A new offensive in the war on terror has just opened up. For many years, the people in Somalia have just been slaughtered. The UN has proven themselves to be completely ineffective when handling this horrifying situation.
"Our defense force has been forced to enter a war to defend (against) the attacks from extremists and anti-Ethiopian forces and to protect the sovereignty of the land," Meles said a few hours after his military attacked the Islamic militia with fighter jets and artillery.
Ethiopia has decided to take a stand against the Islamic extremist militias that have overrun Somalia.
My guess is that Ethiopia has decided that they will not be next on the list of nations that the extremist will go after and they have decided to take a stand to fight the extremist in Somalia instead of waiting until the extremist take over their county.
Here is a map of Ethiopia, in order to get a better picture of the region-
Click on the map to enlarge-