Commander in Chief Obama wants “fuller understanding” about the Americans in the Algerian massacre.

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Obama seeks “fuller understanding” of what happened in Algeria siege

WASHINGTON | Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:36pm EST(Reuters) – President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a “fuller understanding” from Algerian authorities of what took place there.”The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families of all those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Algeria,”Obama said in his first comments on the hostage crisis.

Obama’s written statement was issued by the White House after the Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamist militants in which 23 hostages were killed, many of them believed to be foreigners.

The statement made no mention of Americans who were caught up in the hostage crisis. One American has been confirmed dead, and a source close to the crisis said two Americans were among those freed as the Algerian army closed in.

Some Western governments had expressed frustration at not being informed of the Algerian authorities’ plans to storm the remote complex, but U.S. officials had remained cautious in their comments as the situation unfolded.

“The blame for this tragedy rests with the terrorists who carried it out,” Obama said. “We have been in constant contact with Algerian officials and stand ready to provide whatever assistance they need in the aftermath of this attack.”

“We also will continue to work closely with all of our partners to combat the scourge of terrorism in the region,” he added.

“This attack is another reminder of the threat posed by al Qaeda and other violent extremist groups in North Africa,” Obama said. “In the coming days, we will remain in close touch with the government of Algeria to gain a fuller understanding of what took place so that we can work together to prevent tragedies like this in the future.”

Obama, who takes the official oath of office on Sunday for a second term at the White House and will then be sworn in again publicly on Monday, juggled inauguration preparations and briefings from his national security aides on the hostage situation in Algeria.

In tonight’s debate, Romney is once again walking into a trap. It will hinge on one word.

It surprised me to learn that many experts that I trust believe that the winner of tonight’s debate will win the election.   It has been a long time since debates have had that kind of clout.   They tell me that it is because of the trouncing that Romney gave Obama in Denver that tonight has become so critical to the election.

Once again I tossed and turned last night and in my time of prayer I became painfully aware that another trap is being set.  Since this is Obama’s last chance, HE WILL APPROACH IT LIKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL.

Tonight watch closely.  It will happen fast but it will be obvious. Once again there will be a trick.  Unless we pray fervently, you will see the debate become a staged gotcha moment for Mitt Romney.  I can even tell you that I believe there will be a single word that will be the weapon.    The word will be, “WAR.”   

Both the moderator and the President will frame Romney as a President that will take us to war.  Obama thinks that he can win by appealing to a nation that is sick of war. He thinks that all he has to do is get the word in as many questions as possible.   Obama will return to the “W” word again and again.  Just watch and see.

If Romney takes the bait by saying that he would arm Syrian freedom fighters and cannot then defend his position effectively it will spring the trap.  He must demonstrate that he understands the world is a complex, unpredictable, subtle and rapidly changing place. He must show that he can lead with strength and restraint.

For Obama’s part, look to see him suddenly appear as a voice of reason to a war weary nation.   His theme will be that we “simply cannot allow a new voice to come into the White House in this explosive atmosphere in the Middle East.”

To the untrained eye tonight may look like a fair and balanced debate.   Only a naïve child would think that the Obama machine that stretches from Hollywood to the Muslim brotherhood will go down easily.   They will employ every last shred of influence that they have from the media and everywhere else to save this presidency.

However, prayer worked in the first debate and prayer will make the difference tonight.  Join me and let me know you are joining me for God’s will to be done tonight!