Monday, April 20, 2009

Obama finally finds a dictatorship he doesn't like

Unfortunately, the dictatorship is not Iran, Cuba or Venezuela. It is the small African country of Eritrea. This breakaway region of Ethiopia is supporting a Somalian terrorist group linked to an alleged plot to attack President Barack Obama at the inauguration. President Obama seems happy to be friends with dictators, but this made it personal. The Telegraph is reporting,
The US has warned Eritrea it risks American military action for its support for a Somalian terrorist group linked to a plot to attack President Barack Obama.

It champions al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked group that American intelligence believes has trained a dozen of its own citizens to carry out attacks in the US.

President Obama's January inauguration was hit by FBI warnings about a potential suicide threat from 12 American citizens that had left Africa to infiltrate the US and disappeared.

Subsequently Washington quietly warned Eritrea, a former Italian colony which was occupied by Britain during the Second World War, it could suffer the same fate as Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks, if the plot was carried out.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Lots of hypocrisy and skeletons in the closet