Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2013

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2013Many more foreign hostages than originally reported were taken by the Al Qaeda terrorists at the Amenas gas plant in Algeria. The Algerian government says that 100 out of 132 were freed, and some sources say that 30 or more hostages were killed. The British government offered the Algerians manpower, equipment, and expert assistance to expedite the resolution of the crisis, but was refused. American, British, and French nationals are thought to be among the dead.

In other news, the latest figures from Angola indicate that at least 250,000 Chinese nationals have migrated to the country. The Angolan government says that work permits were issued for the Chinese to assist with development projects.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/18/2013

  1. I am informed that Britain receives 70% of its natural gas from this plant. I am wondering whether France also receives natural gas from there. Perhaps somebody has the answer. When Margaret Thatcher defeated the British miners who had brought down the odious Edward Heath – probably a Bilderberger pawn who signed us into the EEC knowing it would lead to today’s totalitarian Marxist EU and sacked Enoch Powell who could have stopped mass immigration and the end of England and the English – she ensured that we would end up being dependent on foreign natural gas. This was always a risk as the current situation has shown. But now we don’t even own our energy companies; they have all been privatised and sold off to foreigners who can screw us for every penny.

    However, it was assumed that the terrorisist attack inspired by events in Mali would happen in France. Now we are seeing something even more frightening. Al Qaeda could have if they had succeeded crippled both Britain and France by denying them their gas supplies. Don’t you just love today’s interconnected globalized world? We should have stuck to making gas from the tons and tons of coal which lie beneath this island and which, thanks to Mrs T and probably at the behest of the Bilderbergers, are now locked away for ever.

  2. I saw a mention elsewhere about an incident in Bulgaria that sounds Islam-related:

    “…the bbc report that an armed man got on stage and tried to fire a gun at Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party. Thankfully the gun misfired and the attacker was taken down by security chiefs.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21103987

  3. There are reports of some of the local workers telling the attackers that they were Algerian Muslims, so please leave them be, which the attackers did.

    Now why would being a “moderate” Muslim get you off the hook, & convince an “extremist” not to shoot you, I wonder?

    I’d like to see David Cameron answer that question!

  4. Thanks to all for the very hard work in transferring to another address.

    Slight oops, the link to the full news post still points to blogspot.com; even worse, none of the guesses that I’ve made work.

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