Saturday, December 6, 2014

Barking Dog Foils American Hostage Rescue Attempt

Dogs may be a man’s best friend but in Yemen not the case
Al Qaeda terrorists killed their two hostages before a rescue could take place
The trip wire was the barking of a dog with an exceptional sense of smell
Once again we failed in our attempts to rescue and send these jihadists to hell
The funding success of ISIS in ransom collections may a wave of new kidnappings foretell
Given the number of Westerners abroad such wave may be difficult to quell
It may be that one has a better chance of winning the lottery than being the victim of a kidnap
But no solace to the victim or to the family if the victim will not be coming back
The policy of not paying ransom to terrorist groups
May seem inhumane but necessary to keep more kidnappings from taking root
Perhaps it is time to consider the concept of an eye for an eye
Track down the families of the hostage takers so the release of the hostage their lives will buy
Jordan’s King was right the war against Jihadist terror is akin to World War III
Where on the other side the Geneva Convention does not apply and barbarism runs free
At least we and the Yeminis a rescue tried
Failed sadly and on a U.S. Navy ship our American died
© December 6, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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