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  1. NRG
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    Hmmm.

    Source: AP

    Ethiopia Prepared to Invade Somalia

    By LES NEUHAUS
    The Associated Press
    Wednesday, July 19, 2006; 2:10 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Ethiopia is prepared to invade neighboring Somalia to defend
    its U.N.-backed government against what appeared to be an imminent attack
    by Islamic militiamen, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

    The militiamen, who hold most of southern Somalia, deployed hundreds of fighters
    outside the town where the largely powerless government is based and said they
    planned to seize it.

    "We have the responsibility to defend the border and the Somali government.
    We will crush them," Ethiopia's Minister of Information, Berhan Hailu, told
    The Associated Press.

    Seizing the town of Baidoa would give the Islamic militia _ which the United States
    has linked to al-Qaida _ the uncontested authority over most of Somalia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    Hmmm.
    Yawn, ho hum, no oil there.
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    I wouldn't really call it an invasion:

    Somali transitional President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed is allied with Ethiopia, and has asked for its support. Ethiopia has intervened militarily in Somalia in the past, and hundreds of Ethiopian troops have been spotted along the countries' border in recent weeks.

    The Somali Islamist militants are allied with Muslim separatists in the Oromo region of Ethiopia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoovs
    I wouldn't really call it an invasion:
    Well, not yet anyways. But, why do you see it as not an invasion, if it does happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    Well, not yet anyways. But, why do you see it as not an invasion, if it does happen?
    Well, invasion kind of implies an unwelcomed attack with the intent to overthrow or occupy. Ethiopia may be unwelcomed by the militia but not by the provisional government of Somalia.
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    I've heard that if anything Ethiopia has meant what little stability and support the government of Somalia has had of late.
    The Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

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