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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Target Africa: Pentagon to Create 'AfricaCom'; G8 Move In Reply with quote


Abdirahin Ali Mudey, the information officer for the newly-powerful
Somalia's Islamic movement attends an interview with Reuters in the
capital Mogadishu September 13, 2006. Somalia's Islamists plan to
dispatch emissaries around the world to try to allay fears that the sharia
law they envisage for the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation would result
in a Taliban-style rule. September 13, 2006. REUTERS/Sahal Abdulle.


G8 Make Their Move:
Pentagon to Create "AfricaCom"


By Fintan Dunne, BreakForNews.com, 15th September 2006

Back in mid-2004, when the G8 produced a "partnership" plan for the region,
we predicted Africa would be the next target for the global monopolists.
Last year at the time of the Live 8 concert we repeated our warning.

Now it's happening.
The Pentagon is to split it's CentCom command
which covers the Middle East and North Africa. It is expected a new
command likely to be called "AfricaCom" will be created.



The move comes even as actor George Clooney addressed the Security
Council of the U.N. today --in a plea for "peacekeepers" for Darfur.

The latest developments are accompanied with a swathe of Reuters news
articles highlighting how Africa is the new frontier for "counterterrorism."

What we used to call in the old days: "Imperialism".

By the way, these developments come just days after news broke of a
CIA plot to provide covert support to US-friendly warlords:

Quote:
US accused of covert operations in Somalia

Emails suggest that the CIA knew of plans by
private military companies to breach UN rules


Antony Barnett and Patrick Smith - Sunday September 10, 2006 - The Observer

Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails seen by The Observer. The leaked communications between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military operations inside Somalia - against UN rulings - and they hint at involvement of British security firms.....

One email dated Friday, 16 June, is from Michele Ballarin, chief executive of Select Armor - a US military firm based in Virginia. Ballarin's email was sent to a number of individuals including Chris Farina of the Florida-based military company ATS Worldwide.... She refers to one 'closed-door meeting' with a senior UN figure and mentions there are 'a number of Brit security firms' also looking to get involved....

She then suggests that the CIA have been kept informed of the plans. Ballarin states: 'My contact whom we discussed from the agency side requested an in-person meeting with me. I arrived in New York at 2340 last night and was driven to Virginia - arriving at 0200 today.'

According to the highly respected newsletter, Africa Confidential, which originally published extracts of the emails last week, Select Armor started its operation planning in Kampala, Uganda. The emails suggest that the Ugandan government were willing to help secure arms supplies for any operation although this is denied by security officials in Kampala....

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1868920,00.html

See Aso: U.S. counterterrorism work stumbles in Somalia


Here's the gory details of the US/G8 plans for the region. Chilling reading
which shows a global 60-country plan to oppress native peoples:

Quote:

Malian soldiers train during exercises under U.S. supervision near
the Malian desert city of Timbuktu in this March 17, 2004 file photo. Nearly
five years after the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Africa has emerged
as a leading front in a U.S. military campaign to deny al Qaeda a new safe
haven in the continent's vast, ungoverned regions. Small groups of special
forces, known as A-teams and often numbering less than a dozen soldiers,
have begun traversing the hinterlands of more than a dozen countries in
the Horn of Africa
, the Sahel and Sahara regions. REUTERS/Luc Gnago


Africa key to Pentagon counterterrorism strategy

Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:27am ET - By David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly five years after the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Africa has emerged as a leading front in a U.S. military campaign to deny al Qaeda a new safe haven in the continent's vast, hard-to-govern regions.

Small groups of special forces, known as A-teams and often numbering less than a dozen soldiers, have begun traversing the hinterlands of more than a dozen countries in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and Sahara regions.

Pentagon officials say the main aim is to help African governments from Sudan to Senegal and Nigeria train and equip local troops to combat Islamist militants in swathes of open country, already known as havens for smugglers and bandits.

