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Somalia Strike-Down
IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

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.


Ten days ago, Obama signed an executive order authorizing U.S. special forces to hunt down and blow away Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a ruthless Kenyan-born terrorist operating out of Somalia. In 1998, Nabhan had a role in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, which left 212 dead, including 12 Americans. The attack was so vicious, it put Osama bin Laden on the FBI's most-wanted list and al-Qaida on U.S. policymakers' map.

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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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1998; 2002; embassyplots; kenya; mhmmdnsm09162009; nabhan; nairobi; saleh; salehalisalehnabhan; somalia; somalis; twincitiescell; usembassyplots

1 posted on 09/16/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

victory is possible and President Obama is an able leader on this front.

He could show leadership by resigning tomorrow.


2 posted on 09/16/2009 6:18:46 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

3 posted on 09/16/2009 6:19:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: omega4179

Exactly


4 posted on 09/16/2009 6:22:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Obama knows that if al-Qaida makes a hit on American soil, he’s toast.


5 posted on 09/16/2009 6:22:58 PM PDT by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: Kaslin
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.

Bull. Crap.

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.

6 posted on 09/16/2009 6:23:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Kaslin

“President Obama is an able leader on this front”

Eh, different muzzie faction than the one he supports.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 6:25:41 PM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Kaslin

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!

ROFL!


8 posted on 09/16/2009 6:27:09 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: oyez

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


9 posted on 09/16/2009 6:27:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
At a time when the public is losing heart on the war

It seems this phrase must start all "news" articles these days. Got to remind the sheeple they are losing faith.

10 posted on 09/16/2009 6:28:30 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’m deeply concerned. In ways...afraid. I wonder if down deep a lot of Americans feel the same. Sigh...


11 posted on 09/16/2009 6:29:44 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Kaslin
Obama : "Blow him away, ok, but whatever you do, don't interrogate him... he might have been recruiting Somali youths through ACORN-Minnesota!"

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.

12 posted on 09/16/2009 6:30:49 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Kaslin
“President Obama is an able leader on this front.”

That statement is just so funny!!!

Kind of amazing how that jumps off the page and seems so completely wrong.

13 posted on 09/16/2009 6:30:50 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: rovenstinez
I’m deeply concerned. In ways...afraid. I wonder if down deep a lot of Americans feel the same.

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."

14 posted on 09/16/2009 6:34:32 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: RowdyFFC

Obama the war criminal. I can see the headlines now......


15 posted on 09/16/2009 6:34:41 PM PDT by refermech
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To: Kaslin
Ten days ago, Obama signed an executive order authorizing U.S. special forces to hunt down and blow away Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a ruthless Kenyan-born terrorist operating out of Somalia

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...

But wait!

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...

16 posted on 09/16/2009 6:40:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Kaslin

This story is proof that Obama is willing to kill terrorists that are within striking distance of his homeland: Kenya.


17 posted on 09/16/2009 6:40:42 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: omega4179

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.


18 posted on 09/16/2009 7:13:00 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Kaslin
"Obama signed an executive order authorizing U.S. special forces to hunt down and blow away Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a ruthless Kenyan-born terrorist..."

Ooopsie!

Proving that Democrats (even Kenyan, Islamo-loving, Marxist Democrats) don't read what they sign.

19 posted on 09/16/2009 10:23:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


20 posted on 09/16/2009 11:58:51 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: Kaslin

Obama is capable. He sought revenge for an attack on his home country of Kenya.

Unfortunately, he may just look the other way with an attack on the United States of America.

But don’t mess with Kenya, hell hath no fury like an usurper with command over the worlds most powerful military seeking revenge for an attack on his home country.

TheArizona


21 posted on 09/17/2009 12:10:42 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: matt1234

Touche, I did not read the entire thread before I posted.

TheArizona


22 posted on 09/17/2009 12:12:26 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I thought the Rats were against targeting individuals for assassination?

I wonder if that terrorist was read his Miranda Rights before they blew his ass up?

TheArizona

23 posted on 09/17/2009 12:14:31 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: oyez

On the other hand, if they hit us here, Obama will declare a state of emergency, seize the internet and everything else connected to communication. The ACLU won’t utter a peep.


24 posted on 09/17/2009 3:49:12 AM PDT by hershey
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