Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2013

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2013Tonight’s news feed is unusually fat, due to the inclusion of last night’s items, which were never used because of the Blogger outage.

Yesterday a group of Al Qaeda terrorists assaulted a natural gas plant in Algeria and killed two foreigners while taking 41 other hostage. Today Algerian special forces staged a helicopter raid on the plant, killing a number of the hostages — between six and 34, depending on whose figures you believe — in the process of taking out the terrorists. Among the foreign hostages were American, British, French, and Japanese nationals.

In other news, Germany has begun repatriating its foreign gold reserves, which are stored in vaults in Paris, London, and the United States.

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Anonymous said...

BBC 17/01/2013 This Week.

Andrew Neil and Michael Portillo are joined by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and Alastair Campbell.

Interesting conversation - acknowledging the geopolitical threat to the West.

Note the aggressor is not named other than by geographical location (e.g.) North Africa, Afghanistan and surprisingly the inclusion of Turkey.

Amazingly they manage to avoid the JIM words - Jihad, Islam and Muslim.

Jolie Rouge