Somalia-Ethhiopia conflict further destabliizes Africa
Ethiopia already has its own problems with the derailed Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process. Eritrea supports the Islamic courts in Somalia. Clearly though, the Ethiopian military can easily handle the court militias on the open battlefield.
Most believe, though, that Ethiopia and the Somalia government will not be able to completely squash the militias and protracted low-intensity conflict is likely to ensue. The court militias have already hinted that attacks within Ethiopia are possible.
Transitional Federal Government soldiers on their truck in Bur Haqaba, south of Baidoa, Somalia Thursday, Dec 28, 2006. The interim government backed by Ethiopian support is rolling back Sharia court militia forces. AP Photo/Guy Calaf/pool via Yahoo News.