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Taliban video claims to be of captured US soldier
Associated Press / Breitbart ^ | December 25 | AMIR SHAH

Posted on 12/24/2009 11:51:06 PM PST by PghBaldy

KABUL (AP) - The Taliban released Friday a video purporting to show a U.S. soldier who was captured more than five months ago in eastern Afghanistan.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; americansoldier; bergdahl; hostages; idaho; oef; pow; taliban
Since it is the AP, I made the excerpt extra-short, per the Copyright List and their threats against everyone.
1 posted on 12/24/2009 11:51:08 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

imho its a hoax a fake. Why is the soldier wearing sun glasses, as if he’s trying to disguise himself and the taliban complaint is so not like them.

2 posted on 12/25/2009 3:42:53 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

He’s looking way too happy and fit in the still shot. My gut says it’s a man-love convention.

3 posted on 12/25/2009 5:05:42 AM PST by Thebaddog (AYBABTU)
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To: PghBaldy,2933,581132,00.html

On one side of the image, it says: “An American soldier imprisoned by the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”

The Geneva Conventions, which regulate the conduct of war between regular armies, bar the use of detainees for propaganda purposes and prohibit signatories from putting captured military personnel on display. As an insurgent organization, the Taliban are not party to the treaty.

Obama likes to say “the time for talk is over”, it is due time to back it with action with these terrorist, and the ones in Iran holding hostages

4 posted on 12/25/2009 6:02:28 AM PST by Son House (The Learning Curve for Democrats on Macroeconomics is getting Exponential)
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To: Thebaddog

Anything coming from the enemy - especially propaganda flicks - should be treated as lies.

Speaking of which - Why are the alleged voice recordings from Bin Laden treated as the gospel? My take is that the dude was killed at Tora Bora in 2001.

The fact today is that with a little experience and a minimum investment in the proper equipment, anyone can be heard and seen to say anything.

I should know. During the Vietnam War I worked in psych ops in Military Intelligence.

5 posted on 12/25/2009 6:10:59 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: PghBaldy
The media arm of the Afghan Taliban announced last week on an affiliated Web site that a new videotape of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl was forthcoming.

So, if the Taliban is so organized that it has a MEDIA ARM, I guess they must be main stream? Do they hold regular press conferences? Do they have an office in Kabul? Inquiring minds want to know how AP gains access to them.

6 posted on 12/25/2009 6:45:57 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

The AP is the media arm.

7 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:27 AM PST by SouthTexas (May you have a Blessed Christmas!)
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To: 4rcane

This doesn’t show sunglasses:

8 posted on 12/25/2009 7:34:54 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed Martin Luther King Jr.)
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To: PghBaldy

he is lucky to have survived for 5 months with those animals and looks to be in good condition. prayers for him and his family

9 posted on 12/25/2009 7:50:21 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Ronbo1948

“During the Vietnam War I worked in psych ops in Military Intelligence”

You must be noticing a lot of standard psyops tactics employed by today’s media.

I’m noticing them lose control of their message - low-level bloggers are catching up with the message & printing what they really think. I think that’s great for us.

10 posted on 12/25/2009 11:31:16 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: plain talk

to me, he is a convert,and totally agrees with his captors, he walked out the camp,without a weapon, and equipment,

11 posted on 12/25/2009 1:01:40 PM PST by proudusvet
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To: proudusvet

This is my take as well. As is well known in the military, you don’t do your R&R in a combat zone. He is very likely another white Muslim convert gone over to the dark side.

In short, a traitor.

12 posted on 12/25/2009 2:46:58 PM PST by Ronbo1948
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