BREAKING NEWS: American Female Hostage Being Held By The Islamic State Reportedly Killed In Jordanian Airstrike In Syria
Although not yet officially confirmed, numerous news outlets are reporting that an American female hostage being held by the Islamic State in Syria was reportedly killed as a result of a Jordanian airstrike. Unfortunate if true. But, unless we or one of our allies was able to rescue her — she was more than likely going to suffer a terrible fate. And, my guess is that the Islamic State was no doubt using her as a human shield — hoping perhaps her presence at one of their key locations, might dissuade Jordan and/or, the U.S. from striking that site – wherever it was — as long as she was alive. These kind of things, unfortunately happen in war. Jordan did, what Jordan had to do. Jordan bears no responsibility for her tragic death. The Islamic State is the guilty party. My thoughts go to her family.
U.S. officials are said to be very skeptical of this report. It may well be an indication that the Jordanian airstrikes are taking a toll on the Islamic State, and, this is a desperate attempt to put out propaganda like this in the hopes — maybe that the U.S. would somehow blame Jordan and not them — thus perhaps deterring further airstrikes. Thankfully, if that is the case — it will fall on deafears. Go Jordan. V/R, RCP