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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Famine in Somalia. by tucsonmike on 27 July 2011 2:00am
This will sound cold, but I don't feel like giving food aid to Somalia. Will we just be feeding the Al Queda group, Al Shabbab (Sp)
Re: Famine in Somalia. by sighthound on 27 July 2011 5:45am
I know that you have links to this part of the world that has made you aware of the enormous political complications there but does this not give us an opportunity to provide aid linked to us (U.S.) that might change some minds?
Re: Famine in Somalia. by Loretto on 27 July 2011 2:28pm
I find that watching the people, especially the children, makes me forget all the piracy stuff and the connections to Al Queda. These people are not responsible for that. Not everyone in Ireland supported the IRA and not everyone in Somalia is a terrorist or pirate. There are innocent people there too and they are the ones that are suffering.
Re: Famine in Somalia. by tucsonmike on 28 July 2011 1:44am
I have CNN on and some were saying, when we pull out of Afghanistan, it will be seen as "We beat the Russians, now the Americans." Not sure how many hearts and minds we are going to win. Canadians seem to have an easier time winning friends and influencing people.
Re: Famine in Somalia. by sighthound on 28 July 2011 3:23am
That's because Canadians, as a nation, don't want to rule the world.

half-Canadian and really thinking about retiring there
Re: Famine in Somalia. by tucsonmike on 29 July 2011 2:38am
I have a childhood friend, who emigrated to Toronto. She told us if (God have mercy on us) Michelle Bachmann is somehow elected, she will take us in.
Re: Famine in Somalia. by sighthound on 29 July 2011 4:10am
How many of us will she take in? I almost emigrated when Bush was elected. I can't possibly deal with another idiot as head of state.

Have you heard Bachmann's ideas about Canada and their lower rate of unemployment? The woman makes Bush seem smart and well-informed! Yes, please, please God have mercy on us....

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