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Somali ‘Insurgents’ Fire Mortars At US Rep

From their allies at Reuters:

Somali Insurgents Fire at U.S. Congressman Payne During Visit to Mogadishu

Mon Apr 13, 2009

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali insurgents fired mortars toward U.S. congressman Donald Payne as he left the Somali capital on a rare visit by a U.S. politician to the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, police said.

"One mortar landed at the airport when Payne’s plane was due to fly and five others after he left and no one was hurt," Abukar Hassan, a police officer at Mogadishu airport, told Reuters.

Surely this was just some innocent merriment.

It certainly wasn’t an act of war. (We are not at war with Somalia or Islam.)

And it was certainly not any form of terrorism. Just “insurgency.”

Though what these bravos are surging against is unclear.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

36 Responses to “Somali ‘Insurgents’ Fire Mortars At US Rep”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Shame they have very poor marksmanship.

  2. navymom says:

    All he (Payne) wanted to do was talk =) How could these pirates be so insensitive!! Bwaahahahahaha!!! When will liberals ever learn? Oops! Liberals learn? That’s an oximoron if I’ve ever heard one, emphasis on MORON. Liberals wouldn’t know “an act of terrorism” if it blew up in they’re rear end. I agree Rusty, too bad the aim was off and it didn’t.

  3. proreason says:

    This might require an overseas contingency operation, or not……depending on how the wind blows.

  4. bobbys says:

    I smell a Medal of Honor for braving a driveby Motor attack!!!!!

  5. texaspsue says:

    “President Barack Obama, who gave permission for the military operation to free Phillips yesterday, is coordinating the U.S. response to piracy with other countries and the shipping industry to reduce vessels’ vulnerability to attack, boost operations to foil attacks and prosecute any captured suspects, said a senior administration official.” (from reuters article.)

    Yep. Sounds like the drum beat for the revival of L.O.S.T. to me….. I’m just saying.

    • canary says:

      prosecute? That’s Obambi’s talk for rehabilitate the misguided poor victims.
      He’ll put Bill Ayers in charge of that.

    • canary says:

      yes, and Obama said with the help of our “partners”. like anyone has stepped up yet.

  6. Howard Roark says:

    These Somali’s knew that their shots were accurate when the first rounds to hit their general target fell on the airport. If this report is accurate, then the fact that they dropped one while he was there, then five others after he left shows that they were all too aware of what their rounds were doing.

    This was their attempt at “harrassment”, and “showing the world” that they aren’t afraid of us. Of course, had they struck the rep’s plane, which they could have, they no doubt would have bitten off more than they could chew. (under a commander-in-chief with the testicular fortitude to respond correctly, that is. Given that congressman Payne is African American, I’m sure that Barry would have responded a lot more passionately than he did over our oh-so-boring white captain Richard Phillips).

    These animals in Somali are simply beating their chests, trying to make a display. I’m sure it’s playing well on Al Jazeera.

  7. GL0120 says:

    To quote Bugs Bunny – What a Maroon!

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    I like the Insurgent part…….not terrorist……..insurgents!!!
    Can’t the Oblomy wheelers in DC come up with a fancy new name for these out of place muslims in black face?

  9. caligirl9 says:

    Why is Payne in Mogadishu anyway? Isn’t the U.S. in a recession? Shouldn’t politicians be putting limits on their expenses?

    Oh I get it. Do as I say, not as I do. The commonfolk must tighten their belts and sacrifice. “Public servants” such as our self-sacrificing elected officials must keep up appearances … and of course libs are among the worst at economizing and cutting expenses.

    • catie says:

      Ding, Ding, Ding we have a winner. Do as we say not as we do. If that isn’t the liberal mantra it should be. When I heard this on the radio this morning I busted out laughing (now mind you I was in a Mailboxes Etc. place sending a birthday present to my loser sis-in-law but I digress) and this woman said something like how dare you laugh, this is very serious that man could have gotten killed and he’s over there trying to help this country and those poor people. I said well think that if it makes you feel better. I don’t know why he was over there in the first place.

