BREAKING: Obama delayed James Foley rescue 30 days, but wait until you see why…

David Rufful

Co-founder of Young Conservatives. Graduate of Dartmouth College. Read more


Very few decisions made in the Obama administration are not politically driven, and the delayed rescue mission of American photojournalist James Foley is no exception.

“Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorize the mission,” according to a report in The Sunday Times.

Obama had other plans for the month of July:

However, it also seems worth noting that the eventual timing of the mission may have made for a nice July 4th weekend announcement for Obama had the mission succeeded. Instead, Obama played golf on July 5th, as well as an additional six times in the month he is said to have spent agonizing over his decision, the delay of which may have cost journalist Foley his life.

    Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence who worked on covert operations, said: “I’m told it was almost a 30-day delay from when they said they wanted to go to when he finally gave the green light. They were ready to go in June to grab the guy [Foley] and they weren’t permitted.”

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    • Coco Parker

      Please tell me this isn’t true ugh

      • blackbelt3

        This is par for the course with the 0 regime – pun intended but depressing.

      • Hal Fast

        It’s true Coco. Now I think I’m going to go drink some coco. :)

    • Jack

      No surprise here…obama has zero leadership qualities/skill. His decision making ability seems to involve licking the tip of his finger holding it up in the air to determine which way the wind is currently blowing…

      • Somethingwicked

        Nah, he sticks it up his a$$ first. That way when the wind blows, we all get to smell the STINK!

      • Rich Smith

        He has to hold up his hand to VJ saying mother may I!PUKE!

    • DSW

      But, of course! How else could word get ‘leaked’ of the impending rescue attempt so that the bad guys could do their worst? Yeah, I know. What do I know? Problem is: while my guesses (about motive) seem to be ridiculously conspiratorial, the after-action reports always seem to support my ‘crazy theories.’ Makes me sick to my stomach…

      • Amibovvered

        My thoughts, exactly. Since you have typed it out so well, I’m just gonna copy. Thanks. I shall give you credit.

        • Renee Kissell

          ME TOO

      • Mary Lamb Pientka

        The evil witch Valerie Jarrett wouldn’t let him.

        • Marty Renfro

          He is not in charge of squat! He has to wait for her to get the okay from the Saudi’s and or Soros.

        • Tribe13

          Prophet Obama approves this message.

        • Tennessee3501

          She’s the boss!

      • Terry Daniels

        Glad I’m not the only one that thinks she is in charge!

      • Larry

        “How else could the word get “leaked” For petesake there’s muslim sisterhoods on obumer staff. He doesn’t want to do anything to hurt his friends. WAKE UP AMERICA

    • Myster Bytey

      Obama is a dildo.

      • Missed something

        Mrs.*

        • maddaddyssa

          Or Mr/Mrs. “Down low”

    • danno2281

      Curious about the timing. Ramadan was …….?

    • lara

      pathetic and coldhearted..

    • Joe Michael Stonebraker

      golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf golf

      • Hal Fast

        fundraising, vacation, fundraising, vacation, fundraising fundraising partying with the stars, more fundraising, vacation…:)

      • TheRMSDave

        One of these golf wars isn’t like the others.

    • willynilly

      what exactly is it going to take for congress and the supreme court to finally decide to get rid of this cancer we call mr prez. ? Time to vote them all out if they’re in vote for someone else it can’t be any worse than it is now.

      • Jerry Park

        As long as Dirty Harry is running the Senate nothing will be done….even if Barry is, as the old saying goes, “caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy”…

        • BDD

          More likely a live goat…

    • RH

      Considering the amount of Hamas, Isis people Obama HAS ON HIS STAFF, he probably did it to allow it to “leak” to their buddies when & where, so they could move the reporter. The entire administration needs to be tried & shot!

    • gerielou

      a political blunder by obama is what got another American citizen get killed . . . that man has sooooo much American Blood on his hands, it’s a wonder he can grip a golf club.

    • Randy Normington

      Google narcissistic personality disorder, they can not make a decision, keep re-thinking things, hence lead from the rear, obutmas favorite1

    • Diego Olivarez

      Oh crap.

    • Martha

      Douchetard

    • rickmcknight

      And the golf goes on…and the golf goes on…Sonny And Cher.

    • maddaddyssa

      James Foley seemed to be understanding towards, if not sympathetic to ISIS, so it would be tempting to see his beheading as some sort of karma. But what’s right is right, he was still one of us, to say Mr. Foley got a raw deal is an understatement. Just another reason why come 2017 Jimmah Carter will no longer be the worst ex-pres we’ve ever had.

    • Tea Party

      The 30 day delay didn’t stop the Quacker in Chief from trading 5 terrorists for one deserter.

