Friday, December 12, 2008

U.S. military considers options to deal with Somali pirates



The Pentagon is looking at options, but there are no plans for U.S. forces to go ashore in pursuit of pirates in Somalia, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday. A French frigate, center, escorts ships off the coast of Djibouti to protect them from piracy last month. Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently asked the military to look at "what options and alternatives are available from a purely military perspective" to deal with piracy off the coast of Somalia, Capt. John Kirby told CNN. Pentagon officials are shying away from a direct endorsement of a proposal the United States is circulating at the U.N. Security Council that calls for countries to "take all necessary measures ashore in Somalia, including in its airspace," to counter piracy. However, Kirby said the Pentagon is not doing any current planning to launch attacks against pirates on land or in the air. "We are not looking at how to implement the resolution," Kirby said. Pirate attacks in the waters off Somalia have shot up this year, with pirates staging increasingly bolder attacks on ever-bigger targets. So far this year, pirates have attacked almost 100 vessels off Somalia's coast and successfully hijacked nearly 40, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Freight and cargo ships, cruise liners and private yachts have all come under attack. In many hijackings, pirates take the crew and passengers hostage while they demand a ransom. more..http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/12/13/usmilitary.piracy/index.html
U.S. Military Tells Condi 'Not So Fast' on Launching Land Attacks on Somali Pirates
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,466364,00.html

Kenya FM Called for Global Coordination to Tackle GrowingPiracy Menace

Kenya's Foreign Minister called for a globally coordinated effort to tackle the growing menace of piracy off Somalia's lawless coast, as an international conference on the issue wrapped up in Nairobi on Thursday.Kenya Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula: "Anybody who has a contribution to make in the fight against piracy is welcome, as long as, and I emphasise what I've always said: coordination! Because if we are uncoordinated, we will not win this war."
The two-day conference, sponsored by the United Nations and hosted by the Kenyan government, brought together officials from more than 40 countries, as well as representatives from regional and international organisations.Moses Wetangula said regulating armed guards on board ships and establishing a common policy to discourage ransom payments, were two of the proposals suggested at the conference.
Kenya signs deal to try Somali pirate suspects

Britain and Kenya are reported to have signed a bilateral deal enabling Kenya to become the final port of call for captured Somali pirates. According to the UK’s Financial Times, the deal came about after Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetang’ula and UK’s security minister Lord West met on the sidelines of a piracy conference in Nairobi.The deal comes in the same week that the United States formally asked the United Nations for permission to pursue pirates on land in Somalia if necessary. Step forwardIt also follows the arrival of a European Union naval force, which began patrolling waters off Somalia under the British naval command. more..http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/501544/-/u0l38x/-/index.html
Somalia: Ethiopia Out, and the US In?http://agonist.org/alex_thurston/20081212/somalia_ethiopia_out_and_the_us_in

Africa: Another anti-terrorism front

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/12/africa/mali.php
U.S. Helps African States Fend Off Militants http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/13/world/africa/13mali.html?pagewanted=2&hp
Somali pirates must be stopped
http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/511254.htmlssengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/511254.html
Kenya, Mixed Views of U.S.' Somalia Invasion Talk
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/us-wants-to-hit.htmlom/defense/2008/12/us-wants-to-hit.html
Revive traditional justice: String up Somali pirates
http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/dec/13/revive_traditional_justice_string_up_som64947/
Somali pirates free Greek tanker: official
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/12/13/2445729.htm
Merchant captains decry 'route of terror'
http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.prnt_article?e=C&f=&t=01&m=A10&aa=2
Sink the pirates
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/archive/s_602717.html
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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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