Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Lewis Carroll writes about Somalia

It's been bad enough that, with U.S. support, Ethiopian troops have been present in Somalia for quite some time now (an excellent background article on the situation is here). It was worse on Christmas Day when Ethiopian warplanes bombed Mogadishu airport with nary a crocodile tear of condemnation from the international community. But I about popped a gasket when I read this headline in today's paper, describing the latest escalation in the Ethiopian assault on Somalia:
Ethiopia takes Somalian towns
Fight Aims To Roust Islamist Incursion
How dare those Islamists be present in their own country? The nerve of them!

"Incursion" indeed.

And I thought the U.S. opposition to "foreign fighters" in Iraq was bad!

Why stop here? There's more...

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