Somali is a country that has been blacklisted by Americans, therefore, it is subject to bombardment, which can start any moment, the Dutch newspaper Folkskrant writes. However, learning from their bitter experience, Americans are going to carry out their actions by making a cat's paw out of neighbouring Ethiopia. The Americans are aiming Ethiopians at the country’s south and west. Next on the world’s waiting blacklist are Indonesia and the Philippines. Abdulkasim Salat, the president of Somalia’s territory that is governed by the central government, says he first heard of Osama bin Laden’s organization on September 11th of this year. Somalia’s central government does not enjoy a broad international backing. It is exactly for this reason that it had to ask for financial and other aid from Arab countries, which has exacerbated distrust from the US and Ethiopian authorities. The Washington Post writes that Ethiopia has already asked for the American backing in its fight against Somalia.
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