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                                                                   THE FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY IN FREE KUWAIT
                                                                                     Established in 1977
NO. 14814                                                                                     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 / SHAWWAL 28, 1433 AH                                                                                                    48 PAGES        150 FILS


Obama orders troops to Libya, Yemen
                                                                                      Violence explodes as Muslims protest film
NEW YORK, Sept 14, (Agencies): US President Barack Obama formally informed Congress                                              needed,” the president wrote.
on Friday that he had sent Marine units to Libya and Yemen on an open-ended mission in the                                          Obama vowed on Friday that the United States will do everything possible to protect Americans overseas, and underscored
                                                                                                                                 that host countries must provide security for diplomatic missions.
aftermath of attacks on American diplomatic missions there. He cited the bloody assault that                                        “We will continue to do everything in our power to protect Americans serving overseas, whether that means increasing secu-
claimed the lives of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three aides at the US                                              rity at our diplomatic posts, working with host countries — which have an obligation to provide security — and making it
Consulate in Benghazi. These attacks came during protests over an anti-Islam film.                                               clear that justice will come to those who harm Americans,” Obama said.
                                                                                                                                    He spoke at a ceremony honoring the return of the bodies of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department infor-
  “Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the pur-              mation management officer Sean Smith and security personnel Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, both former Navy SEALS,
pose of protecting American citizens and property,” Obama said in a letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner.             who died in the assault on Tuesday on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  “These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer        “These actions have been directed consistent with my responsibility to protect US citizens both at home and abroad, and in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       furtherance of US national security and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       foreign policy interests, pursuant to my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       constitutional authority to conduct US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       foreign relations and as Commander in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chief and Chief Executive,” he contin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ued. “I appreciate the support of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Congress in these actions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Obama wrote the letter in compli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ance with the 1973 War Powers Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that sought to curtail a president’s abil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ity to make war overseas without con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gressional consent. But he earlier had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ignored congressional calls to get for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mal congressional authorization under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that law for US military involvement in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the NATO-led campaign to oust Libyan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       strongman Muammar Gaddafi, saying

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      it was not required because Americans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      were not in danger, nor were they lead-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing the mission.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuwait Friday strongly condemned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the production by an “irresponsible”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      group of a movie that deliberately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      defamed Prophet Muhammad (peace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be upon him) and Islam.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuwait denounced all acts targeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      faiths and religious icons, a foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ministry source said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuwait, added the source, voiced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      grave concern over the violent reac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tions that took place in a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      countries against American interests.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuwait has already started contacts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with     Organization    of     Islamic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cooperation’s (OIC) officials and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      called them to condemn this outra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      geous act, and to issue “decisive and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      binding” resolutions forbidding the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      attack against faiths, religious icons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and emphasized dialogue and respect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of religions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Meanwhile, fury about a film that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      insults the Prophet Muhammad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (PBUH) tore across the Middle East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      after weekly prayers on Friday with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      protesters attacking US embassies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      burning American flags as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pentagon rushed to bolster security at
An Egyptian protester returns a tear gas canister fired by riot police during clashes near the US embassy in Cairo on Sept 13. Police used tear gas as they clashed with a crowd protesting outside the US                            its missions.
                                                                             embassy in Cairo against a film mocking Islam. (AFP)                                                                                                        The obscure California-made film
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      triggered an attack on the US consulate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Libya’s city of Benghazi that killed
       Opinion                                                                                                Air raids in Aleppo                                                                                                     the US ambassador and three other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Americans on Tuesday, the anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the Sept 11, 2001 al-Qaeda attacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on the United States.

