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Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) warned they would take revenge for the intervention in Mali, saying they would bring the war to Paris.
That may yet happen, but in the short term it looks as if they are on the hunt for Westerners wherever they can find them.
A good place to look is the oil and gas industry, especially in Algeria. The five Japanese hostages taken may just be unlucky enough to be foreigners the hostage takers came across along with those they would prize more highly - Europeans and Americans..
Posted by tipper 2013-01-16 12:38||
#2 good thing we supported that Arab Spring
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-16 13:48||
#3 at least 41 hostages ... British, American, Norwegian, Japanese, French. The Islamists got a virtual United Nations of oil & gas workers when they took over the living compound inside the BP plant. One way or another this will get resolved ... it's just a question of how many hostages get killed.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-16 17:00||
#4 "Bring the war to Paris" > reminds me of an old Dream/Vision of mine where the French Foreign Legion + Gendarmes were seemingly setting up fighting or combat positions inside Paris + France.
I suspect the Hard Boyz made good on their threat to bring the Jihad to France.
Iff Central Africa does fall to Radical Islam, that wil leave formerly British southern Africa -WHAT ARE THE DUTCH DOING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES + THEIR BOER RELATIONS [South Africa] + LOWLANDS [Camelkaze threats to the Zelder Zee], ESPEC IFF FRANCE IS SUCCESSFULLY DESTABILIZED + THE BRITS [post-2014 = England + Wales left] HAVE TO SEND FORCES TO FRANCE INSTEAD OF THE MALVINAS AGZ ARGIE BABE CRISTINA???
YOOHOO, BISHOP TUTU, I'M ALSO A'LOOKIN AT YOU!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-17 00:12||
#5 I can already tell that's gonna be super helpful.