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"The West's Public Enemy Number One"

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Newsweek's "triumphal" return to print with its expose on the wrong Satoshi Nakamoto (of "Bitcoin founder" fame) was less than, well, triumphal. So what is the eyeball starved media outlet seeking a second life to do? A screaming "grab me" epiphany of jingoist groupthink, in which we read that last week's events in Russia was "Putin's Lockerbie moment", should certainly help (and indeed it's very kind of Newsweek to have conducted all the forensic analysis and tests which confirm its magazine-selling allegations).


Which is ironic, considering just three months ago we got...


Perhaps the West needs bigger buttons then?


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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:50 | 4992830 MsCreant
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You couldn't make Obama look that good on a cover. WOW!

Meanwhile, what a bunch of shit.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53 | 4992844 Serfs Up
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Can we just get WWIII started already?  These interminable movie trailers are spoiling the fun.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992869 TeamDepends
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Anybody else catch the Stony Brook prof on CNN calling Putin a "reptilian"?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4992888 linniepar
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I'm pretty sure that those within our own government who subvert the constitution are public enemy number one.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:08 | 4992930 NoDebt
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Newsweak is still in business?  There's GOT to be some bizarre story behind that one.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4992940 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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I've never read a Newsweek, but I wonder why the owners of these failed media outlets can't seem to grasp their old model of lie, omit, and exaggerate simply doesn't work anymore. There's really only one logical conclusion. They are being funding for the sole purpose of spreading lies, omissions, and exaggerations. I wouldn't be surprised if they are funded by various spook groups.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:11 | 4992953 BobPaulson
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They seem to be implying that Lockerbie was not done as a false flag to trigger an assassination attempt. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:15 | 4992980 Anusocracy
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Putin may the leaders of the West's enemy, but those leaders of the West are everybody else's enemy.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4993003 Latina Lover
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The Western Banksters need to create  Putin cartoon  caricatures to distract the  USSA lumpenproletariat. Outside of the Anglo sphere, who really sees Putin as Darth Vader except for the illegal criminal regime of Ukiefasciststan

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4993031 Save_America1st
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Off Topic...(cool-ass pic through of Putin).  But this just came through from Bix Weir and thought I'd share.  (have you stacked any phyzz lately, bitchez?  Get to it while it's still on sale!).



Fed Slams Silver Market Riggers' 50T Euro in Derivatives!


You can't make this up. Just weeks before the London Silver Fix goes by the way of the DoDo Bird the NY Fed slams the Bankster responsible for the ending of the Silver Fix ...Deutsche Bank for having much too high derivative leverage!!

  NY Fed Slams Deutsche Bank (And Its €55 Trillion In Derivatives): Accuses It Of "Significant Operational Risk"
  But that's not the half of it. There are rumors that the companies picked to "replace" the Silver Fix (CME and Reuters) are NOT going to carry on the original "Silver Fix" at all but create a brand new transaction based electronic system that will report something called the "London Silver Price"!
  So what happens to the MASSIVE amount of silver derivative contracts that Deutsche Bank wrote that were dependent on settlement based off the "Silver Fix" after August 14th??
  Poof! Hello weapon of Mass Financial Destruction as counter-parties to Deutsche Bank's 55T Euro derivative book will be decapitated in a Global Derivative Meltdown!
  Those who think the ISDA will come to the rescue with a revised definition of the "Silver Fix" don't understand that this is all being done ON PURPOSE!
  The only question left...WHAT WILL WE DO AFTER THE CRASH?
  That is where the decision for FREEDOM will be either demanded by the People or forfeited by the People.
  I choose FREEDOM...what about YOU?
  May the Road you choose be the Right Road.
  Bix Weir
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:47 | 4993180 smithcreek
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During the Olympics, before any of this shit went down with Syria, Ukraine, flight 17, I had a strange feeling some big change of official opinion was on it's way.  I kept wondering, why the hell are they going so far out of their way to trash every little thing about the way Russia held the games, and explicitly saying anything and everything was Putin's fault.  Now it's clear.  We are at war with Eastasia, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:26 | 4993447 Pinto Currency
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"...According to my own CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who’d been stationed in Lebanon and Syria at the time, the CIA had established a protected drug route from Lebanon to Europe and on to the United States. His statements support other sources that “Operation Corea” allowed Syrian drug dealers led by Monzer al-Kassar (also linked to Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal) to ship heroin to the U.S. on Pan Am flights, in exchange for intelligence on the hostages’ whereabouts in Lebanon. The CIA allegedly made sure that suitcases carrying heroin were not searched at customs.

