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Gold Jumps, Germany Dumps, S&P Slumps As NATO Tells Russia "To Step Back From The Brink"

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NATO's Chief Anders Rasmussen is unleashing his latest set of 'back down or else' comments this morning towards Russia:

  • *RUSSIA MASSED 'LARGE FORCES' ON UKRAINE BORDER: RASMUSSEN
  • *RASMUSSEN TELLS RUSSIA 'TO STEP BACK FROM THE BRINK'
  • *RASMUSSEN: FURTHER RUSSIA INTERVENTION 'HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION'
  • *NATO: INTL COMMUNITY TO 'REACT DECISIVELY' IF RUSSIA INTERVENES

And ironically Rasmussen proclaims Russia faces further isolation if it continues down this path... by which he means Russia will become even closer to its BRICS allies.

 

The rhetoric is rising...

  • *NATO HAS ALL CAPABILITIES NEEDED TO PROTECT ALLIES: RASMUSSEN
  • *RASMUSSEN SAYS NATO HAS TO ADAPT TO `ILLEGAL RUSSIAN BEHAVIOR'
  • *RASMUSSEN SAYS `BUSINESS AS USUAL' CAN'T CONTINUE WITH RUSSIA
  • *RUSSIA DOESN'T CONSIDER NATO AS `PARTNER,' RASMUSSEN SAYS
  • *NATO SEEN AS ADVERSARY BY RUSSIA, RASMUSSEN SAYS

The market's reaction to this tone is bad... stocks dropping and Bunds to record low yields...

 

and gold jumping...

 

and DAX is heading further negative year-to-date...

 

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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:52 | 5058817 Smegley Wanxalot
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North Atlantic Terrorist Organization

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:53 | 5058825 kliguy38
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Chessmate....PUNK....

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57 | 5058845 hedgeless_horseman
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NATO? What are they going to do if Russia elects to roll a metric buttload of armor into Ukraine?  Nothing.  Absolutely fucking NOTHING.  They will talk and saction, but no military response.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57 | 5058856 Mister Ponzi
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Let's hope you're right.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02 | 5058878 pods
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Well NATO is just protecting fellow NATO member Ukraine.  lulz

Did they say this from the missile cruiser in the Black Sea?

Fucking war pimps, we should tie a yellow ribbon on their dead, bloated corpses.

Warmongering cunts.

pods

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:04 | 5058896 BaBaBouy
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Razmussen Talking Nuclear WAR, Over A Impoverished Shithole Section Of Ukr THat Nobody Gives A Fuck About ?????

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12 | 5058933 Save_America1st
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fuck NATO.

don't forget how NATO backed down during the Georgian/Russian conflict back in 2008.  Russia basically said get the fuck away or we'll nuke all of you.

NATO backed down...bitchez.

And they should have.  NATO shouldn't be screwing around in any of that shit over there.  Especially screwing with Syria and backing Al Quaida and I.S. 

NATO is just being used as another terrorist organization on behalf of the NWO globalist scumbags. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:20 | 5058946 Latina Lover
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NATO can do nothing. They are a paper tiger that Putin can easily burn. Fighting against Russia in their own back yard and winning is a Neocon (aka Neofascist) wet dream: killing millions of Goy while reaping hundreds of billions in profits. Fortunately it is a fantasy since Europe and USSA will not go to war with Russia over a backward, failed, corrupt, dual citizen run Ukraine.

 

Is the USSA willing to send more soldiers to die in the Ukraine, for a country that most Americans cannot even find on a map?

Does anyone really think that Europeans will send their youth to die to satisfy Shell Oil's fracking contracts in  Donbass, Ukraine?

 

All wars are bankster wars!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:27 | 5059025 Taku
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Bankster games.

Err, yes, NATO will decisively engage in preparations to discuss dinner times to discuss whether to discuss sanctions.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:28 | 5059033 max2205
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The sky over Europe would be insanely busy.

I don't think any one wants a shooting war there.

Let's move all this to Africa and welcome them to our fucked up pain and misery

YO!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:07 | 5062104 StychoKiller
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All Putin has to do is have his army sit on the Russian border for a few more months, then let General Winter start reading the riot act to the idjuts in Ukraine!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:19 | 5058972 ebworthen
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Ukraine is not even a member of NATO Rasmussen!  You dope!

WTF you going to do if Russia moves in, hold a press conference!?!?!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:30 | 5059051 max2205
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NATO should toss out Turkey and replace with Ukraine.

