Comments on: Did America’s policy on ransom contribute to James Foley’s killing? http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DaleG http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4606 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:33:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4606 I liked the column better than the headline. (They kind of say two different things.)

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By: REnninga http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4599 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:15:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4599 @BeRealistic wrote: “…these journalists, and I use the term loosely, are aware of the possibilities that come with VOLUNTARILY deploying to these regions.” …
… “As is the case with every other America hating, openly apologetic liberal fool, David Rohde has opened his mouth spouting poorly thought out comments that blame America instead of the ones committing the act of terror. When people like David Rohde speak, I am ashamed to be an American.”

RESPONSE:
Yes, well, a whole lot of us are ashamed that you are an American, too!

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By: DaleG http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4598 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:06:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4598 The headline doesn’t match the argument in the column.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4597 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:19:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4597 Were I to be kidnapped by terrorists (while I travel abroad often, the prospect remains pretty remote), my answer is that I am already dead.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4596 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:38:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4596 Maybe Mr. Rohde, you should be demanding that all journalists and their employers take up kidnap/ransom insurance, instead. You take great risks to deliver important stories; shouldn’t you or your employer hedge against a known risk?

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4595 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:05:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4595 correction: job contract

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4591 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:42:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4591 My hat is off to the brave war journalists that often work in awful conditions and put themselves in harms way while seeking the truth.

However, my understanding is that most of them work for private news entities, not the US government, so the ransom issue should be addressed in their job contact and/or insurance policy, and have nothing to do with America’s policy on ransom(?)

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By: TAZTlh http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4590 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:58:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4590 We did don’t need the information that journalists think we need. Not enough to threaten and eventually lose their lives.

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By: TAZTlh http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4589 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4589 We did don’t need the information that journalists think we need. Not enough to threaten and eventually lose their lives.

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By: Davage http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2014/08/20/did-american-policy-help-kill-james-foley/#comment-4583 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:21:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=3187#comment-4583 “Did America’s policy on ransom contribute to James Foley’s killing?”

No, extremist bigots contributed to James Foley’s killing.

Look, if the state rewarded drivers for hitting pedestrians, dealers for selling to junkies, and murderers for each victim, life would be a lot harder. Paying ransoms only encourages taking hostages and funds power mongers who’s only goal in life is to make life hell for everyone who doesn’t agree with them.

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