Kenya calls in Israeli Special Forces to help end jihad seige in mall
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/22/13 | Pamela Geller
Posted on Sun 22 Sep 2013 07:48:33 PM EEST by Nachum
At request of the Kenyan government “Israeli special forces now operating to try and end Nairobi Mall siege.” It’s interesting to watch how the free world responds in a post-American Obama world.
Among those killed yesterday in the jihad attack aginst Kenya by the devout Muslim group, al-Shabbab, was a Canadian diplomat, the Kenyan president’s nephew and his fiancé, and Ghana’s leading poet. Three British, two French, one Australian and one Chinese citizen also confirmed dead.
Why am I not surprised Kenya did not ask the jihadi sympathizer in the White House for help. Where was the leader of the free world on this mosntrous attack on freedom? Obama is half-Kenya for G-d’s sake.
Kenya calls in Israeli Special Forces to help end mall siege Mideast Dispatch, September 22, 2013 According to Agence France Presse (AFP), at the request of the Kenyan government, Israeli Special Forces are now helping Kenyan forces try to end the on-going terrorist siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where Islamist gunmen (and one gunwoman) have been holed up for over 24 hours with about 30 hostages.
A Kenyan security source told AFP that Israeli forces have now entered the mall, at the request of their Kenyan counterparts to help rescue the hostages and bring out the injured.Reuters differs from AFP, reporting that Israeli anti-terrorism experts were helping in negotiations, but would not participate in operations.
There are about 4,000 Kenyan troops in the south of Somalia, where they have been fighting Islamic militants since 2011.
Kenya and Israel have long enjoyed close relations, particularly in the security sphere. Kenya assisted Israel with refueling and in other ways during the daring Israeli raid in 1976 to free Israeli and Jewish hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (in which the current Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s brother was killed).
Last month, Kenya asked Mossad agents (together with American ones) to investigate whether the massive fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi was a terrorist attack.