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Militants’ Goal in Algeria Gas Plant Siege: Giant Fireball

NYTimes.com -- The goal of the heavily armed militants who seized the desert gas plant here is becoming increasingly clear: to turn the forest of pipes and tubes into a giant bomb, and to blow up everything and anyone around. What none of them knew was exactly how, in the endless maze of metal, to do it.

Bristling with weapons, they made their demands known to the remaining employees: restart the plant, get the compressors working again and turn the power back on.

“They pushed me very hard to restart the plant,” said Lotfi Benadouda, the Algerian plant executive whom the militants singled out as the man in charge. “Their objective was to move the hostages to the plant. They wanted to get to the factory with the hostages, and explode it.”


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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:13:43 AM

and yet they all met allah as losers
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:00:28 AM

"bar1035" Sounds like a plan
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 8:07:56 AM

More completely insane people.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 8:03:29 AM

Ugly end to the ugly situation they started. Rabid dogs need to be shot.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 7:52:04 AM

Algeria goal - kill militants
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 7:49:47 AM

Time for the militants to meet their Alla!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:23:57 AM

their goal was a fireball..... send em to Alla
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:06:41 AM

Those poor workers
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:04:42 AM

Sort of like using airplanes loaded with fuel?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:57:52 AM

higher prices anyone
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:50:32 AM

That is how they think and function.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:50:02 AM

Idiots!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:49:59 AM

Just wonderful.
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Scarey
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The scarey world we live in.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:44:12 AM

Unbelievable
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Things used to just get done. The world needs to get a backbone and forget this PC stuff
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:41:57 AM

Crazy people in the Middle East.
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Mad Maxx
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:40:31 AM

we can not live with these type of people on the earth, they have to be exterminated.
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desperation
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:36:31 AM

Sounds like a Hollywood movie.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:36:02 AM

This is getting out of hand...Time to Shoot ask questions later..
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:34:03 AM

Unbelievable
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:33:48 AM

Aw yes, but if captured, they deserve all humane rights for themselves.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:33:00 AM

They must have thought it would somehow further their cause.
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Crazy world
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Interesting.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:31:59 AM

The terrorists are becoming more violent and bold. They are willing to be martyrs for radical Islamic beliefs, this will be hard to stop since children are being brainwashed by Islamic leaders and teachers in the middle east.
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Not a good idea.
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Just don't know
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Sigh...
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These people are out of their minds
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so true sparkie951!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:25:47 AM

Pretty dumb terrorist
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Idiots... But then again, what do you expect from over there.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:24:43 AM

a bunch of idiots with a sick plan
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Band of misfits with a twisted goal.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:22:10 AM

Ok
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Wonderful
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:18:23 AM

Should've got that engineering instead of terrorism degree.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:18:22 AM

Disgusting
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WOW!!!

What a bunch of nut jobs.
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disgusting!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:14:51 AM

Innocent hostages slaughtered for no reason, just people trying to do their daily jobs.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:14:42 AM

Set 'em on fire so they can see the giant fireball!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:13:26 AM

Glad the plan didnt work completly but still horrible
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:13:23 AM

Militants’ Goal in Algeria Gas Plant Siege: Giant Fireball? If it can happen there, it can happen here!
High security at all sensitive installations, production facilities, military bases and many other places that maybe affected with terroists activites or death squads. Also, protection of the general population from terrorists seeking to kill people in general at restaurants, malls or anywhere people may gather. These terrorists kept some alive to act as human shields or to find out how to blow the refinery up in a huge fire ball. It just shows you what kind of attitudes they have and the dominace they want over other peoples lives and actions.
Kill them all and let God sort them out!
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:07:14 AM

More craziness.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:07:03 AM

fireworks will also create higher prices
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