Archive for July, 2011

Now French are negotiating with Gadhafi
Sarkozi the “big mouth” has realized that bombs and proclamations (the latter being a strong traditional feature of French national policy) are not going anywhere and that he Sarko will be gone long before Gadhafi will be.

But Obama, another big mouth likes to drop bombs – that lets him forget for the moment that he failed American people with his non-economic socialist policies.

Looks like Sarkozi, Obama, and Turks made a bet on a wrong horse.

There is also a posibility that Sarkozi realized that he cannot prevent Libyan counter strikes in France and is afraid of being blamed for the ensuing mayhem.

So much for a spontaneous Arab Spring.
Saif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s son says that Libyan government is negotiating with France and that “Our envoy to (Nicolas) Sarkozy said that the French president was very clear and told him ‘We created the (rebel)council, and without our support, and money, and our weapons, the council would have never existed. When we reach an agreement with you (Tripoli), we will force the council to cease fire.”

In a poll of likely republican voters in Texas, the highest percent (22%) selected Ron Paul.
(Question: If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which candidate would you be most likely to vote for?).

Poll results:

Ron Paul – 22%
Rick Perry – 17%
Herman Cain – 14%
Newt Gingrich – 11%
Gary Johnson – 9%
Mitt Romney – 8%
Michele Bachmann – 7%
Tim Pawlenty – 2%
John Huntsman – 2%
Rick Santorum – 1%
Undecided – 7%

US-funded, trained, and armed south sudanese tribes are taking advantage of the independence from the North Sudan and are killing and raping weaker tribes in South Sudan. That is financed by $160 million dollars provided by the US in 2012.

“…international rights groups say those soldiers have been responsible for human rights abuses, including killings.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who sponsored a law that prohibits the U.S. from giving assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights, says he is concerned about reports of abuses.”
But what are those “concerns” worth?

“In April, a 700-member battalion of SPLA Commandos — the most highly trained of the SPLA’s fighters — fired indiscriminately on unarmed men, women and children during an attack on a rival ethnic group at a remote Nile River village in Jonglei state, killing or wounding hundreds of civilians, according to witness accounts in a confidential U.N. report.

After an inquiry from Congress, the State Department investigated and found that no U.S. assistance is being given to the two commanders named in the U.N. report or to the commando unit as a whole. The State Department said it would exclude those involved from receiving future assistance until an investigation proves they were not involved in violations.”

When a batallion killes hundreds of civilians, the only US response is that *this particular ballation will not receive more training* from the US but other troops that are just like that will.
And according to the article, Soros’ Open Society Foundation is also involved.

Right in the main training camp staffed by US trainers SPLA is kidnapping and raping women from surounding willages.
“[main traing military camp] New Kush has proven to be a problem for U.N. human rights investigators, who have sought access to the camp for more than two years to follow up on allegations by community members living near the training camp that southern troops had taken young women from the nearby village as “wives” and that rape and other abuses were occurring inside the site.”

If US wanted it investigated, they would get access. The one who finances and trains abusers is responsible for their crimes.

Just wondering, maybe many South Sudanese that fought against the Arab north for the independence would have been better off under those Arabs.

Does it all make sense? Yes, it does. Southern Sudan has huge oil fields that US oil companies will be able to access for almost nothing (very low payments to the South Sudan government).

Post-UN Era
Western countries are no longer content with bribing and threatening other countries to vote to support their will in the UN. Now France admitted that it broke UN weapons embargo and said it can. Next time the embargo may be broken by other countries and the West will not like it.

It is a precedent very similar to Serbia/Kosovo and Georgia/South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia warned US not to recognize secession by war of Kosovo (in contradiction of UN principles and the international law) and when the US went ahead anyway because it could, Russia in turn recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia because it could.

This means that UN resolutions and arm embargos lost any meaning.

“That admission prompted Russia, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, to accuse France of a “gross violation” of a U.N. arms embargo. Even France’s NATO allies distanced themselves from the French operation, though Britain and the United States said they believed it was justified under U.N. rules.” It is amazing how much “believing” is in the powerful of this world.

Are French Weapon Drops Arming Al-Qaida?

Algerian foreign minister says that “…Libyan weapons are being trafficked to al-Qaeda, including French arms supplied to rebels battling to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Weapons filtering out of Libya are strengthening al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which has clashed with security forces in Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger in recent months.”

Does it make sense? Actually, it does. Arming Al-Qaida increases the threat of terrorism which in turn justifies limiting civil rights and sexual attacks by the likes of TSA.

Will Gadhafi Execute a “Kinetic Action” in Europe?

Gadhafi announced that he will move the war (called by the US government a “kinetic action but not war”) to Europe.

“These people (the Libyans) are able to one day take this battle … to Europe, to target your homes, offices, families, which would become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes.”

With thousands of Libyans being given refuge in Europe, the chances are that he has sent a few dozen agents to start a mayhem when he wants to. Whatever Gadhafi is, he is not a coward and the West made sure he has nowhere to run. The last time when the US was messing with him (Reagan’s bombardment that killed Gadhafi’s adopted daughter), Gadhafi did not flinch and downed the PanAm over Lockerbie.

And he would have a right to kill civilians of countries that are killing civilians in his country. He could even call it an operation to “protect civilians” (in Libya).

A few terrorist attacks on train stations in Europe would make the cost of the ideology of “kinetism” quite high.