I find this interesting. This is the follow-on to Behghazi which was supposed to be Obama's October surprise but it went awry. So now they have to repeat a similar event.
Who are they helping to get reelected now? Answer: Nobody so I guess this group didn't get the memo that Obama doesn't need anymore help stealing an election.
(FOX NEWS) The Associated Press is reporting that one American has died in the Algerian hostage standoff.
The State Department confirmed Friday there are still American hostages being held at a gas plant in Algeria – but asked about a report that the Al Qaeda-linked group wants to trade hostages for terror figures jailed in the United States, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.”
A Mauritanian news site that often reports news from North African extremists received a statement Friday about the Al Qaeda-linked group offering to trade two Americans being held for two terror figures jailed in the United States. One of the two, Omar Abdel Rahman, masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/terrorists-offer-u-s-hostages-for-blind-sheik/#f21BfPyelKEwPoSx.99
Via Rueters 2 hrs ago......
ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria (Reuters) - More than 20 foreigners were still either being held hostage or missing inside a gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants.
More than a day after the Algerian army launched an assault to seize the remote desert compound, much was still unclear about the number and fate of the victims, leaving countries with citizens in harm's way struggling to find hard information.
Reports on the number of hostages killed ranged from 12 to 30, with anywhere from dozens to scores of foreigners still unaccounted for.