Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

New York photographer Terri Gold says she wants to find ‘the grace notes’ of humanity. She has vivid memories of spinning an old-fashioned globe as a child, and as an adult, she dreams of faraway places and the secrets they keep hidden.

In her ongoing photography project, ‘Still Points in a Turning World’, Gold sought to track down tribes around the globe that appear to stand still while time rushes forward.

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

The pictures have been taken over the course of a decades-long career and ripe for a discussion about the globalizing forces that threaten indigenous cultures.

‘My earliest memories are of spinning a globe. I was always drawn to the last mysterious corners of the Earth. I wanted to visit with people who have not forgotten the old ways, who feel their past in the wind,’ Gold tells DailyMail.com.

‘The names of far off lands called to me – Samarkand, Lhasa, and Timbuktu. I dreamed of traveling with a caravan across the Himalayas, of finding hidden kingdoms. As soon as I was old enough, I stepped into my dreams with three cameras around my neck and my life’s journey began…’


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On 17 June 2014, an attack on the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni left at least 50 people dead, some of them football fans watching World Cup matches.

According to witnesses, the attack was led by a white man.The assault in Mpeketoni is the latest in a series of gun and bomb attacks in recent months that have hurt Kenya’s tourist industry.

Witnesses recount night of terror, claim ‘white man’ was commander

Obama in Kenya. online.wsj.com

The white man had distinctive pale white skin.
“We have reports that one of the attackers was a white man. Several eyewitnesses we have interviewed say they saw the white man,” said Lamu County MP Shakilla Abdalla, who spoke to The Standard on phone from Mpeketoni.
The eyewitnesses say that the white man was the one commanding the operation.

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Thomas C Mountain, the most widely distributed independent journalist in Africa, give a recent history for the horn of Africa and discusses the compounding problems of drought, foreign backed paramilitary factions, and predatory lending which have destroyed the economies for the people in Ethiopia and Somalia especially. How do millions die with almost complete silence from the mass media? What is the strategic significance of Somalia for the West? Where does Al-Shabaab get its finances? Did “Dirty Wars” even scratch the surface of the corruption in the area? How badly have humanitarian organizations like UNICEF failed or even contributed to the oppression and starvation of the people they are supposed to be helping? Tune in.


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US special forces ‘capture’ Anas al-Liby who was captured in 2002US commando raids target Islamist leaders in Africa

06 Oct 2013 US special forces have carried out two separate raids in Africa targeting senior Islamist militants, American officials say. In Libya, US commandos captured an al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Anas al-Liby was seized in the capital Tripoli.

[Negative. Anas al-Liby was captured in 2002. Am I the *only one* who doesn’t fall for these phony ‘al-Qaeda’ raids that seem to only transpire when the US government ‘needs’ a weapon of mass distraction to cover for Wall Street’s phony budget battles and miscellaneous false flags? Anas al-Liby was one of the FBI’s list of most-wanted.

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Princess Obama Of Kenya Pictures

The people who attacked the Kenyan Mall were allowed to escape.

Anonymous comments: 

The Kenyan Government has confirmed that it is not holding any of the bodies of the terrorists behind the Westgate attack.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said that it does not have custody of the bodies of the five terrorists allegedly gunned down in the siege.

Forensic investigation are being spearheaded by … the FBI, agents from Israel, UK Metropolitan Police, German and Italian agents…

Questions over missing people after mall attack | The People

Odd man out.
Anonymous alerts us to the following comment by kupambazuka:

“I think the Kenyan authorities have capitulated to the British government.
“Why would a person with a map of Westgate in his laptop, and a story about visiting a non existent mother in Nairobi, be released?”

It’s all fake?

“Multiple sources, including some police officers who made the initial response to the distress call, confirmed that the first group of terrorists may have escaped within an hour into the attack.”

Hard questions emerge over handling of terror attack

This first group were presumably similar to those who carried out the CIA’s Operation Gladio attacks in Italy and Belgium and the attacks in Mumbai, Norway and Sandy Hook.

Kenya’s General Julius Karangi meets General William M. Fraser III, Air Combat Command commander, during his visit to Langley in the USA.

“An elite police unit … had apparently pinned down the terrorists on Saturday before the Kenyan army (KDF) arrived…

The mission was effectively taken over by Kenyan army chief Julius Karangi.

“This changeover allowed the terrorists to regroup and in the confusion, led to the shooting of an elite police commander.”

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U.S. was warned about Kenya mall attack

29 Sep 2013 U.S. intelligence received reports of a serious threat in Kenya before last week’s terrorist attack at a Nairobi mall that left 62 dead and more than 150 injured, NBC News reported. Officials said that NSA reviewed intelligence of a “credible” threat.

