Not A Surprise – Bergdahl Swap With Taliban Made ISIS Change Demands For Hostage Kayla Mueller…

This argument was made by all reasonable people back when the White House decided it was more politically opportune to trade GITMO detainees for Bowe Bergdahl. The newsworthy aspect is the confirmation from the other hostage’s family.

WASHINGTON DC – The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller’s situation worsened after the government [Obama] traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. soldier.

Bergdahls with Obamakayla jean mueller

The militants increased their demands after the May swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Eric Mueller told NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Monday.

“That made the whole situation worse because that’s when the demands got greater,” he said. “They got larger. They realized that they had something.”

Mueller’s death was confirmed Feb. 10 by her family and U.S. officials. The Islamic State group claimed she died in a Jordanian airstrike, but U.S. officials have not confirmed that. The Pentagon said it didn’t know how she was killed.

kayla muellerThe 26-year-old international aid worker, who grew up in Prescott, Arizona, was captured in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria.[…]

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that the Mueller family had been put in a difficult position by the U.S. policy against making concessions to terrorists, but he defended it as being in the best interests of the nation.

“The president is confident that his administration did do everything that was possible within the confines of that policy — using our military might, using our intelligence capability, using our diplomatic influence — to try to secure the safe release and return of Kayla Mueller,” Earnest said. (read more)

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22 Responses to Not A Surprise – Bergdahl Swap With Taliban Made ISIS Change Demands For Hostage Kayla Mueller…

  1. BertDilbert says:

    I don’t see why we should be concerned with Kayla’s death. If you want to enguage in risky behaviour then you should pay for your risk and not bear the outcome on others.

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    • steffmckee says:

      More troubling is the fact that Obama dithered for 36 hours before agreeing to launch a rescue attempt for Foley, Mueller, and others. By which time ISIS had moved them.

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      • John Galt says:

        Everything that Obozo does is troubling.

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      • BertDilbert says:

        I am surprised that John McCain, being that he has close ties to ISIS, was not able to snap his fingers and have her released. After all, she is from his state of Arizona.

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      • Crystal says:

        Earlier reports were that he dithered for almost 30 days. The rescue team was reportedly ready to extract the hostages (including all 4 Americans) in early June. The administration gave the go-ahead in early July and on July 4th (gee, Independence Day – Freedom – was this date picked in order to spike the football?), the rescue team went in, but the hostages had recently been moved. IIRC, this info came from Ret. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (pron. “Schaeffer”), who used his contacts at the Pentagon.

        Reports also indicated that the administration insisted on being absolutely sure as to the hostages’ whereabouts, demanding on-the-ground intel only, repeatedly, to the extent that the enemy was tipped off, or at least suspicious, of the coming rescue attempt. Later reports claimed that French intel had contacted the administration as early as March, while British intel was satisfied with the hostages’ whereabouts several months after. Foley’s parents had known for months where he was as his boss had been trying to raise the ransom for his release. They were sharing the info they had gathered with the FBI. BTW, Foley’s family claimed that they were threatened with possible criminal prosecution if they were successful in raising a ransom and attempting an exchange. Foley’s mom said the rescue attempt came “much too late”.

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    • RJ says:

      Hey Bert…slow down here, will ya?

      One can argue all day long Kayla put herself in danger; however, she went into a hot spot with the dream of helping others, not hurting them…she was an American!

      Secondly, Bergdahl already had a file on his disappearance from his squad sitting in the Pentagon, a file which the White House could look at long before this swap for five rotten “I’ll kill as many Americans as possible” terrorists took place.

      This lying right into the face of American citizens has taken off to new an “unimagined” heights with Obama, has it not? Obama seems to help our enemies every chance he gets while shackling America’s efforts to eradicate bad guys from afar.

      Kayla’s story is just another diversion allowing B. Hussein O. to continue his march to weakening my country. This young woman is alleged to have supported the Palestinians over the Israelis, suggesting she had a certain mindset. Ok–but she was helping, not running around with weapons on the look out to kill others. Misguided–perhaps, depends on one’s perspectives.

      Keep you eye on the ball…Obama is hurting America every chance he gets. Show me where he has helped and strengthened America relative to our foreign policies and within our national borders.

      “Fundamentally transform America…” His words, not mine.

