肯尼亚的索马里悖论

内罗毕—上周,索马里青年军(al-Shabaab)袭击了内罗毕韦斯特盖特(Westgate)购物中心,导致70多人丧生,这是对肯尼亚干预索马里的惩罚。这带来了一个简单的问题:肯尼亚在索马里做了什么?值得为此付出如此代价吗?

自两年前肯尼亚军队入侵其东北方邻国以来,政府告诉肯尼亚人民他们是在和索马里青年军打仗。但是,正如大部分肯尼亚官方公告所说的,这只是部分事实。

2011年10月15日晚,我躺在床上,睡意全无,听到肯尼亚军车隆隆驶过边境小镇达达布(Dadaab)进入索马里,这是肯尼亚历史上第一次对外用兵。肯尼亚出兵的直接原因是达达布周边巨大的难民营中的两名西班牙医务人员遭到劫持。对肯尼亚当局来说,此前已发生过一系列西方人被索马里青年军劫持事件,此次事件让他们忍无可忍;为了停止索马里青年军的侵犯,他们发动了这次军方领袖相信很快就可以结束的行动,。

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