Beautifully written and poignant essay, teaser for upcoming memoir by NY Times reporter Jeffrey Gentleman. "Love Africa." He talks about "a rapidly shrinking sliver of an opportunity to bring peace to Somalia" in 2006. "Mogadishu wasn't an abattoir. The killing had stopped, and the populace seemed indebted to the young men who had stopped it. They simply called them the Youth, but they used the Arabic word, al Shabaab."
"In December that same year, the Pentagon helped the army of Ethiopia, Somalia's historic enemy, invade."