Sunday, August 14, 2005

Radical Islamic Utopia: Somalia After 14 Years

Cross-posted from Lawyer Kickers pro bono:

One must consider if radical extremist muslims are wannabe lawyers. How's that you say?
Lawyers, like parasites, are non-producers. Their only real service, for which they have granted themselves monoply, is a semblance of order created through just a bit less chaos.

Perpetual chaos is in their profession's best interest, so they help foster, expand and complicate everything that generates it. Ever heard of a simple contract, unregulated area, keeping recidivst criminals in prison? Didn't think so. As long as there is crime-breeding chaos and legal complexity, lawyers have excellent job security. As voters, we must watch carefully what lawyers support, particularly those in the U.S. Congress and Judiciary.

What about Somalia? The AP just reported: Rival militias in Somalia battled yesterday for control over a village with pastures and wells. Twelve combatants died, and hundreds of residents were forced to flee. Somalia has had no functioning central government since clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.

Warlords turn on each other, plunging the country of 7 million into chaos. The transitional government is now divided. The president and prime minister moved 60 miles northwest of Mogadishu, saying the capital was no longer safe. The parliamentary speaker, dozens of lawmakers and warlords in Mogadishu, however, have argued the decision was unconstitutional. Like lawyers, warlords are experts on constitutionality as well as chaos.


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