Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Somalia Update - G.W.O.T.'s latest front

The latest front of the Global War on Terror (WWIII, according to the distinguished former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich), is getting hotter. Looks like all-out war may be coming to Somalia, via Ethiopia. The UN, once again, is proving impotent in its ability to back up policy and words with action. This month is witnessing the great failure that is the UN. The "blue line" was violated by and Somalia's weak government is falling to Islamists. It is understood that the UN will not provide a force to ensure that Hezbollah does not once again attack Israel and potentially destabilize the Middle East. What will the UN do with regards to Somalia?

The following exerpts are from News24.com:

Nairobi - Ethiopia is prepared to invade neighbouring Somalia to defend Somalia's internationally recognised government against what appeared to be an imminent attack by an Islamic militia, says a government spokesperson.

Ethiopia's minister of information Berhan Hailu said: "We have the responsibility to defend the border and the Somali government. We will crush them."

The comments came as the Islamic militia that had seized control of most of southern Somalia deployed hundreds of fighters outside the base of the United Nations-backed interim government and said they planned to seize it.

The militia's movement toward the Somali town of Baidoa immediately raised concerns about possible intervention by Ethiopia, Somalia's traditional enemy.


Anonymous Raphael said...

Hi Greg,
Like your blog!!

5:41 AM  

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