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Hostages reportedly killed as
Algerian desert standoff ends

Washington Post, by Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/19/2013 10:46:53 PM

LONDON — Defying global calls for restraint, the Algerian military staged a final assault Saturday against Islamist militants at an energy complex in the Sahara, culminating a four-day siege that left some two dozen hostages dead and spawned fears of a resurgent al-Qaeda in North Africa. Eleven kidnappers and seven hostages died in Saturday’s operation targeting the remaining militant stronghold at the vast facility run by London-based BP, Norway’s Statoil and Algeria’s state energy giant, according to Algeria’s state news service and France’s Agence France-Presse.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 1/19/2013 10:49:10 PM     (No. 9127318)

Where did they get the weapons? Who funded this?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 1/19/2013 11:19:58 PM     (No. 9127341)

The western left-media siamese twins are not going to like this, as they are now cheated out of one of their favorites, the long running guerrilla theater that is the usual main event of one of these dull 7th century butcheries.

Bad for business and a lost opportunity to advance the interests of the Crazies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/20/2013 4:24:08 AM     (No. 9127491)

The Algerians certainly dealt with the terrorists. Unfortunately, they seem to have dealt with the hostages as well.

Not very well thought out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ThinkingOutLoud, 1/20/2013 5:52:43 AM     (No. 9127517)

I rather think the Algerian military acted decisively and fast, no diddling around. They saved a bunch of the hostages, lost some, killed most of the bad guys, if not all by the time they are done rounding up the loose ends, and didn´t negotiate with terrorists. What would the French, Brits, U.S. have done? Capitulate to the terrorist´s requests, or eventually have gone in and done the same thing as the Algerians? And the terrorists were laying bombs everywhere to blow the place up. My kudu´s go to the Algerian military. Job well done from my perspective.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/20/2013 6:53:23 AM     (No. 9127542)

A good read is Andrew McCarthy on this at National Review.
"This week, while the guys the senator and the Obama administration aligned us with in Libya (and would like to align us with in Syria) were busy taking Americans and other foreigners hostage in Algeria, in addition to using Qaddafi’s arsenal to fight the French in Mali, McCain was working his magic in Cairo."
Except now they are dead thanks to Lindsay Graham, McCain, Obama, Hillary, Panetta and a crazy pro muslim mideast policy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judith, 1/20/2013 7:40:06 AM     (No. 9127586)

Do you mean to tell me that this administration is taking no action? It is not promising to put some American in jail for a video? It is not blaming the people working at that facility as terror...oops... man-disaster-provoking, anti-green monsters? Gitmo! Halliburton! Something? I´m sure they will come up with something better than terrorists from the head-hacking religion doing what they do.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rusino, 1/20/2013 7:40:17 AM     (No. 9127587)

The U.S. Stood Down once again!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: I want to be president, 1/20/2013 8:03:09 AM     (No. 9127606)

What no debate, days of meetings and shaking one´s finger at the cameras. A country tells the rag- heads we will kill you. Then they go do it. Amazing simply amazing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/20/2013 8:07:04 AM     (No. 9127612)

Don´t blame Hillary. She had a headache.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 1/20/2013 8:12:28 AM     (No. 9127618)

And this was going to be obama´s big chance to let his buddy, the blind sheik, loose!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/20/2013 8:26:25 AM     (No. 9127637)

Wow! Federal Gun-Running in ´Fast and Furious´, Federal Thumb-Sitting in Bengahzi, and now Federal inaction in Algeria...

Notice how dangerous the world is when the Democrats run things?

I thought you said Al Quaida was on the run, Barry!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/20/2013 8:26:31 AM     (No. 9127639)

With flapears as prez, we have no leader and defender - just a moronic, stupid, muslim loving dirt bag.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ranger06, 1/20/2013 8:28:30 AM     (No. 9127645)

People may not like the results with respect to dead hostages - but this is the way to go - make no mistake that the Algerians have spoken loud and clear to people that might perpetrate future acts of terrorism - "We will be coming to kill you shortly." Any hostages that can be saved - just a bonus. How else do you deal with this? Maybe spend a few weeks getting a "fuller understanding" of the situation?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: grayjay, 1/20/2013 8:41:59 AM     (No. 9127668)

I´m sure Obama will track down the terrorists and bring them to justice....just like he did in Benghazi. Benghazi, what´s that?

