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Obama's Middle East Foreign Policy (In 2 Cartoons)

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Swallowed alive with strange bedfellows... yep, that about sums it up.




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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:05 | 4883486 DoChenRollingBearing
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Just. Stay. Out.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:16 | 4883506 Hugh G Rection
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It's not "his" policy.  Like every POTUS since JFK was whacked, he's a puppet.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:23 | 4883524 Da Yooper
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It's not "his" policy.  Like every POTUS since JFK was whacked, he's a puppet.



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:29 | 4883541 0b1knob
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Strange Bedfellows?

Obama's had LOTS of those....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:33 | 4883548 RevRex
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But Joke Biden is a Foreign Policy expert.....

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:20 | 4883655 James_Cole
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The funny thing about this current foreign policy 'debate' is that rand paul and Obama are more or less on the same side. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:25 | 4883674 nmewn
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Whats even funnier is saying obama ever had any foreign policy to debate.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:34 | 4883701 TBT or not TBT
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Well Dinesh D'Sousa published a pretty solid theory of Obama's foreign policy that made justice dept employees very interested in Dinesh D'Souza.   It breaks down to "America Bad!   Bad America!   Third world good.  Islam good"    roughly. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:48 | 4883735 nmewn
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Yeah I read that, it has a lot of merit.

Then throw in his communist father, his Marxist "uncle" (cough) Frank, attending a madrassa in Indonesia, a general loathing of anything western (including recognition of individual rights protected by law) and you've got the makings of a first rate cluster fuck of a personality.

And some might think it odd how he went to the west coast of Africa instead of the east coast (and Kenya) in search of his "roots". Not at all, the eastern African slave trade would point toward the middle east and (audible gasp) Mecca.

Now he can't have that now can he? ;-)

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:52 | 4884061 logicalman
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Religion and race

The 'never fail' divide and conquer.

He's a puppet. Can't really blame the puppet for actions taken, only for volunteering to be a puppet in the first place

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:56 | 4884196 nmewn
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No, actually I do.

He has a mind. He has the ability to reason (even at the reduced puppet level, if you like) of what he is responsible for, what he has done, he can see the results as well as everyone else.

There are consequences for willful arrogance & conceit and for those who enabled him.


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:40 | 4883711 James_Cole
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Whats even funnier is saying obama ever had any foreign policy to debate.


If that were true it would still be a huge improvement on the past several administrations whose multitude of foreign policy ideas have culminated in colossal disaster, for americans, for the middle east and for American allies. Who actually has benefitted from these crazy (and often times illegal) foreign policy adventures is anyones guess. 


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:54 | 4883750 nmewn
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Whats even funnier is saying obama ever had any foreign policy to debate.

If that were true it would still be a huge improvement...

You saying he actually has a foreign policy or you saying NOT having a foreign policy is a huge improvement? Why do they even have a State Department then, just shut it down, can't they just run guns & Stingers to Syrian rebels through the Justice Department like they did with Fast & Furious to Mexican drug cartels? ;-)

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:50 | 4883897 Everybodys All ...
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The reality is that the left can't believe their guy has such a cluster fucking foreign policy. So they are going to blame what ever sticks or works rather than blame one of their own.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:06 | 4883960 nmewn
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Oh yeah and I think we should hasten it along, they wanted Cloward-Piven, they longed for it, schemed for it, I say we give it to them in spades and force them to enjoy it.

They seem to think all the navel gazing, white beard scratching retards who dreamed it up and implemented it will be protected by the palace guard. I think otherwise.

Open wide bitchez ;-)

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:21 | 4884253 James_Cole
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Why do they even have a State Department then, just shut it down

Might actually be an improvement as well. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:35 | 4884276 nmewn
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Works for me, its generally run by imbeciles more concerned with their own benefits & salary anyways.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:40 | 4883715 booboo
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"The funny thing about this current foreign policy 'debate' is that rand paul and Obama are more or less on the same side"
Mmmm, no, but nice try. I'll just point out his arming of Mexican drug lords and Syrian "rebels" for starters.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:08 | 4884231 Colonel Klink
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Plagerizing plugs Biden doesn't have an original thought in his head.  He's always been a giant fucking tool!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:34 | 4883551 Hugh G Rection
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Thanks Yooper.

If you like that one you should check out another video I made...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:53 | 4884311 Hugh G Rection
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Hey Zionists.