[Right, the US either *let it happen* — or *made it happen* — so USociopaths could ‘justify’ illegal NSA spying and drone strikes in Africa to steal the oil.]

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Israel Acknowledges Involvment in Kenyan Attack

As these lines are being written on September 22, 2013, a standoff between attackers allegedly belonging to al-Shabab and the Kenyan Government is taking place in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The complex is owned by Israelis and Israeli media reports that Israeli officials are already in place attempting to manipulate the event. At least two Kenyans claim to have been evacuated from the mall by Israeli security forces.

In this case, al-Shabab is a misleading name referring to Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, which is claimed by the West to be a Somali cell of al-Qaeda. Since Israel is involved and al-Shabab is not exactly what the West likes to claim, allow me a short introduction about a related event that took place in the days of the First Intifada. Since I want to keep the identity of my source safe, I won’t provide a more exact date or location.

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Holy coincidence, Batman! *Once again,* al-CIAduh explodes the security state cash cow:

Nairobi attack may trigger tighter security at malls worldwide

22 Sep 2013 The deadly attack on a high-end Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday put the safety of malls around the world into the spotlight and could trigger moves to improve security and make it more visible. “They’re obviously going to ramp up security,” said Malachy Kavanagh, a spokesman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, a U.S.-based trade group of mall and shopping center owners, adding that he expected the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security to reach out to the heads of corporate security for all American malls following the events in Kenya. Some of the changes that may be made include bringing in off-duty police officers into the mall, putting more non-uniformed security officers into uniform, and more closely coordinating with local police departments.

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On 21 September 2013, an upscale mall (photo above) became a war zone in Kenya.

This mall attack is partly about oil, oil pipelines, naval bases and the US struggle against China.

Samantha Lewthwaite is linked to the London Tube Bombings of 2005, and to a bombing campaign against tourist hotels in Kenya. Her father was a soldier in the UK military. SAMANTHA OF MI6?

Mossad, the CIA and MI6 are heavily involved in Kenya.

Kenya has become friendly with China.

A few years ago, the Chinese defence minister agreed to modernise Kenya’s armed forces.

(The sound of silence)

China’s trade with Kenya has been rising.

The leaders of Kenya’s Mau Mau, who fought the British, were given military training in Israel. Kenya has many Israeli businessmen and a Mossad presence. In 1998, the US embassy in Nairobi was bombed. WSWS wondered about links to Mossad  (Questions mount in Kenya / Israel and Africa) :

In Kenya, the Chinese have invested in mining and offshore oil exploration, plus some big infrastructure projects, such as new bypasses around Nairobi.

(The sound of silence)

Kenya is the base for US intelligence operations in East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

(Kenya: post-election violence continues)

Michael Adebolajo released from Kenya, with the help of MI5? The London Woolwich ‘terrorist’ Michael Adebolajo is thought to have been working for MI5-MI6 for many years. When the police in Kenya arrested Michael in 2010, MI5-MI6 are said to have organised his release. Michael Adebolajo was arrested in … / ADEBOLAJO WAS PAID BY MI6

There are newly discovered oil reserves in Eastern Congo. The oil is to be brought by pipeline through Kenya to Mombasa on the coast.

China is currently involved in major highway projects in Kenya.”

Kenya: post-election violence continues

Two Canadians among deadCurrently, a Briton called Jermaine Grant is about to go on trial in Kenya, charged with organising a bombing campaign.

The Somalian terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has links to the CIA’s Al-Qaeda, has now claimed responsibility for the 21 September 2013 Westlands shopping mall attack in Nairobi, in Kenya.

Al Shabaab, reportedly working for the CIA.

Somalia has oil and both China and the USA/NATO want to grab this oil.

Kenya is interested in the oil. Kenya has troops in Somalia.


Al Shabaab

In the Westlands shopping mall, there are at least 50 people dead and more than 150 injured.

The “terrorists” stormed the Westgate Mall and sprayed shoppers with bullets.
This is similar to the CIA’s attacks in Belgium, India…

Kenya – acting scared. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

In Belgium, in the mid-80s, hooded gunmen walked into crowded supermarkets and began firing at shoppers.

The massacres were later discovered to be linked to Operation Gladio, which was a CIA-NATO enterprise.

“The Supermarket massacres occurred during the period when the U.S. was pushing a plan to base the Euro-Missiles (nuclear-tipped Cruise missiles) in different European countries…

“The Belgian Parliament, which investigated the incidents, felt that they were another attempt to sow confusion and fear among the populace, thereby generating public outcries for a law-and-order government which would be amenable to the Euro-Missles.”


