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India, Pakistan Intensify Shooting Across Border; Iran Downs Israel Drone; ISIS Seizes Military Airport

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Since in the New Normal no geopolitical events appear to have any adverse impact on risk and asset prices (because the central banks are always there to protect investors should the market "plunge" by say 5%) with general newsflow completely irrelevant on what has been a straight line up in the S&P since the announcement of QE4 in December 2012, one might as well see how much further geopolitical events can be pushed further before it all crashes.

In other words, time for this weekend's geopolitical update.

Overnight both Pakistan and Iran have done their best to add to the geopolitical instability, which has already englufed Ukraine, and half the middle-east and north Africa, when on one hand Indian and Pakistani troops intensified firing across the border over the weekend killing at least four, an Indian official said on Sunday, straining ties between the arch rivals who recently called off top-level diplomatic talks. On the other moments ago news broke that Iran had shot down an Israeli spy drone heading for Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.

Taking these one at a time.

First, Reuters reports that lime last week India said its foreign secretary would not meet with her Pakistani counterpart as scheduled on Monday because of plans by Pakistan to consult separatists from the border state of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the meeting.

The cancellation dashed any hopes of near-term peace deliberations, chances of which had risen after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about three months ago.

 

The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since both countries became independent in 1947. They have fought three wars and came close to a fourth in 2001 and there have been regular clashes on the Line of Control that divides Indian- and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.

 

Giving ammunition to hawks on both the sides against resuming talks, firing across the border has picked up.

 

According to India's Defence Ministry, there have been 70 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir since Modi took over.

Naturally, both sides accused each other: "Pakistani troops violated ceasefire again today and restored to heavy firing targeting 22 Border Security Force (BSF) posts," BSF Inspector General for Jammu frontier, Rakesh Sharma, told Reuters. Sharma said two people were killed on Saturday and four were injured, including a BSF man. "We gave them befitting reply causing equal casualties on their side," he said. On the other hand, Pakistani military sources said on Saturday night that in July and August BSF had committed 23 ceasefire violations by resorting to unprovoked firing. Pakistani media reported on Sunday that three people were killed and 11 injured in "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops.

The fact the cross-border violence has resumed just as Pakistan is facing its own internal political crisis, with the movement of Imran Khan seeking to destabilize the Sharif government and lead to a political overhaul (in the process throwin some choice words America's way), will hardly facilitate a prompt de-escalation of hostilities.

In other news, Iran said it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian media reported. "The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limits nuclear area in Natanz ... but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area," state news agency ISNA said, citing a statement by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Israel's desire to halt Iran's nuclear enrichment process has been ongoing for years, and was the reason for the first infamous "Red Line" comment made several years ago at the UN by Israel's Netanyahu. Iran and six world powers are trying to negotiate an end to the standoff which has led to damaging economic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.

Israel, widely assumed to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal, demands Iran be stripped of all nuclear technologies, something Tehran rules out and which most foreign diplomats deem unrealistic.

 

Iran has accused Israel and its allies in the West of assassinating its nuclear scientists and attacking its nuclear sites with computer viruses. Israel has always declined comment on such accusations and on Sunday its military said it did not comment on foreign reports.

 

The Revolutionary Guards said of the drone incursion: "This wily act further exposed the Zionist regime's adventurous temperament and added yet another black page to a record filled with crime and mischief."

 

If confirmed, an aircraft built by Israel's state-owned Aerospace Industries known as the Heron, or the more powerful Heron TP, is likely to have been involved for such a long-range mission. Military commanders in Israel have described both as a possible means of monitoring Iran and other countries.

Of course, Iran could be merely pulling an Ukraine and making it all up just to make Israel's foreign standing appear incompetent in the global arena, although it will have to work very hard for it to attain "America incompetence" status.

Finally, Al Jazeera reported that Islamic State fighters have seized the Tabqa military air base, the last stronghold of the Syrian army in Raqqa province, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes were still taking place on the outskirts of the airport on Sunday, but the facility was under the group's control and strewn with bodies of "dozens" of soldiers.

Syrian state television, meanwhile, reported the "evacuation" of the airport, citing a military source. "After heavy fighting by the forces defending the Tabqa airport, our forces implemented a regrouping operation after the evacuation of the airport," state television said in a breaking news alert.

 

It added that army troops were launching "precision strikes" against "terrorist groups in the area, inflicting heavy losses".

