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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:49 PM

 

Kidnappers say 5 of 7 American hostages were killed by friendly fire from Algerian military

I don't know if this is true because the Algerian Government has not confirmed i.

If it is true, I hope the Algerian government does not try to cover this up, the same manner Yemen covered up the source of drone strikes.

"However, a spokesman for the terror group Qatiba told a Mauritanian news outlet that Algerian military helicopters strafed the gas complex, killing 35 foreign hostages — including five Americans — and 15 militants, the Associated Press is reporting. Seven survived, including two Americans, the spokesman told AP."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/01/17/algeria-hostages/1841343/

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Reply Kidnappers say 5 of 7 American hostages were killed by friendly fire from Algerian military (Original post)
Charles Goya Jan 2013 OP
Robb Jan 2013 #1
Charles Goya Jan 2013 #3
Robb Jan 2013 #6
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #4
Charles Goya Jan 2013 #5
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #7
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #2

Response to Charles Goya (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:01 PM

1. Well, why would the kidnappers lie?

They're usually so trustworthy!

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Response to Robb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:07 PM

3. Yemen government officials are not kidnappers

 

Yet they lied about drones.

By the way, did you really think of examples of lying kidnappers before you posted that? I never heard the "kidnappers-are-liars" stereotype before.

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Response to Charles Goya (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

6. What are you, PR for Qatiba?

Altria not hiring?

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Response to Robb (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:07 PM

4. Yes. That's where I go for MY news. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:09 PM

5. You know where I got the news about the Jessica Lynch fairy tale?

 

and Pat Tillman?

I got it from a certain non-kidnapping government.

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Response to Charles Goya (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:24 PM

7. I didn't. I got it from the media. nt

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Response to Charles Goya (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:06 PM

2. That's the way it usually works.

Cross-fire is a bitch.

The bad guys were firing from a hub and the military was firing into it.


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