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Oil Spikes As Netanyahu Threatens Iran

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The first on-the-record comments, regarding the bombing in Bulgaria, from Israel's Netanyahu are not the most politically correct. His ire with the world's ignorance of Iran's terrorist-fostering position is very clear as are his threats and promises for retribution. Not good. And sure enough, WTI crude is spiking on this news to $91.75 (18% higher than its EU-Summit lows) back to 2-mointh highs. Via Bloomberg,

  • *NETANYAHU THANKS BULGARIA FOR AID TO VICTIMS OF TERROR ATTACK
  • *ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU SAYS IRAN, HEZBOLLAH CARRY OUT GLOBAL TERROR
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS ATTACKS WERE PLANNED IN INDIA, THAILAND
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS HEZBOLLAH ACTED AT BEHEST OF IRAN
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS TOO DANGEROUS TO LET IRAN HAVE NUCLEAR ARMS
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS ISRAEL WILL PURSUE, PUNISH TERRORISTS WITH FORCE
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS WORLD MUST RECOGNIZE IRAN AS TERROR THREAT

Meanwhile, as a reminder, a 4th carrier group is on its way to the Gulf...

 

and sure enough wholesale and retail gas prices are on the rise with their normal lag...

 

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Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:31 | 2631781 Randall Cabot
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:37 | 2631819 Azannoth
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to compensate for the sudden spike in (assisted) suicides in the Army?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:46 | 2631857 BaBaBouy
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WAR This... WAR That...

 

Who the Feck is this Yahoo guy anyway???

AND, Abbama needs a good WAR right about now to Rah-Rah his way back INTO the WhiteHouse and all those Hip Parties he throws for his wife...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:50 | 2631912 The They
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Der Juden Reich

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:04 | 2631981 hedgeless_horseman
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JUST RELEASED:

Still image from the Bulgarian airport bus suicide bomber's pre-recorded video...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:08 | 2632016 TruthInSunshine
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Phukkin' Carrot Top!!!!!!!

 

 

BB Net is trying to shake up the U.S. elections.  He figures gas above $4 and maybe $5 again will do the job, bitchez.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:20 | 2632997 CompassionateFascist
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Isramerica is by many orders of magnitude the world's #1 terrorist. IranWar 43 days and counting.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:16 | 2632070 Id fight Gandhi
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Yup, definitely looks iranian.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:20 | 2632102 battle axe
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hedgless_horseman: That was great, thank you...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:34 | 2632172 azzhatter
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Shaun White has recently bought a lot Exxon/Mobil futures

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:13 | 2632005 Oh regional Indian
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The Drums of the Iran War are too loud. Too much yelling and screaming to "Watch this hand, watch this hand", including this latest obscenity.

Where can the long arm of ZATO reach from the ME?

ori

/war-inc/

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:49 | 2632223 Randall Cabot
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Not a word about Netanyahu threatening Iran from crypto-jew supremacist Alex "The Clown" Jones' infowar site including his top 20 headline stories!!!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:10 | 2632039 Bicycle Repairman
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High gas prices don't help Obama.  Is someone trying to squeeze someone's nuts?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:38 | 2632188 Spastica Rex
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I think that's a 10-4.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:41 | 2632195 Benjamin Glutton
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It is our opinion that this is a valid news story.  We believe the attack on Clinton is related to the current political upheaval in Israel, an attempt to kill Clinton, blame Iran and take the focus off the domestic political meltdown.

We also feel the bus attack in Bulgaria, killing 6 Israeli citizens is highly suspect for the same reasons as well.

Israeli radio broke the story Sunday night, midnight, but never mentioned it again.  This has been confirmed by sources inside Israel

The real story as we have been able to learn is this;  About 16 hours ago, Secretary Clintons convoy, traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was attacked.  There would have been a minimum of 3 to 5 vehicles, with Clinton probably traveling in a bulletproofed Chevy Tahoe or Israel built Toyota Land Cruiser.

