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US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To "Reassure Threatened Allies"

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Escalation over the Ukraine conflict, a/k/a Cold War 2.0, just took another major step forward. Because here comes the cavalry... literally.

While the world is focused on the first deployment of US marines in Iraq in nearly a decade, as "humanitarian advisors" of course so as not to destroy the Nobel peace prize-winning aura of the US president who is rapidly becoming a warmonger on par with his predecessor, a far more dangerous development took place overnight with nobody noticing, when the Pentagon announced that approximately 600 soldiers from the Army’s 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division will deploy to Poland and the Baltic states to help reassure European allies who feel threatened by Russian military moves. And while most Americans may be geographically challenged, Russians know very well that all of these countries border on Russia. As such this very demonstrative military expansion by NATO powers to "pre-contain" Russian military agression will only lead to one thing: even more "defensive" escalation.

Some more detail on the latest US dispatch of troops in the area now defined by the second coming of the Cold War from

The troops and their equipment — which include M-1 Abrams tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and armored personnel carriers — will go to Europe in October for a three-month series of training exercises.

The troops will originate out of Fort Hood, Texas (keep this in mind for a post later today) and will replace 600 paratroopers from the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade. "These land training exercises … help foster interoperability through small unit and leader training," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said.

In addition to ground forces, the U.S. has also sent F-16 combat aircraft to Poland and participated in NATO air policing missions over the Baltics.

So why is the US sending military reinforcements at a time when every troop movement is scrutinized with a microscope around the globe:

The exercises came at the request of host nations that fear a resurgent Russia, which annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine earlier this year and continues to support a pro-Russia separatist movement in eastern Ukraine.

So to summarize: the countries that are most worried about Russian military aggression, those which by definition border on Russia, have decided to preempt Russia and demand additional US military presence on their territory, believing that the Kremlin will not see this US military build up as one which threatens Russia with even further NATO expansion on its borders. .

Brilliant. Why? Because recall what happened in December 2013 long before the Ukraine semi-hot proxy civil war was raging:

It seems [Putin] had a Plan B in case things escalated out of control, one that fits with what we wrote a few days ago when we reported that "Russia casually announces it will use nukes if attacked." Namely, as Bloomberg reports citing Bild, Russia quietly stationed a double-digit number of SS-26 Stone, aka Iskander, tactical, nuclear-capable short-range missiles near the Polish border in a dramatic escalation to merely verbal threats issued as recently as a year ago.

This comes from an article titled "Russia Stations Tactical, Nuclear-Capable Missiles Along Polish Border", in which we explained how Russia has done precisely this when it stationed a "double-digit" of SS-26 nuclear missiles in Kaliningrad on the border with Poland, over "concerns" what NATO encorachment close to its territory could imply.

And now, NATO appears to have decided to find out just what Russia's response to such an incremental tactical arms build up will be.

One thing is certain: the US response to a fresh contingent of this...


... with a range of this:

Will hardly be wrapped in the tidy, media-friendly package of on ICBM build-up for "humanitarian advisory" purposes...


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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:31 | 5093701 Jethro
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So freaking stupid......

My entire childhood was spent in the cold war.  Guess my kids will get their turn now too.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:34 | 5093720 wee-weed up
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Another Obozo "red-line" coming in 3... 2... 1...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:37 | 5093742 Keyser
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I remember digging a fallout shelter under the family home when I was a kid in 60's.... This time I'm going to use a freaking backhoe... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:40 | 5093769 pods
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Well Ukraine borders Russia, send them there?

Oh, you don't want them getting shot by our OTHER guys already in Ukraine?


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:47 | 5093816 Pinto Currency
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Because it is reassuring that, like Syria and Iraq, your country will too become a parking lot.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:52 | 5093827 Latina Lover
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Parking lots are so 2000's  Today it will be a frakking lot.

Personally, I am not worried about this deployment, it is clearly a mistake . I think someone mixed up the maps and confused Ferguson with Polandistan. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:56 | 5093870 negative rates
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Were deliverin the aid and we don't want no problems from above, if ins you know what I mean.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:58 | 5093875 Kitler
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The radiocative fallout from the smouldering remains of Eastern Europe will largely end up coming down on Russia and China

Payback for attacking the $US is a bitch

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:01 | 5093891 Lore
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The biggest enemy to the USD is its purveyors who debase it. Nuke THEM.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:06 | 5093928 ilion
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Baltic States will once again become the toys of the global powers. It didn't end well 75 years ago and something tells me it won't be any different this time.

