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Iraq Update: Air Force Runs Out Of Missiles, ISIS Controls The Border; Shiite Clerics Threaten US Troops

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Now that the Iraq proxy war scene is set, and as we reported on Friday, Prime Minister Maliki has become a pawn in yet another middle-east war between the west and the petrodollar (with both Saudi Arabia and the US making it clear Maliki has to go) and Russia (with Putin expressing his full support for the prime minister), events will likely unfold at an even faster pace. Sure enough, even this otherwise quiet weekend, in which the world is supposed to put wars on the backburner and focus on the world cup, is chock-full of Iraq news upates.

Let's begin.

Perhaps the leading update out of the civil war-torn country is that ISIS militants, whose ultimate goal is to create a caliphate that encompasses Syria, Jordan and Iraq are well on their way to achieving what in Europe would be called a "customs union", after they captured two border crossings, one with Jordan and another with Syria, as they press on with their offensive -largely unobstructed - in one of Iraq's most restive regions.

The officials said the militants on Sunday captured the Turaibil crossing with Jordan and the al-Walid crossing with Syria after government forces there pulled out.

 

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

 

The capture of the two follows the fall since Friday of the towns of Qaim, Rawah, Anah and Rutba, all of which are in the Sunni Anbar province where militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have since January controlled the city of Fallujah and parts of the provincial capital Ramadi.

As AP notes, with the capture of another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, the fourth to fall in two days, it appears that the ISIS Baghdad offensive has for now been put on hold, and instead the jihadists are focusing their efforts on a major offensive in the western provinces to cement their control and seamless crossing to and from Syria and Jordan.

The following latest maps from the Institute for the Study of War map out the most recent clashes.

 

This follows the deployment on Friday of volunteer fighters, a mix of new recruits and Shi'a militias, to multiple locations including Tal Afar and Taji. Asa  reminder the cities of Tal Afar and Muqdadiyah, as well as the Baiji refinery town, remain the key front lines against the advance of ISIS from the north. As of late Friday, the ISF had not launched a counter-offensive against ISIS.

 

But why is Iraq not taking advantage of the slowdown in the ISIS offensive and seeking halt the military momentum? Simple: its army is running out of supplies!

As ABC reports, the Iraqi military ran out of Hellfire missiles six days ago, and though the U.S. is rushing more missiles into the country, Iraq has only two modified Cessna aircraft to launch them in their battle against the radical Islamic militia ISIS.

ISIS has damaged 28 tanks and shot down three helicopters, a significant percentage of the government force, and the militia killed an entire Iraqi Security Force brigade in the last couple of days at the border with Syria, which ISIS now controls.

The losses have left the Iraqi military with no offensive capability, and no real air force.

Perhaps this is why, in order to avoid a loss of confidence in the country's offensive (and defensive) weaponry, the Iraq government released the following video footage on Sunday, which reportedly shows the bombing of suspected ISIS miitant hideouts. In a world in which YouTube has become the biggest propaganda tool, we wouldn't be too surprised if this footage was doctored by the NSA or merely taken from the archives.

Meanwhile, ISIS is taking advantage of its involuntary restocking by the US army, after its plunder of an unknown number of US Black Hawk helicopters and Humvees (the topic of choice in ISIS' trolling of Michelle Obama as reported yesterday) during its Mosul offensive several weeks ago.

That wraps up the military deployments (or lack thereof) in the past 48 hours.

Parallel with the fighting, perhaps an even more important development were the statements by the regional religious leaders, those of both Iran and Iraq.

First, it was in Iraq where a Shiite Muslim cleric threatened to attack U.S. military advisers when they arrive in the country to help Iraq’s government fight Sunni extremists.

As The Hill reported, in a sermon on Friday, Nassir al-Saedi, a loyalist to Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, warned of an attack against the U.S., whom he called “the occupier,” Sky News reported.

"We will be ready for you if you are back," said al-Saedi.

The warning comes days after President Obama announced he was sending 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to bolster government security forces and help combat Sunni militant members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The British Telegraph also reported that tens of thousands of heavily armed fighters from al-Sadr’s militia, the Mahdi army, paraded through the streets of Baghdad Saturday.

The Shiite militia said it does not need or want help from the U.S.

So much for a friendly third welcome of the US "liberators."

"If the Americans are thinking about coming back here, all of we Iraqis will become time bombs - we will eat them alive," said Adel Jabr Albawi, who marched in Saturday’s parade, according to the Telegraph. "We can deal with Isis ourselves."

The threats from al-Sadr supporters could potentially open a second front for U.S. forces heading to Iraq.

But it was not just Iraq clerics who raged against a return of the US. Also joining the anti-US chorus was - perhaps surprisingy all things considered- Iran's own top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has vocally come out against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists and Sunni militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns and cities.

"We strongly oppose the intervention of the U.S. and others in the domestic affairs of Iraq," Khamenei was quoted as saying by the IRNA state news agency on Sunday, in his first reaction to the crisis.

