January 21, 2013
Lesson Learned (bumped)
What is Islam?
Algerian kidnappers answer (emphasis mine):
BAMAKO, Mali — The four-day hostage crisis in the Sahara reached a bloody conclusion on Saturday as the Algerian Army carried out a final assault on the gas field taken over by Islamist militants, killing most of the remaining kidnappers and raising the total of hostages killed to at least 23, Algerian officials said. [...]
One Algerian who managed to escape told France 24 television late Friday night that the kidnappers said, "We've come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is." The haggard-looking man, interviewed at the airport in Algiers, said the kidnappers then immediately executed five hostages.
Update by Howie 01/21/13 at 07:26:
Rusty said last week that he was getting a very Beslan feeling about the situation in Algeria. Unfortunately he was right on target. The crisis has ended badly to say the least. The only thing left is to count and sort out the dead bodies.
After a fiery end to an Algerian hostage standoff that transfixed the world last week, more casualties piled up Monday as world leaders added up the grim tolls.Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost friends and family at the hands of these butchers.
The Philippines reported six new deaths, raising the preliminary overall total to 29.
Read more: Bloody Algeria hostage crisis ends after 'final' assault, officials say
The number is certain to go up as more information trickles in, Algerian officials said.
But the MSM is busy celebrating the inauguration of their savior Bronco Bamma and repeating the story of a scary gun. Don't expect them to really even notice the number of scary guns pointed at us by al-Qaeda. It might ruin the ambiance.