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Arab Fall Becomes Anti-US Blowback As "Turmoil" Spreads To Morocco, Sudan And Tunisia

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If 2011's Arab Spring was all about the propaganda "hope" of democracy (driven paradoxically by soaring global good prices as we predicted in early 2011 before the first Tunisian domino toppled), then 2012 Arab Fall, is all about the blowback to US policies and intervention in the region. And while we are amused by the media's narrative that an entire continent can suddenly come to arms against Pax Americana over a YouTube clip, we are confident that what some hate-mongering preacher has to say about Mohammed is about as relevant to what is happening in the Middle East today, as how the global economy performs impact the S&P. Absolutely none. What we do know is that the anti-American revulsion, which started on September 11 in Egypt and has since taken Libya and Yemen by storm, is spreading like wildfire. The NYT writes: 'Protests were also reported at American missions in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, where the police also fired tear gas to disperse crowds." It is only going to get far worse, as suddenly geopolitics, and the US response thereto, becomes the biggest issue in the presidential debate.

The NYT recaps what the response has been so far, to overnight hostilities in Yemen, which as we already reported, is the latest US embassy to be under attack:

There were no immediate reports of American casualties, nor was there any report that the protesters had managed to breach the main diplomatic buildings within the compound. Yemeni officials said that a number of protesters were wounded and some were arrested, but did not provide figures. Hours after the attack started, smoke was still seen rising from the area.


By early afternoon, one witness, Yahya Yousef, who lives opposite the embassy, said: “Now almost everyone is out, and firing has ceased. We saw protesters getting out with some stuff from inside.”


The protests came hours after a Muslim cleric, Abdul Majid al- Zandani, urged followers to emulate the protests in Libya and Egypt, Sana residents said. Mr. Zandani, a onetime mentor to Osama bin Laden, was named a “specially designated global terrorist” by the United States Treasury Department in 2004.


The crowd gathered a day after the embassy warned Americans in a posting on its Web site that “in the wake of recent events in Libya and Egypt, there is the possibility of protests in Yemen, and specifically in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, in the coming days.”


“The U.S. Embassy continues to recommend that U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Yemen are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly,” the Web posting said.


President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen said in a statement that he “extends his sincere apologies to President Obama and to the people of the United States of America” for the attack. Mr. Hadi took office in February after his strongman predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, stepped down last November following months of violent protests.


In his statement, Mr. Hadi said he had ordered an “expeditious and thorough investigation” and promised that “the perpetrators of these acts will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” The statement also alluded to “divisions among Yemen’s security and military forces” between supporters of the new government and of Mr. Saleh which had exacerbated tensions.


Mohammed Albasha, a spokesman for Yemen’s embassy in Washington, said the government strongly condemned the attack, adding that there were no reported casualties.


“Given recent regional events, earlier this morning angry protesters have unfortunately flooded the security perimeter of the U.S. Embassy,” he said in a statement. “The government of Yemen will honor international obligations to ensure the safety of diplomats and will step up security presence around all foreign missions.”

One thing is certain: more and more Marines will be stationed, and increasingly bigger warships will anchor just off various Middle Eastern countries , until anti-American sentiment improves.


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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:26 | 2789052 GetZeeGold
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Spike the damn ball again....I don't think they heard us.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:31 | 2789086 hedgeless_horseman
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Global fiat tsunami warning.  Get to higher ground immediately.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:35 | 2789095 Precious
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“The U.S. Embassy continues to recommend that U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence."

Oh man.  Now I have to cancel my trip to Yemen to see Asalah Nasri ?


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:39 | 2789155 Stackers
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I guess Obama's mission of sending the head of NASA out to promote Arab relations didn't work so well.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:44 | 2789197 Precious
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But he sold a lot of Tang inventory to thirsty Arab kids.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:48 | 2789230 GetZeeGold
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Wow.....totally forgot about Tang. Ahh memories!


It's orange isn't it?


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:52 | 2789242 P.T.Bull
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Orange colored anyway. ;)

And we were told it took space flight technology to design funny-tasking orange colored sugar water.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:56 | 2789267 Divided States ...
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If the US stops protecting Israel, I am sure Americans wont be hated as much as they are right now all over this world.

