London, UK, January 9, 2007 – In a blatant act of aggression, US war planes have launched air strikes on Somalia killing many. In the manner of a true outlaw and in its so called “war on terror”, the US government has shown that it is prepared to kill Somalis with impunity just as it is prepared to kill Afghans and Iraqis with impunity.
Commenting on today’s air strikes, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, "This murderous US air strike is a blatant act of aggression. Not content with bringing instability through it’s support for brutal warlords and the invasion of its Ethiopian proxy, its shameless aggression on Somalia is now being justified by the excuse that Al-Qaida were being harboured there, thus presenting this as another theatre in its ‘war on terror’.”
“This is the latest US attempt to colonise a country that enjoys a hugely strategic location on the Horn of Africa, has the longest coastline in Africa, has huge reserves of untapped oil, gas and uranium and a people who have shown a deep yearning to be unified under Islamic rule.”
“The bombing of sovereign countries, kidnapping and rendition of innocent persons, and torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo are some of the hallmarks of the jungle the world has become courtesy of the US and UK governments who have abandoned all the principles and norms that they used to preach to the world. No wonder many now believe that they are the greatest threat to world security!”