I trust that people who need to know about this sort of thing are aware of what’s going on in Somalia.
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the al-Qaeda linked leader of the Islamic Courts is consolidating power in Somalia by taking control of vital lines of communications, organizing the army of the Islamic Courts, and instituting shariah law throughout the areas it controls.
I’m not sure of the elected state of the Transitional Federal Government, and it’s legitimacy, but I can guarantee that the emergence of an Islamist power is not “of the people.”
We’ve seen this before, with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and other places. The question is, when does a movement like this constitute foreign invasion? How many of the leaders/fighters come from abroad? The money is definitely coming from the Arabic peninsula. If the nations of the world considered this an invasion, what would they do?