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Algeria crisis: Captors and hostages die in assault
BBC ^ | 19 January 2013 Last updated at 18:30 ET

Posted on 01/19/2013 5:45:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops - at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.

Five Britons are feared dead or missing - five Norwegians are unaccounted for.

US President Barack Obama said blame for the violent outcome rested with the "terrorists" behind the attack.

"We will continue to work closely with all of our partners to combat the scourge of terrorism in the region," said Mr Obama.

His defence secretary, Leon Panetta, earlier told the BBC the US would go after al-Qaeda wherever they tried to hide.

French President Francois Hollande defended the Algerian response to the crisis as being "the most suitable".

"When you have people taken hostage in such large numbers by terrorists with such cold determination and ready to kill those hostages - as they did - Algeria has an approach which to me, as I see it, is the most appropriate because there could be no negotiation," he told journalists.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: algeria; algeriahostagecrisis; alqueda; libya; mali

1 posted on 01/19/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; blam; NormsRevenge; Fred Nerks; ...

One of the articles said these Terrorists may have come from Libya....


2 posted on 01/19/2013 5:48:50 PM 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
Leon Panetta, earlier told the BBC the US would go after al-Qaeda wherever they tried to hide yeah OK sure.
3 posted on 01/19/2013 5:51:09 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Whoa, hoss.

Al-Qaeda has been decapitated and defeated ever since our fearless leader personally shot Osama.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 5:57:40 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just more “less than optimal” “bumps in the road” as far as Hussein is concerned.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 5:58:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

good thing the hostages didn’t have guns, there could have been even more deaths. /s


6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:59:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I guess the ‘workplace violence’ excuse won’t fly this time.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 6:02:46 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s a hard day when we’re all stunned to hear the president use the word “terrorism” to describe actual terrorism..


8 posted on 01/19/2013 6:12:44 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Never get caught alive by islamics. Off yourself somehow. You’re either going to die anyway or be beheaded on camera.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 6:17:02 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Innocent hard working people trying to support their families have died. Another stunning failure for the Obama foreign policy team. Whatever happened to the CIA, NSA, State Department and the Dept. of Defense rapid deployment capabilities? Bad leadership has consequences.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 6:20:32 PM PST by allendale
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama is devastated since he found out that a number of these workers were behind on their union dues.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 6:27:56 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: All

What you-tube video caused this? And how dare they put a damper on the President’s immaculation parties! What a bump in the road bummer.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 6:33:08 PM PST by Lacey
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To: Monty22002

Your warning should be heeded by all Americans for the coming years, if you’re an Obamanoid or not.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 6:35:37 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like employees working in these gawd awful places should be issued those Damned Banned Assault Weapons, the real ones! No more gun free work zones!


14 posted on 01/19/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 353FMG

You can go on liveleak or theync.com and look for execution video. Thousands of them. People lined up, chopped up and gunned down.

The average American doesn’t know and would care less if they were shown it.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 6:37:04 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: 353FMG; BenLurkin; Secret Agent Man; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; SE Mom
This title is ...just Ugly....FR Thread:

Obama Seeks "Fuller Understanding" of What Happened in Algeria Siege

16 posted on 01/19/2013 6:39:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: allendale

“Whatever happened to the CIA, NSA, State Department and the Dept. of Defense rapid deployment capabilities?”

Looking for “enemies of the state” right here.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 6:48:21 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Infidels shouldn’t seek employment in islamic hellholes.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 6:49:22 PM PST by umgud
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To: Monty22002

With all the violence shown in the movies, the average American probably thinks that it is all part of a Hollywood production and they just replenish their popcorn.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 6:55:08 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The jails won’t hold all of the people we will arrest after Benghazi and now Algeria,

We are going to get them all, we now have a great arrest record in Benghazi, One was arrested, not by us, and now he has been turned loose, We hope to do at least that well in Algeria.

I know we can count on Panetta and Obama to see that Justice is done by sending the Muslims another check and maybe some more F-16’s.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 7:04:03 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Monty22002
Never get caught alive by islamics. Off yourself somehow. You’re either going to die anyway or be beheaded on camera.

A SOLDIER’S guide to surviving war in Afghanistan will go on public display – 92 years after it was written.

A 24-page diary by Corporal Charles Kavanagh, written in 1919, told how insurgents ambushed and murdered British soldiers.

Cpl Kavanagh lied about his age to join the Cheshire Regiment at 15 and was sent to the Third Anglo-Afghan War in May to August 1919.

He even described how Afghan militia would dress as women in burkas to approach a British camp.

He wrote: “The endurance and experience gained by the tribesman from years of incessant raiding make him a formidable enemy.

“He will sometimes hide his rifle and appear as a peaceful villager.”

One tip to young recruits was: “Avoid shaking hands with a strange Pathan. They will seize with their left hand and stab with their right.”

Cpl Kavanagh continued serving with the British army and was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. He died in 1992, aged 87.

21 posted on 01/19/2013 7:12:12 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
Rudyard Kipling's poem to a young soldier in the Afghan wars ends with:

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,

And the women come out to cut up what remains,

Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains

An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

Go, go, go like a soldier

22 posted on 01/19/2013 7:22:06 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He could get a “Fuller Understanding” if he and the M00se got millions spent to parachute them into the middle of it. They can try shouting in English “we are muslims too” before the hordes descend on them.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 7:22:20 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: allendale

It has to be chilling to know that if trouble like this happens to you in a foreign land, you can’t count on your country to defend and protect you. I don’t think I could go to work in a foreign country now, no matter how much an employer would pay me.

No American is of value to this president...except when he wants your vote


24 posted on 01/19/2013 7:23:21 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What “offensive” film will Hillary blame this on? Casablanca?


25 posted on 01/19/2013 7:28:42 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well 0bama must be distressed now that there will be no hostage release on Immaculation Day.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 8:33:42 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: umgud
Infidels shouldn’t seek employment in islamic hellholes.

Algeria is Islamic but has been fighting Islamic terrorists for years.

27 posted on 01/19/2013 9:47:07 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: 353FMG
Al-Qaeda has been decapitated and defeated ever since our fearless leader personally shot Osama.

And as an added measure, Panetta has been grinding the ashes into the ground with more stern warnings 9I think I saw him wag his finger during such a warning, so it must be serious).

28 posted on 01/20/2013 4:23:48 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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29 posted on 01/20/2013 6:22:18 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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30 posted on 01/20/2013 6:22:34 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: fatnotlazy
It has to be chilling to know that if trouble like this happens to you in a foreign land, you can’t count on your country to defend and protect you. I don’t think I could go to work in a foreign country now, no matter how much an employer would pay me.

I would be willing to work in Israel. The Israelis know how to smooth out "bumps in the road."

31 posted on 01/20/2013 11:28:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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