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Suicide bomb blast hits hotel in Somalia, two MPs believed dead
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Hugh Hendry On Europe "You Can't Make Up How Bad It Is"
Posted by: tipper || 05/02/2012 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They have had their brand of "hope" and change for years. They are so "advanced" they should crash a year ahead of us... unless Obama can catch US up to them.

Posted by: newc || 05/02/2012 15:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, and has been for several years. Now our markets are being flooded with money transfered from Europe. So now our markets will go as high as the fear and emotion will drive it. Obscene over valuation. Money made day by day week by week. Everyone will want in. Then panic to cash in. Real value is gone.
People will have everything in the market and poof it is gone. Massive transfer of wealth for those who get a jump on the beginning sell-off. People will sell their gold hoards because the market is doing much better. So no money, no home, no food, and no job. Obama will party till the music stops.
Posted by: Dale || 05/02/2012 15:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Old Europe began going downhill in the late 1980's. You had to look hard to see it, but the signs were there. Eastern Europe, once they shook off the Soviets, took a decade just to get to the starting line. They're beginning to emerge financially, just in time for the West to destroy everything in a huge crash. Obama's gotta go, or we'll go down in the crash, too. If it gets too bad, I'm thinking of gathering up a few hundred of my friends and declaring independence. We have a perfectly good Constitution that isn't currently being used we can build on.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 05/02/2012 21:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Transfer it anywhere you want; the value is gone.

That's key.
Posted by: canalzone || 05/02/2012 22:06 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm in, OP.
Posted by: Barbara || 05/02/2012 22:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Remember in the worst of times many still profit. Most will lose everything.
Posted by: Dale || 05/02/2012 23:56 Comments || Top||

U.S. could destroy Iran military in 3 weeks, report
The U.S. military is discussing significant changes in its war plans to adhere to President Obama’s new strategic guidance that downplays preparing for conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and counts on allies to provide additional troops.

War planning for Iran is now the most pressing scenario, or what the Pentagon calls a contingency.

U.S. Central Command believes it can destroy or significantly degrade Iran’s conventional armed forces in about three using air and sea strikes, according to a defense source familiar with the discussions.

Such strikes are an option in a response to Tehran’s striking U.S. and international ships in the Persian Gulf and attempting to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which about one-fifth of the world’s oil is transported.

The Pentagon now is conducting a step-by-step surge of forces in the Gulf. It is maintaining two aircraft carriers in the region and is increasing the number of mine-detection ships and helicopters.
Posted by: tipper || 05/02/2012 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  or if it got really bad ... in seconds.
Posted by: Water Modem || 05/02/2012 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  >counts on allies to provide additional troops

Really?!? After all the "appreciation" The zero has shown.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/02/2012 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  BP, he is also planning on fueling the ships and aircraft with pixie dust and unicorn farts.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/02/2012 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  This would have to happen before November if it would increase Obammer's votes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/02/2012 8:31 Comments || Top||

#5  If the US gets involved in Iran we should plan to do so without any serious ground forces and without any allies that might cause operation and political problems. Naval assistance and filling in for the US in other areas would be wonderful, we don't need to buy them off to add their planes to the sorties and that sort of thing.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/02/2012 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't include Israel in that. This is their conflict, they should be involved in whatever level they feel appropriate.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/02/2012 9:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, what are we waiting for? I've got plans this summer.
Posted by: dk70 the scantily clad || 05/02/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#8  I've always been kinda hawkish on Iran but with Obama in control, I dunno. I might rather wait until after November to see if we can get somebody who is a little more reliable in the White House.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/02/2012 15:23 Comments || Top||

#9  The only reason Barry would do it would if he or Axlerod did the calculus and thought they could come up with a few extra votes to add to the ACORN votes, Mickey Mouse, etc., and the dead voters.

I wouldn't trust him to run a war against Iran. I didn't trust him to run a war in Afghanistan.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/02/2012 15:39 Comments || Top||

#10  How many times have we heard this sort of thing in history. Why sugarcoat such an event. I choose to ignore it.
Posted by: Dale || 05/02/2012 15:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Maybe we could resurrect a couple of battleships just for fun.
Posted by: gorb || 05/02/2012 18:45 Comments || Top||

#12  Afghanistan is still hard going after 11 years. Catching lybian Kadaphi took several months rather than "a few days" per Hildabeast and Big Zero. I wouldn't count out the Soviets and china supporting an afghan style warefare.
Posted by: George Unique7923 || 05/02/2012 22:11 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
You've failed, media
You've had over three years to vet President Barack Obama. Yet in three years in office and over a year of campaigning beforehand, you have either been oddly uninterested or purposefully ignorant of Barack Obama's educational history. You were, however, quite interested in George Bush's transcripts.

This uncharacteristic absence of curiosity about an American president alarms us. At $15 trillion, our nation's debt is the highest it has ever been - and it keeps growing. We're not convinced that Barack is as smart as you media elitists keep insisting he is.

We therefore offer in reward $10,000 to anyone who provides the college transcripts of President Barack Obama. Occidental, Harvard, Columbia...any would represent more intellectual curiosity about the leader of the free world than the media has demonstrated since Obama won the Democrat primary.

Upon obtaining any of these transcripts, please contact war[at]thetrenches[dot]us for verification and payment. This offer goes into effect immediately.

Media, your stranglehold on the truth ends NOW. Let the vetting begin.

Bellum Letale
Posted by: Beavis || 05/02/2012 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Bammer gets re-elected, the media won't vet him in 8 years. They will wait for history to judge him. Of course they will be writing the history narrative too. Should make for thin reading.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/02/2012 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Failed? They may have abdicated their traditional role as the press in a free society, but they succeeded in their goal of electing a particular candidate and your average NPR listener has no idea what is missing from their news stream.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/02/2012 12:20 Comments || Top||

#3  You've had over three years to vet President Barack Obama.

It only took me 3 phueching minutes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2012 13:22 Comments || Top||

#4  DC has always loved a party animal. The in-crowd will want in. Deals made. Media rubs elbows with the elites. This is the beginning of the privileged few. The Camelot the Democrats so dearly want. Perhaps a monarchy. The founding fathers were aware of this. When all parties allow this change no checks and balances. Modern day Napoleon.
Posted by: Dale || 05/02/2012 15:41 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2012-05-02
  Suicide bomb blast hits hotel in Somalia, two MPs believed dead
Tue 2012-05-01
  'Egyptians thwart Iranian plot to kill Saudi envoy'
Mon 2012-04-30
  US drone 'kills three militants' in Miramshah
Sun 2012-04-29
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Wed 2012-04-25
  Sacked Yemen Air Force Commander Quits Post
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