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China Shuns US And Invests Direct In Iran Oil-Fields

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Between Clinton's 'prices to be paid' and Obama's new trade-war, is it any wonder the Chinese have decided to escalate their 'more-than-rhetoric' from bartering away from the USD. After ignoring the sanctions and then receiving their exemption, PressTV reports tonight that China is to invest in developing north and south Iranian oil fields (which will produce 700,000 barrels per day of crude). One of the oil fields, Azadegan, has one of the world’s largest oil deposits, with in-place oil reserves estimated at 42 billion barrels - enough to tide China over a for a while - as Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi adds after 10-15 years of negotiations the decision has finally (and coincidentally very timely) been reached as "the Chinese side has started its activities by investing USD 20 billion in the oil fields".


Via PressTV:

Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says China has agreed to invest USD20 billion in developing north and south Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields which will finally produce 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil.


Speaking to reporters in a visit to the Petropars Company on Sunday, the oil minister said the agreement for developing Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields has been reached after 10-15 years of negotiations with the Chinese side.


He added that the Chinese side has started its activities by investing USD20 billion dollars in the oil fields.


"So far more than 20 drilling rigs have been installed in Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields and plans have been made for the daily production of 700,000 bpd of crude oil [when development of both fields is complete],” Qasemi stated.


The minister said contracts have been signed for the development of 12 new oil fields in the past few months, adding, “Development of some fields, including Azar and Changouleh oil fields has also begun.”


Qasemi said necessary measures have been taken for the development of Darkhoein and Mansouri onshore oil fields as well as offshore fields such as Farzad A.


Yadavaran oil field is located in the southwestern Khuzestan Province bordering Iraq. The development project of the oil field is expected to be implemented in three phases. Upon the completion of all phases, some 300,000 barrels of oil are expected to be pumped out on a daily basis.


Azadegan oil field has one of the world’s largest oil deposits, with in-place oil reserves estimated at 42 billion barrels.


Iran holds the world's third-largest proven oil reserves and the second-largest natural gas reserves.


The country's total in-place oil reserves have been estimated at more than 560 billion barrels, with about 140 billion barrels of extractable oil. Moreover, heavy and extra heavy varieties of crude oil account for roughly 70-100 billion barrels of the total reserves.


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Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:38 | 2597184 SHEEPFUKKER

Damn currency manipulators.  /sarc

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:05 | 2597250 Max Hunter
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What the hell makes those Chinese think they can do what's in THEIR inerest and not in OUR (and Israhell of course) interest?  FUCKERS !!  That's it.. No more selling them our debt !!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:12 | 2597270 Ray1968
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Your point is spot-on. Why would they play our game that benefits us? If the situation were reversed, you better damn well believe that's exactly what we'd do. So, we're suprised by what again?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:31 | 2597326 Bicycle Repairman
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That's OUR oil.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:47 | 2597369 knukles
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Some seriously anal red arrows here tonite.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:48 | 2597372 SHEEPFUKKER


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2597405 knukles
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Ya know, they just might (the real ones, official ones, paid ones) be doing that.  Need to jawbone the blog-o-space.  Shit, they're intervening in every last market, pasting and duct taping over every goddamned symptom, issuing ever increasingly idiotic proclamations, only making matters worse.
And it does feel... odd here tonite.

The tone...

Someptin' goin' on here, Luchie
You can't kid me...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:01 | 2597420 Freewheelin Franklin
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I have had plenty of encounters with ones from both sides of the aisle.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:08 | 2597588 Bringin It
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Sorry, what aisle are you refering to? 

Isn't all the incoming seems to be coming from the same direction?

What/which Heglian divide are you refering to?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:03 | 2597711 msjimmied
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Very odd. Almost like someone is skewing the ratio so none of it makes sense. Just noticed it this evening. Even though we all have differing points of view, the greens and reds are generally awarded for thought, and the supporting argument. OK, sometimes just because they are funny as hell. The rating made sense. Today nothing does. This is good in a way. It's a pretty tight community when any tinkering is obvious almost right away. Do we throw out someone with a different POV? no, but someone just out to mess things up, I would like to know there is a bouncer around. 

