The Somali insurgent movement Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab, Al-Shabaab) issued a press release linking Kenyan security to security inside Somalia. It is the latest in a growing line of communications between Al-Shabab and Kenya, which represent a form of indirect communication between the two parties.
For Immediate Release
Kenya: Your Security Depends on Our Security
Mogadishu (01/04/2012) – After nearly six months into the aggressive invasion of this Muslims land, the Kenyan forces have miserably failed to achieve the intended operational and military objectives in Somalia, concluding the first phase of their invasion.
Debilitated by a strategic lack of awareness, combat experience and severe economic strains, the Kenyan troops, having failed to consider the essential capabilities and characteristics of the Mujahideen in advance, have now subserviently submitted to the command of AMSIOM, demonstrating the apparent weakness and lack of determination of the entire country’s force. And as the Kenyan invasion ambivalently stumbles into its second phase, now under AMISOM flag, the Mujahideen have formulated new methods and a fresh approach to counter the invasion.
In a series of coordinated operations, the Mujahideen have successfully managed to disintegrate battle plans and disrupt supply routes of the Kenyan forces, inhibiting their ability to adapt and manoeuvre freely in Southern Somalia. Lacking precision and planning, the bumbling incompetence of the Kenyan troops in Somalia has been beneficial to the Mujahideen and helped them secure towns and villages behind enemy lines. Units of Mujahideen are also constantly on the trail of KDF troops deployed along the colonial border.
With Kenya now perilously sailing along a tremulous sea, lacking both the political purpose and the will of its soldiers, the Kenyan public is also gradually being sucked into the maelstrom of an endless war. The deteriorating insecurity in Kenyan cities is an embodiment of Kenya’s misguided policies that place foreign interests above its national interests and the security of Western nations above the security of its citizens, thereby wasting the lives of its men and its resources for no real gain.
The Kenyan public must be aware that the more Kenyan troops continue to persecute innocent Muslims of Somalia, the less secure Kenyan cities will be; and the more oppression the Muslims of Somalia feel, the more constricted Kenyan life will be. Such is the law of Retributution. Your security depends on our security. It is a long, protracted war and Kenyans must neither harbour a reason for optimism nor hope for triumph.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen