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It Begins: Ukraine Troops Destroy Part Of "Armed" Russian Convoy, Stocks Crash

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Things just escalated notably - (Via Bloomberg):


Reuters reports,

Ukrainian artillery destroyed a "significant" part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to the presidential website.


Separately, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked the Russian armoured column as soon as it crossed onto Ukrainian soil."Appropriate actions were undertaken and a part of it no longer exists," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists.

We await Putin's response...


EU & US Stocks and bond yields (and Ruble) are tumbling, gold rising.

Of course we noted this last night...

As The Guardian reports,

While the white trucks came to a halt well short of Ukraine's border, a different Russian convoy did cross into Ukrainian territory late on Thursday evening.


The Guardian saw a column of 23 armoured personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk.



After pausing by the side of the road until nightfall, the convoy crossed into Ukrainian territory, using a rough dirt track and clearly crossing through a gap in a barbed wire fence that demarcates the border. Armed men were visible in the gloom by the border fence as the column moved into Ukraine.


Kiev has lost control of its side of the border in this area.


The trucks are unlikely to represent a full-scale official Russian invasion, and it was unclear how far they planned to travel inside Ukrainian territory and how long they would stay. But it was incontrovertible evidence of what Ukraine has long claimed – that Russian troops are active inside its borders.




The armoured column seen by the Guardian appeared to be further evidence of Russia's incursions, which the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.


Read more here...

But stocks didn't care...

But do now...


A reminder of the comparative anxiety in bonds and stocks...


From Reuters:


The result...


The Ruble snapped lower but is recovering..


But stocks knew better?

Chart: bloomberg


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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:44 | 5097446 l8apex
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Oh snap.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:45 | 5097459 linniepar
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I am shocked. SHOCKED! 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:46 | 5097469 Save_America1st
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Oh wait....they already DID!

PM's on sale again today, bitchez!  Stack 'em high!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097492 knukles
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There's a community somewhere missing an organizer

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:50 | 5097499 hedgeless_horseman
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Bullish, if you are a Northern European that cuts wood for a living.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:52 | 5097519 max2205
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55 | 5097551 BaBaBouy
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This Had To Be A Pre-Emtive Settup to SELL-DOWN GOLD, Before All Hell Breaks Loose (Planned?) In UKR...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:56 | 5097562 nope-1004
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Putins' response is when the market will really react.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:03 | 5097595 Latina Lover
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Re destroying Russian Convoy.  These are typical Kiev Kriminal fascist tactics: if you can't steal it, dominate it or sell it, you destroy it.

Notice how  mention of MH17 has disappeared from the controlled western media? If the recovered black boxes proved Russian Guilt, you can bet that Anderson Cooper pressitute would be headlining it.

And now we also know the answer why the Guardian and Telegraph were pushing the Russian armed  convoy invasion, with no evidence other than a photograph that could have been taken anywhere.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097682 Badabing
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This all seems premeditated gold gets smacked down at 8:00 EDT just before a jump caused by "an unpredictable event"
The convoys new name is Convoy Lusitania

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:23 | 5097769 AllThatGlitters
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Gold now bouncing back:

Who got scared out of their metal before the bounce? Not many falling for the price slams these days, it seems.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:27 | 5097807 maskone909
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gold should be up 100$ atleast SMH

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:05 | 5098048 RealityCheque
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Relax, give it a couple of hours.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:16 | 5098107 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Is this the same Ukrainian government that shot down an airliner? I wouldn't trust those fuckers if they claimed they shit this morning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:19 | 5098138 MarsInScorpio
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"Armed vehicles"? Really? Show us the pictures of the arms these vehicles possessed.

This is just like the Ukrainian shoot-down of MH17 - which we now know from photographic evidence taken of the cockpit area that it was shot down by the Ukrainian SU-25s trailing the flight. The cockpit area of the fuselage is riddled with 30mm cannon fire - exactly the arms these fighters use.There is absolutely no credible evidence of a BUK missile explosion - which would have vaporized the cockpit area.

