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34 Hostages, 14 Kidnappers Killed In Algerian Standoff

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The Algeria hostage situation reported yesterday, where alleged Al Qaeda operatives took numerous hostages at a local BP, Statoil and Sonatrach JV gas plant in retaliation for the French incursion into Mali, has rapidly gone from bad to worse as some 34 hostages (out of the 41 originally reported) have been killed.

From Reuters:

Thirty-four hostages and 14 of their al Qaeda-linked kidnappers were killed on Thursday in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the kidnappers holding captives at a desert gas field.

 

It was not immediately possible to independently verify the information from the agency, which has close contact with the group which has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping.

 

ANI reported that the spokesman for the kidnappers said they would kill the rest of their captives if the army approached.

And since of the original 41 hostages taken, 7 were US, the question is how many Americans were just killed. Expect a prompt response by the State Department as well as rapid escalation in West African hostilities.

 

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Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:34 | 3161764 GNWT
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ha, and you say the us is not a manufacturing giant?

 

how about the wars we manufacture?

 

you go Hil, 

 

G

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:41 | 3161788 GetZeeGold
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Clearly they need to ban magazines that hold over 7 rounds in Algeria.

 

 

....and their doctors should screen them for any terroristic tendencys.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:46 | 3161815 GNWT
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bit of ritalin here and some zoloft there, good idea

G

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:59 | 3161869 CPL
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No they were told this was coming.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-14/french-led-strikes-on-mali-islamists-threaten-revenge-attacks.html

 

That nuke plant they raided is still running without staff.  The Oil wells are just them slapping assets around.  This is just the foreplay.  They still control the nuke plant.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:01 | 3161887 negative rates
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Gonna need me another 55 gal barrel of gas.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:17 | 3161968 Stackers
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Blowback bitches.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:18 | 3161975 Pladizow
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Mali: The result of Germany repatriating its gold!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:32 | 3162024 CPL
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Laugh now, but some unimaginative pencil neck will probably draw the line somehow to gold, the common cold, the weather and any other mountain made out of a molehill.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:32 | 3162026 Harlequin001
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Fuckin airstikes, on hostages????

WTF...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:46 | 3162089 negative rates
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Anything goes in love and war, just don't bomb the chemical weapons stored in the facility. As we said, they are not to be used against humans in any country.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:59 | 3162162 CPL
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I predict zero engineers enlisting to replace them.  

Those oil fields are as good as closed.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:29 | 3163148 dark pools of soros
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yup - i think the commentors above missed that part

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 19:18 | 3164335 WhiteNight123129
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What do you want? Kill them one by one manually? That is barbaric when you have technologies including planes, helicopters, missiles, drones... Progress!! 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:34 | 3162034 Fortunate Fool
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Tyler, you jumped too quickly in the story, again...

Only 6 hostages and 8 terrorists are confirmed dead as of now.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:53 | 3162132 Sean7k
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Story is from Reuters and yours is from? What a piton.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:08 | 3162202 EscapeKey
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His numbers are clearly seasonally adjusted.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:46 | 3162386 jez
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Hedonic hostages and kidnappers.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:04 | 3162456 Fortunate Fool
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Have you ever heard of google news? Apparently Reuters contradicts itself...

 

here is for you, from Canadian CBC:

lgeria raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali's rebel Islamists, U.K. and Japanese diplomats said. The militants claimed strafing by Algerian helicopters killed 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers.

(...)

Reuters, citing an unnamed source, reported that six foreign hostages and eight militants had been killed in the Algerian military operations.

(...)

The number of remaining hostages is unclear. A militant spokesperson told the AP that seven hostages remain alive, from the U.S., U.K. Belgium and Japan. The militants originally said they had seized 41 foreigners, including Americans, Britons, French, Japanese, Romanians, Malaysians, Irish and Norwegians, among others.

(...)

An Algerian security official had said, however, that around 20 foreign hostages had escaped earlier Thursday.

It was not possible to reconcile the conflicting reports from the complex, which is jointly operated by BP, Norway's Statoil and the Algerian Sonatrach company."

 

Piton you said?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:31 | 3163158 dark pools of soros
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Benny can print the difference

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:19 | 3161978 old naughty
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Africa, the next killing fields.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:45 | 3162080 CPL
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LOL  whatever.  

My suspicion is the French no longer have the money to bribe the warchiefs in the area so the local REAL land lords are kicking the tenants out.   Economic collapse has a unintended side effect.  At one point the people you've been bribing to maintain the empire understand the money given is worthless.

