planners have…flagged the likelihood that civilians could be caught up in any fighting. That has been one of the prime considerations militating against pre-emptive military action, though sources said that situation could change.
Claims of a concern for civilian deaths seem disingenuous, considering the thousands of innocents killed during NATO’s relentless bombing of Libya last year — and no doubt the situation will indeed “change”, as Somalia is strategically important in the war for resources currently being fought on the global Grand Chessboard.
Somalia is rich in natural resources and believed to possess vast unexploited oil reserves, including in Puntland Province, said to hold between 5 and 10 billion barrels of oil, and in which Western oil companies began drilling earlier this year.
Somalia is also important in terms of the transit of oil and other goods, the British government estimating that annually 23,000 ships transit the adjoining Gulf of Aden, carrying $1 trillion of trade. Somalia’s pirates have been a persistent annoyance to those using such vital oil shipping routes.
Some have been caught and are facing trial in the region, but intelligence agencies say it is only a matter of time before one of them attempts to bring terror back to their homeland
If British Muslims really are traveling to Somalia with the intention of carrying out terror attacks in the UK, rather than taking part in a localized insurgency against a Western puppet government, the idea that the threat can be eradicated through drone and air strikes is illogical. The inevitable killing of civilians during such strikes will provide added motivation to potential jihadists who already feel aggrieved at the West’s violence against Muslim peoples around the world. Al-Shabaab are media savvy and adept at utilizing social media — reports and images from the aftermath of Western aggression will make for great propaganda, and surely serve to inflame expatriate Somali Muslims and make them hostile to the British government.
…has denied aid to all areas of Somalia that are not under the control of the US-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG), meaning that aid is restricted to a few square miles. ‘We are committed to saving lives in Somalia and we are already working in any area not controlled by al-Shabaab,’ Donald Steinberg, deputy administrator of USAid told a press conference in London. ‘Unfortunately, about 60 percent of people affected are in al-Shabaab territories.’ One could not have a clearer statement of Washington’s intention to use food and famine as weapons of war against a civilian population.
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