- Nov 11, 2019
According to the Meteoritical Bulletin, it didn't crash to Earth in 2020. "The local herders near El Ali report that they had knowledge of this rock for more than 5-7 generations memorialized through Saar folklore, songs, dances and poems."I'm just wondering how I missed the news about a 16 ton meteorite hitting Somalia in 2020. I know there was a lot of other stuff going on but it seems like that would have still been a big story. Was there a gigantic crater or explosion from something that large hitting the planet?
I'm just wondering how I missed the news about a 16 ton meteorite hitting Somalia in 2020. I know there was a lot of other stuff going on but it seems like that would have still been a big story. Was there a gigantic crater or explosion from something that large hitting the planet?
Somalia was the hotbed of piracy during the time period you describe, reaching a peak in 2008. Attacked and hijacked thousands of innocent ships. No one attempted to control this. After the civil war in the 1980s, the clans in Somali were the unfortunate recipients of muslim controlling groups. Al Shabab has been a continual destabilizing force in Somali. You need to check your facts. The USA worked to establish a democratic government with no success because of the destabilizing forces native to Somalia. Finally, that meteor hit Somalia decades ago.The meteor was never investigate in Somalia because no qualified person is left in the country. Somalia is one of the little known causality of George Bush's "war on terror", which so far killed thousands and thousands times more "brown" civilians then armed people. It is another case of "we want democracy but we don't support the government of your choice and we will bomb you until you realize" policy of USA (remember the time when the USA said they will accept the result of Palestinean election no matter who'll win, only to immediately refuse to do so and signalled Israel to impose blockade when the party they favoured lost the election?).
Kenya invaded Somalia on USA's behalf using the excuse of an attack that was launched against it's US embassy, Somalia's government refused any involvement, publicly criticised the attack, not to mention the fact that USA was already killing Somalians in flock using Kenya as a base. Then US backed militaries entered the country, ousted the government, installed one of it's own, the predominantly Christian soldiers shown inhuman brutality to the Somali people and Muslim radicalism raised who no longer respect democratic process, watch every foreign involvement as as enemy collaboration (even Turkish involevement) and want to gain power by force. The fight is ongoing and this year Somalia will probably face a massive famine.