There have been many topics exposing Siad Barre's ties to Christianity and more evidence has come in.
yeah but he's been dead for decades. Allah will deal with him.He's too controversial for his legacy and history to be ignored. 21 years cannot be brushed under the carpet.
Siad Barre once said that he would ally with devil if it could benefit Somalia. This is called a hyperbole, it's obviously not to be taken literally.AMY GOODMAN: And Siad Barre of Somalia?
JEFF SHARLET: Yeah, dictator of Somalia. It’s, to me, one of the scariest stories that I found in their archives. I was able to recreate this, because they dumped 600 boxes of papers in the Billy Graham archives. Siad Barre was a —- not a likely candidate for Christian right recruitment, called himself a Koranic Marxist. But in the early ’80s, the Soviets had abandoned him. There had been a power shift between Somalia and Ethiopia. He was in the market for a new patron. And working through Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, of course still in office -—
AMY GOODMAN: Talk more about Chuck Grassley, who certainly is in the news now, who, together with Max Baucus, heads the Senate Finance Committee.
JEFF SHARLET: Yeah.
AMY GOODMAN: Baucus, Democrat; Grassley, Republican. Very powerful figure, especially around healthcare right now.
JEFF SHARLET: Indeed. And Grassley has been involved with the organization for quite some time, since the ’80s, when he traveled to Somalia to join Barre, Siad Barre, in prayer to Jesus. And he brought with him a defense contractor named Bill Brehm.
And Barre was a kind of a cynical character, as you might expect for a dictator. He was very clear. He says, “I’m willing to pray to Jesus, and here’s what I want in return.” He says, “I want my defense budget doubled.” He says, “I want meetings for my officials with the Reagan White House. And I want a sort of a hands-off policy while I crack down on some rebels.” Doug Coe, the leader of the group, wrote back, in essence, “Done, done and done.”
And when we look at history, so it was. And Barre used those weapons, supplied to him in part by the US, to wage a war of almost biblical proportion on his own people, from which Somalia has not recovered to this day. The Family doesn’t consider that a failure; they consider that God’s will for Somalia.
It's not about the religion of the ruler though. They won't ket u join the Eu if u are a muslim Country sure, but they would support you and sell you weapons if you support them.Why isn't Turkey in the EU after 20 years of Trying? When that whole area was the Roman Empire.
It's not about the religion of the ruler though. They won't ket u join the Eu if u are a muslim Country sure, but they would support you and sell you weapons if you support them.
Why is the west so friendly with wahabi saudi Arabia? What about the Uae who just signed a peace deal with Israel? Come on.
Siad Barre would have gotten any weapon he needed even as long as he was useful to the west. No need to pray Jesus.