very insightful somalia read -> Somalia, the Perfect Failed State

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    Somalia, the Perfect Failed State

    one can only hope some order shows up there
     
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    Is where Black Hawk Down happened...
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    Pentagon: 'A Few Dozen' US Troops Deployed to Somalia
    16 Apr 2017 - Somalia's government is still propped up by the international community and a 22,000-strong African Union peacekeeping force.
     
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    Makin' shishkabob outta al-Shabaab...
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    US Carries Out Airstrike Against Al-Shabab in Somalia
    4 Jul 2017 | The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dey kickin' al-Shabaab butt...
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    Hundreds More US Troops Now in Somalia, But Pentagon Denies 'Build Up'
    17 Nov 2017 | The Pentagon announced in a statement Thursday there are now "more than" 500 US troops on the ground in Somalia.
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    The Pentagon announced in a statement Thursday there are now "more than" 500 US troops on the ground in Somalia. A significant increase from early 2014 when roughly two dozen troops arrived for the first time since 1993 and the Black Hawk Down incident. US Africa Command says there have been 28 airstrikes this year, mostly from drones against al-Shabaab, long considered the greatest terror threat in Africa. At a press conference Thursday at the Pentagon, a top defense official denied any "ramp-up." "I do not believe necessarily there's a ramp-up," said Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff when asked about the spike in airstrikes in Somalia. "It's the density of targets is such that now there's some of opportunities to do those strikes."

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    al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia​

    The US military recently conducted six straight days of airstrikes in Somalia from last Thursday to Tuesday. Last month, al-Shabaab was blamed for a truck bombing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu which killed over 300 people. The head of the Pentagon's joint staff said there's no link between the fall of the ISIS capital Raqqa last month, and the first airstrikes against ISIS in Yemen and Somalia.

    Earlier this month, the US conducted the first airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia. McKenzie also denied the increase of hundreds of additional troops in Somalia as a "build up," but just a "flow of forces in and out" of the country. In May, a Navy SEAL was killed fighting al-Shabaab, the first combat death in Somalia since 1993. In addition to Somalia, the US military has conducted over 100 airstrikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen, including the first strikes against ISIS in Yemen last month.

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    a lot of a African countries are shitholes
    highest poverty/illiteracy/disease/etc
    these are just facts
     

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