Algeria hostage situation reportedly comes to a violent end

Fox News – Asked how many Americans were in danger and what happened to them, Panetta said he knew Americans were still being held hostage earlier Saturday. On what happened to them, he said, “we need to get better information.”

Algeria’s state news agency said the army was forced to intervene after a fire broke out in the plant and said the militants killed the hostages. It wasn’t immediately possible to verify who killed the captives.

Seven hostages and 11 militants were killed in Saturday’s operation, adding to the previous tally of 12 captives and 18 kidnappers.

The Ain Amenas plant is jointly run by BP, Norway’s Statoil and Algeria’s state-owned oil company. The governments of Norway and Britain said they received confirmation the siege was over.


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  • colliemum

    Here’s the live thread from the Daily Telegraph:

    As far as it can be made out with the scant information, there are five more Britons killed, and one British resident.

  • Don

    The chances of American hostages, taken by militants in Africa and the Middle East, have of surviving while Obama is president is slim and none. With the new administration being filled with American hating eunuchs, it will only get worse.

    • Conniption Fitz

      72% of military casualties in Afghanistan have come on Obama’s watch.

      Killing Americans through military casualties, sexual immorality (HIV, etc), abortion, job loss, Obamacare, drug cartels, gun running and homicidal gangs are Obama’s specialty.

      • Don

        As Obama tries to sneak out of the back door in Afghanistan and the Middle East, many thousands of Islamic women will be forced back into slavery as Sharia law spreads through the region. This nation has never dealt with evil on this scale from within. Ariel Durant said, “A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.” That seems to the the progressives ultimate goal and with the help of the American people they will succeed.

        • Conniption Fitz

          Obama’s despicable approval and backing of Islamists is a very real and brutal War on Women.

          • Jazzee

            amen and the DUMB women voted for him
            wow…give them time maybe they will wake up

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          Obama should have his hand on the Koran – not the Bible – during the [denigrated] inauguration.

          • I imagine he did at the private swearing in, in the White House today. Most likely to prepare himself for taqyyah tomorrow as he “swears” on the Bible.

  • Conniption Fitz

    No need to look to Obama or his Secretary of State for a rescue of American citizens in danger.

    American lives don’t mean a h3ll of a lot to a President and Secretary of State who are so extremely pro-abortion.

    Obama is for killing babies even after birth and Hillary is Planned Parenthood’s heroine and their Margaret Sanger award recipient.

    • notsofastthere

      Hillary and Barack also strongly support the Muslim Brotherhood and AlJazeera TV for news. Now, once they get rid of guns from law abiding American’s and former US soldiers, Obama will lower the seas and have peace throughout his kingdom.
      His foreign policy worked fine, now it’s time to go after Americans.

    • joyfulgiver

      Ironic he’s in favor of killing the unborn, partially born, and newly born, yet opposed to guns that kill babies. Hmmm. Obviously, I’m opposed to all. Not sure how they sleep at night.

  • Gee. Imagine, al quaeda coming across from the Libyan border. With weapons. Wonder where they got those from. More things that make one go, hmmm.. God bless the families of the kidnapped who died though. My heart goes out to them. As for the kidnapping ba$tards, welcome to hell. No virgins for you.

    • williamm

      It can’t be al quaeda coming across the border. The Liar in-chief has them on the run.

      • Evil pos. God forgive me for what I feel towards that ‘man’.

        • crosshr

          you’re not alone A !

    • TexasPGRRider

      Can`t share info from BP buds until all their people are accounted for. Don`t be surprised to learn however, that what was supposed to be back doored to Syria from Libya was taken to Mali by AlQ. to help establish themselves a state. (Research West Africa/Arabia slave route). Your observation above is some icing on a cake yet to be baked. THANK GOODNESS Algeria acted w/o waiting for B.O. to weigh in. I think the big picture was a way to justify upping the blind sheik. Later Lady

      • I understand Texas. Thank you very much for everything, and your encouragement. It means a lot. I’ll research that too. Good grief, I need more than 56 hours in a day. Thank you!

  • Constance

    Have I missed Obama coming out and saying anything about this? I haven’t heard anything. His big mouth is open on everything else. Where is he? Can you imagine the reaction if this had occurred right before Bush’s second inauguration, and worse, that he completely ignored it?

    • aposematic

      Obuma’s too busy praising the Muslim Brotherhood, exploiting children, and oppressing American Patriots to bother with a few American hostages.

      • 1endtimes2020

        It seems we can’t count on our politicians, except for a few, or the media, except for a few, to defend our heritage.
        I say it over and over again. It’s the SIN that has grown in America that is turning God’s back away from the country—not the good individuals, but the country. That’s why we have a muslim and muslim brotherhood persons in the White House, that Michele Bachman wants an investigation on, and muslim immigration with all its potential problems to cause us. In Texas, muslims are adopting homeless children. What do you think they’re going to teach those children, and how about their salvation for Christ.? Hopefully, Christ will protect them, but how much wrongheaded culture will be filled into their heads, and suffering if girls are adopted. Yet, we have irresponsible administrators who have no consideration about our long standing Christian heritage of Founding Fathers, and are enablers to help bring this country down and hand it over to the devil’s cult.
        I really thought America was better than that, and our leaders capable of doing the right thing to preserve our traditional way of life. But the muslim-media leftist alliance has all the freedom to stifle our voices, while in their countries they do the same to Christians.
        What we need is a third party. A Heritage party that will kick out the present politicians and place our own traditional kind in power, and then clean house, including sending all muslims back to their muslim lands and any other culture out to replace ours. Now we know why the people of old started their own Crusades. It wasn’t the Christian church, it was the people who were tired of being shuffled around by the mohammed crews. We need a modern crusade, a Crusaders 101 to hold the fort until Christ returns.
        More and more I am leaning towards a need for a Bachman-Palin leadership. If the Republicans find fault in those two, then I find bigger faults in them.
        I’m telling you, we had better get down on our knees and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us, and pray to Jesus and the Father. If we have sins that are offensive to God, we better put them aside. Otherwise, it will be our own fault for losing the country to bigger sin.

