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America Under Attack: Pictures Of Assault On US Consulate In Libya

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It has been a long time since US territory abroad, i.e., a US embassy, was openly attacked. It has been even longer, or about 33 years, since a US ambassador was last killed in the line of duty in 1979 Afghanistan. Both happened last night. Below, courtesy of Reuters, are pictures of the event.

 

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:04 | 2785480 vote_libertaria...
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Winning!!!

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:05 | 2785485 fightthepower
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:09 | 2785498 Ratscam
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odd that no navy seals or other special troops secured the building.
Even in calm Switzerland the embassy is protected by the military.
Oh, yes Lybia is different ..... strange ...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:10 | 2785518 camaro68ss
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We need to turn that whole area into radioactive glass

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:14 | 2785544 Vincent Vega
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WE need to bring OUR troops home and let THEM turn THEMSELVES into a radioactive glass field. <imho>

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:19 | 2785586 Pladizow
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Bring all guns home and point them outwards!

Let the middle east kill themselves!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:24 | 2785608 MillionDollarBonus_
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Nerdy libertarians, Ron Paul looneys and sovereign citizens should be conscripted into forced military service as punishment for their inexcusible cowardice. There is no greater disservice to America than whining about 'non-intervention' when our freedoms are under constant attack from terrorists. These freaks need to be taught a lesson about national pride. America is literally drowning in terrorism and these cowards are still whining about 'body scanners' and 'homeland security' ... During our next military intervention in Libya, there will be boots on the ground, and they will be exclusively the boots of libertarian sell-outs and anti-war splinter groups.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:27 | 2785650 ZDRuX
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You've got your head so far up your ass you can't even see what is happening anymore. I feel sorry for you and your limited understanding of the world and propaganda.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:28 | 2785658 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Another one bites the dust!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:35 | 2785704 fuu
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You do realise that some people know he is just spoofing and would still kick him in the face?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:41 | 2785742 Dr. Richard Head
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Exactly.  I am not one for violence by any stretch, but I would verbally assault that prick MDB.  Not because he is spoofing his comments in a troll trap, but because he is the personification of many of the WWII vets (the majority voting public) and their ideals of securing freedom.  Meanwhile, those same vets are fully willing to let a TSA touch their junk because of terrorists.  Cognitive dissonace much?

Either way, MDB's words really do trouble me, as they do reflect the majorities mindset. 

Just like watching the CNN and FOX newscasts of Syrian citizens that are being slaughtered by the rebels the US government openly supports, while condeming the rebels in the same breath.  The media war maching is a powerful fucking drug.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:50 | 2785808 Dalago
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Its Sam Bacile's fault for inciting violence by making this deformation movie.  He is an Israeli trying to get the American's to do his dirty work.  Send Same to Egypt and have him explain himself.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:55 | 2785851 Dr. Richard Head
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I assume that was sarcasm.  You really think the movie was the motivator or the US involvement in helping to instal the Muslim Brotherhood into power.  reminds me of Palestinian "free" elections the US helped to promote that resulted in Hamas being elected.  Or Pakistan and Karzai drug cartel alliance.  Or Iranian Shah installation by US.  How about the mujahadeen, etc. etc.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:33 | 2786025 Manthong
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How can you possibly deform a twisted political cult of collectivisation and subjugation? 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:33 | 2786030 Dr. Richard Head
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Look to the Soviet Union?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:43 | 2786085 Ahmeexnal
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or the european union.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:44 | 2786088 Manthong
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Crud..   “collectivization”,   regardless.. Yes, Allah and his camel driver are the ploy for those in a widening sphere of the disaffected and hopeless, as is the “market economy”  for the former Soviets and Chicoms.

Sadly, the tradition of freedom is giving away to collectivization and the culture of indentured servitude in the U.S.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:22 | 2786237 Maghreb
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Muslims's don't pay tax, its their duty to be armed and form millitia's for mutual defense they are supposed to choose "their leaders from the best amongst them", anyone involved in predatory lending is to have their head smashed in with a rock. They're alot more  like the libertarians  than "collectivists".

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:31 | 2786279 marathonman
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Except that part about allowing other faiths to coexist - those guys get their heads bashed in with rocks.  Not quite so libertarian.  Just sayin'.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:53 | 2786345 Maghreb
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You got a point. Jews and Christians pay a tax. Argument is its because they are allowed have their own seperate economies and do not have to undertake millitary service. Pagans on the other hand.........

