The Algerians took the Russian approach to dealing with Al Qaeda.
The thing that gets me is that our troops have been holed up in Afghanistan for over a decade and often we've had multiple deaths of our soldiers. Northern Ireland is kicking off again.
I'm not saying that the situation in Algeria isn't serious but so too are the situations above.
With exquisite timing something comes up that stops David Cameron giving his long awaited speech on the EU.
I'm not saying that there's a conspiracy here - nothing of the sort.
What I am saying is that the vitally important issue of further EU integration has been kicked into the long grass, yet again.
Whatever the excuse it didn't need to be much - but it did need to be different to crisis that have gone before without disrupting schedules otherwise it would have aroused suspicion.
Vote UKIP in the European elections and 2015. Let Labour finish Britain off. If we can't have our country we should be buggered if anyone else is going to have it.