Somali movie goers attended the Mogdishu premiere of Black Hawk Down last night (actually, it was a bootleg copy being shown outdoors for 10¢ a ticket).
Audience members seemed to take delight in scenes of U.S. defeat. Each time an American chopper went down in the film, the audience cheered. Every time an American serviceman was killed, the audience cheered some more….”As you can see, Somalis are brave fighters,” one man said. “If the Americans come back to fight us, we shall defeat them again.”
I predict he may soon get to test that theory of his.
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Addendum posted on January 24: As I said, I predict he may soon get to test that theory of his