Black Hawk Down by Al-Shabaab fueled by Al-Qaeda in October 1993 Warning Garaphic Photos.

Monday, June 22, 2009

SARASOTA Since surviving Somalia’s “Black Hawk Down” carnage in 1993, decorated Army veteran and University of Florida journalism school grad Keni Thomas has had one of those marquee careers that raises logical questions about destiny and fate. As part of The Patterson Foundation’s Legacy of Valor campaign to honor veterans, the Junior League of Sarasota and the Junior League of Manatee County are hosting Thomas at an 11 a.m. luncheon at Dolphin Aviation in Sarasota. Patterson’s Legacy project hopes to draw attention to veterans issues and Sarasota National Cemetery, where construction work on Patriot Plaza will turn the memorial into a national showcase.  On Oct. 3, 1993, Thomas was with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment coordinating with Delta Force operatives to capture Somali militia bosses gathering in the nation’s capital. The targets had been attacking United Nations peacekeepers and sabotaging humanitarian relief efforts.

Somalia Muslim terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda drag naked body of US Helicoptr Pilot through streets of Mogadishu you Bastards Never Forget! Bin Laden formed Al-Qaeda in 1988, Bin Laden says that “Arab holy warriors” trained in Afghanistan had banded with Somali Muslims in October 1993 to kill 18 U.S. soldiers in a bloody battle on the streets of Mogadishu Somalia.
1980 – 1989– Bin Laden raises money for the mujahedeen fighting in Afghanistan and also provides them with logistical and humanitarian aid. During these years, he also personally fights in battles against the Soviet Union.* 1988– Bin Laden founds a group he names al Qaeda, which in Arabic means “the base.”* December 1992 — U.S. forces land in Somalia, spearheading a U.N.-authorized humanitarian plan to bring in famine relief supplies. Part of their challenge is disarming the various warlords who control the country. Prosecutors charge that bin Laden threw himself into the conflict, sending some of his followers to Somalia to train the warlords to fight the U.S. troops.* February 26, 1993– A bomb explodes at the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six and wounding hundreds. Six Muslim radicals, who U.S. officials suspect have links to bin Laden, are eventually convicted for the bombing. Bin Laden is later named along with many others as an unindicted co-conspirator in that case.

* October 1993 — Eighteen U.S. servicemen, all of them part of a humanitarian mission to Somalia, are killed in an ambush in Mogadishu. Bin Laden later says that some Arab Afghans were involved in the killings and calls Americans “paper tigers” because they withdrew from Somalia shortly after the soldiers’ deaths

   1996 — Sudanese officials expel bin Laden from their country. He moves with his children and three wives to Afghanistan, where he receives support from the fundamentalist Taliban regime. That year, U.S. authorities indict bin Laden on charges he helped train the people involved in the 1993 Somalia attack. Bin Laden says that “Arab holy warriors” trained in Afghanistan had banded with Somali Muslims in October 1993 to kill 18 U.S. soldiers in a bloody battle on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia* June 25, 1996 — Nineteen U.S. soldiers die in a bombing of the Khobar military complex in Saudi Arabia.* August 23, 1996 — Bin Laden declares a holy war against U.S. forces. He signs and issues a declaration of jihad from Afghanistan titled, “Message from Osama bin Laden to his Muslim Brothers in the Whole World and Especially in the Arabian Peninsula: Declaration of Jihad Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Mosques; Expel the Heretics from the Arabian Peninsula.”* 1998 — Bin Laden’s al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, merge, according to U.S. prosecutors.

* February 1998 — Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri endorse a fatwa under the banner of the “International Islamic Front for Jihad on the Jews and Crusaders.” This fatwa, published in the newspaper, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, on February 23, 1998, states that Muslims should kill Americans — including civilians — anywhere in the world.