"The main dispute in Iraq is between those who want Iraq to join the U.S. camp and those who seek an independent Iraq," said Khamenei, who has the final say over government policies. "The U.S. aims to bring its own blind followers to power."

Well, he is right after all.

As a reminder, Shiite Iran supports the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, and has said it would consider any request for military aid.

Which covers the religious influence of both Iran and Iraq. But what about that other staple in everything "middle-east"- Israel? Well, they too made an appearance this weekend when it was revealed that the surprise winner from the ISIS surge, the Kurdish Regional Government, which suddenly finds itself as a major oil producer and exporter, has found its first buyer of oil. None other than Israel.

According to the WSJ, oil piped from Iraqi Kurdistan has been successfully delivered directly by the region's semiautonomous government for the first time, despite opposition from the U.S. and the Iraqi central government. The oil comes from a new pipeline built to bypass Baghdad’s pipeline, which will help maintain Iraqi Kurdistan’s financial independence.

The Kurdish Regional Government said late Friday that one million barrels of its oil piped through the Turkish port of Ceyhan "was safely delivered to the buyers." The KRG declined to say who the buyers were.

It didn't take long to discover just who the buyers were thought: "The oil is currently being unloaded at an Israeli port, according to officials at the terminal."

The U.S. State Department confirmed the delivery, criticizing the semiautonomous region's unilateral sale without Baghdad's approval and warning buyers of its oil. "The export or sale of oil absent the appropriate approval of the federal Iraqi government exposes those involved to potentially serious legal risks," a State Department official told The Wall Street Journal.

But while the US boycotted the Kurdish sale of oil, it had surprisinglylittle to say about the Israel purchase of said product.

Iraq already boycotts Israel, and won’t sell oil to the Jewish state, so Israel is not overly concerned with Iraqi threats of sanctions, unlike other countries who have oil contracts with Iraq.

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Finally, president Obama, in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" airing Sunday, warned that the al-Qaida-inspired militants in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize the region. He said Washington must remain "vigilant" but would not "play whack-a-mole and send US troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up." Why not, one wonders? What has changed from US' "whack-a-mole" policies, all "beyond successful" to date?

And that concludes the weekend Iraq event roundup.

 

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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:13 | 4882992 NidStyles
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It's their land.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:20 | 4883014 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, and let them deal with it.

Kurdistan looks like it will happen after all.

Let the Shi'ites deal with ISIS.

Keep the USA out!

Popcorn ready yet?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:22 | 4883024 CrashisOptimistic
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Quite the surprise.  As recent as maybe 5 yrs ago Turkey was adamantly opposed, for fear Turkish Kurds would turn into separatists across the border and chop off a chunk of Turkish territory to jon.

As is, I suspect they want a transit fee.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4883063 Winston Churchill
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The Turks also have the Armenian issue,so they will not deal

I think.That Kurd pipeline will be easily dispruted once ISIS gets control.

Hard to see how this will play out long term.Too many

conflicting tribal rivalries even amongst the competing sects.

Anybody who says they know how this will shakeout is a fool, or a

politician,but I repeat myself.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:31 | 4883071 whotookmyalias
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"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"

 

http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:42 | 4883110 max2205
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Bullish. ..SPY to open up 10 pts at least

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:15 | 4883171 BaBaBouy
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USD Hedgemony Under Serious Threat, Pulling Out
All The $Stops...

QUICKLY QUICKLY, Short More Fabricated Paper GOLD...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:36 | 4883247 smlbizman
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i wonder what credit card they put that oil on....i bet it wasnt an american express, probably more like a gold card....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:15 | 4884361 boogerbently
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That's why those troops were (sacrificed) deployed.

When they are killed, we have an excuse to interfere.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4885713 Idaho potato head
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Plenty of US fiat in that shitty little cuntry.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:37 | 4883250 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Mmmmm.... US invades 3rd world country. Leaves after pissing away billions on the MIC and corrupt politicians. US leaves and then a few years later an unsavory gov't takes over. Replay of Vietnam? Damn the US gov't is stupid!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:57 | 4883347 stoneworker
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This all seems as if it coordinated by the US through Saudi Arabia...typical regime change scenario(with words like Maliki has to go) passive military action(when usually you would already see invasion plans on CNN and FOX going crazy with caliphates and other fearmongering techniques). Also as it says in the article the US is dragging it's feet in arming the Iraqi army with offensive weapons. I have to admit I have no idea what is going on and who exactly is behind this, but I will throw out a guess that the goal is the same as it was in Syria....they(SA and/or Qatar) need to build a pipeline to turkey through Sunni controlled territory and to disrupt the "Islamic" pipeline. This is why the mass media seems to be talking about establishing three different states(when in the Ukraine issue this was not considered an option for some reason)...All of this in my mind is possible, but I simply think that the US has more to lose than to gain in this scenario, because I don't think ISIS is going to honor US oil contracts(idk may be they will). Anyway I would love to hear some logical conspiracy theories since it is obvious that this is a huge global power play that could be a gamechanger. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:08 | 4883608 Monty Burns
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What I find amazing is how ISIS has transformed, in seemingly a few months, from an obscure offshoot of AQ to a fully fledged 'army' taking on and defeating the regular army in pitched battle. I have no idea either what's going on behind the scenes but for sure there must be some really heavy hitters behind the ISIS project.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:45 | 4883881 stoneworker
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Yeah I never buy the freedom fighter story...ever. I can see the locals helping, but never leading."In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." FDR