And where are the air traffic controller tapes the Ukrainians promptly hijacked? Where is the Spanish ATC "Carlos" who diverted the flight 300 miles north to fly over the war zone? Where are the US satellite photos that the government won't release that where taken directly over the incident area at the exact time of the incident? Where is the military chat between ground controllers of the Ukrainian AF and the SU-25s? How do you explain the photographic evidence of graze marks on the wings headed directly towards the cockpit area?

And why were all these photos scrubbed off Google (which is "doing lots of evil" as an arm of the NSA / CIA / MIC) so the public can't get to them any longer?

Time for Bloomberg and the rest of the western propaganda operation - masquerading as "news" organizations - to get honest and admit the murderers are the Ukrainians.

And so it is with this situation. Maybe the MSM will remind everyone that the Kiev government is run by Right Sector Nazis. Maybe the MSM will remind everyone of the Nazis' statements they make about "ethnic cleansing" of Russians.

Maybe the MSM will call for the indictment of Victoria Nuland and her accessories to the serial felonies involved with spending $5-billion to overthrow a legitimate, democratically elected government - in absolute violation of US law.

No, the oligarchs of just 6 corporations own the MSM - and now the MSM is nothing but a lying, war propaganda machine for their special interests.

Congratulations Obama, Clinton, Kerry, McCain, Clapper, Dempsey, et. al - you've taken us another step closer to WW III.

You really are "collective insanity" . . .

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:48 | 5098277 Old Man River
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There won't be pictures. Just accusations and obscure printed speculation wiith one or two images that are along the narrative but truthfully irrelevant.


I expect the RF to come out and say that nothing happened or simply say nothing at all.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:05 | 5098372 Latina Lover
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Awesome post, Mars in Scorpio!  +10000

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07 | 5098386 MarsInScorpio
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If that's really you in the photo, we need to "talk" . . .


I respect your posts. Thank you for the encouragement.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:29 | 5098528 dontgoforit
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What attack?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:01 | 5098526 The Big Ching-aso
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I don't know, man. I'm pretty skeptical of an armed Russian convoy that somehow in the dead of night whose whereabouts is revealed to the equivalent of a tabloid. Something smells fishy in St. Pete there comrade.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:48 | 5099650 tony wilson
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mars scopio is dangus and a threat to israel they say given enough innocent jewish anne franks types he could be the new hitler.

he asks to many question  to be allowed to stay free.

a rabbi run fema camp awaits him : )

as for the images or lack of why cannot you guys just believe what camoron,obarme and nuttyyahoo says they got honest eyes and i am sure they have never slaughtered any children  at lord rothschilds estate in the oxbridge cuntryside

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:53 | 5099680 spacecadet
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Now tell us how you really feel

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:27 | 5097812 TahoeBilly2012
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:31 | 5097827 maskone909
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You would be mistaken to assume Russia does not have a contingency plan for this exact scenario.  things will start moving very quickly from here-on-in

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:38 | 5097870 813kml
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Assuming that the attack was real, can't trust someone named "LIE"SENKO.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:47 | 5097935 AllThatGlitters
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Ask CNBC's Steve LIESman if he's trustworthy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:51 | 5097955 john39
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russia denies that any military convoy entered Ukraine:

i suspect that if the ukranians blew any thing up, it was an aid convoy with the innocent people delivering the aid.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:58 | 5098004 BigJim
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"Mr Putin! Yes OR no! Did the Ukrainians destroy part of a Russian military convoy after it violated Ukraine's precious sovereignty?"

"Er, well, I can't give you a 'yes' or 'no' answer, because there was no - "

"Yes OR no, Mr Putin! Yes OR no!"

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:48 | 5098650 11b40
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Is this Sean Hannity, or Bill O'Reilly?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:51 | 5098954 BigJim
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Could be either, they both have the same 'brain' implants.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:20 | 5099787 Implied Violins
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If you want a good laugh, search the 'net for Russell Brand's video commentaries on both those dudes. Three videos in all (I want to say, from his show 'The Trews'?). Absolutely searing comments, and eye-opening truths. I'm no Brand groupie, but the dude can bring it with the best of 'em.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:07 | 5100148 Kirk2NCC1701
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TYLER, it's 1900 Hrs (7 PM EST), and some of us Ukraineholics(c) would appreciate an UPDATE, SVP.  :-)

"Ukraineholics" (c) 2014 -Kirk

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:26 | 5099513 Flagit
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i suspect that if the ukranians blew any thing up, it was an aid convoy with the innocent people delivering the aid.

