I'm puzzled: why is the hostage-rescue of the five-year-old in Alabama apparently being downplayed in the amount of "official" information being released --or being otherwise uncovered by the throngs of newsies themselves?
It seems obvious that one of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Teams made the assault on the underground bunker-- after, the Feeb SAC said, the kidnapper was "seen" acting in an aggressive manner with gun-in-hand... but "seen" how, given the difficulties in threading a fiber-camera down a four-inch-diameter tube where (I'd guess) the kidnapper was focusing his own attention fairly intently?
There are some pretty interesting details --tactic-wise and likely technology-wise-- that are still not being discussed: at least, not for public consumption.
As a news consumer, I'm curious; but as a writer of suspense/thrillers, I'm intrigued. IMHO, this one is being played tantalizingly close-to-the-vest.
-- Earl Merkel