A bomb went off in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, two blocks from where the 1998 suicide bombing killed so many.

So far, only a few people were reported killed, but news is still sketchy. The UKGuardian reports a man dressed suspiciously tried to enter a restaurant, and was stopped before the explosion. Another witness said it might have been a back pack.

This report makes me wonder if Kenya, like the Philippines, inspects packages and handbags before entering malls and upscale restaurants to stop suicide bombers.

Kenya has been on alert in recent days, because suspected militant Islamicist fighters linked with extremist groups had fled there from Somalia.

A similar incident occurred in East Africa, in August 1998, when  large bombs were placed near the US embassies in both Kenya and Tanzania, killing over 200 people and injuring several thousand.

Like the terrorist attacks on Philippine airliners and ferries, Al qaeda attacks in East Africa long predate Bush or the Iraq war, and is being fought on many fronts, including money laundering through small African and Asiancountries.

Alas,  the presence of private money donated to Saudi charities but diverted to mosques and schools whose aim is to purify the local easy going Islam and even to recruit for terroism is something that is rarely reported in the US press. LINK.

The war on terror is worldwide, but rarely reported that way.
Too bad the press seems more interested in bashing Bush than connecting the dots.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fismarket.

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