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Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him
CBS News ^ | 6/4/2014 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by mojito

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “swift boating” him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity.

NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported Monday that the White House did not expect this sort of vitriolic backlash exchanging five high-level Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, who left his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently taken captive.

“They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself,” Todd reported on NBC’s “Today.” I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as we didn’t know that they were going to ‘swift boat’ Bergdahl. And that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service.”

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Unbelievable.
1 posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by mojito
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If they can’t kill vets they’ll attack the soldiers themselves.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mojito

They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they think it means.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: mojito

What percentage of the public will believe that these soldiers are maligning the “last POW”, versus the administration bashing these soldiers?


4 posted on 06/04/2014 9:10:10 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: cripplecreek

Todd needs to identify the “WH aide” or aides who made these statements so they can be promptly fired.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 9:10:42 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

They don’t seem to realize that “swift boating” = “attacking with the truth”.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 9:10:47 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: mojito

I am surprised a leftist shill would bring up the SBVT. I would think the mind numbed sheep the leftist play to wouldn’t remember who the SBVT are as they were in the news prior to last weeks Dancing With the Stars. Anyone who does remember the Swiftboat Vets would know their claims proved true.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 9:11:46 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: mojito

Swift boating?
You mean telling the truth about a scumbag who happens to be “in favor” with the Left?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 9:12:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: mojito

The truth comes out.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 9:12:41 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mojito

Stupid little spoiled children run this country by fiat from the executive office. The media enjoys it.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 9:14:58 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: mojito

Typical of 0bama and his lapdog advisers and administration, they hate the military.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 9:15:24 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mojito

The truth has blown Obama’s love boat out of the water, and he and his bosses are livid.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mygirlsmom

> They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they
> think it means.

It means whatever they want it to mean. They’re the Left. They can deconstruct and reconstruct language, or pretty much anything, to mean whatever they want.

In this case, their use of “Swiftboat” is a euphemism for exaggerations and outright lies.

The low info voter will sop it up like a sponge, because in the remote recesses of their memory, they will remember how mean the Swiftboat brethren were to JFnKerry.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: mojito

You can bet your ass Bowe is getting “Debriefed” in Germany and will tell his “Story” upon his return.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 9:20:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mojito
Here we go.

Anyone that contradicts the fabricated lies put out by the White House is "the" problem.

Kerry got "Swift Boated" because he was a self-promoting liar. The problem was Kerry, not the veterans.

In Berdahl's case, it's Bergdahl's conduct that is in question, not the people that question his conduct.

15 posted on 06/04/2014 9:24:45 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: mojito
Oh but it's true.

“Swiftboating” is when the people someone serves with tells the truth about them. The charge is correct. The media's perception of the meaning and implications of that charge is flawed.

16 posted on 06/04/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: blackdog

[Stupid little spoiled children run this country by fiat from the executive office. The media enjoys it.]

The 60’s age now running most of the country are nothing but adult age children.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 9:25:50 AM PDT by Islander2
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To: mojito

Sooo...They’re saying things that are obviously true and provable? Because that’s what happened to Kerry.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Westbrook
The low info voter will sop it up like a sponge, because in the remote recesses of their memory, they will remember how mean the Swiftboat brethren were to JFnKerry.

It's still an unfortunate choice of words because there were an awful lot of people who believed the Swift Boat Vets, even though in the end they voted for Kerry out of some union or other loyalty. On the other hand, I know several guys who hadn't voted in years, and haven't voted since, who got off their asses just to vote against the traitorous bastard. And I live in a very liberal part of the country (Philly area).

19 posted on 06/04/2014 9:26:19 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: mojito

Swiftboating = The truth about a Marxist

Pray America wakes up


20 posted on 06/04/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: mojito

What they didn’t think was that anybody was awake enough to notice the insane trade of 5 high value terrorists for 1 deserter. Now they are caught with their hands dirty and don’t know what to do.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 9:28:29 AM 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: mojito

Swift boating him? As in telling the truth?


22 posted on 06/04/2014 9:30:24 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: mojito

Too little, too late. The Swift Boat defense presumes that it’s pretty much one person’s word against another’s. Not so in this case. Way too much hard evidence. Too many witnesses. Too much already published. Not happening.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 9:31:21 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mojito

Totally believable. We have an administration that does not begin to understand the military, totally clueless.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by Tammy8
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If a soldier, or any military personnel for that matter, is legitimately captured and taken prisoner, his fellow service members will work to high heavens to free him...
If that fellow has deserted, walked away from his responsibilities, their fellow sevice members would not care one way or another about what happens to that person.

