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State Dept: We Had ‘No Intention’
Of Revealing U.S. Failed Foley
Rescue, ‘No Idea’ Who Leaked

Washington Free Beacon, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/21/2014 9:18:24 PM

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday her department would never have willingly revealed the failed U.S. attempt to rescue American journalist James Foley from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), and that she has “no idea” who leaked the information to the press. The report, citing U.S. officials, came to light Wednesday, after Foley was beheaded by ISIL. “We had no intention of ever making this public, period — I want to be very clear about that — for the operational security both of the special operators and also of the remaining hostages,” Harf said. Harf said that “a number of news outlets”

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O M G I wish I could laugh at these morons, but this is way too serious. It´s so upsetting to see these incompetent idiots in such critical positions of the government. The Obama regime will sell out ANYONE if they think it will be politically advantageous for them. God help us all.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/21/2014 9:21:09 PM     (No. 9975855)

ISIS may be here among us, but the liberals among us will do FAR more damage.

Guaranteed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 8/21/2014 9:21:14 PM     (No. 9975856)

There is NOTHING Obama and his handlers have done that is honest, constitutionally proper, or moral. NOTHING.

It is simply ONE BIG LIE and most everyone knows it-- and those in power who could do something are guilty of the sin of omission because they will not act!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/21/2014 9:24:12 PM     (No. 9975860)

Here´s a clue for her, it´s called the White Hut, she should go from there.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/21/2014 9:25:43 PM     (No. 9975863)

This is a government of complete fools. God help us, because Satan won´t!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/21/2014 9:38:12 PM     (No. 9975873)

ABC News apparently got the info from Lisa Monaco:

"The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity presented itself, the President authorized the Department of Defense to move aggressively to recover our citizens," Lisa Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, wrote in a statement.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/james-foley-us-military-launched-secret-rescue-operation/story?id=25060796

Washington Post got it from WH and Pentagon:

In an announcement after the initial publication Wednesday of details about the operation, the White House and Pentagon issued statements confirming that President Obama had authorized the mission following assessments that “these hostages were in danger with each passing day.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-weighs-response-to-apparent-execution-of-american-by-islamic-state/2014/08/20/e33558a8-287d-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

Gawker says:

The White House reportedly authorized officials to speak to reporters anonymously about the mission, the first acknowledgement of a US presence in Syria since 2012.

http://gawker.com/the-us-tried-to-rescue-james-foley-in-a-secret-failed-m-1624719697

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/21/2014 9:46:52 PM     (No. 9975879)

Decades ago, Jimmy Carter authorized a failed hostgae rescue attempt.

This is just one more data point to show Obama is a worse president than Jimmy Carter.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/21/2014 9:54:09 PM     (No. 9975887)

Has anyone seen Marie Harf in action? She´s a ditzy, lying, leftwing piece of work. A representation of Julia the typical female Democrat voter who votes with her lady parts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/22/2014 3:30:44 AM     (No. 9976008)

It´s required that you have to be a card carrying serial liar moron libtard to work for the State Dept. This Marie character is just another Baghdad Bob. I bet any e-mails between the WH requesting the leak and the State Dept agreement have already been deleted by magical hard drive failures.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/22/2014 10:53:37 AM     (No. 9976375)

Poster 7 notes Marie Harf. I watched with amazement yesterday when she argued with a questioner about whether ISIS / ISIL was Muslim, saying they had no religious affiliation! "Islamic State..." - what part of that does not signify Islam? This is almost surreal when you think of the idiots we have in place from President, VP, Sec. of State, Sec. of Defense, National Security Adviser (Liar´s Hall of Fame member Susan Rice), on down. We are in "deep doo doo" folks!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jglas, 8/22/2014 11:24:29 AM     (No. 9976426)

They undoubtedly thought people would consider it a well intended effort and so give Obama credit for that. They ignored the fact that releasing the info was self serving, exposed special operations and makes the US look weak and ineffective against ISIS. But hey, so what, Obama will get some credit . . . apparently not. OK launch into CYA mode.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 8/22/2014 11:26:15 AM     (No. 9976429)

Our President Obola has gone viral--and the whole world is infected.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 8/22/2014 12:05:28 PM     (No. 9976484)

Putin must be rolling on the floor laughing at what the U.S. has turned into. All those years ago, Nikita Kruschev was right when he said we would destroy ourselves. Russia won´t have to lift a finger.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Woodabela, 8/22/2014 12:20:00 PM     (No. 9976514)

Marie Harf, dispenser of lies, distortions, disinformation and a whole lot of snotty attitude to the American people who pay her salary. Mysterious Marie, a coquettish Rapunzel when the flowing blond locks are down and ready for twisting/flipping/fondling, and the depiction of a librarian/whip-wielding dominatrix when the hair´s in that stern, German Hausfrau bun and she´s peering through the lenses of Hillary´s post-concussion eyewear. With millions of Americans out of work it´s impossible to believe the State Department can´t locate more professional spokespersons than the deplorable Marie Harf and her pathetic cohort, Jen Psaki.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/22/2014 12:20:23 PM     (No. 9976515)

Did any of you see that idiot Hagel interviewed about this last night? He said that the operation was "flawless". Except that the journalists weren´t where we though they were. Yeah, that sounds "flawless" to me.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: toodles3956, 8/22/2014 12:20:44 PM     (No. 9976517)

To find the leaker, look no farther than BO

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/22/2014 12:45:22 PM     (No. 9976547)

Probably Jarrett. Maybe Hillery?

Announcing the failed attempt does not get the Obama gang any credit. The anti-American types in the Obama gang would announce it. It makes America look bad.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 8/22/2014 2:18:23 PM     (No. 9976729)

Our entire government seems to have been taken over by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, Humpty Dumpty, the Queen of Hearts, Mr. toad, and the head honcho, the Mad Hatter.

Has anybody got a clue what anybody else in our government is doing?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cousair, 8/22/2014 2:31:57 PM     (No. 9976744)

Secrets? An ISIS creep rests in every sand trap. Please play thru Mr O, we will all go home like good little terrorists when you leave office.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/22/2014 5:42:48 PM     (No. 9976970)

Gee Ms. Harf have you ever heard the old saw that women can´t be trusted with a secret--especially drunken ones.
Perhaps the state department consisting of women and a metro sexual should have left a rescue up to men.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/22/2014 6:06:11 PM     (No. 9976999)

Foley made the mistake of not being born Black. This Administration is as incompetent as any in known history.

I can´t imagine how he felt in those last moments. How about a warning to ISIS or whatever they are called that nukes are coming Syria´s way if any ISIS attack is made on the continental United States.

Obama won´t do that to his Brother Muslims, so give him his walking papers.

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