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  •  Here are two. (2+ / 0-)
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    gjohnsit, Sandino

    The are lots more and also government statements about this but I'm not going to spend time looking for them.

    There are also similar reports and statements about three or four other US citizens who are being held.

    If you want to find them you can.

    BOSTON, Mass. — After a five-month investigation inside Syria and the wider Middle East, GlobalPost and the family of missing American journalist James Foley now believe the Syrian government is holding him in a detention center near Damascus.

    http://www.globalpost.com/...

    James Foley, an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for 162 days, “was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” the news site GlobalPost reported on Friday. Before he disappeared, Mr. Foley had contributed reports to GlobalPost and Agence-France Presse as a freelance correspondent.

    The news site said that its conclusion was based on “a five-month investigation inside Syria and the wider Middle East.” Philip Balboni, the GlobalPost president, said at an event marking World Press Freedom Day in Boston:

    We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources who have both indirect and direct access that confirm our assessment that Jim is now being held by the Syrian government in a prison or detention facility in the Damascus area. We further believe that this facility is under the control of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence service. Based on what we have learned, it is likely Jim is being held with one or more Western journalists, including most likely at least one other American.

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/...

    The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

    by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:17:08 PM PDT

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    •  neither of your links (0+ / 0-)

      contain any statement from a US gov't official.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:27:25 PM PDT

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      •  You are right and I wrote: (2+ / 0-)
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        The are lots more and also government statements about this but I'm not going to spend time looking for them.

        There are also similar reports and statements about three or four other US citizens who are being held.

        If you want to find them you can.

        The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
        Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

        by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:31:14 PM PDT

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        •  I wonder, before yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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          did you even know that several US citizens were missing in Syria? and what their names are?

          The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
          Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

          by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:35:28 PM PDT

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    •  GlobalPost (1+ / 0-)
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      That's just a news outlet, not the US government.  I can't find any U.S. government statements to that effect.

      Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

      by Sky Net on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:35:43 PM PDT

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      •  Do you know the names of the US citizens who (0+ / 0-)

        are missing in Syria?

        Before yesterday were you even aware that there are missing US citizens in Syria?

        The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
        Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

        by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:37:51 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, I was aware (0+ / 0-)

          And no, I don't have a list for you.  Find those US government statements yet?

          Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

          by Sky Net on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:43:43 PM PDT

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          •  Have you? (1+ / 0-)
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            Sandino

            Have you made any effort to find anything?

            or is this just a game for you?

            I don't play. Go play with yourself.

            The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
            Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

            by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:45:34 PM PDT

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            •  Yes, I did (0+ / 0-)

              Found a list of the missing journalists and did various searches for government statements regarding the Syrian government holding them.  Couldn't find any.

              Somehow you've decided that one news outlet saying one time they think the Syrian government is holding James Foley is the same as the U.S. government saying it multiple times.  Might be out there, but you haven't made your case yet.

              Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

              by Sky Net on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:51:59 PM PDT

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              •  I have made it to my satisfaction. (0+ / 0-)

                If you want to find the information you can.

                But you don't.

                The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
                Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

                by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:54:14 PM PDT

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                •  Yes, I do (0+ / 0-)

                  But I can't find it anywhere.  I suspect it does not exist.

                  Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

                  by Sky Net on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:07:04 PM PDT

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                  •  Suspect away. (0+ / 0-)

                    It's so much easier than doing something.

                    The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
                    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

                    by InAntalya on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:12:17 PM PDT

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                    •  That's ironic (0+ / 0-)

                      Burden of proof is on you to find the evidence of these supposed government statements, which you've already said you don't want to do.  I've at least made an effort to find these mysteriously difficult to find statements.

                      Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

                      by Sky Net on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:15:24 PM PDT

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