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Americans among 20
hostages seized in Algeria

Washington Post, by Joby Warrick and Ernesto Londoño

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 12:16:59 AM

Islamist militants seized at least 20 hostages, including as many as seven Americans, at an Algerian natural gas complex Wednesday in a brazen attack linked by the assailants to France’s military intervention in neighboring Mali. At least one foreign worker was reported killed in the early morning assault on the vast In Amenas gas field near Algeria’s eastern border with Libya. The attack, attributed to a unit of al-Qaeda’s offshoot in North Africa, raised concerns about a broadening of Mali’s civil war five days after French forces joined the country’s fight against Islamist insurgents.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: phx4546, 1/17/2013 1:29:11 AM     (No. 9121465)

watched the movie Delta Force tonight. It gave me a feeling of when I was really proud of how we would rescue the hostages.

Today with this bimbo in the White House.....nothing. Kiss the hostages good-by.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: phx4546, 1/17/2013 1:30:15 AM     (No. 9121466)

on second thought maybe an executive order will free them.

Ask hagel what he would do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noddy, 1/17/2013 2:00:27 AM     (No. 9121486)

England still has SAS #1. And not all Frenchmen wave white flags. The French Resistance during WWII did amazing things helping the allies escape through France. Let´s not paint them with that awful wide brush. And whether Zippy is able to make any decisions or not, the US Special Forces must be anxious to go. We can use that brush for the current White House occupants.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/17/2013 3:46:30 AM     (No. 9121521)

The Islamo leader was also in Benghazi... and fully expects Obama to respond the same, as in Do Nothing. Obama can´t respond. Taqiyya Tactics allow him to target & kill only rogue arabs, not members of The Muslim Brotherhood invasion team!

France may have failed at their Somalian rescue, due to US giving the Mo Bro´s a heads up...

Can´t have a hostage rescued the week before Obama sends Hillary to Somalia, to bestow Legitimate Government Status on the Arab Spring invading Islamist Muslim Bro´s now in power.... Just like Egypt, Tunisia & Libya!

France... Please keep your rescue tactics in the Sahara close to the vest. May God protect you.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/17/2013 4:08:26 AM     (No. 9121536)

Barry glabhabbing with the Frenchies resulted in 8 Americans being captured. Great job Barry, you putz.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/17/2013 5:12:19 AM     (No. 9121562)

The media will simply pass this off as bad luck for Obama who can´ tbe expected to be perfect everywhere. What he´s accomplishing at home far outweighs some foreign mishaps.

I mean what could be better than going uninsured and then getting same day coverage after you get a brain tumor.If the republicans weren´t so outdated,they could come up with this form of government benevolence.

What could be better than using you house for an ATM and then after the money is blown,the banks eat your underwater value.It´s a mystery to me why people can´t get 2 years behind on their car payment and still keep their cars. Afterall,they need a way to work.

What could be better than getting an extra 6 or 7 grand every time you re-up a student loan and you´re really not expected to pay it back. Rich people and greedy corporations should pay for free college.We need more people with degrees in African studies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: altoona, 1/17/2013 5:41:27 AM     (No. 9121568)

Perhaps Morsi will use his influence and broker a trade of these hostages with O for the Blind Sheik in the course of his "state visit" to O-land, the place formerly known as the USA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/17/2013 7:21:28 AM     (No. 9121641)

Anyone else notice that Pinata is the only one in the administration that is making statements on this? It wasn´t that long ago that the president would be the one doing this. But then,we really haven´t had a president in four years.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tank, 1/17/2013 8:23:14 AM     (No. 9121715)

Aww, c´mon #3! I´m a middle-aged white conservative living in flyover country. MAking fun of the French is all I have left.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Adam, 1/17/2013 8:24:52 AM     (No. 9121721)

msm will not do it so we all have to: the proximate cause of the this mali rebellion is the intervention in libya by obama. Obama broke the libyan policy that had been in place since Nixon and that finally, finally had started to work under W. Obama smashed it to hell and the Khadafy forces fled to Mali where they have started all this. It´s on him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/17/2013 9:12:48 AM     (No. 9121795)

Here we go again, folks! The Great Middle East Muckup, Part CLXII.

Er, by the way, where´s Hillary?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 1/17/2013 9:13:48 AM     (No. 9121798)

Ironic -- isn´t it????

Last time a social/libbies was in the White House -- WE had hostages....

So let´s see if the bamboozler calls carter to ask his advice.

The president´s weakness in foreign affairs will put these people in jeopardy. Best case scenario -- a private black/ops team be hired by their families to get them out.... OR perhaps Bill O´Reilly can work some magic like he did with the Marine illegally held in Mexico. The goooooberment couldn´t get him out -- BUT O´Reilly did....

Hey Bill -- what do you say?

