Sunday, May 09, 2010

What a coincidence huh? Somali Islamists want to help us? Naw, they want to keep us out of Somalia!

Somali Islamists vow to stop piracy, free hostages as Russian Navy illustrates why!
Somali Islamists vow to stop piracy, free hostages

Russian warship opens fire, takes oil tanker back from pirates as Medvedev urges tougher measures for punishing pirates

What a coincidence, our friends Hizbul-Islam who are fighting Al-Shabab and other Islamists while killing innocent civilians and vowing to take down the puppet Government. We have been there before but sooner or later we are going to have to deal head on with the pirates and the Islamists.Might as well let the Islamists get rid of the pirates then we can concentrate on them. For once we seem to have the cooperation of China and Russia.

We have had this discussion numerous times in the past though. In this case the cure is worse than the disease. I will never forget Black Hawk down but Somalia has been racked by violence since it lost its last central Government in 1991. Gunfights and shelling are common in Mogadishu the Capital as the transitional government backed by African Union troops and UN funds - controls only a small part of the capital as they battle for control.

This is only the Capital one city, one militant group Al Shabab! The rest of the country is ruled by warlords, al-Shabab or other Islamist militias. Rebels 'pour into Somali capital'

Hizbul-Islam and Al-Shabab's long simmering battle amongst themselves has erupted into open warfare. The interim Government is pretty happy about this as they think they will be busy killing each other and not them and the African Union troops but they should not be. They smell blood as they sense victory over the so called Government.

They are strong and are fighting to see who comes out on top and gets the palace. Al Shabab is more strict but they both want Islamist rule in Somalia. Al-Shabab is also smaller but has Al Qaeda members in its ranks and is confident enough to send fighters over to Yemen to help Al Qaeda there. Islamist rivalry

BBC News who had plans to interview Al Shabab and learn more about them planned to stay in Wajid one of their strongholds until they learned that Al-Shabab had just publicly beheaded three men in the area and shot dead a community leader. They changed their plans quickly. Al-Shabab is bitter towards the puppet Government as they demand strict Sharia law and feel the Government want humanity has sold out the Religion of Islam.

They proceeded to Dusamareb the headquarters of a moderate Sufi Islamic movement. The leader of Ahlu Sunnah is bitterly opposed to al-Shabab. Significantly, Ahlu Sunnah has just signed a formal agreement to co-operate militarily with the embattled government in Mogadishu. Meeting al-Shabab

Ahlu Sunnah's chairman Sheikh Omar Sharif Muhammad said he hoped the alliance could defeat al-Shabab. But it badly needed international help, he added. He is right Somalia better wake up! Amputations and beheadings is not a desirable way of life. Al-Shabab are not even humans," said Sheikh Omar. "They're desecrating our culture, and destroying our sovereignty and our religion.

"They're very dangerous and must be driven out. They recruit young, innocent children to become suicide bombers. Islam does not allow that. However Sharia law does. Though Ahlu Sunnah has thousands of fighters and is allied with the Government shored up by African Union troops we have to somehow get them help too. We can not let Somalia fall to Sharia law because it will only spread from there. Outside the meeting people were singing wake up Somalia Lean against each other and the entire world better pay heed!

Hizbul-Islam is smart enough to realize nation's that are increasingly pirated are drawing the allied world to combat the problem in Somalia. Hizbul-Islam is trying to negate that possibility as it would hamper their efforts to defeat Al-Shabab and other interests and take down Mogadishu and control Somalia. We can not allow that to happen period!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Haven't really studied Somalia but I do know this. We shouldn't try and go in there because even though there may be good factions and bad fighting each other, if we go in again they will join together to fight any outsiders. That's a given.

an average patriot said...

You bet Demeur, it is a bad place! It is a major hornets nest. I have watched Black hawk down so many times and will never get over those fanatics or what our soldiers went through let alone that it is getting worse not better.

Middle Ditch said...

Calling in to say hi Jim. Thanks for visiting

an average patriot said...

Hi Monique ! You know I enjoy your show, the pleasure is all mine well yours too I can feel!