WikiLeaks Reveals US Twisted Ethiopia’s Arm to Invade Somalia

By mid-2007, the 50,000 Ethiopian troops that invaded Somalia in late 2006 found themselves increasingly bogged down, facing much fiercer resistance than they had bargained for as Somalis of all stripes temporarily put aside their differences to stand together against the outside invader. As the military incursion turned increasingly sour, then-U.S. Undersecretary of State for … Continue reading “WikiLeaks Reveals US Twisted Ethiopia’s Arm to Invade Somalia”

Friday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 5 Wounded

In a new interview, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted mistakes were made in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, but that she would still want to depose Saddam Hussein if given the a second chance to do it all over again. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light prayer day violence. Also, Shi’ite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani suffered a heart attack.

Thursday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

Updated at 8:10 p.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2009 On the eve of Eid al-Adha, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 54 more wounded. The holiday, which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, is set to begin Friday for Sunnis and Saturday for Shi’ites.