Congrats, you can pick out what I already told you and wrap it up in your own red herrings. If you weren't so fucking dense you wouldn't have to reiterate what I wrote/linked and you'd be able to use a bit of critical thinking to come to your own conclusion.Is that supposed to solidify your argument? US supports brutal dictators all the time, what made them drop Barre in the last minute is the exposure of his atrocities to main stream media. Again his own fault.
You left out the part were it says Barre's domestic policies and unreliable Somali army contributed to the decline of Somalia's geo-political appeal for the Americans. So yes it only reinforce my point about his legendary incompetence.
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Despite Somalia's decline in importance US still kept delivering weapons & ammunition for 5 years ahead to keep Soviets away. So miss me with that B.S excuse about Somalia's importance a year later US launched operation restore.
Bashar Al Asad had the entire western world coming after him he turned his enemies against one another fighting religious, sectarian and ethnic insurgency. A multi layered civil war.
Siad Barre in comparison could not subdue or reconcile with couple Somali clans despite enjoying superior weaponry & international support for much of the 80s.
If Americans let go of him than one could argue that Ethiopia also let go of Somali rebel groups. DERG was all but finished in 1991 His government could not survive without international handouts for more than 1 year, let that sink in.
The US supplied chemical weapons to Saddam in a brutal war that was the talk of the world that ended less than half a decade before somalia's collapse. What in gods name makes you think the media gave importance to Barre's actions? Spare me your bullshit. I already pointed out the fact that America is willing to ignore crimes against humanity as long as it's in their interest, something they've done consistently. Somalia lost its strategic relevance and the US didn't care to stay because there were other established bases abroad. Coupled with the already growing internal strife the US command centre had zero interest in staying there.
Operation restore hope. A humanitarian mission turned disaster where shady oil deals were struck with warlords, yeah that sure shows how important Somalia was to America. I guess the US still kept a few of its DEVGRU teams running around southern Somalia because apparently it's still is important to America.
Bashar Al-Assad was a few months away from getting a knife jammed up his arse You're just arguing for the sake of it if you think he was a mastermind who stayed in power through his will, he couldn't subdue nor control the rebels that were coming for him who's inventory consisted of AK's and pentagon supplied Hilux's and the occasional manpad. Had it not been for a nuclear power with the 2nd greatest military on earth being interested in keeping their economies main exports alive that man would've been done for and like I said only a fucking idiot would argue otherwise.