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....."