Weren't there suppose to be Red Cross members on that humanitarian convoy?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:39 | 5097885 European American
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Who cares about the fucking casino of Wall Street! If the information is true, Porky signed his death certificate. Time to clear out the true insurgents in Kiev.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:40 | 5097893 CheapBastard
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Yu can be sure they will not announce the really bad news until after the market closes.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:33 | 5097845 Tabarnaque
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Just as Europe is blinking and rethinking the whole idea of economic sanctions against Russia as they finally understand that shooting themselves in their own foot isn’t such a great idea after all, the neocon Hegemon come once more with another false flag; Russian troops crossed the border and entered Ukraine. Of course they are quickly crushed and destroyed by the very professional and well equipped Ukrainian army. Look at the soon coming Youtube videos, some old undated pictures and a google map with handwriting on it

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:24 | 5098803 palmereldritch
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Nice overview.  You can literally see the progression you describe in the ZH headlines from this morning. Next up: Ukrainian social media to confirm the event.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097683 Mesquite
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Looks like Mr. Soros's portfolio did well this am...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:06 | 5098378 Latina Lover
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Let's all act surprised.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:39 | 5097877 angel_of_joy
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"Re destroying Russian Convoy."

Considering that these guys lied about pretty much everything so far, I am quite curious about what really happened out there. I won't be too surprised to find out that, eventually, it was the other way aroud... Remember the first "news" about MH17 ? Time will tell...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:42 | 5099225 ebear
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Maybe they hit their own guys trying to bug out?   That I would believe.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:42 | 5099865 alus
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Looks like you're right. It might been own convoy they destroyed by GRADs:

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:38 | 5098232 tazmatic
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"If the recovered black boxes proved Russian Guilt,".... Hey latina, just exacly how are those black boxes going to prove who pulled the trigger?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:58 | 5099914 surfer433
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Capt. MH17 "We are taking cannon fire from the Ukraine jet."




Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:44 | 5098257 froze25
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We know that but the average person in the public needs to be reminded.  Bring it up in conversation over the weekend.  "Hey, what ever happended to the black box data?  You know if the Russians did it they would of been hammered in the media."  And keep hammering it home all weekend on facebook and everywhere else.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00 | 5097597 kliguy38
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Time to lock up the women now and open my Jack

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02 | 5097605 y3maxx
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...USSA/UKRAINE, a desperation move w/ this false flag event.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:32 | 5097834 Frank N. Beans
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what's so false about it?


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:40 | 5097888 angel_of_joy
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Its result, maybe ?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:15 | 5098105 disabledvet
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Yeah, no shit.  "President of Ukraine is a bad ass.".  Germany has had enough too and is no longer talking to Putin.

President Putin is a nut.  Stocks are selling off because Russia might collapse  (again) sending every commodity price into the "dustbin of history."  I think the window for an actual invasion of Ukraine closed about three months ago.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:29 | 5098188 angel_of_joy
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Keep dreaming; life must be interesting in your paralel world...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:58 | 5099697 HyperinflatmyNutts
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U forgot the SARCASM!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:46 | 5100749 angel_of_joy
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"U forgot the SARCASM!"

What if I wasn't sarcastic ?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:43 | 5097906 Overfed
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I have pretty strong doubts that an armed Russian column intentionally crossed the border into Ukraine. Putin is way smarter than that.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:59 | 5098002 HenryHall
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We seem to have a non-existent destruction of a non-existent military convoy by a non-existent brigade of soldiers in an unspecified place at an unspecified time.
Should anyone deny, and deny what?
Makes one's head spin.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:36 | 5098223 BurningFuld
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No shit, Almost everyone on planet earth has a cell phone that can take and upload pictures, yet there is supposedly a Russian military convoy cruising through the Ukraine and nobody can get a picture let alone a video.  And then no pictures of the supposedly blown up convoy on Ukrainian soil. I'm not buying it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:45 | 5098631 MillionDollarBogus_
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You don't see cell phone proof because Ukrainians don't have Sprint's Framily plan...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:44 | 5098226 Frank N. Beans
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I wouldn't think reporters/journalists from the Guardian would make up stuff, or make stuff seem more hostile than it really is, on purpose.  I may be more trusting of them than you are, but in any case we will soon find out if what they say is true.  I would tend to believe these reporters more than either Kiev or Moscow spokesmen though.

