Tuesday, January 9, 2007

America Attacks Somalian Warlords

MSNBC Breaking News

NBC: U.S. airstrikes target suspected Al-Qaeda operations in Somalia

More from The Guardian:
The US airstrikes which reportedly killed large numbers of people in southern Somalia on Sunday and Monday - whether they are jihadi militants or civilians is not yet known - were the first overt military action Washington has taken in the country since 1994, the year after bloody clashes between UN forces and warlords and the grim Black Hawk Down battle which left 18 US servicemen dead. ...

Pentagon officials said the targets were al-Qaida members who organised the attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Top of the hit list was a Sudanese explosives expert called Abu Taha al-Sudani, thought to be the head of al-Qaida operations in east Africa. ...
While I fully support our military, and the President's leadership of it, I do hesitate for a moment at the wisdom behind taking on another front at this time. We're spread pretty thin between Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention our several other overseas bases, and I would just be concerned that you can only spread an Army so thin before it becomes entirely ineffective.


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