Meanwhile, even smaller units of U.S. civil affairs troops have traveled to remote villages to dispense medical care, dig wells and build schools, hoping to make militancy less attractive.

"They're also identifying all the watering holes and any natural features, like caves, that could be used as the basis for training camps. And they're trying to establish links with local people to find out who's in the passing caravans seen by satellites," said a former intelligence official.

The strategy, known to Pentagon officials as "low-intensity warfare," has been used by the U.S. military in developing countries since World War Two.

Similar campaigns are underway from the Philippines to the Caucasus and Latin America, and ultimately could grow to include 60 countries, according to independent analysts.

The objective, officials say, is to use a combination of humanitarian aid and small-scale military force to undermine insurgencies long before they can threaten local governments allied with the U.S. war on terrorism.

"These operations exist on every continent except Antarctica and Australia," said Wade Ishimoto, senior Pentagon adviser for special operations and low-intensity conflict.

"We can quell insurgencies. We can quell insurgents. You can suppress them to the point that they're not threatening the livelihood of an entire government," he said.


SMALL NUMBERS

With almost 170,000 U.S. forces committed to Iraq and Afghanistan, analysts view the low-intensity strategy as a potentially effective way to avoid major security problems that could require large new troop deployments.

"The ideal is El Salvador in the 1980s, where the whole U.S. force structure was limited to 55 special forces operatives who actually achieved more than 550,000 troops did in Vietnam," said Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Africa, with its rich energy and mineral reserves, has become increasingly important to Pentagon strategists as they prepare for the expected return of battle-hardened African Islamists from Iraq over the next five years....

TOO LITTLE?

Africa has already witnessed a number of attacks, most notably the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 people.

U.S. officials say al Qaeda operatives, including embassy bombing suspects, are in Somalia and Sudan while fund-raising and recruiting have become a serious worry in South Africa, Nigeria and the trans-Sahara region.

Given all that, Pentagon officials are considering a new Africa Command that would give its undivided attention to a continent now shared by three U.S. military entities -- Central Command, European Command and Pacific Command.

The Defense Department has about 2,000 personnel in the Horn of Africa alone and is expected to spend over $100 million in the trans-Sahara region by the end of next September.....

Link


Meanwhile, George Clooney participated in a propaganda stunt at the U.N.
today --designed to lay the groundwork for a "compassionate" intervention
in Sudan. This marketing campaign is now gearing up a notch.

Quote:


Clooney urges U.N. action in Darfur

By LEYLA LINTON, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 14, 6:19 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS - Actor George Clooney on Thursday warned the U.N.'s most powerful body Thursday that if it did not send peacekeepers to Sudan's Darfur region, millions would die in the first genocide of the 21st century.

...The mandate of African Union peacekeepers in Darfur expires at the end of the month and the Sudanese government has rejected their replacement by a U.N. force....

"The United States has called it genocide," Clooney told council members. "For you, it's called ethnic cleansing. But make no mistake — it is the first genocide of the 21st century. And if it continues unchecked it will not be the last."

Clooney was addressing the Security Council at an informal briefing organized by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, which recently set up a Darfur Commission of Nobel laureates.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060914/ap_on_re_af/darfur_wiesel_clooney


However, the Sudanese President just told them to get lost.

Quote:

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks in Khartoum, January
23, 2006. Bashir on Thursday reaffirmed his refusal to accept United
Nations peacekeeping troops for Darfur, saying they had a hidden agenda
to 'recolonize' his country
. (Antony Njuguna/Reuters)



Another Reuters propaganda piece out today highlights "worries" over the
"security" of oil supplies. It features ritual ramping up of 9/11 fears, and
shows plans to create a U.S. naval base for African operations.

Quote:
West beams security focus on Gulf of Guinea oil

Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:36am - By Zoe Eisenstein

LUANDA (Reuters) - Western experts worried about the security of oil supplies from Africa's Gulf of Guinea have considered several doomsday scenarios, including suicide attacks by determined Islamist militants on offshore oil platforms.