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:45 | 4883882 Never One Roach
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ISIS beating the Iraqi army is not a big deal. We beat them first.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:51 | 4884269 Christophe2
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During the original ISIS invasion, the US had corrupted parts of the local Iraq hierarchy, with one governor ordering his troops to stand down, and a number of other (obviously bribed) officers also doing the equivalent.  There is no way ISIS would have been able to accomplish what they did if it were not for all this back-stabbing and intrigue by Western agents, and thus it is safe to say that ISIS' military capability has not particularly changed, it is still just a band of thieves and cut-throats that can't hold its ground against any modern army.

They are only holding their latest gains because the US is refusing to honor its agreements to arm the Iraq army, but that's not going to last, what with how Iran certainly has excellent ballistic capabilities, should it come to that.

Oh, and FWIW, the Iraqi people DEFEATED the US armed forces, who had no choice but to FLEE the country, no matter their big oil dreams.  They left a garrison behind (that monstrous complex), but things have clearly gotten so bad they felt they had to resort to this 'al CIAda invasion' to try to save their 'investments'.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:37 | 4883254 NoDebt
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It's almost like nobody listens to the US any more.  "Nobody could have forseen this."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:18 | 4883182 chumbawamba
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Oh, please.  So we're to believe they pronounced "Mission Accomplished", put a ten dollar Master lock on the gate guarding the billion dollar US embassy, handed the key over to some former goat herders, and then left?

This is probably the stupidest American uncomplishment I've seen so far.  Who writes these scripts?  I want my money back.  This is starting to look more like a typically stupid Michael Bay/Tom Cruise movie.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:57 | 4884470 RECISION
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or a typically stupid JJ Abrams movie.

They all suck too.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:55 | 4883114 sunaJ
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From the article:

 

But it was not just Iraq clerics who raged against a return of the US. Also joining the anti-US chorus was - perhaps surprisingy all things considered- Iran's own top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has vocally come out against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists and Sunni militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns and cities.

 

Isn't it plausible that we simply have consolidation of a regional power grab?  I don't think the state of Iraq exists anymore.  You have both Shiite and Sunni clerics telling the US to get out, yet Iran is intervening and now you have a seeming fortification of Baghdad and the south?  Iraq is no longer going to exist, with Iran (by proxy or annexation) taking Baghdad and the south, Kurds taking the north and Sunnis create some sort of failed state to the west.  And none of these regions will want US Military or US Dollar. 

 

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:16 | 4883183 666
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Can you imagine Obummer having the balls to impose economic sanctions against Israel for buying the oil?

Yeah, when hell freezes over.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:56 | 4885772 Idaho potato head
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I'm dreaming of ISIS marching into Tel Aviv, a very pleasant dream.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:16 | 4883187 TheReplacement
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Consolidation yes.  It is those dastardly Canadians consolidating control of the world's oil supply.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:37 | 4884413 GoldenTool
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Have to agree with you TR the Canadians are behind it.  What I didn't realize until now, it was the Canadians all along.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4883080 RevRex
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Obama's pappy was a Sunni Muslim too, I suspect that's why one of the first things Obama/Hillary did when they took over in 2009 was to release Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS Terrorist Commander in Iraq......

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:48 | 4883128 FeralSerf
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Who's his daddy?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:03 | 4883156 GOSPLAN HERO
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So Frank Marshall Davis be a Sunni Muslim?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4883094 agent default
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Let me tell you how this will play out in the long term.  Whatever the idiots in the DC had in mind, it ain't happening.  End of story.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:58 | 4884476 RECISION
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HAHAHA

True dat.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:40 | 4883263 Buck Johnson
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It will be either by the Sunni's or the Shia to be honest it could be by the Turks.  You see Turkey doesn't want northern Iraq to become financially viable like that.  Because they will be able to use their financial might to find insurgencies in southernTurkey (which they want anyway for greater Kurdistan).

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:12 | 4883620 Monty Burns
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This is very true.  Behind thescenes the Turks will be very anxious about what's happening with the Kurds.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:42 | 4884578 SF beatnik
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Now, if the US were to supply free bullets to both sides....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:26 | 4884915 August
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Before we get all dewey-eyed over the prospect of the Kurds at last getting a State all their own, let us recall that the much of "Kurdistan" in Turkey was formerly known as "Armenia". 

The Kurds were rewarded with their new Turkish lands in exchange for their energetic efforts in the extermination of the residents of those lands, a population formerly known as "Armenians".

