Monday, January 08, 2007

US Airstrikes in Somalia

Finally, the U.S. is hitting A.Q. in Somalia. Understandably, the U.S. has been hesitant to get involved in Somalia. What? Isn't A.Q. running wild with those gat-chewing, gun-toating Somalis who managed to murder 18 U.S. soldiers? And yes, those soldiers, in Somalia under international mandate were murdered, not to mention butchered.

I argued a while back that Somalia was a pink elephant. No one wanted to get near it. In the end, Ethiopia couldn't risk the elephant backing up into its backward so it went in to take care of the problem. This doesn't mean the problem is taken care of. Let's not forget that the Taliban fell relatively quickly but some of them are still around and kicking.

What this strike does do is show that yes, Virginia, there is another front in the Global War on Terror (i.e. WWIII) and it's in Africa. So, we have terrorists running around North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, the Caucuses, the Asiatic islands, Indonesia, etc...that's a nice world map right there.

Way to go, Mr. Bush, for hitting A.Q. wherever they are. If only there weren't a handful of countries fighting this fight.


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