Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Govt troops in Adan Yabal on high alert over Al shabaab attack

Somali federal government troops SNA in Adan Yabal are on high alert over reports of planned Al shabaab attacks on the southern town.

Adan Yabal district commissioner Mohamud Sheikh Hassan has urged residents to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police for immediate action.


Hassan said Somali security forces in the area have made significant progress in counter Al shabaab measures which has seen foiling of several attacks in the past.


Somali National troops have been deployed in the outskirts of Adan Yabal town in middle Shabelle region, in an attempt to thwart impending Al shabaab attacks.

US warns its citizens on travelling to Somalia over Al-Shabaab activity

May 24, 2016
Effort to prop up  Wahabi Hawiye(usc) Mafia Gang  by   and john Kerry has cost Millions Dollars
 
 
Somalia current regime () is a political front of
 
 
The US Tuesday renewed its travel warning to its citizens travelling to Somalia noting the Horn of African country was still unstable and dangerous.
The State Department said terrorist operatives and armed groups in Somalia continue to attack Somali authorities, the troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and other non-military targets.
 
 
 
The warning further noted there existed particular threat to foreigners in places where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, including airports, government buildings, and shopping areas. Inter-clan and inter-factional fighting can flare up with little or no warning.
 
 
 
Citing the Dallo airline attack in February in which an attacker detonated an explosive device mid air, the State Department said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) containing information on the U.S. prohibition against U.S. civil aviation operations in airspace over Somalia due to security risks toward civil aviation.
 
 
The warning replaces a similar one issued October 1, 2015.
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Grand Finale for a Rogue Somali Muslim Brotherhood President assisted by Rogue Representatives of the International Community

Very clear statement from the group "Think Election 2016" ‪#‎Somalia‬
Rule Of Law Out in Somalia:
A Grand Finale for a Rogue Somali  Muslim Brotherhood President assisted by Rogue Representatives of the International Community
During the last 4 years, there has been steady descent on the efficacy of “Rule of Law” in Somalia despite a general commitment made by the Somali people in August 2012 under a new Provisional Constitution anchored on international standards of Rule of Law, and this document is the cornerstone and basic foundation under which all other social spheres of law, justice and human rights were to follow from. More importantly, the international community led by the European Union, USA, Sweden, Norway (the donors) and the UN, AU and IGAD placed enormous amounts of money and resources to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars towards the establishment of fundamental principles of Rule of Law in Somalia in the last 16 years, and rightly so, since the root cause of the protracted Somali civil conflict is correctly identified as the absence of Rule of Law.
Today, the 22nd of May 2016 should mark as a sad day in Somali history and also
a reminder of the political bankruptcy of the office of the Somali  Muslim Brotherhood  President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the hypocrisy of the international community fronted by UNSOM. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has today illegally signed a Presidential Decree legalizing a flawed electoral law that was tabled in parliament on April 30th, 2016 by the government and that was actively under debate in parliament as of Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Unconstitutional
Under the Provisional Constitution adopted on August 1, 2012, there are no
provisions authorizing an executive order to rule on electoral processes. As a matter of fact, that authority is preserved for parliament and contingent institutions it lawfully creates such as the National Independent Elections Commission (NIEC), a body that now exists.
Article 47 of the Provisional Constitution states as follows:
“The regulations concerning political parties, their registration, elections at the Federal level and the National Independent Electoral Commission shall be defined in special laws enacted by the House of the People of the Federal Parliament of Somalia” Article 111G (2) of the Provisional Constitution further provides the National Independent Elections Commission (NIEC) with the clear mandate to conduct both presidential elections and also elections of members of the federal parliament. In other words, the Constitution does not contain any provisions authorizing the executive to interfere with electoral processes.
More fundamentally, the Muslim Brotherhood  Presidential Decree of the President contravenes the very important principle of separation of powers enshrined in the constitution which compartmentalizes the powers of the three branches of government; the Legislator, the Judiciary and Executive as reflected in Article 3 (4) of the
Constitution. It also has the stench odor of conflict of interest as the current President HSM is also a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections whose electoral model he shamelessly now makes an unconstitutional decision over.
Among the reasons proffered by the  Muslim Brotherhood President for his illegal action is that
 
parliament dragged it’s feet for a couple of days in endorsing (not deliberating) the electoral model offered by the National Leadership Forum ( seven male members) and dated April 12, 2016. Even though Parliament knew that the model was flawed, it was genuinely trying to come up with an acceptable model that would cause no harm and on Saturday, the 21st of May 2016, there was a consensus to forge a middle ground. That middle ground was centered on ensuring a credible model on the Upper House and Gender Parity in the next parliament. With the complicity of Speaker Jawari and the international community, the proceedings before parliament were delayed for a few more days to allow for time to hatch this illegal plan. So it is not fair to blame parliament for this debacle.
Defense of Rule of Law and Not Parliament
It should be noted that the tenure of Parliament must end on August 20, 2016 and that no one, including yours truly will defend an extension of Parliament. Although there are plenty of Parliamentarians worthy of the appellation “ Honorable”, there are equal if not more of them who are less than honorable as Parliament has become associated with corruption and rightly so. Therefore, the debate before us is not about the preservation of the current Parliament but about Rule of Law. The foundational principle of Rule of Law must be defended here, considering that the suspension of the 1961 Somali Constitution by the Military Junta in 1970 is the root cause of the Somali civil war.
Article 4 (1) of our present Constitution states clearly that:
“..The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia is the supreme law of
the country. It binds the government and guides policy initiatives and
decisions in all sections of government”.
 
