The issue of who controls some of the factions in Somalia too is something to consider - given how Al-Queda has been proven to be partly a creation of the CIA and used to justify intervention through coordinated efforts. Warlords can be bought and sold - as they are in Afghanistan, so the potential exists that this same scenario could also play out in other “lawless” areas such as Somalia.
I’m interested how all the Clinton retreads in the Obama administration factor into this(remember Clinton’s foray into Somalia). Remember how Bush I’s beef with Iraq was revisited with Bush II. Also there is the issue of AFRICOM - the new African wing of the command center for the imperial U.S. military - probably just itching to get into a trial run. Africa is going to factor BIG into the resource wars that are ensuing. Africa has huge oil reserves and is filled with minerals and ores that are fundamental to the creation of wireless technologies, aerospace, computer and military technologies.
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