Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: Obama Broke US Law by Making Concessions, Paying Ransom for Prisoner Release
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.
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 ...
ok. so.. arrest him
before he does something even stupider
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”
And besides, you're racist!
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.
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.
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.
The labels “practical” and “political” meet somewhere. The president has pardon power. Congress has impeachment power. That’s the controlling legal authority.
BIG grain of salt time:
Stockman to Obama: Did you pay terrorists?
White House responds to Stockman: No ransom for Bergdahl
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Bammy Flanagan”, and his wife, “Wookie Fairchild”...
Don't know where Gateway Pundit got his information, but Ollie North claims to have a source who says $5-6 million changed hands.
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.
Where is the report of spending money. Where is that?
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