It so happens that the very “Authority” that was trusted to safeguard and protect the Constitution is now engaged in thrashing it. The President of Somalia is under Article 87(1) (c) of the Constitution, the “Guardian and promoter of the founding principles of the Constitution”. Article 87 (2) of the Constitution emphatically states that the President “ shall carry out his duties in accordance with the Constitution and the other laws of the
Federal Republic of Somalia”.
 
Against this background, the actions of the president with respect to the  Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Decree is illegal and suspect and must be opposed on moral and constitutional grounds, but he has accomplices in the form and shape of an amorphous group called the International Group (Nairobi/Mogadishu based) who are not in anyway accountable to the Somali people.

The International Community
The International community led by UNSOM has today exposed itself glaringly as
corrupt with no moral fiber in its comportment, in so far as notions and principles of Rule of Law, justice and human rights are concerned. It is an open secret that the international community representatives to Somalia hatched this illegal and unconstitutional scheme, and that President HSM dutifully played his role as a minstrel in a show.
The Somali public suspected for over a decade that the So called International community was not committed to Rule of Law, was out of touch with the reality on the ground and that Somalia was used both as a social experiment and also a launching pad for the careers of mediocre and inept diplomats from the North. The International community has been engaged in a “ ticking-the-box” exercise in Somalia couched as policy-making marks for the better part of the last 16 years with a cavalier attitude of “ Damn the Consequences”. This latest scheme is the most ugly and dramatic consequence of this attitude and the Somali public would pay for this for years to come.
Where was the international community for the last 4 years when the  Muslim Brotherhood President enjoyed a clear mandate to affect an electoral model as directed to him under the Constitution? Why this frantic 11th hour spectacle of pyrotechnics of illusions to project a zeal for democratic elections when its members have been silent on the need for political reform during the last four years? Because, these people have been writing “feel-good” communiqués for the past three and half years on “ political reform, constitutional development, enhanced security and democratizations”, all of which did not reflect the concrete reality on the ground. And now when the chickens came home to roost, the most imaginative thing they could think of out of this political and security mess is:
To pressure a certified corrupt president to go the extra mile and engage in the most corrupt of political manners, the stomping on the very foundation of Rule of Law, The Constitution.
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Islamic State in Somalia and AShabaab On Collision Course Over Somalia

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first terrorist attack on Monday using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to destroy an African Union (AU) military vehicle on the outskirts of Mogadishu. It was not clear how many people and/or soldiers were injured or killed during the attack.
Monday’s attack in the Tardish section of Mogadishu was the first attack launched by a terrorist group other than the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab terrorist organization. Somalia fit the profile for IS expansion as the country has been plagued by the country’s an ongoing war with al-Shabaab since 2009. IS see’s an opportunity to potentially remove its al-Qaeda affiliated rival and seize control of the region.
IS and al-Qaeda both share desire to establish an Islamic caliphate under Sharia law, since IS split from Al Qaeda in order to position IS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi as Caliph the two groups now find themselves competing for recruits, operational space, and resources...more

Friday, April 22, 2016

International Community Backs Fraudulent 2016 Muslim Brotherhood Electoral Process in Somalia. no electoral Again 2016 Just Muslim Brotherhood Selection


Friday, April 22, 2016 – The calculated scheme of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) elected in 2012 to disregard the fulfilment of the constitutionally mandated arrangements for a transparent, free, and fair national election in 2016 has paid off as they become empowered by the International Community (IC) to device fraudulent, undemocratic electoral process that suits their rapacious ambitions for staying in power (reelection). The formation of unaccountable federal member states (FMS) and the creation of the Somali National Leadership Forum (NLF) composed of 8 leaders – 4 leaders of the FGS (the president, Speaker, Prime Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister), and 4 presidents of FMS (Puntland, Galmudug, Jubbaland, and Southwest) in violation of the provisional constitution have facilitated the gaming of democratic political election supposed to allow the Somali citizens to toss out rulers who governed badly.
On the basis of Garowe Agreement on 2016 electoral model and process, signed between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Government of Puntland State on April 3, and on the recommendations of a High Level Consultation meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on April 6-7, members of the NLF held a meeting in Mogadishu for the adoption of comprehensive electoral implementation plan. The Communiqué of the meeting restated the main points made in Garowe Agreement and Nairobi consultation. However, the flaws of the electoral implementation plan are described below.
NLF
 
