Sep 4, 2007

Quick update

I've been busy in the past few days and - perhaps - few more days to come. Still there was no shortage of topics I wanted to write about. Here's a quick list of items I've been reading and watching:

Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) announced the end of the reconciliation conference which lasted for 45 days. The government considered it a success but for many reasons it's hard to agree, it was a costly flop. I'll be posting soon.

Ahmadinejad announced his country reached a milestone, just few days after Bush raised his rhetoric. There's a growing speculation that an attack on Iran is imminent, mostly based on the US build up in the Arabian/Persian. But I think the public diplomacy build up from US admin - for a big step like bombing Iran and putting the world's oil supply in jeopardy - isn't enough. That's not to rule out that Israel might take this brave step with American intervention later on. Either way, an attack on Iran would the most significant US war since the Vietnam war.

Things are going from bad to worse for Musharraf, both former prime ministers are planning to come back home soon. Nawaz Sharif will be arriving - he says - 10th of September, he plans to hold a procession - that could be potentially explosive.

I'll be posting more later, hopefully I'll be done with fixing my template.





4 comments:

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog congratulations
regard from Catalonia Spain
thank you

bishop said...

hello,

i was wondering what your views were on this Ogaden situation in Ethiopia...

there is not that much that i can find ...

Abdurahman said...

te la ma maria,

Thanks, i love barcelona (both the city and the team).

Bishop,

Ogaden has been on the news lately which is good. Ogaden is the name a large Somalia tribe who live in the region, the region is entirely ethnic Somalia. European colonialists divided Somalia into north, south, Ogaden, Djibouti, and what's now North east Kenya. In 1977, war broke out between Somalia and Ethiopia over control of the region. There has been insurgency by Ogaden Liberation Front since.

Ethiopia has been recently making the lives of the people that bit more difficult, they've stopped aid agencies to come in and just last week or so they kicked out medicine san frontier.

It's a complex problem that will be with us for few decades to come.

Abdurahman said...

te la ma maria,

Thanks, i love barcelona (both the city and the team).

Bishop,

Ogaden has been on the news lately which is good. Ogaden is the name a large Somalia tribe who live in the region, the region is entirely ethnic Somalia. European colonialists divided Somalia into north, south, Ogaden, Djibouti, and what's now North east Kenya. In 1977, war broke out between Somalia and Ethiopia over control of the region. There has been insurgency by Ogaden Liberation Front since.

Ethiopia has been recently making the lives of the people that bit more difficult, they've stopped aid agencies to come in and just last week or so they kicked out medicine san frontier.

It's a complex problem that will be with us for few decades to come.