1978 September. Kenya has always feared Somalia

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President MOI requested press to leave room, after which he explained kenya's desire to live in peace with neighbors and have border respected.


President claimed there were some 10,000 somali military men in civilian clothes fighting in Ogaden and requested our assistance in putting pressure on SIAD Barre to desist and respect the territorial integrity of all its neighbors.


He said the situation in Djibouti is all right at the present, as French presence there has deterred SIAD from any aggressive action.


He added that Mengistu was very much afraid of Arab support for Somalia.
 
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President MOI requested press to leave room, after which he explained kenya's desire to live in peace with neighbors and have border respected.


President claimed there were some 10,000 somali military men in civilian clothes fighting in Ogaden and requested our assistance in putting pressure on SIAD Barre to desist and respect the territorial integrity of all its neighbors.


He said the situation in Djibouti is all right at the present, as French presence there has deterred SIAD from any aggressive action.


He added that Mengistu was very much afraid of Arab support for Somalia.
First and foremost Kenya was a US ally and had nothing to fear from Arab nations that had just gotten a thorough beating twice from Israel, had been unable to quel an insurgency in Yemen and had troops whose best thing is competing on who leaves their military equipment behind the fastest to Islamist militants.
And Kenya crushed the Somali supported Shifta Insurgency.
So No.
Arab support even to this day amounts to ZERO.
The nation's that matter are the US, Russia, China and to a lesser extent France and the UK.
Essentially the nation's that won World War 2.
 

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