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The U.S. National Intelligence Council projects U.S. oil supplies from West Africa will increase to 25% by 2015. This would surpass U.S. oil imports from the entire Persian Gulf.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
MSNBC is reporting that 4 men wanted for bombing a US embassy are with them, leading me to suspect that CJTF Horn of Africa (which includes 2 infantry companies, 1 marine and 1 army, elements of the 5th Special Forces Group, and a Marine heavy helicopter squadron) either has been or will be involved and the report is probably a justification incase that becomes public.
I told you so!
US launches air strike in Somalia
The US has launched an air strike against members of a suspected al-Qaeda cell in a village in southern Somalia.
The targets were reported to have been tracked by aerial reconnaissance and then attacked by a US gunship based on a US military base near Djibouti.
The US believes that the members of al-Qaeda held responsible by for the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa have been hiding in Somalia.
The Somali transitional government says several people were killed in the raid.
Originally posted by xpert11
Meddling in Africa is a waste of time
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
here is video from the inside after it happened. Crazy stuff. Looks like the public is getting conditioned for another attempt at Somalia. Probably Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips wants to finally fulfill that contract? They are patient, but only for so long.
"According to documents obtained by The Times, nearly two-thirds of Somalia was allocated to the American oil giants Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips in the final years before Somalia's pro-U.S. President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown..." (Fineman, Mark. "The Oil Factor in Somalia." Los Angeles Times. 18 January 1993, p. 1).
Its all probably just a coincidence though, I am sure.