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Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country "Immediately"

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Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge. Just out from CBS: "The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria." But probably the most damning evidence that the "western world" is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked... right next to Syria.

From Stratfor:

And from CBS:

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."

 

The warning followed an announcement in Washington this week that Ambassador Robert Ford would not return to Syria this month as planned, indicating concerns over his safety.

 

The Obama administration quietly pulled Ford out of Syria last month, citing credible personal threats against him.

 

The Turkish foreign ministry on Wednesday urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia and avoid traveling through Syria for security reasons.

 

The warning came two days after Syrian soldiers opened fire on at least two buses carrying Turkish citizens, witnesses and officials said, apparent retaliation for Turkey's criticism of Assad. The Turks were returning from Saudi Arabia after performing the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Uh...Got Brent?

 

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:38 | 1907586 redpill
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Smells like kinetic military action to me

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:40 | 1907593 trav7777
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I'm more interested to know where the de Gaulle is...the UNSC "swing vote"

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1907614 camaro68ss
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Start the carpet bombing, let freedom ring!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:49 | 1907632 dwdollar
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It does sound like they're trying to provoke Iran. Although most Americans are Imperial warmongers, they still don't have the balls to launch an offensive war without a false flag or other reason beforehand.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 14:53 | 1907666 LawsofPhysics
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Still believe America is a sovereign nation do ya?  Better check your U.N and IMF charters there bud.  Americans have been dying for the NWO order since the inception of the Fed.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:00 | 1907701 dwdollar
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Regardless of who's really in charge, Americans like to think they are top dogs. It's what keeps them from waking up. Did I strike a patriotic nerve or something?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:10 | 1907756 dwdollar
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Oh, poor babies... Did I hurt some feelings? The facts are the facts. America is the strong arm of the bankers. That doesn't make it innocent. That's makes it complicit. America is the Death Star of the Empire and it needs to be blown to hell.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:17 | 1907799 LawsofPhysics
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"Poor babies"  WTF?  The secret to successful negotiation is to make sure the other side doesn't realize what a moron you are.

America, the U.K., and all of Europe (U.N. and NATO) are all the strong arm of the world's bankers.  Blow up the death star, you blow up the world.

Personally this would be great, because at least then we can find out precisely who's labor is really worth a shit.  The only people who fear total collapse are paper pushing fucknuts who know their labor is not worth their current compensation.  Total collapse is just fine with me.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:22 | 1907819 dwdollar
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Wrong. If it wasn't for US weapons technology most European nations couldn't enforce a no-fly zone over their own fucking countries. NATO is a joke without the US.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:29 | 1907856 BlackVoid
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And why on Earth would Europe want to enforce a no-fly zone anywhere???  Against whom?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:46 | 1908983 gmrpeabody
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Why.., flies of course. I hate flies! I support all no-fly zones.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:36 | 1909349 Thomas
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Black flies really suck.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:46 | 1909372 rcintc
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and mosquitos....I hate mosquitos.

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 01:52 | 1909720 The Fonz
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This is a free association post, its random and rambling. Appologies if you dislike it. If other elements pop into your mind, list them here. 

Elements, what do they mean? 

Nixon, the gold backing, the seven days war.  

Market instability, uncertainty. Confusion, coverup, but in any case the time frame must be short, less than three months if they start this fight now.

Hollidays, the only time in the next six months something can be pulled off with empty parlaments and congress.

Banks that need to fail, in an orderly fashion, and soon.

Countries Bonds that need to be supported, and others that need to be let go, to be driven forfiet soverienty.

A country that has only one overwhelming advantage left, it's military.

The currency war, provoked, advanced, the time frame shortened, is this an escalation or speeding up of hostilites or a reaction as the system is certainly going to fail soon? Do it first or don't bother?

We don't care very much about foriegn citizens, so this is not about syria, might it be about the suez canal and oil priced in dollars?

The Stirling, the British reserve currency, surived both world wars, and a great depression, but not the loss of the suez, and oil priced in stirling

3 months after libya decides to price oil in gold, it is conquored, 3 months after Sadam decides to price oil in euros, it is conqoured

1/3rd of all Egyptian officers trained in France and US, military funded by US, first Egyptian revolution failed giving power to the military, but they are rebelling again.

Israel, ready to fight, and in danger of losing the 11,000 USD per citizen we give it in aid... very soon.

results, instability, uncertainty, cover for politcal actions, licence through crisis to take action, leverage upon piigs, China and Russia as enemies outright.  Why do we want this war? Are we at the point we have no choice but to fight it now? What do we gain?

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 01:59 | 1909735 sitenine
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+ infinity

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 10:28 | 1910450 Ralph Spoilsport
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Elements, what do they mean?

 

Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:08 | 1909295 Milestones
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A--why don't ya glance at the LIbya file for a sec. Might help ya out.        Milestones

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:31 | 1907870 Hugh_Jorgan
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Let's talk about China and Russia's response to an actual invasion of Syria. Hello?!!!!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:53 | 1907951 LawsofPhysics
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That is easy.  "Bad U.S.A.!  Now we shall help rebuild (putting our own people to work) for a small cost."

Any questions?  You really don't think China has benefitted/profitted from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars?  They make the fucking boots for the armies! How stupid are you?

