June 25, 2015

Obama: U.S. party to negotiations with terrorists for American hostages

Marissa SemkiwRebel Commentator
 

It’s perhaps the most longstanding element of US counter-terrorism strategy: America does not negotiate with terrorists. At least it was, until yesterday.

Because yesterday, in an announcement from the White House, President Obama threw that tradition overboard.

Far more Europeans than Americans have been captured by groups like al-Qaeda, because these groups know that Europeans equal bags of hard cash.

Ransom payments endanger many more innocents than they save, because they threaten the security of innocents around the world. It’s not just about us. It’s about the bombs that the money is used to build.  It’s about the innocent lives that cold cash helps to end.

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commented 2015-06-26 14:54:03 -0400
This is by far Obama’s biggest blunder yet. Do Americans not see the ramifications of this. Kidnapping revenues will surpass oil revenues exponentially for ISIS. They have to fight for and incur losses for the lands that have the oilfields. Do you know what ISIS would look like with its wealth tripled. Obama has put the entire western civilization at great risk from ISIS. Even worse, how easy is it going to be for your neighbor to do a kidnapping in your neighbourhood acting as a lone wolf in the name of ISIS. SHAME SHAME SHAME
commented 2015-06-26 10:04:38 -0400
Paying ransoms will only increase hostage taking. Perhaps that is what Obama wants.
commented 2015-06-25 22:25:57 -0400
I believe this man to be a subversive Extremist Muslim who has successfully penetrated the Whitehouse as the Manchurian candidate and closer President in preparation of destroying America from limb to limb! It is foreign interests’ who have overtaken the American Government and we had better start looking around in our own back yard Canadians’ – do your homework on the Track Records pf our own politicians and people in office – I am of the opinion that all may not be well!

I am too far away from the action to be able to investigate properly!
commented 2015-06-25 21:16:00 -0400
Tourists also I might add
commented 2015-06-25 21:14:54 -0400
All great ideas fellas, but what about all the rest of the U.S. Expats all over the world, it will be open season on those poor people
commented 2015-06-25 20:32:26 -0400
Cut off the supply of hostages at the source….if ISIS takes hostages and thereby creates these moral conundrums….remove all aid workers at peril by force if necessary. On balance of inconvenience it is morally just.

Obama is not willing to provide the military force that would be necessary to make those aid workers safe….neither is Justin.
commented 2015-06-25 19:50:27 -0400
And this is the same guy who personally intervened to repatriate a deserter to the U.S.!
commented 2015-06-25 19:48:51 -0400
What a conumdrum! In some circles this is called “Corporate Underwear” as there is a fly opening front and rear! The Shia Muslim in the White House is just further enabling his compadres in radical Islam! The solution is to go in and wipe out these b**tards, not provide them with more funding to continue their horrific terror on innocent civilians. If we had not stood firm and instead appeased Nazi Germany in the same way, where would we be today? Aggression must be challenged.
commented 2015-06-25 18:11:33 -0400
This is O’dummy’s way of giving money to his friends. Bend over America, your president is screwing you again.
commented 2015-06-25 17:18:41 -0400
Whats that? why its ISIS laughing their heads off, licking their chops thinking of all the ransom money they can get, look for an upsurge in American citizens being kidnapped and held for ransom,
commented 2015-06-25 17:02:19 -0400
If by chance if I am held for ransom by these seventh century through back I WANT MY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND MY FRIENDS TO HUNT DOWN AND KILL THEM BY THE SAME METHOD THEY KILLED ME THEIR MOTHERS FATHERS SISTERS BROTHERS AUNTES UNCLES COUSINS FRIENDS AND TO HELL WITH COLLATERAL DAMAGE JUST PUT A HOLE WHERE THIER VILLAGE WAS