Islamists poised to seize Somalia again in setback to U.S. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Islamists poised to seize Somalia again in setback to U.S.

The rise of al Shabaab — from the Arabic word for "youth" — in many ways represents the very scenario that the Bush administration sought to avoid two years ago, when it quietly backed an invasion by Somalia's neighbor, Ethiopia, to drive a federation of hard-line Islamic courts out of Mogadishu.

The invasion aimed to forestall a Taliban-style regime that could have become an East African haven for jihadists. But diplomats, regional analysts and former Shabaab fighters say that it's fueled a diverse Islamist insurgency that's now stronger and more sophisticated than ever, and seems bent on retaking control of the country.

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This must be true Bush foreign policy: the US's intervention had the absolutely opposite outcome from what it was supposed to have achieved!

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