But many analysts say domestic unrest is by far the bigger threat to a region whose oil is growing in strategic importance to the West because of increasing volatility in the Middle East.

Gulf of Guinea producers Nigeria, Angola, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea and promising newcomer Sao Tome & Principe already supply 16 percent of U.S. energy needs and the figure is projected to rise to 25 percent by 2015.

TIME BOMB

Analysts and diplomats describe the mix of great wealth and extreme poverty and alienation that characterizes oil-producing states as a time bomb.

"(It) is the kind of noxious cocktail that motivated the September 11 hijackers," said Nicholas Shaxson, an Africa expert at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London......

Defense officials in Washington said last month the Pentagon was considering creating a separate U.S. military command for Africa. A Pentagon official said this would not mean putting U.S. troops in Africa but "would streamline the focus and give appropriate undivided attention to the continent."

The small Gulf of Guinea archipelago of Sao Tome & Principe -- where U.S. and other companies are searching for oil amid high expectations of a new African bonanza -- has said it wants more assistance from the United States to protect its security as a future oil producer...

Intelligence experts say the U.S. military views Sao Tome as a future Diego Garcia for western Africa. Diego Garcia is a key U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean which played a critical role in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Link


And.... notice that Saudi and Pakistani money is being poured in. That's
the way they did it in Afghanistan. These two countries were used to
create the exact "terrorist" groups the US/G8 would later attack.

Quote:
Sahara seen as potential terrorist breeding ground

Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:36am - By Nick Tattersall

DAKAR (Reuters) - The vast Sahara has long sheltered rebels and bandits but security experts fear its remote oases and mountain hideouts may also be an ideal recruitment and training ground for al Qaeda-linked militants.

Rebellious nomads, large Muslim communities and dire poverty in a largely unpoliced territory have made the U.S. intelligence community increasingly nervous that the Sahara's southern fringe in West Africa could become a launch pad for terrorist attacks.....

"Over the years, especially over the past 5 or 10, there has been an influx of Saudi and Pakistani, mostly Saudi, money and you've seen mosque building and proselytizing across the whole belt of the Sahel," the U.S. counterterrorism official said.

"They bring a new kind of Islam to the region that is inconsistent with the historic brotherhoods and the Sufi tradition that has been dominant."

Fall said although violent jihad was largely alien to African Muslims, preachers such as himself portrayed Africans as victims of colonial powers in much the same way as some Arabs saw themselves as victims of U.S. imperialism.

Link


This cold-blooded, calculated plan has been in the works ever
since they launched the "Africa and AIDS" PsyWar in 1984.

For our previous detailed predictions and analysis on all this:

Quote:

Dawn of The G8 New World Order
http://www.breakfornews.com/G8-World-Order.htm
Rise of The G8 New World Order
http://wagnews.blogspot.com/2005/07/rise-of-g8-new-world-order.html


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: World Bank's 'Global Terror' Lists Reply with quote

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World Bank Lists Failing Nations That Can Breed Global Terrorism

By Karen DeYoung - Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 15, 2006; Page A13

The number of weak and poorly governed nations that can provide a breeding ground for global terrorism has grown sharply over the past three years, despite increased Western efforts to improve conditions in such states, according to a new World Bank report.

"Fragile" countries, whose deepening poverty puts them at risk from terrorism, armed conflict and epidemic disease, have jumped to 26 from 17 since the report was last issued in 2003. Five states graduated off the list, but 14 made new appearances, including Nigeria and seven other African countries, Kosovo, Cambodia, East Timor, and the West Bank and Gaza. Twelve states, including Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan, made both lists.

'Fragile' States

The World Bank's list of poorly governed "fragile"
states grew from 17 to 26 over three years.