Gotta keep those Chinese manufacturing plants humming!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:56 | 1907992 FEDbuster
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Yep, a billion + people making arms and munitions instead of flat screen tvs and iphones.  WW3 should be a good one.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:29 | 1908157 Spirit Of Truth
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China has been building spare cities for a reason:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-is-china-building-empty-cities.html

SSSCCCHHHHMMMMMUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:01 | 1908314 bigkahuna
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Those can be targeted if they have a strategic value, the same as anywhere else.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:42 | 1908224 johnu78
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It looks like AIPAC and its supporters are going to give us World War III. Damn you f*ckers to hell!!!!!

 

-John
http://johnu78.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-get-started-in-amateur-radio.html

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:47 | 1908251 john39
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until the world holds zionism accountable, the wars and economic enslavement will not end. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:06 | 1908328 Oh regional Indian
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True. 

And the audacity of th ewar machiine is staggering. As is that of Hillary Clinton. Just staggering.

They will eat everything and explode. Such a waste.

ORI

second-trailer/

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:44 | 1909124 Element
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Hillary Clinton is the Democrat analogue of Dick Cheney - they hatched from the same pod

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:50 | 1908553 covsire
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Yeah!  How DARE they defend themselves in the only land they've ever known as theirs, while surrounded by un-compromising evil bastards who harrass and murder them non stop?  Those savage JOOS!!!!!!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:54 | 1908563 LawsofPhysics
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I agree, let them defend THEMSELVES.  As in WITHOUT the blood and treasure of America.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:28 | 1908663 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He just said "as theirs" but they came from Egypt and beat the bloody hell out of the tribes in the bible.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:30 | 1908667 Turd Ferguson
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When considering this post, you should also read this from The Mossad, dated last week:

http://www.debka.com/article/21486/

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:52 | 1908742 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I wonder how much the CIA is paying them?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:08 | 1909178 Terminus C
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Highly organized rebels... hmmm, sounds like Libya.  I wonder how quickly they will set up a central bank?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:29 | 1909337 DeadFred
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I'm on the edge!

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 06:30 | 1910135 AldousHuxley
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Libya was going for pan african currency backed by African gold.

 

syria is on Euro but going to switch to Russian Rubles. Any wonder why Russia is backing them up?

 

 

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-20/syria-may-switch-to-ruble-fr...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:45 | 1908980 Taint Boil
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All right guys...... LOL, having a few cocktails before Thanksgiving. You know I am!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:42 | 1909238 mick_richfield
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Yeah!  How DARE they defend themselves in the only land they've ever known as theirs

It's not theirs.

 

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 03:38 | 1909936 trav7777
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what are we gonna do, kill all of them and rewrite their holy book?  That would just be...evil.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:56 | 1908285 Michael
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Thank God Iran has a shitload of UNSTOPPABLE missiles. Hopefully it acts as a deterrent to WW3.

"IRAN WILL CLOSE THE STRATEGIC STRAIT OF HORMUZ THE WORLD'S VITAL OIL SUPPLY LINE BY IMPLEMENTING ASSYMATRIC NAVAL WARFARE WITH MASS AND DISPERSED SWARMING TACTICS. THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND CARRIER BATTLE GROUPS (NAVY FLEETS) WILL HAVE NO CHANCE. THEY ARE ALL DESTROYED JUST WITHIN A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE WAR STARTS. THE BEST OPTION FOR IRAN IS TO ATTACK FIRST. IRAN WILL USE VERY POWERFUL SUPERSONIC C802 ANTISHIP MISSILE (NOOR MISSILE) ATTACK FROM LAND BY USING SHORE BASED MISSILE BATTERIES AND MOBILE MISSILE LAUNCHER VEHICLES. C802 ANTISHIP MISSILE ATTACK FROM AIR BY USING C802 LOADED IRANIAN FIGHTER JETS AND ATTACK HELICOPTERS. IRAN WILL ALSO USE ITS MOST POWERFUL ULTRAFAST MISSILE BOATS LOADED WITH C802 MISSILE AND RUSSIAN MADE ULTRAFAST SHKVAL TORPEDO (IRAN HOOT TORPEDO) THIS SUPER TORPEDO IS SO FAST THAT IT IS CALLED A UNDER WATER MISSILE. IRAN WILL USE INNUMERABLE SMALL SUPERFAST SPEEDBOATS ARMED WITH POWERFUL ROCKET LAUNCHER AND POWERFUL SMALL ANTISHIP MISSILE IN MASS AND DISPERSED SWARMING STRATEGY. THE SLOW MOVING UNITED STATES AIR CRAFT CARRIER SHIP AND ITS SUPPORTING CRUISERS AND DESTROYERS ARE ATTACKED BY ALL SIDES FROM LAND, WATER AND AIR WITH INNUMERABLE SUPERSONIC ANTISHIP MISSILES, POWERFUL ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND UNSTOPPABLE SUPERCAVITATION SHKVAL (HOOT) TORPEDOS. IT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFEND FROM SUCH ALL SIDE ALL WAY ATTACK THE U.S.A. NAVY CARRIER BATTLE GROUP HAVE THE DEFENCE MEASURES SUCH AS THE RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile AND THE Phalanx CIWS SYSTEMS. FOR EXAMPLE IF TEN C802 ANTISHIP MISSILES ARE FIRED FROM LAND, AIR AND WATER TO ATTACK A U.S.A. NAVY SHIP AND SEVEN C802 MISSILES ARE INTERCEPTED OUT OF TEN AND ONLY THREE C802 MISSILE CAN HIT THAT NAVY SHIP TAHT WILL BE ALL. THE SHIP WILL BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. AND THAT IS THE GAME IRAN WILL BE PLAYING. IRAN ALSO HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF SMALL FAST SUBMARINES EQUIPPED WITH THAT UNSTOPPABLE SHKVAL SUPERCAVITATION TORPEDOS AND VERY POWERFUL LATEST GENERATION INNUMERABLE "BOTTOM" NAVAL MINES. INFACT THE NAVAL MINE CAPABILITIES OF IRAN'S MISSILE BOATS, SMALL SPEEDBOATS AND SMALL SUBMARINES IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR COMPLETELY BLOCKING THE STRATEGIC STRAIT OF HORMUZ FOR YEARS AND THAT IS THE GAME. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------­--------------------------------------------------------------------------------­------ AND NOW THE GRAND FINALE EVENT -------- THE ULTIMATE U.S.A. CARRIER KILLER WEAPON FOR IRAN TO KISS THE ASS OF U.S.A. NAVY CARRIER BATTLE GROUP ------- THE SUPERSONIC STEALTH UNINTERCEPTABLE SOLID FUEL ANTISHIP BALLISTIC MISSILE ----- """"" PERSIAN GULF MISSILE """""" -------- THE SUPER WEAPON OF IRAN. ----------- JUST FIRE "THREE" PERSIAN GULF MISSILE FOR EVERY SINGLE NAVY SHIPS OF THE U.S.A. NAVY ""5 TH FLEET"" AND THATS IT. ---------- PERHAPS 15 PERSIAN GULF MISSILE FOR THE BIG BOSS SHIP -- "AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP" -- ALONE. --------- THE U.S.A. 5 TH FLEET IS JUST SITTING DUCK FOR IRAN TO KISS THE ASS."

