Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Sunday defended President Obama refusing to tie the Islamic State to so-called radical Islam, saying such a label would give the terrorist organization “too much dignity.”
Johnson added that using the radical Islam label “is playing on a battlefield they would like us to be on.” Really Mr. Johnson aren’t we already in the same Battlefield? Call it what ever you want but please do not disrespect our fallen Americans who are a part of this battlefields.
In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, Carl Mueller said he had mixed feelings about the government’s refusal to negotiate with terrorist groups who kidnapped foreigners. Other Western countries are known to have paid millions to secure the release of their nationals.
“We understand the policy about not paying ransom,” he said. “But on the other hand, any parents out there would understand that you would want anything and everything done to bring your child home. And we tried. And we asked. But they put policy in front of American citizens’ lives.”
Kayla Mueller’s is one of our fallen American Hero who died in the battlefield as a US Aid worker. last spring, Mueller wrote: “I DO NOT want the negotiations for my release to be your duty, if there is any other option take it, even if it takes more time.” ransom payments are one of ISIS’s major sources of income, with “tens of millions of dollars” paid by some European governments and wealthy relatives of the kidnap victims over the past two years. The low end of the estimate range is “well above $25 million,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
How many more 9/11 need to happened? Before 9/11 many of us had never heard about Al’Queda, our government never thought of them as a real threat to Americans now you have ISIS first we where told that their a JV team that cant play with the big boys but now we know they are the real deal.
As a father of 2 girls I would sell my self to pay what ever ransom I need to pay for the return of my daughters and im sure any parents out there would feel the same way. Lets be The Worlds Leaders.