Israel working with Kenya against Islamists

(EOZ(h/t Yoel)) From the BBC: Israel has offered to help Kenya secure its borders as it tackles Somalia's Islamist group, al-Shabab, the Kenyan prime minister's office has said. It said Kenya got the backing of Israel to "rid its territory of fundamentalist elements" during Prime Minister Raila Odinga's visit to the country. Last month, Kenya sent troops to neighbouring Somalia to defeat al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. It blames the militants for a spate of abductions on its side of the border. In a statement, Mr Odinga's office quotes Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that "Kenya's enemies are Israel's enemies". "We have similar forces planning to bring us down," he is is quoted as saying. "I see it as an opportunity to strengthen ties." At least 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing on an Israeli-owned hotel in the Kenyan coastal resort of Mombasa in 2002. Four years earlier, more than 200 people were killed in co-ordinated bomb blasts on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Al-Qaeda carried out the attacks, with some of its senior members operating from Somalia. Mr Odinga - who is accompanied on the visit by Internal Security Minister George Saitoti - said Israel could help Kenya's police force detect and destroy al-Shabab's networks in Kenya. Kenya also needed Israel to provide vehicles for border patrols and equipment for sea surveillance to curb piracy off the East African coast, he said. "We need to be able to convincingly ensure homeland security," Mr Odinga said. The statement quoted Mr Netanyahu as promising to help build a "coalition against fundamentalism" in East Africa, incorporating Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Tanzania. Israel's President Shimon Peres had promised to "make everything available" to Kenya to guarantee its security within its borders, the statement said. "Consistently, Kenya has shown a very positive attitude towards Israel and Israel is ready to help," the statement quotes Mr Peres saying. Look closely, and you can see the hate dripping from he face of the evil extremist right-wing hawkish racist supremacist Israeli leader. Or at least some people can.
Israel still thinks there is a way to curb antisemitism with positive acts. intervention in other people's wars (even if they are the good guys is a horrible idea). I have no doubt Israel will regret this. you can not save Israel with public relations. Once Israel sends a message that it is willing to bleed for other people... the 3rd world will just want more. At a certain point Israel will have to say no and then Israel will be hated even more. Kenya is capable of defending itself. Moral support is what Israel should be offering. Sending your troops to Africa is a bad move. intervention with the intent of ass hat "Tikkum Olam" is a fail because you create a dependency that when not met will cause hatred. these Israeli public relations stunts in Haiti for example led to further the idea that the Jews came to steal black people's organs... and those ideas were pushed by liberals like Christiane Amanpour on CNN (now on ABC). In the old days Jews were a hefty booty was extortion. Today we are extorted by the public relations culture. Jews can not win this way.

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