Algerian army stages "final assault" on gas plant

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Maybe if the French imperialist warmongers stayed at home, none of this crisis would have happened in the first place…

Jan 18, 2013 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NorthStarMan wrote:

@renumeratedfrog and let radical Muslim terrorists take over much of North Africa, not a very wise choice. Mali requested help from France, and they are giving it. They have no interest in ruling Mali. The colonial period in history is over, get over it.

Jan 19, 2013 8:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bradnaksuthin wrote:

Give madmen a gun or a rifle…and they can control the world

Jan 19, 2013 8:46am EST  --  Report as abuse

it was tragic, but it was an assault of the army, the only condition to destroy this terrorist group and give no chance to other attempts in the Sahel.
French strikes will push the rebels out of the borders, the threat is great to Morocco and Mauritania.
  el jazaira TV had complicity in the case of attack, assigning two direct lines THURAYA SAT, the leader of the strike group and other information to the agency based in Mauritania.

Jan 19, 2013 10:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
NorthStarMan wrote:

I feel very sorry for the hostages, and particularly those who lost their lives. For those deluded Muslim terrorists who think they will go to paradise for this act, they won’t but will burn in hell for eternity. To any terrorists captured I wish you all the best because by the time the Algerians are finished with you, you will wish you were burning in hell.

Jan 19, 2013 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

Just like the war hawks and warmongers in the US, the leader who set the whole thing up is just fine and living large, while the people he sent in are all dead. Ever notice how the Islamic leaders of these groups always hide in a hole while others do the dying? Cluck cluck cluck – I hear a chicken. Let’s fry that chicken like the others we fried from a drone.

Jan 19, 2013 10:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

The “questions” would surely extend further than just the Algerian guards.

Jan 19, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“The exact death toll among the gunmen and the foreign and Algerian workers at the plant near the town of In Amenas close to the Libyan border remained unclear.”

“close to the Libyan border” gives a clue about what’s really going on. Militants were armed by you know who in Libya and now they’re attacking everybody randomly. Some hidden forces are working hard to spread”the war on terror” …

Jan 19, 2013 12:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkDonners wrote:

Incidents like this always follow some kind of war crimes campaign by the US or NATO. In this case it’s the US and NATO many illegal actions such as droning children and famlies and stirring up civil war in Mali. Of course the propaganda will always say “THE” terrorists to try to distract that it’s a wide range of extremist groups that have sprung up as a result of US/NATO crimes, none of those groups having any connection with the others except for their grievances over their countries invaded, pillaged and families killed by rogue western governments..and gullible public believes the west’s ridiculous propaganda. For instance it was entirely Saudi Arabian groups that planned and executed 911, groups staffed up by individuals trained by the CIA, but THE “terrorists” or THE “Al Qaeda” (an American creation) was the excuse used to invade non Saudi countries that had nothing to do with it..Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya

Jan 19, 2013 1:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Burns0011 wrote:

It’s unfortunate, but this is the ONLY way to deal with radical insurgents. Whenever they pop their heads up, kill them.

You don’t negotiate. You don’t delay. You don’t talk to them. You don’t try diplomacy. You kill them.

Jan 19, 2013 3:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

The best terrorist is a dead one. Al qaida will murder the innocent aimlessly. We need to wipe em out, before they turn Africa into Afganistan or Yemen. Algeria is a third world entity and their poor military did it’s best. Love the stupid morons who blamed the US on this one. That bunch of terrorists came from Northern Mali(shares the entire border with Algeria). Their leader is the one eyed Ackmed smuggler and opportunist. Let’s send a drone for his birthday.

Jan 19, 2013 3:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

NorthStarMan – Your statement “… burn in hell for eternity” is very telling. Your views of heaven and hell have just as much credibility as the “72 virgins” of Islam.

Remove your dogmatic blinders and join the 21st century instead of contributing to the downfall of modern civilization with ancient silliness.

Jan 19, 2013 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dr.bob wrote:

Do Algerians have a Second Amendment in there Constitution?

Jan 19, 2013 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

@ dr.bob
Doesn’t matter, the BP oil facility attacked is a gun free zone, and no employees or security people are allowed to carry guns at that facility.
So much for gun control stopping these things.

Jan 19, 2013 4:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mountainrose wrote:

Bringing democracy and western way to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya now Mali, all oil or minerals rich, Sudan and Rwanda where millions have died, zero nothing and no western intervention. You gotta love the Algerian army hostage rescue program. total of 49 dead hostages, shoot everybody count em up later

Jan 19, 2013 5:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
branchltd wrote:

This was a ‘highly secure’ facility and it appears likely that the security personnel betrayed it because there was no struggle prior to the take over. That’s pretty much the same thing that happened in Benghazi when the police securing the consulate disappeared just before the attack. There is no such thing as security in these areas. If they want you, they’ll get you. If you’re thinking about taking a job in an Islamist country you may want to reconsider.

Jan 19, 2013 5:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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