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1. In Algeria there is evidence that the 'terrorists' work for the security services.
These security services may be Algerian and / or French and / or American.
2. But the mainstream media wants us to think of al Qaeda.
Message from the CIA's Department of Disinformation? "Has bin Laden chosen Algeria as his launching pad to attack Europe?" - Algeria: al-Qaeda Connection/Huffington Post
"Algeria's present al-Qaida offshoot is known as Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa. It grew out of the GSPC, the last extremist group left over from the bloody civil war, which joined Osama bin Laden's network in September 2006." - Al-Qaida claims responsibility for Algeria attacks
3. There is evidence from the past that the 'terrorists' worked for the French and Algerian security services.
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 and certainly under Zitouni's bloody leadership – a dummy, or 'screen' organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence.' - http://www.listener.co.nz/default,1457.sm
4. Reportedly, the Algerian military, disguised as terrorists, were barbaric.
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...." - Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.
5. Some observers think the Algerian government, or a faction within the government, is to blame for the terror.
"Algerian officials defect and blame Algerian intelligence for sponsoring all the attacks." - How Algeria created their "aL Qaeda" cell
Some observers think that within the military there is a pro-Russian faction and a pro-American/French faction.
The most likely explanation for recent events is that the bombs are meant to strengthen the pro-American/French faction.
6. How strong is the American interest 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. - Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.