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Bergdahl release raises questions over security, congressional authority
The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 06/01/2014 2:21:37 PM PDT by jazusamo

Followup by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times of story on Hagel not negotiating.

As a prisoner of war in Afghanistan was transferred back to U.S. custody, Republicans challenged the Obama administration’s insistence it did not negotiate with terrorists in securing the soldier’s release and say the move was illegal and could embolden terrorists around the globe.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” Mr. Hagel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. That’s a normal process in getting your prisoners back.”

Sgt. Bergdahl arrived at a U.S. military hospital in Germany Sunday after he was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between.

In an emotional press conference Sunday afternoon in Boise, Idaho, Sgt. Bergdahl’s father, Bob, likened his son’s return to a deep-sea diver coming back up and urged a gradual re-assimilation process.

“If he comes up too fast, it could kill him,” he said, thanking supporters and government officials for their help in the process. “The recovery and rehabilitation of Bowe Bergdahl is a work in progress.”

Jani Bergdahl told her son to give himself all the time he needs to recover.

“I love you Bowe — I’m so very proud of you,” she said. “We praise God for your freedom.”

~snip~

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the administration assure him six months ago they would not consider the release of the leaders without consulting Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; hagel; obama; rice
Rice said the U.S. was negotiating with Qatar but the handover followed secret and indirect negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban.

So it was indirect negotiations but as many said on former thread, it was capitulation.

1 posted on 06/01/2014 2:21:37 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Hey, Saxby, did you learn nothing from Animal House?* “you [blanked] up, you trusted us.”


2 posted on 06/01/2014 2:26:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: jazusamo

“And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war....”

If Obama is found to have supplied weapons to the Taliban, he should be tried for treason. Hagel just asserted that he was a prisoner of war.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 2:26:59 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: jazusamo
Hey, this is the same Obama we are suppose to trust will keep the Immigration agreement!
4 posted on 06/01/2014 2:29:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jazusamo

The prisoners were released in Qatar.

Qatar funded Al Qaeda.

Qatari Royal Family Linked to Al Qaeda 2006

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129838

Of course news was only reported when Bush was president.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 2:31:09 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: jazusamo; All


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6 posted on 06/01/2014 2:31:21 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: jazusamo
What congressional authority?
7 posted on 06/01/2014 2:32:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jazusamo

They did squat on Libya. Why did he think they would care on this?


8 posted on 06/01/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Amen, there’s none with this Congress against the turkey in the WH.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 2:36:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Bryan24

He is suppying Syrian rebels with $hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as weapons, and now wants to give then military training. The Syrian rebels have sworn allegiance to A Qaeda.

Obama has been doing this openly and the world is silent. It has been exposed and blacked out. Google Syrian rebel, Al Qaeda, and Obama. It all comes up, but very few coonect the dots like Famed Author Seymour Hersh. He points out the obvious illegalites, but is obviously afraid to call it by name TREASON.


Seymour Hersh: Assad Innocent

MAY 03, 2014 AFP

• Investigative report demolishes claim that Syrian military gassed own civilians.

By Pete Papaherakles —

A renowned investigative journalist has revealed in a worldwide exposé, which received almost no attention in the United States, that the Obama administration has known all along—and the establishment media has covered up—the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad never gassed his own people in August 2013. This news comes as Secretary of State John Kerry continues to lie to the American people and the world about Syria in order to gin up support for an overthrow of the government in that Middle Eastern country.

In “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” which was published on April 4 in London Review of Books, which “has the largest circulation of any literary magazine in Europe,” Pulitzer Prize recipient Seymour M. Hersh explains that a sample of the sarin gas used in the August 21 attacks on Ghouta, Syria, was provided to British intelligence at Porton Down, the defense laboratory in Wiltshire, England. Analysis by the Brits proved conclusively that the gas did not match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal.

After the August 21 chemical attack, a “monster strike” was being organized at the Pentagon, which was to have included B-52s loaded with 2,000-pound bombs. It was set up for the purpose of completely destroying Assad’s military, the electric power grid, oil and gas depots, all known logistics and weapons depots, command and control facilities and all known military and intelligence buildings. Britain and France were also ready to provide fighter jets, ships and submarines.

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10 posted on 06/01/2014 2:40:09 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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11 posted on 06/01/2014 2:42:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mgist

Syrian Rebals pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/11/syria-al-qaeda-connection/2075323/

Obama to Provide Syrian Rebels Military Training
He has also given then $287 MILLION on the books, only God knows what more.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/11/syria-al-qaeda-connection/2075323/

Nuns freed after being held by Al Qaeda linked Syrian Rebels.

http://read.thestar.com/?origref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F#!/article/531dd7f1ec0691ce840004a8-nuns-freed-after-being-held-by-al-qaeda-linked-syrian-rebels-for-months

The Taliban is a similar story


12 posted on 06/01/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Ooops.

Obama fiving $MILLION to Syrian rebels Al Qaeda, and now wants tomgivethem military support.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-149048-Obama-to-authorize-training-of-Syrian-rebels:-report


13 posted on 06/01/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: jazusamo

“It depends upon what ‘is’ is.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: jazusamo; xzins
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,”

If we had "negotiated" we probably could have gotten the deserter for one terrorist instead of 5.

We just capitulated to their demands. We didn't offer a counter offer because that would have been "negotiations."

As long as you don't make a counter offer to the initial demand, there is no "negotiations." If we had offered to release 3 instead of five, that would have been illegal, since WE DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERROROSTS!

Got it?

15 posted on 06/01/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jazusamo
“The recovery and rehabilitation of Bowe Bergdahl is a work in progress.”

IOW, we need to come up with a good working excuse for why he deserted his unit.

16 posted on 06/01/2014 3:01:36 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

The one thing that 0bummer and many of his lap dogs are good at is parsing words, in fact they’re excellent at it.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...


18 posted on 06/01/2014 3:06:25 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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19 posted on 06/01/2014 3:12:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: jazusamo; P-Marlowe

So, it is normal prisoner swap procedure to exchange one junior NCO for 5 leaders of the Taliban insurgency who are such dangerous enemies that we have them imprisoned at a camp designed to hold the most dangerous of the dangerous.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 4:59:33 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the administration assure him six months ago they would not consider the release of the leaders without consulting Congress.”

That’s why we are getting rid of you Saxby. You are stupid. Well that and you’re a RINO. :-)


21 posted on 06/01/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“...we are getting rid of Saxby...”
You are not getting rid of him, he is getting rid of you.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 5:20:45 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Saxby decided to retire rather than be primaried which his internal polling assured him would happen.

We are getting rid of him. Parasites never leave the host willingly.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 5:28:05 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: xzins; P-Marlowe

That’s what Hagel and 0bama would like everyone to believe and unfortunately many will believe it.

In reality he’s not even a junior NCO, he was a PFC when the event took place.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 6:34:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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