al-Qaida Dispatching Followers from Horn of Africa to Europe and the World
Today's AP report by FRANCES D'EMILIO on the London Blast Suspect just captured in Italy, confirms hints dropped in Molten Eagle's July 11th posting.
Osma Hussain aka Hamdi Isaac was arrested Friday in Rome. Italy’s Interior Minister, Giuseppe Pisanu, said the man had contacts with others from the Horn of Africa. Italy was closely watching the Horn of Africa, the eastern section which includes Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
"We are following the evolution of the overall situation in the Horn of Africa where, in stateless lands, al-Qaida has arrived, has settled, and from where it tends, in various ways, to dispatch its followers into Europe and the rest of the world," Pisanu said.
A ruthless cell linked to al-Qaida is established in Mogadishu. The cell leader, a Somali militant, had been trained in Afghanistan. Islamic hard-liners, have imported high explosives, mines, rifle-fired grenades, anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. U.N. monitors identified at least 17 mobile, military training camps established by Al-Ittihad al-Islami, which wants to impose Islamic law over Somalia (and _________ ).
No wonder a submarine has been patrolling nearby waters. What U.S. submarines may be armed with is described in an answer to one commenter's question on July 23rd.