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Israel Sends Two More Warships To Egyptian Border To Preempt Expected Militant Attack

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While it is unclear if geopolitical news, or expectations of imminent QE3 is what just drove WTI to $89, the update from AP that Israel has sent two warships to the border with Egypt will likely not help the oil deflation case. From the AP: "The Israeli military says it has sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil. Earlier this week, Israel's military ordered more troops to the border following intelligence reports of an impending attack. Israel's home front minister said Tuesday that militants from the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad are in Egypt's Sinai peninsula waiting to attack. Gunmen who infiltrated Israel through the porous Egyptian Sinai border killed eight Israelis earlier this month. The attack sparked calls to increase security on both sides of the frontier and created new tensions between Israel and Egypt. No changes in security alignments were observed on the Egyptian side of the border." And as the market now gyrates violently without any clear idea what to do until Thursday's ISM and Friday's NFP either seal the deal for QE3 or not, expect geopolitical headline risk to return with a vengeance.

As a reminder, here is the latest distribution of US naval assets as of August 24, courtesy of Stratfor. We doubt the status quo of just one aircraft carrier patroling the Gulf region will remain for long.


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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:20 | 1614991 buzzsaw99
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Rick Perry will be there later with his bible and six shooter.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:30 | 1615031 drink or die
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This imagery made me laugh.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:33 | 1615037 TheBillMan
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God, please let the man go.  Pleeeeze let him go.  He would really be doing the state of TX and the rest of the U.S. if he were to just leave the country and never come back.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:00 | 1615125 SheepDog-One
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HERE, HERE! Go to Israel where you belong Rick Perry, youve already TAKEN Israel citizenship so just go live there!

Just like the 81 congressclowns who went there 'on vacation' know what they REALLY went to Isrealhell for? To sign their CITIZENSHIP! Yes thats right, a fact.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:40 | 1615378 Max Hunter
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Sheepdog, you are obviously a racist, and you tone against our bestest friend ever is unnatural and unappreciated..

I did good.. I did good.. Right Abe??

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:25 | 1615578 Hugh G Rection
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Ahhhh..... Almost missed the sarcasm there Max.


We all know questioning AIPAC prostitution of our "representatives" is racist.  As is arresting "dancing Israelis" on 9/11, for merely documenting "the event."  The Jews are Gods chosen people, and we all need to blindly support them, as they continue to rape and pillage our formerly great Republic.


Did I do good too, Abe?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:26 | 1615581 Bastiat
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SheepDog, do you have any sources to document that?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 20:34 | 1617210 Bastiat
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I skimmed those and didn't see any reference to dual citizenship.  I don't understand why anyone with dual citizenship should be granted a security clearance--on the face of it.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:56 | 1616038 MFL8240
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Wish he were the President during such crises rather than the clown you put in office.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 20:29 | 1617190's picture

That's not clown makeup. Obama is really just Bush in black face.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 22:33 | 1617621 Newsboy
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"Dick" Perry.

I like that better.

Let's start calling my governor, James Richard Perry, "Dick Perry".

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:20 | 1614992 Sudden Debt
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I'm getting bored with the middle east.... can't we just Nuke it? PLEASE!!!!????!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE???!!!!!????



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:37 | 1615056 dwdollar
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I'm getting bored with DC.  Can we nuke it instead?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:45 | 1615090 Osmium
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Why not nuke both?  We have plenty.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 18:11 | 1616762 prole
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Belgium is boring the Hell out of me.......

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:20 | 1614995 Id fight Gandhi
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Fuck Israel

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:23 | 1615011 vast-dom
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Maybe, but i still don't want some Bedouin Jihadists with nukes, so I'll take Israel over them any day. 


And that is Ron Paul's most glaring misstep. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:29 | 1615027 john39
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Iran has no nukes.  There is no evidence to the contrary, none.  all fearmongering propaganda to help spark yet another war to benefit israel.  whenever there is trouble somewhere in the world, you can bet that the little shithole israel is right in the middle of it, looking for some fucking advantage or another, whatever the cost and no matter how many lies it takes.   enough already.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:31 | 1615032 lizzy36
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People like you make my job so much easier.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:43 | 1615078 snowball777
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AIPAC lobbyist?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:58 | 1615159 SheepDog-One
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Could be shes from the SPLC too.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1615949's picture

Nice one, snowball.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:03 | 1616324 John Rotten
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Ah, you must be doing some formal research on the truth then.  You're welcome.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:12 | 1616382 bankruptcylawyer
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this is why i can't take anti-semites to seriously . it's all blabber about how where-ever there is trouble with 7 billion people's lives on the planet, there are 10 million or so people at the center of it, 


it's always the jews and then the blacks or the this or that. youre the same people who put the japs in internment camps during wwII. 

it's good to be aware of this sentiment amongst people who claim to be freedom loving americans who want to end the fed. there are a lot people who want justice against the banks, but we know in our ranks to continuously watch out for the deeply disturbed, and deeply deluded racists. 

