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In Africa, an island of democracy asks: Where is US help?

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Cthippo, 20 Jul 2007.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20070719/wl_csm/osomaliland;_ylt=AvLX8p8rjvjQVioRYClvqsDMWM0F

    THis is what happens to naescent democracies that don't have oil :rolleyes:
     
  2. Arthur2Sheds

    Arthur2Sheds Jackson

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    Oh, it wouldn't matter anyway. If the U.S. helped at all, it would be guilty of spreading its 'imperialism', oil or no oil. We've screwed up so much lately it doesn't matter what we do, it's wrong. Cause and effect of shooting one's self in the foot, huh?
     
  3. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    It's the 'I'-word. America (and most of the neighbouring African countries) is backing the anti-Islamic side in Somalia. Last thing they're going to support is an Islamic state in the north-west, however many elections they have.
     
  4. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    TBH this is best addressed at a UN level. The USA has got enough on it's plate with the middle East conflict.
     
  5. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    Kinda sad when you have to have a patron state just to be recognized, gone are the days when you could just say. "Here I am, Deal with it."
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I think Palestine tried that one...
     
  7. fri2219

    fri2219 New Member

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    Why is it the US' responsibility?

    If people would put the same amount of effort into fixing their problems they put into blaming others, they'd be a lot better off.
     
  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    It isn't. But it rather exposes the US hypocrisy, only promoting Democracy™ when the election result suits. Iraq good, Palestine bad.

    Whatever happened to "the will of the people"? :sigh:
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    But isn't that what the US does too? :p
     

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