The NLF has no constitutional legitimacy to legislate or regulate political elections in Somalia; but the Garowe Agreement says that, “The International Community recognizes the central role of the National Leadership Forum in ensuring that the national interest is protected and promoted, and the role of parliament in underpinning the rule of law and protecting the Constitution.” The interpretation of the quoted statement is not clear, but it could be construed as saying that the decisions of the NLF are not subject to parliamentary review or they could not be protested by the public. Most significantly, the implementation of Garowe Agreement is guaranteed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), specifically Ethiopia. Thus, Garowe Agreement is subject to international relation and law. I hope Somali experts on international law will express legal opinion on the agreements between the federal government and regional states guaranteed by foreign governments or organizations.
The NLF members who are either incumbents seeking reelection or sponsoring their allies took control of the political oversight of 2016 election and misappropriated the powers (1) to appoint all members of federal and regional electoral committees, (2) to restrict public participation in the election, and (3) to validate the legitimacy of elected candidates. The federal and regional electoral committees will work under the direction and supervision of NLF. This is not a democratic political election.
 
The Flaws of 2016 Electoral Implementation Plan
 
Selection of the Electorate: The implementation plan indicates that 135 traditional leaders registered in 2012 will select 50 electorate for each parliamentary seat in consultation with sub clan traditional leaders. In anticipation of this decision, the federal government has instigated leadership disputes within some clans in order to replace the traditional leaders seen as not reliable allies of the government against the interests of their clans. Therefore, the federal government should not be allowed to handle any dispute over traditional leaders. Clan constituencies have the primary responsibility for standing behind their genuine traditional leaders.
Political Exclusion: Benadir region is excluded from the NLF and the Upper House of the federal parliament representing federal member states. Similarly, the political participation of the population living in Benadir is up in the air. No explanation has been provided for this outrageous political exclusion.
 
Scandals and Meltdown of Hiran and Middle Shabelle State Formation Process. No representative of Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions is member of NLF. As a result of the federal government’s game plan to install its loyalists in power in Hiran and Middle Shabelle State, the process of state formation is mired by scandals and abuses that led to paralysis and acrimonious political confrontation. The international community is fully aware of the scandals and reasons behind the meltdown but decided to close eyes and push for the declaration and celebration of federal member state at any cost.
Creation of Upper House of the federal Parliament: The Federal Parliament has suspended in 2012 all articles of the provisional constitution related to the Upper House of the Federal Parliament. The NLF restored the Upper House without parliamentary action. The responsibilities and powers of the Upper House vis-à-vis the house of the people are yet to be outlined.
 
The distribution of the 54 seats of the Upper House to the federal member states is seen as baseless and conflict-ridden. What is more difficult is how to maintain clan balance in the Upper House seats.
The NLF authorizes the executive branch of the FMS (the presidents) to submit the Upper House candidates to the state parliament for voting. However, the winners must get the signature of FMS Presidents for joining the Upper House. This could entail hurdles and conflicts.
 
The selection of candidates for Upper House by the FMS executives is wrong and candidates must be allowed to present their candidacy to an electoral committee independent from executive and local parliament but subject to the monitoring of credible mechanisms supported by international team. The parliament must offer equal opportunity to all candidates for presentation of their qualifications for eligibility followed by secret ballot.
Limitation of public participation in the political process: The Somali civil society has recommended an electorate composed of 100 to 200 voters for each seat of the federal parliament. The maximum total number of electorate would be 55,000 out of 13 million people. In contrast, the NLF wanted to restrict public political participation below 50 in order to control the electorate through patronage, corruption, exclusion, and all other reprehensible tactics. This is an obstacle to the expansion of public participation in the political process. The international community should ally with the civil society proposal and not with NLF. The number of electorate for each seat should not be less than 100 voters. This is one of the critical measures against widespread corruption.
 
Number of contestants for each seat. NLF did not explicitly said the number of contestants for each seat but confirmed that it will decide later. It would be appropriate that the number of contestants is open and candidates will be eliminated through voting process or inter-constituency negotiations.

The suggestion that each candidate must pay US$ 5,000 represents and impediment for many potential local competitors. This amount should not be more than US$ 1,000.
Federal State Election committees: The NLF gave itself the power to nominate the members of 2016 election committees. The past experience shows that committees appointed by the federal or state governments are filled with loyalists. It is necessary that civil society members, media personalities, social organizations, businesses communities, political activists, university leaders, Youth advocates, and religious groups are delegated to organize and manage the process of selecting members of electoral committees.
 
Dispute Resolution Committees: NLF wants to appoint dispute conflict resolution committees. This is another measure to manipulate the process in favor of NLF members. Independent and opposition forces must participate in the nomination process of members of the election dispute resolution committees.
 
Venue of election: NLF limits the venues in six cities. Each constituency must be able to express its preference for the location where it should elect its representative(s) in cooperation with an independent election committees. The safety and security of the venues is a primary condition. The federal government cannot limit venues and public participation for self-serving excuses. Constituencies must be given opportunities to decide the preferable venues through democratic process.
 
Quota for Women: To avoid gender conflicts within the Somali society, it is critical that the quota for women is separate and contested among women candidates. Alternatively, women should participate equally in the contest to the seats allocated to their constituencies. The 30 % allocation of federal parliament to women should not be used to wage social division within the Somali society.
 
