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Truck bomb kills at least 10 in Somalia

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starpunkToday 12:29 pm JST

It's nothing less than sad. The US was giddy from the 1991 Gulf war 'victory' (or TV said it was) and the UN peacekeeping force sent to Somalia in late 1992 became an ugly urban guerilla war, at least for US and Canadian forces. Nothing was gained from any of this and the UN forces were evacuated in early 1995. The whole deal was a failure, but in 1994 the US invaded Haiti and this time most of the action was kept off the air, not televised in US homes. 'Clean and easy'.

Somalia is still in a state of anarchy and sad to say it's still a Humpty Dumpty nation. So many clans, subclans, Somaliland secessionists, Islamic fanatic gangs, bandits, etc. It's been over 32 years since that dictator Mohammed Aideed was overthrown and later killed yet incidents like this are still going on. It's horrible and tragic.

The UN approved of the US interventions in Somalia and Haiti including Russia and China (Russia approved both, China only Somalia). Guess the world used to believe countries could be fixed.

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It's nothing less than sad. The US was giddy from the 1991 Gulf war 'victory' (or TV said it was) and the UN peacekeeping force sent to Somalia in late 1992 became an ugly urban guerilla war, at least for US and Canadian forces. Nothing was gained from any of this and the UN forces were evacuated in early 1995. The whole deal was a failure, but in 1994 the US invaded Haiti and this time most of the action was kept off the air, not televised in US homes. 'Clean and easy'.

Somalia is still in a state of anarchy and sad to say it's still a Humpty Dumpty nation. So many clans, subclans, Somaliland secessionists, Islamic fanatic gangs, bandits, etc. It's been over 32 years since that dictator Mohammed Aideed was overthrown and later killed yet incidents like this are still going on. It's horrible and tragic.

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