Take your downvotes and stuff them up your kosher asshooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooles

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:00 | 4883594 Mr Pink
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:06 | 4883604 Hugh G Rection
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"In 1996 a group of neocons wrote a report, intended as advice for incoming Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.  It called for a "Clean Break" from the peace process, the rolling back of Syria, and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power... An important Israeli strategic objective in it's own right."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:48 | 4884299 Hugh G Rection
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Looks like ZH has been infested by Hasbaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:54 | 4883583 sylviasays
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"he's a puppet"

He's a well paid puppet who is more than willing to lie down with rabid dogs in the gutter. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:52 | 4883746 Harbanger
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He's a puppet is becoming a tired excuse for a bad President making bad Policy decisions.  They're all the same is another poor excuse I get from people that regret voting for him.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:05 | 4883767 armageddon addahere
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Let's not forget that the choice was Obama or Kerry, Obama or Romney. Could you really vote for any of them with a clean conscience?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:12 | 4883787 Harbanger
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No.  That's why I have no regrets.  I vote for local elections.  Although I'm starting to wonder if Romney would have handled the border and amnesty differently.  I don't think he would have given an open invitation like Obama.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:54 | 4884064 logicalman
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Government is the problem, not the solution.

So Voting is a waste of time.

If you vote, the government gets in.


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:02 | 4884218 TheReplacement
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Except in this country YOU are free to run and do it right if YOU don't like what they are doing.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:30 | 4884389 StychoKiller
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Meh, good luck getting the other 535 Jackwagons to do the right thing when they're paid off to do everything but the right thing!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:37 | 4883858 CarrierWave
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to set the record straight (regarding the implied control of Israel on the American administration), one should know that the overwhelming majority of Israelies were very upset with Obama being elected because they don't think he does any good for the security of Israel.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:02 | 4884220 TheReplacement
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He doesn't do any good for the security of anyone.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:55 | 4883915 kchrisc
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So true.

Just another monkey for the organ grinders.

I always find people's rantings against Obama and his administration amusing. Like the last puppet was much different and the next will be any different still.

Like expecting a Punch and Judy show to end differently.


"My guillotine has only one 'string' attached and that goes to the blade."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:03 | 4884335 luckystars
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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:01 | 4883596 Ghostdog
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The issue is they will stay out until it get totally out of control and then they will say we have to go in. Lets stay out for ever but I dont see that happening

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:45 | 4884292 doctor10
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Bammy does exactly what he's told to do. No more. No less.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:08 | 4883492 Dr. Engali
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Obama says that alligators are ornery ‘cause they got all them teeth but no tooth brush.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:35 | 4883553 RevRex
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actually he said TOOF brush...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:06 | 4883566 Dr. Engali
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I know, but auto-correct 'fixed it' for me. I never thought I would be called out for spelling a word correctly. ;->

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:13 | 4883499 buyingsterling
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Everything he does ultimately benefits the most radical muslims. Just a coincidence.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:25 | 4883568 Radical Marijuana
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In my view, Obama is another puppet promoting the overall agenda, which is to deliberately make conditions get bad enough that it will be necessary to use enough weapons of mass destruction to kill hundreds of millions of people, if not billions. While it may temporarily seem that Obama is actually assisting the "radical Muslims," I believe he is inside the phase of setting them up, along with the populations they came from, to be mass murdered by the hundreds of millions.

I believe that the Big Picture is that the ruling classes are well aware that we are rushing towards the limits of exponential growth, based on being able to strip-mine the natural resources of a fresh planet, using the technologies recently developed during the industrial revolution. Given that the ruling classes have done their best to make sure that the most of the people they rule over have become Zombie Sheeple, there are no other feasible futures than for those Zombie Sheeple to continue to be fleeced to exhaustion, and then mass murdered.

Remember, everything happening in Iraq today was deliberately set up in the first place by the inside job, false flag attacks made on 9/11/2001. The "war on terror" was started by the rulings classes, in order to start more genocidal wars, as well as to prepare to impose democidal martial law. I think that the basic reasons are that the abilities to sustain the exponential growth of strip-mining the planet's natural resources are running into real limits of diminishing returns, and those limits are going to get worse, faster, in the foreseeable future.

