The war on terror and/or China intensified today as heaving fighting, continued in Modagishu, Somalia, for the forth day running (not to mention the last thirty/600 years).
The three way battle is between the Transitional Government (China), Islamic Extremists (Bin Laden) and a coalition of willing war lords who call themselves the 'Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism'. (USA).
• Many of the fighters will be high on 'Khat' Somalia's main export, apart from bad news headlines. Khat is exported world wide via a daily 'farmers market' in Heathrow Airport, London. The recreational drug, which has a shelf life of just four days is airlifted from Somaila to London within hours of harvesting. Couriers buy it in Heathrow and immediately get on planes going all over the world, especially the USA, and Denmark, when it is now illegal thanks to a campaign by Somalian women who got sick of their men folk being 'out of it' all the time. The drug is legal in Britain, and can easily be purchased in 'khat cafes' in London's Whitechapel area. Khat is a powerful stimulent which keeps you going even if you do not eat food - the ideal drug for Somalian gun men.