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Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall
Fox News ^ | 9-22-12

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attack; forces; freed; hostages; hstages; kenya; kenyamallmassacre; kenyas; launch; mall; militants; military; muzziecowards; nairobi; obamaspeople; religionofpieces; threatmatrix

1 posted on 09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Thank You for the Good News!


2 posted on 09/22/2013 2:49:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rawhide

68 dead and 175 wounded? Hell, that’s just a typical weekend in Chicago.


3 posted on 09/22/2013 2:50:18 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rawhide

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.


5 posted on 09/22/2013 2:58:50 PM PDT by Principled
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To: rawhide
"We will punish the masterminds swiftly and indeed very painfully," he added. - Kenyatta

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,

6 posted on 09/22/2013 3:00:28 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: rawhide

Kenya .... Oboingo’s birthplace, yet he’s been strangely silent on this .... hmmmm ....


7 posted on 09/22/2013 3:02:51 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: rawhide

Ah, the religion of peace strikes again.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 3:09:29 PM PDT by wilkins32
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To: trubolotta
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,

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.

9 posted on 09/22/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: canuck_conservative

He is too busy blaming the NRA for stuff here and will probably add Kenya to his commentary.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 3:10:19 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Principled

I missed anything about a little Christian girl. Can you send me a link please?


11 posted on 09/22/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: canuck_conservative
Kenya .... Oboingo’s birthplace, yet he’s been strangely silent on this .... hmmmm ....,

Of course he is silent. He claims to have been born in Hawaii, so, yes, he is silent on it.

12 posted on 09/22/2013 3:14:31 PM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: rawhide

Most of the hostages are freed

.. the rest are probably dead.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 3:18:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bayliving

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.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 3:21:25 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: BBell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3069817/posts

warning on this one.

it is the face of evil.

hold your bible if you look


15 posted on 09/22/2013 3:22:55 PM PDT by Principled
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To: BBell
Can you send me a link please?

Look in breaking news. 2nd item from the top.

16 posted on 09/22/2013 3:25:04 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: ScaniaBoy; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
This is a combined potpurri list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.


17 posted on 09/22/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

TYVM


18 posted on 09/22/2013 3:43:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Principled; ASA Vet

Thanks for the link. I was thinking you were talking about the the Nairobi mall massacre when you mentioned the girl.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 4:03:37 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

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.


20 posted on 09/22/2013 4:26:16 PM PDT by Principled
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To: smokingfrog

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!


21 posted on 09/22/2013 4:35:58 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Principled

“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.


22 posted on 09/22/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: lu shissler

“... 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.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rawhide

Damn, as bad as a weekend in Chicago!


24 posted on 09/22/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Excessive numbers of coincidences are known as patterns.)
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To: rawhide
“The wife of an American working for the US Agency for International Development was killed, US officials said.”

Another American diplomat killed on Obama's watch. See: Nairobi Standoff
25 posted on 09/22/2013 5:13:10 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

You would think that’d be newsworthy


26 posted on 09/22/2013 5:45:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

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.


27 posted on 09/22/2013 5:50:27 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: The Antiyuppie
perhaps you missed what came after "capture"?

...slice them open, fill them with pig blood and pig meat, and let dogs eat them.

Cheaper, simpler.

28 posted on 09/22/2013 5:51:54 PM PDT by Principled
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To: lu shissler

Let’s see what Keith Ellison says about this on the House floor tomorrow.

(zzzzzzzzzzzzzz - cricket noises - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz).


29 posted on 09/22/2013 5:55:04 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: rfp1234

bump


30 posted on 09/22/2013 6:09:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

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.


31 posted on 09/22/2013 6:15:53 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: rawhide
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a national address Sunday that "We will punish the masterminds swiftly and indeed very painfully."

Excellent - Kenya is going to invade Saudi Arabia.

32 posted on 09/22/2013 7:28:52 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Now we are hearing 3 of the attackers may be from the USA. Sad.


33 posted on 09/22/2013 7:31:18 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: BeadCounter

It’s embarrassing.

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.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 7:55:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: rfp1234
Are EBT cards held by Somalis' in Minneapolis good in Kenya?

That may be what all the fuss was over?

35 posted on 09/22/2013 8:06:57 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Principled
"...slice them open, fill them with pig blood and pig meat, and let dogs eat them"

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.

36 posted on 09/22/2013 11:10:38 PM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: Mouton

“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;)


37 posted on 09/22/2013 11:45:26 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

Nobody will see me out shopping between Nov 2013 and the end of Jan 2014 that is a certainty.


38 posted on 09/23/2013 5:21:20 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: rawhide

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.


39 posted on 09/23/2013 5:49:38 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: canuck_conservative

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.


40 posted on 09/23/2013 6:00:56 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: bayliving

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.


41 posted on 09/23/2013 6:03:48 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Talisker
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a national address Sunday that "We will punish the masterminds swiftly and indeed very painfully."

He looked and sounded pretty good on TV. I wonder if we can trade our Kenyan for him.

42 posted on 09/23/2013 6:05:37 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mouton
He is too busy blaming the NRA for stuff here and will probably add Kenya to his commentary.

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.

43 posted on 09/23/2013 11:43:51 AM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: rawhide

The religion of crap has been splitting or trying to split apart one of the more civilized African countries. Terminate with extreme prejudice.


44 posted on 09/24/2013 10:28:10 AM PDT by Lent
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To: Lent

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.


45 posted on 09/24/2013 10:51:34 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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