And what would be in yours eyes, "a reasonable quid pro quo"? There is no "cycle of kidnappings" coming from Egypt, Jordan, nor even from Syria. Have you ever asked yourself why? Yes, I know, Syria acts by proxy. But again, why?
Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. airstrike in Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: Abducted soldier's mother: Politicians seeking clout off our sons' backs