So stop sucking of Netanyahu and tell him to deal with his own mess.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:59 | 2789283 Tortuga
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Yea, then the Isralies can get some of what Ambassador Stevens got.

14. Larry, Israel

Multiple reports, originating in Libya and including Pam Geller’s AtlasShrugs, say that Ambassador Stevens was raped and tortured repeatedly before his execution. Completely consistent with previous Jihad assaults as in Mumbai, Israel during the War of Independence, Lebanon, Breslan and so on.

Please, I don’t want to read the word ‘Islamism’ ever again (having used it myself).

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:06 | 2789321 LULZBank
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Could it be a revenge "head on spike" for Ghaddafi by his loyalists to US?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:34 | 2789493 Conrad Murray
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Am I the only one that finds "head on a spike" in reply to "Tortuga" funny? Well played, consciously or not.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:46 | 2789576 LULZBank
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Not consciously :)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:07 | 2789673 Tortuga
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UR right, it's funny because IT's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it and the friends of the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it and the piss poor film maker JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it. Run for ur lives, the JOOOOOOOOOOs and the friends of the JOOOOOOOOOs are coming to an Embassy near you.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:59 | 2789910 caconhma
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WE paid for it. Now, we have it and we must enjoy it!

It was so easy & nice getting into Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and Yemen and etc., and now, we must just sit back and relax.

Just to mention: our best and the brightest Muslim thugs who helped us so much in Libya are being sent and slaughtered in Syria. So, nobody there in Libya left to support there our Zionist-democratic puppet government. The same going for Iraq.

Looks like this time our no-good, incompetent, and low-life lying President, our Secretary of State, and our utterly corrupt Congress got us American people in a really big & shitty mess. Well done Fellows. After all, we elected them.  Looks like things are starting to go out off control!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:03 | 2789940 mick_richfield
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You're not spelling that right.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:22 | 2789382 Christophe2
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Looks to me like Israel is not happy about the lack of support for their aggression against Iran.


Solution: release a hateful movie portraying Muslims as savages and blaspheming their prophet, activate your agitators in the various MENA countries and PRESTO!  All the MSM and candidates jump forward to discuss how we must act forcefully, and all the Zionist trolls come out with their vile message of hatred.


Oh, and as far as that story of Stevens being raped and tortured: if so, then it's no different than what we did to Qadaffi, now is it?  Or his sons?  If indeed this happened, then it seems like the work of our al Qaeda sell-swords, who were all 'trained' in CIA-backed centers for just this kind of depravity...


And P.S.: FUCK ISRAEL, uber-land of apartheid, hatred, mass manipulation and state-sponsored terrorism.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:27 | 2789437 Bicycle Repairman
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This is all staged.  Look to the forces that want Obama removed and replaced with Romney.

Right now Romney has a snowball's chance in hell, so the agitation will be ramped up to improve Romney's chances.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:31 | 2789474 Tortuga
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I agree with the staged part. As for the 2nd part, LMAOROF.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:32 | 2789482 walküre
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If this escalates, Romney has LESS than a snowball's chance in hell.

The country won't change leadership in times of international crisis. Replacing the team that's currently dealing with the crisis with a new team is irresponsible strictly from the EXECUTIVE perspective.

Putting BUSH V3 into the White House would sure make the Arabs happy and LOVE the US again.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:38 | 2789527 ExpendableOne
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So far it would appear that no one is "dealing with the crisis".  It's full on campaign and fund raising mode in the WH.

I don't see this as a benifit to Obama, more like a huge distraction with multiple potholes.


As Biden would say, "this is a big fuckin deal!".


Now just who is going to open the checkbook and buy more military hardware?  Romney or Obama???  

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:41 | 2789537 Christophe2
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1st of all, nothin's gonna change, regardless of which of those facemen is in power.  Do you think the Arabs have any less reason to revolt against American domination 'cos Obamma is in power?  The glow from his Nobel peace prize kinda faded a long time ago...


