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A handful of African Al-Qaida suspects in the 1998 bombing of US Embassies in East Africa may have been in Somalia, but going to war against a sovereign nation to try to assassinate or capture a handful of suspects is like using a nuclear weapon to kill a gnat and is sure to generate more anti-US violence.

I thought the US AC 130 attacks were in support of the legitimate government of Somalia and against the Islamic rebel group and al-Qaeda terrorists.  Did I miss something in the translation, or is it just common sense to call any US supported government a "figurehead", especially if there happens to be oil within the country?

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jan 19th, 2007 at 11:41:21 PM EST
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