Thursday, January 6, 2011

'Baby bin Ladens' boosting al-Qaida

A new generation of jihad chieftains known as the "baby bin Ladens" are helping al-Qaida to acquire unprecedented capabilities to stage attacks against the West, intelligence officials are warning.

As the established al-Qaida leadership has been degraded by targeted attacks in Afghanistan, a new generation of leaders has helped the jihadist threat grow from Pakistan's north-west to Timbuktu - raising fears that the war against Islamist terrorism could drag on for decades.Intelligence experts are warning that figures, such as Pakistan-based Muhammad Illyas Kashmiri, Yemen's Anwar al-Awlaki, and Somalia's Ahmed Abdi Godane, have drawn thousands of fighters to their al-Qaida-affiliated groups - far more than Osama bin Laden ever commanded. Bin Laden is estimated to command fewer than 500 operatives."Bin Laden has become the new Che Guevara," said Christine Fair, at Georgetown University. "He's become an icon for the rage of all kinds of people with all sorts of causes."A Pakistani security expert, Ayesha Siddiqa, said the new groups "are like franchises for al-Qaida".
Mokhtar Belmokhtar, another "baby bin Laden" who commands al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, has kidnapped several Western nationals in the Sahara and carried out murderous attacks on troops in Mali and Mauritania. Hassan Abbas, a terrorism expert at Columbia University, New York, said: "Even though al-Qaida is in ruins, new groups have adopted goals that it alone was pursuing earlier."
Much of the efforts of the new generation have been focused on recruiting in the West. The U.S. Congress's research service reported that these new al-Qaida "cells and associates are located in over 70 countries".

Abdul Jabbar, a former Birmingham resident who was killed in a drone strike last September, is reported to have been in charge of a cell training German and British men for Mumbai-style attacks on London.

Yemen's al-Awlaki recruited Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national who attempted to blow up a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day in 2009. He also motivated Major Nidal Hassan, who rampaged through the Fort Hood military base in Texas in 2009, killing 13. Godane's al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist organization, trained the Somali-born Minneapolis college student, Shirwa Ahmed, who killed 30 in a suicide bombing - the first U.S. national to participate in such an attack.

Kashmiri, who runs an organization called Brigade 313, is perhaps the most powerful. Born in 1964, he was recruited by a jihadist group while studying for a degree, and fought against Soviet troops in Afghanistan. From 2007, following a Pakistani military operation targeting radical Islamists in Islamabad, Kashmiri turned his guns against his own country and the West.
New commanders continue to emerge. Last month, police in Indonesia arrested members of a jihadist cell which was planning to kidnap oil executives and a local jihadist group in India bombed the pilgrimage town of Varanasi.

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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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