What next for Somalia?
KISMAYU, Somalia - Islamist fighters abandoned the last major town they held early today and were seen heading south toward the Kenyan border while government forces approached slowly because of land mines, residents and a government spokesman said.Will Ethiopian troops stay on to enforce order? If not, will the war lords return?
Islamist leaders had vowed to make a stand against Ethiopia, which has one of the largest armies in Africa, or to begin an Iraq-style guerrilla war.Here's a little surprise awaiting at the Kenyan border.
"We will continue fighting the Ethiopians from everywhere until they leave Somalia," Islamist spokesman Abdirahim Ali Mudey told Reuters.
Kenya has reinforced its northern border, and U.S. forces are said to be in the region, including the sea, to prevent the escape of foreign militants aligned with the Islamists."Smoke em out. Get 'em on the run." Sound familiar?
FrontPagemag.com has an article by Fred Gedrich and Paul Vallely, "To Win in Iraq" echoing Habu's exhortation to go dark.