Since, by definition, the only real resolutions to the limits to growth are the death controls, the questions are about how those death controls will actually be done. Thousands of years of history has selected for human social pyramid systems to operate their death controls through the maximum possible deceits, which also includes how the controlled opposition groups, such as religions and other old-fashioned ideologies, share in regarding the issues of death controls in the same basically deceitful frame of reference.

Most of the events happening are being made to happen, by the "war on terror" being designed to become a self-fulfilling prophesy, in order to implement a greater agenda. That agenda appears to be criminally insane, however, I can not imagine how that could actually be changed, because the only genuine changes that would be better must necessarily be, by definition, better death controls, because the basic problem is that the exponential growth can not endlessly continue, while whatever stops that growth will be death controls.

The degree of success in making and maintaining a civilization based on the maximum possible deceits and frauds, whereby the vast majority of people have adapted to that by developing attitudes of evil deliberate ignorance towards their actual situation (since the foundation of their lives was living inside of systems of enforced frauds), means that the only feasible "solutions" for those problems are much worse enforced frauds.

People who do not recognize that 9/11, and the financial crises in 2008, were both deliberately done inside jobs are not in the right frame of reference to understand what is going on. The runaway debt slavery systems have already generated numbers which have become debt insanities, which are more and more problematic as the ability to continue to exponentially strip-mine the planet's natural resources becomes more manifest. Since those debt controls were always enforced by death controls, the tragic trajectory towards debt insanities means we are headed towards greater death insanities.

That is my overview of the superficial ways that the American foreign policies appear to be bizarrely backfiring, as if the politicians were stupid and incompetent. In fact, they are puppets, who are carrying out a criminally insane agenda to set up situations whereby the vast majority of people can be mass murdered. Unfortunately, given that the vast majority of people have become political idiots, or Zombie Sheeple, who do not understand that, because they have been conditioned to not want to understand that, I can not honestly believe that is not what is going to actually be made to happen.

The only theoretically possible genuinely better resolutions to the real problems would be better death controls. However, after thousands of years of the success of civilization being built on backing up lies with violence, the only feasible solutions to the problems that civilization has are even bigger lies, backed up by even more violence, on astronomically amplified scales, while anything else would take being able to implement alternatives which appear to require a series of technological and political miracles, within which situation those political miracles appear to be more improbable than the technological miracles.

Obama's foreign policies appear to be the result of stupid incompetence, verging on craziness, and therefore, quite suitable material for cartoons. However, the vast majority of people who will look at those cartoons will not think of the bigger picture, and will not think about the covert preparations that the ruling classes have actually made, to resolve those bigger problems in their own criminally insane ways, which are apparently the only practically possible ways, since the entire civilization has been based on so much criminal insanity, for so long, that nothing else looks to be practically possible at the present time.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:09 | 4883775 blindman
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death controls are life controls.
at ten minutes in, animals and what we can learn from them.
Jeffrey m. mason, what the lives of animals can tell
us about good and evil, or something like that.
Friday June 20 12:00pm
when conflict resolution becomes/became a matter of
technology and organization control / "power" became
the king or god of life and death controls. man
became man, homoduplicitous, not sapien, with few
domestication and other technology make everything
"easier" meaning we no longer readily know the value or significance
of anything without a dedicated study of the thing in question.
culture or barbarity, like death controls
or life controls, either word, opposites, works;
maybe a bug or l-imitation of language itself.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:56 | 4884199 Radical Marijuana
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"homoduplicitous, not sapien!"

And, I too know no other way to psychologically cope with that some consolations from philosophy or spirituality ... Life goes on, even while the social pyramid systems become more criminally insane, and madly destructive, because the triumphs of duplicitousness appear to have defeated the ability to most people to think.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:50 | 4884143 luckystars
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I think you are right about the big plan.

I think if we are its because we need to be here,

this realm  being the only place we can work out our karma. I don't

think this is all that there is. I think we are here to be part of

this, for now.

I have a very rich spiritual life that keeps me from going insane

 even though I know whats happening.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 21:41 | 4884287 Fred C Dobbs
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Radical Marijuana, Have you read Albert Pike?  Any thoughts?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:02 | 4884679 Radical Marijuana
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Yes, Fred, for instance, these:

Albert Pike and Three World Wars: Parts 1- 4

MUST SEE! World War 3 is upon us!