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786361 potlatch
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funny how you got voted down, huh?  I don't get it either.  Being non-religious myself, I cannot even being to imagine the nightmare of a state that tries to control religion, either by dictating, outlawing it, or favoring one of them.  Serious, on the religion front?

 

God Bless America, no joke.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787005 Michael
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Mossad/CIA lousy movie making.  I couldn't even sit through the whole thing without getting a  migraine.

They should have gotten James Cameron or Stephen Spielberg to direct it.

And another thing;

It's not for me to decide how Muslims in other countries should upholster their women.

The women in my country already have it figured out and look great. Try to take their cell phones and cars away from them.

Go sell your pity party some place else Israel, we're all stocked up here.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:49 | 2787830 Manthong
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Oh yeah, fractured plot, weak development, real bad acting, mom's basement effects, cheesey,,

but nontheless a reasonable story.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786363 InjuredThales
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Except for the fact that libertarians aren't just about freedom for themselves, and don't go about oppressing and killing other people. What about the jizya imposed on the dhimmis?  What about the wanton murder of anyone who doesn't meet Mohammed's version of what a Muslim should be, or who commits thought crimes such as having or practicing non-orthodox Muslim beliefs?  Islam isn't a religion: it's intolerance, inhumanity, cruelty and brutality codified.  I vomit all over your vaunted Koran.  Now go kill someone because I made that statement.

The only thing on this planet further from libertarianism than Stalinism is Islam as it is practiced and preached today. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:59 | 2786617 Clashfan
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The newer, more radical Muslims over there are terrorizing and killing Christians. There used to be many Christians in the region before 1947.

Since then, many have fled or been forced out.

Those that remain have to stay very low-key. Converting Muslims is a serious crime in many places. Muslims who leave the Muslim faith face a few problems, too.

Israel may be a bad lot, but the Muslims are not really much better, are they?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:46 | 2787933 nmewn
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Plus a trillion or so.

Right about now I'm for throwing a few rocks...laser guided...and not only puking on that Quran but shitting on it and forcing them to eat it. These are some of the dipshits from the "Ärab Spring". You can't reason with fanatics and the ME is crawling with them.

So, apparently, the idea now is to give the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt a billion Benny Bucks AND sell fifty Abram tanks to them.

And down in the bowels of hell, satan is laughing his ass off...nice job brownie...take another bow.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:24 | 2786253 Lord Koos
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You do know the difference between Egypt and Libya, right?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:45 | 2786317 piliage
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Sure. The two billion a year we pay Egypt is through the congress, and the two billion we are probably funneling to Libya is a covert ops fund not seen by the general public, and also through congress. Any more questions?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:04 | 2787209 lolmao500
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reminds me of Palestinian "free" elections the US helped to promote that resulted in Hamas being elected.

Hamas was elected because Palestinians were tired of the corruption of Fatah and how nowhere they got with Israel on the path to statehood... they voted AGAINST Fatah, not for Hamas.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:18 | 2787487 Urban Redneck
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Shah Reza might take the position that it was his dick, and not the CIA, that put his son on the thrown.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:47 | 2786324 The_Dude
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Exactly....as usual, the US is the dumb gorilla standing in the middle of fight instigated by one of our 'friends'.  With friends like these, who needs ......

Screw all these people.  Let them all go pound the sand that they have decided to squat on.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:48 | 2786104 Joe Sixpack
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America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?

 

My sympathies for those killed, and their families.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:56 | 2786133 pods
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That new central bank ain't gonna run itself!

pods

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:10 | 2786184 Matt
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"America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?"

Your question, reworded: why do we have embassies in other countries? I mean, what's the point of diplomacy?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:46 | 2786319 Cathartes Aura
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lawl, "diplomacy"

foreign embassies are to "diplomacy" what the Fed is to "federal government organisation serving citizens"

really, let's drop the old memes and dare to look behind the curtain/labels.

doublespeak.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 08:17 | 2788817 Joe Sixpack
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With all due respect, an "embassy" would be located in Tripoli.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:20 | 2788004 mjcOH1
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"America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?

My sympathies for those killed, and their families."

