An American Mom And Her Baby Are Being Held Hostage By Obama’s Partners The Taliban
In 2012, a 28-year-old American woman, Caitlin Coleman, was kidnapped along with her husband, Joshua Boyle, while traveling in Afghanistan. Coleman was pregnant and gave birth while in captivity. The family has been held ever since by the Taliban. Her name and that of her husband and baby should be on the lips of every American.
Another story the media doesn’t report.
In his continuing support for the Taliban terrorist group, Obama has refused to call them a terrorist group. They kidnap Americans and the media hardly speaks of it in deference to their dear leader.
Obama’s Afghanistan strategy is to cover for his “peace partners.” For years I have reported on Obama’s sanction and support of the savage Islamic group, the Taliban. The jihadist group has long been an avowed enemy of the US, freedom, democracy and equality for all. The Taliban is why we went into Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. They have kidnapped an American mother and baby, but you won’t read about it in the enemedia.
Obama’s sniveling support for these heinous monsters has gone unreported by a perfidious enemedia. But longtime Atlas readers are acutely aware of Obama’s betrayal.
— Women’s rights in Afghanistan have regressed horrifically under Obama’s reign of terror.
— The Taliban have burned teachers alive in front of children, while children were beheaded in front of other children.
— Insider attacks against our soldiers are at record levels since Obama’s pro-Taliban Afghan policy began. For the whole of his presidency, Obama has been strong-arming the Afghan government to partner with the Taliban. Obama demanded Karzai negotiate with them.
— In 2012, Obama used the NATO summit to pressure former President Hamid Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan. That same year, President Obama’s national security adviser Tom Donilon told then-President Karzai at a meeting with senior White House officials, generals, and intelligence officials, “The Taliban are not our enemies and we don’t want to fight them.”
— Under Obama, it was announced that Mullah Omar could run for president in Afghanistan. Mullah Omar has been wanted by the U.S. State Department since October 2001. There’s a ten million dollar reward on his head. He sheltered Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda killers in the years prior to the September 11 attacks. He had a hand in the 911 attacks, and has been directing the Taliban’s ongoing war against the U.S.-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan.
—The Obama Administration announced that it wanted to meet with the Taliban in Doha for “peace talks.” The Taliban laughed and never showed.
Obama’s Department of Defense has said, “We’re not going to target Taliban simply because they’re Taliban.” Whatever that means.
“An American Mom and Her Baby Are Being Held Hostage by The Taliban,” The Daily Beast, April 25, 2015
She was an explorer, traveling the Third World while pregnant. Then the jihadists took her.
In 2012, a 28-year-old American woman, Caitlin Coleman, was abducted along with her husband, Joshua Boyle, while traveling in Afghanistan. Coleman was pregnant and gave birth while in captivity. The family has been held ever since by the Taliban, and efforts to win their release have so far failed, U.S. officials told The Daily Beast.
Their plight—only occasionally mentioned in the Western press—was given fresh urgency Thursday when the U.S. government revealed that a CIA drone accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan while targeting an al Qaeda meeting.
The couple were seen last year in a pair of videos pleading for their governments to help them. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the case, have said that they don’t believe the three hostages’ lives are in immediate danger, unlike those Americans who were held hostage and eventually executed by ISIS.
Nevertheless, with the administration acknowledging Thursday that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan accidentally killed American contractor Warren Weinstein, who’d been kidnapped in August 2011, the number of Americans held hostage is dwindling and pressure is building on the White House to fix a lumbering bureaucracy that has proven almost entirely incapable of rescuing American citizens.
Coleman and her husband met on the Internet in 2011 and soon married. The couple’s family told the Associated Press that they spent months traveling in Latin America, living among indigenous Guatemalans. Boyle grew his beard out, and some children began calling him Santa Claus.
Up until mid-March, the United States was “seeking Taliban intervention and help to get back U.S. hostages” held by the group.
“They really and truly believed that if people were loved and treated with respect that that would be given back to them in kind,” Linda Boyle, Boyle’s mother, told the AP. “So as odd it as it may seem to us that they were there, they truly believed with all their heart that if they treated people properly, they would be treated properly.”
The couple decided to set off for a more challenging adventure in the summer of 2012, going from Russia through several Central Asian countries and then into Afghanistan. Coleman was pregnant, and the couple planned to return from abroad before they gave birth. In emails to their family, Coleman and Boyle, who’s Canadian, said they understood they were heading into dangerous areas.
The couple’s communications ended in early October 2012, and their bank accounts were cleaned out. Initial reports speculated that since there’d been no demand for ransom or claim of responsibility by a terrorist group, the couple may have been killed. Boyle had previously been married to the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian who’d spent 10 years as a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But officials said there is no connection between that previous relationship and Boyle and Coleman’s captivity.
Coleman’s father, James, has made impassioned pleas to whomever might be holding his daughter, asking them to free her, his son-in-law, and his grandchild. He said the couple may have gone into Afghanistan to help aid workers, describing his daughter as both “naive” and “adventuresome.” More