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    White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

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    Obama to okay negotiating with terrorists over hostages - CNNPolitics.com

    The White House will release on Wednesday a presidential directive and an executive order that will allow the government to communicate and negotiate with terrorist groups holding Americans hostage, a source briefed on the matter told CNN. While the government will maintain its policy of not making "substantive concessions" to captors or paying ransoms, the White House will announce that officials will no longer threaten with criminal prosecution the families of American hostages who do pay ransoms to their relatives' captors, according to a senior administration official. Family members of former hostages were meeting at the White House on Tuesday to learn of the administration's decisions after a months-long review of U.S. policies in dealing with American citizens held captive. The families were set to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Wait, we'd actually consider sending someone to jail for being desperate enough to pony up money to a terrorist group who has their family member!? Why the flying **** was that the policy before!?

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, we'd actually consider sending someone to jail for being desperate enough to pony up money to a terrorist group who has their family member!? Why the flying **** was that the policy before!?
    If terrorists find that holding hostages is a successful way to get money, they're going to use their power to take more hostages and get more money because they know that families will give in. As wrong as it feels to prohibit this sort of thing, allowing it to continue encourages terrorism.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

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    Obama to okay negotiating with terrorists over hostages - CNNPolitics.com

    The White House will release on Wednesday a presidential directive and an executive order that will allow the government to communicate and negotiate with terrorist groups holding Americans hostage, a source briefed on the matter told CNN. While the government will maintain its policy of not making "substantive concessions" to captors or paying ransoms, the White House will announce that officials will no longer threaten with criminal prosecution the families of American hostages who do pay ransoms to their relatives' captors, according to a senior administration official. Family members of former hostages were meeting at the White House on Tuesday to learn of the administration's decisions after a months-long review of U.S. policies in dealing with American citizens held captive. The families were set to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
    This suggests more terrorists will be released from Gitmo.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, we'd actually consider sending someone to jail for being desperate enough to pony up money to a terrorist group who has their family member!? Why the flying **** was that the policy before!?
    Governments get to set policy for its citizens for the good of the many. When they disagree, they can renounce their citizenship and pay an "exit fee." Would have thought you would appreciate that.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Governments get to set policy for its citizens for the good of the many. When they disagree, they can renounce their citizenship and pay an "exit fee." Would have thought you would appreciate that.
    Same question I asked in the other thread:

    A person has a loved one kidnapped. They try to pay a ransom, get caught, and arrested. Loved one gets beheaded by ISIS. How many years in prison do you want to give them?

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    If terrorists find that holding hostages is a successful way to get money, they're going to use their power to take more hostages and get more money because they know that families will give in. As wrong as it feels to prohibit this sort of thing, allowing it to continue encourages terrorism.
    They then execute Us hostages in a very public manner, meanwhile other countries, including Canada make arrangements to pay a ransom.
    Now consider carefully- a relative working with an aid agency, kidnapped, threatened with execution, and you know they will. Would you sit back and what else would you do?
    If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Same question I asked in the other thread:

    A person has a loved one kidnapped. They try to pay a ransom, get caught, and arrested. Loved one gets beheaded by ISIS. How many years in prison do you want to give them?
    Whatever the law prescribes.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Wow, whoever decided to make this decision is an absolute buffoon. Terrible.
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    Blacks aren't committing more crime. That's the point. They use drugs at similar rates yet they get harsher sentences and more convictions.
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    I disagree. Just because their drug usage may be no different does not mean their propensity to commit crime is the same or equal.

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    Re: White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, we'd actually consider sending someone to jail for being desperate enough to pony up money to a terrorist group who has their family member!? Why the flying **** was that the policy before!?
    :

    Greetings, Deuce.

    : Excellent questions! Why shouldn't the families handle this on their own?How would it work? Would it be handled like a regular kidnapping with a ransom request? Would our government be involved in any way?

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