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Crisis in Algeria: More ‘Arab Spring’ Consequences; U.S. Hostages Seized

Posted on | January 17, 2013 | 12 Comments

Over the weekend, I mentioned the al-Qaeda-backed rebellion in Mali, and now there’s more Islamic trouble in neighboring Algeria:

Six hostages, 8 kidnappers killed
in Algeria siege; 7 still held


US confirms Americans among hostages
taken by militants in Algeria

The Hill

Militants Grab U.S. Hostages
Wall Street Journal

Militants: 35 hostages dead
in Algerian copter attack

CBS News

The facts of this emerging crisis are not entirely clear, but it looks a lot like further evidence of the bankruptcy of Obama’s foreign policy:

Donald Douglas at American Power is aggregating developments, including this confession of impotence from the White House: