Saturday, June 4, 2011

Minneapolis Al-shabaab bomber, clues and efforts to identify him

There have been conflicting reports on the internet about the true identity of the Minnesotan bomber who managed to kill along with other accomplices AMISOM and TFG soldiers on the 3st of may 2011. Although AMISOM in their press release claimed to have foiled the operation, al-shabaab hailed it as a success and warned civilians to stay well away from AMISOM/TFG bases, as they promised more of the same. I honestly do not know how news agencies such as Associated Press, came to the conclusion the Minnesotan’s name is “Abdullahi Ahmed”, when he clearly in the audio message he refered to himself simply as Ahmed! and in Somali culture when someone asks your name ,you don’t give your second name.
the website the revealed the name of the bomber as “Asadullahi Ahmed Al-amriki” , and as i explained when the story came out, is that “asadullahi” simply means The lion of God, and it was put before his name to praise his action, also Ahmed in the English segment called the Muslim you to go to Somalia and “die like lions”. Asadullahi didn’t make sense to the AP translator so he thought the website Misspelled his name, thus, removing the letters “SA” and exchanging it with the letter B, making it Abdullahi. Phew!
Are we closer to his true identity?
The Al-shabaab radio station stated the age of Somali-American bomber as 25 years Old, and when Ahmed was asked about when he left his country of residence to join the jihad in Somalia ,he answered two years, making his disappearance from the states around mid 2009. After trawling the internet for clues and contacting Minnesota based Somali community advocacy group, i seem to hit a brick, so did by the looks of it the FBI.
The only names on the FBIs Most wanted site, that come even close to the bomber are as follows and a clear mismatch:

Abdulaahi Ahmed Farah, 32 years old (when he was charged), a naturalized U.S. citizen from Minneapolis, was charged in October 2009 for conspiring to kill, kidnap, maim, and injure persons outside the U.S.
According to court documents, Farah previously fought with Al Shabaab in Somalia in 2007 and later returned to Minneapolis where he encouraged others to travel to Somalia to fight.
Farah, who previously worked as a cab driver, is still at large and was last seen in October 2009 at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing.
Ahmed Ali Omar, a legal permanent resident who lived in Minneapolis, was charged in an indictment filed in August 2009 and unsealed in November with providing and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, and injure persons outside the U.S., possessing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. The indictment alleged that Omar persuaded four other men to go with him to Somalia to train with Al Shabaab in December 2007. Omar, who graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis in 2004, is still at large and believed to be in Somalia.
From the dates the pair were indicted and ages its clear they are not the alleged bomber, but it seems to me this “Ahmed” who carried out the raid against the base, is another ahmed who slipped through the net, and we are only getting to know about him due to the bombing.
Minneapolis may be inaccurate.

Picture from FBI Wanted list/Farah Mohamed Beledi

Picture from FBI Wanted list/Farah Mohamed Beledi
 Farah Mohamed Beledi who was on the FBI’s most wanted list and was one of the Somali’s named in the “Conspiracy to provide Material Support to Terrorists” indictment that was handed down by a Grand Jury in November of 2009.  Abdullahi Ahmed who some say is "Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax" is also named in the indictment, and it seems both Ahmed and Beledi used rental cars and headed to Mexico as a route to get back to Mogadishu.

This case seems to be similar to Daniel Maldonado AKA Daniel Aljughaifi (pictured, left), who travelled to Somalia with his family via Egypt without raising suspicion,in order to fight along the then Islamic Courts Union.
his case only came to light when he was captured on the Somali-Kenyan border by Kenyan troops trying to intercept ICU fighters persuade by Ethiopian troops. It’s easy for individual to slip through the “net” as it where without much fuss, especially with little or no previous criminal record.
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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
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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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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