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Showing posts from April 24, 2008 Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Vacate Villages in Mogadishu, Bodies Discovered (Page 1 of 1) Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Vacate Villages in Mogadishu, Bodies Discovered (Page 1 of 1): "The Ethiopian troops in the recent times based in villages of Heliwa neighborhood north of Mogadishu have pulled out there on Wednesday morning-residents said.

The soldiers have taken out from SOS and Wahar Adde villages where they arrived after a heavy fighting between the Ethiopian-Somali troops and Islamic courts fighters occurred there in this week.

One resident who left the area after the soldiers left told Shabelle that Four bodies killed by the Ethiopian troops were discovered the vacated areas.

The Ethiopian troops have disappeared towards former pasta industry of the same Heliwa neighborhood where they have key army base."

TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | Georgetown University Terminates Douglas Feith

TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | Georgetown University Terminates Douglas Feith: "It's not much but it's something. Georgetown University has decided not to renew Doug Feith's contract.

Word from campus is that both students and faculty had pretty much had it with the arch war criminal walking around campus although I also heard that he is such a goofy, pathetic guy that some students felt sorry for him. One told me, 'he's like the nerdiest loser I ever saw. He cannot have done the things he's accused of. He's too obtuse.'

I told her to read Arendt's 'The Banality of Evil.'

In any case, the Jesuits have done themselves proud by, at long last, giving Feith his walking papers. I wonder where we'll turn up next. In a McCain administration or in the dock at the Hague?"

Ethiopia Terror army slit throats in Somali mosque.

Amnesty: Ethiopia army slit throats in Somali mosque : Mail & Guardian Online

Amnesty International accused Ethiopian soldiers on Wednesday of killing 21 people, including an imam and several Islamic scholars, at a Mogadishu mosque and said seven of the victims had their throats slit.

The rights group said the soldiers had also captured dozens of children during the raid on the al-Hidaaya mosque in the north of the Somali capital earlier this week during operations against Islamist insurgents.

Ethiopia has thousands of soldiers in neighbouring Somalia to bolster a Western-backed government against rebels fighting an Iraq-style insurgency in the Horn of Africa nation.

The Ethiopian and Somali governments have not responded publicly to accusations of atrocities at the mosque. But they have frequently denied abusing human rights in the fight against groups they call al-Qaeda-backed terrorists.

Amnesty said those killed at the mosque included Imam Sheikh Saiid Yaha and several scholars of …