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Saturday, December 12, 2009


Get ready for the next escalation: Somalia

The U.S. has already been involved with war against Somalia, both directly and indirectly. But today there's this potentially ominous news (ominous for the people in Somalia with the U.S. target on their backs):
Somali Islamist insurgents have imported terrorist tactics and technology used with deadly results in Iraq and Afghanistan, threatening the African country's beleaguered government and causing alarm as far as Washington.

The Somali insurgents offer refuge to terrorists and may also provide territory for training for a strike on the West, said Juan Zarate, the former U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism. Recruits in jihadist training camps in Somalia are already taught how to use firearms and explosives, according to local and U.S. officials.
Go reread Obama's recent speeches at West Point (in particular) and in Oslo. Based on today's news story, there is nothing he has to say about why the U.S. if fighting in Afghanistan that doesn't also apply to Somalia.

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