Oh btw, the reporters never said anything about Ukraine attacking the Russian convoy.  That was claimed by Kiev and I agree it has not been confirmed by others.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:17 | 5098444 tony wilson
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I wouldn't think reporters/journalists from the Guardian would make up stuff




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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:34 | 5098570 Herd Redirectio...
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:33 | 5098852 Frank N. Beans
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:36 | 5099571 Flagit
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I would tend to believe these reporters more than either Kiev or Moscow spokesmen though.


And you need a serious kicking in your Franks AND Beans!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:48 | 5097937 toady
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First, consider the source.

B, Where is ANY eevidence? 

Third, no 2nd source.

D, ...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:02 | 5098031 Reptil
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:03 | 5098035 Save_America1st
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And then there's this from Pravda...kinda corroborates your link from the forensics side of things.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:13 | 5099423 ebear
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A Romanian military expert, no less.

Very interesting when you consider the strained relationship between Romania and Russia.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:58 | 5097563 Latina Lover
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Of Course Gold was manipulated downward, we live in a crony capitalist system where all  markets are rigged in favor of the banksters.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:14 | 5097706 max2205
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Spy back to green...carry on....BTFD

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:44 | 5097917 Chief Falling Knife
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While the BOJ is apparently using a 1.0% downtick before piling into Equity ETFs, it looks like the FED is using roughly a 0.75-0.80% downtick before piling into US equities... everything 'stabilized' now.  Nothing to see here...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:27 | 5098320 Kirk2NCC1701
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Just to be clear, I see 4 obvious scenarios of why a person might have bought PM in recent years...

1. If you consider PM (not just gold/silver) to be an "Insurance Policy", then all you got is an opportunity to buy that Policy real cheap.  Which is a "problem" HOW?

2. If you bought to "Invest", you're a moron.  And your "Adviser" is either a moron also, or (more likely) a self-serving, commission-taking bastard, whose lame ass you should fire.  PM is a hedge, an Insurance Policy, but not an "Investment" per se, as it does nor "earn" a return or pay dividends.  People who call it an "investment" are playing fast and loose with words, and are dangerous to themselves and others.  Best to avoid them.

3. If you bought Bullion to mitigate Money Printing, i.e., with the mistaken (and now sadly and very naive) assumption that PM prices would remain "tightly coupled" to the Money Supply (Money/Currency creation, aka QE), then you've been exposed as a naive fool.  A fool, who probably listened to shills, other "naive fools with influence" (some high-profile Libertarians), or was taken for a ride by agenda-driven or self-serving opportunists.  Look at it this way:  In the post-2008 Crony/Casino Capitalist world we live -- a world of QE that will defend the Dollar to the End -- why would Gold/Silver not be manipulated along with EVERYTHING else?  Are you really that naive?  Only the naive would follow that tune, and only the horribly wicked would play it.

4. OTOH, if you bought it to speculate... well, why are you griping?  You live by the sword...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:35 | 5099172 cgbspender
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I found this comment surprisingly irritating.

Attacking those who have tried to park their hard earned debt-notes in PMs and then labeling them as "naive" is silly at best and intellectually bankrupt at worst. There isn't much else that can be done to protect ones wealth in todays landscape of dollar denominated financial tyranny. You don't offer any alternative advice, just condemnation and ridicule.

I'm really amused by point number 3, specifically the notion that PMs aren't a hedge against money printing. What about the Assignat collapse in France? Weimar Republic anyone?


in the post-2008 Crony/Casino Capitalist world we live


That didn't start in 2008, you lummox.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:48 | 5099646 ebear
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I wouldn't argue against owning some gold, but the constant yammering of gold bugs does get on one's nerves.  Who do they think is going to stand up to the powers manipulating the price?   The SEC?  CFTC?  FBI?  Yeah, good luck with that.

