During the regime of George W. Bush in the USA, he helped his dictatorial Ethiopian ally Meles Zenawi to invade Somalia. The results: massive destruction; a humanitarian disaster worse than in Darfur in Sudan; many dead civilians; cruelty; rape; hunger, both among Somalis and Ethiopians.
Now it seems that the Ethiopian military dictatorship considers once again that dead Ethiopian soldiers and dead Somali civilians because of war and dead Ethiopian civilians because of paying for war, do not matter as much as the will to commit aggression again. And what does the new Obama administration in the USA think about this?
Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Reach in Balanbal Town in Central Somalia
13 June 2009
Balanbal — More Ethiopian troops with several battle wagons have reached in Balanbal town in Galgudud region and made military bases in the west side of the town in central Somalia, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.
Reports from the town say that the Ethiopian troops entered in the town yesterday afternoon and stationed in outside the town for the second day by not having talks with the people and residents in the town.
Balanbal is a town in Galgudud region in central Somalia which is 28 kilometers in border between Somalia and Ethiopia and there is comment from the administration of the town except that they have no idea for the grounds the troops came in the town.
Independent reports say that the Ethiopian troops were from the border between Somalia and Ethiopia specially the side of the Galgudud region before reaching Balanbal town. But independent reports say that the Ethiopian troops will be staying in the town for coming days.
It is the first time that the Ethiopian troops reach in Balanbal town and it is also unclear why the Ethiopian troops came in the town since they left the country in the early this year.
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