it is people like you, that are the reason the tea party is laughed at and that ron paul will never win. 


if ron paul took racism as a serious problem amongst his so called base, and then addressed it, his stance against the banks would be taken much more seriously. instead we are subjected to so called republican candidates who blather on about the deficit and the fed and who have no intention other than hiding how many millions of dollars they each take in campaign contributions  from each and every primary dealer on wall street. 

yes, israel will lie , jews lie, we're all bad people at the root of all evil.  why don't you consider going back to your liberal anti-semitic idiocy in which you can enjoy the inherent contradiction between the fact that you can actually positively effect the world with your behavior and the fact that your world view is filled with racist hatred that posits all action as the result of some cabal which renders you powerless to act . 

oh yea i forgot what that contradiction makes me feel like, i think it's called feeling like a bitch. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:13 | 1616383 bankruptcylawyer
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this is why i can't take anti-semites to seriously . it's all blabber about how where-ever there is trouble with 7 billion people's lives on the planet, there are 10 million or so people at the center of it, 


it's always the jews and then the blacks or the this or that. youre the same people who put the japs in internment camps during wwII. 

it's good to be aware of this sentiment amongst people who claim to be freedom loving americans who want to end the fed. there are a lot people who want justice against the banks, but we know in our ranks to continuously watch out for the deeply disturbed, and deeply deluded racists. 

it is people like you, that are the reason the tea party is laughed at and that ron paul will never win. 


if ron paul took racism as a serious problem amongst his so called base, and then addressed it, his stance against the banks would be taken much more seriously. instead we are subjected to so called republican candidates who blather on about the deficit and the fed and who have no intention other than hiding how many millions of dollars they each take in campaign contributions  from each and every primary dealer on wall street. 

yes, israel will lie , jews lie, we're all bad people at the root of all evil.  why don't you consider going back to your liberal anti-semitic idiocy in which you can enjoy the inherent contradiction between the fact that you can actually positively effect the world with your behavior and the fact that your world view is filled with racist hatred that posits all action as the result of some cabal which renders you powerless to act . 

oh yea i forgot what that contradiction makes me feel like, i think it's called feeling like a bitch. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:34 | 1615044 Baptiste Say
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Hey fuckface, remind me again, who is the only country to ever use a nuclear bomb against civillians? That's right. Your shithole part of the world is.


Besides, the only states with nuclear weapons are:

China, North Korea

UK, France, Russia


India, Pakistan



Not one arab state possesses nuclear weapons because unlike USA and the rest of the failed states you've armed they are not a bunch of violent savages. To quote our friend wanklord:


Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615073 LFMayor
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Keep fucking around and you just might hit the lotto too.  We're going to need something to focus on to prop up our current economic system, and kicking your starving ass up between your shoulderblades might just be it.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:59 | 1615163 Oh regional Indian
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bap, israel is a tool too. At least israelis are. So are americans. And indians. And the brits in their hey hey day.

The sun will set on us all, ultimately. Till then, the blame game, if any, points squarely at a hand unseen. 


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:59 | 1615165 SheepDog-One
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I agree the sooner it collapses and takes as many consumer monkees along with it as possible, the better.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1615596 jmc8888
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What a dumbass position you take.

First, Harry Truman was following his Queen's orders.  We didn't need to bomb Japan.


Besides, as horrible as it was, we were at war.  We just weren't the bigger man and beat them without using it.  The war was over at that point.  All we needed to do was blockade that island nation into submission.  Think the 1945 version of a medieval siege.

Blaming all americans for the above is pretty stupid.  Especially since the average american didn't know about it, until the first one dropped.


Second, there are more nukes out there than those with programs.  You do realize nukes have been given/sold to other countries right?  Now whether or not they are upkept into working condition is another story, but to say the only nukes in existence reside with their makers would be quite foolish indeed.  This goes with America and Russia.  I wouldn't be surprised if other countries beyond this did so as well.


Third, you choose the stupidest of quotes, that means absolutely nothing.  NOTHING.

While Americans have been lied to, and ANY HUMAN that is lied to, as a society, can be swayed to act against its own behalf.  The problem is, we're not following American ideals.  We're following monetary ideals.  Monetarism and Corporatism of today, come from our former mother country.  Imperialism is running the country, and America is once again a colony.

Also in that quote it says 'lives beyond their means'.  What the fuck does that mean?  You rail about the consequences of imperialism, but you use THEIR metric in describing it? Talk about the lost following the lost.  

Ever heard of the American Credit System and Glass-STeagall?  Oh that's right, you believe in some bullshit called monetarism, where there is a set thing FOR YOU, but never for the BANKS.  Living beyond our means.  What is that the measure of? Complete Bullshit.   So your quote of complete bullshit only hurts your 'case', and shows you to be at the very least as stupid as those you are bitching about.

