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blackhawkdown - John Szmyd Black Hawk Down By Mark Bowden...

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John Szmyd Black Hawk Down By Mark Bowden The book is based on The Battle of the Black Sea in Mogadishu, Somalia, on October 3-4, 1993. The average American may recall pictures of starving Somalis, a widespread support for assistance, and then images of dead American soldiers being dragged through the streets of Somalia. What is not well known is that when America and the United Nations sent aid, such as food supplies, it was seized by the warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Because of his crimes against humanity, the killing of 300,000 Somalis using hunger as a weapon, American military was sent to Somalia. The battle was not intended, for the mission was to arrest two lieutenants of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. But when two MH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters crashed down in the city, a huge rescue was necessary, and eighteen Americans died and 70 were injured. After the Cold War ended, America and its allies felt that they had the power and obligation to eradicate corrupt dictators and stop malicious tribal hostility. We also thought that this could be done easily and relatively bloodlessly, such as when Saddam
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