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Military officials urged Obama not to trade Taliban 4-star generals, source says
FOX News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim Angle, James Rosen and Catherine Herridge

Posted on 06/06/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Senior military officials had advised President Obama not to make the Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, a senior Defense official told Fox News, likening it to "handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban."

The claim adds to the picture that is emerging about the tense internal debate over whether to proceed with freeing five hardened Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

Sources told Fox News earlier this week that the Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the swap, after such an exchange was first floated several years ago.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; brennan; brennanoath; gitmo; obamalawless; taliban; taliban5; traitor
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did they ask Sheik John Brennan?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wouldn’t have made in difference he had been told by 5 American 4 star generals. Not that we have any who dares stand up to him...


3 posted on 06/06/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeh, that debate has to be on record to make things look real.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 2:53:08 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s one of them.

And before anyone falls for hitlary saying she didn’t want this deal let’s mot forget that her scumbag husband released 18 terrorists to get the Puerto Rican vote in New York city.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 2:58:33 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"Fools. I wish they all had one neck I could behead at once."

6 posted on 06/06/2014 2:59:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
US places bounty on senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders

By Bill RoggioMarch 25, 2009

The US Department of State has issued multi-million dollar rewards for two senior Taliban leaders and an al Qaeda leader and propagandist.

Up to $5 million dollars has been offered “for information leading to the location and/or capture” of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud or Taliban and al Qaeda ally Sirajuddin Haqqani. A $1 million bounty has been offered for information leading to the capture or conviction of al Qaeda propagandist and ideologue Abu Yahya al Libi.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2009/03/us_places_bounty_on.php##ixzz33tlOqwKy

We spent a fortune, in treasure and more importantly, in blood, and he just lets them go.
Even though the military, Congress and anyone with a lick of sense was saying, “No Mr. President, don’t do that.”


7 posted on 06/06/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...the Obama administrationlargely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the swap...

OK. Now let's find out who Obama DIDN'T bypass.... those people need to be outed...

8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:00:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least Catherine Herridge is on this. Great Fox reporter.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If these guys all submitted letters of resignation, perhaps some people would wake up.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: GOPJ

Lest we forget, the current thug running the CIA is John Brennan, an Islam convert and eraser specialist.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This prisoner swap is no small thing. It is a big deal, with effects that will be with us for years. The pro-American Afghans must be terrified.

It would have been nice if even one general or admiral had resigned in protest. Or are a couple of more years for a pension calculation more important?

12 posted on 06/06/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He “got Osama” and brags about it but deliberately let 5 other murderous top commanders go.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 3:05:38 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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14 posted on 06/06/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MHGinTN
Lest we forget, the current thug running the CIA is John Brennan, an Islam convert and eraser specialist.

Yeh, but he's old school. CIA programmed him for Islam back in the late 70's. Before it was cool.
15 posted on 06/06/2014 3:12:46 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Holder/Obama were in FAVOR of the terrorist position from Day One.

Let's not forget...there are attorneys in the DOJ today who defended some of the terrorists. These were people who were saying that poverty creates terrorism yada yada yada.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: Diogenesis
what a wretched oxygen thief...
17 posted on 06/06/2014 3:22:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MHGinTN
John Brennan, an Islam convert and eraser specialist.

And let's not forget that this administration has been directly and through Muslim broker nations, negotiating with the Taliban for many months. What they are negotiating is the Taliban's place in "post-war" Afghanistan.

Wonder why Barzai is mad at us? Obama and his cohorts are letting the people we were sent to eradicate back in ... and back in at the top.

What the sheeple are not getting ... while blinded perhaps by righteous anger over the deserter ... is that these 5 Taliban are not ordinary Joes. They were top Taliban government officials in the Taliban Administration we overthrew. Minister of Defense, Minister of Education, Foreign Minister, etc ...

Obama is reconstituting Taliban Power to come in after our troops depart on the announced date (!).

18 posted on 06/06/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

White House Press Release Bullet Points:

1. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s continued stay in hospital has been for health reason’s as well as extensive debriefing.

2. With full knowledge and at the specific direction of President Obama, Sgt. Bowe Bregdahl was intensionally embedded into the highest levels of the Afgan Resistence.

3. Even with the limited intellgence provided thus far by Sgt. Bergdahl’s continued debreifing, the United States Military has, based on information from Sgt Bergdahl,taken action against the enemies of this country and continue to do so.

*****FURTHER RELEASES ARE FORTHCOMING*****


19 posted on 06/06/2014 3:44:30 PM PDT by Aross
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DID YOU KNOW? Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, US government officials, and Muslims, in Boston called each other to offer assistance......just in case THE MUZZIES suffered backlash or threats.

REFERENCE Federal outreach to Muslim American communities is a pillar of Obama counter-terrorism strategy
Washington post | 5/25/2013 | ap / FR Posted by tobyhill

Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15....

Representatives from the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security called to offer support to Muslim communities......just in case THEY suffered backlash or threats. (more on FR).

================================================ OBOMBA CELEBRATES HIS HERITAGE ON A TRIP
TO KENYA AT AGE 23-24

Obama's Kenyan half-brother Malik holds up photo of Obama.

Kerry's "credentials," presented to Ohaha when the Secy of State job became available.

========================================================

Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants
with 'limited' terror contact into US
The Daily Caller
| 2/5/14 / FR Posted by Nachum

The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the US.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained to The Daily Caller.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry signed the exemptions. DHS contends that the law change is “commonsense” and that immigration procedures will remain the same in other respects. (Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...

20 posted on 06/06/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT by Liz
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