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Merkel Goes For The Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction (But Mostly Suicide) Option

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As Merkel ends her speech to the Bundestag on her way out to the Euro Summit, here are the main rhetorical conclusions:


But none of that compares to what just was the use of the nuclear mutual assured destruction option, to wit

  • Merkel: No one should take another 50 years of peace in Europe for Granted (per DJ)

And scene: Hank Paulson would be so proud


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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:57 | 1811502 Irish66
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navels?? outward or inward

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:03 | 1811525 TrafficNotHere
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I am seeing little signs here and there which points to both Germany and France working towards the reintroduction of the deutshe marc (and probably the franc). I think they are buying for time, playing the markets / politics to get the euro as high as possible and then will convert over. At this point, they have to realize the euro is doomed and the best hope is to get out first and to heck with the rest.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:05 | 1811535 DarkAgeAhead
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My uneducated guess is that Germany's best option is to be the first to bail.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:03 | 1811697 Comay Mierda
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All she needs say - "If you dont bailout Greece, I will show you my tits!"

she will get all the money she needs

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:18 | 1811952 Gavrikon
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Eye bleach!!!  For God sake's, I need EYE BLEACH!!!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:06 | 1811917 Max Hunter
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"My uneducated guess is that Germany's best option is to be the first to bail."

The first one out of the pool gets a spot in the Taxi home..

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:36 | 1811616 Overflow-admin
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Namely point could be this conference that was held in the EU parliament on october 12th.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:44 | 1811648 bernorange
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Unfortunately, it seems the Eurozone has been pimping the idea of centralized global economic management for so long now that I can't help but wonder if the crisis won't be used to finally effect that NWO end goal. The recent announcements by Brazil and China that they are willing to fund bailouts through the IMF makes me wonder if the BRICs are making a move for more control of the IMF.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:12 | 1811552 Pool Shark
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Now, where's my bailout money?...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:40 | 1811804 Bartanist
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The "navel of the world" is an odd term that was used in antiquity to mean a portion of the Middle East. It translated exatly from the Sumerian. One wonders where AnGela heard this term and how it came for her to use it. Today, at least in America we might use the term "heart of the world", rather than navel.

So, maybe I missed something. Which country in Europe has a motivation to go to war with its neighbors and has the capability of raising a sufficient army?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:50 | 1812120 ElvisDog
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None of them do. This isn't August 1914 with millions of young men ready to go and detailed battle plans waiting in the wings. The whole "there might be war in Europe" is just another in a long list of scare tactics so TPTB get their way.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:57 | 1811504 qussl3
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Her neighbours have nukes, she doesnt.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:05 | 1811533 DaBernank
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Not that europeans would nuke the only population willing to actually work but Germany could be nuclear capable inside of 6 months.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:13 | 1811557 qussl3
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True, but it is still a big stick the french can swing if necessary.

That something like this is even part of any sane discussion is doubly disturbing.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:37 | 1811607 PY-129-20
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There are around 10-20 (Süddeutsche Zeitung says 2005: around 150 nukes; but as far as I know Ramstein has no nukes anymore.) in Germany. But they are owned by the US military (of course). Cold war relict. Just saying...

Germans don't like nukes or anything radioactive. You know, environmental issues - nobody wants to see a glowing Bratwurst or a glowing Bavarian (Yikes!). ;)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:34 | 1811615 DaBernank
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There is a strong undercurrent of nationalism in everything here. The EU projekt could have worked as long as everything was perfect but as soon as "Ludwig" is called upon to genuinely sacrifice for the good of "Francois" or "Demetrios" or vice-versa, the thing was bound to start falling apart. Look at Finland, a brand-new strong nationalist party came from nowhere and is now a major force in parliament there, this will happen everywhere in Europe at the next election cycle. It will be an interesting next few years.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:22 | 1811970 Gavrikon
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Ludwig MIGHT be willing to sacrifice for Demetrios if Demetrios is also sacrificing.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:53 | 1811667 Al Gorerhythm
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There's nothing sane about these psychopaths. They will have covered every base, allowing for their history and who pulls the strings.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:00 | 1811890 Hobbleknee
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Seems like you're all forgetting the US has a bigger military in Europe than Europe does.  Europe, especially Germany, can't do anything without Obama's permission.



Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:00 | 1811891 Calmyourself
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Ha, six months..  Dirty bombs deliverable in 6 hours..  Full blown nuke packages in 60 hours.  Germans are pacifist fools but not technological fools.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:01 | 1811895 Instant Wealth
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I think, three days would be closer to reality.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:58 | 1811506 Bloodgroove
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What could possibly go wrong?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:17 | 1811566 Gene Parmesan
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These people are out of their minds if they think that this is the path to 50 peaceful years. They'll see soon enough.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:43 | 1811637 j0nx
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The Brits are the only Euro country that even remotely still has the stomach for war in the trenches. Can you imagine the rest of pussified Europe running around the fields with rifles and rolling in the mud? Puhleeze. What spine those guys had was evaporated away with western materialism. The muslims, the chinese and the russians are the only ones who have the stomach for down and dirty warfare these days. Americans don't really have the stomach for it anymore either after 10 years of straight war but we can and will still hand out some ass kickings when/if they become necessary. The europeans countries? Not so much. They've been relying on America to be their police daddy for the past 50 years. We'll see what happens when big daddy tells them to stand up to the bully on their own for a change. You know it and I know it so don't even bother arguing with me about it.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:40 | 1811803 english serf
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J0NX is right, the germans would only fight if there was a direct threat to their borders. Unlike us brits who will cheerfully bomb countries for a laugh, and when it comes to boots on the ground, just send a scottish regiment, give em a bottle of scotch each and tell em its a friday night and watch em go!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:07 | 1812204 Gene Parmesan
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My point is that you don't need formal geneva convention-compliant warfare to derail the hope for "another 50 years" of peace in Europe. Violent uprisings were big in 2011 and are likely to continue and grow in the coming months and years. The insane fiscal policies being espoused aren't going to do a damn thing to avoid or mitigate that.

And the reality of the situation is that the individual citizens usually don't get a say in whether or not their country puts on their uniforms and marches off to fight. Boogeymen are created or magnified, nationalistic pride is tapped, and boys and men are enlisted to go off and fight the boys and men on the other side who have been fed a similar line.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:02 | 1811898 Hobbleknee
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For real.  All the Euros I know practilly wet themselves if you even talk about guns.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:05 | 1811909 Calmyourself
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Some Americans hove no stomach for total war.  You need to exit a city to figure out the real taste for war.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:33 | 1812360 Bring the Gold
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What a stupidly Anglo-centric point of view. Just because the French and Germans haven't been overtly imperial for any number of years doesn't mean that 5 to 10% of their male population wouldn't IMMEDIATELY be willing to crack heads open. They still have testosterone coursing through their veins. I promise the germans would be militarily dominant within 6 months. Look at how fat and lazy the average American or Brit is, now compare that to their special forces guys. By comparison the German population is in vastly better shape and in Germany especially there is plenty of anger simmering RIGHT below the surface. I hardly think there is any chance of a real war happening, but under duress I promise that the absolute HEART of global warfare for 500 years (Europe) would pick that back up like riding a bi-cycle. You guys are just Anglo-centric morons.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:59 | 1812529 Bring the Gold
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LOL, at the anglo-centric historical revisionist tard who gave me a thumbs down but didn't reply because they have no fact based retort.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:59 | 1811507 HD
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Yea like the Germans would ever start a war...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:13 | 1811558 Ethics Gradient
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Yea like the Germans would ever win a war...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:37 | 1811623 DaBernank
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They won the economic war of the last 20 years, here they are, reunified and the manufacturing powerhouse of quality goods for the world.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:58 | 1811683 Al Gorerhythm
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The only quality goods for the world....... considering that the world class manufacturing industries have been gifted to that Most-Favored-Nationed, China.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:36 | 1811792 Ethics Gradient
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Sorry, but that's garbage. There are plenty of quality manufacturers around the world. The issue most have is the consumers are more comfortable throwing pennies at disposable extruded plastic goods from China (as an example) than they are on spending more on a milled alloy equivalent from America, France, Germany, the UK or even Argentina.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:49 | 1811831 BarryG
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Germany just got the big juicy contracts. China just makes the throw-away crap.

