UPDATE – Algerian Hostage Deaths Now Exceed 48 – Including Americans…. U.S. Media (((crickets)))

The Death Toll Is Expected To Keep Rising

If there was ever an example to show how much the U.S. media is covering for Obama I doubt you could find one more pertinent. On the heels of the Benghazi Slaughter, four months without any U.S. retaliation efforts, we now discover that over 48 hostages have been confirmed as killed from the Algerian Oil/Gas terrorist attack.

As noted in the words of one terrorist:

One Algerian who managed to escape told France 24 television late Friday night that the kidnappers said, “We’ve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is.” The haggard-looking man, interviewed at the airport in Algiers, said the kidnappers then immediately executed five hostages

(Reuters) – Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.

  1. Bus attack: 05:00 local time 16 January: Heavily armed gunmen attack two buses carrying gas field workers towards In Amenas airfield. A Briton and an Algerian die in the fighting.
  2. Hostages taken: The militants drive to the installation at Tigantourine and take Algerian and foreign workers hostage in the living area and the main gas facility at the complex.
  3. Army surround complex: Security forces and the Algerian army surround the hostage-takers. Western leaders, including the UK’s David Cameron, urge Algeria to consult them before taking action.
  4. Army attacks: 12:00 (13:00 GMT) 17 January: Algerian forces attack as militants try to move some of their captives from the facility. Reports say some hostages escape, but others are killed.
  5. Final assault: The Algerians ended the raid on 19 January, killing the last 11 captors after they had killed seven hostages, state media reported. At least 23 hostages and 32 militants in total are now known to have died.

According to Algerian police, notorious Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar
organised the attack. A veteran of the war against Soviet forces in Afghanistan
in the 1980s, he recently fell out with leaders of lal-Qaeda in the Islamic
Maghreb
(AQIM), which is based in Algeria. He now leads a group of his own,

known variously as the Signed-in-Blood Battalion, the Masked Men Brigade and the
Khaled Abu al-Abbas Brigade. Convicted in absentia of terrorism in Algeria,
Belmokhtar has been blamed for abductions and killings of both Algerians and
foreigners stretching back a decade.

Around 30 foreigners – including American, British, French, Japanese, Norwegian and Romanian citizens – are among those missing or confirmed dead after the siege, one of the worst international hostage crises in decades.

Algeria had given a preliminary death toll of 55 people killed – 23 hostages and 32 militants – on Saturday and said it would rise as more bodies were found.

The security source said that toll did not include the 25 bodies found on Sunday, which meant the total number of hostages killed – foreign and local – was at least 48. The search was not over, and more could yet be found, he said.

He also said six militants were captured alive, including two found hiding on Sunday. Troops were still searching for others. Earlier, the authorities had said all the fighters had been killed.

mali french troops

Among foreigners confirmed dead by their home countries were three Britons, one American and two Romanians. The missing include at least 10 Japanese, five Norwegians, three other Britons, and a British resident. The security source said at least one Frenchman was also among the dead.

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal is expected to release more details at a news conference on Monday.

One-eyed veteran Islamist fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility on Sunday for the attack on behalf of al Qaeda.

“We in al Qaeda announce this blessed operation,” he said in a video, according to Sahara Media, a regional website. He said about 40 attackers participated in the raid, roughly matching the government’s figures for fighters killed and captured.

The fighters swooped out of the desert and seized the base on Wednesday, capturing a plant that produces 10 percent of Algeria’s natural gas exports, as well as a nearby residential barracks.

They demanded an end to French air strikes against Islamist fighters in neighboring Mali that had begun five days earlier. However, U.S. and European officials doubt such a complex raid could have been organized quickly enough to have been conceived as a direct response to the French military intervention.

The siege turned bloody on Thursday when the Algerian army opened fire saying fighters were trying to escape with their prisoners. Survivors said Algerian forces blasted several trucks in a convoy carrying both hostages and their captors.  (read more)

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42 Responses to UPDATE – Algerian Hostage Deaths Now Exceed 48 – Including Americans…. U.S. Media (((crickets)))

  1. Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

    “He also said six militants were captured alive”

    Squeeze them for all they’re worth! But we’ll never know the results,,,,,,,,

  2. WeeWeed says:

    Gonna be a lot more with our Chicago street thug in charge, too. Such leadership. ***spit***

    • akathesob says:

      ***spit*** Dam you got my boot but that is OK because were gonna shove it up Chicago-Barry’s azz!

    • Sharon says:

      I believe we will see Islamic attacks with executions within the lower 48 within the next few years….with the declared intention of proclaiming Islam as superior. They won’t be done undercover. They will be done in some amount of daylight to increase the terrorizing…and then the zombie base of the progressives will scream for the gubmint to protect them.

