"Israel Involved in the Somali Piracy of MV FAINA? Revelations from Yemen
by Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis
October 25, 2008
Is there any Israeli connection in the still unsolved MV FAINA piracy crisis off the Somali coast at Hobyo? Are there further scenarios to use the ongoing humanitarian, environmental, political and military crisis in order to trigger spectacular developments in the Horn of Africa area? Is this crisis machinated in order to bring the total end of Somalia´s existence as a national, unitary state?
An Anti-Israeli fever has been noticed these last days in Yemen, the foreign country with the longest and strongest involvement, interest and commitment in Somalia. The Yemenite allegations may be to some extent relevant to traditional ´fear´ of Israel, but there are some undeniable facts.
In an insightful background of the MV FAINA piracy crisis, Ecoterra states the following:
"Nyna Karpachyova, the Ukrainian parliament's human rights ombudsman, said that the real owner of the weapon-ship is an Israeli citizen with the name Vadim Alperin (alias Vadim Oltrena). It is extremely rare for ships to be registered to individual investors such as Mr Alperin. Vadim Alperin was further investigated to have acquired this ship from a Russian state auction during the era of Boris Yeltsin. The ship was refurbished and later conveniently registered to fly the Belize flag. Other ships by the same owner where found to be operating as casinos including one based in the Gulf to entertain rich Arab clients. Vadim Alperin was once quoted to be a "Mossad brother" running a number of clandestine front companies including one Kenyan Meat export company enjoying "good trade" with middle eastern countries, but covertly used for gathering intelligence from countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia".
In another analysis, Ecoterra quotes the Yemenite president Ali Abdallah Saleh stating that a terrorist cell has been caught to have telephone links with the office of a former Israeli premier. More specifically:
"The foreign existence in the Red Sea will make nothing" president Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen said, "German, U.S. Dutch and French warships have been there and could not prevent pirates" he added. If the international community does not work on rebuilding Somalia, it will remain the one of the worst spots in the Horn of Africa. He highlighted that the direct reason of the piracy phenomenon is disintegration of the Somali State, calling on the international institutions to contribute to restructuring Somali institutions. President Saleh during the conference revealed also that the arrested terrorist cell proved to be linked to Israeli intelligence and in contact with the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office (http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/78939).
"Some US officials fear the cargo aboard the MV Faina, which was seized by pirates Thursday, could end up in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia.... But US officials, arms analysts, and maritime officials say the more likely original destination was southern Sudan, where the former rebel group Sudan
"Vadim Alperin was once quoted to be a "Mossad brother" running a number of clandestine front companies including one Kenyan Meat export company enjoying "good trade" with middle eastern countries covertly used for gathering intelligence from countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia"
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