This follows the story earlier of an attack on a bus loaded with Israeli tourists that exploded in Bulgaria.  Six were killed.  Netanyahu said he would respond by attacking Iran.  It is our opinion that this was a Mossad “false flag” operation much as was the Clinton assassination attempt.  Bulgarian security services are trained by the Mossad.  There are dozens of Mossad agents operating in Bulgaria which still has in place massive Soviet era security services that follow all tourists and check on every “overnight” guest in Bulgaria.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/07/18/breakingunconfirmed-sec-clinton-assassination-attempt-in-israel/

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:19 | 2632990 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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I think Vlad might be slightly appeased as well with a in boost oil price.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:52 | 2632246 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Das ____ Reich

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:47 | 2632581 Pegasus Muse
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*NETANYAHU SAYS TOO DANGEROUS TO LET IRAN HAVE NUCLEAR ARMS

Others would say the same of Israel.  Netahyahu is a loose canon.   

http://www.vanunu.com/uscampaign/photos.html 

Why hasn't the US Government sanctioned/attacked Israel for its clandestine nuclear weapons program?

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:22 | 2633004 CompassionateFascist
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Because there is no "US" govt. There is ZOG.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:37 | 2633059 blunderdog
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Here are two ideas:

1) they vote with us on all the important UN stuff (pro-land mines, pro-chemical weapons, anti-women/children, etc)

2) they demonstrate the practices and policies required to control urban territory inhabited by a mostly hostile residential "civilian" (or terrorist?) population (like Detroit)

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:39 | 2631833 Ying-Yang
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Good catch Randall... the article goes on to say "More than 40 soldiers from Fort Lee are deploying to Kuwait and Afghanistan. Officials at the Army base near Petersburg say the soldiers from the 111th Quartermaster Company left Wednesday for an at least six-month deployment. The soldiers are part of one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units."

The kicker here is the location of Kuwait and that these troops are 1 of only 2 active units. Things are going to get out of hand quickly.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631858 Bindar Dundat
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And with Russia and China standing behind Iran: it is hard to predict where this will lead and howmuch damage  will be inflicted.

One thing for sure a lot of souls will meet their maker.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:49 | 2631906 zilverreiger
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strictly proverbially ofcourse, there is no maker

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:07 | 2632023 Votewithabullet
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30 thousand species on the same boat, fucking two of each of 3o thousand pissing and shitting species, golden tablets hidden in the ground only joe smith can translate? That nigger is a cunts hair from the button.There may not be a maker but there damn sure will be a devil.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:36 | 2632171 psychobilly
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30 thousand?  There are more than 30 thousand species of spiders.  Try millions.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:58 | 2632277 TPTB_r_TBTF
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hard for you?

"it is hard to predict where this will lead..."

 

Another Cold War, Cold War II. 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631843 MillionDollarBonus_
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Terrorism, foreign and domestic, simply will not be tolerated in the 21st century. Both president Barack H. Obama and William Milton Romney stand by Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to take a strong stance on Iran. Israel is not alone in this battle. Every patriotic American is committed to this fight and we will fight side by side with Israel until democracy and freedom is spread to every corner of the world.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:48 | 2631898 Divided States ...
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Netanyahu should shout the fuck up. Who the fuck he think he is.

People get killed everywhere everyday but no one gives a shit.

Now we get a bus full of israelis getting blown up and he starts pointing fingers and wants repercussion. What he want? America to do the dirty job for him and blow up Iran?

Contrary to Netanyahu's belief, the jews arent superior to everyone else so he should stop whining. This coming from the same guy who is OK with palestinians getting killed by israelis all the time.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:55 | 2631948 Max Hunter
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Just to add a thought.. How is it the Israeli's know so much about this? Almost as if they know enough IMMEDIATELY afterwards that one can only wonder if it was enough to prevent it..

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:29 | 2632080 DaveyJones
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yes, He's pulling a Rumsfeld.  Has anyone timed to the minute how long it took Net to blame Iran?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:17 | 2632715 Think for yourself
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In the confusion after the blast I'm sure it took a while to trace which is the bus that got blasted (what company it was, which bus number it was and who where scheduled to be on it). I've got a hitch that Net went public while that stuff was still being figured out on the ground.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:58 | 2631970 LivermoreJim
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You should be contacted to take part in the new TV show THE BRAIN DEAD -- along with the majority of Zerohedgers here.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:02 | 2631992 Robot Traders Mom
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You told me that you would help me with child support, Jim.

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:02 | 2631994 Robot Traders Mom
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Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:01 | 2631984 LongSoupLine
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I think we should audit Netanyahu's broker.  How many long oil calls did he scoop up in the past few days/week?