 

Because most countries maintain reciprocal consolates or embasies to aid business and diplomacy.  And we're under the mistaken but idealistic belief that Libya is a country, with an organized government interested in either business or diplomacy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:54 | 2786127 Overfed
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That's just it. MDB channels the sheeple with eloquence and poigniancy. Since he always says the opposite, is a junk actually an up arrow for him?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:49 | 2785806 MillionDollarBogus_
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Speaking of spoofing.........

Yes, MDB is a troll, and proud of it....

Bonus is bogus...

Keep feeding the troll and it keeps coming back for more...

Negative reinforcement is all it wants.....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:01 | 2785896 economics9698
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Ron Paul is a Vet.  I am a Vet.  Lots of Libertarian Vets.  For me the military was a exercise in learning bureaucracy and institutionalized injustice, affirmative action, and petty dictatorship.

FYI I would have preferred war and action to the petty affirmative action.  At least in war the weak are left behind or killed.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:47 | 2786100 chubbar
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How many folks have heard of this woman, who apparently had been targeted for assassination after stopping a false flag attack by the U.S.?

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/08/28/the-truth-about-the-2007-invasion-of-iran-and-the-woman-who-stopped-it/

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:20 | 2786226 Jena
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Thanks for that.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:23 | 2786251 Things that go bump
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That writer couldn't even spell.  How can I take him seriously?  

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 14:07 | 2786643 Clashfan
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Thanks, Chubbar. I love learning new info on ZH. That's a riveting read.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:28 | 2788100 TheObsoleteMan
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I'm not buying any of it. DON'T YOU KNOW A LEFT WING FRONT, POSING AS A VETERANS PUBLICTION WHEN YOU SEE ONE? That said, I would not have put in pass Bush & Co. to have planned such a thing, but to see it in print tells me it is bullshit.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:48 | 2786103 hampsterwheel
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Straight up Economics.... I learned in the military as an Officer that PC was more important than mission. Some of our ships in Gulf War 1 had casualty rates of 10-15% among the women - they wanted to go home, so got pregnant they were flown home had an abortion (funded by the USN) and then sat on the beach while their male counterparts had to cover the extra watch sections - seen it happen, got the shirt - unless you were there with me in GW1 - you don't now jack about what the modern military is all about.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786360 resurger
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WS Eco

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:26 | 2787513 Ignatius
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No military experience here. The way things are going, though, I fear some of us will get some para-military experience.

College taught me to remember my Social Security number, so I can't say it was a complete waste of time.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785722 Oh regional Indian
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The revolution will be CGI'd televised, edited, twittered, instagrammed, facebooked, controlled....

ori 

for-dis-believers

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:42 | 2785750 Dr. Richard Head
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I wonder why the 1997 movie Wag the Dog comes to mind - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnSauj2855M

Oh yeah, this one is for you Oh Regional Indian - direct from Sheldon Nidle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA1JEiEKGes&feature=plcp

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:36 | 2786047 dugorama
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:33 | 2785688 Lohn Jocke
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Hey ZDRux...you have a hook in your mouth...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:58 | 2786144 pods
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No worries, MDB practices catch and release.

pods

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:07 | 2785930 banksterhater
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even a flashlight and map won't help this dumbarse

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:30 | 2787023 matrix2012
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Another one bites the dust....

 

don't you (and many others) really get the senses that MDB is arguably the BEST SATIRIST in ZH ??? :->) LoL

no wonder, there are so many donkeys even in ZH... judging from the MDB red arrows

pls donot tell me that you guys simply lack of any sense of humor :->>

 

MDB : MillionDollarBonus_   (seeing the MDB wannabe: MillionDollarBogus)

 

--> "Imitation is the highest form of flattery"

 

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"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." -- Charles Mackay (1814-1889)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:31 | 2785685 CatoRenasci
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Idiot, the last people you want in the military are cowards and loonies - you want to lose

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:47 | 2785790 Dr. Richard Head
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Please point to the last "win" in the following invasions by US forces -

DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion. IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north. YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane. URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength. GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war. GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift. CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory. PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion. PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce. KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases. IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah. VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige. GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov't nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua. EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners. LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Army & Marine occupation against rebels. IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait. CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles. PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation. VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969. CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails. GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis. LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war. CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union. IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba'ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from exile to be head of the secret service. PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal's return. INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Army & Marines land during election campaign. GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels. DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed. UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities. CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos. OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion. LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; "carpet-bombs" countryside. SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas. MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War. CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president. CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gassing of captured ship Mayagüez, 28 troops die when copter shot down. ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels. IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution. LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers. EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash. NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution. LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions. 241 Marines killed when Shi'a rebel bombs barracks. GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution. HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders. IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf. LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple Qaddafi gov't. BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region. IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war, defending reflagged tankers and shooting down civilian jet. LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down. VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm. PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup. PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed. LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war. SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel. IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military. KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne. IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising. SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction. YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro. BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs. HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup. ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Troops at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins. LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners. ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners. SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be "terrorist" nerve gas plant. AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies. IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions. YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo. YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed. MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels. UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation. YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen. PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao. COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline. IRAQ 2003-? Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi'ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases. LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader. HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines & Army land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington. PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network. SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, troops, command operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes, Cruise missile attacks and helicopter raids against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against "pirates" and insurgents. SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians YEMEN 2009-? Missiles, command operation Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels LIBYA 2011-? Bombing, missiles, command operation NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army.
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:54 | 2785842 Skyprince
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You miss the point.  The military-industrial complex wins!  What else matters?

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:25 | 2785999 Zero Govt
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Does it?

Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Columbia ....Communist USSR, Cuba and China shot themselves in the foot, but they're still pretty independent of the MIT ...I could go on

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:00 | 2786152 dark pools of soros
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it's all about the funding..  you are looking at the wrong scoreboard

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:55 | 2785852 FEDbuster
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Missed all that in public schools. LOL!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:23 | 2785995 natty light
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Thank God that Grenada is no longer a threat.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:31 | 2786024 FEDbuster
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Reagan's war.  Making the world safe for democracy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:31 | 2786281 awaken
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I watch Morning Joe every morning because my girlfriend is on the fence between reality and fantasy.  As they were reporting this incident the camera sweeps through the demonstration and I couldn't help to notice the random Guy Fawkes masks in the crowd as the commentators begin to talk about this extreme video that has incited this attack.  It had no more than 6000 hits on youtube.  I can't believe that people can't put 2 and 2 together and realize that this has more to do with central planners pulling strings to gain resources by beating the drums towards war.  They don't realize that this is a global occupy movement.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787085 matrix2012
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Dr, Head, i must say that it's a every impressive list!!!

 

Obviously the bankster cabals are the clear winner in ANY of such adventure!!!

 

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"The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim." -- Gustave Le Bon

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:34 | 2785694 Lampooka
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Nerdy!? MUhahahaha!!! Well better than the liberal neo-CON alliance of faggots!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785715 EvryInternational
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Hilarious! If we struck back against the real terrorists, we'd be arrested and executed for treason (there are no trials, so we'll just skip that step...)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:53 | 2785832 eatapeach
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Is this the real MDB? I've noticed an uptick in pretenders, maybe one charavter off.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:54 | 2785841 theTribster
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What a fucking idiot you are! The terrorists hate our freedom right? Maybe it will be your son's boots on the ground to help the rich get richer by stealing everything in the world, including a countries sovereinty. I don't remember any Americans dying when Khaddafi was there. You are blinded by the lies and distortions perpetrated by our illustrious gubmint, you are the fundamental problem with America. Vote for Mittens he'll fix it because he is a good business man and thats what we need...right?

When u figure out that we are the terrorists maybe then you'll get a clue but between now and then keep pushing the "boots on the ground..." idea so more innocnet people can die. I bet you get your news from Fox....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:55 | 2785856 Inibo E. Exibo
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You are the wind beneath my wings.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:57 | 2785870 SgtShaftoe
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Most of my friends who are libertarians are former military.  I'm a former military officer, and prior enlisted.  Don't fucking get fresh dumbass.  If you're too fucking stupid to understand that US activities covert and otherwise are the cause of terrorism, there's likely no helping you, because you are immune to logic.  I've done my time, I've had bullets snapping past my fucking head, and have lost good friends to this fucking insane GWOT. Military intervention begets more enemies, which incentivizes terrorism, which goads politicians for more military intervention.  The only products of this insanity are shells of human beings, dead kids, maimed kids, women, and soldiers,  misery, suffering and desperation (real true misery, that you've obviously never experienced or witnessed). 

