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Somalia's Clerics Vow To Resist America
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-8-2006 | Mike Pflanz

Posted on 06/07/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT by blam

Somalia's clerics vow to resist America

By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi
(Filed: 08/06/2006)

Militant Muslims who took control of Somalia's anarchic capital this week declared war on ''infidels'' yesterday and warned that any US intervention in Mogadishu would be ''disastrous''.

Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the city's Islamic court union, warned that any action from Washington would fail, echoing the botched 1993 operation that left 18 US servicemen and 300 Somalis dead, and was used as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down.

"If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach them a lesson they will never forget and repeat their defeat in 1993," he told the Saudi-owned pan-Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat.

Militia loyal to hardline Islamic courts yesterday celebrated the capture of Mogadishu after a three-week battle with secular forces said to be backed by Washington.

It is widely believed that the courts' leaders are at best sympathetic to al-Qa'eda and at worst actively support its agents.

On Tuesday, President George W Bush expressed concern about the fall of most of the city to the radicals and vowed that Somalia would not become a haven for terrorists similar to Afghanistan under the Taliban.

Sheikh Nur Barud, the city's most senior Muslim cleric, called on Somalis to crush secular resistance to Sharia law.

"All Somalis must defend the Islamic courts because this is not inter-clan fighting but war with the infidels," he said in an speech aired by local radio stations.

The defeated side, a loose alliance of businessmen and warlords who were the only opposition to the Islamic courts, retreated to defensive positions near Jowhar, 55 miles north of Mogadishu yesterday. Although badly routed, they vowed not to let the town fall. At least 347 have been killed and 1,500 wounded since violence flared again in February.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; clerics; resist; somalias; vow

1 posted on 06/07/2006 6:04:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Send the opposition some of the IED's from Iraq.


2 posted on 06/07/2006 6:06:38 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I say we air drop high ranking UN officials into the place to whine the islamderthals to death.


3 posted on 06/07/2006 6:09:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: blam

Screw 'em. Let them all starve and kill each other.


4 posted on 06/07/2006 6:09:16 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: blam
"If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach them a lesson they will never forget and repeat their defeat in 1993," he told the Saudi-owned pan-Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat.

Clearly that idiot thinks he is dealing with Bill Clinton...

5 posted on 06/07/2006 6:10:34 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: blam

One more reason to hate Bill Clinton.

How 'bout the Muslim slime "resist" all they want and we'll pretend that they're North Korea? Make those evil POS crawl for every U.S. Dollar.


6 posted on 06/07/2006 6:13:11 PM PDT by ishabibble
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To: ishabibble

Let's just turn it into glass.


7 posted on 06/07/2006 6:15:28 PM PDT by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: ishabibble
A series of nuclear explosions will clear the mess up in Somalia very nicely.
8 posted on 06/07/2006 6:15:37 PM PDT by GaryMontana (islam, the Nazis of today must either be destroyed -- or the human race will perish)
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To: The Electrician

Thanks to Bill's cut-n-run strategy in Mog we have emboldened the terrorists. He actually handed a victory to the terrorists. Now someone will have to go back in there and try to fix it, costing more lives. I agree, let the Somalis figure it out. Eventually they will run out of people to kill.


9 posted on 06/07/2006 6:17:20 PM PDT by benjamin032
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To: GaryMontana

Don't suppose the fallout would drift over Yemen do you?


10 posted on 06/07/2006 6:17:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: blam

I like how they seem to think they are at war with the US military. I'm thinking, more power to ya Achmed. If we decide to take care of you, it's going to hit your mud hut from altitude.


11 posted on 06/07/2006 6:18:20 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: GaryMontana
A series of nuclear explosions will clear the mess up in Somalia very nicely.

You are in serious need of a reality check. We aren't going to waste a nuke on Somalia.
12 posted on 06/07/2006 6:22:00 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: blam

SEND THE UN INTO SOMALIA NOW!!! That will serve a dose of justice to those muzzie bat$tards!!! They will steal what little they have, scam billion$ from touchy-feely idiots, and rape Somali women and children! (sarc... or maybe NOT)

LLS


13 posted on 06/07/2006 6:23:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: blam

Oh... we're calling them "Clerics" now....


14 posted on 06/07/2006 6:28:47 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: blam

These "clerics" are a pain in the neck. I've often felt the war against terrorism would be greatly aided if a few of the hate-mongering fundamentalist clerics got whacked.


15 posted on 06/07/2006 6:31:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: blam
" Sheikh Nur Barud, the city's most senior Muslim cleric, called on Somalis to crush secular resistance to Sharia law "

This means "Heads Will Roll!........literally

16 posted on 06/07/2006 6:32:41 PM PDT by Kakaze (American: a Citizen of the United States of America........not just some resident of said continent)
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To: blam

The new rulers in Mogadishu need to be told in no uncertain terms that any terrorist actions against America or Americans that is laid at their feet will result in their complete and total annihilation.

At a time and place of our choosing.


17 posted on 06/07/2006 6:34:14 PM PDT by exit82 (If Democrats can lead, then I'm Chuck Norris.)
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To: Northern Yankee

Thank heaven for global warming and the desertification of this infidel have.


18 posted on 06/07/2006 6:37:48 PM PDT by mathurine (ua)
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To: blam
...the botched 1993 operation that left 18 US servicemen and 300 Somalis dead...

Oh, it was a lot more than 300.

