Sunday, July 31, 2011
UN declares south Somalia famine and Al Shabab helped so we reward Al Shabab by feeding them to kill another day as Al Shabab denies any famine
UN declares south Somalia famine: Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group which controls large swathes of south and central Somalia, had imposed a ban on foreign aid agencies in its territories in 2009, but has recently allowed limited access. An estimated 10 million people have been affected in East Africa by the worst drought in more than half a century. More than 166,000 desperate Somalis are estimated to have fled their country to neighboring Kenya or Ethiopia. Come on get real!
Al-Shabab says aid group ban remains in effect: Islamist rebel movement rejects UN's famine claims and will not allow certain support groups into drought-hit Somalia. They just want to kill those people and get them out of their way. WTF?
Access to Al-Shabab-Dominated Somalia Difficult: The militants have accused foreign workers of being spies, have kidnapped some, and even killed some others. They have routinely diverted food and other supplies meant for starving Somalis into their own hands, leaving many foreign donors unwilling to send more aid.
UNICEF has been operating successfully in this area since 1972. Can anyone in their right mind not realize UNICEF has been feeding and keeping Al Shabab alive to kill another day?
Recently UNICEF has heralded a successful large air drop of much needed food and supplies in a Al Shabab held town and they are pretty pleased with themselves. They can't possibly think Al Shabab is not going to keep this for themselves. They are starving too. Why do you think they are allowing the world to feed them and the people are in famine.
Those people are in serious trouble. Come on, 3.7 million people are starving and in need of serious humanitarian aid compliments of Al Shabab who is starving themselves and we trust their guarantee to let the supplies in and give it to the people. Come on man! If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you. This is Al Shabab they make the Taliban and other Al Qaeda look like school kids.
The Somali Government is running out of time
Of course we do not want to get involved in Somalia but what do we do? 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!