Jennifer: With me today are Hassan, Anthony, and Howard!
Jennifer: Hassan, was it worth going into Somalia?
Hassan: I think that is a very hard question to ask.
Hassan: It definitely was worth going into Somalia.
Hassan: Um, millions of people were saved, it was a great amount.
Hassan: It’s just that the way the procedures, that this administration went in, and the policies are um, maybe, maybe made the mission.
Hassan: Um, not worthwhile but I think it was definitely worth going into Somalia.
Jennifer: Howard, how come the Rangers and the Delta Force got stuck in Somalia
Howard: Rangers and Delta Force got stuck in Somalia because of road blocks and their transportation was gunned down by an RPG.
Howard: A Black Hawk was shot down and the rotor came out and that was their transportation to go home.
Howard: That is what made them stay in the city for many long hours.
Jennifer: Anthony, why were the Somalians hostile towards the Americans?
Anthony: Well, that’s an interesting question.
Anthony: First when the Americans came they helped the Somalis distribute and helped the U.N. distribute food and supplies.
Anthony: But after 24 Pakistani troops that worked with the U.N. were killed by supposedly Aidid.
Anthony: Um, the Americans new mission was to go after him so when the Americans struggled to capture Aidid they would attack hotspots or assumed places where they thought Aidid and his followers would be.
Anthony: So, eventually they started killing innocent civilians thinking that Aidid’s men would be there.
Anthony: So, after many civilians were des, killed, then they became hostile.
Jennifer: Thank you Hassan, Howard, and Anthony for contributing to our discussion.