2ndly, do you really think our votes are properly counted?  Sheesh, wake up to eletronic voting and massive vote fraud (eg: the last Bush election).  TPTB decide who will be the next pres, then they do a bunch of BS PR and propaganda to distract us with bogus debates and non-issues, and then they tell us who 'won'.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:43 | 2789552 Urban Redneck
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The opposite of LOVE is not HATE

The opposite of LOVE is FEAR 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:11 | 2789694 sadmamapatriot
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No, opposite of LOVE is INDIFFERENCE.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:31 | 2789784 Urban Redneck
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Perhaps to one who is searching for Nirvana, but the Arabs are too busy prostrating themselves to Allah 5x a day and certainly are not indifferent to US foreign policy.. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:09 | 2789981 juangrande
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Close. The absence of Love is fear! One being a real connection to what is. The other, when distilled to its essence, an illusion.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:50 | 2791266 Carl Spackler
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With all due respect, Walkuere, I think yours is a complete mis-read of the tea leaves.

If the situation escalates, Obama is the one on the losing end.

  1. He looks very weak to American voters, namely independents  (not to mention looking weak to our allies and creditors around the world)

  2. Oil prices skyrocket and gasoline prices go much higher as well...never good for Democrats

  3. Obama is distracted from campaigning

  4. Obama has his hands tied behind his back and can only continue to lie to the world about his intentions (cannot engage the enemy militarily - would lose the support of some of his liberal base...their economic theory, Obama just spoke to at the DNC convention, is tode-fund defense spending and put that [borrowed] money into his pet, social programs


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 23:04 | 2793355 piliage
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Staged? So...some third party infiltrated Al Qaeda and manipulated a group of terrorists who are the sworn enemy of the USA to...attack the USA, to promote...Romney?

Or, these were paid mercenaries acting like promote...Romney?

And there is some Jewish looking guy from a page out of WWII Nazi propaganda with a big hook nose in the background laughing MMWWWWAAAAAhahahaahh handing wads of cash to the military industrial complex to support...Romney...?

I have an alternative hypothesis for you...

Perhaps, just perhaps, our politicians are FUCKING idiots who couldn't organize an orgy in a whore house, with a world view of two hours until the next poll and news-cycle, and we paid a group of terrorists (whom we are killing in Iraq and Afghanistan) to kill a dictator as our allies to promote "peace" via NATO (and secure oil contracts for Italy, UK and France who use the most Libyan oil by the way - NOT the US, ya know, to show the Europeans how smart Obama is and to get him invited to more dinners in Paris), and, much like in Afghanistan in Operation Cyclone, WE PARTNERED WITH RELIGIOUS NUTBALL TERRORISTS who will not stop being religious nutball terrorists until everyone in the world bows down to Mecca a few times a day. That is why they are fucking religious nutball terrorists! I mean shit, it's on their fucking CV's, top line - Experience: Religious Nutball Terrorist

And don't forget who supported this action, the Arab League. It is brilliant statecraft on their part. Let the US clean up the pile of Shiite mess they helped create in the old Persian empire Libya and now Syria - Iran's buddy. Sunnis win. Obama gets played like a bitch by the house of Saudi. Don't forget, the REAL conflict in the middle east right now is as old as Islam, Iran vs Saudi Arabia (Shi'a vs. Sunni). Israel is simply a distraction for the vox populi by the corrupt Arab governments, they frankly don't give a shit about Israel except when it impacts their cash flow.

I appreciate the financial opinion on ZH, but the protocols of the elders of Zion conspiracy nonsense is so over the top it borders on insane.

