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Serious questions arise amidst American soldier swap with Taliban
Mid East Faces ^ | June 1st | Lisa Daftari

Posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by Fali_G

There’s much to celebrate as Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl goes back to his family in Idaho after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan.

Yet pivotal questions arise this morning as details surrounding the case surface, including Bergdahl’s leave from his army base and his father’s possible ties, at least via social media, to the Taliban.

It is still a mystery why Bergdahl, 28, voluntarily left his Army base five years ago, suggesting he deserted or went missing, according to a USA Today story.

“It’s not the modus operandi for Islamic terrorists to detain American troops when captured,” Allen West, former Congressional member and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, said.

“Our troops are brutally, ritually, and savagely murdered — to include American security contractors (remember the Fallujah bridge) — not held for five years,” West wrote on his website.

Perhaps even more suspicious is a Tweet, which was later deleted, on Bergdahl’s father’s Twitter account posted May 28:

ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman.

Bergdahl’s father posted this message while his son was still in captivity.

Both Bergdahl’s parents have been long advocating lawmakers and others in Washington for their son’s release, making use of social media platforms.

The extent of the relationship between Bergdahl’s father and the Taliban is not clear.

Ranking Republicans on the House and Senate armed services committees have expressed outrage at the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay terrorist for Bergdahl, saying it violates U.S. law requiring Congress to receive 30-day notice before Gitmo prisoners are released.

The five released are of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody, according to a report in the Weekly Standard. The Taliban had previously demanded their release as a precondition in initiating talks with the U.S.

The Obama administration has been keen on engaging the Taliban but has not made any gains.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; islam; taliban; terror

1 posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:57 PM PDT by Fali_G
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To: Fali_G

It almost sounds like the solider defected, converted to Islam, then volunteered to return to the US as a double agent.

Either that or the Taliban figured they couldn’t lose by returning “one of their own” in exchange for their Gitmo buddies.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 5:35:58 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Fali_G

A future Hassan Nidal?


3 posted on 06/01/2014 5:36:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Fali_G

Just getting the new Afghan gov’t ready!


4 posted on 06/01/2014 5:37:07 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Fali_G
Will the regime proclaim Bowe "off limits" to the press or anyone else due to a lengthy recovery period so as to prevent knowledge of his pro-Taliban ideology from coming out???

Answer: YES.

5 posted on 06/01/2014 5:38:27 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Fali_G

6 posted on 06/01/2014 5:43:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Fali_G

I share Lieutenant Colonel West’s concerns.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Fali_G

Fag walked off and defected.

6 good men died searching for and many others were injured.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 5:46:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Fali_G
Looks like King Obama is a true hard core Muslim. He really screwed us badly and nothing we can do. All hail dictator King Obama.
9 posted on 06/01/2014 5:46:42 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: garjog; All
I am trying to get the word out that Bargdahl is a deserter, on Yahoo news but Yahoo is probably getting hammered on this story, their web page is very slow!

Also, go to the Idaho news outlets and let them know! Obama will try to make this story make him look good. The WHOLE point to this was to get our attention off of the VA and Obama’s other problems.

I am catching lots of heat from well meaning vets who do not know the truth, as well as Lefty nuts who want to silence the truth.

10 posted on 06/01/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Fali_G

There’s no problem here.

Those with the power to make a difference are sitting on their collective asses.

Those in power are free to move about the communist cabin.

Again. I’m moving to northern Italy to live out my life as an artist. Eat me.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 5:49:47 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Fali_G

Something definitely not ‘right’ about this story.

Someone mentioned the 6 men killed and others injured looking for this guy, but one may wonder how much info he may have given as to tactics etc...OTOH, he was only a PFC or so and hard telling how long he was in country.

I try to avoid BO when on the tube but that ‘Presser’ yesterday with Ma & Pa was downright scary.
I hadn’t read anything about the ‘old man’ but he sure put out a ‘scary personna’ what with the scraggly beard and all.
BO was also ‘pawing’ Ma and I did hear BO make a statement about how the US NEVER LEAVES ITS SOLDIERS BEHIND..(I guess he threw in Soldiers) so - in typical Clintoon fashion - we couldn’t ask about Benghazi, because they were Diplomats, not Soldiers....