 

Regime forces had repelled three previous attacks on the base. Warplanes backed forces on the ground and carried out six new raids on Sunday on different targets.

 

The air base is one of the most significant government military facilities in the area, containing several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery and ammunition.

 

Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Observatory, said the fighters had also seized several checkpoints, hanging up at one the head of a soldier who had been killed in the fighting and decapitated.

And speaking of ISIS, the "Junior Varsity" al-Qaeda has once again managed to unite not only the US and Syria (which was bomed by the former fore several years giving rise to ISIS in the first place), but also Iran and Iraq, with the former sending "hundreds of troops into Iraq to join battel against the Islamic State."

Hundreds of soldiers crossed the border on Friday in a joint operation with Kurdish Peshmerga forces to take back Jalawla in Diyala province, an official Kurdish source who asked not to be identified told Al Jazeera. He said the Iranian forces retreated back across the border early on Saturday.

 

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham dismissed the reports of any Iranian military presence in Iraq.

 

According to the official IRNA news agency, she said Tehran "has a close watch on field developments in Iraq sensitively with regards to mutual cooperation and international commitments and takes into consideration cooperation with the Iraqi government".

Wrapping up the ISIS coverage, also over the weekend, Qatar, the state long suspected, and confirmed, of funding not only Syrian rebels but also ISIS, spoke up rejecting "accusations of giving financial support to fighters of the Islamic State group who have seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, and condemned their "barbaric" murder of a US journalist."

Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah's comments on Saturday came a day after the German government apologised for remarks by a minister accusing Qatar of financing the self-declared jihadists. Attiyah described the comments as ill-informed.

 

"Qatar does not support extremist groups, including [the Islamic State], in any way. We are repelled by their views, their violent methods and their ambitions," he said in a statement released in London.

 

"The vision of extremist groups for the region is one that we have not, nor will ever, support in any way."

The best news: Obama is heading back to DC from his well-deserved 2-week vacation, and is sure to make all of these geopolitical troubles promptly go away.

 

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:13 | 5137113 laomei
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Ah, so now they have half a billion usd and an airforce.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:27 | 5137158 X.inf.capt
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WAR!

bitchez!

i'll bet somebody's making alot of money right now!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:31 | 5137170 kaiserhoff
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I'm sure Barry will get in his 18 holes,

  so it's all good.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:38 | 5137185 GetZeeGold
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India, Pakistan Intensify Shooting Across Border; Iran Downs Israel Drone; ISIS Seizes Military Airport

 

Damn neighbor's cat just did his business on my lawn....I'm breakin out the rockets bitchez!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:03 | 5137249 exi1ed0ne
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Iran shoots down a spy drone from a hostile country in Iranian airspace, and they are the ones adding to world instability?!?  Holy shit my brain is exploding from the stupid.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:05 | 5137264 Xibalba
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When the market rallies on this kind of news, you know it's all going according to plan...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:12 | 5137273 The Big Ching-aso
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An Indian and a Pakistani taxi cab driver get in a car accident. They start screaming at each other with......

"Speak English! I can't understand a word you're saying!"

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:56 | 5137370 robertocarlos
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That's sick.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:55 | 5137520 Lea
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Actually, that's not true. In all likehood, they will both speak Urdu.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:18 | 5137579 robertocarlos
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Oh come on. I took a cab and the driver kept telling me he was "sick". It took him saying it 3 times before I got it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:11 | 5137274 JohninMK
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If it happened they will parade the wreckage, just as last time. Maybe some of the drone survives.

Another success for the S300?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:03 | 5137385 Bananamerican
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India, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Syria and Qatar
I love the Q-PIIIIS updates!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:24 | 5137438 the phantom
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You'll never know if it was the S-300 officially.  Lets see if Iran shows any proof.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:39 | 5137475 Headbanger
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Nahhh.. It's amazing what a Mosin 91/30 can do after it's bedded and barrel corked!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:15 | 5137569 Mesquite
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To state the obvious: S-300 would be way overkill (and expensive) for a stupid drone...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:37 | 5138816 123dobryden
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the point  is as drone reaches that mountain his price go up quickly

