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  • RuralRebel 11:30 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Yup…banning guns will prevent this… 

    FBI: Man robbed Alaska bank at hammerpoint…

    Woman With Baby Brutally Stabbed Inside BED BATH & BEYOND…

    SHOCK: Robber Beats Clerk With Hammers…

    Woman’s face slashed by razor at mall…

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  • RuralRebel 11:21 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Listen to what General Ham had to say about Mali…and our training the leader of… 

    Defending US initiatives in the region, General Carter Ham, who heads Africom, says events that precipitated the Mali coup, led by a US-trained captain, were prompted by unique circumstances. But speaking last month at a think-tank in London, he recognised that something might have gone amiss in the US approach.

    “One of the things I think we’ve learnt is that it’s not sufficient to focus exclusively on tactical activities. We’re very, very good in training and technical matters,” he said. But, he added: “We’ve got to spend more attention at the senior leader levels to talk more about the real role of militaries in free societies.”

    Read complete article by following link below;

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a9ebaa02-6191-11e2-9545-00144feab49a.html#axzz2IN5cg0w8 

     
  • RuralRebel 8:53 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Why is it every where we have sent ‘trainers’ the country implodes? 

    50m ago

    Clinton said the US will step up its counterterrorism operations in the Maghreb, where it already conducts clandestine surveillance flights among other measures.

    “It is absolutely essential that we broaden and deepen our counter-terror cooperation going forward with Algeria and all counter-terror efforts in the region,” Clinton said. “I made clear that we stand ready to further enhance counter-terror support that we have already supplied. We have been discussing it last year, when I traveled to Algeria in October specifically to discuss counter-terror issues.”

    If the statement has a defensive ring to it, consider the storm of controversy that hit the state department after the death of ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya. American fatalities in Algeria at the hands of Islamic militants could redouble criticism of the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policy in north Africa and the Middle East.

     
  • RuralRebel 6:26 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Now this is a good one…..EXCEPT the TALIBAN he should have added 

    19m ago

    Algeria

    The United States will not seek a deal with hostage-takers at the In Amenas facility, a state department spokeswoman said in a daily briefing.

    “The United States does not negotiate with terrorists,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

    Mauritania’s ANI news service earlier reported that militants at the gas facility had offered an exchange of American hostages for inmates held in US prisons.

    The existence of American hostages in Algeria has not been confirmed.

     
  • RuralRebel 5:19 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    US Defense Secretary Leon Pinetta says the United States is working with Britain 

    US Defense Secretary Leon Pinetta says the United States is working with Britain and other allies to free hostages in Algeria. He did not say whether the United States was considering armed intervention.

    The militants will have ‘no place to hide,’ Panetta said. The Associated Press reports:

    Speaking Friday at Kings College in London, Panetta said the U.S. is “working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens.”

    Panetta said the terrorists should be on notice they will find no sanctuary in Algeria or North Africa and said anyone who looks to attack the U.S. will have “no place to hide.”

    Panetta met later Friday with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Discussion of Islamic militant operations in Mali and Algeria dominated the unscheduled meeting, senior U.S. defense officials said, though the two also discussed budget issues, Syria, Iran and how they can work with other countries to address counter-terrorism.

    In Washington, the White House said President Barack Obama was being briefed Friday by his national security team. His top aides were in touch with Algerian officials as well as BP’s security office in London. BP jointly operates the natural gas plant.

    Administration officials, seeking to explain the lack of information from the U.S., said the situation on the ground was fluid, and officials did not want to put the hostages at further risk by providing real-time updates.

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2013/jan/18/algeria-hostage-crisis-ongoing-says-foreign-office-live-updates

     
  • RuralRebel 5:12 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    a small group of jihadists are still holding part of the In Amenas natural gas plant: 

    6m ago

    Algeria

    My colleagues report that a small group of jihadists are still holding part of the In Amenas natural gas plant:

    Radio France’s correspondent in Algeria reported that between seven and 10 attackers armed with explosives were still in the In Amenas plant’s machine room. Algerian forces have freed about 100 of the 132 foreigners who were taken hostage in a gas facility in the Algerian desert, a security source told Reuters.

    The fate of the others – whether they remained captive or had been killed – remained unclear, he said, as the situation at the plant was “changing rapidly”.

     
  • RuralRebel 5:01 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Muslim protesters trying to storm a Coptic Christian church in southern Egypt 

    2m ago

    Egypt

    Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Muslim protesters trying to storm a Coptic Christian church in southern Egypt Friday, the Associated Press reports. The crowd gathered after word spread that a Christian man sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. Here’s AP:

    Witnesses in Marashda village in the province of Qena said several shops and cars owned by Coptic Christians were torched overnight after Muslim villagers accused a merchant in his sixties of molesting the young girl.
    Violence flared again after Friday prayers, with witnesses saying protesters surrounded the village’s central Abu Fam church, hurling stones and trying to storm it. Some climbed the church walls and destroyed a cross atop it. Police fired tear gas to scatter the crowd.
    Qena security director Gen. Salah Mazid was quoted in state media as saying that police are investigating the accusations against the merchant, who turned himself in at a nearby police station.

     
  • RuralRebel 1:29 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Whole Foods squashed by Left! 

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  • RuralRebel 12:29 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Radicals thank our military 

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