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  1. #1 Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected in deadly Ugandan World Cup bombings 
    Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected in deadly Ugandan World Cup bombings

    Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks in Kampala, killing at least 64 people as they watched the World Cup final, Ugandan authorities said on Monday.

    Published: 11:24AM BST 12 Jul 2010

    The explosions ripped through two bars packed with football fans watching the final moments of World Cup in an Ethiopian-themed restaurant and at a gathering in a Kampala rugby club on Sunday.

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni toured the blast sites on Monday and vowed to bring the attackers to justice: “We shall go for them wherever they are coming from."

    Al-Qaeda-inspired al-Shabaab militants in Somalia have threatened to attack Uganda for sending peacekeeping troops to the anarchic country to prop up the Western-backed government.

    "At one of the scenes, investigators identified a severed head of a Somali national, which we suspect could have been a suicide bomber," said Felix Kulayigye, an army spokesman.

    "We suspect it's al-Shabaab because they've been promising this for long," he said on Monday.
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    This comes down to who are they trying to terrorize, at this point? If their target is the west, striking on the other side of the globe doesn't exactly inspire fear in the average american or brit.

    Who would want to terrorize the people of Uganda? People who are too poor to be a threat under any definition, even a koranic one.


    I know, logic is hardly part of this kind of thing, but still-is this some kind of plan b because the security at the actual World Cup was too serious for them to get through?
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    Al-Qaeda-inspired al-Shabaab militants in Somalia have threatened to attack Uganda for sending peacekeeping troops to the anarchic country to prop up the Western-backed government.
    Right in the story Noon. Uganda made it pretty far into the World Cup, guaranteed to have big crowds gathered to watch the game. A perfect target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    This comes down to who are they trying to terrorize, at this point? If their target is the west, striking on the other side of the globe doesn't exactly inspire fear in the average american or brit.

    Who would want to terrorize the people of Uganda? People who are too poor to be a threat under any definition, even a koranic one.


    I know, logic is hardly part of this kind of thing, but still-is this some kind of plan b because the security at the actual World Cup was too serious for them to get through?
    I think that their desire is to demonstrate that they can strike at big events.

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    Their desire is to see everyone who disagrees with them dead.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Kenya Embassy Bombing ,anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CueSi View Post
    Kenya Embassy Bombing ,anyone?

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