Finally, instead of actually offering a true alternative (because you don't have just want better monetarism...which is like wanting better slave conditions...good luck with that) you say you want the US economy to collapse, thus initiating a NEW DARK AGE.  You're cheering on suffering? That makes you better than anyone?

YOU ARE THE ONE MANIPULATED IDIOT.  Just like my fellow AMERICANS.  Instead of figuring out the problem is MONETARISM...and how it foisted upon us FRAUDULENT DEBT, WARS, and a bunch of ivory tower bullshit, you just like to play the blame game, and get it wrong in the process. 

Talk about a fucktard.  Wake up.



American Credit System

America isn't run by Americans with American thought, it's run by Americans who are British Servants, using British economic and geopolitical dogma.


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:01 | 1616053 MFL8240
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Hey Baptiste Say scumbag, get the fuck out of here if you dont like it.  We have enough people that look like you sucking off the sytem.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:34 | 1615047 SeverinSlade
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Except Israel has a strong military and a large nuclear arsenal.  Remind me why exactly it's so vitally important for the US to back Israel?

If your concern is national security, don't you think backing the Zionist state of Israel is actually BAD for our national security (considering who currently hates the US and is fighting Israel)?

We've backed Israel for far too long.  What do you think will happen if Israel premptively attacks Iran in the event that the UN recognizes a Palestinian state?  Remind yourself who allies itself with Iran...That would be China and Russia.  So once again, is it in our national security to back Israel? 

Ron Paul has it right.  The US Constitution calls for a non-intervention foreign policy.  Had we stuck to the principals of the Constitution we would be in a much better situation today.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:44 | 1615083 SheepDog-One
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Let Isrealhell fend for themselves for once.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:43 | 1616444 bankruptcylawyer
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im a very Atypical rabid zionist . most of the traditional hawks out there do not understand the trap they are in. 


let me attempt to clarify. 


the U.S. imperial attempt at pushing military bases all  over the world , especially in the middle east in saudi arabia, iraq, afghanistan not something that JUST happened in 10 years, unfortunately it's not ONLY because of the bushes and the cheneys. the u.s. military has been expanding its tentacles since 1945!!! the fucking world war never ended. read your godamn history. russia is still distrusted. china, people even know the u.s. almost nuked china in a near war with taiwan erupting from a naval battle between china and taiwan in the late 40's? for fuck sake people...your military rules your country just as much as the banks. 

now that that's established, israel is simply a colonial outpost that the west carved out of former british territory. the british gave up most of their colonies. there was war in just about ALL of them after they left. with one shot, the british gave up a piece of shit worthless outpost called palestine ( my dad has a british palestine birth certificate from 1945) , and brokered a deal with the , french and germans and polish and greeks and other countries that had refuggee camps to transport over 300,000 jews to palestine/israel. thi s didn't happen slowly, it was a solution to the 'refugee' problem. yes, europe slaughter millions of jews alongst with other lucky victims of all ethnicities, sexualties, religions, etc.....but where would the jews go, surely they could not be allowed to come back to their previous homes in europe, homes that were simply stolen form them . towns of theirs which were burnt entirely to the ground. these refugees would become roving gypsies and poor beggars and criminals if something could not be found for them. something was, 2 birds with one stone. leave the crappy palestine behind, and send the rest of the jews there by having the western world use the united nations to declare a country there for european jewish victims of wwii and then let them simply fight or die trying. indeed this happened. both my grandfathers fought in 48.  

jews had NOTHING. they fought to create israel just to survive. the jordanians and syrians invaded israel , even going so far as to attempt to plan for its annexation by telling local arabs to uproot themselves during the war to stay out of the way ( this had major blowback as you can read about the syrian and jordanian massacres of palestians in the 70's and early 80's. ) with their backs to the mediterraenean, the jews held some ground. the battle for existance continued during a spate of wars which never ended until the lebanese conflict in the 80's. since then the nature of conflict has switched from national conflict to conflict with palestinians. a population that has not only burgeoned over decades but that also is rejected for citizenship not only by israel but by all the other arab nations surrounding them. 

population growth in israel has been explosive, there are over 100 times the number of people in modern day israel/occupied territories than there were in 1900. 