IRAN NAVY POWERFUL ANTISHIP MISSILE FOR STRAIT OF HORMUZ BLOCK WAR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-41OyuzSyKw

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:17 | 1908381 spacecadet
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And then you woke up. lol

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:59 | 1908581 covsire
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Iran doesn't stand a chance in open war with either Israel and/Or the US.  Leftists whose mouth waters at the thought of knocking the US or Israel down a few pegs think the US R&D has stopped 30 years ago.  Granted it could be and we'll see oil spike for awhile, but Michael's rhetoric is basically Bhagdad Bob with an internet connection.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:31 | 1908676 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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No one has ever conquered Iran, you understand that, right?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:00 | 1908762 covsire
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No one has ever built a pyramid sized chia pet either, what's your point?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:43 | 1909107 hedgeless_horseman
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Vietnam doesn't stand a chance in open war with either France and/Or the US. 

The Chinese have indeed built what looks to be chia pyramids.


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:24 | 1909207 tekhneek
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The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD) is a United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide defense against ballistic missiles. It is part of the United States national missile defense strategy. Aegis BMD (also known as Sea-Based Midcourse) is designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and prior to reentry.

Just throwing that out there.

WINNING...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:48 | 1909251 UP Forester
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Winning.  Until the Shkvals are loosed.  And mines.

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2007/09/5th-fleet-focus-iranian-underwater.html

Hope the 5th fleet stocked up on dolphins.

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 23:10 | 1961633 11b40
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Yes, mines.  A simple chink in the armour.  Cheap & easy to build in mass quantities.  Silent, stealthy killers.  Think of roadside bombs on steroids.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:08 | 1908793 ironmace
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I'm not bald, I just shave my head, you understand that, right?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:26 | 1909213 tekhneek
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+1

ROFL.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:09 | 1908794 Rakshas
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Well, maybe not since the 12th century anyway; they really shouldn't have fucked with Gengis's mule train.... didn't go so well for the persians....

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:10 | 1908797 jonjon831983
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Why conquer when you can flatten it and have the survivors become debt slaves harvesting oil?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:49 | 1909131 pcrotty41@hotma...
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Alexander the Great conquered Persia what is modern day Iran in ca. 325 B.C.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:32 | 1909219 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He was never King of Iran.  He said he was, but he wasn't.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:17 | 1909313 Potemkin Villag...
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Kind of like Dirk Diggler from 'Boogie Nights'...

"YOU'RE NOT THE KING OF ME"!!!

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:09 | 1909174 DanDaley
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I take it you've never heard of Alexander the Great.  

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:37 | 1909225 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He was never King of Iran.  Darius fled but he was caught by a General, Bessus, who killed him and took his crown.  Alaxander called himself "King of Kings", but the Empire was never truely his.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:12 | 1909183 duckduckMOOSE
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Ummmm...Alexander the Great?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:38 | 1909227 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It is one thing to fuck up a culture, it is another to fully conquer a society.  Alexander destroyed Persia, but he never ruled it.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:19 | 1909318 Potemkin Villag...
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Sounds to me like he must have entered with a "HOPE & CHANGE" promise...