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:38 | 2597185 westboundnup
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Cauasas belli.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:44 | 2597203 LowProfile
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---> USA will back off to keep the USD on life support a bit longer, even if it means Iran gets the bomb

---> USA will pull the plug on the USD and go to war to keep Iran from getting the bomb

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:53 | 2597221 Tippoo Sultan
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Fine picture selection -- "There Will Be Blood." Outstanding film.

Never go bowling with Daniel Plainview..

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:32 | 2597272 vast-dom
Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:10 | 2597263 ToNYC
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The bomb as a useful tool went out with Dr. Strangelove in 1963. It does still register with whining nitwits who fail Demographics 101...losers.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:17 | 2597469 hoos bin pharteen
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"The bomb" is extremely useful.  Such devices are used every single day.  Only a few possessors of such things (e.g. the UK and France) arguably don't have much use for them today.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2597597 Bringin It
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LowProfile - Excelent, succinct depiction of what's going on.

Notice how you attracted distraction right away.  That means your shot made contact somewhere.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:26 | 2597873 LowProfile
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Down arrows seem to indicate there's only a handful here.  I would imagine the meat trolls are getting spread rather thin these days what with the proliferation of alternate media outlets and the mini-gun article posting here. 

A.I. responses really aren't that sophisticated, if you look you can easily spot the bot responses on things like Yayhoo Finance, and that shit doesn't work too well here (e.g. partisan shit gets shouted down pretty fast); and the level of discourse here is almost always too complex for A.I. to do anything but seem wildly out of place.

I wonder how these SOBs are going to explain the hole in their resume's.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:04 | 2597851 bankruptcylawyer
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you left off the third choice. BOTH. eventually china will be forced to use the nuetron financial bomb known as a treasury dump , the u.s. will crash and this will all coincide with major war.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 02:49 | 2598006 cranky-old-geezer
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Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:40 | 2597186 knukles
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Goin' down the drain
Fast's can be


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:19 | 2597285 toady
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I was watching some talking heads this morning and the one representing Asia/China flat-out said they don't give a shit about the West. Two to three years and the US is in the shitter, so why should they care?

Pretty ballsy talk, but I couldn't disagree...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:27 | 2597493 Jack Burton
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Yes toady, I agree with you. I haven't checked the talking heads on this issue yet, but I would expect this Iranian oil investment deal is the "Line in the Sand Moment" for China. They have had it with orders coming from Washington telling them what they can and can not do.

I suspect China has decided that they have heard enough threats, lies and abuse coming out of the  mouth of that neo-con whore MS Clinton. She demands this, she threatens war, she lies, she abuses and plots murder and mayhem around the world. Why would China listen to that slut anymore?

I think Washington is having meetings right now to decide how to handle this new independent China and it's move to invest in and support Iran's oil industry.

All this story needs now is for Russia to stop taking orders from Israel and the US Pentagon and to sell Iran the Anti Aircraft Missile systems it needs to defend it's airspace. So far Russia has met US and Israeli demands that no truely modern mobile AA missile systems be sold to Iran, thus leaving them open to a massive air attack by Israel and NATO.

WIth China supporting Iran's economy via oil investment and purchases Iran would have the money needed to buy systems like S-300 and maybe even ultra modern S-400. In that case the opeing air assualt by NATO will see a loss rate in aircraft that would reduce the air war to no more than a couple of weeks before losses mounted to a point where attacks would have to be limited.

Clearly China has opened a new front, a front that says NATO will no longer dictate China's economic future. They know how bad America's and the EU's fiscal situation is, they are waiting for us to implode!

This move by China may make war inevitable as the Clinton whore says "China and Russia must pay a price." And lastly, I think this move also may mean China and Russia are not going to let NATO conquer Syria as the west is preparing it's air campaign at this very moment according to the war monger slut MS CLinton!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:40 | 2597533 americanspirit
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Hi Jack Burton - you call Hillary a slut and a whore but seriously who would want to fuck her much less pay for it? I would substitute traitor and warmonger. They do what they do for free.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:46 | 2597553 Jack Burton
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Yes, my mistake. You are absolutely correct. Traitor and Israeli spy fits her better!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:31 | 2597640 toady
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No no no!

