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Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead
AP ^ | 1/19/2013 | PAUL SCHEMM and ANIS BELGHOUL

Posted on 01/19/2013 8:14:43 AM PST by gotribe

Algeria's special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert on Saturday in a "final assault" aimed at ending a four-day-old hostage crisis, the state news agency reported. It said 11 militants and seven hostages were killed.

The report, quoting a security source, didn't say whether any hostages or militants remained alive, and it didn't give the nationalities of the dead. It said the army was forced to intervene after a fire broke out in the plant.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: algeria; algeriahostagecrisis; france; libya; mali; maliwar; obamalibyaterror; waronterror
"The militants attacked the plant Wednesday morning. They crept across the border from Libya, 60 miles (100 kilometers) away, and fell on a pair of buses taking foreign workers to the airport."

More results from US policy in Libya.

1 posted on 01/19/2013 8:14:53 AM PST by gotribe
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To: gotribe

Algeria won’t be satisfied until all the hostages are dead /sarcasm


2 posted on 01/19/2013 8:19:03 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: gotribe
...was forced to intervene after a fire broke out in the plant

Did our FBI assist and apply the Waco strategy there?

3 posted on 01/19/2013 8:20:55 AM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: gotribe

Probably with guns and ammo for CIA in Libya..But I thought
tehy were supposed to go to Syria..after Chris Stevens was kidnapped....I guess they lost their way and ended up in Algeria....


4 posted on 01/19/2013 8:36:28 AM PST by rxtn41
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To: gotribe

all over that damn Blind Shiek


5 posted on 01/19/2013 8:42:07 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: gotribe

So did they have to kill the hostages to save them?


6 posted on 01/19/2013 8:45:37 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: PghBaldy
-- Algeria won't be satisfied until all the hostages are dead --

I've read a number of reports about how many were killed, but no reports on how many were rescued. This report says there is no information about survivors. I think there aren't any survivors - or, as you suggest, if there are, they won't be survivors for long.

7 posted on 01/19/2013 8:46:26 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

It just seems we my not know what the heck really happened here, given our own govt has questionable ethics and loyalties. To be fair, Algeria may care more about the foreigners as they help their economy. Obama was re-elected. What does he care anymore?


8 posted on 01/19/2013 9:00:31 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: gotribe

“al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat,” Obama said

9/10/11


9 posted on 01/19/2013 9:04:44 AM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: PghBaldy
-- To be fair, Algeria may care more about the foreigners as they help their economy. --

Yes, I think the Algerian forces were striving for swift resolution with all the kidnappers dead; and as many hostages saved as possible.

10 posted on 01/19/2013 9:07:24 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: gotribe

> the army was forced to intervene after a fire broke out in
> the plant.

Reminds me of what was said by the Russian commander of the Spetsnaz raid that killed most of the family of Beslan planner and Chechen terrorist, Shamil Besayev, “We heard a shot.”


11 posted on 01/19/2013 9:25:09 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: gotribe

Something tells me that Terrorists might think twice about pulling off hostage situations in Algeria again. The Algerian Army appears not to believe in negotiating even if it means “collatoral damage”.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 9:27:44 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: gotribe

Gave ‘em the old Branch Davidian treatment, eh? Was Wesley Clark advising the Algerians?


13 posted on 01/19/2013 9:28:15 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“So did they have to kill the hostages to save them?”

Nah—the hostages probably had to die because one of them might have heard that obama had supplied the weapons to the terrorists.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 9:50:58 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: gotribe

While negotiations were underway, one of the hostage takers’ demands was release of the Blind Sheik:

Watch you LITTLE you hear of that again, if ever.

This attack occurred because the Libya attack failed in it’s real objective —release of the Blind Sheik, something that the Obama Admin is working towards now.

AND WHY...??


15 posted on 01/19/2013 9:53:39 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gotribe

But, but, just this past October, Obama said that “...al Qaeda is on its heels..”


16 posted on 01/19/2013 9:58:21 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: gotribe

Waiting for them to blame another Video!!


17 posted on 01/19/2013 9:58:36 AM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: PghBaldy
"It just seems we my not know what the heck really happened here, given our own govt has questionable ethics and loyalties. To be fair, Algeria may care more about the foreigners as they help their economy. Obama was re-elected. What does he care anymore?"

To the extent we find out what happened, it is more likely to come from foreign media and sources than the Obama State Run Media.

18 posted on 01/19/2013 9:59:01 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks gotribe.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 10:39:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: gotribe

Incidently, gotribe, W. and M.rules!!


20 posted on 01/19/2013 10:41:23 AM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: gotribe

Freakin’ AP cover for that loser Obama again by blaming the Algerian government that ostensibly didn’t negotiate. Of course AP offers no proof, but he takes the heat off of Obama.

Face it America is a 90 pound weakling... just the way Obama likes it. There is NO American leadership. People just kill Americans now because they know Obama is a sissy.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 10:59:52 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: PghBaldy

“It just seems we my not know what the heck really happened here,”

We don’t even know what happened at Sandy Hook let alone what happens in Algeria.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 2:04:33 PM PST by toomanylaws
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To: Obadiah

so when did we start relying on 3rd world govs for anything?

Why didn’t we send in our special forces guys....you know — our great warrior with superior weapons and training?


23 posted on 01/19/2013 2:29:03 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: gotribe

RIP for the hostages.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 3:43:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gotribe
For those mortality numbers, they must've employed some of those intrepid ATF consultants.


if that needs a /s tag, you need a vacation
25 posted on 01/19/2013 3:55:17 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: gotribe

Now that it is over the preezie can par-tay.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 7:31:06 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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