Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Terror in Algeria by the security services
There have been bombings in Algeria. Seven bombs went off almost simultaneously on 13 February 2007, killing six people east of the capital Algiers. These bombings are being blamed on al Qaeda. Qaeda unit claims Algeria blasts
In Algeria, it seems that the 'Moslem terrorists' are actually working for the security services (military intelligence).
In 1991, the parliamentary election in Algeria was about to be won by the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS).
This was largely a protest vote against an 'unpopular, corrupt and dictatorial' government.
The Algerian military, supported by the French government, cancelled the 1991 election and took power.
There followed a series of terror events in Algeria and in France. This terror was blamed on the Algerian Armed Islamic Group - the GIA.
It is now believed that many of the terrorist atrocities in Algeria were the work of army undercover units.
The New Zealand Listener reported on the links between the 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..., a dummy, or 'screen' organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence." http://www.listener.co.nz/default,1457.sm
What is the role of the USA in Algeria?
The United States is building 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. http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:AfnRtvQ9VwwJ:www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp%3Fedition_id%3D10%26categ_id%3D2%26article_id%3D5402+algeria+military+terror&hl=en
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...."
Robert Fisk in The Independent, January 1998, wrote about killings in certain villages in Algeria. Many of the dead were women and children; some were burned alive; some were decapitated or disembowelled. The villagers at Ouled Sahnine, Kherarba, El Abadel and Ouled Tayeb were Islamists and had voted in the 1991 elections for the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) . The killers used knives, wire and portable guillotines to butcher civilians. Whole families were herded into 'killing rooms' to have their throats cut, with shovels as well as knives. .
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