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Iran Update: Six (Or Eight) UK Embassy Staff Taken Hostage: Iran Contra Redux?

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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:00 | 1924957 TruthInSunshine
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The British are going to send in Jeremy Clarkston, Benny Hill and Mr. Bean to try and mount a rescue attempt.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:01 | 1924966 achmachat
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I've seen that movie... I think it was called Johnny English.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:03 | 1924984 redcorona
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Someone tell the Tram lady.  THAT is how you deal with unwanted immigrants.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:07 | 1924993 Pladizow
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CIA Assets at work?

America needs an excuse to spread freedom, democracy and liberate the Iranian people (AKA: Oil)!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:18 | 1925079 CPL
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Not CIA. Blackwater/XE.  CIA/FBI/NSA/DHS was crushed by the private contractors, thought everyone got the memo six years ago.  Hell even the US Military has less to do with US military actions.


There a reason nobody is paying much attention to bouncing pension checks from the retired spooks, they have zero leverage geopolitically and the teeth were yanked out of all their heads and their lobby groups are ignored.  I personally thought that the King makers had some minerals at one point in time, but the cold war is over so now the four agencies are fighting for the scraps at the table and hoping to keep the lights on.


Things are not as they traditionally would be seen.  Think price by project.  Not departments enforcing US influence.  Ever wonder why Mexico is a mess and south America couldn't give a shit about northern gringos?  No teeth.  And TPTB knows it.



Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:38 | 1925208 end da fed
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:45 | 1925232 hedgeless_horseman
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Cardigans, solar panels,
and peace in the Middle East, bitchezzz!!!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:48 | 1925263 nonclaim
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In the campaign we were promised the black Kennedy. And we got the Carter?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:05 | 1925286 hedgeless_horseman
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Welcome Black Carter?  Sounds like a sitcom.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:53 | 1925290 GeneMarchbanks
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Carter as in the character played by Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movie trilogy. Classic Hollywood. Yep, that Carter.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:50 | 1925274 TruthInSunshine
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You need to put a headshot of John Corzine hiding out begind the bookcase (rumor has it he's on the lam, sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom at night).

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:50 | 1925275 GeneMarchbanks
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The moonbats fell for it. Enjoy, 'Merikans, at least for another 11 months or so.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:40 | 1925221 goldfish1
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pop on to ZH, get jerked back to the real world.

thanks for the post.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:41 | 1925224 g speed
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You may have a point as far as offshore corp. ops. goes, however the gang of four is doing well here at home (in the USA). Drug price support effort doing nicely (war on drugs) --lots of new SS teams springing up (FED private police). Plenty of kickback and payoff in FEMA construction projects, and the privatization of the prison system is going well.  And don't forget the threats, intimidation, propaganda and lies departments of these well established groups----  

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:34 | 1925537 CPL
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They created the framework to do what the US needed to get onto the stage and become a power.  But like so many other historical references regarding secret service agencies they are typically the first to be culled in a soft coup.


I know it's not discussed, but the CIA and FBI are in bad shape financially, DHS hasn't been funded properly ever, NSA, well, they are a weirdness all to themselves.  but all three share the same issues all govie agencies suffer from 80% of the people in the agencies are useless as admin, support or ops staff, yet the 20% that actually do the work are carrying the incompetent staff.


We'll see the mass layoffs coming and that 20% of useful and effective civil service vaporised. Mainly if you are doing your job in the government, it means you aren't covering your back.  If you do not internally subscribe to the Silos and Taskforce crap and you are NOT deployed, might as well quit.  But in this case, they'll be shit canned.


I would be very worried if I were working in the four departments over 22 years.  Means super annuation hasn't happened on the pension and it's easier for a department to turf the employee than keep them for the full 35 year tenure.  Saves billions if not trillions over the long term.


April 1st in both DC and Ottawa will be very interesting.  I understand a 30% employee reduction is being suggested for all departments in both the US and Canada.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 12:13 | 1925755 RoadKill
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Good - they are over funded anyway. FBI should do domestic investigations. CIA should do international operations. NSA and DHS can be scrapped. We don't need to pay 100,000 overweight union retards to pat us down at airports.

And let's HOPE we get a 30% cut in military head count too. Close out the wars. Consolidate all foreign bases into 5 regional HQs and bring all the coldest troops home from Germany, Japan and Korea. We don't need to pay for this shit. Take military spending per GDP to Euro levels and let them pay for their own protection.

