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As France Recalls Ambassador Is A Syrian "Liberation" Imminent

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Time for some geopolitical uncertainty to add to Europe's bond yield inferno.According to AP, "France's ambassador to Syria says the government in Paris has ordered him home in the wake of recent attacks against diplomatic missions and a crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Ambassador Eric Chevallier said by phone Wednesday he "was aware" that he had been ordered back but declined to provide details. He deferred all questions about the reasons to the Foreign Ministry. The ministry declined immediate comment. France, Syria's former colonial ruler, has been increasingly critical of Assad's regime in recent weeks, urging him to step down, pressing for tough international sanctions, and meeting with opposition figures." If this is indeed an indication that a Syrian "liberation" is imminent look for other ambassadors to be quietly pulled. Also, look for Iran to mobilize as any invasion or air campaign against Syria will be perceive as an assault on Iran itself. Or look for "offensive" action by Syria to invoke "retaliation." That would be precisely the false flag that the anti-Iran lobby needs to send WTI into the stratosphere. Then again it is not as if WTI needs any more reasons to surge higher today.


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Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:22 | 1882631 holdbuysell
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Any relation to oil price spiking lately?

Edit: oops...missed the last sentence there. My bad.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:24 | 1882653 bill1102inf
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That would be like spiking oil because of something that happens in Afghanistan......  which has no oil.  So, yes, probably.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:35 | 1882688 The Big Ching-aso
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Shit's gettin' Syrius.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1882730 Gringo Viejo
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Basher Assad. Good WWF persona.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:52 | 1882772 Hugh_Jorgan
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Except that Pres Assad is a gangly spoiled brat child. An Evil manchild is not a good WWF persona, IMHO.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:19 | 1882904 NotApplicable
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Just remember, he's been groomed for this fall-guy position his whole life.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:53 | 1883541 RemiG2010
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Shit's gettin' Syrius, coz the situation in the streets and the economy is deteriorating with every minute, hour, day! Sooner or later, whether with or without UN resolution something will have to be done or the 'situation' will result in civil war leading to regional destabilization and then Bibi will have gone wild! And that's the last thing we need now!

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:20 | 1882632 LuKOsro
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No no, Arab spring is finished, time for European winter.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:23 | 1882637 GeneMarchbanks
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Syria has been at a boiling point for some time now. On a repeated basis Syrians have asked the West to step aside in their domestic matters. Wait until Russia has an opinion...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:22 | 1882646 Mae Kadoodie
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Send in the Foreign Leigon.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:42 | 1882727 Potemkin Villag...
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Send in Clouseau!


"Yes, well, life is not all shoot-shoot, bang-bang, you know."

"You'll soon be laughing at the other side of my face, my friend!"


Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1882910 slewie the pi-rat
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you are posting up a storm on yer first day, P_V_I

great avatar! +++ yer name doesn't fit either!

so hi & welcome from a closet clouseauist

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:22 | 1882647 fuu
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Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1882909 NotApplicable
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Did you notice that guy quit doing those strips not too long after Obummer got elected?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:56 | 1883110 fuu
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Yeah but I loved the t-shirt.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1882658 firstdivision
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Why would we care about Syria?  They barely produce much oil at all.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:31 | 1882681 GeneMarchbanks
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Begin here:

Go from there... the rabbit hole only goes deeper.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:38 | 1882707 BanksterSlayer
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Syria spelled backwards is "Iran".

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:21 | 1882913 Tramp Stamper
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Nato bombs Syria

Iran helps Syria against Nato

Israel attacks Iran

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 22:11 | 1885471 Ganja Jane
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I laughed so hard my 10 year old awoke from bed to ask me what was so funny.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:39 | 1882710's picture

Because, left untouched, they would serve as a "second front" during the eventual take down of Iran. We are in the second or third act of just doesn't feel like it to us yet.... How many more governments or leaders do we need to see overthrown.... Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya ....warming up Syria and Iran....I'm afraid that once Iran is engaged it will feel like a World War to us....

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:58 | 1882804 Elwood P Suggins
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You forgot Greece and Italy.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:26 | 1882938 Are you kidding
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That's my thinking too...a "silent" WW is taking place.  These countries can no longer be a threat to any allied troops/assets because they have no government.  Once the last/enough go down, it will then be time to go after Iran.  We need a war, it's the only way out and still keep the ponzi going.  Depending on whom takes what sides, a LOT of debt could be magically erased.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:00 | 1883123 SDRII
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Former Saudi intel chief calling Assad departure and warning against an Iran strike.This is the same shiek who ran the iraq awakening movement. The Saudis have been funneling money, comms and weapons from the getgo - using western iraq (which Syria is apparently mined). One sidebar worth considering is the Saudi Crown Prince hiring the former head or Egypt Intel who is very close to the Israelis (Saudi already leaked to be coordinating with israel over Airspace use). Then today haaretz is reporitng the US loading up on 15T bunker busters after last week reportedly selling busters to UAE (4 days later UAE announced major Boeing order?)


Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:33 | 1883482 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

Good digging, thanks for sharing.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:59 | 1883344 Maxter
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Because we need a beach head to attack Iran.  Take a look at a middle east map :

(I think it is a good habit to always look at a map when you here about a new conflict, most of the time we either attack a country for the resources or because the geograhic location is important,  for exemple look at Iraq and Afghanistan, Iraq as oild and is located next to Iran.  Afghanistan don't have oil but and located right next to Iran and China and they are home to important pipeline route.

Also you can take a look at all the African conflicts and apply the same logic.  I assume that they are all caused by either the U-S or China/Russian. I don't think any of them are 100% homemade conflicts.)


Iraq is bordering Iran, but the only way to reach the sea is by the persian golf, wich is totaly vulnerable to Irans anti-ship missles.

Afghanistan is also bordering Iran, but there is no way to reach it by sea and Pakistan is less and less of an ally.  There are also Chinese troops in Pakistan.  And it's anyone guess how they will react.

Maybe they could try to land from the black sea, but They would be totaly vulnerable to Russia if it decide to act.

So what option do they have left?  They could drop materials either in Turkey or Isreal+Jordan+Iraq.  But in both case you have Syria right next to them.  So you get rid of Syrian and then you are free to send tanks in Iran.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:35 | 1883497 DoChenRollingBearing
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No US land war in Iran.  No way.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:49 | 1883581 Maxter
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why exactly?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:30 | 1882674 Turd Ferguson
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I'd say that this story from the media arm of The Mossad fits in quite well with this thread.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:05 | 1882811 BanksterSlayer
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Ahhh, you beat me to the Debka story, you turd ;-) ... some of the salient points from their posting today:



Wednesday's potential game-changing attack was undoubtedly part of a well-laid plan to topple Assad laid by the coalition formed by Turkey, the Persian Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan. DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report this would be the first concerted effort from inside the region to oust Iran's closest ally.


From Wednesday, four threats are closing in on Assad:

1. The Arab League, under the leadership of Egypt's Supreme Military Council in conjunction with Saudi Arabia, is planning to submit a motion to the UN Security Council on the Syrian crisis that would open the door to outside military intervention in the Syrian crisis. If the motion is defeated by Russia or China, the Arab League will act on its own as the paramount Arab authority in the region


Until now, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council, have limited their intervention in Syria to weapons and funding. Now they have begun paying Iran back for its subversive troublemaking in Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.



Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:05 | 1882837 Potemkin Villag...
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What I especially liked was the link to STUNNING UKRAINE WOMEN at the bottom of the article...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:11 | 1883164 earnyermoney
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I thought the Arab League voted to remove Syria from it's ranks. How do they propose to get monitors into the country?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:40 | 1883527 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ another, thanks TF!

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1882676 DormRoom
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constant war used to increase GDP.


first stage: nuetralize Syria to control Hamas & Hezbollah, helping Israel mollify these groups pre Iran strike.

second stage: turn a blind eye when Israel bombs Iran. 

third stage: Regime change, control strait of Hermouth, and oil production.

fourth stage: cheap oil to boost productivity, and GDP, but denying it to BRICS to slow down their growth.

fifth stage: BRICS retaliate. currency wars.

sixth stage: constant war.  global totalitarianism.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:37 | 1882699 GeneMarchbanks
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What happened to signing off with #occupy?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:45 | 1882713 DormRoom
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"Until they become conscious they (the people) will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."


The fact that more ppl rallyed in support of  the Penn State coach, than occupywallstreet signifies something.. If only I could find the words...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:46 | 1882745 Potemkin Villag...
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Until they stop being unconscious, they will never be conscious...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:09 | 1883159 NotApplicable
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Given that OWS is an elite funded, divide and conquer tactic (like all of the recent "revolutions") the fact that people are smart enough to avoid these herd movements please me.

As I told my occupying friends. politics is evil, and thus so is your political action. Factional fighting over control of the beast only strengthens it. The true solution is to walk away, and it will die due to your lack of support.

It's as simple as consent of the governed. As long as I retain my free-will, I do not consent. Rulers rule only via violence and coercion.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:46 | 1882743 fuu
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He left it in his tent, which was confiscated yesterday.

