Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Round up of quotes on al-Shabaab and Uganda

Here are some of my recent quotes about developments in Uganda:

"In Attack, al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Expands Reach," in the Wall Street Journal:
"The links between al Qaeda and al Shabaab are stronger," said David Shinn, the former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and an expert on al Shabaab. He and a U.S. counterterrorism expert said the two groups work together to train operatives.
"Al Shabab Claims Responsibility for Uganda Blasts That Kill 74 World Cup Watchers," on FOX News:
"Al-Shabab has used suicide bombers in the past and shown no concern about civilian casualties in its attacks," said David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and a professor at George Washington University. "Some elements of al-Shabab have also prohibited the showing of television, including the World Cup, in Somalia."
"Ugandan Bombings Mark an Inland Move for Radical Somali Militia," on the radio show The Takeaway (with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee). Audio clip:



"Somali Islamists claim Uganda carnage," in the The Washington Times:
David Shinn, a former U.S. diplomat in the region who continues to follow events there closely, said the attacks "could be an indication of things to come."

"If I were in Kenya, I'd be concerned right now," he said, noting that Kenya has a porous border with Somalia, is home to a large Somali diaspora, has been attacked by Islamic extremists in the past and had been a hub for al Qaeda-linked militants.
"Somali militant group claims responsibility for Uganda blasts," in the Associated Press:
"Al-Shabab has used suicide bombers in the past and shown no concern about civilian casualties in its attacks," said David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and a professor at George Washington University. "Some elements of al-Shabab have also prohibited the showing of television, including the World Cup, in Somalia."
"East Africa vulnerable to Somali attacks across 'porous borders'," on BBC World Service. Audio clip.

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