Skip to comments.Corpses Dragged in Somali Streets in Fierce Battle
Posted on 03/21/2007 11:19:29 AM PDT by blueminnesota
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Masked men believed to be Islamic militants dragged the corpses of two soldiers through the streets of the Somali capital and set their bodies on fire Wednesday during fierce battles with government forces trying to consolidate their control of Mogadishu.
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Deja vu ping!
I thought they had been chased out of Somalia..........
A small preview of what is in store in Iraq if we run away.
The Dems must know this, but I think they have made a cynical political calculation that Bush can be blamed indefinitely for whatever happens in Iraq, even if they force a pullout.
Gee punks, we're real scared. Bill Clinton isn't in the White House anymore. I'd give the Somali government any help it needs.
Ethnic cleansing is beginning to look like a VERY rational alternative.....
Some folks simply NEED killin....
Good example of why the AP and the NYT are such lousy reporters of news.
So based on the way information is given in the article, the most important fact in the ongoing battles in Somalia is that two dead bodies were dragged through a street? Really?
And the fashion style of those dragging these bodies is more important than the overall situation between the insurgents and the government/Ethiopian forces?
People generally are so ill-informed about important things because the liberal media is unable in their reporting to distinguish between details of minor importance and events of major importance.
"It's local tradition, and ethnic traditions are an important part of the culture"!
Not like the NYT to miss a chance like that....
You are exactly correct. And I would add that being consumed with the nits of life to the exclusion of important events and trends is a sign of ignorance.
That was what was so refreshing about Reagan....he was never distracted by the nits...kept his eye on two goals; growing the economy and defeating Communism.
(AP) Islamic insurgents dragged soldiers' corpses through the streets of this bloodstained capital Wednesday and set the bodies on fire, drawing crowds who threw rocks and kicked the smoldering remains during a surge of violence that killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens.
Abdinasir Hussein, who said he dragged one soldier's corpse from the back of his motorbike, told the AP he wanted to show that Somalis will defeat the "invaders," referring to the Ethiopian troops.
"I'm happy to drag an Ethiopian soldier on the Mogadishu streets," Hussein said.
A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the ongoing operation, said Wednesday's offensive was focused on parts of the capital controlled by the Habr Gedir clan, which was a major supporter of the more radical elements of the Islamic courts and remains opposed to the government.
"The next week will be very hot in Mogadishu," the official said.
A similar scene grabbed the world's attention after Somali militiamen shot down a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter in 1993 during a failed mission to capture a warlord. The images of American troops being dragged through the streets led to the eventual withdrawal of U.N. forces and years of anarchy in Somalia.
The Islamofascists dragged two bodies which they claimed were those of soldiers, but hey, they wouldn't lie about it, would they? TWO DEAD?!? What a bloodbath. Looks like the terrorists have the government on the ropes.