Of course, German quality is a sales pitch. Nothing more. A pitch some people have bought as reality. Ever owned a Merc built after 1996?? Shit. Totally fall apart. Bad design, poor quality plastics, V6 and V8 engines that fail consistently after 30k...

They get their big defence and transport contracts (Siemens etc) from Bribery and corruption. Not because they are better. That is what they want the world to believe. Uber Alles.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:27 | 1812324 molecool
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You are a racist German hating bastard. Go fick Dich!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:01 | 1812872 Rynak
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Considering, that his recent post track record indeed consists ONLY of germany bashing, i agree.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:27 | 1811771 Ethics Gradient
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By virtue of lumping themselves into a monetary union with a load of basket cases.

When your goods are 30% cheaper than they should be you can add some quality, be structurally inefficient and still make money.

Why do you think Frau Angel is getting jumpy?

They do have another advantage, I admit; they're born factory workers. They love structure and rules. Repetition is also fine.

Source? More than sufficient personal experience.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:03 | 1811899 moonstears
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DaBernank...And now these spoils of productivity must be distributed to save other failing Euroblock nations? Think from their point of view(the people, not the puppets).

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:53 | 1811673 PY-129-20
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Well, we lost and won in the past. Example: 1871 against France (and lost as HRR against Napoleon-France; does it matter? I mean, it's not like a soccer match.). But it might not be a good idea to fight against the whole world. Maybe we should focus on...oh wait.

Actually, you're right. We've become pacifist. Might have something to do with the country being in ruins, and millions of dead people, and the unforgivable crimes some (many) of our men commited. We thought maybe, just maybe it is a good idea to focus just on our economy. Well...that worked - did it?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:21 | 1811900 Rynak
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Well, it would have "worked" and have sounded impressive:

- If germany wouldn't be the one paying for its own sales

- If those fancy sales would benefit the population


Germany's economic power? Haha, all gov- and workforce-sponsored....

"In soviet germany, taxpayer and employee pays for work."

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:42 | 1812404 Bring the Gold
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Germans won plenty of wars, I love the complete divorce from historical accuracy Anglo-centric idiots have. Just because English speakers have "won" the past two great conflicts doesn't somehow negate CENTURIES of German and even French dominance in the field of combat.

Those great wars were won as much due to technology, resources and allies as much as for any other reason. Really the brits naval dominance in the 1600-1700's was what set the stage for WW I and WW II by dominating colonialization. If Germany had an American resources/industrial base equivalent as an ally they would have won.

Fuck, if they hadn't pissed off/threatened Stalin (or the bankers behind those two conflicts) they might very well have won. WW II was lost by Germany on the Eastern Front no matter how many times some English speaker puffs out their chest and declares otherwise.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:30 | 1812339 molecool
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Yeah, like the Americans would ever start a war,,,

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:59 | 1811508 Dick Darlington
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Auntie Angela is printing new D-marks behind the scenes and giving clear hints of Germany's withdrawal from the failed union even if it means a major military conflict.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:00 | 1811624 GeneMarchbanks
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I hope you're right because I think Guilt just won out. She thinks she's going to establish 50 years of peace with this, which is so batshit I have no speech. Speechless...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:58 | 1811862 spanish inquisition
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I will go full tin hat (Edit: full tin hat = FTH, hehe). The real money men told her, "Do whatever you have to to save the Euro, or a war will start in Europe that we can cover our losses".

Historically speaking, war does nothing for the economies involved. The main benefactor is the group that lends money to both sides.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:05 | 1812194 ElvisDog
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Just think that statement through and its goofy. You need an army and air force to fight a land war. How many active duty soldiers does any Euro country have any more? In Libya, the NATO planes were running out of ammo after only a few days. This supposed new Euro war would be the shortest, most comically absurd war in history. If they were really serious about it, there would be a long period of rearmanent, remilitarization like you saw in the 1930's.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:45 | 1812453 Bring the Gold
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Maybe the Money Masters told Germany behind the scenes that the US and UK would start a war in Europe if they didn't do what they were told. Suddenly mr. tinfoil and the whole money masters thing, given their historical base(s), makes a lot more sense...don't it.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:56 | 1812511 spanish inquisition
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Good point. Then where? Because if the Euro fails, war will be used to inflate banker balance sheets and they are not hard to start. Any EU country that prints their own money will be labeled the "rogue" state. Otherwise they will need to get more creative.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 06:59 | 1811509 Mae Kadoodie
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Berlin is a jelly doughnut.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:06 | 1811541 DaBernank
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"ask not what your jelly doughnut can do for you..."