Ain't nobody in this game without blood on their hands, and lots of it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:34 | 4883065 whotookmyalias
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Send Bloomberg over there to implement gun free zones.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:24 | 4883205 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Don't miss an opportunity to point out the way that large surgary drinks have affected the security situation in Iraq too.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:22 | 4883025 NidStyles
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I think it's absurd so many westerners want to try and control the outcome of this. It only alienates those people and pushes them to want to avoid making reasonable deals for their natural resources.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:28 | 4883053 CrashisOptimistic
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Suppose their most reasonable deal is to keep it in the ground for their grandkids and fuck everyone else?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4883151 NidStyles
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So what?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4883163 Publicus
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Keep in the ground then create a currency to represent it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4883125 ObamaDepression
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Kurds seem to be the only ones who have their shit together.

Good for them. Its one hell of a come back for a group of people that were just fighting to survive as a people 25 years ago.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:50 | 4883289 Paveway IV
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And the Kurdish ethnic cleansing campaigns have been most successful. Screw anyone else living on that land for a thousand years. Kurds are now the only recognized victims in Kurdistan. Everyone else get the hell out and find your own oilfields.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:01 | 4883321 magpie
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Centcom already working on the slogans for the assault on Kirkuk, i see.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 07:30 | 4884921 August
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Before we get all dewey-eyed over the prospect of the Kurds at last getting a State all their own, let us recall that the much of "Kurdistan" in Turkey was formerly known as "Armenia". 

The Kurds were rewarded with their new Turkish lands in exchange for their energetic efforts in the extermination of the residents of those lands, a population formerly known as "Armenians".

Ain't nobody in this game without blood on their hands, and lots of it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:59 | 4883150 RaiZH
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I'm sorry but just because the USA is not "officially" in... does not mean the USA is indeed not getting involved in all this behind the scenes.

Arguably this was instigated by you guys. 

It's their land, but it's also their oil.  

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:36 | 4883556 RafterManFMJ
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Don't laugh too hard.

After watching every cop on the West Coast run around like chickens with their heads cut off in fear of Dorner, after watching the police of New Orleans break and run, and loot during Katrina, after viewing the dickless trash of Boston cower in their homes while Boston's finest unloaded 8,000 rounds on some kid bleeding out in a boat - and still not kill him, I'm convinced the ISIS could take 1/3 of this country with little effort.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:23 | 4883029 kchrisc
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"It's their land."

Not if Israel and CIA have anything to do with it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:23 | 4883031 NidStyles
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Because that has always worked well in the past.... 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:30 | 4883227 kchrisc
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They'll either kill everyone to make it happen or kill everyone trying to make it happen.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:46 | 4883120 km4
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 · 3h

Kerry denies US 'responsible' for the crisis in Iraq

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:13 | 4882994 Flakmeister
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Ah, the smell of a shit show in the morning...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:49 | 4883132 Colonel Klink
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We really don't want to hear about your kinky sexual fetishes.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:50 | 4883284 Flakmeister
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Klinkie, why is it that your insults always fall back on anal sex references or felching or a something tied to feces?

And now this..

Are you trying to tell us something about yourself? 

Seriously....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:34 | 4883374 Colonel Klink
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You said it first.  Only time I think of assholes, YOU not your ass, come to mind.

EDIT:  As for the Felching reference, it just goes with your name Felchmeister.  I value your opinion as much as I would spunk from someone's orifice.

Have a nice day!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4883153 RaiZH
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... you can start missing the smell of petrol too while you're at it. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:14 | 4882998 LostandFound
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I have never felt so comfortable living in the Middle East full of Sunni's

 

/sarc

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:20 | 4883018 Winston Churchill
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How do you feel being ruled by one ?

not sarc.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:31 | 4883067 Squid Viscous
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your right, if we let the terr-rrists set up their monkey-bar obstacle course again they're gonna take over thw whole world, definitely 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4883644 ebear
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Hmmm... I feel a song coming on!

 

Sunni day,

Sweepin' Shiites away.

On our way to where the crude is sweet

Can you tell us how to get

To Mosul, Baiji and Tikrit?

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:45 | 4884173 shovelhead
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Not bad.

Cheerful.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:17 | 4884697 Flagit
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Maybe we could trade Psaki for Burt. Besides, Burt has a bigger wardrobe.

The Russians would never make fun of Burt.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:04 | 4884490 RECISION
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I have never felt so comfortable living in the Middle East full of Wahabbi's.   

.

There - fixed it for ya.

 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:26 | 4885026 Tompooz
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"Middle East full of Wahabbi's."

You meant Wahrabbi's?

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:18 | 4883009 CrashisOptimistic
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Well, my overall read is Iran sees a very good chance of taking control of Iraq -- errr, seeing a Shiite government in control of Iraq on a permanent basis -- and btw, those sanctions on Iranian oil won't work very well if it is piped (or hauled) over to Basra for export there.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4883011 Playtime's Over
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Muslims doing what muslims do. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4883075 whotookmyalias
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"Lying is forbidden in Iraq. President Saddam Hussein will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honor and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts."

