[ok rocks] Syria rebels capture army base in eastern oil region Thu, Nov 22 08:48 AM EST AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels captured an army base in the eastern oil province of Deir al-Zor on Thursday, striking another blow against President Bashar al-Assad's military and further weakening his control in the strategic region bordering Iraq. The capture of the artillery base on the outskirts of Mayadeen, a town on the Euphrates river near some of Syria's main oilfields, follows rebel takeovers of military installations in the north and centre of the country this week. Recent rebel momentum shows the increasing potency of the mainly Sunni Muslim fighters trying to topple Assad, from the Alawite minority linked to Shi'ite Islam..
[ok rocks] "The whole countryside, from the Iraqi border and along the Euphrates to the city of Deir al-Zor, is now under rebel control." Another opposition source in contact with rebels confirmed that the base, 42 km (26 miles) south-east of the city of Deir al-Zor, had fallen. Western states, anxious to avoid another costly Middle East military campaign and wary of backing rebels who include Islamist militants, have stayed on the sidelines, although France and Britain formally recognized the opposition coalition this month. Russia, which along with China has blocked three resolutions which could have led to U.N. sanctions against Assad, criticized proposals for NATO to deploy Patriot missiles in Turkey near the Syrian border. "This would not foster stability in the region," Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said of Turkey's request for deployment to the Western military alliance. REBEL GAINS The capture of the Mayadeen base leaves Assad controlling just three major army bases in Deir al-Zor province
[ok rocks] more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121122?irpc=932
[Capt Ron] good post ok rocks.
[ok rocks] Capt Ron thanks, I thought so
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[ok rocks] Stability of gold due to tensions in the Middle East 11/21/2012 Singapore - Reuters : settled gold in trading on Tuesday in the wake of the biggest daily gain in two weeks boosted hopes a solution to the financial problems in the United States and by the tensions in the Middle East but won him Dollar Rises as downgrade of France. improved sentiment in the financial markets during the past two days after showed U.S. lawmakers confidence Ptousel congressional agreement to avoid move automatically to raise taxes and cut spending in early 2013 to avoid renewed recession... http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alsabaah.com%2FArticleShow.aspx%3FID%3D39344
[Imperium] 11-22-12 LDJ: "Iraqi citizen suffers from its national currency shattered." They wont exchange in dollars the value of the dinar will be increased so they will get dinars for any dollars they have and their dinars will be worth more than toliet paper if they Revalue. The thing I see (guessing a little) in this article is that the smaller denoms are tearing from just daily use, the shop keepers and housewives etc are possibly tearing the dinar to make change in the streets.
[Imperium] And then when they go to the bank the bank will deny the paper due to glue and tape and overall bad shape of the paper note in front of them, and the bank should be gathering the bad notes to destroy and get out of circulation. The people are finding ways to get by and make up for short comings of the monetary policy and government. Eating is a strong motivator.
[Imperium] They need to revalue the currency and go to the next step in their monetary policy plans, Shabs had it tee'd up to go (even though he was maybe part of the problem as well). They are in a worse state now than they were even 6 months ago, and if they don't begin the process as they enter into the new year they will continue to spiral into more and more turmoil and confusion.
[Imperium] Totally my opinion but if they go backwards now the Democractic experment in Iraq very well could begin to fade quickly away along with many hopes and dreams of this investment in the near term. I for one am praying for the leadership in that country, they definitely need it.
[Imperium] My heart & prayers go out to the citizens of Iraq.
[Imperium] We'll never know the suffering they've endured.
[freedom13] Imperium the world leaders will not let that happen ,,iraq will revalue to help the world out ,,this does not have anything to do with iraq ,,any more ,,
[freedom13] this is about banks and gold starting jan 1st ,
[RickeyT] freedom13 with all respect, I do not feel that Iraq's revalueing has a thing to do with the worlds issues involving the current debt crisis, if it were, the rv would have occured some time ago. The U.S. debt is so large that the RV will barley be noticed, with un-funded liabilities, we are close to 140 trillion in debt, not much of a answer for that.
Mitzi] Imperium thank for that information, its very helpful
[ok rocks] Imperium did not write that, "LDJ" did and imperium shared it with us :)
da58] healthscans recaps is exciting enough for me! am watching netdania, it's exciting to see the dong reflecting what is on recaps with the eur and australia..waiting for it to show on our country!
[healthscans] da58 Sounds good to me! Thank you.
[da58] healthscans looks like it may have rv'd, and they are 'pairing up' the currencies..would think something that important would be instant everywhere, but who am I? ha
da58] healthscans msn investing came out with this first - and showed against our dollar..most of this week, but most 'debunked' it..still, it was screwy..just as this is. It ALL is screwy to me, and not how anyone seemed to have predicted..BUT - sure has been a lot of talk about the dong lately - going seperate or together, tons of rate predictions..so many gurus who 'know'...but - noone does really. I sure feel like with this all taking place, something is afoot for sure!
Cat-in-the-hat] 15:20 [xxxxxx] ok recieved two more calls about the dong from other sources... Rumor rumor this came from two separate sources that don't know one another or i would not post it. Both said same thing very hard for me to believe but here is what they are saying. Dong is live today in europe and the only reason we are not seeing it is our exchanges are closed for holiday but we should see it friday. Ok here is the kicker. As i have been told and shared with all of you the rv of the dong if done with the dinar could be as high as a nickle well these guys are saying it is showing at 4.7 cents which is awesome if true. Stand by time will tell. The asian summet just closed and word out of asia has been very quiet for several days. Possible but my feeling says not probable.
[weneedit] Hi guys are you talking IQD or VND
[Capt Ron] healthscans i will.
[Cat-in-the-hat] Who is DA
[healthscans] Cat-in-the-hat he's in this room
[Cat-in-the-hat] Why is he excited
[healthscans] Capt Ron Hope it's not too late. It might be if it shows tomorrow but life is a chance! lol
[healthscans] Cat-in-the-hat He says he is watching Netdania and it looks like it has RV'd already. Now xxxxxx comes out with his intel, you have to be excited.