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Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
RT ^

Posted on 01/19/2013 7:26:14 AM PST by Perdogg

The 'final assault' by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.

"It is over now, the assault is over, and the military are inside the plant clearing it of mines," Reuters quoted a local source as saying.

Earlier, the militants reportedly made demands and threatened to kill the captives if their ultimatum was not met.

The militant group behind the attack, ‘The Battalion of Blood,’ initially said that the hostages were nationals of Great Britain, Japan, the US and Norway, Mauritanian news agency Akhbar reported citing the militants' commander.

The identity of the hostages killed has not been revealed.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: algeria; deathtoll; hostages; radicalislam

1 posted on 01/19/2013 7:26:19 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Just more Arab Spring still springing folks.

Nothing inmportant to see here - just keep moving along.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 7:28:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Perdogg

If only they had banned guns there, this would never have happened!/sarc of course


3 posted on 01/19/2013 7:29:53 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Perdogg

More ‘bumps’ on Obama’s road.

Shortly we will have Panetta saying condition ‘not optimal, Hillary ‘blood not on our hands’ [both she and Biden too busy dudging bullets].

But be thankful that OBL is dead and AQ on the run!!! you ungrateful crowd.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 7:34:34 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Perdogg

Is that 7 hostages killed in addition to the previous 30 or so hostages that were reportedly killed? If so, I guess the moral to the story is don’t get taken hostage in Algeria because if the hostage-takers don’t kill you then chances are good the rescuers will.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 7:35:53 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Perdogg

They will never try that $hit again.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 7:36:39 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: vbmoneyspender

yes this is “the final” assault.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 7:37:20 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Iron Munro

No connection with Benghazi, either. It’s just a workplace incident.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 7:37:22 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Perdogg

Why couldn’t the US have mounted a raid with our highly trained forces like Seal Team 6 or Delta Force instead of leaving the lives of US citizens in the hands of a bumbling Algerian security force? US citizens abroad are now prime targets since the terrorists know the US will do nothing. Another example of Obama’s indecision and leading from behind.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Sir Napsalot

The final assault was happening too fast, no wonder we kept hearing Obama & Co begging more time for negotiation.

At least Obama was ‘saved’ from the humiliation (for US citiznes) of handing the blind sheik and the Pakistani over.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 7:41:24 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Perdogg
Has Obama commented on any of this?

Too busy trying to gun grab in US to comment...if he did comment, please let me know.

TIA.

11 posted on 01/19/2013 7:42:44 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Perdogg

One American killed in hostage is from Texas.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 7:44:45 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: The Great RJ

What YOOOOOO said!


13 posted on 01/19/2013 7:45:39 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Iron Munro
"Nothing inmportant to see here - just keep moving along."

Just keep trying to disarm American citizens by denying 2nd Amendment.

14 posted on 01/19/2013 7:47:52 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Winstons Julia

Almost as good as Waco...........


15 posted on 01/19/2013 7:47:55 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Perdogg
Let's go ahead and send the blind sheik home.......

infected with mono-gono-sypho clap that is infectious to Islamists and Islamists only. Include a load of infected bedbugs to go along for the ride.

16 posted on 01/19/2013 7:55:25 AM PST by stboz
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To: hummingbird

It’s inaugeration weekend...parties galore for the first couple. Hillary can speak since she had lots of time off relaxing in the hospital.

Remember, our President deserves his lengthy vacations and parties as the work load has made him grey...


17 posted on 01/19/2013 8:00:02 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: stboz

I was thinking of a homing beacon (like the one on Mellenium Falcon to track teh rebel base....)

When they have a huge celebration of his release, then Ka-Boom.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 8:00:11 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: stboz
"Too bad the hostages did not have any sport/utility rifles! (aka assault weapons)"

Strap a ham on him and say if you want him, come get him.

If hams are outlawed, only the outlaws will have hams.

19 posted on 01/19/2013 8:02:16 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
So some nut case kills 28 people and we must ban all in the country, but Islamic terrorists kidnap and kill 30 people and we do nothing?
20 posted on 01/19/2013 8:04:12 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Perdogg

Militants.

Insurgents.

They’re *ucking Terrorists.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 8:13:26 AM PST by Paisan
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To: Perdogg

Obama and Clinton’s plans are to free the BS and Ms.Bioware.

And NOTE that the MSM is preparing for this,
and now refers to him as a “suspect”.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 8:14:19 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: rdcbn
"So some nut case kills 28 people and we must ban all in the country, but Islamic terrorists kidnap and kill 30 people and we do nothing?"

That seems to be the M.O.

23 posted on 01/19/2013 8:20:38 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Perdogg

That probably couldn’t have gone any worse.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 10:34:30 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Works for me. I was hoping they would have done that with Jesse Jackson back when he traveled to Iraq to negotiate with Saddam Hussein.


25 posted on 01/19/2013 10:43:10 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: The Great RJ

“...instead of leaving the lives of US citizens in the hands of a bumbling Algerian security force?”

Yes, I cringed every time I heard the radio say “Algerian Special Forces.”


26 posted on 01/19/2013 11:22:34 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Iron Munro

Obama’s trying to take guns from American citizens AND he’s arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with weapons and cash...

Another ‘Arab Spring’ moment brought to you by idiot liberal elites...


27 posted on 01/19/2013 11:58:30 AM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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To: Diogenesis

Suspect! Heck, he’s already been tried and convicted, and in a sane word, he’d already have been executed.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 2:13:27 PM PST by livius
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To: PLMerite

Terrorists the world over should know that
Americans taken hostage, WILL be freed by AMERICANS!
They should know that hostage takers WILL BE KILLED
by AMERICANS no matter WHERE they are.


29 posted on 01/19/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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