RLM News Show Blog – January 17, 2013

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Stealing Mali's Gold
Stealing Mali’s Gold

Mali war retaliation: ‘World police protecting corporate interests in Africa’

35 foreign hostages held captive at a gas field in Algeria have reportedly been killed in the operation to free them. 15 of the captors are also thought to have died, some people are apparently still being held. The local media suggests Algerian forces attacked a convoy of kidnappers and captives from the air. Militants first attacked the complex on Wednesday, killing at least two of the staff and seizing dozens. The hostage-takers were demanding an end to the French-led combat action against insurgents in neighboring Mali. And there, the operation has intensified. French troops are now on the ground in support of a heavy air campaign against Al-Qaeda-linked groups. The army’s also received logistical support from its NATO allies, while the EU is preparing to send hundreds of military personnel to train the Malian army. Geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen joins RT from Beirut to discuss the prospects of the mission and the rising threat of retaliation attacks.

Links to other Important Stories I didn’t have time to cover on the show

Rand Paul Vows to Torpedo Obama Executive Orders
Rand Paul Vows to Torpedo Obama Executive Orders

Conflicting Information About What Is Happening With Hostage Situation In Algeria

January 17, 2013 CBC News

Obama’s gun aims at firearms

An American political analyst supports US President Barack Obama’s gun control plans albeit saying that such rules and regulations should have been imposed long ago. The comment come as in reaction to the unrelenting gun massacres in the US, Obama presented a USD500-million proposal that calls for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as wider background checks on gun buyers. This is while on December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adult victims were fatally shot by a gunman — who later killed himself — at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Newtown in the US state of Connecticut. Earlier in the day, the assailant killed his mother in another location.

Every year, more than 30,000 people are shot and killed in the United States. The US averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control. The year 2012 has been a record setting year for gun sales in the US. About 4.5 million firearms are sold annually in the US at a cost of 2 to 3 billion dollars.

Press TV has conducted an interview with columnist at the Hill newspaper, Brent Budowsky, to further discuss the issue.

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