---------------------so now, what does this all mean? it means america's globalist military has cut deals with everyone. so it makes it complicated to disengage policy in the middle east suddenly without radically changing strategy to control the middle east. . HOWEVER, the essential problem is that the u.s. is broke. it will be FORCED to disengage or , in desperation , start a global world war iii. there is room in this equation to withdraw military financial support for israel and a host of other countries, while allowing for the status quo of friendly intelligence sharing and mutual collaboration. sure it would be great to leave iraq and afghanistan. but we've had friendly relations with saudi arabia for decades, our corporations work there. MANY americans work there. it is a huge part of the american economy . ( and part of the problem in my opinion ) but these relationships are not simply going to be severed. it's simply not going to happen without doing major damage to the energy outlook for america. so we can accept that there is going to be SOME level of engagement. but that we need to decrease the damaging policies put in place by bush and the neocons ( i'll admit many of whom are hawkish zionists who should have known better to go down this unsustainable path ) . 

israel should start learning to be less dependent on american cooperation. it is a land of 6 million jews surrounded by 300 million arabs and persians. ultimately it does not seem destined to survive. 

but understand, israel will not go down without a fight. and like every nation, the people of israel have a god given right to protect themselves. so does everyone else. there is a bit of darwinism here. and while, the rest of the world only gives a shit about how the conflict between israel and her neighbors will affect temporary oil prices, the strategic militaries of the west are clear that there will be far less oil if they relinquish their foothold in the middle east. there is nothing you can do to stop this locked in pattern, except support the attempt to create a superior generation of alternative energy sources and advanced synthetic fuels. 

if there is any nation technologically up to this challenge , and incentivized to find substitutes for strategically important oil sources, it is israel. and she is working very hard for herself and for the west to find the ultimate technological solution which will disempower those who sit on vast oil reserves ----russia , and the arabs. 

until then, this is the game folks. the west can abandon israel, or marginalize it, or it  can kill all the jews it wants like it did in world war ii, but the west, (jews included) are  still going to have to deal with the arabs to get our oil. 



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 17:12 | 1616619 optimator
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Israel will fight to the last -- American. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 17:41 | 1616694 Dan Watie
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Israeli PUSSIES!

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 08:08 | 1618322 7againstThebes
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The Arabs have never been unwilling to sell us their oil, except once.  The one time they refused is because of our support of Israel.

We receive nothing from Israel.  It is a huge drag on our resources.  We would have no problem with the Arabs were we to stop supporting Israel.  It is in the interest of the vast majority of Americans to treat Israel for what it is, an evil place that is willing to murder us, and subvert our institutions, in order to advance goals of territorial exapnsion and expulsion of the native population of Palestine.

In our relations with Isreal, we should never forget the one incident that defines that relastionship.  I refer to the attack on the Liberty.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:36 | 1615053 Id fight Gandhi
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Still don't care. Maybe they wouldn't be a problem if we didn't keep interfering in the ME and sending weapons and money to israel.

Stop watching MSM and talking heads and maybe you'll see things for what they really are.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:56 | 1615115 Popo
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Sending money to Israel is core to the petrodollar strategic initiative.  Most people forget that. 

The dollar is backed by one thing and one thing only:  Control of the world's oil supply.   Oil trades in dollars, and the second it doesn't -- the dollar collapses.

It is by no coincidence that the vast majority of America's military bases are clustered around the world's oil supplies.   It is also by no coincidence that our military proxy states are also in the region.  

Hussein announced in 2000 that he was going to sell oil in Euros.   Bang.   Got rid of him.

Libya announced in 2009 that they were going to establish a pan-African currency for trading oil.    Bang.  Got rid of that problem.

Iran has announced its intention to sell oil in Euros and Yuan.... and the clock is ticking.

The dollar for all intents and purposes is a derivative of the oil market.  And its relationship to the oil market is enforced by the military.

The militaries of Israel,  Kuwait,  Saudi Arabia,  Jordan and others are supplied and armed by the USA in order to protect the petrodollar status quo.

Anyone who says, "Fuck Israel" ... should follow it up with a "Fuck America" because it's all part of the petrodollar empire.   The whole fucked up region is a byproduct of American policy.  And American policy is dicated by energy consumption and very little else.   As long as oil continues to trade in dollars, the US couldn't give a crap about what goes on over there.  But the second anyone gets the bright idea to trade in another currency -- well that's when we roll in under whatever pretense is necessary.


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:58 | 1615158 Id fight Gandhi
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This is another Israel playing victim but assaulting, nothing oil about it.

Israel and the Jews can never do wrong. MSM tells me so.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:02 | 1615185 SeverinSlade
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This is only true is the US continues on with its imperialism.

You're essentially insisting that we continue on with Anglo-American imperialism because if we don't, we lose?

The entire world is one giant ponzi scheme.  Might as well end it on our terms and destroy the power of the financial oligarchy.  It's about time they suffer for their crimes against humanity.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:12 | 1615217 Popo
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Who's insisting anything?  I didn't advocate or criticize at all.  I simply stated the way it worked.

I don't live in the US.  And I have no USD.

Personally I couldn't really give a shit.  I'm just pointing out that miltary support for Israel isn't just the result of the Jewish lobby (although that is certainly a huge part of it).  The really serious money that flows into Israel is part of US strategic initiatives.  And US strategic initiatives in the Mideast are part and parcel of US energy policy, and have been for a very long time.

One only has to look at the TRILLIONS the US has spent in the region inclusively, to see that the US spends an *insane* amount of money to preserve its presence in the region. 

