US Probing if Americans Were Among Kenya Mall Attackers

Introduction — Sept 23, 2013

Smoke rises above Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Monday Sept 23, 2013. Click to enlarge

Indications that others apart from Somali gunmen were involved means that the Westgate Mall seizure assumes ominous new dimensions; all the more so as reports now suggest that some of the attackers were British and American citizens.

Given that Western intelligence has routinely used Al Qaeda and its affiliates for their own ends, it’s no surprise to discover that the gunmen involved were part of the al-Shabaab group linked to al-Qaeda.
Making the seizure of the Westgate Mall increasingly look like a classic ‘false flag’.
After all why would U.S. citizens travel half-way round the world to fight in a regional conflict in a Third World country? What benefit would there be in it for them, assuming they were acting as individuals?
The obvious answer is that there would be absolutely none. Making it all the more likely that they were acting on the orders of those orchestrating the “War on Terror”.
As Jim Stone suggests, because the alternative media is watching events so closely and exposing the obvious inconsistencies in the corporate media’s narrative, it was decided to stage the latest bloody episode in the War on Terror where there wouldn’t be quite so many observers aware of the possibility of a false flag.
To ensure Mossad’s assistance an Israeli owned shopping centre was used and Black U.S. Special Forces operatives were flown in for the dirty work.
At this stage none of this is confirmed and we can do little more than speculate. So this is no more than a heads up for readers to be aware that the Westgate Mall attack was a possible false flag. Ed.

US Probing if Americans Were Among Kenya Mall Attackers

Anugrah Kumar — The Christian Post Sept 23, 2013

The FBI is investigating whether or not Americans were among the terrorists who killed at least 62 people in a deadly attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi. As of Monday morning, hostages were still being held, and firing between militants from the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group and security forces continued.

A Twitter account, claiming to be a press feed from al Shabaab, named nine of the gunmen who launched an attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on the weekend that has left at least 62 dead (earlier report said 69 people were killed, but some bodies were counted twice, Kenyan Red Cross says) and more than 175 wounded. It said three of them are from the United States and one each from Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom.

While the authenticity of the Twitter feed has not been established, al Shabaab sources told CNN that Americans were among the alleged hostage-takers. A senior State Department official also said that authorities are becoming more confident that U.S. citizens were involved.

Two of the alleged militants from the United States are believed to be from Minnesota and Missouri. Al Shabaab has reportedly been recruiting members of Somali-American families, especially the relatives of those who have died in anti-terrorist operations in Somalia, in the two U.S. states. A federal grand jury in 2010 charged 14 people in the United States with aiding al Shabaab.

The weekend attack on Westgate Mall is being seen as the deadliest terrorist strike in the country since the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi. On Saturday, the gunmen opened fire at shoppers in Nairobi mall while a radio station was hosting a children’s cooking competition at the mall and the winners were about to receive prizes.

The fighting between security forces and gunmen continues. Reuters’ reporters heard sporadic shots and also heavy bursts of rifle fire and muffled blasts on at least two occasions after daybreak on Monday. While security forces had secured most of the mall by Sunday, an unknown number of hostages were still being held by about 15 gunmen inside the shopping mall.

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