Kenya mall September 2013. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
In India, the Mumbai Attacks of 2008 involved ‘white men’ who may have been ‘mercenaries’ employed by the CIA.

Mumbai Attackers were ‘Hindus’ and ‘White Men’

The Mumbai attacks were planned by the American called David Headley, who worked for the USA’s Drugs Enforcement Administration.

Headley admitted working for the CIA.


The Kenyan shopping mall. The operatives in the CIA’s Operation Gladio were told they “had to attack civilians, the people, women, children…” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
The people who attacked the Kenyan shopping mall are described as follows:
“The attacker they arrested was a Kenyan Muslim convert.”

“They spoke something that seemed like Arabic…”

“One had dreadlocks.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

In 2002, it was reported that ‘al Qaeda’ had bombed the Israeli Paradise Hotel (above) at Kikambala Beach near Mombasa.

13 Kenyans died.
It looked like an Israeli false flag operation.

Before bombings…  / Kenyan hotel bombs the work of the security services?

Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

COMMENTS from readers:

1. The photographer Tyler Hicks always seems to be there to capture the moment.

Witness to a Massacre in a Nairobi Mall

That means psyop.

What is the chance that this top notch photographer would be in the mall to “record the event”

Tyler Hicks, who always somehow seems to be at the hottest of hot spots and war zones when things explode, did it again today, improbably being inside the mall in Nairobi when the bomb went off.

Nairobi mall. www.dailymail.co.uk

2. “We knew the shopping center is owned by Israelis and renowned as a place where many Israelis hang out,” Lopez told Maariv.

“Four of the restaurants there are also owned by Israelis and many Israelis are employed in the place.”

Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to Kenya Yaki Lopez and the embassy’s security officer arrived early in the afternoon Saturday at the command center of the local security forces, following the first reports about the attack.

3. Can this destabilization be linked to the recent discovery of a huge underground water reserve?

BBC News – Kenya aquifers discovered in dry Turkana region

4. Also the killings of Brit Ex-pats linked to the goings on around the election because Kenyatta won.

Lots of bad blood there with the UK establishment.

Frank Lowy

5. shirlz007 comments:

A WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE – Owned by none other than Frank Lowy!

‘these global shopping centres you own seem to attract a suspiciously unusual amount of terrorist activity Frank!’

Fifty days before 9/11, Larry Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties and Frank Lowy’s Westfield America secured a 99-year lease on World Trade Center Buildings One, Two, Four and Five. Silverstein already owned Building Seven.

Silverstein and Westfield America insured the WTC complex for $3.55 billion, but after the attacks of September 11 lodged a claim for $7.1 billion on the premise that each plane collision constituted a separate act of terrorism, doubling thepayout.

-11 September 2001: New York, the WTC complex buildings 1, 2, and 7 along with Westfield Hotel were ruined in the 9/11 attacks, and consequently about $5.4 billion went into the pockets of Lowy and Silverstein.

-21 September 2005: Westfield Mall in Perth, Australia, bomb threat.

Frank Lowy reportedly owns Marriott hotels

-17 May 2006: Westfield in Woden, Australia, bomb threat.

-21 July 2007: Court house adjacent Westfield Centre Derby, England, bomb threat, which caused evacuation of Westfield premises.

-01 March 2008: Westfield Old Orchard Mall, Skokie, Illinois, bomb threat.

-20 April 2009: Westfield Hotel Annapolis, bomb threat.

-20 September 2008: Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, bombing.

-17 July 2008: Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, bombing.

-August 2012: London… wait, that one didn’t quite happen for ya did it Frank!)

In 2011, Kenya’s Raila Odinga and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu promised to strengthen security ties. Odinga was defeated in the 2013 presidential election in Kenya.

6. “Israeli agents” were involved “in the siege”…

“The Israelis have just entered”… a Kenyan security source told AFP….

“Kenyan Vice President William Ruto has asked the International Criminal Court to delay his trial for crimes against humanity over deadly 2007-08 post election violence because of the mall standoff, his lawyer said…

“Foreign security agents – from Israel as well as the United States and Britain – were also seen at the complex throughout the drama…

Israeli forces in Kenya battle in mall.

 Somalia. The war is about oil and naval bases… www.globalresearch.ca

7. Here are the addresses of the Israeli and US embassies to Kenya.

You can politely ask the representatives of these nations what they know about the terrorist attack.

Israeli Embassy:
Bishop Road (near the intersection with Second Ngong Avenue).

US Embassy:
United Nations Avenue

Both are just a short walk from Westgate Mall on Mwanzi Road.

