“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarÄ«, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

US Intervention in Uganda, Why Now?

Aside from the fact that Obama and Holder are floundering and need as many distractions as possible (phony Iranian conspiracies to bomb Saudi diplomats can only hold up to scrutiny for so long), there are also other motives to intervene in Uganda.

Joseph Kony is an absolute lunatic, even by African standards, but he's been raping, pillaging, and hacking off ears, noses, lips, and limbs for a long time now without anyone in the USA squawking about it. I've been following his "career" since he took over from Alice Auma. She was famous for instructing her fighters to paint themselves with blood because it would make them bullet-proof. She was sane compared with Kony.

The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) makes the transvestite cannibal guerrillas of Libera's General "Butt Naked" look like a UN peacekeeping force.

Mainstream news commentators, and pres. candidates are all speculating as to why Obama would choose to intervene in Uganda, especially after Kony has been at it for 25 years and is practically played out at this point.

In this context the following articles are of interest:
KAMPALA Uganda -(Dow Jones)- The Ugandan government will expedite the enactment of laws to regulate its nascent oil sector as a key deal involving U.K.-based Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN, TUWOY), France's Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) and China's Cnooc Ltd. (CEO, 0883.HK) hangs in the balance following a parliamentary resolution to delay its approval earlier this week, Uganda's energy and minerals minister said Saturday.
...After two days of deliberations, Ugandan lawmakers across the political divide voted Tuesday to support a motion to compel the government to halt the approval for Tullow's $2.9 billion sale of two-thirds of its interests in three blocks in the oil-rich Lake Albertine Rift Basin to the larger oil companies, Total and Cnooc, until all the necessary legislation is in place for the country's oil industry.
...According to Muloni, despite the parliamentary resolutions, discussions are continuing over the deal, which is expected to unlock up to $10 oil development projects in the East African nation.
Tullow's attempts to sell part of its stakes in the country have been dogged by a spate of disruptions since early this year, ranging from tax disputes to disagreements with government officials over the oil-development plan for the rift basin.
Tullow had expected to conclude the deal in September before the Ugandan government contested the inclusion of stabilization clauses in the joint-venture-oil-production agreement.
Muloni told reporters that Uganda is now in a better negotiating position since risks have been removed from the Lake Albertine Rift basin following the commercial oil discoveries.
..Uganda has discovered at least 2.5 billion barrels of oil in 20 oil fields in three blocks along its western border with mineral-rich but eastern Congo. The country is expected to start commercial oil production by 2013.

KAMPALA, Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Uganda's internal affairs minister said Friday that he would resign his position to pave the way for a smooth investigation into graft allegations in the oil sector during his tenure as energy and minerals minister.
Friday's resignation of Hilary Onek, who headed the energy and minerals ministry until May, was the latest ripple-effect from a stormy debate in the Ugandan parliament earlier this week during which lawmakers alleged that oil company Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) had bribed several Ugandan officials. Tullow, which has already denied the allegations, Friday said documents presented in the Ugandan parliament purporting to show the bribery were frauds.
Onek Friday also denied the allegations, but said he was resigning to let the probe proceed.
"I will step aside as soon as the parliamentary adhoc committee starts investigations," Onek told Dow Jones Newswires. "The truth will be established--that's why I am in support of the probe," he said.
During the parliamentary debate earlier this week, ruling party lawmaker Gerald Karuhanga presented a number of documents alleging that london-listed Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) had bribed several Ugandan ministers with up to $25 million to sway some key decisions regarding its operations in the country. Some of the documents showed alleged payments from Tullow to Ugandan officials from bank accounts at the Bank of Valetta in Malta.
Tullow spokesman George Cazanove said these documents presented to the Parliament as evidence of fraud were forgeries.
"Transaction receipts handed over by the Ugandan authorities for investigation by the Bank and the Maltese authorities were forgeries," Cazanove said. "None of the alleged transactions took place and that none of the individuals or companies named have ever had accounts with the Bank of Valetta."
Officials at the Bank of Valetta and with the Malta police could not be reached Friday.
Lawmakers Tuesday voted in favor of on a motion to slap a moratorium on the execution of any new oil deals, including Tullow's $2.9 billion sale of two thirds of its interests in the country to France's Total SA (TOT) and China's CNOOC (CEO).
The development leaves the key deal in balance as Uganda awaits the commencement of up to $10 billion oil development projects in the oil rich Lake Albertine rift, where at least 20 oil fields have been discovered so far in three oil blocks.
Onek's resignation follows resignations earlier this week of John Nasasira, the government's chief whip; Sam Kutesa, the foreign affairs minister, and Mwesigwa Rukutana, junior labor minister. The three officials resigned ahead of the commencement of their trial over corruption charges in relation to the misappropriation of funds meant for the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The three officials have denied the allegations.
Kutesa was also named in the oil graft allegations during the parliamentary session this week.

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