Vetting Process: The experience from 2012 confirms that the vetting process of government appointed committees at national and state levels is used for exclusion and obstruction. The absence of electoral law applied by a court increases the likelihood of abuse of the vetting process. Accountability and transparency for the vetting process are necessary.
Omitted Issues: The electoral implementation plan omitted the discussion of the issue of access and use of public resources and media by incumbents for reelection purpose. Another important issue is the prevention of government abuse of power, restriction of freedom of expression and assembly for deceptive reasons, expected to pervade the 2016 election. Guidelines on the role of security and intelligence forces, attorney general, and judiciary in the 2016 election should be part of the electoral implementation plan.
Public Discontent and Reaction
 
The backing of the IC to fraudulent, undemocratic electoral implementation plan has surprised many Somalis and observers of the international engagement in Somalia. The IC position conflicts with the UN guidelines on democracy and political election. Somalis expressed their frustration, dismay and criticisms over the electoral plan through Voice of America (VOA), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), local media and websites. The lack of government response and accountability to the public discontent erodes public commitment to the political and security stability in Somalia.
Remark
 
It is noteworthy that the Garowe Agreement reveals the strong suspicion of regional state leaders against the leaders of the federal government for rigging the 2016 electoral process through corruption and unfair practices. Therefore, the Agreement commits the international community to monitor the implementation of the 2016 electoral model and process to ensure fairness and transparency. Disappointedly, this commitment has not been applied to the development of the electoral implementation plan.
 
Somalia cries for free and fair electoral process which offers equal opportunities among participants in the political process and competition. Reconsideration of the endorsed electoral implementation plan is imperative for conducting free and fair election. Incumbent leaders should not be condoned or allowed to manipulate the electoral process to their advantage. The IC should not back incumbent controlled election.
 
Somalia MuslimBrotherhood RESEDENT 
 
We are planning negotiations with with USA and International  Support
Somalia MuslimBrotherhood RESEDENT visiting DC sponsored by his lobbyist USIP  Maryland law firm Shulman Rogers No elections again in 2016 just Selections

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What the media isn’t telling you about Ted Cruz’s refusal to meet with a Muslim group

If you’re going to voice complaints that an American politician won’t meet with you, you should probably check to see if you’re an organization that supports terrorism first. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) failed to do this, and are now wondering why Ted Cruz wouldn’t take time out of his day to sit down with them.
It’s likely because Cruz has far better things to do than meet with terrorist sympathizers. Things like, for instance, anything else. However, by the way the International Business Times, the Dallas Morning News, and RawStory tell it, you would think Cruz was blowing off Muslims because he’s just a bad person like that, and often citing his comments about patrolling Muslim neighborhoods.
A fun game I like to play is going to articles like those above, hitting ctrl+f, and typing in the word “Hamas.” If it doesn’t appear in an article revolving around CAIR, then you can be sure it’s only telling you a fraction of the story. Allow me to fill in the blanks for you.
Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of CAIR, stated that she had been trying to get a meeting with Cruz’s staff for weeks, but couldn’t get anything solidified.
Salem stated that her group “traveled all the way from North Texas to come and meet with our elected officials. I know they have things they have to do, but what I’m concerned about is the complete and utter shutdown, not finding one legislative aide to meet with us.”
“It’s important to mention that all of our representatives have attempted to meet with us.” said Salem, in a statement. “There have been scheduling conflicts. This is the only office that outright declined to meet with us, which is indicative of his behavior in the media as well,”  more

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Why the Muslim Brotherhood most corrupt state Somalia Loves Garbage

Somalia Islamists Muslim Brotherhood & the Mafia, the nuclear waste dump zone

Somalia used as toxic dumping ground update

 

  Investigative Report

MuslimBrotherhood dirty business Criminal minded : Lebanon Unveils Trass Solution: (Somalia)

Terror Free Somalia collected details Secret contract between Muslim Brotherhood Mafia group, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  (Lebanon, Somalia, Great Britain) . parties involved Garbage are business men close to the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke   also ministry of finance played important role represented by The deputy minister of the ministry of finance of the federal government of Somalia Mohamud Hayir Ibrahim 
 The overall contract value is said to be over 50 million dollars   but not sure how much the Somalis Muslim Brotherhood took to accept such a deal
 Organized Muslim Brotherhood crime appears to have new hand in trash collection all over the world, . Criminal organizations make lots of money from drugs, human   trafficking and counterfeit goods, and now Mafia Venture make Somalia for dumping ground for hazardous waste Garbage return big profits.  they are the biggest Campaign Contributions in Federal Elections (Selections) in Somalia 2016. to make sure Brotherhood stay in power forever ..
The Mafia Muslim Brotherhood (Dum-_Jadiid) groups are now in illegally dumped toxic, industrial waste in Indian Ocean Coast of Somalia,  This garbage racket provides cash flow to Islamic extremists worldwide,

With all these shenanigans, is there any hope for Somalia?