  It is time to                           Turkish PM sees end to Assad regime                                                                                                                                                            In Tunis, at least three people were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      killed and more than two dozen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wounded, state television said after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      police gunfire near the US embassy in
  settle issue                            YALTA, Ukraine, Sept 14, (Agencies): Turkish
                                          Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the
                                          regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is
                                                                                                 Among those the UN and Arab League
                                                                                              envoy is scheduled to meet is the opposition
                                                                                              National Coordination Committee for                3 film protesters to prosecution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the city that was the cradle of last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      year’s Arab Spring uprisings for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      democracy. At least one person died in
       By Ahmed Al-Jarallah               about to come to an “inevitable end.”               Democratic Change, which brings together                                                                                                the Sudanese capital Khartoum, a doc-
                                             He urged regional leaders to unite in order to   Arab nationalists, Kurds and socialists.                                 By Abubakar A. Ibrahim
  Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times                                                                                                                                                                                                     tor said, after some of thousands of
                                          prevent the Syrian conflict from further desta-        Hassan Abdel Azim, spokesman for the                                       Arab Times Staff                                          protesters had leaped into the US
  UNTIL when will the govern-             bilizing the Middle East.                           opposition bloc, said a delegation would meet      KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: The Hawalli police Friday referred three                       embassy.
  ment throw in the towel to satis-          Erdogan told an international conference in      Brahimi to inform him of their suggestions for     persons to the Public Prosecution for entering a restricted area and                    As US military drones faced Islamist
  fy the ‘chair thirsty’ group whose      the Ukrainian city of Yalta that “we must say a     a way out of crisis.                               attempting to storm the US Embassy.                                                  anti-aircraft fire over Benghazi, about
  real strength surfaced during the       vocal ‘no’ to this drama of humankind, not let         “We support Mr Brahimi... and we will                                                                                                50 marines landed in Yemen a day after
  last gathering? Until when will                                                             cooperate with him because the violence has           According to security sources, the three men — two Kuwaitis and
                                          the flame engulf the whole region.”                                                                    one Bedoun — at 23:00 hours Thursday were taken into custody for                     the US embassy there was stormed. For
  the government continue to be              Turkey is concerned that Kurdish rebels          reached (unprecedented) levels and the Syrian                                                                                           a second day in the capital Sanaa,
  hesitant to an extent we are                                                                people are suffering from the killings, destruc-   attempting to ‘break into’ the US embassy premises. The men are
                                          could exploit the power vacuum in neighboring                                                          identified only as Kuwaitis M.K. and M.H. and the bedoun, S.A.                       police battled hundreds of young men
  forced to say it is unable to take      Syria and has warned it would not tolerate any      tion and displacement,” he told AFP.                                                                                                    around the mission.
  clear cut decisions?                    rebel threats from Syrian territory.                   Brahimi, who was appointed earlier this                                 Continued on Page 13                                            In Khartoum, wider anger at Western
     Isn’t it time for the govern-           Meanwhile, Syrian regime air strikes target-     month, said the conflict was getting worse, on                                                                                          attitudes to Islam also saw the German
  ment to move forward and com-           ed rebel-held police stations inside Aleppo city    arrival at Damascus airport on Thursday when                                                                                            embassy overrun, with police doing lit-
  plete its task unmindful of the
  small majority which is repre-
                                          on Friday, ahead of talks between visiting          at least 125 people died in violence across
                                                                                                                                                       Newswatch                      ■        US$/KD 0.28080/90                      tle to stop demonstrators who raised a
                                          peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and opposition          Syria, according to a watchdog.                                                                                                         black Islamist flag. Violence at the US
  senting itself?                         groups in the 18-month conflict.                       “We came to Syria to hold meetings with our                                          ▲          Euro/KD 0.3683                       embassy followed protests against both
     The people have had enough.             An AFP correspondent said three loud explo-      Syrian brothers because there is a big crisis,                                                                                          Washington and the Sudanese govern-
  There has to be an end to the suf-      sions were heard in Damascus, where Brahimi         and I think it is getting worse,” the Algerian
                                                                                                                                                   WASHINGTON: The United
                                                                                                                                                                                      ■           Yen/KD 0.0036                       ment, which is broadly at odds with the
  ferings. The government can no          spent his first night ahead of meetings with the    veteran troubleshooter said, quoted by Syria’s                                                                                          West.
