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US launches air strike in Somalia
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2007

US launches air strike in Somalia Guardian UK
A US air strike on a Somali village, thought to be the hideout of an al-Qaida cell, has left "many dead", reports said today. The attack yesterday, by a heavily armed gunship, allegedly targeted Islamists wanted for the 1998 bombings of US embassies in other African countries. The suspects were spotted hiding on the remote Badmadow island on the southern tip of Somalia, close to the Kenyan border. The area of the island that was attacked is known as Ras Kamboni and is suspected of being a terror training base.

The term Al Qaeda is applied to desensitize people to the atrocities being committed by the U.S. government. The U.S. is so brazen with it now that they bomb people who they claim are Al Qaeda SUSPECTS. One does not have to actually be a threat to the United States of America to warrant their aggression. In fact, once Muslims do not support the U.S. government's agenda they are automatically branded as Al Qaeda suspects and are targeted for assassination. --Ayinde

US launches air strike in Somalia BBC

"This is a war founded on a misconception and driven by paranoid fantasies. The misconception was the US government's belief that the Islamic Courts, local religious authorities backed by merchants in Mogadishu who wanted someone to curb the warlords, punish thieves, and enforce contracts, were just a cover for al-Qaeda. So the US instead backed the warlords who were making Somalis' lives a misery.

American support is the kiss of death in Somalia, so the warlords were finally dislodged in Mogadishu last June by an uprising led by the UIC and supported by most of the population."
--Gwynne Dyer

US seizes its opportunity in Somalia
The rout of Somalia's radical Islamist movement at the hands of Ethiopian forces has presented America with an extraordinary opportunity. For years, Somalia has been the despair of US policy-makers.
The disastrous "Black Hawk Down" intervention in 1992-93, which ended when a Mogadishu mob killed 18 US Rangers, has become a byword for the dangers of foreign intervention. This failed operation left Somalia in the grip of anarchy, allowing international terrorists to penetrate the country.
After the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed in 1998, the CIA concluded that some of those behind the attacks were at large in Somalia.
When the Islamists captured Mogadishu last June, America feared that a large area of southern Somalia would become a haven for al-Qa'eda.

Somalia leader spurns U.S. approach
NAIROBI, Kenya In a rebuff to the United States, Somalia's interim president, Abdullahi Yusuf, on Monday rejected U.S. requests to bring moderate Islamists into his weak transitional government.

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