You don't really think we're supporting 'democracy' do you?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:12 | 1615234 SeverinSlade
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Thanks for clarifying.

Your analysis is 100 percent accurate by the way. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:35 | 1615359 ozziindaus
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Petro dollars certainly play a major role in keeping the USD liquid and pegged to something of some value. Despite it's fluctuations and volatility, the short term objective of US economic policy is to keep the USD DOWN for it’s not oil or Israel the US wishes to protect, but instead maintaining and strengthening the Chinese Industrial machine.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 18:23 | 1616800 bankruptcylawyer
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it amazes me how many people don't understand that you are laying the truth out there. 


israel is not the problem, it is america calling the godamn shots. you think israel can dictate shit to the world?

of course not, so what do the anti-zionist do, they simply take off their mask to show their anti-semitic faces and then explain how america of course is controlled by all the jews. and that jews are then running the show for israel. 


yea yea, mccarthyism worked well to blame all our problems on the russians too. there's always someone waiting with an ism to stir up hatred against some outside force responsible for all the problems. look in the damn mirror. it is our fault. americas fault. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:49 | 1615110 dwdollar
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No, it's Glen Beck's glaring misstep.  He's leading his followers down the wrong path siding with Israel.  Snubbing Israel is the one thing Obama has done right.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:59 | 1615164 Id fight Gandhi
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Obama hasn't snubbed them. He's wore the beanie several times.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:35 | 1616201 Christophe2
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Obama's 'snub' against Netanyahu was just acting.  Obama was meant to be a figure that would fool the Middle East and decent Americans into thinking that he is on the side of right, when in fact he is nothing more than a Zionist/NWO tool.  The man is pathetic - even more so than Bush was.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:53 | 1615128 SheepDog-One
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'Jihadists' LOL funny how theyre all mysteriously on CIA payrolls.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:55 | 1615137's picture

In the video linked below we see Arabs attacking a Turkish train with military and civilians on board. This is not terrorism because they are under the command of a British officer, Major T. E. Lawrence.

When Arabs attack an Israel bus full of soldiers and some civilians in a similar manner it is terrorism. Why? Just because, that's why.


Attack on Turkish Train

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:05 | 1615197 SeverinSlade
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But when Israel murders unarmed peaceful protestors its considered...what, exactly?

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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 17:48 | 1616714 Dan Watie
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Since the mother-fucker, zionist-controlled, main-PISS-stream media has a problem reporting all the facts....

Israel - Palestine: The Missing Headlines:

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:10 | 1615526 Shell Game
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And that is Ron Paul's most glaring misstep.

The sad irony, is that it is the neo-con's most dissapointing and glaring misstep..

You and your war-mongering ilk will deserve all of the unintended consequences your foreign policy brings.  Personally, I don't want any part of your fantasy utopia of world domination.

When will you cowards re-discover dangerous liberty?  When will you cowards ever see how often our history of interventionism has backfired. Ever? ..or, is it always someone elses fault?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:43 | 1615081 Popo
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Fuck religion.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:53 | 1615130 theotheri
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I am Israeli.  I find that offensive.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:56 | 1615145's picture

Oh, so you live in Palestine, eh?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:16 | 1615220 GoinFawr
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I am human. I find israeli 'foreign' policy offensive.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:07 | 1615520 Max Hunter
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You are obviously not conditioned as well as we had hoped you to be..


Abe Foxman

ps. expect to hear from us soon.. one of the alphabet soup organizations will be in contact..

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1615597 Hugh G Rection
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I'm not Israeli. I find Israel offensive.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:58 | 1615154 Leopold Stotch
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more like fuck you

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:58 | 1615155 Leopold Stotch
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more like fuck you

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:22 | 1615001 vast-dom
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this should get the pre-QE3 crash underway quite nicely.


//NO sarc/

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:57 | 1615148 SheepDog-One
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Well, so far all its done is send everything deep green. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:24 | 1615016 PY-129-20
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Well, well. September it was? We will see. I am not expecting the Israelis to sit back while Iran makes further developments. This wasn't the case with Iraq and Syria. Both got attacked by Israel. But Iran will be quite a different nut.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615069 vast-dom
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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:24 | 1615018 Dr. Engali
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First the space shuttle now this


What a miserable nation we've become.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:54 | 1615133 SheepDog-One
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The ISS has something following it, or something fell off of it or whatever but Ive been watching the video feeds and its truly bizarre.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:11 | 1615805 pods
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We can just dig out the old Apollo rockets. They got us to the moon right?  Should be a piece of cake to shoot some MREs into LEO.



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:38 | 1615971's picture

No need for Saturn boosters, Mercury Atlas can achieve orbital flight.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 20:39 | 1617201 greenbear
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America will be held in utter derision when she loses her dominance, and the truth can finally be spoken by her well-earned enemies: we've never been to the moon; the moon landing is a giant hoax. 

