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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Sat14Oct MOGADISHU Somalia bomb, 300 dead 500 injured Reply with quote

Mogadishu atrocity may provoke deeper US involvement in Somalia
President Trump had already approved use of US troops in Somalia before hundreds died in truck bomb blamed on al-Shabaab
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/mogadishu-atrocity-may-p rovoke-deeper-us-involvement-in-somalia

Jason Burke Africa correspondent
Sunday 15 October 2017 20.15 BST Last modified on Monday 16 October 2017 02.48 BST
For many years, Somalia was a forgotten front among the various campaigns against violent extremist Islamists around the world.

The massive bombing of the centre of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, will bring the international spotlight back on to the battered country – at least for a few days.

Al-Shabaab, the Islamist group based in the country, is almost certainly responsible for the huge truck bomb that killed as many as 300 people in Mogadishu on Saturday.

The attack proves once more it is among the most capable and tenacious militant organisations anywhere.

Al-Shabaab’s roots run back through a series of violent – and sometimes non-violent – revivalist Islamist movements in Somalia over the past 40 years. In the past decade, it has been fighting local, regional and international forces, and has survived significant strategic setbacks primarily by exploiting the weaknesses and failings of central government in the shattered state.

One reason for the relative lack of attention devoted to al-Shabaab in recent years in Washington, London and other western capitals is that the group has ruthlessly purged anyone who wanted to swear allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from its ranks.

That al-Shabaab – the name means “the youth” – is not seen as particularly dangerous beyond its immediate region is another reason.

Though the group has been a formal affiliate of al-Qaida since 2011, it has not engaged in terrorist planning against European or US targets. Though it has attracted militants from the west, it has not sent many back the other way.

Al-Shabaab has, however, launched a series of bloody attacks in east Africa, such as the assault on an upscale shopping mall in Kenya in 2013 in which 67 people were killed.

It has been regional powers, including Kenya, that have done the heavy lifting in terms of military deployments in Somalia in recent years.

More than 20,000 troops have been deployed by the African Union there. But they have been much criticised, accused of being arrogant and sometimes brutal toward local populations, corruption and military incompetence.

A series of assaults by al-Shabaab on African Union bases have undermined political will to continue this commitment among regional states – as the extremist strategists intended it would.

The bombing in Mogadishu may now intensify a growing US commitment to pursuing a more active role in Somalia.

Earlier this year, the US president, Donald Trump, designated Somalia a “zone of active hostilities”, allowing commanders greater authority when launching airstrikes, broadening the range of possible targets and relaxing restrictions designed to prevent civilian casualties. He also authorised the deployment of regular US forces to Somalia for the first time since 1994.

The US in effect pulled out of Somalia after the “Black Hawk Down” episode of 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu and the bodies of American soldiers were dragged through the streets.

In May a US special forces soldier was killed in a skirmish with al-Shabaab, the first US casualty in Somalia since then.

Any deeper involvement in Somalia would come against a background of greater involvement across Africa. Earlier this month, four US servicemen were killed in a firefight in Niger with militants there.

Yet the same challenges experienced in conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan face any counter-insurgency effort in Somalia.

Somalia is suffering its worst drought in 40 years, with the effects of climatic catastrophe compounded by war and poor governance. Al-Shabaab’s control over populations in rural areas in much of the south and central Somalia is such that the group was able to impose a ban on humanitarian assistance in areas they control, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to choose between death from starvation and disease or brutal punishment.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHY IS TRUMP SILENT ABOUT SOMALIA? HUNDREDS WERE KILLED IN A TERRORIST ATTACK IN MOGADISHU
BY JOHN HALTIWANGER ON 10/16/17 AT 2:45 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/why-trump-silent-somalia-hundreds-killed-terro rist-686103

President Donald Trump, who's famous for his restless Twitter fingers, hasn't said a thing about Saturday's horrific terrorist attack in Somalia.

At least 300 people were killed and roughly 300 more injured in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, by two devastating car bombs. The Somali government has blamed the incident—which represents the deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history—on Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate.

Trump is often among the first to publicly react to terrorist attacks in the Western world, in many cases without first having the full details (his recent speculatory tweets about an attack in London angered British leaders). Indeed, Trump seemingly goes out of his way to comment on such attacks. But after hundreds were killed by an attack that featured dual car bombings in the Horn of Africa, one could hear proverbial crickets chirping at the White House.

Perhaps this is simply because Trump is aware the Mogadishu attack will likely not matter to his electoral base, which is seemingly more likely to be enraged by black NFL players protesting systemic racism than an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group murdering hundreds in a predominantly Muslim country. Or perhaps there is another reason. Newsweek reached out to the White House to give Trump an opportunity to respond, but didn't hear back by the time of publication.

The State Department did release a statement that offered America's condolences to the victims, and said the U.S. "will continue to stand with the Somali government." But America's apparent ambivalent stance toward Somalia, which is one of the countries on Trump's travel-ban list, makes it difficult to see these words as anything but a formulaic response.

U.S. says it “will continue to stand with the Somali government.”
Remember Somalia is on Trump’s travel ban list. https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/10/274803.htm

Meanwhile, the U.S. military remains quite active in Somalia, conducting drone strikes against Al-Shabab and advising the Somali military. A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia in May while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces.

Saturday's attack, which occurred just two days after the head of the United States Africa Command was in Mogadishu to visit Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, could potentially spark the U.S. to increase its military presence in the country.

Should the president comment on a terror attack reportedly conducted by a group that U.S. troops are currently risking their lives to help combat? It could be argued that he should. But the man currently inhabiting the White House apparently doesn't agree. Instead, Trump used his weekend tweeting time to attack the press and Democrats, and to brag about the supposed progress the U.S. economy has made since he entered the White House.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.@ICRC under attack in #Mogadishu http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/ifrc-somali-red-crescent-soci ety-mourn-volunteers-killed-yesterdays-blast-mogadishu/ & #Kabul http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/red-cross-drastically-reduces-pr esence-afghanistan-171009113546225.html
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/ifrc-somali-red-crescent-soci ety-mourn-volunteers-killed-yesterdays-blast-mogadishu/
IFRC and Somali Red Crescent Society mourn volunteers killed in yesterday’s blast in Mogadishu
IFRC and Somali Red Crescent Society mourn volunteers killed in yesterday’s blast in Mogadishu
Mogadishu/Geneva, 15 October 2017 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

Several other volunteers and staff of the Somali Red Crescent Society have been injured and are currently receiving treatment at a hospital. The number of casualties may rise as some volunteers are still missing. SRCS First Action Teams responded immediately, providing first aid and transferring the wounded to nearby hospitals.

IFRC extends its deepest condolences to the Somali Red Crescent Society and to the families of the volunteers killed and injured. Humanitarian volunteers and staff must be protected. They are not a target.
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