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Somali training camps fuel threat of attacks on US

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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Somali training camps fuel threat of attacks on US


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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The recruits gather in scorching desert hideouts in Somalia, use portraits of President Barack Obama for target practice, learn how to make and detonate bombs, and vow allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

Training camps in the lawless nation of Somalia are attracting hundreds of foreigners, including Americans, and Somalis recruited by a local insurgent group linked to al-Qaida, according to local and U.S. officials. American officials and private analysts say the camps pose a security threat far beyond the borders of Somalia, including to the U.S. homeland.

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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Ok, so this made me laugh a bit.

These are those pirates we see every so often in the news right? How would they EVER manage to attack the US?

If we know about their training camps and their tactics, and allow it to continue, aren't we simply asking for this to occur?

This is just more fear and propaganda as far as I am concerned. If they were really worried they would have taken over already under the guise of bringing democracy there, but then again all Somalia has is Nuclear Waste.

Thoughts?

~Keeper

Article can be found here.

[edit on 11/29/2009 by tothetenthpower]



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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If we know about their training camps and their tactics, and allow it to continue, aren't we simply asking for this to occur?


If we attack the training camps, won't we be seen as a bully by the world?

If civilians are killed in such an attempt to shut down the camps, won't we be seen as an evil country?

How do you propose we shut the camps down without be viewed in a negative way?



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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American doesn't seem to have a problem with being looked down upon anymore.

The only reason as I said they havent' done it, is that there is no incentive for them to do so.

They could do it and then deny it, as there is no government they could just blame it on the same groups, call it an uprising.

You know, the usual CIA stuff.

~Keeper



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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You know, the usual CIA stuff.


I agree, but one has to wonder if Obama has the CIA on a tight leash.

I'm pretty sure we will hear more about Somalia in the near future.



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Any form of action is going to cause a backlash, whether it's conducted by the U.S. or one of our Allied countries attempting to protect America.

Any action taken is going to open the doors for Anti-U.S. forces to move in and persuade the Somalians to allow our enemies to set up shop in their country in return for weapons, training, and an allied Anti-U.S. relationship.

The results of this type of hostility is going to force partnerships between Nations, thus leading us into a WW3 scenario.

The question is .. when the SHTF, which side will the big boys choose?

Any chance Russia and China will side with the U.S./U.K.? Afterall, it would be in their best interest to protect any assets between us.

There is a lot of Anti-American sentiments throughout the world, but I think that if it ever came time for Countries to choose sides that the U.S. would garner the support from the majority of the world.

We may be having some issues with our economy right now and some countries might perceive that as weakness, but there are a great number of people that will remember WW2.

Some people may not know this, but when the Japanese attacked Pearl Habor, thus thrusting the U.S. into WW2, the United States had the 17th smallest military in the world. Three days after Pearl Habor, enlistment numbers for the armed forces were upwards of 300,000.

During this time, America was still trying to recover from The Great Depression. WW2 forced Americans to take action. An Industrial Nation joined together and produced massive amounts of military vehicles, war ships, supplies, ammo, and airplanes. The population donated $26 Billion dollars to the war effort.

When the U.S. joined the fight, the majority of our armed forces were outfitted with weapons and supplies that were used during WW1. Within a little over a year, the U.S. had the largest, strongest, and most well supplied military force that the world had ever seen, and still remains that way today.

A country with no form of government, stability, or infrastructure wants to attack the U.S. ?? They would be better off sticking to hijacking boats, hell they can't even organize enough to do that right.

I think the Geneva Convenion needs to be amended to allow military force or any non-nuclear means to be legally used against non-Geneva participating nations.

A few smart bombs dropped on their training camps would derail any form of action they're thinking about. And a message should be delivered that any country that attempts to support them militarily will also be dealt with similarly.

These people, like others on this planet, will never be a productive society to support or assist the rest of us in helping the human race. One World - One People.



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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The problem with the Somali pirates is the way they are making money.If other crimminals and rebels in other african and middle eastern countries relise how much money the Somalian pirates are getting from ramsom demands,they too may copy them and start pirate activity in there own costal areas.The whole pirate situation will snowball within the indian ocean costal areas and other places in the world.Another problem may rise as well.With all this money the Somali pirates are making puts them in a good position to buy better weapons and fast boats.Even nuclear weapons.They could even build a army of there own and could invade neighbouring countries.I could see the United States going back to Somalia in force one day.

[edit on 29-11-2009 by GORGANTHIUM]




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