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Al-Qaeda branch’s image soars
after hostage drama in Algeria

Washington Post, by Joby Warrick

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/20/2013 11:26:49 PM

A week of violence in Algeria and Mali has transformed al- Qaeda’s North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising for the jihadists and spurring fears of further terrorist attacks in the region and beyond. Even after suffering tactical defeats in both countries in recent days, the movement known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is being lionized in Internet chat rooms and in official statements by extremist groups, some of which are urging reprisal campaigns against Western interests.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quaestio, 1/20/2013 11:52:40 PM     (No. 9129129)

So, after four years, Obama has re-made Al Qaeda into a global force to be reckoned with? Will he acknowledge his accomplishment tomorrow and thank China for building jeeps?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 1/21/2013 12:09:01 AM     (No. 9129150)

But the media argue that Zero "got Bin Laden" and decimated AL-Qaeda. Gosh, I think they just might be lying on behalf of the failure-in-chief.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/21/2013 12:09:43 AM     (No. 9129151)

Obama´s really blown this one. But pretty much everything he touches turns to shiatt, starting with Obamacare.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: novakid, 1/21/2013 1:35:32 AM     (No. 9129206)

Can "decimate" also mean "multiply by ten"? If so, then....


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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 1/21/2013 3:36:27 AM     (No. 9129265)

Well, when only one side fights a war, the other side can look like tough-guy "heroes" pretty easily.

And until we go after the state sponsors behind this, like Iran, we´ll keep taking hits and casualties. Me? I´m not willing to wait for another, quite possible [much?] worse, much larger 9/11 before our "leaders" finally "get it." Taking casualties prosecuting half-measures betrays our people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/21/2013 4:34:42 AM     (No. 9129303)

We´re far fromknowing all the facts that ed up to this hostage debacle.Right now everybody´s quck to blametheAlgerians for being to agressive,when they took the necessary action to diffuse the ituation.

BP,who already has been taken to the cleaners by Obama and the trial lawyers,probably have another slew of international lawsuits headed their way over the deaths of the foreign workers.

But anyway,my theory on this is Obama wanted to do something about the black Islamists making life hell for millions of innocent Africans but couldn´t or wouldn´t use US troops.So he went back the the same method he used on gadaffi,using the French to bomb the hell out of the rebel´s strongholds.Then expecting Africans themselves take it from there.

So the French invasion could have been a proxy operation that led to the hostage standoff which was a retaliation for the French attacks.

Why would a French socialist like Hollande walk into a war that he has no chance of winning?

You wonder what kind of explanation they´ll come with on weapons from Libya being involved. According to Obama and the left,the arab spring is the best thing since sliced bread,when all it´s doing is empowering and recruiting the worse elements of Islam everywhere.

Here´s another aspect of this.Obama/Clinton/Huma secretly want to release the blind sheik responsible for the 1992 trade center attacks.The muslim brotherhood in Egypt have been lobbying for his release. Maybe this was all a set up to exchange him for the hostages at the BP plant and the Algerians screwed it up by attacking.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 1/21/2013 7:27:23 AM     (No. 9129432)

"Candy-gram for Mr. Al-Qaeda."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 1/21/2013 8:07:28 AM     (No. 9129498)

Why do I feel that in the heart of hearts that beat in obama´s chest....everything is going according to plan?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: broken01, 1/21/2013 10:17:25 AM     (No. 9129750)

But but but I thought that Odumbo the jug eared clown said that since he himself zipped lined from the chopper and shot Bin Laden himself that Al-Qaeda was on the run. Now their image is soaring! I still remember the USS Cole bombing and who can forget 9-11. This whole organization can get obliterated off the face of the planet for all I care. Odumbo is the worst CIC this side of Carter. At least we only had to deal with that moron for 4 years. Thanks ot the LOFOs and a voting system that needs to serious tweeking we have to put up with the big eared clown and his hag wife for 4 more year. Expect more bad things like Algeria to happen and our pResident try to shuck and jive it away.

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