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[major pin] US threatened family of journalist beheaded by ISIS - "if you pay ransom for his life, we charge you with terrorism"

 
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[major pin] US threatened family of journalist beheaded by ISIS - "if you pay ransom for his life, we charge you with terrorism"
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The mother of slain American journalist James Foley said she wasn’t necessarily surprised that the U.S. government threatened her family with prosecution should they raise money to pay her son’s ransom, but she was astounded by how such a devastating message was delivered.

“I was surprised there was so little compassion,” Diane Foley told ABC News today of the three separate warnings she said U.S. officials gave the family about the illegality of paying ransom to the terror group ISIS. “It just made me realize that these people talking to us had no idea what it was like to be the family of someone abducted… I’m sure [the U.S. official] didn’t mean it the way he said it, but we were between a rock and a hard place. We were told we could do nothing… meanwhile our son was being beaten and tortured every day.”

Earlier this week five current and former officials with direct knowledge of the Foley case confirmed the alleged threats were made.

"It was an utterly idiotic thing to do that came across as if [the U.S. official] had the compassion of an anvil," said a former official who has advised the family.




wtf amerikanskies wtf was this5a5a5a
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Re: [major pin] US threatened family of journalist beheaded by ISIS - "if you pay ransom for his life, we charge you with terrorism"
But the government negotiated with terrorists for Bergdayl and paid their demands by releasing terrorists who are now heads of ISIS.
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Re: [major pin] US threatened family of journalist beheaded by ISIS - "if you pay ransom for his life, we charge you with terrorism"
But the government negotiated with terrorists for Bergdayl and paid their demands by releasing terrorists who are now heads of ISIS.
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man... is this shit for real?? abcnews msm... really usa? wtf
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Re: [major pin] US threatened family of journalist beheaded by ISIS - "if you pay ransom for his life, we charge you with terrorism"
Should have been treason. Not terrorism.

Treason sounds right.





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