Information Clearing House Newsletter October 15, 2011: Obama Sends Troops to Fight In Uganda

15 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

Obama Sends 100 Troops to Fight Ugandan Rebels
In a letter to Congress, Obama informed that in the next months further U.S. troops will be shipped out to other African countries as well, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

From The Archives
Fresh Uganda Oil Find ‘Africa’s Biggest’

By The Times
Paul Atherton, chief financial officer, told The Times that the wider field it was developing, dubbed Buffalo-Giraffe, had several “billions of barrels of oil in place”

Israel and Libya:
Preparing Africa for the “Clash of Civilizations”

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Yinon Plan, is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the Middle Eastern and Arab states into smaller and weaker states.

“Where is the U.S.-Iran Confrontation Headed?”
Obama Doubles Down

By Stephen M. Walt
It looks like the Administration is making a concerted campaign to ratchet up the pressure on Tehran. Countries like Britain, Saudi Arabia and France are going along with that program, and no doubt Israel is happy to see this development too.

Manipulating Public Opinion
Can U.S. Legally Kill Iranian Leaders With Predator Drones?

By Fox News
“It’s a political question for President Obama and a military question for him, but it’s not really much of a legal question because legally he can do it.”

The Price of the Libya Intervention: Surface to Air Missiles for All
By Conn Hallinan
 It might be a bad idea to invest a lot of your money in commercial air travel, particularly anywhere in Africa, the Middle East or Central Asia.

Is It Immoral to Vote for Obama?
How can anyone cast a ballot for a man who they know will continue to kill people in other countries merely to advance US policy objectives? That’s the question people need to ask themselves.

A Brief Message for Humanity: We Want to be Free!
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
Can you hear it? Taste it? Smell it? See it? Touch it? … Can you feel it? The people of the world are waking up, rising up, acting up.

Snatching Violence from the Jaws of Peaceful Protest
Current TV – Keith Olbermann

Live Revolution
#OccupyWallStreet Live From Around the World

– Live Video –
All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC.

Murder Inc:
US kills 15 Somali civilians:

A US drone strike has killed at least 15 civilians and injured dozens of others in the southern region of war-torn Somalia,. This recent strike follows a similar strike in the same region on Friday, which killed at least 70 people.

Twelve killed by security forces in Yemen:
Security forces shot dead at least 12 people protesting against the rule of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa today and al-Qaeda insurgents blew up a pipeline, halting the nation’s gas exports.

US Kills 7 People In Yemen: :
A US air strike has killed the media chief for al-Qaida’s Yemeni branch along with six other militants, the Ministry of Defence said on Saturday, in the second high-profile American missile attack in as many weeks to target the terror group in the country.

US Kills 6 More People In Pakistan: Six more killed in drone attack:
The American planes in yet another missile hit in North Waziristan agency Friday killed at least six more people. The drone attack was carried on second consecutive day and was third within 48 hours.

U.S. deaths in drone strike due to miscommunication, report says:
A Marine and a Navy medic killed by a U.S. drone airstrike were targeted when Marine commanders in Afghanistan mistook them for Taliban fighters, even though analysts watching the Predator’s video feed were uncertain whether the men were part of an enemy force.

21 “militants” killed, 19 held in Afghanistan:
Nearly a dozen places, including Kabul, Laghman, Parwan, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimroz, Zabul, Paktiya and Paktika province, were targeted

6 Killed As Militants Attack US Base in Northern Afghanistan :
The Taliban has claimed responsibility, saying the militants attacked on foot and with an explosive-filled vehicle.

Taliban did not kill Afghan president’s brother: NATO:
Investigations following the death of Ahmad Wali Karzai at his Kandahar home in July showed that the employee who killed him had learned he would be disciplined for misconduct and shot Karzai to avoid being publicly shamed, the official said.

3 killed Syria moves towards new constitution:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday formed a committee to draft a new constitution within fours months, as activists reported more killings, arrests and gunfire in several cities.

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran:
Iran ‘most significant’ threat to world: Harper:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper took direct aim at Iran on Friday, describing the regime as the biggest threat in the world to peace and security.

Three Killed In Tripoli As NATO Supported Rebels Battle Resistance Fighters:
 Reports say it was the first sign of organized armed resistance to the National Transitional Council in Tripoli

Libyan resistance fighters mount fierce defense of Sirte;
Fighters of the National Transitional Council (NTC) fled helter-skelter two kilometres (just over a mile) to the captured police headquarters in the Mediterranean city, one of Kadhafi’s last holdouts. “Run, run, run!” rang out from the retreating forces.

UN diplomat delivers sobering report on Libya:
“The situation [in Libya] is far from stable, there are many security concerns, the fighting is still on, violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have been registered,” Churkin told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council.

Uganda : Pressure Mounts To Make Public Oil Agreements:
The companies will build an oil refinery in Uganda and an oil pipeline to the Indian Ocean. This will enable the landlocked country to sell its estimated two billion barrels of crude oil internationally

Uganda’s oil contracts leaked – a bad deal made worse:
The repeated claims by the Ugandan government and the oil companies that Uganda has received a very good deal and the best in the region are not only a fiction, but were reliant on the real terms of the contracts being kept secret. While the contracts will deliver vast profits to Tullow Oil and Heritage Oil, the contracts will prevent the Ugandan people from receiving their due benefits.

Oil extraction and the potential for domestic instability in Uganda:
The paper identifies and discusses in detail three sources of domestic volatility that may arise as a result of oil development.

Uganda: Oil could cause war :
The attacks are by armed gangs suspected to be rebels of the FDLR, LRA, and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). In the ongoing campaign in DR Congo, President Joseph Kabila is being criticised for failing to restore peace in this vital area.

Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome:
Demonstrators rallied on Saturday across the world to accuse bankers and politicians of wrecking economies, but only in Rome did the global “day of rage” erupt into violence.

First video of ‘Occupy Rome’ rally turning violent

Wall St protesters gather in Sydney:
Demonstrators plan to set up a permanent campsite outside the Reserve Bank in Sydney today, as part of a global day of action inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Assange Addresses Occupy London Protesters: Audio –
The WikiLeaks founder made a surprise appearance as the Occupy Wall Street Movement Spread to London

Occupy movement goes global – in pictures:
Occupy Wall Street protests are linking up with other Occupy movements around the world

Consensus: Direct Democracy: Video –
 A look into the “HOW” of the Occupy Wall Street movement: The consensus process.

Thousands turn out for Occupy Toronto:
Thousands of people have gathered at St. James Park in the heart of downtown Toronto, where protesters will set up camp for an undetermined length of time to demand changes to global finance.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,796
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,764

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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