US arms Somalia

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by dangerousdave, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. Dunno if this has been done or not... interesting bit of news buried within the BBC news website.

    The US has confirmed that it has sent weapons to Somalia's UN-backed transitional government.

    The state department said the move followed an urgent call for help from the government, which has been fighting hardline Islamist militias.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8119976.stm
     
  2. thought this was an interesting quote
    Does this mean that Blackwater/Xe/Dyncorp/MPRI* have a new contract in the offing?

    My money is on Dyncorp as they have a branch office in the Addis Hilton

    *delete as applicable
     
  3. Can we look forward to ships being hijacked with US arms and know-how? How are they going to ensure that the 'good guys' stay good?