As for the film, yea, somebody made a film. Somebody pissed on a Koran, someone made a cartoon, blah blah blah.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:27 | 2789442 john39
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it appears that dominating the arab world with tin pot dictators and military oppression has a price...   some would call that karma.  on of my favorite media clips is of madelene albreight being asked about the death of a million iraqi children due to U.S. sanctions....  of course it was "worth it" she says...    i think madelene will soon know whether it was all worth it...  murderous hag.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:51 | 2789603 Urban Redneck
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Madelene Not So Bright

The "Russia Expert" who let her boss be seduced by the KGB`s baby blues

And now, the trailer park trash, who can`t find 9/11 on a calender, and sleeps through the 3am phone call she was expecting


If this descent into idiocy keeps accelerating perhaps Obama should consider revoking the 19th Ammendment, instead of the 1st.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:34 | 2789492 Tortuga
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Run for your lives, the JOOOOOS are coming, the JOOOOOs are making piss poor films about JOOOOOs, it's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOs.

14. Larry, Israel

Multiple reports, originating in Libya and including Pam Geller’s AtlasShrugs, say that Ambassador Stevens was raped and tortured repeatedly before his execution. Completely consistent with previous Jihad assaults as in Mumbai, Israel during the War of Independence, Lebanon, Breslan and so on.

Please, I don’t want to read the word ‘Islamism’ ever again (having used it myself).

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:09 | 2789684 frenzic
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Fuck the joo zionist bastards, fuck them all, fuck them hard, fuck them till their holes tear and then fuck them some more. Now bend over I've got a present for you.

Haters gonna hate. I ain't no stranger to that condition. So hit me. Give it your best propaganda shot. It's coming and no amount of hardware is going to protect you from the wrath of the righteous.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:15 | 2789710 frenzic
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-1, that's all you got? pussy.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:54 | 2789879 TheObsoleteMan
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If Stevens was raped, it was probably by someone in the embassy staff. It is the US gubmint that is homo crazy, not the Libyans.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 17:03 | 2792069 Ar-Pharazôn
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FUCK ISRAEL, but fuck the muslim too!

do you remember what happened in holland to the guy who dared to do a movie about woman condition in muslim country? ... got killed

do you remember what happend when the danish newspaper published the cartoon about the prophet? .... embassy all over muslim country attacked



perhaps you're right when you say fuck israel, but i say fuck muslim too!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:30 | 2789461 walküre
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Bullshit propaganda.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:36 | 2789511 Tortuga
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yea, like honor killing of little girls, forced genital mutilation of little girls, father raping, boy children raping, children as suicide bombers, JOOOOs drink the blood of arab children. Yea, the JOOOOOOOOOs did it.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:44 | 2789560 pods
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And here is a perfect illustration why you should not mix bath salts and Fox News.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:58 | 2789634 Urban Redneck
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There are just as many pedophiles in the Madrasa as in the Catholic church.  Somehow I doubt Fox News covers that story, but then I avoid both Fox News and bath salts/tubs or anything else likely result in premature termination of my brain function.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:03 | 2789652 Tortuga
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UR right, FOX NEWS AND the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it and the friends of the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it and the piss poor film maker JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs did it. Run for ur lives, the JOOOOOOOOOOs and the friends of the JOOOOOOOOOs are coming to an Embassy near you.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:08 | 2789973 mick_richfield
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you should not mix bath salts and Fox News

Man, I must be using these damn bath salts wrong.  They are not doing anything for me!  And they seem frightfully expensive for a personal hygiene product...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:43 | 2790250 atomicwasted
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You lost me at "Pam Geller."  Pam Geller = not credible.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:54 | 2789258 Dr. Richard Head
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Orange was the primary, grape was a short-lived stint -

I find it interesting the trading rocks for tang piece of this commercial.  Perhaps the ME is tired of trading their tang (oil) for our rocks (FRNs).


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:27 | 2789446 Sofa King Confused
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Dr RH....remember Pop Rocks

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:35 | 2789498 Dr. Richard Head
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I do.  Had a friend who passed due to soda and pop rocks being consumed at the same time.  Trajic.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:46 | 2789570 pods
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That was Mikey, was it not?

Or did he die from the missile from the Battlestar Galactica toy?


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:22 | 2789418 ShrNfr
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yeahm, Tangs for the memories.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:22 | 2789421 ShrNfr
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yeahm, Tangs for the memories.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:57 | 2789630 Keegan11
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Mmmm, love tang! Black tang, white tang, yellow tang - love it all! Drink it down!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:50 | 2789238 strannick
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you dont need a 'hate mongering preacher' to inflame Islamic violence. The dispicable Koran manages that all by itself. ie. Sudan, Nigeria, Inonesia ect ect ect ect ect ect

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:56 | 2789268 GetZeeGold
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you dont need a 'hate mongering preacher' to inflame Islamic violence.