Starting at about the 9 minute mark was reviewed material indicating that World War III was planned from about 150 years ago and I found it interesting that one of the many sources, quoted for that view, was William Guy Carr an intelligence officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, as one of those sources for statements made about 3 wars by Albert Pike.

PERSONALLY, I am not sure that Albert Pike's outline for causing three world wars was not apocryphal, yet I still believe that it was the real plan behind world affairs. There is no doubt that the events of 9/11/2001 were an inside job, false flag attacked blamed on Muslims. The people who actually did that got away with it, and are still controlling things from behind the scenes. They are deliberately preparing to create conditions for another world war. (Their preparations for martial law domestically are another facet of that overall plan.)

... To date, no conclusive proof exists to show that this letter was ever written. Nevertheless, the letter is widely quoted and the topic of much discussion.

Following are apparently extracts of the letter, showing how Three World Wars have been planned for many generations.

"The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions."

Students of history will recognize that the political alliances of England on one side and Germany on the other, forged between 1871 and 1898 by Otto von Bismarck, co-conspirator of Albert Pike, were instrumental in bringing about the First World War.

"The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."

After this Second World War, Communism was made strong enough to begin taking over weaker governments. In 1945, at the Potsdam Conference between Truman, Churchill, and Stalin, a large portion of Europe was simply handed over to Russia, and on the other side of the world, the aftermath of the war with Japan helped to sweep the tide of Communism into China.

(Readers who argue that the terms Nazism and Zionism were not known in 1871 should remember that the Illuminati invented both these movements. In addition, Communism as an ideology, and as a coined phrase, originates in France during the Revolution. In 1785, Restif coined the phrase four years before revolution broke out. Restif and Babeuf, in turn, were influenced by Rousseau - as was the most famous conspirator of them all, Adam Weishaupt.)

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:35 | 4884717 Fred C Dobbs
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Thanks for the post and the links.  I will follow up on them. 

I would add that Japan being conquered during WW II allowed the international bankers control of that country too.  One of the reasons they were pushed into war. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:35 | 4883663 Harbanger
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Obama has a plan for al-qaeda.  Ask Iran, an Islamic Theocracy, to help defeat ISIS, (an al-Qaeda splinter group), that also wants to establish an Islamic Theocracy in Iraq.  That's Barry Hussein' backup plan.  Which side he's supporting is YTBD but PM Maliki of Iraq is going with Putin on this one.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:12 | 4883788 blindman
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everyone is looking for the sweet sidelines,
a place to be when the duplicitous smoke clears.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:36 | 4884411 StychoKiller
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Meh, #BringBackOurHumvees

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:17 | 4884698 Seer
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I suggest you take a look at the revenues of the MIC (which includes the banksters).

When the "communists" "went away" the MIC needed something to rally their profit-taking around.

Not to defend any POTUS, but one would have to wonder if the door hadn't been set a swingin' by the George W. Bush administration whether the current activities would have been able to attain the levels that they're currently at.

The US has quite the history of not knowing when to admit failure.  No amount of work on a failed premise can fix it.  And with this in mind I have always wondered whether the "failures" are actually failures: I once thought that George W. Bush was an idiot, but later came to understand his actions as that of a desperate man, serving desperate powers; I suspect that it's pretty much the same with the current POTUS-sitter...

If we see things as a push and push-back situation then one could see where this leads vis a vis "violence begets violence" ("Blowback" - RIP Chalmers Johnson)  And, well, there's the issue of conjuring up a bunch of violence in someone else's backyard.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:14 | 4883502 stant
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The pen and phone came up short

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:16 | 4883505 syntaxterror
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So did the nine iron and half swing.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:16 | 4883508 boattrash
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The only thing worse than his foreign policy (and far worse at that) is his Domestic Policy.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:16 | 4883509 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Cheney was on the network news this morning critisizing the Osama slayer.  Apparently he is doing everything wrong.  lol

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:20 | 4883515 Dr. Engali
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Nobody can kill brown people for oil fast enought to satisfy Darth Cheney.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:43 | 4883565 Freddie
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Cheney is pro-amnesty like Obama and Bush. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:46 | 4883569 Dr. Engali
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All the corporatists are pro amnesty.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:00 | 4883592 thethirdcoast
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All the corporatists are pro wage suppression.

