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Kenya invades Somalia

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,742 Senior Member
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/312920

Do you guys think this will have any implications for the US if the situation escalates?
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    In any event...we need to send troops...er ummm, ahhh...advisors. Since we apparently have a precedent to get involved in every dog fight that goes on...
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    In any event...we need to send troops...er ummm, ahhh...advisors. Since we apparently have a precedent to get involved in every dog fight that goes on...

    Fine, but this time, we send armor and AC-130 gunships. Not like fiasco in "Blackhawk Down". It hits the fans like that again, we send in the Cav. Otherwise....I wouldn't go.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    These people have been slaughtering each other with swords and spears for as long as anyone can remember. Now, with helicopters, tanks, and machine guns, they're able to do a better job of it. Not our problem!
    Jerry
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    These people have been slaughtering each other with swords and spears for as long as anyone can remember. Now, with helicopters, tanks, and machine guns, they're able to do a better job of it. Not our problem!
    Jerry

    AGREED!!!! We're not going to CHANGE anything over there. Let them solve their OWN problems.

    Luis
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    Great, Super, whatever...

    We've lost too many lives in Iraq and 'Stan (more than a few were personal friends), fighting cave dwellers and getting our asses handed to us; remember the old bumper sticker "Navy Seals 1, Osama 0"? then a month later it was "Taliban 1, Navy SEALS -30"...

    If the ragheads want to keep killing each other like they have been doing for 800 years, let them keep doing it; they have been doing it without our interference for LOTS of years, so screw it, let them keep killing themselves. Better them than us...
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  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    these people have been slaughtering each other with swords and spears for as long as anyone can remember. Now, with helicopters, tanks, and machine guns, they're able to do a better job of it. Not our problem!
    Jerry


    agreed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:that::agree:
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Good for Kenya. They have gotten tired of the festering sore neighbor next door messing with them and have put a little slapdown on them. Better that Kenya takes care of business than the U.S. They won't be under the microscope of world opinion as we would.
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  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    The Muslims for centuries have stirred the pot in central Africa creating wars, turning tribe against tribe, while going in and ravaging the people taking slaves to be sold in the slave markets through out the world for centuries. They extort, murder, steal, rape, destroy, all in the name of Alaha (who is not the God of the old or New Testament, but a perverted version of God that Mohammaed's greed and lust for power created and he framed this image of Alaha in the Koran.)

    Scholars believe that Jesus spoke mostly Aramaic, although sometimes he spoke Hebrew and he might have spoken Greek on some occasions. If Jesus spoke Aramaic, then he referred to God using basically the same word that is used in Arabic, but the God that Jesus describes in the New Testament and refers to in the Old Testament is not the God that Mohammed describes in the Koran.

    Mohammed was a coward as he sent young men into battle whom he convinced them of his world view and his view of God so they would feel justified in their actions of murder, rape, theft, lust and destruction. Islam is evil, always will be, because it is based on a perverted view of who God really is. The biggest cancer soar on this planet are the radical Muslims and the moderate Muslims who let the radicals do their dirty work while they claim to be at peace with the world, they are hypocrites. Did I say all of that plain enough??
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead 17-year-old Christian

    Al Shabaab militants monitored home Bible studies of boy’s family.

    By Simba Tian



    FLASH from COMPASS DIRECT NEWS

    News from the Frontlines of Persecution



    Summary:

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 19 (Compass Direct News) – Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass. The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, killed Guled Jama Muktar on Sept. 25 in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mogadishu. The Islamic extremist group had been monitoring his family since the Christians arrived in Somalia from Kenya in 2008, said the source in Mogadishu, who requested anonymity. The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said. “I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said. Based on talks with the boy’s parents and their neighbors, the source said al Shabaab members arrived at Muktar’s home at 6 a.m., when his parents, whose names are withheld for security reasons, were already at work at their retail space at the Hamarweyne market on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Neighbors informed the parents of the murder, and they hurriedly returned home and buried their son’s body quickly, fearing the militants would kill them as well. They then fled to an unknown destination, the source said. “When the incident happened, the parents called to tell me that their son had been killed and that they feared for their lives,” the source said. “Since then, I have not heard from them.”