There is a lot more of this coming if countries wish to continue business in worthless paper.  When a warlord says gold, they mean gold, not paper gold.  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:00 | 3162172 lakecity55
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Warlord 101: "Always stick to the basics. Gold, Guns, Pussy, and Jack Daniels."

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 15:19 | 3163384 francis_sawyer
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Give a warlord a witchbuck & he will not hunger for a day...

Teach the warlord the cult of the witchbuck & he'll start shooting at you...

~~~

I'm trying 'witch' on for size here...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:53 | 3162130 SokPOTUS
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Yep:  The new Southeast Asia; three way proxy wars China v. old European Colonial powers that think that it still belongs to them, vs. U.S. who wants all those natural resources too; with plenty of cannon fodder to go around...

Poor bastards aren't going to know what hit 'em... 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:50 | 3162399 Panafrican Funk...
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The U.S. is included in the "old European Colonial Powers" and is ultimately subservient to UK interests.  You're also forgetting Russia, who is "frenemies" with China.  This is really just the UK vs. China/Russia.  Continuation of the Great Game.  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:26 | 3162287 Never One Roach
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There's always a silver lining:

 

Kidnap insurers eye sales as euro crisis bites

 

"LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers see opportunity to sell protection against kidnap risk...."

 

http://news.yahoo.com/kidnap-insurers-eye-sales-euro-crisis-bites-124215...

 

"Money never sleeps."

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:35 | 3162036 Global Hunter
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CPL, do you have any information on the nuke plant you refer to?  I can only see reference to a gas plant in the ZH reports and your link. ty

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:49 | 3162090 CPL
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http://www.environmental-expert.com/energy-renewables/energy-management/...

 

You can buy it online with a simple google search.  The uranium mines and processing in Mali are well known and the spine of the French energy industry.  The oil wells are just foreplay.  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:59 | 3162163 Global Hunter
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Thank you for your reply.  I can only find 2 nuclear plants in Algeria, and zero in Mali, Chad or Niger, so I assume the plant you are referring to that they took over is in Algeria.  I will keep searching because I am intrigued.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:16 | 3162197 CPL
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Check with ricefarmer.blogspot.ca

 

He's always got a third eye for digging up articles that get buried.  Otherwise google translate in to Russian, Chinese, Hindi and Spanish should give  you a better idea of what's going on.   The english news meme space is broken.

Japanese meme space...lol.  whatever.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:55 | 3162418 Panafrican Funk...
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I may be confused, but I think he's talking about the extensive uranium mining processing plants in Mali, a disruption of which would be a rather significant blow to the French (and others) power strucutre.  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:35 | 3162339 Stoploss
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Kinda like the NYC shooting where the cops fired over 20 rounds, "at" the perp who died of a self inflicted single wound?

Collateral damage has gone the way of the dodo bird too i see.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:08 | 3161921 smlbizman
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negro is not going to be happy about this, ...that is his turf and if there are going to be any cowardly killings from the sky, he will say who, what and were....

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:18 | 3161973 HomeBrewPrepper
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Obummer just signed executive order 24, banning killing terrorists. Sighting they had a troubled childhood and should receive counseling instead.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:49 | 3162109 Taffy Lewis
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Another merit badge for Obama.

He's a funny guy: he wants to arm the rest of the world but disarm his own citizens.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:49 | 3161823 a growing concern
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So how does our crumbing empire finally end?  Do we go the way of the Soviet Union with a slow collapse and a fairly amicable parting of ways in a couple of decades?  Or do we go out in some ill-conceived blaze of glory moment?  Or are our "leaders" even intelligent enough to recognize the end at all?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:51 | 3161839 bogbrush
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It ends like Thelma and Louise.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:55 | 3162143 CPL
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Whimpering in the dark covered in shit waiting for the big phony check from publishers sweepstakes while watching TV.  True story, watched five minutes of something called hoarders a couple of weeks ago.

 

That's how society ends.  Baffled by it's own bullshit and no clue what's for supper.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:58 | 3162429 Panafrican Funk...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfmYCM4CS8o

We're doin' this shit in leather pants.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:11 | 3162214 Watauga
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"Expect a prompt response by the State Department as well as rapid escalation in West African hostilities."

I am no longer certain that the U.S. has a State Dept.  The silence from there, DOD, and the White House have been deafening.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:33 | 3162333 Clayton Bigsby
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I hope this means we can stop pretending on "engagement" and start exterminating al quaeda an all affiliates like the cockroaches they are...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:07 | 3162473 icanhasbailout
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Are you the last person on the planet to figure out that "Al Qaeda" is a CIA black op?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:37 | 3161768 Mercury
