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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:15:56 AM EDT
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Islamist militants from Mali have attacked and taken control of a natural gas field partly owned by BP in southern Algeria, killing two and reportedly taking 41 people hostage, including seven Americans.

A group called the Katibat Moulathamine, or the Masked Brigade, called a Mauritanian news outlet to say one of its subsidiaries had carried out the operation on the Ain Amenas gas field, taking 41 hostages from nine or 10 different nationalities.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/16/islamist-militants-from-mali-reportedly-kidnap-8-foreigners-at-algerian-gas-1052027220/#ixzz2I9ivdSFA
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:17:26 AM EDT
you beat me to it, i was just about to post this.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:17:54 AM EDT
Ban guns in Algeria! That will solve this problem!
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:18:08 AM EDT
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:18:50 AM EDT
Ban Al-Qaeda...wait...ummm
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:19:42 AM EDT
Sounds like the French are getting ready to go in.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:19:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2013 7:26:53 AM EDT by stoner01]
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:19:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


I was thinking the same thing.

If the story is true, I'd bet a pmag that there are high speed guys en route right now.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:20:11 AM EDT
They should make taking hostages illegal. Problem solved
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:20:34 AM EDT
The POTUS better get an apology speech written quickly.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:24:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:31:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stoner01:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO


Well that's what they did when the Maersk Alabama was captured. They flew them all the way from VA to do the mission.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:32:42 AM EDT
I'm sure Obama cares more about the gun control issue than Americans being taken hostage.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:33:46 AM EDT
SEALs are probably already there...

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Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:35:04 AM EDT
Silence!

We in the Obama administration are working on something important!
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:35:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:
I'm sure Obama cares more about the gun control issue than Americans being taken hostage.


he will leave them there to rot so he can go on oprah
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:36:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
Originally Posted By stoner01:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO


Well that's what they did when the Maersk Alabama was captured. They flew them all the way from VA to do the mission.

That Somali rescue too.

Team six/devgru/whatever-they-are-called-this-week is pretty much a go anywhere operation.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:37:42 AM EDT
That's ODD. I thought Africa was a tourist destination.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:39:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
Ban guns in Algeria! That will solve this problem!


Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:40:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Yep
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:44:29 AM EDT
Energy issues, a failing economy, high unemployment, shitty relations in the middle east.

All we needed was a war involving a former French colony to cover the entire 1970s.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:46:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Yep


ST6 will get the call over Delta, they should in my book, their track record speaks for itself
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:47:52 AM EDT
Fuck...I know the place and lots of folks still working over there.The head of security in the compound is/was a badass Brit. Security was tight when I was last there because proximity to libyan border (about 25miles).
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:49:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stoner01:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO
Mission basis, not geography basis. Hostage rescue is probably gonna drop on ST6 no matter where it is if Navy assets are used.

Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:51:24 AM EDT
Sloppy. Not optimal.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:54:12 AM EDT
Hopefully nothing will happen to those hostages but it will be the new news media focus.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:40:17 AM EDT
Curious, there are a several other highly-skilled "operator" groups out there, specifically Delta, DevGru (I know they are SEALs but they are different), and even SOG/SAD...so why is it normal SEAL units seem to be the ones leading hostage missions?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:40:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
Hopefully nothing will happen to those hostages but it will be the new news media focus.


It will be handled as soon as the foreigner is done with the eo's so he can write an apology note.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:43:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:

Originally Posted By stoner01:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO
Mission basis, not geography basis. Hostage rescue is probably gonna drop on ST6 no matter where it is if Navy assets are used.



It's in the desert and it is in Africa.

We should give it to the SAS.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:48:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2013 8:51:05 AM EDT by 1srelluc]
I suspect the French will take care of it. Sucks for the hostages though. Likely few if any will survive.


In before the gas price spike.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:58:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
I suspect the French will take care of it. Sucks for the hostages though. Likely few if any will survive.


In before the gas price spike.