 

really...I'm serious.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:22 | 2632109 DaveyJones
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and why did the bus disptach center have false blips on its screen?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:23 | 2632435 madridisburning
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I am pretty sure that the Jews are superior to YOU.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:48 | 2631899 Aristophanes
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"Patriotic" to which country?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:17 | 2632076 MillionDollarBonus_
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Just because somebody appreciates the greatness of America, doesn't mean they cannot stand up Israel too. Let me guess, you're another wimpy libertarian who was even against America going after Sadam Hussein for 9/11? ... Disgraceful. As the world's greatest superpower, it is our duty to spread freedom to the rest of the world. The major concerns now are Iran and Syria, and I support full military interventions in both of these countries.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:22 | 2632106 fuu
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Funny or not you really are a dick.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:24 | 2632119 BigJim
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MDB... you're beautiful. Don't go changing.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:24 | 2632120 DaveyJones
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spreading is the right verb. it conjures up manure

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:44 | 2632205 kingslayer
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Then get out your checkbook to pay for it, then enlist.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:45 | 2632211 Overfed
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Subtle sarcasm is funny sarcasm.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:51 | 2631920 Abitdodgie
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MDB I am sure you will be running of to sign up for duty, don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out , by the way how are your Facebook shares working out , you could take them to the ME and use them as dressing for wounds. Also every country that we have spread Democracy to has ended up been a shit hole , why ? because Democracy DOES NOT WORK unless you are the 1%.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2631960 Max Hunter
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No.. he will want everyone else to sacrifice for the lies he subscribes to while he tries to profit from them..

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:23 | 2632116 battle axe
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MDB is just yanking your chains as always....

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:53 | 2632254 V in PA
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MBD comments (sarc or not) represent a very real mindset that exists in America. Attacking the comments is akin to attacking those who honestly believe that shit.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:26 | 2633249 battle axe
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lighten up. it is a joke, and these guys took the hook. 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:56 | 2631935 BaBaBouy
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Which Florida Retiremant Home are you posting from ???

 

Shit, yer gonna miss Bingo-Hour again...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:59 | 2631965 alien-IQ
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Apparently, one with padded walls.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2631962 LongSoupLine
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How's that hand-over-fist/all-in Facebook IPO buyfest working out for ya?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:59 | 2631976 t_kAyk
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Fuck you MDB.  This isn't some 'thank you Chairsatan for your eternal fiscal wisdom, blah blah blah' bullshit to poke fun at. 

When these sick, twisted blue-bloods start literally foaming at the mouth for mass sacrifices just so they can push their demented global agenda one step further, I'm not laughing.  When hard working folks across the globe are robbed of their ability to afford food, energy and general support for their loved ones, just because TPTB feel like playing chess today, I'm not laughing.

Shove your trolling up your ass. 

You want to fight these people?  Grab your gun, pack your shit and hop on the nearest transport to the ME.   

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:39 | 2632190 jjsilver
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This is another cia mossad false flag psyop.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:41 | 2659311 MeelionDollerBogus
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Terrorism, foreign and domestic, is the SOLE existence of the USA GOVERNMENT AND ISRAELI GOVERNMENT.

For terrorism to end the Pentagon must be shut down and Israel must be DISMANTED FOREVEVER.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:53 | 2631933 Stoploss
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The ponzi wars must continue.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:11 | 2632049 Bicycle Repairman
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Mortuary unit?  I think I'd rather be in the infantry.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:31 | 2631784 Flakmeister
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Rattle dem sabres....

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:34 | 2631801 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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A true samurai when faced with a ratling sabre would cut off his oponents head with one fell swoop.  What if the East decides it has had enough from the West and ends the economic warfare that has been raging for the last few years?  UST dump into dollars, followed by a dollar dump into commodities?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:48 | 2631897 Flakmeister
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Japan is an eunuch and China still needs export markets...

The dump will not occur anytime soon as the MAD doctrine is still in effect...

The wildcard will remain the House of Saud... hell old Abdullah has buried how many Crown Princes???

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:59 | 2631978 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I'm not saying it will happen soon.  I'm just sayin'.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:41 | 2632196 mick_richfield
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I think that a true samurai, when faced with an opponent who rattles a sabre, would continue drinking his tea.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:27 | 2631793 SoNH80
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THIS DAMNED WAR WITH IRAN WILL BE THE BANE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, no matter what the jingoists say.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:33 | 2631794 barkingbill
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netanyahu is a terror threat....