This country is hardly drowning in terrorism.  You're more likely to be killed by a horse than to be victim of a terrorist attack.  If you're so gung ho, why don't you pick up a fucking rifle, put on a red t-shirt with a white circle in the middle and lead the charge in libya.  Come on HERO, put your war face on and go to WAR! dumbshit. 

 

Patriotism and supporting the troops is more than a bumper sticker.  Bring them home.  NOW!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:04 | 2785905 Dr. Engali
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While I appreciate your service and I agree with you 100%. I would just like to point out the fact that MDB likes to illustrate absurdity by being absurd. Even though I can't speak for him my guess is he believes the exact opposite of what he types.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:39 | 2786066 LULZBank
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Me thinks, he is someone who has believed the bullshit of the status quo for too long and now he does'nt know what to do. Dont want to admit he has been a fool for that long nor can he sleep well believing that bullshit.

Hence it all comes out like that, and he can always say in the end "I was just joking." I have known such pricks in real life.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:34 | 2786293 g speed
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I agree with you-----MDB sounds much like the assholes that used to give their election ballots to the union rep at the union hall so the rep could fill them out---somehow they thought by selling out they would get a better chance at a job--

I think MDB is a scared little man who is praying like crazy he'll some how be on the winning side. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:10 | 2786407 SgtShaftoe
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Exactly, some things just aren't funny, in jest or not, it's still enough to make one incensed. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:53 | 2786120 long-shorty
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Yet eerily, while in the process of being absurd, he sounded like a spokesperson for the Romney campaign.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:53 | 2786123 catacl1sm
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The scary part is that some people don't see it as absurd. <<shiver>>

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:55 | 2786355 piliage
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I'm not sure what is scarier, those who agree with MDB, or those who are too dumb to understand it is satire and he is trolling.

Personally, I love MDB. He drops one scud in the room and sits on his computer hitting reload laughing his ass off as the carnage ensues for 100+ comments.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:50 | 2786335 PiratePawpaw
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Its that "sarcasm" thing. We tried it back in the '80's, it never really caught on.

Oh! /sarc

(Almost forgot we have to do that now for those who cant spot it on their own.)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:07 | 2786397 SgtShaftoe
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I know, but some things aren't even funny to joke about, this is one of them. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:14 | 2785962 jms2112
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fucking well said.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:39 | 2786056 BattlegroundEur...
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[youtube]yApAg0hl490[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yApAg0hl490

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:46 | 2786094 samcontrol
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When the time comes people like you will save and transform your country. Then i'll migrate back to America , whether you like it or not.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:48 | 2786105 Bastiat
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+100

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:34 | 2786291 Lord Koos
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"You're more likely to be killed by a horse than to be victim of a terrorist attack". 

 

Statistically, in the USA you are 8 times as likely to be killed by a policeman as you are by a terrorist.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:57 | 2785871 Dr. Engali
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Hey I resemble that remark.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:14 | 2785960 Dreadker
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Quit writing on zerohedge then and raise your right hand - practice what you preach instead of sending the poor to war for you pussy!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:10 | 2786183 ArgentDawn
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Most returning vets ARE this country's Libertarians. It's Neo-Cons like you who should have to enlist their own sons first. Your schtick is weraing out btw..

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:16 | 2786205 lasvegaspersona
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MDB

you actually sound serious today...all along I thought you were doing performance art.

I think you are in possession of some weird theories about libertarianism. Another word for it is constitutionalism. Whatever you think it is is just wrong....oh wait...you were just kidding???....what is it ? are you douchebag or idiot?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:13 | 2786419 Random_Robert
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"During our next military intervention in Libya, there will be boots on the ground, and they will be exclusively the boots of libertarian sell-outs and anti-war splinter groups."

 

 

How's that gonna work, when all they're gonna do is sit around smoking dope, and blogging and tweeting on their smart-phones instead of fighting...?

 

Hmm military service as PUNISHMENT.   I remember when we tried that with convicted felons during Korea - "you either go to jail, or join the army"

 

 

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 08:53 | 2823830 MeelionDollerBogus
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intervention to the property of others IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, we call it STEALING.

Anyone stopping libertarians from owning their own property and defending it SHOULD BE SHOT or IMPRISONED FOR LIFE.

MDB I don't care what kind of troll algo and/or script you follow, I wish truly you'd shut the fuck up.

