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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:



12 Responses to “Crisis in Algeria: More ‘Arab Spring’ Consequences; U.S. Hostages Seized”

  1. WJJ Hoge
    January 17th, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Yep, the Obama Administration as Carter ver. 2.0 looks more and more like the best case scenario.

  2. DonaldDouglas
    January 17th, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Quartermaster
    January 17th, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Aggressive condemnation sent? Check!
    The only way to stop people like that is to hunt them down and kill them, their family, their pets, their livestock, and everyone that ever heard of them. Then make sure the rest see the bodies and make them understand they’re next if they get out of line.
    Our POTUS, however, is weak, and Islamists smell weakness.

  4. JeffS
    January 17th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Weak? Or on their side?

  5. Freddie Sykes
    January 17th, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    Besides their excellent propaganda machines, a major cause of unrest in the poorer countries of North African is the effect of food inflation. We had a bad year for corn and still are mandated to use over 30% of it for fueling our cars rather than feeding people. This is a sin.

  6. ThePaganTemple
    January 17th, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    Animals are innocent and shouldn’t suffer for the misdeeds of their owners

  7. Bob Belvedere
    January 17th, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Damn fine work, Donald.

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  9. 1389AD
    January 18th, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    It sure is – especially when we could just as easily be using domestic nuclear and fossil fuel energy.

  10. 1389AD
    January 18th, 2013 @ 1:54 am
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