Sunday, January 17, 2016

What Obama has Invited: 3 Americans 'kidnapped' by militia in Baghdad

I’d say the events of this week with Iran are an open invitation to kidnap Americans around the world. 
What is there to fear on the part of kidnappers?  We look like pushovers willing to negotiate with terrorists.  That’s the precedent Obama has set. 

Daily Mail reports three American contractors have reportedly been kidnapped by militants in Baghdad.
According to Arab news channel Al-Arabiya, sources in the Iraqi capital city said the trio were abducted in the southern neighborhood of Dora on Sunday.

They were believed to have been with an interpreter, who has also been captured, reports suggest. 
The US State Department has confirmed it's aware of the report
Officials are working with Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the missing Americans.
Their identities and the reason they are in Iraq is not known.  
John Kirby, State Department told Daily Mail Online: 'We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq. 

'The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority. We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals.'
He added that he could not offer anymore information because of privacy concerns. 
Multiple reports say they are contractors. 

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