Skip to comments.White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban
Posted on 09/10/2016 8:18:56 AM PDT by darkwing104
Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held.
The Two professors one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a few westerners.
This was not the first mission involving Special Forces sent to rescue the two professors. The first mission was aborted when the White House refused to approve the operation, even as the teams were heading to the target. Thanks to the White House, the teams had to return to base and wait. According to the official excuse there were concerns that the intelligence presented was not completely firm and there was not consensus among different government agencies.
Sound familiar? In 2014 U.S. Special Forces staged an unsuccessful operation to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants. The rescue attempt was delayed because the Administration had problems with the intelligence placing American hostages at the particular location. As a result of the delay, the hostages were moved from the known location. James Foley would lose his life on August 19, 2014
The second rescue mission took place a few days after the initial attempt. It focused on a compound near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Seven enemy fighters were killed but the hostages had already been moved to another location.
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You don’t want to be an American living abroad in hostile territory when a Democrat is in the White House.
This "American" thing wears pretty thin among stuff promulgated amongst media.
Exactly. They are not there to be rescued. They are there to be ransomed.
When Obama quoted some supreme leader leader to the American people it should have been more obvious there is something wrong with his judgement and thought process.
Obama: ‘Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Has Issued Fatwa Against Development of Nuclear Weapons’
Was the American working in a war zone for the US Military or was he in a war zone by his own choice and not necessarily there in the interest of the United States?
Just ask the guy who he will vote for.
I can speak from first hand experience, these guys would put in the same effort to rescue you. Nothing wrong with the SF folks, only with the occupant of Public housing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I don’t know the answer, but I wonder if these professors were teaching their students that America was an evil place? Most of today’s crop of “educators” are of that opinion.
Of course, Barack Hussein would not risk injury to fellow, America hating, Islamic terrorists anyhow, now would he!
They hostages were there on the day of the aborted mission. They were gone the next day when the mission did happen.
There is only one conclusion. Someone on “our side” leaked the info, either in Washington DC or Afghanistan.
They would rather pay ransom
I was curious, if finding the USA one to check to see if he'd made contributions to Republican candidates.
This administration, that wouldn’t lift a finger for our embattled ambassador and his body guards, certainly won’t do squat for these political nobodies.
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