Skip to comments.Ethiopian troops 'cross border into Somalia'
Posted on 11/19/2011 6:40:14 PM PST by Pan_Yan
Ethiopian troops have crossed the border into Somalia in significant numbers, eyewitnesses say.
They say they saw at least 20 vehicles carrying Ethiopian troops.
A few hundred soldiers were seen in Gurel town in Galgudud region and there were other sightings around Beledweyne.
Ethiopian authorities have denied the incursion. Their soldiers have not been in Somalia in large numbers since 2009 when they withdrew after a controversial three-year presence.
These reports come as Kenyan troops continue their efforts to defeat fighters of the Islamist group al-Shabab in the south of Somalia.
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Here's the current map on Wikipedia of Somalia's divisions. It does not, of course, show the area in the south now controlled by Kenya or the location of Ethiopia's latest incursion in the west. The "legitimate" government of Somalia, the Transitional Federal Government, now controls most of Mogadishu (the tiny gold speck at the bottom) with the support of 8,000+ Ugandan troops and heavy financing from the UN.
International incident or local tribal raid? Looking at the fragmentation on the map, I think the latter more likely.
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Lets hope they kick some islamderthal butt while they’re there.
Oh, it's not like if Germany suddenly crossed into Belgium, but it's still newsworthy. Ethiopia has a history of making incursions into Somalia to root out rebel groups. These skirmishes always cause a great deal of consternation amongst certain groups since Ethiopia is still a Christian majority country. Expect the required calls for Jihad any day now, as if there was anyone in Somalia not already fighting to listen.
You could probably haul around 10,000 Ethiopian troops in 20 trucks! This could be a massive invasion. Their 'D-Day'.
Time for the neocons on this site to start advocating for zero to send more of our troops into harm’s way. After all, they may become a threat to us in several hundred years, and the prez has and needs the authority to defend us from all threats, real or imagined.
Ain’t gonna happen. Obama will be quick to call for Ethiopian restraint and speedy UN condemnation in this one.
Yup, because they are attacking his muslime butties.
Great. More excuses to bring skinnies to our shores as “refugees.”
Stupid Wikipedia. There is no light green on that map. They must mean yellow.
I’m not sure anyone has an accurate map of Somalia. I just posted it to show what a mess it is.
Ethiopia is our friend. Go Ethiopia!
How soon before Obama supports the Islamists?
It’s pretty comical that anyone actually believes that Somalia even *has* borders, or is a sovereign nation. Thanks Pan_Yan.