  longer justify the deeds of the         opposition groups tolerated by the embattled        official SANA news agency.                           States and Britain have
                                                                                                                                                   signed a pact aimed at help-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ▲        British £/KD 0.4558                       The protests present US President
  group which has taken the coun-         regime of President Bashar al-Assad.                            Continued on Page 13                     ing Washington police tax                                                          Barack Obama with a new foreign pol-
  try for a ride and continue to
  hijack its projects or rather ter-
                                                                                                                                                   avoidance by Americans             ▼ KS E   -2.57 pts at closing, Sept 13          icy crisis less than two months before
                                                                                                                                                   holding bank accounts in                                                           seeking      re-election    and     tests
  rorize it to prevent it from carry-
  ing out its duties.
     This is not the time to let the
                                          China ships leave waters near isles                                                                      Britain, the US Treasury
                                                                                                                                                   announced Friday.
                                                                                                                                                      The treaty, part of a global
                                                                                                                                                                                      ▲ Dow     +53.51 pts at closing, Sept 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                     See Page 39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington’s relations with democrat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ic governments it helped to power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      across the Arab world.
  members of the nullified 2012           BEIJING/TOKYO, Sept 14,                                                                                  effort by the US to overcome                                                          He was at Andrews Air Force Base
  National Assembly stand in the          (Agencies): Six Chinese sur-                                                                             offshore tax avoidance by US
                                                                                                                                                   citizens, requires banks in        ▲ Nasdaq       +28.12 pts at closing, Sept 14   near Washington to greet a flight bring-
  way of progress and allow them          veillance ships briefly entered                                                                                                                                                             ing home remains of the four dead from
  to have their way without hold-         waters near disputed islands                                                                             Britain to report to US
  ing them to account.                    claimed by Tokyo and Beijing
                                                                                                                                                   authorities the data on
                                                                                                                                                   accounts held by Americans.        ▲ FTSE    +95.63 pts at closing, Sept 14           It also emerged that Libya had closed
     When the nullified Parliament        on Friday, raising tensions                                                                                 Meanwhile banks in the                                                          its airspace over the second city’s air-
  was at the helm of affairs, we did      between Asia’s two biggest                                                                               United States will have to                                                         port for a time because of heavy anti-
  not see the light of day — the          economies to their highest                                                                               report to British authorities      ▲ Nikkei     +164.24 pts at closing, Sept 14    aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at US
       Continued on Page 13               level since 2010.                                                                                        on the accounts their nation-                                                      reconnaissance drones flying over the
                                                                                                                                                   als hold.
                                             Japan protested to China and
                                          urged that the situation not be                                                                             The effort falls under the      ▲ Gold    $1,775.50 per oz (London)             city; Obama vowed to bring the ambas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sador’s killers to justice.
                                          allowed to escalate - an out-                                                                            2010 US legislation known as
            Follow me on:                                                                                                                                                                                                                The closure of the airport prompted
                                          come neither side would wel-
                                                                                                                                                   the Foreign Account Tax            ▲     NYMEX crude $99.06 pb                     speculation that the United States was
                                                                                                                                                   Compliance Act, set to
                                          come given the two countries’
                                          tight economic links.               The Chinese surveillance ship Haijan No. 51 (front) sails            empower US authorities to          ▲    Brent crude $116.68 pb                     deploying special forces in preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for an attack against the militants who
                                                                              ahead of a Japan Coast Guard vessel in waters near disput-           pursue and collect information                Diplomats say Tokyo and                                                                                                                                                                  were involved in the attack.
                                                                              ed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in            Continued on Page 13                  3-month $ LIBOR rate 0.38525%
                                               Continued on Page 7               the East China Sea on Friday morning, Sept 14. (AP)                                                                                                          Continued on Page 13

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