 

http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:43 | 4883116 tony wilson
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muslims doing what muslims do.

always allowing themselves to be anal raped by the satanic jew.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:22 | 4883198 joego1
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Another Muslim appolgist. Out of all religions Islam has the greatest chance of creating enough chaos on this planet to send us back to the middle ages. That is the plan. If you don't believe it read the Koran. It's basicly the same for sunni or shia moderates and radicals and the fat lady sings when everyone is converted. People seem to ignore this fact at there own peril because they have been brainwashed by the media to ignore it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:30 | 4883232 MayIMommaDogFac...
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The Koran has a section on Probability?!?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:50 | 4883434 RaiZH
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I once had something against Islam too, infact I was ignorant...

.... also: Consumerism has the greatest chance of creating chaos. 

Now go commit Jihad at your local Wal-mart. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:45 | 4883878 joego1
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Hope you enjoy your ISIS based world.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:18 | 4883646 Monty Burns
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In terms of how they regard and what they have in mind for us unbelievers the Koran and the Talmud differ not much.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:52 | 4883741 tony wilson
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take a chill pill moshe.

crack open a kosher beer

slop out a plate of gefelta fische

and dance baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMkX5uemLyk

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:43 | 4883874 joego1
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Sorry, not jewish. Shove it Tony.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:20 | 4883017 surf0766
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BECK

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:14 | 4883173 valley chick
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I think you are lost and on the wrong site....move along.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:13 | 4884511 StychoKiller
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Meh, (s)he's just "Wired" is all...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:20 | 4883021 greatbeard
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Sounds like the price of used RVs might be getting a little soft in the not too distant future.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:25 | 4883033 CrashisOptimistic
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Rent.  Don't buy. 

Unless you're going to do a sailboat-like liveaboard configuration, with permanent residency a mail drop in South Dakota (zero income tax in SouthDak).  Soc Sec will stretch a long way living at camper parks place to place, and Medicare has no region requirement (as long as you don't drive down to Lake Chapala, Mex).

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:57 | 4883145 Never One Roach
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Renting is THE way to go for many many people who have no idea where they will be working in 5 years. Plus, house prices in many location sare still uber-inflated overpriced whatever. My cousin just sold his dump in SF for $745k ... he bought it in 200 for $255k. A 1 bedroom, old, crappy place, he said. He decided to bail out before that market corrected down 50% or more.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:25 | 4883527 greatbeard
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>> Unless you're going to do a sailboat-like liveaboard configuration,

I'm a buyer, not a renter, that's just me.  I've done the sailboat thing and I've done the RV thing.  I like them both, but at this age, and with my sun damaged skin, the RV is the better option. 

I'm a remote off grid dry camper boon docker.  500+ watts solar, decent propane, minimalist campgrounds at best.  No water, sewer or power hookups.  That keeps it cheap and keeps out the conspicuous consumption bunch.

You can pick up an old, top quality, fifth wheel, under 30', $5K to $8K.  Mid 90s rigs were much more basic.  Newer rigs are gussied up like whore houses to keep the women happy. 

Same crap happened with boats.  Good old, rugged, proven designs were mothballed for floating whore houses I wouldn't go across the bay in.

Without all the trim the older rigs were lighter, while at the same time being stronger.  Lighter rig equals smaller truck and better fuel milage.

Same thing goes for windage.  Older rigs had much less headroom in the bedroom forward.  Newer rigs have to have full stand up headroom, a sit down vanity for makeup and such, and a full length closet.  What  this did was double the windage on the front of the rig, costing a couple miles a gallon.

If done right, RV travel and living can be very inexpensive. I quickly learned I hated RV resorts (I sorta figured I would but I learned first hand). I'd rather spend the night in the back of a truck stop than at a fancy RV resort with all the snotty jackasses running around in their golf carts. 

It cost about $70 a week to camp right on the beach in downtown Seward AK so we spent a couple of months there.  Valdez, AK, free, so we spent a month there.  Forrest service campgrounds, very cheap.  NM has a deal where you can stay in any of their many state parks for $225 a year.

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:20 | 4883022 Rican
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"it was revealed that the surprise winner from the ISIS surge, the Kurdish Regional Government, which suddenly finds itself as a major oil producer and exporter, has found its first buyer of oil. None other than Israel"

Imagine that.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4883048 CrashisOptimistic
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China oil hunger will elbow Israel to the sidelines.

China's oil hunger will elbow everyone to the sidelines.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4883362 DoChenRollingBearing
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As long as China pays for it.  China has a lot of gold after all...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:23 | 4883201 Amish Hacker
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Yeah, imagine that. Almost as if the whole shitshow was never about religion or politics or ideology at all. All this time it was about oil. Imagine.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:23 | 4883026 overmedicatedun...
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guns don't kill iraqies but slightly differant korans do, just a mulla by a differant motha. both isis and shia want us gone, seems like good advice.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4883058 kchrisc
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Korans/Bibles/Torahs/Etc. are for convincing you that their robbery or murder of you is a good thing.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:24 | 4883034 Reaper
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The Great Satan looks weaker with more adversaries in Iraq.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4883040 Hannibal
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The CIA trained them well.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4883043 The Duke of New...
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Dick Cheney in 1994; Invading Baghdad Would Be a Quagmire;
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLbW8jd6SZI

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:34 | 4883076 kchrisc
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He was negotiating his price, so the elites put him at the head of Halliburton and made him a millionaire with a large stake in invading.

