Saturday, February 15, 2014

Somalia: All Your Internet Are Belong To Us(Weekly News Roundup)

February 14, 2014: UN investigators accuse the Somali government officials of selling weapons and ammo to anyone who will pay, including al Shabaab.  The most frequent customers were clan militias of clans corrupt officials  belong to. In 2013 the UN eased the arms embargo on Somalia so the government could arm newly trained troops. But like all other aid provided to Somalia, there were always some Somalis in charge who would steal some, often a lot, of that aid.  Corruption remains the biggest problem in Somalia, followed by tribalism and Islamic terrorism.
Currently Uganda has some 8,000 peacekeepers in Somalia. This includes six battalions of infantry plus support troops. The peacekeepers serve for a year and many troops have been to Somalia more than once. But it is dangerous, with each unit suffering up to ten percent casualties (dead and wounded) while in Somalia. Because of that the army has had a hard time obtaining sufficient qualified personnel each year. To obtain the required number of troops the army has been recalling former and retired soldiers as well as the best men from local defense militias (which protect villages against bandits and tribal raiding parties). This year about a third of the peacekeepers will be from these sources. These men are probably only to going to do this once, in part for the adventure and in part for the money (over a thousand dollars a month, which is a lot if you are already drawing a pension or living out in the bush). Uganda has had peacekeepers in Somalia since 2007. While Uganda does not border Somalia, it does Kenya and like Kenya is largely Christian with a Moslem minority (12 percent of the population) that has been harboring Islamic terrorists.
Since 2011 the number of people dependent on food aid has declined 80 percent to about 800,000.  Al Shabaab is no longer a major factor in keeping aid out but the pervasive corruption continues to make it difficult to get the food and other aid to those who need it most.
February 13, 2014: An al Shabaab car bomb went off when a UN convoy was passing, killing seven and wounding 15. The car bomb was placed just outside the outer ring of security keeping the Islamic terrorists out of the airport itself.
February 12, 2014: Kenya announced it was looking for a Somali man (Omar Khalid) who was believed to be an al Shabaab leader in charge of planning terror attacks in Uganda. Elsewhere in Kenya 70 men arrested during a February 2nd raid on a Mombasa mosque were accused of belonging to al Shabaab. The courts released 21 other mosque suspects for being minors and 33 adults for lack of evidence.
February 10, 2014:  Two al Shabaab bombs went off in Mogadishu, killing one person and wounding several others. Some 300 kilometers north of Mogadishu an al Shabaab car bomb went off while it was being fitted with explosives. This left eight of the Islamic terrorists dead and at least five badly wounded. It was later discovered that the car bomb was intended for an attack on the nearby town of Beledewyne, which is controlled by government troops and peacekeepers.
Al Shabaab gave Internet providers 15 days to shut down all landline Internet service in the country. The Islamic terrorist group already banned Internet access via cell phones in January. Most Internet providers have complied with the cell phone Internet ban. This is extortion, with the Islamic terrorists basically threatening to attack the Internet providers and their customers if Internet access is not shut down. There are about 130,000 Internet users in Somalia. High speed landline (including fiber optic) Internet service is concentrated in Mogadishu, where it’s easier to block al Shabaab activities so the new ban might not take.
Al Shabaab attempts to expand their influence are being blocked. For example, after four weeks of work Congolese soldiers found and captured, near the Congo-Uganda border, the major base of an Islamic terrorist group the ADF-NALU (Allied Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda). The Ugandan government thanked the Congolese government and explained that the ADF-NALU was allied with al Shabaab and trying to work with the Somali Islamic terrorists in making terror attacks inside Uganda.
February 9, 2014:  An American UAV missile attack on an al Shabaab gathering killed 30 of the Islamic terrorists, including four known leaders. But the main target, supreme leader Abu Mukhtar al Zubayr (also known as Ahmed Abdi Godane) departed the target area less than a minute before the missiles struck. The U.S. is offering a $7 million reward for help that gets Zubayr captured or killed. That brought in the tip that led to this attack. A January 26th missile attack where Zubayr was also the main target missed (by not much) him. In any event the $7 million reward is working in Somalia because there are a lot of tips, many of them good, on Zubayr.
February 7, 2014: In the south (Hagar, a village near Kismayo) peacekeepers and government troops made a surprise attack and killed seven of the al Shabaab men in the village. Other Islamic terrorists fled and the village was no longer a base for al Shabaab. Peace keepers have been sweeping through the countryside regularly this year to find and eliminate al Shabaab presence in villages and towns.
February 6, 2014: The largest provider in the country (Hormuud) relented after a month of threats from al Shabaab and shut down Internet access for its cell phone customers. January 24 was the deadline al Shabaab set for Somali cell phone service providers to shut down Internet (and email) access. In southern Somalia only one provider complied at first. Al Shabaab is checking people’s phones at roadblocks and taking phones and sometimes detaining the owners of those whose phones can still receive data. The government had asked the cell phone providers not to comply. Al Shabaab said it was imposing the ban to limit American spying on their members. For years al Shabaab condemned the use of cell phones that could access the Internet because it was un-Islamic (access to porn and the like) but never went this far to enforce the prohibition (mainly because so many of their own members used the Internet, sometimes for Islamic terrorism related matter). Al Shabaab had issued its order on the January 9th.
February 4, 2014: For the second day in a row al Shabaab mortar shells were fired at the presidential palace and nearby government buildings in Mogadishu. All the shells missed their intended target, but some caused casualties and at least twelve civilians have been wounded. The government went to the area where the firing apparently took place and arrested several dozen suspects.
February 3, 2014: A Kenyan court has accused four Somali men of carrying out the January 16th bombing of Nairobi airport (the largest in the country).  
February 2, 2014: In Mombasa, Kenya police raided a mosque believed to be an al Shabaab base and recruiting center and arrested 129 suspected Islamic terrorists. Police found weapons and al Shabaab documents and literature.  Some Somalis living in the largely Somali neighborhood rioted for several days after the raid. The mosque that was raided has long hosted Islamic radical preachers who approved of and encouraged Islamic terrorism.
February 1, 2014: In Kismayo a clan militia, aided by al Shabaab gunmen, fought the local government forces. At least five people were killed and many more wounded before the attack was repulsed. Southern Somalia is now an autonomous region called Juba and some of the clans are angry that they did not get as much power in the new government as they thought they deserved.
January 27, 2014: In Mogadishu an explosion at an army base left five soldiers dead.
 
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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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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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