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US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan
washington AP ^ | May 31, 2014 | JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 05/31/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT by chicagolady

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanprisoner; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; oef; pow; taliban; usmilitary
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Our Church FAITHFUL prays out loud for this soldier EVERY WEEK! I thank God He has answered this prayer!!
1 posted on 05/31/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady

Is this the guy who deserted his post?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 2:03:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: chicagolady

You should check out the five Taliban that were released to get him released..they are considered to be the “Worst of the worst”


3 posted on 05/31/2014 2:04:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

YEAH, and if it had been YOUR RELATIVE you would be rejoicing.

So I guess you are saying he should have stayed captive.
Because of these 5 frightful characters.

Get a life.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 2:06:28 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Since they know we’ll trade I assume more kidnapping are in our future...


5 posted on 05/31/2014 2:06:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obamacare - a pig in a poke...)
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To: chicagolady

Im glad he’s free, he had been in captivity for five years it was horrible for him..just wish that we didn’t trade five scum in order to get him out


6 posted on 05/31/2014 2:07:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chicagolady

The Tyrant Obama released 5 terrorists in an exchange
as a prelude to freeing the blind Sheik (the reasons
for Benghazi in addition to xfering MANPADS).

The EXEMPT US Congress delirious on ambien, booze,
brothels, while stealing and lying,
CONTINUE TO DO NOTHING!!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 2:07:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sarah Barracuda





8 posted on 05/31/2014 2:09:55 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Why don’t we find out from the horses mouth. I am sure his story will all come out soon enough. INSTEAD of listening to stories from the media that you loath.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 2:11:43 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Just glad he’s been released.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: chicagolady

The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay


11 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Looks like a trade the Marlins would make with the Tigers.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: jimbo123

I’ll keep an eye out for them


13 posted on 05/31/2014 2:13:04 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: FlJoePa

5 terrorists for 1 deserter.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 2:14:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: FlJoePa

LOL


15 posted on 05/31/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: FlJoePa

I was thinking Boston.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: jimbo123

Soon to be taxi drivers in New York City.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jimbo123
I hope someone has thought to set up an appropriate reception for these guys at their welcome home party.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mass55th

They can reuse their GITMO mugshots for their NYC TLC licenses. DeBlasio will throw a party for these terrorists once they arrive.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 2:20:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: chicagolady

On the bright side, in 6 or 8 months he’ll get a check up from the VA.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 2:22:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: chicagolady

If our enemies weren’t running our country we would have found him the day he went missing and made our other enemies weep with frustration and despair.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: chicagolady

He told his parents in emails he was ashamed to be an American; he no longer believed in the US Army’s mission and that he was thinking of deserting. He also mailed home uniforms and books - reasoning being, why would you need uniforms if you were deserting?

Now every terrorist organization in the world realizes that the US DOES negotiate with terrorists despite long standing policy that we do not. 5 of the worst were released from Gitmo for 1 man that most likely deserted. This puts an even larger target on the back of every military person over there, to say nothing of civilians.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: chicagolady

YEAH, and if it had been YOUR RELATIVE you would be rejoicing.

So I guess you are saying he should have stayed captive.
Because of these 5 frightful characters.

Get a life.


So when those “frightful characters” as you put it, put together another plot similar to 9/11 and thousands of Americans are killed on US soil, that’s okay with you because we got back a person that likely deserted?

Remind us of your feelings when one of your relatives are on the next plane to come down due to one of “frightful characters”.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
That's OK; we got drones with hellfire missiles. I am sure we can find them as soon as we get our guy back home.
24 posted on 05/31/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: chicagolady

....in exchange for five Taliban terrorists. Obama has made a big mistake.

Short term gain for long term loss.

I am glad for his family, but the means by which he was released are very troublesome.

Fox is now reporting the man child prompter reaer is going to the Rose Garden to claim credit....not good.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 3:12:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Diogenesis
"The Tyrant Obama released 5 terrorists..."

I wouldn't be surprised if Obama gave them a lift in Air Force One last week when he went to Afghanistan. They said he visited the troops, but did they specify U.S. Troops or Taliban?

26 posted on 05/31/2014 3:15:30 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Five terrorists released, and the station chief in Kabul is outed by someone in the White House.

The heroin trade is booming.

What connection can be made here? Hmmmm.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 3:19:59 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: chicagolady

He wasn’t just freed. He was traded for 5(I think) terrorists.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 3:35:41 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Exactly. What happens of these five released terrorists cause the death of even more US soldiers?

