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Sunday, August 24, 2014




Proper Rules Regarding Hostage Rescue and Hostage Survival
[1] Keep Every SOF/Delta Assault SECRET!!.
[2] If You have been a hostage before—Don’t Try It Again!! [i.e James Foley]

Again and again, hostages have become the new human currency in the chaotic world of International Crises Management.  As you know from my former blogs,  I have become an advocate of ransom payments because they are the new reimbursement for those individuals who feel ‘compelled to tempt death’.  Remember:  no one is innocent in the world of terrorism and possible hostage taking.  Least of all,  the recently executed James Foley of New Hampshire, presumably a freelance journalist.  Mr Foley knew exactly what he was doing and what the consequences of his actions would be.
Lest you consider me cold hearted and callous,  let me present to you this revealing piece of evidence that has not been properly discussed in the hypocritical self-righteous media.  In the NYTimes article entitled, “Before Killing James Foley,  ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S.”,  (posted earlier) written by Rukmini Callimachi, the following  most revealing paragraph appears about James Foley’s death wish:


“Across the ocean at his home in Cambridge, Mass, the chief executive of GlobalPost Mr. Balboni, reached for his Blackberry and had a TERRIBLE SENSE OF FOREBODING [my emphasis]: The email informing him of Mr Foley’s abduction was almost an exact replay of the horrors his staff had endured a year earlier when Foley was kidnapped with three others by Col. Muammar El Qaddafi’s forces in Libya.”
Let’s review what happened in Libya:
“We had joked that we needed to take away his (Foley’s) passport, Mr Balboni said Wednesday. “I don’t want to say it was deja vu but in a way it was…in one way I knew what was coming.” Not only did James Foley put himself purposefully in harms way but he also compromised Mr Balboni and the integrity of his journal and it’s financial viability.  Mr Balboni and countless other individuals spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours to rescue James Foley from Libya.  In return for their collective “good-will” Foley returned to the mundane job of being an editor for the journal (desk job) in Cambridge Mass. 
I maintain that James Foley was a “battle junkie” namely he had a mental health issue with which he did not want to deal with and he recklessly decided to go back into the nexus of war and chaos: Syria.  So its no surprise that he was taken hostage for a second time.

Foley and his kind are what we in the Counter-Terrorism world call jock sniffers.  Yes, it is pejorative but what he did to himself, his family, his colleagues and his country—particularly our Special Forces—was to create an unnecessary high value target who should have never been allowed into any more war zones, least of all Syria.
I have previously mentioned that I have travelled on my own into Syria without protection and without anyone’s blessings other than the Good Lord who sought fit to make sure that I was interrogated by the Syrian intelligence and the Ministry of Security.
However,  for reasons that I will not discuss here, as someone who had been involved professionally in counter-terrorism for over 30 years, I had the necessary skills to avoid being taken hostage.  I even taught a course for many years at the state department on how to avoid being taken hostage or if the situation did occur how to survive as a hostage.
Just like a physician, the state dept and military must be able to triage whom they can afford to save and who they must let go.  Needless to say, not every hostage deserves to be saved.  Unless that hostage is sponsored by a large organization that can afford to pay ransom then asking the USG to send in Intelligence Officers and Special Forces to save a potential hostage would bankrupt us and endanger the lives of others.
If for reasons unknown, James Foley worked for some organization other than the stated one, the triage applies doubly for any overseas operatives who have been taught how to avoid these types of precarious situations.
The next lesson of this Hostage Rescue is the one that the Anonymous Voices in the Pentagon muttered against the WHITE HOUSE:
Secret means secret NOT partial secret!  Once a potential terrorist group knows that ransom will not be paid they always prepare for a possible SOF seizure. Now the terrorist groups will “DOUBLE DOWN’ on everything they do.  Obama, the White House, and the SEALS have a proclivity for self-aggrandizement. 
As General Patton said A hero is someone who takes hostages not someone who becomes one.



25 comments:

  1. For once I agree completely with what you have said.

    Ransoms should be negotiated like a business, and you should try to understand the point of view of the enemy that he's not motivated by malice but by greed. Try not to take things personally. It's a game.

    That said....

    After I was diagnosed with PTSD from being a kidnapping victim I suffered from repetition syndrome and sought out dangerous places to go to such as Sierra Leone in the 1990s and so forth.
    I don't think Foley had my issues, but he did have same denial going on his his mind that I had.

    What I would do is go into some crazy place and just deny to myself that anything would happen, even though I knew it could happen....

