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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 09:36 AM 
Started by cat777 - Last post by cat777
Hi Rad,

Thank you for the feedback. It's always good to know if I am on the right track or not. I will keep chipping away at this as time permits and hopefully add an update soon.

Thanks again,
cat

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 08:33 AM 
Started by cat777 - Last post by Rad
Hi Cat,

So far your work / understanding of this is very good. It is the underlying intensity/ brutality of certain events caused by what you have understood/ presented so far that generates the fear of being 'exposed'. It is this exposure fear that is the root of this agoraphobic condition. See how far you can go in determining the nature of those intense and brutal events that happened to her and her family, and others like her/ family.

God Bless, Rad

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 08:16 AM 
Started by AndreaManik - Last post by Rad
All Souls emanate from their Creator, not any star system or planets. There is no need to talk about Sirius, Hoova, or anything related to that. All Soul types are created by their Creator and exist throughout the totality of the Manifest Creation where consciousness takes on forms that become self aware. The repression of the daemon nature of a Soul can occur for all kinds of reasons, some of which you listed. All Soul's are inherently structured to want to give. The nature of the giving is then relative to the nature, the Soul types, of any given Soul. This natural law of giving, however, have been perverted for the majority of humans: that began around 7,000 BCE. Instead of giving, the perverted focus of this natural law is to take and exclude relative to self interests.

Each Soul has it's own individual evolutionary track through time and space that is determined by it's own desires. When the repression of the inherent nature of any given Soul, including daemon souls, occurs the reasons for that are unique to each Soul. How the healing of that repression takes place is then specific and unique to what the causes have been to the repression in the first place.

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:59 AM 
Started by CindyRenee - Last post by Rad
"Thanks! Not sure where I got that delusional notion. So, in fact if a planet is retrograde & at 29 degrees we'd say quite the opposite - not only culminating, but if I recall JWG taught that a retrograde planet can also show that the polarity point has already been integrated. Am I remember that correctly?"

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No

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"Also, what if any special evolutionary conditions could exist when the nodes are direct? I know it is rare, I do know someone who has this & the nodes are in CancerCapricorn. In general, if I remember correctly, that there is a total focus on the 'here & now' evolutionary future as indicated by P.Polarity point and north node (though other conditions within that could exist). I would think that it could commonly show a total brand new cycle being initiated and or conversely a total 'wrap up' & a bit of an acceleration to truly plow though old dynamics....to totally let them go. Am I on the right track here?"

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Yes, in that the archetype of the Lunar Nodes not being retrograde is for the Soul to focus upon and solidify all the existing dynamics that have brought it to this moment in it's evolutionary journey. No, in the sense of a new cycle, or stuff being wrapped up.

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:50 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
USA

Senate Democrats Force Mitch McConnell To Cave As Clean Homeland Security Bill Moves Forward

By: Jason Easley
PoliticusUSA
Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Senate Democrats allowed a clean Homeland Security funding bill to move forward after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell caved and dropped the language that overturned President Obama’s immigration action.

Via The Hill:

    The stalemate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was broken Wednesday as the Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown.

    Democrats agreed to support the DHS bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agreed to strip out provisions inserted by the House that would reverse President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

McConnell ran for reelection last fall on a promise that he would confront President Obama and force the president to do the Republican Party’s bidding. Instead, it is McConnell who has been broken by a unified Democratic Senate resistance.

The stage is now set for the Senate to quickly pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill, and place all of the pressure on Speaker of the House John Boehner. The Senate agreement does not mean that a Homeland Security shutdown has been avoided. Boehner and the House Republicans have given no indication that they will pass a clean funding bill.

Rep. Boehner (R-OH) has been trying to blame Senate Democrats for the Homeland Security funding crisis, but that excuse ends today. Once the Senate passes the clean bill, Boehner will have a choice. He can pass a clean funding bill, or he can shut down Homeland Security.

His excuses are gone. Democrats in the Senate won. The Senate will pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. If the country’s national security gets jeopardized, John Boehner and House Republicans will be blamed.

