The United Nations via its proxies in the African Union
supplied Ugandan and Burundi military have been randomly shelling civilian neighborhoods
in Mogadishu in retaliation for guerilla attacks carried out by the Somali
The UN/AU has occupied a small �green zone� in Mogadishu
after the expulsion of the Ethiopian military by the Somali armed resistance
and claims to represent a �democratically elected� Somali government. In
reality, this UN/AU band of �peacekeepers� is there to prop up the Western
imposed puppet regime of allegedly Al -Queda linked �terrorist� Sheik Sharif.
The Somali resistance, an increasingly fractured bunch, has
one thing in common, hatred for this Western imposed band of quislings. Small
squads of fighters regularly attack the dug in UN/AU occupation forces and
occasionally do some really significant damage. For many months now, the UN/AU
army in Mogadishu has begun retaliation shelling of civilian neighborhoods
after particularly effective attacks by the resistance.
Using hit and run mortar bombardment, as well as manned
explosive attacks there is really no target for the UN/AU forces to respond to.
In their frustration (along with not being paid their salaries for some six
months now) the UN/AU occupation army randomly bombards the surrounding
neighborhoods in Mogadishu. The following is a report from a well-known Somali
�In the last three months alone the United
Nations forces in Mogadishu have killed more than 160 civilians and have
injured more than 400. On December 20, 2009, UN indiscriminate shelling killed
14 civilians and 33 wounded in Bakara Market and Elasha Biyaha districts.
October 28, 2009, UN shelling killed 4 civilians and 11 were wounded in
Wardhiigley district. On October 26, 2009, UN shelling killed 5 civilians and
wounded 20 in Yaaqshiid district. On October 22, 2009, UN shelling killed 17
civilians and 60 wounded in Holwadag and Hodan districts. 29 September, 2009 UN
shells landed busy Bakara market killing 12 people and wounding 30 people.
These numbers are conservative numbers but the real toll is higher as many of
victims die on the spot and are not carried to the hospital to be officially
It would seem that the UN/AU forces are little more than
hired thugs doing the dirty work on the behalf of the USA and its European
allies whose main goal is to see Somalia in a state of continued conflict and
chaos. Peacekeepers or Peacekillers? You be the judge.
Thomas C. Mountain, residing in Eritrea, was in
a former life an educator, activist and alternative medicine practitioner in
the USA. Email thomascmountain at yahoo.com.