update Why the Muslim Brotherhood most corrupt state Somalia Loves Garbage

One of the consequences of state collapse in Somalia in 1991 was that foreign companies began dumping harmful toxic waste along Somalia’s largely unguarded coastline.
It is even widely believed that Italian journalist Iliara Alpi’s discovery of a “guns-for-waste” trade between Italian arms manufacturers and Somali militias is what led to her murder in Mogadishu in 1994.
In 1997 the environmental NGO, Greenpeace, confirmed that Swiss and Italian companies were acting as brokers for the transportation of hazardous waste to Somalia.
Later, the United Nations Development Programme concluded that the dumping of toxic waste was “rampant” along Somalia’s coastline and that local communities were developing chronic diseases such as cancer as a result.
Somalia’s coastal waters were also exploited by foreign fishing companies. In the 1990s, ships and trawlers from Europe and Asia began illegally fishing in Somalia’s waters, depleting the region’s rich marine life and depriving local fishermen of their livelihoods.
It is widely believed that illegal fishing by foreign trawlers gave birth to piracy in Somalia as impoverished fishermen sought other ways of earning a living. Of course, the hijacking of ships by Somali pirates was facilitated by an international network of brokers, who also benefited from piracy, thereby ensuring that it remained a source of income for many jobless Somali men.
Now that European and other countries are policing Somali waters, incidents of piracy have reduced drastically, but other threats remain.
Recently I came across a document that shows that none other than the Somali government may be willingly entering into deals with foreign companies that would allow hazardous waste from other countries to be dumped in Somalia.
According to the document, a London-based company has allegedly entered into a contract with a country in the Middle East for the export of hazardous municipal household waste to Somalia.
The Somali government has apparently given this company a two-year licence to dispose of hazardous waste from this Middle Eastern country in Mogadishu through local companies that claim that they will use the waste to generate biogas.
Are foreign governments and companies taking advantage of a governance and regulatory vacuum in Somalia to dump their toxic waste in the country? And is the Somali government willingly accepting this waste for a fee?
I am not able to verify the authenticity of the document, but I would hardly be surprised if the Somali government had entered into such a deal.
In 2013, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud entered into a deal with the British company, Soma Oil & Gas, for oil exploration in Somalia even though he had earlier expressed fears that the country was too fragile to risk entering into such contracts.
IGNITE FURTHER DIVISIONS
Analysts warned that the deals could ignite further divisions in the country, particularly in oil-producing regions, and especially because there were not adequate legislative provisions in place to regulate the oil sector.
There were also concerns that oil deals would pave the way for more corruption. These concerns were so widespread that in July 2015 the UK’s Serious Fraud Office opened an investigation into Soma Oil’s dealings with the Somali government.
In May last year, Bloomberg Business revealed a draft production-sharing agreement between Soma Oil & Gas and the Somali government that indicated that Somalia could end up paying up to 90 per cent of its oil revenue to the British company, thereby conferring unusually high benefits to the latter.
Barnaby Pace, a campaigner with the watchdog Global Witness, described the agreement as a “terrible deal for the Somali people”.
What shocks and dismays many people is why the government of a country that has already been traumatised by more than two decades of civil war, anarchy, and now terrorism would enter into deals that have the potential of causing further instability, environmental degradation, and under-development.
Furthermore, the dumping of toxic waste in Somalia not only threatens the health and environment of the Somali people, but also poses a health and environmental risk to the whole of the East African coastline.
Thanks to the civil war, Somalia already lags behind most African countries in literacy, health, infrastructure, and other sectors. If the looting and destruction of its natural resources is continuing under a post-war government that should ideally be focusing on reconstruction, then what hope is there for Somalia?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Somalia: Puntland ends anti-al Shabaab military operations, over 200 militants killed

Somalia’s autonomous region declared on Thursday that it ended a week-long military offensive against al-Shabaab militants that arrived by boats in the Northern coastal provinces, a senior official said.


The sweeping offensive named after ‘’Danab’’, which means lightning, was launched on the 14th of March a day after the militants landed at the Coastal village of Gar’ad.
    Puntland President  Dr Abdiwali M Ali Gas visit congratulate


Speaking at a news conference, Puntland Defense forces PDF  chief General Saeed Mohamed Hirsi said that the high intensity operations ended successfully, with over 200 militants killed and others captured alive.
‘’The operations against the terrorists were completed in a very successful fashion. A total of 208 militants were killed and 46 others were detained. We lost 20 soldiers.’’

Gen: Said   seized heavy weaponry-165 AK-47 assault rifles, PKM machine guns & bombs from

He added that the army also seized a large deal of ammunition and heavy weapons such as RPGs, explosive devices, and communication tools, which were displayed to the media.
In a move to boost and hail the landmark victory reached by the Puntland forces, Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali reached the town of Gar’ad on Thursday where the militants had arrived first before moving to other areas

Present at the news conference, President Ali hailed the victory reached by his forces, urging all Somalis across the country to unite in the war against al-Shabaab extremists.
On the al-Shabaab Children soldiers captured in the battle, Puntland President stressed that his administration will practically provide rehabilitation and reintegration programs to them.
The battle against al-Shabaab launched by Puntland defense forces set a major landmark reached by Somali forces without the help or aid of foreign troops.
 
