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  • Dramatic Footage Captures A Deadly Firefight Between American Mercenaries And Somali Pirates

    04/22/2017 5:06:08 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-22-2017 | Rod Ardehali
    •Somali pirates tried to hijack a cargo ship attacking the vessel in speedboats •Private security contractors hired to protect the cargo began shooting at them •The guards saw off the pirates firing dozens of rounds from sub-machine guns •Dramatic footage captures the furious gunfight between the two boats •Attack thought to have happened in 2012 but reemerged after hijacking in March Dramatic footage of a private security team engaging in a fire fight with Somali pirates trying to hijack a cargo ship has emerged online. A speedboat can be seen hurtling towards the vessel as a private security contractor wielding...
  • US Expected to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

    04/16/2017 8:23:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 63 replies
    VoA ^ | April 08, 2017
    Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. "We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000," Ahmed Isse Awad told VOA's Somali service Saturday. "Most of them are not in detention centers."
  • Report: Trump Deporting 4K Somali Migrants

    04/13/2017 5:56:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 154 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2017 | John Binder
    An estimated 4,000 Somali migrants in the U.S. are expected to be deported by President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
  • Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia

    04/09/2017 3:15:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 April 2017 | Bbc
    Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia The INS Mumbai and a hijacked ship in the Gulf of Aden - 9 April 2017Indian Navy The Indian navy ship INS Mumbai (background) helped stop the hijacking of the Tuvalu-flagged ship (foreground) Nineteen crew members have been freed from a ship captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials received an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about 75 miles (120km) from the coast of Yemen. Ships from three countries diverted to its path. A Chinese team boarded the vessel early on Sunday. The...
  • US War In Africa: Trump Prepares Military For Combat In Somalia

    03/31/2017 1:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 30 March 2017 | Josh Keefe
    President Donald Trump granted the U.S. military more flexibility in conducting operations in Somalia on Wednesday, declaring the country a "war zone" and easing restrictions that protect civilians. Parts of Somalia have been declared areas of "active hostilities" under a directive Trump signed Wednesday, the New York Times reported. The directive would mean rules that require interagency approval of air strikes no longer apply in those targeted areas, and targets would no longer have to pose a direct threat to American lives. These rules, put in place under President Barack Obama in 2013, also required that strikes would have a...
  • Europe takes in refugees by the millions; Saudis blow them out of the water

    03/28/2017 6:51:07 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies
    The Duran ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ricky Twisdale
    While Germany, Greece, the Visegrad countries, and Brussels all argue about who should take in the most migrants, the Saudis have evidently found a much simpler solution to the problem. A boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen was allegedly attacked by the Saudi-led coalition which is intervening in Yemen’s civil war, reported Human Rights Watch. “The coalition’s apparent firing on a boat filled with fleeing refugees is only the latest likely war crime in Yemen’s two-year-long war,” HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said. Here’s their account of what transpired: One of the boat’s four Yemeni crew members...
  • Good News: 'Occupy Boston' Holds Rally for Accused Terrorist

    10/10/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Guy Benson
    The 'occupy' mob's organizational incoherence and moral bankruptcy continues apace:   The downtown protest group Occupy Boston threw its proverbial doors open yesterday, and played host to supporters of accused terrorist Terak Mehanna, who are looking to raise awareness of the Sudbury man’s upcoming trial.  The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee came to Occupy Boston’s ever-evolving tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to say Mehanna, a Muslim American pharmacist, is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.  Occupy Boston hosted the pro-Mehanna rally, but, officially, the leaderless group doesn’t have a position on the case. Say, who is this innocent "victim of...
  • Weapons buildup, anger fuel threat of renewal of Somali piracy

    03/15/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Abdiqani Hassan
    A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this week, the first such seizure by Somali pirates since 2012, experts and locals told Reuters on Wednesday. Gunmen hijacked the Aris 13, a small oil tanker, on Monday and are demanding a ransom to release the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, the EU Naval Force that patrols the waters off Somalia said. Now shipping companies are scrambling to find out whether the attack is a one-off, or whether pirates could once again threaten one of the world's...
  • EU to approve new military training headquarters

