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Algerian hostage siege ends after
special forces storm gas complex;
at least 19 hostages dead

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Oblio, 1/19/2013 12:20:07 PM

Ain Amenas, Algeria — In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 19 hostages and 29 militants dead. Dozens of foreign workers remain unaccounted for, leading to fears the death toll could rise. With few details emerging from the remote site in eastern Algeria, it was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final operation. The siege at Ain Amenas transfixed the world after radical Islamists linked to al-Qaida stormed the complex, which contained hundreds of plant workers

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 1/19/2013 12:24:39 PM     (No. 9126547)

Looks like the terrorists have one nation to really fear as opposed to Panetta´s empty threats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 1/19/2013 12:26:04 PM     (No. 9126551)

Here´s a great idea! Have Obama´s campaign gear up to threaten terrorists. They will be shakin´ in their boots.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/19/2013 1:13:44 PM     (No. 9126621)

Obama must be ticked. He´s been wanting to release the Blind Sheik for a long time. He´s missed another chance. Benghazi possibly being the most recent one before this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 1/19/2013 1:17:22 PM     (No. 9126627)

Sad outcome, but could have been worse had Emperor NerØbama been able to bow to the demands of the terrorists as he has bowed to the Saudi king. Lesson to be learned / adjustment to be made is that those working in the Middle East should take whatever precautions necessary (be armed at all times) to prevent being taken as hostages. They should assume that if taken, their chances of survival will be slim. Remove the hostage-taking arrow from the terrorist quiver.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/19/2013 1:42:16 PM     (No. 9126654)

Get the little children back onstage, Obama has some explaining to do. Why could not the USA or our dear leader himself or our pig in a pant suit influence a better outcome in Algeria. I thought Barry walked on water.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/19/2013 1:58:44 PM     (No. 9126672)

When you lead from behind nobody asks your opinion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/19/2013 2:00:09 PM     (No. 9126675)

Not exactly the ´Raid on Entebbe´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/19/2013 2:30:38 PM     (No. 9126740)

Here´s the updated item from drudge:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ALGERIA_KIDNAPPING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-19-09-51-18

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/19/2013 6:19:55 PM     (No. 9127019)

Interesting to hear the word terrorist has made a sudden comeback. This is a staggering loss hot on the heels of Benghazi and there are only two people to blame - the Benghazi buck stops with Ms. Pant Suit and the Impostor in Chief - like as not the same two must own this tragedy too in light of the fact we were told that Al Qaeda was on the run - nothing to fear, Mr. Wonderful´s policy successes - Huh.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 1/19/2013 11:33:47 PM     (No. 9127347)

Not the God-King´s fault. He was gonna nuke them suckers, but the TelePrompter was stuck in Windows [rotating sand timer] mode.

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