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Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)
Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi

Posted on 01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

(Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.

Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear.

Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured.

Underlining the view of African and Western leaders that they face a multinational, al Qaeda-linked insurgency across the Sahara - a conflict that prompted France to send troops to neighboring Mali last week - the official source said only two of the 11 dead militants were Algerian, including their leader.

After an operation that appeared to go on for some eight hours, after Algeria refused the kidnappers' demand to leave the country with their hostages, the bodies of three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a Frenchman were found. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abduction; africa; ainamenas; algeria; algeriahostagecrisis; alqaeda; amenas; austria; bp; energy; france; hostages; jihadwar; mali; maliwar; naturalgas; northafrica; norway; romania; sahara; sahel; statoil; thisiswar; weatafrica

1 posted on 01/17/2013 2:40:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And why, may I ask, do we give any allegiance to Islamists?

bobo


2 posted on 01/17/2013 2:43:17 PM PST by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: bobo1

As usual the Islamofascists are an international gang.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 2:46:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I sure am glad that there are no radical Islamists or Al Qaeda or bad people doing bad things in the world. I know this is true because the ROP won’t allow it and our pres__ent has said guns are bad.

I want a pony for my birthday.

La la la la la la


4 posted on 01/17/2013 2:58:55 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What video caused this?


5 posted on 01/17/2013 3:03:53 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: Nifster

Your pres__ent also said that Al Qaeda was on the run and no longer a threat.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 3:06:00 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: Tula Git

God Bless these brave Algerians who attempted this rescue.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 3:16:19 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Tula Git

God Bless these brave Algerians who attempted this rescue.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 3:16:26 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who is setting up banana peels to trip on?

Lisa “Email” Jackson
Turbo Tax Timmy
Hitlery
La Raza Solis
Robert “Fibs” Gibbs

Who will fall on their sword for the Marxist Muslim and Soros?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 3:17:57 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Everybody not native needs to just get out of that region entirely and let those goofballs kill each other over whichever God they think is the right one.

Either that, or just turn the whole thing into a sea of glass and move on.

10 posted on 01/17/2013 3:18:29 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Tula Git

Well then I guess I can get two ponies for my birthday ;)


11 posted on 01/17/2013 3:23:18 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’m sure they were afraid that if they gave them enough time they might just destroy that whole facility.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 3:24:27 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Brad from Tennessee

With these numbers I’m pretty sure the gov’t WANTED the bad guys to understand not only that they wouldn’t negotiate, but that they would assault EXACTLY as if there were NO hostages at all.

They wrote off the hostages completely, in the hopes of showing that it does NO good to take hostages in the first place.

Who understands Arab terrorists better than Arabs...?

Arabs understand violence and death, and the gov’t baddies handed it right over to them —there is crystal clear comprehension, here.

Exotic electronics? Ballet-like room clearing?

I’m positive none of that was even considered.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 3:30:37 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Good job Obummer.

He owns this.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 3:31:19 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Someone must have screened that movie again.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 3:38:12 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Brad from Tennessee

With America going down the sh*tter, it’s hard to get excited about Algeria, Outer Mongolia etc.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 4:02:48 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: elkfersupper

“We” are not there just for the heck of it. Norway gets natural gas there, Spain gets half of its natural gas from Algeria, and in fact the normal people in Algeria rely on this industry. All of these things are tied into the global economy, which even affects us over here.

So essentially a band of crazed 7th century goons with 21st century arms is ruining things way beyond their local scope of destruction. They can’t be allowed to take over.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 4:21:07 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Well then, Norway and Spain need to attack Algeria in their national interests.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 4:30:27 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What IS the Obama connection ?
There has to be one......


19 posted on 01/17/2013 4:37:46 PM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: urtax$@work
What IS the Obama connection ? There has to be one......

He will blame the French, of course! Islam = peace right? /s
20 posted on 01/17/2013 4:47:35 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: elkfersupper

You don’t seem to realize that we’re all in this together. If Islamic terrorism is able to shut down trade and normal life one place, it will swallow that place, expand and move on to another. Jefferson understood that when Islamic pirates were busy shutting down travel and shipping in the Mediterranean; his response was the Marines.