Or ask the embassy staff at their places of residences. No doubt Russian and Chinese diplomatic staff know their locations. The wealthy expats areas are small and close-knit. And probably not very well guarded either…

Ask them if they’ve ever heard of the NATO “Strategy of Tension”. Or read the legal transcripts in the aftermath of the Bologna train station bombing.

Also ask their opinions on Chinese oil exploration in Somalia, and recent foreign partitioning of Somalia into controllable fragments such as Jubaland

An action which benefits both Kenya and Ethiopia. Oh, and Western geostrategy and oil interests.

Northern Somalia would also be an excellent location for Chinese naval basing to protect China’s economically critical sea lines of communication for oil transport. 


Unless Somalia were fragmented, weakened and run by CIA-backed warlords.

And maybe you can ask why the gunmen didn’t take a leisurely stroll down to the Israeli and US embassies and unleash hell there, instead of killing innocent people.

Hmm, and why were those Israeli soldiers there? Can Kenyan special forces not handle a ragtag bunch of bloodthirsty amateurs?

And isn’t it unusual how Al Shabab’s Twitter updates are in fluent English.


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‘A recent article published by the Australian newspaper The Age, reveals that the Australian Army and Intelligence Service are working hand in glove in the development of a secret squadron to be used spying activities all over Africa. This initiative is being carried out in close liaison with the U.S. military: “The intelligence gathered by the Australian soldiers in countries such as Kenya all flows into databases used by the US and its allies in Africa.”’

Read more: SPYING OPS: Australian Secret Squadrons Operating in Africa

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‘At least 127 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia and Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan over the past two days.

On Thursday, 41 people were killed and 33 others were injured when the US military launched a assassination drone attack on the outskirts of Hoomboy town, which is situated in Somalia’s southern region of the Middle Juba. The aerial attack followed a US assassination strike against Jamame town in Somalia’s southern Jubbada Hoose region. At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.’

Read more: US Drone Raids Kill Over 120 in Two Days

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‘French warships have shelled parts of coastline of the Horn of African state of Somalia with more than 20 heavy missiles, Press TV reports. The missiles are reported to have struck the town of Kuda and the port of Kismayo, a Press TV correspondent reported on Thursday.

Witnesses said that four cruise missiles hit near Kismayo while another six missiles struck Kuda. There has been no immediate report on the number of casualties.

Kenyan officials confirmed the French navy’s role in Somalia. However, Paris denied having deployed any warships in the area.’

Read more: French Warships Shelling Somalia Coastline

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‘Scores of Somali civilians have been killed in U.S. drone attacks in the southern region of the country, as Washington tightens its military grip on much of the continent.

The current offensive involves thousands of Kenyan troops that are threatening the major Somali city of Kismayo. The American drones are supporting the Kenyan invasion. The drones’ origins are officially secret, but it is known that the U.S. operates drone bases in Ethiopia and Djibouti, which is home to a huge American base.

For all practical purposes, the U.S. has made proxies of Ethiopia and the five member states of the East African Community: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The Ugandans and Burundians safeguard the airport that is the lifeline for Somalia’s puppet regime in Mogadishu, where the CIA operates a major facility. In September, the militaries of the East African Community held’ joint exercises with AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command.’

Read more: Somalis Under Relentless Drone Attack as U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Continent

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I’ll bet a lot of you didn’t realize the United States was at war with Somalia.
An attack by a US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has killed at least 78 people and injured 64 others in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.

The Friday attack took place near Qooqani town located in southern Somalia, a Press TV correspondent reported.


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Written by Nile Bowie
Photographed by James Nachtwey

Few parts of the world aptly fit the description of hell better than Somalia’s crumbling capital city, Mogadishu; a nation ravaged by imperialism, domestic instability and economic sabotage from foreign forces. Parades of malnourishedAfricans queuing up to receive rations are trumpeted in thirty second news pieces on most mainstream media outlets, of which offer embarrassingly insubstantial examples of journalism with little explanation for such images of unparalleled inequality, past the effects of droughts, while never missing the opportunity to highlight the threat of al-Qaeda. While it cannot be denied that the current droughts in East Africa, which have been reported to be the most dire in sixty years, have been negatively exacerbating the climate of food availability in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia; the mammoth aid conglomerates which ‘shake their coin cup’ for incoming donations from the predominately cash-strapped civilian populations of the ‘developed’ world and the reporting mainstream media outlets consistently fail to maturely scrutinize the basis for such economic dysfunction in East Africa, responsible for the starvation of thousands of people. In Somalia’s case (a nation once self sufficient in it’s food production), the ‘economic medicine’ of the International Monetary Fund and the behest of colossal oil robber-barrens have contributed far more devastation than droughts towards producing the images of deprived and inebriated bodies you see on television.


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