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2013-01-20 Africa North
Algeria Crisis Ends in Bloodbath and France Confirms Troops Will Stay in Mali to 'Defeat Terrorism'
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [297 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 But the State Department said "the United States does not negotiate with terrorists"

Terrorists that have been duly elected to office, however, get White House visits.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-20 10:09||   2013-01-20 10:09|| Front Page Top

#2 wanna bet Zero has the urge to lower flags to half-staff when Hoogo croaks?
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-20 10:13||   2013-01-20 10:13|| Front Page Top

#3 rough handling by the Algerians. Yes - it does convey as message of "No Compromise" to the terrorists. And ultimtaely by taking a very hard line Algeria may have fewer problems in the future. But it's far from clear that Algerian forces had the training or methods to handle a hostage situation with precision - sparing the lives of the hostages while taking out the terrorists.

BP will probably face civil lawsuits over the deaths. Questions remain about why these terrorists were able to penetrate the BP facility so easily. It definitely appears that the security precuations were lax .... which is unexplainable given the threat in the Sahara region.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-20 10:29||   2013-01-20 10:29|| Front Page Top

#4 It is a miracle, Hillary is able to talk again and she actually mentioned the word "terrorism!" Gasp! I thought I heard Zero mention this terrible "T" word that here-to-fore has not been mentioned during this administration.
Posted by Glusosing Angolurt1779 2013-01-20 10:29||   2013-01-20 10:29|| Front Page Top

#5 Don't know, kind of get the impression that the Algerians were not really approaching it as a hostage rescue mission. Sure did seem like the hostage exchange video was released as scheduled, not scheduled was such a quick counter-attack.

792 put at risk by a planned coordinated attack/take hostage mission and 32(?) lost. The baddies knew it was a one way road, what if they had pulled a Die Hard, asking for prisoner exchange while rigging the plant, ultimately to blow it and the hostages. Putting together powerpoints while the FBI negotiator flew into town a la Mersk Alabama would have been exactly their plan.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-20 11:49||   2013-01-20 11:49|| Front Page Top

#6 Putting together powerpoints while the FBI negotiator flew into town a la Mersk Alabama would have been exactly their plan.
Posted by swksvolFF


Whahhaha, (actually not funny) but you certainly nailed it!
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-20 11:52||   2013-01-20 11:52|| Front Page Top

#7 Now, when it's over---can we ask what youtube video caused this attack?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-20 14:27||   2013-01-20 14:27|| Front Page Top

#8 I just found out there's a really bad video named Nuclear Rick Roll.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-20 16:23||   2013-01-20 16:23|| Front Page Top

#9 The Algerians get it. They get Americans, too. Inviting us in would have slowed things down and resulted in more deaths once the politicians started the obligatory handwringing and resulting waffling. Bravo for them. They did the job with what they had. I'll bet we don't see much of an encore from the bad guys there for a while. Unless the idiots at the UN create problems so they'll have more jobs for themselves in the future.
Posted by gorb 2013-01-20 19:32||   2013-01-20 19:32|| Front Page Top

#10 ditto gorb
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-20 19:52||   2013-01-20 19:52|| Front Page Top

#11 What gorb said.
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-20 21:38||   2013-01-20 21:38|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Frank G 2013-01-20 22:13||   2013-01-20 22:13|| Front Page Top

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