Saturday, January 13, 2007

Remember Somalia?

Remember that raid that was supposed to have killed an Al Qaeda Number Three Guy?

They were actually a bunch of nomads.

The herdsmen had gathered with their animals around large fires at night to ward off mosquitoes. But lit up by the flames, they became latest victims of America's war on terror.

It was their tragedy to be misidentified in a secret operation by special forces attempting to kill three top al-Qa'ida leaders in south-ern Somalia.

Oxfam yesterday confirmed at least 70 nomads in the Afmadow district near the border with Kenya had been killed. The nomads were bombed at night and during the day while searching for water sources. Meanwhile, the US ambassador to Kenya has acknowledged that the onslaught on Islamist fighters failed to kill any of the three prime targets wanted for their alleged role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
You know, it's actually HARD to get your brain around just how incompetent these people are. Seriously, don't they do ANYTHING right? Don't they EVER learn from their mistakes so that they stop making the same damned mistakes over and over again? And, after all of the failures, all of the fuckups, all of the horrible results of the failures and the fuckups, and all of the ANGER of the American populace at the horrible results of the failures and the fuckups - they STILL don't think that maybe it might be a good idea to PLAN military operations, and to MAKE SURE that they are doing things right BEFORE they just start bombing shit?

What the hell is WRONG with these people?

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