                                                                Alshabaab POW
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Puntland war on terror

Puntland Info minister press conference: killed over 65 today's operation 3/20/2016
Puntland Defence Forces leadership Commander in chief H.E Abdiwali M Ali Gas .VP Abdihkim ,  visits bases of Puntland Defense Forces in after returning from battlefield.   delivers remarks expressing his gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our troops and their families today 3/22/2016


‘’Al-Shabaab emerged in 2005 as a violent Islamist group intent on enforcing its brand of justice across Somalia. In late 2006, it focused on expelling the Ethiopian forces that had intervened in Somalia and later aligned itself with al-Qa’ida. And in 2008 for the first in the history it has declared its presence in Puntland with their major representative Mohamed Said Atom’’
On March 14 2016, the weary Al-Shabaab militia has accessed the natural port of Gar’ad as their first en route to Puntland, 4 boats with more than 400 Al-Shabaab militants has utilized to land at Puntland peripheries, hence their plan is to utilize Puntland long coast to reach their target areas which was Galgala and Qandala. It’s the first time they intrude in Puntland but from past 8 years Al-Shabaab has showed presence and former government led by Farole has fought militarily.
But this their second face move was majorly motived by the transformation of their strategy, in south Somalia where Al-Shabaab’s main base placed is geographically beautiful and better greenish hub but the internationally agreed war on terror has directed USA drones to strike Al-Shabaab in Somalia where they cannot find a place to conceal from the strikes.
Puntland Info minister press conference: killed over 60 today's operation


Therefore the emerging threat seeks strategic placement and threatens regional and global security. If Al-Shabaab access to the strategic coastline in Puntland prevails, there will be a connexion between Puntland and Yemeni-based terror networks, thus strengthening the viability of insurgencies in Puntland, though they saw Galgala mountains in Puntland as better place to veil from drone cameras not shot and strike them in order for their future existence,
Things we learned
Puntland ‘militarily power full state’
From the first time when the weary militias has landed, Puntland government declared a quick military display to deal with the fatal blow of the militants from Puntland, remember those guys from south Somalia are those or same like those who fought against AMISON the largest military cooperation intended for Somalia’s peace keeping and AMISON couldn’t defeat them.
But the 18 years old Puntland Defense Forces with the support of the Puntland people have fought and crushed recurrent insurgencies wielded by the terrorists since, The Puntland Defense forces reassure the people of Puntland State of capability and continued commitment to defend the Puntland jurisdiction from any threat ‘’ in this case the world should learn from Puntland how brave and togetherness they chased and flushed out Al-Shabaab we thank to those who died for defending and saving us from devils.
Military power is not for defeating only the likes of these terrorists but a symbol for veto power because we are in a world where mutual interest has worked deeply in the roots of military power
As my year and half Puntland intelligence directorate I could never imagine the result should be calculated in such few days and In the history of Al-Shabaab in any place else in Somalia and horn Africa it has never happened to them such a huge lose of the apprehended detainees, the killed Al-Shabaab fighters and their destroyed weapons by Puntland Defence forces, such a very proud credit is for Puntland military force, and to those who died fighting for us they have been placed the gold pages of our centuries to come.
 

 Puntland people ’ strong and generous for togetherness’
And because Now it’s a lesson learned , we have seen the very good picture of Puntland people and we have sighted the dignity of our togetherness the likes of today, the idea, financial and hand assistance we provided made our military forces more stronger and inspired them to overrun the wrong-directed extremist militia, the Puntland military appreciates the thousands of volunteers who have mobilized themselves and submitted their allegiance to the military forces in the unified response to this emerging threat, at the times of critics and such military emergencies Puntland people invest their souls and everything related for the common national issues.
Puntland ‘ powerful and Independent’
Yet while the international community is funding thousands of millions of dollars to Mogadishu where the ineffective Somalia government runs, where AMISON’s 22 thousand soldier are, Puntland government has never received any hand on the war on terror but the last 8 days clean up operations has majorly presented our military power that can destroy a such ever existed south-Somalia’s terrorist dominant group, our enemy should not come easily far more like this and they see what happened to the largest Al-Qaeda ally in Africa largely.
 
Remember, before 21 March when major victory has rested in Garowe even no one including UN newly mandated representative has sounded about Puntland’s military emergency.
Some believe and suggested that the western intelligence should have aware of the move and the international naval flotilla could have blocked them,but from my view point as a junior security intelligence directorate those guys couldn’t follow such a quick move made by the militants and in analysis NISA’s surveillance team should have aware of it.
And even without the help of the international naval flotilla them my own analysis gave me we could have won whatever the case.
Puntland Info minister press conference: killed over 60 today's operation
 
