Somalia to world: We need weapons and cash to fight terror. Fat chance if you ask me.

Somalia’s defense minister made an international plea to aid its struggling government, saying it cannot fight the terrorist group behind Kenya’s mall massacre without more funding and weapons from the global community.

Faqi said there had been “lots of promises but no deliverance” from the West. —via Somalia to world: We need weapons and cash to fight terror — World News.

Sure. The check is in the mail. Better yet, we’ll put it in a bottle and float it to you.

And lest some of you forget the fruit loops in that part of the world . . .

1993 – Battle of Mogadishu or Black Hawk Down [1]

Ambassador Robert_B._Oakley, the U.S. special representative to Somalia, is quoted as saying: “My own personal estimate is that there must have been 1,500 to 2,000 Somalis killed and wounded that day, because that battle was a true battle. Andlocalsthe Americans and those who came to their rescue, were being shot at from all sides … a deliberate war battle, if you will, on the part of the Somalis. And women and children were being used as shields and some cases women and children were actually firing weapons, and were coming from all sides. Sort of a rabbit warren of huts, houses, alleys, and twisting and turning streets, so those who were trying to defend themselves were shooting back in all directions. Helicopter gun ships were being used as well as all sorts of automatic weapons on the ground by the U.S. and the United Nations. The Somalis, by and large, were using automatic rifles and grenade launchers and it was a very nasty fight, as intense as almost any battle you would find.”

And more from history [2] . . .

After the battle, the bodies of several of the conflict’s U.S. casualties (Black Hawk Super 6-4’s crew members and their protectors, Delta Force soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart) were dragged through Mogadishu’s streets by crowds of local civilians and SNA forces. Through negotiation and threats to the Habr Gidr clan leaders by ambassador Robert B. Oakley, all the bodies were eventually recovered. The bodies were returned in horrible condition, one with a severed head.

How about bring back the Monroe Doctrine?  The doctrine asserted that the New World and the Old World were to remain distinctly separate spheres of influence, for they were composed of entirely separate and independent nations. [3] That is my plan for the Middle East, Africa and any other place we have no business interfering.

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