It has recently come out that in 2014 the White House knew of the location of at least eight Western hostages and did nothing.

Catherine Herridge reported on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson that there was intelligence given to the U.S. that could have aided in the rescue of Kayla Mueller, the fourth American ISIS hostage to be murdered.

Herridge reported that at one point ISIS "felt so confident in their situation that there was very little visible security around the hostages. And by May, eight Western hostages were held together in one location." It was as though they knew that the U.S. would not deploy a rescue attempt to free Mueller and the other hostages.

The intelligence on the location of the eight Western hostages was so specific, that they had floor plans and the exact location of the building that held the hostages. Herridge reported,"The question is why there was such a delay by the White House to act on this information. They did not OK the rescue operation until about seven weeks later. And there was clearly a fundamental disconnect between the quality of the intelligence, which the rescue team felt was of a sufficient level that they could act, and what was described to me as a significant delay on behalf of the White House, asking for the intelligence to build up further before they would act."

The reason for the White House's delay in a rescue attempt is unknown, since the rescue team did not dispute the validity or quality of the intelligence. What reason they could have for not going in to rescue the hostages when they had the perfect opportunity is not being released, but that was the last chance the U.S. had to rescue the hostages. Hopefully in the future, there won't be a delay.




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