America's interests in Somalia
Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2007
US Seeks to Prevent Escape of al-Qaida Figures From Somalia
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The United States said Wednesday it is patrolling Somalia's coast and consulting with its neighbors to try to prevent the escape of terrorist suspects after Ethiopia's military rout of Islamist militias there. A top State Department official is in Addis Ababa to discuss the Somali situation. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department.
Full Article : voanews.com
This is the usual dishonest propaganda. At no time did the U.S. or Ethiopia state emphatically or offer any evidence that the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) was harboring terrorists. The talk of "terrorists" in Somalia is an attempt to justify the invasion while instilling fear in the gullible. - Ayinde
America Changes Tactics As It Guards Interests in Somalia
"Under fire at home for costly military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US government has managed to achieve a major policy goal in strategic Somalia without firing a shot - thanks to Ethiopia."
"Washington encouraged Addis Ababa to go ahead. They provided the same sort of diplomatic cover they did for Israel going into Lebanon last summer, and for similar reasons - to keep a foothold in the region," said analyst Michael Weinstein."
Full Article : allafrica.com
America's interests in Somalia:
Four major U.S. oil companies are sitting on a prospective fortune in exclusive concessions.
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