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We all know that the Union of Islamic Courts was beginning to turn around the situation in Somalia. It was creating law and order yet it was branded some kind of al Qaeda and demonized by the U.S. The military intervention instead created the political space for al Qaeda to come in. It pushed those in the Union of Islamic Courts unwilling to capitulate into a corner. As they became desperate for allies, al Shabaab was born; which is still more an umbrella of various groups than a single solid organization.”
In January 2012 in a protest vigil that began in 1992 (every Wednesday),a group of South Korean former World War II sex slaves and their supporters gathered for the 900th time outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, to demand compensation and an official apology from Japan. Up to the 1945 surrender, Japan had run a system of military brothels using these women, so-called “comfort women.”
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Map images from World Atlas
Former comfort women protesting in Seoul , South Korea, beryl-pieces-asia.blogspot.com
Korea's "Comfort Women" Rally at 900th Protest - OhmyNews ...
Korea's "Comfort Women" Rally at 900th Protest: Survivors of Japanese Military ... from Amnesty International, the Korean Women's ... Who stole a 15-year-old girl's chastity?" ...
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