First Obama Bombed Somalia
But that unconstitutional war was not enough.
Now Trump bombs Somalia.
- The pros and cons of being in Somalia (or Yemen or Libya or Syria) are meaningless. What matters is the Constitution. Congress is required to debate and vote on going to war and none of the liars in either party give a damn.
- So the Military-Industrial Complex pushes unconstitutional wars to go on forever and ever.
(Agence France-Presse) - US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces Sunday against Al-Shabaab approximately 185 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.
The Pentagon said the operation occurred at approximately 0600 GMT "in coordination with regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces."
Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said Somalian special forces participated in the raid against a training center for the extremist group's militants near Sakow, a district in the Middle Juba region.
"The mission which was successfully ended destroyed an important training camp where the group used to organize violent operations," said Mohamed. "This undermines their ability to mastermind more attacks."
Neither statement mentioned casualties.
US special forces have been deployed in Somalia for years. Drone and missile strikes have also been used against Shabaab commanders and foot soldiers.Read More . . . .
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