Skip to comments.Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says
Posted on 09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday.
Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles.
"The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said.
Lenku said that there are 10 to 15 attackers involved, and Kenyan forces have control of the security cameras inside the mall. Combined military and police forces surrounded the building.
Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters at the mall that he has been told officials couldn't determine the exact number of hostages inside the mall.
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But it’s a religion of peace! How could this happen!?
Anyone who thinks things like this can’t/won’t happen here is a fool.
Odinga’s cousin, “the One”, can’t seem to open his mouth, EVER, and condemn Islamic terrorists. (I seem to remember a lot, thousands, killed after Odinga lost his election?)
“But its a religion of peace! How could this happen!?”
Actually, peace is a poor translation. It’s the religion of “submission.” The Koran says all will be peaceful when all have “submitted” to Islam. The implication is that there will be no peace until all have “submitted.”
It would be shrugged off after a few weeks. Obama and the media would assure us that Muslims are our friends endlessly.
Yes, if it happens here it won’t be called terrorism. Just a random lunatic with an AR-15.
It’s only terrorism if there are at least 19 guys from alqieda (or however the f you spell it).
Is this where the money Obama’s brother’s 501C (or whichever designation it is) group has gone to? If so, Obama and Lois Lerner (and all IRS agents) have blood on their hands.
He lost. His folks rioted and butchered hundreds of innocent people. They made him Prime Minister as a compromise.
Why attack in Kenya? I didn’t know that was high on their enemy list - it’s not exactly a western nation.
Israeli special forces are now on the scene.
Navy yard - our rescuers ordered to STAND DOWN.
USA more corrupt than Kenya??
Where are you hearing this?
CNN Breaking News:
Kenya mall attack: About 30 hostages still inside, sources say
“Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) — Fifty-nine dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen.”
I have not read this - any links? If true, the communist corruption of this regime continues to be exposed.
“Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, claimed responsibility”
If only Kenya had reasonable gun controls. This will give President 0bama a new incentive to push for common sense gun laws.
Al Shabaab (The Youth) is an Al Qaeda offshoot which runs most of southern Somalia. Much of their leadership is from other countries. About two years ago the neighbors got tired of them. Ethiopia invaded from the west and Kenya invaded from the south. Even the UN propped up Somali government managed to make it a few miles out of Mogadishu, with the backing of thousands of foreign troops. Al Shabaab lost lots of territory and men. They haven’t forgotten or forgiven. Even though Kenya and Ethiopia have withdrawn Al Shabaab still holds a massive grudge and has resorted to a suicide terror campaign against Kenya and the government in Mogadishu.
Coming to a Mall near us in the not too distant future.
This can’t be. Al queda is decimated and on the run. The president said so.
Plenty of articles:
Report: SWAT told to ‘stand down’ at Navy Yard shooting
‘The Capitol Police department has launched a review after allegations surfaced that a supervisor ordered a tactical response team to leave the scene of the shooting that left 12 victims and the gunman dead, rather than assist municipal officers.
“I don’t think it’s a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene,” a Capitol Police source told BBC.
Thanks. I don’t remember Cousin Barry being “concerned”.
Somalia borders Kenya on the NE. Kenya sent “peace keeping” troops to Somalia. This attack is supposedly in revenge for that.
The Somalis are the predominant shopkeepers in the more remote areas of the north. They also are the major factor in road transport in those areas. Obviously, these business are closely linked.
There is a good chance of retaliation or disruption.
I'm afraid it's true and even more concerned that NO ONE does anything except PONTIFICATE.
No, if it was 19 guys from AQ it was really a false flag by Bush and the Jews.
Van Jones said so.
Is the mall a gun free zone?
Remember him? Obozo’s cousin. The one who ran for President of Kenya. The one who Obozo campaigned for and supported. The one who's supporters rioted when he lost the election. The one who claimed voter fraud.
Obama and Odinga in 2006:
HYMAN: Obamas Kenya ghosts (Odinga supporters)
By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.
The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30.
Obamas Cousin & Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga Orders Arrest of Gays
Do we now have a pattern?
Ditto that - where are the political patriots to defend our Constitution? (somewhat rhetorical)
I continue to believe it will be the People who rise up against our communist oppressors using “any means necessary”.
obamatollah knows that and it’s why they are upping their efforts to take our guns and limit availability of ammunition.
It sounds like they targeted a mall used by expats and other non-muslims and started hunting down and killing people. Many mothers and children in pictures
This has to be a suicide mission- what is their goal?
I keep thinking: “Paul Balaart, Mall Cop” a dorky kind of fun movie about a mall cop who blunders on some bad guys scheme. But if something like this ever happened at a mall here and the mall cops on Segways with whistles, walkie talkies and about 50 pounds to the plump size would stop well armed jihadists how?
If they try it in AZ, they will kill many fewer people before they gain 15# in under a minute and permanently stop shooting.
If they have functioning brains, they will go to deep blue states to commit their atrocities. Unfortunately my children live in two such states. Sigh. I pray a lot.
Obama should make an emergency trip home and put an end to this nonsense.
Just heard on FoxNews that the mall is owned by Israelis.
remember al Qaeda embassy bombng 1998 in Kenya? (also Tanzania)
Over 300 dead
Linked to Egyptian Jihad and Bin Laden operatives organized in central Asia
Not sure of the significance of Kenya, maybe to punish for western presence and security sharing arrangements
1998 was on Clintons watch
He sent cruise missiles up a camel’s butt as punishment
the Clinton team developed the deterrent doctrine of “the unbelievably small military attack”
or “talk loudly and carry a very small stick”, now favored by the obamite civilian military strategerists retreads
we know how that impressed Osama Bin laden
Susan Rice was Clinton’s African security advisor as I recall
Or, as AP (Always Propaganda) original story line read: Gunman shoot indiscriminately at Kenyan mall shoppers. Must cover for the the "peaceniks".
if so explains partly choice of target
apparently Israeli embassies have become hard targets, so Israeli (or Jewish)owned malls (and hotels?) could now become soft targets
Kenya's elite troops have been trained by the US and Britain. They've been involved in the Somalia civil war.
those who escaped claimed the gunmen specifically said they were looking for non muslims in the mall
You have to read the Brit quasi-tabloid press (Mail Online) to get the real story on these non PC events
Even then they'll call them disaffected yutes.
On 9/11 the terror was established and could not be denied before we knew who did it. Our "extremist" reaction had to be gradually toned down and redefined as we were reeducated to understand that they had legitimate grievances against us as it was America that had forced them into such reprisals.
American diplomat’s wife and Canadian diplomat among the dead
Terrorists = both men and women
Terrorists were live tweeting as they attacked
It’s a good thing we have gun free zones.
Damn. Looks like SOMEbody is not happy Soetoro has decided not to bomb Syria.
Was Obama’s brother at the Mall?
A mall would be a good place for easy target practice on foreigners and infidels.
This has to be a suicide mission- what is their goal?
The primary goal is to kill non muslims. Secondarily, to sow terror in the populace, so that they will not go to malls, as they are corrupt and vulgar, filled with western filth. Then comes partisan revenge, the JOOOS, some number of virgins, full moon, etc.
If only we had total gun control in America this would not have happened!!! I really wonder how many of the weapons the bad guys used might have come from the CIA and Omar Obama.
George W Bush said, in response to 9/11, setting the tone for tolerance and denial, that he knew Islam is a “Religion of Peace”.