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Sat, Nov 26, 2011 - 12:55pm

Next week is shaping up to be an extremely volatile and tense week. At the surface, there is the ongoing concern over the EU and the future of the euro. Bubbling below the surface is something far more dangerous.

First, on Wednesday, there was this:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/aircraft-carrier-cvn-77-parks-next-door-syria-just-us-urges-americans-leave-country-immediately

Which was followed by this:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/russia-retaliates-against-us-puts-radar-station-combat-alert-prepares-take-out-european-missile

The only article I found concerning Medvedev's speech managed to minimize the concern by pointing out that all of the bluster was likely just "posturing before the next Russian presidential election". What the author failed to point out, however, is that Medvedev isn't running for re-election. Hmmm. So what do we make of it? What is going on here? Let's refer to the ageless wisdom of Admiral Painter:

Russians don't take a dump, son...

The Russians are clearly trying to send a signal to the U.S., NATO and the Arab League to NOT attack Syria and depose Assad the way they did Gaddafi. Syria is a longtime Russian ally in the region.

OK, so then we get this, from the media arm of The Mossad:

https://www.debka.com/article/21519/

Why would the Turks or the Israelis go to the trouble of wiping out 6 of Syria's "top pilots" if they weren't planning on assuming control of Syrian airspace in the near future?

https://news.yahoo.com/turkey-says-no-longer-tolerate-syria-bloodshed-113444151.html

And then we get this, also from debka. Looks like the Russian "plan" is escalating, too:

https://www.debka.com/article/21521/

Then, today, we are treated to this. Nothing like pissing off Pakistan, too, and at just the wrong time. You can bet your arse there will be mass rioting and anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan over the next few days. Will there be sufficient chaos to unseat the ruling generals?

https://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-pakistan-nato-idUSTRE7AP03S20111126

Just for a little background and color:

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat

And, to top it all off, there's this:

https://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iran-general-threatens-retaliation-against-israel-nuclear-sites-1.397789

And this:

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iran-threatens-hit-turkey-us-israel-attack-15032413#.TtEtds1OBhs

So, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Rest and relax but keep an eye on the headlines. Perhaps this will all just blow over. Could we be so lucky? I fear the worst, however, so I'll leave you with one more bit of wisdom and experience from Admiral Painter.

We'll Be Lucky to Live Through It

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Boardwalk
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:39pm

Toast to Ed

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sixdollarsilver
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:38pm
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:36pm

And in followup

"Nothing like pissing off Pakistan, too, and at just the wrong time. You can bet your arse there will be mass rioting and anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan over the next few days. Will there be sufficient chaos to unseat the ruling generals?"

This was, of course, inevitable:

https://news.yahoo.com/enraged-pakistanis-burn-obama-effigy-slam-us-191632805.html?nc

HAVEFAITH
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:32pm

My two cents

My heart goes out to the 450,000 Israeli brothers and sisters who went on strike in Israel protesting corruption. It's not the people its the leaders that don't care what the mainstream thinks because they control the media.

A must watch video, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in the 1967 war. As they say, the first casualty of war is the truth. How many people have heard of this? We are all pawns in the game.

https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4113285887114591367&hl=en#

Blessings

Juan Moment
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:29pm

I prefer not to focus on the

I prefer not to focus on the historic background of the real estate battle going on in Palestine, or the legitimacy of basing 20th century land disputes on religious scripts written multiple millennia ago, but look at the situation today, as it is.

Remember These Children is keeping track of how many children lost their lives in this terrible conflict since 2000. Sobering.

meegoreng1
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:26pm

@ Turd

Turd, I appreciate your insight on metals trading but it seems whenever you state your views on the political fronts, you're WAY OFF!

You remained ignorant on your views about 911 believing the official story that Muslim hijackers did it while ignoring the facts against it. Now you think the Jews in are the same as the biblical Jews. I suggest you google Khazar Jews and educate yourself about them and how they have hijacked the nation of Israel. 90% of Israel population are of this kind. When you learn more about this group, you will then know how much they have been involve and in control of world affairs.

I think you should stick with your metal trends and lay off making these views.

Rui
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:24pm

Jim Willie predicted NEURO for a while

... and it only makes sense now that the fiscally responsible members (Germany, Holland and Finland) have had enough of the PIIGS debt plague and wanted an end to it. I have no idea why people like Jim Richard claimed Euro project could move along. It cannot. Not before PIIGS plague is cleansed and the associated debt collapse is mended, which will create enough turmoil that is de facto a Euro collapse.

Stormdancer
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:12pm

Stephanie

I want to ask you to stop and consider something donno pointed out. That SWAT team had choices they CHOSE not to take.

Why beard the lion in his den? Why not wait until he got in his truck to go to work, pull him over, cuff him and take him back to his house to execute the warrant?

???

Why would they CHOOSE the rough, tough wild and wooley option? The one that endangers SWAT and target alike? Not to mention a wife and child.

I'll leave you to speculate, but don't believe for a moment there was no other way. There most certainly was.

gatortrader
Nov 27, 2011 - 8:07pm

Here we go

Looks like we may be off to the races, gents

redwood
Nov 27, 2011 - 7:58pm

Tyler, exactly.

Tyler, exactly. This is why I think Jews have been scapegoated, the ongoing crisis yields many opportunities.

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