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Libya Warns Oil-Fire Is "Out Of Control" - What 1.5 Million Gallons Of Burning Gasoline Looks Like

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UPDATE: Caught on tape... A second fuel tank in the Libyan capital Tripoli has caught fire, which Libya's National Oil Company has described as "out of control".


A dark cloud hangs over Tripoli today... but this time it's physical not metaphorical. As NBC reports, a rocket hit a fuel storage tank containing 1.5 million gallons of gasoline, triggering a major blaze as rival brigades of former rebels fought for control of Tripoli's main airport. A huge cloud of black smoke billowed across the capital's skyline as the blaze burned "out of control," and firefighters had withdrawn from the area.





And cooling the natural gas tanks...


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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:51 | 5012549 disabledvet
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Ooops. Someone should do something about that.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:55 | 5012567 Ying-Yang
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Global warming?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:59 | 5012581 hedgeless_horseman
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Bullish for Boots & Coots.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:02 | 5012608 Occident Mortal
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Must be those pesky Russian artillery units again.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:07 | 5012633 BigJim
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 "... quell the violence, Experts say it's the worst they've seen since the fall of Muammar Ghadaffi..."

Since the fall of Ghadaffy? He didn't fall - he was pushed.

Another fine, Oded-Yinon-inspired mess.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:11 | 5012654 kaiserhoff
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So why can't Hamas be that smart?  Forget the obsolete Ruskie shit. 

Lob a few morter shells.  Hilarity ensues.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:14 | 5013047 knukles
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Hey Kaiser...
You think that carbon footprint about equals on week's private jetting about by Al Gore, or what?


PS  I love it what the flan comes together

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:13 | 5013311 kaiserhoff
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Coldest July on record in parts of the Midwest.  Thank Al Gore for global warming.

Haven't heard from Jim in Min  for a while.  Must still be iced in.  Bummer.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:53 | 5013477 Jack Burton
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So are you saying that weather in the Midwest reflects the global average air and sea temperatures as a whole? I'm just asking, because the statement infers that this is the case. Would the fact that the high arctic has broken every heat record in the book for over 6 months now explain why the polar circulation has been shifted south over our upper Midwest? The Jet stream has unglued due to lack of temperature differential between high and lower latitudes, meaning a warmer arctic. Notice also the record ongoing forest fires in British Columbia, Alberta and all across Sibera east of the Urals. Like any system in Physics, a temperature of the whole is not the same as a localized temperature. It may be cool here outside today, but how then explain the record sea temperatures across the vast western pacific, including deeper and deeper waters. Or the melting of Greenland flushing fresh water into the Atlantic. etc. etc.

I just once would like it made clear that weather is not climate. I think all responsible weather men and climatologists would agree. This statement is not political because the laws of physics aren't political. Average temperatures of the entire earth system are recording record after record to the upwards direction. Measureable facts.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:15 | 5013926 MarsInScorpio
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Respectfully . . . . all the Alarmists are freaking out because the temperatures of the Earth - worldwide - are no longer rising.


Somehow, your post doesn't acknowledge that "measurable fact."


Sorry sir, but you are way off on this one.




Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:19 | 5013089 Canadian Dirtlump
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Hamas are useless idiots of the zionist occupiers.


As for Libya, take a bow NATO, david Cameron, Sarkozy, Berri, HItlery, Harper.


I love how exasperated talking head retards are at this violence. HOWD THAT HAPPEN? With any luck the tribes will rise again.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:28 | 5013134 TahoeBilly2012
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Just a nice infrastructure rebuild from your cuddly Zionist USA. Even the Marshall Plan took some time.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:36 | 5013162 svayambhu108
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This doesn't inch up oil markets a bit, strange.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:08 | 5013294 Theosebes Goodfellow
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That's because there's a glut of that shit already. I mean really, who keeps 1.5 MILLION gallons of gas just sitting around? A fuel depot with 300,000 gallons I can see, but 1.5 mil?

By the way, is the US going to send in the EPA? Is Greenpeace rushing in to protest this? The Sierra Club? Audubon Society perhaps? PETA? ...somebody? Just because we yanked our embassy staff doesn't mean we should deny the Libyans the benefit of the pollution police.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:24 | 5013347 RafterManFMJ
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...who keeps 1.5 MILLION gallons of gas just sitting around?