Building up to Lockerbie, the Defense Intelligence team in Beirut, led by Maj. Charles Dennis McKee and Matthew Gannon, suspected that CIA infiltration of the heroin network might be prolonging the hostage crisis. On the day it was blown out of the sky, Pan Am 103 was carrying that team of CIA and FBI investigators, the CIA’s Deputy Chief assigned to Beirut, and three Defense Intelligence officers, including McKee and Gannon, on their way to Washington to deliver a report on the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking, and the impact on terrorist financing and the hostage crisis.

In short, everyone with direct knowledge of CIA kickbacks from heroin trafficking died on Pan Am 103. A suitcase packed with $500,000 worth of heroin was found in the wreckage. It belonged to investigators, as proof of the corruption.

The U.S. had prior knowledge of the attack. A number of military officials and diplomats got pulled off the flight—making room for a group of students from Syracuse University traveling stand by for the Christmas holidays. It was a monstrous act!

But condemning Megrahi to cover up the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking has struck many Lockerbie afficiandos as grossly unjust. Add the corruption of purchased testimony– $4 million a pop— and Megrahi’s life sentence struck a nerve of obscenity. The United Nations had forced Libya to fork over $2.7 billion in damages to the Lockerbie families, a rate of $10 million for every death. ..."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:40 | 4993554 strannick
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He threatens the USD and it's debt/death scheme. Of course he's public enemy 1

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:14 | 4993759 whotookmyalias
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The west's #1 enemy is themselves.  Those of you my age and older may remember that Pogo announced this back in the early 70's.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:36 | 4994252 BuddyEffed
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Whereas the real threat is rooted in the laws of nature.


From Tullet Prebon :

"One of the problems with economics is that it's practioners preach a concentration on money, whereas money is the language rather than the substance of the real economy.  Ultimately, the economy is - and always has been - a surplus energy equation, governed by the laws of thermodynamics, not those of the market."

"and the critical supply of surplus energy has been in seemingly - inexorable decline for at least three decades" 

"all goods and services on which money can be spent are the products of energy inputs either past, present, or future."

"The appreciation of the true nature of money as a tokenisation of energy also enables us to put debt into it's proper context"

"it becomes apparent that debt really amounts to a claim on future energy"

"exogenous energy inputs (overwhelmingly dominated by fossil fuels) now provides the vast majority of the energy used in the ecomony.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:40 | 4993559 Momauguin Joe
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This post from the Saker's blog sums it up very well:

Larchmonter445 said...

This all does not matter. What matters is the war. The Counter-Offensive has produced real results overnight. Two planes down. Towns retaken. The Lugansk area is more stable. And there are more nazis and Ukies dead or running toward momma.

The war is all that matters. The war must be won.

Why are people wasting time over a mountain of lies told by psychopathic liars whose toolbox is full of genocidal weapons?

You can never win the argument. Jesus Christ could not win the argument. But more importantly, you don't have to win the argument.

The entire world knows it is all a lie. Does anyone in China or Brazil or India not know that the Hegemon is behind all this shit?

Back to the war. The units themselves are using video as they group and move, and you can see the morale of the fighters is sky high. Small companies of men are driving away tank and armored columns. The militia can move openly in vast sprawls of rolling terrain. This with planes dominating the sky above.

Imagine more men, and I think in reality, there are no more than 2500-3000 actually fighting the war. But they have technique and are brazen and that gives them great advantage. They own the ground. It takes fully dozens of tanks and dozens of armored vehicles to move them, and of course, they want to keep moving to force those armored columns into traps and ambushes.

The militia have only to receive another large supply of men so they can double their force, and then they can compel more surrender and obtain the vehicles and weapons systems they need.

Right now, they know that the Ukies only have a 3-4 day effort in them each Ukie offensive, due to supply, resolve and leadership. And most of these sustained battles by the Ukies are directed at unfortified villages and cities.

Once you get off the hunt for Truth about a Lie, redirect yourself to the War, my friends.

The war is a Hegemonic project to destroy Russia and Putin.

Keep your focus on the war. The next big thing will be the next round of equipment escalation. Will NATO countries and US especially try to alter the facts on the ground before the Ukies are decimated in Donbass? Or will Putin respond to his own statements yesterday that Russia will not allow NATO any advantage vis a vis Russian security?

We all have an understanding that Russia must have a cleansed Ukraine, a neutralized Ukraine for true security. No guerrilla war capacity, no adverse government next door, no will to fight or capacity to fight can be left in the Ukrainian society.

I don't see how any Russian planner, tactician or strategist can get that condition without disemboweling Kiev and scattering into pieces the entity presently known as Ukraine. Crippling is not enough. In ten or fifteen years, the US and NATO will reconstitute it. Ukraine has to be entombed as a state.

