It is not at all clear why American troops are in Somalia in the first place. Do Obama-holdover State Department wonks think that we are going to establish a Western-style secular republic there? Why has Trump allowed this? What is the objective? The problem with all our interventions into various Muslim countries is that they are based on a false and misleading view of Islam, and a failure to recognize the nature of sharia and its power over the great masses of people. As long as our policymakers continue to fail to recognize such things, more American troops are going to die needlessly.
“American Soldier Killed, Four Injured by al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia,” by Paul Crookston, Washington Free Beacon, June 8, 2018:
One American special operations soldier was killed and four were wounded in a firefight with al-Shabaab terrorists in southwestern Somalia on Friday.
The combat occurred as American forces and Somali troops at a small outpost came under mortar and gunfire, the New York Times reports, according to three Department of Defense officials. Al-Shabaab is an al-Qaeda affiliate operating to overthrow the Somalian government, and it took credit for the attack. In addition, the U.S. had armed surveillance aircraft overhead.
The attack has also been confirmed by a U.S. official who spoke to Reuters. The SITE Intelligence Group also found a post online in which al-Shabaab described a “fierce attack.”
The U.S. has about 500 troops in Somalia, mostly in Special Operations. The last time an American soldier in Somalia was killed was 13 months ago, when a member of the Navy SEALs was killed in an attack by al Shabaab on U.S. and Somali forces.
Four american soldiers in Niger were also killed in October following an ambush by Islamic terrorists associated with an Islamic State affiliate in north Africa…..
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