February 09, 2009

Report: Somali Taliban, Somali al Qaeda Agree to Get Along

Iran's official English language press service is claiming that the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab terrorists have agreed to back their formal rivals of the 'moderate' Islamic Courts Union, aka the Somalian Taliban. Press TV:

Al-Shabaab fighters have quit opposition to Somalia's transitional government, after the country's Clerics Council endorsed the new president.

On Monday, President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed held a reconciliation ceremony attended by the representatives of the fighters, governmental and military officials and thousands of Somali public, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The event, held in the police center Comando Polizia south of the capital, Mogadishu, witnessed the gunmen and the Somali military officials vowing to abandon hostilities towards each other.

Hooray, unity!

Mass executions begin in 4 ... 3 .... 2 .....

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:33 PM | Comments |