Skip to comments.Somalia Strike-Down
Posted on 09/16/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
Terrorism: At a time when the public is losing heart on the war in Afghanistan, a decisive strike on Somalia's al-Qaida chief Monday reminds us that victory is possible and President Obama is an able leader on this front.
After that, Nabhan moved on to more bombings , killing dozens in a blast at an Israeli-owned hotel in Nairobi and launching a failed anti-aircraft attack on a civilian jet in the same city in 2002.
The ground hot under him, he moved from the dangerous slums of Nairobi to the badlands of Somalia, his brutal tactics making him al-Qaida's top man in Mogadishu.
The 28-year-old thug ran terrorist training camps, shook down civilians for cash and, according to the Christian Science Monitor in an Aug. 28 report, commanded a jihadi army of 180.
His final scheme was luring young Somalis settled in Minneapolis to his terrorist camps for training and returning them home to await instructions. His success in that is unknown. But his operation won't be easy to continue without him.
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victory is possible and President Obama is an able leader on this front.
He could show leadership by resigning tomorrow.
Obama knows that if al-Qaida makes a hit on American soil, he’s toast.
Hussein is doing what challenged tyrants do--perform an act worthy of praise once in a while to make himself appear the patriot.
I think his "Kanye is a jackass" line might be one of those moments, too.
He is a liar, reading lines other people write for him and doing what other people tell him to do.
Anyone remember one of, if not THE first executive order he signed--about GITMO being closed? Such a telling moment: he had to ASK HIS LAWYERS PRESENT about what it said. The cameras caught it all, but in the Hussein Worshipping Press, it was ignored. If George W Bush had shown such ignorance about one of his own EOs, he would've been relentlessly ridiculed.
The IBD staff has it wrong here.
“President Obama is an able leader on this front”
Eh, different muzzie faction than the one he supports.
I can’t figure out how Obama can justify this. I mean, he didn’t check with the ACLU, check out the Geneva Convention handbook, did he mirandize the man before he murdered him, and what happened to the man’s stint in the finest courts in the world where he might possibly get off on a technicality? I mean, c’mon the man has RIGHTS, RIGHT?
Quite frankly I think it’s more likely the man had a copy of Obama’s original birth certificate on him, than it was military strategy!
It doesn’t have to be Al Qaeda who would make a hit on American soil. Hezbollah is also a terrorist organization who’s out to get the US
It seems this phrase must start all "news" articles these days. Got to remind the sheeple they are losing faith.
I’m deeply concerned. In ways...afraid. I wonder if down deep a lot of Americans feel the same. Sigh...
I remember Clinton always saying he was going to hunt down the warlord Aidid, but every time he would be located the special forces had to get final approval for the hit ...and final approval would never come.
That statement is just so funny!!!
Kind of amazing how that jumps off the page and seems so completely wrong.
They do.... unfortunately my wife and I were unable to go to DC on Sat. She almost cried when she saw the number of people on the TV. She was so grateful to not feel like we were "alone."
Obama the war criminal. I can see the headlines now......
Since when is an executive order needed to blow away a wanted terrorist? This should fall under the blanket thing called war. Just as killing pirates in international waters should be a given not requiring the babysitting of legal twits in DC...
We are not at "war," we are at whatever it is Obama declared it now, what was it, ...
it wasn't too catchy, some politically-correct, limpwristed term that's hard to recall...
This story is proof that Obama is willing to kill terrorists that are within striking distance of his homeland: Kenya.
I saw a picture of this terrorist and he looked alot like BO. Same skin color, same features. I’m not saying BO is a terrorist, I’m just saying he is foreign.
Proving that Democrats (even Kenyan, Islamo-loving, Marxist Democrats) don't read what they sign.
This was an easy decision. It involved absolutely no leadership by Obama whatsover because of the competency our troops and the groundwork that was already laid by the previous administration.
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