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baseball Page 40 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 KUWAIT JOINS GCC CONDEMNATION OF FILM, VIOLENCE LIBYA SHUTS AIRSPACE AS MILITANTS FIRE ON U.S. RECONNAISSANCE DRONES 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 See Also Pages 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20 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. Fury 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 Benghazi. 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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