My final say on the chapter
We have made celebrity on the war against Al-Shabaab that led the international community to deeply concern over what happened last 7 days in Puntland, they should have come now beyond their request, whether the war was political agenda sold by a few silent enemies today we have the will to bargain every business that involves our interest because we are in a century where mutual interest has worked deeply in the roots of military power.
and because we made a victory does not mean we are purely save, from my experience as junior intelligence directorate, Al-Shabaab are very professional for the revenge, although we are strong enough secure our territory but yet I see the war will not end is such simple smile.
1. I do recommend to the government to establish Puntland’s security act that will further bring a far strong security policy and enrich the intelligence agencies with huge investment in terms of finance, qualified intelligence professionals and huge surveillance teams in order to realistically find a concrete information about the plans and strategies of our enemies.
2. and let me share with you an old intelligence principle that says ‘policy success or intelligence failure’ that simply gives very near image on how the intelligence is important for the medium and long policy on government.
In conclusion. We have scored a golden victory over the war against Al-Shabaab, i’m sending my profound appreciation to Puntland Military force who have invested their blood and soul for protecting this territory and its people, also the unforgettable allegiance and volunteers made by Puntland people local and abroad to support their defense military and Puntland journalist who proudly publicized the good pages of their defense military.
and by far this is moral support therefore guys in Puntland journalists ‘Thank you ‘ your braveness remains at the hearts of your nation.
Ahmed sulieman ‘Diinari’ is Puntland security directorate and has undergone post-graduate of international security study at Cavendish University
 
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Somalia Islamists Muslim Brotherhood & the Mafia, the nuclear waste dump zone

 
In 1991, the government of Somalia – in the Horn of Africa – collapsed. Its nine million people have been teetering on starvation ever since – and many of the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump our nuclear waste in their seas.
 
Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury – you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to “dispose” of cheaply. When I asked Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: “Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention.”
 
At the same time, other European ships have been looting Somalia’s seas of their greatest resource: seafood. We have destroyed our own fish-stocks by over-exploitation – and now we have moved on to theirs. More than $300m worth of tuna, shrimp, lobster and other sea-life is being stolen every year by vast trawlers illegally sailing into Somalia’s unprotected seas. The local fishermen have suddenly lost their livelihoods, and they are starving. Mohammed Hussein, a fisherman in the town of Marka 100km south of Mogadishu, told Reuters: “If nothing is done, there soon won’t be much fish left in our coastal waters.”
 
Somali waters have a high potential for fishing. As a result, the Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister has indicated that a study by his ministry had shown a large number of foreign vessels illegally fishing in Somali waters and serious pollution caused by vessels discharging toxic waste. Heavily armed foreign boats have often tried to exploit the breakdown of law and order in Somalia since the overthrow of President Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991 by fishing in the rich Somali waters, thus depriving coastal communities of resources.
 
 
Further, Somalia is one of the many Least Developed Countries that reportedly received countless shipments of illegal nuclear and toxic waste dumped along the coastline. Starting from the early 1980s and continuing into the civil war, the hazardous waste dumped along Somalia’s coast comprised uranium radioactive waste, lead, cadmium, mercury, industrial, hospital, chemical, leather treatment and other toxic waste. Most of the waste was simply dumped on the beaches in containers and disposable leaking barrels which ranged from small to big tanks without regard to the health of the local population and any environmentally devastating impacts.
Industrialised countries generate about 90 per cent of the world’s hazardous wastes. The amount of waste crossing national frontiers is increasing and is likely to continue, due to the high growth of industries in developed countries accompanied by a high increase in the production of hazardous waste. Reportedly, some European firms are known to be engaged in the business of dumping hazardous waste in Africa. The primary cause of this is cost. It has been estimated that it costs as little as $2.50 per tonne to dump hazardous waste in Africa as opposed to $250 per tonne in Europe.
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From cocaine to plutonium: mafia clan accused of trafficking nuclear waste
 
 
Authorities in Italy are investigating a mafia clan accused of trafficking nuclear waste and trying to make plutonium.
The ‘Ndrangheta mafia, which gained notoriety in August for its blood feud killings of six men in Germany, is alleged to have made illegal shipments of radioactive waste to Somalia, as well as seeking the “clandestine production” of other nuclear material.
Its true there was an increase in illegal dumping of Toxic wastes on the Somali waters by European and Asia firms, because the country had no functional government for the past 17 years.  As a result almost all European and Asia firms started freely dumping their toxic wastes in Somali waters without paying for the service.
 
 
As a result of this, a group of enterprising Somalis leaving at the port of Eyl , a haven for piracy, approached the Italian mafias in Rome and explained their annoyance over the dumping of toxic wastes on their waters..
 
 
The group of Somalis then requested the Italian mafias to protect their waters and start collecting revenue from vessels plying the route. The Italian Mafias accepted to help their former protectorate by stopping the irresponsible dumping of toxics wastes on one condition, which was to seize any vessel travelling on the Somali waters and demand a ransom. Hence the beginning of a flourishing piracy business at the port of Eyl where NATO forces even fear to go
The Italian mafia is an old hand at illegal toxic-waste dumping, drug smuggling and kidnapping, but prosecutors now say it’s moved into sinister new lines of work providing services to foreign terrorists including Al Qaeda, and trafficking nuclear material. Francesco Basentini, head of anti-mafia police in Potenza, says his investigators have evidence that the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta have been dealing in radioactive nuclear waste, some imported from elsewhere in Europe and the United States. And, he says, they’ve also been dabbling in the
“clandestine production of plutonium.”
 