Look, if it's really about protecting your wealth, then why go on about it endlessly on the internet - the most insecure place of ALL to talk about ANYTHING?  If I were stacking AU in anticipation of a major crisis, there's no freaking way I'd be talking about it to ANYONE.




Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:10 | 5100408 cgbspender
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I'm referring to those who actually own metals.

I lost all of mine in a boating accident years ago. Never had the stomach to buy back in afterwords.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:39 | 5097880 Tarshatha
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"This Had To Be A Pre-Emtive Settup to SELL-DOWN GOLD, Before All Hell Breaks Loose (Planned?) In UKR..."

I'd bet a weeks wages that you are spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:43 | 5098251 Kirk2NCC1701
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Looks like the rational and opportunistic thing to do, is to BTFD. right across the board:  Stocks, PM.

Or is that too obvious and too boring?  Or has almost everyone here bailed three years ago, when The End was here?

Seriously... a seasoned investor already has a well-diversified portfolio in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary assets, that are also diversified by global geography, etc. 

If that portfolio already has, say, 15-20% in PM bullion (Gold, Silver, and Palladium and Platinum) that you bought during the Big Dip that we've had for over a year, there is nothing that needs to be done to that "Insurance Policy", unless it goes way down or way up.  Which seems highly unlikely for as long as TPTB keep PM in a Sideways Market that they control/manipulate.

If you got out of the market a 1-2 years ago, you will feel and look like a Doomsday Fool, because you were 100% wrong:  No gains in PM realized, and gains in stocks missed.  You should have DIVERSIFIED, instead of having panicked.  BTW, when a person "Diversifies" they make a rational decision to... Mitigate Risk.  When they panic, they make an emotional decision, to satisfy deep, inner fears, and Risk goes way up.

As for Primary or Secondary assets, if you have them, enjoy them.  BTW, as a number of others have said here many times, as long as Baby Boomers don't have to sell, they won't.  All the retired Boomers I know, are "staying the course", because there are "No compelling alternatives available", or because "Hope beats Fear 9 times out of 10", as most put it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:01 | 5099715 ebear
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"when a person "Diversifies" they make a rational decision to... Mitigate Risk"

When every market from RE to PM to stocks, bonds, commodities and foreign exchange is geared to ONE thing, i.e. CB monetary intervention, then they all fall or rise together, so where's the mitigation?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:59 | 5097555 Latina Lover
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It's going to be a hot August in the Ukraine. You might need to break out the 10,000 SPF sun screen before too long.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:03 | 5099721 ebear
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IMF deadline approaching.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:10 | 5097665 power steering
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Putin rips open his shirt like the Hulkster

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:53 | 5097531 mt paul
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send in 

the Furgeson police...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55 | 5097548 Oh regional Indian
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Ucking Funbelievable...

The playbook is being played, one step at a time, right before our eyes....and suddenly we all understand why this monsterous form of pyramidical government, aka, demoncrazy was thrust or bombed upon the world.

We are powerless to stop this shit on a physical level. It's like expecting a 3rd division side from India to beat manchester united. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

We've gotttttttt to change the game. Subtly. Real-ly.

The long plan that is unfolding is brilliant though, all bases covered....slow and steady...huxley + orwell (Or Well?)...TV+Alcohol+sports+war on everything!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:51 | 5097953 _disengage_
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>We've gotttttttt to change the game. Subtly. Real-ly.

Might I suggest we cut out the endless consumerism that fuels the whole thing? General boycott and the whole thing falls apart.

After that... good outcome would be some RICO Nurberg style banker trials, likely violence and the next rulers rise. Might get a few good decades in though!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:08 | 5098391 Herd Redirectio...
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It can be accomplished, through corporate boycotts, reversing the use of 'Divide and Conquer' that has pitted men against women, white against black, police vs community, I could go on for days.

But we will also need Truth & Reconciliation trials, punishment, and an end to the Federal Reserve System.

First you win, then you fight. - Sun Tzu

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:53 | 5098622 Kirk2NCC1701
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Here's are some Easy Predictions to make and bet on:


1. TPTB will continue to Manipulate all asset classes and specific assets that they see fit.

2. TPTB will continue to use Deception, Misdirection, Propaganda, Cooked Data and Blatant Lies to manipulate the masses/sheeple.

3. The Great Wealth Transfer and the Great Power Transfer will continue until TPTB are stopped cold, and rooted out "With Extreme Prejudice".

4. Until the Masses/Sheeple endure more pain than they can handle, and have little food and no hope, they will continue to endure the Slow Boil.  Cause People are Sheeple -- they are Dumb, Naive, easily persuaded, steered, scared and manipulated.  The Carrot & Stick works on 95% of the Pop.  IOW: There will be NO Revolution until the masses run out of food and hope.  TPTB, alas, know where that fine line is, and scheme, plan and act accordingly.

5. 95% of ZH Bloggers will do NOTHING active.  Reading the blogs will tell you that.  They will continue to talk/blog about it, to relieve internal stress and treat it as a Safety Valve, but that's it.  5% are active or will get active, and organize locally/regionally.  That 95/5 ratio needs to change dramatically, but won't change on a Proactive basis.  It will change, but only on a Reactive basis -- when it's practically too late.  "Human Nature 101" at work, and it applies to ZHers also. 

I wish I were wrong on these points, but I doubt it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:31 | 5098846 Herd Redirectio...
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I feel like we are still in the 'information war' phase.  People go to protests, but they go (to the same protest) for 29+ different reasons.

Even w/ this Mike Brown shenanigans, people are BOTH upset about rioting, and militarization of police.  But media (and their vision of society) makes you choose!  WHICH ONE, huh, WHICH ONE is the key part of the story?  Can't say both.  Must choose ONE!

Or the Iraq War.  Did THEY start the Iraq War to boost MIC profits, or to secure Iraqi oil?  Does it matter which one?  Can't it be both?

First you win, then you fight.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:33 | 5097836 overmedicatedun...
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not a good day for humanity, this news if true has too many implications..I hope europe and nato keep out of it. not a good day.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097503 Pure Evil
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So, what's next, a beer summit with the Magic Negro?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:52 | 5097525 Headbanger
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Yeah, in Ferguson, MO

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:00 | 5098012 El Crusty
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Tip from St Louis area native- Ferguson, Dellwood and all those little towns around St Louis are part of St Louis County. The general area where this all is happening is the North County area- it was St Louis County police that did all the military style escalation we saw on the news the last few days.

so you want to say "North County" or more correctly "Norf County" as spoken on the street.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:48 | 5098284 MarsInScorpio
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Can we just cut to the chase, and say, "pigs"?


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:56 | 5097557 Mr Pink
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His foursome is just making the turn

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:06 | 5097642 Hippocratic Oaf
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You know, I can't really blame him for playing 2 rounds of golf per day.

Would you want to go home to that wookie? That is one evil bitch, man.

Math says that he will pass Tiger Woods in rounds played at his current pace and Woods inability to play as of late.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097670 Mr Pink
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"That is one evil bitch, man"

That is one evil bitch man

Fixed it for ya

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097676 Sages wife
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Maybe because Woods is at the massage parlour.  Or the Subway.  Get me some of that.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:54 | 5099679 Flagit
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Golf Cart One.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:08 | 5097655 Ness.
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You're right. Anyway, the Good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life. ~ The Bishop.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:10 | 5097663 Sages wife
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Yes, but he's pushing his ball to the right, and appears to be way off his game.  Never a beer cart around when you need one.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:54 | 5097975 kchrisc
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"There's a community somewhere missing an organizer"

Actually: "There's a community somewhere missing a CIA infiltrator disguised as an organizer."

An American, not US subject.


"My ICD 9 E 978 device needs some maintenance."