Ukraine is Lennie Small, as John Steinbeck wrote in Of Mice and Men. And Russia must be George Milton. Only a bullet to the back of the head will suffice to end the threat of the monster that Ukraine has become.

23 July, 2014 14:55

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:47 | 4993186 Colonel Klink
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Putin is being targeted with a media blitz campaign to try to discredit him because he's been handing the West it's ass geopolitically.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:18 | 4993398 cnmcdee
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In the 1950's and 60's before and during the cuban missile crisis, our forefathers *got it*, they realized their existenial threat and built and prepared bunkers and food stores.

Today we watch the superpowers with almost WWF wrestler like commentary.  GET READY PEOPLE.

Stockpile food and water.  Get yourselves safe havens, and places of shelter.

Putin told his duma / parliament whatever that they (Russia) will not be meddled with, and will counter NATO's buildup in the Ukraine.

We live in the most dangerous time in history and like a bunch of deer seeing wolves off in the distance we have become super-complacent, acclimatized to the dangers that grind on all around us.

Please listen, buy some rice, buy some beans at your next grocery outing, stockpile lots of food as you are financially able.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:22 | 4993427 cnmcdee
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:31 | 4993448 Freddie
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Soros sure doesn't like a goyim with brains, restraint, a backbone and SS-18s.  Putin did not go to the wailing wall like Congress.


Putin Christmas 2013

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:10 | 4993743 fallout11
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Vladimir Putin, leader of the free world.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:51 | 4994320 matrix2012
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from duffelblog:

"While many of the elderly soldiers were returned to Russia to reunite with their families, many others were congratulated by Vladimir Putin, then immediately dispatched to serve as occupying forces in Crimea."



please stop spitting the drivel of the Great Satan-axis!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:32 | 4993876 Anasteus
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Making up common enemies is an unmistakable sign of declining hegemony (which was also the cornerstone of nazi/communist state propaganda) doomed to gradual but sure disappearance. The same old trick over again. Embarrassing and worrisome already.

At least Putin knows he's basically right in estimation of all significant western weak points and should be hurry to help establish an alternative societal and financial system.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:49 | 4994872 DC Exile
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The enemy (Putin) of my enemy (the US Gov't) is my friend. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:17 | 4992987 Latina Lover
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BobPaulson, I wouldn't even waste the time deconstructing their cheap ass propaganda.  Notice how one of the latest articles from the Daily Mail is being trashed by their readers. Remove the trolls and the rigging of upvotes/ downvotes (like Business Insider), and you get a sense of real public opinion.



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:20 | 4993413 trembo slice
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Thank you for linking that.  Just click over to best rated comments and they're awesome.  My favorite was:

"Organised hypocrisy. Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. They should stop participating in it." 


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:48 | 4993594 The_Dude
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Caught the sheeple news on the radio last night as I drove home.....the propoganda was breathtaking.....went from crazy US theory with no factual substantiation to Putin bashing and then on to demeening the Russian people as lunatics....

Drumbeats, people....drumbeats being pounded by the lunatics in charge....and the P(uppet)OTUS goes on another fundraiser!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:13 | 4992961 Latina Lover
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Who Carez that Newsweek Print is back other than as bird cage liner?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:31 | 4993490 SubjectivObject
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So now you abuse birds too.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4993688 Latina Lover
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I'm sorry, truly <g> 

I will never subject my budgie again to the indignity of sharing a cage with Newsweek. Instead I will line my garbage cans.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:39 | 4993134 mc225
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:09 | 4993342 Police Commissi...
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It's long been known that the Washington Post has been a bastion of "former" intelligence people since at least the 50s. It owned Newsweek, too, for most of that time.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:25 | 4994533 matrix2012
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Newsweek now belongs to the International Business Times - IBT Media


Well, not sure and not familiar about the Mother Jones, where's its standing...

anyhow here's an article about Newsweek's owner:


Who's Behind Newsweek? | Mother Jones

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:41 | 4993939 Utah_Get_Me_2
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TIME is without a doubt a State Dept/CIA operation. Much like CNN.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:50 | 5003146 r0mulus
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Operation Mockingbird owns editorial control everywhere the US corporate media have their fingers.

Anything on US Cable TV right now is at least partially co-opted, at least as far as foreign policy/world/current/government events are concerned. Start there. Look at who owns them, branch out and see who is invested in them, look who they in turn own. You could call it two degrees of deep state bacon.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4992934 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:33 | 4992983 Hongcha
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After inadvertantly looking at an image that was meant for the untermenschen but somehow fell under my gaze, I feel the need to wash my eyes.  A google image search helps.  