New on list:

Cambodia
Central African Republic
Comoros
Ivory Coast
Eritrea
Guinea
Kosovo
Nigeria
Congo Republic
Solomon Islands
East Timor
Togo
Vanuatu
West Bank and Gaza

Carried over from 2003:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burundi
Congo
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Laos
Liberia
Burma (Myanmar)
Somalia
Sudan
Zimbabwe

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/14/AR2006091401859.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this quote:

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"The ideal is El Salvador in the 1980s, where the whole U.S. force structure was limited to 55 special forces operatives who actually achieved more than 550,000 troops did in Vietnam," said Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations.


A world full of El Mozote's...what a wonderful vision of the future.

...especially when delivered by the dashing Mr. Clooney.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much to be done in Africa, no?
So, get 'em where they live... [emphasis mine]

Quote:
Banned pesticide backed for malaria control

· World Health Organisation urges DDT's reintroduction
· Environmentalists warn of long-term cancer concerns


Sarah Boseley, health editor
Saturday September 16, 2006
The Guardian

DDT, a pesticide banned in the developed world, should be used to spray houses in all countries where people suffer from malaria, the World Health Organisation said yesterday, 30 years after it phased the practice out.

The new push to use DDT to kill the malaria-transmitting mosquito in Africa and other parts of the world with severe death tolls from the disease will dismay many environmentalists. They fear the polluting effects of the chemical will spread, although the WHO says spraying should be limited to the insides of houses and their roofs. Arata Kochi, the new head of the WHO's malaria programme, has made no secret of his determination to bring back the chemical weapon that helped rid Europe and the former USSR of malaria decades ago. "We must take a position based on the science and the data," he said in Washington.

Article continues
"One of the best tools we have against malaria is indoor residual house spraying. Of the dozen insecticides WHO has approved as safe for house spraying, the most effective is DDT."

The WHO called on all development agencies and governments to incorporate the use of DDT in their malaria control programmes and to issue statements on where they intended to use it and how they would manage it. WHO promoted the use of DDT for malaria control until the 1980s.

The Malaria Eradication Programme, endorsed by the WHO's 1950 Kampala conference, made DDT the cornerstone of malaria control and brought down the rates of the disease in Asia, Latin America and southern Africa. The WHO says that, as a result, about 700 million people were no longer at risk by the end of the programme in 1969.

But most of Africa missed out and, the WHO says, "the burden of malaria that remains today, much of which is in sub-Saharan Africa and in remote rural areas of Asia and Latin America or among marginalised populations, is unacceptably high. Today malaria remains a major cause of poverty and underdevelopment and it is estimated that 3.2 billion people live at continuous risk of this disease." There are 350m cases of malaria every year and a million die, mostly children under five years old, 90% of whom live in Africa.

The WHO says use of DDT declined because of lack of government money but also because of "general disapproval" of its use for fear of its effect on human and animal health. It is one of the persistent organic pollutants that linger in the body for years and whose long-term impact is not completely understood.

But the fears, says WHO, are unjustified when it is appropriately used for indoor residual spraying only. It will not be recommended for use in forested regions of the Amazon and south-east Asia, where there are no structures to spray. There is no justification for its use in agriculture, the WHO said, and regulations will need to be in place to prevent the contamination of crops.

Barbara Dinham of the Pesticide Action Network said the issue of DDT spraying was "very emotive at the moment. There is an argument from a group of public health scientists that environmentalists are more concerned about the environment than about people dying of malaria in developing countries."

She and other groups concerned about pesticides would not block the use of DDT "until it is quite clear that alternatives are available", she said. "But there are serious chronic health implications of exposure to DDT. It is a case of acute effects versus long-term effects."

Using DDT, she said, could be "sowing the seeds of endocrine disruption and cancers, particularly breast cancer".


http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1873735,00.html

Remember the effects on humans, wildlife and nature, of the DDT spraying during the sixties? It isn't just cancers it causes, but birth defects as well as a bunch of other heinous maladies this chemical (weapon) spraying brings. Now the WHO (whom pretends to protect health) wants to spray DDT indoors, in the home. In a region where the people don't know of the dangers. Whaddya think, less than an hour every kid in the home has DDT in his mouth. Less than a decade every family... think about it.