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:34 | 2631803 bigdumbnugly
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conclusions..........j

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:38 | 2631830 THX 1178
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Alllright ee cummings, that's enough...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:52 | 2631926 bigdumbnugly
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(a moon swims out of a cloud

a clock strikes midnight

a finger pulls a trigger

a bird flies into a mirror)

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09 | 2632329 THX 1178
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Anyone can see how fucked we are now

With up so rocketing many bombs down

JPM, Citi, BoA, Goldman

He Netanyahu'd his false flag and we know what he did.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:43 | 2632204 mick_richfield
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beautiful

poetry at zh

e e cummings

and

go

     ings

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631806 Dr. Engali
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Iran is a world threat?  Can anybody please tell me how many bases Iran has surrounding the U.S? I'm feeling a bit threatened

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:38 | 2631832 DaveyJones
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true but we are literally surrounded by belly dancers

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:41 | 2631847 alien-IQ
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first we need to free all the US congress critters Israel is holding hostage.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:51 | 2631922 TrulyStupid
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They are not hostages, they are employees

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:56 | 2631949 alien-IQ
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Technically speaking, many prisoners are "employees" also.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2631955 Tinky
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Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 200 years.

The U.S. and Israel, on the other hand...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:50 | 2632844 lightyear
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It would have been funny if it wans't tragic ... a tiny occupied territory for the past 60 years now called Israel threatens an ancient country of 70 million people.

What I don't understand is the repeated reference by Israel to this "all options on the table" .... what exactly does this mean? Do they mean they would use their nuclear weapons on Iran? Do they think they can really get away with it?

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:00 | 2633152 CompassionateFascist
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Yes.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2631963 Abitdodgie
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NO I belive Iran put its country in the middle of our bases just to piss us off, see they started it .I am sure nuttiyarhoo will be fine once he has killed a few hundred more in the west bank.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:43 | 2632200 DaveyJones
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more important, they recklessly placed their sovereignty right on top of our oil.

Selfish bastards.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:05 | 2632011 Acet
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Well, given that the Earth is round and assuming that Iran has bases defending their borders, one could from a topological point of view say that Iran's border forms the outside border of the American Hegemony and thus that Iran does in fact have the US surrounded by military basis.

Certainly I wouldn't put it past the US Congress or any of the Presidential candidates to use this kind of logic to justify sending more American soldiers to be killed, murdering a couple hundred thousand civilians and getting oil price to double or even triple.

Then again, they'll probably go for something simpler, like accusing Iran of supporting Terrorism and having Weapons of Mass Destruction, just like Iraq.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:29 | 2633030 AnAnonymous
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one could from a topological point of view say that Iran's border forms the outside border of the American Hegemony and thus that Iran does in fact have the US surrounded by military basis.

_____________________

Ah, borders, interior, exterior, very good, very US citizen.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:53 | 2633121 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ah, blobbing up insanitation and projecting it onto others. Very good, very AnAnonymously Chinese citizenismistic.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631807 orangedrinkandchips
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ok....are we not all adults here?

 

FIGHT and get it over with....CUT TO THE CHASE AND STOP PLAYING GAMES.....

 

get it over with already!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631809 LMAOLORI
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:46 | 2631884 LULZBank
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And Gold about to take a tumble?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:32 | 2632500 ParkAveFlasher
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If you can not control interest rates, if you can not call an "enormous, sloshing ocean of deposits used for gambling" a "bank", if you can not pick winners and losers arbitrarily by arranging their proximity to the printing press, then you can not hope to control prices.

Every balance sheet enumerated in a slanted currency is slanted, every transaction in the currency is suspect, and all prices are distorted. 

LONG LIVE GOLD.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631810 fuu
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Iran, Thailand, and India. Good luck with that little war.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:43 | 2631840 Azannoth
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They always seem to Know who where and how  did it 2h/2days after anything happens... I can't believe 2h or 2days can make such a difference, thus they had to know most of it before, question remains why did they let it happen?