    • proreason says:

      He was over there lining his pockets.

      Can’t prove it. Just know it.

    • Gila Monster says:

      Payne is taking over where William Jefferson left off, lots of business deals to do in Africa, wink-wink.

    • canary says:

      Pro, well, since Obomie gave them all that money for partial-birth abortions, I was reading up on, that it’s similar to the human trafficking of young children for body parts. The doctor’s want the baby’s to live after the procedure. Makes the tissue worth more money, etc. The recent article on Sweetness & Light, about the U.S. botch-up, where a woman’s friend went to authorities after learning the baby was still alive. The woman being medicated afterwards and all, is becoming standard procedure. Prices such as 500 dollars for the brain that is sucked out, after the incision in the back of the neck. 150 dollars for the liver. discounts if fragmented. It’s worse than I ever dreamed it would be.
      If anyone feels angry at me for speaking out on this, like I’m cold-hearted, I have refrained from posting links, in honor of these baby’s. Most are developed enough to live with no problems, no need for oxygen, etc. I realised the stem cell, greed, but had no idea the money changing hands in this legal murder. So, actually, our taxes be used to pay for this murder, is an investment. When we hear of the miracle of growing new liver from piece of liver. Well, those tiny ones, bring in about 150. Prices will probably go up when the Hollywood demand goes up.

    • heykev says:

      I’ve long thought that it’s about the money regarding abortions and doctors. They can make HUGE money killing babies. This just adds to their blood money.

    • jobeth says:

      “They can make HUGE money killing babies. This just adds to their blood money.

      And it doesn’t stop there now that Obalmy has allowed the embronic stem cell research to continue again.

      I can just see it now….”Come on in little girl, we can get rid of that nasty pregnacy…just give me the $$.”

      Next, he is on the phone selling the embryos to the labs for more $$.

  10. mybrotherkeeper says:

    I bet this will make the news in a big way tonight! But it’s so ho-hum when these policy wonks, such as Payne, make the news–it’s like “WHO CARES?”
    I know, the MSM cares. I’ve always been bored to tears, though, at the triumph of substance over form we’ve had in this country for years. Like some MSMers will rave about Clinton’s Strategy and Posturing, and not care a lick about reality. I don’t get it. Is it just me, or does this bore other people, too?
    Kinda like the OJ trial…I’d hear reporters raving about the ‘tremendous’ spinning OJ’s lawyers were accomplishing, as though the trial was a movie. What’s wrong with us when we forget REAL people were murdered, and that is what the trial is about–finding them justice. Duh!!!

    • Odie44 says:

      Mybrother –

      I believe its as simple, yet psychotic as you expalined – liberals relish the perception, the fantasy, an excerpt from some psuedo-ideologue over the reality around them.

      In every issue, tenent or “cause” of liberalism – it resides in some “hopey, changey” rhetoric. Interesting, eh?
      Example: Mortgage Meltdown.
      liberals: it was unfair that “predetory” white business guys shoved bad loans down your throat, and lowered the minimum borrowing levels due to political pressure from our own party; and we know you don’t have the financial means to even stay in your home, due to eveil white businessmen and conservatives destroying our economy, so we are going to give you a bailout AFTER you don’t pay your mortgage 3 months. Additionally we are requesting you cease employment, if the evil white conservative hasn’t axed you already, and we will ensure longer COBRA health payments – with 70% being paid by said white evil conservative businessman. We have pressured auto makers, that we are slowly overtaking, to include “no job – no payment, bring the car back” policies in order to ensure you are traveling to and fro in style. Green would be preferred.

      conservative/moderate/sane person: Don’t buy what you can’t and shouldn’t afford.

      That seems to be the challange with conservatives and even moderates today: how do you address and communicate reality each day with sound policy, leadership and laws?

    • proreason says:

      A lot of people are Drama Queens. They live for the high emotion of…….anything. Love, hate, pain, envy, jealousy……anything.

      Liberals are ALL Drama Queens.

      The results don’t matter as long as the story keeps them energized.

