Giuliani's Firm Lobbied for H.R. 2003 Considered Threat
“The reality is, in fact, it does harm a relationship”
' Although Rudolph W. Giuliani is campaigning as President Bush's staunch ally in the war on terror, his law office has lobbied Congress on behalf of legislation that the Bush administration calls a threat to ... via Ethiounited
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#1 Dec 5, 2007
Say No to HR 2003
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that threatens the fragile peace in many parts of the Horn of Africa region. As a Somali-American,we want to protect the tenuous peace in the region of my homeland by opposing HR 2003,
For more than a decade, my country has been in a state of lawlessness with no central government. With Ethiopia s support, the Transitional Federal Government, which is backed by the United States and the United Nations, has a chance, to take its place as the legitimate leaders of Somalia and restore Somalia s standing in Africa and in the world. Such leadership would quell the rising militant Islamic insurgency that threatens the entire region. It is not an exaggeration to say that should H.R. 2003 become law, the stability of the Horn of Africa is in great jeopardy.
H.R. 2003 sends the misleading message to Eritrea , a country that the U.S. is currently considering designating as a state sponsor of terrorism, and the Islamic Courts Union, a group whose leaders have ties to al-Qaeda, that the U.S. finds the acts of an emerging democracy as the most deplorable in the region.
Please show your support for democracy in Ethiopia and peace in the Horn of Africa by not allowing H.R. 2003 become law.
somalia is key battleground in the global war on terror Somalia there is, for the first time since 1991, the prospect of the establishment of a national government with some semblance of authority. This will not be an easy task and could be jeopardized by the general reluctance to send peacekeepers.
Washington remains traumatised by the Black Hawk down disaster of 1993 when 18 American soldiers deployed to the country on a humanitarian mission were killed in urban warfare, their bodies dragged through the streets.
Other countries have been deterred by the fact that bin Laden, who welcomed the rise to power of the Islamic Courts, has repeatedly called on Muslims to resist any peacekeeping force dispatched to Somalia.
The hundreds (possibly thousands) of foreign fighters who joined with the Islamic Courts have announced their intention to continue the struggle through guerrilla warfare, meaning that Somalia needs an international peacekeeping force as a matter of urgency.
But, so far, only Uganda and Ethiopia are the only one helping the war on terrorism in somalia , a sad commentary on the short-sightedness of the worlds strategic vision.
For the war on terrorism is not a Middle Eastern issue but a global one. If Somalia lapses back into chaos it will once more become a haven for terrorists and prove that we have still not learnt one of the key lessons of 9/11: a terrorist sanctuary
TERRORISM FREE SOMALIA FOUNDATION
#2 Dec 15, 2007
The likes of Abdirahman Warsame are the reall cuprits to blame for Somali's misery that has worsened because of the brutal Ethiopian occupation and the internal displacement of over 1.5 million Somalis. I personally know Abdirahman for his concerted efforts to support financially the Genocide in Somalia against the Hawiye people in Mogadishu. He was a former militia leader in Somalia who has enough blood on his hands. I am sure that the world is not blind about the attrocity of warlord/traitor Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed against the people of Somalia. This thuggish and war-criminal should be brought to justice. Also, the futile advocacy that much of his supporters are embarking here in the U.S. should be facing allegations on the grounds of hate-mongering against certain Somali tribes and that should indeed visit (Abdirahman Warsame) in Ohio as we know about his nasty campaign of accusing terrorism on innocent people who disagree with him or are not in line with his your clannish views.
Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi should also be brought to justice for his crimes against humanity in both Somalia and Ethiopia.
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