This might explain why they got rid(officially) of Osama they want to enter an entirely new Theater of War, thus they needed to claim 'Mission Accomplished' in the old

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:59 | 2631975 fuu
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They know because they recruited him, trained him, armed him, and sent him on his way.

http://www.fbi.gov/washingtondc/press-releases/2012/virginia-man-accused-of-attempting-to-bomb-u.s.-capitol-in-suicide-attack

From earlier this year:

"The affidavit alleges that El Khalifi sought to be associated with an armed extremist group, and on Dec 1, 2011, he was introduced by a man he knew as “Hussien” to an individual named “Yusuf,” who was, in reality, an undercover law enforcement officer. Throughout December 2011 and January 2012, El Khalifi allegedly proposed to carry out a bombing attack. His proposed targets included a building that contained U.S. military offices, as well as a synagogue, U.S. Army generals, and a restaurant frequented by military officials.

During meetings with the undercover officer, El Khalifi allegedly handled an AK-47and indicated his desire to conduct an operation in which he would use a gun and kill people face-to-face. He also allegedly selected a restaurant in Washington, D.C., for a bombing attack; handled an explosive as an example of what could be used in the attack; conducted surveillance to determine the best place and time for the bombing and purchased materials as part of the planned operation.

On Jan. 7, 2012, “Hussien” informed El Khalifi that he was an al Qaeda operative. El Khalifi allegedly discussed the possibility that his planned bombing of the restaurant would be followed by a second attack against a military installation to be conducted by others who El Khalifi believed to be associated with al Qaeda. The affidavit alleges that El Khalifi understood that his attack on the restaurant would be part of an al Qaeda operation that would include both his restaurant bombing and the attack against a military installation."

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:01 | 2631988 Max Hunter
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The very first thing that crossed my mind. Jesus this world must be FULL of fucking morons for them to be able to get away with this shit..

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:44 | 2632826 Totentänzerlied
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This world is full of people who desperately want revenge against the US and Israel, and will try anything to get it.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631811 Id fight Gandhi
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Fu*k you israel

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:45 | 2631880 Azannoth
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If you could cast more than +1 vote this post would be +1^10 or more

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:51 | 2632235 mick_richfield
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grade inflation at ZH.

scientific notation wars.

not sure if this guy has more up or down votes -- can't see all the digits.

Sacrilege begs for mercy.

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:02 | 2632297 V in PA
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So it would be 1 or more?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:26 | 2632755 Think for yourself
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good catch!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:35 | 2631814 insanelysane
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The only thing that spared the economy in Q1 was a mild winter so sheeple didn't spend money on heating and the only thing that somewhat spared the economy in Q2 was lower (not low) fuel costs.  Spike the fuel costs and Q3 will be a problem but not too bad as sheeple enjoy the summer but Q4 could easily be negative even with holiday spending.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:36 | 2631816 Rainman
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Another oil spike getaway means goodbye Mr. Hope and Change .....this cloud has a silver lining.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:48 | 2631902 Id fight Gandhi
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And get what a wall street PhiloSemite with a jobless, shitty economy. A full world war is certain.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:36 | 2631818 overmedicatedun...
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energy independent USA nat gas coal n slope oil ect..nuke as well. that's the biggest help to peace in ME.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:13 | 2632373 CunnyFunt
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With AIPAC still roaming the halls of Congress, I'd beg to differ.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:38 | 2631828 alien-IQ
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Bibi is one seriously blood thirsty, Iran hating, trigger happy motherfucker.

somebody put a muzzle on that mutt.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:38 | 2631829 Cultural Capital
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Considering the amount of violence which has occurred over the years in Northern Mexico.  It is high time for the Chinese to build a military base in Tijuana, Mexico in-order to bring stability to the region. 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:44 | 2631873 Ying-Yang
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or Russian submarine pens just South of Cancun, manned and operated by the staff at Senor Frog's

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:38 | 2631834 MilleniumJane
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Malodorous.  The awake have had their Spidey senses alerted by this.  My sympathies and condolences to the latest victims of the global banker game.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:39 | 2631839 Rastamon
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FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !!  FALSE FLAG !! 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631845 NooooB
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Cue Nigerian hostage taking and bombing, and another Norwegian oil strike in three.... two.... one....

There's more than one way (OPEC) to rig a market... Notice how Iran isn't going crazy denying it.. They are the first to benefit from the price spike.

