|Interest of||Mark Huband, Stefan Kirchner|
|Member of||African Union, Arab League, Organisation of African Unity, UN|
Somalia was on a list of seven countries which retired 4-star general Wesley Clark (former supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe 1997-2001) stated the US military had plans to invade:
In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’
One of the Safari Club’s early major operations was the support for Mohamed Siad Barre’s government in Somalia during the Ogaden War against Ethiopia (1977-78). The gambit, for the Safari Club, was to break the relationship between Somalia and the Soviet Union – and it certainly worked, at least at first. In the aftermath of the initial invasion, the Soviets dropped support for Barre and began to back Ethiopian forces. In the longer-run, however, Ethiopia won out over Somalia, leading to a decline in Barre’s power.
The South African mercenary group South African Institute for Maritime Research was involved in the 1990 coup that toppled President Siad Barre.
The Trump administration conducted its first drone attack in Somalia, on November 9, 2017.
|Wesley Clark||“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”||Wesley Clark||2 March 2007|
|Document:Somalia - Famine for Profit||webpage||13 August 2011||Nile Bowie|
- ↑ Interview radio Democracy Now, 2007-03-02
- ↑ https://reciprocalcontradiction.home.blog/2021/01/08/world-commerce-corporation-the-safari-club/
- ↑ http://londonprogressivejournal.com/article/view/1114/cia-and-mi-linked-to-assassinations-in-the-congo-in-sixties
- ↑ https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/11/21/trump-drone-war/