As US 'coalition' goes from 1, to 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 member nations ,,,
As varied 'opinions' are voiced...
Re: Jordan Loses pilot and plane over Islamic State capital
Is this going to sway or enhance anyone's opinion on how to proceed?
Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/islamic-state-militants-capture-jordanian-pilot-after-warplane-crashes-in-syria/article1-1300166.aspx - Reuters - Amman, December 25, 2014
The US military's Central Command said evidence showed Islamic State did not shoot down the aircraft. It did not disclose the nature of that evidence. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said US aircraft took to the air once the Jordanian jet crashed but the pilot was picked up before any rescue attempt could be launched.
Boosted by arms seized in Iraq, the group evicted most rival rebels from the province earlier this year and took control of a string of government military bases over the summer, including an air base.
Captors kill hostages as daring rescue attempt fails
US forces airlifted Somers and Korkie to a navy warship, but both men died soon after. Eight Yemeni civilians were also killed during the raid
-kidnappers had been demanding a $3m ransom.
-Washington, which does not pay ransoms
ISIL takes up to $45m in ransoms
http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/isil-takes-up-to-45m-in-ransoms - Taimur Khan
ISIL extremists in Iraq and Syria have received between $35 and $45 million in the past year alone from kidnapping for ransom,
An estimated $120 million in ransom was paid to Islamist militant groups between 2004 and 2012