UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia

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    No doubt it has to but I don't see too many people coming forward, it would be interesting to see some Muslim countries stepping up to the plate to help their poor Muslim brothers but that will never fucking happen, either the West steps in and helps out or no one else will.
     
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    Somalia: Al Shabab Aid Ban Will Bring Disaster, Groups Warn

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    Somalia Famine: Have U.S. Counterterrorism Policies Contributed To The Crisis In The Horn Of Africa?

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    Enough with the expressing of outrage. Action is necessary. How many years of expressing outrage while the Shabab systematically rape the country and allow the people to die by withholding what they make AND stopping the aid coming in as well.
     
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    I agree, "expressing out rage" means nothing to people like the Shabab, they don't care how upset we get they are going to do whatever they want. The only thing that will stop them is an international military force going into Somalia headed by a Military that means business, like the US, but nobody wants to commit to something like that after what happened in 1993.
     
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    This is used as an excuse, much like the Lebanon outcome. An all out attack by Western coordinated forces would have finished al-Shabab. The same with Lebanon all those years ago.

    The US ran away from both events. Then they say it's too troublesome to deal with. :cuckoo:

    The US administrative policy of bugging out when heavily attacked rather than responding to the attack is the fundamental issue regarding no fear of the US imo.
     
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    I agree with you, when events happen like the US Marines barracks bombing and the Black Hawk down event, politicians in the US start getting nervous and think about re-elections and how these things will effect their campaigns, and they start withdrawing troops. Same thing happened in Fallujah in 2004, Bush with held a full assault on the city until his re-election was guaranteed, than US Marines and US Army Troops assaulted the city and took it in November 2004, politics and war should not mix like that imo.
     
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    Lil' kids is starvin' in Africa...
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    Over 1 Million Children in Sahel Face Malnutrition
    December 09, 2011 - The United Nations Children's Fund warns an estimated 1.25 million children in the Sahel region of Africa are facing severe and life threatening malnutrition during the coming year. UNICEF is launching a multi-million dollar appeal to provide the emergency therapeutic care needed to save these children's lives.
     
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    For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

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