Thank you Obama for being such an asshole.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:13 | 5093955 Escrava Isaura
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:17 | 5093975 gh0atrider
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Russia we love you and we are everything you wanted us all to be ever.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:25 | 5094043 Latina Lover
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I was reading through the disgusting Kiev post, a USSA propaganda rag, and noticed mention of MH17 has all but disappeared.  Moreover, CNN reports that sanctions were due to the so called annexation of Crimea.

Sounds like the USSA is trying to bury the MH17 false flag.


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:27 | 5094060 Chief KnocAHoma
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You hope they get raised in Cold War... Otherwise they may be fighting in a hot one.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:37 | 5094110 TeamDepends
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Meanwhile countless enemy combatants stream across our non-existant southern border. Could someone please at least get Barry's fiddle in tune?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:02 | 5094215 Four chan
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yet another stupid move by the manchurian president.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:06 | 5094420 SoilMyselfRotten
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The poor guys that gotta pull this duty, talk about False Flag bait to start WW3..

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:38 | 5094829 bunzbunzbunz
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Seems relevant to the conversation...

In 1999, apartment bombings in three Russian cities including Moscow killed 293 people. A fourth bombing was thwarted in Ryazan, when residents caught FSB officers in the basement with a bomb for “training purposes.” Chechen terrorists were blamed. John Dunlop, a serious scholar on Russia, has analyzed the evidence in his book The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin’s Rule. Dunlop concludes that the apartment bombings were the joint work of the Yeltsin regime and Putin’s FSB operatives to prepare the Russian people for the devastating Second Chechen War. Indeed, Putin soared to an easy electoral victory in 2000 on a wave of anti-Chechen nationalism, after which be bombed Chechnya to a carcass of its former self. Despite the evidence of FSB involvement in the apartment bombings, there has never been an investigation. We will never know the truth. Those who pursued the subject, journalist Anna Politovskaya and ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, were both assassinated.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:27 | 5095054 Elvis the Pelvis
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Putin's a bleeding asshole.  But he's a bleeding asshole who is Europe's problem.  America needs to stay clear of this shit.  Bitchez.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:58 | 5095183 wintermute
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Now will those Norwegian clowns fnally take away Obozo's Peace Prize?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:20 | 5095302 The Blank Stare
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Wait, did he say New Mexico or Poland?


I'm always confusing the two.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:25 | 5096312 Scarlett
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:30 | 5094074 negative rates
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That's okay cause they were about to start sending those military trucks to E. St. Louis police dept, for nearly free. And they'll be better served over there for others protection.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:57 | 5094317 Kitler
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The MH-17 mystery has been solved by Kiev  The pro-Russian terorists were trying to shoot down an Aeroflot A320 passenger jet to give Putin justification to invade the Ukraine again   They accidentally shot down MH-17 because they were poorly trained idiots and were drinking

All the proof you need is here in this Forbes article

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:22 | 5094565 SimplePrinciple
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Such brilliant analysis by Kiev AND Forbes.  Now that the initial propoganda is falling to pieces and while they delay as long as possible the release of black box recordings or control tower  recordings, they start muddying the water with so much gunk that everybody just throws up their hands and refuses to hear any more stories.  The Forbes guy even accepts the idea of ground to air missiles despite OECD eyewitness account of cockpit shot to pieces with air-to-air cannon.  What pathetic propaganda spewers our media has become.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00 | 5094720 Latina Lover
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It is beyond pathetic, and demonstrates Kiev's and Washingtons guilt. The good news is that outside of the anglosphere and most of Europe, the rest of the world will know this was just another USSA contrived false flag, FAIL.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:39 | 5094837 bunzbunzbunz
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Right. The US government does bad things. The Russian government never would. Genius.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:23 | 5096221 SoDamnMad
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OECD has no experience in investigating crash damage.  The mathematics of multiple hits from jet to jet in one small area (cockpit window area) are mind bogling. Find some other fairy tale. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:49 | 5094386 HardAssets
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Latin Lover:  "I was reading through the disgusting Kiev post, a USSA propaganda rag, and noticed mention of MH17 has all but disappeared." 

I posted (and I'm sure many others did too) that MH17 would be completely forgotten within a few months. Given all the media focus at the time, even I am surprised at how quickly it went down the Memory Hole. Also notice that a lot of the very damning news stories that came out about the administration receive NO mention today either.