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    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 19 (Compass Direct News) – Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass.



    The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, killed Guled Jama Muktar on Sept. 25 in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mogadishu. The Islamic extremist group had been monitoring his family since the Christians arrived in Somalia from Kenya in 2008, said the source in Mogadishu, who requested anonymity.



    The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said.



    “I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said.



    Based on talks with the boy’s parents and their neighbors, the source said al Shabaab members arrived at Muktar’s home at 6 a.m., when his parents, whose names are withheld for security reasons, were already at work at their retail space at the Hamarweyne market on the outskirts of Mogadishu.



    The extremists found Muktar as he was preparing to go to school, he said.



    “The neighbors heard screaming coming from the house, and then it immediately stopped,” the source said. “After awhile, they saw a white car leaving the homestead.”



    The neighbors informed the parents, who hurriedly returned home from their market stall. They buried their son’s body quickly, fearing the militants would kill them as well, returned to their market space and then fled to an unknown destination, the source said.



    “When the incident happened, the parents called to tell me that their son had been killed and that they feared for their lives,” the source said. “Since then, I have not heard from them.”



    On the outskirts of Hudur City in Bakool region in southwestern Somalia, a kidnapped Christian convert from Islam was found decapitated on Sept. 2. Juma Nuradin Kamil was forced into a car by three suspected Islamic extremists from the al Shabaab terrorist group on Aug. 21, area sources said. After members of his community thoroughly combed the area looking for him, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 one of them found Kamil’s body dumped on a street.



    Muslim extremists from al Shabaab, which has ties to al Qaeda, control the area some 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Mogadishu.



    A Christian who saw Kamil’s body said it bore the marks of an al Shabaab killing, according to a leader in Somalia’s underground church who lives in another city.



    “It is usual for the al Shabaab to decapitate those they suspect to have embraced the Christian faith, or sympathizers of western ideals,” the leader said.



    With estimates of al Shabaab’s size ranging from 3,000 to 7,000, the insurgents seek to impose a strict version of sharia (Islamic law), but the government in Mogadishu fighting to retain control of the country treats Christians little better than the al Shabaab extremists do. While proclaiming himself a moderate, President Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed has embraced a version of sharia that mandates the death penalty for those who leave Islam.



    Al Shabaab was among several splinter groups that emerged after Ethiopian forces removed the Islamic Courts Union, a group of sharia courts, from power in Somalia in 2006. Al Shabaab has been designated a terrorist organization by several western governments.



    In the Lower Shabele region of Somalia earlier this year, two Muslim extremists murdered a member of a secret Christian community, sources said. An area source told Compass two al Shabaab militants shot 21-year-old Hassan Adawe Adan in Shalambod town after entering his house on April 18.



    In Warbhigly village on the outskirts of Mogadishu, a mother of four was killed for her Christian faith on Jan. 7 by Islamic extremists from al Shabaab, a relative said. The relative, who requested anonymity, said Asha Mberwa, 36, was killed when the Islamic extremists cut her throat in front of villagers who came out of their homes as witnesses.



    Following the Oct. 13 kidnapping of two Spanish aid workers from a refugee camp in Dadaab, on the Kenyan border with Somalia, and the kidnapping and murder of foreigners at tourist sites, Kenya on Sunday (Oct. 16) began air strikes on al Shabaab territory in southern Somalia. Kenya Television reported yesterday that Kenyan armed forces had killed more than 100 al Shabaab militants in Kismayo in southern Somalia.



    www.compassdirect.org



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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    Africa, West and South Asia are infested with savages. We would be better off not involving ourselves with incursions there, except for humanitarian aid.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
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