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:21 | 5137592 Savyindallas
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Well - in a way yes. If they would just submit to slavery and servitude and domination to the banksters like we Americans have done  - then in a way there would be more stability. Maybe being slaves isn't something for us to fear and get all excited about. Millions of American Sheeple seem not to mind. Life in the matrix is not so bad  -if we behave, they'll give us our daily fix of sex , drugs and Rock N'Roll  -at least those of us they don't kill off. And so what if the masters want us to sexually share our daughters and wives with them. marry a fat, ugly girl, and they won't bother you. Just behave and we will get our reward in heaven.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:05 | 5137263 AlaricBalth
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"President Obama has been trying to create a more cooperative climate which can help reverse the present trend. He has already "lowered the temperature in the world", in the words of former Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu...The U.S.A. is now paying its bills to the U.N. It is joining various committees, and acceding to important conventions. International standards are again respected. Torture is forbidden; the President is doing what he can to close Guantanamo. Human rights and international law are guiding principles. This is why this year's Laureate has earned the praise of the leaders of international institutions. New opportunities have been created."

2009 Nobel Peace Prize Presentation Speech

In one word: FAIL

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:22 | 5137300 Rusty Shorts
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Yeah, new opportunities...

 

German general to be assigned as U.S. Army Europe's new chief of staff

 

http://www.army.mil/article/130898/German_general_to_be_assigned_as_U_S_...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:29 | 5137163 espirit
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Islamic state fighters in Syria.

Today, ISIS is our buddy.

What a shitshow.  Must be back to collect a US paycheck.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:42 | 5137164 Harbanger
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They took out the Bozo troll which took out all the comments beneath him.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:43 | 5138301 Watch Bird 1
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surely they'll have their own central bank any day now.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:13 | 5137117 willwork4food
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Obama is headed back to DC? Now we're really up the creek.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:54 | 5137518 max2205
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Couple of wars ECT in S America would make it a trifecta

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:15 | 5137126 Fidel Castrol
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of course every american "expert" will now hit the airwaves and bloviate on this. such experts couldn't name more than 5 cities in pakistan or india of course.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:25 | 5137153 laomei
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You see, the problem here is that the US is busy pissing away trillions and tearing the US to shreds trying to kill an idea.  That's all it is when it comes down to it.  ISIS/ISIL/IS was perfectly content chilling out in their little region attracting recruits to build something they want.  Then the US had to go and stick its dick in the hornets nest again... pissing them off and shifting the focus back to the us.  And oops, guess what, no one has to "sneak in" when it's easier to recruit and supply.  With the only way to counter it being even more insane cops and a police state... which works just as well as any attack as it destroys the US.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:40 | 5137194 Harbanger
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The idea of building an Islamic Caliphate is not new, they're only ceasing the opportunity.  As things collapse something else usually extremism rushes in, whether in the middle east or here in the west.  History is loaded with examples.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:50 | 5137221 QQQBall
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ceasing the opportunity... now there is an interesting slip

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:03 | 5137252 Harbanger
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Not a slip.  Barry is very aware of what's going on.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:56 | 5137372 ebear
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Damn, I wish people would seize and resist these sin tax errors.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:17 | 5137133 roadhazard
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And not one word about America being involved. I like it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:19 | 5137137 FieldingMellish
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You forgot that the Tripoli Airport is now also in militia hands. Oil output of Libya now down to 500K b/d from 1.4m last year.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:12 | 5137277 Dubaibanker
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You got here first though Tylers missed it in the headlines.

World keeps getting stranger by the day.

Some militants captured the Tripoli airport and later on some other 'militants' or the euphemism 'unknown jets' attacked the airport.

Wonder what friendly country those 'unknown jets' belonged to? 

Unidentified jets attack targets in Tripoli
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:21 | 5137435 thethirdcoast
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Word on the street is either France or Algeria.

I wonder where this bad boy is parked right now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_aircraft_carrier_Charles_de_Gaulle

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:20 | 5137141 LostandFound
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What a shit show! Moar War to cap off an already disgraceful and desperate 2014.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:45 | 5137154 tony wilson
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operation gladio

the rabbi cannot have folks like modi talking peace.

sas style shoot both sides let the locals do the rest.

classic david sterling and frank kitson low level military operations.

works every time.

 

capture of the Tabqa military air base makes sense isis will be attacking bases like this to take out super strong syrian integrated air defense systems.

maybe trying to destroy s300 systems.

softening up for covert israeli,uk and official us bombing within syria the cover is isis the real target assad

is it not clear yet who isis are working for : )

 

syrian shock and awe incoming init

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:33 | 5137551 Minge
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Dude!  I have underestimated you.  You actually went back and dug up Gladio? 

