The article states daughter so do we even know how much of a child she is. Does it give an age anywhere in the articile?
It doesn't specify, for reasons that are unclear.
And shall we just drop the daughter in the street if she is young while we haul in the mother for her role. I can see it now "US troops arrest mother for _______ while daughter starves from neglect".
The bottom line is still that we abducted two civilians and said "If you want your family released, turn yourself in.". The conjecture that maybe it's an adult child and maybe the mother knew something is just that-- conjecture.
If that turns out to be the case, this may turn out to be something other than it appears.
How many times since this conflict has something turned out to be more than what it appears to be. I'd say we have a long running tradition of that trend.
Repeatedly. And, usually, I've been the voice of 'Let's wait and see'. But we're hearing the US military *brag* about kidnapping a couple of civilians... in stark contrast to earlier situations where we merely had chaos on the ground and reporters pulling sources out of their butts.
Again... you could be right. Colour me skeptical.
St. Louis must be destroyed!
Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease. THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.
"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. § 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.