Isreal and Iran- warring all the way to the bank... I say Nuke em both.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:48 | 2632227 Sofa King Confused
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Really only one of them needs to be taken out

Clue: It's not Iran

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631849 Quinvarius
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The object of terrorism is to start a war.  A war is something Iran does not actually want.  But Israel does.  Now Israel is demanding a war.  What are the odds that Israel blew up that bus?  I'd say 50%.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:51 | 2631916 Azannoth
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The Timing is peculiar too, since Israel just got it's 4th Nuclear Capable sumbarine from Germany and a confirmation of the sale for 2 more, so Israel not only has the nukes it also now has independent means of delivery, but still a country the size of a postage stamp should not seek war but it does ... go figure

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:09 | 2632036 Quinvarius
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I think they correctly assume we will fight their war for them.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:19 | 2632094 DosZap
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I think they correctly assume we will fight their war for them.

I think you assume incorrectly, WE will fight for our interests only, under the guise fo helping others,just like Libya,and Iraq & Egypt.

NWO steadily at work.

I LOVE the smell of Democracy in all these places we have Liberated.Now taken over by demons 100x's worse.

And only thing keeping us out of Syria is Russia.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:30 | 2632148 battle axe
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We will fight a war if the huge refineries in Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf across from Iran are threaten. If those refineries go, then gas prices will go into the stratosphere...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:47 | 2632574 ParkAveFlasher
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Ultimately, it is in the interest of petroleum producers to spike prices.  What's not to say the US/Israel shouting into the mic like Mean Jean Okurland was holding it simply gives them cover? 

And out of nowhere comes Russia and China with a steel chair!  It's BEDLAM IN THE GARDEN!!!

Here's a question, are taxes on gasoline fixed or per cent in the largest consumer states?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:53 | 2631855 LULZBank
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Nobody is going to attack Iran. A war is being fomented between Pakistan and Iran, similar to Iran and Iraq war... Shia Vs Sunni conflict.

Lot of Shias being killed in Balochistan region, bordering Iran. When US and NATO leaves Afghanistan, the region will be pushed into war, like Cambodia and Vietnam episode. That seems to be the plan, lets see what happens.

Rest is just posturing and energy trading.

P.S. The military build up, is just to make sure nobody makes any rash move and protect PetroDollar hegemoney for a while longer.

Also, if the World financial system was to go belly up unexpectedly, have ready assistance to secure US interests by military force and also to evacuate troops.

Gentlemen we have a Global Mexican standoff, and nobody really wants to shoot for now.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:28 | 2632135 Jack Burton
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LULZBank, Indeed, you have hit upon an overlooked story. The USA since the middle of the Iraq war chose to side with Sunni against Shia and to foment war between the two. In Iraq, the USA was in a hopless battle against Sunni resistance. The USA used bombings to trigger a Sunni - Shia civil war in Iraq. This war was being won by Shia until the USA told Sunni that the US would help them in return for an end to resistance. This deal was fullfilled.

On to the present, the USA has used Sunni against Shia to further US geo-political interests. Thus Syria, Libya and so forth.

Anywhere the USA can further a Sunni - Shia battle it divides the Muslim world and allows divide and conquer. Much like the Romans did in Britain with the Cletic tribes. Your enemy should be made your friend and turned against another tribe instead of the ROman occupation. It worked, Rome held sway in Britain for 400 years!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:33 | 2632167 battle axe
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And later in History the same tactic allowed the British Empire to expand, they would use one tribe of people against another tribe, and after the dust settled, the only one standing were the British. PAX BRITANNIA.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:54 | 2632238 LULZBank
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Jack Burton: Sure and it goes a bit deeper that just military alliances.

There is also a theological aspect to it. For the past ten years or so, Sunni Scholars have been preaching plenty of Anti Shia hatred and some even call for using force and aggression agasinst them and also killing them.

Funded by none other than Saudis and Qataris etc. and also a lot of such decrees or "fatwas" come from there.

As if anyone would notice, lot of random killing of Shias going around that region to push Iran into taking some rash step. So far, its not working.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:53 | 2632250 graneros
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You are probably (hopefully) correct.  Let's just hope some asshole doesn't get trigger happy. If the balloon does go up... well we are in for a truly miserable time. (quite an understatement on my part)

 

 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631856 gorillaonyourback
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No disrespect to peacefull jews, but someone needs to step up and put a bullit in netanyaho head, bulgaria was a black opp

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631861 adr
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It is raining across 4 midwest states. That means corm can drop 20% right?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2631954 FieldingMellish
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Maybe soybeans but most corn is beyond help. See this @ around 2:30.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:43 | 2632203 azzhatter
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yep, we got 1.5 inches last night but way too late to help corn. Beans might be helped a little

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:55 | 2632263 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Most the grains in the U. S. are genetically modified anyway and not fit for human consumption!  Nearly 100% of U. S. corn is genetically modified.

