How safe is Ethiopia from Al-Shabab Terror Attacks? (Video)
An al-Shabaab-linked masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday and shot dead at least 39 people and wounded more than 150. According to News sources, al-Shabaab took responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for Kenya’s military operations in Somalia. “Kenya will not get peace unless they pull their military out of Somalia,” said Ali Mohamoud Rage, the Shabab’s spokesman.
We all know that Al-Shabaab describes itself as waging jihad against Ethiopia. If that is the case, how safe is Ethiopia from similar attacks? We understand that no country in the world is safe, even Americans and Europeans don’t feel safer from terrorist attacks.
The point is this. Are there things in this world that we wish were not? Yes. But when you are told that things are getting worse and then you respond in kind with actions that are just as fanatical as the threat was in the first place.
Do we really have a strong national security strategy to combat Al-shaabab and its allies? I asked the late prime minister Meles Zenawi in Aug 2010. Watch his response below.