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:12 | 1811554 cossack55
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If an enemy bomber reaches the Ruhr, you may call me Meier."

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:00 | 1811510 Fips_OnTheSpot
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That translation about 50-yrs peace is wrong - or at least misleading

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:02 | 1811519 Quintus
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And the correct translation is.....?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:05 | 1811532 Zgangsta
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That they have to work for the next 50 years of peace;  it won't happen automatically.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:09 | 1811546 Fips_OnTheSpot
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She just said "Europe so far experienced 50 years of peace, freedom and wealth." - nothing like "or else" or mentioning the 9trn debts

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:14 | 1811559 Quintus
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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:00 | 1811511 barroter
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Out there, I swore I heard a faint "Deutchland uber alles..."

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:14 | 1811560 cossack55
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Start worrying if you detect the faint drums of the Horst Wessel.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:05 | 1811913 Dugald
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Nah! just a dying echo from the past.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:00 | 1811514 achmachat
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So you're not allowed to say "bomb" on a plane but threatening with war is ok?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:15 | 1811563 cossack55
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a. They don't have the TSA perverts

b. She/it was not at the Luftplatz yet.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:01 | 1811516 Quintus
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You know a Eurocrat is in trouble when they have to turn to "But if we don't do this there will be WAR!  CHAOS!  MURDER!, so we have no choice you see".

In extremis, this preposterous argument is always trotted out.  I wonder if the current, largely War-guilt-free, generation of Germans will continue to buy this BS?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:29 | 1811597 schadenfreude
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All this bs talk about war in Europe demonstrates that Americans have no clue about Europe.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:39 | 1811630 Overflow-admin
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All this bs demonstrates that history loves to rhym, i.e. Paulson and his martial law calls in 2008. Clueless.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:40 | 1811632 Peter K
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Or maybe it's just that the Germans don't know their history?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:35 | 1812374 molecool
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At least we know how to find other countries on a map before sending troops - LOL

You can call us anything you want but economically, despite all odds and reparation payments, we are still and continue to br eating your lunch. And our country isn't broke and in utter disrepair.

Maybe you guys should visit once in a while to experience a functioning society. If you think Nazi when thinking of Gemany in 2011 then you just do not have a fucking clue.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:55 | 1811661 Ranger4564
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All this dismissive talk about war in Europe demonstrates that Europeans have no clue about American love for money and her complicity in the plans of the global financiers.  Honestly, this is a dog and pony show but I think we're all fucked, not just Europe.  The real war is in the Middle East, then globally, not just in Europe.  The next target is Syria, and then Iran. 

In the march towards Iran, you will start to see China, Russia, India, South America, and the Middle East, Turkey / Iraq / Afghanistan included, side with Iran, all part of the global financiers East - black pieces.  You will see North America, Europe, and Antartica side on the other side, the global financiers West - white pieces.  There is no real opposition to the globalists, they own all of the governments, the only opposition is humanity against the financiers and so far, they're not putting up any opposition. 

Get ready, this is going to be one hell of a turnout.  Billions of people will rise up against the power elite who are playing only a chess game with the world... and the billions will finally put an end to this top down dickhead system.  That, or we end up nuked with the survivors in a feudal state of indentured servitude.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:39 | 1811801 Ralph Spoilsport
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We have always been at war with ... Antarctica? WTF?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:49 | 1812472 Bring the Gold
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Those Emperor Penguin legions and Ring Seal team units are very frightening to our sardine allies...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:05 | 1812895 Ranger4564
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A little humor within the otherwise sober comment.  :)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:17 | 1812960 tickhound
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Let's examine your post in detail.

1st up...

Nepalese Gurkha vs Canadian Mounty

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:35 | 1812033 Gavrikon
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Sounds just like Jerk Biden saying that we'll have more rapes if O's "jobs" plan isn't approved.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:03 | 1811517 HamyWanger
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Conventional wars are dead since Project Manhattan.

Doomers and and silverbug libertarians will have to find something else to fuel their dreams of collapse... 

