Do you think the Algerians handled their hostage situation well?
I am wondering if terrorists, knowing the Algerians don’t negotiate, will now just engage in suicide missions where they will try to kill as many people as possible at as many different sites as possible before melting back into the wild.
What do you think of the Algerian approach to hostage situations? Could more people’s lives have been saved? Think about this short term and long term. Perhaps they were sacrificing lives short term in hopes of preventing more hostage situations long term? Or maybe their approach will encourage more deaths long term because of what I said above.
Should the Algerians have told foreign governments what they planned to do? If they told foreign governments, should they have changed their plans in response to objections, if any?
What would be an appropriate response for businesses who want to do business in Algeria? Should they pull out? Develop their own private security? Does this raise the cost of doing business in Algeria?