The armed attack on the college in Kenya is apparently over, and the death toll is devastatingly high. Via the NYT:
NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunmen attacked a university campus in northeastern Kenya early Thursday, clashing with guards, forcing their way into dormitories, taking hostages and singling out non-Muslims, the authorities said.
Kenya’s interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery, said that 147 people had been killed, including four attackers. He contended that the deadly siege at the university had ended, and that security forces were carefully sweeping the campus for any remaining threats.[snip]
The Shabab, an extremist group based in Somalia and affiliated with Al Qaeda, issued a statement through a radio station it controls claiming responsibility for the attack.
It said its fighters attacked the university early Thursday morning, began separating Muslims from non-Muslims and started an “operation against the infidels.”
The article goes onto say that the Kenyan government had crossed into Somalia a few years back to drive this group away from its border after the group attacked some targets in Kenya, which led the terrorists to step up reprisal attacks.
Serious question: What the hell can be done to prevent these horrific attacks? I’m pretty sure “moar gunz!” isn’t the answer, but damned if I know what is. Maybe politely asking our “allies” in Saudi Arabia to quit funding radicalization efforts worldwide would be a start, but it may be too late for that. Thoughts?