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Bernie Sanders Lays Into John Boehner, “No More Excuses” Do Your Job

By: Jason Easley
PoliticusUSA
Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015, 6:42 pm   

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had a blunt message for Speaker of the House John Boehner. Sanders told Boehner to stop making excuses and do his job.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said:

    The Senate said in a clear, bipartisan way that the Department of Homeland Security should not be shut down and that we must remain vigilant against terrorist threats. The ball is now in the court of Speaker Boehner and his Republican House. Ninety-eight senators, including 54 Republicans, voted for a clean bill to fund the department. Speaker Boehner has run out of excuses. The House must pass a bill and get it to the president immediately.

According to National Journal, Democrats are worried that McConnell may stab them in the back, “The real concern among Democrats is that Sen. Ted Cruz or Jeff Sessions or another immigration hard-liner will force McConnell to stab them in the back. But Cruz said Wednesday that Democrats can’t blame him for their trepidations; he won’t delay passage of the bill.”

If Senate Republicans hold up their end of the bargain, the fate of Homeland Security will be up to John Boehner. The reality is that by cutting a deal with Democrats, Mitch McConnell got even with Boehner. For weeks, John Boehner has been throwing Mitch McConnell under the bus. Boehner has made it clear that McConnell is on his own.

Sen. Sanders’s statement perfectly stated the situation. The Senate united in a bipartisan agreement on a clean Homeland Security funding bill. The blame for the Homeland Security funding fiasco is squarely on the shoulders of the House Republicans. If recent history is a guide, Boehner will eventually cave and bring the Senate bill to the House floor for a vote. Boehner will be able to cobble enough votes together in the House leadership to pass the bill with the support of Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats.

The conservative bloggers and outside groups will be outraged, as President Obama and his united Democratic Party will triumph over the fractured and dysfunctional Republicans.

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West Virginia Republicans Want To Throw People In Jail For Helping Uninsured Get Obamacare

By: Jason Easley
PoliticusUSA
Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015, 12:25 pm      

West Virginia state House Republicans are proposing a new law that would make it a felony for anyone to enforce the health care law. In other words, any employee that would help a West Virginian get access to affordable healthcare would be committing a crime.

According to The Charleston Gazette:

    In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law.

    Under the GOP-backed bill (HB2309), federal employees would face felony charges, while state workers would be arrested for a misdemeanor offense, if they try to administer any federal regulations under the Affordable Care Act. The legislation also declares the federal health-care law “invalid” in West Virginia.

    “It’s one thing to oppose the Affordable Care Act, but it’s another thing to make it a criminal act for people to do their job,” said Perry Bryant, who heads West Virginians for Affordable Health Care. “This is really an extreme piece of legislation, as extreme as anything I’ve seen this session.” 

    Under the bill, federal and state officials who implement the Affordable Care Act in West Virginia could be sentenced and imprisoned for a year or more. Fines range from $1,000 to $5,000.

This is a strong contender for craziest proposed law of 2015. It will probably come as a surprise to Republicans, but they can’t declare a federal law invalid and make it crime to enforce the law. The proposed Republican bill is unconstitutional on many levels. Federal law supersedes state law. States can’t decide to make a federal law illegal, and throw people in jail who enforce it. None of this is the way that our system of government works.

A recent study found that West Virginia has benefitted the second most of any state in the country from the ACA. Naturally, the Republican response has been an attempt to criminalize the ACA.

The real criminals are Republicans in states like West Virginia, who are determined to kill their own citizens by denying them access to healthcare.

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57% Of Republicans Say Dismantle Constitution And Make Christianity National Religion

By: Keith Brekhus
PoliticusUSA
Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015, 3:58 pm   

A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans want to dismantle the Constitution, and establish Christianity as the official national religion. Only 30 percent oppose making Christianity the national religion.

Although the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” GOP voters want to cast aside that provision and impose Christianity as the official American religion.

While a number of red states have passed statutes forbidding the implementation of Islam-based sharia law in their states, Republicans apparently have no misgivings about turning the United States into a Christian theocracy. The poll’s crosstabs reveal that support for making Christianity the official religion is strongest among Mike Huckabee (94 percent), Rick Perry (83 percent), and Ben Carson (78 percent) supporters.

Ben Carson is the preferred presidential candidate of those who want to impose Christianity on the nation with 24 percent support. Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker are tied for 2nd place at 16 percent. Scott Walker (35 percent) and Jeb Bush (22 percent) are the leading candidates among GOP voters who do not want to establish a national religion.

