The U.S. was unaware of parallel negotiations!

“U.S. officials were unaware that a deal had been struck to free a South African hostage before U.S. special forces led a raid on al-Qaeda militants aimed a freeing a U.S. hostage, the American Embassy in Pretoria said Monday.

Both hostages died in Saturday’s rescue attempt in Yemen.

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria issued a statement that “reiterates our profound condolences to the family of Pierre Korkie, and to all South Africans who have lost this exemplary fellow citizen.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/08/south-african-hostage-rescue-attempt/20086033/

With all their intelligence and surveillance, this is a blunder that really needs more reflection and examination.

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