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|Today I received this story from Michael|
This was a particularly amusing section:
|Several times already, warlords and clan elders have voiced support for various disarmament plans, but very few weapons have been turned in.|
Last week, after hundreds of people rioted against having their guns taken from them, the transitional government indefinitely postponed its disarmament plans.
Mogadishu's streets bristle with a staggering amount of military-grade firepower. It is not uncommon at all to see a high-powered anti-aircraft gun in the hands of a teenager wearing a t-shirt, jeans and flip-flops. Boys as young as 12 bounce around in the back of armed pick-up trucks, providing a layer of adolescent muscle for the city's various powers - the warlords, clan elders, religious leaders and businessmen.
Really ... those boys are just walking around toting around AA guns, huh? That'd be a pretty neat trick.
Sometimes I think that if it weren't for little things like their incessant desire to murder me as a pasty infidel that I could have some really neat conversations with some of those Somalians.
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