They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Six Algerian Islamists killed

Algerian soldiers have shot and killed six armed Islamists near Algiers,while two guards died in homemade bomb blasts at a gas pipeline southeast of the capital, security sources and media reported Sunday.

... Since Islamist groups took up arms in 1992 in Algeria the pipeline has been the target of at least eight sabotage attempts, according to local newspapers. Link

db: "Since Islamist groups took up arms in 1992 ..." The author doesn't point out that a year earlier the Islamists won an election which was then cancelled - much like the Hamas experience:

Wikipedia: In December 1991, the Islamic Salvation Front won the first round of the country's first multi-party elections. Following pressure from western governemnts, the military then intervened and cancelled the second round, forced then-president Bendjedid to resign, and banned the Islamic Salvation Front. It then became a question of "the ballot or the bullet" and the ensuing conflict engulfed Algeria in the violent Algerian Civil War.