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FDR would have been a Republican today.

This must be Israel’s fault!

Of course! Queen of Sheba was from Ethiopia! And now Ethiopia is crashing Islamists in the neighboring Somalia (thank you, LGF):

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Tuesday it was halfway to crushing Somali Islamists as its forces advanced on the religious movement’s Mogadishu stronghold after a week of war in the Horn of Africa.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said his forces supporting Somalia’s weak interim government had killed up to 1,000 Islamist fighters. There was no independent verification of that. The Islamists also say they have killed hundreds.

“We have already completed half our mission, and as soon as we finish the second half, our troops will leave Somalia,” Meles told a news conference in the Ethiopian capital.

“We will not keep a single fighter in Somalia once our mission getting rid of the terrorists is completed.”

He said a force of between 3,000 and 4,000 Ethiopians had “broken the back” of the Somalia Islamic Courts Council (SICC) around the government’s south-central base Baidoa, and the Islamists were now in “full retreat.”

Ethiopia backs Somalia’s secular interim government against the Islamists who hold most of southern Somalia after seizing Mogadishu in June. Addis Ababa and Washington say the Islamists are backed by al Qaeda and by Ethiopia’s enemy, Eritrea.
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Analysts say Ethiopia’s heavy arms and MiG jets saved the Somali government from being routed.

“This is the first stage of victory … When this is all over, we will enter Mogadishu peacefully,” government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari said by telephone from Baidoa.

The usual suspects of course shill for the enemy:
Somalia could be Ethiopia’s quagmire;
In Somalia, a reckless U.S. proxy war.
Who comes up with the headlines for these a-holes? How can we tolerate the enemy propaganda in our media in the time of war? What would FDR do?

Update:

This is alarming:

Ethiopia’s Meles said his goal is not to defeat the militias but severely damage their military power _ and allow both sides to return to peace talks on an even footing.

“The rank and file of the Islamic Courts militia is not a threat to Ethiopia,” he said Tuesday. “Once they return to their bases, we will leave them alone.”

Ethiopian troops will not enter Mogadishu, he said. Instead, he said, Somali forces would encircle the city to contain the militias that control it.

Who put pressure on Ethiopia to force them to stop fighting?

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December 26, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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