Amerika is the mind-control capital of the world. (Rocket technology wasn't the only area of Nazi expertise imported to the US post WWII via proj. paperclip.)



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:25 | 1615023 YesWeKahn
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All crisis will be resolved by war. This is human nature.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:39 | 1615061 passwordis
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 War in not human nature.

  It's Government nature or more accurately special interest's nature or more specifically corporation's nature or more importantly the financiers of the world's nature.   War has never been human in nature.


“Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”


 Hermann Goering quotes

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:44 | 1615085 LFMayor
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There are some neighborhoods in Philly, Chicago and East St Louis that I think you should visit and apply your and Fat Hermann's theory.

Food is subsidized.  Housing is subsidized.  No one has to work, even entertainment is subsidized, all in the name of making things fair. 

And they slaughter each other like no other animal on earth.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:03 | 1615161 passwordis
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   Who subsidizes the food, housing and entertainment of these people?  Who created the world these people live in? The answer is Government. 

This is not war. This is social and economic engineering and it creates poor angry people but this is not war.

  What we know as war is a corporate invention designed to protect corporate interests.




Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:04 | 1615178's picture

Government regulations which make drugs illegal increase the prices of those drugs. Selling those drugs is one of the few ways to make good coin in depressed areas. If drugs were legal they'd be cheap and shooting rival dealers would no longer be cost effective.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:41 | 1615383 Almost Solvent
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Don't see the shootouts over booze anymore since they made it legal again . . .

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1615772 karzai_luver
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yes and the LFmayor of the world love it that way.


It let's them score cheap taking points while allowing the fear card to be played so as to keep the elite security force and bankster cocksuckers feasting on the blood money.


yes, if the ghetto of Amerika didn't exist they would have to be built.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, who built them in the first place?


Lfmayor and crew, the true criminals of the world.


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:57 | 1616569 Bicycle Repairman
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The drugs, Bentleys and hot black babes are definitely NOT subsidized.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:29 | 1615026 bob_dabolina
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So another normal day in the middle east. 

Who gives a shit? Guess people need to talk about soommmmething.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:33 | 1615349's picture

Guess you need to talk about nuthin'.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:32 | 1615034 sheeple2012
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How can they afford warships if they need $3b handout from US every year just to "survive"?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:05 | 1615196 PY-129-20
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Their submarine is sponsored almost completely by us (Germany). As a compensation for Holocaust.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:19 | 1615263 Oh regional Indian
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Ugh! Nothing else to say.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:39 | 1615977's picture

Their submarine is sponsored almost completely by us (Germany)


Are they assembling a Wolf Blitzer pack?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:20 | 1616416 Smiley
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Please don't help them build any big ovens if they ask.

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 02:12 | 1618095 bid the soldier...
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They had a deal with Germany to get 3 subs. They got 2 and after Dubai Germany cancelled the 3rd. That's about the time, Uri Brodsky, the Mossad spy, was arrested at the Polish border with Germany. He's out on bail in Germany and Israel will do anything to get him back home.

Maybe if Israel agrees to a 65 year statute of limitations on war reparations something can be done.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:06 | 1615782 karzai_luver
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You would think at least some people would realize we are supporting a socialist country over there.


When BB came in and wanted to force some of them off the gvt rolls and to work a normal job they took to the streets like some common hobo.


Welfare for Israel, yet it never comes up.



Wed, 08/31/2011 - 02:03 | 1618082 bid the soldier...
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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:33 | 1615039 greyghost
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time to move along from the libya front, nothing to see there now. al-qaeda is now in control of tripoli. oh, don't we all just love an arab spring. lets all go back to egypt and the muslim brotherhood and what they are up can't believe i got an update from stratfor about libya and not one word about al-qaeda....shhh don't want to wake anyone...shhh.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:48 | 1615043 passwordis
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Poor little Israhell,  Always the victim, Just protecting themselves from the evil Arab states. Minding their own business. Receiving billions of dollars from American tax payers, possessing more nuclear weapons than anyone else in the world outside of the US and China.

 Israhell needs our support and money in order to continue to kill rock throwing Palestinian children.  "All hail Israhell"!



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:07 | 1615788 karzai_luver
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yes, how LONG do they get to play the race card anyway?


I thought we were in a post racial era, seems they never got the message.



Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:40 | 1615063 americanspirit
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Meanwhile, on Israel's northern border, "Assad may opt for war to escape Russian, Arab, European ultimatums" - today's lead story at

Seems that the Russkies are just about to endorse a Libya-style war against Assad the Terrible, with the Turks taking a chunk out of the north and the Saudi's and Gulf States mercenaries taking a chunk out of the south. Assad's only option at that point - launch all-out war against Israel, with Iran's firm backing.

Juicy stuff! (Oh, and I ask again, whatever happened to those tons of nerve gas canisters 'liberated' from Libya just before NATO arrived on the ground and last seen heading east?)


