Saturday, January 01, 2011
Somali Government running out of time
As Al Shabab Looms, Somali Government Running Out of Time
It has been another violent year in Somalia with al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants establishing itself as a terrorist group that can strike beyond Somali borders.
Somalia: Al Shabaab Calls Al Qaeda for Aid
Somalia's Islamist militia join forces
Just one more thing that keeps getting worse and worse and will get worse still. Remember In May I was concerned Mogadishu would fall and wrote a story US to boost covert operations: Will Mogadishu fall? Africa and the world can not allow it! Now I am more concerned than ever!
At the time Hizbul-Islam and Al-shabab's long simmering battle amongst themselves had erupted into open warfare. The interim Government was pretty happy about this as they thought they will be busy killing each other and not them and the African Union troops but they should not be. They smelled blood as they sense victory over the so called Government.
They were and are strong and were fighting to see who came out on top and got 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
They have called a truce to the Governments demise. Al Shabab seems to be on top but not alone and they will unify long enough to sink the Government or take us on if and when need be. Can you Imagine?
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-Shabab, 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 new. They were training there in the early 90s and I am sure everyone remembers Black Hawk down The extremists already control parts of Somalia be very concerned if Mogadishu falls!
The western backed Government of former rebel President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh 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 Shabab and his growing force of militants are becoming a bigger threat and creating a growing concern.
Somali violence explodes as stabilization fails As you know, with another year it only promises to get much worse.
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. Now they have stopped fighting each other long enough to bring down the Government as destruction of the western installed Government and the installation of strict Sharia law is top priority. 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 along with Yemen. Gulf of Aden the next front in the war on terror!