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CONFIRMED: Obama Broke US Law by Making Concessions, Paying Ransom for Prisoner Release
Gateway Pundit ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim holt

Posted on 06/06/2014 8:26:46 PM PDT by lbryce

Obama should have read this before he started negotiating with the Taliban. The US “will make no concessions to terrorists. It will not pay ransoms, release prisoners, change its policies or agree to other acts that might encourage additional terrorism.”

U.S. Policy and Response to Terrorists

Since no country is immune to terrorism, it is imperative that governments have the appropriate policies, intelligence and flexible response options to deal effectively with terrorist acts. Trained personnel and programs must be in place before, during and after each crisis, both to respond to the problem and to answer inevitable criticism in the event of failure. Long-term policies to achieve these objectives are costly, complicated and difficult, yet essential as a defense against the importation of terrorism from overseas.

CURRENT POLICY

The U.S. position on terrorism is unequivocal: firm opposition to terrorism in all its forms and wherever it takes place. Several National Security Decision Directives as well as statements by the President and senior officials confirm this policy:

• The U.S. Government is opposed to domestic and international terrorism and is prepared to act in concert with other nations or unilaterally when necessary to prevent or respond to terrorist acts. • The U.S. Government considers the practice of terrorism by any person or group a potential threat to its national security and will resist the use of terrorism by all legal means available. • States that practice terrorism or actively support it will not do so without consequence. If there is evidence that a state is mounting or intends to conduct an act of terrorism against this country, the United States will take measures to protect its citizens, property and interests.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; obama; obamalies
So, in practical terms does it mean anything regarding Obama's continued brazen defiance against our laws and institutions and the way he continues to make our nation of laws an international laughingstock?
1 posted on 06/06/2014 8:26:46 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Deport him.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 8:29:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

ok. so.. arrest him

before he does something even stupider


3 posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: lbryce

My guess is that somewhere along the way we paid some cash to the Haqqani’s. I am waiting for that shoe to drop. Then Barry will as Gordon Ramsey always says be “in the chit”


4 posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lbryce
Bush's fault!

And besides, you're racist!

5 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:50 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No doubt money changed hands after all what’s in it for the Haqqani?
I’m sure there are multiple layers of exchange. Just like winning big in cattle futures don’t ya know.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 8:38:38 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: lbryce

What if obama really doesn’t want to be the dear leader anymore and he’s just pushing to see what it would take for the citizens to say “enough” and fire him.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:15 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: lbryce
Obama Broke US Law by Making Concessions, Paying Ransom for Prisoner Release

What is the Gateway Pundit talking about? I wouldn't be surprised, but I have read no accounts stating that Obama paid a ransom for Bergdahl's release.

Is the Gateway Pundit just guessing here? Or are they equating a prisoner swap with a ransom? Either way, it makes the Gateway Pundit look a bit shrill and over the top.

8 posted on 06/06/2014 8:41:06 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: lbryce

The labels “practical” and “political” meet somewhere. The president has pardon power. Congress has impeachment power. That’s the controlling legal authority.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:30 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Georgia Girl 2; lbryce

BIG grain of salt time:

Stockman to Obama: Did you pay terrorists?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3164142/posts

White House responds to Stockman: No ransom for Bergdahl
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3164749/posts


10 posted on 06/06/2014 8:59:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: lbryce; All

SILLY CONSERVATIVES...

Don’t you realize by now that laws just don’t apply to connected Democrats anymore?

Just ask anyone at CBS/ABC/CNN/MSNBC/NBC/E!/NPR/AP/TheView/TheDailyShow/OWN/BET/TMZ/WashPost/NYTIMES about this.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Leaning Right
What is the Gateway Pundit talking about?

He cites this 1999 Army poster stating US policy, not US law.


AR 525-13 (11 Sep 2008)

I'd like to know the specific law Gateway Pundit is citing.

Of course, even if there is a law banning prisoner swaps, it still takes a majority of the House and two thirds of Dingy Harry's Senate to enforce it.

12 posted on 06/06/2014 9:02:29 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: lbryce

That makes four laws 0bama broke with this swap. Treason - aid and comfort to the enemy. The 30 day Congressional notification NDAA H.R. 1960 Statute - taxpayer dollars were spent to remove these prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Then there is giving material assistance (human assets) to a non-state terrorist organization and now this one.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 9:03:07 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: cynwoody
I'd like to know the specific law Gateway Pundit is citing.