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Who's running that operation - Putin?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:39 | 3161775 Sudden Debt
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Putin if it fails in the end

Obama if there's a sudden victory

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:00 | 3161872 pods
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That one was awful.  They used an aerosolized Fentanyl derivative and they OD'd the whole place.

My old boss used to work for the DEA and was telling me about it.  

I guess there are worse ways to go?

pods

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:57 | 3162159 Mercury
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Nonetheless that incident has had the effect of discouraging hostage taking in Russia ever since.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:48 | 3162390 Poster_Boy
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In 2005 wasnt there another hostage crisis where terrorists took hundreds of kindergartners hostage. Maybe they were withdrawing.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:33 | 3162329 americanspirit
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Putain actually. Or perhaps Puta.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:24 | 3162549 dvfco
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His name is Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo.  Oh no, that's the dude who played hoops for Georgetown and the Houston Rockets.  He went back an calmed things down in the Congo by waiving his finger at anyone misbehaving.  That, of course, is why Kinshasa has been so peaceful since he retired from the NBA.  Maybe we can hire him to take his talents to Mali?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:37 | 3161769 Sudden Debt
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so... who goes to Algeria anyway?!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:48 | 3161821 EscapeKey
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The boogerman "Al Qaeda" obviously.

Al Qaeda and Global Warming are the perfect enemies. Invisible to the eye, and the politically correct brigade will happily attack anyone questioning either.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:25 | 3162001 El Oregonian
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:49 | 3162113 EscapeKey
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I don't really buy into the Al CIAda thing, but I do think an invisible enemy is incredibly convenient. A credible reason - not substitute - for war. And one which for reasons which should be obvious can never be conclusively disproven.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:09 | 3162203 earnyermoney
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Al CIAeda was created to fight the Soviets I  believe Al CIAeda is fingering the elements of Al Qaeda that are not udner the thumb of the CIA. Al CIAaeda provides the intel for Barry's Tuesday kill list.

The element's controlled by the CIA are ferryed around NA and the Levant to destabilize the region.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:30 | 3163156 NOTfromSanFrancisco
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"And one which for reasons which should be obvious can never be conclusively disproven."

Did you read the article from the link above?...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:53 | 3161843 Chuck Norris
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What country is Algeria in?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:00 | 3161877 EscapeKey
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I think it's down there, south of Mumbambu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q_iqrvnC_4 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:26 | 3162002 Agent P
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Africa...and apparently they're at war with Europe.  Why can't these countries just get along?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:33 | 3163166 NOTfromSanFrancisco
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"Why can't these countries just get along?"

I think the reasons have been well established... Someone does not want countries to get along...

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:11 | 3162208 Carl Spackler
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...brought to you by the American teachers' unions and our public school system...

Namely, those who find it more critical to stop using red ink when correcting homework than actually teaching geography

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:54 | 3161851 DeadFred
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More people than go to Mali. Ever hear the phrase "gone to Timbuktu"? That's in Mali.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:38 | 3161772 LongSoupLine
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Another successful fucking US backed crisis response.

Fuck you Barry.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:46 | 3161818 Cognitive Dissonance
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While the deaths were indeed unfortunate, the real question is did France secure the oil and other natural resources like they intended?

/sarc

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:28 | 3162015 MonsterBox
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Germany to US & France: Got my Gold yet?  Where my Gold?  I aint wait'n 7 years, bitches!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:36 | 3163181 NOTfromSanFrancisco
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"Germany to US & France: Got my Gold yet? Where my Gold? I aint wait'n 7 years, bitches!"

You will if we tell you too!... And you will like it mister!... Now go back to watching Dancing with the Stars...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:52 | 3161837 CPL
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Hope they've got a spare 15 nuclear engineers to keep that plant from going nuclear.

 

Oh well, when it goes it should blow radioactive waste up all over MENA and give everything a nice glow and fuck with radar and humans for the next how ever many years (est 4800- 5200 years).  Or maybe that's the intention.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:16 | 3161953 BoNeSxxx
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Man, what a day!

CPL, Cog Dis, Sudden Debt, Anal Sphincter, PODS,... all on the same thread along with a bunch of other old timers I recognize.

This is gonna be spectactular (literally).

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:38 | 3161773 Ima anal sphincter
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All right!!!! Let's go fuck up ANOTHER country. Them al-CIAda boys do some great work.

More needless death. It would be nice if "We The People" caused some needed death, then this nightmare could finally end.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:38 | 3161778 lizzy36
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WAR:what's it good for?