With his price made, he was all in for it.

 

Now the question is whether his bad ticker will get him before the guillotines.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4883044 Squid Viscous
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bullish for ES... the pig men may run it to 1975 tomorrow

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:26 | 4883047 I am Jobe
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Long on 

Yellow Ribbons

Support the troops stickers

Caskets

Fags- I meant Flags.

 

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:28 | 4883054 Squid Viscous
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dont forget a gas guzzling Hummer or Expedition for your "Support our Troops" sticker ...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:17 | 4883189 bidaskspread
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That's going to be a tough thing to peel off my dust laden trek bike. Maybe I can get one of those children crossing the border to do it. They already did a great job with my apple products.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:27 | 4883051 thamnosma
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I thought the US had spent billions rebuilding the Iraqi army and all they have is a couple of Cessnas? 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4883062 CrashisOptimistic
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Army, not Air Force.

And those billions went to buy stuff from US arms makers.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:36 | 4883088 thamnosma
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They seem to already be out of that stuff too....I guess we won't be seeing a "counter offensive" too soon...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:27 | 4883220 bidaskspread
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It takes time when you are breeding camels for war. If they could only print their way out of this one.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:03 | 4883330 autofixer
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All of the really good stuff was transfered to DHS and your local police force. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:47 | 4884055 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Don't worry, I'm sure USSA assistant to Iraq will include more billions for more stuff at taxpayer expense.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:46 | 4883119 laomei
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They also have a massive strategic reserve full of top grade premium sailboat fuel complements of the us taxpayer.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:19 | 4883372 css1971
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You think the billions made it to the Iraqis? What are you ten years old or something?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:11 | 4883785 BigJim
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How the fuck DID those nutters in ISIS capyure all that flying military hardware, anyway? Why didn't the Shiites just fly it all South?

This is the worst plot I've ever read. It's so bad it could be real.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4883061 disabledvet
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"ISIS" doesn't "control" anything. They've taken a border crossing...a war defeat for Baghdad. But there is no way this "mysterious force" is going to do to Baghdad what it did to Damascus.

Indeed the danger here is of a very powerful counteroffensive that simply exterminates all the Sunni population centers once and for all.

The President has correctly called for all sides to work together here. These clowns have been killing Kurds too.

This is nothing more than a banzai charge near as I can tell.

Once they start getting annihilated where is their path of retreat?

Tel Aviv? Beirut?

Interestingly "the US and the USSR...er, "Russia"..." can actually work together on this.

We won't of course. The folks who have called for Al Maliki to go are the ones who are about to be "goned" anyways.

This "offensive" is really dumb...these ISIS folks have sealed their fate by attacking everyone.

It'll take time...but already you have literally millions of "volunteers." (Those volunteers are being paid btw. That's more than can be said of the US military btw.). Once that Shiite Army gets moving...it'll be impossible to stop.

SCHORCHED EARTH.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4883069 CrashisOptimistic
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You know, I think ppl just ignore your comments now.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:36 | 4883085 whotookmyalias
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Who are you talking to?  LOL

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:15 | 4883175 joego1
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This won't be over for a while. This war has been brewing for hundereds of years. The side effect of it is that it will take much of middle eastern oil offline which will cripple the world economy.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:32 | 4883407 barre-de-rire
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you halucinating shit hard dude, get a break.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:06 | 4883488 Solarman
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Dude, he is exactly right.  The Sunni militants have taken over Sunni militant Anbar Province.  They are landlocked and surrounded by Turks, Kurds, and Shia.

 

If the Shia had any balls they would send 10K fighters to each border crossing and starve out the Sunnis.  It isn't Persian Muslims killing Americans everywhere, it is Sunnis.  The Shia are happy to be left alone.

 

As far as I am concerned let the Saudi's and the Iranians fight it out.  The big winners are the U.S. and Russia.  Europe and China, not so much.

Maybe this is the flexibility Obama referred to when speaking to the Russians before the last election.  Germany and China are our biggest competitors, not the Russians

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:30 | 4883687 Monty Burns
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The President has correctly called for all sides to work together here.

 

F*cking brilliant idea!  Why didn't somebody else come up with this ground-breaking solution?  I bet all parties will immediately throw down their weapons and ask themselves the same question.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:29 | 4884553 StychoKiller
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#ItTakesACommunityOrganizer

(Sorry, still gotta chuckle at #BringBackOurHumvees)

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:41 | 4883079 tony wilson
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isis wants to make a caliphate that encompasses Syria, Jordan and Iraq.

interesting yes sir rebob.

 

why are they not interested in turkey, qatar,saudi arabia and israel why not.

beaches,oil and jewish babes just waiting to be fucked through a hole in your newly aquired  bedsheets.

all those real 100% kosher nuclear bombs in dimona just waiting for isis action.

very strange these isis  hangin out in iraqs broke back depleted uranium grave yards.

when they could be winning in saudi and israel.