And if you want to give me an orgasim, let's extend the 30% headcount cut to ALL federal employees. Cut pay 10% and benefits 50%. Decertify the unions. Anyone that doesn't like it can walk. That'll fix our deficit pretty quick if we privatize and seclude SS, Medicare/Medicaid, Highway Trust Fund, Amtrak, Post Office and everything else that SHOULD be handled by private companies.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:35 | 1926462 unnamed enemy
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i don't see how the owners will benefit from any of this.


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 15:42 | 1926881 sullymandias
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Not CIA. Blackwater/XE.

Really? It feels like IRAN to me. A counterstrike to us sabotaging their missile base.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 20:11 | 1928028 Tompooz
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..and on the same day Israeli security company Magal Security Systems pops by 67%..

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:18 | 1925088 dwdollar
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There are MANY institutions, industries, and people which benefit from perpetual war.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:22 | 1925112 Momauguin Joe
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The ultimate question one must ask: Who stands to benefit?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:34 | 1925184 Pladizow
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The entire US population!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:05 | 1925352 Carlyle Groupie
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Avid response comrade. Once all the Muzzies are dead the US will be safe, right Alice?

Good luck with that. Next up; TSA check-points at every cross street.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 12:16 | 1925772 Abitdodgie
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If they put check-points on the streets then it is time to practice long distance groupings on them .

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:53 | 1925293 JoBob
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Maybe it was Iranian protesters without CIA help! SOmetimes things are just what they appear to be.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:05 | 1924997 achmachat
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and she's already a meme? hehe

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:07 | 1925012 caerus
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ollie north is on it

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:14 | 1925053 a growing concern
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They should send in Richard Hammond in the Marauder.  Here's a testosterone fix to get everyone's Tuesday going right:



Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:17 | 1925080 slaughterer
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Brent is flat on this news.  

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:03 | 1925983 CPL
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Brent is other people's oil with a 10% fee.  WTI is where you get the number from.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:28 | 1925149 rbg81
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These folks will be held hostage until the first Iranian nuke (and delivery system) is ready to go.  Its all about making sure no more sabotague occurs till then.

And no relation to "Iran Contra".  Geeze.....

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:41 | 1925229 aleph0
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Could we send Tony Blair as well please ?


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:46 | 1925256 azzhatter
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Send Nigel Farage

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:00 | 1924959 misterc
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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:12 | 1925044 Carlyle Groupie
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Quick, someone at the PentiCON lose $4.8 Trillion US fiatcons.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:14 | 1925058 CORNGUY
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Fuck that.     Nuke 'em

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:15 | 1925066 CORNGUY
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Maybe we will get lucky and they will retaliate by Nukin DC

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:01 | 1924964 unky
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Is this the tipping point to start a war?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 12:11 | 1925313 Libertarian777
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It's the same old same old. Exactly what Ron Paul's been saying. Economic sanctions don't hurt the regime, it hurts the little guy in the street. All the ruling elites in Iran need to do is then demonise the west and let their sheeple do their dirty work. With all the war mongering the west has been doing the average Iranian probably supports the bomb and this embassy action. Blowback bitchezzz.


Note, its the sheeple on BOTH sides that does the dirty work. Iranian sheeple protest and take over an embassy, US and UK sheeple sign up for the 'serving your country' BS and invade Iran. Who dies? SHEEPLE.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:36 | 1925544 CPL
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It's been planned for two years.  Nice big nuke fight.  Don't need spooks for a nuke fight.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:01 | 1924965 lizzy36
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Obama's presidency really is a redux of Jimmy Carters. 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:02 | 1924971 fasTTcar
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Damn lizzy, you beat me too it.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:04 | 1924987 GeneMarchbanks
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UK = the new Israel.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:27 | 1925051 Carlyle Groupie
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You didn't see the marriage of the jewess to the prince?

A Jewish King And Queen Of England?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:16 | 1925399 john39
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dig a little deeper into windsor family history, the prince married one of his own.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:24 | 1925057 hedgeless_horseman
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Except I believe Israel's real GDP growth is still positive.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the UK will be 0.9% in 2011 and 0.7% in 2012.

Pick any number for inflation, and this spells more recession/depression/stagflation.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:35 | 1925185 SheepDog-One
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The Pope owns 65% of Israel property.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:40 | 1925213 GeneMarchbanks
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Are you insinuating an Israeli property bubble?

Cause I'm ready to short.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:07 | 1925323 nonclaim
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The Queen of England owns a good size of the country and she's also head of the Anglicans. What's your point?

Hmm... on the other hand the royal family is no longer prohibited from marrying Catholics... I think we can brew a good conspiracy here :)

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