George Clooney buys satellite in Sudan with money from Nespresso commercial

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Aug. 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 2 (UPI) -- George Clooney already has plans for the money he'll make for his famous Nespresso Commercials. He'll use it to maintain a satellite over the border of North and South Sudan.

Speaking to The Guardian Tuesday, the actor explained that he decided to invest in the satellite because he wants to keep an eye on Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir.

"Most of the money I make on the [Nespresso] commercials I spend keeping a satellite over the border of North and South Sudan to keep an eye on Omar al-Bashir," Clooney told the newspaper. "Then he puts out a statement saying that I'm spying on him and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go 'well welcome to my life Mr. War Criminal'. I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that's fair."

The 52-year-old actor has participated in several efforts to overthrow the Sudanese regime for quite some time. Last year he got arrested for protesting in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

"The truth is…we're going to have to find lots of ways to make life miserable for people who make lives miserable," he said at the Carousel of Hope Ball last year. "And more importantly … we have to continue to make life bearable for those whose situation has become unbearable."

"It's an area that journalists can't get into. There's a good reason they can't get in, because the president of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is consistently and constantly killing innocent civilians," Clooney added.

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