Your post is very good, except the Hillary name calling. No slut, no traitor, none of it!

Cut all that out and there is nothing left to argue against.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 01:50 | 2597955 Cathartes Aura
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They have had it with orders coming from Washington telling them what they can and can not do.

perhaps they (continue to) take orders from elsewhere, and "Washington" is past its sell by date. . .

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:37 | 2598129 market_traitor
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The line in the sand . . .


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:38 | 2597189 macfly
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Well that'll make going to war with Iran a whole lot harder!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:41 | 2597194 SHEEPFUKKER

You mean the spread of democracy a lot harder. 

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 03:26 | 2598036 dubbleoj
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but my freedom fries will be a lot freedomer

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:23 | 2597298 Omen IV
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the Iranians coupled with Russia and China are playing bush and obama administrations like a violin - the chinese build long term business with serious investment -the same in africa and south america while the usa military industrial complex keeps killing -  bush gets to TWO wars and trillions in debt for ? and obama keeps them going rather than head for the exit -

iran with china is powerful combination and in chinese tankers the usa has a real problem


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:37 | 2597345 hungrydweller
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That's becuase Obama is too fucking stupid to realize that he was played even before he took the "oath".

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:02 | 2597417 Dr. Sandi
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Obama is holding a 20 dollar bill in his hand while freshly spurted semen drips down his face.

It makes it hard to convince most of us that he thought it was a banana in his mouth and not a dick.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:08 | 2597443 Uncle Remus
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I heard it was a $40 bill...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:53 | 2597825 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Buns up kneelin'

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:16 | 2597466 Tom Green Swedish
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Its sort of funny. Before Bush and Clinton we actually did the same thing to China and Russian.  Time for a real change.  Cliton as Secretary of State and AA Monkey is really sucking right about now.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:27 | 2597628 Bringin It
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Re. played like a fiddle - Anyone else notice that while trying to encircle Iran, Zato has become encircled in Afghanistan??

Zato just paid to get out thru Taskent.  At that point the Pakis agreed to take the money and reopen their routes.

North and south supply/exit  routes can be closed again easily, at any time.

Is this going to turn out like that Russian city on the Violga?

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:56 | 2598161 market_traitor
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Correction . . .


Well that'll make WINNING a war with Iran a whole lot harder!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:38 | 2597190 heavenskrow
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long TVIX

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:42 | 2597198 MunX
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50 cent premium...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:39 | 2597350 hungrydweller
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Short in front of the CRTL-P GOD and you WILL be crushed! 

Buy physical instead!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:33 | 2597516 HyperLazy
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VIX has been broken...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:41 | 2597195 I am Jobe
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Yippie. Amerikan Pussification has just begun. Did China just say to the USSA Fuck you and I will do what I feel like doing? Long Live Chariman Mao.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:48 | 2597213 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Yup, and all because we had to become "indebted" to them.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:04 | 2597427 swamp
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USA Dickification didn't work too well either, did it?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:14 | 2597457 Tom Green Swedish
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We only owe them 4 trillion something.  Thats chump change.  As the banks they took 9 trillion. We spent more on the little Iraq War.  Although because of this China thinks they have the upper hand, just like the banks do, because both China and the banks are "creditors".  So assume that China now feels TBTF.



Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:56 | 2597828 TheFourthStooge-ing
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swamp remarked:

USA Dickification didn't work too well either, did it?

Nor did USA Assholier Than Thou.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:45 | 2597204 Snakeeyes
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Team Obama/Clinton are the worst politicians. Die hard Socialists/Marxists who can't see beyond their memorized dogma.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:57 | 2597231 grey7beard
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>> Socialists/Marxists

Morons who keep spewing that garbage line are a big part of the problem.  Turn the F*cking overpaid, overfed entertainers posing as news people off and do a little thinking for yourself.  Obama and crew are a monumental disaster but marxism has noting to do with it you freekin jackwagon.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:00 | 2597274 nmewn
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Marx had two three eyed, drooling, mutated offspring...socialists and marxists.


