The Telegraph: The sudden and unexplained release of the American photojournalist Peter Theo Curtis at the weekend has raised fresh questions about the role of Qatar in funding terrorism and broking the payment of multi-million dollar ransoms for western hostages held by Islamist terror groups in the Middle East.
The US government and the Curtis family have denied paying any ransom for Mr. Curtis, 45, who was released on Sunday after 22 months in captivity and just six days after the gruesome execution of James Foley, another American journalist.
No official explanation has been given as to why Jabhat al-Nusrah.”
Opinion: Are you kidding me? The more it is denied – the more likely it is. The president could not afford the humiliation of another in your face beheading of an American. It jeopardizes the agenda.