This is coolbert:
Mr. Foley in most cruel manner having been murdered a previous attempt at rescue not successful!!
Those American special operations units and troops participating good for them next time will be better!! Even in failure you can hold your head high. TRY!!
"America's FAILED raid to rescue James Foley"
"America's FAILED raid to rescue James Foley: White House reveals how US special forces stormed ISIS camp just a month ago - only to find hostages weren't there..."
"Several dozen special-operations forces attempted to rescue Americans held hostage by ISIS in Syria earlier this summer but failed . . . The mission was carried out earlier this summer but failed because the hostages had been moved by the time U.S. forces arrived for the rescue"
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"the mission was carried out by two dozen special-ops members, who were dropped off in Syria in early July and were met with gunfire."
Normally these sort of missions enjoy only about a 50 % success rate!!
The Son Tay raid from the era of the Vietnam War just one example. Prisoners having been moved to another location prior to the mission.
Rescue of this type during the Vietnam War called Bright Light. NEVER ONE ABLE TO RELEASE AND REPATRIATE AN AMERICAN BUT DID FIND AND LIBERATE MANY HUNDREDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE ALLIES HELD PRISONER!!