Politics: ISIS raped and tortured Kayla Mueller after Obama, Doctors Without Borders abandoned her
DWB couldn’t be bothered to help because she was not an employee. Obama threatened to prosecute her family if they tried to get her freed.
This is one of the worst stories I’ve ever had to write. There is one silver lining to it, and that’s that Kayla Mueller stood firm in her testimony for Jesus Christ in the face of the ISIS monsters who had made a habit of raping and torturing her – before they brutally murdered her.
That’s no small thing. But that’s the only thing.
The supposedly benevolent organization Doctors Without Borders is a despicable bunch of cowards. Barack Obama is an evil piece of garbage.
Over the top, you say? Wait until you read about how both enabled this good woman’s captivity, rape, torture and murder. All of Obama’s trashing of the Constitution, and perhaps even his routine slander of police officers, pales in comparison to the way he abandoned Kayla Mueller.
We are revisiting this today because we’ve learned some of the ugly details about what Mueller experienced in ISIS captivity. It’shorrible:
The only period in Mueller’s 18 horrifying months as an ISIS hostage when she wasn’t subjected to some form of torture, verbal abuse, prolonged isolation, sensory deprivation, stress positions, forced labor or sexual assault before she died in captivity was the six weeks she was held at an abandoned oil refinery in Syria, with other Western hostages in 2014.
Because many of the ISIS captives were being individually negotiated for ransom with their governments, employers or families, the women, at least, inside the makeshift prison south of ISIS stronghold Raqqa were not subjected to the kind of abuses that Mueller said she experienced in other ISIS prisons before and after her time there, according to the Mueller family and those held captive with her.
Three of the Westerners released by ISIS and a Yazidi teenager who escaped captivity provided eyewitness accounts to ABC News of Mueller’s strength, selflessness and will to survive amid her considerable suffering, including details she gave them of her treatment when she was completely alone for most of her confinement by the terrorist group.
“They would scream at her, and they would, you know, blame her for everything that America has done in the world,” Frida Saide, one of three women from Doctors Without Borders who shared a cell with Mueller at the oil refinery, told ABC News in an interview this month.
“They picked her apart,” said Patricia Chavez, one of the other Doctors Without Borders aid workers held with Mueller.
Obama knew all this was happening. He allowed it to continue and stopped anyone else who would do something about it. This man is detestable.
But let’s start with Doctors Without Borders. They are supposedly an organization that helps people all across the world. Maybe they do that. But when you learn how they treated Kayla Mueller, your stomach will turn, and you will find it impossible to ever respect any of the “good” things they do, ever again. From ABC . . . absolutely sick:
Mueller was killed in ISIS captivity in February 2015, 18 months after she was taken. She was kidnapped as she accompanied her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, to Syria to help install communications equipment for Doctors Without Borders, also known by its abbreviation in French, MSF.
The organization’s top U.S. official said the group had no obligation to help the young American woman because she was not their employee.
“I don’t think there was a moral responsibility,” Jason Cone, MSF’s U.S. executive director, said in an interview with ABC News. “We can’t be in the position of negotiating for people who don’t work for us.”
Cone said Mueller had not been asked by the group to come to Syria and would have not have permitted her to travel there if it had been asked because of her American citizenship.
At least seven staff members of Doctors Without Borders were released by ISIS after the group helped to negotiate ransom payments. But the group refused to include Mueller in the negotiations, or to speak with the FBI case agent handler her case, according to an April 2014 email from a senior Doctors Without Borders official in Brussels provided to ABC News by the family.
Chris Voss, a retired FBI chief hostage negotiator who once oversaw hostage recovery operations in Iraq, said he found MSF’s decision not to aid Kayla Mueller or her family “stunning.”
“I think that’s totally abandoning someone that you had no reason to abandon. I mean, it sets that person up for incredibly negative, horrific consequences,” he told “20/20.” “They could’ve said, ‘Yes, you work for us.’ And they could’ve extended her some sort of protection, some sort of legitimacy that would’ve cost them nothing. And why they leave her out there like that? It’s frightening. It scares me.”
Voss’s word choice is perfect. This is simply stunning. By what possible moral calculation could Doctors Without Borders arrive at the position that they would negotiate for the release of ISIS hostages who were technically in their employ, but at the same time would leave Kayla Mueller in ISIS hands?
The fact that Mueller was not their employee gave them a legal loophole by which to rationalize not helping her. That is not the same as the lack of a moral obligation. When someone is being tortured and raped, and threatened with death – in part because she was helping you, whether you asked her to
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