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  • BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort

    06/18/2017 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/18/17 | Paddy Dinham
    Full Title.................BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort popular with Western tourists'.........An African holiday resort popular with Western tourists has reportedly been stormed by gunmen. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the Le Campement facility, on the edge of Bamako, where smoke was also seen billowed high into the air. It is not yet known if there are any casualties from the incident.
  • Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI

    01/12/2017 5:41:29 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    France24 ^ | 12 january 2017 | Leela Jacinto
    Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI © Issouf Sanogo, AFP | Police officials conduct investigations in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, on March 14, 2016, a day after a deadly jihadist attack. Text by Leela JACINTO Latest update : 2017-01-12 The alleged mastermind of a deadly March 2016 attack on an Ivory Coast resort has been arrested in neighbouring Mali in a joint operation coordinated by French special forces, according to Ivorian sources. Mimi Ould Baba Ould El Mokhtar -- also known as Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh – was arrested near the town of Gossi in northern...
  • Let Africa Sink

    06/07/2003 2:58:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies · 1,899+ views
    Kim du Toit ^ | May 26, 2002 | Kim du Toit
    Let Africa Sink Kim du Toit May 26, 2002 When it comes to any analysis of the problems facing Africa, Western society, and particularly people from the United States, encounter a logical disconnect that makes clear analysis impossible. That disconnect is the way life is regarded in the West (it's precious, must be protected at all costs etc.), compared to the way life, and death, are regarded in Africa. Let me try to quantify this statement. In Africa, life is cheap. There are so many ways to die in Africa that death is far more commonplace than in the West....
  • Meanwhile, Back in Mali

    06/22/2016 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Austin Bay
    For most Americans, the battle in Mali with militant Islamist terrorists is as an obscure and peripheral sideshow in the Global War on Terror. However, the UN peacekeepers and French troops deployed there know the Mali sideshow is most deadly. StrategyPage.com recently reported that Mali is now the most physically dangerous UN peacekeeping mission, exceeding the risks UN peacekeepers confront in eastern Congo, South Sudan, Sudan's Darfur region and in Lebanon. Since 2013, 81 UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeeping mission operates next door to Syria's chaotic civil war, and some analysts...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Huckabee defends Obama 'Koran verse' comments

    11/29/2015 5:47:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he wasn't trying to lump President Obama together with Islamic terrorists by saying the president wants Americans to "memorize a Koran verse." "Heavens, no," the GOP presidential contender said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked by the moderator whether that was his intention. Huckabee said he rather intended to make his point that Obama isn't showing enough anger toward the Islamic State after its recent attacks in Paris and Mali. "I'm simply pointing out the irony," Huckabee said. "This president has shown more intensity of anger toward Republicans than toward ISIS ......
  • Islam Histroy: 1390 Years of Violence and only 10 years of Peace

    11/21/2015 4:01:53 PM PST · by SetFree · 19 replies
    Former Congressman Allen West ^ | 21/11/2015 | Allen West
    http://www.allenbwest.com/2015/11/folks-we-have-two-options-in-the-fight-against-islamic-jihadism/ Article by Allen West: "...I think its time we get the language correct: theres nothing radical about this, its just plain Islamic terrorism and jihadism. We need leaders who are students of history and comprehend the various phases of Islam: First Mecca, Medina, Second Mecca and the global jihad. Those who continue to drone on about the peaceful Islam must come to realize that period is whats called the First Mecca phase (peaceful phase) and lasted just over 10 years, 610-622 AD...."
  • Hillary Clinton knew American Mali terrorist attack victim

    11/21/2015 1:04:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Davic Mark
    Anita Datar, 41, perished in the Mali hotel siege on Friday. She's the only American known to have died in the attack. A former Peace Corp worker in Senegal, Datar was in Mali on an international development project. The casualty hit home for Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and senator from New York for eight years. "I knew Anita as the loving mother of a wonderful seven-year old boy and the former partner of David Garten, one of my senior policy advisors in the Senate," Clinton said in a statement ... Datar is among the at least 19 victims of...
  • Anita Datar is the only known American killed in Mali. She was there to help.

    11/21/2015 12:17:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Joe Heim and Matt Zapotosky
    When she was in her early 20s, Anita Datar spent two years in Africa, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. She was on the continent again, this time in Mali, on Friday, when gunmen seized a luxury hotel and killed at least 20 people. Datar, a 41-year-old international development worker from Takoma Park, Md., is the only American known to have died in the attack.
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE SPECIAL TERRORISM UPDATE 8 AM Saturday

    11/20/2015 7:24:31 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 20, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Special Terrorism UPDATE!!! 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/21) MORNING! Topics to be addressed: -The Mali terror attacks -Putin's trip to Tehran on Monday - what will be discussed? -Speaking of Syrian refugees ... what about our broken immigration system and two open borders? -The Schengen Agreement null and void across European Union & Obama's undermining of U.S. and international security ... Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio. You can subscribe to USA Transnational Report podcast on iTunes here. You can also subscribe...
  • Press laughed off Romney's Mali terror warning in 2012