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      • BertDilbert says:

        Maybe Obama is respectlng our military by not sending them out risking their lives on saving misguided women. Maybe in this instance he did the right thing for once!

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        • RJ says:

          Yea, that’s why so many senior and middle combat officers are being “transitioned” out of active duty and the revolving door to Sec. Of Defense keeps turning…Obama is doing “his best” to help our military; even though polls suggest the average Grunt is not in love with this so called commander in chief (note my lower case) who salutes with a latte cup dribbling with respect.

          Next up: Are you going to tell us that Mayor DeBlasio thinks well of the New York Police Department or cops in general?

          Could it be you are a “fan boi” for Obama?

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      • stobberdobber says:

        You have to realize something about Bert. He believes that anyone (even the military) that goes outside the U.S. for any reason deserves what they get if harm comes their way.

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    • canadacan says:

      I think that every time I see her name .

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  2. justfactsplz says:

    The U.S. should never pay money or trade terrorist prisoners for hostages, period. We should however move on intelligence right away to try to rescue them.

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    • BertDilbert says:

      The US mideast policy created ISIS. Why then should we rescue people from our own creation?

      Further, why should we risk our men on someone who took on risky behaviour? Our men have mom’s, dad’s and families of their own.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Our men also know the danger of various missions they are sent on.

        I do agree with you that we helped create ISIS when we started handing out weapons to so called moderate rebels.

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        • BertDilbert says:

          I can understand rescuing her if she was like in a sailboat that ran into a storm and was washed ashore and taken hostage. But she was working on her own free will in dangerous teritory by the Turkish Syrian border.

          The travel advisory several months prior to her kidnapping starts off as follows.

          The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated August 28, 2012, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains volatile and unpredictable as an armed conflict between government and anti-government armed groups continues throughout the country, with an increased risk of kidnappings, bombings, murder, and terrorism.

          This is not a stiuation where we should risk the lives of our men and spend 10’s of millions running a rescue operation.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            I had not seen this advisory. She walked right into it. I did not like her progressive thoughts and actions, especially in Palestine. It’s different with journalists. They take the risk for their jobs. She was just a sympathizer and do gooder. I see now that she put herself in grave danger.

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      • joshua says:

        why do we go to Haiti after a tsunami, why do we go into harms way with our civilian charity organizations to HELP people? Why not just stay home with Rand Paul and Woodrow Wilson and leave the world to wipe its own buttocks then?

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  3. pattyloo says:

    i agree with BertDilbert. There were plenty of places she could help others right here in the US. Why did she need to go over there? There were reports she had a Syrian boyfriend. and also, her parents were pro-Palestinian activists. while she may not have been providing guns to the enemy, she definitely sounds like a sympathizer. I read articles after her death was announced, about how she protested with Palestinian people – against the Israelis. Of course, this was portrayed as selfless act of charity.

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    • joshua says:

      somehow I feel that the pile on to the young lady is fomented by a bunch of busybody critical parent types that are usually Democrats or Progressives or both. Maybe she should have not been a woman? Maybe she should have not been white? Maybe she should have not been Christian, etc? Did our soldiers do the wrong thing when ordered to deploy to the middle east for nebulous reasons and get killed and maimed? Couldn’t they have done more good STAYING in the USA and just raising their own families and staying at work in the US economy without wasting all that money on armor, guns, and ammo? Why does the dead girl have to be guilty here?

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      • Roy says:

        The difference is that, as you stated, the soldiers were ordered.

        She went by choice.

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      • Eskie Mom says:

        I don’t know if I would call it guilt, but here’s the deal: by the time I was 15 years old, I knew (or believed, Thank God! A decade later, my mom recanted 🙂 after it was safe) that if I got myself in trouble knowing that I was taking a risk, I was “on my own”. (e.g. She knew my friends & I smoked pot, but she reminded me occasionally that if I ever got busted, “Don’t call her.” And I figured she meant it. “I didn’t think…/ about it…” didn’t fly at my house.)

        I was trained to think about the possible consequences of my actions & learned the wherewithal to deal with it if I made a poor choice.
        It’s called personal responsibility.

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  4. shipley130 says:

    Strange how this story came out not long after this girl was dirt napped by Obama.

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