Saturday, April 28, 2007

somalia too?

So have you been aware of the intense fighting in Mogadishu this last week, and this last month, with over a thousand killed in April?
Did you know that before a U.S. backed invasion in December 06 (4 months ago!), Somalia was the closest it had been to some sort of security since 1995?

Here's one article. and here's a quote:

On 6 June 2006, the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) after a two month long battle against the US-backed ARPCT, the UIC took control of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Mogadishu's air and seaports were re-opened for the first time since 1995. The UIC expanded its control throughout Somalia and restored peace and security in areas under their control. For the first time since the fall of Siad Barre and the ugly Black Hawk incident in 1993, the people of Somalia were optimistic about Somalia’s future. But the celebrations would be dampened; their dreams and aspirations would be dashed by Washington’s Islam phobic “new strategy for Somalia”, Meles Zenawi’s, Abdulahi Yusuf’s and Ali Mohammed Ghedi’s illicit agendas for Somalia.

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