The mainstream media is a weapon repeatedly fired at the American people.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:01 | 5094726 Latina Lover
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Agreed. We live in a mainstream media swamp of endless lies.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:29 | 5093981 Escrava Isaura
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Title: US Sending 600 Troops.... To "Reassure Threatened Allies"


Then, paragraph 4: Troops will replace 600 paratroopers from the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Is this some kind of joke?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:29 | 5094065 spacecadet
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I'm telling you, I've always loved Zero Hedge, but lately they've been pulling some CNN shit.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:37 | 5094624 earleflorida
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then go back to cnn, and spare us asshole!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:23 | 5094784 bunzbunzbunz
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Yeah, I only want to hear from people that agree with me! Because that's how I learn lots!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:00 | 5094933 HardAssets
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Yep . . . the purpose of Fight Club is to provide a battle ground for ideas and arguments. There are plenty of forums to hear agreement from fanboys.

(IMO, the stronger someone presents an opposing view, the better. That shows the weak points of my own position. It may even get me to change my view, and benefit from that.)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:44 | 5094125 Urban Redneck
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That would sort of depend where the 173rd (the NATO/EUCOM rapid reaction force) is deployed next... in addition to the local European tourist destinations, I hear there is an unoccupied mountaintop in Iraq available, and since AFRICOM's HQ is in Europe, Gen. Rodriguez doesn't even need to use a telephone to request backup for a Holiday in Ebolaland.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:41 | 5095680 KnuckleDragger-X
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If Oboy had any sense of history he'd of sent the 7th Cav....

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:15 | 5094250 SimplePrinciple
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Don't overlook the tanks and other equipment.  Also don't overlook that the troops to be replaced might not actually leave if Russia shoots down another passenger plane using Uke jets or whatever the hogwash of the day might be.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:36 | 5095093 SimplePrinciple
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Ten downvotes for suggesting it might not just be a rotation? Or should I have put a /s by making the story Russia used Uke jets to down the airliner?  Fight club, whatever.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:23 | 5094571 Sirius Wonderblast
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Very different kit and capability.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:14 | 5093958 strannick
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Russia bolsters its boarders as NATO takes down regimes to install puppets in their place and.move.nukes ever closer to Moscow. America doing it best to start WW3, as it panders to Wall St, and Langley

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:17 | 5093984 Spitzer
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The map needs an update. Crimea is part of Russia

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:34 | 5094080 Lore
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It seems clear that the psychopaths want war.  What a sad indictment, that the American economy is reduced to trafficking debt-based instruments backed by LIES and arms manufacture for wars in defense of LIES.  Everything that's about to happen is COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY.  Why not take power away from the psychopaths, and start rebuilding your real economy instead?  The potential for prosperity in the absence of control freaks is staggering. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:19 | 5094266 silvermail
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You said Langley? Sorry, I do not know much geography. I always thought that Langley - it's somewhere in a Muslim country. Because I always knew that Langley - is the headquarters of al-Qaeda. I was wrong?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:28 | 5094058 Oracle 911
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Did you know, the Russians will reopen and modernize the Soviet era military bases on Cuba, no?

There is a better one,  they will build a warship port near the bay of Pigs and this action cost was just the 90% of the Cuban debt towards them. The rest of debt will be paid in Cuban crude oil (they have significant oil reserves in their territorial waters).


Yeah, USSA is screwed in more than one way.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:57 | 5094195 Divine
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Ilion, Having lived in Estonia for 1 year & conducted business in Latvia for another 1 - I can assure you that the baltic & nordic people won't buy this narrative. Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania got their independence just ~23 years ago , Soviets ran over them in few hours the last time.

The politicians can and will try to escalate the situation but the people understand realities and will react before SHTF. 


Most of the finnish people are totally against the sanctions, we are already seeing layoff's from big food producers.

Our idiot government is trying to push finland towards nato, IMO it's a really shitty idea :/

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:19 | 5094263 assistedliving
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"Most of the finnish people are totally against the sanctions"

proof please.  most of the E.E's, granted, i talk to not having worked there are FOR sanctions.

the problem is we're playing checkers.  this action is identical to what Putin did in Syria blocking our cruise missile attack...except

we're right against Russian borders.  BIG DIFFERENCE as we're about to find out.  But as pointed out earlier, it is basically a "swap" meant to 'look agressive' but more feint than riposte.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:45 | 5095132 SimplePrinciple
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That article link talks of "leaders" supporting sanctions.  They are probably all being blackmailed by the late, great USA, and we KNOW how well our "leaders" represent us here.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:04 | 5093908 ebworthen
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No.  This is the U.S.A.'s Napoleon moment, our Waterloo.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:50 | 5093974 Kitler
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You can't lose when the bombs won't land on your soil   You gain power as their protector and profit from weapon sales 

It's Europes Waterloo moment

We are merely providing them with the enemy we need

Operation Atlantic Resolve Fact Sheet

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:04 | 5094735 Latina Lover
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No, you can't lose until events spin out of control and then its time to break out the 10,000 spf and kiss your ass goodbye.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:27 | 5094059 Anarchy 99
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:49 | 5094162 The Chief
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Sounds a bit like Keitel, as in Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel...or as he was affectionately referred to by his subordinates and peers, "Lackeitel". Which of course meant Little Lackey. A little lackey of Hitler.

