The Brits were being held by the CIA's Al Qaeda terrorists.
"They said at least 11 Islamist militants, including Tahar Ben Cheneb, a prominent commander in the region, were among the dead, along with three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen."
"In other words, Mokhtar Belmokhtar was recruited by the CIA."
AFRICOM Eyes the Islamic Maghreb
The Algerian daily Al-Khabar asserted that young children have been kidnapped from Algerian cities, transported to Morocco, and then sold to Israelis and American Jews who have then harvested their organs for sale on the black market.
On 29 August 2011, therearenosunglasses. reported that:
'Al-CIAda' is wasting no time - It is expanding the Imperial War into Algeria
Col Gaddafi's wife and three children 'fled to Algeria', so Algeria must be a bad country, according to the propaganda.
And al Qaeda is at work in Algeria; al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the 26 Agust 2011 Algeria attack
"Al Qaeda’s North Africa wing ... claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a military academy in Algeria, accusing it of supporting the regime of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi."
Civilians were killed in the attack.
According to the Mossad-CIA-al Qaeda:
"On the night of the 27th of this holy month, and while the Muslim Libyan people were completing their victory over the dictator Gaddafi … the mujahideen in Algeria pursued their blessed attacks against the Algerian criminal regime, an ally to Gaddafi."
Algeria denied backing Gaddafi.
http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com also reported on The dangers lurking in the Arab spring
According to therearenosunglasses:
Disaster has come to Libya, Syria, Iraq....
The USA wants oil, military bases and a chance to frustrate China...
Algiers Casbah posted to Flickr as joyful street by jam-L
The following is taken from an article entitled: The Ugly Truth about Algeria
(The article is by John R. Schindler, professor of national-security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a former counterintelligence officer with the National Security Agency.)
In Algeria, the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) was the creation of the spooks.
(Compare with the UK security services 'running the IRA', and the CIA 'running Al Qaeda'. Reportedly, French intelligence also helped run the terrorist GIA - Aangirfan)
The GIA conducted brutal attacks not just in Algeria but in Europe as well, including a wave of bombings in Paris in the summer of 1995, remembered by terrorism gurus as Al Qaeda’s first attacks on the West...
In 2006, Al Qaeda brought these Algerian mujahidin into its ranks, renaming the local franchise Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)...
The Islamist GIA was the creation of the DRS, Algeria's military intelligence service...
Much of the GIA’s leadership consisted of DRS agents, who drove the group into the dead end of mass murder, a ruthless tactic that thoroughly discredited GIA Islamists among nearly all Algerians.
Most of its major operations were the handiwork of the DRS, including the 1995 wave of bombings in France.
Some of the most notorious massacres of civilians were perpetrated by military special units masquerading as mujahidin, or by GIA squads under DRS control...
The Algerian security service DRS may also control al Qaeda in Algeria...
Algeria’s neighbors... reject the idea that extremists can be combated only by... the United States...
Mali’s head of state security, who is charged with keeping Algerian mujahidin out of his country, told the press in June 2009 that “at the heart of local Al Qaeda (AQIM) is the Algerian security service, the DRS.”
Shortly thereafter, he was shot dead at home by “unknown gunmen.”
U.S. interest in the North African Sahel has only grown in recent years, roughly in tandem with the alleged rise of AQIM (the local al qaeda) in the region.
It is no coincidence that the U.S. Army is aligning a combat brigade with U.S. Africa Command and the Pentagon’s interest in the region is rising fast...
While most Algerians want an end to... the corrupt military elite that has run the country since France left in 1962, few pine for any sort of Islamist dictatorship...
The New Zealand Listener reported on the links between the French security services and the 'Islamic terrorists' in Algeria.
'In recent years, firm evidence has begun to emerge from Algerian military sources and leading academics that the dreaded GIA has been – perhaps from the outset and certainly under Zitouni's bloody leadership – a dummy, or 'screen' organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence.'
In February 2001, 'The Dirty War', by Habib Souaidia, a former Algerian army officer, was published.
It tells of the part played by the Algerian army in the killing of tens of thousands of Algerians.
Habib writes:"I have seen colleagues burn alive a 15-year-old child.
"I have seen soldiers disguising themselves as terrorists and massacring civilians.
"I have seen colonels kill mere suspects in cold blood.
"I have seen officers torture fundamentalists to death...."
The United States has built a huge military surveillance base at Tamanrasset in Algeria.
US forces are training the Algerian military.
Washington wants to provide Algiers with pilot-less drone planes.
This military base is a result of agreements signed between Washington and Algiers for oil industry development.
In addition, the United States has worked to include Algeria in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and considers this North African country one of its most important allies outside of NATO.