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Obama administration īto offer Taliban 5 Gitmo prisoners in exchange for last Afghanistan POW
Daily Mail ^ | 2/18/14 | James Nye

Posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:22 PM PST by Nachum

The Obama administration will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The move is an attempt to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl before the majority of US forces leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the report in the Washington Post said, citing current and former officials. The swap would trade Bergdahl for five Taliban members who would be released from Guantanamo Bay into protective custody in Qatar, the Post reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; obama; prisoners; taliban
Obama administration ´to offer Taliban 5 Gitmo prisoners in exchange for last Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl who has spent four years captive´
1 posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:22 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:58 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Might as well, they’ll just release them sooner or later.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 1:16:27 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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4 posted on 02/18/2014 1:17:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum

Make sure Bowe is alive before releasing these terrorists!


5 posted on 02/18/2014 1:17:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Go the Snake Pliskin route. Make the trade then 24 hours later their caratoid explodes.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 1:18:16 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Nachum

Hostage taking WORKS!

Message received by Neanderthals, loud and clear.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 1:18:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: originalbuckeye

Put GPS chips in them and drone strike them once they get back to Afghanistan.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:19:25 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Nachum

Prayers for this wonderful US soldier’s safe return.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:22:37 PM PST by CountryClassSF
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Negotiating with terrorists. Sets a really bad precedent.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:23:07 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Nachum

Maybe a little pellet of radioactive material in an organ somewhere as a souvenier of their stay with us....


11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:23:45 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Starboard
a really bad precedent.

He's the worst. Even Carter wasn't this bad.

12 posted on 02/18/2014 1:24:37 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Nachum

5! you insult us with only 5? We want them all!

Obama couldn’t negotiate the price of beer at a free beer happy hour


13 posted on 02/18/2014 1:24:46 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t this the GI that just walked away over to the enemy side for no particular known reason?? Did he desert his post?? Did he convert to Islam?? Just questions that have crossed my mind.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 1:29:01 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Iron Munro

You overlook the fact that all the prisoners previously have a high frequency /gps locator beacon operating a insane low power. The bugs are not detectable by the normal sweep devices. The injection process is such that there is no visible scar. Only the GE MRI devices will detect them and that requires very skilled physician.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 1:29:16 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Starboard

I’m not sure if we should be insulted or honored.

Is it insulting to exchange one American for five talibans?
Shouldn’t that be, one American for one taliban?

Or should we interpret that it takes five talibans to equal one whole human being?


16 posted on 02/18/2014 1:30:38 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Nachum

In addition to — for the first time — admitting immigrants with terror ties.. now we have this.. negotiating with terrorists.

Yet another of a plethora of reasons leftists must never be given the reigns of power.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:01 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: CountryClassSF

“This wonderful US soldier” walked away from his FOB.

He’d have been back in the land of the big cheeseburger over three years ago if he would have stayed at his post.

Yeah, sucks to be him but he’s the one who placed himself in that position.

We do need to get him back just because he’s a US soldier but he’s no hero.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:25 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Even Carter wasn't this bad.

Got that right. Carter might have saved his Presidency by trading something for the Iran Hostages. He wouldn't do it.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:37 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum
How about we trade 0bama for the soldier?

That would be a win/win!

20 posted on 02/18/2014 1:45:05 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: elpadre
I agree.

This guy's disappearance and capture are really strange.

My first thought was the guy had psychological issues or extreme political issues.

An earlier comment nails the solution, though.

Since we will eventually release all the bad guys at Gitmo anyway, why not trade now for the missing American?

21 posted on 02/18/2014 1:46:37 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: originalbuckeye

Exactly, the PA would trade prisoners with the Israelis but kill them just before doing so.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 1:59:08 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Starboard

It sucks, but should we just leave him behind?


23 posted on 02/18/2014 2:43:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Nachum
Here is a radical idea. Tell these pieces of crap to return the soldier or we will kill them. We will hunt them, track them and then kill them. We will bomb the shit out of every Taliban stronghold we can locate. Anywhere. I don't mean sneaking in a laying a couple of charges. I mean more friggin cruise missiles at one time they can count on their fingers and toes.
24 posted on 02/18/2014 3:16:41 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

You DO remember that uber-metrosexual Obama is in charge, don’t you? His loony Leftist base would revolt if he did or even said that! They ARE revolting, just not against him yet.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:12 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: PeteB570

He may be an idiot, but he is still our idiot.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 3:44:36 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Which is basically what I said.

He is no hero....


27 posted on 02/18/2014 3:51:34 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Nachum

I think it’s a good Idea, track the five ragheads when they leave wait till they get to Afstan and then call out the UAV’s
and tell that soldier not to wonder off again.


28 posted on 02/18/2014 3:55:40 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Nachum

Ronald Reagan offered no exchanges and all of the Americans were returned


29 posted on 02/18/2014 5:44:40 PM PST by Nifster
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To: PeteB570; The_Republic_Of_Maine; All

BUMP!


30 posted on 02/18/2014 6:42:22 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Maybe we should be devoting more resources to locate and extract him. Its just a matter of priorities.

If you look at other “hostage” situations elsewhere (e.g., Iran, North Korea) as a guide, its evident that Obama isn’t pushing for releases (even though he has leverage). He doesn’t really want to exercise any form of American power over our adversaries.

I suspect the administration hasn’t, unitl recently, been sufficiently motiviated to deal with this man’s plight. But since we are withdrawing now, decisions are being pushed by political considerations.

Obama wants to clear out Gitmo before he leaves office so he’s now motivated to “horse trade”. I think its the wrong approach.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 6:19:13 AM PST by Starboard
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To: zeestephen

Good trade, we can kill the vermin later with drones.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 1:40:19 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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