NATO is all white and raycisssst

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42 | 5059107 TradingFinn
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Not just hold a press conference. They will also condemn the move in. Not just condemn but really, really condemn.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:09 | 5062116 StychoKiller
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Really!  Totally psyche'd about the "joint communique!"  Then, the comfy chair (followed by fluffy pillows!)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:16 | 5058961 fel.temp.reparatio
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the ukraine is not a nato member country... not yet anyway

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:30 | 5060536 Lore
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That's a critical point actively suppressed by mainstream media. UKRAINE IS NOT A MEMBER OF NATO. NATO has no jurisdiction.  On a related note, did you wonder why the glib term "Territorial Integrity" gets tossed around by Western whores?  It's because the billions in debt (enslavement) promised by the EU hinges on Kiev retaining control of Ukraine's original borders. Once again, debt turns governments against their citizenry.

Ukrainians, open your eyes! If you don't make drastic changes, your future is a horror!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02 | 5058886 hedgeless_horseman
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Do you really think the rich and comfortable Eurotards in Brussels, London, and Paris are willing to risk ANYTHING?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:04 | 5058897 Mister Ponzi
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No, but they are American lapdogs - and the yankees want war (or so it seems).

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:25 | 5059001 MalteseFalcon
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GOLD JUMPS UP TO 1306!!!!

 

#Putin likes gold  #I hate Putin

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:54 | 5059158 agent default
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You think they stand a chance to stop the Russians at Fulda Gap this time?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:44 | 5059929 Jack Napier
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You've got it backwards. The banking syndicate is based out of Europe. NATO may be the lapdog, the US is the bulldog. They're both on a choke chain. An iron fist is still only a tool. The mind is elsewhere. Diversion is key.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:04 | 5058894 Headbanger
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"Now go away or I will taunt you a second time-a!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:02 | 5059215 Right-on Left-off
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... of course he's right.

Every time the West rattles its sabers or thumps its chest, gold rises.  And, if gold gets on a tear ......  it's all over for the West and their fiats with no gold.

Watch.  As long as gold pumps with every threat of war, nothing will be done.  (only covert actions)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:04 | 5062082 StychoKiller
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Huh?  Why Belgium alone has two or three...APCs, so they're ready to roll! :>D

Quick, call up the EU reserve armies...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:26 | 5059015 Bossman1967
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I dont thonk thats the cas.America needs a war and lets hopePutan dosnt give them what they want. Has Russia rebuilt their army so atrong since falling apart just a few years back. And im sure yall dont want to be n the bread lins again. Warvis comming nothing us bloggers can do.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:59 | 5058869 BaBaBouy
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Razmussen Talking Nuclear WAR, Over A Impoverished Shithole Section Of Ukr ?????

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:05 | 5058901 barre-de-rire
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the problem is not ukraine, ukraine is a decoy. a proxy.

 

the problem is on each side of ukraine, USA/EU vs RUSSIA/BRICS.

it is a mixdown of imperialism by ressources control and economic antropy

 

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:22 | 5058979 Latina Lover
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This is the real story.  The Ukraine is being used as a staging ground to take down Mother Russia,dismember her and steal her resources.  Putin understands this play and Washington will burn before this ever happens.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:34 | 5060640 Lore
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I'm laughing at the image of stars and stripes being raised in Red Square. Seriously, having worked for psychopaths and seen them achieve full destructive potential at the corporate level, I'm confident that they will completely obliterate our countries before they succeed in any imperialist ambitions overseas.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058826 Mister Ponzi
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Stupid Russians, they don't see NATO as a partner... probably because it isn't.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:03 | 5058889 pods
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NATO:  YOU BETTER STEP BACK FROM THE BRINK!

(and keep selling Europe gas please)

NATO is a friggin peacock.

pods

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:05 | 5058906 Renfield
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"The brink" appears to be Russia's borders, and NATO tells Russia to "step back" from it. Laughable, transparently stupid. Let NATO step back from the brink, back into their own countries, and mind their own damn business for a change.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:17 | 5058962 pods
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This is all coming right from the US.  This is to bring Europe back into the US sphere as much as it is to demonize Russia.

Face it, the US now is merely just a debt exporter, and the world is awash in debt.

Europe is finding that Russia has something to offere besides more debt and the US cannot have that.

pods

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:04 | 5059225 holgerdanske
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NATO is lead by Fogh Rasmussen. A former Danish politician. He runs the interests of America, and parts of his family resides there.