      I’m surprised the soft terror targets (like rural mail boxes and small towns) aren’t being hit already in an organized fashion. They will be.

      • WeeWeed says:

        They are, in AZ and TX, CA, too I’d bet – lotsa folks waking up dead down there and you don’t hear a peep in the media. Thank goodness Al Gorezeera has a media outlet for the lofo’s to watch it live – soon! On a channel near you! :evil:

      • stellap says:

        Not to mention schools – like that terrorist attack in Russia (Beslan) a few years back.

        ADD: All of the media attention to our unprotected schools won’t help.

        • Sharon says:

          Highly recommend the book Blowing Up Russia. There have been some brave writers in Russia documenting all the false flag incidents (Beslan being one of them) since the late 1990′s. Lots of those writers are dead now, including Alexander Litvinenko, one of the authors of BUR. Funny that. They also write about many incidents that, unlike Beslan and the theater massacre, we never did hear about.

          All I say is, if BarryMomJeans is ever gonna meet with Putin in person, Barry better empty his bladder first, otherwise he’ll just wet his pants. Putin plays for keeps, always has and always will. Politically, he considers the Islamists dangerous to himself and Russia, but the stuff that’s been going on in Russia for the last 13 years–you’re right–the action is going to uptick here–big time.

      • sundance says:

        Considering one took place in DC last year (Saudi Ambassador), and considering the porous nature of the U.S./Mexican border, I’m afraid you are correct.

    • howie says:

      Meanwhile back at the White House the newly elected President of the United States is sending Fighter Jet’s to their boss. MAyday, Mayday, Mayday!

  3. rocker124 says:

    Sure hope they don’t water board anybody for information/sarc.

    This article-and the comments- are good. I think a lot of people are waking up. In fact, many of the commenters sound like they would enjoy our tree house.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_democracy_initiative_a_coup_in_plain_sight.html

    • Sharon says:

      rocker124, the comments are fabulous! The first one really hits it out of the park…and now has 198 likes after I added mine.

      Then this one a little further down put a lump in my throat–

      Hopeinchains

      , MSgt, USAF (Ret) ’69-’92

      As I have stated to friends wanting to buy weapons…. make sure you can safely handle the weapon (i.e. it’s not too big for you and/or doesn’t intimidate you), learn how to use it without thinking about it, practice field stripping and reassembly, develop the WILL to use it and know the ramifications of both sides of its use.

      Most importantly, if we are together, I will have to lead the way as I don’t see well in my old age and I don’t want a ‘friendly fire’ incident. As far as I am concerned, any forward unidentified silhouette is the enemy. Just point me in the direction and stand back!

      How great is that last paragraph..?!

      There are many “groups we will count on”–the grizzled veterans who understand being both on the sending and receiving end of hot stuff is one of those groups.

  4. howie says:

    Media and politician control.

  5. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    What worries me is all of the man portable SAMs that Obama allowed Islamicmilitants to obtain in Libya. Syrian rebels have shot down fighter jets, proving that they gave them and can employ them. However; Syria is just a sideshow to them. The US is their primary target. Thnx to BHO courting the Hispanic vote, the border is open. They will smuggle in hundreds of teams armed with SAMs. We will wake up one morning to discover thatbthey gave shot down hundreds of airliners n takeoff. Tens of thousands f dead passengeers in addition to ground casualties.

  6. John Galt says:

    “We’ve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is.”

    I learned all I need to know about Islam on 9-11.

  7. Sharon says:

    The recent French incursion into Mali, with insufficient troops, insufficient logistical support, insufficient intelligence and insufficient drone capabilities while targeting a determined insurgent Muslim terrorist organization reportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda is a stark reminder of just how inept the French government can be.

    The French military cannot bear the sole responsibility, since no military man in history would go into another nation unless they believed that they had complete military superiority. Civilian leaders of nations (read: politicians), on the other hand, almost invariably think that they can “smart” there way out of any difficult situation – even one of their own creation.

    The French have called on NATO allies to aid them in this effort. Of course that call for help in invading another nation came after the invasion had begun.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/france_stumbling_badly_in_mali.html#ixzz2Ia9SRnvw

    • sundance says:

      Comment/post from iotw worth reading….. “Shortly after Obama took office the US Navy stopped stationing an aircraft carrier task force permanently in the Mediterranean, and the ongoing shit storm in the Middle East and now Northern Africa is the direct result.

