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Why Is the Media Ignoring the Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Hillary Clinton?

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Kenyan authorities announced on September 5 that terrorists from Somalia with alleged ties to al Qaeda planned three bomb attacks in Nairobi while Hillary Clinton was there, August 4 – 7.

Electronic communications between the Nairobi terror cell and their handlers in Somalia were intercepted by Kenyan anti-terror investigators.

The plot, which was stopped by Kenyan security officials, was in the final stages, and threatened the life of the Secretary of State. Terrorists with links to the al Shabaab group were planning to bomb the Hotel InterContinental where Hillary Clinton was staying. They were also planning to bomb the Kencom Bus Stage, and the Hilton Hotel.

The masterminds of the attack were in contact with Saleh Nabhan, one of the FBI’s most wanted. His personal assistant, Anas, is alleged to have been coordinating the plot.

Five suspects, all Somalis, were arrested, including one carrying a Danish passport with forged Danish identity papers. Danish officials have no knowledge of the individual.

According to one Kenyan official:

While in the past the real target of the attacks has been Western interests, the al Qaeda leadership has since made Kenya a new target. So serious is the threat that during the Agoa meeting, the Al Qaeda intended to strike at the heart of Nairobi during the rush hours.

Why is the mainstream media ignoring the fact that there was an al Qaeda plot to kill Hillary Clinton? When someone of Hilllary Clinton's status is the subject of a alleged foiled terrorist plot, it should be a major front page story.

Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady of the United States. She is a former United States Senator. She is the Secretary of State, which in previous administrations would make her the most powerful diplomat in the world. Hillary Clinton is allegedly considering a resignation of her position to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New York.

Why is this story being ignored?

To date, with the exception of a handful of international publications, the Examiner on-line publications, and a few blogs, there is nothing about the al Qaeda plot to assassinate Hillary Clinton in the media at all. Why?

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  • CC

    That’s a dangerous part of the world, she was well protected, and nothing happened. (Except for her stupid tantrum on that kid.)These people are professionals, and consider it all in a day’s work.

    BTW, how do you know that’s she’s thinking of resigning her position to run for NY Gov? She didn’t resign her seat in the Senate, until after she was sworn in as SOS.

  • http://www.secretaryclinton.wordpress.com Secy Clinton Blog

    I spoke to Kirit Radio of ABC news about this and he told me that the reason it was getting no coverage in British or US media is because his sources at State told him there’s nothing to the story.

    Also, with respect to the comment above about Hillary resigning to run for Governor- that is total nonsense- the rumor is based, literally, on a one-sentence blog post from the Weekly Standard the other day. There’s not a single named source for any of it.

    This latest rumor is just a twist on the theme from about a month-and-a-half ago where rumors were going around saying there was a rift between Secy Clinton and Obama and that she has no power- a claim she personally rebutted.

    Some people are so gullible.

    Some people are just trying to stir up trouble.

  • http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/ SJ Reidhead

    I am trying to locate information to confirm or debunk the story. Aside from the info provided by the Sec Clinton Blog, everything else I am finding points to something happening. I do not trust anything out of ABC. As for the rumors of her resignation, too many are now swirling.

    I emailed Dave Nalle a few minutes ago and told him I would update this story as I find the information. FP, where the comment above is taken is part of Newsweek. I do not trust their content, either.

    If the story were not true, it seems to me there would be retractions all around. So far I the only “retraction” I see is coming from the Sec Clinton Blog.

    I will update as needed.

    SJR

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    SJ,

    If even half of you’re saying is true, you’re in the Matt Drudge category of “breaking news.”

    Keep at it.

  • zingzing

    “I do not trust anything out of ABC.”

    “Newsweek… I do not trust their content, either.”

    of course, both of those news sources usually back their shit up. but i’m making a list of news sources you like and don’t. apparently, the weekly standard blog (who also doesn’t like to back up their shit) gets a “like.” we’ll see where this goes…

    as for the actual story here, i think that there comes a point where al qaeda is just looking for publicity, to make themselves look and feel important on the world stage. something bumbled so badly (and with such an obvious lack of confidence) might have actually hurt them if it had been reported more heavily. that’s the only good reason i can think of to report it. otherwise, it’s like paying too much attention to a crying 5-year-old.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    zing,

    Kanani’s article is along the same lines, about the NYT interest in suppressing the kidnapping of their journalist in Afghanistan for presumably the same reason – not to give Taliban the publicity they possibly want.

    Check it out.

