Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Unsurprisingly, the Saudi government seems to also be supporting the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia. Notice that this Saudi newspaper makes it sound as if the invasion is merely an operation by "Somali government troops"--as if there is a Somali government--assisted by Ethiopian troops.
People forget that both sides are bad in the Somali war, and the other side (supported by US/Saudi Arabia (and I am sure Israel is not far behind) is a bunch of criminal warlords. My feelings toward the Somali civil war is similar to the feelings of Henry Kissinger toward the Iran-Iraq war: I want both sides to lose.