In a previous post (April 19th/09) regarding the pirates I speculated
"Just wondering if the big deal about the pirates is to sell a land invasion of Somalia to the western populace."
What with all that perceived lawlessness. It makes it that much easier.
Thursday it was revealed that the US had already sent weapons to Somalia, after an altered UN resolution was passed in May, with the weapons arriving sometime in June, no date of arrival given.
But how much weapons has the US sent?
How about in the neighbourhood of 40 tons so far and the necessary funds for training soldiers.
Quoting from the article, and confirming my suspicions:
The arms were not provided after the call for help from the transitional government.
* Arms provided after insurgents began offensive in May
They were provided prior to that supposed call for help.
Which like I said, was a call to arms.
Given the conditions of the citizens of the US, the depression, the home losses, the tent cities- I can't help but wonder at the fact that the US is trying to "get their war on" wherever possible. Let's see Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Georgia, Iran and Somalia, to name just a few..
All the while leaving their people, their own citizens to rot in the fall out of their crashed economy.
One more point to ponder. What other countries are sending arms?