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BREAKING: Large scale Al-Shabab attack on USNavy Base in Kenya, Base burning and occupied

 
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And this is how Iran will play this for the most part, through like-minded or directly affiliated kin.
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They are likely trying to get some resources diverted away to make a retaliatory strike in Iraq more successful.
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Not sure what the our force makeup there is but looks like a joint training base. Most likely some element of special operations guys there among others. We need to be on heightened alert everywhere, and we ARE everywhere.
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Kenyan Naval Special Forces train there and the US operates drones from there.
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Thanks, good to know.
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Al-Shabab Press Release
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It says it's part of the "Jerusalem will never be Judaized" military campaign.

What does something on the border of Somalia and Kenya, Obama's old stomping ground, have to do with Jerusalem?

It seems the Muslims' main goal in life is preventing the rebuilding of our Temple. Even though we never attacked them.
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
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Unrelated? I don't think so. High up, these organizations probably answer to the same master, and to me this sounds like they are trying to get resources diverted to another area, or prevent resources from coming into an area, to spread things as thin as possible before launching their main retaliatory strike in Iraq or wherever they plan on responding to the killing of their hero.
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#FLASH: Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya’s coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel - Reuters

12:45am · 5 Jan 2020 ·

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The U.S. cant defend every place at once and there are a lot more of them than U.S. Military personel. Trump with his actions is getting a lot of soldiers killed. Great plan.
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how bout you ease off with the anti-semitism there, bub
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chuckle
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Attack repelled. Major damage and casualty’s reported by Kenyan press.
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Not sure what the our force makeup there is but looks like a joint training base. Most likely some element of special operations guys there among others. We need to be on heightened alert everywhere, and we ARE everywhere.
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Constant situational awareness, right here in our own country, as well. No large gatherings, no risky behaviors, and everything you need on hand in case we have to sit it out for a while due to fall-out of various types. S.A. to the nth degree.
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Unrelated? I don't think so. High up, these organizations probably answer to the same master, and to me this sounds like they are trying to get resources diverted to another area, or prevent resources from coming into an area, to spread things as thin as possible before launching their main retaliatory strike in Iraq or wherever they plan on responding to the killing of their hero.
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Al-Shebab is linked to Al-Quida Both are Sunni
Iran is Shiai

They are pretty much enemies because of their interpretations of the Quaran, that said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." so who the fuck knows.
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Attack repelled. Major damage and casualty’s reported by Kenyan press.
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Attack repulsed. 4 dead terrorists according to Kenyan Military source.
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#FLASH: Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya’s coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel - Reuters

12:45am · 5 Jan 2020 ·

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IF THEY GET ANY HOSTAGES..THEY WILL TORTURE THEM ON LIVE T.V !
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
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I'm going to say it's related to Iran only because the Sunni haven't done anything like, in that region, this since 98.
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IF THEY GET ANY HOSTAGES..THEY WILL TORTURE THEM ON LIVE T.V !
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Such a cheerful fellow you are, UH! LOL
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Attack repulsed. 4 dead terrorists according to Kenyan Military source.
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Just caught that too, waiting to see it come across my feeds though before I relax.
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
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I'm going to say it's related to Iran only because the Sunni haven't done anything like, in that region, this since 98.
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Umm... Wasn't Mogadishu bombed like 3 days ago?
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Doesn’t sound like they got into the camp, just attacked airfield gates
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Unrelated? I don't think so. High up, these organizations probably answer to the same master, and to me this sounds like they are trying to get resources diverted to another area, or prevent resources from coming into an area, to spread things as thin as possible before launching their main retaliatory strike in Iraq or wherever they plan on responding to the killing of their hero.
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Al-Shebab is linked to Al-Quida Both are Sunni
Iran is Shiai

They are pretty much enemies because of their interpretations of the Quaran, that said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." so who the fuck knows.
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"Camp Simba in Manda Bay has, in fact, seen significant expansion in recent years. In 2013, Navy Seabees, for example, worked 24-hour shifts to extend its runway to enable larger aircraft like C-130s to land there, while other projects were initiated to accommodate greater numbers of troops in the future, including increased fuel and potable water storage, and more latrines. The base serves as a home away from home for Navy personnel and Army Green Berets among other US troops and, as recently revealed at the Intercept, plays an integral role in the secret drone assassination program aimed at militants in neighboring Somalia as well as in Yemen."

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BREAKING: According to Kenya military Spokesman Colonel Paul Njuguna, attack took place at around 5:30am, says attempt to breach security at Manda Air Strip was “successfully repulsed”. The bodies of 4 terrorists have so far been found, and airstrip is safe, per Col Njuguna.
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
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Unrelated? I don't think so. High up, these organizations probably answer to the same master, and to me this sounds like they are trying to get resources diverted to another area, or prevent resources from coming into an area, to spread things as thin as possible before launching their main retaliatory strike in Iraq or wherever they plan on responding to the killing of their hero.
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Al-Shebab is linked to Al-Quida Both are Sunni
Iran is Shiai

They are pretty much enemies because of their interpretations of the Quaran, that said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." so who the fuck knows.
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"Camp Simba in Manda Bay has, in fact, seen significant expansion in recent years. In 2013, Navy Seabees, for example, worked 24-hour shifts to extend its runway to enable larger aircraft like C-130s to land there, while other projects were initiated to accommodate greater numbers of troops in the future, including increased fuel and potable water storage, and more latrines. The base serves as a home away from home for Navy personnel and Army Green Berets among other US troops and, as recently revealed at the Intercept, plays an integral role in the secret drone assassination program aimed at militants in neighboring Somalia as well as in Yemen."

