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"...Now, where do the people think politicians come from?


Garbage in - garbage out..."

George Carlin on politicians

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:55 | 4881035 cynicalskeptic
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Didn't God send this really big flood once to deal with far lesser problems?


Just saying...... seems like humanity is just ASKING for a global 'reset....   though God/Gaia/our-alien-overlords/whatever may decide we're hopelessly screwed up and not worth another chance

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:29 | 4881104 Atomizer
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All illustions.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:29 | 4881216 Kayman
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Time to slaughter a lamb and drip its blood over the alter. Hell, yeah, that ought to do it. No need to up the ante and start drowning innocent children.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:36 | 4882187 hootowl
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We don't drown our children anymore, we tear them into pieces and jam forceps into their brains before they can even escape the womb.

The most dangerous place on earth for an infant is in the womb of an American woman.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:48 | 4881237 donsluck
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Hmm, do you have daddy issues?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:16 | 4881393 giggler321
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Which god?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:33 | 4882186 hootowl
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What a stupid question.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 05:24 | 4882257 enloe creek
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I think it was a couple dozen centuries after the ice age pretty much ended when the others came and mutated the genes of the humans in the south then we came later and altered the genes of the people in the north having seen that the humans in the south didn't fully mutate so we could not let the planet be populated with inferior humans because it would never have evolved to a level where they could join the interplanetary community. So our second attempt was a much better sucess but with a few flaws that we had hoped would evolve away over time. The violent disposition was left in to make sure the humans could survive and subjugate all other humans but they did not actually evolve in the less violent direction they became more violent and risk taking seemed to run to the extreme in these humans. So now that all the populations are generally becoming mixed genetically there appears to be a small chance that with time and a great deal of population reduction through calamity and war there may be a seed pool of worthy humans who we can alter once more if they are to ever be at a level to join us in the galaxy. some of our technicians say we should just abandon the humans since they are so stubbornly violent but we may have use for them as laborers and entertainment in some fashion but it would be too risky to allow them to alter our genetic line with their violent selfish genes so there may come time when we just turn out the lights here and start over

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:39 | 4881119 kchrisc
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No, that was not his answer.

His answer was, "I don't know Mr. Kohn, why don't you call Langley and ask them what to do with their guys. Now don't call me again unless you have the newest episodes of Storage Wars to share."

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:41 | 4881120 marcusfenix
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I can't believe how surreal this whole thing has become. because Washington is busy with NATO trying to provoke a war in eastern Europe, they don't have the time, money or resources to clean up a mess that they created in the first place in Iraq.

so now Washington is trying to farm the whole Iraq thing out...

to Iran of all countries.

it's so absurd it would be funny if the potential consequences we not so dire.

Washington resources Iraq to Iran, what does Tehran get in return I wonder?

oh yeah, and just to make it even more ludicrous, the very country that the western PTB's are trying to provoke a war with is the very same country that just stepped up and offered to do what Washington won't.

arm the Iraqi military.

so I wonder just how well do those 300 advisers Obama committed to the green zone in Baghdad know Russian weapon systems? will they be training the Iraqi army on how to operate t-90's, kornet atgm's and various other pieces of Russian hardware? I doubt it.

and if indeed war brakes out in eastern Europe and beyond, will those 300 advisers then have to fight the Russian military advisers training the Iraqis? further, which side will Iran take then? will they be obligated to finish sorting out ISIS before teaming up with Moscow, which they would most certainly do?

man, this could get to a whole new level of  FUBAR in a hurry.    

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:57 | 4881153 truth serum
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They don't care which side wins as long as the BANKSTERS make $$$ on arms sales etc.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:04 | 4881169 kchrisc
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Yup, "money and power." Always.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:08 | 4881172 Atomizer
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Buffett: "No Problem" with Goldman Moves


We are GOD goddammit. Getting out the correct story out is important.

