Comments:Somali minister killed by car bomb
This page is for commentary on the news. If you wish to point out a problem in the article (e.g. factual error, etc), please use its regular collaboration page instead. Comments on this page do not need to adhere to the Neutral Point of View policy. You should sign your comments by adding ~~~~ to the end of your message. Please remain on topic. Though there are very few rules governing what can be said here, civil discussion and polite sparring make our comments pages a fun and friendly place. Please think of this when posting.
Quick hints for new commentators:
- Use colons to indent a response to someone else's remarks
- Always sign your comments by putting --~~~~ at the end
- You can edit a section by using the edit link to the right of the section heading
The president of Somalia has no actual ruling power in the country and has been put into place after a conference led by the U.N. The government has only recently moved in to Somalia and functions outside of the capital. He uses U.S. styled rhetoric, such as claiming that Al Shabab is affiliated with Al-Qaeda which only the U.S. dep. of homeland security has published (without any backing evidence). It would be nice if the stories on Somalia here would be a little more filled with reactions from the actual leaders of Somalia: Somaliland and the Islamic Courts Union. More information accurate information on Somalia may be attained from the Reuters page. Better yet, however, are more recently academic articles on Somalia, the Islamic Courts Union, Somaliland, Anarchy in Somalia, and the Transitional Federal Government. Vblanton (talk) 02:53, 19 June 2009 (UTC)