UPDATED: Aside from a few blogs, The Pink Flamingo and Hillbuzz seem to be the only ones interested in this story. I repeat: Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady of the United States of America. She is a former United States Senator. She is the current Secretary of State. She may soon be a candidate for Governor of New York.
Why the heck isn’t anyone covering this story?
Did you hear the one about the plot to kill Hillary?
Nah, figured you did not.
Al Qaeda wanted to kill her while she was in Kenya. Since we are no longer involved in the War on Terror there is no way she could be targeted, right? Because the MSM does Obama’s bidding, and he has decreed there is no War on Terror, Hillary was in no danger.
I cannot comprehend the fact that the Secretary of State of the United States of America was the target of a very serious assassination plot – and the MSM had not bothered with the story.
Something is very rotten in this country.
“…”Al-Qa’ida wanted to strike at the heart of Nairobi (while Mrs Clinton was here),” the senior security official was quoted as saying, adding that Kenyan authorities intercepted communications between the plotters in war-ravaged Somalia and their operatives in Nairobi, which has a large emigre Somali population.
Five suspected al-Shabaab terrorists were arrested, including a man believed to be a Somali carrying a Danish passport. The four other suspects seized, including a woman, had what appeared to be false Kenyan identity documents, according to the reports.
Disclosure of the foiled bomb plot coincided yesterday with claims by a spokesman for al-Shabaab – which was listed last month as a terrorist organisation by the Australian government after an alleged plot to attack Sydney’s Holsworthy army barracks was discovered – that it was reinforcing its positions around Mogadishu in anticipation of a major battle.
Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamoud Rage said the Islamists were preparing to defend themselves against an expected “major aggression” from Somali government forces and peacekeepers from the African Union.
Al-Shabaab and its allied Hezbul Islam group already control much of what remains of Mogadishu. They have vowed to seize control of the whole of the devastated city.
At the just-concluded African Union summit in Libya, the Somali government asked for the full deployment of 8000 peacekeepers, adding significantly to the current strength of the force, which numbers 5000.
It also sought a change in the force’s mandate from one that limits it to protecting senior Somali government officials and installations to one that will enable it to launch pre-emptive strikes against al-Shabaab.
When she was in Nairobi, Mrs Clinton held talks with Somalia’s interim president, Sheik Sharif Ahmed.
According to yesterday’s reports, al-Shabaab, which is seen as an al-Qa’ida catspaw and to be posing an increasing regional threat in Africa, planned three attacks in Nairobi while the US Secretary of State was there.
There were to be major bomb blasts in the hotel where Mrs Clinton and her entourage were staying, as well as at another major hotel and a transport hub.
The reports said that so seriously was the view taken by authorities of the al-Shabaab threat that elements from Kenya’s elite presidential guard were deployed as part of Mrs Clinton’s entourage. Yesterday’s reports said there were concerns al-Shabaab militants living in Nairobi might be acquiring Kenyan identification documents, including passports….”