Thursday, October 30, 2008

5 Suicide Bomb Attacks Hit Somalia, Al-Shabaab sent 30 bombers to Hargeisa on Oct. 17, 5 Stolen Land Cruisers car bombs to kill Jew & US collaborators

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Five suicide car bombers, using stolen Toyota Land Cruisers, attacked government and United Nations sites in northern Somalia on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people. The attacks shattered the rare sense of calm that had existed in a few corners of the country. The car bomb attack "warning" was posted on the Al-Shabaab website on October 17th.. 12 days before the attack - An internal document shows that Somalia's new Islamist rulers (Al-Shabaab) have decided to send suicide bombers to the neighbouring peaceful self-proclaimed state of Somaliland. Their aim is to topple the elected Hargeisa government. Witnesses said the suicide bombers were driving late model Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs (Prado) which go for approx. $38,000 each. Stolen cars shipped in from Dubai to the local used car lot, same scam as in Iraq, different country. See my prior posts on al-Qaeda using stolen vehicles for car bombs in Iraq and India. Al-Shabaab control the Port Kismayo of to receive stolen cars from Dubai.

1993: Ali Mohamed Sets Up Nairobi Cell with used car lot; Trains Somalis to Fight US Troops; Bin Laden asks double agent Ali Mohamed to set up an al-Qaeda cell in Nairobi, Kenya, to support al-Qaeda operations against the US intervention in the neighboring country of Somalia that year. He does so, setting up a cell of a dozen operatives. He creates a car business, a fishing business, and sells scuba diving equipment, luxury automobiles, and diamonds to create income for the cell, and a charity organization to provide operatives with documents. The cell will later plan the 1998 embassy bombings in both Nairobi and nearby Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (see 10:35-10:39 a.m., August 7, 1998). He also helps trains Somali clansmen in the months leading up to a battle in Mogadishu that will kill 18 US soldiers,

African Union peacekeepers from Burundi are patrolling Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, a country battered by civil war. The suicide bombers struck within half an hour in Hargeisa, the capital of breakaway Somaliland, and Bosasso, in Puntland, said Faisal Hayle, a security official in Mogadishu for the transitional government of Somalia.

Several buildings were leveled by the attacks, which Somali officials quickly labeled the work of Islamist terrorists. The bombers struck between 10 and 10:30 a.m., first attacking in Hargeisa, long considered the safest city in Somalia. They struck the Somaliland presidential palace, an Ethiopian Consulate office and a United Nations office there. The Somaliland president, Dahir Rayale Kahin, who spoke to the BBC Somali service, said that his secretary and his adviser had been killed in the attack on the palace and urged people to cooperate with the police.

Suicide bombers "heading for Somaliland", afrol News / Awdal News Networ, 17 October 2008; An internal document shows that Somalia's new Islamist rulers (Al-Shabaab) have decided to send suicide bombers to the neighbouring peaceful self-proclaimed state of Somaliland. Their aim is to topple the elected Hargeisa government. The Islamists (Al-Shabaab) have already staged violent demonstrations in Somaliland to destabilise the government. In a decision signed by Sheikh Dahir Aways of Al-Shabaab, the most radical leader of the Mogadishu Islamists, and a copy of which has been received by 'Awdalnews Network', the Shura Council of the Union of Islamic Coutrs (UIC) decided to send 30 young assassins to Hargeisa as suicide bombers to kill what they called the Jewish and American collaborators.

See my prior post, Saturday, May 03, 2008, AL-QAEDA'S CAR BOMB RING IN AMERICA

The Columbian Newspaper; In our view: Internet censor (Bill Warner)Wednesday, May 07, 2008; A Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site (Al-Shabaab terrorists).

Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator ( ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to . Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities with other Internet companies, says supports an al-Qaida organization in Somalia, the Al-shabaab where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life (THEY ARE AN AL-QAIDA ORGANIZATION SEE LA TIMES ARTICLE).

After once denying or downplaying links to the terrorist network, a senior leader of Somalia's most notorious Islamic militia, al-Shabaab, now acknowledges that his group has long-standing ties to Al Qaeda and says he is seeking to forge a closer relationship."We are negotiating how we can unite into one," said Muktar Robow, a top military commander of al-Shabaab, which the U.S. State Department designated a terrorist organization this year.

"We will take our orders from Sheik Osama bin Laden because we are his students."Merging with Al Qaeda operatives in the region makes sense, he said, given the recent U.S. crackdown, including a May 1 airstrike that killed ShabaAb's previous commander. "Al Qaeda is the mother of the holy war in Somalia," he said. "Most of our leaders were trained in Al Qaeda camps. We get our tactics and guidelines from them. Many have spent time with Osama bin Laden."

“There are groups like this one that associate with al-Qaida through Web sites that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism,” Warner said in a Tuesday Columbian story by Courtney Sherwood. “It’s not freedom of speech. This site should not be hosted in Vancouver WA, USA". The Al-Shabaab are murdering savages under the control of Al-Qaeda and they openly run a website in Vancouver WA, USA.

UPDATE..Cleric held over Somali car bombs, Sheikh Mohamed Ismail, in a raid in the capital, Bosasso. Most of the casualties were in Hargeisa, where the presidential palace, Ethiopian consulate and UN offices were targeted. Eyewitness: 'Terrible day' ;In Puntland, six intelligence officers were killed in their offices after two suicide attackers struck. Authorities in Hargeisa are following a couple of leads including the house where the bombs were assembled and the mart where the cars used were purchased (Stolen cars shipped in from Dubai to the local used car lot, same scam as used in Iraq), our correspondent says. These were the first suicide attacks in the two relatively stable regions.
On February 29, 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated al-Shabaab (aka al-Shabab, aka Shabaab, aka the Youth, aka Mujahidin al-Shabaab Movement, aka Mujahideen Youth Movement, aka Mujahidin Youth Movement, aka MYM, aka Harakat Shabab al-Mujahidin, aka Hizbul Shabaab, aka Hisb’ul Shabaab, aka al-Shabaab al-Islamiya, aka Youth Wing, aka al Shabaab al-Islaam, aka al-Shabaab al-Jihaad, aka the Unity of Islamic Youth) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (as amended).
The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against the provision of material support or resources to al-Shabaab and blocking of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the control of U.S. persons

Bill Warner
Private investigator