U.S. attack on Al Qaeda gets Eurabia's thong in a bunch
A U.S. airstrike hit targets in southern Somalia where Islamic militants were believed to be sheltering suspects in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies, Somali officials and witnesses said Tuesday. Many people were reported killed.Naturally, the Euros are pissed:
Monday's attack was the first overt military action by the U.S. in Somalia since it led a U.N. force in the 1990s that intervened in Somalia in an effort to fight famine. The mission led to clashes between U.N. forces and Somali warlords, including the "Black Hawk Down" battle that left 18 U.S. servicemen dead.
President Abdullahi Yusuf told journalists in the capital, Mogadishu, that the U.S. "has a right to bombard terrorist suspects who attacked its embassies." Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Aideed told The Associated Press the U.S. had "our full support for the attacks."
But others in the capital said the attacks would only increase anti-American sentiment in the largely Muslim country.
"U.S. involvement in the fighting in our country is completely wrong," said Sahro Ahmed, a 37-year-old mother of five.
The European Commission on Tuesday criticised the reported United States airstrike against a suspected al-Qaeda cell in southern Somalia, calling it counterproductive to peace efforts for the war-torn African country. (Anything short of dhimmitude or death is "counterproductive", in their eyes. - Ed.)As A.J. Strata points out, we're actually doing the UN's job here (since the current Somali government was created in 2004 with UN backing and recognition) by "supporting the intentions and will of the international community. Wonder what the left will say about that."
So a bunch of anti-American Euros, as well as Somalis who sympathize with Al Qaeda, might get mad if we attack and kill Al Qaeda? I would like to take this opportunity to invite my readers here to remind me to give a flying fornication what these vermin think of America and how she deals with her enemies (especially those sworn to her extermination), m'kay? Reflexive anti-Americanism gets older than Robert "Sheets" Byrd's navel lint. Thanks in advance.