The US/UNOSOM invasion of Somalia in 1992–93

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Invasion of Somalia a boon for big oil
By Norm Dixon, Green Left Weekly, 27 January 1993. Four giant US oil companies stand to make a killing in Somalia if US troops can pacify the strategic African nation. US claims that the invasion was a “humanitarian mission” rather than one to defend US military and economic interests in the region.
Human rights abuses by the United Nations forces
From African Rights, 10 July 1997. It is four years since African Rights first drew attention to the fact that Belgian, Italian, and American troops serving with UNOSOM were committing a disturbingly high level of human rights violations in Somalia. During the war between UNOSOM and the Somali National Army of General Mohamed Farah Aidid between June and October 1993, senior officers in UNOSOM and the U.S. military gave orders for military actions that were grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.
US massacred 1,000 Somalis
By Richard Dowden, The Observer, Thursday 22 March 1998. As President Bill Clinton begins a six-country tour of Africa today, new evidence has emerged of how trapped U.S. troops indiscriminately fired on crowds of Somalis in Mogadishu in 1993, killing more than 1,000—five times the ‘official’ number.
US army killed over 1,000 Somalis
Report, Times of India, 23 March 1998. Trapped American special forces had indiscriminately fired on crowds of Somalis in Mogadishu in 1993 killing more than 1,000, five times the official numbers given.
U.S. Moves to Recolonize Africa: New Data on 1993 Pantagon Massacre in Somalia
By John Catalinotto, Workers World, 2 April 1998. On October 3, 1993, U.S. troops opened fire on the population in Mogadishu, Somalia, and killed 1,000 people in the ensuing slaughter. Far from ignorning Africa, U.S. imperialism in Africa has done great harm over a long period of time. The latest and most forceful such intervention was in Somalia in 1992–1993.
CARE aided US agents in Somalia
By Sue Neales and Andrew Clennell, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 2000. CARE directly assisted US operatives during the UN-sanctioned intervention in Somalia. On December 15, 1992, two days before a UN force marched into Baidoa, CARE Australia sheltered, housed, transported and advised four US men who identified themselves to journalists as officers of the US State Department.