Friday, July 22, 2011

Clooney's Spy Satellite over Sudan

In response to the Atlantic Wire post: 

How George Clooney's Satellite Group Is Identifying Mass Graves in Sudan

Just how is it that the ENOUGH PROJECT has access and "on the ground reports" in "places like South Kordofan, where neither the U.N., outside aid groups nor journalists are allowed"? Anything to do with Clooney sidekick John Prendergast's CIA, DIA, National Security Council, National Intelligence Council connections? 
This is a spy operation justified with an Orwellian humanitarian rationale, that of the Harvard/Pentagon publication, Mass Atrocities Response Operations, a Military Planning Handbook.

I'm sorry to see Atlantic Wire joining ENOUGH, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy in another propaganda push, to justify taking "South Kordofan, a major oil-producing region that is now part of the north," and quite likely proceeding all the way on to Khartoum. 

The U.S. military and its partner, the Clooney Satellite Sentinel Project, is not stopping genocide and mass atrocities. It's securing oil and minerals and transport routes and engineering mass atrocities all along the way, to feed the U.S. military's own huge resource hunger, but otherwise to advance predominantly Western, multinational, tax sheltered capital interests. 

E.g., Swiss-based Glencore International, the world's largest commodity trader and South Sudan's new partner in marketing its oil, which displaced the northern Khartoum government of Omar Al-Bashir. NGOs and The Public Eye, a Swiss-based corporate watchdog, have called Glencore out for human rights abuse, catastrophic environmental damage, disregard for worker safety, and anti-union aggression in the Global South, including Sudan's neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Glencore owns 77% of Katanga Mining. Last year Zambia and supporting NGOs accused Glencore of evading taxes by overestimating operating costs, underestimating copper and cobalt mined, and manipulating prices. 

If they really cared about human rights in Sudan, Congo, and the rest of Africa, George Clooney, John Prendergast, the ENOUGH PROJECT, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative would take on Glencore, a far mightier, wealthier, more destructive human rights abuser than the Khartoum government of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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