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If Warsame wants to make a legal case against Somaliland separatism, there is much room for discussion about whether promises and procedures were fulfilled dating back to 1960 although, ultimately, from a U.S. policy perspective, the debate is more about whether current U.S. and international aid Mogadishu-centric policy does more harm than good both to Somali stability and to broader security interests.
Promoting stability in countries one has no intention of intervening in is classic realpolitik. But as with Venezuela, communist ideology, the resulting cronyism, corruption, and a whole host of other traits can and should be exposed. At the very least students, including those recently elected to Congress, can be reminded of the myriad follies of an all-powerful Government.