Try "Met-Art Viky'


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:42 | 4993152 mc225
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'met-art viky' ... very nice

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48 | 4993188 Hongcha
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"Met-Art Lissa" may even be a superior yield.  I think this girl is Indian ... or maybe she is a mix of SE Asian and Aryan?  

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:16 | 4993774 Buckaroo Banzai
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or, for one-click relief, just go here:

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:04 | 4992909 Pinto Currency
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There is evidence that Lockerbie was a false flag event, so saying that this is Putin's Lockerbie may be quite apt:

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:07 | 4992931 Winston Churchill
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Time to short German banks, if I was in this casino.

Our rabid, running dog Govt. is going to lash out regardless of unintended

consequences.If we can't have it(hegemony), we are taking our ball back.

I'm going to refresh my memory of Maoist insults, looks like they will be coming

back into fashion,just like bellbottoms.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:01 | 4992893 SofaPapa
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I missed that.  But this past weekend in an airport, I very much noticed CNN questioning, "does Putin have American blood on his hands?" after MH17.  Nothing like incitement of people's most base emotions to start your day.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:25 | 4993451 gearbaby
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CNN did say that pose the question "Does Putin have American blood on his hands?" in a promo this last weekend. I distinctly remember it. CNN has become just another info-tainment channel, like their sister HLN. CNN is no longer a credible news source, but just a propaganda arm of the government. I will no longer listen to or read CNN online.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:48 | 4993978 basho
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CNN is the comedy news network nobody takes anything they say seriously. do they?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993042 CrashisOptimistic
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Russia has the oil and the gas.  And it's good oil, not API 37 oil like most from shale.

Russia is holding a superior hand of cards and the people in the administration who are able to understand this, do.

They have demonized Putin faster than Gaddaffi ever was.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:33 | 4993093 Pheonyte
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If only they could get Putin to play nice and give up his nukes like Gaddafi.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:03 | 4993698 Latina Lover
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Don't worry, if the USSA keeps pushing har, Putin will give up his nukes by sending them directly to washington, air freight prepaid.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4993117 Oldwood
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Great point. At what point will Obama need to lead from behind while NATO jets start bombing the Russian Ukraine border? Is Putin killing his own people? Can we be sure he is not? Look at the evil in his face. Can we take the chance he is not evil? Thankfully he is guilty until proven innocent (which will never happen).

Will Putin be sodomized in a road ditch somewhere?

Its interesting to watch these people work.

I'm starting on my bunker this weekend me thinks.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:45 | 4993960 basho
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"Look at the evil in his face. "

what amazing oldwood you are being able to see evil so clearly. lol

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:55 | 4994020 Herd Redirectio...
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You know that white flag that was planted on the Brooklyn Bridge?

I love how police say it has no meaning, political or otherwise!  LOL!  "White is also associated with peace and passive resistance... the White Rose was a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992874 Ghordius
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I'd start with drafting and sending to some war front every and each one asking for the start of WWIII. I know, I'm a spoilsport with no sense of humour for war jokes

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992880 pods
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Do they even still publish magazines?   


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:06 | 4992904 Cacete de Ouro
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The relaunched Newsweek is financed on the surface by dangerous evangelical puppet mini-masters...

But the bigger question is who controls these evangelical puppet mini-masters

So, read between the lines...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:08 | 4992929 dsty
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oh please

moon is  not an eveangelical

he thinks he is god

kind of like some of you blaming jooos for everything

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:10 | 4992946 NoDebt
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"moon is  not an eveangelical

he thinks he is god"

Oh, in that case, no problem.

As for the Jew comment... keep the change.  Not playing.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:03 | 4993294 RevRex
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You are blind, stupid or both.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993040 john39
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the zio media will print money to cover losses incurred in printing this garbage...  mind control is the game, not manking money...  they have a printer for that.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:06 | 4992919 Ghordius
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Just lately Gideon Rachman noted in a FT comment this:

"Just a couple of months ago it was fashionable to laud Vladimir Putin for his strategic genius. American rightwingers contrasted his sure-footedness with their own president’s alleged weakness. In a column entitled “Obama vs Putin, The Mismatch”, Charles Krauthammer argued: “Under this president, Russia has run rings around America.” Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, praised Mr Putin’s decisiveness and cooed: “That’s what you call a leader.” Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, said Mr Putin was the world leader he most admired."

what it really irks me is how much all this Ukrainian/Russian stance in the US and the UK is dictated by domestic, internal politics

Including Mr. Biden's Ukrainian gas "interests"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4993212 Againstthelie
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what it really irks me is how much all this Ukrainian/Russian stance in the US and the UK is dictated by domestic, internal politics

Because you don't understand their motives and intentions:


When i came to power, i took over a nation which was a democracy. Indeed, as long as Germany was a democracy we saw that everyone in the world came to their help and aid. Yes, the German people used to live in a democracy, and had been plundered and squeezed dry. No, what does democracy or authoritarian state mean for those INTERNATIONAL HYENAS? They're not interested in either!

