Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sending a Message

Ethiopia may be tiring of Eritrea's proxy war in Somalia and other efforts directed against Ethiopia:

Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday he is building up the army's capabilities because he fears an imminent attack by Eritrea, which he also accused of arming rebel groups inside his country.

I sincerely doubt that Eritrea is pining for open war given the drubbing they received nearly a decade ago.

After fighting with American forces in Somalia against the Islamic Courts movement, Ethiopia probably feels in a pretty good diplomatic position to pressure Eritrea.

We'll see if this is a shot across the bow or aimed directly at Asmara.