 

bbc and chatham house types say isis is now the biggest baddest terror corps in der world.

today on the bbc they said mi6 has lost 30 of these guys that have come back to the uk.

hilariously that they have not been able to track them in the uk.

anyone get the feeling false flags incoming

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4883123 magpie
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The show is only getting started...during and after Ramadan...perhaps the Keepers of the Holy Cities are keen on the protests...or not.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:40 | 4883420 barre-de-rire
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by nature it is already a false flag...

 

from syria to irak, europ pro isis against al asad but then say on bagdad " wooohwoooo, EZ man ez, what the fuck u doin, september oil 150$ we have enough problem there  !!? "

 

this is all planned, long ago...

 

ukrain = pipelines  gaz, irak = oil...

 

when they cannot hide anymore they goin low on ressources, this is what happen.

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4883081 AustrianJim
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You fight with the army you have, you know.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4883095 BlackMagician
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More treasure...more blood...more war...USA=Roman Empire 2.0

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4883097 SmilinJoeFizzion
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Find Isis
Drop daisy cutter
No more Isis

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:48 | 4883127 tony wilson
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why would the usa drop a daisy cutter that is moronic.

they have used your tax monies to train these isis suckers in israel,jordan and turkey.

killing them does not help israel and the rothschild contracts

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:34 | 4883703 Monty Burns
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We'll know who's behind it if ISIS set up the Central Bank For Irag and Syria.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:40 | 4883099 Dublinmick
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So plan of the Iraq invasion comes together as planned, oil from the lucrative Kurdish field is piped to Isreal and BP has contracts in the south. The master once again has put it all together.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:49 | 4883122 AdvancingTime
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This is becoming the "Mother Of All Cluster Fucks!" While Americans were making every effort to ignore it Iraq was rapidly falling into chaos. Things are beginning to unravel at a rapid pace. Civilian deaths in Iraq, including police casualties, totaled 7,818 last year, surpassing the 6,787 in 2008.

On top of that figure an additional 17,981 civilians were injured last year. In cities across Iraq bombs exploding and attacks against civilians have become a daily occurrence. The Iraqi military has seen its capabilities dwindle since American forces left the country. More on this subject in the article below.

 http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/01/iraq-rapidly-falling-into-chaos.h...

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:03 | 4883154 alexcojones
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Today, June 22, is the anniversary of Hitler's Operation Barbarosa.

As most ZHers know, Hitler, like Napolean, overextended his supply lines.

Which begs the question: Will ISIS overextend theirs? They have captured loot, just as Hitler did. They have fuel and food, just as Hitler did- but their fuel supplies can be easily torched, easier than Hitler's were.

But someone mentioned Occams Razor and how this was hardly foreseen/ encouraged by the PTB.

HAHAHAHAHA

AC not OC

BTW, Historians tell us that Hiter got a late, 2-4 weeks start, because of his asshole buddy Mussolini fucking up in Greece

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:26 | 4883213 Dublinmick
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Adolf Rothschild did what he was supposed to do. Roth banks took over both Russia dnd Germany, Millions of goy were dilled and the Israel project got off the ground.

Hitler and Stalin played chess together once while Hitler was training at the Tavistock Institute in the U.K.

New DNA evidence is also widely available that it was not Hitler in the bunker. This according to the FBI.

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:39 | 4883424 Proofreder
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And just what fucking difference does it make ????

Revisionist or just a troll? - concerned citizens want to know.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:47 | 4883282 thamnosma
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Not even remotely the same.  In one instance, Germans were thousands of kilometers from home.   Iraq is a civil war.  "ISIS" is filled with local Sunnis.  They are home.  You think the supply lines are in Syria?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:06 | 4883603 Zwelgje
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Nothing of the war material ISIS uses is produced locally...that has to come via Turkey.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 05:28 | 4884836 kurt
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Hitler didn't have 2014 Toyota Tundras extended cabs 4 x 4 with air conditioning. Who paid for them? Who got the sale? Anyway, they get around 25 mpg or better. I wish the CIA would buy me a nice Toyota Pickup. I really like those. Did you ever notice how they say "TRD" on the truckbed? No that doesn't mean turd. It means Toyota Racing Development. I'll bet they'd do great in the Baja 1000 race. For me, I'd like to get those chrome long throw aftermarket suspension parts. Not even Napolean could've gotten such a cool truck. Anyway, like are we gonna pay for and then pay to blow up those trucks? Hey, why not get em, rinse of the "depleted" uranium dust and have a drawing for those trucks. I really like those trucks. Man, in the later pitchurs they show the black suits smeared with dirty crap and paint. Don't they appreciate anything? Initially, they really look snazzy all lined up in those nice Toyotas. You better check quick for the pictures of the trucks because, like, the psy-op people are getting mad at me for talking about them all the time. They must be worried because there are some loose ends that haven't been sewed up with this whole business and the people might find out and be, like, unhappy and stuff.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:14 | 4883172 buzzsaw99
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...We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over. [/fmj bs]

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:30 | 4883208 exartizo
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What is not well known is that the current day "Jews" and the muslims, buddhists etc, all worship the same god.

