Skip to comments.US special forces tried to rescue hostages earlier in 2014, officials say
Posted on 08/20/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT by McGruff
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
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CNN TV has a Breaking News banner that says U.S. ATTEMPTED RESCUE OF ISIS HOSTAGES IN SYRIA
AP Tweet BREAKING: Special forces sent to Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but couldnt locate them, officials say
ok , they missed
Now they need to send in an op with the mission to kill
al Baghdadi . Grease his ass .
Horse Hockey. Obama just trying to cover his butt.
In fact it was so secret, the guys on the mission didn't even know about it.
That’s what I was thinkin.
Idiot, McCain had their address in his Rolodex.
After the Bergdahl swap this will become more common.
This could be a ploy to get ISR on a movement of prisoners. Or it could be CYA. It is sad when I trust Russia and Al Jazerra more than I do our presentdent.
Another “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” release from the White Hut.
I don’t buy it. We might have had guys on the ground in Syria but they were there to arm “moderate” terrorists against Assad.
The behavior of this administration leaves me praying that the rumor of American soldiers in ISIS hands is false because we won’t even know about it till they’re dead.
What good does this statement do now, with our reporter having lost his head? Obama get’s no ‘star on the forehead’ for effort. Obama gets no credit for effort because of all he does to explicitly place us in danger, such as releasing the Guantanamo Five to return to their Jihad. Or allowing thousands of illegals to waltz into our shores, penalty-free. Thanks, Obama!
They forgot the flashlights, could not find nobody.
Just like Jimmah C.
I’m guessing the joint chiefs aren’t enjoying getting run over by the bus they were just thrown under.
The internal polls must be really ugly on this one.
Obama blaming someone else. Typical narcissist.
they sent in Horseface, who served in Vietnam, and he took along Martin Sheen and together they couldn’t get the hostages released..
Pure political announcement playing to a domestic audience. This should never have been revealed publicly.
yeah that’s the ticket..... tried a rescue but couldn’t find them..... yeah that’s it couldn’t find them......
CNN back to Ferguson riots coverage.
Why is this word of this failed mission being leaked? Oh, that’s right, to EMBARRASS the United States. Thanks, Hussein.
U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them. ==
Yeah, that inept US Military, ...
I (bo) tried, but the military failed.
Lookup SON TAY raid or Operation Ivory Coast
November 1970 Special Forces under Col Bull Simmons
hit a prison camp near Hanoi to free 61 POW
POW had been moved shortly before
Special Forces killed all NVA at camp along with couple
dozen unknown non NVA at nearby location called secondary school (Chinese or Russians????)
The Spec Ops guys and the remaining hostages take another one for the Marxist punk.
One thing he can not say (with a straight face) is we do not negotiate with terrorists. He released 5 high value GITMO prisoners for a deserter.
Isn’t revealing top secret plans(even after the fact) a crime?
What the hell??
Be prepared for 2-1/2 more years of foreign policy failure after foreign policy failure after foreign policy failure. Couple that with “divide and govern” domestic policy, shows that “free” people are under attack from enemies, foreign and domestic.
It seems that there are more Americans held by ISIS, some of whom ISIS claims are American Special Forces or ex Special Forces contractors
If that is the case, why did Obama not trade the 5 Gitmo big shots for them instead of for Bergdahl, a deserter and Jihadi collaborator.
Yea...I really believe Clown Prince nobama THIS time. Why would anyone believe anything this chronic serial liar said about anything? It is so convenient that he is responsible for nothing and those around him are incompetent. Yea...right.
chronic serial liar
A no show who threw the game and lost by default
Can’t provide proof that it happened - it was a ‘secret mission’, doncha know.
Although the circumstances may have been quite different, its hard not to think back and relate this to Jimmy Carter’s failed rescue attempt of the U.S hostagages in Iran. Just saying.
At least we know that mission took place.
I think the only place this mission took place was in the minds of Obama and Valerie.
Exactly. Story released at prime time. With this regime, its all about image management.
So why didn’t they try again, if they felt the rescue was so important?
This is a bunch of hooey, but they know the sheeple will buy it.
Obama is the dunce.
Exactly. Why believe the Boy oops I mean the man who cried wolf.
“a number of Americans held captive “ Shouldn’t the exact number be news? Our media sucks.
John Bolton (Undersecretary of state under Bush) just said that the information should have been kept secret for 50 years....and that the person who helped us with the detail is in danger of being killed if he is not already dead.