The PPP survey also found that 2/3rds of Republican voters do not believe in global warming, and 49 percent do not believe in the theory of evolution. Not only do they wish to establish a national religion, but it appears that their version of Christianity is one that is at odds with the scientific consensus in climatology and biology.

While a clear majority of Americans self-identify as Christians, most Americans outside the GOP, would be uncomfortable with conservative Dominionist theology. Dominionism calls for imposing a theocracy in America where Christianity is declared the official religion, and the nation is governed by “Biblical law”.

Republican voters seem all too eager to embrace Dominionist theology, even though doing so would violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Freedom of Religion is one of the bedrock principles established in our founding documents. Republican voters are gearing up to elect candidates who will undermine the First Amendment and take away our Freedom of Religion. Independents and Democrats must be prepared to stop any candidate who would dismantle the Establishment Clause, whether it be Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson or one of the other GOP presidential candidates.

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Obama Shreds Republicans And Promises To Veto Bill Overturning Immigration Executive Action

By: Jason Easley
PoliticusUSA
Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015, 9:38 pm   

President Obama delivered an impressive performance at the immigration town hall at FIU. The president shredded Republicans for opposing immigration reform while promising to veto any bill that overturns his immigration executive actions.

The president made it clear that House Republicans are responsible for blocking immigration reform and promised to veto Mitch McConnell’s Senate bill to overturn his immigration executive actions.

The president said:

And for over six years, now, I’ve been calling on the Republicans to work with us to pass a comprehensive fix that would strengthen our borders, that would make sure that businesses have the workforce that they needed, aboveboard, not paying them under the table, not depriving them of things like overtime or workers’ rights, and that we provided a pathway for people to earn their way into a legal status and ultimately citizenship.

And to their credit, members of the Senate passed a bipartisan bill, overwhelmingly. But the House Republicans blocked it. They refused to even allow it to get on the floor for a vote. What I did, then, was to say I’m going to use all of the authority that I have as the chief executive of the United States, as well as Commander-in-Chief, to try to make sure that we are prioritizing our immigration system a lot smarter than we’ve been doing. And what that means is, is that instead of focusing on families, we’re going to focus on felons. We’re going to strengthen our borders, which is what people are concerned about.

So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do. And in the meantime, we’re going to continue to pursue all legal avenues to make sure that we have a country in which we are respecting not only the law, because we’re a nation of laws, but we’re also respecting the fact that we’re a nation of immigrants.

Obama repeatedly reminded viewers that House Republicans had a chance to pass immigration reform, but they refused to do it. If Republicans had passed the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, the president’s executive actions would not have never happened.

The idea that Republicans would support immigration reform, but now won’t because of the president’s executive actions is completely absurd. The one lesson from the immigration town hall is that Democrats have a giant advantage with Latino voters because of their position on immigration. The president is pressing his advantage as Republicans can’t stop digging themselves deeper into the hole that they have created by refusing to support comprehensive immigration reform.

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:40 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
Unusual sungrazer comet passes near sun, survives

February 25, 2015
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck

An unusual comet was spotted by the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) as it travelled near the sun late last week, and unlike most other comets that make such a voyage, this one actually lived to tell the tale.

According to the US space agency, these types of comets are known as sungrazers and typically evaporate in the intense sunlight. However, this recently spotted comet made it to within 2.2 million miles of the sun and was actually able to survive the journey intact.

That’s not the only thing about the comet that caught NASA’s attention, though. Not only was it a sungrazer, it is what is known as a non-group comet, meaning that it does not belong to any known family of comets. The majority of comets observed by SOHO are members of the Kreutz family, all of which had separated from the same giant comet centuries ago.

Comet me bro!

“There’s a half-decent chance that ground observers might be able to detect it in the coming weeks,” explained Karl Battams, a solar scientist at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. “But it’s also possible that events during its trip around, the sun will cause it to die fairly fast.”

Since it first launched in 1995, SOHO has discovered 2,875 comets, making it the pre-eminent comet-locating spacecraft of all time, according to NASA. However, it observed only a handful of non-group comets (such as this new one) each year, the agency added.

The Sungrazer Project explains that these types of comets have been observed for hundreds of years, dating back at least to the late 1880’s. There is no formal definition of what a sungrazing comet is, and to date no comet has ever been seen hitting the photosphere (or solar surface). The closest sungrazers typically come pass within 50,000 kilometers of the sun.