He was a good little soldier and was denied the honor of a firing squad. He was hung by his neck, most deservedly. He too was of the mindset that its all fair in war as long as your superior gives you a direct order. Humanity disagreed and will disagree again as posterity stands in judgement over those that continue down this road of murder in eastern Europe.

You lackeys. Yes you. Beware.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:04 | 5094218 BigJim
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:25 | 5094578 Omen IV
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at least your honest - the Obama Kiev Fascists are US military

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:03 | 5093903 pods
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Fuggetaboutit, the USA is flush with cash, has oil shooting out of it's ass, and will be welcomed with roses and cleavage anywhere they go.

We are fuckin X-ceptional, bitchez!


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:29 | 5094042 Escrava Isaura
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Americans might be X-ceptional...., but, are they the chosen people?

Let me give you another perspective:

Martin Levi van Creveld: They [Israeli soldiers] are very brave people... they are idealists... they want to serve their country and they want to prove themselves. The problem is that you cannot prove yourself against someone who is much weaker than yourself. They are in a lose-lose situation. If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel... if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see there is simply no escape. Now the Israeli army has not by any means been the worst of the lot. It has not done what for instance the Americans did in Vietnam... it did not use napalm, it did not kill millions of people. So everything is relative, but by definition, to return to what I said earlier, if you are strong and you are fighting the weak, then anything you do is criminal.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:45 | 5094145 rubiconsolutions
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Here's another perspective directly from Israeli soldiers. A little different than CNN and Fox News.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:06 | 5094742 TuPhat
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I read it.  Meaningless drivel is what I call it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:06 | 5094216 Lea
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Extremely good comment, Escrava Isaura. Then, to add to what you say, what happens when the strong fights the weak (therefore doesn't prove itself) and loses on top? (Vietnam). I wonder if that's the cause of the extreme cases of PTSD observed amongst the veterans of Vietnam (levels of PTSD unseen in WW2. The guys were hit indeed, but certainly nowhere near that hard). You were the strong one, you were the aggressor (whereas the Viet Congs merely defended themselves), you were guilty of killing millions, and you're the loser. A perfect lose-lose situation and a highly psychologically destructive cocktail: you're no soldier, you're a rightfully defeated mass murderer. The narcissistic bubble explodes. No escape.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:25 | 5094292 Escrava Isaura
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You wrote: “You were the strong one, you were the aggressor…. highly psychologically destructive cocktail”

This statement is America to its core… That most Americans can not comprehend; or grasp it.

I open my post with “The chosen people”

History will look at Americans as the ‘Chosen People’ at the largest human failure… Not that is all America’s fault but, because they were the global leader.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:09 | 5094747 TuPhat
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You obviously weren't there.  Your post is wrong in many ways.  Not worth commenting on each error.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:22 | 5095022 Escrava Isaura
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How are we supposed to take you seriously?

You previously wrote: "In Texas you shouldn't run over a mexican riding a bike because, it's probably your bike."

You need to get ‘Curious’ about your anger.

This is just a blog!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:26 | 5095042 Escrava Isaura
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:24 | 5094291 assistedliving
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Yes E.I. especially bad when you have starved the already weak (along w/ Egypt) first.  Lousy optics.  but looking for a rainbow amongst the blood, there is a slight chance a real int'l RECONSTRUCTION may commence but it has to be REAL $$$ and lots of it.  the only way to overwhelm HAMAS so that the Palestinians themselves reject them and have a chance for their children

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:34 | 5094309 Escrava Isaura
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Not a chance!


Martin Levi van Creveld: Addressing the 2011 Libyan civil war, van Creveld challenged the media's tendency to portray the circumstances in Libya as being largely equivalent to those that formed the backdrop to the overthrow of ben-Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt earlier in the year. "The remarkable spread of the 2011 Arab revolts across the face of North Africa causes many journalists to portray the current Libyan uprising as fueled by similar factors to those at play in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt. There are more differences than similarities." Van Creveld noted that Tunisia and Egypt "have been coherent nation-states for well over a century," while Libyan society is still pervasively tribalist. He also observed that whereas the armies of Tunisia and Egypt could mediate the transitions between the old regimes and the new, "Libya lacks a professional, non-tribal army" that could function in such a role. Van Creveld blamed Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi for squandering a crucial opportunity to restore order to the country and confidence – both domestic and international – in the Gaddafi regime.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:22 | 5095031 rick4654
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Here come the towel-head comments.

