Monday, April 20, 2009


By Eric Margolis
April 20, 2009

"....But the bitterly anti-Muslim Bush administration quickly engineered an invasion of Somalia by its old foe, Ethiopia, aided by US warplanes and special forces, and overthrew the Islamic-light government which was backed by Ethiopia’s blood enemy, Eritrea. . Ethiopia received generous cash rewards from Washington for its invasion.

Since then, anarchy has reigned. Efforts by the US and Ethiopia to impose a puppet regime on Somalia failed miserably as Somalis, led by a militant Islamic youth group called Shebab, battled Ethiopian occupation forces and their local Somalia stooges. Ethiopia finally withdrew from Somalia, leaving a complete mess behind.

So the US bears a good deal of responsibility for Somalia’s current chaos. Putting this African Humpty-Dumpty back together will make reassembling Iraq look easy....."

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