And they had babies too.

So my junkers must also be thinking Angelo Olivetti was not a real marxist/socialist, even though he was. What was he then and why did he start out within the socialist movement?

Da chickinzaaah are a comin hooomah to roostaaah!!! ;-)



So we got five little socialists (so far) with their mouths hanging open with nothing to say?...this is gotta be a record...socialists always have something to snivel about...out with it!!!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:01 | 2597416 granolageek
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There were socialists before Marx.

It's like calling the Sinn Fein/IRA Maoists. Mao was a Fenian, not the other way around.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:15 | 2597459 nmewn
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GreyHeadBeard (whatever) took exception to calling O'Barry a marxist.

Why is it marxists can't stand and defend their beliefs? it the record of body counts committed on their own people...the forced marches...the seizing of private property for the states use...the utopian dreams gone yet unsatisfied...the gulags...the ruined economies?


Mon, 07/09/2012 - 03:08 | 2598020 AnAnonymous
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Why is it marxists can't stand and defend their beliefs?...


Because they have borrowed this feature from US citizens?

US citizens are unable to stand for their ground.

Even better, they feel the urge of fabricating a fantasical exterior to conceal the fact.

You know, the old orders, as US citizens say, they suck. And they gave birth to the best thing to ever happen to humanity, US citizenism.

US citizenism off spring: communism, facism, nazism among others.

Quite a collection, quite a collection...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:48 | 2597373 gwar5
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Of course they're marxist/socialist. What planet are you from??  Seems the only people who don't know are the ones who like getting bitch slapped by Obama's state run MSM everyday.


Obama is a third generation commie. His white grandparents made sure their daughter attended the Seattle school with a communist principal. And they introduced litttle Barry to Frank Marshall Davis, a very active lifetime member of the Communist Party USA during the peak of the 1960's cold war. FM Davis would later introduced Barry to Valerie Jarret's Socialist father in Chicago to make the Chicago connection.

Both Obama and Clinton are disciples of marxist Saul Alinsky, Clinton's won't release her college thesis on Alinsky. In college Obama was a member of the campus marxist organization and even snarked to the leader, John Drew, that he wasn't marxist enough!

Sen Obama was the most socialist by voting record of all senators, even beating the admitted socialist Bernie Sanders who was only number 4; Biden was #3, and Kennedy was #2, Obama was numero uno. As president Obama teamed up with Hugo Chavez to back the failed Marxist takeover of Hunduras, our ally. Obama has also ran guns to cartels in Honduras, like he did Mexico, to try to destabilize their Constitutional Republic.




Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:56 | 2597400 nmewn
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O'Barry's daddy was a communist. Period.

So was his "uncle" Frank. Period.

End of story.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:32 | 2597646 Bringin It
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Obama is only the current front man.  No need to waste anymore time on what his politics may or may not be. 

The bc is interesting because it's just another blatant, shameless fraud perpetrated on the sheeps.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:25 | 2598113 nmewn
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Yeah well, I say, helluva vetting job dims.

Maybe the pubs can throw up an obvious nazi and even it out one day.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 21:19 | 2600724 Bringin It
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Why pretend?  They are two sides of the same coin.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:49 | 2597814 Cruel Aid
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You got some red for that statement of truth. LOL

They mean stop saying that!

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:21 | 2598110 nmewn
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The glowing branding iron of truth always makes the commie cows go mooo mooo & kick up their heels a little was expected and relished on this end ;-)

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:12 | 2597451 Tom Green Swedish
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The United States is a 150 year Commie Enterprise.  Obama is the perfect fit.


You thought you were "free" in this democracy?  This is nothing democatic about anything anymore.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:23 | 2597486 nmewn
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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 03:09 | 2598022 AnAnonymous
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There is a nigger in the woodspile then, because Obama is your typical US citizen president.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:16 | 2597277 percolator
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Snakeyes, you mean fascists along with team Bush/Romney.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:47 | 2597210 rguptatx
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obummer has a big headache tonight!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:17 | 2597468 Bollixed
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Obama's ears share a single hole. There's nothing there to ache...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:47 | 2597211 midgetrannyporn
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I am glad that Iran and China are giving the middle finger to the larcenous usa political class.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:50 | 2597214 SHEEPFUKKER

double bird

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:36 | 2597518 Jack Burton
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The USA political elites believe they are all powerful, China just told them to "fuck off!" Yes, somehow that makes me feel good to.

