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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Invades Somalia
by Stephen Lendman
Bookmakers must be wondering how many wars he'll wage during his tenure.
He continues Bush/Cheney/Obama wars, escalated them in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, likely intends more combat troops for Afghanistan, threatens nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, and targets Somalia for the first time since US forces were withdrawn in 1994.
Sending dozens, perhaps scores, even hundreds of US combat troops isn't exactly an invasion. Besides, US special forces operated there at times for years – illegally on the territory of another country.
Big things usually start small. US forces in Somalia may signal many more to come. Obama waged covert drone war on the strategically important Horn of Africa.
It's near the Bab el-Mandeb strait chokepoint separating Yemen from Eritrea. Million barrels of oil flow through it to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
AFRICOM claims US forces are there "to assist our
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