Thursday, January 17, 2013

White House Condemns Hostage Taking in Algeria

In short, here's what's going on: Islamist terrorists held an uprising in Mali. Concerned France launched a ground attack to stave off the terrorists. Algeria helped France. Terrorists took revenge on Algeria by taking hostages at a BP gas field. Algerians attempted a hostage rescue. Hostages killed, some survived. Some terrorists killed.

Update: Hillary's press conference prior to the rescue attempt:

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Update 4:15 pm ET: Some hostages killed in Algeria.  Another report says 34 hostages and 15 kidnappers were killed. And yet another report.

More on this here. A primer here.