My guess is the french commando's were in charge of this operation as well.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:43 | 3161800 Winston of Oceania
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They must have mistaken the white flag for... a french attack???       Well maybe they don't know about white flags in the back dunes of Algeria.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:52 | 3161842 No Euros please...
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"WAR:what's it good for?"

Liberating oil and gold?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:00 | 3161878 william shatner
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Well, it used to be a french colony.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:14 | 3162223 Carl Spackler
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Not quite, the French Commando team actually cut and run during the first firefight.

That is why the Algerians had to come in and toast the place with kinetics.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:40 | 3161780 Everybodys All ...
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is there any way Bush can be blamed?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:42 | 3161798 Global Hunter
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yes, one could make a serious case that almost every politician can be blamed for this violent bankrupt mess the world finds itself in.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:40 | 3161781 kralizec
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Hey, killing 2.4 hostages per jihadi snuffed is winning, eh?

At least the Obama Regime has the Algerians to blame...

What a fustercluck of an operation!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:16 | 3161958 pods
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Those kill rates are high even if they were trying to kill the hostages and spare Al CIA DUH.

pods

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:42 | 3161783 Sudden Debt
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It's actually a good tactic to free hostages.... YOU BOMB THE PLACE!!!!

now the real point is...

I'M FUCKING AMAZED THE AMERICANS DIDN'T COME UP WITH THIS PLAN!!!

the solution for everything....

Hurricane? BOMB IT!!

Elections? BOMB IT!!

Free speech? BOMB IT!!

Balanced budgets? BOMB IT!!

 

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:44 | 3161803 GetZeeGold
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Our policy has not changed. When terrorists attack.....we stand down.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:46 | 3161817 Sudden Debt
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actualy you're wrong...

When terrorists attack, you president gets on his knees and excuses himself for not sucking their dicks fast enough.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:45 | 3161807 a growing concern
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If you add Capitol Hill and the White House to that list, I think you'll be on to something.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:45 | 3161811 Winston of Oceania
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How do you know we didn't?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:48 | 3161824 Sudden Debt
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If you did, Obama would be on TV blaming Bush for it.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:36 | 3162040 fuu
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BOOM!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:47 | 3161819 Sudden Debt
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GOLD JUST GOT BOMMED TO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that's bad...

19th... options... who would have guessed that...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:49 | 3162117 negative rates
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Chemical weapons! Don't bomb it!!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:40 | 3161785 forwardho
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Confused, now we don't know where to direct our patriotic outrage.

The terrorist who kidnapped them, or the Algerians who killed them.

To the MSM we shall look for clarification.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:44 | 3161802 GNWT
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travel to n africa at your own risk my friend, the rest of the world is aware of what we are doing and the day china decides to give up on the dollar, the game is over and we will be asking greece for aid...

 

as for the hostages, as Dylan said, they are only a pawn in the game

 

G

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:40 | 3161786 GNWT
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Have been following this for months as a former resident of W Africa many years ago...

 

The "terrorists" are "al qaeda" who were hired by the CIA (metaphor for US Imperial Department) to kill Lybia and make sure that China does not get its hands on N. African oil and gas.

 

The "heavy arms" are US made and were taken back to Mali from Lybia by the Mali soldiers hired by Momo Gadafai as well as the "opposition" to him.

 

One hilarious aside, if there can be one, is that the Tuaregs fighting with AQ, MNLA left the coalition fighting the Mali government when they banned music.

 

The Tuareg are some of the most musical people in the world and are a major influence on American blues as well as r and r groups like Led Zeppelin...they have been fighting the Mali government since 1963...the leader of the group in this video's father was killed and the song is called "63" as in 63 will come again...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TBJh8_CVYQ

 

G

 

Stay liquid my friends

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:04 | 3161900 DeadFred
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Thank

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:41 | 3161789 Dr. Engali
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 The empire is back into expansion mode. Once we liberate them from their gold and other valuables we can establish a central bank and westernize these savages.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:39 | 3162058 fuu
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Algeria has one already, and Mali is covered by the Central Bank of Western African States.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:38 | 3162347 Carl Spackler
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I wonder how long it will take them to get their gold back from the Fed.

how about NEVER...does never work

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:41 | 3161791 Jayda1850
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An airstrike by Algerian armed forces? Talk about international incident, government is responsible for more deaths than the terrorists. what a shocker sarc/

