sundance @ The Last Refuge:
There is an interesting compilation of stories from some of the non-U.S. hostages who survived the Algeria terror attack.
JAPAN: One Japanese worker at the plant remains unaccounted for, according to employer JGC.
NORWAY: Five Norwegian employees of Statoil are still missing, the energy company said.
BRITAIN: Two other Britons still missing and feared dead, the UK government said.
UNITED STATES: 3 Americans dead the US has confirmed. A US official said seven American hostages escaped.
MALAYSIA: Two Malaysians are missing, the government says.
PHILIPPINES: Four Filipinos are missing.
Ask yourself this question as you read: “where is the U.S. Press in similar coverage of our guys”? Are they so
interestedinvested in covering for the failed foreign policy of the Obama administration they cannot bring themselves to report on the most horrific of all terror attacks in recent history?
Scottish hostage Kenneth Whiteside was ‘lined up’ and shot dead in the Algerian gas plant, his brother has said.
Bob Whiteside toldSTV that militants ‘lined up four hostages, including his brother’ and executed them.
‘He was executed as the Algerian army went in the first time. They just lined up four and shot them,’ he said. [...]
A Gulf war veteran who was the first Briton to be killed in the Algerian BP gas plant siege ‘went down fighting’ to protect colleagues after Al Qaeda kidnappers ambushed the bus he was travelling on.
Former Foreign Legion soldier and security chief at the In Amenas plant, Paul Morgan, 46, was the first Briton to be officially identified yesterday and was last night described as a ‘true gentleman who died doing the job he loved’ by his family.