hostages
Nov 2017

Someone needs something to be thankful for very badly

Oct 2017

Turkey and the era of “hostage diplomacy”

Jazz Shaw Oct 25, 2017 12:31 PM

They won’t stop if it’s working

This is our friend?

Sep 2017

We already knew. Just ask Pastor Andrew Brunson

May 2017

Police chief beheaded.

Mar 2017

“They wanted to underline impunity, that they can act with impunity.”

“You’d have to go back a long way for this kind of wholesale diplomatic meltdown.”

Oct 2016
Sep 2016

Seven years ahead of schedule.

Did it go to the bad Iranians or the REALLY bad Iranians?

Aug 2016

The fruits of paying ransom.

“This was Iran’s money.”

It’s the lies, stupid.

“there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment…”

Jul 2016

“ISIS’ Amaq News Agency later reported that ISIS fighters carried out the attack.”

Jan 2016

Thanks, Obama

Hope and change.

Hmmmm.

Iran releases our sailors, but the damage is done

Jazz Shaw Jan 13, 2016 8:01 AM

World standing downgrade

Nov 2015

Is China about to get in on the war against ISIS?

Jazz Shaw Nov 19, 2015 8:01 AM

Unlikely

Oct 2015

Enemy territory

Sep 2015

Nuclear option next?

Jun 2015

But “the US will not offer concessions,” including “ransoms.”

White House to announce new hostage ransom policy

Jazz Shaw Jun 23, 2015 5:21 PM

Negotiations

Apr 2015

Fixing the US hostage rescue program

Jazz Shaw Apr 26, 2015 2:01 PM

Trading floor

“In a word … ‘no’.”

Live statement from Obama at 10 am.

Feb 2015

“What does this do to how we’re perceived?”

The face of the “Caliphate.”

“Very specific information was available as early as mid-March.”

Jan 2015

Jordan draws a BIG line in the sand for ISIS

Jazz Shaw Jan 31, 2015 10:01 AM

You kill ours, we kill ALL of yours

Jordan to ISIS: We’ll make the swap for our pilot

Ed Morrissey Jan 28, 2015 4:41 PM

Which hostage will get freed — if any?

Dec 2014
Nov 2014

“innovative and non-traditional solutions”

Sep 2014

Diane Foley: Our country let us down

Ed Morrissey Sep 12, 2014 8:01 AM

“Jim believed ’til the end that his country would come to their aid.”

Aug 2014

“… and what kindness they have in their hearts.”

May 2014

What other options are there?

Apr 2014

Mayor of Kharkiv shot in the back.