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 06:34 | 1910140 AldousHuxley
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Alexander didn't control 1)currency 2) energy 3) food supply

 

US is trying to do all 3

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:19 | 1909199 Ying-Yang
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In August 1941, Britain and the USSR invaded Iran and deposed Reza Shah Pahlavi in favor of his son Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. Following the end of the Second World War Iran's independence was respected and both countries withdrew.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:48 | 1909248 mick_richfield
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No one has ever conquered Iran, you understand that, right?

Sure they did.  The fucking Persians conquered it, and took it away from my people.  The Assyrians.

Of course -- that was a while ago.

Did you mean recently?

 

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:21 | 1909322 Potemkin Villag...
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Wrong...

Because when I was playing "Age of Empires" it was I who conquered the Assyrians...

I have the game saved if you don't believe me...

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:33 | 1909342 CompassionateFascist
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Isramerica doesn't plan to invade Iran. It plans to destroy it. Even if the price is DollarCollapse. And the Jews don't care, because they hold the gold.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:21 | 1909160 Element
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covsire - Iran doesn't stand a chance in open war with either Israel and/Or the US.  Leftists whose mouth waters at the thought of knocking the US or Israel down a few pegs think the US R&D has stopped 30 years ago.  Granted it could be and we'll see oil spike for awhile, but Michael's rhetoric is basically Bhagdad Bob with an internet connection.

 

Hello to our latest silly pro-Israel-can do-no-wrong-pro-war shitbird.

Thankfully POTUS Kennedy did not likewise cheaply and stupidly under-estimate nor misunderstand the fearsome capabilities they faced in the technically pitifully backward and ecomically and financially retarded land of Cuba, back in 1962.

For if they had looked at Cuba, in the way you look at and assess Iran, we would already have gotten a 2nd generation of post-WWIII humo-mutants struggling to manually plow their radioactive mid-western fields.

You have no clue at all what the real balance of power is, your hubris blinds you.

The world of the big powers is polarising again, and the Iranian status and its "right to bear arms", in a nuclear-armed pre-emptive-attack world is a catalyst for polarising.

Proxy war will result.

And yes, Iran will be hammered to dust, just like Vietnam was, and like Vietnam, they will hold on, and they will win, if they have proxy support.

And the NWO will make a colossal fortune and will be very pleased indeed.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:07 | 1908603 perchprism
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"...JUST SITTING DUCK FOR IRAN TO KISS THE ASS."   LOL.  I think they mean "Kick the ass" but whatever.  Iran can kiss my ass, too.

 

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:14 | 1908779 ironmace
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Yes, the Persian gulf missile will kiss Americas ass.

Maybe suck us off too.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:11 | 1908801 ironmace
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overdose on stupid pills?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:19 | 1908936 spinone
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Exactly right - read this article of the war games.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/washington/12navy.html

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:36 | 1909108 eatthebanksters
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I am glad you believe this...it means the dumbshit leaders of Iran believe this shit...watch what happens...you'll be amazed; I promise!

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 03:42 | 1909944 trav7777
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idiot...there's not going to be any assets in the Hormuz strait nor Gulf prior to Iran's desire to attack.

they could not arm up for such an attack without being noticed...jfc, do you THINK?  You suppose they can mass all these boats with supercavitating torpedos and our spies and satellites won't see it?

At such a turn, the CVN group moves 200 miles offshore...then what?  CVNs are valuable because you can strike hard from them outside the range which you can be struck except by atomic weapons on ballistic missiles.

Even if Iran did manage to engage a CVN group successfully, we have only like what, 10 more of them?  And at that point it would be on.  We have fucking air force bases all over the fucking region.  Naval power like CVNs are useful where nations do not have bases.  We have them in the NEXT COUNTRY OVER, on BOTH SIDES.

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 10:11 | 1910407 Vlad Tepid
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I pointed this out to him last night when he posted the exact same bull on another thread.  I think Michael is going WankLord on us.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:58 | 1908579 Banksters
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I'm collecting rocks and sticks to battle my neighbor. BITCHEZZZZ!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:14 | 1908926 Tompooz
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I'm collecting rocks for my rock collections :-) Good chrysoprase is getting expensive.

Go hard assets!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:47 | 1908469 Hugh_Jorgan
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@LawsofPhysics

Maybe, though China is not going to very happy when the world's largest debtor nation creeps closer to defaulting  by shoveling more borrowed money into a 4th military quagmire. In case you hadn't noticed the USA still the backstop the world economic system and no other wold power seems to be showing themselves to be a better bet that the USA these days.

China rides a knife edge as far as stability goes and could fall into a bloody revolution at any time. If you think that their economy will be saved by making jungle boots and 7.62x39 ammo you're sorely mistaken.  They need us to stay solvent so they can beat us up verbally while selling us our cheap TVs, stereos and kids clothes and toys it to keep their growing population pacified. If we screw the pooch and default... the resulting economic collapse will spin the world into total chaos. At that time all the players may seek to cut their losses with spoils of war.

If you thought more than one foot in front of your face you would have seen my point before shooting your mouth off.

