Since it is doubtful he wll do it on his own this is 4 James
by Ziks511 - 1/24/13 6:01 AM
The modern period in Algeria from Wikipedia Algeria.
"In December 1991 the Front Islamique du Salut, a broad coalition of Islamist groups, dominated the first of two rounds of legislative elections. Fearing the election of an Islamist Government, the authorities intervened on 11 January 1992, cancelling the elections. Bendjedid resigned and a High Council of State was installed to act as Presidency. The FIS was subsequently banned, triggering a vicious civil insurgency between its armed wing, the Armed Islamic Group, and the armed forces in which over 100,000 are thought to have died. The Armed Islamic Group declared a ceasefire in October 1997.[not a surrender please note}
"Algeria held elections in 1999, which were won by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bouteflika focused on restoring stability to the country following his election and announced a 'Civil Concord' initiative, approved in a referendum, under which many political prisoners were pardoned, and several thousand members of armed groups were granted exemption from prosecution under a limited amnesty which was in force up to 13 January 2000. The AIS disbanded and levels of insurgent violence fell rapidly. The Groupe Salafiste pour la Predication et le Combat (GSPC), a splinter group of the Group Islamic Armee, continued a terrorist campaign against the Government.
"Bouteflika was re-elected in the April 2004 presidential election after campaigning on a programme of national reconciliation. The programme comprised economic, institutional, political and social reform to modernise the country, raise living standards and tackle the causes of alienation. It also included a second amnesty initiative, the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation, which was approved in a referendum in September 2005 and offered an amnesty to most guerrillas and Government security forces.
"In November 2008, the Algerian Constitution was amended following a vote in Parliament, removing the two-term limit on Presidential incumbents. This change enabled Bouteflika to stand for re-election in the 2009 presidential elections and he was subsequently re-elected in April 2009. During his election campaign and following his re-election, Bouteflika promised to extend the programme of national reconciliation and a $150-billion spending programme to create three million new jobs, the construction of one million new housing units and to continue public sector and infrastructure modernisation programmes.
"A continuing series of protests throughout the country started on 28 December 2010, inspired by similar protests across the Middle East and North Africa. On 24 February 2011, Algeria's 19-year-old state of emergency was lifted. Several pieces of legislation were enacted dealing with political parties, the electoral code and the representation of women in elected bodies. In April 2011, Bouteflika promised further constitutional and political reform."
The 19year old state of emergency means it was introduced in 1991.
So can we all agree that Algeia has been under Islamist assault since at least 1991? and that Libya, and can we agree that Barack Obama was not involved in any of it.