Tuco

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:42 | 2631862 ObungaBoy
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This is a provocation!

Israel tries to ignite a war

why HEZBOLLAH would deliver an terrorist act and not take the responsibility

up to now no one took the responsibility for this terrorist act

This is operation of CIA and MOSAD – exactly the same provocation as 9/11

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:43 | 2631863 SDRII
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  • ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU SAYS IRAN, HEZBOLLAH CARRY OUT GLOBAL TERROR
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS ATTACKS WERE PLANNED IN INDIA, THAILAND
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS HEZBOLLAH ACTED AT BEHEST OF IRAN
  • *NETANYAHU SAYS TOO DANGEROUS TO LET IRAN HAVE NUCLEAR ARMS

See all wrapped up witha  nice bow

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:54 | 2631941 i-dog
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"*NETANYAHU SAYS TOO DANGEROUS TO LET IRAN HAVE NUCLEAR ARMS"

Au contraire ... it is far too dangerous (for the whole world) for Iran to NOT have nuclear arms. If they had them (think North Korea, Pakistan), neither Israel nor Hitlery would be so keen to attack.

Give every nation state a nuke or two, and let's get back to peace!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:14 | 2632065 DosZap
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  • ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU SAYS IRAN, HEZBOLLAH CARRY OUT GLOBAL TERROR
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    This is a fact,how many Americans died thanks to Iran furnishing weapons to the insurgents during the war?.

    Hundreds,if not more.

    I do not think we should have ever been there,but that is not the point.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:50 | 2632589 ParkAveFlasher
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    I suppose it's a fact because you say it is.  Or did someone tell you that?

    The facts won't be known for a century or more.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:34 | 2633046 AnAnonymous
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    This is a fact,how many Americans died thanks to Iran furnishing weapons to the insurgents during the war?.

    _________________________

    The war? Which one? US citizens start accumulating those...

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:18 | 2633220 TheFourthStooge-ing
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    DosZap, getting all emotional:

    This is a fact,how many Americans died thanks to Iran furnishing weapons to the insurgents during the war?.

    Actually, that's more of a question...

    Hundreds,if not more.

    ...and that's an unsupported assertion.

    The weapons to which you refer wouldn't happen to be explosively formed penetrators, would they? The ones that the US military lied about when blaming Iran?

    http://www.antiwar.com/porter/?articleid=11816

    I do not think we should have ever been there,but that is not the point.

    I think that is precisely the point, and it has been all along.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:44 | 2631871 Id fight Gandhi
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    Common sense would say qe3 is off the table with droughts and now oil spiking. But we haven't seen common sense in years.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:47 | 2631892 Toolshed
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    Netanyahu is the most dangerous terrorist in the world today. Send a Predator drone his way and pretend he is a defenseless Afghanistan farmer. Job done.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:08 | 2631893 Morrotzo
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    This seems like a false flag to get wars to happen. Reeks of the Lavon Affair.

    Edit: Israel keeps promising a forceful response. Fuckin' do it then, and keep your big brother NATO out of it.

    Or don't the little "clever deception" motherfuckers have the matzah balls to fight a war without America's money and soldiers?

     

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:48 | 2631903 Acet
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    Well, since Netanyahu is already working on this, sort of say, in addition to accusing Iran of being Terrorists he might as well say they're also Pedophiles, Drug Lords, Nazis and, let's not forget, Pirates.

    You have to hit all the political strawmen there Netya, if you're going to make one unfounded accusation for propaganda reasons, you might as well throw a couple more in - no reason to mince words on Iran.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:51 | 2631904 JenkinsLane
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    The real reason why the Israelis are in a panic over Iran is because if Iran were ever to acquire nuclear weapons it would be the permanent end of Israeli

    military and political hegemony in the Middle East, with everything that entails. Once both sides have nuclear weapons, nuclear war means Mutually Assured Destruction,

    which therefore means, to rational minds, war is no longer an option.