      Except, of course, they insist that THEIR story goes well…..so we have tax cheats, drug abusers, liars, abortionists, con-men, ponzi schemers, stock manipulaters……well, time restricts the complete list.

  11. Colonel1961 says:

    Perhaps Yo-Bama deployed his super-power time-warp tractor beam and made the mortar miss the plane. I’m lookin’ for a little Ms. Loven front page story tomorrow…

  12. southern says:

    Payne was not assigned to the kiss up to Cuba with the other racist Congressional Black Caucus, Thats why he was in Somalia

  13. artboyusa says:

    Did you see President Barometer promise to wipe out “privacy” in the region? Whew. I’m so glad we finally have an eloquent and articulate leader who can speak without mangling the language, unlike that idiot Bush.

    • heykev says:

      Phew, I’m glad he’s now going to wipe out “privacy” over there.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      .. and most of the MSM sources corrected o-blah-blah’s gaffe for him – changing his blunder of “wiping out privacy in the region” to “piracy in the region” consequently glossing over o-blah-blah’s typical insincere rhetoric.

      Now, we all know they would have done the same for George Bush.

      Yeah …. righhhhhhhhhht!!!

  14. Odie44 says:

    Undeterred Somali pirates hijack 4 more ships

    “Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed five bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked four more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway at the center of the world’s fight against piracy…”

    “In Washington, Obama appeared to move the piracy issue higher on his agenda, vowing the United States would work with nations around the world to fight the problem.

    “I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of piracy in that region and to achieve that goal, we’re going to have to continue to work with our partners to prevent future attacks,” Obama said at a news conference Monday…

    Good to see Bambi’s “warnings and strong leadership” are paying off. 1 Lebanese, 2 Egyptian and 1 Greek vessal’s were seized. Will he have the ability to garner international support for military forces to protect 65% of the world’s cargo? Or will he , through Cankles, spend months ad nauseum holding UN/NATO talks with little result?

    • Trogdor says:

      right, to defeat the private pirates, it will take Military action. And Obambi sure doesn’t want Code Pink picketing…they smell bad.

    • GL0120 says:

      The U.N. will send in a force of “Peacekeepers” whose job it will be to protect these innocent pirates just like they did with the terrorists in Lebanon.

  15. eaglewingz08 says:

    I wonder what that Congressman did to anger those men causing disaster associates to fire a ‘harmless’ distraction at his plane? Maybe they mistook him for former Pres. Bush?

  16. U NO HOO says:

    “Fire at U.S. Congressman”

    Senator or Representaive?

    Democrat or Republican?

    Which state?

    Mensa or little school bus? (I know, poor taste, but enquiring minds want to know)

  17. artboyusa says:

    BARACK OBAMA, World President, battles the Scourge of Privacy in “All at Sea”!

    “Captain, sir!” yelled the excited young ensign as he burst on to the bridge of the USS Walter Mondale. “Captain!”

    “What is it, corporal?” enquired Barack Obama, World President and Salty Sea Dog, looking gazing steadily out to sea through his binoculars.

    “Um, well sir; you’re, um, holding those glasses backwards, sir – if I may, sir?”

    “Oh wow” said Obama as the ensign helpfully reversed the glasses for him and the ocean seemed to grow dramatically larger. “Wow. That’s some big ocean out there. Thanks”.

    “Yessir. We have a report of pirate activity nearby, sir!”


    “Yessir! They’ve seized the crew of an American tanker and they want a ransom, sir!”


    “Yessir! They want five million dollars in cash, sir. And free air miles. And all the Sopranos episodes on DVD box sets. And some boxes of Milk Duds”.

    “Is that all?”

    “Yessir. And they say ‘No more shot-to-the-head funny business, American dogs – or the crew gets it’”.

    “Chilling. And where are they?”

    “We make their position to be here, sir” said the ensign, pointing to a chart.

    Obama stared blankly at the confusing swirly lines, random numbers and different colors. “I… see. Very well, Mr Jones – let’s drive this boat over there. How fast can we go?”

    “Thirty knots, sir!”

    “Interesting, but I asked how fast we can go”.

