Algerian hostage update

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    Hostages and some Americans escape from terrorist group pinned down at Algerian gas complex, officials say | Fox News
     
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    When they say "Algerian helicopters", do they mean to say Russian deathtraps?

    Anyway, glad to hear of their escape, but it really does beg the question: Doesn't a rather valuable asset of this nature - which I'm guessing is under the stewardship of a Western energy giant - require the presence of heavily armed professionals to confront attacking forces in the first place? The reason I ask is because at first glance, this installation doesn't look like one of your run-of-the-mill complexes. Rather it looks like it's had quite a lot of investment in it.
     
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    It's possible the Algerians refused to allow "private security forces", it's possible there were "private security forces" at the facility some of whom could have been in league with the terrorists. :dunno:
    Hopefully that information will eventually come out.
     
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    Hopefully, but as we know is all too often the case, unlikely.
     
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    Knowing the Algerians don't negotiate with terrorists, I'm not surprised with this turn of events.
     
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    Sounds familiar
     
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    Maybe we should consder doing what the limpwristers on the left suggest and send them over some Blimpie Subs and a case of coke??!
     
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    I am not sure that we as taxpayers should be paying for the security problems of a multi-national company?
     
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    How about the "security problems" of American citizens?
     
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    No drones buzzing around my office looking for criminals.
     

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