Originally Posted by Minefield
Neocolonialism/imperialism disguised under the pretense of "help".
Somalia was imperialism? When the Black Hawk Down incident happened the majority of the Marine force had been pulled out and a small US and UN collation remained with the intent to arrest the remaining warlord who didn't sign the peace treaty among the rival groups and was still committing crimes against civilians. We didn't invade Somalia and try to install a pro-US government, we didn't try to take over it's natural resources, or claim it as a US territory. We went because a UN resolution was reached in which the UN would intervene to stop a genocide and civil war. As is common, the rest of the world looks to the US to be the world police force, so we formed the majority of that UN collation. Nothing about Somalia was related to colonialism/imperialism.