Tragedy of Somalia-Ethiopians Vs Somalians

After a year in which the invading Ethiopian troops continue occupying Somalia in an effort to crsush Islamic militants, war and bloodshed continue to wrack the nation’s capital. Ethiopian troops moved against the Bakara market area in Mogadishu and were met by Islamic militants and gunfire broke out. Mortar shells ripped into the market area which supposedly is a hotbed of insurgency and many buildings were also hit resulting in the death or wounding of dozens of civilians. At one point, Ethiopian tanks fired point blank into the Bakara market area.

The American inspired Ethiopian invasion of Somalia which allegedly was intended to crush Islamic fundamentalists has ground down to an ongoing fight between the forces of Christian Ethiopia fighting Muslim insurgents. At least 6,500 people have been killed over the past year and another 600,00 have fled Mogadishu. Perhaps, it is time for Ethiopian troops to leave since they will always be regarded as enemies of the Somalian people. Perhaps a Muslim led international force could restore some semblance of law and order to the unfortunate people of Somalia.

  • http://evolving-primate.blogspot.com cold_spring

    Much like in Iraq, instead of stopping the spread of terrorism, the American financed war in Somalia has actually contributed greatly to the radicalization of the Somali people against the troops of Meles Zenawi’s Ethiopia. Already par UN, the crisis in Somalia is far worse than the one in Darfur, and millions of people have been displaced. In all of these, it is regional dictators such Mossavini of Uganda and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia who have benefited the most. It is disturbing to edure the images of the Somali people, while watching Jendayi Frazer and other American officials come on TV and tell us that everything is going well

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I agree with your comments. I was shocked at the initial invasion, anyone who was familiar with the situation knew it would only result in more chaos in an already chaotic nation. America supported a dictator and encouraged him to invade a country to “bring freedom!!”

  • http://evolving-primate.blogspot.com cold_spring

    Exactly! That was the irony of it all. Paying an established human rights abuser and some-one the US Congress named as one, to be used an agent of freedom and democracy in another country! But really suprises is how the American representative in the East Africa region Jendayi Frazer continues to brazenly defend the dictator’s each and every-move. John Bolton, the former ambassador to the UN in his book “Surrender is Not an Option” even mentions Frazer’s un-usual relationship between her and the Ethiopian regime and he even questions if she can be trusted to act neutral in East African politics. In my opinion, no-one shares more responsibility for the massacre in Somalia then Frazer. Instead of focusing on the Darfur tragedy and other pressing human rights issues in the region such as the plight of the Anuak people in Ethiopia, she has chosen to blindly follow the Ethiopian dictator. It is a such a shame for decent people to sit idly while such attrocities are committed in our name.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Thank you for your very pertinent and accurate comments about the inept Bush policy in East Africa which aids dictators while claiming to seek democracy.

  • http://evolving-primate.blogspot.com cold_spring

    Thanks for writing about the human suffering in Somalia so accuratly. I hope you continue your fine work. Keep up and Speak Up!

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    The tragedy of Somalia is the tragedy of the American media to discuss this blatant Bush interference with the lives of Africans.

  • http://evolvingprimate.wordpress.com cold_spring

    I couldn’t agree more!