Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Around the horn...Somalia heating up?

The Jihad never sleeps and it looks like things are heating up in Somalia. al-Reuters claims that US planes are hunting Islamists in the Puntland. The Anatolian Times goes into a bit more detail and names names. Among the so-called "high value" Al-Qaeda militants believed to be in Somalia are "Fazul Abdullah Mohammed from the Comoros, Kenyan Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan and Sudanese national Abu Taha al-Sudani, an arms expert believed to be close to Osama bin Laden. Others are Sheikh Dahir Aweys, the hardline cleric heading Somalia's Islamic Courts Union, and Adan Hashi Ayro, the commander of the Islamists' militia wing, the Shabaab." (More on Sheikh and Adan can be found here.)

Meanwhile over in Eurabia, Der Spiegel has a cow about the US interviewing terrorists held in Ethiopia. They are calling them "extraordinary renditions" and allege mistreatment. SOMEBODY that knows what they are doing BETTER BE interrogating these homicidal maniacs and who the hell do you think this dipwad is????

The US government is apparently making sure that it is the Ethiopian authorities rather than US officials who are running the prisons in Addis Ababa. "They've concealed their role but you can assume the Americans were behind all these renditions," a senior western diplomat based in Kenya told the Sunday Times. "By sending prisoners to Ethiopia, they had a convenient place to interrogate people."

I say Der Speigel, der Schmeigel, thank God we are interviewing terrorists. How else do you think we even KNOW about these HVT's (high value targets)???

Esquire not only has a hot cover this month (Angelina Jolie) it also has an uncomplimentary (but comprehensive) piece about the US's Africa Command in the AMERICANS HAVE LANDED. It's worth a look.