The sheer effort you put into self-affirmation of your psychosis is nothing short of amazing.

Silendo Libertatem Servo.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:51 | 5137896 acetinker
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Ya' might preserve peace by remaining silent; such as when my wife says something utterly sheep-like.  Freedom, on the other hand, requires much diligence and effort.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:27 | 5137159 djsmps
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Obama should be nice and rested and ready to deal with some fund raising.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:34 | 5139601 StormShadow
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Well, right after some Reggie Love anyway

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:28 | 5137162 Bossman1967
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all this was predicted so where is the collapse already?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:05 | 5137262 bid the soldier...
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"She'll be comin' round the moutain when she comes..."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:32 | 5137172 americanspirit
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The nuclear arsenals of both countries are in responsible hands. Nothing can go wrong.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:34 | 5139603 StormShadow
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Go wrong...go wrong...go wrong

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:36 | 5137182 Laddie
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China has taken over a part of India earlier this week. Wonder how that is working out.

As far as Iran, they have had Mossad assassins killing their nuclear scientists, sabotaging, with possible radiation releases, their nuclear facilities. Yet the "VOICE OF WORLD OPINION" as expressed through the West is SILENT. Yet Israel engages in genocide against the Palestinian people and AMERICA is SILENT.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to me to be a better man, a more decent and honest and honorable man than our last dozen presidents that much is clear.

And Ahmadinejad was FOR the people of Iran, UNLIKE the last few dozen presidents America has had.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:59 | 5137926 acetinker
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Ahmadinejad moved freely (and humbly) among his people, seeing no need for bodyguards.  This is how a leader behaves.

In contrast, the ones were supposed to trust need legions of security personnel.  This is how tyrants behave.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:42 | 5138078 acetinker
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Hey knuks, thanks for the junk!  I know you don't like me, apparently b'cos I live in Georgia but guess what?  Most of what you say, I agree with.  No shit.  Now seriously, do you disagree with what I wrote, or are you just being a shithead 'cos you don't like me?  It's an honest question.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:37 | 5137183 agent default
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So it's a done deal.  Gold is set for a crash tomorrow. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:41 | 5137198 Ignatius
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I'd be more cynical, but I just can't keep up.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:52 | 5137228 Harbanger
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Good one, I didn't make the India-Gold connection.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:37 | 5137187 socalbeach
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Iran adding to geopolitical instability by shooting down an Israeli drone over its territory?

"... Iran have done their best to add to the geopolitical instability ..."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:40 | 5137193 IridiumRebel
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I'm kinda surprised no big ass war has been kicked off yet, but that is nothing you hope for or ever wanna see.....we live in intersting and dangerous times.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:44 | 5137209 clade7
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No surprise...nobody left here to make war machinery, and ISIS took our stash!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:02 | 5137251 bid the soldier...
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The big assed war will close the first act.  

The stage will be flooded for the second act and the flotilla of slave galleys.

Better get more popcorn.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:25 | 5137306 agent default
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The longer it takes the more spectacular the show. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:46 | 5137338 El Vaquero
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The longer it takes, the more likely it is to be a seething mass of civil wars.  That is preferable to nuclear war, but both options suck ass.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:41 | 5137199 q99x2
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Jump banker jump. Can't we get a banker to jump. It's been a month or more.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:42 | 5137201 blentus
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I guess I should go and buy some stocks.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:43 | 5137203 I Write Code
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Iran backing the Kurds?  Hmm.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:43 | 5137207 I am Jobe
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Dammit, wtf is this, Obama has a hectic schedule, Golf, Fund Raising

 

Harry Reid- Sukcing some cock in DC

Feinstein- Shoving up NSA Docs

Pelosi- Getting Botox and getting stupider.

Paul Ryan- Still hoping for a VP 

Ted Cruz- Sleeping with GS.

Anything else 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:56 | 5137239 bid the soldier...
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Anders Rasmussen in a black leather mask with a zippered mouth

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:09 | 5137271 adeptish
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Bring out the gimp...

http://tinyurl.com/q94uvwg

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:43 | 5137332 bid the soldier...
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eggzactly.

