Arms flowing into lawless Somalia have increased dramatically over the last eight months through smuggling and shipments from Yemen, Ethiopia and Eritrea in violation of a U.N. weapons embargo, a panel of experts reported on Friday.Man, those experts are good.
The four-member panel, appointed by the U.N. Security Council, proposed that the council slap an embargo on charcoal exports and foreign fishing vessels in Somalia's waters, the main source of revenue for warlords and pirates to buy arms.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Friday, October 07, 2005
More UN effectiveness: Arms flows to Somalia soar, despite U.N. embargo
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