Somalia: What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?

What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?, asks Ethan Zuckerman: “Periodically pounding the crap out of Somalia, sure, but the larger story is a bit more complicated.”


  • Mariam

    this is a good question. As we have seen recently U.S. send troops to bomb certain areas that was believed to have terrorist in. Somalia is an important area with its close relationship with the middle east and africa it is crucial to keep it out of the terrorist reach but recently with the Islamic courts role this has changed the U.S. plan and it put its focus in this abandon area. Somalia has the largest coast in Africa and it is across from the middle east. this country has been without a government for the past 15 years. so if terrorist control this area this will be one of their best accomplishment so the U.S. and other allies group has to focus and keep an eye on this area.

  • karam

    No one on earth can understand! We Somalis know our people, country and its enemy. USA isn’t in Somali enemy list, and Somalis wander why USA is ordering our number one enemy to concur our country? Why create Qaeda in our country, the Mahakim were not Qaeda for sure, so why turn some of them to Qaeda?

    It might be that the current USA administration needs to create troubles to remain in power!!.

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