President Trump versus Democrats on Hostage Rescue: They are who we thought they were: Part 3


Ballot boxVote for your life. Vote Trump and every Republican below him on your ballot if you care for safety and the lives of your fellow Americans. That message came through again the last weekend of this momentous election. The contrast is stark between the risk President Trump is willing to take on our behalf and the self-serving risk deferment of Biden and his party, going back to President Clinton or perhaps Carter.  They are who we thought they were; will we let them win anyway?

This weekend was very bad for Islamic terrorists in Africa and very good for an American hostage and all Americans. Our elite hostage rescue forces struck out of the darkness and snatched an American hostage, alive and well, from the dead hands of his captors in Nigeria:

Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue
NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE |  Issued on: October 31, 2020

Last night, at my direction, the United States military conducted a successful operation to rescue an American hostage in Nigeria, kidnapped just 96 hours earlier. United States Special Forces executed a daring nighttime operation to rescue their fellow American with exceptional skill, precision, and bravery. No United States Service Members were harmed. The former hostage is currently in good health and has been reunited with his family.

Securing the freedom of Americans held in captivity abroad has been a top national security priority of my Administration. Since the beginning of my Administration, we have rescued over 55 hostages and detainees in more than 24 countries. Today’s operation should serve as a stark warning to terrorists and criminal thugs who mistakenly believe they can kidnap Americans with impunity.

Here is what the Department of Defense said about the hostage rescue:

Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman, on Hostage Rescue Operation in Northern Nigeria
OCT. 31, 2020

Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs:

“U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation.

We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation.

The United States will continue to protect our people and our interests anywhere in the world.”

Note the stark difference between President Trump’s willingness to let our elite forces do their jobs, with all the attendant risk of something going wrong, think Desert One, and the deadly consequences of President Obama and President Clinton avoiding military risk for political self interest. Recall that we would never have been struck on that clear September morning in 2001 if Clinton had not disgraced his office, using the White House like the No Tell Motel. It was in those circumstances that Bill Clinton stopped at least two viable plans to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

“Our tribal contacts came to us, and they said, ‘Look, he’s in this location now. When he leaves, he’s going to have to go through this particular crossroads.’ And so what they proposed was to bury a huge cache of explosives underneath those crossroads so that when his convoy came through, they could simply blow it up,” Grenier recounted. “And we said, ‘Absolutely not.’ We were risking jail if we didn’t tell them that.”

Clinton has previously acknowledged another instance in which he was in a position to kill bin Laden but claimed that doing so would have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people in the Afghan city of Kandahar.

Marty Martin, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, highlighted the consequential decision against killing bin Laden and tied it to events happened more than two decades later.

“The threat was real,” Martin said. “And if President Clinton had taken action and killed Osama bin Laden, there wouldn’t have been a 9/11, and if there wouldn’t have been a 9/11, there wouldn’t have been an Afghanistan, and if there wouldn’t have been an Afghanistan, there probably wouldn’t have been an Iraq. What would the world be like?”

After Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama set the Middle East on fire, they refused to dowse the flames, even when it came to rescuing an idealistic, young middle-class American woman, just the sort and status acceptable to the suburban women who are now taken for granted by Democrats. Obama-Biden leveraged American hostages against America, using the excuse of hostages to aid Islamic radicals with whom they wanted to deal in reshaping the Middle East.

It has long been U.S. policy to not negotiate with terrorists or put a price on the heads of Americans held by hostile foreign powers. Obama, however, flouted this norm, opting on multiple occasions to make preconditions and payments to foreign actors in exchange for American lives.

One of the most well-known instances was Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal.

Bergdahl deserted his Army post in Afghanistan in 2009. He was captured by the Taliban and held hostage for nearly five years. Multiple American servicemen [died] searching for him. Ultimately, the Obama administration agreed to trade five high-value Taliban lieutenants, currently imprisoned at Guantanamo, for Bergdahl.

Obama-Biden left other hostages to die when they could not leverage the situation for political advantage. They repeatedly delayed decisions on raids, thereby defeating the hard-won intelligence and raid planning. Obama-Biden did so even as they knew hostages were being raped and tortured.

Then the Obamas lied to the faces of Kayla Mueller‘s parents, promising a donation to the Kayla’s Hands Foundation:

President Obama finally mailed a donation by check to the family foundation set up to further the humanitarian goals of slain American hostage Kayla Mueller, after ABC News reported that for more than a year a private presidential promise went unfulfilled.

The Obamas’ check for the Kayla’s Hands Foundation arrived from the first family’s Chicago residence shortly after the segment, “The Girl Left Behind,” aired on ABC News “20/20” in August. It was soon followed by a personal note handwritten by the President on White House stationary apologizing for the 18-month delay in keeping his word, according to Kayla’s parents.

“He thought it had already been taken care of,” Kayla’s mother, Marsha Mueller, told ABC News.

“He basically said it was an oversight,” Carl Mueller said.

Obama-Biden leveraged the outrage of murdered hostages families to revise U.S. policy, allowing the transfer of money to Islamic terror groups and states. The hostages had been murdered after Obama-Biden undermined our military efforts to rescue hostages. So, Obama-Biden created the problem and then put forward the solution they wanted as part of their larger policy to reshape the Middle East. Listen to the real consequences of letting Obama-Biden into the Presidency by our failure to vote for the Republican candidate, now President Trump.

How is that nice? How is that moral? How are you a good person if you let more of this happen though your action and inaction in this election?

Vote Trump and every Republican on your ballot, because American young men and women’s lives depend on it. There are no surprise policies, no hidden agendas this election. We are collectively without excuse.   The Democrats are the radical leftists they have shown themselves to be since President Trump’s election four years ago. Will we let them win anyway?

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  1. Stina Member

    I’m betting African villages will also be happy to know there are fewer Islamists (what is this word) to destroy their fledging churches, missions, and villages.

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  2. Tex929rr Coolidge

    And remember this:

    “After most officials present urged Obama to go for it, the president turned to Biden: “Joe, what do you think?” he asked, according to an account Biden gave months later.

    “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go,” Biden said.”


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  3. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist

    We finally have a president who puts Americans first. Don’t mess this up America.

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  4. Stad Coolidge

    Stina (View Comment):

    I’m betting African villages will also be happy to know there are fewer Islamists (what is this word) to destroy their fledging churches, missions, and villages.

    And stealing their girls to force them into sexual slavery . . .

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  5. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    And remember this:

    “After most officials present urged Obama to go for it, the president turned to Biden: “Joe, what do you think?” he asked, according to an account Biden gave months later.

    “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go,” Biden said.”


    All because of politics.  Cowards.  Fear of it not going well and the political fallout from it is what keeps these people from doing the right thing, to the country’s detriment.


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  6. Percival Thatcher

    I hear Seal Team 6 throws the best surprise Halloween parties.

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  7. Tex929rr Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    I hear Seal Team 6 throws the best surprise Halloween parties.

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