The man took his sig!

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:38 | 1882705 Henry Chinaski
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That would help take my mind off the Euro debt crisis.  It's really been bugging me lately.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:42 | 1882709 the not so migh...
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seventh stage: Numerous armies fighting each other around Megiddo then surrounding Jerusalem

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:49 | 1882758 Potemkin Villag...
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Lot's of "7"'s being tossed around today...


Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:34 | 1882687 dereksatkinson
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A Syrian conflict makes the odds of an escalation with Iran a certainty.  This wouldn't be as fast and painless as the Iraq war was. 

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:46 | 1882702 The Big Ching-aso
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Fast and painless?     WTF.

Ask some Iraqis how painless it was, is, and slowly becoming.   Or how about plenty of our boys and girls missing limbs up the ying-yang.  

Ya, real painless.


Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:54 | 1882777 SheepDog-One
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50,000 dead US troops, 100,000 injured for life and/or missing limbs, 1,000,000 dead Iraqis...hell if thats painless then WW2 was nothing.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:25 | 1882930 the tower
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Totally acceptable. After all Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction, no? Or did they...


Japan attacked a valid military target - Pearl Harbour - and the US retalliated with 2 nuclear bombs on civilian targets. Totally acceptable.


A few nuclear bombs on Tehran. Totally acceptable.





Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:06 | 1882838 kaiserhoff
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Boys yes.  Girls, not so much.  Political Correctness is a set of lies agreed upon.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:31 | 1883242 Things that go bump
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A girl I know of has been trying to get out of the army since shortly after she joined.  Still unmarried, she has been pregnant or on maternity leave continuously since she decided she made a mistake.  A women can still plead her belly. No tours in Iraq for her. In the long run it would be much cheaper for them to just let her go.  As it is, they are paying for the children she keeps having. Last I looked, the military provided wonderful daycare centers.  I think her hitch will be up shortly after this one is born.  How she plans to support them is beyond me. 

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 16:05 | 1883955 Cathartes Aura
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The Pentagon's latest figures show that nearly 3,000 women were sexually assaulted in fiscal year 2008, up 9% from the year before; among women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number rose 25%. When you look at the entire universe of female veterans, close to a third say they were victims of rape or assault while they were serving — twice the rate in the civilian population.,9171,1968110,00.html

"girls" tend to have their own unique set of circumstances to deal with.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1882692 Abiotic Oil
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We're gonna free the living shit out of the Syrian people.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:39 | 1882714 The Big Ching-aso
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Ya, they're about to embrace freedom like willfully hugging a bag of pin-pulled grenades.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1882731 GeneMarchbanks
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I have to ask, once again, who is this "we" that you speak of?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:55 | 1883103 Abiotic Oil
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The comment had an implied /sarc tag.  It's a collectivist joke that "we" do anything.  Sorry you missed that.

"We" being the US, in reality, need to keep our fucking noses out of other country's asses.  Let Assad do wtf he wants and stay out of it.

And oh yeah, Ron Paul is in 2nd place in both Iowa and New Hampshire, according to latest Bloomberg polls. 

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:50 | 1882733 SheepDog-One
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Free the people by chaining them to the new central bank interest rate!

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:57 | 1882798 Potemkin Villag...
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plus green arrow...

The pure dose of raw daily comedy on ZH is priceless...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1882694 mc_LDN
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Man when the New World Order makes a play for land, gold and oil it really moves doesnt it? No half a** measures here. They've only just started too. Like Dominoes - the prize is Iran. Once Iran is ensnared Russia and China are encircled. Thing is they do have big balls but Iran, China and Russia are no light weights. Lets see if these guys have the ability to convince ordinary voters all around the world this is a good idea.

V for Vendetta.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1882732 the not so migh...
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Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:47 | 1882749 SheepDog-One
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Remember Iran has long range missiles in Venezuella, this is no 'over there' war at all. Plus the Hezbolah sleeper cells Iran says they have firmly in place here in US cities...does anyone really doubt that? I dont. Then theres China and Russia who are definitely not going to just sit idly by and let Iran be attacked and toppled...those 2 countries have fairly capable militaries and certainly wont just sit and let themselves be rolled over. Interesting times indeed.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:02 | 1882821 Potemkin Villag...
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Don't worry SD1... Ron Dog showed us the roadmap... Going into Grenada was like going into Wisconsin... We'll have Venezuela surrounded in zero flat [/sarc off]

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:31 | 1883252 vato poco
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This site's pretty understanding & cool about passionate, fiery language. MC. You can say "ass".

