Somalia: U.S. Patriot Act Kept Countr...

Somalia: U.S. Patriot Act Kept Country Starving

There are 3 comments on the AllAfrica.com story from Apr 23, 2012, titled Somalia: U.S. Patriot Act Kept Country Starving. In it, AllAfrica.com reports that:

Helsinki - When war-torn Somalia was also ravaged by a drought-induced famine last year, which killed tens of thousands and displaced over a million people, international media was quick to blame the Islamist Al-Shabaab for blocking humanitarian assistance from reaching its zone of control in southern Somalia.

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Peace n shaax

Denver, CO

#1 Apr 23, 2012
This is why the west can't trust. It's just the west tho, it's every country that's not Somali. Everyone only cares about themself so don't be fooled and ever think their trying to help u. The only reason they do is bc the the fruits they reap are far bigger than what it costs them to help us. This is why Somali needs to reunite cus we're the onlyones who actually care whether or not somall succeed.
Shekh Voodoo

Mentone, Australia

#2 Apr 23, 2012
It is based on simple logic. You don't give the opportunity to your enemy to adminster your own aid, how could you trust them that it will reach to the intended people? Somalia and Somalis doesn't owe the United States any favors. The American message was get rid of Alshabab and we will send you aid. BTW, didn't Alshabab claim on Youtube, twitter and on their portals that they banned aid because it doesnt meet the long term interests of the local farmers? he himself admits it.

"Though the group undoubtedly prevented assistance from reaching starving famine victims based on its claim that food aid was a Western conspiracy to drive Somali farmers out of business, Menkhaus, a specialist on the Horn of Africa, believes that was not the end of the sordid story."

This Menkhaus sounds like an alshabab apologist.

End of the story.
Shekh Voodoo

Mentone, Australia

#3 Apr 23, 2012
Peace n shaax wrote:
This is why the west can't trust. It's just the west tho, it's every country that's not Somali. Everyone only cares about themself so don't be fooled and ever think their trying to help u. The only reason they do is bc the the fruits they reap are far bigger than what it costs them to help us. This is why Somali needs to reunite cus we're the onlyones who actually care whether or not somall succeed.
Didn't they help you and your family escape a miserable life and accepted you as refugees in the Unted States? Only Somalis can help themselves. The Americans attempted to help Somalia and Somalis in 1993 and what happened?

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