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originally posted by: dashen
a reply to: smurfy
when they count palestinian casualties they include the stabbers, gunmen, and bombers.
but whos counting?
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Blissful
There is one reason I can think of, and it doesn't necessarily need an Israeli confrontation to achieve it.
An escalation that has the 'potential' of further escalation into a nuclear scenario would drive up world oil prices overnight.
Theoretically, Putin could actually profit from an escalation...whether he starts it or not. (Just the Russian presence opens the door for vested interests to false flag, etc. from a multitude of nations.) If none occurs-he can then deny responsibility, blaming others for starting it- he then has the option to start something himself.
Not sure this is going to happen and don't want to be a fear monger....still...hope for best and plan for the worst....
originally posted by: nightbringr
Well, i thought this new article released today is telling:
Seems Abbas might be fomenting some of this anger though lies. It would appear the Palestinian supposedly 'executed' by the Israelis is in fact alive.