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1882695 vote_libertaria...
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hmmmmmm....while everybody is looking at Syria Israel can throw a punch at...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:37 | 1882704 Peter K
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Whose up for replacing Arab nationalists with Islamic Radical Fundamentalists ? Again:)

The initials B H O ring a bell?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:54 | 1883605 Totentänzerlied
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As the Emperor's right hand smites one group of Designated Enemies of Freedom, His left hand, conveniently obscurred from view, prepares the next batch. Skulls for the skull-throne.


Stir the pot or the soup will burn, and we're making Creme d'Empire Bisque! Just wait till it's time to deglaze the pan.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:40 | 1882716 Yen Cross
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1882735 eddiebe
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Keep the needle on your gas tank above the half mark.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:48 | 1882755 SheepDog-One
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$20 buys you 4.5 gallons here...I always throw in as much as I can to keep it at 3/4 full.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:31 | 1882962 iDealMeat
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Cut your dependence on your car in 1/2..

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:19 | 1883428 vato poco
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Poppycock! How's a Freedom Fighter supposed to be taken seriously if he rides the bus? I don't care what color your revolutionary beret is, or how much the babes dig your badass leather/ninja costume, NObody looks cool waiting for a bus. Not even going overboard with the eyeblack like the really hip jocks do nowdays will help. "We will give our lives to Fight The Man! Oh, and we're gonna need transfer slips for the crosstown express, thanks." Just doesn't work.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:47 | 1882753 PulauHantu29
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The Devil may be behind all this......who knows?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:47 | 1882754 Tsar Pointless
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Problem: Millions of unemployed and otherwise disengaged people.

Solution: Wars.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:49 | 1882759 SheepDog-One
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Yep, just like in the 1940's world wars wipe clean the bank record books and the mass unemployed population as well.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:50 | 1882761 Comay Mierda
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keep an eye on israel. when the politicians leave, israelis better GTFO. nukes gonna blow

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:51 | 1882766 marcusfenix
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Syria might, I say might be "hands off" if only because of the Russian naval base there. You know Assad, if attacked, would move elements of his military around that base, one stray tomahawk or slightly off target air strike and suddenly NATO could have some real problems. It wouldn't surprise me if Russia already had Spetsnaz operating inside the country and with the Russians currently clear anti-western stance, they might just welcome the opportunity to give those spec ops forces a crack at NATO in some covert way.


Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:04 | 1882833 Hansel
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Russia has an anti-western stance?  They haven't stopped the west from doing anything in the GWOT.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:07 | 1882845 Ghordius
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"anti-western"? soooo easy!

replace it with "skeptical"

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:51 | 1882770 PulauHantu29
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Will Assad ask Sarkozy to "step down" for a failed eruo system?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 11:52 | 1882771 Woodyg
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1. Syria is the next 'battle' - it'll be a warmup for Iran.

2. The central banksters Already wiped out 2 Euro leadrs in the las few weeks - time to look to the Middle Eat again.

3. Buy oil futures and then get your politicians to threaten war thereby driving up the $ of oil leading to Profits for the banksters - and they need every dime they can steal.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:01 | 1882814 bill1102inf
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Syria is to Iran what Alabama is to the US. Important enough to control, not important enough to allow to be destroyed.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:03 | 1882825 adr
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So it is the threat of war driving oil up? I thought it was the hope of QE infinity. Well if that was the case stocks would be up as well. The propaganda box always says higer oil is because of a weaker dollar because a weak dollar makes oil less expensive for foriegn buyers. No that doesn't fit because the dollar didn't really fall compared to the past few weeks when oil hit $75. The threat of war with Iran has been in the news for months. There were a ton of stories related to Iran during the time oil dropped to $75. The real answer is that the price of oil is so manipulated that it really doesn't reflect anything other than a trader's need to show a bit of profit on a trade when othr trading sectors are doing poorly. l 

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:07 | 1882842 Yen Cross
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 The great speculative " short squeeze" , into friday is coming<

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:08 | 1882846 Dr. Gonzo
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Will the stock market keep closing up every day once WWIII officialy kicks off?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:29 | 1882950 disabledvet
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"you gotta ask me nicely. You see I can handle the bombs, the death, the need for more of it. What I can't stand is the lack of courtesy." "I'm sorry?" "I said YOU GOTTA ASK ME NICELY YOU PHUCK!"

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:37 | 1882992 Alpacanio
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How about Israel bombing Iran? And of course Syria gets involved. Gas your tanks bitchez!

