When I blogged recently that I thought al Shabaab was responsible for the FAIL that was the bombing on a Somali airliner, it looks like I was right.
Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility – finally – for that failed attack that sent the bomber’s charred carcass tumbling out of a terrorist-sized hole in the plane’s fuselage.
The BBC quoted an email statement by the group as saying the attack was in retaliation for NATO anti-terrorism operations in Somalia.
Last week, Somali authorities released CCTV footage showing the accused bomber, 55-year-old Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, being handed a laptop beyond a security checkpoint.
The footage shows a man in an orange safety vest and one other suspected accomplice hand over the computer, which investigators believe contained the bomb.
Somali officials said at least 20 people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
In this case, everyone involved was lucky that the suicide bombing was the most inept attempt in recent memory, and that the only casualty was the terrorist, who is no doubt getting his tiny little balls swatted by Satan and his buddies with a rusty nail-studded cricket bat for eternity and having his tongue used as ass wipe for Satan’s minions after nightly binges on cheap bear and Taco Bell. (If I believed in hell, that is.)
I’m just wondering… if Shabaab is targeting NATO, how long before we start targeting them? Actively. Viciously.