I prefer the full-on mask so I don't have to see the make-over of Rasmussen's third reich face.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:38 | 5137321 ThroxxOfVron
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Yep.  Obama and everyone in congress is vacationing, fundraising or grandstanding somewhere over an ideological debate the moajority of citizens could give a fuck less about; -all while the MSM lurches from news of serious health crisis/military intervention debacle/domestic urest to propaganda and back again on a regular schedule.

Rampant callous indifference, idiocy and dysfunction are all that America's 'elite' douchebags can muster while a nimble plague is raging and spreading unabated, while multi-trillion dollar nation building adventures in both Iraq and Afghanistan are collapsing in obscene political mobsterisms and an intense toxic brew of modern weaponry and medieval mentality violence, while the domestic economy languishes in a prolonged depression...

The degree of policy failure at nearly every level is beyond embarrassing or horrifying.   

It appears that the only accomplishments these idiots have to tout are a broadly unpopular federalized health insurance scam and a real negative interest rate credit fueled stock and bond market bubble.  Yipee.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:43 | 5137208 Rakshas
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OT - this is an obviously biased comparison between Putin and Poof-in-chief but....... still makes me chuckle 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUYlm7M6vc

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:49 | 5137218 limacon
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Can humans not do better?

See what is happening in a timeline close to this one .
http://andreswhy.blogspot.com/2008/03/mongols-of-serengeti.html

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:23 | 5138012 Notsobadwlad
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Nah ... too many assumptions coming out of too many variables.

But mildly entertaining.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:51 | 5137223 Rootin' for Putin
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I think i will just make some tea and wait for the mushroom clouds, its all downhill from here.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:51 | 5137227 bid the soldier...
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What a well written and charming article to wake up to on Sunday morn.

Well done,sir.

"Of course, Iran could be merely pulling an Ukraine and making it all up...."

Sometime I have the feeling that EVERY NATION IS MAKING THIS SHIT UP just to drain our bank accounts, increase our Prozac consumption and treat themselves to the pricey prix fixe menu at La Tour d'Argent, after flying in on private jets from Luxembourg and Brussels.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:15 | 5137283 bankonzhongguo
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War bubble.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:18 | 5137287 ThroxxOfVron
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I call bullshit!

Why wouldn't the Iraquis simply flay away in all those planes and helicpters and rive away in all of those ground vehicles and tanks instead of abandoning the airport leaving them for the enemy to use against them later or ransom?

This event stinks even more of coup or collusion than of civil conflict or foreign funded invasion than the last abandoned airbase episode..

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:47 | 5137345 Monty Burns
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Thinking the same thing.  ISIS surrounds airport with tanks and APCs but no air power of any kind.  Why couldn't the Syrian AF bomb the shit out of them?  Makes no sense to me.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:40 | 5137494 Abitdodgie
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Microwave warfare , black projects , it worked in Desert storm on 100 thousand Iraqis so why not a smll airport in Tripoli.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:52 | 5137346 Stumpy4516
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Deleted, missread something in article.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:56 | 5137349 tony wilson
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collusion and stand down

stand down is important

chatham house which is rothschild mouthpiece want a kurdish state the oils deals have been concluded.

israel runs this show now the gaza has to be levelled for storage oil gas and lpg.

3 part break up of iraq different countries in fighting over who gets what.

uk and usa are blood brothers with rothschild israel this psy event is needed.

thirsty folks near dead on mountains needed for moral sheeple consent and intervention.

if your a kurd general and the rabbi asks you to stand down to create an msm story you take the cash do what your told or your mossad dead.

collusion monetised

local security military stand down to create and shape the official msm humanitarian crisis.

shape and frame the time critical events allowing need for depleted uranium intervention

sim pulls

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:06 | 5137390 JR
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That covers it, tony.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:03 | 5137542 Minge
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Massad is in your pantry.  Better go check.

 

Wanker.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:23 | 5138008 tony wilson
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ladies and gents meet sayanim minge.

a hasbara ho

talmudic twatter

a hasboro play thing dried up british yidisha husk.

this kosher crack whore simply loves tone the bone.

i keep telling it i got a prepuce cock tip but she keeps cumin back for more.

broke back granny offer up your grand daughter and i might be interested.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30 | 5138618 falconflight
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Hebrew double dealer are you, no?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:29 | 5138434 bitterwolf
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yup-three part break up of IRAQ due to ISIS gambit....future false flag event to hang on good ol" ISIS pawn....comming

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:19 | 5137294 yogibear
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All ISIS has to do is wait for Black Friday when the malls are packed and blend therr suicide bombers at various malls. That will be the end of black Fridays.

