Between the horrific drama playing out in Kenya with the mall shooting, this new Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips which is showing commercials every 5 minutes and is about US/European ships being victims of pirates and the US media highlighting the exploits of Al-Shabaab, the new terrorist boogie man is gonna be Somalia in a big way.
The fact that there are reports surfacing saying that Somalian-Americans are rolling with or have sympathies with Al Shabaab, means this war on terror will increase and domestic spying will be justified especially if it’s a Black face being spied upon..We have already seen increased surveillance activities in large Somali communities in places like Minneapolis.
It was just the other day we heard Congressman Peter King chairman of the House of Representatives committee on counterterrorism and intelligence has already come out and urged the FBI to watching Somali-American communities. He asserts that Al Shabaab has been recruiting amongst Somalian Americans and thus all Americans should be wary of them.. Of course King is not too vocal about us needing to be wary of white Americans who may be recruited by Neo-Nazis, KKK members or other white supremacist organizations which routinely are involved in acts domestic terrorism.
Words like lawlessness and ungovernable are routinely used to describe Somalia and her people. What’s often missing in the analysis are the stories about extreme drought and poverty which were exacerbated by polluted waters caused by world commercial vessels passing through the Horn of Africa, which has depleted fish supplies which has long been a main sources of food and commerce.
Pay attention as all this unfolds… It’s in the mist of chaos that serious, oppressive moves are made..