NationalKorkie a victim of Middle East politics
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Bloemfontein - A South African political analyst believes the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, more commonly known as Isis, probably played a major role in Pierre Korkie's death.
Hussein says the US military did not really have any choice other than to attempt to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers ahead of the 36-hour al-Qaeda deadline. He adds, though, that in light of Isis activities, al-Qaeda in turn could not afford to appear weak, which is why the hostages were killed as soon as the US Navy seals began the attack.