Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bin Laden's oil tanker terror plan,Al Qaeda Incorporated: Terrorist franchise stronger than ever

remember this scenario.. al Qaeda could hijack oil tankers to be used in September 11-style attacks, Somalia's prime minister said on Thursday.Fri Mar 11, 2011
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told a U.N. Security Council
Somali Islamists could grab tankers for attacks: PM
Well, it looks like he's right on the money
Osama bin Laden and other senior al Qa'eda leaders hatched a plan to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea, with the aim of harming the US economy through resulting sky-high oil prices, Washington has disclosed.The plot was in its infancy when discovered by US operatives in recent weeks. Nevertheless, the country's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and homeland security department have alerted the energy industry to the development."We are not aware of indications of any specific or imminent terrorist attack plotting against the oil and natural gas sector overseas or in the United States," Matthew Chandler, the homeland security spokesman, said on Friday. "However, in 2010 there was continuing interest by members of al Qa'eda in targeting oil tankers and commercial oil infrastructure at sea."The plot was outlined in documents seized from bin Laden's last hideout during the May 2 Navy Seals raid in Pakistan in which the al Qa'eda leader died.Analysts suggest the terror group was seeking to emulate the tactics of Somali pirates, who have used small boats to seize vessels as large as supertankers.While the pirates hold the cargoes and crews of captured vessels for cash ransom, security experts have long worried about the potential for an accidental explosion aboard a hijacked tanker filled with inflammable petroleum fuels or chemicals. Those concerns were highlighted early last year when two groups of pirates got into a shoot-out while arguing over the ransom for the MV Maran Centaurus, a Greek supertanker seized off the coast of Somalia while carrying a cargo of crude to the US.

Heightened safety and security concerns have already forced up insurance rates for tankers sailing through pirate-infested waters and led to the opening of new naval bases near bottlenecks such as the Strait of Hormuz. The UAE opened an additional naval base last year in Fujairah.
"The spiralling piracy problem in Somali waters has increasingly become a global problem, endangering the passage of cargo between the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and ultimately the Suez Canal, through the breakdown of security in the Gulf of Aden," Samuel Ciszuk, the senior Middle East energy analyst at IHS Global Insight, said in a research note last month."Keeping the Arabian Sea shipping lanes open is key to global energy security and hence very important for the Gulf states, especially [now] when unrest has spread in the Middle East and North Africa and raised crude prices significantly," he added.On April 2, a UAE naval expeditionary force boarded and freed the MV Arrilah-I, a bulk carrier hijacked by Somali pirates a day earlier in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman. The ship, owned by units of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, was en route from Australia to the Dubai port of Jebel Ali.Maintaining open seaways was a double imperative for the UAE because of its oil exports and because Dubai, in particular, had become a global trade hub, Mr Ciszuk said.Terrorist threats to oil infrastructure are nothing new, with pipelines especially becoming easy targets for disaffected groups and individuals of all sorts.Even largely peaceful nations such as Canada have not been immune to such sabotage attacks in recent years.High-profile maritime explosions, however, could pack a publicity punch out of all proportion to the actual amount of oil likely to be destroyed. The environmental impact of oil spilling from a tanker scuttled close to shore could also be devastating for fisheries and other coastal industries such as tourism, and could threaten the water security of arid Gulf states that depend on desalination."This has been a possibility on everyone's minds for some time now," Bill Box, a spokesman for the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, told the Associated Press. "Everyone is aware of what might happen."The US has for years warned an attack in a narrow waterway such as the Gulf's Strait of Hormuz would immediately send oil prices higher.Crude prices have already risen sharply this year as political unrest in Middle East states including Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Iran have sharply increased the risk of disruptions to shipping through the strait and the Suez Canal. Next page
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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,

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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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