CIA Purchases Libya on Behalf of Taxpayers

Wasn’t it surprising how the bumbling Libyan rebels suddenly invaded and captured Tripoli? Gaddafi’s six combat brigades were easily routed by the rebel’s famed “Three Stooges” platoon.

Weird, right?

Turns out, we captured Tripoli just like we did Baghdad and Afghanistan: CIA black helicopters dropped bales of cash on Gaddafi’s commanders, and bribed them not to fight (according to DEBKAFile).

How much cash? I don’t know, but I’m sure that you’ve heard the stories about the cargo plane’s stuffed with cash that went un-accounted for in Iraq and Afghanistan. However much it was, you can be sure of this: it was only the beginning. Now we will have to spend money battling insurgents, bribing tribal warlords to stop fighting, propping up the new government, etc.

And then comes billions of dollars in reconstruction contracts for the Cheney & Sons construction company. That’s why we bomb them first; if we just bribed them not to fight from the get-go, there would no reconstruction profits for politically-connected companies.

And at the end of the day, Libya will remain a member of OPEC (just like Kuwait and Iraq), and you won’t even get a break on the price of gasoline. All the spoils will turn into oil company profits.

Such a deal, right?

But I don’t remember signing-off on this project. As a matter of fact, I don’t even remember my representatives in Congress debating and approving this project.

Funny how that works here in our so-called Democracy.

Curiously, the Tea Party has no objection to this expenditure of taxpayer dollars. Apparently, invasion without representation is no problem for them. Reminds me of the neocons….

18 Responses to “CIA Purchases Libya on Behalf of Taxpayers”

  1. George says:

    Ha. Funny stuff Matt.

    On the webinar again this morning. I’m already in a trade making profits and this guy says he needs to wait to see what happens. He wants to go long on Russell. I’m not watching that market but I’m short on the S&P.

    I just made $1 on financials inverse – so far.

    He’s stalling for sure.

  2. George says:

    And yes, this is an intraday trading webinar.

    I’m not saying the market won’t end higher, just saying that he needs to be trading some kind of signals right now.

    He’s waiting on news.

  3. 2thfixr says:

    long on news was good….short, not so much.

  4. George says:

    I’m up $2.35+ and he still hasn’t made a trade. I’ve made enough to meet the price of his course so maybe I’ll join.

    Obviously, he makes his $ on subscriptions, mentoring, and private membership.

  5. George says:

    Well, he finally made a trade… went long Russell. So far, he’s in the red. Using “fast line”, “slow line”, which is the same as my 9MA and 36MA.

  6. jill says:

    Matt, I just wanted to pass this note on Social Security fiscal year end results:

    http://tinyurl.com/3sv55cv

  7. 2thfixr says:

    I see 5 down from the 1229 top. a little rally back to mid-1220′s and then?????

  8. phil says:

    g

    thanks for that nice B wave spike up in SSO at 10AM..

    some news came out i guess but i was looking for that B wave spike up no matter what

    now out of all longs…

    no shorts yet but after labor day when this corrective wave up completes we are looking for a turn oct 3…probably a low but this corrective wave could do another abc and make oct 3 the top

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hyC8dLGHnsE/Tl1EQnDwgKI/AAAAAAAAD_Q/qfLAYdeaJ3o/s1600/001-binve_01.png

    have a good holiday…..hasta!!

  9. jill says:

    George, Any thoughts on this active chart?

    http://livestockmarketcharts.blogspot.com/

    Love to see your chart set up in such a manner!!!

  10. George says:

    jill,

    Geeze… I like it! Different timeframe MAs on one screen. That would certainly conribute to SSS (Single Screen Scalps).

    I have something similar but not as cool and accurate as that one.

    Thanks

  11. George says:

    p

    Hey, no charge for that spike. :) Good exit. I had just exited the inverse, then got back in based on technicals.

  12. phil says:

    g

    pretty sure the rally is already over

    look at your lead dog …..the transports

  13. George says:

    p

    I’m still eyeballing that juicy gap SPY is trying to close.

    http://i51.tinypic.com/2vubzuc.jpg

  14. admin says:

    jill,

    Thanks, though as far as I can tell Krasting is a perma-bear, and I don’t pay much attention to him. For example, look at his article from June 2010:

    http://brucekrasting.blogspot.com/2010/06/social-security-at-mid-year.html

    He says: “I am stunned by the continued drop in FICA/SECA tax receipts.”

    In fact, withholding taxes had already begun to show very strong annual growth, and continued to do so for many months afterward with the private sector adding lots of jobs in the process. He got it totally wrong.

    Matt

  15. George says:

    p

    The lead dog is pulling hard to the downside. SPY is now almost negative on the 60min and that ain’t good.

  16. 2thfixr says:

    Phil’s B wave created a H&S that targets 1200. Let’s see if it gets there.

  17. George says:

    I failed to mention SPY’s gap to the downside.

    http://i55.tinypic.com/2w6xmih.jpg

    A little yo-yo while its decision is being made will make my day.

  18. George says:

    Intraday bottoms and tops.