They are only interested in one thing: Is anyone willing to let themselfes be plundered, yes or no? Is anyone stupid enough to keep quiet in the process, yes or no? And when a democracy is stupid enough to keep quiet, then it is good! And when a authoritarian government declares: "You do not plunder our people any longer neither from the inside or outside, " then that is bad. (today: think about all the authoritarian states in the arabic world, that are alliies of the west)


If we, as a so called "authoritarian state", which differs from the democracies by having the people behind them -  (applause) If we as an authoritarian state had also complied with all the sacrifices that the INTERNATIONAL PLUTOCRATS burdened us with; if I had said in 1933, "Esteemed Sirs in Geneva what would you have me to do?" "Aha! We will immediately write on the slate: 6 billions for 1933, 1934, 1935, excellent, we will deliver! Is there anything else you would like? Yes, ofcourse, Sir, we will also deliver that!" Then they would have said: "At last a sensible regime in Germany."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:50 | 4993622 Croesus
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Somehow, for some odd reason, I don't feel as threatened by Putin, as I do by the ones we got running around here. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:53 | 4994006 Utah_Get_Me_2
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There really isn't anything odd about that, you simply have to have your eyes and mind open.

Is Putin ordering stand downs on the border? No.

Is Putin shipping illegals with diseases and gang affiliations by the hundreds of thousands into the US? No.

Is Putin actively creating the scenario described in REX-84? No.

Is Putin funding and arming jihadis across the globe? No. 

Is Putin illegally targeting conservatives? No.

Is Putin deliberately wrecking the health care system for the benefit of Wall St? No.

Is Putin arming police depts across the country with armored vehicles to take on political opponents? No.

Is Putin purchasing billions of rounds of ammunition for various DHS agencies? No.  

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:58 | 4992859 Sudden Debt
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:07 | 4992927 sleigher
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Only because Obama is the antithesis of "badass" where we know these Newspeak err, Newsweek guys secretly have a hard on for Putin.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:14 | 4992977 NOTW777
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state leftist media

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:21 | 4993419 SidKhadak
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MH17 Chameleon: Operation Rapid Trident II




The announcement of U.S. BREEZE and RAPID TRIDENT II military maneuvers came on May 21, 2014 by Vice President Joe Biden’s office. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is a newly-named director of the Ukrainian natural gas and oil company Burisma Holdings, Ltd., owned by Ihor Kolomoisky, the Ukrainian-Israeli mafia oligarch, who is known as the «Chameleon». Kolomoisky has raised his own mercenary army, complete with the BUK missiles allegedly used in the shootdown of MH-17. Kolomoisky, the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk oblast in eastern Ukraine, has threatened terrorist attacks against Russian-speaking officials in eastern Ukraine, including assassinations.


MH17 Chameleon: Operation Rapid Trident II

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:26 | 4993456 AnnndItsGone
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Looks like Terminator is back in town...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:32 | 4993497 emersonreturn
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it's probably  coincidence but yukos' trial against rosneft begins today in the hague.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:59 | 4993676 crazzziecanuck
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Nice to see that the MSM is giving Putin the "Saddam Hussein treatment".

More proof that people are really as dumb and clueless as portrayed in Idiocracy.  The difference?  The movie claims that it's 500 years in the future when it's clear it's pretty much like this right now.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:51 | 4992832 booboo
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Goebbels would be proud.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992853 Ignatius
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Painfully obvious once one drops the red pill, no?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:05 | 4992867 Odin
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The Western elite and their surrogate propagandists can kick and scream all they want. In the end, they know they can't touch Putin.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:07 | 4992926 agent default
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No he wouldn't.  The lack of style and originality in US propaganda is just sad and embarrassing.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:14 | 4992971 Ignatius
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Oh, a ctitic, huh?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:46 | 4993177 rubiconsolutions
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"Goebbels would be proud."

So would Bernays.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52 | 4992835 alexcojones
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Wrote yesterday here on Zerohedge,

Putin is The New Osama Bin Laden

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:15 | 4992981 Winston Churchill
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So Putin has been dead for a decade ?

