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What if Somalia had Proven Oil Reserves?

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It doesn't even need to go that far....what is Somalia had *suspected* oil reserves?
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It doesn't even need to go that far....what is Somalia had *suspected* oil reserves?
That's been actually the source of our presence in 1991 to protect oil company interests. Those companies are still mad at us for not going back.
Here is a nice little article: THE OIL FACTOR IN SOMALIA
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I don't mind fighting for natural resources, but where the tax paying populace at large receives no benefits and gets left with only the bill, I find grounds for legal prosecution.
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I don't mind fighting for natural resources, but where the tax paying populace at large receives no benefits and gets left with only the bill, I find grounds for legal prosecution.
We got a movie out of it: Blackhawk Down
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Perhaps this time around, our economy will boom for the entire 8 years and collapse on the next guy's watch.

Provided there IS a next guy. We may be hailing to the same chief for decades to come.

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The book was far better than the movie.
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