When is that friggin R House going to get off their collective asses and put a stop to this madness....

More laws broken and procedures just overthrown... Wonder if any correlation as to ‘BO’ and his ‘sudden trip to MidEast’ and letting 5 top Talimebanana types free for a supposed punk.

Funny how ‘they’ kissed this dudes parents collective ass and told the Benghazi parents to go ‘f off’...


12 posted on 06/01/2014 5:56:16 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: Fali_G

When you’re a Soldier, you belong to the US Army. You don’t get to go on nature hikes in the combat zone or go out looking for friends. The other Soldiers depend on you. It’s like the old Roman battle formations. Your buddy’s shield was supposed to be in front of you. If he was off screwing around, you were wide open to attack.

There is no acceptable reason for this idiot to leave his unit in a combat zone. He exposed all the other Soldiers. He deserted in a combat zone. Look up the punishment for that in The Uniform Code. I have nothing but contempt for this jackass.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kansas58

Get those vets to read @CodyFNfootball on Twitter. He served with Jihad Johnny ooops I meant...Baghdad Bob..oops I meant the Dude who walked off the base with no gun and was kept alive for 5 years by the Taliban


14 posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:15 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: garjog

Exactly!


15 posted on 06/01/2014 6:08:11 PM PDT by Fali_G (When they come for the Jews, someone please shelter me in their cellar (NY - 2009))
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To: Fali_G
...saying it violates U.S. law requiring Congress to receive 30-day notice before Gitmo prisoners are released.

WOW!

I wonder what Congress is going to do about it?

A whole lott'a nuttin'!

16 posted on 06/01/2014 6:10:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: GeronL
A future Hassan Nidal?

Naw, he's already done his job.
17 posted on 06/01/2014 6:12:07 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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18 posted on 06/01/2014 6:12:43 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: Fali_G

Once again, Obama comes to the rescue of Islam.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 6:13:22 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Vendome

I loved Homeland…first thing I thought of when “our” prisoner was released.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 6:23:04 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Fali_G

https://www.youtube.com/user/robertbergdahl/feed


21 posted on 06/01/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: Fali_G

Inquiring minds wonder how soon until the American People
go ‘French revolution’ upon the EXEMPT Congress
for their treason, their abdication,
their usurping the Oaths and Constitution,
all for their bank accounts and for al Qaeda.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Fali_G
The guy is a collaborator.
Nothing new about that - happens in every conflict.
Bring him back, do the investigation (military) and then pass the judgement.
Nothing special here.
23 posted on 06/01/2014 7:33:27 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

What is new is the POTUS trying to use the collaborator to score political points.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red_Devil 232
this is so outrageous....to think 5 dangerous murderous tryrants are free and we get to have this deserter back....just wow.....and he is a deserter at least he's awol and he's been so for 5 yrs....

Idaho....maybe you should change your welcome back parade for this deserter...

25 posted on 06/01/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: xrmusn
the friggin R house would perhaps be bolder if we had elected Romney....

just remember voters...votes have onsequences....it gets worse and worse with bammey the boy and we all KNEW it...each and everyone of us....yet, there are those who literally reelected this dictater...

26 posted on 06/01/2014 7:49:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Kansas58

I’m with you. Just do the truth, keep doing the truth.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 8:46:00 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

He will be held incommunicado at least as long as the Benghazi survivors, who still have not been allowed to speak out.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:57 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Fali_G
The One had to do something to stop the media from talking about the Veterans Administration.

So this was it.

29 posted on 06/02/2014 9:55:22 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

30 posted on 06/02/2014 1:00:22 PM PDT by Fali_G (When they come for the Jews, someone please shelter me in their cellar (NY - 2009))
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To: garjog

BRANDED! Scorned as the one who RAN!
WHAT do you do when you’re BRANDED....
‘Cause you’re one of the TALIBAN????


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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