UPDATE: 35 hostaged killed by Algerian airstrike Watch

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-8453999.html

A response to the French assault in Mali. Hopefully the SAS'll sort them out.

North Africa is, clearly, extremely unstable. NATO need to establish a large military base there and act on this with a clear strategy, unlike afghanistan.

UPDATE: 35 hostages and 15 Islamists killed by Algerian airstrike. They appear to be using the Putin method: tough but effective in the long term. Discourages terrorists. For the families, it's another story.
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There are now reports that there are at least 40 hostages with tens of gunmen, maybe up to 60. They are heavily armed and have mortars and anti aircraft missiles.

An attack by the Algerian army was supposedly repulsed.
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Some have apparently escaped:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21060323
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SAS Time.
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SAS Time.
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SAS Time.
It seems Algeria did a Spetsnaz instead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...isis-live.html

I'm a bit confused but it seems to say 35 hostages were killed by Algeria.
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600 hostages? Are they just making up numbers? lmao
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600 hostages? Are they just making up numbers? lmao
They weren't hostages, they were Algerian.
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They weren't hostages, they were Algerian.
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NATO need to establish a large military base there and act on this with a clear strategy, unlike afghanistan.
Actually, everybody needs to mind their own respective businesses and lay off the Arab lands and not take oil from them. These people died because of the oil. What the hell was a Japanese doing in Libya, for God's sake. Answer: He was doing oil.
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Other sources are saying the majority weren't in any danger as they weren't in the main facility.
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Actually, everybody needs to mind their own respective businesses and lay off the Arab lands and not take oil from them. These people died because of the oil. What the hell was a Japanese doing in Libya, for God's sake. Answer: He was doing oil.
Maybe because Algeria needs highly technically trained labor that there isn't enough of in Algeria in order to run the incredibly lucrative refineries?
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Actually, everybody needs to mind their own respective businesses and lay off the Arab lands and not take oil from them. These people died because of the oil. What the hell was a Japanese doing in Libya, for God's sake. Answer: He was doing oil.
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Maybe because Algeria needs highly technically trained labor that there isn't enough of in Algeria in order to run the incredibly lucrative refineries?
Basically anything may be done from putting people's lives at risk to supporting oppressive goovernments only to get at the incredibly lucrative refineries? The world has no morals any more.
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Basically anything may be done from putting people's lives at risk to supporting oppressive goovernments only to get at the incredibly lucrative refineries? The world has no morals any more.
Fun fact, it never used to either.
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Fun fact, it never used to either.
The world had plenty of morals to spare when oil and its benefits were unheard of and people had to work hard to get things.
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The world had plenty of morals to spare when oil and its benefits were unheard of and people had to work hard to get things.
Tell that to people trapped in cities besieged by the Mongol hordes while the Mongols hurled diseased corpses over the walls to force them to surrender. Tell that the Native American tribes. Tell that to the innocent victims caught up in the crusades. Bad things are done by bad people and vice versa. Bad things are done by good people and vice versa. It's simply how things have always been, welcome to the world :rolleyes:
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Basically anything may be done from putting people's lives at risk to supporting oppressive goovernments only to get at the incredibly lucrative refineries? The world has no morals any more.
What are you talking about?
You asked why a Japanese person would be in Algeria.
The answer is yes, oil.
Not to ransack the place, but to work there.
The problem is that you conflated two issues, 1) the international movement of labour and 2) the exploitation of less developed but resource rich nations
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