Now thats news.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20 | 4993011 alexcojones
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Gee, Dudes,

If you are guys are sooo dense, you cannot see I meant that

Putin is now being Sold to the MF public as the New Bin Laden, then WTF.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4993164 HardAssets
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He got your obvious comment, but it's also obvious that his reply went right over your head.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:14 | 4993762 ross81
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gave ya a thumbs up, but you need to add that /sarc thingy sometimes.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:06 | 4993324 Boogity
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But for Russia, Putin is their Ronny Raygun, except he has a real dick, has a functioning brain, and actually knows how to shoot a gun,

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52 | 4992836 ebworthen
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The West needs to get it's head out of it's ass.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992855 booboo
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Them U.S. hellfire missle blast are so bright he needs sunglasses?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4992872 Ignatius
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"Stupid" and/or "incompetence" is the critique they prefer as it covers for the devious nature of the script.

This shit IS their plan.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59 | 4993261 Againstthelie
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Still too less warmongering, aggressions and provocations from the West, Shlomo?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:20 | 4993409 boattrash
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Hey! Is that the "Push to Reset" Button, you remember, the one that Cunt Clinton delivered when she became Sec. of  State, Yeah, with nobody in the State Dept. able to properly translate "Push to Reset" into Russian? FFS

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992840 Squid Viscous
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Amazing how the liberal and neo-con wings of the Zio-media can coalesce around a perceived enemy to their tiny defenseless little country...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992843 RacerX
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So where are the Ukraininan ATC tapes? You know, the ones that were confiscated by the Ukraining gov't? What were the flight path instructions given to MH17? I think "The West" needs to do a better job building a case than a couple social media posts and "we knows".

And I think they need to rename Newsweek to Propogandaweek.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:05 | 4992917 NoWayJose
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Hey - it takes time to edit those tapes and find voice actors for the 'revised' parts.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4993206 tonyw
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they weren't confiscated by the govt but by Kolomoisky's private army (that allegedly has BUK missiles) so who knows where they are now.

Boss of the Ukrainian Mafia, Kolomoisky placed a one million dollar bounty on Ukrainian Member of Parliament member Oleg Tsarev, who fled to Russia after being severely beaten by Ukrainian right-wingers in Kiev. Behind the Crimean crisis Kolomoisky controls power through his Privatbank, “quasi-military forces”, his privately-funded death squads, bounty-hunters from his allies of ultra-nationalist extremists, his gangs of hired thugs and soccer “ultras”.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53 | 4992847 jay28elle
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[thuh] [puhb-lik] [iz] [stoop-id]

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:58 | 4992875 SofaPapa
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Actually, no they are not.

You're missing the point.  Newsweek cannot sell copy to save themselves.  Because the public sees what this is now.  Magazines like this one are in a deep hole, and all they can think of is to dig deeper.  The truth has a nasty way of being more convincing over the long term than lies.  The public is waking up.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:08 | 4992937 NotAMathWhiz
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Actually, they are.  If not stupid, then at a minimum gullible and lazy.  Listen to how people are talking about this in the public, they have swallowed the MSM distortions hook, line and sinker.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4993018 SofaPapa
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Obviously, we disagree.  If what you said were true, TPTB would have the leeway to be publicly arming Ukraine at this point.  They don't.  Their support still needs to be under the table, because they haven't yet convinced the crowd sufficiently to go public.  They're working on it, but they're not there yet.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993048 Winston Churchill
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You are looking at the wrong audience.

Putin doesn't give a shit what Americans think about him.He is concerned about the

worlds opinion though. From my conversation with people, in four countries now, those

people don't believe a word of the US narrative , whatever their Govts might be saying in

public.False flag has been mentioned by all.Not a scientific poll for sure, but America

would now have trouble convincing anyone overseas, that the sky is blue right now.

They have seen this script too many times before.

There is no credibility left, and that goes for the USD as well.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:31 | 4993085 teslaberry
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until enough people are starving to death in the west , as in the arab world, that there is a popular rebellion surpressed by government, there can be no tearing down the facade of democracy. 


even in greece they are still pretending to have democracy. it will not last much longer. 


once the facade of democracy is torn down. the real fun begins. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:02 | 4993264 Ghordius
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that's not true. Greece has a democracy, with the choice of several parties with a voting system that does not reduce the voter's choice to one-winner-takes-all, free, fair, secret and internationally monitored elections and a coalition of parties forming a majority in parliament and so setting up their government

don't mistake democracy and sovereignty with power on the international stage

and since I'm here: over 65% of Greeks still prefer to have the EUR instead of getting back to the Drachma... and their parliament reflects that

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:16 | 4993380 Sandmann
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Like many the Greeks wanted Northern European governance standards by joining the EU. They didn't realise how much the Greek elites have snagged top positions inside the EU Commission and ECB......they would be terrified if they knew just how far the Irish Mafia and Greek Mafia are entrenched in Brussels and Frankfurt

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:23 | 4993438 albanian
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Yes Greece has a democracy? You make me laff Gordius

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:56 | 4993246 shovelhead
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You need to meet smarter people.