The US elites have now created all the laws necessary to run a Stalinist police state at home, and yes, it is all legal by acts of congress. So why should the average American continue to support a political class who sees us average working people as potential terrorists and enemies of the state? The patriot act and Obama legal signings have given any president the power to kill, arrest, torture, jail and spy on any American they choose.

These are our rulers. I hope Russia and China tell these new American police state rulers to go fuck themselves.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:09 | 2597217 cowdiddly
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And all we got is some dwindling 40 year old Gawar Saudi fields. Trying to bully the world with the Bitch of Buchenwald Hillary ain't working out so good.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:53 | 2597222 gimli
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Oh boy -- now Hillary is really gonna be pissed.......!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:59 | 2597236 alfred b.
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   ....silly hillary will for sure be begging for the support from 'our friends and allies'





Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:20 | 2597287 gimli
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It's time for me to gather my cousins Dwalin, Balin and Sarah Palin to exert ourselves in some serious PM mining. Damn the Orcs and damn Hillary ............ 

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:11 | 2597449 Tom Green Swedish
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When is Hillary not pissed.  Although I think it would be a riot to see her really blow a gasket.  I think she does it off camera.  I can imagine how hard she must snap at these stupid things like this.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:40 | 2597537 Jack Burton
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Yes, that war monger Clinton whore is going to having a fit when she is told China just invested in Iran's oil future! She is going to be screaming mad and making war threats against the whole world!

She is a puppet of Israel, who is not going to take kindly to China signing on as an economic partner of Iran. Clinton says what Israel tells her to, so listen carefully when she responds to this news, it will be the official Israeli line that she will spout!

My thoughts are, War is now coming sooner rather than later. The USA, NATO and Israel will have to strike before China gets too deeeply invested and before Russia changes it's mind and sells ultra modern anti aircraft systems to Iran and sends their own men to operate them. My guess is the war on Iran has just moved up on Obama's "To do list!"

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:52 | 2597687 emersonreturn
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jack burton, are you long oil?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:56 | 2597226 Darth Silver
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nothing like having the kill switch on the global reserve currency. 

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:56 | 2597227 TrainWreck1
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Send in the wookie!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:58 | 2597230 ebworthen
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And now that the Chinese are investing so much money, they will have justification for "defending their interests".

Next step will be to get a lot of Chinese citizens scattered about Iran working on the oil fields.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:24 | 2597276 Infinite QE
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Along with Chinese super-stealth subs off the coast of California as well as Israel, loaded with nuclear missles to be launched in the event of any attack on Iran. 

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:19 | 2597476 Tom Green Swedish
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I don't understand Infinite QE.  What does it do?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:58 | 2597235 eddiebe
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Uncle sam, or should I say his handlers will not like this at all. Watch for fireworks.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 08:26 | 2597237 DanDaley
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Obama loves the Chinese, he just has to pretend to have a hissy fit once in a while to make it look good for domestic consumption.  Les chinois are just a marxist brotha-from-a-notha-motha.  

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:00 | 2597238 tony bonn
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lmao....china better stop investing or else

is obamney really as stupid as he acts?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:01 | 2597240 newworldorder
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No mention of the type of money that will be used to finance this on the part of China.  Fiat, gold or silver? Anyone know?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:36 | 2597341 sosoome
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" Chinese side has started its activities by investing USD20 billion dollars "

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:06 | 2597252 mjk0259
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20 billion by when? 20 Chinese drilling rigs on land sure ain't nowhere near that or is that the bribe money?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:09 | 2597259 duckarooni
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Pakistan, Russia, Iran, China, Khazakstan, Syria. 

