Apart from the hot news of ‘why the West needs to attack Islamic Iran to save Israel’ – Somalian pirates are receiving a good media coverage lately. These pirates (carrying more than paper-cutting knives as the 9/11 hijackers did) have hijacked seven cargo ships so far. Interestingly, the western powers, which are always eager to collaborate when it comes to invading a Muslim country – declared their inability to stop such acts – just like the ‘war on terror’ bogey! In fact US military chief, Admiral Michael Mullen, admitted that he was “stunned” by the pirates’ reach. When they hijacked the cargo ship ‘Sirius Star’ (allegedly owned by Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, of Somali coast – not far away – American, Russian, Turkish, Italian, British, and Greek frigates and warships were patrolling the Gulf of Aden under a UN mandate.
Now, why these pirates have appeared all of sudden from nowhere? Are their acts being used something like Osma Bin Lden’s tapes – to generate ‘Islamophobia’ for a future invasion of Somalia by USrael – as they did earlier to remove Islamic Court Union (ICU) government in Mogadishu in 2006. The Zionist Gurus have already connected ‘dots’ between the pirates and the evergreen Al-Qaeda.
Somalia, like Afghanistan and Iraq – have been western killing field for their greed. These countries were controlled by their western puppet regimes – and when the people rose against them – the western imperial powers created wars, conflicts and anarchy within those Muslim lands. Somalia was not on not America’s ‘concern’ till the fall of military dictator, Siad Barre, in 1991.
Islamic Court Union (ICU) did succeed in restoring law and order in Somalia, which for torn by clan rivalries and foreign interest groups. However, ICU’s bid to implement Islamic Shari’ah could not go smoothly through Zionist controlled western governments. Their problem was to accept tha “how could an Islamic government be allowed to be a trailblazer of good governance?” The solution was – Washington and Tel Aviv arming Christian Ethiopia to invade Somalia in 2007. However, the invasion failed to produce the ‘desired’ results and in fact helped ICU to generate more grassroot support.
While the US installed puppet government is crying ‘Al-Qaeda’ – it has rushed to pass a law, allowing American oil companies – Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips to return to Somalia and get hold their share of two-third of Somalia’s total untaped oil and other Natural resources.
Islamic Court system emerged in the 1990s after warlords and foreign insurgents seeking to depose US supported former military dictator, Mohamed Siad Barre descended into fighting in the country. With no police to establish law and order, the warlords turned to Islamic Courts for stablity. Empowered by clan leaders, the Islamic Courts resolved disputes within clans and warlords – sometime applying punishments prescribed by Islamic Shari’ah. In 2000, the various courts formed a union of Islamic Courts to consolidate their power and establish a writ across the entire country. Since then, the Islamic Court Union has come to be seen among majority of Somalian – as the provider of daily services and its struggle to unite and stablize the country.
Somalia has a rough population of 8-10 million – 99% of which are Sunni Muslims and 1% Christians.