The film had premiered at Cannes in May 2001, almost a decade after Somalia, three months before nine eleven and everything after.
He subsequently insisted that he went to Somalia only to visit a sick grandmother.
“They have targeted a very susceptible community and been able to play on Somali-American ties back to Somalia,” he says.
These last are Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen.
But Al-Qaeda remains a strong force in Yemen and Somalia, in Libya and other parts of North Africa, in Iraq, and now in Syria.
Even if defeated in Afghanistan, they will find anchorage in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, London, and New Jersey.
Current talk of invading Somalia ignores our role in causing the chaos.
She recalled visiting Somalia in October 1992, when warlords were preventing food from getting to feeding stations.
Attacks can come from Somalia, Yemen, London, or Jersey City, among other places.
Poets in Somalia hold an inordinate sway over the indigenous population.
country named for the indigenous Somali people, whose name (attested in English by 1814) is of unknown origin.
Note: Britain, France, and Italy established protectorates in the area in the late 1880s. Somalia gained independence in 1960.
Note: Civil war and famine have recently ravaged the country. In 1992, the United States embarked on a humanitarian intervention designed to ensure delivery of food supplies to the population. After American troops were drawn into a conflict between local warlords and suffered casualties, the United States withdrew from Somalia in 1994. The country currently lacks any central government.