January 18th, 2013
07:34 PM ET

U.S. officials concerned over hostages

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. remains "deeply concerned" about the hostages still in danger at a gas field in Algeria. And she's already expressed her condolences to the families of those who have died.

But how many are dead and how many survived still isn't known, CNN’s Jill Dougherty reports.

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  4. Dallas

    They were concerned only enough to send a drone to watch three more Americans die in the hands of terrorists. What's Pennetta and Hillary's excuse this time. They had a few days notice. If your an American Overseas you need to get a Automatic weapon with armor piercing bullets, a few grenade launchers, a mortor or two, some Claymore mines, trip flares and ground censors , Napalm , Agent Orange and dig some pungy pits and a fox hole for your protection . All because Uncle Sam aint coming. But he will be watching.

    January 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • Dallas

      And some extra large magazines for your M-4

      January 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Reply
    • Hard Drinkin' Lincoln

      Boo-f_____g-hoo! Shouldn't have been ther in the first place.

      January 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  5. SADIA QUERESHI

    salwaar with tampon alert AKA PORKISTANI

    January 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  6. NO RATS IN ANYBODY'S NEIGHBORHOOD PLEASE

    RATS ARE TERRORISTS, DRONE THEM EVERYWHERE.

    January 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Casey

      Don't they worship "Rats" in India? So dont say that otherwise you will get blacklisted on CNN forums.

      January 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  7. Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

    We remain extremely appalled and highly concerned about the continued medieval cultural and barbaric social practices prevalent in the name of Hinduism in India. Much to our chagrin, the human rights organizations are either turning a blind eye towards these injustices or are being paid off to look the other way. We are particularly aware of the victims of such practices, namely, young children and women especially those women who are pregnant and are bearing a female embryo. They are being mistreated or simply sacrificed in the name of their deities. To the civilized world such atrocious behavior is repulsive and is condemned in the strongest words. We urge the Indian Hindus to immediately cease and desist from such unacceptable norms. To them we say the world is watching and will see to it that justice prevails.

    January 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  8. Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

    Renowned Muslim activists and generalists in more moderate muslim countries like Turkey have decried the silence of the corrupt muslim governments over the continued “brutal murders of innocent peoples by their tyrants like 100 Shia were cold bloodily murdered in Pakistan by Sunni terrorists” and said all minorities should be given the right to self-determination.

    “Pakistan, Yemen, Benghazi, Somalia, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and almost all muslim countries are poverty ridden, uneducated, and bloody occupied by al Qaeda fighters, or some other types of muslim terrorist groups.

    Under the military rules in these countries, freedom of speech is non-existent and human rights abuses are wide spread by mullahs. A survey said 5 out of 10 grown up muslim man has never heard words like "Job", 'Education", "Election" or "Democracy".

    Lives of muslims in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Benghazi, Algeria, Syria are made miserable by gun-totting army personnel or Jihadist terrorist groups, who routinely harassed, extorted money, committed raps, or terrorized people with impunity, adding that disappearances are almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves of minorities have been discovered in these muslim counties and the conscience of the world remains un-stirred................

    Tourism in Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Nigeria have virtually dropped to zero, while terrorism, unemployment, religious teaching have gone through the roof. More and more young muslims are joining terrorist groups to support their families. These young muslims are more vulnerable to be exploited by mullahs also known as terrorist recruiters. All mosques are becoming terrorist recruiting centers too in countries like Pakistan, Yemen, Benghazi.

    The apathy towards minorities of muslim countries like Pakistan, Somalia, Benghazi, Yemen, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, especially in the western world, is because of their pursuit of oil interest in the Middle East, where these USA, EU countries are more eager to “secure their oil supply with crook Arabs of Saudi Arabia, UAE than human rights in poor muslim countries"............

    January 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Reply
    • Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

      Now, you may not believe so but i am really a hindu and ashamed to be of India origin.

      January 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  9. kuthmjutgluh

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    January 20, 2013 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • israel rules you dummy

      Phony piece of information . . . .just so you know we don't care about you stupid people . . . this is a smoke screen to make what we are doing in Mali to sound serious . . . . Think about it: Do we, the government, care if you are fed? Do we care if you have a job? Do we care if you have to pay $4.50 for a gallon of gas?

      What makes you think we care about you dumber than dumb Americans who would be held by some towel head???

      I love it when we confuse people and I love it more when we can wage war against the towel heads to steal their resources and kill their women and children.

      Remember, globalism and zine-0-ism is the same thing.

      We are the masters of de-stabilizing the world because we are on a mission of world domination.

      January 20, 2013 at 8:39 am | Reply
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    January 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  11. Reposted With Intent To Educate

    I pose this question to the folks on this forum. Is gang r-aping terrorism or worse? From my moral perch, gang r-aping is the worst form of terrorism for which there should be zero tolerance. Based on this logic and the statistics coming out of CNN today, one can conclude that India is a nation of terrorists. 20% of women in India or 140 million have either been r-aped or groped. This is about half the population of USA !!! Also, 60% of men in India or 420 million believe that domestic violence/wife beating is acceptable. This is more than the population of USA !!!!! They make Al Qaeda and Talibans look like choir boys!! No wonder there is so much violence in the region !!!! We as a civilized society need to take immediate action to safeguard the region and the menace emanating from India. India is dragging the region down. Furthermore, these wife beating/domestic violence oriented Indian men are spread throughout the world and pose a danger to these societies in USA, EU and elsewhere. They are potential sleeper cells of violence, if you will, similar to Al Qaeda.

    January 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
    • sawolf

      You are sure full of it, suggest you want to go after India, go ahead, when they shoot your insane behind,Good riddance.

