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Stocks fall sharply on reported Putin comments
Marketwatch ^ | Friday September 6, 2013

Posted on 09/06/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks erased Friday gains, with the major indexes down about 0.5%, after Russia's president reportedly said his nation would help Syria if that nation were attacked

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nwo; obama; putin; syria; war; ww3
Putin: Russia will help Syria in case of foreign military assualt
1 posted on 09/06/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
It worked so well for Japan.


2 posted on 09/06/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Gold and Silver spike


3 posted on 09/06/2013 7:09:35 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Bigtigermike

Geeze, I wonder if all the selfish narcissists who supported this selfish narcissist in chief are going to gain a clue what a terrible president he is.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Bigtigermike

translation: Stocks tank on the most utterly predictable story of the year.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 7:10:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bigtigermike
Meanwhile, Hussein just gave the reporters one of these.....at the G-20
6 posted on 09/06/2013 7:12:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Bigtigermike

7 posted on 09/06/2013 7:15:06 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope everyone recognizes that by attacking Syria, in the eyes of the world, and in eyes of most US citizens, Obama has committed an act of war in the name of the US.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 7:18:24 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Russia has been victim to several terrorist attacks, deaths, in last 5 years.
Makes sense Putin is concerned with US training, arming and funding Al Qaeda rebels in a nearby country
9 posted on 09/06/2013 7:19:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sans-Culotte
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10 posted on 09/06/2013 7:20:22 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

11 posted on 09/06/2013 7:23:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Bigtigermike

A single brigade of Russian paratroopers in Syria would be sufficient to establish a deterrent tripwire force.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Now What?


13 posted on 09/06/2013 7:38:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: b4its2late

He looks like Barky/Jihhah/Tiger.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 7:40:10 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it

Make that Barky/Jimmah/Tiger.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 7:42:52 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well stocks are back up, I guess WWIII makes for a good buying opportunity


16 posted on 09/06/2013 7:47:42 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Travis McGee; BIGLOOK; Ernest_at_the_Beach; george76
Excellent! The same mentally ill rational of Obozo Liar and Kerry the Faux hero, and congressional rats wanting to bomb Syria could apply to 9/11!


17 posted on 09/06/2013 7:51:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Bigtigermike

So why hasn’t he helped them yet?


18 posted on 09/06/2013 7:52:42 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: Zhang Fei
A single brigade of Russian paratroopers in Syria would be sufficient to establish a deterrent tripwire force.

Even if Russia had the ability to project such a force, in all probability, all that might do is start the lead up to WWIII.

Obama would brush aside such a bluff.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 8:03:39 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
Even if Russia had the ability to project such a force, in all probability, all that might do is start the lead up to WWIII. Obama would brush aside such a bluff.

We put 100K GI's in West Germany with the assumption that the massed Soviet armies would swat them aside like flies if the balloon went up. They were a tripwire force, a sacrificial lamb. What that guaranteed was not American victory against Soviet conventional forces, but American intervention that could run the spectrum from writing off the force to launching a nuclear first strike. The Soviets never crossed that line because it wasn't clear whether we would actually go all the way, and burn the Warsaw Pact's thousand largest cities to the ground in a matter of hours.

When Yeltsin landed paratroopers at Pristina, Clinton backed off because he made the same calculation as the Soviets did during the Cold War. Thanks to a decade of strong commodity pricing, the Russian nuclear arsenal has been revived. Putin may feel that he needs to re-establish Russia's credibility. If he decides to make a stand over Syria, Obama will have to decide whether to back down or risk a nuclear confrontation. It's clear, from the way we've avoided bombing North Korea, that our leadership takes North Korea's threats very seriously. It would be risky to assume that no Russian leader will ever up the ante. Syria is a former Soviet client state. I'd say he's within his rights to assert a Russian interest in keeping a traditional ally in power, just as we're within our rights to prevent Russia from overthrowing the government of one of our traditional allies.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 8:34:10 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Ironfocus

“So why hasn’t he helped them yet?”

Putin only wants to jab the imposter, see how many more things he can make him reverse himself on.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: elpadre
I hope everyone recognizes that by attacking Syria, in the eyes of the world, and in eyes of most US citizens, Obama has committed an act of war in the name of the US.

