Part of the reason for writing this blog is to marvel at human stupidity. Here we’ve been sucking up to these terrorists since god knows when, and we only seem to embolden them.
As the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant continued Friday, a regional news agency reported that militants want a prisoner swap of two US hostages in exchange for the release of terror figures jailed in the US.
Algerian special forces continue to surround a remote Saharan gas plant seized by Islamist militants on Wednesday following a day-long military mission on Thursday
Quoting an Algerian security source, state news agency says 650 hostages – including 573 Algerians – were freed. More than half of the 132 foreigners are free and about 60 foreign nationals unaccounted for.
Mauritanian ANI news agency says militants are demanding the release of “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rehman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, and Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist serving sentence for attempted murder. Both are in US prisons.
So, to refresh your memory, the Blind Sheik was responsible for the first World Trade Center Attack, Bill Clinton era, circa 1996. Only six people died. The Blind Sheik is serving a sentence of life without parole.
Wanna bet that Obama trades him??? Eh? Any takers?