March 6, 2010

Quotes of the Day

"The peace process has almost reached a dead end."

- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

It’s the Americans. They’re helping us.”

- General Mohamed Gelle Kahiye, Somalia's new military chief, who says he’s planning with American advisers

“This is not an American offensive. The U.S. military is not on the ground in Somalia. Full stop.”

- Johnnie Carson, the assistant Secretary of State for Africa

“What you’re likely to see is airstrikes and Special Ops moving in, hitting and getting out.”

- anonymous US official

Analysis coming ASAP


  1. As we know, Somalia is just a matter of time.

  2. Yes - so what's the alarm? First air-strike? First US casualty? First US Marine on the ground? So many to choose from.

  3. Somalian version of the Gulf of Tonkin.
    They need to be justified.

  4. We really don't talk about Tonkin enough. Might have to dig into that.