Somalia, 1992. The land is torn apart in civil strife as warring landlords cause widespread destruction and famine on a biblical scale. The international aid agencies' food supplies are being usurped by reigning warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid, and in order to get rid of the scum, the US Special Forces are brought in to restore calm.
Or at least the opening credits seem to believe so. 'Cos that wasn't me in the
last paragraph, but the filmmaker carefully drawing up the lines so that we see
just what he intended us to see and nothing more. Clever deal, come to think of