Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FBI on War Footing After bin Laden's Death: report that a "multinational" SOF team has seized several al-Shabaab leaders in Somalia

 Working with the British, combing through a treasure trove of evidence left at the terrorist's compound.
FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a House Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill March 17, 2004 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on the FBI's 2005 appropriations.

The death of Osama bin Laden and the expectation of a trove of intelligence derived from his computers has caused the FBI to ramp up its efforts to prevent a terrorist attack.
The bureau is “back on a post-9/11 war footing,” a senior counterterrorism official said on Tuesday. The official sought anonymity because they are not authorized to speak with the press.
Within hours of President Obama’s announcement Sunday night that the U.S. intelligence community had confirmed the identity of bin Laden’s body, FBI officials briefed field offices via secure videoconference calls.
Agents will push ahead stagnant prosecutions as a means of mitigating the potential for lone-wolf terrorists to strike out of frustration or revenge, the official said. Field offices have been authorized to expand their surveillance and monitoring to include hundreds of subjects. Potential terrorism suspects might be arrested on valid charges not related to terrorism to keep them off the streets, officials said.
"The FBI and its law-enforcement partners are strengthening efforts to gather and analyze intelligence, recognizing the bin Laden death may create the potential for some to react against the U.S. or U.S. interests," said Paul Bresson, an FBI spokesman. "While there are no specific, bin Laden-related threats at this time, every logical and prudent step is being taken to mitigate any developing threats."
The FBI expects a deluge of intelligence from not only bin Laden’s computers but other evidence found at his compound in Pakistan. Officials want to be ready to resolve those “exploitation leads,” as they’re called, as quickly as possible.
The moves do not suggest an undue danger. Several counterterrorism and intelligence officials said that no solid intelligence relating to attacks inside the U.S. has been detected by the country’s enormous network of spies, electronic ears, and cameras.
Still, America's counterterrorism presence is being stepped up.
  • In New York, the police are swabbing backpacks and shoulder bags and using Sabre 4000 chemical and biological agent detectors at subway entrances.
  • In Washington, the Secret Service has visibly stepped up security around the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Joe Biden lives.
  • All U.S. military bases worldwide are on a heightened state of alert, and civilian employees at some sensitive facilities have been told not to come into work.
Bin Laden’s computer, multiple hard drives, discs, thumb drives, and paper files are now in the possession of a joint Defense Intelligence Agency/CIA document exploitation team at an undisclosed location near Bagram, Afghanistan.
A special cadre of British computer exploitation experts is helping to suck the data off hard drives. That data is being fed, in real time, to the National Counterterrorism Center in Tysons Corner, Va., and the Special Operations Command’s Targeting Center in Rosslyn, Va., as well as to the CIA’s counterterrorism center, the National Security Agency, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The doctrine the military uses to defeat terrorist networks is summed up by the initials F3EAD—Find, Fix, Finish (i.e., find 'em and capture or kill 'em), Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate. The final three verbs refer to the process that allows mission planners to move faster than the enemy in adapting to the situation after the kill—the process that begins with the exploitation of the information gleaned from the raid.
As the FBI steps up its activities domestically, the military is expanding its footprint within Pakistan, a military official said Monday. A large number of special forces and special operations troops are ready to enter the country, tracking down leads derived from intelligence before bin Laden’s death and ready to pounce on information disseminated from his media cache. The activities are being lightly coordinated with the Pakistani government, which is eager to impress upon American officials that it is not protecting al-Qaida leaders.
Elsewhere, a multinational special operations team conducted ground raids in Somalia, capturing several leaders of the country’s al-Qaida splinter group, al-Shabaab, according to foreign press reports. Two American officials were not able to confirm these accounts. National Journal


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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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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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