Initial reports in from The Leader from Behind

Discussion in 'Politics' started by deltex1, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. deltex1
    Offline

    deltex1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18,479
    Thanks Received:
    3,093
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Near the Alamo
    Ratings:
    +13,579
  2. deltex1
    Offline

    deltex1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18,479
    Thanks Received:
    3,093
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Near the Alamo
    Ratings:
    +13,579
    Obama, Clinton Silent on Hostage Crisis
    9:51 AM, JAN 17, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER Single PagePrintLarger TextSmaller TextAlerts
    At least two American hostages are being held hostage at a gas plant in Algeria, but there's been no word on unfolding the situation from either President Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    In fact, the only official word to come from the Obama administration is confirmation from the State Department that indeed Americans are being held hostage there.

    "[W]e condemn in strongest terms the terrorist attack on British Petroleum personnel and facilities at In Amenas, Algeria earlier today. We are obviously closely monitoring the situation. We’re in contact with Algerian authorities and our diplomatic counterparts in Algiers, as well as with BP’s security office in London," said State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland in response to a reporter's question yesterday.

    "The best information that we have at this time is that U.S. citizens are among the hostages. I hope you will understand that in order to protect their safety, I’m not going to get into numbers, I’m not going to get into names, I’m not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the Algerian authorities and also with their employers."

    Nuland did say that Clinton is aware of the situation and taking action. "Let me also say that the Secretary has spoken to our Ambassador in Algiers, Ambassador Ensher today. And as I was coming down here, she was on the phone with Algerian Prime Minister Sellal," said Nuland.

    Yet the White House has been silent. And President Obama has not indicated he has plans to address the public on exactly what is happening. Same for Clinton, who has yet to make a public statement on the situation.
     
  3. deltex1
    Offline

    deltex1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18,479
    Thanks Received:
    3,093
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Near the Alamo
    Ratings:
    +13,579
    Benghazi redux.
     
  4. TNHarley
    Offline

    TNHarley Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Messages:
    26,639
    Thanks Received:
    4,094
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +20,625
    Another fuck-up?
     
  5. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    Well, these terrorists got away with Benghazi, they know obama is on their side in this too.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,823
    Thanks Received:
    1,789
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,873
    Aka the One-eyed Man...
    :confused:
    'Mr Marlboro': The veteran jihadist behind the attack in Algeria
    January 17th, 2013 - The terrorist attack on a natural gas installation at In Amenas in eastern Algeria may be an isolated act of revenge for the French intervention in Mali - or an ominous portent of things to come in North Africa, where Islamist militancy is gaining traction fast.
    See also:

    Clinton orders review of American interests in Algeria and region
    January 17th, 2013 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked her staff to review security for American diplomats, businesses and citizens in the entire Maghreb and North Africa region, in response to the hostage-taking in Algeria, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday.
     
  7. Luddly Neddite
    Offline

    Luddly Neddite Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2011
    Messages:
    53,216
    Thanks Received:
    8,455
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +20,829
    rw scum. British Petroleum screws up and you blame the president?

    WTF is WRONG with you assholes?
     
  8. Quantum Windbag
    Offline

    Quantum Windbag Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    58,308
    Thanks Received:
    5,014
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +5,221
    British Petroleum does not exist anymore.
     

Share This Page