But hey, what else will be as effective (or affective) on neutralizing the peoples, while leaving the valuable natural resources of Africa unscathed, and free for the taking? And hey, "Today malaria remains a major cause of poverty and underdevelopment"

Right... gotta get me some o' that fer my poverty thing. Goes great wit my peanut butter and jelly!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:01 am    Post subject: DDT for you & me... Reply with quote

Oh yeah, the 're-introduce DDT' thing. This has been simmering on the backburner for years - I remember reading about their wish to reintroduce DDT quite a while back. They were citing all the reasons given in the Guardian article like the resistance of modern malaria parasites to practically all other drugs/chemicals that are currently out, etc.

IIRC, DDT is very bioaccumulative, in other words, small thing eats smaller thing that contains DDT - bigger thing eats that, etc.,etc., until *we* (at the top of the food chain) eat something bigger, which contains *humongous* amounts of it.

It is also fat-accumulative, IIRC - which means that it dissolves into, and builds up in fatty tissues in the body, which means (well it's bioaccumulative) and that it's exceddingly hard to excrete once it's been ingested.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant analysis Fintan!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:00 am    Post subject: Somalian President Survives NWO Assassination Bid Reply with quote



Cars burn after an exlosion following assasination attempt on Somali interim president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, in the south central
town of Baidoa. An unsuccessful bid to assassinate Somalia's interim president was an Al-Qaeda-hatched plot involving the country's
first ever suicide car-bombing, a senior Somali official said.(AFP)


Somali President survives NWO Assassination Bid

How's this for prediction. Just four days ago we ran an analysis article
stating that the US/G8 have made Africa their new target, and plan
to split CentCom to create a new 'AfricaCom' command.

We ran the story with a photo of Abdirahin Ali Mudey, the information
officer for the Somalian Islamic movement.

Quote:

TARGET AFRICA : Pentagon to create AfricaCom
http://www.breakfornews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=847

Then, yesterday the NWO tried to assassinate the president of Somalia,
killing his brother and at least ten others in a presidential convoy. There
were two suicide bomb cars and a team of assassins.

The blasts were massive -destroying many of the convoy's vehicles.
One of the cars blasted the lead presidential vehicle, then a second
car bomb hit the convoy. This was a very professional and determined effort.

Was it really 'Al-Qaida' acting alone? Local Islamic leaders have condemned
this attack, and the killing of a Christian nun in the wake of Pope Benedict
XVI's comments about Islam. Meanwhile the CIA was last week accused
of running covert ops in Somalia. ( http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1868920,00.html )

The blast derails moves to ease tensions in the country and undermines
Somalian Islamist plans to launch a worldwide PR campaign to assert that
they do not share the ideaology of Afghanistan's Taliban.

To whose advantage is that?

This reminds me of the assassination of Hariri in Lebanon.

Isn't it funny how this attack comes just days after the slew of articles about
the Al-Qaida threat in Africa. Just days after the Pope's controversial
comments. Just days after the killing of a nun in Somalia.

Nice piece of classic G8/NWO Intel orchestration of events. Eh?


Imagine how it all would have played out if the assassination had succeeded!

Shock. Horror. Like this:

"Al-Qaida Opens New Front in War on Terror"

The death of the Somalian president has plunged his country into chaos
and opened a deadly new African front in the war on terror. A resurgent
Al-Qaida in the Horn of Africa may make that continent the new frontier...
etc., etc., blah, blah.


And they would have made a huge deal of the killing of the nun
and the Pope's comments about Islam.

In other words, the perfect launching pad for the US/G8 move into Africa;
a welcome diversion from Iraq & Afghanistan; and a new platform for
the GOP and George Bush to saturate US media with hype about the
Global Terror Threat ---nicely in advance of the upcoming elections.

"It's just not about Iraq anymore" President Bush would have said. "It's
about defending freedom and democracy in this global war....blah blah."

But they missed. And president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed has survived.

Now that was close.