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:52 | 1883070 Savvy
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Syria and Iran have strong mutual defence pacts. If Syria is attacked or err,,,'liberated' Iran will either step in or sit back and watch. If they step in they become a legitimate target by attacking Israel by proxy. If they sit they negate any treaties but that's just cosmetic anyways, the US regularily sells friends and buys enemies. IMO any aid Iran would offer Syria is already in place and you can bet it ain't insignificant. And it even probably has the 'manufactured in U.K.' stamp on it. LOL! On the other hand, it could be a sensationalist ploy only to drive crude up. Who knows?

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 12:56 | 1883106 earnyermoney
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Isaiah 17 A Prophecy Against Damascus

 1 A prophecy against Damascus:

   “See, Damascus will no longer be a city
   but will become a heap of ruins.
2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted
   and left to flocks, which will lie down,
   with no one to make them afraid.
3 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
   and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
   like the glory of the Israelites,”
            declares the LORD Almighty.

 4 “In that day the glory of Jacob will fade;
   the fat of his body will waste away.
5 It will be as when reapers harvest the standing grain,
   gathering the grain in their arms—
as when someone gleans heads of grain
   in the Valley of Rephaim.


Middle East kinetic action coming to TV screens near you.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 13:36 | 1883273 clawfoot tub
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Not just Damascus

Isaiah 24

1 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste,
      Distorts its surface
      And scatters abroad its inhabitants.
       2 And it shall be:
      As with the people, so with the priest;
      As with the servant, so with his master;
      As with the maid, so with her mistress;
      As with the buyer, so with the seller;
      As with the lender, so with the borrower;
      As with the creditor, so with the debtor.
       3 The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered,
      For the LORD has spoken this word.
       4 The earth mourns and fades away,
      The world languishes and fades away;
      The haughty people of the earth languish.
       5 The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants,
      Because they have transgressed the laws,
      Changed the ordinance,
      Broken the everlasting covenant.
       6 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth,
      And those who dwell in it are desolate.
      Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned,
      And few men are left.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:03 | 1883372 vato poco
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Mmmmmehhh....gotta be careful about relying on biblical prophecy too much. I remember reading Hal Lindsay's 'The Late Great Planet Earth' when I was a kid. Written in 1970, Lindsay used a plethora of bible verse & prophecy - mostly in Daniel, Ezekiel, & Revelations - to make a case that the (re)founding of Israel would be the start of the doomsday clock "within one generation". Within that "one generation" - which Lindsay, giving himself plenty of wriggle room, pegged at 40 years (LOL) - we'd see the rebuilding of the temple; Jesus' comeback tour - based on Daniel 24:32-34 - ; and, of course, the Rapture.

The book's cover suggested the '70's would be the decade of The AntiChrist. Sorry, I don't care HOW much you might hate disco or inbred peckerwood morons, John Travolta & Jimmy Carter don't qualify. Along with a Russian invasion of Israel, and all sorts of other crap that - you know - never happened. He also said the '80's could well be mankind's last decade on earth - a seemingly safe enough wild-ass guess in 1970. To give the guy his due, he DID call for a unified Europe. But he also said it would be a "revival of the Roman Empire", and Italy just ain't doing so hot these days. I doubt their army could form a straight line, much less take Syria. But even being generous and calling him 'right' on that one makes him only about 1 for 10 - much worse than coin-flip random.

None of this has stopped him from cranking out more apocalayptic jive, as well as making his doomology a nice little cottage industry. Just sayin'.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:15 | 1883414 clawfoot tub
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I rely on nothing but my experience.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 15:11 | 1883681 Totentänzerlied
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"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded..."

Mark Twain - The War Prayer

As prescient today as the day it was written.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:31 | 1883467 bugs_
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Best wishes to the Syrian Kurds.

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 14:37 | 1883513 Random_Robert
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The Exploited: "Let's Start a War" -Combat Records, 1983.

Lets start a war said maggie {Thatcher} one day
With the unemployed masses we'll just do away
They won't mind, like sheep they'll go
They won't suss us, they'll never know
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
You fight for your country
You die for their gain
Death and destruction all around
Shops and houses are razed to the ground
Burnt out houses empty shells
Here on earth it's just a mortal hell
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
You fight for your country
You die for their gain
How they died no one will ever know
They said they would save us as deterrents they would be used
Except they brought destruction to an earth grows no food
No we are gone forever no tombs can hold your names
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
Lets start a war said maggie one day
You fight for your country
You die for their gain

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 01:32 | 1972879 Xmedia
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