Why attack in Kenya? I didn’t know that was high on their enemy list - it’s not exactly a western nation.
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 Even though Kenya and Ethiopia have withdrawn Al Shabaab still holds a massive grudge and has resorted to a suicide terror campaign against Kenya and the government in Mogadishu.
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.
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
Kenya's elite troops have been trained by the US and Britain. They've been involved in the Somalia civil war.
A mall would be a good place for easy target practice on foreigners and infidels.
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.