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Old 09-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #16
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My friends still don't know if their friends are alive or dead
So sorry to hear!
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My friends still don't know if their friends are alive or dead

Fingers crosses , hoping for the best for all of you.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #18
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Looks like the siege may be over.

Out of the mouth of babes...

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Elliott Prior, from Windsor in southeast England, showed great courage when men with AK47s stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday, the Sun reports. He was protecting his mother Amber, who had been shot in the leg. As a gunman approached him, his mother and his six-year-old sister Amelie, he shouted: “You’re a bad man, let us leave.”
Surprisingly, the gunman appeared to take pity on the family. After going so far as to give Elliott and Amelie candy bars, he allowed them to escape with their mother, saying, according to the Sun: “Please forgive me, we are not monsters.”
Amber, a 35-year-old film producer, also rescued two other children from the mall, including a wounded 12-year-old boy whose mother had been murdered, and pushed them outside in a shopping trolley. Dramatic photos of the distraught-looking Amber, Elliott and Amelie coming out of the mall were then flashed around the world.
Little Boy To Kenya Gunman: ‘You’re A Bad Man’ | TIME.com

Nice try attacker, but you are a monster. A deluded one too.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #19
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Anybody mention the tight gun controls Kenya has?

Didn't think so.
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Yes, because there are no other factors at play in that country.

Congratulations on being a proud NRA shill.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #21
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Anybody mention the tight gun controls Kenya has?

Didn't think so.
Are you serious? This is a full-on terrorist attack perpetrated by trained hardcore terrorists from Al Shabab. It is not a random civilian going on a rampage. The latter can be controlled to a certain extent. The former is very difficult to control, sadly.
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Yes, he is serious.

Hence, you can have no reasonable discussion.
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That's trolling at its finest. Well done, Indy. *slowclap*
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They're safe
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They're safe
Awesome news!
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #26
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Are you serious? This is a full-on terrorist attack perpetrated by trained hardcore terrorists from Al Shabab. It is not a random civilian going on a rampage. The latter can be controlled to a certain extent. The former is very difficult to control, sadly.
What's the difference who's shooting or their motives when you're a defenseless sitting duck?

But that you for acknowledging that terrorists, like violent criminals and psychotics, have zero regard for gun-control laws.
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No, we're not going to turn this into a gun control thread. There's already a thread for that.
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What's the difference who's shooting or their motives when you're a defenseless sitting duck? But that you for acknowledging that terrorists, like violent criminals and psychotics, have zero regard for gun-control laws.


Good luck with that, Rambo
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U.S. says captures al Qaeda leader in Libya, also raids Somalia

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces launched raids in Libya and Somalia on Saturday following the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall last month, capturing a top al Qaeda figure wanted for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, a U.S. official said.

Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al Liby was seized in the raid in Libya, but no militant was captured in the raid on the Somali town of Barawe, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Liby, believed to be 49, had been indicted in the United States for his alleged role in the East Africa embassy bombings that killed 224 people.

The U.S. government had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture, under the State Department's Rewards for Justice program.

The New York Times quoted a senior U.S. official as saying that a U.S. Navy SEAL team was believed to have killed a senior leader of al Shabaab in a raid on his seaside villa in Somalia but was forced to withdraw before that could be confirmed.

The paper said U.S. officials initially reported that the commandos had seized the Shabaab leader, but later backed off that account.

"The Barawe raid was planned a week and a half ago," the paper quoted an unnamed U.S. security official as saying.

"It was prompted by the Westgate attack," he added, referring to a militant assault on a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago in which at least 67 people were killed.

The Times quoted witnesses as saying that the firefight lasted more than an hour, with helicopters called in for air support.

The Times report quoted a spokesman for al Shabaab as saying that one of its fighters had been killed in an exchange of gunfire but that the group had beaten back the assault.

The paper said a senior Somali government official confirmed the raid, saying, "The attack was carried out by the American forces and the Somali government was pre-informed about the attack."

Earlier, al Shabaab militants said British and Turkish special forces had raided Barawe overnight, killing a rebel fighter, but that a British officer had also been killed and others wounded.

Britain's Defence Ministry said it was not aware of any such British involvement. A Turkish Foreign Ministry official also denied any Turkish part in such an action.

A Somali intelligence official said the target of the raid at Barawe was a Chechen commander, who had been wounded and his guard killed. Police said a total of seven people were killed.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart, Warren Strobel and David Brunnstrom; Writing by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Peter Cooneyditing by Peter Cooney)
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I'm sorry, but I am not too thrilled. With the shutdown, I can't help but wonder if this is some sort of attempt to distract from what is going on. Or a lame attempt to restore anyone's faith in the US government
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