George W Bush’s latest escalation of his – to coin a BBC News announcer’s recent phrase – “so-called War on Terrorism” in Somalia, has failed to kill any of the al Qaida suspects they targeted.
Though the American ambassador claims no civilians were killed in the raids, local reports state up to seventy civilians and many of their animals were slaughtered by the US air strikes.
Failed missions seem inevitable under the present American regime. Using the might of US aircraft carriers to strike at a raggle-taggle group of already vanquished soldiers trying to escape into Kenya, on the excuse they may be connected to al Qaeda, is another example of trying to swot flies with a jackhammer. Apparently, this is George W Bush’s forte. It’s about time someone pointed out to him it doesn’t work.
As an aside to the war in Iraq, American troops today stormed an Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil. US forces broke into the building and took five Iranians prisoner, removing computers and documents.
Had that situation been reversed, and Iranians stormed an American consulate, it would be considered an act of war.
In the circumstances, would it be unreasonable to suggest that the United States is being controlled by madmen?
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