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Officials: US Rescue
Mission in Syria Failed

Associated Press, by Julie Pace

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/20/2014 6:43:10 PM

President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen special operations troops who were dropped by aircraft into Syria did not find them engaged in a firefight with Islamic State militants before departing. The officials said a number of militants but no

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So when are we going to start obliterating those murderers??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/20/2014 6:48:22 PM     (No. 9974227)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
A salute to our special forces, whoever they are.
( I guess 0bama only names the unit if they are successful so he can crow about it).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/20/2014 6:48:36 PM     (No. 9974228)

CYA

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/20/2014 6:48:53 PM     (No. 9974229)

Releasing this failed rescue mission information now, right after Foley was beheaded, is no doubt the result of a quick political calculation the it is time to cover Obama´s butt from allegations that the USA did not do enough to get the US hostages released. At least we tried!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 8/20/2014 7:08:06 PM     (No. 9974260)

They should just release the facts, what happened. Stop with the boasting about how the US this, the US that will do all we can, always try to protect US citizens, etc. We know that´s just plain b.s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/20/2014 7:15:48 PM     (No. 9974268)



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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/20/2014 7:19:20 PM     (No. 9974277)



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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/20/2014 7:20:33 PM     (No. 9974279)

#2 said all that needs to be said. So you fail. We used to be a country that if you fail you try, try again until you succeed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: avital2, 8/20/2014 7:31:26 PM     (No. 9974289)

now i feel that the fate of the others is sealed because i doubt this would be brought to light if we were going to attempt other rescues.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eiobx, 8/20/2014 7:48:13 PM     (No. 9974309)

So damn stupid...if true. Even if the administration is attempting to appear as if they oppose ISIS, with an embarassing fail to humiliate the military, the expectation of a new beheading that may result from Obama´s decision has them in a corner.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: spincut, 8/20/2014 7:53:19 PM     (No. 9974313)

No better than 50/50 that this is true.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 8/20/2014 7:55:08 PM     (No. 9974316)

These folks are shameless. Compromising covert capabilities for the sake of maybe scoring political points? A president who is a disgrace.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/20/2014 8:07:41 PM     (No. 9974328)

Yep, a toss up between Jimmah Carter and Obama..decimate the military and expect them to make impossible rescues.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/20/2014 8:09:57 PM     (No. 9974330)

Obama´s cheap political stunt in order to play golf today and for the next 5 days means those Americans held by IS will soon be videotaped with an executioner standing next to them. If the US special ops unit is indeed searching for these captives, IS will make sure that none of the prisoners are rescued. Worse, the would be rescuers will probably be lured into a deadly trap in a valiant effort to save these Americans.

The irony of James Foley´s murder is that it was done by skilled terrorists while we are led by a jayvee president who thinks he is wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/20/2014 8:26:26 PM     (No. 9974344)

#1 - Awesome!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stealthy, 8/20/2014 10:59:52 PM     (No. 9974492)

send bergdawl to rescue the rest. shameless posturing

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/20/2014 11:05:44 PM     (No. 9974498)

The US rescue mission was a special operations mission that should never have been made public. By making that mission public they also could have given away highly classified sources, along with the methods and tactics used by the special operations forces to the terrorist leaders.

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