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Why This Fight
Justin Raimondo on Chuck Hagel versus the Israel lobby
US and Israel: Heading for a Showdown?
It just might happen, says Ira Chernus
Stand Up to the Intimidators
Paul Pillar on the effort to slander Chuck Hagel
 Syrian Rebels Set Up 'Religious Police'
Islamist factions imposing Saudi-style religious codes
Obama Picks Kerry for Secretary of State
Kerry's is defined by consistent interventionist positions
Chuck Hagel Faces Relentless Assaults
Nomination for Sec of Defense in serious jeopardy
 Those Mad, Mad Mullahs
Please give Flynt Leverett a break
America's Really Stupid Syria Policy
Philip Giraldi on the worsening situation
What Bill of Rights?
John Knefel on the lawless police
At Least 39 Killed in Kenya Tribal Clashes
45 Homes Burn as Farmers Attack Nomads With Machetes
by Jason Ditz, December 21, 2012
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At least 39 people, including 13 children, were killed early today when farmers from the Pokomo Tribe attacked a village belong to the semi-nomadic Orma herders. Some of the farmers were armed with AK-47s, but many were also using machetes and spears.
The two tribes have clashed off and on for months, with a dispute centering on grazing lands and water rights, though human rights groups also say that politicians are fueling the violence in hopes that electoral opponents’ supporters will be driven away before the vote.
Scores from both tribes were killed in August in a series of attacks and revenge attacks, and the Red Cross has expressed concern that today’s raid could spark another bloody round just as things seemed to be calming down.
The respective tribes are backed by Dhadho Godana, an MP linked to the herders, and Defense Minister Yusuf Hajji, who supports the farmers. The two have both pressed the high court to stop the other from intervening in the clashes.
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Highlights
Why This Fight
Justin Raimondo on Chuck Hagel versus the Israel lobby
US and Israel: Heading for a Showdown?
It just might happen, says Ira Chernus
Stand Up to the Intimidators
Paul Pillar on the effort to slander Chuck Hagel
Breaking News
Syrian Rebels Set Up 'Religious Police'
Islamist factions imposing Saudi-style religious codes
Obama Picks Kerry for Secretary of State
Kerry's is defined by consistent interventionist positions
Chuck Hagel Faces Relentless Assaults
Nomination for Sec of Defense in serious jeopardy