Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The only American to condemn US actions in Somalia

Informed Comment includes a guest editorial today by William R. Polk, who is the first American I've heard who has even mentioned the cruel war fomented by the United States against Somalia for which blood-mouth Jendayi E. Frazer is the biggest cheerleader:

Somalia is a worse mess.If you remember the movie, "Black Hawk Down", the really bad guys were the warlords. The Somalis agreed. So when we got out, they threw out the warlords. The only replacements they could find were the religious leaders. The Muslim Fundamentalist are not our favorite people, but they were the only force that could stop the warlords’ extortion, rape and murder, and the Somalis supported them. Now we have encouraged and paid the Ethiopians to invade Somalia and drive them out. We also committed our special forces and our Navy in this attack. It worked – temporarily and at the cost of great human suffering – and has made the Somalis hate us. Worse, it has brought no political solution that anyone thinks can last. The war has not been won, merely worsened.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Tom - Daai Tou Laam said...

Worse, it has brought no political solution that anyone thinks can last. The war has not been won, merely worsened.

Are you sure this isn't a Bushevik feature instead of a bug?

2:26 AM  
Blogger Shutter said...

What's the beef ?

Just dropping bombs, firing missiles, strafing a few more ppor people.

OK we missed.

You cannot tie these damned people down.

Hey. War is a dirty business.

How else do we train the A 10 guys for Iraq / Afghan ?

Armchair Generals.

Don't worry USAFRICOMM is only just getting into gear.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Helena Cobban said...

Hey, c'mon Nur, I've written about the US-Ethiopian war in Somalia-- in Dec '06 and since...

6:23 PM  

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