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U.S. Journalist Held by Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Is Freed After Nearly 2 Years
new york times ^ | August 24, 2014 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

Posted on 08/24/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT by sodpoodle

The journalist, Peter Theo Curtis, was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in October 2012. He was held by the Nusra Front, the Qaeda affiliate in Syria, which has broken with the more radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: journalistreleased; petercurtis; petertheocurtis; syria; waronterror
breaking on MSN and elsewhere.
1 posted on 08/24/2014 11:49:38 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

bttt


2 posted on 08/24/2014 11:50:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: sodpoodle

We aint as bad as those ISIS savages!


3 posted on 08/24/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: sodpoodle
I wonder how much ransom was paid, and I wonder how many more people will be kidnapped because the ransom was paid?
4 posted on 08/24/2014 11:58:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: sodpoodle

Whoa, those terrorists must of been scared of obama getting them if they didn’t release him/s


5 posted on 08/24/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT by PROCON (I WILL NOT SUBMIT TO TYRANNY!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good question. Perhaps the family or his employer paid?? The article states he was turned over to the United Nations.


6 posted on 08/24/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: sodpoodle
wonder what it cost us this time???
7 posted on 08/24/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: sodpoodle

Finally,moderate Muslims!


8 posted on 08/24/2014 12:08:44 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: PROCON

Don’t laugh. Bombing runs may have had an effect.


9 posted on 08/24/2014 12:09:23 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regret.s - but it may be too late.)
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To: sodpoodle

I join those who question how much ransom was paid.


10 posted on 08/24/2014 12:09:54 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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11 posted on 08/24/2014 12:10:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: sodpoodle

Wow. There is no doubt 0bama’s firm resolve scared the wits out of them. After all, anybody as cold-blooded as he is will pursue them mercilessly to the ends of the earth!


12 posted on 08/24/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT by Gritty (To remain free, a people need the spirit of liberty. Once lost, there's no easy roads back.-Mk Steyn)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder how much ransom was paid, and I wonder how many more people will be kidnapped because the ransom was paid?

I'm thinking it's more of a political move rather than pay off...

The world has seem the savagery of their like minded brethren...ISIS...

Pretty bad PR...

Nusra Front, the Qaeda affiliate in Syria needs funding unlike ISIS who just steal Iraqi assets like oil..

Maybe they don't want to be seem as complete barbarians if they want continued help to overthrew Assad...

13 posted on 08/24/2014 12:18:22 PM PDT by Popman (Jesus Christ Alone: My Cornerstone...)
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To: Dr. Ursus
You must have read how the two captive journalists were treated.

Have to wonder if these savages have wives and children or are they all sadomasochistic manly men.

14 posted on 08/24/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: sodpoodle

IOW, Al Qaeda is easier to negotiate with than Mexico.


15 posted on 08/24/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by bgill
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To: sodpoodle
Count on this journalist, Peter Theo Curtis, to have a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome. I'm certain he will sing the praises of his captors on the pages of the NY Times and thereby demonstrate Islam is a “religion of peace”. Then, he might have been a Muslim sympathizer to start and his two years in captivity only strengthened him in his love for these poor, oppressed Muslims.
16 posted on 08/24/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: sodpoodle

I wonder what it cost us.


17 posted on 08/24/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: bgill

I think there’s a pretty big difference between a hostage held by a terrorist group and someone held on criminal charges by a sovereign government.


18 posted on 08/24/2014 12:59:29 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: cripplecreek

CNN is saying this:

“The United States was not involved in negotiations for his release, but was aware of private efforts to secure the release, two U.S. law enforcement officials said. It’s not known whether any ransom was paid, the officials said.”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/world/meast/american-released-syria/index.html?c=homepage-t


19 posted on 08/24/2014 1:02:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Both being held. Both accused of ridiculous charges.
20 posted on 08/24/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by bgill
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To: sodpoodle

Good.


21 posted on 08/24/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder how much ransom was paid, and I wonder how many more people will be kidnapped because the ransom was paid?

Look, the ONLY thing that matters is that the press is now back on the liberal plantation... We have to have the right perspective here... The golf gaffe is now behind us.

