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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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”.
Once the Islamists hit our malls, stadiums, schools, I personally will dig out my shotgun and go hunting. Got that NSA?
I say arm everyone. Watched CNN yesterday while on the treadmill because Fox doing some infomercial, and all they could say about Kenya and Chicago killings is stop "illegal" guns.
Not a one said anything about the gangsters procuring guns from outside the system. They couldn't understand why crime has gone down according to FBI stats. Citizens have more guns, criminals not as likely to attack - simple equation. However, one black guy did mention it's time we consider the black youth and their fatherless lives and all the video games, violent TV shows, violent rap music.
I don't see a solution to this other than arming everyone, since our culture will not change. However, once the savages know they will ultimately lose, these mass shootings may decrease. But then, we will always have the singular crazies. Again, arm ALL! One or two CCW could make the difference in a mall or elsewhere no matter who the prick is. CONCEALED CARRY FOR ALL! Or at least OPEN CARRY!
Isn’t the targeting of civilian populations and taking of hostages a violation of international conventions on warfare? Doesn’t that cross a red line? When do we start bombing? But, more importantly, who do we bomb?
Personally, I would like to see public hangings as punishment. Back in the wild west, it had quite an impact on the bad guys. I've read it was a main reason the west was tamed. The LEO's were not politically correct and hung them in the town square.
Officials like Wyatt Earp, Bill Hickock, Bat Masterson, Judge Roy Bean just hung the pricks. Our legal system is too soft. Even when we do execute the bad guys, it's through lethal injection. They put them to sleep with one chemical and then kill them with another. I hope I go out the easily.
Convict and hang 'em high in full view and on national TV! Have a special pork ceremony for the barbaric Islamist savages. Make it hurt as much as possible like they did to Daniel Pearl. Make it slow and painful. Yes, I'm that cruel when it comes to these barbarians who slaughter innocents. Sue me.
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What will you bet there will be no soul searching by the western press re: availability of guns & grenades in Kenya in the aftermath?
Kill Americans! The phrase I saw in large letters etched on a concrete wall in a mid fl city. They are here....
Could be a dress rehearsal for one on the west. I hope we are learning all which can be learned from this attack. Have to bet zer0 and his mb associates in the People's White House are cheering for the attackers .... would be best to prep everyone for a just in case. zer0 and his crowd need a false flag. Another year to be on major alert during the holidays.
Kenya TV feed
55 dead, 175 wounded so far - Kenyan President