Ture dat.....just about anything will do.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:07 | 2789329 LULZBank
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As long as it appropriately funded, trained and instigated.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:35 | 2789793 ZeroAvatar
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Etcetera, 1: a number of unspecified additional persons or things 2

plural : unspecified additional items


Abbreviated: 'ETC'

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:48 | 2789229 sickofthepunx
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this just in:  people do not like to have their land and resources stolen, then forced to live under dictators so nameless, faceless people halfway around the world can live in luxury and pollute the world with their abominable culture

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:53 | 2789257 strannick
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Im assuming youre referring to the govts of every Muslim state? ie  Suadis et al?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:57 | 2789278 sickofthepunx
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no, i'm referring to you, jackoff.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:04 | 2789310 Precious
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If that's your foot, you have a bad case of Morton's Syndrome.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:48 | 2789849 pods
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I cannot fathom why this has gotten so many junks.  Is it the video?  I cannot stream at work.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:37 | 2789801 ZeroAvatar
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Mother Fucking Libs are absolutely taking over this site.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:04 | 2789305 TrumpXVI
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The idea that this is payback for U.S. foreign policy is largely nonsense.  That is probably a part of it, but a small part.  These are intensely frustrated and angry people.  They are really, really angry and frustrated at their lives and their poverty; brought about by their own culture and governmental (Islamic) policies.

But if they direct their anger at the real cause of their misery they will be shot down right where they stand.  The U.S. is a very convenient, safe and acceptable scape goat, both for the people themselves AND for their governments.  As long as their leaders can focus the people's rage on the U.S., they don't have to take any responsibility for the failings of their own worthless culture.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:09 | 2789340 LULZBank
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Spot on!

So true... when I used to be in school and got really frustrated and angry, I would go and pick on the biggest and baddest bully too. Always worked wonders.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:25 | 2789424 hedgeless_horseman
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The idea that this is payback for U.S. foreign policy is largely nonsense.

The idea that this is payback for U.S. monetary policy is largely truth.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 17:27 | 2792140 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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It's both in equal measure. People are just as tired of dollars raining down on them (jacking up the price of everything) as they are of American bombs raining down on them. Kind of a two-part foreign policy, huh?

I want to know what happens when the other side gets drones, which they will. America seems to have set a bad precedent: that it's OK for nations to rain bombs down on other nations, to kill people they think might do a crime sometime in the future.

Sat, 09/15/2012 - 08:38 | 2798304 Charles Bishop ...
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  And then he'd kick your ass---AND GET THROWN OUT OF SCHOOL.

see how that works?

 You don't always have to "win' to win.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:24 | 2789429 ShrNfr
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And unfortunately for US, America is a convenient scapegoat for Obama and his anti-colonialism.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:29 | 2789456 Bicycle Repairman
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These mobs are rent-a-mobs.  Who is renting them?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:40 | 2789812 ZeroAvatar
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You see, right there:  TrumpXVI tells it EXACTLY the way it is, yet he gets more downvotes than up.  FUCKING LIBERALS!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:44 | 2790748 Things that go bump
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Are you some kind of troll sent to spread worthless political discord among us, or are you simply ignorant?  Most on this site know that the 2-party system in this country has been hopelessly corrupted and this left and right, red and blue discord has been sown among the citizens as a means of division and control.  It is the equivilant of the sort of distraction used by magicians to prevent the audience from seeing what is really going on.  The 2 candidates being offered are a Janus -- 2 faces on the same entity.  While you were being mesmerized by Fox for lo these many years, your country and your rights were stolen from you.  In its place you have been given this political theater, so very similar to professional wrestling, as a means of keeping you quiet and entertained and give you the illusion that you have any sort of control.  