And I'd like to know what "ransom" Gateway Pundit is talking about. Did Obama pay money here? Gateway Pundit is implying that, but offers no details whatsoever.

14 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:28 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: lbryce

“Bammy Flanagan”, and his wife, “Wookie Fairchild”...


15 posted on 06/06/2014 9:08:48 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Leaning Right; cynwoody
Did Obama pay money here? Gateway Pundit is implying that, but offers no details whatsoever.

Don't know where Gateway Pundit got his information, but Ollie North claims to have a source who says $5-6 million changed hands.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 9:10:04 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: lbryce
Obama Broke US Law...so what else is new - all these people yapping about the laws he broke, and no one is brave enough to come up with a what do we do about it - and Obama sails brazenly on.....
17 posted on 06/06/2014 9:21:25 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: lbryce; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Bergdahl ping.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 9:25:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Oh yes, I will be shocked if we don’t find a funnel of cash in this creepy upside down trade
deal, sooner or later. Have been expecting that shoe to drop any moment.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 9:25:25 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: lbryce

Where is the report of spending money. Where is that?


20 posted on 06/06/2014 9:30:51 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: RitaOK

Everyone is thinking, if he’s lying about this, then that’s it!
So we’ll find out there was in fact a fat ransom payout, that Obama was lying,
and by then we’ll be immersed in yet another scandal and everyone will say, OK, if he’s lying this time, that’s it,
and ...


21 posted on 06/06/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: lbryce

Where is the report of spending money. Where is that?


22 posted on 06/06/2014 9:31:06 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Leaning Right
And I'd like to know what "ransom" Gateway Pundit is talking about. Did Obama pay money here? Gateway Pundit is implying that, but offers no details whatsoever.

Reportedly, the Taliban initially wanted ransom but were more than happy to accept the prisoner exchange deal Obama offered. Besides, Zero figured it gave him an excuse finally to get going on shutting down Camp Gitmo, something his base has long been expecting.

Prisoner exchanges are legal, if not always advisable, and have a history. E.g., KGB Colonel Rudolf Ivanovich Abel for Francis Gary Powers and US student Frederic Prior in 1961.

Paying ransom is legal, too, if even less advisable. Paying ransom to the Taliban would have evoked wonderful comparisons with Thomas Jefferson, who got the US in its first foreign war — with Mooselimb pirates over failure to pay ransom.

23 posted on 06/06/2014 9:31:18 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: lbryce
Does any one have any idea what that red Muslim cap he wears signifies?
24 posted on 06/06/2014 9:40:37 PM PDT by smug (Who is John Galt?)
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To: okie01
Don't know where Gateway Pundit got his information, but Ollie North claims to have a source who says $5-6 million changed hands.

Interesting. Breitbart has Ollie making that claim on Steve Malzberg's show:

"Someone paid a ransom," North said. "Whether the Qataries paid it, or some big oil sheik, or somebody used our petrodollars, but there was a ransom paid in cash for each one of them, my guess somewhere in the round numbers of $5 or 6 million to get Bergdahl freed. I know that the offer that was on the table before was close to a million."

So, in other words, a ransom might have been paid, but you won't find it in the USG's check register.

25 posted on 06/06/2014 9:43:59 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: tumblindice

I don’t know. I am seeing a definite back off, away from this Obama guy, even now among his own sycophantic media.

I don’t know why, unless they are transitioning to Hillary and the way to hold her head above the water line is to show contrast between her and Obama. To do that, Barachus has to sink under quite a bit,....because their is no difference.

But, something is up and the worms are turning.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 10:08:09 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: lbryce

bookmark


27 posted on 06/06/2014 10:16:57 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: tumblindice

You got that right. Obama: the turd that won’t flush down.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 11:13:46 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: lbryce

and what is the feckless Congress going to do?????


29 posted on 06/07/2014 12:35:49 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: lbryce

All About Obama.

He does not care about the law, he denunces the law as being a meany thing of the past that does not give his candy fame.

The guy is a raving lunatic.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 6:26:42 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lbryce

Ok, so he broke the law...
What are we going to do about it?
*crickets*
So he’ll break it again and again and again...
And no one will do anything....
What does that sound like?


31 posted on 06/07/2014 8:53:33 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: cynwoody
So, in other words, a ransom might have been paid, but you won't find it in the USG's check register.

Reportedly, the Haqqanis don't do anything that doesn't result in a wad of cash coming their way. That's probably the basis of North's claim.

The cash probably did come from Qatar...in return for, shall we say, "future considerations".

32 posted on 06/07/2014 9:11:06 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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