  • http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/ SJ Reidhead

    My problem is the fact that I’m down with the worst toothache and worst pain I’ve ever experienced in my whole life. I’ve taken so many advil I can’t stay awake. I think I’ve had 6 hrs sleep since last Sun the pain is so bad. I’m on antibiot. and the dentist worked on it, but I’m still in agony.

    Am not firing on all thrusters….

    Okay – why hasn’t the State Dept. confirmed or denied the whole thing?

    I know for a fact, from a first person source, that al Qaeda from Somalia infiltrated the Sudanese refugee camps set up in Kenya. My source was discovered to be in one of the camps, interviewing people barely made it out of the country in one piece.

    From that one piece of information, I know there is a possibility of an attack in Kenya with an al Qaeda link. That’s why I don’t discount the story.

    Why didn’t the Administration come out and deny the story immediately?

    There are simply too many rumors floating around right now about Hillary and that position to discount the story.

    SJR

  • http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/ SJ Reidhead

    ADDITIONAL UPDATE:

    The reporter who broke the story is a highly respected investigative journalist in Kenya, who has been known to do the old fashioned kind of news digging to get a big story.

    SJR

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    that left-wing media bias we hear so much about?

  • b real

    the story is ignored in the west because it’s an obvious propaganda piece, intended for kenyan consumption & not really the west. try reading the daily nation on a regular basis wrt their coverage of affairs in somalia & you’ll catch on pretty quick. lots of deliberate fear-mongering about the situation in somalia being a threat to kenyan national security which helps justify kenya’s ongoing covert & increasingly more overt participation in the u.s. counter-revolutionary program in somalia.

    doesn’t help that the u.s. program is ran out of nairobi & the usual alphabet agencies purposely play the local media like that.

    and fyi – tales of al-qa’idah in somalia are part of the deception

  • http://delibernation.com/blog/3 Silas Kain

    Why Is the Media Ignoring the Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Hillary Clinton?

    Probably because the story doesn’t hold water. And the media is too obsessed these days with the Ultra Right’s plot to kill the Presidency of Barack Obama.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Kenya…. Kenya…. Why does Kenya ring a bell? Could it be that it has something to do with some nice young man with an irisah name whose been talking about “hope and change”? Or maybe it was “hype and change”?

    Martha, could you get me my meds, dear?

    Wait a minute! I’m not married to a Martha! What’s going on here?

  • zingzing

    oh wait! oh shit! oh no! obama was born outside of american soil! wasn’t he? and the 14th amendment doesn’t allow… wait… yes it does. might want to read the thing, but who gives a shit?

    oh, ruvy?

    fuck ruvy.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    What are you drooling on about, zing? Have you NO sense of humor at all? Maybe you need YOUR meds – with water, not liquor….

  • Jordan Richardson

    You said something funny, Ruvy?

  • STM

    Ruvy, still banging on about that Kenyan rubbish??

    With no axe to grind not being a Yank, I gave a long and detailed explanation of why that Kenyan birth certificate was a fake – and a bad fake, too.

    It was based on one belonging to a guy from South Australia that was posted on the net as part of geneology project.

    It was the same shape (long form, with all the info listed top to bottom, reading down, rather than across) and they even had the same name for the registrar.

    The other big problem with it was that it had a dated and signed “Republic of Kenya” stamp a year before Kenya became a republic. At the time it’s dated, Kenya WAS independent – but as a Dominion, not a republic. That fact can be verified on the country’s official parliamentary website.

    Drop off mate. It’s all wrong.

    Also, whoever dummied it up must have mistakenly believed that all birth certificates in the British Commonwealth are the same shape and form.

    They’re not – even in Australia they differ somewhat from state to state.

    And the British long-form one reads across (info listed left to right), rather than tp to bottom.

    In other words, it’s very wide, rather than deep.

    The whole thing there’s a crock and very amateurishly done in the hope that it might pass for the “evidence” no one could actually find through any legitimate source.

  • STM

    Mainly because there is none :)

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Ruvy, still banging on about that Kenyan rubbish??

    I haven’t raised that issue at all here, Stan. Zing raised it, because he wanted to be a pain. Frankly, I could care less. WHEN the issue of Obama’s birthplace rises to threaten his regime (and it will), he’ll clamp down on what little remains of “democracy” in the United States.

    Ain’t my problem. Let the Americans deal with their own stupidity, stubborness and blindness. I don’t care anymore. The stupid fucks have practically forgotten who screwed them in the ass on 11 September, 2001, and who continues to screw them in the ass.

    As for the mainstream media purposefully ignoring an attempt to ignore an assassination attempt on Hillary Clinton, one of your competitors did cover the story. Frankly, so far as I’m concerned, the only bad thing about it all is that they didn’t kill her.