22 posted on 08/24/2014 1:28:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (New York Times headline gaffe:'Obama Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course')
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To: sodpoodle
Countdown to the Prompter-Reader-in-Chief rushing to the cameras to take credit:


23 posted on 08/24/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sodpoodle

did we pay a ransom with this admin as anything is possible?


24 posted on 08/24/2014 4:02:36 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

How long before Zero emerges from behind the ball-washing machine to take credit for his release?


25 posted on 08/24/2014 4:13:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sodpoodle

Now does he have enough sense to get out of there?


26 posted on 08/24/2014 4:34:38 PM PDT by reefdiver (The fool says there is no God. And the bigger fools sees direct evidence and rages against it.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

moderate? nonsense.. so moderates get a pass for kidnapping/abduction?

Mike


27 posted on 08/24/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: MikeinMotley

(Sarc) does that help.


28 posted on 08/24/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: sodpoodle
What did Obama do - spread his legs and use Vaseline?
29 posted on 08/24/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dr. Ursus

VERY MUCH! thank you! was hoping that’s what you meant

Mike


30 posted on 08/24/2014 5:11:31 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: sodpoodle

I bet the US gave in and paid ransom.

That will only encourage more kisdnappings.


31 posted on 08/24/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Zero emerges from behind the ball-washing machine”

I need brain bleach now.


32 posted on 08/24/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: BigEdLB

A victory for Obama, I’m sure.


33 posted on 08/24/2014 8:39:35 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: sodpoodle

This was done by AL Queda to make their Sunni buddy from Kenya look good.


34 posted on 08/24/2014 8:54:10 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: sodpoodle

How much ransom did they pay?


35 posted on 08/24/2014 9:05:02 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BigEdLB

No, the death of Foley helped get a ransom paid sooner. The hostage takers demonstrated that they will carry out their threats.


36 posted on 08/24/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: dynachrome

;’)

obama logo updated
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3196603/posts


37 posted on 08/24/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sodpoodle

My, how ‘convenient’!

///Did Fearless Leader Obama personally lead the remaining SEAL Team Six for the rescue? Or he personally fly the drone, or something?


38 posted on 08/25/2014 4:10:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: sodpoodle

For his sake, and that of his family and friends, I sm glad he has been released.

ISIS has made itself look exactly like what it is,a band of craven, tyrannical, blood thirsty animals.

I suspect this is an effort, in league with the UN to blunt that image...but their stains will never wash off.


39 posted on 08/25/2014 7:46:30 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Semper Fidelis - Molon Labe - Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: griswold3

Perhaps our seals went in and got him!!! POSSIBLE!!!!


40 posted on 08/25/2014 8:39:56 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
"I think there’s a pretty big difference between a hostage held by a terrorist group and someone held on criminal charges by a sovereign government."

Sovereign Government..??... Are you talking about the "murdering, stealing, lying, dope pushing, corrupted government of Mexico...is THAT the one your talking about..? ...(spit...)!

41 posted on 08/25/2014 9:09:45 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: kabar

According to numerous geniuses on AJAM it was the Qatars who were the lead negotiators for the release. But it is also the Qatars who are funding some of the mayhem in Syria in the first place. My guess is that it would be a threat of funding getting cut that got an American out rather than a ransom in this case. Qatar does indeed try to stay on good terms with the US Fifth Fleet.


42 posted on 08/25/2014 11:26:19 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: sodpoodle

Al Nursa is fighting against ISIS. Al Zarahari does not like Al Baghdadi.


43 posted on 08/25/2014 1:09:19 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Kit cat

If that had happened we would have heard about it. This administration is all about the appearance.


44 posted on 08/25/2014 1:16:58 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: sodpoodle

The answer to this one is obvious. Zero paid the ransom, got a journalist back (which, to him, is worth 1000 good soldiers or 1 traitor), and put more money in the hands of terrorists. Everybody wins!


45 posted on 08/25/2014 6:07:56 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Visualize whirled peas.)
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To: sodpoodle; All

Look, and don’t take this the wrong way, I’m glad the guy is free, but...

Just WHAT did THIS cost us?

Money, releases from Gitmo? I’m kinda curious.


46 posted on 08/25/2014 8:47:30 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: deadrock

Agreed. They want to get good PR, and this is an easy way to do it.


47 posted on 08/26/2014 7:00:49 PM PDT by tbw2
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