February 2, 2009

OUR GAZA WAR:

New Somali Leader Feted In Capital Of Former Enemy: Sheikh Sharif Ahmed enjoyed a standing ovation from African Union leaders in Addis Ababa. (Javno, February 02, 2009)

But in Somalia, militant Islamists declared jihad against Ahmed and mocked his trip to his former enemy, rallying their supporters for war against the new government.

Ahmed headed a sharia courts movement that brought some stability to Mogadishu and most of south Somalia in 2006, before Washington's main regional ally Ethiopia invaded to oust them.

Washington accused hardline members of the courts movement of having links with al Qaeda.

Ethiopia's army withdrew last month, clearing the way for Ahmed's election and raising tentative hopes for peace in the anarchic nation, torn by conflict for 18 years.


The hard part of the WoT, even for W, has been accepting that the Islamists are our allies, the enemies the Islamicists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 2, 2009 9:12 AM
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