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
(Macbeth: Act 4, Scene 1)

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:09 | 2597261 monopoly
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Yes, agree. China invests in Iran, and we bomb Iran. Not a good idea me thinks.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 03:11 | 2598024 AnAnonymous
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Sane point. Not only that, but invasion of Iran, all is seized and constrained to US citizen good will.

The Chinese are doing the development work, US citizens will control the final product.

Classical US citizenism at work.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:10 | 2597262 surf0766
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So just like some said. The U.S. will do nothing to Iran. NATO will do Syria and Israel will do Iran.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:22 | 2597294 Lucky Guesst
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And Hilary will run around the globe with her verbal threats while Obama runs around bowing down... literaly.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:50 | 2597384 toady
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Bowing down or bending over?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:50 | 2597383 dark pools of soros
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no no.. we can get Saddam to fight Iran again... err  wait

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:29 | 2597713 emersonreturn
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surfO766, if israel does iran, which it is aching to do, US is in, like it or not.  israel does not listen to the US, rather its hard liners, zealots that are deferred from military service because of their close connection to god, or at least their attempt to live a holy life.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:13 | 2597865 otto skorzeny
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there was a front page story in a suburban Chicago paper abour how alot of lib jews are switching to Repubs because Obummer is not kowtowing to AIPAC/Isreal. almost wants to make me vote for the guy-that and it will hasten Gotterdamerung

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:15 | 2597278 q99x2
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Clinton, "That bitch." I could just see old CIA Daddy Bush saying that as he reads this article.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:15 | 2597279 CrashisOptimistic
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A tidbit about reserves, Tyler. 

Iran and Iraq have been jacking up their reserves estimates on the basis of spending not a penny in exploration money.  They declare reserves politically and for OPEC quotas.

The technology aspects of reserves do not apply to "in place" numbers.  They apply to recoverable numbers.

So most of these numbers quoted are bogus.  OTOH, behold further evidence that China's domestic oil production is falling.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:40 | 2597352 riley martini
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Exxon Mobil has 8.7 billion barrels  of reserves in Southern Iraq they are pumping 450,000 barrels a day increasing to 500,000 next year . Last week XOM started exploration projects in Afghanistan .

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:30 | 2597723 emersonreturn
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riley martini, the bbc some months back did a report on Afghanistan oil, pointing out that while the US, brits, canada, etc. were busy fighting the fight, china was busy closing contracts...have you any info concerning this?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:16 | 2597280 azzhatter
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payin' the price

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:23 | 2597296 Jumbotron
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We have never defeated an Asian force backed by the Chinese....(Korean War, Viet Nam)...and the only Asians we have defeated took the nuclear bomb to do it.

Now....we are way too interdependent to even think about nukes at this point.

If you did not know it now....know it from here on out....we are totally impotent against not only our own home-grown  Banksters but our Chinese overlords as well.

But we did it to one else to blame.  The Left and The Right have kissed that yellow ass for a penny more debt purchases since Nixon and the abolition of the gold standard.

And to think that we have that thick-ankled bitch-with-dick wife of a rapist out there as our finger wagger Secretary of State.

What a cess-pool country we have become as we are the political gene-pool for these fuckers.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:26 | 2597306 Omen IV
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well said!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:18 | 2597741 emersonreturn
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there were a lot of things at play during the Korean war, mao was busy with stalin, but he knew, or at least gambled and it paid off, that the US wouldn't risk much in the conflict (that's partly why he called the US a paper tiger)...desperation may force the US to play with a much greater commitment this time. the trick of course will be to think clearly rather than falling victim to hubris, fear or desperation.  wisdom as always will be crucial.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:16 | 2597868 otto skorzeny
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have to laugh every time I see some old cooter w/ a "Korean War Veteran" hat on. It's like WTF did you fight for- so I could have the oppurtunity to buy a Hyundai?

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:43 | 2599136 Jumbotron
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As someone who managed a furniture store for a while for this shitty little local always saddend me to see a Viet Nam vet (could only tell when they wore that hat) knowing that most of the shitty pieces of furniture I was forced to sell came from China, Malaysia ....and you guessed it....Viet-Nam.

That's what you fought for ass furniture.  Some of which probably came from a tree that sucked up your dead brother-in-arms blood.

