i've got a bad feeling about this...
I got up today expecting to make a nice little post wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. First, I looked at the CNN site to see what I missed overnight and my heart sunk.
At first I thought it was another attack in Israel. Then I read it carefully.
Two attacks. One in Mombassa, on an Israeli owned hotel.
A missile fired at an Israeli airliner.
And then the words that made my hair stand on end: Al Qaeda.
He said about 8:30 a.m. local time a vehicle pulled up to the entrance of the hotel and the men inside fought with security officers. The men were able to get past security and drove the car into the hotel reception area.
He said one of them men blew himself up in the lobby while two others set off explosives packed into the car.
About the same time, he said, a light plane flying overhead dropped at least three bombs in the direction of the hotel and beach nearby.
A London Muslim cleric who supports Osama bin Laden said that Islamic militant groups sympathetic to al Qaeda warned of an attack on Kenya one week ago on Internet chat rooms and in e-mails.
A radical London-based cleric suspected of links to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida said on Thursday he also strongly believed the militant network was behind the car bomb and missile attacks. “It is definitely al-Qaida or a militant group that supports it. They have mostly attacked Westerners because the Israelis are difficult to reach but Israelis are their priority,” Abu Hamza al-Masri, who the United States suspects of links to al-Qaida, told Reuters.
"This is their way of showing their commitment to Palestine.”
That bad feeling I had about this holiday weekend has suddenly tripled.