I didn't see a comment on Russia, either? (Though you saw fit to hurl an unsolicited insult at me)

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:25 | 1908641 LawsofPhysics
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Don't try to win an arguement by putting words into your opponents mouth.  I do business with both Russia and China and my Grandfather provided the poultry stocks for Russia post WWII.  Let me make this as easy for you to understand as possible.  The bankers currently control ALL the armies of the world.  It is NO different in Russia or China as the term "banker" can very easily be replaced with "government".  The end game is very clear - parity and EVERYONE works for Chinese wages.  That is what the owners want.  The U.S. defaulted a LONG TIME AGO.  Everyone coming to the same end game from different directions.  plenty of physical assets on the books of the U.S.A. to appease any REAL Chinese demand.  My apologies if I insulted you but wake the fuck up, we have had one world governence since the creation of the Fed.  This has only been further strengthened through the U.N.  

If and when the Chinese let their currency float, then they can be taken seriously.  

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:25 | 1909211 Ying-Yang
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Well said!

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 00:43 | 1909547 Oh regional Indian
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Excellent LOP. The great game indeed.

ORI

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:52 | 1907977 IQ 101
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And Iran and oil prices.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:35 | 1907882 TruthInSunshine
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We don't need no deliberation

We don't need no public debate

No analysis of consequences

Indy thinker, leave those kids alone

 

Hey, independent thinkers, leave those kids alone

 

All in all it's just another brick in the wall

 

*You can't have any pudding if you don't eat your meat.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:26 | 1908140 Joe Sixpack
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They are already comfortably numb.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:43 | 1908975 Ima anal sphincter
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Eat?????? Shit, all along I thought it was "beat" your meat.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:34 | 1907884 Seer
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" If it wasn't for US weapons technology most European nations couldn't enforce a no-fly zone over their own fucking countries."

Who would they be required to enforce on against?

I'm not seeing anyone other than the US running around invading other countries: not Russia, not China, and not even the evilest of them all (read "one with the easiest [relatively speaking] pickings for oil"), Iraq.

"NATO is a joke without the US."

The US _IS_ NATO!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:58 | 1908011 Cathartes Aura
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when one realises the invisible boundaries drawn in minds, then named & re-named as fictive "nationstates" by those who control the narratives, are NOT a part of the globalist mindset, then it becomes easier to see how each "nationstate" plays its role for those who write the script(s).

amrka is the strongarm for the globalists, the corporations profit from war-making, the people volunteer to kill for the corporate masters, let free-dumb ring. . .

other "nationstates" have their roles to play as well, such as the UK who manipulates the purse strings on behalf of those who control the global "markets."

there are wild cards tho' - folk who aren't adhering to (or have yet to be forced to read) the scripts. . . we're about to see the next Act unfold

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:56 | 1908284 karzai_luver
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it is time for the military to say hell no , we are not going fullfill your nasty banker wetdreams.

either that or be known as traitors to their country.

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:39 | 1908496 Cathartes Aura
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agreed, it is past time for all those "oathkeepers" to stand up and tell the truths, to help prevent even more volunteers from surrendering to the war machines.

make it a topic of your TurkeyDay family gatherings people - it's not enough to just talk PMs now - overthrow the false narratives sold as "history," clear your minds.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:50 | 1908550 New_Meat
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yep, start with the real story of Plimouth Plantation, Bradford, how they overcame the famine, paid off all of their debts, threw off the yoke of the City's 1%.

Start there ;-)

- Ned

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:17 | 1908631 Cathartes Aura
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. . . all with the assistance of the original inhabitants.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:21 | 1908827 kloot
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you lazy fuck.

pass the blame instead of looking in the mirror.

 

 

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 01:00 | 1909308 cranky-old-geezer
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Yes, excellent point.

America's future depends on the military more than anything else. They're the only ones now who can stop what this criminal imperialistic power-crazed police-state government is doing.

People don't like the idea of a military coup in America. But it's the only way to stop this criminal government from destroying America.

Do a military takeover of DC, arrest the president, his cabinet, his advisors, arrest all 535 members of congress, arrest Bernanke, try them all for treason in military courts, and execute most of them.

That would make Wall Street banker criminals run for the hills fearing for their lives. TBTF Wall Street banks would collapse overnight and be gone in a week.

Shut down the Fed, seize the Fed's gold, seize the Treasury's gold.

Declare FRNs no longer legal tender, issue a new military-controlled gold-redeemable currency at $10,000 per ounce fixed exchange rate to get enough currency in circulation to keep the economy going and prevent wanton currency printing in the future.

Set the FRN to new currency exchange rate at 1 to 7 reflecting the current market price of gold.

Unable to borrow anymore money from the Fed, and being under military control, the US government would collapse down to 1/5 its current size, eliminating all welfare, entitlement, and retirement spending, including social security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. EPA, DOE, HUD, and all other unconstitutional government departments are shut down, including Homeland Security, TSA, DEA, FBI, and other outright treasonous government agencies. IRS is shut down because the Fed is shut down. Taxes are collected by the US Treasury, the constitutional way.

US military bases overseas would be shut down, military forces would be brought home ending the imperialistic invasions and occupations of other nations, and most of them would be released from military service. This would cut the defense budget down to 1/5 its current size.

