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Posted on 06/07/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT by blam
Somalia's clerics vow to resist America
By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi
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.
Send the opposition some of the IED's from Iraq.
I say we air drop high ranking UN officials into the place to whine the islamderthals to death.
Screw 'em. Let them all starve and kill each other.
Clearly that idiot thinks he is dealing with Bill Clinton...
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.
Let's just turn it into glass.
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.
Don't suppose the fallout would drift over Yemen do you?
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.
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)
Oh... we're calling them "Clerics" now....
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.
This means "Heads Will Roll!........literally
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.
Thank heaven for global warming and the desertification of this infidel have.
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)...
Yes, we promise never to try and feed your starving population again.