Mr. Ahmed, who was sent to
after being arrested in the West African country of
provide material support to the militant Somali group,
Al Shabab, which the State Department has listed as
a terrorist group.
He's also charged with receiving and conspiring to
receive military-type "jihad training" from Al Shabab,
which has recently sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda.
citizen of the tiny East African country of
who lived in
a year after a US-backed Dec. 2007 invasion
to wrest control of the country from militant
In an enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend calculation,
according to the
independent Western analysts.
During her trip to
State Hillary Clinton warned that the
"take action" against Eritrea if it does not stop
supporting Al Shabab's efforts to overthrow the
weak, Western-backed transitional government
"It is long past time for
desist its support of Al Shabab and to start
being a productive rather than a destabilizing
neighbor," she said.
"We are making it very clear that their actions
are unacceptable." (Christian Science Monitor)