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US special forces tried to rescue hostages earlier in 2014, officials say
Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014

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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KEYWORDS: hostages; jamesfoley; johnbolton; journalistbeheading; specialops
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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 couldn’t locate them, officials say

1 posted on 08/20/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

ok , they missed

Now they need to send in an op with the mission to kill
al Baghdadi . Grease his ass .


2 posted on 08/20/2014 3:47:18 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: McGruff

Horse Hockey. Obama just trying to cover his butt.


3 posted on 08/20/2014 3:47:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: McGruff
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer....

In fact it was so secret, the guys on the mission didn't even know about it.

4 posted on 08/20/2014 3:48:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That’s what I was thinkin.


5 posted on 08/20/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

Idiot, McCain had their address in his Rolodex.


6 posted on 08/20/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dfwgator

Prezactly.


7 posted on 08/20/2014 3:49:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: All
CNN - Pentagon: U.S. attempt to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria failed.
8 posted on 08/20/2014 3:50:45 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

After the Bergdahl swap this will become more common.


9 posted on 08/20/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: dfwgator

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.


10 posted on 08/20/2014 3:52:23 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: McGruff

Another “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” release from the White Hut.


11 posted on 08/20/2014 3:52:39 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: McGruff

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2014 3:52:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: dfwgator
Just in time for the Evening News. ABC - US Military Launched Secret Rescue Operation in Syria for James Foley, Other Americans
13 posted on 08/20/2014 3:53:43 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

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!


14 posted on 08/20/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: McGruff

They forgot the flashlights, could not find nobody.


15 posted on 08/20/2014 3:54:27 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: McGruff

Just like Jimmah C.


16 posted on 08/20/2014 3:54:39 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: McGruff

I’m guessing the joint chiefs aren’t enjoying getting run over by the bus they were just thrown under.


17 posted on 08/20/2014 3:55:22 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dfwgator
That is exactly what Krauthammer just said, did not call him a liar, but said it was a political statement.

The internal polls must be really ugly on this one.

18 posted on 08/20/2014 3:55:33 PM PDT by mware
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To: McGruff

Obama blaming someone else. Typical narcissist.


19 posted on 08/20/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

they sent in Horseface, who served in Vietnam, and he took along Martin Sheen and together they couldn’t get the hostages released..


20 posted on 08/20/2014 3:56:44 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: McGruff

Pure political announcement playing to a domestic audience. This should never have been revealed publicly.


21 posted on 08/20/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by kabar
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To: lee martell

22 posted on 08/20/2014 3:57:15 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: dfwgator
In fact it was so secret, the guys on the mission didn't even know about it.

They AND Obama are just now finding out about it -- from CNN.
23 posted on 08/20/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: McGruff

yeah that’s the ticket..... tried a rescue but couldn’t find them..... yeah that’s it couldn’t find them......


24 posted on 08/20/2014 3:58:48 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: McGruff
There was no attempted rescue because no one knew where they were.
25 posted on 08/20/2014 4:01:26 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: McGruff

CNN back to Ferguson riots coverage.


26 posted on 08/20/2014 4:01:41 PM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

Why is this word of this failed mission being leaked? Oh, that’s right, to EMBARRASS the United States. Thanks, Hussein.


27 posted on 08/20/2014 4:03:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: McGruff

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, ...

they failed.

I (bo) tried, but the military failed.


28 posted on 08/20/2014 4:04:01 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (/s /s /s /s /s, my replies are "liberally" sprinkled with them behind every word and letter.!)
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To: McGruff

Son TAY...


29 posted on 08/20/2014 4:05:10 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

30 posted on 08/20/2014 4:09:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: McGruff

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????)


31 posted on 08/20/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: McGruff
...and the information is being released because Obammy is such a great military leader and needs to announce it to the world

The Spec Ops guys and the remaining hostages take another one for the Marxist punk.

32 posted on 08/20/2014 4:10:34 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.


33 posted on 08/20/2014 4:12:44 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Scrambler Bob

Isn’t revealing top secret plans(even after the fact) a crime?
What the hell??


34 posted on 08/20/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT by refermech
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To: McGruff; All

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.


35 posted on 08/20/2014 4:13:46 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
Now I'm really pissed off.

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.

36 posted on 08/20/2014 4:18:54 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: PGalt

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.


37 posted on 08/20/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rdcbn
If ISIS is JV what does that make Obama?
Rhetorical question only.
38 posted on 08/20/2014 4:24:20 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: hal ogen
Yea...I really believe Clown Prince nobama THIS time. Why would anyone believe anything this chronic serial liar said about anything?

Exactly. …chronic serial liar…BUMP!

39 posted on 08/20/2014 4:30:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
If ISIS is JV what does that make Obama?
Rhetorical question only.


A no show who threw the game and lost by default

40 posted on 08/20/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: dfwgator

Can’t provide proof that it happened - it was a ‘secret mission’, doncha know.


41 posted on 08/20/2014 4:32:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: McGruff

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.


42 posted on 08/20/2014 4:32:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

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.


43 posted on 08/20/2014 4:35:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: McGruff

44 posted on 08/20/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: McGruff

Exactly. Story released at prime time. With this regime, its all about image management.


45 posted on 08/20/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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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.


46 posted on 08/20/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Obama is the dunce.


47 posted on 08/20/2014 4:38:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Why believe the Boy oops I mean the man who cried wolf.


48 posted on 08/20/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: McGruff

“a number of Americans held captive “ Shouldn’t the exact number be news? Our media sucks.


49 posted on 08/20/2014 4:44:41 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Colorado Doug

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.


50 posted on 08/20/2014 4:47:59 PM PDT by mware
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