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:17 | 2790030 juangrande
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Trump XVI Sounds famiiar, doesn't it?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:24 | 2789430 LULZBank
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Im assuming youre referring to the govts of every Muslim state? ie  Suadis et al?

I think so too, govts of every oil rich Muslim state instilled and funded by US.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:21 | 2789734 Tortuga
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UR right? The US govt. installed the mullahs in all the ME, Putin, Chairman Mao, Mubarak, Chavez, leaders in Indonesia, Australia, Mexico....... We did because the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs told us too.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:57 | 2789274 Tortuga
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I don't know why not, it works for us. Democracy rules.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:58 | 2789279 kridkrid
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:18 | 2789718 Tortuga
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Hey, no problem. In six months they would all be on welfare, ss disability, food stamps and hiring illegal immigrants to do the work "chinamen" won't do. they would fit right in and maybe upgrade the assembly line chinese food we have now.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:54 | 2791311 Carl Spackler
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The German army (Bundeswehr) has troops in SW Texas/New Mexico, right now.

This base and their training, there, has been going on since the 1950s.



Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:59 | 2789286 Rip van Wrinkle
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Are we talking the Eurozone here? I'm getting a bit muddled.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:37 | 2789798 Overfed
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So, what you're saying is that people in ME countries don't want their governments to be US corporate puppet regimes? Say it ain't so. I thought they hated us for our freedom and wealth?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:49 | 2789233 CDSMonkey
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maybe mentioning killing bin laden about 100 times at the convention didn't do much to ease tensions either?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:13 | 2789368 MiltonFriedmans...
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In case you missed this CDS:

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:22 | 2789416 Randall Cabot
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"He was America’s version of James Bond — a bold, fearless figure known in Libya as a "legend."

A lifelong diplomat, Christopher Stevens was the natural choice to act as US liaison when rebels rose up against Moammar Khadafy in 2011.

"He risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya," Clinton said."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:30 | 2789468 john39
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play with fire and get burned...   the propaganda coming out of the politbureau is wearing pretty thin.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:55 | 2789619 Totentänzerlied
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James Bond is a fictional spy who does 10 impossible things every day and would probably make an even worse diplomat than Mittens Romney himself. This Stevens person on the other hand was a servile paper-pushing toady and enabler of US imperialism in the Middle East, why exactly should I feel bad for his loss or that of anyone else who actively promotes US foreign policy in a civilian OR military capacity?

Here's a thought Hellary Clinton: it's not the place of State Department scumbags such as yourself and Mr. Stevens to be interfering in other countries' affairs, period.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:26 | 2790100 RichardP
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... it's not the place of ...

In a world dominated by alpha males who do things just because they can, you rely on nations doing things only when it is their place to do them?  That is a sure-fire method for getting eaten alive.

You eat or get eaten.  Place has no place in that equation.

Natives naturally feel resentful that we interfer in their nations.  But there is no other way.  At least until testosterone is neutralized.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:35 | 2789097 BaBaBouy
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More Isreali Videos On U-TUBE, Bitchez ...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:40 | 2789164 Precious
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Another False Flag video !

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:33 | 2789094 BaBaBouy
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:38 | 2789135 Eireann go Brach
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The black swan from the middle east toppling the Obama re election campaign!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:41 | 2789181 sickofthepunx
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quite the opposite.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:55 | 2789264 Dr. Richard Head
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Exactly.  Bush secured his second term under the pretext of war, so why would it not work for Obama?  History does rhyme doesn't it?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:31 | 2789471 Bicycle Repairman
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This looks more like the Iran hostage situation than the Iraqi war.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:32 | 2789483 john39
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probably also about the israeli elections....  nuttyahoo needs to crank up the fear meter to 11 to keep his fascist regime in power...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:16 | 2790551 Tortuga
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Yea, somebody ought to tell him



Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:02 | 2789931 TheObsoleteMan
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You are either a VERY young person, or you have a short memory. The last time something similar like this happened to one of our embassys, it contributed to the sitting President {Jimmy Carter}losing his second term bid.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:15 | 2790541 Tortuga
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Not to mention that the former Admiral, Carter, who invented naval nuclear power,  fell to his knees, begging the terrorists to please, please release our people, I'll kiss your ass every day and twice on sundays because this situation has cowered the USA into an unpredictiable malaise and the end result might be the election of a man that shoots first and aims later, Romney.


