Thursday, November 20, 2008

Talks under way to free Saudi supertanker

Saudi owners of the Sirius Star are in negotiations with Somali pirates who have demanded a ransom for the supertanker laden with $100-million of oil they hijacked at the weekend.
As international anger continued to mount on Wednesday over a situation described by the International Maritime Bureau as "out of control", an Indian naval vessel sank a Somali pirate ship. Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said countries don't like to negotiate with terrorists or hijackers but the final decision rests with the owners of the ship.more.. http://www.mg.co.za/article/2008-11-20-talks-under-way-to-free-saudi-supertanker

Somali pirates demand $25 million ransom in 10 days

Speaking by satellite phone from the ship one of the pirates who identified himself as Mohammed Said threatened the results would be "disastrous" if the ransom was not paid.
The scuttling of the supertanker could cause an environmental catastrophe when its cargo of two million barrels of Saudi crude oil starts to leak. While the tone of the demand was threatening almost all recent incidents involving Somali pirates have ended peacefully following the payment of a ransom. "We are demanding 25 million dollars from the Saudi owners of the tanker," Mr Said said. "We do not want long-term discussions to resolve the matter. "The Saudis have 10 days to comply, otherwise we will take action that could be disastrous." A spokesman for the ship's owners, Vela International Marine, which is controlled by the Saudi Arabian royal family, declined to comment on any ransom demand more..http://www.blogger.com//www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/piracy/3488962/Somali-pirates-demand-25-million-ransom-in-10-days.html

Wave of piracy stokes fears at Kenya port

NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The explosion of piracy off Somalia is a growing concern for officials at Kenya's Mombasa port, who fear it will push up the cost of goods and may deter some importers from bringing cargoes to the region. "We're very worried. We have a had a lot of inquiries and concerns from the shipping community," James Mulewa, managing director of Mombasa port, said in a telephone interview. The busy port on the steamy Indian Ocean coast serves east Africa's biggest economy and is a vital gateway to countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scores of attacks on ships in recent months in waters off neighbouring Somalia culminated in the weekend's spectacular capture of a huge Saudi Arabian supertanker loaded with $100 million worth of oil.more..
http://http//africa.reuters.com/country/KE/news/usnLK112124.html

Arab leaders discuss ways to combat piracy

CAIRO, Nov 20, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Piracy in the Red Sea was the main topic of an emergency meeting of Arab officials Thursday in Cairo, officials said.
Wafa Baseen, Egypt's assistant ambassador, said his country's leaders called the meeting to discuss piracy and its political, economic and legal ramifications, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.
Arab leaders are considering proposals that would establish an information center on how to combat piracy and would address joint training for coast guards, Baseen said.
Among the ships pirates recently hijacked off the Somali coast are a Saudi oil tanker, a Thai ship and an Iranian cargo vessel. http://www.upi.com/

UN approves new Somalia sanctions to reduce arms
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to impose new sanctions aimed at reducing the arms flowing into Somalia and the lawlessness and piracy that have flourished there.
It was difficult to say how the sanctions would be carried out in Somalia, as those responsible for much of the anarchy plaguing the country are well outside any tradititional finance system. Ransoms the pirates get for seizing ships come in cash — sometimes dropped in burlap sacks from buzzing helicopters, or in waterproof suitcases loaded onto skiffs. more..http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_re_af/un_un_somalia

Spreading the Pirate Booty Around
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/21/spreading-the-pirate-booty-around/
Saudi Arabia to Join NATO Naval Mission; Pirates Boost Defenses
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=af9WnV_oByg8&refer=europe

Somali pirates wallow in cash, leave no bank trail
http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnJOE4AK0FZ.html

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister paying somali Terrorist allied mostly hawiye (al-shabaab) jehadist.free Saudi oil super-tanker..???

http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnJOE4AK08H.html

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081119/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_al_qaida_obama
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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.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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