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These rants are entirely predictable.
by avalonga on Sat Jan 20th, 2007 at 03:35:54 AM EST
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"Aligned with Iran? Why would they, considering Iran is Shia and Somalia is Sunni?"

But that's the whole point. Somalia is  Sunni but the ICU policies resembled Taliban.

Anyway, please read it all again. You will find that I am not an American apologist: I am an historian and I place little importance on "pro-US", "anti-US" dogmas. These things distort our thinking.

by avalonga on Sat Jan 20th, 2007 at 04:16:39 AM EST
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Taliban means also sunni and allied with our friendly despots Pakistan and Saudi. Iran and the taliban hated each other's guts.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jan 20th, 2007 at 04:22:30 AM EST
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Well, I could say the same about your original comment, was it not for the fact that some parts was a bit unpredictable. But to head down that track would not lead us in any productive direction.

So I admit my reponse was snarkish at times. If you ignore the snarkish formulations, there is also a point-by-point rebuttal of your central points. If you like to, we can discuss the situation in Somalia instead of whose rantings are most predicable.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jan 20th, 2007 at 08:54:15 AM EST
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