TSA groping children IS TERRORISM. The very first day it happens in front of me I'll shoot the person in the face who touches a child in their pants. IT'S UNLAWFUL and it's CHILD MOLESTING. It's my DUTY to kill that fucker just like any other paedophile.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:23 | 2785618 Nothing To See Here
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But as great philosophers such as Rick Santorum would explain, they attack America because America is free and prosperous!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:49 | 2786107 Bastiat
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Then they should stop soon.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786366 piliage
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Well congress, the fed, and every administration since Nixon has fixed that one. Perhaps they can start going after China now?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:10 | 2786409 El Oregonian
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"Bring all guns home and point them at the criminals destroying our Country!"

Fixed.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:19 | 2785592 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Exactly! Build a fence around the entire shithole M.E. and don't open the gate until after the pack of wild dogs ravages itself to extinction.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:28 | 2785657 Gully Foyle
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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

I thought that ring of bases around the Middle East already acted as a form of fence.

But against Russia and China.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:29 | 2785664 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Touché, good sir. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:19 | 2785594 macholatte
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:22 | 2785615 macholatte
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"We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims."  "The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," Clinton said. "Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation," she added

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/11/Hillary-Contradicts-Obama-on-Egypt-Apology

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:40 | 2785736 i-dog
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It's a shame we can't send her back to that "very beginning" to be burned as a witch. Where's Doc Brown when you need him?!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:09 | 2785935 Boxed Merlot
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As mentioned before, he and Marty are still trying to evade and outwit the Libyans.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:19 | 2785981 FreedomGuy
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She should go over and give them a hug. Those nasty free Coptic Christians here in the USA! What were they thinking? I am waiting to see the burning and killing of the few remaining Christians in the Middle East.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:45 | 2786322 Things that go bump
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Yes, we are tolerant.  They are not.  Worse, they have no sense of humor.  

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:08 | 2786403 piliage
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killing a politician who funded your revolution? They are off the charts on the irony scale though...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:36 | 2786525 Things that go bump
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I suspect that was not appreciated by the participants.    

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:55 | 2785854 Sofa King
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Protestors in the US tried to wear them but they were arrested for "Copyright Infringement", that and the authorities are well within their illegal right to beat you sensless if you conceal your face in a protest.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:19 | 2786435 Things that go bump
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Yes, Guy Fawkes is a symbol of the revolution.  The first time I saw V for Vendetta I could hardly believe it was allowed to be made, let alone widely distributed.  It was quite inciteful.  I imagine the police have been given specific instructions to single out those wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and make them sorry.  So if you feel you must participate in a protest wear a banadana around your neck like the outlaws in the old west and the gang bangers do.  Old ways are sometimes the best.  Pull it up. Low tech and effective.   Add a hat with a bill.  This will probably still get you beaten if you are in a protest and the cops get their hands on you, but they will make sure and kick you when you are down anyway.  They did that in the '60s and they are infinately more violent now.   If you are more high tech, a few weeks back someone posted a video on putting infrared LEDs into a baseball cap and wiring them to a 9 volt so cameras can't "see" your face.  There goes their face recognition software.  

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:30 | 2785675 DaveyJones
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quit making sense 

Geopolitical syntax / sin tax

Funny headline today "Israel blasts U.S. over Iran" - WSJ    Funny thing, you can rearange the nouns in any order and post it as a headline. You can also change the verb from figurative to literal    

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:01 | 2785895 FreedomGuy
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Well said, Vega. I swear killing, burning, looting and protesting are the national passtimes in the Middle East. Being outraged is a way of life. I think it makes them feel significant in their stone age societies.

Those are nice photos of the action. They must have been sent over those infidel phones and wireless systems.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:12 | 2785953 5880
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lmfao

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786364 Cathartes Aura
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with massive profits from the Afghan heroin trade, nurtured by the current occupation?

wait, who's the "enemy"?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:21 | 2786453 DCFusor
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Buy an electric car then an stop providing them with oil money.  Electricity is all made here.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:00 | 2786153 taketheredpill
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If all the troops are back in U.S. do they count as Unemployed?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:16 | 2785556 dlmaniac
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So this is the kinda nation they built to replace Khadafi?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:27 | 2785648 i-dog
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It's to serve as a glorious model to which the people of Syria, Iran and Turkey can aspire! Things were just too quiet in Damascus, Teheran and Ankara.

