re: Details of Hostage Rescue-Should Algeria have moved so Fast? (Posted on 1/19/13 at 12:11 pm to Zach)
quote: It's the same old problem. If you negotiate you get more hostage taking.
And when you travel from your native country to other countries you have to understand their laws and policies. If you were taken hostage in Israel by Muslims would you expect bullets to be flying at any second? I would.
Horrible that these guys have died. Hopefully BP and other companies examine their security measures in some regions. The costs of doing business in these areas is high.
Navytiger74 LSU Fan Washington, DC Member since Oct 2009 13927 posts
re: Details of Hostage Rescue-Should Algeria have moved so Fast? (Posted on 1/19/13 at 12:15 pm to wolfgang)
quote: Obama's backing of the Arab spring is a great tragedy that will harm the people of the middle east as well as our security
What just happened in Algeria has little to do with the Arab Spring. We're supportive of the government in power and I've personally attended engagements with their military. The Arab spring is a warm pile of dog shit, but terrorist/islamist activity does pre-date it.
re: Details of Hostage Rescue-Should Algeria have moved so Fast? (Posted on 1/19/13 at 1:40 pm to Navytiger74)
Arab Spring, Hmm, I see the transitioning of governments in the Mideast as the messy and painful process of people wanting freedom. It might not go the way "you" want but it's happening because people want "more" freedom. The Shah of Iran(U.S. backed) brought the first step of freedom even though he was a dictator and look what happened. You had a major clash between the cultures of the West and Middle East Religion that still goes on today. It's their country and culture, only they can work it out. Had it not been for oil they would all still be riding camels and we would care less about them.