Given that security guards at the will hassle old folks rather than racial profiling at the malls afterwards to be politcially correct otherwise they'll be labeled as racist.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:44 | 5137333 Bunga Bunga
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Blogger localizes IS terror camp. https://bellingcat.com/resources/case-studies/2014/08/22/gun-safety-self...

Take this CIA!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:10 | 5138740 trulz4lulz
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oh look, there they were/are?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:50 | 5137356 himaroid
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If the fokkers don't like pork, they could try some of this BBQ chicken with this awesome Eastern Carolina vinegar based sauce (not that inferior tomato based stuff) and a cold beer. What's to fight about?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:21 | 5137588 Minge
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Love Carolina BBQ.  The tomato-based sauces are best left for the northeast.

When we BBQ, the sauce better be yellow.

That with a cold beer... I have nothing to fight about.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:34 | 5138453 Ginsengbull
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In Duetchland, they drink beer warm.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:03 | 5137376 JR
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Naturally, both sides accused each other…”

“Iran has accused Israel and its allies in the West of assassinating its nuclear scientists and attacking its nuclear sites with computer viruses.”

“Of course, Iran could be merely pulling an Ukraine and making it all up just to make Israel's foreign standing appear incompetent in the global arena…”

In the reporting game, the he said, she said journalism suffers from the massive propaganda capabilities of one side over the other. The warmongers of Tel Aviv and Washington flood the airwaves with their version. And their victims – Iran, Gaza, and the anti-Ukraine forces in Eastern Ukraine – get cast as the terrorists, provocateurs and unreliable sources.

A competent journalist would provide factual reporting and not simply take each side’s information statement. Most importantly, the evidence in these events and tragedies does exist and will provide insight into who is causing the aggression and violence.

A perfect example is the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists where the evidence of those occurrences point straight to Israel. Yet with Israel’s denial of involvement and with propaganda on its side, the victims of Netanyahu’s crimes often are fated to share equal blame or even worse, become the instigators of their own fate, as the truth submerges into the flood of MSM propaganda.

Fortunately, because of social media, the warmongers’ lies are getting thin and it now is widely believed Netanyahu’s Mossad agents killed the Iranian nuclear scientists

Even some in Israel and the US can no longer stomach the lies. Last year, Jerusalem Post intelligence correspondent Yossi Melman and CBS journalist Dan Raviv co-wrote Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars. The book claims that it was Mossad agents, not foreign mercenaries, who took part in the assassinations of the four Iranian nuclear scientists.

As for Ukraine, the reports from Kiev are simply ludicrous in that the evidence of their lies has repeatedly been apparent; who can believe anything they say? But yet the journalists faithfullly report Kiev says "A" and the separatists say "B."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:17 | 5137416 robertocarlos
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On CTV news today they already had the ISIL fake killer of Foley named. He is a rapper from England.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:16 | 5137417 rwe2late
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Meanwhile,

IN MINNESOTA

Pentagon & DHS practice for war against their real enemies

 

Unannounced urban warfare exercise

http://www.globalresearch.ca/military-helicopters-descend-on-twin-cities...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:23 | 5137421 robertocarlos
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Mr. Jesse, he no home.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:25 | 5137606 Minge
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No,  Need more lemon Pledge.  No...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:26 | 5137443 Jack Burton
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Also lost in the war fever is a little conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucuses region of the former USSR. The battle is over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. I remember in the 90's a long brutal little war was waged there. Now, though I don't follow it much, this war is heating up to shooting again. This adds one more layer to an entire region spinning into medieval like conflicts based on ethnic origines. Russia has tryed to negotiate peace between the two and talks are going on again, but the situation is still leaning towards war.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:27 | 5137447 Funny Money
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Sure Iran shot down an Israeli drone.  Do they stamp "Made in Israel" on them?  Maybe a Star of David or two?  Unbelievable.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:32 | 5137464 Jack Burton
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"The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limits nuclear area in Natanz ... but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area,"


Here you can clearly see the hand of Russia military sales to Iran. For all the American stealth and electronic built into the American drone that Israel uses, the Russia passive radar and electronic emission detection air defense systems tracked this drone and provided a fire control solution on it. These systems are now well developed by Russia and make stealth aircraft a joke, IF the defending nation has the modern and integrated passive air defense systems. So Israel and America just got a wake up call from Putin. "Hey, our stuff works" "Worst luck for you!"