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:03 | 1811526 Bloodgroove
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Tell that to the 100,000 or so U.S. troops that have died since World War II.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:08 | 1811544 HamyWanger
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Vietnam, Iraq, etc, weren't conventional wars. Just guerrillas. 

You can't say something is a war when 

(1) You're fighting the population itself and not well-defined institutions

(2) You have orders forbidding you to exterminate the problematic population. 

Afghanistan is the best example : it's not a war. Just a peace-keeping mission designed to protect special interests, and set to last eternally unless the President says it's over. 

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:21 | 1811573 Ethics Gradient
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I don't totally disagree with your sentiments - just the facts. The Iraqi army was just that; an army. Not a very good one, but an army nevertheless.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:01 | 1811690 css1971
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Interesting philosophical point.

Can it be called war when only half of the participants call it so? The guerrilla fighters certainly call it war.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:03 | 1811699 Al Gorerhythm
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What? No goddamned icecream in the canteen?! This is total fuckin war!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:09 | 1811923 Calmyourself
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Fine Hamy we will not see a repeat of Kursk... Great, lots of wars and no set piece battles, happy?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:04 | 1811527 baten
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Tell that to Korea, Vietnan, Iraq, Afganistan etc...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:02 | 1811521 slaughterer
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Somebody should re-do "The Bunker" scene with Merkel playing the lead role. 

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:03 | 1811522 DavidAKZ
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The people need to go to prison.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:03 | 1811523 topcallingtroll
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Oh my god if the loss of a few members of the euro monetary system and bank failures from greek haircuts are going to cause war, then by qll means give the bankers everything they want and subsidize the greeks permanently.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:04 | 1811528 GerritB
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Well welcome to WO4, after a deep depression in the EU another Hitler wakes up in France and wants to go after the gold in zwitserland...


Why not?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:21 | 1811571 mjk0259
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Doubtful France could beat Switzerland unless they nuke them heavily with neutron bombs. Even then,they would probably do it in a way that the radiation drifted back onto their own army.


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:42 | 1811639 Overflow-admin
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unless they nuke all the mountains that have hundreds (if not thousands) of kilometers of tunnels where the swiss army hides...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:00 | 1811686 mvsjcl
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...dug, undoubtedly, using the pick and shovel accouterments on the Swiss army knife.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:18 | 1811950 Rynak
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Little known infobit:

Swiss in terms of infantry doesn't really have a standing army. What it has, is a trained male population, with an assault rifle and ammunition stored at home (yes!), ready to be mobilized when needed.

So, the swiss population is actually more heavily armed, than the US population.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:42 | 1811809 BarryG
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Switzerland is the only nation with enough Nuclear shelters to cover the whole population.

So France would fail.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:05 | 1811530 Milton Waddams
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Oh, those crazy banksters and their silly wars...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:05 | 1811534 DogSlime
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Fuck it.  Go nuclear.  Go nuclear right now.  Call her bluff and put a Trident warhead up her arse.

Where are they at right now?  Brussells?  Start the job by planting a 10MT airburst right on top of them.  With them out of the way, there might be a chance for a sensible conclusion to this endless bullshit.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:11 | 1811929 Calmyourself
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Biggest bomb in the US arsenal is now the B82 1.2MT, but I suppose it would do the job..

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:06 | 1811536 Zgangsta
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But did she mention anything about the Jews?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:23 | 1811583 AngryGerman
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what jews? there are none in germany (anymore)

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:52 | 1811668 DogSlime
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Bloody hell.  The last couple of days, it seems like more and more people are determined to make everything a "Jews" issue.


Is this a financial blog site or the fucking Wansee Conference?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:55 | 1811858 Bartanist
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Hmmmc... how typical. One half-comment and it gets jumped on. Typical. The trolls are everywhere.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:08 | 1811916 DogSlime
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I wasn't jumping on the comment - my observation was about a trend that seems to be taking place in the fight club section recently.  No troll intended.  I wasn't particularly remarking on the half-comment I responded to.  For all I know, the guy I responded to might have been kidding.

