Skip to comments.Bodies Dragged Through Mogadishu
Posted on 11/08/2007 6:44:28 PM PST by blam
Bodies dragged through Mogadishu
Ethiopian reinforcements were sent into the battle zone
Somali insurgents have dragged the bodies of two dead Ethiopian soldiers through the streets of Mogadishu after a day of heavy battles. Residents say hundreds of people trailed after them, pelting the corpses with stones, chanting "God is Great".
Similar scenes were witnessed after Somali militiamen shot down two US Black Hawk helicopters in 1993.
Thousands of Somalis have been killed, and hundreds of thousands displaced, by renewed fighting in the capital.
The BBC's Mohamed Olad Hassan says clashes in the Huriwa neighbourhood in north-eastern Mogadishu were sparked when the Ethiopians tried to patrol.
"They came here in their hundreds just after dawn and met stiff resistance from the insurgents, using rocket-propelled grenades and machine-guns," resident Seynab Sheikh told our reporter.
The clashes subsided only after the Ethiopians withdrew.
Aid workers in Mogadishu itself say the fighting has become so bad that civilians who are wounded are unable to get help and frequently bleed to death.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Eric Laroche, told parliament in Baidoa that 1.5 million Somalis were in need of emergency aid, the Reuters news agency reports.
"We have to be able to help them - and we have a problem reaching them," Mr Laroche was reported as saying.
Dam, makes me think of Gordon and Shughart.
These nutballs need to be crushed beyond all doubt. Else we may as well just surrender to whatever nutball thing their little hearts desire.
Why don't we import them as cabbies at Minn-St. Paul airport...?!!
“1.5 million Somalis were in need of emergency aid..”.....same old story....
It worked on the US with a Liberal President.
Let’s see if the Ethiopians are tougher.
We could of really kicked A$$ in Somalia in 1993 if we would of had a good CIC who didn’t pull us out at the first sign of “World Concern”.
I’m still pi$$ed off about that one, but I’m sure Hillary would do better/sarc
Filthy animals! Kill them all.
I’m going to put all my money on red by saying that I bet these “militiamen,” in both incidents, were adherents of the Religion of Peace.
Only a fool would bet against you. From the article:
Residents say hundreds of people trailed after them, pelting the corpses with stones, chanting “God is Great”.
Help them to do what, exactly?
Stop them from killing themselves,each other, or us?
I don’t see how we can stop them from killing themselves or each other, but it seems pretty clear that we can certainly stop them from killing us by avoiding them, as in staying out of their reach, and not allowing them near the rest of us.
like Bin Laden said...they don’t value human life.
Not to worry, I understand the Swedish military is going to confront them stating their extreme umbrage! The Norwegians, with backing from the Nobel committee, are expected to assist.
The Ethiopians (acting for us) will handle the situation, I’m sure.
The Ethiopians are acting for themselves, as these loons are their next door neighbors, literally... And I expect that the Ethiopians don't give an obese rodent's rectal orifice what the "world" is concerned about...
MORE POWER TO THEM!!
As long as they have access to that plant(Kat?),that they get high off of, and mob mentality. I don’t think savagery will abate.