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Britain wants to intervene in Somalia?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Dec 23, 2011.

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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Sasa Cameron anataka aje karibu na nyumbani!

    Britain's new year resolution: to intervene in Somalia

    KIM SENGUPTA. The Independent. December 22, 2011

    David Cameron describes Somalia as "a failed state that directly threatens British interests" and will convene a summit in London in February to bring together the countries currently active in the Horn of Africa state. A number of key decisions are expected to be made there, ranging from humanitarian aid to military missions.

    The Prime Minister's decision to tackle the Somalia quagmire is seen by some as being fuelled by the success of the Libyan venture.

    Mr Cameron is concerned about tourists and aid workers from the UK being attacked and kidnapped, the rise of piracy and the potential for the East African country to become a place of extremist indoctrination for increasing numbers of young Muslims from the UK.

    The last point, in particular, is an acute security concern, with MI5 head Jonathan Evans warning that Somalia has become the next destination after Pakistan for terrorist training due to the presence of al-Shabaab, an extremist group with links to al-Qa'ida. The would-be jihadists are not just of Somali background, but include those from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Yemen and north Africa, resident in Britain. There is a real risk, Mr Evans has stressed, that returnees from Somalia could carry out bomb attacks in British cities.

    The UK has also been linked to the piracy in the Indian Ocean, with claims that members of the Somali diaspora are involved, with financial connections through Gulf states like the United Arab Emirates with the highly lucrative hijacking of vessels bringing in an estimated $12bn (£7.6bn) a year.

    Critics claim that rather than looking at Britain's recent involvement in Libya for inspiration, a closer analogy is provided by Helmand. The Afghan province was described by Tony Blair's government as "ungoverned space which is a source of threats to Britain" through terrorism and narcotics.

    Helmand provided 25 per cent of Afghanistan's total opium crop and around 80 per cent of heroin on British streets came from Helmand. Three years after UK military deployment, the province was producing 49 per cent of the national opium. The military mission, scheduled to last two years, will continue until 2014.

    Robert Emerson, a security analyst specialising in African conflict zones, said: "David Cameron has acquired a taste for foreign adventures. It is true that what goes on in Somalia is of interest and we must be wary of the terrorist threat. But how far does one get involved?

    Full Story (The Independent)

    Hawa wa-british bado wanao muangalio wa kikoloni kama babu zao walivyokuwa. Hawajabadilika hata kidogo!

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    Nonda JF-Expert Member

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    hargeisa JF-Expert Member

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    waingereza ni wanafiki walitawala somaliland na bado somaliland hawataki kuitambua ,
    muungano na somalia ya kusini ulifanyika kiholela ; mataifa ya africa pia ni wanafiki jamani imefika wakati somaliland itambuliwe kama nchi
    wasomaliland wameonyesha mafanikiao katika democrasia uchumi na hata amani kwa ujumla

    sulihishoa la amani ya kusini linaweza kupatikana kama somaliland ikitambuliwa