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February 14, 2016

Written By Swedish Investigative Journalists Peter Wolfson & Greta Backstrom

Many accounts misapprehend the nature of the relationship between Somaliland and al-Shabaab. The relationship, in fact, goes far beyond contact and coexistence, with significant financial assistance by Somaliland’s Ministry of Interior and Intelligence Agency providing the bulk of al-Shabaab’s financing and weapons, according to sources and al-Shabaab captured leaders. Somaliland intelligence is directly funded by foreign intelligence agencies, according to reports. (more…)

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How The West Created ISIS

Posted: Febraayo 14, 2016 in SIYAASADDA

By  @nafeezahmed |

Part 1 – OUR TERRORISTS

“This is an organisation that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated,” Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon press conference in August.

Military action is necessary to halt the spread of the ISIS/IS “cancer,” said President Obama. Yesterday, in his much anticipated address, he called for expanded airstrikes across Iraq and Syria, and new measures to arm and train Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces.

“The only way to defeat [IS] is to stand firm and to send a very straightforward message,”declared Prime Minister Cameron. “A country like ours will not be cowed by these barbaric killers.”

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by Thomas Hegghammer and Petter Nesser

Abstract

How much of a terrorist threat does the Islamic State (IS) pose to Western countries? This article looks at what IS has said and done with regard to attacks in the West. We examine IS statements and take stock of IS-related attack plots in Western Europe, North America, and Australia from January 2011 through June 2015 using a new dataset of jihadi plots and a new typology of links between organizations and attackers. IS appears to have had a decentralized attack strategy based on encouraging sympathiser attacks while not mounting centrally directed operations of their own. There have also been more plots involving only IS sympathisers than plots involving returned foreign fighters. However, the organization’s formidable resources and verbal hints at future attacks give reason for vigilance. (more…)

Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

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Wikileaks release: February 2, 2009

Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service

Title: SOMALIA: PROSPECTS FOR PEACE AND U.S. INVOLVEMENT

CRS report number: RL30065

Author(s): Theodros Dagne, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

Date: February 17, 1999 (more…)

Release date
January 12, 2009

Summary

United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (UN OIOS) 27 Apr 2005 report titled “Allegation that a UN staff member obtained money on the promise that s/he would facilitate the installation of the New York tie-line connection to the RSG residence [ID Case No. 0575-03]” relating to the Political Office for Somalia. The report runs to 5 printed pages. (more…)

Release date
January 12, 2009

Summary

United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (UN OIOS) 30 Dec 2005 report titled “Audit of Operations in Somalia [AR2005-112-003]” relating to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The report runs to 15 printed pages. (more…)