      One of the reasons why Brother Leader Kadaffy kept his nose clean for the last 15 years or so is because (A) President Reagan kicked his ass all the way back to the stone age, and (B) we kept a carrier task group in the Med to make sure the cork stayed in the Libyan bottle”……

      Continue reading at this link: http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=167052

      Then pause, absorb, and consider this recent announcment: “Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.

      It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned. Ricks continues:

      “Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?

      http://freebeacon.com/report-obama-ousting-centcom-chief-mattis/

      • Sharon says:

        I can easily believe this bunch doesn’t much like a Marine General repeatedly asking, “And then what?”

        Frat boys with authority are dangerous to the health of others.

        So now that France has completely fallen on their nose at the cost of dozens of lives, now are they actually going to try to get NATO to rescue their mess?….and how will POTUS twist this, so that he can simultaneously look like the rescuer while being careful not to hurt his Islamic allies?

      • recoverydotgod says:

        As Obama Preaches Patience, Mattis Prepares for War With Iran
        by Eli Lake
        May 21, 2012

        http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/21/as-obama-preaches-patience-mattis-prepares-for-war-with-iran.html

        -snip-
        The carrier-group rebuff in January was one of several for the commander responsible for East Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Working for the Obama administration, Mattis has often found himself the odd man out—particularly when it comes to Iran.
        -snip-

  8. sundance says:

    This gives new meaning to “The Silence of The Lambs”.
    :(

  9. Sharon says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/20/Obama-service-Moses-enemies

    Death toll climbs past 80 at Saharan refinery; Algeria says militants were going to blow it up

    In a statement, the Masked Brigade, the group that claimed to have masterminded the takeover, warned of more such attacks against any country backing France’s military intervention in neighboring Mali, where the French are trying to stop an advance by Islamic extremists.

    “We stress to our Muslim brothers the necessity to stay away from all the Western companies and complexes for their own safety, and especially the French ones,” the statement said.

    …..

    The Masked Brigade said Sunday the attack was payback against Algeria for allowing over-flights of French aircraft headed to Mali and for closing its long border with Mali.

  10. czarowniczy says:

    I’d say the Silence of the Lambs is two-fold (1) their boy is being canonized today and (2) they hate grandstanding anyone’s failures while a Democrat’s in office – too close to home. We are going to see more of these in the future, I’m sure that they planned this knowing that the US wasn’t going to release the Sheik and they’d basically be on a murder/suicide mission. They were prepared (again, Beslan) and were sending out a number of messages. At some point the Muslim attacks on China’s interests in Africa will pick up. They are already having problems there (more MSM crickets chirping) and are trying to control them before they reach the levels of attacks on Western firms. The Chinese will either manage to reach a tentative standoff with the Muslims, maybe even pushing them off to attack more Western firms, or will have to bring in their own security teams (i.e., military in civilian clothes). I’m sure that somewhere there’s an AQ strategy team contemplating what resources to use against whom – look for more messy hostage situations soon, I’m just not sure they will all be against the West.

    • Sharon says:

      So the Chinese have interests threatened by Muslims. I’m a bit familiar….at the amateur level….with the internal issues the Russians have with their Muslims. Is the China-Russia thing going to manifest on the world stage in a three-way stress: Chinese vs. Muslims vs. Russia vs. Chinese etc etc etc? What a mess.

      • czarowniczy says:

        Chinese and Russians have signed a long-term sale of oil from Russia with love. Russians still use the same Byzantine political maneuvering they always have so they and the Chinese will work with Obama to weaken the US and use each other’s other enemies to their advantage. Right now Russia is way deeper in Muslim doo-doo than China is but China can’t avoid stepping on Muslim feet as it charges through their spheres of influence vacuuming up resources. Russians and Chinese have no great love for each other – good US presidents used that rift to keep the two at each other’s throats during the Cold War – one (allegedly) even giving China the neutron bomb to help it counter Russian mass attacks by troops and armor. I believe that Russia’s devoting so much of its resources to rearming with state-of-the-art weapons is to prevent China from getting a military leg-up on it. Note that Russia is jointly developing a 5th generation air superiority fighter with India – there are reasons for that but if you look at Indian-Chinese modern history they are not friends either – India and China have even gone toe-to-toe in modern times. Russia and India, two old friends who have a common enemy – China. To live in interesting times…

        • Sharon says:

          Lots of dots. Thank you, czar.

          “China can’t avoid stepping on Muslim feet as it charges through their spheres of influence vacuuming up resources…..and that could be a mighty explosive mess in north Africa…the problem we will have is that our EXpLoiTUS will not be concerned one itty-bit about “unintended consequences…” The more chaos the better, in his world.

          • czarowniczy says:

            To a professional politician the only consequences, intended or unintended, that have any meaning are those that impact the politician

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