Why French commandos botched the raid on Al Shabab

13 January 2013Mareeg

BuloMarer (Mareeg) — Reliable sources in and around BuloMarer town in South Somalia where French commandos raided late last night, say that the French commandos first landed at a village called Daaydoog which is located at the seas side and three kilometers away from BulMarur where the French intelligence officer held by Al Shabab militants.

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Internet Freedom and Copyright Reform: Aaron Swartz’s Suspicious Death By Stephen Lendman

15 January 2013 — Global Research

Wall Street Journal headlined “An Internet Activist Commits Suicide.”

New York’s medical examiner announced death by “hang(ing) himself in his Brooklyn apartment.”

Lingering suspicions remain. Why would someone with so much to give end it all this way? He was one of the Internet generation’s best and brightest.

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ICH 15 January 2013: Blowback in Mali

15 January 2013 — Information Clearing House

 

Mali and the Scramble for Africa:A New Wave of Barbarism

By Ben Schreiner

The notion that the West’s renewed interest in Africa is derived from an altruistic desire to help African states combat terrorism and establish democracy is rather absurd.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33622.htm

 

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U.S. intelligence agencies are preparing for the developing crisis in Venezuela By Nil NIKANDROV

15 January 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

chavez-fidel.jpgTelesur, the news channel for Latin American countries, established with enthusiastic support from Hugo Chavez, reported live and non-stop from the streets of the Venezuelan capital. Tens of thousands of supporters of the Bolivarian leader, who is undergoing treatment in Cuba, gathered around the Miraflores presidential palace to express their support for Chavez. The President’s persistent struggle against his illness has, without exaggeration, become a rallying point for all people of free will.

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Statewatch News Online, 15 January 2013 (01/13)

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1.   EU Council of the European Union: Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council in Dublin on 17-18 January 2013
2.   EU: European Investigation Order
3.   EU: Commission makes €50 million available for the development of “big brother” PNR databases – before legislation has even been agreed
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Obama in Africa: Somalia, Mali and the War Powers Resolution By Steve Breyman

14 January 2013 — OpEdNews

Critics of President Obama’s 2011 aerial intervention in Libya may recall one of that conflict’s most striking features: the administration’s failure to invoke the 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR). The War Powers Resolution is that tasteless congressional fruit of the late Vietnam War era. Continue reading

France invades Africa…again By Alex Lantier

15 January 2013 — WSWS

The World Socialist Web Site denounces <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>France’s war in Mali as an act of imperialist piracy. After mass bombings of cities in northern Mali that killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, French tank columns crossed into Mali yesterday from the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Ivory Coast.

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How 20 Tents Rocked Israel: Palestinians Take the Fight to their Occupiers By Jonathan Cook

14 January, 2013 — Global Research

When the Palestinian leadership won their upgrade to non-member observer status at the United Nations in November, plenty of sceptics on both sides of the divide questioned what practical benefits would accrue to the Palestinians. The doubters have not been silenced yet.

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