Saturday, February 16, 2008

Some light reading...

So I was doing a little brushing up on Somalia because, well, it never hurts to be well-informed about Somalia, and I came across this sentence in the Wikipedia article that caused me to laugh out loud:

"In June 2006, the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism warlords lost Mogadishu after several months of sporadic fighting."

The 'peace and counter-terrorism warlords'. Can someone tell me how that works exactly?

"Hey, who are you? Me? I'm a peace warlord!"


marktristan said...

It sounds like a complete oxymoron right? But to me it also sounds like US foreign policy the last eight years. Which would also make me laugh if it wasn't so tragic!

No idea where you stand politically so I'm not trying to dig trouble, that's just my honest reaction.

Meanwhile I suppose there is a kind of logical loophole in that being for 'restoration of peace' can allow a period of short term violence to impose your rule which supposedly brings about the desired stability...Maybe?

Aaron Stewart said...

It's good to remember that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone at any time. People edit articles to fit their views all the time.