SOMALIA: Mythical Marines and Ethiopian Bullets (May 6, 2005 entry)
I noted in a May 5th post that Reuters reported that US Marines had landed on the coast of Somalia to hunt Islamic militants. I was a bit (who, me?) snarky in my comment, but I really was surprised that it didn’t warrant some headlines.
Well, it apparently wasn’t true. Marines did land on the Horn, but in Djibouti, north of Somalia. The US has had a military presence, mostly Special Forces, in Djibouti for several years.
Just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding my accidental belief in a Reuters report may have caused.
And I’m positive (absolutely POSITIVE, I tell you) that no US Special Forces have crossed the border into Somalia.