Secular governments - like those formerly extant in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt...and still extant in Syria, Iran and Turkey - are s-o-o-o-o-o last century....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785705 john39
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well they do need their WWIII to bail them out of the financial collapse afterall...  it has to start somehow.  God willing, it all blows up in their faces.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:50 | 2785814 johnQpublic
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and lenny bruce is not afraid

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:12 | 2785822 FEDbuster
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Khadafi had to be taken out.  He had "crazy ideas" of gold for oil (like Iran is doing with Turkey) and a gold based North Africa and Mideast currency.  Bernake's puppet masters couldn't let that happen.  Now we get more chaos, and more war profits.  Bankster's rule!

The Road to World War 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP7L8bw5QF4&list=FLDqTwQ_Aj90G1wgtmXVbQxA...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:51 | 2785823 CharlieSDT
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Those rioters didn't do that.  Someone else did that for them.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:58 | 2785876 lakecity55
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...and the kind of nation they are building for USA people!

Go long on burka merchandiese!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:19 | 2785591 prains
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camaro ask yourself why there's more security presence at the embassy in Ottawa (a benign country) than in Libya a radicalized country undergoing armed revolution

and then maybe eat some glass

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:04 | 2785911 FreedomGuy
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How do you know that? How many troops were stationed in the Libyan embassy? I suspect they had orders not to shoot like everywhere else and probably minimal staffing altogether. The revolutionaries are our friends, right?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:34 | 2786290 prains
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obviously not enough to stop a bunch of kids with ak's and molotovs to overun a US EMBASSY for fuck sake Freedom and no they didn't sit in their bunker and not do anything to be polite while US citizens were killed in a foreign country. I suspect<<<but i might be a wonk who knows anymore, just keep mudding the water

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 22:27 | 2793242 FreedomGuy
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Just heard there were four Marines who were not allowed to carry ammo. That's about par for the course. Why the hell do we send soldiers with no weapons? Better not to have them at all. If you''re going to have soldiers give them real weapons and real instructions as to when they can shoot. We have a dead ambassador. That might be a good condition...like when they are burning, shooting and trying to kill.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:36 | 2786049 Randall Cabot
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U.S. pastor Terry Jones, who had inflamed anger in the Muslim world in 2010 with plans to burn the Koran, said he had promoted "Innocence of Muslims", which U.S. media said was produced by an Israeli-American property developer.

 

 

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-usa-attack-idUSBRE88B0EI20120912   

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:56 | 2786137 aerojet
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No, we don't.  See, this is how it played out: The fuckers in the US helped un-seat Khadafi not to help out the Libyan people, but rather to impose a puppet regime there that would continue to steal from them but be more friendly to the crooks in the US and Europe who need the oil.  The Libyan people know all this--just read the Wikipedia article about the history of Libya and how foreign influence led to all this to begin with.  So once they got Muammar out of the way, they turned their sights on the next layer of people fucking them, and that is the west.  So while the loss of life is unfortunate, I stand behind the Libyan people, even the crazies, in saying that enough is enough.  We should be slaying all the bankers in the US for what they have done to us, we just aren't to that desperate, can't get food, stage yet.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:23 | 2786248 ebworthen
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Winston Churchill's warning about Islam:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:21 | 2786446 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Yeah, and it's not like the British have been responsible for crimes against humanity all over the world. They were always nice as pie to the people whose lands they occupied.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:36 | 2787067 blunderdog
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"We reserve the right to gas the niggers."  --Winston Churchill

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:49 | 2787583 Clashfan
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:22 | 2788011 blunderdog
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I don't think it's been that long, but I'd have to look around for a decent cite.  I believe it was a paraphrase of George, during the Kurdish trouble in Iraq.

I may be mistaken, although Churchill was a fan of gas in those days, and certainly had no sympathy for the savages from the colonies.  I'll see if I can dig it up.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 03:18 | 2788487 Clashfan
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Sorry, David--sp--and yes, he was paraphrasing George--visible in the link I offer above. :)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:21 | 2786443 q99x2
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What you see taking place in the Mid East is what the NWO intends for the US. There is little difference between Muslims and Americans in the Globalists view other than they hate Americans with their constitution a little more. I would not recommend thay turn the US into radioactive glass bitchez.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:24 | 2785623 Tucson Tom
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Seals don`t act as body guards.Probably Diplomatic Secret Service or contractors.With Hillary and Obama,could be they don`t even have permission to return fire.Sucks!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:33 | 2785690 Jethro
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New Consulate, probably only foreign security.  I'd expect an Embassy to have an MSG Detachment, especially in this region. 