Jesus, Jospeh and Mary.....what have we become.....what have we let our leaders do....

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:25 | 2597303 bob_dabolina
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I am SHOCKED...nay, FLABBERGASTED the Chinese did not put those resources into companies like Solyndra.

Obama's head must be spinning with confusion.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:26 | 2597307 deepsouthdoug
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The icing on the cake would be an Iran, China defense pact.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:34 | 2597332 steelrules
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China Russia and Iran already did that about 18 months ago..

It was reported in the MSM.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:28 | 2597312 duckarooni
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I wonder how chinese communists get along with muslim fundamentalists when it comes to getting the drinks in.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:42 | 2597329 Jumbotron
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Why would they care when they "Drink Our Milkshake" ?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:20 | 2597756 emersonreturn
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chinese communists like russian can be hard line on fundamentalists...and of course muslim fundamentalists drinks in...not so much

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:30 | 2597322 BenwaBall
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I don't see why this is really a story or surprise.  It's more of a foreign policy decision and much less an indicator of U.S. economic health or USD value.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:42 | 2597356 steelrules
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Or just the beginning of the end of world reserve currency status for the $.

Lets see India and Iran already trade without the $, China and Russia trade without the $, Russia and Iran trade without the $, China and Iran trade without the $. China and India trade without the $. isn't that already 1/2 global GDP and 1/2 global population?


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:55 | 2597395 Money 4 Nothing
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But... China prints our 100 dollar Bills, hence the term, "Currency Manipulators".


-Timmy Geithner.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:33 | 2597331 urbanelf
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Long WW3

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:34 | 2597334 TrainWreck1
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LOL. someone is junking all the posts - is that you Noah?


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:21 | 2597479 Tom Green Swedish
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I don't understand the green red thing.  Really why do we need a voting system. I think all the posts are good. Democracy sort of blows.  There is always a loser.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:49 | 2597684 toady
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There is a cohort of America First, USA!USA!USA! personnel that will junk anything even remotely 'anti-American.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:35 | 2597337 orangegeek
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Iran has been an unstable gong show for decades.


And now China wants a part of them. 


Sounds good to me.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:32 | 2597645 Uncle Remus
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We exported THAT to them as well.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:39 | 2597348 Bicycle Repairman
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If the clock is ticking on the USAs ability to act militarily, expect serious action soon.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:46 | 2597366 Ben Dover
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Gosh, wonder what happends the first time a drone whacks a team of Chinese engineers and geologists...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:46 | 2597551 americanspirit
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We simply explain that we thought they were a wedding party

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:48 | 2597375 dark pools of soros
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can't we drink their milkshake from Iraq?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2597402 world_debt_slave
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I guess the Chinese are getting tired of gettin' cornholed by Uncle Sam.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:05 | 2597415 Yardfarmer
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While financing their unprecedented economic growth and investment in Central asia, the Middle East and Africa and fueling the US housing bubble for the past decade through the rabid acquisition of US debt bearing bonds, the Chicoms have also been financing their own strategic encirclement as they subsidise the US/NATO military juggernaut as it runs roughshodup against and through their interests in MENA and Central Asia.(Remember the 35,000 Chinese workers hastily evacuated from Libya last April before the NATO bombing)

Their endemic and inscrutable predilection for allowing their adversaries to expend resources, energy and manpower in deploying apparent political and military strategic advantage is an lasting and important inheritance from the legendary Sun-Tzu whose tactic was to encourage the false assumption and hubris of invulnerabilty in ones opponent while adopting the patient and age old stratagem of orderly retreat until the moment when the exhausted undermined and weakened foe could be effectively dispatched. Apparently that point has arrived.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:04 | 2597425 Tom Green Swedish
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Sort of off topic, but not off topic. 


