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

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Prisoner exchanges should be regularly made and used as an opportunity to plant tracking chips so you can bomb large numbers of them later.
    Why bother, they do enough revealing of their location with their twitter updates and selfies.
    "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
    -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

    Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
    1 Corinthians 16:13

    "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
    -Ben Witherington III

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    • #17
      Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
      My impression has been there's always been such negotiation; it's just not been publicly acknowledged.
      This is actually about allowing families to pay ransoms. Prior administrations had facilitated these transfers, but Obama reversed the policy when he came into office, leaving the families who wanted to ransom their relatives to their own devices. There's been a lot of pushback lately, especially after hostages were killed in a couple of attempted rescue raids. There have also been reports that American hostages have been subjected to worse treatment than other foreign nationals because the kidnappers knew they had no value other than for propaganda.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Sea of red View Post
        Where do you guys get your news?
        I tend to get it aggregated, so no single source.
        "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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        • #19
          Originally posted by Sea of red View Post
          Where do you guys get your news?
          The Richmond Times Dispatch, CNN, MSN, and a few other news outlets.
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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