With the US government reduced to 1/5 its current size, taxes would be cut 50%, no more deficits, no more borrowing, the government lives on tax revenue from now on.

All judges in the federal court system are kicked out and replaced with military judges who know the constitution far better, know the law far better, and will enforce it.

Wall Street bankers lose control over the federal judicial system, giving them more reason to fear for their lives and head for the hills.

And it has to happen before too long. This criminal power-crazed government is meddling in things now that could get our major cities turned to glass and ash.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:37 | 1908204 Chupacabra-322
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"NATO is a joke without the US."

"The US _IS_ NATO!"

N. orth

A. erican

T. errorist

O. rganization

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:46 | 1908243 DaveyJones
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well said Seer. And, surprise, Syria has oil

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:07 | 1908509 Cathartes Aura
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hand in glove.

The 27-nation bloc last month banned the delivery to Syria’s central bank of bank-notes and coins produced in the EU in a seventh round of sanctions designed to step up economic pressure on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The last round also included a ban on European firms making new investments in Syria's oil industry, biting further at Assad’s regime after an earlier ban on imports of Syrian crude to Europe.

Europe buys 95 percent of Syria’s oil exports, providing the regime with one third of its hard currency earnings.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/10/06/170559.html

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:30 | 1908672 Yamaha
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Correct the US is NATO!  This little bomber was brought to you by President Reagan in 1985 to drop 3 nuclear war heads in Russia!  Now it is used for the majority of bombs when the F-16's miss...........I love this shit!  Give our boys some practice in Syria!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApHv-BYlCSw

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:23 | 1909204 Nage42
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>I'm not seeing anyone other than the US running around invading other countries: not Russia, not China, and not even the evilest of them all (read "one with the easiest [relatively speaking] pickings for oil"), Iraq.

 

So reading your statement, it seems like you are suggesting that the US is a rogue, warmongering, bully nation that is terrorizing the world with military violence...  Was this intentional, or am I reading between the lines?

I just don't want to say that: "I agree with your statement," before I find out if that was in fact your intentional statement.

 

N.

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:50 | 1907957 Desert Irish
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Not so fast dwdollar - the US was never part of the no-fly zone over Libya. Obama made that very clear from the beginning he would not commit planes and yet NATO still succeeded. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:06 | 1908051 BandGap
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The US flew over 75% of the missions in Libya, dipshit. Oblama said there would be no US soldiers on the ground.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:19 | 1908634 Yamaha
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You are correct - my son is a pilot USAF and we were sending B-1's from the USA and dropping - and the boys were  back home for dinner!  Still have bombers in Qatar also............

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:54 | 1909270 UP Forester
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Good thing they were DU "peace bombs" packed with HE.  Too many people there that don't abort or get WHO shots, they need to reduce fertility in a more direct manner.

/sarc

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:32 | 1908647 Desert Irish
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Dipshit - googles your friend I suggest you use it and pick up a newspaper once in awhile.

The US helped immensely at the beginning by launching Tomahawk missles then flew airbone sorties from the 19th March and exited Libya on the 3rd of April handing over command to NATO led by Canada - the US was to remain strictly as a support / intelligence role afterwards but I see from below post that wasn't strictly the case. 26 nations had aircraft in the sky over Libya during that time with the US comprising of half ot total 300 aircraft deployed. Canadian F18's actually flew the majority of missions over Libya as default leaders. Bombing of ground targets continued without interuption till mid October 6 months after the US's exit.

My argument was that NATO can / could enforce it's own no fly zone.

Here's a start

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_military_intervention_in_Libya

 

 

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:11 | 1908068 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Believe it or not, Obama lied about the US role in Libya:

 

AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

 

By Dave Majumdar - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Jun 30, 2011 12:33:04 EDT

Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation.

An Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 31, the U.S. military has flown hundreds of strike sorties. Previously, Washington had claimed that it was mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tanker support to NATO forces operating over Libya.

“U.S. aircraft continue to fly support [ISR and refueling] missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO tasking,” AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said in an emailed statement. “As of today, and since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties in support of OUP. Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.”

 

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/defense-africom-air-force-navy-fly...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:54 | 1908275 Bob Sacamano
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Obama initially stated we need to establish just a no fly zone so tens of thousands of people don't get killed. 

What happened?  Much more than keeping Libyan planes out of the sky as they (NATO which = US) bomb many "targets" that had nothing to do with a no fly zone enforcement.

AND, bonus, tens of thousands of people were killed any way (despite that being the specific rationale for us bombing Libya). 

MSM yawns.  Never challenges BHO.  Even declares success. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:21 | 1908404 Firing Pin
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DWDollar,

I'm sure there are many support groups to help you with your anger.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:11 | 1908802 Romford_Dave
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Crazy fool, you've clearly no idea at how powerful our European Court of Human Rights is.

One wagged finger from a stocking clad octogenarian bedecked in wig and ermine unleashes an army of hi-viz jacket wearing Obersturmfuhrers capable of bringing anything to a standstill.