I'm certain the Marines in Cairo were itching to show the jihadis some 870 diplomacy yesterday.  But, since the MSGs have two chains of command (and the State Dept generally overrides the Detachment Cmdr), they couldn't repel boarders yesterday.

State Dept Dip Security generally cosnsists of an Regional Security Officer (RSO) and maybe an A/RSO if you're lucky, and they generally have a local counterpart.  These people are generally a little more senior, and have done stints in dip security details for foreign diplomats inside the US.  That doesn't mean they have similar training to Marines at all, because in asset protection, everything revolves around getting your asset to safety and egress. 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:48 | 2785800 LarryDavis
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You are a good American Jethro.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:07 | 2785923 FreedomGuy
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You are a good conspiracist. Name the last time any embassy anywhere in the world used force to repel determined invaders. Remember Iran?

Anyone noting the eerie similarites to the Carter years? Bad economy, embassies being overrun, etc?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:28 | 2786267 Matt
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Is the similiarities due to the similar Administrations, or due to being in a similar situation of plateuing energy production?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:15 | 2786429 piliage
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Carter and Obama - both shitty immature presidents having the congress shoved up their asses. Ironically, also while both playing Risk & Stratego with real bullets in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:26 | 2786478 CrockettAlmanac.com
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And then there was this guy who was in charge of security for entire United States of America but who chose to visit a spell when he was told that the US was under attack. We were told that he had to leave our country without a leader for 7 minutes so as not to frighten the children. But what ever happened to politely excusing oneself? I mean if a fireman or a doctor can jump up from the dinner table to attend to an emergy without frightening children to death then why could the President of the United States report for duty when he was told "America is under attack?"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:49 | 2786576 piliage
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Ah yes, little Georgie. Had to show daddy that he could beat up Saddam. Daddy issues are not a good reason to run for political office as a therapy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787086 blunderdog
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Yeah, but who knows what was REALLY whispered in his ear?  What if it was, "the plan is underway, 5 by 5"? 

Surely he shouldn't have had to leave the room considering everything was going so smoothly.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:57 | 2786143 aerojet
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Also, SEALs aren't super heroes.  They might be able to go in and rescue some folks, but they can't prevent a giant mob from over-running the place.  At least, not for very long.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:32 | 2785686 Abiotic Oil
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Embassies are guarded by Marines. Probably not enough of them stationed there to deal with this shit because the beauracrats think that Libya has been "liberated" and is now a shining point of "democracy" filled with "friends" of the "great benevolent US" that would never attack our embassy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:38 | 2785727 Jethro
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Not every Embassy, but in this region, I'd expect an MSG detachment.  However, I don't even think there is an actual brick and mortar Embassy there yet.  Consulates are sometimes just a small business building, and generally have no Marine Security Guards.

Also, MSGs are generally only relegated to what can be defined as "defensive" weaponry.  When I was an MSG, that was a Remington 870, and a S&W .357 revolver for everyday duty.  Some Embassies will have "offensive" weapons, but not that many.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:45 | 2785769 Abiotic Oil
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That's insane. The Bernank's publicly funded private police force is better armed than that, on American soil.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:59 | 2785868 LarryDavis
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I love that we pay UBS whistle blowers 104 million and have a military budget that will encumber th next 3 generations with debt but can't have a few marines at a fucking embassy in LIBYA???? This once great nation is going to shit. Can't blame the Obamas or Romneys undermining this country so effectively has taken a pretty big effort coming from all sides of the political spectrum and especially the business world. I'm not a violent man but I do hope this dude's death is avenged savagely even though it won't do any good I hope we send a message to these sick religious fucks. While this is just another clear indicator we need to get the fuck out of this region (or nuke it) I hope we kick a little ass on the way out.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:35 | 2786043 Marigold
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Your such a dipshit you have no idea what is going on in the region. You bloody Yanks destroyed the country with the highest standards of living in North Africa after supporting the rebels that just eliminated some of your own... Poetic justice. And you have the nerve to rant on about nuking the area... Fuck off and educate yourself and yes try and bring a bit of demoracry to America first before you start invading other countries. The rest of the world does not give one fucking damn about your men and women in uniform. Obama's wires speech and the convention just shows how ignorant Americans have become.. Honestly who in the right minds could listen to such bilge.

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