* May 7, 1998 — Bin Laden associate Mohammed Atef sends Khaled al Fawwaz a letter discussing the endorsement by bin Laden of a fatwa issued by the “Ulema Union of Afghanistan” which termed the U.S. army the “enemies of Islam” and declared jihad against the United States and its followers. The fatwa is subsequently published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

* May 29, 1998 — Bin Laden issues a statement titled “The Nuclear Bomb of Islam,” under the banner of the “International Islamic Front for Fighting the Jews and Crusaders.” In it, he states that “it is the duty of Muslims to prepare as much force as possible to terrorize the enemies of God.”

* August 7, 1998 — A pair of truck bombs explodes outside the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Some 224 people are killed.

* November 1998 — Bin Laden is indicted in the United States on 224 counts of murder — one for each death in the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings.

* June 7, 1999– Bin Laden appears for the first time on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives list.

* May 2000 — Muslim separatist guerrillas who seized 21 hostages at a diving resort in Malaysia publicly announce that they are being supported by bin Laden.

* October 12, 2000 — Bin Laden is linked to the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, which left 17 U.S. sailors dead and another 39 injured.

* 2000 — Algerian Ahmed Ressam pleads guilty in connection with a failed plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport during the millennium celebrations. He claims he was trained in urban warfare and explosives at a camp in Afghanistan run by bin Laden.

* May 29, 2001– Four of bin Laden’s alleged supporters are convicted of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa.

* August 14, 2001 — Bin Laden’s last statement prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is given to Al Rai Al Aam newspaper.

* September 2001 — Four U.S. commercial aircraft are commandered in flight by 19 hijackers. Two are flown into the World Trade Center in New York, another into the Pentagon just outside Washington, and the fourth, headed to an unknown target, crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people are killed. Soon thereafter, the U.S. government names bin Laden as a prime suspect.

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Monday, August 25, 2008; After once denying or downplaying links to the terrorist network, a senior leader of Somalia’s most notorious Islamic militia Al-Shabaab, now acknowledges that his group has long-standing ties to Al Qaeda (1993 Black Hawk down Mogadishu) and says he is seeking to forge a closer relationship.”We are negotiating how we can unite into one,” said Muktar Robow, a top military commander of Al-Shabaab, which the U.S. State Department designated a terrorist organization in 2008. 
The body of a dead US soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu.
“We will take our orders from Sheik Osama bin Laden because we are his students.” Merging with Al Qaeda operatives in the region makes sense, he said, given the recent U.S. crackdown, including a May 1, 2008 airstrike that killed Shabab’s previous commander.”Al Qaeda is the mother of the holy war in Somalia,” he said. Most of our leaders were trained in Al Qaeda camps. We get our tactics and guidelines from them. Many have spent time with Osama bin Laden.” There are indications of a fairly close Shabaab-Al Qaeda connection, though it’s not clear to what extent they’ve been operationalized,” he said. Shabaab has been boosting its forces in recent months with an influx of (Al-Qaeda) fighters from around the world, including Kenya, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Chechnya and even the United States.
Al Jazeera recently aired footage of a masked Shabaab commander who called himself Abu Mansur al-Amriki and spoke with an American accent. His identity could not be confirmed.Robow said Shabaab’s roots lay with the collapse of Mohamed Siad Barre’s military regime in 1991, the last time Somalia had a functioning government. With help from a team of fighters sent by Bin Laden, he said, future Shabaab leaders cut their teeth killing U.S. forces in 1993, including the downing of a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter, which led to the deaths of 18 U.S. soldiers.U.S. intelligence agencies took note after the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Somalia’s Islamic hard-liners (Al-Shabaab) were accused of harboring the Al Qaeda operatives who executed the attacks.
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    Bin Laden formed Al-Qaeda in 1988, Bin Laden says that “Arab holy warriors” trained in Afghanistan had banded with Somali Muslims in October 1993 to kill 18 U.S. soldiers in a bloody battle on the streets of Mogadishu Somalia.

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