      January 20, 2013 at 6:43 am | Reply
      • Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

        Are you condoning the r-apist culture of India hindus? Pls clarify.

        January 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
  12. Reposted With Intent To Educate

    We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.

    I continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that "less is more" in a political context as applied to India. Although Mies Van Der Rohe adopted this in an architectural context, its economic and political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and with an economic background find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern. Again, we saw how a few teenage talibans were able to invade it with a few BB guns. And that says a lot... in a negative way not only for a large unmanageable country like India but also for USA which is trying to prop it up against China. Besides, Americans cannot afford to look like losers in the midst of a terror war which has lasted for over ten years now.

    January 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Reply
    • Dil Dil Pakistan turam turam turam tooo tooo tooo

      salam aleikum Muhammed Shaheeb, wah what a supurb anti-Indian post man !!! like sixer of Imran Khan in Sah Jahan world cup match Sir !! Sir you should write the same thing about Pakistani crooks too Sir, we have more problems here in Pakistan than India Sir !!! f king bankrupt Bangladesh has more credibility than Pakistan Sir !! I hope your next post is on Pakistani tyrants and terrorists Sir !!

      January 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Reply
      • Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

        We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.

        January 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  13. empresstrudy

    Concerned as in someone will ask them something about it? I bet. Time to wheel out some movie making crank, see if that flies.

    January 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  14. desert voice

    In these situations, in the times we live more fast and dangerous than ever, the UN must issue a resolution demanding that Algeria let international rescue teams to help rescue the hostages! I believe that we cannot do business as in the past, when sovereignty always won. The hostages are foreign citizens, and the UN must let them participate!

    January 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  15. George Patton

    If those right-wing fanatics like Obama and Hilary Clinton are so concerned with these hostages then why don't they negotiate for their release instead of spewing this right-drivel saying that "you can't deal with terrorists"? Those people in Washington will do only what's politically correct instead of what's right! Now I suppose that Phunnie boy's going to vomit his right-wing, Tea Party mumbo-jumbo under my name again!

    January 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Phunnie boy, you nitwit of Grand Ole Party, why are you trying to make me look red neck? Obama and company are the way to fight Islamist around the world......don't worry what they say, Obama Hillary are smart, they would say one thing and do other like talk to 'em first and drone 'em later. Jesus Christ are you anti American Islamic propaganda machine or what you phunnie boy?

      January 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Reply
      • A 5th Marine

        Hey you above, how dare you tear down the name of George Patton by vomiting your Tea Party ignorance under it!!! You know that neither Hilary Clinton nor Barack Obama could care less about those hostages over there! Where is your shame, Phunnie boy?

        January 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm |
      • A 5th Marine

        Excuse the misprint above, folks. I meant couldn't, not could.

        January 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
      • George Patton

        I like your new "Marine" screen name phunnnie boy, let's keep it that way, I am hopping to see couple of actual drones and pictures of ALL the terrorists he killed under his drone program in his presidential library.

        January 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm |
  16. Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslims Bloggers

    Renowned Muslim activists and generalists have decried the silence of the muslim governments over the continued “brutal murders of innocent peoples by their tyrants” and said all minorities should be given the right to self-determination.

    “Pakistan, Yemen, Benghazi, Somalia, Algeria and almost all muslim countries are poverty ridden and bloody occupied by al Qaeda fighters, or some other muslim terrorist groups.

    Under the military rules in this countries, freedom of speech is non-existent and human rights abuses are wide spread. A survey said 5 out of 10 muslim has never heard words like 'Education", "Election" or "Democracy".

    Lives of muslims in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen were made miserable by gun-totting army personnel or terrorist groups, who routinely harassed, extorted money, or terrorized people with impunity, adding that disappearances were almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves of minorities have been discovered in these muslim counties and the conscience of the world remains un-stirred................

    The apathy towards minorities of Pakistan, Somalia, Benghazi, Yemen, Algeria, especially in the western world, Mr Khan said, was because of their pursuit of oil interest in the Middle East, where these countries are more eager to “secure their oil supply than human rights in muslim countries"............

    January 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslim Bloggers

      We now need to refocus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.

      January 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  17. U.S.M.C. 1371

    They should be conserned considering those in charge over there decided to open up with a machine gun from a helicopter into a highly explosive gas plant. Don't send boys to do a man's job. Let the seals do their job so the most people possible can go home safe.

    January 19, 2013 at 1:36 am | Reply
    • Bibi BaBum Bum Mossad Master

      I love dopey comments . . . "send in the seal" LOL . . . boy this is good. . . . another dopey comment by a dopey dork.

      I sure love dumb goyim.

      Yeah, if you don't know what a goyim is . . . just google it.

      Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      January 19, 2013 at 6:39 am | Reply
      • John Galt

        And boy do I love comments from leftist trolls masquerading as something they are definitely not.

        January 19, 2013 at 10:29 am |
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        Ask Osama bin Ladin about what they can do...........Oh that's right they already took care of him.

        January 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm |
      • Hard Drinkin' Lincoln

        Kidney failure took out Osama. About 10 years ago. Marfan's syndrome as well.

        January 20, 2013 at 12:01 am |
    • NNN

      Looks like the most people possible are going home safe already, and no thanks to the advice from know-nothings like you.

      January 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Reply
      • U.S.M.C. 1371

        Most???? that's ok with you?

        January 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm |
  18. Bibi the man

    lol this is getting good . . . cnn . . . keep up the con job . . . boy . . . .some people's children are so dumb. But not israeli kids. . . we're too smart for cons – we're the pros when it comes to conning dummies.

    Just serve up some confusion and these dumb americans will suck authority.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Reply

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