    It's a strange thing when you know something could happen but you've convinced yourself in your own brain that it WON'T happen because of fate, or whatever....

    Anyway it turns out in my case that I may have been right and maybe it was just my intuition, which is pretty much always correct and has save me from other situations which would have been deadly....

    As it turned out every time I BELIEVED that I would not be harmed it turned out that I WASN'T HARMED....

    But as for Foley it didn't work for him because maybe my attitude was intuition rather than simple denial, but he was just in denial for some reason.....

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    1. Compulsive gamblers have repetition syndrome. They go back to the same hand over and over again hoping that next time they will have a different outcome....doesn't work in their case because the odds are too much against them.

      But in other situations where the odds are not so bad repeating a situation which traumatized you in the past to re-live it without the trauma and thereby de-fuse it's power of you can work....it can actually work...and the mind knows that and will seek out this remedy.

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    2. The mind will seek to "immunize" itself against that threat.

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    3. Sierra Leone looked like a hell hole of what I saw of it on television. They used to make road blocks out of human intestines strung across the road and laugh about it. Pretty disgusting, not on my bucket travel list.

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  2. Now as for ISIS....

    Remember that they killed Foley only after the US went to war with them and killed many of them with bombs....

    So if the US doesn't want them to come here and so forth then we shouldn't pick a fight with them and then BLAME THEM when something bad happens....

    But if we are going to defend our values and interests there, such as they are....

    Then if we CHOOSE to go to war with them how should we do it?

    Personally I think we should go to war with them simply beause they are the evil assholes that Americans thought wrongly the Nazis and Saddam Hussein was.

    ISIS are a bunch of assholes who need to die.

    Okay but the way I would go about it would be through covert action and forcing other countries to deal with the problem. This is what America usually does, but in situations where it shouldn't to so.

    But in this case the enemy is worthy of our efforts so let's force the Turks and Jordanians and Saudis to act. And if the Saudis don't want to cooperate then overthrow their regime and replace their miserable faggot, pedophile disgusting asses with someone else.

    Tell the fucking Saudis that it they don't stop what they're doing we will support a Shiite uprising in their country....

    That'll get their fucking attention.

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  3. To be honest what we need is some REALPOLITIK right the fuck now!

    Let's dump the Saudis, the Sunnis, the Salifists and the Wahhabists right the fuck now.

    Let's get together with the IRANIANS.

    Let's support the Iranians and the Shiites in the whole region and be done with it.

    Let's take sides and bring this conflict to an end..with one side the winner and the other side the loser.

    Iran is the biggest fucking power there and we should join them and get the hell rid of the Saudis and the other butt-fucking pedophile Arab Sunnis who cut off the hands of bread theives while they plunder whole countries....who beat people in the streets for drinking beer while they drink wine and whiskey behind closed doors.

    I'm tired of the corruption and hypocracy of these Sunni regimes, these "monarchies" HAVE GOT TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!

    Make friends with the Iranians and our problems there...

    WILL DISSAPPEAR OVERNIGHT.

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  4. The Iranian regime is in fact a republic, with elections and so forth.....

    What the fuck are we supporting on the Arabian Penninsula??

    A bunch of kings?

    LOL....

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  5. Persia is the seat of an ancient civilization. What are the Arabs?

    Arabs are really by comparison a bunch of sand niggers.

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  6. Foley was CIA. There appears to be much more to all this. As shown in the previous video, his sister was all smiles!

    YouTube
    James Foley - His Secret Life and the CIA
    livingonplanetZ
    Published on Aug 21, 2014
    James Foley was a key propagandist in sparking the U.S. air invasion of Libya, in 2011. The proof is here. Believe it or not, it was through his kidnapping then ALSO... part of it spent on a posh resort island! Just about a year after his 'release' from that, he's kidnapped AGAIN! This time, he's calling us to attack Assad... apparently.

    There seems to be plenty of evidence, that we have NOT been told the truth about Foley's life at all - AND, perhaps not surprisingly, that he works for the CIA... under "press" cover. Does he have a second, secret life that is udeful for these warmongering exercises?

    YouTube
    "Beheaded" James Foley is NOT James Foley - See For Yourself
    livingonplanetZ
    Published on Aug 21, 2014
    You've seen the 'beheading' is fake through video analysis. Now the REAL shocker. It's NOT James Foley, War Jounalist of Libya and Syria. Not even close. Recovered archive pictures and video of the so-called journalist, easlily show that the "beheading" actor is not him.