Also, I´m comforted that we have Al Qaeda on the run! What a great president.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: privateer, 1/20/2013 8:42:39 AM     (No. 9127669)

FTA: "...culminating a four-day siege that left some two dozen hostages dead and spawned fears of a resurgent al-Qaeda in North Africa." Being interpreted as: confirming the growing dominance of AQ in North Africa, and the Middle East in general. Hint: AQ and the MoBros are Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/20/2013 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9127678)

The bloody battles between waring factions in Algeria for well over a decade but none involved major attacks on their economic lifeline in the oil and gas sector...Agree with #13, terrorists now have confirmation that the govt doesn´t negotiate and can´t find the word standoff in their dictionary.

BTW, 650+ workers at the facility were rescued, and the plant will probably be back on line within a couple of days...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 1/20/2013 8:54:53 AM     (No. 9127691)

Washington Post has a story headlilned.......Obama stiffs ally...

Sickening expose of how we refused to help France deal with the terrorists in Mali.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/20/2013 9:07:46 AM     (No. 9127723)

Another feather in the cap of the Obama/Clinton State Dept.

And why is Leon Panetta front and center? He´s Defense Sec.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 1/20/2013 9:31:25 AM     (No. 9127776)

#4 and #13 have it right. 32 tangos dead and 23 hostages dead. The odds worked out better than doing nothing and letting the tangos live or worse yet, negotiating with them, paying ransom and losing the hostages anyway. The next batch of terrorists will think twice about kidnapping people.

Obama makes the expected stupid statement about preventing this kind of thing in the future - totally impossible unless the workers are heavily armed and can fight off the tangos before they take control. But that doesn´t agree with his delusional philosophy.

Are our embassy guards supplied with ammunition yet or are we just waiting for the next attack and more dead Americans?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: novakid, 1/20/2013 10:11:55 AM     (No. 9127878)

Today we celebrate another four years of the Amateurs in charge at the White House. Can the Republic survive another of 0bama´s terms?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/20/2013 10:17:31 AM     (No. 9127889)

And we still don´t know about Benghazi.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/20/2013 10:32:54 AM     (No. 9127909)

Yes, once again 0bama puffs out his chest and says he will get to the bottom of this. But like Benghazi, there will be no investigation, Hillary will not testify, 0bama moves on and the whole rest of the world continues to kill Americans, because they know we are weak and uninterested, and 0bama once again will do nothing. He is too busy planning his coronation and all them extravagant parties.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: msctex1, 1/20/2013 10:35:33 AM     (No. 9127916)

Remember when this would have mattered? When it would have been front-page, water-cooler news? When there was a snowball´s chance in hell of success in retrieving the hostages?

Thanks, Barry.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Yo Yo, 1/20/2013 10:38:59 AM     (No. 9127920)

If I´m beginning to detect a pattern that we won´t do anything in the face of these terrorist acts of aggression, I´m pretty sure the terrorists are, too. I hate to say it, but it´s only a matter of time before the stakes will get a lot higher because of our inaction.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 1/20/2013 10:39:59 AM     (No. 9127923)

Will we ever know which Americans died and which escaped? Do we have to wait for the body bags and obits in local newspapers? I also find it hard to believe Panetta when he says they´re trying to figure out who the Americans are.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rfr46, 1/20/2013 10:41:37 AM     (No. 9127931)

"Defying global calls . . . "? So what.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Franz, 1/20/2013 10:43:14 AM     (No. 9127936)

If the "We need to negotiate with the terrorists" crowd had their way, it is a good bet that the 650 survivors would have been slaughtered and the facility destroyed. The murder/slaughter of the helpless hostages had started before the Algerian military made their assault. After the Algerian military gained control of the facility, they found mutilated bodies and explosives positioned to destroy the facility. Only fast action by the Algerian military prevented the al-Qaeda barbarians from completing this atrocity!
When reporting these al-Qaeda atrocities, the media’s use of terms like "executed" or "killed" is obsene! Executed implies that the victim was guilty of a capital crime – blatantly false. Killed, although better, leaves open the question whether the victim’s death was intended or accidental – there was nothing accidental about it. Murder or slaughter is the proper term for this carnage.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: BreakRight, 1/20/2013 11:17:36 AM     (No. 9128012)

