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  •  I find it ironic that we aspire to Somalia. (9+ / 0-)

    "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

    by Rikon Snow on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:12:16 AM PST

    •  Someone can help with this? (0+ / 0-)

      I vaguely remember that during UNOSOM I mission in Mogadishu -- in 1992, still during the PappyBush years and long before all the Black Hawk Down business -- there was some issue about not taking away people's guns.  In other areas, there have occasionally been buy-back programs to collect and destroy guns.  The subsequent arms proliferation in Somalia may have been fed by this failure, but I'm not sure.

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