Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 01 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: I've Got Those Up In A Tree At People's Park Again Momma Blues

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[You KNOW they've got 'em down on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana where oil is beginning to surface again from the BP Horizon spill... Tab Benoit, For What It's Worth (Be sure to check out the song @ his player-on-page  for some serious blues). Courtesy of the respective artists and KPIG Radio Freedom California Earth.]
» There has been an interesting exchange between the president and Speaker of the House John Boehner over the scheduling of a joint session of congress about jobs and transportation. The time and date apparently interfered with the televised Republican presidential debate (and the opening of the National Football League season).

A chronology, as it appeared in yours truly's inbox yesterday, all day:
Obama requests joint session of Congress for jobs speech

President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress at 8 p.m. next Wednesday (Sept 7) to lay out new jobs proposals aimed at boosting the economy, setting up a direct confrontation with Republican presidential candidates who are scheduled to debate the same night in California. [More @ The Washington Post]
More from the WaPo Blog 'The Fix'
THE FIX: Coincidences don’t happen in presidential politics. Ever.

When the White House announced today that President Obama would deliver his much-anticipated jobs speech on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. — the exact same day and time that the 2012 Republican candidates are scheduled to debate in California — the idea that the timing was purely coincidental was, well, far-fetched...

It’s clear that this White House saw an opportunity to drive a major — and direct — contrast between President Obama and his potential Republican rivals and took it.

As to whether that’s a good idea, strategists — even within the Democratic party — are divided.

First, let’s get the official line from the White House on the scheduling of the speech... [In Full]
Boehner asks Obama to move speech to Thursday

By Michael O'Brien

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) asked President Obama to address a joint-session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8, when it wouldn't conflict with the Republican presidential debate.

Boehner, in a letter responding to Obama's request to address a joint-session of Congress on Wednesday, Sept. 7, said that the House wouldn't have enough time logistically to prepare for a speech that evening.

"As your spokesperson today said, there are considerations about the Congressional calendar that must be made prior to scheduling such an extraordinary event," the Speaker wrote. [Source, The Hill]
After a scheduling tussle, Obama will address Congress on Thursday

By Sam Youngman

In a likely foreshadowing of a contentious work session to come, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) agreed on when the president could present his jobs plan only after a heated back and forth over scheduling.

A contentious and public disagreement over when the president would give his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress erupted Wednesday and ended when the White House accepted the Speaker's proposed date.

Press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement Wednesday night that Obama had agreed to speak on Thursday Sept. 8 instead of Sept. 7, the day which the president originally requested.

"The president is focused on the urgent need to create jobs and grow our economy, so he welcomes the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8th and challenge our nation's leaders to start focusing 100 percent of their attention on doing whatever they can to help the American people," Carney said. [More... Closure if you would]

» The US is heavily bombing the Southern areas of Yemen. Thirty people are known dead and are being claimed to be insurgents.

» The SIXTY BILLON DOLLARS "disappeared" by American contractors in the last ten years of our wars on Iraq and Afghanistan is beginning to be discussed... quietly at the moment, in Beltway circles and the Mainstream Media.

» Russia has "folded it's tent" and will support the US State Department/CIA-Fronted rebel "government" of Libya. They will also release their portion of frozen Libyan government funds.

From Foreign Policy Magazine Morning Brief:
Morning Brief: Russia recognizes Libyan rebels

Posted By David Kenner

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Top story: As international leaders prepared to gather in Paris on Thursday to chart the course of Libya's political transition, Russia recognized the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the government of Libya. Russia had opposed the NATO-led bombing campaign that helped topple Muammar al-Qaddafi, criticizing it for exceeding its mandate under a U.N. Security Council resolution, and calling for a negotiated solution to the conflict.

The Paris conference will be attended by senior NTC leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and approximately 60 international delegations - including Russia and China, which did not support the NATO campaign.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy hailed the success of the Libya intervention on Wednesday, saying it provided a "strong contrast" to past incidents, where Europe... (has colonized vast portions of Africa before... see below.) [In Full]
Meanwhile, most of the al-Gadaffi family has taken refuge in Algeria. Some say the Algerian government is thumbing it's nose at the UN's resolution (as if NATO's ignoring the U.N. MANDATE TO DISARM BOTH SIDES wasn't):
Did Algeria flout U.N. sanctions by taking in the Qaddafis?

By Colum Lynch

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Algerian government's decision to provide refuge to Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi's wife and children (and apparently a newly born grandchild) would appear at first glance to constitute a clear-cut violation of a U.N. measure banning travel by the Libyan leader and members of his inner circle.

On June 24, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution imposing a travel ban and asset freeze on the Libyan leader, his relatives, and closest associates. Qaddafi's wife, Safia; daughter, Aisha; and two sons, Hannibal and Mohammed, who fled Libya for Algeria on Monday, are named in a list of individuals banned from traveling outside Libya.

Resolution 1970 "decides" -- that's U.N.-speak for making it legally binding on member states -- that all U.N. members "shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of individuals" named on the travel ban. The U.N. Security Council justified the decision to list the Qaddafi's on the grounds of "closeness of association with regime." [More @ Foreign Policy]
While others say Algeria has a damn good reason for doing so:
Robert Fisk: Algeria sends the West a message by taking in Gaddafi's brood

Arabs were not surprised that so many of Gaddafi's family turned up in Algeria this week.... ...their own history has taught them to never accept orders from abroad. The moment the French – occupiers, colonisers and persecutors of Algeria for 132 years – bombed Libya, the Gaddafi regime's struggle to survive became a re-enactment of the Algerian FLN's 1954-62 battle for freedom against French rule... [Analysis @ Independent UK]
As a matter of fact, quite a few people, especially the people who are the main regional stakeholders, think NATO's whole operation violated international law:
Libyan bombing illegal says concerned group

More than 200 African intellectuals say Nato's bombing of Libya is part of a re-colonisation of the continent

Livhuwani Mammburu


A group of concerned African leaders have issued a statement warning about Africa being re-colonised as Nato continues its support of the Libyan rebels.

Speaking to media in Johannesburg today, leaders released a letter lamenting "misuse of the United Nations Security Council to engage in militarised diplomacy to effect regime change in Libya" and the "marginalisation of the African Union".

University of Johannesburg head of the politics department Professor Chris Landsberg spoke for the group saying Nato has violated international law... [More @]

» Deja vu all over again... It's the third day of a treesit and protest at People's Park in Berkeley. Apparently the city of Berkeley has "Other Plans"... again... for the historically embattled piece of land overlooked by UC Berkeley's campus. An individual named "Moonshadow" is "Interfering" with 'plans' at the moment. MUCH MORE in this morning's commentary.

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...And the target is you.

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