A hit would have reaped GOP votes in Nov.

Tough. Wink

Quote:
Somali president survives Al-Qaeda suicide assassination bid: officials

Mon Sep 18, 5:41 PM ET

BAIDOA, Somalia (AFP) - Alleged Al-Qaeda suicide bombers blew up two cars and fought security forces, leaving 11 people dead in a failed bid to kill the president of Somalia's weak interim government, officials said.

President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was unhurt in the attack in Baidoa, the seat of the Somali transitional administration, amid heightened tension between the government and the lawless nation's powerful Islamist movement, they said.

But at least 11 people -- five members of Yusuf's entourage, including his younger brother, Abdulsalam, and six presumed attackers -- were killed, and at least 18, including nine presidential guards, were wounded, officials said.

A top security officer in Yusuf's office said the well-planned and coordinated blasts, the first-ever suicide attacks in Somalia, bore the hallmarks of
Osama bin Laden's network with which Somalia's Islamists have been linked.

"Undeniably, this is the work of international terrorism sponsored by Al-Qaeda," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity in Baidoa, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of the Islamist-held capital of Mogadishu.

The president himself said he had been targeted by two blasts, at least one of which was a suicide attack, as he left the parliament building, a converted warehouse in Baidoa, in a convoy after giving a midday speech to lawmakers.

"The attack was a suicide car bomb against me," he told the BBC Somali language radio service, declining to speculate on who might have been behind the incident. "The suicide car hit the first car in the convoy and exploded.

"A fireball then came up to my car and forced me to change cars, that is when another bomb in a second car exploded," Yusuf said. "It is the first time that we have had a suicide bomb in Somalia."

Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi blamed the attack on "terrorists" organized within the lawless country that has been wracked by anarchy and without a functioning central administration for the past 16 years.

He said two attackers had been arrested and others were being pursued while Foreign Minister Ismail Mohamed Hurre told reporters in Kenya the incident was linked to the weekend murder of an Italian nun in Mogadishu.

He was referring to the killing on Sunday of Sister Leonella Sgorbati, 65, who was gunned down by two men at a charity hospital in the capital, amid fury over Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about Islam.

But Islamist officials condemned the attempt on Yusuf's life as well as the slaying of the nun, for which one suspect was in custody.

"We very much condemn the deaths of the people in Baidoa," Abdurahim Ali Muddey, a spokesman for the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia (SICS), told AFP. "Those who carried out this attack are the enemies of Somalia."

The United Nations and European Union also condemned the attack on the president that they said appeared aimed at derailing efforts to ease tensions between the government and the Islamists.

Witnesses said the attack began when a car exploded outside the parliament building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and killing five people.

Six purported assassins were then shot dead in a gun battle with security forces but lawmakers said no one inside parliament had been injured and that legislators had gone ahead and approved Yusuf's nominations for a new cabinet.

The new line up is hoped to ease fractious internal government disputes that have left the administration unable to exert control over much of the country.

The Islamists seized Mogadishu from warlords in June after months of fierce fighting and have since rapidly expanded their territory.

They are now in control of much of southern Somalia where they have begun enforcing strict Sharia law in what many see as a direct threat to the government and fueling fears of a Taliban-style takeover.

Despite an interim peace accord reached this month, the two sides are deeply divided over several key issues, notably the proposed deployment of a nearly 8,000-strong regional peacekeeping force the Islamists have vowed to fight.

Yusuf's government is the latest in more than a dozen attempts to restore stability but since it was created two years ago, it has been wracked by infighting and there have been two unsuccessful attempts to kill Gedi.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060918/ts_afp/somaliaunrestblast

Somali police seek first suicide bombing mastermind

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali police stepped up investigations on Tuesday to discover who was behind the country's first known suicide bombing, which targeted interim President Abdullahi Yusuf.

The Islamists blamed outside interference for the bomb attack and singled out Ethiopia, which witnesses and regional experts say has deployed troops to Somalia to protect the internationally recognized government now in its second year.