THANK YOU! I've been saying this for weeks, and no one believes me.

I guarantee that Obama will make a move without Congressional approval. He'll say, "Oh, well the Senate passed the measure, but the Congress won't take a vote. One out of two ain't bad. So I've got SOME approval. Let's just do it."

Meanwhile, people are forgetting that Obama's actions are seen around the world as a collective American action, not just the actions of one maniacal dictator.

My question: if Obama orders this strike, and the destroyers fire those missiles, will the military brass step up and either order a stand down or even order a coup d'etat? I think it is BEYOND obvious that Obama is a domestic threat and needs to be imprisoned.

22 posted on 09/06/2013 10:24:21 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Zhang Fei
I think Putin sees what everyone else sees: that this is a historically weak American president and a once in a lifetime opportunity for Russia to establish international hegemony at the expense of a crippled and politically impotent US.
23 posted on 09/06/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
I think Putin sees what everyone else sees: that this is a historically weak American president and a once in a lifetime opportunity for Russia to establish international hegemony at the expense of a crippled and politically impotent US.

I'm gonna have to disagree. In the post-Cold War era, I think we've established international hegemony at the expense of a crippled and politically-impotent Russia, sweeping aside one former Soviet client regime after another. Putin is merely trying to stop the rot. Basically, we've pressed our bets for over a quarter-century after the Soviet empire crumbled. It remains to be seen whether the Russians will finally put their foot down and say the equivalent of "this far, but no further". One way of doing so would be for the Russians to take over Syria's air defenses, with S-400's based there, daring the US to bomb Russian personnel based in Syria and risking significant aircraft and personnel losses. If Putin decided to take this really seriously, Russia could sign a mutual defense treaty with Syria, making any attack on Syria an attack on Russia. I think the difficulty any president would have with Russia today is that Russia has been pushed around to the point that there is broad public support in Russia for ending this seemingly relentless series of retreats.

24 posted on 09/06/2013 11:58:53 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I agree. And it goes all the way back to our stupidity in Kosovo.


25 posted on 09/06/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zhang Fei
Yeltsin did not land anything. They were already on the ground there as part of the multi national mission and simply drove there.
They have almost no ability to project force in a hostile environment and every military in the world knows it, especially the Russians.
In any conflict with American military might today, they would get butt kicked right out the door - and they know that as well, which is exactly why they are not going to one thing that so many dream about..
26 posted on 09/07/2013 6:48:44 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
In any conflict with American military might today, they would get butt kicked right out the door - and they know that as well, which is exactly why they are not going to one thing that so many dream about..

These aren't dreams - they're nightmares. If they choose a limited nuclear war, by nuking our fleet, we're checkmated. If we nuke their fleet, that's a lousy trade. If we go to the other end of the spectrum, by initiating a first strike, we risk the destruction of the thousand or so biggest cities and military bases stateside to Russian warheads. There are multiple reasons to avoid serious confrontations over issues that don't involve our interests, with an adversary who has the Samson option (of pulling down the temple over all of our heads). The most important of these reasons is that if we're wrong - even if the possibility is remote - we'll lose a hundred million dead.

And we'll lose that mounting an ill-conceived crusade over an issue that really isn't our problem. The original crusades had as their aim the stemming of Muslim power, and they had the salutary effect of holding Muslim armies in the Levant for a couple fo centuries, until the Mongols devastated them and put that genie back in the bottle for another century or so. This "humanitarian" crusade empowers Sunni Muslims who are the sworn enemy of non-Muslim world. I put humanitarian in quotes because if put in power, they will proceed to exterminate anyone who's not a Sunni Arab.

27 posted on 09/07/2013 8:59:19 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: rarestia

God I hope so. That usurper needs to be taken out asap to save America from his malignant machinations. High time for a coup d’etat. God I hope there are enough good men and women in the Pentagon, that are sane and will not follow this charlatan into the abyss. Oh Franco, Oh Pinochet, oh Stauffenberg, where are you?


28 posted on 09/07/2013 1:17:34 PM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Flash point.. flash point...


29 posted on 09/16/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT by GOPJ ("If America was a house, the Left would root for the termites." - Greg Gutfeld)
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