Some folk sure as hell aren't, though, and there's a whiff of Goebbels around here recently.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:55 | 1812510 Bring the Gold
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Agreed and plenty of racism against folks with melanin in their skin as well. I always prefer to call out individuals responsible rather than folks who you know share a racial or religious trait with the criminals and damn them equally. It strikes me as hilarious that the moral equivalent is to blame a 1 month old in 1944 Germany for the crimes of the High Command, yet magically we rarely see that kind of wide brush painting sent against English speakers who have alot more historical blood on their hands. Can you really blame an English boy today for the Victorian genocide in India? No of course not, likewise I don't blame some 2 year old jewish girl for the crimes of Blankfein, or some black boy of 4 for the crimes of Obama. I guess I'm just crazy like that.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:08 | 1811545 jcaz
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LOL- Germans being German.....   Obama and Timmy will immediately fire up the printing presses on that note,  pusses to any threat....

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:12 | 1811553 BigInJapan
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Google the words "German military fat" and think as to whether anyone should fear THIS Germany NOW.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:25 | 1811589 mjk0259
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The populations of the close by countries are just as fat and more disorganized. The roads are a lot better than in WWII. Germany could still win. Unlikely US or Russia would get involved this time.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:21 | 1811574 lolmao500
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Merkel: No one should take another 50 years of peace in Europe for Granted

What a cunt. There's no war in Europe becuase of NATO, not the EU.


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:37 | 1811621 Peter K
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Exactlly. The reason for peace in Euroland over the last 50 years is Nato, and the American troop presence in Germany.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:21 | 1811576 hourglass86
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The Rise of the Fourth Reich! Well done Europe! You allowed those Nazis do whatever the fuck they want again! 

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:32 | 1811609 schadenfreude
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You are an ignorant ass

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:22 | 1811577 ArkansasAngie
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So does this mean that the current crop of despots ... aka politicians ... won't go down without a fight?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:23 | 1811584 1835jackson
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They are all a bunch of fucking cowards. It's like they all fear something what was it Woodrow Wilson said oh yeah..."A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible".

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:13 | 1811714 Al Gorerhythm
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And that included him, the miserable motherfucker.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:25 | 1811588 lolmao500
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I hope that the FN is elected in France in April. That would fuck over all the euro shills in Europe.

The FN is against the euro and the EU as a whole. They would withdraw.


GO FN!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:27 | 1811594 AngryGerman
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wow, french nazis. they'll probably join with the germans to form new frangermany...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:25 | 1811590 AngryGerman
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there won't be any war. germans are just reducing military right now.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:28 | 1811595 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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She is doing a Prescott Bush and a slick Willy. The Elite dictate shit is coming and Merkel wants to get aboard the ark

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:30 | 1811600 The Axe
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That statement gave The Bernanke a hard on....

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:33 | 1811612 Overflow-admin
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Let's go for some martial law in the EU! Wait... that's not applicable, EU is not federated.


Just waiting for november 5th, Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot commemoration aka Operation Cashback.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:36 | 1811613 virgilcaine
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Merkel grows a cocknballz time, discloses she is really a Male. The panstsuit wardrobe were a clue.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:34 | 1811614 Peter K
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This selective reading of history is beginning to rub me the wrong way. The reason for the last war was a transfer union, namely the Treaty of Versaille. And it is this transfer union that broke the back of the German economy. Now what is being proposed is a process that leads to the same instrument, i.e. a tranfer union that will "repeat history". And that repeat of history...  

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:38 | 1811622 xcehn
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Merkel is Sarko's poodle and they are both puppets for the banksters.  The strategy is to scare the public into believing that the bailouts are necessary.  The same ploy was used in the US to justify the obscene bailouts.  Unless you scare people shitless, you can't get away with this sort of wholesale looting of the taxpayers.  Nothing is beter than THAT something.  Therefore, Euroland must disband and the banksters must sink.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:59 | 1811886 Bartanist
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The banking elitists really have to be laughing at the perverted parasitic idiot sociopaths that they have been able to install as the head of most of the Western countries. I mean seriously ... what a joke!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:43 | 1811643 love
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The Euro will not fail yet ... Germany will withdraw ... but Euro will remain until all debt paid on highly inflated currency then fiscal union with Germany rejoining ... HQ frankfurt... London finished... uk will print at par with euro possibly 80% or more devaluation ... imho ... forth reich is here.    just sayin

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:43 | 1811645 dcb
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yeah and the fastest way to wr is to keep forcing the people to bail out the banking class!! these leaders need to be removed.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:45 | 1811652 Ham of Love
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anyone know the timetable for today's meeting?