Why the US .gov keeps petrocarbons stocked up - just in case Israel needs them.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:54 | 5012931 PartysOver
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And who did the pushing?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:28 | 5013361 Taint Boil
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Calling williambanzai7. Can you Photoshop Putin firing a rocket into the storage tanks?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:02 | 5012582 svayambhu108
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Their democracy is pretty hot if you know what I mean!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:58 | 5012585 Raymond K Hessel
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I just thought of something hilarious, okay okay okay,


HIllary becomes the next president and she blames Obama, wait wait, okay okay.

She blames Obama for the state of international affairs and says, okay, she says she inherited this mess, so she shrugs her shoulders and goes on 72 spa trips in her first year as presidentrix.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:11 | 5012659 tarsubil
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I think this is pretty much the plan. The hilarity of it is only for those who've taken the red pill.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:55 | 5013781 Boxed Merlot
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goes on 72 spa trips in her first year as presidentrix...



And what important Department of Education program will she assign her spouse to? 

Okay, Okay, dietary, drug avoidance, physical education / activity, global warming, earth first / recycling and prepubescent sexual awareness programs have all been cycled through.  So, my guess would be the first ex-POTUS turned First Un-Lady will further promote the program espousing the virtues of parental spying skills for fun and profit.  Not to say all previous endeavors are without some merit, but the current road of further degradation of US youth would / will proceed unimpeded.





Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:46 | 5013200 Dixie Rect
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Algore is crying at the wonton harm to our earth...well, actually he's crying because he can't figure out a way to con subjects on this crisis. I hope he doesn't get tears on his fine leather in his limo or private jet.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:31 | 5013359 RafterManFMJ
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I caused like damage to the Earth one time when I dropped my tray at an outdoor Chinese buffet.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56 | 5012579 zorba THE GREEK
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Another feather in the Obama Administration's diplomatic cap.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:08 | 5012618 813kml
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So much for my vacation destination, I hear that Tel Aviv is nice this time of year.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10 | 5012643 Ignatius
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The real bargains are in Gaza, it's a steal.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:24 | 5012746 813kml
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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check out that nice B & B I saw on the Hamas tourism website.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:33 | 5013380 RafterManFMJ
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Bomb & Barrage

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:31 | 5012794 tony wilson
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tel aviv  check out the arab baby shish kebab marrinated in a dense ge depleted uranium sauce.

full kosher paper work and un kill licence

yum yum

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:25 | 5013351 Kirk2NCC1701
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Good tip.  Tanks a lot.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:34 | 5012807 Da Yooper
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I would but I dont have enough hose to read Libya

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:36 | 5014049 Berspankme
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Sure glad Bathhouse Barry liberated Libya. FORWARD

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:52 | 5012550 Max Damage
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It was Putins fault. I have photos of him lighting the match that started it..... Honest!!!


Oh and it is a war crime, and erm, erm, erm, well he did it, just don't ask to see the photo until I've rubbed it over a bit of sand paper

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:52 | 5012551 highly debtful
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Let me guess: bullish, right?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:53 | 5012561 Seasmoke
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Except for Gold and Silver. 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:57 | 5013249 SheepDog-One
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And oil unch of course. Great for stawks tho.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:57 | 5012575 Four chan
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supply and demand, that's why they are always blowing up crackers in us refineries.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:59 | 5012590 Raymond K Hessel
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That's racist.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10 | 5012650 jms2112
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I upvoted you because of the tits.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27 | 5012770 Berspankme
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i also like tits

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:53 | 5012559 Sudden Debt
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At 1.49 euro's per liter... that makes...


enough to call it a expensive bum fire :)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:06 | 5012628 barre-de-rire
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i strongly suggest to you to change gaz station.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:11 | 5013034 toady
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Better get down there and fill up before it's 3.99 a liter.

You know how this game is played...

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:36 | 5013393 RafterManFMJ
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You should buy your gasoline in America.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:55 | 5012566 nink
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Buy oil

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:04 | 5012609 CrashisOptimistic
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Nope, not buy oil.

This is part of what's going on in Ukraine too -- meaning a government that wants Western intervention.

The day NATO troops arrive in Libya is the day they will be assigned to get oil flowing again.  The Libyan gov't has already asked for outside help to quell this "environmental disaster".

Anything it takes to get foreigners to come in and make the Libyan govt victorious over the rebels will also make oil flow.


