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Sahara hostage siege
turns Mali war global.

Reuters, by Lamine Chikhi & Bate Felix*

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/16/2013 8:47:16 PM

Algiers/Bamako-Islamist fighters have opened an international front in Mali´s civil war by taking dozens of Western hostages at a gas plant in the Algerian desert just as French troops launched an offensive against rebels in neighboring Mali. Nearly 24 hours after gunmen stormed the natural gas pumping site and workers´ housing before dawn on Wednesday, little was certain beyond a claim by a group calling itself the "Battalion of Blood" that it was holding 41 foreign nationals, including Americans, Japanese and Europeans, at Tigantourine, deep in the Sahara. Algerian media said a Briton and an Algerian were killed

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*(Additional reporting by Pascal Fletcher and Andrew Callus in London, Balazs Koranyi in Oslo, Laurent Prieur in Nouakchott, Daniel Flynn in Dakar, John Irish, Catherine Bremer and Nick Vinocur in Paris, David Alexander in Rome and Andrew Quinn in Washington; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Peter Cooney)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/16/2013 9:03:20 PM     (No. 9121210)

The right money returns the right information. Rookie groups can be sold out for a price.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/16/2013 9:14:21 PM     (No. 9121221)

When Osama Bin Laden was killed Obama proclaimed we have el Qaeda on the run.Yeah right. The only place they´re running is all over the world and creating as much havoc as possible.This war is far from over.And it´s not going to stay over there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 1/16/2013 9:18:20 PM     (No. 9121225)

This is not going to end well. The group is made up of Algerians and some from Mauritania. There are terrorist groups all over North Africa that will join in this fight. Our interests are at risk every where.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jonr, 1/16/2013 9:33:19 PM     (No. 9121243)

Thanks to Obama, we are perceived as weak and now we will be challenged everywhere!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/16/2013 10:25:04 PM     (No. 9121300)

I believe that I saw Leon Panetta the outgoing US Secretary of Defense on TV the other day say that the War on Terror is still on and that al Qaeda is not so much on the run. Obviously Panetta and Obama have a disagreement about the War on Terror and maybe even about al Qaeda.

What should happen is the British should reconstitute a unit like their old Long Range Desert Group and go and take out those terrorists who murdered that British person. 800 miles of desert was nothing to the old Long Range Desert Group and they operated in North Africa between 1940 and 1943.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/16/2013 11:27:17 PM     (No. 9121360)

Notice no comment from the WH? Only a quote from Panetta... as an outgoing admin official.

This is Obama´s Come to Allah moment.

The mullahs have allowed Obama to kill arabs via drones, as long as they were rogue from The Muslim Brotherhood. But Taqiyya Tactics can´t be used here... this is the Muslim Brotherhood defending their invasion into Mali.

Obama can´t join the Int´l response to the Sahara hostage crisis. He enabled the Muslim Brotherhood Arab Spring invasions.. He can´t switch sides now, without risking condemnation from his Muslim Brotherhood partners.

France & other nations trying to save the hostages would be well served to not share their tactics with this WH;

Somalia was invaded by The Muslim Brotherhood during the Arab Spring as well. Now that the Islamist Mo Bro´s are in control, Obama is sending Hillary to bestow the honor of being deemed a legitimate government for Somalia. Obama has chosen Islam over all else.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2013 12:05:43 AM     (No. 9121401)

Can we afford to be in another war ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/17/2013 4:41:46 AM     (No. 9121555)

Great job Barry. You stuck your nose into a Frenchie affair using our tax dollars and this is what the taxpayers got for a result.

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