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:39 | 5137483 Jack Burton
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Qatar, is a CIA run Arab state. It's reason for existence is to do CIA funding projects across the Middle East. Chief among them is to fund and handle radical Islamic Jihad and to make it work in the interests of NATO, Israel and the USA. The entire Syrian war was birthed in Qatar, and helped along by US and NATO terrorist training camps ,where Qatar recruited Islamist nutjobs for all over the world, including 3,000 + from Europe, came ti receive US money, arms and special training from US military contractors, aka US Special Forces and Mossad. Fine little mix of terrorist, opportunists and US secret agents all working to lay waste any nation not onboard with Israeli Hegemony and Dollar hegemony.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:14 | 5137986 JLee2027
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Everything to you Jack is run and controlled by the CIA. How do you sleep at night?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:31 | 5138036 tony wilson
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jlee2027

spastucus returns

you are not fit to even use jacks name in your posts you mentalist.

i am really surprised the security services have not taken you computer away with all the child grooming you do on facebook.

i find it quite offensive that someone looking like your freakish avatar would even pretend to be a 14 year for school kid facebook hook up"s.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:56 | 5137526 AdvancingTime
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Pakistan is approaching a crisis and America is more or less powerless to influence the outcome.  It also appears that few Americans care.  What should alarm Americans after all the other recent problems in the region is that tens of thousands of protesters armed with sticks and wire cutters have swarmed into the fortified red zone in the center of Islamabad calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.

Adding to the current woes within Pakistan on Saturday gunfire was traded with India in the disputed Kashmir region. While this all seems distant and unrelevant to most Americans it is important we remember Pakistan is in a position to start World War III. More about the unstable situation in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/08/pakistan-is-approaching-crisis.ht...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:57 | 5137529 ebear
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"A competent journalist would provide factual reporting and not simply take each side’s information statement."

A competent journalist would search out independent sources, however, he would also understand the risk of doing so and probably assign a higher value to his life than to the story, especially when it's almost certain his editor will kill the story if it doesn't fit the official narrative.

In short, don't expect any competent journalism from the mainstream western press.  They've all been co-opted or have resigned and gone independent, which means you have to search the foreign press to find their reports.

On the bright side, whereas 30 years ago you had to rely on independent journalists to get a story out, today you have people on the ground immediately reporting what they see and hear via the internet.  You still have to wade through it all to figure out what's really going on, but at least you have multiple sources to draw on, instead of just one or two.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:23 | 5137601 HUGE_Gamma
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spy 200/ qqq 100

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:29 | 5137619 Lordflin
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Was wondering why India and Pakistan had gone so quiet... It would be sad if they were to miss out on the comming calamity.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:10 | 5137784 Village-idiot
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Last week Chinese troops crossed the border into India. They won't let the Indian army go to sleep.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:17 | 5137802 earleflorida
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secured communication towers work best at the highest elevations one can find...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:58 | 5138514 HumanResourceProblem
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I do hope Kashmir was invited.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:15 | 5137749 earleflorida
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'What's at Stake when Russia and Iran hold the world's Lion-Share of Blue`Gold?'

Quoted Excerpts:    "The Oil Industry"  ::   

"Iranian oil production began, before that in any other Gulf country, in 1908. It's output has risen many times since then and in 1975 Iranian output at 5.4 million bpd ranked it after Saudi [SA] Arabia, amongst Middle [ME] East producers. Iranian oil reserves are estimated at sixty [60] billion barrels which in 1975 rates of exploitation would give it thirty-one [31] years of production, ie. till the year 2006. But given increased demand at home and rising costs of extraction some of this Iran may cease to be a major exporter of oil by 1990 or even before. Its reserves are therefore less substantial than those of other states, such as Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which can expect to continue exporting for several decades longer than Iran. Iran also differs from states such as Saudi Arabia, Libya, and the smaller Gulf entities in that it has a large population (34 million) and needs to maximize its revenues now in order to push on with its development programmes. This is a problem it shares with some of the other producers-- with Iraq, Algeria, Nigeria, Venezuela, Indonesia, Angola-- and its places special pressure on the state to maximize the inflow of revenues in the time available."