That is, The Fallen Angel Lucifer.

What is also not well known (and not new) is that the devil's lieutenants have always fought so on this earth, since the fall of Adam and Adam's legal transfer of the ownership of this planet and everything on it (except Christians) to the Devil.

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4883361 css1971
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Nope. Jews, Christians and Muslims all worship the Caananite god El. All these religions are descendants of the Caananite religion found in the region.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_%28deity%29

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:39 | 4883559 tony wilson
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that would explain the satanic  saturnic cube in saudi arabia

and the cube on the heads of the rabbi

saturn time space control

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:26 | 4883215 roadhazard
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What I like  is how the Shiite's all the sudden had guns for everyone. Must be a brazillion spider holes in that country.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:28 | 4883221 localspaced
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The Iraq army is the officially endorsed clown version of the US army. And now they've ran out of missiles...oops. Lmao.

comparing Isis to Hitler and Napoleon? Please..all Isis did was conquer their own backyard. They only took Sunni dominated territory from Maliki who was running out of support anyway. Theyre doing it with local support too. They have to. They don't have the numbers to occupy anything by themselves and they have to keep moving or their momentum dies. So they have.to leave that to local supporters, militias, local clergy..all.of whom will have their own agendas. So once Isis moves on, who knows... Also Iraq is a giant sandbox..you can conquer two villages and a herd of goats and proclaim yourself caliph of thousands of square kilometres. Three national regimes will have came and went before anyone even notices.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:35 | 4883243 Dublinmick
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?

You obviously know very little about Buddhism. Buddhists revere the life force and the teachings of Buddha which directed people to source or the universal living energy of the universe.This is the same source Jesus referred to as the heavenly father and the earthly mother and urged followers of the day to honor her laws. (You know real simple, natural living) It is current Christians who worship the luciferian thesis as all of their theology schools advocate worshipping zion, not the Christos. But yes the masonic order does worship lucifer and refer to him as the morning star. It is also doubtful that many teachings in Islam today were recommended by the prophet Mohammed. The Abrahmic religions have been hoplessly twisted.

I realize it is easy to imprint these booger stories in sunday school class and once there it is very hard to rewire the neural pathways.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:44 | 4883722 Monty Burns
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I used to think that this Lucifer worship thing was fantasy.  After all, why the hell (whoops) would anyone want to worship the embodiment of evil, still less openly admit it?  But there really does seem to be some substance to the claim that top Freemasons and Illuminati do. The basis of this worship is the same basis for Lucifer's fight with 'God'.....he believed Man could become God-like and immortal.  You can just imagine the likes of Rockefeller, Kissinger, Soros etc. going for this.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:37 | 4884566 StychoKiller
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Do some research on "Gnosticism..."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:36 | 4883246 Dublinmick
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Especially the Wahhabbis. They were installed by the crown of England long ago.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4883378 localspaced
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Which still means that whenever the queen picks ups a phone they'll send tanks (or suicide bombers) in whichever direction she farts? 

 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:18 | 4883369 Fix It Again Timmy
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Show them the US means business - threaten to BAN 32 oz. sodas.....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:41 | 4883429 barre-de-rire
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actually this do not work in spain...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:21 | 4883520 robertocarlos
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GTFO of Dodge, er, Baghdad.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:27 | 4883538 I Write Code
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It's all quite amusing, from a safe distance.  Is there a daily betting line?  Maybe Maliki can buy back some Hellfires from ISIS? 

I think the proper solution is obvious, the Ents should march on Iraq, damn up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for a few days, then let the flood loose to wash it all away. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:11 | 4883617 q99x2
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How is the NWO going to win if they are funding Al-Queda and Shiites?

Barak Hussein Obama...Hussein that's Shiite...I think the president of Washington D.C. will sign contracts with Shiites. They are more like the Queens he bows down to.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 05:09 | 4884826 conscious being
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America is anti-Shia.  America got the sectarian death squad thing going during the occupation as a means to exert control.

I don't see Vichy DC doing any thing of substance with or for Shia.  Do you?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:21 | 4883634 pakled
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"...Iraq has only two modified Cessna aircraft to launch..."

 

That is priceless. Perhaps they can resurrect Sky King for some pin point bombing runs.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:25 | 4883672 NihilistZero
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...al-Qaida-inspired militants in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize the region.

Destabilize???  When, in the history of ever, has that region been stable?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:55 | 4883753 Uncle Remus
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Define stable.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 05:13 | 4884828 conscious being
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I think under the Turks, which was probably a couple of hundred years, things were peaceful.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:22 | 4883807 butchtrucks
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So after occupying Iraq for 10 years and spending countless billions of US taxpayers money 'training' the Iraq forces,  the US leaves them with an airforce consisting of two Cessnas - jerry-rigged to launch hellfire missiles.  Brilliant.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:24 | 4883829 Rootin' for Putin
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My best guess is they are T-37's, as against the 172 you immediatly think of when you think cessna.  So thats a little better.

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