Posts Under ‘Somalia’ Category

Through the Looking Glass

There is much that is astonishing about today NYT story on Somalia, above all this: One American official recently conceded that Somalia’s “best hope” was the government’s new military chief, a 60-year-old former artillery officer who, until a few months ago, was assistant manager at a McDonald’s in Germany. Meanwhile, in the Guardian, you can…Continue Reading…

Pirate Booty

All that pirate action in Somalia has created a booming “stock market” of sorts. Foreign Policy thinks this might help shine a necessary spotlight on the Big Fish behind all the hostage-taking. Elsewhere, these masterminds are referred to as “a few deep-pocketed financiers.”  And who would they be?