     

    If Iran were even close to nuclear weapons they would have already been hit by Israel. What one can deduce is it's now clearly a possibility that Iran could

    theoretically acquire nuclear weapons were they inclined to do so. That's enough for Israel to hit them.

     

    Even in the highly unlikely event the US and UK do not either join in or preempt Israeli military action against Iran, and regardless of the wishes

    of China and Russia, Israel will definitely hit Iran. If they have to go it alone they will but that's unlikely. It's just a question of time.

     

     

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:56 | 2631953 mirac
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    Iran hasn't instigated a war in over 100 years.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:32 | 2632149 JenkinsLane
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    My point wasn't that Iran wishes to enter into a war with Israel, nor that it wishes to acquire nuclear weapons. What I was

    trying to say is that Iran will definitely be hit.

     

    I'll be proven correct soon enough.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:01 | 2631990 Inthemix96
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    Jenkins,

    Fair play, let isreal do as it wishes, let the rest of the world stay out of it.

    We would soon find out whos god chosen people really are, and without US big brother bully, it would not be the zionist state of perpetual violence to others.  One day. isreal will get theirs, and to be honest, from an outsider looking in, why fucking not?

    They cause all the mid east problems, let them fuckers sort it out, leave the rest of the world alone.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:41 | 2632126 JenkinsLane
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    I largely agree but it's wrong to say Israel is the cause of all of the Middle East's problems. Sunni and Shia divisions would rank up there,

    which has nothing to do with Israel. Qatar and the House of Saud are currently partially financing the pyschopathic child-killers,

    which are part of the "Free Syrian Army".

     

    Pepe Escobar's commentary on the Middle East pisses on anything written in the Western MSM from a high height.

    (I disagree with him on an Iranian strike though, obviously.) 

     

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/others/Escobar.html

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:05 | 2632316 Inthemix96
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    Jenkins,

    We may agree on much, but the bottom line is isreal started the jazz, let gods chosen people finish it.  I am English, I care not for violence or any bother with my neighbours, for gods sake we dont even sgree on the ivy on MY fence (the neighbour like), but we just get along without killing the fuck out of each other.

    A daft metaphor maybe, but the point is this, isreal struts around with the suposed support of 330 million Americans?

    No way fella, the zionists should be banished, and let the jews get on with their lives, that is my point, and let the zions take on Iran, they will all die, and that in my own opinion, can only do humanity a fucking big favour.

    Just my opinion like.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:32 | 2632503 Solarman
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    This depends on your time frame as to who feels they are right.  Jews can claim the land before there was even an Allah to rally the Arab tribes.  As an Englishman, depending on your background, you stole the land from the indigenous Celts as interlopers from Germany, Netherlands, France or Scandanvia.  Maybe you all should pack up and go home too.

     

    The jews are held to a different standard then any other invading tribe, most of which never possessed the land they are trying to reclaim.  I would like to see the same vitriol for Turkey and their occupation of Kurdistan and Armenia.

     

    I am not Jewish, just an American invader from Central Europe.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:37 | 2633058 AnAnonymous
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    you stole the land from the indigenous Celts as interlopers from Germany, Netherlands, France or Scandanvia. Maybe you all should pack up and go home too.

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    The Celts were not indigenous people. They stole the land from Europeans as Celts are Indo Europeans coming from Asia.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 14:38 | 2633063 AnAnonymous
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    And, yes, lets people to pack up. Lets the Indo Europeans pack up and move back to any part of Asia their ancestors were from.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:22 | 2633219 akak
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    And, yes, lets people to pack up.

    Alas, alas, alas, and more yes, lets Chinese trolls back to dungeons go, cease of the much postings have many nonsenses and much of bigoted ravings making.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:27 | 2633255 TheFourthStooge-ing
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    Yes, the very muchly.

    Chinese citizenism citizen of trolling much AnAnonymous will wanted to eat goodly of traditional delicacy yak weenis with endeavoring heartily.

    http://shanghaiist.com/2012/07/12/off_the_beaten_palate_yak_penis.php

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:26 | 2634173 Poor Grogman
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    Tibetan Citizens just want the chinese invaders to GTFO.

    Go figure?

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:13 | 2632056 john39
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    bullsh#t.

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:49 | 2631905 JenkinsLane
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    <double post>

    Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:50 | 2631910 marco1324
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    Someone thought it was a good idea to go short on oil recently, who was that again???

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