Terrorist Hostage Situation? Neca Eos Omnes!
Bill Quick

News from The Associated Press

AIN AMENAS, Algeria (AP) — In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 19 hostages and 29 militants dead. Dozens of foreign workers remain unaccounted for, leading to fears the death toll could rise.

With few details emerging from the remote site in eastern Algeria, it was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final operation.

The siege at Ain Amenas transfixed the world after radical Islamists linked to al-Qaida stormed the complex, which contained hundreds of plant workers from all over the world, and then held them hostage surrounded by the Algerian military and its attack helicopters for four tense days that were punctuated with gunbattles and dramatic tales of escape.

Algeria’s response to the crisis was typical of the country’s history in confronting terrorists, favoring military action over negotiation, which caused an international outcry from countries worried about their citizens. Algerian military forces twice assaulted the two areas where the hostages were being held with minimal apparent mediation – first on Thursday and then on Saturday.

Frankly, this is the way to deal with terrorist hostage takers. Just kill them all. I realize it’s tough on the families of the hostages, but in the larger scheme of things, “negotiations” encourage more hostage taking.

Feminized goo-goo bleeding hearts, whining about how “if it saves one life” simply aren’t smart enough to understand that it may save one life at the expense of dozens down the road a piece.

And I can tell you that Barack Obama is breathing a huge sigh of relief in the White House today that he won’t be faced with an Ayatollah Kohmeini-style hostage standoff for the first years of his administration, ala Jimmy Carter.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

Terrorist Hostage Situation? Neca Eos Omnes! — 4 Comments

  1. That situation IS coming.

    At some point, for some reason, the Blind Sheik will be traded for “something”. The people who okay the trade will “unexpectedly” be totally blind-sided by the utter lack of gratitude and reciprocity for the trade.

  2. “Neca ecos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.”

    Or paraphrased for those of us that didn’t have Latin and aren’t quite old enough to have been in the Crusades.

    “Kill’em all, and let God sort’em out”

    Several groups including the Federales used this as an unofficial motto.
    Fortunately for the Israelis they didn’t participate in the Crusades or have Abbot Almeric.
    Now I’ve finally looked up the origin of the term instead of the meaning. Nice bit of bloody history. (note to Hollywood, it’s history, it’s violent, and it factually shows Christians in a bad light.)
    Good advice on how to handle Gaza and “Palestine” too.

    • I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for Hollywood to jump on the story. People might look up what the early Christians believed. They’d find that life wasn’t considered sacred, only the immortal soul was, and death was merely release from a temporary container. It would be hard to hang a humanist slant on that.

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