The Mayor of Lewiston, Maine is going on a mission of mercy to deliver supplies to the needy in Mogadishu according to this report in the Lewiston Sun Journal. If US mayors can pop on over to the supposedly war torn country maybe its safe enough to slow the flow of Somalis to the US? Or, at least start thinking about them going home to help their homeland recover.
From the Lewiston Sun Journal:
LEWISTON — Only those who have lived in refugee camps on the Horn of Africa know what it’s like, and they have a special responsibility to help, said Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed of Atlantic Global Aid.
“A lot of Somali Americans, the Somali diaspora [they love that word—ed], are going back,” Ahmed said. “We are not waiting for the U.N. or the Red Cross to get back and help. It is our responsibility as the Somali diaspora to take the lead and help show the world.”
Ahmed, Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert and a group of local volunteers announced their plan to deliver medical goods and aid in December to refugee camps in Kenya and the Somalia capital of Mogadishu.
Under the heading of Lewiston-Auburn-based Atlantic Global Aid, the group is collecting unused medical supplies from U.S. hospitals and medical offices, Ahmed said. Members plan to fill a shipping container and accompany it to the Horn of Africa.
Mayor Gilbert is the same mayor who was schmoozed by John Podesta and the Center for American Progress, here, last December.
But hold on Mr. Mayor!
It seems the “Obama regime,” having cleaned up Egypt and Libya, has its clutches into Somalia too. They call it the Obama regime—-not me!
Here is a publication (obviously on the HARD Left) that suggests the Obama war machine is moving into Somalia next! (I shudder to think that I might actually agree with a publication on the Left about NOT getting into the turmoil in Somalia no matter what it is about—do not send American troops into Somalia!).
Led by the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) the U.S. is stepping up its war in Somalia, The Nation magazine reports.
“The CIA presence in (the capital) Mogadishu is part of Washington’s intensifying counter-terrorism focus on Somalia, which includes targeted strikes by US Special Operations forces, drone attacks and expanded surveillance operations,” writes Jeremy Scahill, the magazine’s national security correspondent.
A professor from the University of ILLINOIS says it’s all about oil and that Obama was formerly on the CIA payroll (I thought that was a rightwing conspiracy theory—gheesh this is confusing!). This is a Leftwing professor–he is NOT, I repeat, NOT! a Tea Party guy!
Francis Boyle, distinguished authority on international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, says the US. is “just using Shabab as an excuse to steal Somalia’s gas. Just before President Bush Senior’s Gulf War I, Somalia was already carved up among four or so U.S. oil companies. Then Bush Sr. invaded under the pretext of feeding poor starving Somalis…(but) the Somalis fought back and expelled us… So now we are just trying to get back in there. Notice they are escalating the propaganda again about poor starving Black People in Somalia, as if we ever cared diddly-squat about them. All we care about is stealing their oil. Shabab and famine are just covers and pretexts.”
The expanding war in Somalia, largely unreported in America, marks the sixth country in the Middle East—-after Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen—in which the regime of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Obama is engaged. One wonders how many additional countries does Mr. Obama, (the former secret CIA payroller,) have to invade to win another Peace Prize?
So the Mayor, certainly egged on by the likes of John Podesta, is going to Somalia in December….hmmmm! Good luck with that, you are a better man than me!