Saturday, January 19, 2013

Making the GWOT* look good

Good quote in this AP article on the Algeria gas plant siege --

An international outcry mounted over the Algerians' handling of the crisis. Experts noted that this is how they have always dealt with terrorists. "It's the Russian training for dealing with terrorism," said Matieu Guidere, a longtime expert on al-Qaida and Algeria. "The message is: We will terrorize the terrorists. ... This is clear. The life of hostages is nothing in the balance."

Same approach as Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

*Global War on Terror.