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

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Re: BREAKING: Large scale Al-Shabab attack on USNavy Base in Kenya, Base burning and occupied
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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74628864

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

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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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74628864

None of what you posted connects Iran to al shabab..you fail.
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Re: BREAKING: Large scale Al-Shabab attack on USNavy Base in Kenya, Base burning and occupied
Rest in Peace to Specialist Henry Mayfield of Chicago/Hazel Crest. He was only 23 years old.

His family is having a hard time with this today. Keep them in prayer.