"...it is worth noting that in Somali warlord politics there is a widely practiced game that already rendered 15 successive peace agreements null and void. The game is won by those who prove mastery in deception, destruction, and in perpetuation of mayhem. We can appropriately call it the Floating Dung Beetle."
"The imperative now is for the international community to support and improve capacity-building measures at the grassroots while strengthening the judicial infrastructure. The focus should be on humanitarian, development and infrastructure projects - through credible independent NGOs - a strategic shift which could strike a decisive blow against Taliban recruitment efforts without firing a single bullet."