And in Jefferson’s time, there was virtually no chance that the Muslims would attack the continental US, something that is unfortunately not true now.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 6:09:29 PM PST by livius
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To: LibsRJerks
"God Bless these brave Algerians who attempted this rescue."

YES!

22 posted on 01/17/2013 8:28:59 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Susan Rice will clarify the whole thing on Sunday no doubt. /s


23 posted on 01/17/2013 9:22:14 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And how many dogs?


24 posted on 01/17/2013 9:25:30 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Actually a pretty crafty move by the President, you can’t have a hostage crisis without hostages.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 9:55:33 PM PST by keat
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To: urtax$@work
[QUOTE]What IS the Obama connection ? There has to be one......[/QUOTE]

There is a mountain of cirmunstantial evidence that Benghazi was a distribution center for gunrunning to the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the world. Serious weapons, not just plinkers

Last week, Investors Business Daily ran a story about the Muslim Brotherhood embeded by Obama into the Obama administration.

26 posted on 01/17/2013 11:52:43 PM PST by KTM rider ( American at heart..... Rebel by force)
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To: LibsRJerks

The Algerians government is secular and left leaning in its roots.

They fought the French for independence in the 1950’s and early 60’s.

Independent Algeria was a ‘haven’ for Black Panthers and other radical Americans around 1970.

Then came the Islamists threatening to win elections and take over the country.

The Algerian government cracked down and used tactics that included assasination squads.

The Algerian government has been fighting the Islamofascists for decades.

I knew they would deal with this situation decisively and they certainly have.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 12:55:18 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The problem I’ve always had with people using the war on terror,to advocate their own agendas-was that it was always a serious matter.These people can be pretty dangerous,they are only going to be stopped by intelligent and serious measures.

There is always been martyrs of one sort of another,the martyrs here are those Westerners who died at this plant trying to make a living.While at home,their respective government were curtailing their rights.That is a real tragedy.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 9:10:42 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I miss TR.

Perdicaris Alive Or Raisuli Dead!"

29 posted on 01/18/2013 12:05:19 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Nifster

“Well then I guess I can get two ponies for my birthday”

The dung heap is big enough; there ought’a be at least ONE in there, somewhere.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 12:36:24 PM PST by HKMk23 (Cultures succumb not to ideas, but to superior cultures. Invoke the "Super Culture." Matt. 9:38)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Does anyone remember when we were backing this group during the second Dubya term? They were called NATO rebels at that point and we sent military advisers there to help them get up on their feet. Anybody? Anybody?


31 posted on 01/18/2013 1:58:04 PM PST by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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32 posted on 01/18/2013 4:11:45 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: bobo1
And why, may I ask, do we give any allegiance to Islamists?

Because our first Muslim President is working for them, not us.

And PSST: Don't tell anyone, Obama is trying to keep it a secret that he is a traitor. And surely don't tell anyone Benghazi was about keeping it a secret that the US gave Al Qaeda weapons in Libya and Syria. Obama knows Americans are idiots but eventually some of them might catch on.

33 posted on 01/18/2013 7:10:07 PM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: elkfersupper

I vote for your second option.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 7:17:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Waiting for Vice President Biden to form a commission on gun confiscation in Algeria...


35 posted on 01/19/2013 1:57:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: gaijin
They wrote off the hostages completely, in the hopes of showing that it does NO good to take hostages in the first place.

It's really hard to have to decide to sacrifice the lives of those hostages, but I think you're right.

Chances are they were essentially dead anyway. Knowing what muslims will do to hostages, it may have been the most merciful thing to do to them.

What an awful situation.

Who understands Arab terrorists better than Arabs...?

Exactly.

36 posted on 01/19/2013 9:39:58 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden???

tap...tap...tap

(crickets chirping)


37 posted on 01/22/2013 12:27:49 PM PST by miserare
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