Well now. Obama claimed during the election that he had al-Qaeda, "on the run" and "decimated."
His useful idiots here in the states believed him but something tells me the people in Kenya are not buying into that foolish line of BS. At all.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
When I first heard the story, I suspected this may have had something to do with Al Shabab.
Looking at the incident it also becomes clear that Kenyan security forces did not have a good enough contingency plan for such an event, most African metropolitan police forces are poorly equipped and trained especially for such delicate events as this (with the exception of South Africa).
This will do Al Shabab no favours.
Kenyas military however is no laughing matter and if they decide that this warrants a military response against Al Shababs operation in Somalia, we could see a very disturbed East Africa.
What happened today isn't just some isolated terror attack at a shopping mall. It's a planned event by a trained Somali strike team that gives one more push toward all out war between Kenya and Somalia's radical Islamists. If that happens, thousands of civilians will be caught in the crossfire, so this is kind of a big deal.