    And now, Jordan. I’m not joking around.

  • zingzing

    ruvy: “What are you drooling on about, zing? Have you NO sense of humor at all?”

    barking up the wrong tree, ruvy. but if you were joking, haha. i love your jokes. they so bad, they good.

  • zingzing

    ruvy: “WHEN the issue of Obama’s birthplace rises to threaten his regime (and it will)”

    it’s been and gone, ruvy. you live in the past. no one really gave a shit about that (have you read the 14th amendment?) and no one will.

  • zingzing

    “Frankly, so far as I’m concerned, the only bad thing about it all is that they didn’t kill her. ”

    you’re a good person.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “Frankly, so far as I’m concerned, the only bad thing about it all is that they didn’t kill her. ”

    Why anyone continues to engage this loon is beyond me.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Why anyone continues to engage this loon is beyond me.

    A lot of things are beyond you. Intelligent commentary is one of them. Stick to reviews. You’re good at them.

  • STM

    Ruve: “I haven’t raised that issue at all here”.

    I distinctly remember a conversation about it on these very threads … encompassing other Obama conspiracy theories, of course, including Indonesia.

    Either that, or you’ve finally sent me round the twist, Ruve.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    I distinctly remember a conversation about it on these very threads….

    But, Stan, I’ve said not a word about it all on this comment thread. This is what I meant by “here”. Yeah, there is another court hearing scheduled over another lawsuit brought before a court in the United States. One part of that lawsuit involves an alleged birth certificate that to me looks to be a fake, based on the research I did that made me realize the other was a fake. You can look it up on World Net Daily – or not.

    As I said, I don’t care anymore. WHEN a birth certificate or some other issue related to Obama’s lack of one that successfully challenges this lying faker in the White House DOES arise, THAT will be when Obama makes the moves to suppress freedom in the States. I stand by that.

    But when it happens, it will happen. Till then, I could care less. But for the rest of the readers in the States, they may wish to view this little item about ACORN.

    I gotta laugh every time I remember the several times I applied for work at ACORN years ago, thinking it was a legit organization. I could have gotten in on a great criminal enterprise and pulled in lots of money, if I had the mind of a criminal. I don’t – I have the mind of a revolutionary.

  • Jordan Richardson

    I have the mind of a revolutionary.

    You have the mind of a senile moron who’s long left reality behind, Ruvy. Don’t flatter yourself with this “mind of a revolutionary” bullshit when you believe just about every nugget of crap you read on idiotic bullshit sites like World Net Daily and when you spout the same trash thread after thread while thinking that denying bringing up the birther shit on this one thread (even though you did bring up the birther shit and you know it) is some cutesy way of playing hardball or some intelligent way of debating.

    Go ahead. File through the various “birth certificates” that Orly Taits (can’t be bothered to look up the proper spelling of the charlatan’s name) craps out. You’ll believe every single forgery because you want to, not because you care about truth, facts or other “revolutionary” ideals. The only revolution you subscribe to is whatever one makes you look smart.

    And, holy SHIT, stop saying that you don’t care anymore when you pollute every discussion with the same crap you claim to not care about. You do care and you care a lot, Ruvy. You care because you want to be right about Obama. You need your massive ego fed somehow and you sure as fuck don’t get it at home, so you mosey on over here and regale us with your potshots and your homicidal vision of the world and your sickening ideas about how Clinton should have been killed and so forth. You are a disturbed human being, not a revolutionary of any kind.

    The idea of YOU calling the president a “lying faker” is hilarious, as is this continued notion of Obama suppressing freedom in the States. You have no substantial proof of any of your assertions, you have no eye for reliable and reputable sources, and you continue to yammer on like you know something. You don’t; you know nothing. You have NO earthly clue as to what you’re talking about.

    I don’t know, maybe that’s harsh and maybe there’s really a nice guy hiding somewhere in that warped brain of yours. Somehow I doubt it. No matter how many times I’ve tried to give you the benefit of the doubt and treat you like a human being worthy of respect and dignity, you prove your true colours. You prove your lack of humanity, your lack of compassion, your lack of common sense, your lack of reliability, and your lack of decency time and time again.

    So where do we go from here? It’s apparent that all you’re going to do around here is repeat yourself. You’re going to keep taking credit for leading people to articles by drumming up idiotic “attention” with your silly comments, you’re going to keep producing lame “sources” for your countless allegations against a president you claim to not care about, and you’re going to keep this sanctimonious bullshit alive as long as you can because that’s all you know how to do.