    “Thirty knots, sir!”

    “So you say but how –“

    “Sir! One nautical knot equals one nautical mile or 1.852 kilometers or 1.51 miles, approximately sir!”

    “I, um, see. And so…?”

    “We’ll be there by lunchtime, sir”.

    “Excellent!” said Obama, rolling the steel ball bearings between his fingers. “Warp speed, Mr Jones!”

    “Um, yes sir” said the ensign, stepping through the hatch as Obama resumed his position on the bridge, gazing meaningfully into the distance.

    “I wish all those dopes that make fun of me could be here and see me talking big and looking so decisive and meaningful” mused Obama. “That’d shut them up” but no, it won’t.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Tune in tomorrow when we hear BlackBarry the Pirate shout, “Cowboys have saddlebags……..why can’t I keep my purse?”

  18. artboyusa says:

    BARACK OBAMA, World President, pays for his crimes as he goes… “On Trial”!

    The Prosecutor glared furiously at the slender, jug eared figure in the witness box.

    “Barack Hussein Obama” he snarled “If that is your real name – you stand accused of triple murder in the second degree. Do you seriously expect this court to be taken in by this so-called defence of yours, this tissue of lies, half truths and distortions?”

    The perspiring defendant moved his head from side to side, scanning desperately for the teleprompters on which he depended – without them the greatest out loud reader, sorry – orator, of our time was literally speechless.

    “Um, errr – sure. I mean, uuuum, why… not?”

    “Speak up please, Mr Obama”.

    “I mean, aaah, yeah, sure…it’s all true. Just like I, errr, told… you”.

    “So – you admit it! YOU ADMIT that it was YOU who gave the order that lead directly – DIRECTLY – ladies and gentlemen of the jury, to the deaths of these three young men! YOU and no one else!”

    The Prosecutor produced a wicker basket from which he pulled out several black and white striped animals that he then chucked toward the cowering Obama.

    “Objection!” cried defense attorney Holder. “Prosecution is badgering the witness”.

    “Sustained” ruled the judge. “No badgering allowed. The bailiffs will remove those critters from the courtroom”.

    There was a brief pause in the proceedings as the court officers peeled the enraged badgers off of Obama.

    “C’mon Snowball, c’mon Mr Teeny” said Bailliff Joe, leading away the growling, hissing, furious mammals. “C’mon, Scratchy”.

    “You may resume your questioning, Mr Prosecutor”.

    “Thank you Your Honor. The bottom line, Mr Obama, is that you gave an order – based on what authority Heaven only knows – which snuffed out three young lives, the lives of three teenagers, the eldest barely 18, three young African-American –nay, AFRICAN men. Why, you may as well have pulled the trigger yourself!”


    “No warrants! No charges filed! No legal representation! No trial! Just KERPOW! KERPOW! KERPOW! And young Akbar the promising young goatherd, young Tariq the promising young arms smuggler and young Jamal, the light of his mother’s missing eye, lay dead – DEAD! Innocent victims staining the waters of the Gulf of Aden with their blood without a thought from you about their human rights, as enshrined in international law. You made yourself judge, jury and executioner, didn’t you Mr Obama?” sneered the Prosecutor.

    “But they weren’t innocent! As…president I felt, errr, that…”

    “Three more victims of our nation’s culture of gun violence! Three more young lives full of promise cut down before their time! How can you sleep, sir, knowing what you have done? How can you sleep? Have you no decency, sir? At long last, have you no… decency?”

    “But I, uuum, I said…I would end…privacy on the high seas…”

    “Listen to him! The witness’s statement makes no sense, Your Honor! He’s talking double Dutch to the Court – is he trying for a plea of insanity?”

    “Are you Mr Obama?” asked the judge. “Do you wish to change your plea?”

    “Will it, uuuuh, get me off the…hook?”


    “Then….errr…yeah, sure. Okay… I’m crazy alright. Crazy as a…loon”.

  19. artboyusa says:

    Thanks, Odie. I enjoyed writing this one. Something about the thought of Barry in the dock that had extra degree of appeal…

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