Wanted: Warlord No. 1

MOHAMMED FARRAH AIDID can work the crowd as well as any politician. At a demonstration last week in Mogadishu against the U.S.-led air strikes, the United Nations' most-wanted man switched nimbly between martyrdom and angry defiance. Stretching his hands skyward, he led 1,000 clansmen in prayer, urging them to take comfort in Islam. "The U.N. and the U.S. are trying to impose colonial rule on us," he said. "God will destroy Washington as surely as they have destroyed Mogadishu."

The man accused of ordering the ambushes in which 23 Pakistani peacekeepers died may not be "the Eisenhower of Somalia," as he...

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