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'Battalion of Blood' gang offers to SWAP two U.S. hostages seized in gas field siege for two terrori
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 23:01 EST, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 EST, 18 January 2013 | Tim Shipman, David Williams, Beth Stebner and Helen Pow

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:29:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Edited on 01/18/2013 10:36:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

No place to hide: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, pictured today in London, said there was 'no justification for the kidnapping and murder of innocent people' in Algeria and warned militants there was 'no place to hide'

Islamist militants have today offered to free two American hostages held captive at an Algerian gas field in exchange for the release of two renowned terrorists jailed in the United States.

The attempt to negotiate comes after a US citizen and up to 12 Britons, who were kidnapped with dozens of other foreign oil workers on Wednesday, were killed in a botched rescue mission by Algerian forces.

The outrageous offer is likely to fall flat in Washington as the Obama administration routinely refuses to give in to the demands of terrorists.

Algeria's state news service reported at around 11 a.m. EST that nearly 100 of the 132 foreign workers kidnapped had now been freed.

The service earlier reported that as many as 60 hostages remained unaccounted for as the bloody siege entered its third day. The new information, however, still meant the fate of over 30 foreign energy workers was unclear.

Yesterday's air raid, which was carried out by Algerian helicopters and special forces without the prior knowledge of the US government, was meant to wipe out the al-Qaeda-linked militants and free the dozens of foreigners from at least 10 countries who were being held, but instead left scores of people dead, injured or missing.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africa; algeria; algeriahostagecrisis; benghazitaketwo; blindsheik; mali; panetta; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 10:30:01 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Agree to the swap.

Have the drones in place.

When the American hostages are safe, send the jihadis to their satanic moon demon for their eternal reward.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 10:31:56 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kristinn; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; blam; Fred Nerks; SierraWasp; ..

H/T to theDrudge Report.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 10:32:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"The outrageous offer is likely to fall flat in Washington as the Obama administration routinely refuses to give in to the demands of terrorists."

When has Obama ever refused to give in to terrorists? He's giving them billions in US military arms!

4 posted on 01/18/2013 10:34:32 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“The outrageous offer is likely to fall flat in Washington as the Obama administration routinely refuses to give in to the demands of terrorists.”

...unless they want to talk about trading our hostages for THE BLIND SHEIK. That would ‘soften’ the obama administration.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 10:40:23 AM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think it’s a perfectly reasonable request.

I suggest we give them Barak Obama and Chuck Hagel.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:42:01 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It makes me wonder if the stories are true that this was the original intent of Benghazi (kidnap Stevens and exchange him for the blind sheik), only something went wrong...is this a second attempt? I’d say bomb them back to the Stone Age but they’re worse than that already.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:44:47 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ArGee

LOL!


9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:44:56 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: SueRae
I’d say bomb them back to the Stone Age but they’re worse than that already.

Like you said, the correct phrase is bomb them "up" to the stone age.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:50:39 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Algerian forces sure botched this deal.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:50:44 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did they stipulate that the Blind Sheik had to be alive?


12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:51:54 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Two acronyms come to mind:

SAS
SEAL

13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:53:19 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Westbrook

that would only work IF the order to shoot was given....and it won’t be.

these yobs have been trying to get the Blind Sheikh out for years. Anyone who can do it will be considered not only a hero but perhaps the next leader of the Caliphate.....terribly unwise to negotiate with terrorists


14 posted on 01/18/2013 11:04:33 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Send in SEal TEAm 6.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 11:11:25 AM PST by rxtn41
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To: rxtn41; lormand

With all due respect, this mission begs for the sort of death and mayhem dealing practised by Fleet Marines.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 11:24:53 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Westbrook

Precisely. Carpet bomb the area. There is no collateral damage in musiland.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 11:29:06 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

John McCain’s “heros”


18 posted on 01/18/2013 11:47:52 AM PST by Selene
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have a better idea. Let’s kill you instead!


19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:03:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Leon Panetta, pictured today in London, said there was 'no justification for the kidnapping and murder of innocent people' in Algeria and warned militants there was 'no place to hide'

I see Panetta is trying to resurrect Monty Python's WWII 'deadly joke' skit. I wonder how many of the terrorists have died laughing since he said that.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 12:21:22 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke

Moltke ~:” ( from the article) Leon Panetta, pictured today in London, said there was ‘no justification for the kidnapping and murder of innocent people’ in Algeria and warned militants there was ‘no place to hide’ “

Yeah , like how did that ‘proper response’ work in Lybia (4 months ago)
where the brazen attackers remained out in the open ?
Panetta is still trying to write that post-it note in response!

Crickets ,... chirp ,..... chirp


21 posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:42 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: TigersEye
From the Daily mail....we have a photo of the jihadist and some Bio notes....on this thread:

On Belmokhtar's group: 'They believe the West is one great Sodom and Gomorrah' (Al-Queda in Mali)

22 posted on 01/18/2013 1:13:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Good point. Please, Leon, tell us the justification for doing nothing while 41 State Dept. and CIA employees were being shot at and firebombed?

Three Facts

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

Did Leon make the recommendation to 0bama to fuhgeddaboudit and go to bed?

23 posted on 01/18/2013 1:20:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks for the ping.

I'll keep an eye out for that guy. ;^)

24 posted on 01/18/2013 1:23:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

All three facts are true , in part :
# 1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBAc ~ True !
# 2) No rescue mission was attempted (wrong :thru channels thats true !- however at least two military officers were relieved of command within 30 seconds of disobeying the order to ‘stand down ‘ as they proceeded to assemble a rescue squad).
# 3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day .~ true !

The main missing link is : WHO ORDERED, or gave the command to : “STAND DOWN “
That is where the culpability and responsibility for all those people lays , as well as all the deaths .
Personally ,.. I believe it was a “set-up” by the State Dept. to release the ‘Blind Shiek’ ,and fund weapons purchases to be used by the Moose-liams in Syria , Mali , Algeria ,and all Africa , and elsewhere .


25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:32:09 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
# 2) No rescue mission was attempted (wrong :thru channels thats true !- however at least two military officers were relieved of command within 30 seconds of disobeying the order to ‘stand down ‘ as they proceeded to assemble a rescue squad).

First, they weren't military officers they were former SEALs who were working as private contractors for the CIA at the time. One in Benghazi and one in Tripoli. The one in Tripoli was never told to "stand down" by anyone. That was Glen Doherty and he was not on scene in Benghazi until after Tyrone Woods' team had returned from the main consulate to the 'annex.'

Secondly, although it was reported that someone, unidentified, told Tyrone Woods not to go to the main consulate property twice that is irrelevant to my 'fact #2.' Both Woods and Doherty were already in-country and would not have needed a CBA from the President to act.

26 posted on 01/18/2013 5:55:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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