The recruits gather in scorching desert hideouts, use portraits of President Obama for target practice, learn how to make and detonate bombs, and vow allegiance to Osama bin Laden. Training camps in the lawless nation of Somalia are attracting hundreds of foreigners, including Americans, and Somalis recruited by a local insurgent group linked to al Qaeda, according to local and U.S. officials. American officials and private analysts say the camps pose a security threat far beyond the borders of Somalia, including to the U.S. homeland.
Looks like the American public is being "softened up" for some kind of military attack against Somalia.
And why? One little 3-letter word: oil.