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Al-Shabaab, Kenya, oil and raping Somalia

(FinalCall.com) - The recent massacre at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya has yet by the majority media to be put into context.   Though the wholesale killing of innocent civilians is never warranted, this time by members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, this was not an isolated attack.   According to The Guardian, “Unlike Uganda’s internationally (AMISOM) approved military support for ...

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Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider. It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican part ...

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UK Somalis uncomfortable after Kenya attack

London, United Kingdom - More than two weeks have passed since a siege on Nairobi's Westgate Mall led by Somali rebel group al-Shabab ended in the deaths of at least 67 people. For some members of the UK's Somali community, however, the Westgate attack is still at the top of their discussions, especially among younger Somalis.   Every attack in the Horn of Africa registers closely with the community he ...

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Al-Shabaab’s Westgate Siege was all about Somalia

Last month’s siege at the  Westgate  mall  in  Nairobi  –  a  brazen  and calculated attack which left at least 67 people dead – shocked people around the world. The families of victims are in mourning and citizens are demanding to know what really happened. Many are also wondering what attack tells us about al-Shabaab, the Somalia Islamist militant group responsible for the assault, and the future of secur ...

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Banana Republic Libya And The Abduction of Abu Anas al-Libi

American Special Operations forces carried out two raids inside the sovereign territories of Moslem countries on Saturday night. The first targeted Abu Anas Libi in Tripoli, the second, the local al-Shabaab headquarters in southern Somalia. The first raid very much resembled the Israeli assassination of the martyr Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of Hamas. According to al-Libi’s son, Abdullah, three cars we ...

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The Nairobi massacre and the genealogy of the tragedy

All people of goodwill and of all faiths must condemn al-Shabab for its gruesome deed at Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. No one serious enough about their creator can butcher innocent people as was done in Westgate earlier this week. These culprits are indeed faithless and must be brought to justice.   As traumatic as the Westgate tragedy is, it must teach thoughtful Kenyans and others that t ...

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The hero’s life awaits al-Shabaab’s Westgate suspects

Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship.   We don't know how many of them may have escaped, but at least half of them are thought to have made it to Somalia and are now safe in the al-Shabaab-controlled territory. While Kenyan authorities are busy b ...

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JAMAL OSMAN Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship. We don't know how many of them may have escaped, but at least half of them are thought to have made it to Somalia and are now safe in the al-Shabaab-controlled territory. While Kenyan authorities are b ...

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It’s time to cut our losses and get out of Somalia

By Billow Kerrow We gave our security forces the entire arsenal they wanted to fight terrorism and other threats to our peace but in security has only got worse across the country. The Westgate terrorist attack was devastating to our collective psyche. No one expected such a horrifying spectacle in the heart of the city: at least, not a brazen raid on a top-end business hub in broad daylight, right under th ...

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