As the Somalia conflict spirals into a new proxy war between Al-Qaeda and the United States, there is mounting evidence that U.S. weapons and Somali soldiers are ending up under the control of Islamic terrorists, Somali politicians say.
Again, the US Pentagon and White House have ingested some of their "magical thinking tea", which would cause them to embrace the "logic" of believing that simply propping the existing government with guns will lead to nation-building against Islamic fighters.
It's not going to happen.
Unfortunately, the only reason we're in Somalia has to do with its vast untapped resources.
And that lumping of every militant group into an "organization" known as "Al-Qaeda"?!?
In standard Arabic, the word means "the base"; however, in Arabic slang, it means " the toilet".
Would someone please tell me, what self-respecting militant group is going to name itself "the toilet"?!?!? Absolutely none.
The US simply made that moniker up to give the American people yet one more allegedly horrendous group of which to be afraid.
So any time any insurgent group is fighting against a government we're propping up, they get tarred with the title of "Al-Qaeda".