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Original post made by Tej Uberoi on May 1, 2007

America's dirty proxy war in Somalia, which has largely been ignored by the media, has resulted in the displacement of 350,000 Somalia's in the past three months creating a massive refugee crisis. US-backed Ethiopian forces followed the US model in Iraq by attacking neighboring Somalia in order to install a puppet government acceptable to Washington. Hundreds of civilians are facing imminent death caused by a severe lack of food and fresh drinking water. US media networks, ABC, NBC and CBS have devoted a scant three sentences covering the war triggering charges of racism in media coverage. The unprovoked attacks from Ethiopia, is causing seething resentment. There is little doubt that the people of Somalia will resist the invaders and plunge the country into another long and bloody conflict. The authors of a British think tank, Chatham House, issued a scathing criticism of interference in Somalia's internal affairs, stating "In an uncomfortably familiar pattern, general multilateral concern to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Somalia has been hijacked by unilateral actors, especially Ethiopia and the United States." Unless international pressure can be applied on Washington, another humanitarian crisis is inevitable. This is yet another sad and tragic example of how our tax dollars are squandered, bringing so much misery to Africa's poor and voiceless people. Why is the US interested in gaining a foothold in Somalia? OIL, OIL, OIL! I urge readers to contact their lawmakers and demand an immediate pullout of Ethiopian forces from Somalia and to support humanitarian aid to resettle the refugees.

Comments (7)

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on May 1, 2007 at 11:17 am

The United States buys oil, we don't take it.


Posted by Draw the Line, a resident of Stanford
on May 1, 2007 at 11:24 am

I am on the side of those fighting Islamofascists, not your side,
Tej.


Posted by Draw the Line, a resident of Stanford
on May 1, 2007 at 11:28 am

Web Link

Link to "oil" interests ( none found, only suspected)

Note the hundreds of thousands of deaths cited as happening as a result of the civil war since 1991.

And how is it bad to try to stop the fighting?


Posted by Draw the Line, a resident of Stanford
on May 1, 2007 at 11:34 am

Lest anyone doubt which side USA is on, see below link.

We are supporting the UN supported govt against the ..well, read it.

Web Link


Posted by Just Askin', a resident of Midtown
on May 1, 2007 at 3:23 pm

If this forum permits terms like "Islamofacsism", then is it permitted to refer to "Judeofacism"?


Posted by Draw the Line, a resident of Stanford
on May 1, 2007 at 5:50 pm

I am sure it is. Look up what the definitions are, and if you find any, feel free to call an apple and apple.
I have not found the editors of this forum to not allow reality, for the most part.


Posted by Draw the Line, a resident of Stanford
on May 1, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Web Link

I will join you in the appropriate labeling of any other religion which supports this kind of incitement in its places of worship.


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