 
While Basentini won’t reveal the mob’s customers for the nuclear materials, Nicola Gratteri, an anti-mafia prosecutor in Calabria, confirms that Italian mafiosi are increasingly working with foreign terrorists, and investigators have fingered the Naples Camorra mob as a conduit for fake documents and arms for Al Qaeda. Gratteri sees a perverse logic behind the mafia’s cooperation with terrorists: to make Italy a valued part of their infrastructure rather a target of their attacks.
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Magistrate Francesco Basentini in the city of Potenza, in southern Italy, began the investigation after a confession of an ‘Ndrangheta “turncoat,” detailing his role in the alleged waste-dumping. Basentini said that two of the Calabrian clan’s members are being investigated, along with eight former employees of the state energy research agency Enea.
 
 
The eight Enea managers are suspected of paying the mobsters to get rid of 600 drums of toxic and radioactive waste from Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and the US, with Somalia as the destination lined up by the traffickers.
These activities took place in the 1980s and 1990s.
 
 
Maurizio Dematteis with the Italian environmental umbrella Ligambiente 2001 said there were already more than 600,000 tonnes of radioactive waste on the floor of the Atlantic ocean along the coast of the western Sahara.
 
 
He also said there were three enormous illegal dumps – among the largest in the world – in Somalia, where workers handle the radioactive waste without any kind of safeguard or protective gear – not even gloves.
The workers do not know what they are handling, and if one of them dies, the family is persuaded to keep quiet with a small bit of cash, the activist added.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Somalia’s al-Shabaab Child Soldiers Speak Out [PHOTOS]

A week has passed now since Puntland security forces have been battling over a hundred of al-Shabaab insurgents in the Northern coastal villages of the autonomous region after arriving by boats from Central Somalia.
In one of the horrifying moments, Puntland officials on Monday displayed to the media dozens of brainwashed boys as young as 12-years who were captured alive during the battle. They were forced to join the terror group as part of their new plans to launch a new insurgency in the stable region.
Children are very vulnerable in conflict-ridden areas such as Somalia and need to be protected. The use of children as soldiers causes significant psychological and physical development challenges.
Thesix grave violations” against children identified by the United Nations Security Council. Yet the practice is pervasive, despite various legal instruments that aim to protect the rights of children in conflict.
recruitment and use of children by armed groups is one of “

From Classroom to Battlefield

Like most Islamist terror groups, al-Shabab either abducts its child recruits from their homes and schools or entices them by offers of free food and gifts. In some cases, however, the Islamists take advantage of a child’s grinding poverty by paying for his services.
One 15-year-old boy, Jama, said that he was convinced to join the group after being promised that he will receive free education.
‘’I wanted to be educated and they promised me that I will get education. I never knew that I will end up in this kind of situation. My parent never knew about that at all.’’
Aden Isack, 16, was a resident of Hudur district, Northwestern region of Bakool. According to him, he was abducted by al-Shabaab recruiters as he was en route to visit his mother in Mogadishu.
‘’They arrested me and later on told me that I was part of their army. I was trained for two month how to fight.’’
Another boy, Maslah, 16, said:’’ They told me that I will fight for the religion. I had no idea about al-Shabaab and my parent are not aware of where I am.’’
All of them had the same plea – to be pardoned and reunite with their families who are not aware of their fate. W

Most of their commanders were killed during the week-long battle after refusing to surrender to the troops.
For those who chafe at the idea of self-slaughter, the terrorists rely on the threat and use of violence to ensure compliance. Not surprisingly, the need to resort to violence to guarantee obedience comes from the fact that many child recruits don’t come to the jihad willingly, but are the victims of kidnapping by the terrorists.

A tool to continue terror campaign

It should be noted that the use of child combatants is a worldwide plague practiced by a wide array of government, militant, insurgent and terrorist forces. In fact, it is estimated that most of the 300,000 boys and girls involved in the over 30 ongoing conflicts worldwide are less than 15 years of age.
Yet, not surprisingly, al-Shabaab, have taken their use of child combatants to a completely new and ruthless level, disregard that finds its expression in forced indoctrination.
Commanders like children because it is easier to manipulate their psychological capacity to participate in mass atrocities.
Several current conflicts display the correlation between child soldiers and the potential for mass atrocities.
Yet, as horrific as life is for a child ensconced inside the ranks of an Islamist terror outfit, children outside their deadly confines can still find themselves unsuspectingly used for lethal operations.
The use of child soldiers is a scourge on society. In addition to the simple horror of forcing children, who should be playing and learning, to experience hell on earth, it prevents a generation from learning and working to end conflicts, perpetuating violence and discord.
However, it is an extremely difficult problem to deal with. Even as governments acknowledge its horror and work to end the practice, non-governmental entities, that often have no problem violating human rights norms, continue to kidnap, recruit and enlist children
Unfortunately for these children, the gruesome reality of their violent deaths will most definitely trump the empty promise of the jihadist paradise painted by their heinous guardians

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Somalia

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