Friday, April 17, 2009

Please, please tell me we don't intend to invade Eritrea...

... as the Telegraph suggests President Obama may be considering:

The US has warned Eritrea it risks American military action for its support for a Somalian terrorist group linked to a plot to attack President Barack Obama.

The Red Sea dictatorship has drawn the wrath of America by backing extremist Islamic groups in Somalia as part of a proxy war with Ethiopia, its former ruler.

It champions al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked group that American intelligence believes has trained a dozen of its own citizens to carry out attacks in the US.

President Obama's January inauguration was hit by FBI warnings about a potential suicide threat from 12 American citizens that had left Africa to infiltrate the US and disappeared.

Subsequently Washington quietly warned Eritrea, a former Italian colony which was occupied by Britain during the Second World War, it could suffer the same fate as Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks, if the plot was carried out.

"Eritrea has chosen the wrong path," said a source. "There are consequences for working with al-Shabaab when President Obama cannot afford to look weak on terrorism by not retaliating if there is an attack on the homeland."

I know just where the administration can find a good Mission Accomplished sign--used once and then put away in deep storage.


Waldo Lydecker's Journal said...

When I want to know what my government is contemplating, I head straight for a right-wing broadsheet in the UK.

Delaware Watch said...

OK, I tell you: we don't intend to invade Eritrea.

Feel better? :)

Eric Dondero said...

I think your worst fears may come true, but not for the reasons you believe.

The evidence on Obama being a Muslim is building. And his recent bow to the Saudi Prince, despite the push back from his liberal media buddies, has stung.

He's gonna have to prove that he's "tough on Islamic radicalism." If he does nothing, than the Obama is a Muslim meme will stick.

Not saying I agree that he needs to attack Eritrea or enter Somalia. Just saying the Muslim deal is a huge Monkey on his back, and one he hasn't shaken.