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Old 2011-11-28, 07:21   Link #17881
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Mexican ruling party smears rivals with drug gangs
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AQ0NG20111127
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Old 2011-11-28, 09:45   Link #17882
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A new week has started, now rumors of "Elite Euro Bonds" are spreading, making bonds only for the few remaining AAA members (Germany, Austria, Holland, Finland, Luxembourg and France). Also Italy and Spain might get help from these, in whatever form.
http://www.benzinga.com/markets/bond...e-bonds-rumors

Merkel and Schäuble deny any such thing is being discussed, as always. I guess France is running out of time, trying to form these Euro bonds at all costs and fast, while they still have AAA. Meanwhile, the ECB continues to buy PIIGS bonds.
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Old 2011-11-28, 18:27   Link #17883
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U.S. Used Destroyers, Gunships and Spy Planes in Somali Hunt

"For the small team of U.S. Navy and Air Force commandos in northern Somalia on
June 1, 2007, it must have seemed like history repeating itself. While hunting
Islamic terrorists in the town of Bargal, the commandos had been pinned down by
gunfire. Fourteen years earlier, a similar situation had resulted in the deaths of 18
U.S. servicemembers in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital — a tragedy that’s the
subject of the book and movie Black Hawk Down.

But the commandos in 2007 had a few high-tech advantages over their
predecessors."

See:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011...lanes-somalia/
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Old 2011-11-28, 18:37   Link #17884
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Fitch warns of U.S. downgrade if no budget deal in 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AR28J20111128
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Old 2011-11-28, 21:09   Link #17885
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Fitch warns of U.S. downgrade if no budget deal in 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AR28J20111128
Great, now we're guaranteed another year of this back and forth bullshit.
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Old 2011-11-28, 22:33   Link #17886
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If anyone read Allen Sloan's article in Fortune Magazine in 5th September, he is right about the fact that the current economic crisis isn't caused by supply and demand and business cycle, but rather by Obama's spinelessness and the GOP/Tea Party dicking around, killing green jobs in favour of big oil, cutting on essential growth drivers like education, etc.

It is a political issue, not an economic issue. And it made Dr Breen look ever so more stupid buying back the 10-year Treasury bonds by the pound.
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Old 2011-11-29, 04:15   Link #17887
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If anyone read Allen Sloan's article in Fortune Magazine in 5th September, he is right about the fact that the current economic crisis isn't caused by supply and demand and business cycle, but rather by Obama's spinelessness and the GOP/Tea Party dicking around, killing green jobs in favour of big oil, cutting on essential growth drivers like education, etc.

It is a political issue, not an economic issue. And it made Dr Breen look ever so more stupid buying back the 10-year Treasury bonds by the pound.
I'd say it's a combination of this and the FED and ECB clamping down too hard on inflation.
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Old 2011-11-29, 08:38   Link #17888
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Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll
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Old 2011-11-29, 19:39   Link #17889
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Double post.

Iranian protesters storm British diplomatic compounds
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AS0X720111129
Protesters or paid mobs from tehran ? I would bet on the later.
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Old 2011-11-29, 22:06   Link #17890
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Double post.

Iranian protesters storm British diplomatic compounds
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AS0X720111129
Protesters or paid mobs from tehran ? I would bet on the later.
Why can't it be both?
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Old 2011-11-30, 08:01   Link #17891
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Protesters or paid mobs from tehran ? I would bet on the later.
Apparently many of them were Basij Brigade members so yeah that sounds about right.
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Old 2011-12-01, 00:14   Link #17892
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Apparently many of them were Basij Brigade members so yeah that sounds about right.
UK expels Iran diplomats after embassy attack

20 years ago, the British ventilated the terrorists who captured the embassy. 20 years later, they vented the diplomats. How ironic.
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Old 2011-12-01, 00:20   Link #17893
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The great British-led oil embargo in the 1950's toppled the Iranian nationalist regime and "restored" power to the Pahlavi Shah. But this is a new age, Iran has new allies who are more than eager to take advantage of such friction, and the British Empire is long past.

Can it really bare its fangs like it used to?
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Old 2011-12-01, 00:41   Link #17894
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The great British-led oil embargo in the 1950's toppled the Iranian nationalist regime and "restored" power to the Pahlavi Shah. But this is a new age, Iran has new allies who are more than eager to take advantage of such friction, and the British Empire is long past.

Can it really bare its fangs like it used to?
Iran is just pretending to be big like Russia and China; the red states are already laughing at them from behind for acting big when it is small.

Even the other Muslim countries hate them for supporting ultra-religious factions on their relative soils - if Russia wasn't looking for a tool to use against US in the ex-Communist states in the East (i.e Poland), they would have authorised the SVR to conduct "cleanup" operations in its surrounding Muslim countries.
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Old 2011-12-01, 02:43   Link #17895
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^Well, of course. Neither Russia nor China carry any particular fondness for Iran, but they don't have to, because the West exists. If Britain really goes through with a major diplomatic blockade, they just have to step in and reap the rewards of a less recalcitrant Iran eager for customers for its oil.

Though it's rather obvious that the British are angered, and there is plenty of sympathy and similar concerns of diplomatic integrity from other Western diplomatic corps to at least get some talks of sanctions going, it's a worry that a strong Western response would end up affecting the whole of Iran and gives more ammunition to the hardline pro-clerical faction to raise the nationalist sentiments against a "colonial redux." After all, if we assume that the sources for Reuters is correct in that this is an action from the hardline faction, then it follows that they already instigated this in the first place for the purpose of their domestic struggle with Ahmadinejad's own increasingly independent force, as well as to distract liberal undercurrents by creating an external enemy.
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Old 2011-12-01, 02:51   Link #17896
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The problem is that Iran is behaving like a child bully in front of an adult bully which is that of US. The adult knows his limits, but the child is always seeking to test them.
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Old 2011-12-01, 02:58   Link #17897
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The problem is that Iran is behaving like a child bully in front of an adult bully which is that of US. The adult knows his limits, but the child is always seeking to test them.
Welllllllllll.... several trillion dollars wasted sez the US may not be so clear on limits either but yeah on the scale of "limits? we don't have no steenking limits!" ......... meh.
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Old 2011-12-01, 03:12   Link #17898
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Egypt finally gets the government it deserves


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...html?ref=world
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Old 2011-12-01, 03:39   Link #17899
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Lawmakers want spy agencies to share cyber data
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7B001H20111201
And what would be the next step?
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Old 2011-12-01, 07:37   Link #17900
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Aircraft carrier sails from port for new test

As the title says, the Chinese carrier went to the second sea trial. There is a lot of speculation whether there are any taking off and landing test planned. One should take the article with a grain of salt though, since there is no known catapult installed on it.
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