Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why anarchy in Somalia threatens rest of the world.





Somalia is burning, but the world would rather not see. The country has over the years become synonymous with chaos.
However, recent developments in the country should get many of us very worried.
When news broke that one of the most brutal terrorists in the war-torn country, Aden Hashi Ayrow, had been killed along with several of his lieutenants, commentators were quick to pronounce it a major step towards saving the country.
In Nairobi, diplomat Mohammed Aden said that Ayrow's death “will definitely weaken al-Shabaab”, referring to the ferocious Islamic militia. On the surface, the diplomat's assessment appears reasonable. Ayrow's death, in a pre-dawn strike on the small town of Dusa Mareb, removed a long-time terror chief responsible for the jihadists' recently intensified insurgency, which has claimed dozens of people. Lately, Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf has come under repeated attacks, often escaping by a whisker. Upon Ayrow's death, Somali jihadists quickly vowed to continue the fight under new leadership. “Dying is an honour at the moment,” Shaykh Hassan Dahir Aweys, a former mentor to Ayrow, was quoted as saying. Al-Shabaab group spokesman Mukhtar Ali Robow has been similarly defiant. He said: “We are warning the enemies of God that we will stay on the same path like the departed… the true path of jihad.” Mr Robow's threat is all the more frightening in light of his group's definition of jihad that, judging by its attacks, includes killing and kidnapping humanitarian aid workers.
Recent examples include the kidnapping of two men working on a UN-funded water project and a roadside bombing that killed employees of Médecins Sans Frontières, which forced the group to withdraw from Somalia. One interpretation of these actions is that al-Shabaab's objective is to destabilise Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and allied Ethiopian forces by fostering chaos to the point where the population will call on al-Shabaab to save them.
In this respect, there is a similarity between the indiscriminately violent hit-and-run tactics of al-Shabaab and terrorists in Iraq. In any case, at this point, the strategy of the jihadists appears changed little following Ayrow's death. Jihadists also appear to expect the terrorist group to reform. The challenge for those who oppose terrorism in East Africa, as elsewhere, is that terrorism respects no borders. It is an international phenomenon that relies on international means to replenish its ranks. Nothing demonstrates this better than jihadists' use of the Internet. There is no subtlety about it. Recently, an Internet forum carried instructions on “how to become a member of Al Qaeda”. In addition to adhering to the identity, ideology and objectives of Al-Qaeda, candidates are told that they must prepare “physically, scientifically and spiritually”. Jihadists can join either an existing group or “pursue a solitary path”. To them, almost any act can be justified by jihad. Somalia may be a failed state, but it is a net exporter of extremism and insecurity. Therefore, the world, especially neighbouring countries, must do more to help Somalia
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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.

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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