Dalrymple in Mogadishu

He writes:

I visited shortly after Somalia had become a client state of the United States, having been shortly before a client state of the Soviet Union; whereas Ethiopia had moved in the opposite direction. The voice and instruction still came from both sides, but with the plus and minus signs, as it were, reversed. What remained unchanged was the enmity between the two states that resulted in costly, bloody, and absurd armed conflict.

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