Nope, Algeria will never accept a single French soldier on it's soil .
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:32:29 PM EDT
Panetta: "I do know that terrorists are terrorists and terrorists take these kinds of actions," he added, "We've witnessed their behavior in a number of occasions where they have total disregard for innocent men and women. This appears to be that kind of situation."

Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:37:28 PM EDT
But they're our friends. We gave them arms and air support to take out Khaddafi. We're supporting them against Assad in Syria. Why do they want to hurt us, their friends?


Fuggitty fuggitty fug fug fug. We really know how to Phuc ourselves.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:43:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ozzie839:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Yep


ST6 will get the call over Delta, they should in my book, their track record speaks for itself


Hah.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:46:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 4v50:
But they're our friends. We gave them arms and air support to take out Khaddafi.


I think you've got it the wrong way around.

These guys were mercenaries working for Khadaffi. He gave them weapons and, when he fell, these guys returned to Mali where they started a war against the central government.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:47:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spade:
Originally Posted By Formergrunt94:

Originally Posted By stoner01:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Im not exactly sure but wouldnt africa fall under a different team?

ETA. Team 8 is an Africa specific team. So these guys may be getting the WARNO
Mission basis, not geography basis. Hostage rescue is probably gonna drop on ST6 no matter where it is if Navy assets are used.



It's in the desert and it is in Africa.

We should give it to the SAS.


I imagine their is a multi-national task force of some sort, probably lead by USSF and SAS for just such occasions.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:49:22 PM EDT
In before this is blamed on a YouTube video.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 12:49:23 PM EDT
But Obama killed Bin Laden all by himself! This is ridiculous!
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 12:44:34 AM EDT
Any News?
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 1:14:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ozzie839:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Yep


ST6 will get the call over Delta, they should in my book, their track record speaks for itself


The fact they have a PUBLIC track record is exactly why they will always play second fiddle to Army.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 1:28:18 AM EDT
Was it a youtube video that caused this too?
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 2:54:50 AM EDT
breaking news is reporting that 20 hostages just escaped their captors...
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 2:57:40 AM EDT
I know many people travel abroad for work and make great money,
but is it really worth the risk?
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:07:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tdager:
Curious, there are a several other highly-skilled "operator" groups out there, specifically Delta, DevGru (I know they are SEALs but they are different), and even SOG/SAD...so why is it normal SEAL units seem to be the ones leading hostage missions?

ST6 is what DevGru used to be called.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:09:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hrt4me:
breaking news is reporting that 20 hostages just escaped their captors...


Fox reporting Americans among those escaped.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:10:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Burnsy87:
Originally Posted By hrt4me:
breaking news is reporting that 20 hostages just escaped their captors...


Fox reporting Americans among those escaped.


Probably not a huge feat when you're dealing with a "One-Eyed Jihadi Leader"
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:10:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hrt4me:
breaking news is reporting that 20 hostages just escaped their captors...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21054521
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:11:58 AM EDT
Obummer better hurry up and apologize to the terrorists.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:13:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JoePatriot:
Originally Posted By ozzie839:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

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Yep


ST6 will get the call over Delta, they should in my book, their track record speaks for itself


The fact they have a PUBLIC track record is exactly why they will always play second fiddle to Army.

Well it was just reported that soldiers out of Bragg were flown there over night. So I would guess Delta got the call.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:15:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By JoePatriot:
Originally Posted By ozzie839:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Originally Posted By LawyerUp:
I'd bet phone calls are going out to ST6 guys.


Delta more likely, the SEALs talked too much about OBL and talked too much shit about dear leader.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Yep


ST6 will get the call over Delta, they should in my book, their track record speaks for itself


The fact they have a PUBLIC track record is exactly why they will always play second fiddle to Army.

Well it was just reported that soldiers out of Bragg were flown there over night. So I would guess Delta got the call.


That shit probably should not be reported.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 3:31:50 AM EDT
I have a bad feeling that this is gonna be a "Moscow theater hostage crisis" scenario.

Lots of hostages are going to die
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