    11/20/2015 3:16:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | november 20, 2015 | t. becket adams
    Three years before masked gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Mali, killing at least 27 people early Friday morning, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was mocked by certain media figures for warning about the spread of terrorist activity in the small West African country. During the final 2012 presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney cautioned that instability in the Middle East had given way to the rise of terrorist influences in several key countries, including Libya, Syria and Mali. -snip But for some in media, the longstanding tradition of administrations trading information with presidential candidates apparently...
  • Bodies lay piled up in pools of blood in gore-spattered corridors ..27 hostages were slaughtered

    11/20/2015 12:15:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Flora Drury and Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Radison Blu hotel under attack by jihadists armed with AK-47s and hand grenades in Malian capital of Bamako Up to 10 gunmen have taken dozens of hostages inside the Radisson hotel while 80 people have escaped unharmed Gunmen spoke in English and tested hostages' knowledge of the Koran before allowing Muslim hostages to leave Pentagon confirms that all 22 American nationals were rescued and unhurt following the hotel crisis US Special Forces led elite operation to clear the building one floor at a time amid deadly hostage crisis At least 27 people have been killed including a Belgian diplomat and...
  • At least 27 dead after Islamists seize luxury hotel in Mali's capital

    11/20/2015 9:06:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Tiemoko Diallo
    At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako with at least 170 people inside, many of them foreigners, that had been seized by Islamist gunmen. The former French colony has been battling Islamist rebels for several years, and the jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al Qaeda and based in the deserts of northern Mali, claimed responsibility for the attack in a tweet. By late afternoon, ministerial adviser Amadou Sangho told the French television station BFMTV that no more hostages were being held. But a U.N. official said...
  • Gunmen seize 170 hostages at Radisson hotel in Mali capital

    11/20/2015 3:14:16 AM PST · by RC one · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/20/15 | Serge DANIEL
    Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking, the hotel chain said. Automatic weapons fire could be heard from outside the 190-room hotel in the city-centre, where security forces have set up a security cordon, an AFP journalist said.Malian soldiers, police and special forces were on the scene as a security perimeter was set up, along with members of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping force in Mali and the French troops fighting jihadists in west Africa under Operation Barkhane.The Rezidor Hotel Group,...
  • MUSLIM TERRORISTS TAKE 170 HOSTAGES, FREE THOSE WHO CAN RECITE KORAN ... nothing to do with Islam

    11/20/2015 8:03:47 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama and Hillary's disastrous Libyan war almost led to Mali being taken over by Jihadists. It took French intervention to save Mali, but it dragged Americans and Europeans into Mali to coordinate anti-terror activities and it appears that they were the targets of an attack on a luxury hotel. Muslim Supremacist gunmen shouting "Allahu Akbar" meaning Allah is greater than your gods took 170 hostages. They did however free those who could recite the Koran. ... Some people were freed by the attackers after showing they could recite verses from the Koran, while others were brought out by security forces...
  • TERROR IN MALI: US special forces storm hotel and free six American hostages

    11/20/2015 7:26:26 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/20/2015 | Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Armed jihadists have killed at least three people in a deadly shooting rampage after taking 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Automatic weapons fire was heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it was thought as many as 10 militants roamed through the building, looking for guests and members of staff. 80 hostages have since been freed as special forces entered the building. Six American nationals have been rescued alive but several other American remain inside with the other 125 guests and 13 employees trapped inside the besieged hotel. The Pentagon revealed that...
  • Shooting, Hostage Situation Underway At French Troops’ Radisson Hotel, Mali

    11/20/2015 5:51:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15
    Gunmen have taken 170 hostages, killing three so far at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako. The gunmen are reported to be releasing people that can recite verses from the Quran. Automatic weapon fire was heard from outside the 190-room hotel in the city-centre where security forces have set up a security cordon, according to Agence France Presse. Security sources told AFP the gunmen were "jihadists" who had entered the hotel compound in a car that had diplomatic plates. "It's all happening on the seventh floor, jihadists are firing in the corridor," one security source said. Malian soldiers,...
  • Why Islamic terror in Mali bodes very ill for Europe

    11/20/2015 5:06:37 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Steve Berman
    Overnight, Islamic terrorists took 170 hostages at a hotel in Mali.  Why would Islamic terrorists take hostages in Mali?  Most Americans don’t even know what continent Mali is on (Africa), or where it is in Africa (I admit, I had to look on a map).  What’s special about Mali?  Turns out, quite a bit. Mali is former French colony, now an Islamic state.  It’s a poor—very, very poor land-locked country.  Let’s unpack all the history and current entanglements and see where it leads. Going back into history, from the Left’s viewpoint, those Western Christian colonialists who try to spread their...
  • 170 hostages in Mali luxury hotel

    11/20/2015 1:00:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 197 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Muslim terrorists opened fire on an upscale hotel on Friday in the city of Bamako, the capital of the western African state of Mali. The jihadists used automatic weapons according to security sources, and apparently have taken people hostage in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Some reports indicate that at least three people have died in the attack. The luxury hotel, which has 190 rooms, is a popular site for Western officials according to French-language media. According to the French RFI radio, the attack was launched by three assailants who entered the hotel with diplomatic cars. Security forces have set up...