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Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Invasion? No problem.

I wrote this morning about the absence of even the most ritual condemnations of the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia. Now, as with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, U.S. imperialism has come completely out of the closet:
The United States defended Ethiopia's assault on Islamists in Somalia, which has reportedly killed more than 1,000 people, but said "maximum restraint" was needed to spare civilians [Ed. note: Pinochet and Lt. Calley would be so proud of that "restraint"].

Gonzo Gallegos [Ed. note: !], a State Department spokesman, said Ethiopia's offensive was intended to halt "aggressions" by the Council of Islamic Courts (CIC) movement, which the United States this month said had been taken over by Al-Qaeda. [Ed. note - an allegation that AFP is happy to repeat without the slightest proof whatsoever.]

"Ethiopia has genuine security concerns with regard to developments within Somalia and has provided support at the request of legitimate governing authority [Ed. note: a "legitimate" government formed in Kenya in 2004]," he said, referring to Somalia's weak Western-backed government.
Up next: the U.S. blocks any meaningful U.N. resolution aimed at ending the invasion until thousands more innocent victims of U.S. imperialism and its proxies have died.

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