If you can.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:13 | 4992959 cgbspender
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I don't think the public is really waking up. If anything, they are lulling themselves into a deep cryo sleep, laden with facebook-I-am-my-own-celebrity dreams.

Newsweek is indeed a propaganda dinosaur, but my day to day conversations with fellow co-workers and other public swine, lead me to believe that they are steadfastly in ostrich mode.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27 | 4993056 SofaPapa
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I've had those conversations.  But I've also had conversations with people who are opening their eyes and seeing the games being played.  I'm not denying there are still plenty of people out there too numb to check into what they're being fed, but when you look at the trouble the propaganda farms are having getting people to buy their products, I believe those numbers are telling a story.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:09 | 4993344 jay28elle
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Sure, some are speaking out and making some noise, but I wonder if these aren't people who are fed up and normally would just wait to vote their minds.

My concern is the (seemingly) ever growing segment of low-info voters and the ones being indoctrinated at our schools.  The ones that hardly look past their morning/evening news casts and talking points or news clips from this admin, or are convinced America is evil (for another discusion). And as evidenced by this past election if there is not a viable alternative, these people will continue to default to the DNC.

Whether enough people will vote against the status quo in order to change 'the new normal', is the $64,000 question.

I still maintain that "the public is stupid" - or at least enough of them are..

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:37 | 4993479 SofaPapa
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What you've said here puts us in a different arena.  As to the "low-info voters", we see things differently, though I respect your view.  You see that segment of the population growing, and I see it shrinking.  Not much we can talk about there.  We have differing perpectives.

As to "whether enough people will vote against the status quo in order to change 'the new normal'," that's a whole other kettle of fish.  The system is far too rigged for this to be possible.  This has nothing to do with what people think or want anymore.  Whatever the population actually wants (where you and I are in mild disagreement), the power structure has designed the election process such that fundamental change to the status quo is no longer possible through that venue.  All positions for national office are pre-selected to fall to one of from two to four acceptable candidates (i.e. the "pre-primary funding battle").

I have said before that when there is fundamental change in this country, it will not look like what we have seen for the past 150 years.  I think people are waking up, but the level of charge required to effect genuine systemic change is going to be substantial.  We're not remotely close to that level of public anger yet.  On that, you and I can fully agree.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:50 | 4993629 WhyWait
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I agree w SofaPapa.  Water cooler talk brings out what people think they're supposed to say - purpose is fitting in.  Talk to those same people for half an hour over a beer, ask questions and listen instead of arguing, and you'll often get a totally different story.  The media's control over what people hear has (apart from the Internet) never been more complete, but their control over our minds is getting very thin.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992848 krispkritter
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Newsweak. Same as it always was.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53 | 4992849 semperfi
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Which simply re-affirms my belief that Putin is a good guy.  Thanks Newsweek.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:05 | 4992914 Martian Moon
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Not a good guy

Just an opposing mob boss

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:11 | 4992955 Ghordius
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with the finest Polonium, and no qualms about putting oligarchs in prison until they see the error of their ways

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:11 | 4992957 semperfi
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He loves gold. He espouses Christian values. Compare and contrast.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992851 kurzdump
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The West ist pushing Putin's buttons causing a nuclear fireball to rise up?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992861 bpj
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Too much charcoal starter on the bbq 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:11 | 4992896 Ignatius
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Funny.  BBQ with Vlad.

Vlad should pull a jujitsu propaganda move and open Vlad's Nuclear BBQ! and use THIS photo as the logo.

I'd line up to buy the first franchises.  I'd be throwing money.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992856 bpj
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Dewey Wins

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:55 | 4992857 dracos_ghost
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Nothing but a bogeyman for a couple of weeks to distract Americans from noticing that the Obama/Cloward-Pivens strategy is in full retard mode.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992860 Infinite QE
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The great thing about alll of these jewscum media outlets is that they are all cratering. Newsweek probably has a circulation less than some high school newspaper. People are sick of the obvious lies and I fully expect the zioqueers to try and implement a tax to keep these propaganda outlets afloat in a similar vein to what the pedophile-central BBC is.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4992938 jay28elle
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Not so sure the public is sick of the correct lies, or the real lies.  I think they have become sick of what has been told to them are the real lies, so I think in reality the public will then default to believing the lies from the people they trust most - their morning and evening newscasters, the weather channel peeps and the people in Washington that promise not to cut their EBT cards or to withdraw their ACA subsidies.

