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2013-01-18 Africa Horn
Somalia's Shebab Say they Executed French Hostage
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [314 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Shabaab 

#1 Dennis Allex was a brave man. Condolences to his family, and especially his colleague Marc Aubriere who escaped Mogadishu in 2009. Mr Aubriere must be feeling depressed right now.

These actions by Al Shebaab are going to further polarize the secret war that is happening across the deserts of N. Africa. French forces in Mali (and elsewhere) will not forget what happened to Mr. Allex. Conflict will be harder out there, and prisoners will get little mercy.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-18 12:42||   2013-01-18 12:42|| Front Page Top

#2 When acts like this happen, it should be clearly and publicly stated that all future hostages will be considered already dead and no restraint will be placed upon retaliatory actions.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-18 14:13||   2013-01-18 14:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Geneva Convention was sort of ignored for a time after Malmedy. Just say'n.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-18 14:17||   2013-01-18 14:17|| Front Page Top

#4 It was ignored in the Pacific long before the Battle of the Bulge.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-18 16:19||   2013-01-18 16:19|| Front Page Top

#5 The GC only applies when both sides abide by it.

I've never heard of Al-Qaeda abiding by any of it.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-18 17:50||   2013-01-18 17:50|| Front Page Top

#6 AQ interogated Dennis Allex for 3-1/2 years. It's a pretty good bet they used mistreatment and torture. They extracted all of the operational intelligence plans and methods used by the French DGSE. They are not playing nice.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-18 18:19||   2013-01-18 18:19|| Front Page Top

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