Kenya helicopter crashes; push into Somalia begins

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    Kenya helicopter crashes; push into Somalia begins

    Kenya helicopter crashes; push into Somalia begins
     
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    Kenyan military moves into Somalia

    Tanks and jets: Kenyan military moves into Somalia - Yahoo! News

    Whoa.

    Kenyan tanks, artillery and fighter jets are flowing into Somalia.

    Witnesses in the Somali town of Dhobley on Monday said an estimated 40 Kenyan military vehicles entered the town on Sunday. Helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead. Hundreds of troops were on the ground.

    Ali Abdullahi, a resident in Dhobley, says the army vehicles were towing what he described as "big guns."

    The residents say no large-scale fighting has yet broken out.

    Kenya on Saturday vowed to invade Somalia to fight al-Shabab militants after a string of kidnapping attacks inside Kenya resulted in four Europeans being abducted and one killed.
     
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    Ethiopia already did the same thing, the results weren't good. Hopefully the Kenyans have better luck, hopefully we are backing them on this.
     
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    This looks to be a far larger push HG. There's a lot of air action going on but no one is saying who is flying.
     
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    So Uganda has forces to send to Somalia?

    Yet we are send US soldiers into Uganda to fight against the Lords Resistance Army.

    This whole thing stinks to high heaven. :doubt:
     
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    I think the US is going into Somalia to attempt to coerce the Somalis into giving it easy access into the nation, especially to the portion where the US has major military base that the US uses against Middle Easterners. And who better to be an African Judas than African Barack Obama?

    It does not seize to amaze me how the brotherhood gang - NATO Gatlin boys - somehow assumes that using the offspring of a developing nation against other developing nations would somehow justify their quest to dominate the world.

    While I do not advocate violence; unless necessary, I still hold that the Somalis (having no stable government) are simply defending their territory against invaders: The Somalis do not want folks imposing upon them and have never accepted the US-propped government in Somalia. I wish people would simply stay away from Somalia and leave the Somalis alone.
     
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    ^ Leave them alone to pirate away and be a major hub for Islamic arms sales?

    I can see why some might like that status quo to remain.
     
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    America already has a base in Kenya and in Uganda
    The Americans Have Landed [Africa] By 2012, the Pentagon will have two dozen forts in Africa. The story of Africa Command, the American military's new frontier outpost. by Thomas P.M. Barnett

    https://www.navsup.navy.mil/scnewsletter/2009/jul-aug/cover10
     
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    Somalia has 2 major issues which the world cannot ignore, 1. Piracy 2. International terrorism i.e Al Shabab who are trained, funded and armed by Al Qaeda and other Muslim terror groups "ignoring them and leaving them alone" as you say could very well cost the US and the world in the long run. We were more than happy to leave Bin Laden and Al Qaeda alone in Afghanistan and we all saw how that worked out, I support the Kenyans in their mission in Somalia.
     
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    Indeed, there are alot of people that would want the US and others to "leave Somalia alone", so Al Shabab and other shady characters can ramp up and become the next Afghanistan where terrorists can go to regroup, re arm, and for medical attention.
     

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