Fixed it for you.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:06 | 4883772 Harbanger
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Except McDonalds.  The CEO came out in support of a minimum wage hike.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:43 | 4884050 boattrash
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Yeah Harbanger, and that will be the incentive that McDonald's needs to finally install Automation/Robotics to assemble, serve, and ring up purchaces.

Between Obamacare and Min. Wage, that ought to finally kill the Jobs Numbers and False Recovery.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:32 | 4884715 Seer
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As usual, folks are too quick to look at things from a US-centric view.


In 2012, McDonald’s generated 27.57 billion U.S. dollars in revenue worldwide and revenue takings in North America came to a tidy 8.81 billion U.S. dollars. Around two thirds of revenue was generated through company-operated sales.

I'm pretty sure that the trend has been that most growth is happening outside the US.  And for the US, where wages are collapsing (and have been at best stagnant since 1969), the market has really nowhere to go but down.  Finding a way to reduce labor costs, therefore, only seems like a no-brainer.  McDonalds was going to do it with or without changes to the minimum wage, in the US that is.  Canada has different sets of minimum wages, I think.  N ot sure about the third largest market- Australia.  BUT... it all comes down to the fact that, as we know, it doesn't matter what the wages are, it's an issue of product affordability by markets, and, in the case of the US (I've been claiming that Canda's and Australia's economies are teetering on the brink for a while), its economy has little indications that it will EVER return to the ponzi-bubble-mania days prior to 2007.

Damned if we do, damned if we don't... without growth the System is going to collapse; and WITH growth it's only a matter of time before we've completely exhausted all future growth (if we haven't already).

McDonalds is really only a distraction.  Makes good political fodder, not that such has ever really added any thing of true substance to humanity...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:23 | 4883790 Dr. Engali
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Uhmmmm amnesty is wage suppression and of course votes. Or did you think there was some sense of noble purpose from the corporatists promoting open borders?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:37 | 4883860 Harbanger
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Votes for Who?  Corporate Repubs?   The Dems are letting them in under Amnesty and then offering a minimum wage hike,  The Repubs fight the wage hike and get blamed for being Corporatist.  And then accused of wanting illegals for cheap labor.  You gotta love it.

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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:41 | 4883562 RevRex
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So Cheney is wrong for saying Obama should send in troops after Obama said he was going to put boots on the ground?


Are you trying to sound dumb? or does it us oenturlly?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:54 | 4883584 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Cheny is Cheney.  World class sleezebag.  I was just laughing at the irony of it all.  Did you not get the sarcasm?  Osama slayer? Hello?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:36 | 4884718 Seer
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And are you trying to sound like a Party Pussy?

Fucking clowns...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:17 | 4883511 wmbz
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You don't have to be a rocket surgeon to see that the whole situation is one big nasty. The outcome...FUBAR!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:22 | 4883521 natty light
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Ali Hatim Al-Suleiman, Emir of the Dulaim tribe, says tribes, not ISIS, in control of Mosul

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:47 | 4883731 luckystars
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Even the Iraqis know big government is a scam.

Tribal rights, States rights.

that is the answer for all of us.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:53 | 4883909 Harbanger
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Yeah, tribal rights where they sing kumbaya until they beat the crap out of each other.  How about we just go back to pre Fed small Gov.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:39 | 4884722 Seer
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"How about we just go back to pre Fed small Gov."

Ha ha!  "Small govt" right.  Show me a govt that's stayed small.  You "small govt" people, it's like saying someone can be just a little pregnant...

Human history doesn't support your "vision."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:28 | 4883536 orangegeek
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If Barry can turn the mid-east into a shit-show at low cost, Barry creates a good diversion to distract the lemmings from the real problems in the US.


IRS, EPA, GDP, Jobs, FED and an overall shit economy supported by cooked PMIs and ISMs.


Hey you assholes doing the macro calculations for the US economy.  How's about including the -2.0% Q1GDP in your next round of reports you fraudsters!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:41 | 4883560 Tapeworm
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I always dreamt of visiting the antiquities museums in Baghdad since my long dead mother told me of Gilgamesh. Is that out now?


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:48 | 4883573 world_debt_slave
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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:50 | 4883577 Reaper
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His luck has run out.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 16:57 | 4883589 RacerX
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I keep thinking this will become the Dems version of 'Nam.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:08 | 4883774 armageddon addahere
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Nam is the dems version of Nam. It was Kennedy and Johnson (Dems) who got you in, Nixon (Rep) who got you out.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:46 | 4884729 Seer
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"It was Kennedy and Johnson (Dems) who got you in,"

Boots were on the ground LONG before then:

I suppose that the declaration of war made it official.  Oh, wait!  War wasn't declared, just like it wasn't in Iraq (and the myriad of other "wars")?