Fogh Rasmussen has been instrumental in involving Denmark in wars they should never have been involved in, and he is bad news even at the best of times.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:52 | 5058818 Mister Ponzi
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How many times have they claimed that Russia has concentrated large forces at the border in the last weeks?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058828 To_the_moon
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The rule of thumb is one angry declaration for each extra soldier.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058830 Smegley Wanxalot
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Not enough, apparently, because they haven't got their war started yet.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058835 Urban Redneck
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How many times has Wiley Coyote bought from ACME?
They never learn.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:52 | 5058820 whirling tword ...
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WWIII, bitchez!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058827 Racer
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Hmmm, how about telling the US bully and the EU to stop with all the poking first?!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57 | 5058829 Tracerfan
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Rasmussen is a first class ass and arsonist.  Ukraine is not in NATO and much of it never will be in NATO.  Europe may burn because of clowns like this in authority.

It is NATO trying to take Ukraine that is creating the "brink".  Russia does not respond to threats.  It will take action as it believes in its vital national interests.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58 | 5058859 GovernmentMule
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I second his asshatness

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:00 | 5058870 Bankster Kibble
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Rasmussen has to make noises because his clients in the Baltics and Poland are demanding NATO troops invade Eastern Ukraine and "teach those Russkies a lesson."  NATO does not dare move but he can make a lot of noise.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54 | 5058831 astoriajoe
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I just keep hoping that Putin and China's leader Xi pull a flash mob (dancing, not invading) on the border of Ukraine, and then hold a press conference where they announce that they are dropping the dollar. That would be quite a youtube video for Psaki to comment on.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:55 | 5058844 TabakLover
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Hashbrown - humansneverlearn

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:55 | 5058846 SheepDog-One
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But how can this be? With The One, the world was supposed to be all peaches and cake overnite.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:03 | 5058888 Spastica Rex
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He just hasn't gotten around to droning Moscow.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:25 | 5059005 astoriajoe
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some reset, huh?

I've got an "easy" button from staples on my desk if O wants to borrow it.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02 | 5058850 JustObserving
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NATO Tells Russia "To Step Back From The Brink"


US spending $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine or US demonizing Putin is just fine though

http://www.hangthebankers.com/us-spent-5-billion-to-destabilize-ukraine/

Since the beginning of the week, the three most influential mass circulation newsmagazines of the United States, Britain, and Germany—Time, The Economist, and Der Spiegel—have published cover stories that combine wild accusations against Vladimir Putin with demands for a showdown with Russia.

The most striking and obvious characteristic of these cover stories is that they are virtually identical. The CIA has scripted them all. The stories employ the same insults and the same fabrications. They denounce Putin’s “web of lies.” The Russian president is portrayed as a “depraved” mass murderer.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/pers-j30.html

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:06 | 5058909 pods
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The West is getting nervous because their printing scheme is failing and when the flow stops, the FSA is going to tear itself to pieces.
You can already see it in every local newspaper. Unheard of crimes that are now commonplace.

The world IS falling down, one individual at a time.

pods 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:56 | 5058851 toady
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I don't mind Obama and the politicos talking smack, but I really dislike it when the arm chair warriors start with the "massing troops" stuff.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:56 | 5058854 boattrash
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Coming Next: "Putin tells NATO, Go F*&ck Yourself"!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:01 | 5058873 GovernmentMule
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You are late. He already did...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58 | 5058860 the not so migh...
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NATO nazies getting angry

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58 | 5058862 Stoploss
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Tough talk from Anders, too bad he doesn't have the bastards to back it up with.

Grade school bullshit from an insignificant organization. 

One should be prepared before shaking the bear from the tree...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:21 | 5058974 SheepDog-One
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The only thing Putin really fears is NATO escalating to a furious selfie photo-bomb campaign.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:35 | 5059022 Paper CRUSHer
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Exactly,they're messed up because this time they fucked with the wrong kind of dude.

Putin surrounded by his defense force while watching some entertainment.........Steven Segal & Fedor Elemianenko

http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/media/events/presidentphotos/big/41d4176f00aa090f9b24.jpeg

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:59 | 5058868 GovernmentMule
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Isn't Obama golfing with JZ today? Ya, thought his schedule was full...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:26 | 5059019 MarsInScorpio
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Only a madman would behave so irresponsibly. For that reason, it's time to implement the 25th Amendment, Section 4:

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.

Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session.

If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of
his office.
+++++
Obama has lost his mind, and is placing the US in danger of a pandemic that could kill thousands - maybe even more.

He has to go - this is the way to get him away from the "button" of disease warfare waged on the American people.
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:29 | 5059379 rwe2late
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 great idea,

let's have

Biden in charge

...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:00 | 5058872 Kaiser Sousa
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GOD DAMMIT...
WILL U DUMP THOSE FUCKING TREASURY'S ALREADY VLAD!!

peace out.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:09 | 5058918 Winston Churchill
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Patience. Haven't you noticed Putin never responds while angry.