Can't stay on subject can you, pig!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:08 | 5095521 Escrava Isaura
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Who are you talking to?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:26 | 5096010 holdbuysell
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"Fuggetaboutit, the USA is flush with cash, has oil shooting out of it's ass, and will be welcomed with roses and cleavage anywhere they go.

We are fuckin X-ceptional, bitchez!"

The Banzai caricature on that descriptive text would be exceptional.

Hint, hint.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:47 | 5093823 Latina Lover
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Sounds more like the USSA is sending in troops to keep the Euromonkeys in line.  Wouldn't want them to deviate from the script, just because they may freeze to death in the dark without russian nat gas.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:01 | 5093897 Deathrips
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So glad congress approves this. These fascists in the west are insane. Time for rubber road meeting time.




BONUS. If you are independent from them..what they do will not be the end of you...but the end of them.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:04 | 5093913 Urban Redneck
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Let's be blunt, Barry is not sending troops,he is sending Texans to serve as hostages, who wouldn't last as long against the Russians as the Americans who reinforced the Alamo against the Mexicans.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:18 | 5093991 power steering
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Speaking of Texas why can't he send 600 troops to the border there?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:44 | 5094107 Gringo Viejo
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Don't think of it as escalation against Russia. Think of it as escalation against Russia, China and North Korea.
Kinda makes ya feel warm and fuzzy all over, huh?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:44 | 5093776 SMG
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This is freaking insanity!  Hang the Globalist Oligarchs and destroy their control system.

Can you imagine Russian troops in Mexico or Canada on the border?

They are trying to kill almost all of us.


The Oligarchs plan:


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:48 | 5093817 Skateboarder
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HOW CAN YOU BE IN FREAKING PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE WHEN FUKUSHIMA, and all the Fukus waiting to happen as soon as the power is cut.

This only ends in total and gradual annihilation of flora and fauna. It will look ugly - that's for sure.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:07 | 5093926 Pure Evil
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Shhhhh......the elites will be deep underground and will have turned into morlocks by the time they pop their heads out of the bunkers.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:20 | 5094007 Hephaestus
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No it ends when we forever remove the bounds of material constraint by leaving the planet.

The bad guys want to limit population. The good guys want an ever expanding population............ on the Moon, Mars, asteroid belts and anything that can be lived upon. Why? Because the purpose of all life is to convert energy into knowledge. We could do a lot more converting with a few trillion extra heads wich would lead to more - great books, stories, discoveries, cures, and so forth. The problem is not too many people. The problem is that they are currently stuck at the bottom of a deep gravity well confined to a gerbil's existence of work TV work TV work TV Work Tv. It was all going so well...... almost like it was meant to be or something.  Hmmmm.....hey did you know that the moon is a giant rocket refuel station? No kidding check it out

Like I said it was all going so well

and then flouride leaked into the water

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:42 | 5094132 pods
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The shitty thing Heph is why we HAVE to have this expansion.

Almost too crazy to believe but if we didnt have an exponential currency we would not be focused on growth all the time.

We could just live.  
But the cocksucking banksters have stolen the simplest thing from us.


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:55 | 5093856 McMolotov
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It's like, how much more full-retard could this be? And the answer is none. None more full-retard.

Until tomorrow, when they manage to go even moar fuller-retarder.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:55 | 5093868 john39
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the mythic fullest retard...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:59 | 5093886 McMolotov
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We are fast approaching the full-retard event horizon, at which point there will be no escape and things will get really trippy and we'll all turn into fetuses floating in space.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:04 | 5093914 pods
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<digs around for old Hale Bopp outfit>

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:51 | 5095724 KnuckleDragger-X
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Maximum retard...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:57 | 5093878 upWising
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THE COLD WAR meets Kachina Masks

We were studying "Indians" ("Indians" not "Native Americans") back then in 3rd grade in the early 60's.  As part of our "studies" we dutifully hauled our parents to Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream to get the empty 5 gallon cardboard containers which were decorated with construction paper feathers, christened as "Kachina Masks"  and then placed on our heads on Friday afternoons for "Indian Story Time."  (It was hard to hear with the carton on our heads but I'm sure the teacher, Mrs. Dunn, loved it.)

The Kachina Masks had one other job each month.