"Nixon (Rep) who got you out."

He had little choice but to end the war.  The "troops" were mostly responsible for "ending" the (undeclared) war.


Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:04 | 4883599 disabledvet
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It's nice to think of this as "the President's foreign policy" but in fact this is the totality of Washington DC's "bipartisan approach to hari kari."

The Republican and Democratic brands have been destroyed beyond recognition now.

Nobody believes in these people. They just cut off all the water supplies in Detroit. That sounds like"Mayor Putin."

Default on the debt you morons.

And by that I mean ALL OF IT.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4883641 nmewn
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I guess he's given up on the community organizing technique of groups of three & four sitting around at tables discussing the problem, proposing solutions and reporting back to him so he can throw the suggestions away?

Maybe another Cairo speech then? ;-)

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4883645 Fix It Again Timmy
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World's most dangerous job - US adviser to Iraqi military - pity the poor bastards who are ORDERED to take that role - There isn't anyone on the planet STUPID enough to volunteer for that job!...

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:58 | 4883930 Everybodys All ...
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Especially true from the fact that like Benghazi if you get in trouble you are more than likely on your own.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:17 | 4884528 Aussiekiwi
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Bit confused here, is US adviser the new PC name for foot Soldier?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:24 | 4884541 The_Prisoner
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Nope adviser is code for Special Ops. Observer is code for undercover intelligence.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:21 | 4883819 no more banksters
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Cold War 2.0: Dangerous games from Washington's "hawks"

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:14 | 4883986 Billy Shears
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Iraq is a battleground. It is ground zero for the final battle within Islam; Sunni v. Shi'a. Let them have at it already! NO AMERICAN INTERFERENCE! Let it happen.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:15 | 4884521 Aussiekiwi
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If only we could convert them to Catholicism, no more war....right?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:15 | 4883990 blindman
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A Plan Only Banksters Will Love: WikiLeaks Reveals Trade Deal Pushing Global Financial Deregulation
The pro-transparency group WikiLeaks has released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement, TISA, a trade agreement covering 50 countries and more than 68 percent of world trade in service. Until now, the draft has been classified to keep it clandestine, not only during the negotiations, but also for five years post-enactment. According to the leaked text, TISA aims to cement the extreme deregulatory model of the 1990s by forbidding countries from improving financial regulation. The draft Financial Services Annex would also establish rules favorable to the expansion of financial multinationals into other nations by preventing regulatory obstacles. The draft text comes from the April 2014 negotiation round. We discuss the leaked text with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and author of "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority." .....
LORI WALLACH: Well, we’ve known these negotiations have been ongoing, but no one knew exactly what they were up to until this leaked. And effectively, the text, if it were enacted, would roll back a lot of the re-regulation that followed the global financial crisis and basically handcuff us into the 1990s extreme deregulation model that we all recognize was the cause of the crisis. And the perverse nature of it is, of course, because of the extreme secrecy, you have the Obama administration in public working to "re-regulate" the Dodd-Frank bill and its regulations, but then, behind closed doors in these negotiations in Geneva, sort of on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization, the U.S. and the European Union—the leaked text shows, because there are brackets that say who has what proposal—are pushing amongst the most retrograde anti-regulation provisions.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 22:48 | 4884445 StychoKiller
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Meh, swim around all you want, but the edges of the Petri dish have been reached!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:03 | 4884078 blindman
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Obama's Middle East Foreign Policy (In 2 Cartoons)...........
Alex McMurray performs "I'll Never Be Alone" and "All My Rivers" at Hampton Taphouse

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:04 | 4884080 aleph_0
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Enter harpsichord, angels, puffy white clouds, and roll bliss. ACTION!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:19 | 4884103 Spungo
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Oh don't worry, we'll be back in Iraq shortly. We sort of need to since that's the agreement of the petrodollar. You sell your oil in dollars and we'll protect you. I'm not psychic, but I predict this will be a complete disaster.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:13 | 4884515 Aussiekiwi
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You don't need to be psychic to be right on this one.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:33 | 4884135 blindman
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