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    lies down snarling..., 2008-09-03 23:51:59 | Main | Dude on NPR ventilating about ..., 2008-09-04 12:14:40

    somalia:

    The report, authored by Ken Menkhaus, a Davidson College professor who is regarded as one of the foremost US experts on the Horn of Africa, calls for a thorough reassessment of US policy, including its support for the TFG and the primacy it has given to its "war on terrorism" in Somalia.

    "US counterterrorism policies have not only compromised other international agendas in Somalia, they have generated a high level of anti-Americanism and are contributing to radicalization of the population," concluded the report, entitled "Somalia: A Country in Peril, a Foreign Policy Nightmare."

    "In what could become a dangerous instance of blowback, defense and intelligence operations intended to make the United States more secure from the threat of terrorism may be increasing the threat of jihadist attacks on American interests," the report stressed.

    Probably good news: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi last week said his country is prepared to withdraw troops from Somalia. Probably bad news: he just wants us to foot his bill.


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-09-04 10:13:54 CST | link





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