Last Friday of the month was Air Raid Siren Day.  At exactly 10am, the sirens would wail, and we would dutifully (it WAS the 60's...lots of duties) put our Kachina Mask on our heads and hide under our desks.

"I can't see the bomb so the bomb can't see me."

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:20 | 5094003 walküre
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I'm sure glad you showed up for therapy in the Nineties to work through this crap.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:55 | 5094193 Ariadne
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Astrology < Psychology < Economics, all invented by the same bullshitters.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:51 | 5094897 shovelhead
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Therapy??? There was no therapy...We took the pain...D'ya hear me...


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:56 | 5094425 barre-de-rire
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this is not funny but makes me laught !

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:50 | 5093842 kchrisc
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False-flag incident with lots of dead DC US troops in 3..2..

May even have a special performance by the Dancing Mossads.

An American, not US subject.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:08 | 5094234 The Longest Call
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No matter China, Russia says, we take bull by horns...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:01 | 5094458 mt paul
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hope them troops

brought condoms ..


because they are about to get fycked

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:38 | 5093721 Save_America1st
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Let's send about 1000 militarized police troops from all precincts around America.  Starting with every fucking douchebag cop in New Mexico, Nevada, and how about a bunch from St. Louis, MO.  They seem to be 'roided up and ready to fuck with anybody who looks at them cross-eyed.  They're looking for a fight, so let's get them the hell out of the country and over to Iraq so they can play military without fucking with and murdering Americans who they have been taught are now their enemy and some kind of "domestic terrorists". 

Edit:  And let's send over TSA, DHS, NSA, CIA, IRS agents, BLM, and all the other fuckers who now carry sidearms, machine guns, sniper rifles, and drive tanks on our streets, and who think Americans are the enemy.

And I'm not fuckin' kiddin' either.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:39 | 5093754 Keyser
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Those numpties would have us in WWIII in 30 seconds flat... Best send all of the members of the House and Senate... Nothing will get done with all the finger-pointing and chest-thumping... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:57 | 5093874 Latina Lover
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Save America, yours is the best suggestion I have read this week.  We could only wish that the USSA security apparatus would take your advice. Problem is, bullies are cowards. They lack the guts to face REAL action.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:18 | 5093884 kchrisc
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"Let's send about 1000 militarized police troops from all precincts around America.  Starting with every fucking douchebag cop in New Mexico, Nevada, and how about a bunch from St. Louis, MO. "

The best part of that would be watching the bully-pussies trying to call for "back-up."

An American, not US subject.


Note: A bully-pussy is a bully that only picks on others while he is with a group that he is depending on to assist him in perpetrating his crimes against his victim. Gun and badge thugs are the ultimate in bully-pussies, as they instigate crimes of violence and robbery against people and then call for "back-up" by their buds for assistance in completing their crimes.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:43 | 5094135 no more banksters
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Welcome the "brave new world":

"It's not accidental that the arms industries demonstrate new weapons designed to be used inside urban areas for suppression of potential riots. There will be no 'outside enemy' in the future. The threat for the dominant system will come from the interior, the big urban centers. Soldier-robots will protect worker-robots and resources."

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:22 | 5094278 FreeNewEnergy
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After watching three police cars converge after a routine traffic stop in front of my house (original uniformed cop was old and fat, plain-clothed (in unmarked vehicle) was young and FATTER, third cop (uniformed) was a 108-lb. blonde chick) I can't agree more.

Always hated cops, now hate them even more. They are fukking morons. A war zone experience would do them good, as in crapped pants.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:34 | 5093726 SHEEPFUKKER

Are these 600 heroes considered boots on the ground? I just want to make sure that I understand the situation correctly. 

thanks and best regards

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:51 | 5093844 Anarchy 99
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NO they're considered (by sane people) stupid fucktards for enlisting.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:58 | 5093879 Latina Lover
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Amen, brother.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:22 | 5094780 TeethVillage88s
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Bahahaha, ACP are completely Obsolete. Everyone knows that.

It is like the English Painting up Wooden Airplanes to serve as Targets for German Attacks in WWII.

Or just a political game played by Mouth Pieces in Washington to a public that is completely aware of all the lies on TV and the Dog And Pony Shows of fake outrage played by both the Ds & Rs.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:36 | 5093733 nope-1004
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This one ain't cold though.... petrodollar will be defended at all costs, and the advancement of an "alternative" payment system will be bombed.


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:40 | 5093767 Keyser
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I believe we saw evidence of this yesterday with the "crash" of the Brazilian Presidential candidate's airplane... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:05 | 5093925 SmallerGovNow2
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AND Putin will defend the mother land AT ALL COSTS....

