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Middle East Online

Middle East Online
MOGADISHU - Ethiopian forces killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday after a roadside bomb exploded near their water tanker in southwest Somalia, witnesses said.

"At least 12 people were killed and nine others wounded by fire from Ethiopian soldiers," witness Abdurahman Takow said

He said three of the wounded appeared to be severely hurt.

The bomb explosion in the town of Baidoa killed one Ethiopian soldier, prompting the troops to open fire in all directions, said Mohamed Adde Ali, another witness, giving the same death toll. - Obama’s ‘Race Neutral’ Strategy Unravels of its Own Contradictions - Obama’s ‘Race Neutral’ Strategy Unravels of its Own Contradictions
The world views of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Barack Obama were incompatible from the start, just as the mythical American Manifest Destiny world view is directly at odds with the facts as perceived by Blacks in the United States. Wright finally forced Obama to choose sides in the conflict ofRevWrightObamaWOrried racial/historical visions, and in doing so, performed a service on behalf of clarity. Obama lashed out in a startlingly personal manner, calling Wright a "caricature" of himself and linking the minister to forces that give "comfort to those who prey on hate." Rev. Wright exposed the flimsy tissues of so-called "race neutrality" in a nation founded on racial oppression. - Freedom Rider: Sean Bell and Wesley Snipes - Freedom Rider: Sean Bell and Wesley Snipes: "The ghastly record of police acquittals in the death of unarmed Blacks continues to unfold. In a verdict that 'surprised' even the governor, a New York judge found three cops innocent of all charges in the 50-shot volley that killed Sean Bell on the morning of his wedding, wounding two of his companions. 'The police have no expectation of punishment, even when they kill without cause.' It made little difference that two of the policemen were also of African descent. But race seems to factor heavily in some celebrity cases. Just ask actor Wesley Snipes, who was sentenced to three years on an income tax charge."