There was no immediate comment from Ethiopia, which has repeatedly denied interference in Somalia.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/somalia_dc


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Fintan. Yer becomin a reg'lar predictor, just like that Alex Jones guy. Maybe YOU have a connection someone inside G8 policy-making. Laughing

Seriously, on one hand, I sometimes think that Al-Qaeda DOES exist as an independent entity to some degree, perhaps sharing some fascist and economic goals with the US and G8, as Dave Emory suggested. (on Economics 911) Basically that there is some core group working on an agenda that serves their free market interests (disrupting oil flows). Their interests, not ours, per se.

Sometimes I think of Al-Qaeda as a phantom, that the USG carried out Sept 11, and just blamed it on Al-Qaeda, whereas Al-Qaeda either does not exist or exists and does it's own operations in the Middle East home base and simply got framed for Sept 11, London, etc.

On the other hand, this makes it look Al-Qaeda ARE a real group of guerillas, and totally an activated function of the G8, CIA, and recruiting kids to join, kids who don't know they're serving the CIA and western fascist capitalism.

I'm not even sure that these viewpoints are mutually exclusive.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al Kada - wasn't he that used car salesman from Downey California who advertised on late night TV?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: More about DDT... Reply with quote

Ah. jeezus, I think that I may have found out a bit of information that clarifies why they may want to re-introduce DDT into Africa, of all places:

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Since absorption from the gut is poor, the major portion of ingested DDT is excreted unchanged in the feces, with the remaining DDT excreted in the bile or stored in adipose tissue from which it is removed and gradually eliminated in the urine. DDT is metabolized by the liver, is fat soluble and therefore, its absorption through the skin is enhanced when present in an oil base solution or emulsion form. Absorption by the lung is rapid when DDT is present as an aerosol. Dieldrin may be absorbed from the skin in a dry powder.

Acute toxicity can occur due to either acute exposure or as a result of the utilization of fat containing high concentrations of accumulated DDT during periods of starvation. The DDT which was stored in the fat is suddenly released into the bloodstream and results in signs of acute organochlorine poisoning.

Colour me cynical - but this seems like a perfect place to introduce such a chemical when maybe you can't get around to smothering it with DU, instead.

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All this can be explained in two words. Its CRIMINAL.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Rumsfeld favors U.S. military command for Africa Reply with quote

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Rumsfeld favors U.S. military command for Africa

By Will Dunham REUTERS
September 22, 2006

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Friday he favors creating a new U.S. military command responsible for Africa, as the Pentagon aims to guard against potential threats to U.S. security arising from the continent.

Rumsfeld said he and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have pressed the military for six months for a proposal on setting up a command focused solely on Africa. Pace said Rumsfeld is due to receive a formal recommendation within a couple weeks.

“Pete and I are for it,” Rumsfeld said during a question-and-answer session with Pentagon employees.

The U.S. military assigns responsibility for specific parts of the world to regional commands such as Central Command, which handles the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa and currently oversees operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Responsibility for Africa is fractured among three of these: European Command, Central Command and Pacific Command.

Pentagon officials have expressed an awareness of the growing strategic importance of Africa and potential threats to American security emerging from the continent's many war-ravaged regions and huge expanses of ungoverned territory.

Pace specifically voiced concern about the al Qaeda network's designs on Africa, among other regions.

“That challenge is there. We need to arrange ourselves in a way to address that challenge,” Pace added.

Al Qaeda, responsible for the 2001 attacks on the United States, is believed to have a presence in East and North Africa, and Islamic fundamentalism appears to be increasing in some parts of the continent.

Pace said Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, head of European Command, was formulating the recommendation. Pace said options available include a full-blown regional command for Africa or something short of that like United States Forces Korea, responsible for the Korean Peninsula under Pacific Command.

A U.S. military task force in the Horn of Africa, headquartered in Djibouti, has about 1,800 troops, with a counterterrorism mission.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20060922-1301-arms-usa-africa.html
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