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May 12, 2004

Of Arguments and Arguments...

In some countries arguments are tidy little affairs with raised voices and hurt feelings. In other countries arguments might involve high explosives and lost limbs.

For the record, I'm glad I live in the former.

Three days of clashes between rival gunmen have left at least 20 people dead in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu.

Witnesses said heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and anti- aircraft missiles were being used.

The clashes began on Monday after an argument between armed hotel guards and militiamen loyal to a businessman and is not a battle between rival factions.

The article also talks about attempts at a "mediated ceasefire."

All I know is I'm not staying at that hotel.

Posted by zombyboy at May 12, 2004 10:16 AM
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