On the Kelly File, last night, Michael Foley, the brother of slain journalist James Foley, told host Megyn Kelly his family is “appalled” by the Regime’s actions (or lack thereof) in regards to James Foley’s capture and subsequent beheading by ISIS.
As Kelly noted, it’s one thing to have an official policy of not negotiating with terrorists, (as has been US policy forever) but barring families from doing so privately seems to be something new.
And as she also noted early in the clip, the Regime negotiated with terrorists in the case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl – trading him for five Taliban commanders.
As usual, there is unequal treatment under the Regime’s law and the only consistency seems to be that they always choose to do the worst thing. It’s madness, and there doesn’t appear to be a method to it.
- Diane Foley says she was disappointed by the handling of her son’s case in CNN interview
- Mother of executed journalist slams Obama administration for their attitude
- Claims family felt they were an ‘annoyance’ to US officials
- FBI came to her family for information on the whereabouts of Foley
- Threatened with prosecution if they attempted to raise a ransom
- Secret mission to rescue James Foley failed over July 4 weekend
- James Foley’s beheading was posted online last month by ISIS militants
On the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and the day after President Obama addressed the nation and finally offered a strategy to defeat ISIS, Diane Foley told CNN that ‘as an American’, she was ’embarrassed and appalled’ at the efforts to rescue her son from captivity.
Articulate and thoughtful throughout her interview, Mrs. Foley made the startling claim that US officials threatened her family with prosecution if they tried to raise a ransom for Foley, 40, and said ‘Jim was sacrificed because of a lack of communication and prioritization.’
And in a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s new strategy to ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS she said that meeting violence with more violence may not be the answer and said, ‘bombing caused Jim’s death.’
‘Jim was killed in the most horrific way. He was sacrificed because of just a lack of coordination, lack of communication, lack of prioritization,’ said Diane Foley. ‘As a family, we had to find our way through this on our own.’
The Independent Sentinel: Obama’s Most Unforgiveable Lie: Obama Lied About Working With Families of Americans Slaughtered by ISIS
Mr. Obama said that he kept the Foley and Sotloff families regularly informed. It was an unforgivable lie, unless you choose to not believe the families of both Americans beheaded by ISIS. Not only did the administration not help the families, they kept the families from taking actions aimed at saving their family members, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Obama not only didn’t work with the families, he worked against them. The families are now committed to not letting that happen again as ISIS plans the beheading of a British journalist or an American aid worker.
Politico reported that Steven Sotloff, the 30-year old American journalist who was recently beheaded by ISIS, was sold to ISIS for between $25,000 to $50,000, [ it seems like a sum that the family could have come raised]. He was sold by the “so-called moderate rebels, that people want our administration to support,” according to a spokesperson for the Sotloff family.
*Note how Obama carefully parsed his words, “No Americans unjustly detained should be left behind.” Now you know how the Regime views the detainment of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail since April for taking a wrong turn.