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:39 | 5098238 dracos_ghost
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I heard they are just unaccompanied toddlers looking for refugee status. Putin requests Obama phones and EBTs to be immediately distributed.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:49 | 5098285 Realname
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Somewhere, in Tijuana, a donkey is missing his Obama.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097497 Bankster Kibble
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Better be quick - gold just spiked up a couple bucks, and it's still early morning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:50 | 5097511 Magnix
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No it didnt..........yet

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55 | 5097544 El Vaquero
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Gold tanked this morning.  Now it's shooting right the fuck back up. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00 | 5097593 agent default
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And now you KNOW why gold was hammered this morning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:11 | 5097678 El Vaquero
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Aaaand the 10yr yield is down 5bps.  This may or may not mean that we know why gold was hammered.  Stocks are down all of a sudden, and money is flowing into USTs.  Whatever happened, the Fed has not reacted yet.  For stocks to stay up and UST yields to stay down, will require direct Fed intervention in equities.  They'll have to print the money fleeing to USTs. 


There's a lot of other shit going on in the banking world, and we have to keep in mind that something else might be coming unsprung that caused gold to get slammed.  There are too many frauds, lies and secrecy for us to really know what is going on.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:59 | 5099704 Flagit
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There are too many frauds, lies and secrecy for us to really know what is going on.

Maybe this...

Tyler will prob scoop this up tomorrow.

In a speech yesterday, in Stockholn Sweden, Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve and former governor of the Bank of Israel and former chief economist at the World Bank, Stanley Fisher noted: 

“As part of this approach, the United States is preparing a proposal to require systemically important banks to issue bail-inable long-term debt that will enable insolvent banks to recapitalize themselves in resolution without calling on government funding–this cushion is known as a “gone concern” buffer.”

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097500 Dr. Richard Head
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Wait a second.  Krugman said war is good for global GDP.  If the convoy had some of its windows broken then the stawks would be MOAR higher.  WTF is going on around here.  Someone call Kevin quick.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:56 | 5097552 El Vaquero
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Krugman is welcome to come to Albuquerque to start breaking windows.  I'll just make sure that APD is there.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:07 | 5097645 e_goldstein
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and Krugman's last words when his soon-to-be corpse is riddled with bullets:

I was only trying to help.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:28 | 5097815 El Vaquero
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As APD is yelling "STOP RESISTING!" 



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:55 | 5097986 Pure Evil
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Why were they yelling that?

Were they trying to get the guy to stop resisting the penetratioin of the high powered rounds into the back of his body?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:44 | 5098254 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ummm yes it is as if someone knew in advance what was going to happen. Smash those metals down because there is going to be trouble.

No such thing as coincidence!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:54 | 5097541 SHEEPFUKKER

I guess now we know why paper pm's were smashed this a.m. Someone knew about the ambush in advance. Shocked I say. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:16 | 5097718 El Vaquero
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That would profit at the expense of the system that allows them to profit.  I'm not saying it didn't happen, because the fuckers calling the shots are short sighted, but it was obvious to anybody paying attention that Russia wouldn't do this if there wasn't a trap for the west involved.  All that there is left to do for now is to sit back and see what that trap entails. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:20 | 5098140 KnuckleDragger-X
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I tend to agree. Now the question becomes which way is the ball gonna bounce?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:31 | 5098201 El Vaquero
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Sit back, watch, pay attention to the prevailing winds and likely targets so that you know where the fallout would go, and hedge accordingly. 


Tell your average idiot on the street what's going on and you'll get loads of denial and possibly "If you don't love this country, leave!" bullshit.  It's maddening.  Maybe we deserve to get our asses irradiated. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:27 | 5098182 Jumbotron
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Both the armed convoy as well as the humanitarian convoy are part of the same plan.  To probe get a look at their combat stance and readiness....(and willingness) take it up a notch.

I guess Putin got his answer.  Now like any good analyst....he's going to sit back and assess.  Even to the point of seeing how world markets, especially Europe and America will react.

I bet he's thinking....."Go ahead bitchezz.....keep on sanctioning me.  I'll keep probing deeper and deeper enticing the Ukranians to react.  And let's see how you like losing money in your markets to the ensuing panic."

"And just think what your markets will do when I decide to go full tilt boogey on their asses ! "


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:09 | 5099038 JRobby
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Shocked by the stick save at 2:20?????

Bosses are still on vacay baby!

