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Islamists are being kicked out
of Somalia. The
West can learn from this

Telegraph [UK], by David Blair

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/1/2012 12:51:27 PM

Step by step, al-Shabaab is being rolled back in Somalia. The al-Qaeda affiliate appears to have been compelled to abandon Kismayo, the last big town under its control. That matters a lot because Kismayo is also a significant port and the extremists were making plenty of money by shipping charcoal and other goods out and weapons in. If they have lost Kismayo, they will have been deprived of perhaps their most important source of revenue. Only a year ago, al-Shabaab controlled almost all of southern Somalia including most of Mogadishu. When I visited last December, they were still clinging to

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Imagine that--the Somalis have kicked the Islamists out of Mogadishu. Mogadishu!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Penney, 10/1/2012 12:55:13 PM     (No. 8902298)

Bravo! Let freedom ring!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/1/2012 1:11:55 PM     (No. 8902339)

To be replaced by what? Somali`s?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RedInTexas, 10/1/2012 1:36:20 PM     (No. 8902389)

The comments after the article are great - great British sarcasm and irony.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/1/2012 1:52:11 PM     (No. 8902413)

Knew a Somali Immigrant from Mogadishu.
He was a Christian, now a successful neuro surgeon. He could not go home becaus of the
islamists in Somalia. Maybe hecan see his mother again..
BTW he warned that the Islamists in the Somali
community in the USA are big trouble.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GO3, 10/1/2012 3:12:00 PM     (No. 8902574)

Gee, how novel. The AU armies are actually allowed to fight. Works every time it's tried.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 10/1/2012 3:52:29 PM     (No. 8902662)

Netanyahu and Peres deserve a lot of credit here. They've formed a strong bond with Kenya. They helped them secure their borders to keep al-shabab out. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a good sized presence in Somalia. It's in their interests too to drive out the islamists from East Africa. I wonder if Obama can find Somalia on a map.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 10/1/2012 5:00:26 PM     (No. 8902780)

They just moved operations to Syria.

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