Skip to comments.TALIBAN SAYS IT SUSPENDS TALKS ON US SOLDIER
Posted on 02/22/2014 10:25:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
The spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban says they have suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay.
In a terse emailed statement Sunday, Zabihullah Mujahed blamed the "current complex political situation in the country" for the suspension of what was considered the best chance of securing Bergdahl's freedom since his capture in 2009. It is the first official acknowledgement of indirect talks with the U.S. to free Bergdahl.
Bergdahl, 27, of Hailey, Idaho, was last seen in a video released in December, footage seen as "proof of life"
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Sad to say, the “taleebon” is negotiating from a position of strength.
Not to be a spoiler. But, obama will relaease all of them soon.
We might as well get our guy back...
hate to say it but Bo really f-ed up... Smoking too much hash , thinking soft on the righteousness of the fight , went for a little walk . Maybe deserted. I am sure he regrets all of this now , unless he’s turned muz. But we simply cannot prisoner exchange for him . More US troops will surely be snatched as result . It’ s up to SpecOps to save his butt at this point , or maybe George Soros could oay a ransom. Bail out a wayward pot smoker. He should be able to relate to that....
I find it odd how a rag-tag band of koran thumping goat humpers who fifteen years ago ruled little more than the poppy fields of afghanistan, now have regional field offices, official press releases and spokespeople, and an openly recruit like-minded hotheads by internet and other means with virtual impunity. A more conspiratorial person than myself might think we designed it that way.
I don’t disagree but he may not be alive. The US is a joke to our enemies. We can release them and they can tell us to go pound sand. What is potus going to do?
Didn’t the guy willingly go AWOL and seek out the Taliban?
I think we should just start killing the taaahleebaan leadership one by one until they release him, if he is still alive and once we have him back we should just continue killing them until they either understand OUR position of strength or they are all dead. The latter works just fine for me.
Where is Hillary when we need her? Never fear John Kerry is here,
Maybe George Soros will help pay for a ransom? As Harry Reid said, showing zero ability to emphathize; “Why would I do that?”. I do recall hearing suspicions that Bo had been AWOL before he was caught. I do believe if we start trading horses as it were, we will end up like in Israel. That’s one of the few things I disagree with the country of Israel about, their tendency to trade one of native Israeli for 100 filthy terrorists who have no remorse at all.
That can’t be true.
“Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical,”
- Joe Biden
People who kidnap our soldiers are our enemies. Would Joe Biden lie to us???
Anyone outside the US can negotiate from a position of strength. We have we an amazingly inept president, government and a Secretary of State that’s an idiot.
Any body that is anybody views Obama with scorn.
He has no representative on the international level capable of play in the big leagues.Hillary and Lurch are minor leaguers
blamed the “current complex political situation in the country”
translation: “as the U.S. pulls out and the Afghanistan government weakens we will be a better negotiating position”
I know kerry and obozo are arrogant morons but I believe that this weakening of US status, power and influence is by design at the behest of soebarkha’s handlers. Let’s not forget that was also the goal of the clintons.
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