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State Dept Does Nothing About Benghazi Attackers, But Algeria Does

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Maggie’s Notebook

A report out of the New York Times says Egyptians involved in the attack on our Benghazi consulate (officially considered a “mission”) are now dead in the Algerian raid to end the deadly hostage-taking at the BP natural gas plant just 30 miles over the border from three al-Qaeda camps inside Libya. The report does not say how many dead Egyptians were involved in both attacks:

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The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed by Algerian forces during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, the official said. But three of the militants were captured alive, and one of them described the Egyptians’ role in both assaults under interrogation by the Algerian security services, the official said.

If confirmed, the link between two of the most brazen assaults in recent memory would reinforce the transborder character of the jihadist groups now striking across the Sahara. American officials have long warned that the region’s volatile mix of porous borders, turbulent states, weapons and ranks of fighters with similar ideologies creates a dangerous landscape in which extremists are trying to collaborate across vast distances. Source: New York Times

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  1. Dr. Tar

    January 24th, 2013

    Strange, I wonder what video set off the Algerian Gas facility attack?

    I’m also surprised that the radicals didn’t find a place in the Morsi government in Egypt. I thought there wasn’t much difference between Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda.

    But really, what differences does it make at this time?

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  2. Billy Fuster

    January 24th, 2013

    I’ve cancelled my Algerian winter vacation.

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  3. Chieftain

    January 24th, 2013

    What seems to be lost about the Algerian atrocity is that it was indeed a 100% successful martyr operation. All of the terrorists dies but so did all of their hostages. In that respect, the operation in Algeria will stand as an example for other jihadists and will only encourage more just like it against soft targets.

    The other tacit admission that seems to not matter is that the Algerian attackers were heavily armed with weapons from Khadaffy’s many arsenals. I fear it is only a matter of time until we see suicide attacks using heavy but conventional arms against soft targets here in the US and elsewhere.

    I have to wonder how wise it is to travel to some of the more popular foreign vacation spots these days. Mexico is a good example of a country that entertains lots of Americans and which is wide open for an overwhelming suicide attack by an Al Qaeda affiliate. How long will it be until these maniacs start shooting down civilian aircraft with former Libyan shoulder-fired anti-aircraft weapons?? How many mortar rounds can a terrorist team drop on a target before the local police can even respond??

    Yes, the Algerians killed all of the terrorists, but the terrorists didn’t mind one bit, and their deaths do nothing to deter any others, in fact it only

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  4. Chieftain

    January 24th, 2013

    …the others how easy it will be to do it again.

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