Monday, January 15, 2007

Why Somalia Ain't No Haiti

From Strategy Page:

January 15, 2007: A "perpetual" peacekeeping operation may work in Haiti, where the peacekeepers essentially are serving as a police force intended to keep the wilder criminal elements out of political power, but it's doubtful it would work in Somalia. There are no clans or tribes ( with significant militia forces on call) in Haiti. In Somalia, there are dozens of well armed clan militias, and past attempts to disarm the clans have all failed. It would be well to examine that history.

Rest here.

45 Americans lost their lives in Somalia the first go round between Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger. Its a shame to invest so much in a place to just let it continue to fester. Maybe Somalia is better off not being a nation?

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