The Happy Arab News Service

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Horn of Africa is Ready to Blow

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Somalia is receiving little attention from the media, but it may quickly become another flashpoint in the war of civilizations. Since the Islamic Courts took over Mogadishu, they were steadily expanding their control over the country.

Ethiopian troops are already in Somalia, supporting the provisional government besieged by the Courts. Ethiopia is a huge country with a population of seventy something millions, almost half of them Muslims. The Islamic Courts repeatedly threatened to declare Jihad on Ethiopia because of its involvement in Somalia and because of a territorial dispute between the two countries.

Add to this the mess between Ethiopia and predominantly muslim Eritrea and chances for a full scale regional war have never looked so bright in the horn of Africa.

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