Al-Shabaab Mujahideen Will Liberate
Somalia: Al Shabab Continues To Unite More And More
20 March 2012
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In a worrying sign for the powers that be in the west,
the Somali Muslim movement under the umbrella of Al
Shabab has made major breakthrough in the northern
region of Somalia by bringing into its folds the
Islamic Resistance in Puntland (see map), says
independent analyst Thomas Mountain in his article in
the Foreign Policy Journal.
With Al Shabab this past year having unified all the
major resistance movement in central and southern
Somalia, and with talks ongoing between Al Shabab and
the reunification movement in the very most northern
region of Somaliland (see map), it should come as no
surprise that the only real news coming out of the
World Conference on Somalia recently convened in
London would be the announcement of another military
"surge" in Somalia, this time of over 50% (of occupier
forces) to almost 20,000 "peacekeepers", points out
Like it says in the West Point manuals, when you start
losing (i.e. the enemy is getting stronger) "send in
the Cavalry", as in double your troop strength, which
is what has happened this past year with the UN/AU
"peacekeepers" in Mogadishu going from 8,000 to almost
20,000. And this doesn't count the hundreds of tanks
and heavy artillery as well as the dozens of
helicopter gunships flying overhead protection this
With lightly armed Al Shabab, i.e., rifles, machine
guns and rocket propelled grenades, having to give
ground and hit and run, the insurgency has entered the
strategic stalemate stage with neither side being able
to defeat the other, says Mountain.
The problem for the west is that Al Shabab continues
to unite more and more Somalis and expand its base of
operations. Once it can mount serious attacks in all
areas of the former nation of Somalia at once, watch
out AU, watch out UN, watch out Ethiopia, and,
especially, watch out USA, next door in AFRICOM's
major new base in Djibouti (see map).
According to Mountain, the Somali people have long
been a fiercely independent lot and will never accept
a foreign occupation, be it 20,000 UN/AU troops or
50,000 Ethiopian troops before that.
Al Shabab has spent the last year ending all of the
fighting between the various central and southern
resistance fighters, with even the "moderates" in the
former Union of Islamic Courts (UIC)/Alliance for the
Reliberation of Somalia (ARS) removing their white
scholars scarfs and replacing them with Al Shabab red.
Now with Al Shabab's breakthrough in the northern
Puntland region, it seems the resistance to the
western-backed military occupation based in Mogadishu
has become an even more serious problem for the west
and its vassals at the UN/AU, and more "surge" is the
order of the day.
Kenya has certainly learned it the hard way, invading
southern Somali for the first time in Kenyan history
last October. All the braggadocio of the Kenyan Army
has gone up in smoke as the attempt to capture the Al
Shabab lifeline port of Kismayo has been an utter
failure, writes Mountain.
Today, the several thousand Kenyan troops occupying
southern Somalia are stuck in the mud, unable to
advance and with a daily increase in small scale
attacks on their supply lines, finding it hard to stay
where they are.
The western "War on Terror" can surge in Somalia to
100,000 AU troops; the lesson never learned is you
cannot defeat an entire people, points out Mountain.
With Al Shabab slowly but steadily spreading its wings
south to north across Somalia no cries of "freedom and
democracy" can hide the fact that "peacekeepers" and
their puppets will one day have to make their escape
from Somalia, and then what is the west going to do
with an Islamic government in power right smack in the
middle of the Horn of Africa?", asks Mountain.