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    1. "Plenty of evidence?"

      There is NO evidence from any credible source.

      And if Foley was CIA they would have gotten him the hell outta there....

      That's the single undeniable fact.

      They would have negotiated a private payment, etc., and not abandoned him there.

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    2. Jihad John Brennan's redux. 2nd in a series of phony youtube videos.

      I was certain Dr. P. wouldn't fall for another FX OPTICAL ILLUSION.

      He should have done more research than the rag he defends, which has turned white with dementia.

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    3. I've had the images analyzed and it's clear that it's not FX. It's a real event.

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    4. You are too inebriated to make any determination. Go take a siesta.

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  7. Didn't any one try to teach you the facts of life
    There's so much you have to learn
    But I would gladly teach you
    If I could only reach you
    And get your loving in return

    Lady willpower it's now or never give your love to me and,
    I'll shower you heart with tenderness willingly.

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  8. In 1970 after the Munich massacre the CIA....

    MADE DAMN SURE THAT NO AMERICANS would ever be targeted by THESE NEW TERROR GROUPS.....

    The CIA made friends with Black September, the PLO, the PFLP, Muammar Kadaffi and Idi Amin...

    And as long as that alliance held in place no American anywhere in Beirut or anywhere the fuck else was harmed by any terror group !

    It was only after stupid fucking law enforcement got involved and fucked up the whole program with their fucking sanctimonious moralizing and shit that the program failed and after that....

    Americans started dying in terror attacks!

    We are on the losing fucking side over there for Gods sake.

    I couldn't be any clearer and I don't give one infintecimal fuck what we told the Saudis and Kuwaitis before....

    The time has come to dump their sorry asses and join the winning team...

    WE NEED TO TRY WINNING OVER THERE INSTEAD

    FOR A CHANGE !!

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  9. I dare say I am now speaking for the old school CIA hands of the 1960s and so forth when I say we...

    HAVE TO USE OUR HEADS FOR A CHANGE AND...

    SWITCH SIDES!

    Let's see what real winning looks like for a change.

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  10. There was one terrific CIA officer in Beirut who was killed there in 1983 who was the chief focal point between Black September, Ali Hassan Salame, and the government of the United States of America.

    This legandary officer won the trust of Ali Hassan Salame and worked with Black September and the PLO in order to protect Americans.

    This officer was killed in 1983....

    Anybody know his name?

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    1. "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames,"
      by Kai Bird.

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  11. After 9-11 the Iranians reached out to the United States through several channels, including their offices in New York at the UN...

    Typical of the pragmatic Iranians they considered that the 9-11 tragedy would be a moment where common ground might be found....

    Many lower level people at CIA and State were extremely excited about this development....

    But as soon as it got to the White House Cheney and his staff influenced Bush to turn them down.

    Once again our entire program in the middle east was torpedoed, de-railed, and exploded by the Neo-con crime cabal.

    Can you imagine how totally different the last fourteen years would have been if.....

    Iran was on our side instead of against us?????

    The first result of the insult to the Iranians was their support of the Madi army, et. al. in Iraq....and that was just the beginning.

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  12. INFOWARS, DRUDGE REPORT ON MONDAY BOTH QUESTION BEHEADING VIDEO

    They're a little late to the game.

    InfoWars
    EXPERTS: JAMES FOLEY BEHEADING VIDEO LIKELY FAKE
    Forensic analysis confirms Infowars investigation that footage was staged as war propaganda
    by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | AUGUST 25, 2014

    InfoWars
    STAGED FOLEY BEHEADING USED AS POSTER CHILD FOR SYRIA ATTACK
    Dubious footage hijacked as casus belli for military expansion
    by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | AUGUST 25, 2014

    DrudgeReport
    PAPER: Foley video with Briton was staged, experts say...

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    1. JAMES FOLEY'S SISTER IS AN ACTRESS FROM SANDY HOOK??????
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KGrf2yyMno

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  13. No White House rep at "foley memorial" but several in Ferguson.

    No tears from aka obama as he read his script without rehearsing. & ran to the first tee, making it in 6 ny minutes.

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  14. https://archive.org/details/HowTheyFAKEDTheJamesFoleyExecution

    A tutorial on beheading for your film character.

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  15. Boston Bombing

    Social Security Death Index records No Boston a Marathon deaths, at least by their aliases.

    https://archive.org/details/OfficialRecordsNODEATHSAtBostonFakeBombing

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