"The propects for gas exports are moar favourable. Iran has estimated reserves of *10,600 billion cm of gas*. This is 16% of the world's total and moar than any other single country except the Soviet Union. At 1975 rates Iran could continue to produce gas for 234 years. This is potentially a major source of income, and since 1970 Iran has exported gas to the Soviet Union via a pipeline. It is estimated that Iran's gas income could rise to between $3,400 millions and $5,600 million by the late 1980s. Much will  depend on how far gas plays a major role in the energy requirements of the advanced capitalist (the EU today?***) countries in future decades, but even if it does become very important Iran cannot rely on gas to fill the gap left by oil (* this is why Iran needs Nuclear Power). The highest estimates of gas income amount to only 25% of that being earned from oil. (**Holland and Algeria are geographically better suited for Europe) Since the cost of transporting gas are up to ten (10X) times those of transporting oil, this is a significant factor."      

 end quoted excerpts.   pgs. 140-46  Fred Halliday c.1979 2nd Edition 'Dictatorship and Development'

(*...**... ***... jmo)

Ps. Iran has been religiously trying to improve its agricultural market in the north (the west is all desert ~ 40% landmass), and its infrastructure for industrialization. It is very close, if not on the cusp of a first world country today with its vast educational system under the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (deceased), and current Ayatollah Khamenei. Two truly great religious and humanitarian leaders of the Persian People!!!

jmo 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59 | 5138285 earleflorida
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addendum:

'I'd like to paint a profound picturesque simulacra mosaic... yet a seemingly surreal landscape regarding todays abstracted fallow geo`demographics energy quagmire that europe has gotten itself into and the condescending use of inane` apriori-- 'nuland'dis`fuckyou`use's... both pro and con' to rescue the demise`ification of... said--WHO?!?'

Please notice the map I've provided as ref. in the context above, regarding Iran's SSE corner of huge oil and gas discoveries, and it's monumental geography regarding the (    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Caucasus_Pipeline    )   Baku!   Just notice how Russia and Iran have got someone by the balls...      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku_Tbilisi_Ceyhan_pipeline

jmo

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:05 | 5137945 Notsobadwlad
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Anyone wanna bet whether the ISIS terrorists have the training necessary to competently fly and use fighter jets and helecopters?

... while wearing black ski masks... lol.

Another miracle.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:17 | 5137995 JLee2027
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The drone story is just as credible.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:46 | 5138105 Bumbu Sauce
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India/Pakistan may be the jumping off point for the next great war.  Drawing those modern political borders was a huge mistake.  In fact, just about every border drawn up since ~1890 has been a huge mistake.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:46 | 5139568 johnmack
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i know i am going to get alot of downvotes for this but so be it

a poster from zero hedge first posted a video from a muslim scholar by the name sheikh imran hosein, by his talks he is a pretty moderate person who wants to work with those of other faiths.   To him the power play between the west and china/russia is all according to plan. but he does give insights especially if you are of the faithful, im not a christian or muslim or anything but i do like to keep an open mind and the points he raises about china and russia are very interesting and doesnt strike me as hubris. Also he is pretty anti-FIAT pro gold/silver.

anyway for those willing to have a listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD0U5Ll7yb0

the role of russia and china in changing the world order

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:53 | 5140219 Toolshed
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Thanks for the link. An open mind is a good thing. I am not religious and do not believe in any deity. However, I have read part of the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran. Of these books, the Koran stands out in a number of ways. While the Bible and the Torah have been translated repeatedly, by humans who ALWAYS have an agenda, the Koran is still available in the original language it was written in with zero modifications. This is verifiable by the fact that a mathmatical progression runs throughout the original work, and still does. If the text were modified this progression would be destroyed. Numerous words in the Koran are intentionally misspelled to facilitate this numerical phenomenon. It has been studied extensively so don't take my word for it. Sceintists have determined that it would have been vitually impossible for a human to have accomplished this task. Whatever. The progression is there and verifies the work's unaltered state. Also, the parts I have read, admittedly translated into English, are more pragmatic and sensible than the "competeing" works. Of course, that is my personal opinion. But when a revered religious book tells you not to donate money to the church because the people running the church can't be trusted, that gets my attention for it's truthyness. Islam is not evil, just like Christianity is not evil, just like Judaism is not evil.......the humans involved is where evil intrudes.

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