Mogadishu: Road to Hell Paved by Uncle Sam
Via Le Monde:
Month after month, massacre after massacre, Mogadishu's descent into hell looks as if it may never end. Since January, endless fighting has been going on in the Somali capital. For the third time, insurgents linked to the Islamic Courts have attacked the [US-sponsored] Transitional Federal Government and its Ethiopian allies, which intervened in Somalia without an international mandate at the end of 2006. The population of Mogadishu, nearly cut off from the rest of the word, is on the receiving end of violence from the two camps.