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:07 | 1615210's picture

"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." -- Donald Rumsfeld on non-existant WMD.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:40 | 1615065 TradingJoe
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Meanwhile in the US of Absurdistan we just turned...GREEN :))))

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:45 | 1615093 SheepDog-One
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Further proving absolutely NO need for any QE at all.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:17 | 1615255's picture




It's not easy being green.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:40 | 1615066 bill1102inf
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Thats right folks, the USA is the only country with the BALLS to use nuclear weapons on civilians before.  And let this be a warning to all, we WILL DO IT AGAIN, we WILL support any ally that does and at the end of the day, WE, WILL WIN.  

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:09 | 1615795 karzai_luver
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and by winning I assume you mean end up living in caves by candlelight as you nuke half the oil in the world.


Clowns like you need to be put down.




Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:40 | 1615067 israhole
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Why doesn't Israel just do what it always does, and use American taxpayers and troops to fight their battles?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:49 | 1615111 Id fight Gandhi
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Yeah some poor kid from bubblefuck Midwest gets to come home in a box to fight some battle that has nothing to do with the security of the USA.

Oh did congress get back from their Israel field trip yet?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:03 | 1615505 Max Hunter
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Why doesn't Israel just do what it always does

Patience my friend.. The will, they are simply taking steps to put us in a position to where we have no choice in the matter..

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615068 SeverinSlade
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So I guess a huge miss in consumer confidence, creating an insolvnent TBTF Greek bank, and Israel mobilizing its navy is bullish for stocks.

We are seriously living in bizarro world.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615070 SheepDog-One
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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615071 z123
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those israelis are funny people, they occupy gaza and then find out that occupation is costing them a lot so they withdraw from gaza and ask the egyptians to protect them from palestinians coming from gaza !!, go protect yourself isreal and occupy gaza again, it is that simple.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:41 | 1615072 pettolicious
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Meanwhile, the algo meltup continues. WTF?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:44 | 1615088 snowball777
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The wall of worry has been replaced with the wall of stupid.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:47 | 1615100 SheepDog-One
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Today is proof there is absolutely no need at all for any QE just like yesterday where terrible economic data sends stocks soaring.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:52 | 1615117 Id fight Gandhi
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Yeah qe3, no jobs higher prices. But they're transitory, they'll all crash the moment qe3 ends. Ben was right. Meantime fed expands it's balance sheet nation debt swells.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:47 | 1615098 Hannibal
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I thought the war mongers were still on vacation till after labor day vacations.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:23 | 1615293's picture

Lust never sleeps.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:47 | 1615099 Stanley Lord
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Thank you Zero Hedge posters!!!

On Friday afternoon somebody here posted that the winds were only 50 mph and not to believe the media.

I was following local media like a fool and not checking legit web sites, anyway I am still without power but did not needless panic thanks to getting my news at ZH instead on MSM.

Thanks to all here.





Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:43 | 1615395 Almost Solvent
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Dude, at my place there was NO WIND!




P.S. - I live under a rock in TX

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:56 | 1615144 summer1975
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the real deal is whats happening in syria. Asad already murdered some 12000 of his own people and each week its getting worse

turkey and the the saudies are about to step in and form some kind of buffer zone in the southern and northern borders of the poor country, next step will be direct military operations against Asad and his regime.

chances are high that in this scanario Asad will try to save his neck in one last effort to turn attention away from him using the old arab trick of turning against Israel. he will probably use his hezzbolla ally and his hamas puppets as well

this could end up in a full scale war, Israeli cities will be attacked with thousands of missiles and it will respond with rage. expect oil to jump 20% at least, and gold to explode

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:21 | 1615564 passwordis
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Considering who is behind the movement  for regime change in Syria as well as the channels through which we receive information , I am highly suspect of what actually took place, who did the killing and how many casualties there were.

 I remember the, now completely discredited, charge that Saddam killed his own people as well.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 21:07 | 1617310 phyuckyiu
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If I was Assad, and I saw what happened to everyone else, I would definitely use the SAMSON OPTION. Maybe if the aggressors died for a change they would think twice.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:57 | 1615152 theotheri
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I didn't realize Zero Hedge was such an anti-semitic place. It is truly a sad display of ignorance and hate.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:09 | 1615189 Id fight Gandhi
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Anyone disagree with whatever a Jew or israel wants is automatically anti semitic?

Fuck off.

I'm tired of the same old anti-Semite racist card being pulled out anytime someone doesn't believe and follow everything they say and want.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:20 | 1615275 SeverinSlade
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Nothing but a psych-warfare tactic.  Same tactic is used against anyone that speaks out against the Teleprompter. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1615551 Shell Game
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'Truth is treason in the empire of lies.'

