I have said all along there is more to this then meets the eye. The 'more' is controlling resources, the pretext is fighting piracy.
I already posted on the fallacies in the western mainstream media about there not being a government in Somali since '91 being false. There was one, it was Islamic, but that wasn't the problem, The problem was it was STABLE. No good when you wish to benefit from instability!
So the US decided to use the umbrella term "war on terror" as a means to rectify this "situation".
That is, to create chaos from stability.
Sadly, being a little bogged down in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US needed some help. So it used one of it's puppet dictators- in Ethiopia, to do it's dirty work. Ethiopia promptly invaded Somalia (the US supported with random aerial bombings) and out went the stable government.
While all this is going on in Somalia, just look at what is going on outside of the country!
Why it's Western powers at work!
In Dec. 2008 the UN passed a resolution regarding Somalia and the issue of piracy,but this one took it a little further then simply dealing with Somali pirates in the water.
This United States-led resolution known as Resolution 1851, had the security council authorize "states" to use land based operations in Somalia, to fight piracy.
SECURITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES STATES TO USE LAND-BASED OPERATIONS IN SOMALIA
AS PART OF FIGHT AGAINST PIRACY OFF COAST, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING 1851 (2008)
What this is, is the justification to invade and possibly occupy Somalia, under the pretext of fighting piracy. Which really means, for any reason, at any time, that it is deemed necessary by the US.
Face it, this was not a resolution that the US asked for without reason.
What makes this all the more curious is, as of Jan/09 Ethiopia began withdrawing troops from Somalia. It would seem their not necessary anymore.
Then, snap your fingers and Somalia held elections. That the UN approves of.
The President of Somalia is now Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. Deja vu? Yes!
This man was part of the government tossed out by the Ethiopian invasion two years ago.
Curiously, or maybe not, his allies who had formed the previous government with him are against his election. You would think they would be pleased? Having friends in high places can be a good thing! Yet, their not.
And, isn't it interesting how nicely everything has fallen into place as of late?
UN resolution enabling western powers to invade Somalia, Ethiopian troop withdrawal, snap elections with UN (western) approval???
Leaves one wondering if this Sheik, in his two years of exile, made some deals with western powers? Surely he was aware of the UN resolution when he ran in these elections? That resolution is bound to make him a 'limited' leader at best.