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´We don´t do deals with terrorists´:
State Department REJECTS Battalion
of Blood´ gang offer to swap two
U.S. hostages seized in Algeria
for jailed extremists

Daily Mail [UK], by Tim Shipman*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/18/2013 5:04:53 PM

The Obama administration has rejected an offer from al-Qaeda-linked militants to swap two Americans held captive at an Algerian gas field in exchange for the release of two prominent terrorists jailed in the United States. The kidnappers made the outrageous offer this morning through a Mauritanian news agency but US officials were quick to shut it down, insisting the administration rejects any such trade of hostages for convicted terrorists. The news comes as U.S. officials confirmed that one American, Frederick Buttaccio of Texas, has died in the hostage standoff and CNN reports that another US citizen who was unaccounted

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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/18/2013 5:16:06 PM     (No. 9125160)

"The Obama Administration rejects initial swap. A counter offer was made of 2 wives, 6 goats and a case of Doritos."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 1/18/2013 5:22:12 PM     (No. 9125168)

Proper response. Let´s hope the State Dept. doesn´t open the hostage floodgates.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/18/2013 5:24:06 PM     (No. 9125170)

´We don´t do deals with terrorists except when we´re selling them guns."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/18/2013 5:28:08 PM     (No. 9125178)

"And we don´t rescue American diplomats, either."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/18/2013 5:47:32 PM     (No. 9125212)

Wow, maybe Hillary really did have a concussion!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/18/2013 5:47:56 PM     (No. 9125214)

The minute his hand comes off the bible on Monday, they will be giving the blind guy a shave and a haircut along with a new suit of clothes (or sheets) and off he will go on his way home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/18/2013 6:39:47 PM     (No. 9125309)

The only people Obama doesn´t deal with are Republicians. Also since the WH lies 100% of the time its as good as a fact that Obama is dealing with them. We all know Obama wants to free the blind guy. Its just that Obama wants a better deal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 1/18/2013 6:53:47 PM     (No. 9125332)

They just stand by and watch Americans murdered.

Then they send dollars.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 1/18/2013 7:36:16 PM     (No. 9125413)

Yet obama is making deals with the taliban... obama and clinton are lying again and will cost many people their lives.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/18/2013 8:09:38 PM     (No. 9125451)

Let´s trade Hillary for the hostages.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/18/2013 8:13:48 PM     (No. 9125457)

How can this be??!!

Certainly boy smote the Al-Q´s...right?

Amateur hour...getting Americans (both military and civilain) killed.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/18/2013 9:22:21 PM     (No. 9125541)

Bull hockey. Obama set up Stevens to be the hostage for Morsi to use in getting the blind sheik back... but the terrorists on the ground didn´t understand & took advantage.

We are watching a hollywood Wag the Arab Show being launched by state. The blind sheik will be released. Bet on it.

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