Uh oh, I meant Reaguns!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:10 | 2790493 Tortuga
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Bullshit. Bush secured his 2nd term because Al Gore was a hs dropout, was a "journalst" in Viet Nam, did not invent the internet, was/is set up with his bankster friends to make $zillions off of cap and trade, was a sex poodle with women other than his wife and just all around, STUPID. I did not vote for either Republicrat, they both made me want to throw up, you know, much like the last and current contenders.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:38 | 2789136 Eireann go Brach
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The black swan from the middle east toppling the Obama re election campaign!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:43 | 2789188 Vincent Vega
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This aggression will not stand, man.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:44 | 2789203 sickofthepunx
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the chinaman is not the issue dude.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:11 | 2789995 Renewable Life
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Everything is not about fucking China Walter!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:25 | 2790098 Hugh Jardon
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These men are nihlists Donny, they're cowards...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:55 | 2789620 Walter_Sobchak
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fucking amateurs!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:26 | 2789054 Precious
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-> Anybody but Obama.

-> Hurt me more, please.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:31 | 2789090 malikai
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Anybody but Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney = Obama

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:38 | 2789114 Kaiser Sousa
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"if u dont vote u have no right to speak...."


thats the shit most morons say when i try to inform them of the scam  "ILLUSORY DEMOCRACY" thats been concocted in order to give them the illusion of choice and power...

the last days of this sick empire r must b destroyed in order to be saved and corrected....


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:39 | 2789148 ElvisDog
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Write in Ron Paul. That's what I'm going to do.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:43 | 2789186 Precious
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If you value the American pinnacle of freedom and democracy, write in "Colonel Sanders".

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:11 | 2789693 CharlieSDT
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How about Gary Johnson?  He's actually running for President.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:39 | 2789807 Overfed
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Either/or. Neither can win as about 80% of the people in this country are functional morons, but the protest vote is worth it.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:16 | 2790027 Uncle Remus
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80% of the people in this country are functional morons

See, things ARE getting better.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:28 | 2789772 Totentänzerlied
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Voting is the legal act of attempting to tell others how to live their lives via the intermediary of the state, backed by the state's implied use of force/violence. Honorable people who do not wish to implicate themselves in the state's crimes do not vote.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:36 | 2789127 Precious
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What's your point?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:44 | 2789204 malikai
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My point is: Your "Hurt me more" thing is the outcome from either faux choice.

But you knew that already, didn't you?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:32 | 2789484 Bicycle Repairman
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Precious, when did you stop beating Mitt Romney's wife?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791122 Precious
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That was no beating.  That was cardio resuscitation after she saw you fucking your mother.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:46 | 2789839 ZeroAvatar
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Please let Mr. President Obama be in office during the greatest economic collapse our country has ever seen.


So let it be written, so let it be said. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:27 | 2789055 nah
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it could be worse

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:28 | 2789066 GetZeeGold
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That would make a hell of a campaign slogan.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:52 | 2789247 RSloane
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Its the current campaign slogan propagated by the DNC to prevent Obama from running on his record.

I'm going to do what I did last year. Write in Ron Paul.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:44 | 2790259 jerry_theking_lawler
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I thought enough

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:46 | 2790260 jerry_theking_lawler
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I thought enough2012 was a good one.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:33 | 2789098 booboo
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Like Thelma said to Louise "Forward"


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:28 | 2789058 Martin Silenus
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Gonna need a bigger boat.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:28 | 2789061 LFMayor
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Food prices went up again, you say? 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:28 | 2789063 rodocostarica
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Now who was it that has predicted BLOWBACK for years?


Oh yeah some old so called wacko named RON PAUL!!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:45 | 2789217 fuu
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:23 | 2789417 Abiotic Oil
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All the false paradigm left/right, libtard/neodouches are suddenly having lightbulbs going off over their heads...

