Thursday, December 28, 2006

Somali government troops "enter" Mogadishu...

"Somali government troops rolled into Mogadishu unopposed Thursday, the prime minister said, hours after an Islamic movement that tried to establish a government based on the Quran abandoned the capital." The Washington post doesn't seem to realise that it is mainly Ethiopian troops doing the fighting. I guess it would sound pretty embarrassing to state "US backed Ethiopian army invades Somalia with ousted Somali warlords". The Washington Post also uses the more neutral word "enters", a bit like if somebody were to say "Nazi Germany "entered" Poland in 1939".

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