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Monday, December 25, 2006 

Ethiopia bombs jihadists in Somalia

While it's good that they're slaying scum, they may be working on it while facing opposition. From the New York Times (Hat tip: Hot Air):
Though western diplomats had been urging Ethiopia to use restraint, Ethiopia’s attacks today did not come as a surprise. The question now seems to be if Ethiopia will go into Mogadishu and try to finish off the Islamist military, which many fear could spur a long and ugly insurgency, or simply deal them enough of a blow to force them back to the negotiating table with the transitional government. Ethiopia’s prime minister recently told American officials that he could wipe out the Islamists “in one to two weeks.”

What complicates the issue is the presence of other foreign troops inside Somalia and the rising potential for Somalia’s neighbors to be dragged in. United Nations officials estimate that there are several thousand soldiers from Eritrea, Ethiopia’s arch-enemy, fighting for the Islamists, along with a growing number of Muslim mercenaries from Yemen, Egypt, Syria and Libya who want to turn Somalia into the third front of jihad, after Iraq and Afghanistan. On Friday, residents of Mogadishu said they saw boatloads of armed men landing on the city’s beaches.
Either Ethiopia is facing opposition, or, the NYT would like it to be that way. Regardless, they should not be deterred or perturbed by any moonbat opposition to doing justice.

Here's a map of Africa you can take a look at too, to see what countries surround Ethiopia.

Others on the subject include The Saloon, Bill's Bites, A Blog For All, 7.62mm Justice, Coming Anarchy.

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