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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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