 

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:34 | 1908685 madbuilder
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love it!  paper pushing fucknuts!  habitual manicures often make one feel as if the form of a callus on ones hands are unsightly next to stunning nails.  hands will bleed during various attempts of survival!  oh the horror!!!!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:54 | 1907952 porrannor
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dwdollar, you are not the sharpest tool in the tool shed, are you? who do you think is going to step in once the US stops policing all of you tards? China? Russia? you might just get what you are asking for. can you spell GULAG? Personally, i think we should step back and let you kill each other, or better yet, get purged by our favorite uncle Putin and cusin Mao.

 

Ron Paul 2012.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:43 | 1908977 barkingbill
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this will also happen. what goes around comes around. you will see. so stupid an animal as the average comatose american does not survive well in a jungle. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:24 | 1909080 jekyll island
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DW, 

I believe you are referring to the United States, which is run by banksters and corrupt politicians.  America is the country that was founded 250 years ago and was replaced by the US after the Federalist war ended in 1865.  If you are going to bash my country please have the courtesy to identify it properly.  

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:30 | 1909097 eatthebanksters
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You sound like an expert at blowing...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:49 | 1907771 LawsofPhysics
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Not at all.  I just don't believe at this point the false flag is required.  This will simply be another hank paulson emergency that will have to be dealt with by executive order or some other congressional/U.N./NATO trick.  My point is that all of America's supposed "enemies" are also completely on board with this (they both have citizens that need employment as well).  Iran is not buying enough Chinese or Russian or American products to matter to employment in these countries so why not get all the Iranian resources onto the international market for all the big consumer/producer creditor/debtor nations.  China and Russia will say its wrong and be the first in line to purchase the resources/assets.

The end game for TPTB is simple, everyone working for chinese wages, period.  Iran is but another pimple on the ass of a sick customer/producer relationship that has made the world go around for a long time now and kept the NWO in power.  Iran is simply not part of the one world government and their resources are required, so they shall be "liberated."

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:41 | 1908713 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Iran has never been conquered and the US only loses wars. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:17 | 1909191 DanDaley
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Dude, Alexander the Great, leader of a Western power, get it?  Completely subdued Iran/Persia.  

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:40 | 1909230 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Subdued, yes.  Did he conquer and rule it?  Did Persia bow to Greece for any amount of time after Alexander was there?  No and no.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:18 | 1907805 SheepHerder
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There's two Americas.  There's the douchebag representatives and corporate elites and then there's the taxpaying citizens that bankroll the former.  The latter is slowly waking up to the fact we are not top dogs. Some of us recognized it a long time ago.  Unfortunately we haven't found the balls to forceibly throw the the former out of the physical land border called America.

It's like a prizefighter taking fight after fight to protect his title.  How long before he runs out of stamina?  Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and many unreported conflicts has to be leading the American armed forces to fatigue.  Utter fucking foolishness.  Eisonhowser must be rolling over in his grave. 

In my opinion if attacking Syria draws in Iran this could get ugly really quick.  Israel would likely also be drawn in along with the Turks and Sauds.  How many other countries will join the conflict?  Isn't Hugo Chavez a friend of Iran.  And a little further west, how long before the European Union stops coming up with utter failing policies to address their debt crisis and starts the nationalistic finger pointing followed by armed conflict?  WWII still has to be a fresh memory for some of those countries.   Then China can't be too happy about our announcment to station 2500 Marines in Australia to... 

 

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:40 | 1907902 Seer
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Israel IS the reason for all of this.  And everyone knows this.  If Iran goes for it they'll look to unleash forces against Israel.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:50 | 1908259 DaveyJones
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go long on Golan

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:12 | 1908359 bigkahuna
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it's not a US war. Let them have at each other and may the most lethal win.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:40 | 1907904 living on the edge
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Welcome to WW3. Although history will suggest it started with 9/11, the world will wake up shortly with a hot war spreading globally, initiated by these actions we're seeing today.

If you wondered what the definition of a psychopath was, well wonder no longer. The federal government of these once fine United States of America fits the definition perfectly.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:55 | 1908281 blunderdog
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All corporations are psychopaths.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:09 | 1908342 Oh regional Indian
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True. All corporationsa are fictitious Persons.

That about says it all.

ORI

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:12 | 1908808 Think for yourself
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My dad used to tell me, long before I could understand the deep meaning:
"WWIII will be a war of the corporations against the peoples."

I used to argue... until I understood that governments, too, are just one type of corporation. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:53 | 1907979 spacecadet
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American's are Top Dog. Have you done much traveling? The world is a giant cesspool with America overall having the best qualities. Where the fuck are you from?

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:03 | 1908037 Cathartes Aura
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no need to ask that question of you, eh.

apt name, by the way.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:34 | 1908192 SilverDOG
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Spacecadet;

You must "space out" before choosing where in the world to travel. Or work for the US Military which makes cesspools wherever it goes.

Many, many countries "qualities" are far superior than USA's. 

Take a drive through Detroit and then talk quality.

 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:30 | 1908450 spacecadet
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When the world comes crashing down ask yourself, where do I want to be? Who do you think will be the last man standing? I've spent time in 70 % of the world worth visiting and Utopia for me would be a country of my design encompassing the best qualities of all that I have experienced. Since we know that that's not possible I stand by my original comment: OVERALL America is as good as it gets unless of course you like having sex with underage children and free healthcare. Oh wait, I'm sorry, nothing's free.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:56 | 1908570 CharlieSDT
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America is also the place to be if you like fat chicks, which probably explains your position.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:01 | 1908769 IronShield
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"..unless of course you like having sex with underage children ..."