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:24 | 5094033 danpos
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Tired of your US dollars losing value?

Had enough of the US military blocking your best plans?

Try Vladcoin!

It's the new electronic currency that is backed by the full faith the Russian Federation.

Vladcoin.  It's the only money personally backed by Putin's taekwondo.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:46 | 5093775 Bossman1967
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Hasnt anyone heard of MAD this is stupid mutually assured destruction is what these fools will bring us and that will be that. If just one of these bombs go off DEFCON 5 imsay. So,I wont bother paying much attention to these fools so I can sleep at night. The fear mongering in the media is unbelievable and guess the stock markets will rise and gold will fall and all will make sence buy baby buy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:19 | 5093995 Urban Redneck
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Europe can be sacrificed to tactical nukes, that was (and is) the whole point of deploying tactical nukes, as long as there are no ICBMs (strategic nukes) arcing into the upper atmosphere it's not M.A.D. (but the whole theory is), and since the Russians have an automated dead man switch, they can play the game to a margin that the US cannot (even if the US had someone more competant than Obozo calling the shots).

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:45 | 5093803 edotabin
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I could never get over "duck and cover". Imagine living a portion of your life being fed absolute horse shit that is sooooo ridiculous. If you could survive a nuclear attack by ducking and covering, why was the Soviet Union such a menace? Anyway,  there is also a time to unplug and stop being subjected to the constant flow of fear. It is not unwise to take a step back and put things in perspective. 


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:48 | 5093831 Syrin
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Oh no, this one will be going hot.   We'll refer to the Cold War as the good ole days

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02 | 5093895 ZeroPoint
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Many millions of degrees.


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:01 | 5093894 ZeroPoint
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This won't be a new cold war. It will be short, and many millions of degrees.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:19 | 5094000 Argos
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What am I supposed to do now?  I don't have a school desk to hide under in case of nuclear attack.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:31 | 5094078 yogibear
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Go next to a major airport and be the first to be vaporized when when of those 

R-36;  SS-18 airbust  20 megaton nukes go off.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:11 | 5094240 SilverRhino
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25 Megatons and those are targeted at NORAD headquarters (Cheyenne Air Force Station)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:45 | 5094138 HardAssets
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Cold wars are very profitable for the MIC. 'Limited' proxy wars can also be fought; they pile up the body count (population reduction). At home the power of the insiders is increased, while the liberty of the citizenry is decreased.

And just maybe . . . if you bring the world to the brink . . . you can scare everyone enough to welcome a 'peaceful' New World Order. Of course, you could also miscalculate, a Black Swan event could happen and you could destroy all life on the planet.  But, pyschopaths tend to be gamblers. They have no problem rolling the dice with your lives as the stakes.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:13 | 5094517 USA USA
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Wait a God Damn minute!!!!

We can send this shit to Ukraine, but nothing to the Mexico border?

Anyone see something wrong here?

KMA and the USSA is FUCKED!


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:27 | 5095854 BOPOH
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If you would be smarter you would never get kids. They are going to be exterminated.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:34 | 5093702 JustObserving
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That is in addition to the hundreds of CIA and FBI advisers and, of course, Blackwater employees operating in Ukraine now.

US Blackwater Mercenary Units Behind Kiev Regime’s Outburst in Ukraine

Breaking during the weekend was a story by Der Spiegel and Bild that American mercenaries were on the ground in Kiev. According to the report 400 mercenaries from Academi (formerly Blackwater) were on the ground “involved in a punitive operation mounted by Ukraine’s new government.”

Der Spiegel claims “the information originates from U.S. intelligence services and was presented during a meeting chaired by the Chancellor’s Office chief Peter Altmaier (CDU). At the meeting were present the president of the intelligence agencies and the Federal Criminal Office, as well as the intelligence coordinator of the Chancellor’s Office and senior Ministry officials.”

Indeed, the German newspaper apparently claim that the American mercenaries are directing and coordinating the attacks by the fascist Right Sector militia.

Blackwater is more or less an extension of the CIA.

There are also dozens of CIA and FBI “advisors” in Ukraine, and the CIA director visited Kiev before the massacres started.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:58 | 5093883 JuliaS
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BlackWater is now called Academi, though I would've personally prefered RainbowUnicorn.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:10 | 5093940 JustObserving
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If you are a criminal organization, you can't have too many aliases.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:48 | 5094883 Ginsengbull
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They changed it from XE?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:31 | 5093703 papaswamp
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Cav Bitchez!
Scouts Out.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:52 | 5093851 Samual Adams
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Reconnoiter, Bitchez!