"Wait... We paid for these attacks with our foreign aid?"


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:15 | 2789708 Tortuga
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Yeah. AND, Abiotic Oil is a LIE. A false premise advocated by the Russians and the JOOOOOOOOOOOs. Everybody know that oil/gas comes from dead leaves and gasoline from the pump. It's all lies.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:29 | 2789068 Gordon Freeman
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Just the chickens coming home to roost...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:36 | 2789122 Winston Churchill
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Black swans(or drones) coming home to roost.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:28 | 2789069 Lost Wages
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I blame China since they are the ones who are supposed to be "in control of Africa."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:30 | 2789074 RyanW525
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Obama yesterday at a campaign rally: "We lost a few good men yesterday who were over there protecting the freedoms we enjoy"

Me to my Wife: "Libya is threatening to invade the United States...??"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:31 | 2789092 machineh
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When the only tool you have is a drone, everything looks like a militant.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:43 | 2789184 Bastiat
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When your leader is a tool and drone this is what everything looks like.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:34 | 2789105 resurger
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:56 | 2789262 RSloane
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Libya has descended into such a state of confusion, factionization, and corruption since their glorious revolution that if you told them that they were invading the US, they would. They would be beaten back by grumpy NYC communters, armed only with rolled-up newspapers, on their way to work.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:59 | 2789289 solgundy
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radical extremist muslims are already here, thank's to obama...a black out on MSM reporting their acts is in effect.....practice the head shot

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:30 | 2789464 Tortuga
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said the same thing to my wife.

Wife to me: "We're out of bacon".

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:30 | 2789078 Ruffcut
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Crude is jumping up. They want 5 dollar gas to further fist fuck us.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:36 | 2789111 Tortuga
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As opposed to:

14. Larry, Israel

Multiple reports, originating in Libya and including Pam Geller’s AtlasShrugs, say that Ambassador Stevens was raped and tortured repeatedly before his execution. Completely consistent with previous Jihad assaults as in Mumbai, Israel during the War of Independence, Lebanon, Breslan and so on.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:36 | 2789510 Abiotic Oil
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I try and remove my personal filters when viewing other cultures but I suffer from complete and total cultural dissonance when muslim men feel the need to ass rape their male victims before killing them.

I can wrap my head around the "regular" torture, but stcking your junk in some dewds ass as an act of anger or retaliation or whatever...?


The only thing I can think of is that you are one sick fuqtard if you can get it up for violent homosexual ass raping.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:07 | 2789671 LULZBank
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They were trained by CIA.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:45 | 2789832 Overfed
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Judging from the down arrows, there are a couple of operatives here, and you're hurting their widdle feelers.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:47 | 2789847 LULZBank
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Haha.. indeed!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:49 | 2789857 ZeroAvatar
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It's a HUFFPO campaign to take over the site.  It's GOTTA be.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:39 | 2789152 writingsonthewall
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Sorry - are you complaining about the price of oil?

It's a free and fair market - if you don't like the oil of the Middle East then I suggest you go buy it elsehwere.

What's that you say? Monopoly you say? - well now you know how they feel with the wests monopoly of capital.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:57 | 2789276 RSloane
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The West monopolizes capital? Quick, someone fire off a memo to Hu.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:05 | 2789316 Tortuga
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Sure, the Satan's of the world control the price of oil by controlling the price of capital. Yea, having Russia or China or Egypt or Iran in control of the world reserve currency will bring a real turn around in ethics, morality, justice, freedom, men raping, father raping, women raping, suicide bombing with children, honor killings, death by radium pellet, paying for the bullet that executes you. I see your point.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:30 | 2789081 machineh
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'increasingly bigger warships will anchor just off various Middle Eastern countries , until anti-American sentiment improves'

Only way that's gonna work is if those warships are loaded with containers full of 'iPhone5's for the people' ... who's yo daddy?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:31 | 2789087 CheapPanderingCrony
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Don't forget about Israel:


And the irony of it is its the Arabs in Israel that will be treated the best. ROTFLMAO

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:31 | 2789088 Precious
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