Monday, June 15, 2009
Because of our success in Afghanistan and Pakistan Al Qaeda leaving for Somalia for another cause!
Gains in Pakistan Fuel Pentagon Optimism for Pursuing Al-Qaeda
Al Qaeda leaders under significant pressure: Pentagon official
I just heard this morning that Americans have killed more suspected militants with drones and Pakistan is closing in on remaining strongholds but that leads me to a question. I have long been curious why Baitullah Mehsud has not been targeted more aggressively since the Pakistani military has been in Waziristan where as we assumed, they now say they will have a permanent presence as they must. 31 militants killed in NW Pakistan operation
I understand that Baitullah Mehsud has built a powerful army in South Waziristan in his local Mehsud tribe by offering guns and employment to young members. He now has a dedicated armed militia of thousands ready to do his bidding. I understand he is threatening Washington and the White House saying we will be surprised by an attack that will amaze the world.
That does not really concern me but I was wondering why Pakistan has not directly gone after the Mehsud tribe? He supposedly had Bhutto killed and is responsibly for hundreds of martyrs with suicide belts and much of the death and destruction in the cities of Pakistan. Then reading the story at the link I hear their is a secret deal between Mehsud and the Pakistani Government. I also heard Pakistan is not strong enough to take his army on and I find that hard to believe.
My thought is that they can't afford not to. I do not understand with the damage Mehsud is doing in Islamabad, Lahore, and other cities, Pakistan does not go after Mehsud. I know they are hoping the US drones kill him but he appears to be Pakistan's biggest threat today.Mehsud wants power and he is not going to lay down arms even if the US did leave Afghanistan. Pakistani warlord threatens to launch attack on Washington
He is not going to lay down arms and before this is to be controlled he will have to be dealt with. Because of Pakistan's offensive in the Swat valley and Waziristan I understand Bin Laden and Mullah Omar are being closed in on and I have to wonder if they are protected by Mehsud. However that is not my focus right now.
Because of our success in Afghanistan and Pakistan's success many Al Qaeda are packing up and leaving the border war for greener pasture in Somalia and a new Jihad! I think that is great but we will then have to deal with them there. We have to and will follow them around the world until they cease and desist! Al Qaeda fighters move into Horn of Africa, officials say
Residents of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital city, have reported seeing foreign fighters among Al-Shabaab, the radical Islamic militia that is battling to overthrow the weak transitional government. Increasing amounts of foreign fighters are being reported. Al Qaeda there is not now. They were training there in the early 90s and I am sure everyone remembers Black Hawk down
The western backed Government of former rebel President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed is under increasing attack. This is one more failed case of AlQaeda appeasement. Sheik tried to appease the militants by promising to install Sharia law. Sound familiar? With increasing western support Al Shabaab and his growing force of militants are becoming a bigger threat and creating a growing concern.
Somali violence explodes as stabilization fails - Yahoo! News
In closing! Of course we do not want to get involved in Somalia! Pakistan learned first hand the folly of trying the course of appeasement as has Afghanistan and all the rest of the world. With our success in squeezing them in Pakistan and Afghanistan they are moving to Somalia to a new Jihad. Destruction of the western installed Government and the installation of strict Sharia law. We know what that means! Somalia hopefully not in addition to current fronts but it will be the next front in the so called war on terror.
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