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Algeria hostage crisis:
Britons die in bungled rescue

Telegraph [UK], by James Kirkup, Gordon Rayner

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 9:02:16 PM

David Cameron has been warned to expect “multiple” Britons to be among up to 34 gas workers killed in the West’s worst hostage crisis in a generation. A botched military attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria, where al-Qaeda kidnappers were holding 41 westerners, led to a bloodbath as helicopter gunships opened fire on the compound. The attack was carried out against the wishes of Mr Cameron and other Western leaders, who had urged Algeria to negotiate with the kidnappers after the captives said bombs had been strapped to their bodies.

More disturbing details are in the rest of the article, posted at 5:39 p.m. eastern.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 9:18:47 PM     (No. 9123257)

FTA -- A US military drone was said to be monitoring the gas compound, but the White House said President Barack Obama was still “seeking clarity” from the Algerians about the situation.

Sums up this fool. He needs to know 100% of what´s going on to make a decision when 50-60% is all you can expect. He has no gut instincts, no spine. We´ve been trying to induce Algeria into sending 5,000 troops into Mali but when something goes bad in Algeria we´ve got our heads in the sand.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/17/2013 9:29:28 PM     (No. 9123269)

al Qaeda just isn´t cowering the way Obama expected when bin Laden was killed.Welcome to realityville Mr. President. Who are you going to ask to fix this problem because you damn sure can´t?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Uno_thatguy, 1/17/2013 10:08:29 PM     (No. 9123334)

What a deal! Now the hildabeast won´t have to testify about Benghazi. She´s occupied!!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muggins, 1/17/2013 11:09:21 PM     (No. 9123422)

I understand the popular politics of wanting to make a deal with the terrorists, but the Algerians govt was correct to attack at the quickest possible moment. Negotiating with terrorists encourages the terrorists to continue in the kidnapping business. The threat posed by the radical Islamists, who intend to eventually use WMD as soon as they can obtain them, dictates that nations attack these radicals to keep them on the run, world-wide.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/18/2013 3:23:24 AM     (No. 9123520)

Obama will not do anything. Just like Benghazi, the operations are being carried out by the military arm of The Muslim Brotherhood...aka Al Qaeda and Obama can only kill rogue arabs... not brothers.

This is Obama´s Come To Allah year.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2013 6:44:23 AM     (No. 9123614)

The media will keep Obama´s fingerprints off this debacle but it´s his policies that have allowed a resurgence in radical Islam.The mali situation is another debacle in the works.You can´t fight these people on their turf.

they´re trying to soften up the turf with bombs then unleash Nigerian soldiers on them.What could go wrong there?The islamists probably have American made weapons.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 1/18/2013 7:01:05 AM     (No. 9123633)

Does the white house think the feed from a drone is merely a video game?

Once again they watch people die and do nothing.

Then they send the SOS out to say they know nothing......situation fluid.

Good grief, this is criminal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/18/2013 7:07:02 AM     (No. 9123644)

From what I read, the United States does not need oil and gas from Africa...that is if we produce our own from what we are learning are vast resources. Why are Americans even there?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 1/18/2013 7:44:59 AM     (No. 9123704)

Algeria has gunships?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/18/2013 7:46:45 AM     (No. 9123709)

This story will be buried in the US. Banning rifles is more important.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Judith, 1/18/2013 7:59:22 AM     (No. 9123728)

More and more countries are saying butt out to the USA. And the muslims don´t seem to trust obama anymore than the conservatives in this country do. Obama is certainly turning out to be a particularly deadly experiment for the USA.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/18/2013 8:11:50 AM     (No. 9123757)

I´m with #4 on this...Cameron wanted Algeria to negotiate? What like Jimmah Carter and have a 440+ day stand off so the media and Western leaders can experience the drama of hand-wringing? There were 600 people at this plant and some terrorists made the mistake of thinking the reaction their actions would be dictated by Cameron and Zero...what they and others know is what the Algerian spokesman said:

“There will be neither negotiation nor blackmail nor respite in the fight against terrorism.”

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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/18/2013 8:17:40 AM     (No. 9123775)

#1, your post shows us that the Presnidebt seems to really really enjoy watching the infidel slaughtered via drone video.

First he watched Stevens, Woods, Smith and Doherty killed in Benghazi and now we find out he was watching Brits murdered.

Democrats Delenda Est....for the good of the planet.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 1/18/2013 8:17:54 AM     (No. 9123777)

Awwwwww -- the spineless leader is in the War Room chain/smoking and whinnnning about what to do...

God -- what this country needs are a few Trumans, Pattons, and storming Normans.

Oh -- for the good ole days when men were men and WE women loved them....


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/18/2013 8:37:50 AM     (No. 9123835)

The gall of Hillary (what Benghazi?) Clinton to comment on this situation.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/18/2013 8:41:21 AM     (No. 9123846)

Obama was useless in Benghazi, why should this be any different? Hillary´s brains are scrambled and Obama without Valerie and Rahm thinking for him is stumped.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/18/2013 9:08:17 AM     (No. 9123936)

This sounds like a job for (heroic trumpet flourish)....John F´ing Kerry!!! (D - N. Vietnam).

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Reply 18 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/18/2013 9:23:43 AM     (No. 9123978)

Obama only attacks on American soil. I expect him to vote ´present´ everywhere else.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Adam, 1/18/2013 10:01:26 AM     (No. 9124098)

Neither terrorists nor 3rd world governments respect (let alone fear) the USA, France, UK or any part of what used to be called the First World. and can you blame them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: alaskaal, 1/18/2013 10:28:15 AM     (No. 9124146)


"Obama administration to fine BP $20 billion for breached tank spill at Algerian facility."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/18/2013 10:58:01 AM     (No. 9124223)

Any Situation Room photos yet?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/18/2013 11:29:14 AM     (No. 9124337)

Once again Obama breaks out the popcorn and watches people die.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Marzipan, 1/18/2013 12:33:15 PM     (No. 9124547)

#17 is probably right. Nero fiddles as Rome burned. The emperor is still naked.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/18/2013 1:06:16 PM     (No. 9124646)

Good for the Algerians for attacking immediately. That´s the only way to deal with this scum.//Little Boy Cameron and his ilk aren´t capable of dealing with terrorists. They´re not tough enough.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: sw penn, 1/18/2013 1:30:10 PM     (No. 9124718)

"Algeria hostage crisis:
Britons die in bungled rescue"

There is difference between
a hostage rescue
and an energy asset re-acquisition.

Hostage rescue is a uniquely Western
and naive concept.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/18/2013 1:33:20 PM     (No. 9124721)

The attack was carried out against the wishes of Mr Cameron and other Western leaders, who had urged Algeria to negotiate with the kidnappers after the captives said bombs had been strapped to their bodies.

That´s the problem:the terrorists know that the yellow bellied West will want to negotiate at the drop of a hat, so to speak. Even when hostages have been beheaded or killed in other ways.Cameron, Hillary and Obama are such Lilly livered SOB´s and the terrorists know it and they profit by it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/18/2013 1:38:34 PM     (No. 9124732)

You are so right, #27...I didn´t post another quote from the Algerian govt spokesman in my #12...he also added:

"Those who think we will negotiate with terrorists are delusional."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zazu, 1/18/2013 1:58:55 PM     (No. 9124782)

Thank you # 17!! I should not laugh about this situation. But, you got me.

The Algerians have the right to take whatever actions they deem necessary on their own soil. Woould you want any other nation telling our military or swat teams how to handle hostage situations in the U.S.

They do this, you go after them hard and fast!!

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