And since these same people are all global warming believers, LGBT proponents, suffer from white, male, christian guilt they will be believed more than any reasonable, logical, non-forked tongue speaking person.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4993033 Infinite QE
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You may be right. This is probably why they want a flood of illegals coming in to slant the vote and push this society over the tipping point.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40 | 4993136 jay28elle
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oh, definitely one of the objectives, sure.  Question is how quickly can this have an impact. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:16 | 4993386 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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Which raises the question:  Why keep these operations going if they are all losing money?  The propaganda value must be higher than the losses so far.  I mean, j00s love their money and aren't known for irrationality when it comes to making a shekel right?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:55 | 4992862 Tracerfan
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Proof that the West is now in a terminal phase.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992864 Stoploss
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Every little single thing the press does, just strengthens Putin.

It's how you know it's over.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992865 Uncle Remus
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Mona Lisa, eat your heart out.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4992866 Kina
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Ha Newsweek blowing its credibility again. 


guess that will convince Germany that Putin is a bery naughty boy...Americans too busy watching tv to give a shit.


I have feeling most of Europe not too keen on the US fomenting wars on its soil.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:01 | 4992868 Battle Beagle
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I love the contrast between Putin and Obama when it comes to Newsweek magazine covers!



Putins Newsweek Cover:


Obamas Newsweek Cover:



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:46 | 4993179 Global Hunter
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Hahaha is that Obama cover for real?  I assume it is, that really sums it up. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:42 | 4993918 RaceToTheBottom
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Still afraid of gays?  So much that you portray the person you hate more than anyone else as gay?

See a psychiatrist.


Unless of course it is a real front page and in that case I rescind everything I just wrote... LOL

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992870 smacker
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That should be Obwama behind the shades. Where's williambanzai7 when you need him ... :-)

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992871 laomei
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hey look propaganda

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992873 Racer
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The propaganda machine is working so hard the sparks could blow up many buildings/airplanes/cities

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:58 | 4992878 Ness.
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Anyone else hear that the two UKE jets shot down this morning were NOT hit by the rebels?  Unconfirmed report from a Ukraine "official".  If so, this is getting good.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4992881 Dr. Engali
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Embrace the NWO or else! There will be no individualism! Comprende comrade Putin? Oh, and China, step in line or you're next!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:57 | 4992882 Kina
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That's all the US has left in its bag it calling.  Kids.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:01 | 4992891 luckystars
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Newsweek is a Jewish owned publication.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:06 | 4992923 Squid Viscous
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which one isn't?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:11 | 4992951 dsty
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moon is not a jew he is korean


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:31 | 4992994 Squid Viscous
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might as well be he also owned the washington times, mouthpiece for every rabid neo-con in DC, but thanks for the news flash, fuckface


PS - wrong, not owned by Koreans, knucklehead ... fuckface

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:26 | 4993055 Uncle Remus
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And he knows a thing or two about cults.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:01 | 4992892 buzzsaw99
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newsweek is irrelevant

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:26 | 4993058 Ignatius
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:19 | 4993795 Jstanley011
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The weekly rag that 60-year-old HuffPo posters used to read,

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:02 | 4992894 NoWayJose
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Newsweek should have learned that tabloid magazines and newspaper readers now get their news on the Internet. There is, however, a crying need for a well balanced magazine with real reporting and analysis. The only thing you see today are liberal or conservative viewpoints and mostly these just point at the other side and raise unanswered questions. I would love to read a pro-Ukie response to the questions the Russians asked. Instead, there is either no liberal response or it is dismissed as propaganda. Our country is worse off when liberals and conservatives cannot even talk or debate an issue. Do that in a civil manner in a magazine and you might sell more than a few copies.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:19 | 4993410 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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The few easy bux from magazine sales is faaarrr less than the opportunity cost of keeping the sheeple divided and easily guided.  Penny wise and pound foolish.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:02 | 4992897 djsmps
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They are amending the picture to show a Russian separatist and a disclaimer that they don't think Putin knew about any of this. Obama will comment, "No one told me about this."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:03 | 4992905 TabakLover
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If Orwell was alive he would be nodding his head knowingly........... that with this Mylasian plane event, his 1984 had arrive.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:03 | 4992907 HamRove
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They have maybe 5 subscribers left....Newsweek should pay people to do acticles on them.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4992942 NoWayJose
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I wanted tickets to a show to benefit Public TV and they made you become a 'member' in order to buy the tickets. One of the 'benefits' was a free subscription to Newsweek. I bought the tickets but declined the free subscription.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:13 | 4992962 WhyWait
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If you're one of the five, maybe it's time to cancel it.

If your grocery store is displaying this magazine cover you could complain to the manager that it's scaring your children and giving them nightmares.


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