LZK

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/17/2013 10:32:54 AM     (No. 9121943)

I pray for these hostages and hope they return home unharmed. I can´t help but wonder if shortly after September 11, had we gone into Afghanistan and destroyed their country and broken their will that the terrorists would be rethinking the whole jihad thing. We had the ability but not the will. Now we are being pecked to death by these barbarians. The only way to stomp out this cancer is with overwhelming force and the will to do it. The world knows Obama is weak and that he will never do what needs to be done. The bad guys use to fear us, now they don´t. Our people are sitting ducks who can´t rely on our government to try and rescue them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/17/2013 11:04:04 AM     (No. 9122018)

Come´on they are only Americans, I am sure Obama has better things to do than concentrate on their rescue. Fore!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: qr4j, 1/17/2013 11:09:59 AM     (No. 9122032)

Were a Republican in the White House, it would be his or her fault that Americans were taken hostage. The media will give Obama and Mrs. Clinton a pass.

Actually, I think Obama is cover for Mrs. Clinton. If Obama weren´t her boss, she´d take more heat for foreign policy failures. The media will give cover for a lazy black man who has accomplished nothing on his own in life, but not a white woman.

Folks . . . Obama is LAZY and his Marxist views just support his laziness as it is EVERYONE ELSE´S fault that black folks are poor in his way of thinking. There´s no thought to personal responsibility or the Democrat policies that keep black folks in chains.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Whitty, 1/17/2013 11:30:57 AM     (No. 9122074)

“The United States strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts,” Panetta said. “I want to assure the American people that the United States will take all necessary and proper steps that are required to deal with this situation.”

Sure we will. We´ll be all over that just like we were in Benghazi. /S

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 11:36:22 AM     (No. 9122083)

BARF ALERT: If you open this link to the official website for the US Embassy in Algeria to see what they are saying during this crisis, move any liquids or sharp object away from your computer, first!

http://algiers.usembassy.gov/

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Laureen1, 1/17/2013 11:41:13 AM     (No. 9122102)

My prayers go out to all the families of all involved in this horrible situation.

Obozo and Hitlery are no doubt pouring over Youtube videos searching for 1 made by an American to blame this situation on. Can´t possibly be al qaeda responsible because he dismantled them and had them running scared - even though they claim responsibility on a video.

I am quite sure the Americans who escaped saw the blood on the wall in Benghazi and knew they were on their own.

How long before Obozo speaks about this? No dead children involved to push gun control, so I´m sure there is no rush - maybe after tee time?!



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Reply 19 - Posted by: larryp, 1/17/2013 1:31:58 PM     (No. 9122366)

I think the Hil wound was from a "LifeStyle Lift as it is called on TV. They picture these folks, men and women, looking like deflated foot-balls in the before and pretty great in the after. How it works is that the muscles attach in the area behind the ear. The surgeon snags it with a hook and pulls back.Presto! tight-face.
A lot of hostages are dead. -breaking news.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/17/2013 1:43:39 PM     (No. 9122400)

These folks are ´on their own´. WIth the incompetent people in the current administration running things ´into the ground´ no one is safe abroad.

I highly suggest folks like those taken hostage become very heavily armed for self protection and have many escape/evade options at their ready.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: everglade, 1/17/2013 2:14:07 PM     (No. 9122456)

I haven´t yet seen the latest Mohammed video that forced these guys to kill those people. Wonder when it will come out?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/17/2013 3:06:37 PM     (No. 9122590)

These are hostages, people, lets keep the comments held back until this is resolved.
You will have plenty of time to criticize
based on what occurs.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fairplay, 1/17/2013 4:09:36 PM     (No. 9122678)

Hillary won´t touch North Africa with a 10 foot pole!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 1/17/2013 5:21:29 PM     (No. 9122805)

Nothing new here. It takes time to first confer with Valerie, then Michelle, then Pelosi and Reid, then whoever will set up his Teleprompter speech, then get the drive-by sycophants together, make them wait while he plays another round of golf, schedule a Letterman segment, confer again with Valerie, Oprah, and his dog. The UN will have to weigh in with the Rev. Wright, along with the super minds of Al Sharpton, Barbara Streisand, and Matt Damon, who will all have to sit down for lunch together and figure out just how to sound like tough hombres; yet not hurt the feelings of the terrorist or any of the Islamic nations involved. Hostages? Oh, yeah, them...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 1/17/2013 5:45:19 PM     (No. 9122850)

..."obama and clinton silent"...can´t say a word until they find a movie to blame and get their story straight...where is susan rice?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lana720, 1/17/2013 8:19:59 PM     (No. 9123140)

"Strongly denounce." There, that will do it, Panetta.
After all, that darling group of AQ are such a bunch of kidders.
Any Republican president would have extended any help necessary to our ally, France.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/17/2013 8:56:17 PM     (No. 9123217)

With Obama in office, it´s open season on Americans.

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Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
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Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by


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