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:14 | 3162504 dvfco
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I feel like calling bullshit on the fact that Algerians can respond with an airstrike so quickly.  If the US couldn't do this in Benghazi, there is no way the Algerians could do it so quickly in this incident.  

Wait, unless, someone in our government is lying to us, and the MSM is complicit and aiding and abetting the Obama White House?  No, it couldn't be that.  That's why they first reported that the most of the hostages had escaped.  That story probably would have gotten the rest of the news media off the case, except for the strafing of the entire site and killing of 40+ people.  That kinda put a crimp in the story.

I guess we'll just have to wait for the videotape like we saw after Newtown to prove that there weren't multiple shooters and that one guy did the whole thing and then killed himself with two pistols, I mean a high-powered AR-15 with a huge cartridge, I mean with 4 guns.  Well thank God the school's expensive security system can settle things.  Oh, wait, that's right, we were told it would never be released to anyone, and all the news contradicted 50X over should be ignored.  There is now only one permitted version of the story, so you better believe it.

When the US Government announces the official version of what happened here, I will believe it.  Unless, I start to think I'm being screwed with across the board.  No, everything is just peachy.

Fuck it, I'll just wait for Al Jazeera to get the real version and the new Taliban office to issue press reports.

It' all so confusing.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:41 | 3161793 Bahamas
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Smells fishy...something like "oily fishy".

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:41 | 3161794 djsmps
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They announced on CBS this Morning that 40 hostages "escaped".

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:45 | 3161810 Mercury
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...their spirits but not their bodies.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:45 | 3161816 inevitablecollapse
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depends on your definition of 'escaped'

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:42 | 3161795 Agent P
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FUBAR

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:20 | 3161980 orangegeek
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SNAFU

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:42 | 3161797 10PastMidnight
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Your gold are belong to us, I beleive is the new "charge!" rendition. We've come to save your gold er um your lives!!! 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:42 | 3161799 HD
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Bullish news - market up.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:50 | 3161828 TrumpXVI
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Gold....Down.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:43 | 3161801 zilverreiger
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If only those hostages had had assault rifles with large caps.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:48 | 3161822 Mi Naem
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We are all hostages, now.  Or, was that supposed to be Keynesians, I can't remember. 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:12 | 3161943 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Palestinians ...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:51 | 3161833 HD
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That's crazy. You can always depend on the proper authorities to show up and save your bacon.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:44 | 3161804 PMakoi
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Commence Operation Algerian Freedom!  Something obviously needs to be "liberated";

http://en.lemag.ma/Algeria-The-debt-is-over--4-billion-and-gold-reserves-are-10-billion_a912.html

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:44 | 3161806 kito
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notice in the article, written before this "convenient" tragedy, that mali has OIL RESERVES and is STRATEGICALLY LOCATED..............

 

http://newsone.com/2087857/africom-military-us-africa/

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:00 | 3161881 CunnyFunt
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Don't forget their Au. Randgold, AngloGold, Iamgold, etc., all have substantial reserves there.

Funny that Mali is considered one of the safer jurisdictions in Africa.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:08 | 3161922 deKevelioc
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Mali?  Safe jurisdiction?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:30 | 3161934 CunnyFunt
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Yes, compared to DRCongo, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Sudan, etc., it is considered "friendly" (malleable, Mali-able?).

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:45 | 3161808 jesusonline
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Either them choppers bombed the hell out of both jihadists and hostages or the jihadists executed them before the air strike or both. In any case it looks like a bloodbath. 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:49 | 3161829 sbenard
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As Wall St rejoices! Sick world!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:51 | 3161836 unwashedmass
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This is great!!!! A brand new war, and one where we are just "helping" france....so you don't get into all that messy stuff like congressional approval....and you can bury the expenses everywhere.......way to go!!!!  keep that military funding flowing!!!! I mean, if we can't arrange to spend the next 15 years "liberating iran", this could be a great new strategy.....

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:02 | 3161888 Eugend66
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Vietnam 2.2 maybe?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:53 | 3161845 Dr. Engali
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These Al Qaeda people are scary...it seems they are everywhere. Just the other day I saw one peeking in my window. Thank goodness I had my "gun free zone " sign up or he might have gotten me.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:05 | 3161907 krispkritter
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An attempt to get the Journal News hypocrites to put a Gun Free sign on their lawns:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1Zy_ASNyA&feature=player_embedded

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:17 | 3161963 Dr. Engali
