The ISIS Tooth Fairy
Over the weekend, Turkey announced that it had pulled off the special op of the century, retrieving some four dozen hostages from ISIS without paying a ransom or engaging in an outright attack.
One of two things happened:
- either Turkish undercover agents managed to infiltrate ISIS and hoodwinked the captors into letting the hostages go, or
- the Turks did make a deal, just one that may not be technically called a ransom.
Take your pick.
There is one other possibility - and that is some other country (read America) engaged in a rescue mission and made it possible for the hostages to escape; the Turks then took the credit. But in that case, we'll surely hear about it sooner rather than later.