Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Kenya risks rallying support for Somali rebels"

UPDATE: Nov. 2: Al Jazeera quoted from this interview in its piece, "Kenya's blundering mission in Somalia."

I'm quoted in Richard Lough's Reuters story on Kenya and Somalia. Here are the quotes:
"Kenya does not have the capacity to drive al Shabaab out (of southern Somalia) and keep them out," said David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia.

"The best it can do is remove al Shabaab from the border area, and possibly Kismayu, and then try to replace al Shabaab with Somali forces friendly to Kenya."

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