Skip to comments.Hostages escape Sahara siege - report Live (Algeria: Dozens reported killed in raid)
Posted on 01/17/2013 5:28:09 AM PST by kristinn
BREAKING: 34 HOSTAGES AND 15 KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY AIR STRIKES BY ALGERIAN ARMY - ANI NEWS AGENCY
(Previous) UPDATE - Twenty-five hostages escape Algeria siege - source
ALGIERS - Twenty-five foreign hostages, including two Japanese, escaped from the siege of a gas plant deep in the Algerian desert on Thursday, an Algerian security source said.
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Breaking. Some of them MAY have escaped. If so, they are a lucky bunch for sure.
There are reports that some Americans are among those who escaped.
Well think about it. If you knew Obama was running the show back here, would you wait around for a rescue?
"Military operation under way at Algerian gas installation where multiple hostages held, UK Foreign Office says"
First reports, did they escape or were they killed?
Where's Obama? Is he leading the Navy Seal raid again?
Quick, how can this be made into a Glorious Victory for our Dear Leader?
///media hacks all
Consider the source. We can hope it is wrong.
Thirty-five hostages and 15 of their captors were killed in Algeria on Jan. 17 as they tried to move from one location to another at the facility where the hostages are being held, Al Jazeera reported on its Twitter feed.
The Presidential “flight jacket” is always ready for circumstances like this
No idea if true or not...
So says AlGorezeera.
So far this morning I’ve seen three conflicting reports- some hostages killed but “foreigners” escaped including Americans. Other reports say ALL hostages dead and the headline on DRUDGE at the moment asks “Where Are The Americans”?
My guess is obama did NOT want a hostage situation to distract from installing his leftist agenda and gave green light for the op. If it fails he blames them. If it succeeds he claims credit for plannimg it and assisting the algerians etc. Obama doesn’t care if they are dead or alive. He just wants it to go away.
Yep, get those troubling reports through the news cycle quickly, so he doesn’t have to think about them when he gives his inaugural address and state of the union coming up. That way he can freely talk about how he has single-handedly brought us gun reforms, immigration reforms, gay/lesbian reforms, etc., the list goes on and on.
A local source has told Reuters that six foreign hostages and eight rebels were killed in the Algerian strike on the gas complex. Again, we cannot confirm this.
According to Mauritania’s ANI news agency, a spokesperson for the kidnappers says that seven western hostages are still alive: three Belgians, two Americans, one Japanese and one Briton.
We cannot verify this.
The spokesperson urged the oil company to intervene to treat the injured hostages, according to ANI.
Updated 9m ago
An unspecified number of hostages escaped from Islamist militants in southern Algeria, the BBC reported Jan. 17, citing Algerian security officials. One official told AP that at least 20 foreigners, including Americans and Europeans, had escaped. Algeria’s private Ennahar TV said 15 foreigners escaped, while another security source told Reuters the total was 25
AP now reporting “...50 dead.” What the heck? Did Algeria bomb the whole place? Mass confusion at this point.
Yeah it’s pretty wild.
Algeria has told Britain that an operation is in progress at the gas plant, a spokesman for the British Foreign Office said in London. “The Algerian authorities have confirmed that there is an ongoing operation,” the spokesman said
They didn’t waste any time.
“The Presidential flight jacket is always ready for circumstances like this ”
Remember when Pres. Bush flew a jet onto a carrier deck and the Leftist media had a cow that he was photographed in a flight suit? Now the weasel in the White House dons his CIC costume every chance he gets, and the Obamedia eats it up. Sickening.
Look for President Pimp With A TelePrompTer to take credit for the survivors (if any) and blame Republicans for the dead.
ALJAZEERA reporting hostages were in a convoy when attacked by Algerian helos. ALL hostages reported DEAD! So says Aljazeera.
No idea if true or not...
We need to see this confirmed by Al Gore.
I’m sure the Prez and he staff have been in a crisis situation room, since the very beginning of this hostage crisis.
The Algerian army now controls the natural gas processing facility that had been seized by militants, an army official said Jan. 17, TSA reported. As the intervention in Mali continues, militants could flow across the Algerian-Malian border in ever increasing numbers, raising the likelihood of attacks against Westerners and energy infrastructure in the country.
Especially at "this altitude".
nobama was too busy fondling children (not his own) and signing dozens of likely unconstitutional executive orders (prior to leaving for the golf course). The secy-of-state is stumbling around falling down somewhere, looking for another full decanter. As to the captives...you’re on your own...good luck!
Am I going nuts here or is the communist propaganda machine aka the MSM, completely ignoring all this? All last night, even on my local news channel, all they reported about was the admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected POTUS (and supposed professor of constitutional law) practicing unconstitutional infringement on the 2nd amendment. Not one mention of what is happening in Algeria.
The bias is incredible here. Let us not report anything that will make the Imperial POTUS look bad. All they care about is taking away the law abiding individuals ability for defense because it worked so well in Benghazi didn’t it? Stand down!
Yes, this is getting very little reporting. Very strange.
The military response attacks didn’t start happening until this AM, so there would have been nothing on last night about that. Both of my papers this AM had the hostage taking aove the fold. Let’s see how big the evening news tonight cover this. I bet it leads or second item everywhere.
Where is the youtube video that caused this? Obambi wants to know!
Fox just said they awaiting State Dept briefing... not sure how long till then.
Panetta called it terrorism, so that must be the code word for “don’t cover this, it was done by Obama’s cousins.”
This is the difference between terrorism and work place violence in this administations play book:
Terrorism only happens outside the US. In the US, it is work place violence or militant right wing extremists bent on undermining the benevolent wonderful one.
That makes sense.
We could have used the Algerian Army in Benghazi.
This is the same al qaeda affiliate that killed our ambassador and the 3 other Americans. — The AQIM. and this gas plant is on the Libyan border.
We need to cover this up. It is embarrassing to Hillary. She must dispatch the FBI who just started their investigation a bit late on Benghazi. Maybe she will have another head ache over this failure of US policy.??think?
0bama doesn’t give a CHIT about any American hostages or Americans in distress. Some news blackout, huh? No mention by 0bama & Co.? What a disgrace!!!!!
What’s with 0bama ignoring or downplaying the terrorist threat? BASTARD!
Well yesterday afternoon I read about the hostage taking, I think it was around noon from Drudge. And about 5 or 6 hours later I watched the news. Absolutely nothing about it. Just constant reporting on the professor of constitutional laws 2nd amendment infringement as if he were the Messiah coming down to save all the children.
Let's see how long WH release yet another fake situation room photo.
(Ooops, hit post too soon.)
Speaking of which, does any one know of Obama, his natl security head, cia chief, sec Panetta’s schedule?
Is teh Dear Leader too busy giving ‘Stand Down’ directive to our military and/or other country’s?
From the White House website:
Thursday, January 17 2013
All Times ET
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
Pool Call Time:
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Radio: Sirius XM
usually happens when something goes horribly wrong so the administration in DC can get all their lies straight.
“AP now reporting ...50 dead. What the heck? Did Algeria bomb the whole place? Mass confusion at this point.”
50 dead! Wow. Did they use the deadly assault weapons Obama wants to ban? With the lethal 30-round clips? LOL. Just kidding! Too bad the hostages did not have any sport/utility rifles! (aka assault weapons)
Source: two Americans escape from Algerian kidnappers - en route to London now. At least one American still held - possibly more.
They must have used assault bombs..dont worry, I already contacted Feinstein and she will enact a bill banning assault bombs..gee..if only these hostages had those evil evil assault weapons with more than 7 bullets in it they could have killed the terrorist scum