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'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« on: November 29, 2020, 09:01:45 AM »

'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
 
26 Nov 2020
The Associated Press | By Cara Anna

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the Horn of Africa nation at what some experts call the worst possible time.

Three decades of chaos, from warlords to al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab to the emergence of an Islamic State-linked group, have ripped apart the country that only in the past few years has begun to find its footing. The U.S. Embassy returned to Somalia just last year, 28 years after diplomats and staffers fled.

Somalia faces a tense election season that begins in the next few weeks to decide the presidency and parliament. United Nations experts say al-Shabab, supporting its 5,000 to 10,000 fighters on a rich diet of extorting businesses and civilians, is improving its bomb-making skills. And an ever bigger military force, the African Union’s 19,000-strong AMISOM, has begun its own withdrawal from a country whose forces are widely considered unready to assume full responsibility for security.

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Re: 'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 09:03:44 AM »
Why not now?  Why was the military there to begin with?  All we've gotten from Somalia is Ilan Omar and that is reason enough to withdraw. ****slapping
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Re: 'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 09:10:49 AM »
Out now. Right now.

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Re: 'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 09:39:58 AM »
How 'bout we withdraw our troops and return to Somalia all the criminals and miscreants they've sent to Minnesota, including Ilhan and her family?
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Re: 'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 09:50:06 AM »
Out of the turd-world shitholes, and move the bases in Germany to points East.
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Re: 'Why Now?' Dismay as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 04:33:18 PM »
We should have never been there in the first place.*
We should have never admitted Somalian "refugees" here.

*  the one exception is dealing with Somalian pirates. They should have been blown out of the water at first identification.


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