HERE is an article on the ‘fusion cell’ Obama’s people have developed to facilitate American families of hostages in responding to the demands of terrorists who’ve taken those family members hostage.
There are some interesting points in the article I hope you take a look at. One can only imagine what it feels like to face the fact that your loved one may be beheaded or held for very long periods of time in horrible circumstances, never to see them again, etc. Who doesn’t share that fear?
Does that fear now reach we who live on American shores? Why can’t terrorists pick up a rich person off Lexington Avenue in NYC and demand big money for his/her return? Or the child of a rich person? Is this a boon for fundraising?
America has never allowed this kind of thing in the past because it recognized this horrible trend could occur. But the recent families who’ve been so grieved at their losses are saying the White House was threatening lawsuits to them if they tried to help their sons so the White House didn’t like the publicity and, of course, caved.
I’m 100% understanding of what those families go through….imagine loving your son or husband SO much and knowing he’s suffering terribly and might be killed? But, there should be some attention given to the fact that that person took a risk; I believe most were in areas that are conducive to this type of kidnapping happening.
Are we doing the right thing allowing families to negotiate with terrorists? I thought we didn’t do that.
So, the White House can rebuff any legitimate criticism with “it’s not us, it’s the families..” Right? And, they can feel better, that place Democrats like to be. In my opinion, we’ve opened a very dangerous door … which can hurt a LOT more people now than those families whose loved ones took chances and lost their bet.
(AND I THINK YOU’LL LIKE MY AMERICAN MUSLIM STORY IN THE POST BELOW)