He thinks everything thru' first, and then acts.

If I was going to dump UST's in concert with China, I would do it Christmas Eve.

I would cut the gas and oil then as well.

Happy New Year.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02 | 5058880 cowdiddly
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So Ukraine is a member of NATO now? And, did'nt you guys run out of bombs in Libya a few months back?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02 | 5058882 Racer
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"NATO: INDIVIDUAL NATIONS MAY WEIGH DELIVERY OF ARMS TO UKRAINE"

FFS

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:04 | 5058890 Dollar Akbar
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Dismantle NATO, quick.

Anyway, no country in Europe will go to war against Russia. Nobody there has appetite for a war just to enable US fracking companies to avoid bankruptcies. NATO will collapse.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:03 | 5058893 Seasmoke
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I'm sorry. All I see is Red on the screen  ?????

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:05 | 5058900 joego1
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The great unwind begins. Eienstien was right, WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:08 | 5058908 q99x2
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The queens will stick to their caliphate if they don't turn the oven down.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:07 | 5058913 Keltner Channel Surf
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Lotta longs loaded up big time this morning due to the big POMO day ($2.5B), so if we could just hit their stops, we could really slide vertically.  Come one, push it, baby, push it !!  (Yes, I'm short the Russell, what else is new :) )

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42 | 5059111 Keltner Channel Surf
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Closed out near the current low, more out of fear than genius.  Hate trading on dueling headline days, as a misplaced adjective from a wire service can cause the markets to go screaming against your position.  Also have the feeling POMO firms stopped using their ammo around 10:30, and have half of the $2 Billion left to use in goosing new post-Putin shorts.  Good luck to those still short, have a feeling a wild, seesawing ride is in store ...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:07 | 5058914 Kina
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NATO to Russia. ..lay down and take it up the arse like Germany and Poland

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:30 | 5058954 SheepDog-One
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NATO prepares to retaliate with furious #hashbrown #selfie offensive!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12 | 5058935 SheepDog-One
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How DARE Putin have troops on his own border! Doesn't he know that's highly ILLEGAL here in ObaMaos 1 world all about him?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:05 | 5059235 The_Dude
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Yep...might scare off the illegals trying to bum rush the border

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12 | 5058936 buzzsaw99
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nato sucks ass

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:13 | 5058941 Peter Pan
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You can print dollars and Euros but you can't print gas.

I can hear chairs drawing closer to the conference table.

 

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:31 | 5059399 Badabing
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Remove one more chair and restart the music

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:15 | 5058947 Kina
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NATO just another geopolitical tool of the US ...lile CIA  IMF...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:16 | 5058959 roadhazard
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At least Russia is acting like an adult.

not

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:30 | 5059050 MarsInScorpio
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Road:

 

Sleeping in late today before beginning your NSA/CIA/EU trolling job this morning?

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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:58 | 5059606 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Probably has a kool-aid hangover.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:18 | 5058963 QE49er
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Haven't seen Gold outperform silver by so much in a long time:  http://www.pmbull.com/silver-price/

Take a look at the hourly charts

Something strange is going on here

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:18 | 5058966 MFL5591
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Nato=USA

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:34 | 5059068 1stepcloser
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Anglo Amerikan banking = UN = CFR = NATO = USA..

Fixed it

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:22 | 5058978 john_connor
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Sanctions are simply another version of the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act in the 1st Depression.  We all know how that turned out.

 

"History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes"

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:53 | 5060440 geno-econ
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Or same as Jackson -Vanik Amendment of 1973 John is old enough to remember when it killed Detante I

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:25 | 5059008 Yen Cross
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   The U.S. military is already spread so fucking thin it's a joke, and moral is in the shitter after Zero's Iraq and Afghanistan debacles. What, a few panzi assed NATO countries armed with dumbed down U.S., British and caugh*caugh* French hardware are going to roll over the Russians at their front door?

 What America Can Learn From Russia's Cheap But Deadly T90 Tank

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:40 | 5059094 pupdog1
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Excellent article. Now compare their tank philosophy, based on hard-won experience, with our disasterous F-35 and littoral combat ship programs, which were designed only to enrich "the complex" and produce junk in the process.