Has anybody but me discovered the Asian Markets follow the US markets exactly the day after trading.  They move in lock step, 9 times out of 10.  Seems like one can make big time money trading Asia for the next day the day before at the end of the day based on what the USA market did on that day.  LOL

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:05 | 2597431 Freewheelin Franklin
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So wait, what are the Chinese paying them with? USD?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:13 | 2597453 Uncle Remus
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Dripping with Irany.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:16 | 2597463 TrainWreck1
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A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tehranny - Solzhenitsyn

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:22 | 2597482 reader2010
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The world's largest naval excercise is taking place near Pearl Harbor as we speak, and China wasn't invited to participate. The war with China is about to take place.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:25 | 2597492 Tom Green Swedish
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I really don't give a crap what China does with Iran as long as I'm not paying 5 or 6 bucks a gallon.  Is this bad news because the USA is still throwing a fit over nothing and not trading with Iran and will never be able to access that oil?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:29 | 2597507 strangeglove
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Send Ben over with a Few Helicopters that will teach them.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 02:18 | 2597978 Cathartes Aura
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how many nations still without a Rothschild's central bank installed?  with Libya under the thumb, Syria & Iran are prime targets now. . .

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:38 | 2597527 Fix It Again Timmy
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So what. Big deal.  We've got our military going out on little, bullshit patrols in Afghanistan - now that's a strategy that will have a HUGE payoff!  Yeah, buddy!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:38 | 2597528 jonjon831983
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So all I'm hearing here is... the West gotta get a move on Iran ASAP to divy up the oil.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:07 | 2597855 Bringin It
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Components of the "West" want to get a move on before they cannot.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:43 | 2597544 JustACitizen
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"Oh damn! Well boys - if China keeps cutting these backdoor deals we're going to have to come up with some new excuses to cover our manipulation of the oil markets...the sheeple may wake up..." (J.P. Morgan Roundtable Discussion)

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 21:51 | 2597549 Jack Burton
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Remember this too folks. When Mr. Clinton turned the entire NATO air forces loose against tiny Serbia back in the 90's one of the priority targets in Belgrade was the Chinese Embassy which was hit by a cruise missile.

China didn't like it, but it was a clear signal that they better not support Serbia because NATO was calling the shots. It was no accident like NATO claimed, they hit the Chinese Embassy on purpose to show the Chinese "who runs barter town."

Well, it is now many years later and in 2012 the deal is "America no longer runs barter town". China just signaled they now know this!

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:28 | 2597630 Flakmeister
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After perusing the comments here, I think that the Hedge has reached a new low....

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:31 | 2597639 JustACitizen
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We haven't even gotten to the election season - yet. It will get worse...there is always a new low to be made.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:44 | 2597679 Flakmeister
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Good point... But Romney don't excite the core here much either...

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:29 | 2597631 silverdragon
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China has drawn a line in the sand.

When the US Generals wargame fighting a war with Iran, the US always loses. Asymetric warfare is a bitch and the US doesn't do it well as they found out in Vietnam, Iraq and Afganistan.

Until the US masters, "hearts and minds" they will not have their way with the world.

That dried up old c*nt Clinton deserves the "loss of face" she just received.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:07 | 2597722 Arnold Ziffel
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"Blowback's a bitch"


Chalmers Johnson

Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:34 | 2597775 tony wilson
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china invested billions in libya.

they got fucked.

italy,france,the usa and bankrupt corrupt uk have taken the gold,the oil,gas and the water.

libya will be getting imf loans for rebuild works.

a  soon bankrupt country with a us controlled central bank.

david rockafella cancer hospital treatments for rockafella and rothshield ge depleted uranium nato use.

billions wasted by the chinese.

the chinese invest the us waits for the money to be used they go in and kill.

the model for africa is the same create havoc and war wherever china invests.

china invests in infrastructure looking over the long term.

the us military industrial complex creates short term rape and pillage.

post mordern vikings rothschild style.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 03:15 | 2598026 AnAnonymous
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US citizenism at work.

The development is known. The question is when.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:45 | 2597810 Hugh G Rection
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It's starting Bitchez!

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 10:00 | 2597813 Clint Liquor
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When the Hoards invaded Italy from the north on their way to sack Rome, the Roman Farmers helped them. They fed and watered their men and horses because the corrupt government of Rome had been taxing and abusing them for years and they wanted someone, anyone, to deliver justice.

I feel the same sentiment via the Chinese here.

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