    • Truckie 117

      I Knew it! He cannot make a command decision!

    • sawgnr69

      Did I just read that Obama was concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria? When exactly did we put troops in Syria!? Did he just admit that we do have boots on the ground in a war that the US has nothing to do with? WTF?

    • http://www.dittymac.blogspot.com/ Virginia Llorca

      “May have cost him his life. . . ” Umm. He’s dead.

    • H. Zayre

      Maybe the reason is far more sinister? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiebrnIcOuc Is this sister speaking hidden truths???

      • Teletwang101

        I believe this young woman 100%. I’m glad we still have strong people speaking out.

      • NoNewsHere

        I pray that if they are looking for people like you, they look for people like me also…. =) God Bless you…… Keep your faith, your weapons for Heaven, I’m praying with ya Amen!

    • Kurt

      I’m no fan of Obama and I do consider him to be one of the worst presidents in American history. However, I question whether it would have been worth it to send in troops to rescue Foley. Foley had previously been captured and held hostage in Libya in 2011 and yet he continued to travel to the Middle East, which seems mind-bogglingly foolish to me…

      • francesca9

        i suppose he could have been a true journalist working for msnbc? journalism involves risks…

      • NoNewsHere

        If it were you, would it have been ‘worth it’?

    • somepeopleareclueless

      THERE IS A METHOD TO ALL OF THIS TRAITOR’S MADNESS!! WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO WAKE UP!!!

    • mary

      People literally dying for Obama’s golf game.

      • Independent

        But when Bush let 30,000 men and women run straight into war after 9-11 that was an act of heroism, right? No thought about just ITS TIME FOR WAR.therefore plummeting our nation into BILLIONS in debt

        • LUCENT

          At least Bush had the cajones to go to war. If someone attacks your country, you shouldn’t say, “You only hit 2 of the 3 intended buildings. Why don’t you take a mulligan and try to get the Pentagon again”. You should go into that country and prove the American military isn’t a force someone wants to go against. Our country is in debt, and I hate that as much as anyone, but I would rather be in debt for defending our country than be in debt because our President can’t stop playing golf and killing his own citizens.

    • George Blair

      That golf course ain’t gonna play itself.

    • Michael Bowen

      Prs Obama had to wait till he could get word to the ones holding him that you were coming and that they needed to move them .

    • Puddin’tane

      Obama needs to turn military leadership over to top military men. That would be a sign of a SMART LEADER. The only other conclusion is that he is always on the side of the enemy….just waiting until they can take America down.

    • Dar LeGrand Normand

      So tell me again when our military is going to stand up for the American people and go get this evil out of our White House?

    • francesca9

      another death of obama’s head!

    • Rich Smith

      Remember Bin Ladin? This was set 3 different times to take out Bin Ladin but
      but the TROLL Valerie Jarrett wouldn’t let him! So Panetta waited till BO was on the golf course and did the job! Her face should be on WANTED POSTER!

    • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

      Everything is a political move for this guy. We had to withdraw from Iraq even though we knew ISIS was coming and still left anyway and Obama waited for an outcry before permitting airstrikes when we should have never left in the first place.

    • freedomseaker1 .

      Obama would do the world more good in a BODY BAG!

    • Tribe13

      The JV called, wanted to see if their Kobe jersey has been found.

    • americalandofthefree

      Anything to protect his comrades in arms. Wait to long they move the hostages! thats war 101. He new they would move them he is not a leader he’s a bumbling muslim idiot, and he has done everything in his power to save the muslims

    • Larry

      he’s not going o anything to hurt his ISIS buddies You watch.

    • Barry Morris

      People who believe this horseshit must have an IQ of eighty-stupid!!!

    • DR

      Tired of hearing how horrible, pathetic and evil our president is everyday; like no other president in history. I want to hear he is no longer in office, period. Why isn’t gone?

    • DR

      Obama is being used by the puppet masters, they are dragging his name through mud because he was unable to succeed in establishing the Obamacare. The entire plan backfired and his reputation will be worse than Bill Clinton. Mark my words, Obama will move back out of the US once he’s done in great shame and embarrassment. Feel bad for his poor children who will never have a real life. What an egotistical man to pull children through such a miserable life.

    • Jessie Dalton

      Good grief. The Obama Derangement Syndrome is strong with conservatives.

      I thought the right hated the media? One less journalists, conservatives. And he was a liberal working for a liberal media outlet.

    • ace65

      Lead from behind spoken like a true coward.

    • Sheldon Cooper

      What an utter nightmare this administration is.

    • Laurel Clark

      Why isn’t anything being done to remove him before he really does something that can’t be undone?

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