The Ethiopian military now occupying Somalia has faced increased bombardment from the guerrilla units operating in the capital of Mogadishu. The United States encouraged, engineered and coordinated the invasion of Somalia in December and then launched bombing raids on the south of the country where the Union of Islamic Courts were establishing a base of operations. The Americans want to utilize Somalia as a beachhead for imperialist subversion leading to the exploitation of the strategic position of the country and its natural resources. The imperialist's aims and objectives of economic and political domination extend throughout the entire Horn of Africa.
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