“A popular misconception is that sungrazing comets cause solar flares and CMEs (coronal mass ejections),” the project website said. “While it is true that we have observed bright comets approach the Sun immediately before CME’s/flares, there is absolutely no connection between the two events. The sungrazer comets… are completely insignificant in size compared the Sun.”

While there has been speculation that sungrazers were observed by Aristotle and Ephorus during ancient times, there had only been nine confirmed sightings until 1979, and all of them had come from the ground. Then, in 1979, the first space-based observatories designed to look at the solar atmosphere (coronagraphs) began to detect them, starting with the P78-1 satellite.

P78-1’s SOLWIND instrument on the P78-1 satellite discovered 6 sungrazers between 1979 and 1984, and the CP coronagraph on the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) found an additional 10 of them between 1987 and 1989. SMM is also noteworthy because, in 1984, it became the first satellite ever retrieved and repaired by a NASA space shuttle crew, the Sungrazer Project noted.

“SOHO is the most successful comet discoverer in history, having found well over two thousand comets since the satellite launched in 1995,” the website added. “What’s even more impressive is that the majority of these comets have been found by amateur astronomers and enthusiasts from all over the world, scouring the images for a likely comet candidate from the comfort of their own home.”

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:39 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
Argentina Creates New Spy Agency after Death of Prosecutor

by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 February 2015, 13:06

Argentina's congress passed early Thursday a bill creating a new intelligence service after the mysterious death of a prosecutor probing the president over a possible cover up of a terrorist bombing in 1994 targeting Jews.

By a vote of 131 to 71, the Chamber of Deputies passed the bill presented by President Cristina Kirchner.

It dissolves the Secretariat of Intelligence and replaces it with a body called the Federal Intelligence Agency.

Kirchner sent the bill to the chamber, which is controlled by her party, last month after the death of Alberto Nisman, found dead January 18 in his apartment with a gunshot to the head.

At the time of his death Nisman was investigating the long-unsolved bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, which killed 85 people and wounded 300.

He had filed a report accusing Iran of ordering the attack via Lebanon's Hizbullah, and alleging that Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman were trying to shield Iranian officials from prosecution to protect oil contracts.

Since his death, initially labeled a suicide, suspicion has fallen on Kirchner's government of orchestrating Nisman's murder.

The Argentine intelligence services had already been ensnared in a scandal involving wiretaps carried out to exact extortion against judges, prosecutors and other powerful figures.

Opposition parties have been demanding a reform of the spy agency. But Kirchner's critics say the move is a way to shift attention away from the Nisman case.

One of the changes in the new bill puts the power to order wiretaps under tighter government control so agents have less leeway to carry them out.

The parliamentary session began with a minute of silence in memory of Nisman.

After Nisman raised suspicions about the president, the government in turn shined the spotlight on a former veteran agent named Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso, who was a close collaborator of Nisman.

Kirchner has accused Stiuso of feeding false information to Nisman. Stiuso had been fired from his job in December.

On Tuesday the government accused him of running a smuggling ring and committing tax fraud.

Source: Agence France Presse

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:38 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
Cuba, U.S. at Odds on Ending Havana's Terror Blacklist

by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 February 2015, 07:09

Just two days ahead of a second round of talks on restoring diplomatic ties frozen for five decades, Cuba and the United States on Wednesday staked out competing demands to ensure progress.

Cuban officials demanded that as a preliminary step to renewing relations, Washington must remove the island from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

But a U.S. official insisted the two issues should not be linked.

"It would be very easy to restore diplomatic relations if they would not link those two things ... it's a delay of their own making, frankly," the senior State Department official told reporters.

A delegation from Cuba will meet with U.S. counterparts on Friday at the State Department to resume negotiations after a first historic round held in Havana last month.

"This session will focus entirely on the restoration of diplomatic relations," the U.S. official said, adding the session would start at 9:00 am (1400 GMT) and end in the afternoon with press conferences by both sides.

"We will focus on just what we need to do and get resolved to open embassies in each other's countries, or transition our interests sections to embassies," the official said, adding "both sides have an interest in doing that as quickly as possible."

Washington has insisted that American diplomats must be allowed to operate freely and meet with dissidents on the communist-run Caribbean island.

But Havana has remained wary.

And even Cuba's dissident community has had mixed feelings about U.S. President Barack Obama's December agreement with Cuban leader Raul Castro to seek normal ties.

