Currently the US Policy in the Horn is very Confused. The State
Department was in a State of Confusion as to how it should react to the violent aftermath of the Kenyan Elections. Those Diplomats
in Nairobi were part of a group that were able to negotiate a Government of National Unity while in Washington there was Confusion.
The Administration has received Justfied Criticism regarding its Dealings
with Prime Minister Zenawi of Ethiopia. The Country is suffering from a Drought and an Insurgency in the Ogaden Region. Legislation
that would place greater scrutiny on Ethiopia is stalled in the US Congress. ( The Confused Eagle supports HR 2003.) This
Bill deals with the Human Rights Climate within Ethiopia.
The situation in Somalia is a source of tension with Eritrea.
When it comes to Somalia there is no easy fix to it. Currently the attempts
to prop up the Current Transitional Government are tedious. The levels of Violence remains the same almost 2 years after the
Ethiopians Arrived. The Only part of Somalia that appears to be successful is Somaliland.
Earlier this year there was an attempt to Introduce in the Congress Legislation
that would have the US recgonize the Independence of Somaliland. There has been no movement on this bill. The Current State
Department position is to wait until the AU recgonizes the Independence of the Region.
Currently the Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Homeland Security
and the CIA have high level contacts with the Breakaway region. Should the US have even more offical contacts?
There are rumors that Al-Qaida may use Somalia to regroup after failing in
And the Media would not give these people the voice that they gave to the