Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Who Said Overkill?

Thanks to Grace at Scriptoids we learn that we are now at war with Somalia. You are at war with someone when you launch missles into their sovereign territory aren't you? According to Grace the Tomahawk missiles go for around $600K apiece. Not a very good investment if you are trying to take out one guy. And what's with the missiles anyway? The FBI only wants him for questioning for Goddess's sake.
American naval forces fired missiles into southern Somalia on Monday, aiming at what the Defense Department called terrorist targets.

Residents reached by telephone said that three civilians were wounded, and that the only other casualties were three dead cows, one dead donkey and a partly destroyed house.

Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman in Washington, said the target was a “known Al Qaeda terrorist.”

The missile strike was aimed at Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Kenyan born in 1979 who is wanted by the FBI for questioning in the nearly simultaneous attacks in 2002 on a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and on an Israeli airliner taking off from there….

An American military official said…. the missiles were believed to have hit their targets.

Witnesses on the ground, though, described the attack differently.
The color is Grace's is supposed to be "Navy".

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