Scouts Out.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:32 | 5093707 franzpick
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You effing have to be kidding!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:32 | 5093710 huggy_in_london
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600??  hahaha Are they sending the Wisconsin boy scouts troop?


Meanwhile.... buy stocks!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:36 | 5093731 Jethro
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600 is just to project a presence.  Nothing more.  Its beyond asinine IMHO.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:40 | 5093770 huggy_in_london
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Its like when maxwell smart used to say "right at this very moment this building is swarming with control agents...."

Seigfried: "i find that hard to believe"

"would you beleive half of the ferguson police force...."

"I don't think so"

"How about 600 troops sitting outside a polish deli?"


Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:44 | 5093790 SilverIsKing
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"How 'bout a Kenyan with a red marker?"

"Now THAT I believe."

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:47 | 5093815 huggy_in_london
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I set 'em, up, you spike them down Silverado

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:36 | 5093738 Magnix
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:03 | 5093906 JuliaS
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There's an argument whether it's more important to have guns or gold in time of war.

How about golden bullets! The mass of the metal as well as material properties being comparable to lead. Sure, the bullets will be expensive, but then you'll just have to think twice before firing them. No warning shots with that shit. Shoot to kill, else you risk enriching the victim at your own expense.

The best part is you'll no longer have to sweat over the idea of whether to buy gold or bullets. You'll get to have both.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:46 | 5094875 Ginsengbull
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Make gold fishing sinkers, and paint them grey.


Nobody steals fishing sinkers.


Nobody confiscates fishing sinkers.


Just get steel molds, because the aluminum ones don't handle the temperature of molten gold.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:41 | 5093722 Dr. Engali
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WTF? Can the empire possibly be stretched any thinner?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:35 | 5093724 Tenshin Headache
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Now wait, you wrote in paragraph 4 that the 600 troops would be *replacing* 600 troops.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:43 | 5093784 socalbeach
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good catch.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:42 | 5093785 Jethro
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It isn't uncommon for units to rotate in, train with local forces, then rotate out.  600 troops is a pretty small presence, when compared to an invading force.  But, 600 well trained troops can wreck a bad guy's day.  Sounds like the US has some sort of agreement with Poland like this.

Polish troops are pretty good to go, and Russia knows this.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:45 | 5093809 toady
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Exactly. You passed the reading comprehension test.

Not many do. Hope they don't grade on a curve.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:10 | 5093941 KickIce
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600 troops w/equipment (tanks) will be replacing 600 paratroppers.  Not so sure that's a one for one exchange.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:13 | 5093950 IronShield
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This is ZH bitchez; if it can't be sensationalized, WTF good is it?

Please RTFB!  Thank you.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:26 | 5094046 JohninMK
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This 'training' excercise has been running a while and is replicated all over Europe.

The important difference here is that the US is putting in a whole lot of MBTs and supporting armour. This is a huge upgrade to force capability compared to the current Airborne troops. Troops will continue to be rotated but now they will have real, full function weapons permanently stationed there and probably enhanced quietly in stages.

This is changing totally the balance of power in the area, in a few ways the Estonians may not have thought through.

In particular, they will now be totally under the control of the US. It has just been political or economic, but now they cannot say no to Uncle Sam or the tanks can roll into town, not Russian but US. Bit like the US MBTs going into Norway.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:27 | 5094057 JohninMK
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Duplicate post

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:35 | 5093727 Spastica Rex
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I'll get excited exactly when they send 600 humanitarian ICBMs.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:39 | 5093764 lasvegaspersona
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Press release, dateline Washington DC...'We have begun painting all our weapons white lest there be any confusion about our purpose."

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:35 | 5093735 RealityCheque
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Poland -- oh we're so scared. Please american superpower, come and let us live under your, ever so firm, but generous boot.

Worthless shits.

To any Polish people, your "leaders" are all wankers (but I'm sure you already know that)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:41 | 5093774 NOTaREALmerican
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Wait.    Poland was with us when we all went-a-huntin' fer the Weapons of Mass Delusion !    I think they are the good guys.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:45 | 5093801 RealityCheque
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Define "good"?!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:14 | 5093966 KickIce
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Gee, wouldn't that be any country with an Rothschild Central Bank?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:43 | 5094860 Ginsengbull
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They defended Europe from the Ottoman Turks.


If not for the heroism of their forefathers, the sultans camels would have been drinking from the river Thames.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:37 | 5093744 Winston Churchill
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Better get that Doomsday clock up, and running again.

Going to need a second hand as well.

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