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  • White House to okay negotiating with terror groups holding U.S. hostages

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/23/politi...use/index.html


    Washington (CNN)—The White House will release on Wednesday a presidential directive and an executive order that will allow the government to communicate and negotiate with terrorist groups holding Americans hostage, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

    Officials will now be allowed to talk to those terror groups and discuss ways to secure the Americans' release, though the government will maintain its policy of not making "substantive concessions" to captors
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    The French can now hand the white flag to Obama.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      we need another Regan.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post
        we need another Regan.
        The unintended irony of your comment is hilarious. Of all US Presidents to ever negotiate with terrorists, Reagan is the most infamous.

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        • #5
          My impression has been there's always been such negotiation; it's just not been publicly acknowledged.
          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
            My impression has been there's always been such negotiation; it's just not been publicly acknowledged.
            There's a decent survey here of the many and various times throughout the 20th century that the US has negotiated with terrorists.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
              The unintended irony of your comment is hilarious. Of all US Presidents to ever negotiate with terrorists, Reagan is the most infamous.

              Salon
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                Salon
                In my observation it, the Guardian, and Huffington Post tend to be consistently the best online sources of US political journalism. I would have linked to wikipedia, but a lot of people here complain when I do that. You are of course free to find your own sources to tell you about the Iran-Contra scandal and the October Surprise.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                  In my observation it, the Guardian, and Huffington Post tend to be consistently the best online sources of US political journalism. I would have linked to wikipedia, but a lot of people here complain when I do that. You are of course free to find your own sources to tell you about the Iran-Contra scandal and the October Surprise.
                  Huff Post = No, no, just no.
                  The Guardian = has some pretty good writing at times, although it does have a slight leftist slant compared to most media.
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                  • #10
                    Where do you guys get your news?

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                    • #11
                      Like it or not, you have to negotiate with terrorists on occasion.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sea of red View Post
                        Where do you guys get your news?
                        I try to use sources sympathetic to my opponent's viewpoint, so they can't whine about the source.
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Prisoner exchanges should be regularly made and used as an opportunity to plant tracking chips so you can bomb large numbers of them later.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sea of red View Post
                            Where do you guys get your news?
                            Tech News is generally from Ars Technica.

                            I get my news from both sides of the fence, because I don't like being in a echo chamber. It's nice to see some dissenting opinions, even if I am against them 100%.
                            "It's evolution; every time you invent something fool-proof, the world invents a better fool."
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                            • #15
                              I use the Google news feed and sort through things from there.

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