Bah. BAH!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:27 | 5059026 pupdog1
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If Oboingo is forced to cancel the back nine, he's gonna be ready for nukin'.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:31 | 5059054 rwe2late
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Why has Russia threateningly expanded its border to NATO's doorstep?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:07 | 5059239 Bemused Observer
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History sees it differently. Nato has been threateningly expanding its border to Russia's doorstep. And they've been doing that for awhile now.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059405 rwe2late
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did not think I needed the sarcastic tag for that particular comment of mine

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:17 | 5060538 Bemused Observer
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Sorry, I had no way of knowing. You hear all sorts of things here on ZH, and I'm still fairly new...:-)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:39 | 5059097 viator
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Stop Br'er Rabbit or we'll throw you into the briar patch.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42 | 5059106 oldmule
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Putin is chess player.  These actions by Obama and the ECB are just what He wants. Isolation from the West gives Putin more strenght.  Next He will invade Ukrania to keep the peace.  Putin wants to built Russia back to it's former glory.  What better way than to have The USA and the ECB as enemies of the state.  Russia or rather Putin is ready for all out war.  While Obamaruma hasn't got a clue!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16 | 5059293 rwe2late
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oldmule

 Spare us your mind reading fantasies about Putin and what he might do, would do, could do, and imagined in your obliviousness to what Putin has done and said he wanted.

Instead try to realize what the US/NATO have actually done.

Obama and his handlers are fully cognizant what they are doing.

They have repeatedly stated their intent and motives, from "exceptionalist" rule to PNAC resource control to Pentagon full-spectrum dominance.

The end goals of Obama et al are despicable, but their pursuit of those goals is not due to lack of understanding.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:47 | 5059139 BeetleBailey
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Gold Jumps, Germany Dumps, S&P Slumps, Fuckbama jumps, Putin ducks, Merkel frumps...and Spot the wonder dog...starring in...........

THE SHIT SHOW FROM HELL!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:51 | 5059152 db51
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Fuck you and your Gold Jumps Headlines.    Looks to me like it jumped, along with Silver right off the fucking cliff.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059474 db51
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Facts get downvoted?   When I posted this, gold and silver were both headed south.  So W T F?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:02 | 5059207 Anarchy 99
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Hey Vlad, put a planc across the "brink" and roll in there and clean out the unelected sewage in brussels. Please.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:08 | 5059243 Anarchy 99
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speculation was that the "Northern Euro" would tell the Med countries to shut up and go along with the Austerity programs and other shit.

Looks like in the not to distant future these same Med countries might just hold hands, WITH VLAD and tell the northeners to fuck off, and get off their beaches.

memo: I think Italy has the most nato (US) bases in Europe.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:22 | 5059343 jmc8888
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British Empire stooge Rasmussen is acting like a guy with a gun to his head telling everyone around him to stop the insanity.

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:41 | 5059478 Jano
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Rasmussen is correct: NATO is not a partner for Russia.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:46 | 5059515 mastersnark
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NATO must defend the Ukraine, a non-member State because...?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:12 | 5063897 onmail
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Israel should capture all mid east oil fields 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:46 | 5059517 Racer
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13m

FTW: Russia Has ‘No Grounds’ for Sanctions on Agriculture, U.K. Says"

 

I would ROFLMAO if it weren't such a disastrously serious matter

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059559 Herdee
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I'm a bit of a gold bug so it's good for my positions including my gold mining stocks.U.S.A.must be p'd off that the start of an alternate system outside of the Dollar is now taking shape.Did Victoria Nuland take her meds today for pms?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20 | 5059763 Spungo
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:27 | 5059822 where_is the_nuke
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NATO is run by pimps and whores.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059856 assistedliving
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amazing the support Putin gets from some of the ZH wack jobs.  Merkel is LEADING the EU (read Germany) because she KNOWS what it is like living under Russian diktat.  She UNDERSTANDS allow Putin to run roughshod over Georgia, Ukraine, Nagorno Karabakh then Iran, Syria, China Pakistan only get WORSE.

Yes we lied and broke our promises to Putin about NATO expansion but to say CIA overthrow of Yanukovych when they cant find their own ass is laughable. 

Obama/Rasmussen are doing about all that can be done talking loudly because they dont have a big stick.  Either allow Putin to take over or send in troops.  Neither is going to happen so here we are

just buy gold to be on the safe side

 

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:50 | 5059984 pain_and_soros
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It is NATO that has provoked Russia and seems intent on continuing to provoke Russia into a war....somehow believing they can prevail. 

Is this driven by US decision makers who see their own economy & $US hegemony is going down the tubes so rather than accept responsibility for that, they seek something else to blame it on....and Putin & Russia seem convenient scapegoats..

Be careful what you wish for....you may get all that you ask & a whole lot more.

 

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:10 | 5063886 onmail
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Okee Europe becomes rubble again. Sigh The movie has become so repetitive & boring.

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 Or

Yi`ddish honchos saying :

" Create a distraction Let them become busy in Europe (as with MH-17) Then we invade all mideast and capture all oil fields and become super rich"

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