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August 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

The Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

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  1. mastadonis

    Intelligence failure? Not necessarily. Suppose ISI? did not know there was an attempt to rescue. Apparently from the onset, they wanted people to know he was a captive. When no one, they assumed, cared enough ... If they begin to believe someone does care, hopefully they will treat others differently.

    Intelligence failing (broadcasting the attempted rescue), could be a way of letting people know someone did/does care. Obviously, had the mission succeeded, they would know someone cares. But obviously, it did not, if it was attempted. Or is the broadcasting a ploy? To help all believe someone does care, as always may have been, but was not communicated effectively, enough to secure safety.

    Failing or not, a positive communication should be received from the broadcast. A communication affirming America's regard for life.

    August 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm |

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