Somalia: April 27, 2002


Ten years ago, international aid organizations complained that the clan fighting was interfering with aid shipments to destitute people and refugees. Now, the same complaints are being heard again. A decade later, the warlords and their gunmen are as feisty as ever. Only the fear of Somalia being used as a terrorist base is causing foreign nations to consider another military intervention. The warlords, aware of this, are falling all over themselves to offer assistance in any anti-terrorist effort (and avoid getting bombed.)


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