View Full Version : US Congress needs to pass a resolution calling for reelease of kidnapped US soldier

moderate libertarian
10-15-2011, 11:45 PM
An American and an Israeli soldier have been kidnapped for few years now but it is very interesting how US administration, Congress and media have handled the two cases.

There is news out that Obama's man Panetta was in Egypt few days ago and helped broker release of Israeli kidnapped soldier, he is expected to be realesed this Tue in a prisoner swap deal.


In other recent news:

S. Res. 571: A resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit


Published 01:51 06.03.09 Latest update 01:51 06.03.09

Proposal in U.S. Congress: No Gilad Shalit, no Gaza aid


Obama administration calls for Shalit release
June 26, 2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration called for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's immediate release.


Published 10:33 30.05.11 Latest update 10:33 30.05.11

Bikers ride in Washington to raise Gilad Shalit awareness


If US had some influence to exercise over arabs for getting Shalit to his family, nothing wrong with that. But question arises why similar level of high profile push at same scale has not been made for release of American kidnapped soldier ?

Why US Comgrsss has not passed a resolution calling for immediate release of US soldier?


Why Congress has not floated a proposal to cut Afghan/Pak aid unless US soldier is released?

Why there has been no bike rallies to bring attention to captivity of the American soldier in American capitol Washingtom DC?

I would really like to know if someone can offer any reasonable explanation for this seemingly strange conduct by US Congress, media and President giving a higher profile attention to release of a foreign country's soldier than that of its own soldier's?

America: Do You Know Bowe Bergdahl?

By Dan McGinnis
Thu, Jul 7, 2011
COMMENTARY | Bowe Bergdahl is probably a name most Americans do not know. But they should.

The 25-year-old U.S. Army sergeant is the only American prisoner of war being held in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was captured on June 30, 2009, outside an American base in southern Afghanistan. His Taliban captors have released two videos showing the young soldier in relatively good condition, but their demands for his release have been unclear.


moderate libertarian
10-17-2011, 08:48 PM