In this context, don't be too sure about who started that fire.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:37 | 5012828 bobby02
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Even worse is the situation with refining capacity. Pre-war. it was no great shakes, like 400kbpd or something. What is it now? Half would surprise. Oil is a fine thing, but it don't make mom's station wagon go.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:43 | 5012866 CrashisOptimistic
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Mom's in Libya don't matter.

Only Libyan crude oil flowing to Italy refineries matters.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:05 | 5012984 bobby02
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Au contraire, mon ami. Crude exports are the hard-currency revenue item, but that’s pretty macro and long-term. In the short term, keeping the locals happy (or at least less unhappy) is paramount to victory. I guarantee that if the locals, particularly your militiamen, can’t fill up their vehicles, they will be very unhappy. Plus it sets into motion a whole cascade, including problems with delivery of food, water, medicine etc. leading to more unhappiness among heavily armed moms. Not good for the “government.”

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:37 | 5013398 JohninMK
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Perhaps a diversion of attention from Ukraine for the US.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:55 | 5012568 JustObserving
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The Nobel Prize Winner spreading sweetness and light everywhere - at least light.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56 | 5012572 SickDollar
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Oh Now The FED have something to blame the bad economy, besides the weather lol


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56 | 5012574 mayhem_korner
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1.5 million gallons of burning gasoline looks like a "4" on the local gas station signs.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:00 | 5012592 Uncle Remus
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My neighbor burns that much idling his pickup in the driveway with the air on - and no one in it. To what end I have no idea. But, at least he got rid of the Hummer.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:08 | 5012637 mayhem_korner
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I was also thinking that 1.5 million gallons of burning gasoline looks like Al Gore's next vacation.  Then I realized it would have to be jet fuel.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:01 | 5012601 KidHorn
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1.5 million gallons won't effect the price. That's about 1% of what the US imports every day.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:07 | 5012630 mayhem_korner
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Yeah, I know.  Just having fun.  Don't get your undies in a bunch over it.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:11 | 5012649 overmedicatedun...
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when do the steel frame buildings start falling? a 911 bit of humor, no no really? has anyone checked with mylasia airline to see if another 777 is missing while in flight over libya, avoiding Ukraine skies?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56 | 5012576 Rainman
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I reckon the global warming Nazis will be all over this once they get done shutting down all the coal plants.....

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:57 | 5012584 RockRiver
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That's only 37,000 big deal

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:04 | 5012617 KidHorn
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It actually takes about 80,000 barrels of oil to make 1.5 million gallons of gas. Still just a minor blip though.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:32 | 5012798 Citxmech
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What is that, about 0.01% of one day's global production?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:59 | 5012593 jubber
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Are Libyan exports really going to come back online? Oil fell $10 the last few weeks on the preise that this was going to happen, the Country is falling into chaos from what I'm reading but the Brentmarket isn't taking any notice, 100's dead the last two weeks....

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:22 | 5012729 thamnosma
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As well as numerous armed caravans of fleeing colonialist diplomats.  The embassies aren't closed, however.  Operations are just suspended.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:00 | 5012596 Dr. Engali
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A nice little propaganda piece to try and wipe away the memory of Benghazi.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:23 | 5012741 thamnosma
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Is there video of the American "diplomats" fleeing for their lives?  That might be useful for the opposition this fall.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:28 | 5012773 overmedicatedun...
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didn't hillary give up her virginity in the battle for benghazi?? her sacrifice must not go un avenged. turn that embassy convoy around..think of the children!!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:01 | 5012597 FieldingMellish
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Yet another "Mission Accomplished".

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:01 | 5012599 Skip
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The Middle East today is a direct result of the strategic plan of USREAL. Tragic.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:34 | 5013159 TeethVillage88s
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No Gold In Canada anymore, No Gold in London, and they say there is no Gold in the USA unless part of financing for Spy Agencies since 1945.

So, Strategically if we have no Gold, how do we finance our future?

And Manufacturing is down to European Levels in the US.
So looks like we have Oil, Oil Refining, Oil Transportation, and Crazy Financial Schemes & US Fiat Expansion that no one can understand as Corporate Tax Base is Shrinking due to Inversion (off Shoring).

Is that a Strategy. More like I'll Gone Before It Crashes.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:02 | 5012606 Global Hunter
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Mission Accomplished.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:05 | 5012619 Wogworld
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1.5 million gallons of gasoline x $3.65 gal = $5,475,000.00. gasp*

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:24 | 5012758 thamnosma
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Do the Libyans actually refine gasoline or just export crude?   Iran produces very little of their own gasoline, ironically.   So it's not just the monetary loss but the ability to import that amount again.  Then where do they store the new shipments?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:05 | 5012622 oklaboy
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Obamster to the rescue, as soon as he gets done playing golf.....