Let the Somalis experience the Taliban II for awhile. Let the world compare Somalia to Iraq. And let the UN deal with it (snicker)...

19 posted on 06/07/2006 6:39:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: blam
"If US forces intervene directly against us in Mogadishu, then we are ready to teach them a lesson they will never forget and repeat their defeat in 1993,"

Yes, we promise never to try and feed your starving population again.

20 posted on 06/07/2006 6:40:06 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: blam
Send in Jimmy Carter! What could go wrong?
21 posted on 06/07/2006 6:44:37 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Billthedrill
"Oh, it was a lot more than 300."

Yup. I've read 800 to over 1,000 dead.

22 posted on 06/07/2006 6:45:44 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Mogadeshu and Somalia are important ONLY because one of our recent, and much flawed, presidents MADE it so by sending in troops with the wrong orders, by changing a reasonable and humanitarian (and unnecessary) mission simply because the US administration changed; and by abandoning our troops while they were in danger.
(THAT part sounds familiar!)

As of today...who really gives a little bitty poop about ...where was that again??

23 posted on 06/07/2006 6:46:49 PM PDT by norton
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To: Billthedrill
Oh, it was a lot more than 300.

I was going to comment on the number too. All the estimates I saw, the numbers had commas in them.

24 posted on 06/07/2006 6:46:56 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: GaryMontana

You mean clean it up very nicely. Maybe we still have some neutron bombs left.


25 posted on 06/07/2006 6:55:07 PM PDT by rbg81 (1)
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To: norton
"As of today...who really gives a little bitty poop about ...where was that again??"

Well, if Al-Qa'eda starts launching terrorist raids from there, It'll be dealt with, otherwise they can die for all I care.

26 posted on 06/07/2006 7:30:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: rbg81

personally. . .i would like to us pull the dreadnaughts
out of mothball and shell the hell out them


27 posted on 06/07/2006 7:59:22 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: blam

Let's make it tough on them! Shoot down all their plane loads of kat!


28 posted on 06/07/2006 7:59:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: blam
What's up with these wacky kaat chomping sammies anyway? I don't think we have any troops in Somalia. Sheeesh! The lengths these two-bit dicktaters go to just to keep their braindead population riled up. The Sheriff Shiek her needs to give it a rest.
29 posted on 06/07/2006 8:01:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Lynch Mob.)
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To: blam
The ignorant sonsuvbitches were nearly defeated by an insufficiently supported tiny force of Rangers.

The Somalians defeated the feckless imbeciles we had in the White House, Pentagon and State Department during Clinton's administrations....not the Rangers.

The Somalian lunatics could and should be slaughtered by any fully supported force of disciplined warriors authorized to "destroy" them.

There are few better places on the planet to slaughter large numbers of Islamofacists.......that are as deserving of the slaughter..

Semper Fi
30 posted on 06/07/2006 8:16:28 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
"There are few better places on the planet to slaughter large numbers of Islamofacists.......that are as deserving of the slaughter.."

I couldn't agree more.

31 posted on 06/07/2006 8:34:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: MikefromOhio

You are in need of a trip to Somila -- there is nothing there worth fighting for.

Somilia is not worth one American life.


32 posted on 06/07/2006 8:37:11 PM PDT by GaryMontana (islam, the Nazis of today must either be destroyed -- or the human race will perish)
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To: river rat

Time to test MOAB


33 posted on 06/07/2006 8:55:12 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: GaryMontana
You are in need of a trip to Somila -- there is nothing there worth fighting for.

Somilia is not worth one American life.


It took your sorry ass long enough to respond. Who said anything about "fighting for" anything there? You did. It's on you, but FYI, we WON'T flip a damn nuke at a place like Somalia without a good cause. You can just take it too the bank. If you don't like it, well, that's just too bad because that's the way things are going to be FOREVER.
34 posted on 06/07/2006 9:52:45 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: GaryMontana
You are the sorry ass hole. I do not spend my days on here waiting to respond to morons like you. I have a real life -- unlike you.

I should really say something here, but in the interests of NOT being banned, I won't.

I usually support the Americans in Iraq -- but if you are really in Iraq -- which I doubt, I wouldn't shed a tear if your muslim friends decided to repeat their fun with Daniel Pearl on you.

First off, I WAS in Iraq. For a year. Which is more than I can for you. Especially since you advocate flipping a nuke off like it's a big firecracker or something. And as for the second part, you can shove that second one up your surely enormous arse.
36 posted on 06/11/2006 5:19:06 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: GaryMontana; Allegra
You are the sorry ass hole. I do not spend my days on here waiting to respond to morons like you. I have a real life -- unlike you.
I usually support the Americans in Iraq -- but if you are really in Iraq -- which I doubt, I wouldn't shed a tear if your muslim friends decided to repeat their fun with Daniel Pearl on you.


Hey Allegra, Lookie at what GaryMontana gave us :) - He even invoked Daniel Pearl on me!! LOL!!!! What a moron!!
37 posted on 06/11/2006 5:21:18 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: MikefromOhio; GaryMontana
He even invoked Daniel Pearl on me!! LOL!!!! What a moron!!

Yes, that sort of remark carries things too far.

I've had one wish me death on here as well. And another compared me to Lynndie England - the only comparison being that I'm in Iraq.

It's a shame people can't express their opinions without wishing violent death upon those who disagree.

38 posted on 06/11/2006 10:28:05 PM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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