Some have praised the move while others worry too much was conceded to the communist regime without getting much in return.

Some observers believe that diplomatic ties could be restored before a Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, to be attended by Cuba for the first time in the history of the regional gathering. Obama is also due to attend.

 

- Terror review moving forward -

But Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Gustavo Machin said opening the embassies before then would "depend on America."

"It would be a contradiction" if Havana were still on the U.S. list of state sponsors -- which has made access to the international banking system difficult for Cuba -- he told Cuban reporters.

The State Department official said however that restoring ties and removing Cuba from the terror list, to which it was added in 1982, are "two separate processes."

A review ordered by Obama on whether to take Cuba off the blacklist was "moving forward as quickly as we can ... but we don't think that should be linked to the restoration of diplomatic relations."

The recommendation will go to Obama, who will then have to notify Congress.

Everything depends "on how our counterparts come to the table prepared to get things done and whether they are comfortable with the things we need to run an embassy," the U.S. official said.

The U.S. delegation is to be led by Roberta Jacobson, the State Department's top official for Latin America, who last month became the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in 35 years.

She will sit down with Cuba's chief negotiator, Josefina Vidal.

Source: Agence France Presse

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:37 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
South Africa to Probe Spy Cables Leak

by Naharnet Newsdesk 25 February 2015, 19:12

South Africa has launched an investigation into the leak of espionage secrets to an international television news channel and a British newspaper, the state security minister said Wednesday.

"A full investigation has been launched into the purported leakage," Minister David Mahlobo said in a statement.

"The leaking of the purported documents detailing operational details of the State Security Agency is condemned in the strongest possible terms," he said.

The redacted documents leaked to the Doha-headquartered global news network Al-Jazeera, and British newspaper The Guardian have been released in batches since Monday.

The leaked documents dating from 2006 to late 2014 consist mainly of communications between South Africa's intelligence agency and other services around the world, such as Britain's MI6, Russian intelligence and the CIA.

Cables released Wednesday revealed that the South African state security agency planned with its Zimbabwean counterpart to spy on "rogue" non-governmental organizations and "subversive" media.

One of the documents is a "joint action plan" between the South African State Security Agency (SSA) and Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) to share intelligence on threats to their countries, and to "monitor and exchange information on rogue NGOs."

The document also had an action plan to "identify and profile subversive media."

The SSA was also asked by Rwanda's intelligence agency in 2012 to help spy on Rwandan dissidents exiled in South Africa, but the agency refused to cooperate.

The request came after Rwanda's former General Kayumba Nyamwasa had been shot and wounded in 2010 in what Pretoria described as an attack by foreign security operatives.

A magistrate court that later convicted Nyamwasa's assailants, describing the attack on Nyamwasa as a "politically motivated" assassination plot.

Another of Rwandan President Paul Kagame's opponents, former spy chief Patrick Karegeya, was found dead in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel in January 2014, having been strangled with a towel.

The cables also revealed a plot to assassinate the African Union Commission chief and South Africa's ex-foreign affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Addis Ababa in 2012.

The official opposition the Democratic Alliance said the leaks are "likely to be the cause of considerable embarrassment" to the state security agency.

Source: Agence France Presse

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 on: Feb 26, 2015, 07:35 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by Rad
One Killed in Mortar Barrage on Somali Presidential Compound

by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 February 2015, 13:09

Insurgents in Somalia's capital fired a barrage of mortar rounds Thursday targeting the highly fortified presidential palace and main government compound, killing a guard, security officials said.

There was no claim of any responsibility for the explosions, but the Al-Qaida-affiliated Shebab rebels have staged a string of attacks in their fight to overthrow the country's internationally-backed government.

However, other militia forces operate in Mogadishu, and the parliament is often riven by intense political power struggles.

"At least four rounds of mortar shells struck the parking area and a guard was killed in the attack," security official Abdirahman Mohamed told AFP.

Witness Mohamud Hassan said several cars parked in the area were damaged.

"Shrapnel destroyed the windows of several cars in the parking area, and I saw one person who was lightly injured," Hassan said.

Last week two Shebab suicide bombers killed at least 25 people when they attacked major hotel close to the presidential palace and popular with top government officials.

The extremists say they are targeting the government and lawmakers as they allowed the deployment of foreign troops on Somali soil.

Source: Agence France Presse

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