Obama bans Somalia charcoal import
(Sh.M.Network)-- US President Barack Obama
This is a teachable moment...
Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.
The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab
... the successor to the Islamic Courts...
, a Somalia-based cell of Al Qaeda, Xinhua reported.
That's gall: conducting a scorched earth policy and then making money from the burnoff.
The cut-thoat group, branded as a terrorist group by the US and several other countries, controls large swathes of southern Somalia.
Since the outbreak of a civil war in 1991, there has been no central government control over most of Somalia.
Posted by: Fred