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Al-Qaida group says it was behind Algeria hostage situation

Post-Gazette -- An al-Qaida operative known as the "Uncatchable" has claimed responsibility for the attack on an Algerian natural gas complex in the desert that led to the deaths of at least 23 foreign hostages and raised new fears of Islamic extremism in North Africa.
The comments by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran Islamic militant and arms trafficker, came as the U.S., Britain and other countries sought to learn the fate of their citizens after Algerian authorities announced Sunday that the hostage death toll was expected to rise.

"I am afraid unfortunately to say that the death toll will go up," Algerian Comm. Minister Mohamed Said Belaid told the state news agency. He added that the aim of the extremists, 32 of whom were killed during the siege, was to blow up the refinery and execute all the hostages.


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honda0105
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terrorism never stops. Hasn't since religion entered the world.
honda0105
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AIM is another offshoot of AJ. Global politics drive groups like al-Qaeda.
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It's a whole new war that really doesn't make any sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:34:47 PM

Doesn't sound surprising. This administration probably things of it as a crime, not terrorism.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:03:21 PM


The 32 extremists got to go be with Ala and now have 7 virgins each!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:03:20 PM

Oh boy!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:01:14 PM

Does this surprise anyone????
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Shock and Awe, Bunker Busters!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:57:37 PM

As long as they want to send lambs to slaughter... thats good for the world to thin their ranks.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:52:34 PM

They are cowards.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Is this a News blog or Gas Buddy??
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:48:51 PM

No negotiations with kidnappers.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:47:02 PM

figures
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:43:49 PM

deal with them now or pay the consequences for letting it keep happening
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:43:41 PM

of course
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:40:38 PM

There has to be more security at these oil facilities. And the oil-producing countries need to work within their borders to combat terrorism. Maybe this incident will open their eyes.

[Edited by: Carol7777 at 1/21/2013 11:42:56 PM EST]
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Al-Qaida talks a lot lately.
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They need to be destroyed.
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Screw Al-Qaida.
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Just another reason to keep hunting them down
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:22:07 PM

We seriously need to train our own "anti al-qaida" members to volunteer and inflitrate this group, and bring them down from the inside...
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Keep given them there 15 minutes of fame an it will continue!
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BLOW EM UP
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The murderous barbarians continue
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Lack of reliable oil source keeps prices high.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:08:20 PM

When are we going to just nuke these clowns and end this junk all together
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:08:20 PM

Very informative article. I have to say I'm not at all surprised that they are the ones behind it.
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I agree with Lukus
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Is this Gas Buddy or a news/history blog? It appears as though it is a news blog.
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Oh, I cannot wait for the next announcement of a drone strike!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:59:49 PM

I trust that his family has his measurements or maybe he will only need a little box after he is blown up like the others.
Math6149
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:59:46 PM

And we were told by certain politicians that they were on the run just to get elected again.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:59:16 PM

So what now mr. NoBama??? Nothing seems to satisy your Islamic Brethern. I guess he's all for sitting around campfire roasting marshmallows and talking about it some more...
Math6149
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:58:45 PM

Knew it all the time.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:57:52 PM

Guerrilla warfare.

Member of an irregular military force fighting small-scale, fast-moving actions, usually in concert with an overall political-military strategy, against conventional military and police forces. Guerrilla tactics involve constantly shifting attacks, sabotage, and terrorism.

The word (the diminutive of the Spanish guerra, “war”) was first used to describe Spanish-Portuguese irregulars who helped drive Napoleon's French army from the Iberian Peninsula in the early 19th century. The strategy of the guerrilla is to wear down the enemy until he can be defeated in conventional battle or to subject him to so much military and political pressure that he sues for peace.

The Chinese general Sunzi (5th century BC) was one of the first to write down the theories of guerrilla warfare.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guerrilla?show=0&t=1358826923

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mstearno
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Nobama may think we're done with them
but they don't think so
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They are not going away.
macike
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:52:57 PM

But Obama promised us that Al-Qaida was not a problem anymore.
rsm315
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:52:28 PM

OK
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figures
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:50:04 PM

who else would it be
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:48:44 PM

No way!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:47:23 PM

YOU THINK???!!!
esquared
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:46:23 PM

AQIM
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:45:42 PM

Our dear leader, Mr. Obama told us this threat had been defeated. I am surprised that our mad-dog liberal news media will even cover this story.
mtngoat84
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See where proclamations of bans and condemnation get you......
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:42:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:36:39 PM

No.. this can't be. Obama said Al-Qaida was all but neutralized. He did it himself.
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WHO TO BELIEVE
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I'll bet a six pack the Uncatchable is not...
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obama claimed they were gone, he was wrong
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