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Nairobi Mall Attack Signals
the Rise of al-Shabaab

Daily Beast, by Eli Lake

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 9/23/2013 5:07:19 AM

Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia has suffered major setbacks in that country in the last year and a half. Saturday’s horrific attack on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya shows al-Shabaab is not only alive but is capable of sowing mayhem outside the borders of the country it has fought over for nearly a decade. The military-style assault Saturday at the Westlake Shopping mall in Nairobi was the first major al-Shabaab attack outside of Somalia since 2010 when the group set off bombs at multiple locations in Kampala, Uganda, killing more than 70 people who had gathered to watch the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/23/2013 5:49:46 AM     (No. 9532595)

How long will it take zippy do dah to provide arms to this muslim jihadist organization?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lilo, 9/23/2013 6:24:30 AM     (No. 9532625)

#1, he probably already is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 9/23/2013 6:41:20 AM     (No. 9532647)

Yo..yo... Drone Minnesota Somali positions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 9/23/2013 6:48:04 AM     (No. 9532651)

Nothing good ever came out of Somalia.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/23/2013 7:34:56 AM     (No. 9532712)

Obama go to Kenya, your country needs you in this time of crisis. lol.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 9/23/2013 8:08:36 AM     (No. 9532745)

Had Obama been in the mall, he would have passed the "Muzzie Exam" and walked away Scot-free.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NancyD, 9/23/2013 8:23:02 AM     (No. 9532763)

If it´s happening there and some of the gunmen are from the USA, you´ve got to realize it´s going to happen here too.

It´s one way of interfering with our commerce.

I just hope our mall cops are armed and allowed to use them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lana720, 9/23/2013 8:37:59 AM     (No. 9532778)

Coming soon to a mall, campus or sports stadium near you. Chilling!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 9/23/2013 8:44:09 AM     (No. 9532781)

Accoring to one account, victims were asked to name Mohammed´s mother (Aminah Bint Wahb, in case you need to know). If they got it wrong they were executed.

That´s peace and tolerance for ya.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 9/23/2013 8:57:26 AM     (No. 9532795)

A U.S. intelligence official reached Saturday said it was too early to connect the Nairobi attacks to Wuhayshi’s promotion or a new phase in al Qaeda’s strategy in its war against the west. The official said, however, that there was some evidence to suggest that a series of Qaeda attacks Friday in southern Yemen may have been the plot on Western interests that drove the State Department last month to close embassies throughout the Middle East. The official stressed that this was “very possible,” but did not convey that it was an official assessment.

Impressive and decisive brilliant analysis from our "US intelligence official".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 9/23/2013 9:07:19 AM     (No. 9532808)

FTA: “They have attacked a soft target in order to tell the world, ‘we are here.’” The world needs to tell them : "You are gone!" We could do it; but they be Jihad Barry´s soul-brothers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/23/2013 9:07:27 AM     (No. 9532809)

This has not been a good month for Buraq. So... pivot to gun control.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/23/2013 9:10:26 AM     (No. 9532815)

Dang! I would have hoped they asked the name of Muhammad´s horse. Buraq i.e. Barack

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/23/2013 9:10:34 AM     (No. 9532817)

I remember some years ago, at least before 2001, watching some news magazine show (maybe 60 minutes) about these Lutheran churches in Minnesota sponsoring all these Somali refugees to the USA. And I also thought about these self-righteous
do-gooders: what a bunch of chumps.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/23/2013 10:25:36 AM     (No. 9532939)

One thing is for sure, once the al-Shabaab terrorist unit inside that Kenyan shopping mall comes into the sights of the Israeli special forces that have been deployed there, they will be goners.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/23/2013 10:25:44 AM     (No. 9532940)

And what part of 9/11 was less horriffic? What part of Beslan was less horriffic? Islam is on the march, folks. And it will not be stopped by words.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dvc, 9/23/2013 10:32:17 AM     (No. 9532946)

Coming soon to a mall year you.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/23/2013 10:32:56 AM     (No. 9532947)

#7 The cops in our malls might be armed but their instructions and Rules of Engagement (ROE) might be don´t shoot back if the terrorist are Muslim. Tea Party, whites and former military OK to fire away.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: raphaela, 9/23/2013 10:41:59 AM     (No. 9532965)

I guess we´ll have to hear what Vlad says about this before we know what we´re supposed to do. We´re not exceptional any more, you know?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/23/2013 10:49:28 AM     (No. 9532978)

Matt 24:7 - nation shall rise against nation ..

Nation, Greek - ethnos

Matt 24:7 - ethnicity shall rise against ethnicity

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/23/2013 10:50:10 AM     (No. 9532985)

The rise of al-Shabaab?...Professor Lake is simply part of that "10% that never gets the word."

"Barack Obama Declares ´War On Terror´ is over."
The Telegraph (UK)
May 27, 2010

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/23/2013 11:45:27 AM     (No. 9533052)

Yes. Coming to a mall near you.

