Another item from the farthest regions of reality: actor George Clooney, at the Venice Film festival to promote his new film ‘Gravity’, has been talking about his satellite.
Hollywood actors are famous for their lavish spending, but this is a first – he owns a spy satellite in orbit over Sudan to keep an eye on the dictator Omar al-Bashir who has, with his followers, been accused of war crimes.
“I have a satellite in areas where there is a lot of violence because we want to keep an eye on some of the atrocities that are going on there and because we want not just accountability but we want to make it more and more difficult to act without ramifications,” he explained.
“We find that it has been incredibly successful since now the attacks only happen at night or under cloud cover” He continued, he intends to get infrared switched on so this limitation will cease. “It is our job to try and shine a light on those places.”
My question is, if a private individual – albeit a rather rich one- can do this, what on earth are our so-called leaders doing?