Jan 11, 2011
At the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, I knew to within an hour or so when the bombs were to begin falling = "shock and awe."
I and a very few others I knew went thermo-short - assuming the Middle East was going to go apeshit. (You can check the tape.) As soon as war broke out, the market rallied like a mother, and I was creamed for days (if not longer) until I threw in the towel.
Later, people I knew were saying "of course the market rallied, the market always loves war." I knew that the market had no idea what a fuckup it was, but it rallied because it thought we had won a clear victory.
And - vis-à-vis the unrest, the PTB is really spinning the narrative that the AZ shooter was not political. What nonsense. But it seems to be working. They are conducting BDA-type assessments of their work - polling - and the American people are answering as they have been instructed. They do not believe that the fucktard was a wingnut.
Worry not. Gov has this under control.
At least until the next incident.