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Somalia

Original post made by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Jan 22, 2007

Compounding the Iraq war debacle, the Bush Administration is off and running squandering more lives and US tax money on ill-fated adventures in Somalia. During the cold war all military action was justified in containing the dreaded ‘red menace’. Currently all military action is justified in neutralizing the Al-Qaeda menace even where none exists. In a ‘copy cat’ version of our Iraq war, Ethiopian troops attacked a sovereign state - Somalia – with US supplied weapons and air support – incomplete violation of international law. There have been disturbing reports that US Special Forces were heavily engaged in the operations. Five US warships, including the giant USS Eisenhower, are moored off the coastal waters of Somalia. Scores of innocent civilians have been killed by AC-130 Lockheed gunships - monstrous machines capable of firing thousands of rounds a minute.

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Posted by Draw the Line
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 22, 2007 at 11:23 am

You are behind in your news. This happened several weeks ago.

You are just mad because the Ethiopians helped the REAL sovereign leadership of Somalia return to power, taking it back from the radical Islamic fascists by finally doing what the rest of us should do - stop "negotiating".

I really think you need to go live under Al-Qaeda rule for awhile. And try criticizing them, while you are there.

Who cares if the radical elements are "mad"? Hitler and Mussolini were mad at us, too.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 22, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Ethiopia stood against Mussolini in the struggle to remain free of colonialism. Who better than Etheopia to aid their brothers in a like struggle?