Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Somali war profiteers

Beyond clan rivalry and Islamic fervor, an entirely different motive is helping fuel the chaos in Somalia: profit.
A whole class of opportunists — from squatter landlords to teenage gunmen for hire to vendors of out-of-date baby formula — have been feeding off the anarchy in Somalia for so long that they refuse to let go.

In Somalia, Those Who Feed Off Anarchy Fuel It (New York Times) April 25, 2007