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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now ISIS will play on BO's emotions and test that Negotiation Process we have. This time with a woman. What do you think the outrage will be if they Cut a US Woman's Head off?


    A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, who the family requested not be identified.

    In addition to the multi-million dollar ransom, the terror group has also demanded that the U.S. release Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained neuroscientist who was convicted by the U.S. in 2010 of trying to kill U.S. officials two years before, according to a supporter of Siddiqui who has been in contact with the hostage’s family.....snip~

    ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman - ABC News

    Oh.....that's ABC 45 mins ago.
    They still haven't gotten a clue that the U.S. government doesn't pay ransom to terrorists...and while their murder of Foley was bad, just wait to see what America does if they murder an American woman. As much as it's not really talked about, chivalry is still very much a part of our culture. They haven't seen us well and truly pissed yet.
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Let's see.

    ISIS rolls across the east and north of Syria and Iraq, capturing cities and recruiting the populace in a local brand of "regime change."

    An American free-lance journalist is beheaded. Unlike the assassination of a sitting Ambassador in Benghazi, the Obama administration [with a city in siege] determines this atrocity must be met with air raids and drone attacks.

    Result" ISIS takes US citizen hostage and demands a whopping $3,000,000,000.

    Yep, Obama's middle east policy is working....sure has ISIS on the run.
    True enough. First this administration advances policies in Libya and Syria that give blossoming room for the militant Islamists and then we have to double back into the region and fight them. As far back as Jimmy Carter, we have been practicing this insanity. Arming the Mujahideen in A-Stan, helped drive the Soviet Union out, but left a power vacuum that gave rise to the Taliban which we had to come fight later. Al Qaeda was another problem we fought in Iraq for a decade only to use them in the operation to overthrow Gaddafi, and then in Syria, there are many benefiting from training in CIA camps, Jordan/Turkey, as well as intel and weaponry pilfered from Gaddafi's army. Should they succeed, we'll be looking at a power vacuum there as well. Only the elbow room we gave IS may have given rise to a bigger problem then bargained for.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And this my fellow Americans is why we DON'T give into ransoms.
    Well said! Although watching them take revenge, in the savage way they do, is both horrible and utterly wrong! I have to believe that Karma will repay in kind, down to the last farthing, or it would be unbearable....

    Greetings, Kal'Stang.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    They still haven't gotten a clue that the U.S. government doesn't pay ransom to terrorists...and while their murder of Foley was bad, just wait to see what America does if they murder an American woman. As much as it's not really talked about, chivalry is still very much a part of our culture. They haven't seen us well and truly pissed yet.
    ooh, ooh, ooh!

    What WILL America do?

    A handful of Arabs with box cutters stopped the nation for a week and changed life forever. There are now more military and military-equipped police in US streets than any other "free" country. You have been killing those responsible for 13 years with the result that terrorists thought by your president to be just some joyful Arabs happy that he bombed their cities for them assassinated the only Ambassador to be killed in the line of duty in 30 years and got away with it.

    You spent what, seven years in Iraq killing terrorists and terrorist sympathizers and now have to back. 13 years with the full resources of NATO for the most of it and Afghanistan is still a training ground for terrorists.

    The US dribbling in Kyev caused a regime change, and a war in eastern Europe, the first nation grab since Hitler invaded Poland, a civilian airliner shot down and your president walks away like nothing happened?

    Obama promised revenge for this beheading, and now has a hostage crisis. Obviously ISIS is terrified.

    So, please, exactly what it is ISIS is supposed to fear here?
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And this my fellow Americans is why we DON'T give into ransoms.
    Heya KS. And Reuters had a poll up on that. Most American don't favor paying a ransom.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Well said! Although watching them take revenge, in the savage way they do, is both horrible and utterly wrong! I have to believe that Karma will repay in kind, down to the last farthing, or it would be unbearable....

    Greetings, Kal'Stang.
    Yeah, I'm thinking that the Islamists, fed up with US interference in the ME consider their beheading of Foley a little Karma coming back on the US for women and children we've been killing there for 20 years or more.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    We traded 5 five Taliban prisoners to get Bowe Bergdahl back, we recently gave $47 Billion to Hamas, so given the fact Obama has negotiated prior with terrorists: it was only a matter of time before ISIS would be doing the same.

    Hope Obama had a nice vacation, he is sitting in the hot seat!
    We gave $47 Billion to Hamas? I don't think so.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya KS. And Reuters had a poll up on that. Most American don't favor paying a ransom.
    The young ladies mother and father would likely have a different opinion.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Well said! Although watching them take revenge, in the savage way they do, is both horrible and utterly wrong! I have to believe that Karma will repay in kind, down to the last farthing, or it would be unbearable....

    Greetings, Kal'Stang.

    Wait. I thought all this time Obama's "Apology" was the end of this hatred for America.
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Berghdhal was a prisoner of war exchange...which the US has done since the Revolutionary War.
    How so.....the Taliban wasn't a Fielded Army nor were they a Nation State as an Official Enemy to conduct such an exchange. Also the GAO has already stated it was illegal.

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