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10 | 5012645 barre-de-rire
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----------------------------------------brought to you by washington.


Today, we just burn 1% of daily use, just for the fun, because last time we did it was 2001 & we missed the smell !



Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10 | 5012653 JohninMK
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Out of control barbie, move along please.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:17 | 5012697 Colonel Klink
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Death and destruction left in the wake of the petrodollar hegemony.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:39 | 5013418 RafterManFMJ
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The sooner you pull the trigger, the sooner this madness ends*


The Rest of the World

*or reaches a violent and possibly Nuclear crescendo.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:00 | 5013520 piratepiet
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Would it be possible you are watching the convulsions of a dying petrodollar hegemony ?  Maybe I am just daydreaming...

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:20 | 5012715 thamnosma
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I imagine Libyans miss Gaddafi.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27 | 5012717 tony wilson
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when the mossad jew creates kaos terror and death do not hate

pity him

it is a mental illness

read the tora

how would you feel after reading the tora

combine that with having your prepuce bitten off by a rabbi when you was a baby

is it any wonder wonder wonder.

hey ya

hey ya

magics magick

death cult kabba fuckin lism


these zionists are agents of satan  it is all in the blood and a sickness of the head.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30 | 5012787 teslaberry
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so you, tony wilson, are officially an anti-semite. 


so when you say, anti-zionism is not anti-semitism and that the israeli's 'admit they use this ploy' , what you are really saying is you are a jew hater , ALL jews at least, all male jews, and by extension---all jews------and that when you claim your anti-zionism is not anti-semitism, you are doing it to disguise your hatred of jews in general , becausee you know that destroying israel would be helpful to your quest to destroy the jewish people generally, as we all know that persecution of minorities as a method of scape goating is a likely outcome for ANY successful minority group, and jews having a reputation as that in the united states will have no benefit of a place to go to should anti-semites like you convince the public that they should destroy israel before you attempt to convince them of killing jewish americans. 


people like you are why jews frequently leave judaism and assimilate, or leave as refugees and are forced elsewhere. 


we've dealt with your kind before, we'll deal with you again.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:40 | 5012840 oudinot
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Obviously there is a distinct difference between Anti Semitic and Anti Zionist.

I am an anti zionist but not anti semitic. And, Wilson is righ,t the Israelis  used the trick to say one's the other when it's not.

Its that simple.

Wilson does get a bit Old Testament in his ravings, that I concede.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:09 | 5013026 tony wilson
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not hate moshe pity

i have love for many

but eye do pity the jew.

i cannot love him it is true

for he is a servant of satan.

he brings saturn hell to earth and kills anyone but his own.

but hate no

just pity

for the canker infected country of the mind that is the wondering who

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:24 | 5012751 viator
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A metaphor for the mideast.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:25 | 5012757 King of the Juice
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Those Libyans and their lax fire regulations. What they really need is western intervention. Where do i sign up?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27 | 5012766 kurzdump
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A mini-nuke could help stopping that fire.

It would vaporize all that gasaoline in a flash without poisoning the environment with toxic carbon black or carbon monoxide.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:29 | 5012783 Fix It Again Timmy
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Camel Roast!....

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:36 | 5012800 netpounder
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Do they own enough carbon credit derivatives to cover that massive amount of global warming pollution they are creating?


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:31 | 5014360 RafterManFMJ
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I read the ISIS captured a little under a billion dollars in carbon credits when they took Mosul. Maybe they can trade.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:38 | 5012848 roadhazard
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Let it burn.



Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:40 | 5012857 piratepiet
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US getting very desperate to keep oil price above 100 USD ?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:42 | 5012867 TabakLover
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My hope of what the Fed does to the makets Wednsday.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:43 | 5012875 alexcojones
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Thank you, Hillary, our next anointed Satanist POTUS.

Was reading 

The Clintons really are scum of the earth.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:59 | 5012956 roadhazard
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Too bad no one has any more credibility than she does.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:46 | 5012879 Ivan Nokabolokov
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Price of gasoline in libya was 46 U.S. cents a gallon. That Ghaddafi feller, eh, what a tyrant.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:49 | 5012904 alexcojones
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LA LA drivers burn 1.5 million gallons each Day. 

