Monday, January 4, 2010

The Assassination Attempt Not Heard Around The World

You may have heard recently about the Somali man who broke into Durch cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard, to kill him for his depiction of Mohammad in one of his cartoons. Fortunately, he was arrested, and is being charged with attempted murder.

What you may NOT have heard was the connection between this same man and Hillary Clinton:
The Politiken newspaper reported Sunday that Danish intelligence knew the 28-year-old Somali man was held in Kenya in September for allegedly plotting an attack against U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said he was later released due to lack of evidence.

But Denmark's ambassador to Kenya, Bo Jensen, told the news agency Ritzau the man was arrested in Kenya for incomplete travel documents. He said Kenyan authorities never told the embassy he was suspected in any terror plot.

I don't remember hearing word ONE about an attempted assassination on Secretary Clinton's life. It wasn't all that recent, either. It was on August 5th of 2009. If you do a search, the first date you'll find for any mention of this attempt (or at least the first one I found) was from September 8th, 2009. In a blog, I might add, but even it backed off from the assertion:
A plot by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants to bomb the hotel where Secretary Clinton was staying during her visit to Nairobi, Kenya, last month (shown above) was foiled at the last minute, The Australian reports. Very scary.

[Update (Sept. 10): This story might not be true -- see stacyx's comment below. FP regrets any error; at the time of posting, the story seemed credible.]

Here is "Stacyx's" comment:
I covered this story on my blog and was initially concerned that there was no MSM coverage. Then I spoke to someone at ABC news and they said the reason the US and British media were not covering the alleged terror plot story was because all their inside sources said there was no truth to the story.

Except there was some truth to it, apparently, and the newssource that claimed otherwise, was, well, lying. What a big surprise. And what a HUGE surprise that the US and British MSM didn't bother to cover this story.

We find out a full five months after the fact only because one of the Al Qaeda members who tried to blow our Secretary of State to smithereens in Nairobi, was caught in another country trying to kill someone else.

Holy freakin' cow. (Clinton in Nairobi, AFP photo)

Not for nothing, but someone else almost died because the authorities did not pass along the information about this terrorist and his attempts.

Not to be a complete and total cynic about this, but I cannot help but wonder why the media decided this was not newsworthy. I have my suspicions, including that Obama's poll numbers were already tanking then, and Clinton's were rising. Take a look at Obama's numbers in August:

Or could it be that if we were told about this attempt on Secretary Clinton's life by an Al Qaeda operative, Obama would have to admit that there were actually honest-to-goodness terrorists out there, trying to do us harm? That attempted terrorist attacks were not attempted "man-made disasters"?

Uh, yeah. There is that. And then there is the total incompetence of our media, or the attempt to cover up by the media, either one of which is completely unacceptable.

And to think, we found out about this attempt on our beloved Hillary Clinton's life because of an attempt on a cartoonist. Feel free to craft the next line to THAT set-up...


Anonymous said...

Hi Rev! I have another theory about why the MSM chose to lie, and why we never heard word one from the White House, about the attempt on Secretary Clinton's life.

I think it was just too mind-boggling for the spin-masters in the White House to figure out how to explain why no one is trying to kill Obama (what's to fear from a golf-playing, jet-setting incompetent) and yet Clinton is a target because she's a force to be reckoned with. And, those little spin-masters would have to fabricate at least one attempt on His Golfness's life and blame it on the CIA/FBI/scapegoat-of-the-week. At some point, those scapegoats are going to tire of being thrown under the bus and the truth will be found out.

I'll tell you the biggest "man-made disaster" of them all - the current incompetent in the White House!

Alessandro Machi said...

I think a few blogs that DailyPUMA links to covered the assassination issue. On youtube there are a couple of videos that talk about bombs going off just before Hillary Clinton arrived in the same general area.

Unfortunately, there could be benefits to not making too big of a deal about it as the terrorists want to make the news and the more attention something gets, the more likely they may be to try that same plot again.

Mary Ellen said...

But wait, Amy, if Obama admitted there was a possible assassination attempt against Hillary, and the fact that this did not detour Hillary from doing her job...that would mean that she was being "brave", and we all know that "women" aren't brave! That's just silly!

But on the other hand, there's plenty of news about the dummy of Obama hung in effigy. THAT is newsworthy and deserving of a Federal opposed to the Federal investigation that never took place when there was an effigy of Sarah Palin hung as a Halloween decoration...and remained hanging for a week. But hanging a "woman" is ok because...well, she's just a "silly woman".

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SF, I think you have hit the nail on the head - from Hillary to His Golfness to the CIA scapegoat-du-jour.

Hillary IS a force to be reckoned with, and I think she scares His Golfness silly. He knows, at least on some level, that she can rung absolute rings around this guy. That is, what we have known all along...

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Alessandro - when I did a search, Hilbuzz came up from 9/9, and another one came up on 9/8, as I mentioned, but she was told the story was a non-story by someone quoting from ABCNews. So, yes - evidently SOME people caught wind of it, but it was quickly, and completely, squelched. At least as far as I can tell.

But you raise a good point - I can see that there could be some concern there, though I seem to recall it would not have been the first time a hotel had been attacked.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Mary Ellen - THANK you for the reminder abt the Sarah Palin effigy. I had forgotten that. And isn't it lawful to have effigies of leaders? It is not illegal, at least, if I recall correctly from that very situation. So, of course, this would be a big, huge-o deal.

And if this kind of attempt had happened to Obama, you KNOW he would have milked it for all it was worth, globetrotting around the world showing everyone how he had survived, being the Messiah and all, and these "Man-made disasters" could not slow him down.

But yeah - Clinton is so much stronger than he is, there is NO way he would allow anything like that to get out.

And what does it say that the MSM was so willing to squelch this story, one we no know to be true?? I think that is teling indeed...

Virgil Earp said...

Amy, In light of the fact that hillary has been trying to undo the constitution since she userped the white house from her whimpy husband makes her someone I don't trust anyway and the fact that "his goffness" obumma is realy a muslim (wolf in sheeps clothing) that can't change his own diaper yet, what are we worried about?