Prisoner trade by Obama: Malevolent or just Stupid?


Colpy
Conservative
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With the only U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan now freed, one of his fellow soldiers says he is no longer obligated to keep quiet and is calling Bowe Bergdahl a “deserter” whose disappearance led to the death of eight Americans.
“Soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down,” Nathan Bradley Bethea, who served as an U.S. infantry officer with Bergdahl’s battalion in the Afghan province of Paktika, wrote in op-ed for Daily Beast.
Sgt. Bergdahl was freed after five years in captivity Saturday in a controversial prisoner swap that saw five senior Taliban figures released from Guantanamo Bay. And while residents in Bergdahl’s native Hailey, Idaho prepared a hero’s welcome over the weekend, Bethea said the soldier’s safe return means “it is time to tell the truth.”
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One outpost near the Pakistan border lost two soldiers in a July 2009 insurgent attack — an attack that Bethea says could have been detected and avoided if intelligence aircraft hadn’t been diverted to find Bergdahl. Between August and September 2009, Bethea alleged that six soldiers were killed during reconnaissance missions and patrols directly related to the Bergdahl search effort.
“He has finally returned. Those men will never have the opportunity,” Bethea wrote. “He has much to answer for, some of which is far more damning than simply having walked off. Many have suffered because of his actions.

Fellow soldier says Bowe Bergdahl was a ‘deserter’ whose disappearance ‘derailed’ war efforts | National Post

~President Obama hasn't lifted a finger to help the wife of a US citizen shackled to a wall in Omdurman or a US marine held in Tijuana, but he finally found someone he wanted to spring from jail - one Bowe Berghdahl, held by the Taliban and for whom America's commander-in-chief has just traded five Gitmo detainees. Andy McCarthy:
The Taliban get back five of their most experienced, most virulently anti-American commanders.
In return, thanks to the president's negotiations with the terrorists, we receive U.S. Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl — who, according to several of his fellow soldiers, walked off his post in 2009 before being captured by the Taliban. (For more on this, see Greg Pollowitz's post at The Feed.) This was shortly after Sergeant Bergdahl reportedly e-mailed his parents that "the US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at," that he was "ashamed to even be an American," and that "the horror that is America is disgusting."
At the White House ceremony, Sgt Bergdahl's dad, an anti-war activist (and Muslim convert?), addressed his son in Arabic and his captors in Pashto.
So the Taliban get five warriors back to return to the battlefield. And in return we get some Stockholm Syndrome deserter-revert to head up the next "War is never the answer" rally. What did Sgt Bergdahl say? The horror that is America is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at? You don't have to be popping non-alcoholic champagne corks back in Waziristan to figure he might be on to something.

Frenchmen Gone Wild :: SteynOnline

While you're at it....read this:

Here are the Taliban Terrorists Obama Released to Free POW Bowe Bergdahl - The Daily Beast#

The old question springs to mind: If Obama WERE a high-level Islamist mole trying to destroy the United States, what would he do differently?

Not much
 
BornRuff
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POW trades have been a part of wars since the beginning of time. This is nothing new.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

POW trades have been a part of wars since the beginning of time. This is nothing new.

That is simply idiotic.

They released 5 VERY dangerous men, sworn to continue the fight against all of US, in return for a man that is probably a deserter, and that cost the lives of allied soldiers in Afghanistan.

And when was the last instance of a POW trade you ever heard of while the war continued??

Who was traded??
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

That is simply idiotic.

They released 5 VERY dangerous men, sworn to continue the fight against all of US, in return for a man that is probably a deserter, and that cost the lives of allied soldiers in Afghanistan.

And when was the last instance of a POW trade you ever heard of while the war continued??

Who was traded??

You sir are the perfect conspiracy luniac.
 
BornRuff
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

That is simply idiotic.

They released 5 VERY dangerous men, sworn to continue the fight against all of US, in return for a man that is probably a deserter, and that cost the lives of allied soldiers in Afghanistan.

And when was the last instance of a POW trade you ever heard of while the war continued??

Who was traded??

Most recently, Israel does it on a pretty regular basis.

The guy may or may not be a good guy, but the US takes their "leave no man behind" motto pretty seriously, even if this individual apparently didn't.
 
Praxius
Free Thinker
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Just for the record, Obama love the show Homeland.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

That is simply idiotic.

They released 5 VERY dangerous men, sworn to continue the fight against all of US, in return for a man that is probably a deserter, and that cost the lives of allied soldiers in Afghanistan.

And when was the last instance of a POW trade you ever heard of while the war continued??

Who was traded??

Did you consider the War on Terror will be ongoing after we are both dead?
Not a conventional war.
Troops from the Korea conflict, captured and still alive at the signing were never returned.

As to his being a deserter, that evidence if accurate will come out.
If he is, many good men lost their lives looking for him.
I read that his Pl Officer states he was a deserter.
But I like evidence.
Don't you?
 
DaSleeper
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Deleted tweet by Robert Berdahl.......


 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Deleted tweet by Robert Berdahl.......


