Sorrowful news comes from yet another area of the world where the U.S. has no business having troops stationed there. A U.S. Navy Seal has been killed in Somalia, marking the first death there since the 1993 ‘Black Hawk Down’ incident when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets.
Unfortunately, the U.S. has been meddling in Somalia for years now. Since 2007, the U.S. has killed at least 500 people via drone strikes alone.
The U.S. says that it’s there fighting against a terrorist group called al-Shabab, but as Daniel McAdams points out, the U.S. had an inadvertant hand in the the creation of al-Shabab. The group sprang up after an earlier U.S. intervention in Somalia:
“…the United States inadvertently helped create al-Shabab in the first place. Al-Shabab did not arise until after 2007, long after 9/11, when the US sponsored an Ethiopian invasion of Somalia to wrest control of the country from a milder Islamist council. The more virulent al-Shabab rose to attempt to repel this foreign invasion.”
Sounds very familiar doesn’t it?
ISIS didn’t exist prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. ISIS was the unintended consequence that rose up as a result of the invasion.
U.S. interventions create new enemies, which lead to calls for more interventions.
This vicious cycle acts as a gold mine for the military-industrial-complex. But for the rest of us, it costs trillions of our hard-earned dollars, along with the loss of one liberty after another, as the government clamps down on all of us here at home.
In the case of this Navy Seal, it sadly cost him his life.
Bring all the troops home.
Republished with permission from the Ron Paul Liberty Report.