It takes time to rig a huge facility like that to blow it up, which is likely the reason the rag heads were trying to negotiate over hostages, they were simply buying time to do what they really came to do... destroy property and kill infidels. Seems to me the Algerian military did the right thing, otherwise they may have lost the ALL the facilities and ALL the hostages.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/20/2013 11:35:26 AM     (No. 9128049)

.... "still trying to get
accurate information about how many Americans
were there and what happened to them." ...

Code for ...

"Oh ****, our Libyan Fast and Furious guns can´t be found down there during the Chosen One´s Inauguration. Better we clam up and confess ignorance after we´ve spent $9 trillion on global surveillance."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/20/2013 11:53:54 AM     (No. 9128094)

Is it any wonder Americans are buying up guns frantically? Who knows what we will have to defend ourselves against someday?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 1/20/2013 12:13:46 PM     (No. 9128140)

As they said on the Belmont Club, when America was at the top of her game and a power to be feared, she could pull off elegant hi-tech hostage rescues in which all the innocent were saved and the bad guys were captured to be brought to trial. Those days are over. This is what it´s going to be like from now on. Countries without America´s awesome hardware and superb training are going to launch bloody, "shoot everything that moves" attacks and the survival of hostages will be a matter of luck. Don´t go to foreign countries thinking that if you get in trouble, a Navy SEAL outfit is just a 911 call away - at best, you´re dependent on Third World army and police forces, and at worst, you´re on your own.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bob913, 1/20/2013 12:34:17 PM     (No. 9128199)

So who made a youtube video that caused all this?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/20/2013 12:38:48 PM     (No. 9128210)

The Algerians dealt with this situation by themselves and decisively. They sent a message to the world and the terrorists that they don´t play games. Hostages were killed, but I think there was no way for that to have been avoided. I suspect the ones who were killed might have preferred the quick death they had to being taken to central Africa where they probably would have succumbed to disease in the next few years or months.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/20/2013 12:43:04 PM     (No. 9128220)

Criticize the people that brought an end to the crisis rather than thanking them. Say nothing about AQ.

What side is our government on? I think I already know the answer.

Our leftist government inaction.

Votem out. Too late...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 1/20/2013 1:07:41 PM     (No. 9128259)

It´s Bush´s fault.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 1/20/2013 1:59:16 PM     (No. 9128358)

Lord 0 and the 0th Reich will blame, in any order,
The NRA
Each Bush
Christians
Israel
Bitter Clingers
Home Schoolers
Birthers
"Assault?" Rifles
All White Male U.S. Citizens over 64 years old
All non Minorities in the US
The Old Confederacy
All non-socialists
Ad infinitim
Ad nauseum

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Reply 37 - Posted by: dman, 1/20/2013 4:51:56 PM     (No. 9128621)

Sympathies for hostages who were killed, but I must agree with #13. We cannot get into a hostage exchange game with these guys. Time to step up security for all Americans working in the region, or time to pull them out.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 1/20/2013 4:58:34 PM     (No. 9128636)

Now let´s not bother our dear leader or any of his minions with all this trivial and extraneous stuff (like American hostages, for instance). He´s in full party-mode and we all know there´s no one better at partying than Obama.

We should let the poor guy alone to enjoy his second term without a bunch of burdensome national and international problems and ´negativity´. Somebody else can deal with all this (and clean it up if there´s anything left) after he´s ´finished´ with us.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/21/2013 3:44:54 AM     (No. 9129272)

Were I ever to be a hostage held by these Islamic goons, I think I would rather be killed quickly in a shootout than dangled by a string for however long the sadists felt I was useful.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Really?, 1/21/2013 7:53:22 AM     (No. 9129482)

I think it is Obama who has the etch-a-sketch. Benghazi ? erased

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Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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