U.S. special forces killed leader of scrubbing Black Hawk Down East African base in shame
“base” organization the head of Naboo East Han
MH-6-type “birds” in the mission, AH-6 is its attack
“Black Hawk” helicopter large body, apparently as the “bird” flexible
movie” Black Hawk Down “stills
1993, the U.S. special forces in Somalia suffered humiliation, capture a local warlord in the operation, two “Black Hawk” helicopter crashed and 18 soldiers were killed, the whole affair was then remade into a Hollywood movie “Black Hawk Down.” Recently, the U.S. special forces and take the “Little Bird” helicopters in Somalia in depth, the success of killing the “base” organization, the head of Naboo Chinese East Africa, after a lapse of 16 years of shameful.
special forces killed the terrorist tycoon
9 14, the Somali capital Mogadishu about 250 km south of Mogadishu, near the town of Bala Wei, four military helicopters on the ground, directed at two cars roar from.
locals A Budi said Ahmed, of which two helicopters opened fire at a car. After the helicopter down, a group of soldiers out of the helicopter, took the men on the ground, quickly left.
“There was a car burning, next to two bodies.” Attacks a few minutes later, the bus driver Mohammad Liya Ding just drove by the scene.
Somali government security official said later, “base” the head of the organization in East Africa Nablus Chinese were killed in the attack. U.S. media quoted military officials as saying that U.S. troops raided the Nablus Chinese team, two militants have been killed in the car, Naboo Han’s body was taken away by U.S. troops.
British “Times” reported that Bala Wei Town area has been armed groups in Somalia, “Youth Party” under the control of the organization and the “base” organization closely linked. The U.S. government called “Youth Party” and many of the members are foreigners, their goal is to overthrow the United Somali transitional government, the establishment of religious extremist regime.
Obama signed the “kill order”
According to the U.S. Fox News reported that two U.S. military officials, “kill order” by the President of the Austrian Alabama signed earlier in the month, called the raid “of balanced action”, the troops part of the mission from the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, which may include SEALs.
action before the intelligence panel to closely monitor the meeting from the Han Naboo vehicles. Action, at least two AH-6-type “birds” helicopter from the nearby waters off the U.S. warship, they flew back after the ship to complete the task, and back to the target body to be authenticated.
Somali government welcomed the attack. Al-Jazeera reported that U.S. bombing of Somalia, after government forces spokesman said: “The Somali government would welcome any elimination of all foreign terrorists. This action targeted the U.S. military, not civilian casualties, is to maintain stability in Somalia an important action. “disgusted” Youth Party “and the Somali armed factions also welcomed the U.S. military action.
the “Youth Party” claimed spokesman told Reuters that the organization will attack Western targets in retaliation. A “Youth Party” commander told The Associated Press: “They have tasted the bitterness of our counter-attack.” 17 noon, the African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, the camp was “Youth Party” car bomb attacks.
the U.S. military to disperse the “Black Hawk” Shadow
the U.S. military apparently learned of the “Black Hawk” fiasco in Somalia, the lessons of the raid fast, accurate , hard, fast attack, a quick fix to prevent the melee into the ground, to avoid repetition of the “Black Hawk” mistakes. But also to the “base” members show, Somalia is no longer safe, because the U.S. military helicopters ready to appear in their heads.
“The Times” 16 said the attack successfully contribute to “disperse” Black Hawk Down ‘kept in the shadow of Americans 16 years of heart. ”
Bush term, long-range cruise missiles or conventional military AC-130 attack aircraft against terrorist suspects in Somalia. An American consultant said, because in the past many Somali civilians by the U.S. cruise missile manslaughter, the use of a commando raid rather than long-range missiles, but also reflects the administration hopes to achieve change, to avoid civilian casualties, and to further Africa inland.
on why attacks during the day, the consultant said, time constraints may be the main reason. He said that special forces are informed of Naboo in 14 on the day of the exact whereabouts of Chinese information, so they had braved great danger during the day to take action.
two “Tomahawk” missile did not kill him
The Associated Press reported Naboo Han, 30, was born in Kenya. Back in 1998, Naboo Chinese suspected of involvement in attacks on the United States because in Kenya and Tanzania embassies in Kenya and was wanted by the authorities. Two bombings killed 200 people. In 2002, a truck bomb attack on a hotel in Kenya, including Israeli citizens, including a total of 15 people died, U.S. intelligence agencies believe is the mastermind of the Han Naboo. In addition, the Naboo also suspected of having tried to Chinese missile attack an Israel from Mombasa airport to flights.
Naboo Han FBI has been one of the world’s most wanted men, reportedly, the U.S. military and U.S. intelligence agencies had repeatedly kill Naboo Chinese, and even fired two “Tomahawk” missiles have not been able to get rid of him.
the next Afghanistan?
1991 years, Somalia has been without a strong central government. According to the British “Guardian” data, since 2007, violence has led to about 1,800 Somalis were killed and 150 people homeless. Currently under joint UN-backed Somali transitional government, only the AU peacekeeping force under the control of Mogadishu with the help of some blocks.
analysts believe that the current situation in Somalia has a complex internal reasons, but the United States and other Western countries for their own interests are waves of undue interference. Such as the United States has supported some of the Somali warlords, is not welcomed by local people, which makes the breeding ground for extremist forces have.
the 1990s, Afghanistan became a haven for terrorists, and now Somalia is becoming a similar place. Terrorism experts said Somalia’s “base” branch of the organization and other extremist groups have been absorbed by the network members are mature, they absorb other countries and regions for training extremists to Somalia, some even from Western countries.
African-American studies expert Holmes said the Obama administration should pay close attention to Somalia, and not without hesitation it will be defined as terrorist haven. “Somalia may become the next Afghanistan, we envisaged this possibility when the focus on killing terrorists, we did not pay more attention to the reconstruction of Somalia.” X154
Black Hawk Down
the Cold War, Somalia, long-term ally of the Soviet Union, but the late 1970s turned to the West, to provide military facilities to the U.S. as a condition for security, this relationship until 1991 Siad government collapsed. December 1992, “United Nations Operation in Somalia,” and it the most powerful warlord Aideed in Somalia peacekeeping force with a direct confrontation.
1993 年 10 月 3 日 下午 3 时 32 points, the U.S. military ground forces and U.S. Delta Force, SEAL special operations forces a total of 180 persons were launched from the ground and air action plan to arrest Aideed.
as intelligence failures and other reasons, into chaos after the start of the operation, two U.S. “Black Hawk” helicopter was shot down on the surviving members of the armed men into the 2000-4000 siege, the capture operation was immediately changed into rescue operations. 15 hours after fierce fighting, U.S. forces withdraw before peacekeepers base, a total of 18 U.S. soldiers were killed, a “Black Hawk” pilot captured.
10 April, U.S. television news broadcast of Somalis dragging the bodies of U.S. soldiers paraded through the streets of the screen. October 7, Clinton announced that the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from Somalia the deadline. March 2, 1995, the last batch of UN peacekeepers withdraw from Mogadishu, the peacekeeping operation ended in failure.
Aideed had served as Siad government intelligence director, and later through a coup to overthrow the Siad government. United Nations withdrawal from Somalia after Aideed announced in June 1995 became President of Somalia. The following year, in a street gun battle a week later, he died because of wound infection. When the U.S. media that the U.S. intelligence agencies in that deadly shooting played a role in the 1993 death of U.S. soldiers avenged.
Aidid’s death, his men tried to backers of President Hussein Aideed’s son. Interestingly, Hussein early in 1979 had emigrated to the U.S. when he was 17 years old, his father Aidid still Siad command. In 1987, Hussein voluntarily joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and even stationed in Somalia as a translator for a time, shortly after he successfully U.S. citizen. Hussein eventually renounced the presidency in Cairo. Later, when asked about his military career, he replied: “One day Marine Corps, Marines for life.” X154
military strike will not help the situation in Somalia
努拉丁迪里耶 independent analysts said the helicopter attack in the United States can only wanted to make a hook on the list only.
the one hand, Somalia’s terrorist activities and their influence is far less than the international community to intervene so that the point of serious concern. It is, therefore, we can always see playing here, playing there for special military operations, but do not see any coherent strategy for stabilizing Somalia, for young people away from extremism, or that the people of Somalia with humanitarian assistance. On the other hand, terrorist forces have enough to make this country into chaos.
2001 years later, in anti-terror blueprint, the United States is not deep roots of terrorism grounds, decided not to intervene in Somalia. But in 2006 the Inquisition in southern Somalia, the United States began to increase the influence. Now the U.S. has become a transitional coalition government’s major partners, but it also means that the transitional coalition government may lose the support of the Somali people. Somalis fear that Americans would like before the military operation in the random arrest them.
now appears that the U.S. military killed Naboo Han is just the “Youth Party” leadership of the damage, but the transitional unity government to become increasingly weak and incompetent, because it is now neither the ability to fight militants revenge, nor the ability to deal with the political turmoil caused the attack.
In any case, Somalia needs a government to assume responsibility for domestic affairs, the government needs the help of good faith and sincere agreement.
Obama “entangled” state of mind
British “Guardian” website commented that the campaign against terrorism in East Africa, if the United States would like to help, you have to stop putting pressure on Kenyan leaders.
the United States and Kenya the need for cooperation is that, regardless of what the Americans counter-terrorism measures in East Africa, Kenya is bound to be involved.
when the United States to provide a steady stream of weapons and assistance to support the Somali transitional government against the United States defined as a terrorist organization “Youth Party”, the Kenya feel is the “Youth Party” expansion. “Youth Party” is not only a “holy war” to recruit on behalf of the Somali people in Kenya, but also to incite native Kenyans.
on Somalia and Kenya between the terrorist network, 纳布汉恰恰 is a good example, he is Kenyan, in Somalia to be “cleared.”
because of Kenya’s important, “Clear” Neb Chinese action for the United States stirred up trouble. U.S. military action before the Kenyan authorities did not inform any of the United States. Kenyan Foreign Minister, told Reuters the United States this “remote action” worried, “Our close proximity to the United States in the implementation of actions, but do not tell does not cooperate, this fact disturbing.”
This time, the United States alone, Kenya’s attempts to get rid of precisely reflects the administration’s tangle: on the one hand, continue to cajole Kenya’s anti-terrorist operations in the Horn of Africa to cooperate on the other hand, want to force the leaders of democracy in Kenya and economic reform.
Obama can really do both at the same time it? You really want to promote the fight against terrorism in East Africa and political reforms, American leaders not only need to become softer tone, also need to think twice.