Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alleged Somali Shabaab Militant Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame Indicted in New York.Terrorism suspect secretly held for two months



Terrorism suspect secretly held for two months


After two months of interrogation aboard a U.S. Navy ship, an alleged Somali militant was indicted Tuesday in New York and charged with supporting terrorists in Somalia and Yemen.
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, who was captured by U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf in April, faces nine counts. They include providing material support to al Shabaab, a Somali group the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization, and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda, considered the network's most-dangerous affiliate.
The decision to try Mr. Warsame in federal court rather than before a military commission reflects the administration's desire to avoid sending more detainees to the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The move could spark more tension between the White House and Congress over the best way to prosecute suspected terrorists.
Among the factors that tilted the decision for the administration: Civilian courts typically hand out stiffer sentences for the particular charges Mr. Warsame faces, and offer more leeway for terrorism-related charges than do military commissions, U.S. officials said. If convicted, Mr. Warsame could face a mandatory life sentence.
Criticized by congressional Republicans and abandoned by Democrats, the Obama administration earlier this year dropped plans to move the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators to New York for trial in federal court.
But Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the Justice Department's nearly unbroken string of convictions, has said civilian courts remain the preferred venue for terrorism prosecutions.
The administration's decision drew immediate flak. "As an active member of two terrorist groups that have planned attacks against Americans and our allies, Warsame should be treated as an enemy combatant and tried in a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, where classified information and the public can be fully protected," said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican.
U.S. officials described Mr. Warsame, believed to be in his mid-20s, as a mid-level al Shabaab militant, but he was considered particularly valuable to the U.S. intelligence community because of his alleged role as a conduit between the Somali group and al Qaeda in Yemen. That's one of the clearest indications yet of the deepening relationship between the two terror organizations.
After he was captured while traveling by boat from Somalia to Yemen, Mr. Warsame was held aboard a U.S. Navy vessel at sea in the Gulf region. Onboard, he was questioned for by the High-Value Interrogation Group, which is led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and includes specialists from the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, an administration official said. He was not read his Miranda rights during that period.
After the intelligence interviews concluded, Mr. Warsame was advised of his Miranda rights and a separate FBI "clean team" re-interviewed Mr. Warsame for evidence that could to be used in a possible trial, officials said. A senior law-enforcement official said Mr. Warsame waived his right to remain silent and continued to talk.
"The intelligence obtained from these interrogations has been used to give us a better understanding of what we're facing in Yemen from al Qaeda," a senior administration official said. Mr. Warsame "was uniquely positioned to provide us with important insights into the inner workings of AQAP and al Shabaab and the growing relationship between the two organizations."
According to the indictment, Mr. Warsame fought for al Shabaab in Somalia in 2009, and provided money, equipment, and personnel to the group over the next two years.
He also received explosives and "military-type" training from al Qaeda in Yemen in 2010 and 2011 and is charged with teaching explosives-making. He is also charged with brokering a weapons deal with al Qaeda on behalf of al Shabaab.
Terrorism analysts have long been concerned about potential cooperation between al Qaeda and al Shabaab, given the geographical proximity between Somalia and Yemen across the Gulf of Aden and the weak central governments in both countries. However, only last year did al Shabaab carry out its first international attack, a bombing in Uganda.
Al Qaeda's "presence within al Shabaab is increasingly leading that group to pose a regional threat," concluded the White House counterterrorism strategy, released in late June.wsj
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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.

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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