I don't believe you could have picked a worse example given America's/West's (our) 'record' on this. Never heard of sex tourism?  And just where do you think those vile freaks come from?  That's right, the west.  And then there's Penn state, Catholic church, Teachers with underage students, and on, and on, and...  Despicable.  70% of the world hmmm...  Something tells me you weren't paying attention.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:21 | 1909072 SheepHerder
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When the world comes crashing down ask yourself, where do I want to be? Who do you think will be the last man standing?

Given our track record for playing world police, I don't think my bets would be good in America as far as "last man standing."  If "the world comes crashing down" as you say, it's probably due to countries lobbing nukes at one another.  Did you have another "crashing down" in mind?  It'd be hard to imagine America not being one of those nuke lobbers. 

And if that is the case, the nuclear fallout will be such that any last man standing is like have a winning lottery ticket.  Hmm this is a tough question.  Wait, will there be space colonies on Mars?  If so, that's my final answer.  I'd want to be in a space colony on Mars.  I'd no longer be an American, but a space cadet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:43 | 1908231 General Debility
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Are you for real? Running slipshod over other countries because you want what's in them? Slaughtering millions of people in the name of freedom or putting American stooges in power to get them to do it for you?

I've done heaps of travelling, not an American...and I prefer the more dovish countries. You can have your Walmarts, Haliburtons and Xe. Happy thanksgiving!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:53 | 1908269 spanky bernanke
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Still finding it hard to clump people with their country of origin.

If you have a dovish country that has the answers, show. Sweeden maybe? LOL.

Like they aren't out there saving capitalism.

Socialism sucks, wether it comes from the US or Europe.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:53 | 1908267 DaveyJones
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did you mean dog on top?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:06 | 1908330 Spastica Rex
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American's what are Top Dog?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 22:59 | 1909276 UP Forester
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Nathan's Weiners?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 18:02 | 1908591 Ag1761
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WTF R U on, you need to stay at home a bit more and open your eyes arsehole. Maybe do some fucking good before mouthing off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqaadM70tQI

 

Anyway, on matters of relevance, I hope my most recent purchase of the shiny stuff arrives this week before any supply chain issues get in the way, aka WW3. That would be most unfortunate.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 20:42 | 1908971 barkingbill
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idiot with no hope. is there a cliff nearby? a lemming like you should jump. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:12 | 1909051 SheepHerder
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I'm from my mother's womb.  How about you?

In all seriousness, how old are you?  I ask that, and not to make generalizations, but I generally hear that argument from older Americans who use America's past as the logic for your argument.  Being younger I tend to use the present situation and how it will play into the future of America.  Given our sovereign debt crisis amongst other things, when I judge the future of this nation, we are not the Top Dog.  I'd be interested in hearing a logical argument for how given our current situation, America will still be the Top Dog, 10, 20, 30 years from now.  Our manufacturing base is diminished, our school systems are failures, our military is overextended, the socioeconomic gaps are widening, our corporations and politicians are continuously involved in corruption and on and on.  And I haven't even started to touch the financial and economic issues within the country.

You have a hard case to make brotha for America being the Top Dog, but I'm very interested to see what you can bring to the table.

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 03:47 | 1909952 trav7777
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our school systems are nearly the best in the world if you only count asians and whites

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:09 | 1908067 nyse
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As a matter of fact, yes, you did strike a nerve, sir.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 23:08 | 1909291 dwdollar
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More than I imagined. If I cause just one person to have a shitty Thanksgiving while they sit and contemplate their patriotism it will be worth it. IMHO, a true patriot should not be supporting the military. A true patriot should be supporting a militia in preparation for the rebellion.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 17:01 | 1908312 Killer the Buzzard
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Team America:  World Police

http://youtu.be/YZdJRDpLHbw

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:01 | 1907713 john39
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syria is how the NWO will start the war with Iran.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:11 | 1907765 The Big Ching-aso
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"Let us have some piece!"

Sylvio 'Bunga-Bunga' Bersculoni, 11/23/11,  Emeritus In Exile

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:17 | 1907802 TeamDepends
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We just listened to Berlusconi's "album" and crapped ourselves.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:26 | 1907843 The Big Ching-aso
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Did you give it a standing urination?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:18 | 1908099 Cheesy Bastard
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That joke is not American.  It is a youreapeein joke. 

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:28 | 1908151 TruthInSunshine
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Please, good sir, do not have the indecency of urinating down my leg & tell me European.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:58 | 1908296 Cheesy Bastard
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As long as you don't pee down my leg and say it's Iranian.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:13 | 1907773 fonestar
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wondering if BRICs will put up or shut up?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:25 | 1907838 optimator
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The same "Back Door" Roosevelt used to get us into WWII against the wishes of the general population.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 15:42 | 1907913 Seer
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Oh, yes, thanks for pointing out the ONLY other occurrence of the US govt fabricating a war.

Now then, I believe that your party duties are calling...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:10 | 1908069 BandGap
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Wow, you need to read more.

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