    • Rocco11

      The weather’s been great here in Washington, he’s out playing golf no doubt…

      • sjmom

        Actually, he and Michelle were painting a bookcase for “Service Day.” You must have missed the photo op or maybe I should call it a “phony” op because they were not dressed for painting anything.

      • crosshr


  • Nukeman60

    Let’s see, now. Benghazi, Libya was possibly all about Ambassador Stevens being kidnapped as an exchange hostage for the Blind Sheik. That failed miserably because the idiots actually killed him (but it also explains why Obama was hesitant to assist the rescue mission).

    Now, to amend their initial mistake, these radicals take more hostages (just on the border of Libya) and demand the release of the Blind Sheik again. But unfortunately, the word is out, so the State Department declares we do not negotiate with terrorists (I suspect they are gun shy). Therefore, unfortunately for the hostages, they all must die – some 23 hostages lost.

    Obama’s foreign policy – what a wonderous thing it is.

    • Orangeone

      Valerie Jarrett must have been unavailable for consultation. I suspect the blink sheik has either been returned or will be pardoned by Barky and become a key part of his new “kill the NRA” organization.

    • tshtsh

      Guess that number was not optimal either.

    • sjmom

      Something does smell a bit fishy in this whole thing and I am inclined to agree with your analysis.

  • PAWatcher

    Just want to know what movie producer can be jailed over this “protest” by islamist radicals on the run? obama continues to lie and provide weapons to enemies……… Americans continue to die.

    • Orangeone

      I hear they added time to the mooohamed one already in jail. /sarc

  • DCGere

    This is tragic. Shameful that we couldn’t do anything to successfully help them. Argh…

  • Dodoforever Canspell

    Don’t you guys have enough troublesome Muslims within your own country to take care of first before jumping to go into other Muslim countries to take care of “helpless people” there? If the secular folks and women in those countries want independence they should fight for it themselves …. if they can’t, too bad, so sad.
    It’s about time America and the West kept away from these gangland countries. Intervening there means that you would have to accept thousands of refugees and immigrants from those countries. Has anyone got ready data to the number of Afghans and Iraqis in the USA ? Have you guys stopped to think how so many got to get inside the country? Did they just walk through Mexico and are illegally in the USA? No… your govt. have had to give them refugee status just as my Canadian govt. had to give preferential refugee and immigrant status to Afghans because we were part of NATO there.
    Stop to think and think long time. Keep a stone on your heart and feelings and stop thinking of helpless people in those Muslim countries. They are “helplessly” hating all Christians and Jews. You can take it to the bank for the highest interest payable !

    • Orangeone

      Agree! And not only do we need to keep free of them, we need to cut off funding, food, defense weapons, etc. Survival of the fittest. And most importantly, block any of their illegal aliens from coming to our country.

  • Godisright

    Another reason for having 30 round magazines: meeting these types of terrorists in an anywhere scenario. Islam wants to take over the World- that means my back yard is in their crosshairs.

  • hbnolikeee

    Hey Leon can you say Benghazi!?

  • sjmom

    And Obama keeps arming the jihadists who kill innocents. An absolute disgrace.

  • Conniption Fitz

    The ‘militants’ (aka Al Queda) holding the hostages were 5-6 different nationalities according to today’s news.

    Typical Islamic terrorists.

    95% + of all foreign terrorist groups listed by the US State Dept are Islamists.

    Over 20,220 murderous Islamist attacks since 9/11/01.

    In almost every nation and against every religion, even muslims.

    Islam is a violent, intolerant, aggressive, dishonest, racist, misogynist, slavery-approving, human, drug and porn-trafficking hate group.

  • Expect to see A LOT more of this happening in North Africa, especially now that Libya and Egypt and Algeria and Tunisia and Syria and Lebanon are all falling under the grip of radical Islamists. I guess Obama’s and Hillary’s “smart power” is really paying dividends now, right? At this rate, I wonder when the next American embassy in the Middle East will be torched? Probably on 9/11/2013.

  • aZjimbo

    More Americans killed by a terrorist attack. Just another bump in the road for barry. Fort Hood, Benghazi, Algeria. This what happens when you have a wimp as prez and the entire world knows it.

  • bobemakk

    You will probably hear the truth about this from FOX only. The lamestream media will not print much or say much about this. Shameful that anyone of our own or our allies were killed. I blame Obama for any atrocities against this country and our allies because he IS A MUSLIM himself.

  • There are so many conflicting reports. Is there anyone out there that knows exactly how many terrorists there were and how many workers were there? Have all the workers been accounted for?

  • Jazzee

    where is the dumb media on this story?? even FOX has nothing to provide…hold obama and dumb hillary accountable what is the story? the truth??? demand information