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The Algerian Hostage Crisis

Friday, January 18, 2013

John P. Entelis, professor of political science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University, talks about the background of the hostage situation at an Algerian gas field, and the actions of the Algerian government. Entelis is also the editor of The Journal of North African Studies.

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John P. Entelis

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Comments [8]

Jim

@Edward from Washington Heights

This is the problem with "liberal" and "progressive" thinking. The Yin to the Neocon Yang. And both parties think that undecided voters are the crazy ones...

Jan. 18 2013 01:11 PM
Janet from NYC

Thanks for this segment. Very informative. How about looking at the Quatari and Saudi funding of the insurgents in northern Mali. And also the state of the gas and oil reserves in northern Mali and the region.

Jan. 18 2013 11:11 AM
John from office

Wow, the blame America first crowd is active on this board. How about blaming a religion that has been hijacked by the most loony and crazy crowd, who have money and guns.

I know several muslims and they are great americans, but the loony fringe is scary.

Jan. 18 2013 10:58 AM
DOROTHY from Manhattan

Interesting segment -- This man surely sounds credible. He's talking about Algerian objectives and motivations, which happen to be different from the U.S. Bring him back next week.

Jan. 18 2013 10:58 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I continue to be amazed how self professed "progressive" people can side with reactionary, regressive people who stone women to death, promote their holy book as superior to civil Law, wantonly kill people who are "others", behead captives and post videos of the murder on the Internet.

Jan. 18 2013 10:58 AM
Pearse from Manhattan

Can you ask your guest about the alleged connections between the Algerian military junta and AQIM and other "terrorist" groups? There are many including professor Jeremy Keenan who have documented how AQIM is an extension of Algerian govt used to justify money from the West to fight war on terror. This was the case in Yemen with Saleh

Jan. 18 2013 10:52 AM
Laura from LES

You really need to get pother people on the radio. It is a crisis directly a result of Western Imperialist meddling all across the world and training the very people they then fight.

Jan. 18 2013 10:48 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Obamas "Mission Accomplished" is a bit premature.

Jan. 18 2013 10:46 AM

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