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Good video thanks.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:54 | 3162134 mvsjcl
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Too funny, in an absurdist sort of way. Thanks for the link.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:54 | 3162410 Svendblaaskaeg
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Thanks!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:05 | 3161901 tooriskytoinvest
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MASSACRE IN THE DESERT  - Algeria Hostage Update: 35 Killed, 15 Escape! Pentagon Prepares Mali Intervention - China to be Sucked into Mineral Grab. 1,400 French Troops Now On Ground In Mali

http://investmentwatchblog.com/massacre-in-the-desert-algeria-hostage-up...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:06 | 3161912 youngman
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Its way to early to analize the "facts" that are coming out....there are no facts out yet...way to early

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:00 | 3162169 1eyedman
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nor will we ever know the facts.  

 any survivors will get in line along with the police, firefighters, emt's, teachers, all military members, fema employees, and all family members thereof, as heroes.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:10 | 3161928 jonan
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when seconds count, algerian missles are only minutes away...

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:25 | 3161996 Bastiat
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Precision missile strikes are just the thing for hostage situations!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:13 | 3161940 Volaille de Bresse
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"A NEW WORLD ORDER!" that is one where Mr "white skin" is a prime target all over the globe!

 

Bush Sr was right after all! It's a new world order...

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:19 | 3161976 orangegeek
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Where's Barry?  The world needs Barry to hug and bow this better.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:24 | 3161993 Hubbs
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And who was that poster yesterday who got junked for warning about Mali escalating into Algeria?

 

Junker, for where are't thou?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:25 | 3161995 ShrNfr
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GM raped the taxpayers and AQ is alive. Thanks Barry.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:38 | 3162051 jay28elle
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Certainly we got a shit load of drones deployed watching all this happen?  

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:14 | 3162225 Watauga
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Well, no, the drones are patrolling over YOUR house.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:39 | 3162054 MFLTucson
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This goverment does not care about Americans killed abroad, just look at the fucking Charde in Bengahzi and the lies and cover up.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:39 | 3162056 Notarocketscientist
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Let's not forget that this is blowback from the NATO (US) invasion of Libya....   The fighters in Mali are those same people the US armed in Libya....

Sort of like exactly how Reagan created Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:45 | 3162083 GetZeeGold
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Have the fighters in Mali taken over your bold key?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:47 | 3162094 mr1963
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News on the way in had all the hostages escaping???

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 18:36 | 3164182 syntaxterror
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News had me crying when I hear T'eo's GF died too.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:49 | 3162115 hooligan2009
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i still don't get it...Mali is a shit hole, why does anyone (but Malians actually care?

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ml.html

per capita GDP for 16 million people is US$1,100 A YEAR, 80% of peope are in fishing and farming with another 10% nomads and a literacy rate of less than 33% and life expectancy of 55. 

do they have the cure for AIDS or something?

maybe its a place for war games? why on earth create a problem and kill people for no reason in a place no-one has heard of or wants to go to?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:55 | 3162146 negative rates
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This is how the Hatfields and McCoys communicate this century.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:16 | 3162233 Watauga
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  My guess is uranium.  Maybe oil, minerals, and other resources.  Cheap labor to get the stuff. 

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:35 | 3162591 hooligan2009
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still a shit hole :>)

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:50 | 3162116 lakecity55
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Looks like Algeria does not negotiate with terrorists.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:50 | 3162120 Inthemix96
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Relax people we have this escalating situation under situation awareness control.

Signed:-

The "O", consumer in chief, over and owt.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:00 | 3162175 TerraHertz
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The French troops are even now setting up an impregnable air base in a valley surrounded by hills.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:18 | 3162237 Watauga
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TH--who would have given you a negative for your clever remark?  I liked it.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:04 | 3162188 Forgiven
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"Shoot the hostage."

From the Movie: Speed

The influence of Hollywood knows no bounds!

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:11 | 3162213 1eyedman
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so the french are virtually on-site....reuters is publishing conflicting reports....the news group from mauritas is the only to indicate 34 killed....US msm hasnt even mentioned anything.    dont we have satellites that can read your newspaper?    i guess we need to wait for a 'victory' on our side before we report anything

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