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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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.
    The GAO stated it was illegal because of the Congressional Bill passed that limited the movement of any GITMO prisoners without approval by Congress or that advanced notification wasn't given.

    As for the Taliban...we didn't recognize them as a legitimate government of Afghanistan but there were the government of Afghanistan.
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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.
    Officially...

    unofficially you do it like everyone else.
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The GAO stated it was illegal because of the Congressional Bill passed that limited the movement of any GITMO prisoners without approval by Congress or that advanced notification wasn't given.

    As for the Taliban...we didn't recognize them as a legitimate government of Afghanistan but there were the government of Afghanistan.

    The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon's use of funds that hadn't been expressly appropriated violated the Antideficiency Act......snip~


    That's Right.....the Taliban wasn't the ruling government. Which no one recognized them.....other than the people of Afghanistan.

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

    Has anyone seen a pic of this woman that ISIS holds hostage? Do we even know if she is still alive? Is she a Christian? As we know what these Animals due to Christian Women.

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

    ISIS has correctly read Obama as a chump, and now will call his bluff. They know also that this is the perfect time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Has anyone seen a pic of this woman that ISIS holds hostage? Do we even know if she is still alive? Is she a Christian? As we know what these Animals due to Christian Women.
    I have not, her family wants her name kept secret. She was an idiot to go to aleppo.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Our policy should be is if you are not on official government business then you are on your own when you leave our borders. Especially if you go to a hostile country or region of the world.
    I like that statement. The only change I would make is for people who can't follow road signs and end up in Mexico.
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Has anyone seen a pic of this woman that ISIS holds hostage? Do we even know if she is still alive? Is she a Christian? As we know what these Animals due to Christian Women.
    Heya USC. Actually BO has jumped. As he started Recon flights over Syria late last nite or early this morning. Without Assad's approval. Which I put that thread up earlier. That was after finding out that The Terrorists have in their possession Scud Missiles they took from Assad. Also whatever other ballistic missiles he had.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    ISIS has correctly read Obama as a chump, and now will call his bluff. They know also that this is the perfect time.
    Are you redefining what a chump is? Obama has been lighting them up! They're looking for some kind of leverage to stop the bombings.
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