Originally Posted by jspchief
Didn't Somalia get attention from the US because of famine?
It's not like a bunch of US politicians just decided one day to mess with Somalia's government structure. It was rooted in humanitarian efforts.
Ultimately it may have been a disaster, but let's be honest about what drove these actions.
Please provide sources and links for your assertion.
Because it wasn't just humanitarian. All that requires is dropping aid packages.
Not taking sides in an internal conflict, and using humanitarian reasons for cover.
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“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950