While I'm kind of happy to see the Obama administration taking this action. (If only they could do something about that nasty Somali Sharia law. Just saying.) But can you imagine the hue and cry that would be raised by the moonbats if this had happened during the Bush administration? Now that Obama is in charge? There's nary a peep.
From The Vancouver Sun:
The United States plans to double the amount of arms and ammunition it is providing Somalia's transitional government, a State Department official said Thursday, signalling deeper U. S. involvement in the conflict there.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the plan was to double supplies of arms and ammunition to 80 tonnes from 40.
The official also said Somalis were receiving military training in Djibouti, where the U. S. military has a base covering the Horn of Africa.
Earlier, in Nairobi, U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged "very strong support" for Somalia's transition federal government in a meeting with its president, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
Clinton also warned Eritrea to stop supporting Al-Shebab, an al-Qaida inspired Islamic militant group fighting the transitional government for control of the impoverished east African country.
Separately, U. S. President Barack Obama's chief counter-terrorism adviser expressed concern about the group's "tentacles" outside the region, including the United States, noting that some Somalis with U. S. citizenship have returned there to fight.
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