It´s going to take some real "Ugly" to put a stop to the Muslim March. And a lot of Leftist hand wringing and caterwalling.

The Mulatto Marxist´s reign of terror here in the US has given the Green Light to Jihadists over here and over there. The speculation [facts unverified at this time] that some of the terrorists in Kenya are actually from the "heartland" of America --Minnesota, Kansas, etc., should be giving every last one of us ulcers. It probably is. It´s the Left who don´t seem to have a care in the world when it comes to US citizens being murdered by Jihadists.

And grandmothers in wheelchairs are still being strip searched and humiliated in front of strangers in airports across the nation.

But the Muslims have a place to wash their feet in those same airports.

Yeah. It´s going to have to get real ugly here before it ends.

I suspect the next move by the Left will be to begin ex-raying and strip searching people who wish to shop at malls across the country. How´s that going to affect the economy?

All of this is by design. The Mulatto planned it and put it into motion. Convince me otherwise.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 9/23/2013 11:47:21 AM     (No. 9533058)

The complacency of though in main stream media and its liberal compatriots is "yesterday everything was ok nothing bad happened in the USA, today is ok too, so, tomorrow will be just like the two days before it.

If something bad does happen, our law enforcement first responders can handle it or at its worst our Government will restore order.

America is too big, too far removed from the third world to have armed attacks on its homeland. We are progressive and to enlightened to have murderous attacks on our shopping malls, grocery stores, fun parks like Disney World or our schools.

How quickly 9/11 reseeds into the past, besides to coin a phrase from PIAPS, “what does it matter anyway,” it happened so long ago?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 9/23/2013 11:58:22 AM     (No. 9533071)

Won´t be long before the Christmas shopping season begins...be sure to pack some heat and extra ammo for your trip to the mall. If it´s one of hose ´gun free´ malls, go elsewhere.

I´m serious folks, NEVER dismiss the barbarity of muslims. They will kill you.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/23/2013 12:52:56 PM     (No. 9533177)

Come on over, we´ll introduce you to Al-Smith-Wesson and Al-Colt!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/23/2013 1:45:28 PM     (No. 9533283)

Since there are US passport carrying Terrorists in Obama´s home town killing people (also some Americans) in the mall, one wonders where NSA is on this. They must be checking the Terrorists electronic communications and know where they travel, so why no action on their part.

Oh, I forgot. They are only interested in normal Americans, who pay taxes, believe in the Constitution, go to church and only vote once in each election. Defund NSA and the IRS. Impeach Obama.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/23/2013 1:55:35 PM     (No. 9533304)

It´s only a matter of time before Obama
pronounces the name with the proper
Arabic inflection , to show respect.
Unlike Navy " corpsemen " .
I´m also positive that he could have easily passed the Islam test.
Many parts of the US have Somali populations from Kansas City to Minnesota to Maine .

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mike6, 9/23/2013 2:08:58 PM     (No. 9533318)

Obama is arming Al Quada Syrian rebels and these rebels shot up a Cristian village, leaving four Christians dead in the street just like in Benghazi. This village is so old that they speak the language of Jesus. Obama does not care about muslims beast killing Christians because he is an Indonesian muslim.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Penney, 9/23/2013 2:30:40 PM     (No. 9533346)

0bama´s policies, both domestic and foreign, are demonstrably making the entire world less peaceful, particularly for Christians everywhere. A vote for a dem pol these days but endorses those dangerous statist policies.

dem pols have no shame

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Avogadra, 9/23/2013 2:39:07 PM     (No. 9533358)

"Coming to a mall near you."

Yes. Except I´m in Texas. If they come here, they may be in for a tiny surprise.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: get er done, 9/23/2013 6:10:05 PM     (No. 9533633)

In the greater Washington, DC area, patronize the malls and stores in Virgina, where one can open or concealed carry.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/23/2013 6:56:41 PM     (No. 9533700)

The purpose of the attack was to kill non-Muslims and as most whites are non-Muslim, they were especially targeted. As one survivor stated, ‘If they had found me… I’m white, so I’m dead. They’re not even going to think twice. They hate your skin colour.’

In Pakistan, 85 Christians were slaughtered by the Taliban whose statement declared that they would continue to target non-Muslims.

And, in the meantime, Senator Harry Reid saves his venom for Tea Party members, calling them fanatics and anarchists.

Disgusting and unfathomable - all of it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: trapper, 9/23/2013 7:10:52 PM     (No. 9533715)

This act of mass murder was committed by Somali terrorists. I found myself wondering whether Tom Hanks would now delay the October opening of his new movie, "Captain Phillips," to edit out the propaganda scenes which sympathize with the Somali terrorist pirates. Probably not. Probably can´t. I suspect that movie is about to become a political and financial slow motion train wreck. Here they come.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/23/2013 11:37:34 PM     (No. 9533997)

Al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab have been "communicating with each other"? Where is the NSA when you need it? ...too busy listening in to John and Jane Q Public Citizen´s calls, texts, emails?

It´s all a figment of our imaginations. Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run, and the war on terror is caput!

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Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

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