Friday, October 23, 2015

US Assist Kurds in Iraq rescues of 70 hostages from ISIS, one American killed

US Does nothing to rescue American hostages, but helps Kurds rescue Kurds. What's wrong with this thinking?

Joint US-Kurdish operation in Iraq rescues 70 hostages from ISIS, one American killed
Kurdish Peshmerga forces
About 70 hostages in a prison compound held by the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS or ISIL or Daesh) were freed on Thursday in a joint commando raid by Kurdish Peshmerga militia forces and American combat troops, supported by four helicopters. One American soldier was killed.

According to the White House, the hostages faced "imminent mass execution":

[Begin quote]"That operation was deliberately planned and launched after receiving information that the hostages faced imminent mass execution. It was authorized consistent with our counter-ISIL effort to train, advise and assist Iraqi forces."[End quote
Of the rescued hostages, more than 20 were Iraqi soldiers and the rest were civilians, with no Americans in the group. McClatchy and Rudaw (Iraq) and CBS 

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