    You’re not a revolutionary; you’re a coward at a keyboard half the fucking world away. The only solution in dealing with you is to ignore you, so starting now I’m taking that path. I’ve said what I had to say, finally, and I’ve done my time with your rambling crap.

    It’s over, we’re breaking up, keep the change. You’re gonna need it for a ride home.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    You thinking I am not intelligent means as much as a deaf man not liking the sound of my voice. Actually what’s beyond me is how a man can be so bitterly twisted and utterly full of hate.

    Although I shouldn’t be surprised by it because that’s par for the course for you, a sensible person would think that on the anniversary of 9/11, when for a few minutes at least, a great majority of the world seemed to unite over the senseless killing of a few thousand innocent people and decided death with those we disagree should not be the answer, you could for one day, especially this day, keep your homicidal desires to yourself.

    Now maybe 9/11 meant nothing at all to you. It’s not mandatory it should. You may even find good in it because it resulted in quite a few Arabs getting killed who won’t bother you and your people.

    I am sure you have a diatribe coming to inform us why Hillary deserves to die for whatever actions she (and what, possibly her husband?) undertook that have undermined Israel. But since you made clear it was no joke, you have shown your way of thinking is just like that of the 9/11 hijackers. You are part of the world’s problem and not its solution.

    I am all for people defending themselves, even with deadly force if required, but how Hillary’s death benefits you in anyway is beyond me. And if it really were the case, really so important to your survival, why are you relying on others to make it happen? Shouldn’t that be your mission?

    Ultimately, it’s rather sad to see you in this role so often because there are moments when we see flashes of an actual human being people would enjoy being around, but they are too few and far between. Before you tell me, I am already assuming you don’t care what my opinion is.

    Still, I wish you Shabbath Shalom, hoping that the website I got the phrase from is accurate

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    But when it happens, it will happen. Till then, I could care less.

    Actually, I have to amend that statement just a bit. I’m a Child of Israel and “all Israel is responsible one for another.”

    Therefore, I ask Jews in America (and elsewhere in Exile) to leave for home, while they still have the opportunity to save their assets – and their asses. I beg you all to do this – even those of you whom I’d prefer not come here – because I’m duty bound to raise my voice and exercise the responsibility I have to guard your safety if I can. It is increasingly evident that this opportunity to leave for home with your assets will disappear, and when it does, I fear for your safety – and your lives.

    kol yisraél arevím ze el ze All Israel is responsible for one another.

    Shabbat Shalom,
    Ruvy

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    El Bicho,

    The 11th of September is my birthday. Even if you forget it, I never will. On my fiftieth birthday, I went to downtown Jerusalem with my wife to celebrate – we weren’t exactly sure how, but we left the boys to explore the Absorption Center where we lived in East Talpiot. We had arrived in the country one week earlier, and downtown Jerusalem was still filled with wonder for me. It took a while to get off the high of making aliyah. We went to a money changer to change some dollars into shekels.

    The money changer asked if we were Americans. I nodded. In his broken English, he tried to get across something about a plane and a building – finally hitting upon the Hebrew word for ‘twins’- t’umím. I finally understood what he was saying – that a jet had hit the Twin Towers in New York – and I told him he was crazy.

    We took our money and went up ben-Yehuda Street, looking for a place to celebrate, and saw a pizza shop with a huge poster of the New York skyline (lots of times, walking along ben-Yehuda, you can almost think you were in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, there are so many people from Brooklyn) and a TV. We wandered in and before we ordered, I tried to explain in my awful Hebrew what the money changer had explained to us in his awful English. He smiled and picked up the remote and turned on CNN.

    There it was, in living color. It was morning in New York, and only one jet had hit one of the towers. I couldn’t beleive what I saw. After eight years, I still cannnot believe what I saw. I could not believe that I was in J-lem, where so many terror attacks had taken place, and I was watching a terror attack on Manhattan on the TV. Another jet hit the other tower. After some time, one of the towers just collapsed, and then the other one collapsed.

    A crowd had gathered in the pizza shop, watching the ongoing horror in New York. When I still lived in Brooklyn, I had worked in a freight forwarding company just across the street from these buildings, and after typing import documents, I would deliver many of them to the World Trade Center; the Arab Chamber of Commerce, to certify that the goods talked about were not from Israel; Zim Container Lines where lots of imports from Israel came; Atlantic Container Lines, where teenagers would stamp my bills of ladings and dock receipts.

