This 'hell on earth', as a visiting French minister described it, could continue indefinitely as there is no single movement strong enough militarily to impose its will upon the country. A United Nations Force will surely meet no serious resistance, the vociferous threats issued by eccentric war lords notwithstanding.
As you have rightly said: 'Somalia is the worst human tragedy.' The ideas of military intervention and a UN mandate for a period of two to three years to sort out the chaos represent the most practical proposals to save this member nation of the international community from self- annihilation.
Dr Hassan Ali Mirreh
Somali Salvation Democratic Front
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