The attack by a cadre of Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen on the Israeli-owned Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi has focused attention, once again, on American and British links to Muslim terrorist groups, from Al Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists fighting the Bashar al Assad government in Syria to the Somali government of Hussein Sheik Mohamed, a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer in a country where Al Shabaab has its political and religious roots…
President Obama and his «Responsibility to Protect» policy crew of UN ambassador Samantha Power, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes have not only made common cause with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria but by pressuring Kenya’s government internationally have weakened Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto to battle Al Shabaab terrorists who have infiltrated Kenya from neighboring Somalia.
As with the shady connections of Tamerlan and Dzkokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bombers, to the CIA through their uncle Ruslan Tsarni (Tsarnaev), the former son-in-law and current business partner of longtime CIA Muslim nation provocateur Graham Fuller, there are also connections between the Al Shabaab mall shooters in Western intelligence.
The Al Shabaab mall attackers in Nairobi were reportedly led on the scene by Samantha Lewthwaite, a 29-year old British white woman and daughter of a British military serviceman. Lewthwaite’s attackers reportedly included three Americans and nationals of Finland, Kenya, Britain, and Canada.
Lewthwaite was married to Jamaica-born Germaine Lindsay, one of the London Underground and bus bombers killed in the July 7, 2005 terrorist attack in London. Lewthwaite met Lindsay at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, an institution that has graduated more than a fair share of British MI-6 agents. Lewthwaite is now known as the «White Widow» and a deadly leader of the Al Shabaab cell that carried out the attack on the Nairobi mall.
According to Twitter messages, allegedly sent by Lewthwaite, she claimed credit for the recent killing in Somalia of rival Jihadists led by her second husband, Osama al-Britani, a British national also known as Habib Ghani, and an American named Omar al-Hammani, also known as the «rapping Jihadist», an Alabama native also called «al Amriki», the American. The White Widow’s attack on the Rapping Jihadist’s group resembles the type of gang warfare rampant in some American cities.
The attack by Al Shabaab on the Westgate mall follows a costly arson fire that devastated the international terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Many Kenyans believe that the arson attack was the work of Al Shabaab and a psychological attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC)-indicted Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founder for whom the airport is named. The elder Kenyatta was despised by Barack Obama, Sr. for not appointing him Finance Minister because of what the elder Obama charged was discrimination by Kenyatta of members of the Luo tribe.
Obama could have given Kenya’s government a boost by visiting the nation of his alleged father’s birth during his recent trip to Africa.
However, Obama has supported the ICC genocide proceedings against Kenyatta and Ruto over allegations that they were behind violence against supporters of Obama’s distant cousin, Raila Odinga, during 2007 and 2008 election violence that pitted members of Ruto’s Kalenjin tribe against Odinga’s Luo tribe. The Kalenjins, whose loyalty had fluctuated between Odinga and Kenyatta, soon allied with Kenyatta’s Kikuyu tribe against Odinga and the Luos. Obama is half Luo.
Odinga lost the 2007 presidential election to incumbent president Mwai Kibaki, who was supported by Ruto and Kenyatta. Odinga, who was educated in the German Democratic Republic, became Prime Minister in a power-sharing agreement with Kibaki in 2008. Odinga and his «Orange» revolution, inspired by George Soros’s «themed» revolutions elsewhere, including Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, lost to Kenyatta in the 2013 election. Odinga, in a fit of pique, boycotted Kenyatta’s inauguration. Odinga has the support of not only cousin Obama but also of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.
About ten Israelis were said to have been trapped inside the Westgate Mall, but all escaped early on in the siege by Al Shabaab with one having only a minor injury. Israeli Special Forces were soon on the scene and were said to be assisting Kenyan troops in battling the Al Shabaab guerrillas.
Some Kenyans, inside and outside the government, said Israeli security was permitted to run the operation against Al Shabaab terrorists at the mall. Israel maintains a heavy military, financial, and intelligence presence in Kenya. The nephew of Uhuru Kenyatta, along with his fiancée, were killed in the attack, along with French, British, Canadian, Peruvian, Dutch nationals, as well as a Ghanaian diplomat were killed in the attack.
Ruto successfully sought and received an adjournment of the ICC trial so that he could return to Kenya from The Hague to handle the Westgate terrorist attack. Many African leaders, including Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda; Attorney General of Tanzania Frederick Mwita; Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia; and the foreign ministers of Rwanda, Burundi, and Eritrea have complained that the ICC trials of Ruto and the planned trial of Kenyatta in November are harming Kenya.
Adding insult to injury, Obama bypassed Kenya on his recent trip to Africa, choosing to stop in Tanzania instead of the nation of his father’s birth, a clear vote of no confidence in Kenya and a signal to Al Shabaab in neighboring Somalia that Kenya does not have the support of the United States.
The ICC proceedings against Kenyan officials are considered a joke in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. There have been charges by African leaders that the ICC is «hunting» African leaders. Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang have asked the ICC to transfer jurisdiction for the trial to Kenya but the Soros R2P gang has adamantly refused, even rejecting a request by the African Union to transfer the proceedings to either Kenya or Tanzania. Some prosecution witnesses have been found to be frauds.
Former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, who originally brought the genocide charges against Kenyatta, Ruto, and four others, himself stands accused of rape in South Africa and protecting pedophiles in Argentina. Ocampo pursued Kenyan leaders with a peculiar zeal and the support of Obama and his R2P aficionados. But, so far, the ICC has failed to get a single conviction. In addition, Ocampo’s Wikipedia entry has been purged of any negative information from his past in Argentina and his sexual indiscretions in South Africa.
Kenyan Industrializtion Minister Henry Kogsei, Cabinet Secretary Francis Mauthara, and Police Commissioner Mohammed Hussein Ali, three of the Ocampo’s indicted Kenyans, who all became known as the «Ocampo Six», were acquitted. The pending cases against Ruto, Kenyatta, and Sang are as weak as those brought against those acquitted.
Ocampo’s deputy prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, succeeded Ocampo as chief prosecutor in 2012. Bensouda been an apologist for her nation’s dictatorial president Yahya Jammeh. Because of Bensouda’s own zeal in prosecuting Ruto, Kenyatta, and Sang, they are now called the «Bensouda Three».
Secretary of State John Kerry recently hosted Somalia’s self-declared president Hussein Sheik Mohamed in Washington. Mohamed is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in Somalia, which, in turn, has connections to Al Shabaab. Kerry elicited strong support from Mohamed for the Obama administration’s support for Syrian rebels, including Al Qaeda linked rebels known to be allied with Al Shabab. Mohamed seeks to expand Islamist influence in Somalia to the more secular autonomist region of Puntland and the independent Republic of Somaliland, which has been separated from Somalia since 1991, in a «federal framework».
There is no indication anywhere in the world that any radical Islamists favor federalism in any form but, instead, total submission to a radical Islamist «ummah» or nation operating under the most radical interpretations of sharia law. Al Shabaab’s peculiar brand of Islam was on display in the Westgate Mall when they asked shoppers to name the Prophet Mohammed’s mother or recite a well-known Muslim prayer in Arabic. If the shopper was unable to answer the questions posed, he or she was shot to death instantly.
Wayne MADSEN | Strategic Culture Foundation