    I didn’t like the Trade Center – architecturally, it was an ugly symbol of “modernity” – glass and concrete that swayed in the wind on the top floors. The place had no class. If someone were to knock it down WHEN IT WERE EMPTY that would have been fine with me. But what I saw wasn’t fine with me.

    YOUR ENEMIES – MY ENEMIES – had just knocked down the biggest building in New York – where I was born – and Arabs in Gaza were cheering.

    Thousands died that day in lower Manhattan from that terrorist attack. But your government never went after Saudi Arabia, holding them responsible for the terror – as they should have been held responsible.

    No.

    For eight years your damned government has been going after US IN ISRAEL as if the terror the Arabs influenced by the Wahhabi scum in Riyadh were all OUR fault. Instead of nuking Riyadh, like your government ought to have, your government exposes us to nuclear attack and acts as if we are the evil ones here; the ones who tortured and drove Christians out of Bethlehem; as if we were the ones who provoked a murderous civil war in Lebanon where thousands have died; as if we trashed the church in Bethlehem. Your government trains Arabs to kill Jews, and threatens to unleash them upon us if we do not comply with your government’s demands. YOUR SECRETARY OF STATE BACKS ALL THIS CRAP, THIS HYPOCRITICAL BULLSHIT! She has made herself into an enemy of my people. So, I feel bad if some terrorist does not kill the bitch. I wish some terrorist had killed Rice as well, for the same reason!

    I WANT MY ENEMIES – AND YOUR ENEMIES – TO DIE!! SO SHOULD YOU!!

    …a sensible person would think that on the anniversary of 9/11, when for a few minutes at least, a great majority of the world seemed to unite over the senseless killing of a few thousand innocent people and decided death with those we disagree should not be the answer, you could for one day, especially this day, keep your homicidal desires to yourself.

    Now maybe 9/11 meant nothing at all to you. It’s not mandatory it should. You may even find good in it because it resulted in quite a few Arabs getting killed who won’t bother you and your people.

    I am sure you have a diatribe coming to inform us why Hillary deserves to die for whatever actions she (and what, possibly her husband?) undertook that have undermined Israel. But since you made clear it was no joke, you have shown your way of thinking is just like that of the 9/11 hijackers. You are part of the world’s problem and not its solution.

    Don’t you wave your hypocritical moralizing bullshit at me! You haven’t learned a damned thing from the deaths of all those FELLOW AMERICANS killed by Wahhabi terrorists 8 years ago.

    You deserve whatever hell befalls you – you do not even comprehend yet the enemy you face. You are still at war, and for you to think otherwise displays you for the total blind fool your are. Englishmen, attacked by Wahhabi terrorists act like cows. Spaniards, attacked by terrorists, act like cowards. Would you also act like a cowardly dhimmi? THE MURDER OF 3,000 AMERICANS ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 WAS NOT SENSELESS, YOU FOOL. IT WAS PURPOSEFUL, DESIGNED TO BREAK YOUR WILL TO FIGHT! THESE PEOPLE DIED IN VAIN ONLY IF YOU REFUSE TO DESTROY THE ENEMY THAT KILLED THEM AND THREATENS YOU! DON’T DESECRATE THEIR MEMORY!

  • zingzing

    “THAT will be when Obama makes the moves to suppress freedom in the States. I stand by that.”

    if you try to lean on that theory, you’ll fall over.

    “I have the mind of a revolutionary.”

    well, it’s at least revolting.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    “Revolutionary” is a cheap word these days, zing. It’s so inclusive that it covers well nigh everybody – even Ruvy.

  • http://www.whalertly.com/wordpress Barga

    the BC is fake, here is the proof

    that said, this is not a story as there is no evidence yet. Once there is, it will be a story

    and, you don’t need to resign to run for office, so I don’t think that would happen

  • STM

    Barga, Lavender may be the name of a popular laundry detergent in parts of Africa, but the name EF Lavender is actually the name of the registrar on the South Australian birth certificate from which the birthers copied the fake Obama cerificate.

    Stupidly, they used an Australian certificate, presumably thinking that all British Commonwealth birth certificates are the same.

    They’re not – like the US, even in Australia they vary somewhat from state to state.

    The UK cerificate is completely different again, as are the New Zealand and Canadian certificates. I haven’t seen a genuine Kenyan one, but the chances of it being identical to a State of South Australia are a million to one.

    Perhaps they thought no one in the Commonwealth would notice their stupidity.

  • http://www.whalertly.com/wordpress Barga

    I am not sure why you are telling me this STM, as I already know it

  • Gurgel

    Any sane persdon wants to kill Hillary clinton