His dad is certainly an interesting one.
 
petros
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They've been "re-Neducated" by southern evangelicals funded by the kirk cameron foundation and viewers like you and will now be canvassing the street of Kabul handing out born yesterday revelations scenarios of being "left behind".
 
BornRuff
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You might consider Obama an expert negotiator compared to the Israelis. They exchanged 1,027 prisoners to get just one guy, Gilad Shalit.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Most recently, Israel does it on a pretty regular basis.

The guy may or may not be a good guy, but the US takes their "leave no man behind" motto pretty seriously, even if this individual apparently didn't.

Yup Bengahzi showed us that .
 
petros
#13
Capitulation is a fine art for Jews. They offer a degree in it at Hebrew U.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Yup Bengahzi showed us that .

Is six degrees of Benghazi the new party game for conservatives?
 
BaalsTears
#15
The Taliban is a movement made up of several Pashtun insurgencies. Apparently it was the Haqqani network within the Taliban which held the US soldier named Bergdahl. It was the Haqqani network which dictated the terms of the prisoner exchange...and it was Obama who acquiesced to the Haqqani's terms. The Bergdahl exchange represents the culmination of the American defeat and surrender in Afghanistan. Here's an interesting article on the subject for your perusal:

Belmont Club
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

You might consider Obama an expert negotiator compared to the Israelis. They exchanged 1,027 prisoners to get just one guy, Gilad Shalit.

Gilat Shalit was not a deserter.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Gilat Shalit was not a deserter.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Capitulation is a fine art for Jews. They offer a degree in it at Hebrew U.

The Israeli govt deserted by doing that.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#18
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Gilat Shalit was not a deserter.

From "probably a deserter" to "a deserter" in 13 posts.

Oh, well, at least you briefly acknowledged that you might not have all the facts.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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... I don't care if the guy is a deserter or not, the USA had a long standing rule to not to negotiate with terrorists.

I'm glad he is back, but God help the citizens of the USA from future terrorist attacks..

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...-make-deals-t/
 
EagleSmack
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The Emperor will do as he will.


Watch the cover up of how Bo actually got caught.


I have a hunch that this Sgt. will be out of military hands pretty soon.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

From "probably a deserter" to "a deserter" in 13 posts.

Oh, well, at least you briefly acknowledged that you might not have all the facts.

Yeah....and these people are just making shyte up...

Parents of officer who died hunting for Bowe Bergdahl accuse Obama of 'cover-up' | Mail Online
 
Tecumsehsbones
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Yeah....and these people are just making shyte up...

Parents of officer who died hunting for Bowe Bergdahl accuse Obama of 'cover-up' | Mail Online

Never said they were. Your attempted strawman notwithstanding, I said you don't have all the facts.

Go ahead, say I'm wrong. Tell me you know the whole story.

I know you won't. Somewhere beneath your bullheaded blather, you are an honest man.
 
EagleSmack
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#23
Six guys dead because he left his post and took a walk.


I am doubtful that the Obama Administration is going to allow the military to get to the bottom of this.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Never said they were. Your attempted strawman notwithstanding, I said you don't have all the facts.

Go ahead, say I'm wrong. Tell me you know the whole story.

I know you won't. Somewhere beneath your bullheaded blather, you are an honest man.


T-Bones... how many times did you stack your gear and head out into enemy country?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Six guys dead because he left his post and took a walk.


I am doubtful that the Obama Administration is going to allow the military to get to the bottom of this.

You mean. . . for the first time in all its history, the military might not tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Why, DAMN that nig. . . er, Kenyan Muslim Socialist!
 
BornRuff
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Yeah....and these people are just making shyte up...

Parents of officer who died hunting for Bowe Bergdahl accuse Obama of 'cover-up' | Mail Online

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Never said they were. Your attempted strawman notwithstanding, I said you don't have all the facts.

Go ahead, say I'm wrong. Tell me you know the whole story.

I know you won't. Somewhere beneath your bullheaded blather, you are an honest man.

This is in bold at the top of the article.

"-The Facebook group 'Bowe Bergdahl is NOT hero!' has 5,400 members"

Parents of officer who died hunting for Bowe Bergdahl accuse Obama of 'cover-up' | Mail Online

Case closed.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

This is in bold at the top of the article.

"-The Facebook group 'Bowe Bergdahl is NOT hero!' has 5,400 members"

Parents of officer who died hunting for Bowe Bergdahl accuse Obama of 'cover-up' | Mail Online

Case closed.

Oh. I didn't know that. Well, if Facebook says it, how can I possibly argue? Hang him. And hang that nig. . . er, Kenyan Muslim Socialist right next to him.
 
EagleSmack
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

You mean. . . for the first time in all its history, the military might not tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Why, DAMN that nig. . . er, Kenyan Muslim Socialist!


Divert! Divert! Divert!


lmao... that was way too easy.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Divert! Divert! Divert!


lmao... that was way too easy.

Yes, it was.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Gilat Shalit was not a deserter.

In the end, what does that matter in regards to bringing him home?

The US can't allow a US soldier to be held prisoner forever .

If he did something wrong, the US Army is who should deal with that, not the Taliban.
 
EagleSmack
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Yes, it was.


You're slipping.
 

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