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June 25, 1993

* Re "Raids Redefine Rules for U.N. Peacekeeping," news analysis, June 13:

With their parroting of government press releases, the media are at it again in vilifying those they consider our enemies. Under the Bush Administration, it was that "dog" Ortega; it was that "thug" Noriega; it was that "butcher of Baghdad," Saddam Hussein. Now it is the warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid that we must hate in order to justify our killing with air raids on Somalian citizens. Is it any wonder that Somalian women and children throw rocks at their foreign saviors?

When the U.S., behind the aegis of the U.N., finally secures the government it wants in Somalia, can the oil companies and big business be far behind? And then there will be the orchestrated photos of people starving in Sudan, who desperately need U.S. intervention, and, if President Clinton is foolish enough, the colonial takeover as in Somalia will begin again.

JOHN HERMANN

Long Beach

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