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Main task is anti-pirate operations
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BREAKING: According to Kenya military Spokesman Colonel Paul Njuguna, attack took place at around 5:30am, says attempt to breach security at Manda Air Strip was “successfully repulsed”. The bodies of 4 terrorists have so far been found, and airstrip is safe, per Col Njuguna.
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If true, give out medals to those on that watch...
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Pretty good article about the base, it's history and it's operations
Looks like the event is over thankfully, can unpin if you like.

The word came down suddenly in early January to the fifty or so U.S. troops stationed inside Camp Simba, a Kenyan naval base located on that country's sandy coast: Drop everything and pull everyone back inside the compound wire. Then they were instructed to immediately clear a couple acres of dense forest. Task Force 88, a very secret American special-operations unit, needed to land three CH-53 helicopters.

"We had everybody working nonstop," says Navy Lieutenant Commander Steve Eron, commander of Contingency Operating Location Manda Bay, a new American base in Kenya, including a dozen or so on-site KBR contractors. By the next day, every tree had been hauled off and the field graded and packed down using heavy machinery. The pad was completed in thirty-six hours.

Soon after, U.S. special operators flying out of Manda Bay were landing in southernmost Somalia, searching for survivors among the foreign fighters and Al Qaeda operatives just targeted in a furious bombardment by a U.S. gunship launched from a secret airstrip in eastern Ethiopia.

The 88's job was simple: Kill anyone still alive and leave no unidentified bodies behind.

A few weeks later, the president would announce the creation of a new regional command -- Africa Command -- that would commit U.S. military personnel to the continent on a permanent basis. The January operation would be, in effect, the first combat mission of Africa Command, and it would not go as planned.

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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
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I'm going to say it's related to Iran only because the Sunni haven't done anything like, in that region, this since 98.
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Umm... Wasn't Mogadishu bombed like 3 days ago?
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I'm speaking against Americans in the region. Our equipment, embassies...
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The timing of this attack is certainly coincidental, given the rhetoric coming from Iran, but odds are this is unrelated to the Iranian crisis. Al-Shabaab is a Sunni terrorist group. Iran is Shia. Is it possible they're working together against a common enemy? Yes, but we won't know that until later today at the earliest.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Unrelated? I don't think so. High up, these organizations probably answer to the same master, and to me this sounds like they are trying to get resources diverted to another area, or prevent resources from coming into an area, to spread things as thin as possible before launching their main retaliatory strike in Iraq or wherever they plan on responding to the killing of their hero.
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Al-Shebab is linked to Al-Quida Both are Sunni
Iran is Shiai

They are pretty much enemies because of their interpretations of the Quaran, that said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." so who the fuck knows.
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"Iran has backed not only militant groups in its Persian Gulf neighborhood but also radicals and armed groups in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, by providing funds, weapons, training, and safe haven. Among the many groups that Tehran sponsors are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Hamas, and Iraqi Shia militias. Other relationships are less well known. Consider, for example, Iran's ties to Somalia's al-Shabab.

Last month, two Iranian nationals, Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi, were arrested in Nairobi after one of the suspects led officials to 15 kilograms of chemicals hidden at a golf course in the port city of Mombasa.\17\ Kenyan authorities believe the men, suspected IRGC-Quds Force members, shipped more than 100 kilograms of powerful
explosives into the country, most of which remains unrecovered.

Last year, Kenya launched military operations into neighboring Somalia, targeting al-Shabab after a wave of kidnappings damaged Kenya's tourism industry. According to one senior antiterrorism officer, the two men`were planning to help al-Shabaab carry out revenge attacks in Kenya
because of the Kenya Defence Forces' incursion inside Somalia.''

Al-Shabab's connection to Iran goes back at least as far as 2006, when a report from the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia indicated that the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), the precursor to al-Shabab, sent fighters to Lebanon to aid Hezbollah against the Israelis in return for Iranian and Hezbollah funding, arms, and training. According to the
report:

During mid-July 2006 ICU sent an approximately 720-person-strong military force to Lebanon to fight alongside Hezbollah against the Israeli military. . . . A number of the fighters also remained in Lebanon for advanced military training by Hezbollah. Furthermore, between 8 and 10 September 2006, about 25 Somalis returned to Somalia accompanied by five members of Hezbollah. . . . In exchange for the contribution of the Somali military force, Hezbollah arranged for additional support to be given to ICU by the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic, which was subsequently provided."

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IF THEY GET ANY HOSTAGES..THEY WILL TORTURE THEM ON LIVE T.V !
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Such a cheerful fellow you are, UH! LOL
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What is common in World Wars is that numerous conflicts go hot because everyone starts taking advantage of the chaos to start some of their own for their own reasons.

Germany and Japan were not allies in the true sense of the word during WWII, they did sign the tripartite or something as basically a deterrent to make the US think twice about entering the war.

So if you want indications of WWIII breaking out look for news of security agreements where the parties to it can't really support each other directly but promise to start some shit if the other party is hit.
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Al-Shabab is aligned with Al Qaeda and Ayman al-Zawahiri. Nothing to do with Iran. The Iran general was kicking Al Qaeda's ass before Trump assassinated him.

Most likely Saudi funded. Trump loves Saudi Arabia.
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Al-Shabab is aligned with Al Qaeda and Ayman al-Zawahiri. Nothing to do with Iran. The Iran general was kicking Al Qaeda's ass before Trump assassinated him.

Most likely Saudi funded. Trump loves Saudi Arabia.
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Kenya?

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Well, this didn't go far.
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The U.S. cant defend every place at once and there are a lot more of them than U.S. Military personel. Trump with his actions is getting a lot of soldiers killed. Great plan.
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how bout you ease off with the anti-semitism there, bub
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shut up canada ... what, in that post, is "anti-semitism"





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