“Al-Qaida Terror: This Time, Africa”
July 12, 2010
Posted 08:07 PM ET
SNIPPET: “The bombings that killed 74 soccer fans watching the World Cup championship between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday night had all the earmarks of a classic al-Qaida operation: They targeted large crowds of bystanders; the victims were multinational, with Irish, Indian, American, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Ugandan nationals among the dead; the blasts occurred almost simultaneously in two places; and it happened on a date ending in 11.
The attacks also signaled another al-Qaida junior partner in terrorism al-Shabab of Somalia, whose ties to al-Qaida are similar to Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia or the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Al-Shabab, which claimed “credit” for the suicide attacks, already controls a third of Somalia’s land and has ambitions of conquering all of it. African Union troops, which support the weak Somali government, are all that stands in their way.
“Al-Shabab was behind the blasts,” said Ali Mohamud Rage, the terrorist gang’s spokesman. “Thanks to our martyrs who carried out the attacks.””
Nothing to see here just what Obama calls a man made disaster.
Only 70 or so dead so they keep talking about King James.
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Warden Message: Burundi Security Awareness Following Public Threats
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Sub-Saharan Africa - Burundi
13 Jul 2010
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura issued the following Warden Message on July 13:
On July 6, the Somali group al-Shabaab publicly issued specific threats against the Governments of Uganda and Burundi and then claimed responsibility for detonating bombs in Uganda over the weekend. Al-shabaab maintains that it considers Burundi its enemy. While the U.S. Embassy is not changing its security posture, we would like to take this opportunity to urge U.S. citizens to review the Department of States Country Specific Information for Burundi as well as the Worldwide Caution in effect.”