Skip to comments.Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall
Posted on 09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT by rawhide
"Most" of the hostages who have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday have been freed, Kenya's military says.
Kenya's armed forces launched a "major" assault on the militants on Sunday night -- about 30 hours after the Islamists stormed the Nairobi mall in an attack that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured. At around midnight local time, Kenya's Defence Forces said it had rescued most hostages and had taken control of most of the mall, but declined to give numbers. Officials said four Kenyan military personnel were wounded in the operation.
"This will end tonight," Kenya's Disaster Operation Center earlier said.
The announcement of the military assault came after Associated Press reporters said they heard a large explosion followed by silence.
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Thank You for the Good News!
68 dead and 175 wounded? Hell, that’s just a typical weekend in Chicago.
capture the muzzies, slice them open, fill them with pig blood and pig meat, and let dogs eat them.
That’s not even as bad as what they did to the little Christian girl.
War is hell. Especially if you don’t fight like it’s a war but your enemy does.
At least someone is taking the threat seriously. I like the way this man thinks. Hopefully, they took a few alive and will squeeze some information out of them. Lives may be at stake, possibly even here in the USA,
Kenya .... Oboingo’s birthplace, yet he’s been strangely silent on this .... hmmmm ....
Ah, the religion of peace strikes again.
I read somewhere today that is just a small scale version (a test run if you will) of a "bigger" event planned but whatever terrorist that made the comment would not say when or where (for obvious reasons I guess) the next "bigger" attack was going to take place.
He is too busy blaming the NRA for stuff here and will probably add Kenya to his commentary.
I missed anything about a little Christian girl. Can you send me a link please?
Of course he is silent. He claims to have been born in Hawaii, so, yes, he is silent on it.
Most of the hostages are freed
.. the rest are probably dead.
I had heard something similar about another attack being possible. I have a real problem with people who object to torture in cases like this. I think the greater crime is to not get the information and let innocent people die. The guilty here have brought this on themselves and deserve whatever they get.
warning on this one.
it is the face of evil.
hold your bible if you look
Look in breaking news. 2nd item from the top.
Thanks for the link. I was thinking you were talking about the the Nairobi mall massacre when you mentioned the girl.
Well it was on a thread about Nairobi after all - your presumption was totally reasonable. In fact, I should have indicated in my post that the evil in question was perpetrated elsewhere in the butthole of the world... Syria.
But to me muslim evil is evil whether in Kenya or Syria so I lumped them together.
I just saw on the news where three of the terrorists were Americans, and two were from Minnesota and one from Missouri. Minnesota is being overrun with Somalis. Being the liberal, socialist state they are, they deserve them!
“capture the muzzies...”
No. A complete waste of time. Then, you have to feed ‘em, house’em, give ‘em a Koran to read (if, indeed, they can read), and a rug...then a soccer field...there are cheaper, simpler outcomes.
“... three of the terrorists were Americans, and two were from Minnesota and one from Missouri. “
Well, well, well!!! So, we bitch that Saudi Arabia and Somalia export terrorism. Because of our liberal immigration policies, now we do, too, so I suppose that we don’t have any darn business complaining about it!!!
I hope that Kenya makes some seriously strong complaints about the US. If they value the safety of their citizens, they should.
Damn, as bad as a weekend in Chicago!
You would think that’d be newsworthy
Incredibly, the drive by media (NBC world news) did report on the 5 US Navy personnel missing after a chopper crashed in the Red Sea. But it
probably never made it to the low-info. public. Too busy worrying about Eli Manning.
...slice them open, fill them with pig blood and pig meat, and let dogs eat them.
Let’s see what Keith Ellison says about this on the House floor tomorrow.
(zzzzzzzzzzzzzz - cricket noises - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz).
Yup. I fear there may be more, but we’ll never hear of it in our MSM...and one year from now, there will be yet another congressional committee hearing. The usual suspects will invoke their 5th amendment protections, or display the usual breathtaking mendacity, and scurry away from the lights like so many cockroaches.
Excellent - Kenya is going to invade Saudi Arabia.
Now we are hearing 3 of the attackers may be from the USA. Sad.
Sure, let’s have immigration amnesty. Vote on it right after the news reports that asylum immigrant “Americans” are murdering people en masse in terror attacks overseas.
That may be what all the fuss was over?
Hey, why waste good pork meat? Try this instead:
Use your domesticated animals wisely. Cattle and sheep produce milk, leather, wool, and meat for humans. Dogs are for defense and hunting. Pigs are for disposal of unwanted waste, another source of leather, and food for your dogs.
“He is too busy blaming the NRA for stuff here and will probably add Kenya to his commentary.”
Do they have a Kenya Rifle Association? /s;)
Nobody will see me out shopping between Nov 2013 and the end of Jan 2014 that is a certainty.
Moderate muslims (if the is such a thing) will condemn this in public but will privately cheer them on.
We can’t fix it if we don’t even have the balls to say it = “ISLAM IS DOING THIS” = the media will never say that. I guess when they are blown to bits and dying a horrible death on fire they will still not accept it. They’d rather die than be politically incorrect and risk offending someone. They would rather watch their family burn than say “ISLAM IS DOING THIS”.
Muslims will keep doing this until we kill every single one of them.
He is doing what every other typical “moderate muslim” does.
They will publicly denounce this behavior. This is how they make sure that no muslims are ‘profiled’ and this is how they make sure no guilty white people start offending them. They insure everyone is afraid to be politically incorrect, giving their brothers the freedom to continue to kill and mame.
Then privately they cheer them on when nobody is watching.
Assuming a muslim is going to attack is racial profiling and you are not supposed to say that. /s
That that, folks, is how we are going to die.
He looked and sounded pretty good on TV. I wonder if we can trade our Kenyan for him.
It's quite telling that, according to gunpolicy.org, similar to Chicago, civilians in Kenya are not permitted to have the kinds of weapons that were used.
The religion of crap has been splitting or trying to split apart one of the more civilized African countries. Terminate with extreme prejudice.
Coming soon to a shopping mall near you. This incident (and the hotel siege a couple of years ago in India) highlights how vulnerable western society is to any sort of coordinated attack on anywhere where people congregate. A handful of well armed terrorists can inflict an incredible amount of carnage on a gathering of unarmed civilians before the police or military could respond, and they don’t need to resort to explosives. They are talking about 5 terrorists killing likely over a hundred people, wounding a couple of hundred more and destroying a retail facility. It could just as easily happen at a basketball arena, baseball stadium or race track (well at least the ones in New England). We’ve already seen how a single gunman can cause havoc inside of a military institution because of gun restrictions, so it’s only a matter of time before we see this type of coordinated attack at a shopping mall or sports facility somewhere in the US.
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