And I do my share.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:56 | 5012930 fishwharf
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Muammar Gaddafi had his faults, as did Saddam, but the quality of life for the vast majority of people in Libya and Iraq before the Western Powers "liberated" them from dictatorship was infinitely better.  Freeing the World to Death, by William Blum, should be required reading for all American high school students.  Most of the rest of the world doesn't need to read it.  They know it first hand.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:02 | 5012975 thamnosma
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Moreover, the "humanitarian crisis" used as the excuse for destroying the Libyan nation-state was itself made up and instigated by provocateurs.  At worst, some government soldiers fired upon "demonstrators"....but that's all.  One of the more blatant war crimes I can recall and there are plenty of those.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:54 | 5012932 alexcojones
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FU Laws of Ec.

TyleR, ban this cunt.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:54 | 5012933 cockroachfuture
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Yea, that band always has the best pyrotechnics. Cant wait till they tour here in the US.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:54 | 5012934 homiegot
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Something about the smell of burning petroleum in the morning?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:59 | 5012960 orangegeek
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have to make oil prices go up


consumers aren't buying enough


must blow things up


drive oil prices higher - make bank account fatter

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:11 | 5013032 luckylogger
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And I thought those little exploding targets were cool........


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:16 | 5013075 Itchy and Scratchy
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That was a very fuelish thing to do!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:17 | 5013078 alexcojones
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Al Gore says,

"Bullish for bicycles!"

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:44 | 5013193 TheMuppet
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Can be seen on a regular basis in Richmond, CA.  No war required.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:25 | 5013350 dbTX
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What difference does it make...Hillary to the rescue.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:46 | 5013431 Jack Burton
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NATO's bombers fixed Libya and delivered democracy, freedom and closer ties to the EU wealth machine. America and the UK bombed Libya to democracy and freedom, now the average people are reaping the wealth and freedoms the bombs promised. Libya - Fixed! Syria - Fixed!, Ukraine - Fixed! Iraq - Super Fixed, Egypt - Fixed!  See all the great good American bombs and shells can deliver! Someone on this board called me an anti-American for my lack of support for all these freedom spreading operations. Indeed, I can see my failings now, how could any patriot American NOT support the Afghan War, the Iraq War, The Libya Liberation, The Syria freedom fight, and the great NATO liberation of Ukraine!

All true patriots should stand behind Israel, Obama, Neocons and the tribe of bankers. This is what defines a true American Patriot!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:43 | 5014098 piratepiet
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"...the great NATO liberation of Ukraine!"

Google 'Holodomor', and it could give you some understanding of what Ukrainians fight for.  I do not know if and to what extent there was intent, but it must have been a terrible period in Ukraine under Soviet leadership.  You might want to dial down your sarcasm and not lump all these conflicts in one basket.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:49 | 5013451 smacker
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I can't recall his name but a learned ex-diplomat who knew Libya intimately for years said before the West killed The Colonel that if that happened, Libya would be overrun by warlords followed by civil war and devastation.

He was right. That's what is now happening. But Washington/Westminster/Paris/NATO went ahead anyway. What they wanted more than anything was some more WAR.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:57 | 5013507 Circle of DNA
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Yes, I concur with some of the undeniable and conclusive evidence expressed in this thread: This is Putin and his rebels. If they can down a plane with a single  fart, imagine what they can do with a box of matches and some simple fuel tank. Moreover, boxes of matches signed "made in Russia" were found in the vicinity of this latest humanitarian crime scene. 5000 of the best CIA experts collecting satellite images  in a nearby shish kebab, secret lab.  Thanks to a 10 trillion dollar, pentagon satellite, all imagery was captures preemptively, one week before it took place. Steven Spielberg was not available for comments but his yet unwritten screenplay "Indiana Jones in the Kingdom of Vodka" is already nominated for 5 Oscars...  

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:09 | 5013563 SmittyinLA
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the airliner losses on the ground are much higher too, say did Gaddaffi have BUK missiles too? 

So much for stealing Libyan oil plan to save the broke Socialist EU

Do not collect $200

Do not pass go. 

Do not save the EU 

Lose Libyan oil stream 

Increase African defense spending


Mission accomplished 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:52 | 5013791 pashley1411
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Hmm, this "Apocalypse" thing seems to be picking up speed.  

Should I start scanning the horizon for 4 horsemen?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:01 | 5013837 HeavydutyMexica...
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The first horsemen already came and the second one is just about here.  There will only be 2 horsemen left.

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