Revolution #115, January 13, 2008

Online Reader Comment:

“Reading This Article Has Changed My Perspective”

We recently received the following from a reader through the online comments feature on our website, The reader is commenting on the Revolution article “‘My God Was Bigger Than His,’ The New World Order Invasion of Somalia” which originally appeared in issue #20, Oct. 30, 2005.

I was searching the internet for the anniversary date for the Somalia Invasion to publish in one of my articles. I was shocked when I read this article. Reading this article has changed my perspective on Somali people.

In the last few years we have had Somali people move to our area, approximately 3,200 (Lewiston, Maine), their presence has caused much dissension and hatred towards Somali people, mostly because they are receiving government, State and local help. As a Vietnam Era Veteran only aware of the Black Hawk down account, I had a hatred towards Somali people for what they did to our soldiers, dragging them in the streets and disgracing them. This article does not justify those actions but brings into perspective the reasoning behind the event.

My God, forgive us for terrorizing these people.

I have spent the last 35 years of my life defending the underdogs, the hopeless, the unfortunate. I will always support our troops, our young men and women who serve this country.

But the actions of our politicians is another story. If their intent was made clear to the American people, these things would never happen.

I will try to publish this story in our local paper in February in hopes of educating others as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story.

May God forgive my prejudices and unjustified hatred.

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