US Out of Afghanistan NOW! NO BLOOD FOR OPIUM!


29 posted on 05/31/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chicagolady

In the military this kind of math is not taken as lightly as you take it.

The military is used to the balancing of life and death math, it is how they can plan a day that they know in advance, will result in the deaths of a thousand American men, and the maiming and loss of limbs of thousands more.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 3:38:17 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: chicagolady

Rolling Stone magazine quoted emails Bergdahl is said to have sent to his parents that suggest he was disillusioned with America’s mission in Afghanistan, had lost faith in the U.S. Army’s mission there and was considering desertion.

Bergdahl told his parents he was “ashamed to even be American.” Bergdahl, who mailed home boxes containing his uniform and books, also wrote: “The future is too good to waste on lies. And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.”

Bergdahl’s family has not commented on the allegations of desertion, according to Col. Tim Marsano, a spokesman for the Idaho National Guard.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/03/3212011/will-bergdahl-be-left-behind.html


31 posted on 05/31/2014 3:38:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: FlJoePa

You mean the trade the Rangers made with the Tigers.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The swap would have made sense if it was done YEARS AGO..he has been in captivity for five years now..and now they decide to do the swap, and seeing Obama on TV like he made this huge accomplishment, its all about taking the focus off of the VA scandal, he doesn’t give a damn about this soldier..I am glad that he has been released, he should never have been captive for five years to begin with. Am happy for his family they deserved to have their son home safe, but Obama acting like he did something heroic is sickening, he did a trade


33 posted on 05/31/2014 3:41:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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" The Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers have agreed in principle on a trade that will send Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for key prospects, sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons on Tuesday.

The Tigers would send outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and minor league pitchers Eulogio De La Cruz, Dallas Trahern and Burke Badenhop to the Marlins."

34 posted on 05/31/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Old Shoe” is coming home....


35 posted on 05/31/2014 3:44:46 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: FlJoePa

Prince Fielder, nuff said.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 3:46:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123
looks like it could be.

The most important thing in the article is that Obama again ignored the laws he agreed to uphold.

Obama was supposed to notify Congress of any release 30 days prior to their release. Would like to see the rest of the law.

37 posted on 05/31/2014 3:52:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dfwgator

Well, we don’t know exactly what the Rangers gave up yet. If it was a bunch of Andrew F***ing Millers, then you got a deal. Other than having to pay the fat ass’s salary, that is.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 3:54:35 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Ian Kinsler 2014 stats:

Games Played: 50 out of 50
Average: .316
HRs : 4
RBIs: 23


39 posted on 05/31/2014 3:57:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123
Something doesn't seem right. The father grew a long beard to honor his son and the father learned Pashtu...the language of his captors so he could send his son a message.

His son was having trouble with English was the excuse. I don't believe it.

40 posted on 05/31/2014 4:01:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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 photo shithead_zps47fface5.jpg Let me get this right.... Obama can deal with the Taliban to get a soldier back.... But he Can't reason with MEXICO to get a lost soldier out of prison!
41 posted on 05/31/2014 4:14:22 PM PDT by baddog 219
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Five top moslem psychopaths? Unless we implanted some kind of GPS chip under their skin before release this sounds like a really bad deal for our side.
42 posted on 05/31/2014 4:26:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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43 posted on 05/31/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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At the White House today, the father of the "freed captive" said this:

@markknoller on May 31, 2014 @6:36 pm EDT Retweet

Bergdahl's father spoke some Arabic words: “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim”. Meaning “In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate".

44 posted on 05/31/2014 5:33:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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45 posted on 05/31/2014 6:32:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sacajaweau

Something doesn’t seem right. The father grew a long beard to honor his son and the father learned Pashtu...the language of his captors so he could send his son a message.
His son was having trouble with English was the excuse. I don’t believe it.


I thought that was bizarre too.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: chicagolady

I guess everyone else that replied to you doesn’t even get a response, just someone that you feel you can make fun of?

Many people have given strong reasons this was the wrong thing to do but you just blow them off and choose to live in some delusional liberal mindset that it’s okay to release vicious known terrorists for a deserter. Yep, makes sense to me.


47 posted on 05/31/2014 8:48:00 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: chicagolady

Just what everyone here has been saying....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162277/posts


48 posted on 05/31/2014 8:50:20 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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<<< WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban >>>

What is this? You can't even finish the first sentence in the article? *rme*

49 posted on 06/01/2014 6:44:47 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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50 posted on 06/01/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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