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Americans and Hostages Seized in Algeria

New York Times - BAMAKO, Mali — The French military assault on Islamist extremists in Mali escalated into a potentially much broader North African conflict on Wednesday when, in retribution, armed attackers in unmarked trucks seized an internationally managed natural gas field in neighboring Algeria and took at least 20 foreign hostages, including Americans.

Algerian officials said at least two people, including a Briton, were killed in the assault, which began with a predawn ambush on a bus trying to ferry gas-field workers to an airport. Hundreds of Algerian security forces were sent to surround the gas-field compound, creating a tense standoff, and the country’s interior minister said there would be no negotiations.

Algeria’s official news agency said at least 20 fighters had carried out the attack and mass abduction. There were unconfirmed reports late on Wednesday that the security forces had tried to storm the compound and had retreated under gunfire from the hostage takers.

Many details of the assault on the gas field in a barren desert site near Libya’s border remained murky, including the precise number of hostages, which could be as high as 41, according to claims by the attackers quoted by regional news agencies. American, French, British, Japanese and Norwegian citizens who worked at the field were known to be among them, officials said.

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Women

They really should put women in charge of these situations. The "refusal to negotiate" is a toddler tactic and the result is always lose-lose or win-lose, never win-win-win.

It would be far better to go away and ignore them than to apply force.

It's easier to get a cat out from under a couch with string than with a stick.

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Dollar Vote

I will not not visit any God foresaken African continent for pleasure or business.

My prayers and thoughts are with the families of the hostages.

All foreign aid to Africa should be cut off immediately including all charities imo.

donvino

I don't know the details

but it seems like the Africans are fighting back against the invasion the only way they know how. Either that or this was a staged false flag. Either way, the US is always right and not to be questioned...the media will tell us that much.

Of course we have no proof of that "yet"

but I have a feeling you're right.. Maybe the CIA set this up by kidnapping people from various countries to build support and for a reason to go after that area.

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The scramble

To take strategic control and plunder soverign resources, in the name of?..the war of[on] terror.
Another manufactured crises?, in order to facilitate 'the' solution.
Might pay to watch this one closely.

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All sounding

A little too familiar..
Just posted this yesterday.
http://www.dailypaul.com/270351/a-new-wave-of-barbarism

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