Israel Acknowledges Involvment in Kenyan Attack
Duty to God—Principle of Scouting
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First Intifada and al-Shabab
Knowing his identity, I ventured "Aren't they terrorists?"
Laughing at my ignorance, he explained "al-Shabab is Arabic for 'The Youth,' It is like when we say 'hevre' in Hebrew." For my English readers, let me expand that into "the guys," "the friends," "the boy scouts." Seeing that he was making little sense, he added "in every Arab village you will find al-Shabab. Young, unmarried man, passing the time innocently together until they settle down." I kept drinking my coffee silently; back then, I was too innocent to understand the point being made by the secret police.
"How can you drink so much coffee? Don't you see? Blame al-Shabab and you stain all Arabs at once. It was us," he said causing me to burn my throat with the suddenly swallowed coffee. Trusting me, he had just disclosed an Israeli entrapment operation in the West Bank.
"Great coffee," I said apparently ignoring the burning bombshell.
Considering this, can Western reports on the identity of al-Shabab be trusted? Is it the Ku Klux Klan branch of the Scouting Movement?
Nairobi, Little Tel Aviv
The attack started yesterday, Saturday, at 11AM, when between 10 and 15 attackers entered the exclusive, Israeli-owned mall, and started the event by blowing two explosives near the ArtCaffe coffee shop. The establishment is owned by Israelis and is favored by Western expats. Fred Ngoga Gateretse is an official with the African Union who was drinking coffee there. He claims that eight gunmen with scarves on their faces started immediately after the initial explosion to shoot at shoppers in a highly-trained fashion.
Forget Judaism Islam and al-Shabab. "Dollar" is the rather lean language spoken by both people in the best of the Rothschild's heritage. In God they don't trust.
Hebrew reports claim that Israel delivered a negotiation team, despite the fact that all Israelis are out of the area. The team is said to be working with the Kenyan Government and not directly with the attackers. Paul Hircheson, another spokesman of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said "We don't give details in real time on bilateral security operations that may be taking place." Very revealing, unluckily I still couldn't understand which was the side that Israel was cooperating with. The fact that it seems to be negotiating with the Kenyan Government is odd.
The Kenyan Guardian reported that two denizens claimed to have been rescued by Israeli security forces which were inside the mall. Israel did not acknowledge having sent any warriors there. However, Israeli negotiation teams are invariably backed by such persons. In Bullets they trust.
The strangest reaction came from the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi. Unfortunately, the Ambassador was not in the country during the event. Deputy Ambassador Jacob Lopes gave an interview to the Hebrew media, saying that the event was not aimed at Israel or Israelis despite the ownership of the shops. "The first instinct is to think in such a way," he said and added "but I do not think that is the case. It does not look at this stage, according to my feelings and the data that we are receiving that they were after Israeli targets."
"Dogs don't bite the hand feeding them," my spooky acquaintance had told me an eon before.
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