Kinda like kicking a puppy

The setting of my latest Eshu International books, the Shift Tense series, is a future fragmented Horn of Africa. (Top three titles at the link)

BBC World report on increased US military activity in Somalia

If we don’t beat a motley bunch of malnourished, khat-addicted militia in pick-up trucks, armed with knock-off Soviet surplus, we’re in trouble. Serious trouble.

I’m sure our soldiers can do this, actually. The real questions are have our leaders considered the cost of getting involved in such a fragmented society, are they willing to stay the course to legitimately stabilize the region, and will they commit the amount and type of forces necessary to do so?

Now if a coltan deposit is discovered, you can call me ‘Prophet Pat’.