Skip to comments.Islamists 'plotted to kill Clinton in Nairobi hotel'
Posted on 09/07/2009 2:01:49 PM PDT by kingattax
RADICAL Islamist al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qa'ida and based in Somalia plotted to kill US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to Africa last month, it was disclosed yesterday.
A planned series of bomb attacks set to take place in Nairobi, the capital of neighbouring Kenya, while Mrs Clinton was there - one in the hotel where she was staying - was foiled at the last minute, media reports, citing senior security officials, said.
"Al-Qa'ida wanted to strike at the heart of Nairobi (while Mrs Clinton was here)," the senior security official was quoted as saying, adding that Kenyan authorities intercepted communications between the plotters in war-ravaged Somalia and their operatives in Nairobi, which has a large emigre Somali population.
Five suspected al-Shabaab terrorists were arrested, including a man believed to be a Somali carrying a Danish passport. The four other suspects seized, including a woman, had what appeared to be false Kenyan identity documents, according to the reports.
Disclosure of the foiled bomb plot coincided yesterday with claims by a spokesman for al-Shabaab - which was listed last month as a terrorist organisation by the Australian government after an alleged plot to attack Sydney's Holsworthy army barracks was discovered - that it was reinforcing its positions around Mogadishu in anticipation of a major battle.
Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamoud Rage said the Islamists were preparing to defend themselves against an expected "major aggression" from Somali government forces and peacekeepers from the African Union.
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But..but...I thought they all loved us now because we have unclenched our fist.
Next time try garlic.
Then they realized that she was carrying a snuke...
What did B.O. know and when did he know it?
Lemme Guess...but they changed their minds because 0bama doesn’t Torture and no longer has a War on Terror...Right?
What hubris this Administration has, simple Stupidity at its WORST.
Not that I would EVER want HC or ANYONE in this Administration to come under an Islamist assault, but will it take one of them to be attacked by the evil doers before they get the idea that its not a Overseas Contingency Operation? I hope she (and all in this Government) always remains out of harms way.
The killers want to KILL ALL OF US and we have to do things that are needed to survive.
Hopefully someone is paying attention to this in DC?
Well, Hillary, if a terrorist had info about operational plans set to be put in motion to assassinate a high official in our government, should that terrorist be waterboarded?
That wasn’t a nuke.
That was Huma’s sex toy
I demand a full investigation to see if B.O. authorized anyone to torture (i.e. frighten or anything harsh like that) any terrorists in the process of thwarting this attack.
No problem. She knows how to dodge and weave her way through a hail of bullets, don’cha noe?
Don’t be surprised if the Administration had intelligence on this and did nothing.
The death of the Secretary of State would create unity in this country (like after 9/11) and eliminate a potential Obama opponent.
Why would they kill ONE of their own? Better off to leave her blundering around damaging this country would be a smart move for them.
It would take a village.
great question !
Al Quaida based in Somalia tries to assassinate the SOS
What will Obama do about it ?
Will Bubba defend his wifes honor and demand action
Will Hillary demand action
Whats that line about “if at first you don’t succeed”?
They are just protecting their Muslim Kenyan brother.
there is so much irony in this story .
Bill Clinton had access to the files on JFK. If E Howard Hunt is right and LBJ and the CIA were behind his death...Clinton knows perfectly well what Obama could do to Hillary in order to create a united front. Of course, Obama and the CIA aren’t quite in lockstep these days.
Btw, didn’t it seem strange at the time that Clinton was sent off to African by Obama???