These solders are NOT putting Bergdahl down for any other reason than they KNOW EXACTLY what he has done........


25 posted on 06/04/2014 9:32:15 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: mojito
This is why you don't do something like this without consulting Congress, the country of origin of the prisoners, and the military.

This just once again proves how isolated and arrogant this White House is.

26 posted on 06/04/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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Riiiight.

We're probably 'Swift Boating' the father, too, who wears a Taliban beard, wants to release more from Gitmo, and greets the President with an Arabic praise to Allah.

A&&holes.

27 posted on 06/04/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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Question:

How many of these so-called “White House aides” have spent even ONE DAY in the military?????????????


28 posted on 06/04/2014 9:36:57 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Georgia Girl 2
What they didn’t think was that anybody was awake enough to notice the insane trade of 5 high value terrorists for 1 deserter. Now they are caught with their hands dirty and don’t know what to do.

Sure they do.

They'll just commit -- and widely publicize -- an even *worse* atrocity against America.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 9:37:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: mojito

Truth? They can’t handle the truth!


30 posted on 06/04/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they think it means.


Bad time to bring up the Swift Boat thing.

The swift boat crews honorable service to their country in Vietnam pales in comparison to service they did for their country in2004 when they helped keep America form making a huge mistake by electing John Kerry President.

Now that John Kerry is Secretary of State, where he actually has responsibilities and job performance requirements (as opposed to being a Senator where his job consisted of showing up from time to time to vote how his staff tells him to), we are finding that John is a monumental moron who is almost totally incompetent


31 posted on 06/04/2014 9:40:05 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Lazamataz

I agree Blam seems to be totally out of control at this point. He probably will ratchet up the takeover.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 9:42:18 AM 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

Not “swift boating”, “deep sixing” would/should be more appropriate.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 9:44:42 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: mojito

That didn’t take long! Truth be damned if it ignores their sense of entitlement. Their entitlement to the “facts”, that is.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: cripplecreek

Father Of Soldier Who Obama Released, Declares Muslim Victory Call, And Obama Smiles As Soon As He Hears The War Cry Of Allah

By Ted on June 2, 2014 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat And Theodore Shoebat (A Shoebat Exclusive)

JUST WAIT TILL YOU READ ALL THE EVIDENCE WE ACCUMULATED ON THIS SUPPOSED RESCUE OPERATION.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

While the Obama administration is proudly touting how it was able to free an American soldier who was captured by the Taliban, what no one picked is the fact that Obama SMILED as soon as he heard the most famous war cry of Islam, “bismillah al-rahman al-rahim,” Arabic for “in the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful.”
Watch Obama smile as soon as Bergdahl gives the most famous Muslim expression, the “Bismillah” or the “Basmallah”:
The “basmallah” is the Islamic expression for victory and only indicates that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s father is a Muslim.

Think that the man is acting as “Muslim” for a stealth operation to rescue his son who is already in good hands in Germany? And what is with the long beard and trimmed mustache?

No this is not a bum, biker, or a Santa Clause fan. When one gives the basmallah, trims his mustache and elongates his beard, its the first sign of a convert to Islam, just as that an ex-Muslim putting on a cross and saying, “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” is evidence enough of conversion to Christianity. But there is much more we obtained on this stealth jihadist.

But first, Obama’s smile says much. Obama has never declared the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and has no real testimony of converting to Christianity, as his pastor Jeremiah Wright stated:
I made it easy for him to come to an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and not feel that he was turning his back on his Islamic friends and his Islamic traditions and his understanding of Islam

EVIDENCE THAT BERGDAHL CONVERTED TO JIHADI ISLAM

We were first hit with news from Brietbart that the Taliban said that Robert Bowe Bergdahl’s son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, converted to Islam, changed his name to Abdullah, and even trained the Taliban in bomb making techniques.

And like father like son, the young Bergdahl, also trims his mustache and extends his beard, as these pictures show:

The rest of the history…

http://shoebat.com/2014/06/02/father-soldier-obama-released-declares-muslim-victory-call-obama-smiles-soon-hears-war-cry-allah/


35 posted on 06/04/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT by Dqban22
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Swift boat, v, trans
1. a) To tell the truth about a Democrat's military service.
36 posted on 06/04/2014 9:48:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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I am anxiously holding my bated breath (NOT REALLY) to see what happens when Bowe and Bob do their ‘victory lap’ around the country and his former comrades in arms are there to ‘observe’.

Wonder if he will be afforded SS protection as he will be in ‘fear of his life’ that either Muslims or REAL Americans will be wont to attack him?