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1615611 SheepDog-One
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Right, if you dare to disagree with anything Isrealhole or a Jew does, youre immediately the worst of the worst racists and 'anti semitic'...sorry but no ones buying that anymore its all played out.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:08 | 1615214 Internet Tough Guy
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Now you see why Tyler keeps his real name off this blog. It attracts the dregs of white power movements, KKK dropouts, and conspiracy freaks.

This neighborhood has really gone down hill and most of the good posters left.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:13 | 1615237 Id fight Gandhi
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I have no connection to white power or kkk, I doubt anyone here does either. I just don't agree with what Israel wants and don't and their agenda being pushed on the USA. I don't want another bullshit war either.

But to say that makes you a hater.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:16 | 1615248 Internet Tough Guy
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Do you get whipped into an eye-rolling frenzy by foreign aid to, oh, say Egypt? Or any number of other places?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:20 | 1615268's picture

Why wouldn't one object to having one's money stolen by the government in order to smooth over foreign relations for the assistance of big business and the military empire?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:21 | 1615282 Internet Tough Guy
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That's my point, genius. Read my comment again, maybe you will get it.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:25 | 1615302's picture

If you agree with me then why the attitude?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:30 | 1615332 Internet Tough Guy
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I don't agree with you. I was trying to show the other guy that he is an inconsistent racist.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:33 | 1615346 GoinFawr
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Not necessarily, quit projecting yourself.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:37 | 1615363's picture

You said it.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:36 | 1615364 Internet Tough Guy
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How badly do you want some attention? Maybe if you said something meaningful I would reply.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:40 | 1615379 GoinFawr
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You did reply.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:42 | 1615390 Internet Tough Guy
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Touche. You definitely aren't 'goin far'. lulz

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:43 | 1615394 PaperBugsBurn
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Fuck the dirty, drug trafficking zionists! (notice I didn't say joos but most joos are zionists anyways)  and fuck youuuuuuuuuuuu


I've got a great pic of uncle scam saying, "I'm Isntreal's bitch.... and so are you!"




read Dope Inc.  the book that drove Kissinger crazy to understand these dirty scumbags

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:53 | 1615273 GoinFawr
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"Do you get whipped into an eye-rolling frenzy by foreign aid to, oh, say Egypt? Or any number of other places?"

'Yes' wastes your strawmen.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:14 | 1615825 karzai_luver
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if he wasn't such a tough guy he would go look at the Israeli statements on others and see some real true hatred spewed by the masters of the art.


It's all written down , just never gets the light of day in the controlled press here.

Isreal refined the art of terror and it should be no surprise if it is now used everywhere.


They taught their art well.


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:44 | 1615998's picture

I break your camera, don't take picture!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:44 | 1615399 Id fight Gandhi
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Sure do. But at last check places like Haiti and eqypt don't disproportionately control the government of the USA. They don't send 20% of our congress (who supposedly represent the USA people) to have a summer field trip.

Jews control just about all of the MSM. Social networks, search engines, movies.

Give me one other search engine query that results in an "apology for offensive results" other than the word "Jew."

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1615549 Shell Game
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Yes, Internet Pussy, I have a problem w/ that foreign aid too.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:50 | 1615366 GoinFawr
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Now you see why Tyler keeps his real name off this blog. It attracts the dregs of AIPAC schills, unconditional Israeli lovers, and establishment plants.

This neighbourhood has really gone down hill and most of the good posters left because of the likes of ITG.

Actually, I kid. A quality speakeasy like ZH is hard to come by, so I can take the good with the bad; especially when the bad are such soft targets like ITG.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:11 | 1615227's picture

Yeah, it's not like lots of ZH folks are big fans of Mises or Rothbard or Rand or Schiff, etc. Bunch of haters!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:19 | 1615262 SeverinSlade
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There's a big difference between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism.

If being anti-Zionist were the same as being anti-Semetic, then why are there so many jews that are AGAINST Zionism?

Do your research before you make baseless and ignorant statements.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:20 | 1615270 Internet Tough Guy
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Let me guess; half your friends are jews against zionism. And the other half are black. lulz

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:25 | 1615300 SeverinSlade
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Actually a Jewish friend of mine is actually responsible for helping me understand the difference between the two.  I've found that most Jews that understand history actually oppose Israel.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:27 | 1615317 Internet Tough Guy
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Ever watch that Dave Chappelle bit where he is in the KKK? He pretty much nails guys like you. Hilarious bit.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:31 | 1615334's picture

Your cognitive skills do not appear to be especially well developed.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:35 | 1615354 Internet Tough Guy
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lulz. Don't blame me if you can't keep up. I think your coonskin cap is too tight; it's squeezing your brain.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:39 | 1615376's picture

If you see me sitting on the bench enjoying a cold one it's not because I couldn't keep up but rather that I finished the race hours ahead of you, Mr. Pokey.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:45 | 1615408 PaperBugsBurn
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dude, don't feed the zionista, drug trafficking, juden fetzen scum

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!