Thursday, April 7, 2011

Somali pirate gets 25-year U.S. prison sentence

update on Somali pleads guilty in case of pirate attack on US warship
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - A Somali pirate who pleaded guilty for his role in seizing a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden and holding it for more than two months was sentenced on Thursday by a U.S. judge to 25 years in prison.The U.S. Justice Department said Jama Idle Ibrahim, 39, had previously received a 30-year prison sentence by a federal judge in Virginia for a separate attack on a U.S. Navy ship. The two sentences are to be served at the same time.A federal judge in Washington handed down the prison term for Ibrahim after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit piracy and using a firearm during a crime of violence.The act of piracy against the M/V CEC Future began on Nov. 7, 2008, when Ibrahim and other armed Somali pirates seized the vessel, which was owned by a Danish company, Clipper Group, the Justice Department said.They held the vessel, cargo and 13 crew members for ransom and forced the crew to anchor in waters off the Somalia coast, the department said. The vessel was released on Jan. 16, 2009, after Clipper Group paid $1.7 million in ransom."Modern-day pirates are nothing like the swashbuckling heroes in Hollywood movies," U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement after the sentencing."Today's pirates are ruthless criminals who hold ships and their crews hostage with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades," he said.Pirates operating off the coast of Somalia have hijacked vessels in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden for years, making millions of dollars in ransoms by seizing ships including oil tankers.Ibrahim was one of about 25 Somalis who have been captured by the United States over the past year and brought to this country to face piracy and other criminal charges.

Some background
 Somalian pirate chief offers to free Danes, in exchange for their teenage daughter as a wife
US yacht killings: 1 4 'pirates' indicted Court in Virginia. Time To Face The Music .Somalis and Yemeni indicted for piracy & kidnapping, 4 Americans murdered (vid)
EU NAVFOR Disrupts Suspected Pirate Group off the Coast of Somalia
Somali Islamists want to do ransom deals on board
Pirates ‘strike deal' with terrorists linked to al-Qaeda> Somali pirates to pay militants
Somali gov't deplores killing of U.S. hostages by pirates
Somalia Pirates Kill Four Hostage Americans: Reports :Americans slain by captors on hijacked yacht; pirates killed, arrested. # Clinton condemns killing of 4 Americans by pirates
Somali Pirete News Roundup: Somali pirate sentenced to nearly 34 years in prison : more. Somali Pirates Related Stories> Joy As 39 Hijacked Fishermen Arrive Home . Account of misdeeds by Somali pirates: Norwegian shipper: kill pirates 'on the spot'. Somali pirates use captive crew to attack vessels - hostage: Diary of SKorean held by Somali pirates revealed
Two daring naval raids may change tactics to fight Somali pirates :South Korea Expects To Hand Bodies Of Pirates Over To Somalia : South Korean Commandos Free Hijacked Ship video
update Official: Somali pirates may attack SKorean ships in revenge for rescue that killed 8 pirates: Malaysian commandos free tanker off Somalia
Pirates take record-setting 1,181 hostages in 2010, kill 8 as hijackings off Somalia rise.Violence in Somali piracy rises to record levels
MAQAAL: Dilalka siyaasadaysani waa ‘Faroole ma dhaafto’:Gunmen kill well-known elder in Bosaso town
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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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