Hookers & blow, hookers & blow

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:43 | 5099241 Bloppy
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BBC astonished to find "aid" trucks mostly empty:

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:13 | 5099763 Flagit
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That's a tough one. Maybe they are prepared to loose a few trucks and are trying to minimize the loss of goods. I can't produce a tangible answer as to why they wouldn't be packed to the hilt.

I'm more confused than when I started, but THX for the video anyway!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:24 | 5100021 surfer433
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Weapons and soldiers unloaded from trucks before inspection, aid remains.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:47 | 5097482 Bossman1967
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nothing to see here move along stocks up gold down Putin will attack but Obumer busy in the vineyard so just disregard

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:49 | 5097508 knukles
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Busy in one of the most exclusive enclaves in the world.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:23 | 5098161 KnuckleDragger-X
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I'm not sure about Putin attacking, at least not immediately. I think we'll see a few days of the "more sorrow than anger" type of thing while he waits for the west's next dumb idea.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:50 | 5097507 junction
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Battle stations! Battle stations!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:52 | 5097520 mt paul
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no cookies

for the Ukraine 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02 | 5097618 Squid Viscous
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aaaand the QQQ's are back to a familiar shade of GREEN! what was fun for a few minutes though

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:17 | 5097726 Keltner Channel Surf
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Did you profit from it, Squid?  (No, I'm not needling you, actually quite curious as to your trading methods)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:14 | 5097710 gdiamond22
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:16 | 5097716 Majestic12
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Moar Porkyshenko Propaganda...

Then there is this...

Captured Ukrainian team planned attack on Russian humanitarian aid convoy — militia

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:54 | 5097873 rainingFrogs
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Not really.  Belay that order. 

There is no evidence of this, other than reporting off the Ukraine presidential website.  I can't believe that even the psychopaths in Kiev would be stupid enough to attack a Russian convoy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:30 | 5098195 tumblemore
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There was no armored convoy. They're trying to scare the Russians off from driving the white trucks over the border.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:45 | 5097923 stocktivity
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How many times this month has "IT" began???  It's all Bullshit!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:44 | 5097448 the not so migh...
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:47 | 5097481 Magnix
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:53 | 5097537 Relentless101
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:52 | 5097960 _ConanTheLibert...
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+ fan

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:01 | 5097549 Urban Redneck
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The Eurotards would piss their pants, cower, confab, confer, and then call the caterers if Russia actually used overwhelming force on Ukraine.

The USSA, not so much... but if millions of European oil consumers are dead, there is more of every American's God-given birthright to go around and placte the SNAP serfs at a cheap price, and thus maintain the status quo, so who knows.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:01 | 5097600 El Vaquero
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You forgot the BITCHEZ!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:34 | 5097848 TahoeBilly2012
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Jews, Nazi's and Ruskies....this is my kinda war! 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:51 | 5097866 El Vaquero
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:44 | 5097449 4shzl
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Max Pain turns into Max Agony as the 30-yr squeeze intensifies

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:44 | 5097455 Haus-Targaryen
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The rest of the story is this occured in Russia, and all of Ukraine* now belongs to Putin.  

*Meaning everything between Russia's Western border and Germany'S eastern.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:03 | 5097616 general ambivalent
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There was a mysterious rocket that landed in Rostov yesterday as well. Very near the convoy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:46 | 5097458 Son of Captain Nemo
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Good night Europe!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:45 | 5097464 Rakshas
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Oh fuck here we go again....

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:57 | 5097558 101 years and c...
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dont worry.  Putin wont respond until the US markets are closed.  afterall, it is a friday and stawks must close green.

(amazing how this headline hit at the exact moment the spx touched up to the 50 day, right?)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:38 | 5097735 hedgeless_horseman
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Oh fuck here we go again....

...Georgia on my mind.


If the Russians do decide to come, then their heavy armored columns should roll right through the Ukraine's light and mostly wheeled defenses, just like in South Ossetia.

Western Europe no longer has a swarm of A-10s to stop them. 

If we really wanted to stop the Russians in Eastern Europe, then the US would probably need to use it's (illegal) space-based weapons, as the Russians can now counter most traditional air-to-ground attacks.

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