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:46 | 1811653 shortus cynicus
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No one should take another 50 years of peace in Europe for Granted

Is is a definition of financial terrorismus? 

Or is she trying to definitivelly destroy and forget part of europeran culture:


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:54 | 1811675 love
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Did it ever occur to anyone that the French were not cowards and thought to themselves we are not fighting another rich mans war... leave that to the British and American fools who think were all in this together ... funny to hear old guys in the UK say "if it wasn't for me you'd be speaking German" when the Germans arent speaking english, Who won the war? the Germans were able to buld their industry and pay back their debt 5 to 1 on the dollar 3 to 1 on the pound and they kept their Nazi gold in Switzerland.


We are all blinded by nationalism when it is just another tool to devide and rule, all of the royal families in Europe are still in charge and related you only needed to look at the UK royal wedding this year to see who supports who they are not devided.


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:58 | 1811681 Scalaris
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 "World War 3 motherf*cker, I thought you knew"

Lucius Septimius Severus


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:58 | 1811682 ZeroPoint
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Holy shit. Did Iron Bitch just make a war threat?


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:01 | 1811689 tim73
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Beware Amerikaner...Germans are not killing Jews, they are now HIRING THEM! :) Victory is ensured.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:03 | 1811698 css1971
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She's gonna print! ECB Helicopters imminent!!!


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:21 | 1811747 supermaxedout
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Some good news: Already now nearly 20% of Germanys energy consumption is renewable energy. Trend is fast accelerating. Lots of new and highly innovative projects are kicked of in these days. It is expected, that Germany can export energy in 25 years from now.

And this is all while the US and UK are still fighting yesterdays wars.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:15 | 1811943 Calmyourself
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Without links stats, I call bullshit on your windmills herr gore..

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:31 | 1811781 YesWeKahn
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The market likes war, it is going up.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:38 | 1811800 Darth Sidious
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actually 66 years of peace, but whose counting

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:46 | 1811821 jhm
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When reading several comments here one get's that strange impression that our friends across the ocean still live in bygone times.

Does anyone here care to check back what the Chancellouress really said? Is anyone willing to get over that archaic nazi-bullshit and look at the present?

Or is it just too convenient, too fitting to make it easy for yourselves and your prejudices and bend the words for that they fit into a certain antiquated view of Germany, a view, mind i say that has less than nothing to do with the reality of the year 2011 in this country?!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:51 | 1811845 PulauHantu29
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Print, Baby, Print!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 08:51 | 1811846 BarryG
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German courts have just ruled that you can't criticise Germany on the internet!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:46 | 1812073 Rynak
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Actually, that article is highly misleading. The courts didn't rule that one may not criticize germany.... instead, it ruled that anyone making illegal statements, on a german language website (instead of on a german website (location!)), can be sued.

While i despise how german legislation and courts have made a power- and surveilance grap on the net, criticizing germany is not illegal (yet!).

What that court decision does instead, is enabling german courts to censor any websites in german language across the planet, if they contain statements that are illegal under german law.

In case it still isn't clear yet what the court did:

Previously, servers located in germany, of course fell under german law.

Now instead, any server no matter where it is located on the globe, falls under german law, if it serves content in german language.

Ridiculous and despisable? Yes, but the linked article is hyperbole regardless.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:14 | 1811941 bugs_
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50 years of peace was brought to europe and imposed from the outside.

it looks like the solution to europe's fiscal crisis may also have to be imposed from the outside as they cannot do heavy lifting together.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 11:47 | 1812797 jhm
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What exactly is it in that anglo-american tunnel vision that prevents people realizing the obvious?



Wed, 10/26/2011 - 14:21 | 1813532 jmc8888
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Of course war is under the radar.  Helmut Kohl was threatened with war by France if it DID NOT join the EURO and still reunified with the east.

Mitterand, what a monetary dumbfuck, not to mention lunatic.

This is the one time Merkel is right, Europe has no guarantee of peace.

Of course, without Glass-Steagall there will be hell on Earth.  

We don't need fucktard monetarism of ANY 'school' of non-thought.


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