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“I’m from Somalia and I believe the current administration has forgotten that the country had been at peace since 1991. There’s no doubt. Our country was never at war with the United States. They were there to look after the terrorists, to prevent the Somalis from taking over the country.” – General Mohamed Nur Hassan, The Wall Street Journal
“I think the United States is so interested in controlling the flow of humanitarian goods and weapons that we allow these humanitarian organizations to go, and we are only happy to see them go.” – David Miliband, The Washington Post
“I’m very concerned about the US intervention in Somalia. I’m sure Americans do not have direct contact with Somalia and people die.” – Mohamed Ali, a former Somali rebel leader in Mogadishu who turned against the US-backed interim government in 2011.
“The United States is not going to take care of Africa because they cannot afford it. They only care about people around the world who happen to be American.” – Tareq Adeziyat, former executive director of the African Union