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American hostage recovered from Yemen

February 25, 2019

  So little good news comes out of Washington nowadays but today was one of those rare occasions. Earlier today Donald Trump announced the recovery of an American who was being held in Yemen since 2017, here is more:

President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States has recovered Danny Burch, an American citizen who was being held hostage in Yemen for the last year and a half.

“It is my honor today to announce that Danny Burch, a United States citizen who has been held hostage in Yemen for 18 months, has been recovered and reunited with his wife and children,” Trump tweeted. “I appreciate the support of the United Arab Emirates in bringing Danny home. Danny’s recovery reflects the best of what the United States & its partners can accomplish.”

He continued, “We work every day to bring Americans home. We maintain constant and intensive diplomatic, intelligence, and law enforcement cooperation within the United States Government and with our foreign partners. Recovering American hostages is a priority of my Admin, and with Danny’s release, we have now secured freedom for 20 American captives since my election victory. We will not rest as we continue our work to bring the remaining American hostages back home!”

Here is a little background:

Burch, according to The New York Times, is an American oil worker who had spent years working as an engineer for a Yemeni oil company when he was abducted in Sanaa, Yemen, in 2017. According to Reuters, Iran-aligned Houthi forces were behind Burch’s kidnapping.

  We do not have any more details about what the deal entailed or if this was just some kind of good faith arraignment, or if perhaps there was some gentle “persuasion” behind the scenes but Donald Trump has delivered another hostage. Welcome home Danny Burch!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2019 1:39 pm

    Sadly hardly a peep from the media. But of course. More interested about the Cohen spectacle.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2019 7:25 pm

      That’s right, with Donald Trump as president the media is only interested in dead soldiers…

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