/ LOL. May 3, 2010, 8:02 AM

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:46 | 4881132 craus
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If the US allowed Israel to strike Iran as nutty yahoo wanted, how would the situation be now?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:58 | 4881158 therevolutionwas
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The joke is, Iran dosn't have a nuke.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:08 | 4881174 kchrisc
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"The joke is, Iran doesn’t have a nuke."

Most likely, but please check the DC US' invoices for confirmation. They are right under the invoices to Iraq for chemical and biological weapons.

I await your findings.



Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:25 | 4881208 Atomizer
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Bank of International Settlements hasn't been able to secure a Central Banking entity within Iran.

The Sisters of Mercy -- Lucretia, My Reflection


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:17 | 4881405 The_Prisoner
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+1 for SOM!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:01 | 4881509 litemine
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wHEN THE cENTRAL bANKERS (profit from both sides of the conflicts) control...................................we lose. END the FED..........Did you ever see a poor Economist or one's offspring standing at the front in a confict?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:29 | 4882182 hootowl
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You  misunderstand, litemine.  The decepticons at the FED don't fight wars, they just start them.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:08 | 4881966 nathan1234
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They got thru in India  which was sold lock stock and barrel by their Italian Empress. Mr R Rajan, groomed exclusively for this post.

Wall St knows to the last cent where her funds are parked or even when moving. So no choice other than to say Welcome Rajan


Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:22 | 4881565 dexter_morgan
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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:23 | 4882858 Obamanism
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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:54 | 4881731 alentia
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Author of the cartoon either stupid or with Boama in the bed.

ISIS is US supported organization and US is not really interested in Iran's help nor any other help to defeat ISIS.



Will I get Putin's trolls chear for me this time?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:12 | 4881763 DeusHedge
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1. Don't cry about it...
2. Find the terrorists
3. Bomb them

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:53 | 4882108 Zeta Reticuli
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What if the terrorists are in Washington, DC? Do you still recommend that option?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:55 | 4882111 Zeta Reticuli
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What if the terrorists are in Tel Aviv? Do you still recommend that option?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:09 | 4881869 JailBanksters
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Is this part of an official CIA Intelligence Brief as evidence for war.



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:26 | 4881999 Dre4dwolf
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I vote we side with Iran and hand the entire region over to them, in exchange they pump us oil for cheap, if you want to control the region, you need a government full of people in the region that have an interest in seeing the region prosper, and you have to make it possible for them to maintain order (stop destroying everything for starters?).


Its a win , win situation.

Lets be honest, the USA could give a rats ass about "spreading democracy", we just want the fucking oil for as close to free as fucking possible and we don't want to deal with the backwards civilization that lives in the region.

You dont win peoples hearts and minds with war, you win it by making them filthy rich and raising the standard of living to the point where people have more to lose than gain by fighting you.


If you attack the problem in such a way, where everyone wins, then there is no problem.

But if you are greedy and you want it all, you are going to just end up in a lose lose scenario.

Russia gets it, thats why they face such little resistance whenever they do something, because its always a win win instead of a lose lose.

In any case, democracy doesn't work, it never has, direct democracy is doomed to fail, because at heart everyone is lazy , greedy and selfish, and they will always do the stupid greedy selfish thing, which is to vote to attack the people that produce the most wealth, which drives them out and forces the economy to collapse in on itself (such as we have in America today).

Best form of government is a dictatorship, with a leader who actually has the brains, and heart to maintain law and order and keep a society on the right path to prosperity, a monarchy or king who actually knows what he is doing and actually cares about the people and free markets.

But since absolute power corrupts absolutely, such a thing is almost impossible, so the next best thing you can do, is try and limit the damage a government can do to a society, by making it as dysfunctional as possible (republic), which is what we started with.


A government that can't get anything done, is the best kind of government there is ironically.


I could be wrong, but I could also be right in the wrong way.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4882444 Last of the Mid...
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The common good of keeping oligarchs in power makes strange bedfellows.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:21 | 4882853 Obamanism
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Ironic Mr Obama needs Iran to help in Iraq and then Mr Putin offers help to Iraq government.

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