The White House finally took some time out from all the partying to figure out how many of its citizens were killed by Muslims in Algeria. But they won’t do anything about it. They’ll keep taxing us and sending our money to one side and our sons and daughters to die on the other side.
Three Americans were among 38 workers killed in the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which Islamic terrorists used hostages as human shields after their attempted mass kidnapping for ransom went awry, U.S. and Algerian officials said Monday.
The State Department on Monday said Americans Victor Lynn Lovelady, Gordon Lee Rowan and Frederick Buttaccio died in the four-day standoff between a Muslim jihadist group and the Algerian military.
“As the president said, the blame for this tragedy rests with the terrorists who carried it out, and the United States condemns their actions in the strongest possible terms,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Nuland said seven U.S. citizens survived the attack. Buttaccio and Lovelady were identified as Houston residents, according to the Associated Press. A hometown for Rowan was not released.
A Colorado man survived the hostage crisis by hiding from the terrorists for 2 ½ days before escaping to a nearby Algerian military base.
Earlier Monday, Algeria’s prime minister said the terror attack was orchestrated by a Canadian citizen and the attackers wore Algerian military uniforms and had cohorts working inside the plant.
The names and faces of the all American victims and hostages are extremely hard to find. Why? Why hasn’t this been the headline story for days now?