Obama’s Rescue Release Puts Americans in Danger

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It’s a good thing that the US launched a rescue operation to free the hostages. It’s unfortunate that it failed, but it’s the sort of thing that you expect America to do for Americans.

But that good goes out the window when you announce, for no reason whatsoever, that the United States has conducted a rescue operation.

It’s even worse when there are other hostages in danger. It alerts ISIS that the United States might launch another rescue operation.

It puts their lives in danger and the lives of American soldiers.

There was absolutely no reason to release that information except to provide positive press for Obama after an ugly event.

“The airborne raid into Syria was launched using modified Black Hawk helicopters,” The Washington Post revealed. “They were with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, an elite group of aviators that frequently operates with the Army’s Delta Force, Navy SEALs and other U.S. commandos in hair-raising missions across the world.”

And they do better when their operations aren’t splashed all over the headlines.

“Two Defense Department officials, who spoke separately on the condition of anonymity because of the operation’s delicate nature, expressed anger at the administration for revealing the mission,” The New York Times reported. “One of the officials said the aborted raid had alerted the militants to the Americans’ desire and willingness to try to rescue the hostages, and, in the aftermath, had probably forced the captors to tighten their security.”

But Obama’s poll numbers come first. Ahead of national security. Ahead of the lives of Americans first.

  • Gee

    When you want it done right and without any fanfare ask for Unit 669 of the IDF. We would have done it for America just for the asking.

    But then the President would have to ask nicely

    • glpage

      There is no way on God’s green earth Obama would ask Israel for help. First off, he would have to ask nice and that is something he continually shows he isn’t about to do. Second, he does not want to have anything to do anything that makes Israel look good.

      I appreciate that you and your country are willing to help us. Unfortunately, we have a narcissistic idiot for a president, it’s all about him and nothing else.

    • IslamDownpressesHumanity

      Would you really entrust the safety of IDF forces to the zero regime? Would you trust him not to sell them out to islamic-fascists in the Mid-East? After what happened to Seal Team Six, I’m surprised the US military has any trust in their C-in-C.

      • Gee

        I would volunteer myself to save Americans. I don’t care about the President – I do care about the wonderful Americans.

        They are a warm and generous people. We need to seriously appreciate what they have given the world. No other people have been as generous and ask for less in return.

  • Americana

    When there are many who make the claim, time and time again, that Pres. Obama, AND THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AS A WHOLE, are NOT DOING anything to rescue our fellow Americans who are hostages, I’m sure “releasing that information” a rescue attempt had been made would do something valuable for our citizenry’s morale. After all, undoubtedly, the ISIS guys heard about the rescue attempt and will continue to take whatever precautions they can to make our hostages unreachable by American forces. The fact the U.S. public hadn’t heard about the attempt is neither here nor there.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Keeping the information secret so that a future op can be successful would do far more for morale.

      This is about the poll numbers.

      • 2sloe

        The truth is worse.
        He relies upon the outrage of American political mindsets for diversion.
        Much deeper than his concern for poll numbers, is being the most powerful islamic in the world. and he is a success.

        By openly using deception in plain sight, has taken obedience to a whole new level.
        Any jihadists killed are just incidental steps to more widespread gains.

      • Americana

        Ah, no, sorry, if the American people think the President had done nothing to secure the release of these hostages that would be bad for morale. Besides, all kidnappers — of whatever stripe — in the Middle East are aware that Western governments will make attempts to free their hostages or buy their hostages’ freedom. It’s a GIVEN.

    • Webb

      Great morale builder! We got to pop some corn, drink some beer, and watch pitiful islamist Fooley snivel and then get his head sliced off with a short blade by the religion of peace and prosperity.

    • bob smith

      I am more than sure the families of Seal team 6 share your intellectual insight as do current Seals and other military personnel who are aghast at this recent disclosure.

      But, according to your expertise, it “is neither here nor there.”

      • Americana

        Just how many times do we have to send SEAL teams after hostages for everyone and his dog to know that we make the attempt at rescue if it’s humanly possible? You think it’s a mystery to these ISIS guys that the U.S. is willing to storm outposts if we’ve got useful intelligence or we’ve got the tactical advantage? NO, it’s not a secret that we do what we can. What is secret is what the tactics might consist of, whether it be shooting w/sharpshooters from the deck of a Navy destroyer (Capt. Philipps, the merchant sea captain who was rescued by SEALs) or any other tactic that suits a particular situation.

        • bob smith

          If not for your extreme naivete and stupidity which expands well beyond your perverse gullibility and presumptuous know-it-all narcissism, you would understand that there are still hostages being held, to wit another ‘journalist’ of American origin who will suffer the same fate as his murdered colleague.

          Rescue missions are not automatic and it does the hostages next to nothing good when their captors ensconce them further into the abyss as a result of idiots like you making it known to the world that you are out there trying to rescue them.

          Additionally, beyond your wit is the fact that this information may very well have given up informants who are invaluable to any rescue attempts and information gathering.

          You are a certifiable blow hard whose intellect sits in the basement of Hollywood lore in that movies are your source of information, which is painfully clear.

          • Americana

            Here’s a little tidbit in the story that you obviously overlooked, bob “blowhard” smith, and it’s got everything to do w/the militants knowing the raid had been conducted EVEN WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT:

            “One of the officials said the aborted raid had ALERTED the MILITANTS to the Americans’ desire and willingness to try to rescue the hostages, and, in the aftermath, had probably FORCED the captors to TIGHTEN THEIR SECURITY.”

          • bob smith

            idiots of your stature are as common as your stupidity comes naturally to you, however, in your parlance, two wrongs make a right.

            drop dead, no time, nor need for you fool when there are so many of you to mock for your cowardliness and traitorous manners towards your country.

  • USARetired

    Obama is an unforgivable @ssh@le, without the sense God gave a Goat!

  • SoCalMike

    And you hear nothing but crickets from the false prophets in the press corps.
    If they do get around to saying anything they will simply accuse you of racism and move on.

  • liz

    Just like his phony myth that al-Qaida was defeated came before the security of Americans in Benghazi. Or the release of 5 terrorists for a photo-op, etc, etc…

  • Gin

    Chess vs jump rope. Children playing grown-up.