Posts Tagged ‘war’


UN and French helicopters attack Ivorian presidential residence as rights watchdog accuses Ouattara forces of abuses.

United Nations and French helicopters have fired rockets on the residence of Laurent Gbagbo, Cote d’Ivoire’s incumbent president, in Abidjan.

Haru Mutasa, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Abidjan, said five helicopters were used in the attack on Sunday and that they flew from a French airbase.

After flying to the Cocody area, where the presidential residence is located, they fired their rockets and returned to the airbase to reload. The process was then repeated.

Two residents from nearby neighborhoods saw two UN Mi-24 attack helicopters and a French helicopter open fire on the residence, the Associated Press news agency reported.

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Oh no! This is real bad news for the government. As this will affect how many bombs they can drop on countries now as missles and bombs all contain around about 14% silver. The price of silver should go on up, as the supply has basically dropped by a large number. BUY silver! BUY BUY!

Third Largest Producer Of Silver Says Production Is Now “Totally Paralyzed” Following Week-Long Strike

Submitted by Tyler Durden

In news that should move the precious metals market, we learn that the world’s third largest producer of silver (as well as zinc and lead) has announced its production is now totally paralyzed. From Reuters: “A week-old strike at Bolivia’s San Cristobal mine has totally paralyzed production and exports of silver, zinc and lead, a union leader said on Wednesday. San Cristobal is the world’s third-largest producer of silver and the sixth-largest producer of zinc, according to Japan’s Sumitomo Corp, which owns the mine.” For those who recall basic central planning economics this means that silver should plunge immediately, and should react even more adversely on news that crude supplies in the US are surging. After all, oil supply demand is far more critical to silver price discovery than the actual supply of a metal that unlike gold, is used in various industrial and peacebringing applications (see Operation Odyssey Dawn).

Excerpt about Obama criticizing Bush wanting to just bomb Iran. He mentions it’s unconstitutional. Couple years later “did I say that?”

Obama on Military Attack: “President Does NOT Have Power Under the Constitution”

Author: Mac Slavo

In December of 2007, while then Senator Obama was running for the Office of the President, sat down with the candidate for a Q & A session.

The question from interviewer Charlie Savage asked Mr. Obama about Presidential authority to initiate a military attack under the Constitution:

In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)

Mr. Obama, at one time a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago, responded with a clear and concise view on the matter:

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.

As for the specific question about bombing suspected nuclear sites, I recently introduced S.J. Res. 23, which states in part that “any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly authorized by Congress.”

While President Obama and his counterpart in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron, believe that the military action in Libya has been authorized, and is legitimate and legal, it is only legal with respect to United Nations’ bylaws and treaties.

The United States, however, requires the approval of Congress to engage in war, as stated by Mr. Obama in December of 2007. While the actions of Libya’s long-time leadership may be perceived abhorrent and morally unjust, it does not justify US involvement – especially unilateral decision making, with respect to US law, on the part of the President.

The United States was not in danger because of Libya’s actions against its people. There was no imminent threat.

Regardless of what the United Nations has or has not authorized, the People of the United States, by law, require Congressional approval for such an action.

This is a prime example of why our Founders were adamant about the system of checks and balances.