October 25th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

Somali president speaks out against Kenyan incursion

Somalia's president has spoken out against Kenya's military incursion into his country, saying his nation's African neighbor has overstepped its bounds by pursuing Islamic militants far from its own borders.

Somali President Sharif Ahmed said Monday that the strike degrades the trust built up between the two countries over the past few decades, and called Kenya's actions "not good."

His comments contradict a joint Somali-Kenyan communique issued three days after the Kenyan incursion, declaring Al-Shabaab "a common enemy to both countries" and pledging to work together to stabilize Somalia and cooperate in security and military operations.

Kenyan forces entered Somalia on October 15 in a strike on Al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group that Kenya blames for the recent kidnappings of foreigners from northern Kenya.

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  1. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    The Somali President needs to say this, in order to try to make his country not look like it is in complete shambles. It would not look good to say "We are happy that the Kenyan army is here with absolutely no oversight from us."

    October 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Either that or al-Shabaab came up with the right price!!

    October 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Maybe. Or the right threat.

      October 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jambo jambo

    Must be the right price,kismayo port is the ultimate source of revenue for the shaababs,if it falls,they are done.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    I wonder just how much of a hand do the right-wing thugs in Washington have in this affair. I bet that they're behind the whole thing! Another bottomless pit for our hard earned tax dollars!!!

    October 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Not me. Why don't you just call yourself "Anti right-wing-thug" instead of stealing other peoples screen names?

      October 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • chrissy

      Very well put, Bimbo. I too suspect the right-wing thugs in Washington as they worm their way into every situation around the world. These people want nothing less that world domination and don't let anyone kid you otherwise and don't let that uneducated lemming who keeps posting under your name bother you as I also have someone doing the same thing to me!!!

      October 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • What was That?????

      Hey .... Have you ever put peanut butter on your ball bag and let your dog lick it off? Good times .... Good times.

      October 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      What's more pathetic than living a sad, lonely existence? Advertising to millions of people what a sad, lonely existence you have by making these inane comments, ostensibly as different people. Now you don't just feel sorry for yourself. There are now a few other people who feel sorry for you too. Mostly though, lots of other people are laughing at just how pathetic you are.

      October 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • What was That?????

      What ever Bimbo ..... but you have say ... it makes you laugh ..... lighten up life is to short to be a buttho*e.

      October 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • squiggx

      Bimbo are you really that retarded to think that the "right wing" politicians have a "secret" agenda ? wow. Bimbo suits you perfectly. Grow up and realize that we do not make "foriegn policy" in other countries and if the Kenyan army did it, then it was the KENYAN army !!!! if have so much distain for our polictic then their are flights leaving the US everyday. good luck !

      October 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u

    Dear Mr. Somalian President
    It has brought to my attention that you are very upset about having Kenyan forces in you country.
    Well sir, we feel must do this in order to protect our land, which your people by the way have been entering for the purpose of kindnapping and general mayhem in general.
    We the peoples of Kenya can no longer allow this.
    So if you wish for Somalia to remain Kenyan free, it would behoove you in the most stringent way, for you to restrain your people from entering our sovereign nation.

    Best regards,
    From the force that is about kick your butts.

    October 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lorelei

    @bobcat2u: LMAO!!

    October 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    squiggx its not " secret" what the right wing politicans in this country wants.... Its whatever yhe costs Pres Obama is one term, even to the damage of this country.

    October 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    There's a president of somalia? What does he preside over? Is he a terrorist, a pirate, or what?

    October 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cosmicvox

    Dear President of Somalia, SOMEBODY Has to Take Out the Garbage ...

    October 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Harmony

    @President leeintulsa:
    I would have to say, both!
    What a sad country.

    October 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Harmony

    @cosmicvox: 😀

    October 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kinyanjui

    When did Somali have a president. Screw him, he can't even keep his country in order. if chaos arise guess where he will run. Kenya.

    October 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©


    Too true.
    I think the Kenya, overall, has been very tolerant of Somalia's "hijinks".
    I love it when Kenya announces that will tolerate no more, and they will do whatever it takes to eradicate the many problems that Somalia's rogue militants cause, Somalia cries foul.
    So it is with many things, the world over.
    "Do as I say, not as I do" had been the mantra of many hypocrites since time began.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |