September 23, 2013

"I thought it might be better to be like a chameleon — able to adapt and change and blend with our environment rather than conquer it."

Said Ross Langdon, a Tasmanian-born architect who built "eco-lodges and socially sustainable tourism in ecologically sensitive locations." He died in the Nairobi terror attack, along with his partner Elif Yavuz, a Harvard PhD and malaria specialist, who worked for the Clinton foundation.
"Elif was brilliant at her job and a joy to work with.... She was a friend both in and out of the office, and always had a great sense of humor – recently, her baby belly had been the subject of a number of jokes."
ADDED: Many pictures of this couple here.

20 comments:

MikeDC said...

So this has gotten very little coverage. I guess the urge to treat African tragedies as "just as important" is less than the urge to keep quiet when Muslims go out and kill a bunch of Christians.

MadisonMan said...

The terrorists' families will face a lingering death from Malaria.

And they'll blame "The West."

Keystone said...

It's a shame that the word barbarian and the understanding of it have fallen on hard times.

Marshal said...

We're not going to hear any Little Eichman comments this time are we?

cubanbob said...

As an aside, it was the Clinton Administration that opened the door to Somali immigrants-so who apparently are/were the shooters in Nairobi. Same Administration if I recall correctly made military bases gun free zones. Thanks, Bill.

Peter said...

It's good to see an attempt to personalize and valorize the victims (especially before the craven "why do they hate us?" crowd starts up).

Tarrou said...

And this is why charity unbacked by the credible threat of barbarous violence is useless.

And apparently, writing about being a chameleon was easier than actually being one.

I've always found it difficult to muster sympathy for dilettantes who wander in over their heads.

Inga said...

Dear God.

What do they want? It appears they will do what they think it takes to force an all out Holy War.

William said...

It's possible that the final tally will show that there were more American terrorists than casualties. I'm not sure of the significance of that fact, but it can't possibly augur something good.

traditionalguy said...

Another Gun free Zone?

The mental illness called the Muslim Mohammed Cult strikes again.

Why do they seem to ignore the Obama Gang's continuous offer to accept the relgious murderers of Mohamed as secular political leaders running for election? It must be to offer them a cover so their angry muder of infidels like Christians and Jews will become government sanctioned as it was in Morsi's Egypt, Erdrogan's Turkey, and whatever new Palestinian State they are supporting.

TosaGuy said...

"Dear God.

What do they want?"

They want non-Muslims dead.

jacksonjay said...

And, of course, the ever courageous Obama administration voted present once again!

From the White House Press Release:

“We stand together with Kenya in our resolve to confront and defeat violent extremism. We stand ready to assist Kenya in finding those who did this and in holding them accountable.”

These "violent extremist" targeted non-Muslims!

Moose said...

Can't wait til we start eating our young in times of famine...

Clyde said...

William, that should be "American" or "-American." Those Muslims are aliens in our midst who do not share our American values. They might technically be American citizens, like that Awlaki character was, but they are not American, and I'm sure that they would not identify themselves as such.

Cedarford said...

Reports say as many as 5 of the attackers were Americans, which dampens the neocon rhetoric about how Saudi Arabia was responsible for 9/11 because 15 of the 19 Islamoids had Saudi citizenship a bit.

Is America responsible for the Kenya attack? Hardly.

But thanks to Bill Clinton and George Bush wanting to admit hordes of radical Muslim Somalis into the US as "persecuted freed lovers" we helped create this. And add the idiot Christian do-gooders that sponsored and advocated for 100s of thousands Somali Muslims to get in on refugee visas then chain-migrate relatives in like crazy using free legal services did their part in setting up this Somali cancer created in America.

And Clinton, Bush, and the Christian Charities do deserve to get ripped for culpability.

Illuminati said...

The Muslim jihad in Africa is back on track at last. Muslims were advancing fast into the heart of Africa, killing practitioners of native religions, killing elephants and carrying out the tusks, killing many of the men and conducting a massive slave trade. The only Europeans who actively participated in the capture of slaves were the Portuguese. Most of the slaves shipped to the new world were captured by other rival African tribes or by Muslims and were then shipped to the nearest port for sale. After the transatlantic slave trade ended the Muslims continued to transport slaves to the Middle East along their traditional slave routes.

Muslims had no intention to stop their jihad and slaving, but one of those terrible Christian missionaries and explorer, David Livingstone (1813-1873), persuaded England to use its might to put an end to the jihad and to suppress the Muslim slave trade. England helped the native Africans repel the jihad. Because the Africans saw Christianity as their protector many of them converted to Christianity. Now to continue the Jihad Muslims have to kill off the Christians. Unfortunately the left has so dispirited the formerly Christian world that Christians are no longer of much help to the Africans. The Muslim jihad against Africa is now reopened and before it ends thousands of innocent Africans will die as the result.

Lem said...

I don't know if I'm adding comments in the right posts.

Epiphyte - said...

Inga: "What do they want? It appears they will do what they think it takes to force an all out Holy War."

They want to 1). Impose islamic law; 2) establish an islamic state; 3). force everyone on the planet to either convert to islam or visibly submit to islamic law; 4). Remove all obstacles that prevent the fulfillment of these directives - including, killing unsubmitting kuffar and attacking those non-islamic states that pose the greatest threat to their objectives, i.e. The United States and Israel.

Epiphyte - said...

Inga: "What do they want? It appears they will do what they think it takes to force an all out Holy War."

They want to 1). Impose islamic law; 2) establish an islamic state; 3). force everyone on the planet to either convert to islam or visibly submit to islamic law; 4). Remove all obstacles that prevent the fulfillment of these directives - including, killing unsubmitting kuffar and attacking those non-islamic states that pose the greatest threat to their objectives, i.e. The United States and Israel.

tutul hosen said...


This is amazing, Liz! It's perfectly accurate as well as being really well written. The one thing I would say is that including the owl names would be good. I'll list them here from top to bottom and left to right for those who are interested: 'Liddle flame' #57, 'Starstruck' #81, 'Potty Patrick' #52, 'No nonsense' #28, 'Flat Freddie' #82. Also, I'm at Abbotsford Convent Makers' Market on the 3rd Sunday every month. Other market dates are kept up to date on my website.
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