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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

US Bombs Somali Islamists

Hi Everyone,

The US press isn't reporting this but its a top story on BBC's website. The USAF has bombed the besieged Islamic Courts Militia units in southern Somlia in conjuction with Ethiopian and Somali government attacks. US officials are claiming that several Al Qaeda leaders are with the Islamist Somalis.

I don't know what it says about our country's mind set right now that direct military intevention in Somalia for the first time since the "blackhawk down" debacle isn't newsworthy.


Anonymous said...

NPR reported it this morning.

What can you say? They pulled an Israeli and went after 5 guys with helicopter gunships. My first thought oddly enough was,” so much for the blog debate about the relevance of the USAF.

// posted by USWest

Anonymous said...

MSNBC reported it last night at about 4pm PST. So the US press is just behind the ball by a few hours, no surprise given that everyone was ready to watch a football game, even the Congress.

Politically, I think reminding the public and the Congress about Somalia is not great for Bush right now. 

// posted by LTG