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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    US won't prosecute hostages' families who pay ransom.....


    The Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.

    President Barack Obama, in a softening of longstanding policy, ordered the review last fall after the deaths of Americans held hostage by Islamic State militants. The families of some of those killed complained about their dealings with the administration, saying they were threatened with criminal prosecution if they pursued paying ransom in exchange for their loved ones' release.

    Two people familiar with the review said there will be no formal change to the law, which explicitly makes it a crime to provide money or other material support to terror organizations. However, the administration will make clear that the Justice Department has never prosecuted anyone for paying ransom and that that will continue to be the case.....snip~

    US won't prosecute hostages' families who pay ransom


    Well now.....what do you think of this? Despite there being no formal change to the law. Should families be allowed to negotiate with Terrorists?



    Curious, when did the US become a monarchy?

    Doesn't **** like this have to be, like approved by congress?

    I am sorry, I am not seeing a whole lot of democracy in the Excited States, Obama decrees and the puppets follow.

    I mean he wrote Obamacare in his office, and never a whimper
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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    This isn't going to affect how many hostages are taken because it doesn't change anything. Families have always paid ransomes and the government has always allowed them.

    Just because an act increases the odds of a crime being commited in the future doesn't mean that act should be illegal.

    Cooperating with an armed robber increases the odds the robber will continue to use the method in the future. So should it be illegal to do what the guy with the gun says?

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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Two words Obama has taught us during his tenure: Prosecutorial Discretion.
    Heya Ockham. I thought it was......Republicans <<<<< Bad!

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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Here's an SAT question for you:

    Barack Obama is to State Secrets what Bill Clinton is to:

    (a) International Trade
    (b) Fiscal Policy
    (c) Social Programs
    (d) Interns

    As I remember, Clinton tried to hide his tryst with Monica.

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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Curious, when did the US become a monarchy?

    Doesn't **** like this have to be, like approved by congress?

    I am sorry, I am not seeing a whole lot of democracy in the Excited States, Obama decrees and the puppets follow.

    I mean he wrote Obamacare in his office, and never a whimper

    Heya F&L. BO did order a review last year. I guess they couldn't see a change coming. So BO said he wont change anything from the formal law.....but he will say its okay for a change that really wont be any change. Consider it nothing more than a Change-up!

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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's now officially open season on Americans overseas.
    Thats my concern. The euro's already do this and its an industry for islamic groups, from terrorists, to govts, to pirates.

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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's now officially open season on Americans overseas.
    It was already this way.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It was already this way.
    Not like it will become now. Hostage takers now know that they can hold out and negotiate directly with desperate family members, all but ensuring they will maximize payouts.
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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Not like it will become now. Hostage takers now know that they can hold out and negotiate directly with desperate family members, all but ensuring they will maximize payouts.
    They already knew this. Read the article carefully.
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    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    Re: U.S Changes Hostage Policy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's now officially open season on Americans overseas.
    What do you expect from the same dimwit President who traded 5 dangerous terrorists for a deserter.

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