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Friday, June 03, 2011

Al Shabaab Cash Crisis is an Opportunity to find Funders

There is possible short term cash flow crisis for al shabaab, since Mukhtaar Abu Mansur Robow Acknowledge that Osama and Al Qaeda was a major funding source.

Osama may have gotten them funds, but the source of the funds is still out there. They key is to keep an eye on the Treasurer/Supply Chain Leaders of each of the Four al Shabaab organizations. It is likely those four will be reaching out to their low level funding administrators to try create a more direct link to the funders.

On a side note:

It is not new new that Al Qaeda helped overthrow General Mohammed Si’ad Barre's government in Somalis, but The statements by Mukhtaar Abu Mansur Robow, (al Shabaab's public spokeswoman) at Osama Ben Laden's Somalia memorial reminds us that al Qaeda has been active in Somalia with al Shabaab long before their affiliation became public.

-Shimron Issachar

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An Al Shabaab leader this week claimed it was Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda that was instrumental in ousting Maj. General Mohammed Si’ad Barre, who headed Somalia's military regime.

Sheikh Mukhtar Rabow, a/k/a Abu Mansur, an Al Shabaab terrorist group official, made the claim while speaking at memorial in honor of the now deceased bin Laden on Wednesday in a town near the Somali capital of Mogadishu where Al Shabaab continues to rule.

“In [the early] 1990s, the martyred al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had sent a number of his fighters to Somalia to train some of Somali guerrillas in order to help depose Somali military regime,” Abu Mansur said, according to an unclassified intelligence report.

Abu Mansur claims that Osama also played a key role in financing the Somali Islamic forces and gave them material support such as providing them with firearms and rocket-propelled grenades and launchers.

He stated that Al Shabaab depends on the military and financial support of al Qaeda that both terrorist organizations are united.

Abu Mansur boasted that the killing of the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan will not undermine Al Shabaab's efforts and battles to topple the United Nations-backed government of Somalia, which is internationally recognized. Besides Somali government forces, African Union peacekeepers are posted in the war-torn country.

In 1998, when U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed with hundreds of people dead, bin Laden was blamed as the mastermind of those almost simultaneous terrorist attacks.

The Al Shabaab leader noted during Osama bin Laden's memorial service that bin Laden's al Qaeda played a major role in the 1993 U.S. special forces (Rangers, Delta Force) battle with Somali militia leader Mohamed Farah Aidid as portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down.

When the smoke cleared 18 U.S. soldiers were dead and another 84 were wounded in that battle, with hundreds of Somali fighters killed or wounded. Following the "Black Hawk Down" battle, then-President Bill Clinton pulled U.S. troops out of Somalia.
he Al Shabaab leader noted during Osama bin Laden's memorial service that bin Laden's al Qaeda played a major role in the 1993 U.S. special forces (Rangers, Delta Force) battle with Somali militia leader Mohamed Farah Aidid as portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down.

An Al Shabaab leader this week claimed it was Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda that was instrumental in ousting Maj. General Mohammed Si’ad Barre, who headed Somalia's military regime.

Sheikh Mukhtar Rabow, a/k/a Abu Mansur, an Al Shabaab terrorist group official, made the claim while speaking at memorial in honor of the now deceased bin Laden on Wednesday in a town near the Somali capital of Mogadishu where Al Shabaab continues to rule.

“In [the early] 1990s, the martyred al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had sent a number of his fighters to Somalia to train some of Somali guerrillas in order to help depose Somali military regime,” Abu Mansur said, according to an unclassified intelligence report.

Abu Mansur claims that Osama also played a key role in financing the Somali Islamic forces and gave them material support such as providing them with firearms and rocket-propelled grenades and launchers.



Some intelligence experts believe it was the U.S. retreat from Somalia that encouraged Osama bin Laden to continue his attacks against Americans and American interests.

"While the U.S. government all but ignores Somalia, it was in that north African country in 1993 that bin Laden came to the decision that the United States would back down if it suffered devastating attacks," said former military intelligence officer and police detective Mike Snopes.

He stated that Al Shabaab depends on the military and financial support of al Qaeda that both terrorist organizations are united.

Abu Mansur boasted that the killing of the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan will not undermine Al Shabaab's efforts and battles to topple the United Nations-backed government of Somalia, which is internationally recognized. Besides Somali government forces, African Union peacekeepers are posted in the war-torn country.

In 1998, when U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed with hundreds of people dead, bin Laden was blamed as the mastermind of those almost simultaneous terrorist attacks.

The Al Shabaab leader noted during Osama bin Laden's memorial service that bin Laden's al Qaeda played a major role in the 1993 U.S. special forces (Rangers, Delta Force) battle with Somali militia leader Mohamed Farah Aidid as portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down.

hen the smoke cleared 18 U.S. soldiers were dead and another 84 were wounded in that battle, with hundreds of Somali fighters killed or wounded. Following the "Black Hawk Down" battle, then-President Bill Clinton pulled U.S. troops out of Somalia.

Some intelligence experts believe it was the U.S. retreat from Somalia that encouraged Osama bin Laden to continue his attacks against Americans and American interests.

"While the U.S. government all but ignores Somalia, it was in that north African country in 1993 that bin Laden came to the decision that the United States would back down if it suffered devastating attacks," said former military intelligence officer and police detective Mike Snope

by Jim Kouri
The Rest @ Law Enforcement Examiner

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