Wouldn’t surprise me if WH or at least US Army has guides and handlers with him(them).

Of course as the ‘real facts’ come out wouldn’t be surprised to see some ‘groups’ using the ‘newly declared’ rules of assembly at public gatherings that were afforded ‘F Phelps and his Funeral disrupters’?????


37 posted on 06/04/2014 9:52:20 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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I don’t think they want to go there...


38 posted on 06/04/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mygirlsmom

Inconceivable!

:-)


39 posted on 06/04/2014 9:55:52 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: mojito
Indeed.
The White House gets one right.

Swift Boating definition: ---> confronting a leftist lie claiming an honorary military career with first hand accounts from those in the immediate military unit who witness cowardice, deceit, desertion or traitorous activity by the leftist.

40 posted on 06/04/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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I’m guessing Obama didn’t know this guy was a deserter until he saw it on the news like everybody else.

I’m sure he was SHOCKED! /s


41 posted on 06/04/2014 10:00:48 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Swift boat, v, trans
1. a) To tell the truth about a Democrat’s military service
= = = = = = = = = = =
Swift Boated is one of those ‘double meaning words’.

LIB= Smearing with facts, not innunedos.
ME= Telling the real truths.

Budget cut
‘They’ propose $20 raise and we say $15 OK
LIB= “We” are cutting the budget $5 bucks.

Compromise
‘They’ sell vehicle for 2000 we offer 1000 and settle on 1500
LIB= “We” are stealing 500 from them.

For years ‘WE’ were referred to as ‘BLUE’ states/voters and ‘THEY’ were called ‘RED’ states/voters.
Some Liberal Hack figured that calling LIBS Red was to much like being call Commies so THEY hijacked the Blue and started referring to us as ‘Red’.

Of course, us being ‘Gentlemen(people)’ we shrugged our shoulders etc etc \

In the words of the ‘Greatest Female in the History of Mankind’

‘AT THIS POINT, WHAT DOES IT MATTER’?


42 posted on 06/04/2014 10:03:15 AM 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: mojito

The sorry piece of garbage deserves a nice brick wall and a seven man firing squad for his actions. His actions led to the deaths of several soldiers who were sent looking for his sorry no account @$$. He deserves to be shot. But, of course the DIMOcommies will treat him like Audie Murphy. Like some great war hero. The slime got soldiers killed and five hard line murdering Islamic thus released so his sorry butt could come home to mommie and his Islamic loving daddy. Put daddy up on that wall with him, as he deserves it also. He is living in a free country, supporting the enemy with his comments on line.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 10:06:11 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: justlurking

Kerry got three Purple Hearts. One of those was for shooting himself in the butt when he blew up some rice stores.


44 posted on 06/04/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: mojito

.....”Unbelievable.”......

My gosh there’s nothing out of this administration even remotely believable anymore...nothing at all!


45 posted on 06/04/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by caww
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A Pentagon report clearly indicates that as early as 2010, the Department of Defense knew that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had, in fact, deserted his fellow soldiers by walking away from his post.

Calling the proof “incontrovertible,” a Pentagon official detailed that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter.

If this is true, this means that the Obama Administration had long known that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter and still traded five extremely-dangerous terrorists for the release of a man who deserted his unit.

The Associated Press reports:
A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend.

Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted in his freedom in exchange for the release of five detainees who were sent to Qatar from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba.

Even in the first hours of Bergdahl’s handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate over whether the exchange would heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees — several senior Taliban figures among them — would find their way back to the fight. [...]

Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s 2009 capture. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said.

But the former Pentagon official said it was “incontrovertible” that he walked away from his unit.

The military investigation was broader than a criminal inquiry, this official said, and it didn’t formally accuse Bergdahl of desertion. In interviews, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, “delusional” person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his army post, the official said.
To what extent Bergdahl may harbor anti-American viewpoints is not yet known; however, if this report is true, the Obama Administration knowingly traded five terrorists for one deserter.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT by zek157
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I won’t be surprised if behind the scenes Obama isn’t wondering who keeps setting him up for these falls...I say this because I’m convinced there are players “playing” with BO to keep him in line.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: mojito

Anything to make their precious deserting a-hole look good..I am counting the days, the hours, the minutes, the seconds til we get these Commie freaks OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE..would have to buy extra roach spray to clear out the remains


48 posted on 06/04/2014 10:23:08 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mojito

The truth is a dirty tactic in politics,


49 posted on 06/04/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mojito

The truth is awkward, Comrades.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 10:25:53 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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