While most of the world is focused on the Middle East, open war between Somalia
and Ethiopia, an equally significant and parallel event, has been bumped
from the headlines entirely. Another nation is in the process of being invaded
and occupied, with US approval, based on the �war on terrorism� pretext.
warned, resource-rich Somalia, a key geostrategic prize on the Horn
of Africa, has been set up to fall. Mogadishu has been brimming with secular
militias and death squads that the Bush administration has openly backed and guided.
Each side has (correctly) accused the other of connections to �al-Qaeda.�
Somalia�s top Islamic leader, Shiekh Hassan Dahir Aweys is accusing the US of
having ties to Al-Qaeda. (He�s right.) Rest assured, the Bush administration
and the CIA are playing
Just as Israel is doing the Bush administration�s dirtiest
work in the Middle East, US-allied Ethiopia conveniently serves as a US
surrogate going into Somalia. Also, as is the case in the Middle East, the
expansion and escalation of the conflict may provide another convenient
opportunity for outside military intervention.
worsening realities of world energy depletion (Peak Oil and Gas) and a
teetering world economy, the Bush administration is desperate to pull off an
end run, simultaneously destabilizing four geostrategic theaters (Middle East,
Central Asia, Africa, Asia-Pacific). This is nuclear brinksmanship on an