Saturday, December 29, 2007

Somalia in trouble again

I have some rather disturbing news which was foreseeable, had anyone bothered to look. After the Ethiopians left Somalia overnight on Thursday/Friday, Islamists moved in quickly to overtake Guriel, a small town in south-central Somalia. Here is article from The Daily Star:
Islamists move in after Ethiopians leave Somali town.
By Agence France Presse (AFP)
Saturday, December 29, 2007

MOGADISHU: Islamist militia on Friday took control of a town in south-central Somalia after Ethiopian soldiers withdrew overnight, witnesses said. The Islamists, who briefly controlled much of south and central Somalia before they were ousted by Ethiopia-backed Somali government troops early this year, have since been waging near daily attacks against the joint forces. "The Ethiopian forces withdrew from the town overnight, and now I can see the former Islamic courts fighters," said Mohammad Haji Elmi, a local elder. The Islamists took over Guriel town, some 300 kilometers north of the capital Mogadishu, which they had previously controlled. Somalia has been plagued by 16 years of violence that has defied numerous bids to restore stability. - AFP
Yes, we really know how to fight this war, eh? Why don't we all just pick up and leave? This is the best evidence of why...NOT! We are not cut-and-runners. If we were, we would be speaking German or Japanese. Please, do not vote for anyone who suggests we can just come home and all will be well. It won't. Don't forget, we were helping the Somalians and Ethiopians in this war. See what happens when you run? HUH? Digg! Digg!

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