Saturday, May 23, 2009
Somalia, A New Destination For Americans And Brits
Mass burial of those killed in Mogadishu fighting
Black Hawk down. Lawlessness. Pirates. Pitched battles. Ah, Somalia. What a beautiful vacation spot for Americans and Brits.
Well, at least those Americans and Brits who want to spend their holiday in a jihadist fight against the fragile government there.
That's right. According to a report in the Times of London, Brits and Yanks and even Canadians who want an exciting summer vacation fighting on the streets of Mogadishu are answering the call for more jihadist fighters. In fact, that's what has been tipping the balance of the war in favor of the insurgency.
The Times has seen a confidential report about this problem that's about to be presented to members of Congress. My question is, if any of these guys survive the battle, what will happen when they return to their respective countries? Will they be welcomed back with open arms as citizens of the United States or Canada or subjects of Britain? And if, legally, they have the right to return home after fighting over there, will they be put on some kind of watch list? Because the thought of veteran jihadists loose in the United States makes me, for one, a bit nervous.
Photo credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh, ISN Security Watch