Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Attack at the Kenyan Mall

Consider the attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, blowblack for Keyna's interference in puuting down militants against the Somalian government.

 Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist, has targeted Kenya  after the Kenyan government sent thousands of troops into Somalia in 2011.

According to NBC News:
Al-Shabab’s immediate goal is to topple the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is supported by the African Union and Western nations, and impose Islamic Shariah law on the impoverished nation in northern Africa. But neighboring nations fear that it could have a destabilizing effect throughout the region if it were to succeed, and, led by Kenya, intervened in 2011 to halt a series of military advances by the rebels.

The US clearly has been an instigator, coaxing Kenya to send troops into Somalia. Here's more from NBC:
The U.S. has asserted that the alliance of al-Shabab and al Qaeda poses a serious threat to Western interests and has increasingly concentrated its counter-terrorism operations on al-Shabab and other groups operating in Yemen and elsewhere in North Africa.

An NYT slideshow of the attack is here.

Note to conspiracy theorists: The  NYT photographer just  happened to be near the Nairobi mall at the time of the attack.

1 comment:

  1. I like shot #15 of the slideshow with a camerman armed with a bright light shining on the "Fleeing Moviegoers"