    03/06/2017 12:29:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2017 2:48 AM EST
    The European Union is set to approve the creation of a headquarters for its military training missions in Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republic. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she would urge foreign and defense ministers Monday to “take immediate decisions on the establishment of a military planning and conduct capability.” She said it would provide a “more efficient approach to the existing military training missions we have.” …
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Obama Appointed Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat To Somalia’s New President

    02/19/2017 10:09:34 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Feb 19th, 2017
    On Friday the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz, presented a gift to the new President of Somalia, a hat that reads “Make Somalia Great Again.” Ambassador Schwartz was appointed by former President Barack Obama and was sworn into his position in June 2016 according to the International Business Times. Reactions to this gesture on twitter were overwhelmingly negative because let’s face it: Somalia has never been great.
  • Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

    02/19/2017 3:25:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 19 February 2017
    The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say. The blast - which ripped through shops and food stalls - is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month. No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects. On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president's supporters. Sheikh Hassan Yaqub said that anyone who collaborated with the new president - who he described as evil-minded - would be at risk of attack by the Islamist group.
  • 9th Circuit will be voting on whether to reconsider the 3-judge panel decision en banc.

    02/12/2017 5:52:47 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 83 replies
    Chris Geidner Twitter ^ | February 10, 2017 | Chris Gender
    THOMAS, Chief Judge and En Banc Coordinator: A judge on this court has made a sua sponte request that a vote be take as to whether the order issued by the three judge motions panel on February 9, 2017, should be reconsidered en banc.
  • Donald Trump says refugee admissions surged from 7 countries during suspension of executive order

    02/12/2017 7:07:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Politifact ^ | Feb. 12, 2017
    President Donald Trump said refugees from dangerous locations have flooded the United States ever since a federal judge halted his executive order. "72% of refugees admitted into U.S. (2/3 -2/11) during COURT BREAKDOWN are from 7 countries: SYRIA, IRAQ, SOMALIA, IRAN, SUDAN, LIBYA & YEMEN," Trump said on Twitter Feb. 12.
  • Dual Somali-US citizen elected president in historic vote

    02/11/2017 2:03:21 AM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Feb 2017 5:39pm EST | Abdi Guled
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship was elected Somalia's president on Wednesday, declaring a new "era of unity" as he took on the daunting task of bringing the long-chaotic country its first fully functioning central government in a quarter-century. [snip]Thousands of jubilant Somalis poured into the streets, chanting the new president's name as cheering soldiers fired into the air. "Somalia will be another Somalia soon," said Ahmed Ali, a police officer celebrating in the crowd. [snip]The new president represents a generation of Somalis scattered abroad by conflict who cautiously have begun to return...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • 'Only God And Trump Knows' Our Fate: A Dispatch From World's Largest Refugee Camp

    02/03/2017 12:56:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 3, 2017 | Eyder Peralta
    The streets of Dadaab in northern Kenya are crowded with people and cars. You find refugees selling goats and shaving ice. The biggest refugee camp in the world is basically a mega village. The mostly Somali refugees sell pots and pans and make colorful headscarves on manual sewing machines. In one store, a group of refugees are having an intense conversation. It is, of course, about President Trump. With the stroke of a pen, the new U.S. president threw thousands of lives into disarray when he temporarily suspended refugee resettlements and travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. Here in Dadaab, the...
  • Bureaucrats Bring 500 Refugees Into Country One Day Before Trump’s Expected Ban

    01/25/2017 7:18:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/17 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters. The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.” Two...
  • Fears That Trump’s Visa Ban Betrays Friends and Bolsters Enemies

    01/28/2017 2:40:55 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Declan Walsh
    CAIRO — Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Trump’s freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions, worsen perceptions of Americans and offer a propaganda boost to the terrorist groups Mr. Trump says he is targeting. Mr. Trump’s stance has been evident since the early days of his campaign, when he advocated a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. President Trump has since softened his language, casting his order on Friday as a way to keep terrorists, not Muslims, out of the United...