By Ann Talbot:
US backs Ethiopia’s invasion of Somalia
28 December 2006
The Bush administration is openly backing Ethiopia’s invasion of its neighbour Somalia.
Ethiopia is waging a proxy war on behalf of the United States.
In the space of a week it has routed forces loyal to the United Islamic Courts and advanced to within 55 miles of the capital Mogadishu.
Ethiopian jets have attacked the international airport in Mogadishu and Balidogle military airfield in southern Somalia. The Red Cross has reported hundreds of casualties.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi stated that as many as 1,000 people died and 3,000 were wounded in fighting outside the town of Baidoa.