Reports of the number of casualties and hostages taken by Islamic militants at a...

Reports of the number of casualties and hostages taken by Islamic militants at a Western-operated gas field in Algeria vary widely. Reports have said 41 foreigners were kidnapped, but a later report said 150 employees of a French catering firm also were being held. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Americans were among the hostages, but the number of Americans held wasn't known.
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  • maudie
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    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he really didn't care how many Americans were being held, "Hell, if we didn't care about 4 dead of our own in Benghazi, why would we care about dirty oil workers?"
    16 Jan 2013, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    classy, maudie.


    and if the republicans cared about american lives maybe they wouldn't have invaded iraq on a fool's errand.


    and perhaps whichever intelligence officer from whatever security service, who gave that militia the go to attack the consulate might indicate how he or she knew that the ambassador was in from tripoli with the manpads team.


    oh wait, you're just spewing, aren't you.
    16 Jan 2013, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • Venerability
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    But the Financial Times and others of its ilk are still obsessing on Venezuela - which is about a zillion times more politically stable than practically all of the Middle East and much of Africa - and which has signed major new oil deals with the likes of ONGC, Rosneft, Repsol, Eni, Pemex . . . and various others in the past few weeks - or in the case of the first two, the past few DAYS!


    (Whenever one strays from Reality to Political Propaganda, they get it all wrong.)
    16 Jan 2013, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • Old Trader
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    Regarding the alleged 150 captives from a French catering firm, it seems that the Islamists are getting tired of falafel, couscous, and hummus...
    16 Jan 2013, 05:56 PM Reply Like
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