Omar Under Fire After New Tweet Surfaces of Her Rooting AGAINST U.S. Troops

Embattled freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in the spotlight, this time for a newly surfaced tweet from 2017 where she appears to root AGAINST U.S. Troops and for a brutal Somali warlord.

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Daily Caller reported that a newly unearthed tweet shows Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar attacking the U.S. soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Mogadishu.

“In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan,” Omar wrote in a tweet in October 2017, uncovered Monday by John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Omar was responding to another tweet about the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 humanitarian operation by the U.S. military that sought to save starving Somalis by preventing food and aid from being captured by enemy combatants. The battle ultimately took the lives of 19 American soldiers and wounded 73 others, and it became the subject of the famous Hollywood movie “Black Hawk Down.”

Twitter users were quick to respond to yet another one of her anti-American callous comments.

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From IJR

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is at the center of yet another controversy after an investigative report found a 2017 tweet where she appeared to criticize the role of American troops during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993.

Early during the presidency of Bill Clinton, American forces became involved in a brief conflict after Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid attacked U.N. peacekeepers.

The battle lasted 18 hours and resulted in the deaths of 18 American soldiers and hundreds of Somali people. During the battle, two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, setting the basis for the film “Black Hawk Down.”

Following a back and forth between two Twitter users about the horrific 2017 bombings in Mogadishu that left hundreds dead, Omar joined in with another Twitter user and appeared to compare the casualties from the terrorist attack to the actions taken by “American forces” at the Battle of Mogadishu.