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U.S. will support Kenya to bring attackers to justice: Obama
« on: September 22, 2013, 04:33:49 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/22/us-kenya-attack-obama-idUSBRE98L0GD20130922

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(Reuters) - President Barack Obama called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday to offer condolences over what the White House called a "terrorist attack" by the al Shabaab group at a Nairobi shopping mall that has killed almost 70 people.

Islamist militants still held hostages on Sunday at the shopping mall, where brief volleys of gunfire interrupted hours of stalemate.

"President Obama called President Kenyatta of Kenya this morning to express condolences to the government and people of Kenya for the terrorist attack carried out by al-Shabaab yesterday on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi," the White House said in a statement. "President Obama reiterated U.S. support for Kenya's efforts to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice."

Five American citizens were among those injured in the shootings at the mall, said State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf.

There were no reports of any Americans among the dead, said Harf.

Republican Representative Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the attack showed the growing influence of al Qaeda linked groups in Africa.

"This shows the really growing influence of al Qaeda in Africa. You have al Shabaab now in Somalia going off into Kenya, carrying out an attack outside its own country," King said on ABC's "This Week."

The attack showed that "al Qaeda and its affiliates are still extremely powerful and still able to really strike terror into the hearts of people, attacking a shopping mall, it has no military significance at all," King said.

Good phuking grief. Kenya will need to stand in line, it might take a while. Obama has promised to bring MANY others to justice before.


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Re: U.S. will support Kenya to bring attackers to justice: Obama
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 08:22:08 AM »
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Re: U.S. will support Kenya to bring attackers to justice: Obama
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 10:03:17 PM »
Right.  Just the same way that Russia will make sure Syria gets rid of its chemical weapons.

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Re: U.S. will support Kenya to bring attackers to justice: Obama
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 04:44:17 PM »
Right.  Just the same way that Russia will make sure Syria gets rid of its chemical weapons.

The same way Obama guaranteed the Benghazi killers would be found and prosecuted? :Obounce:  The way the IRS would be investigated? :Obounce:  The same way Fast & Furious would be investigated? :Obounce: The same way Gitmo would be closed and terrorists sent to other places :Obounce:  The same way Kalid Sheik Mohammed would be tried in NYC. :Obounce:  Kenya had better have low expectations on this.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 04:48:05 PM by rangerrebew »
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