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Algeria Gas Compound
Lacked Armed Guards

New York Times, by Clifford Krauss & Nicholas Kulish

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/25/2013 5:39:21 AM

HOUSTON — The companies operating the gas facility in the Sahara that was attacked last week had chosen not to deploy armed guards inside the sprawling compound, leading security analysts to question whether the assault by more than 30 Islamist militants might have been slowed if security had been tighter. Until the siege on the remote In Amenas facility last Wednesday, dozens of North African desert camps were thought to be virtually impregnable, with steel-wire fences, long-range reconnaissance equipment and army patrols amid the sand dunes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/25/2013 5:46:34 AM     (No. 9137984)

Arab culture operates on blackmail and kidnapping of infidels and enemy tribes. No payoff, here comes the enforcers. Islamists are just criminals with a Koran.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/25/2013 8:17:02 AM     (No. 9138170)

So? Benghazi compound had guards.what does it matter now?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 1/25/2013 8:54:40 AM     (No. 9138263)

Do not forget that the USS Cole had NO armed officers on deck of that ship. They were helpless in the face of the speeding boat that nearly exploded them to the bottom of the sea.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 1/25/2013 8:59:58 AM     (No. 9138280)

Another "Gun-Free Zone" success story. . .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 1/25/2013 11:32:14 AM     (No. 9138699)

No doubt the Democrat push to restrict gun rights [for Crusaders] will be a real help in future.

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