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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

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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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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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To: All
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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To: GOPJ
WHY was BO so desperate to get these lunatics out of gitmo? I wish everyone on the news would stop focusing on bergdahl and focus on WHY Hussein let them out. He claims that it is his responsibility to protect the “children” that are our soldiers. Please tell me how the release of those four prisoners helps protect all the “children” fighting over there or anywhere else. I think he was blackmailed, had to do come hell or high water. That's why he didn't tell congress cause his skinny a#$ was on the line with someone somewhere.
21 posted on 06/06/2014 4:04:00 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Taliban owns the White House!


22 posted on 06/06/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: MHGinTN
11 Lest we forget, the current thug running the CIA is John Brennan, an Islam convert and eraser specialist.

I have heard this before, but I need confirmation before I can accept it.

Truth or Fiction: John Brenan A Muslim?

CIA Chief Nominee, John Brennan, is a Muslim Convert-Unproven!!

Summary of the eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains an article that alleges that the Presidential nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, is a convert to Islam.

The Truth:
We have not found any evidence that John Brennan is a Muslim.

The article is real and appeared on the World Net Daily website on February 10, 2013 It contained allegations by former FBI Islam expert John Guandolo, which said that John Brennan is a Muslim Convert.

The article said that during a radio interview Guandolo said, “Mr. Brennan did convert to Islam when he served in an official capacity on the behalf of the United States in Saudi Arabia.”

If Brennan converted to Islam, nobody told the Muslims, according to a February 12, 2013 article in U.S. News & World Report citing the communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ibrahim Hooper, who told the reporters "that he has no knowledge of Brennan converting to Islam."

I wouldn't trust Ibrahim Hooper as a witness to anything.

The article went on to call World Net Daily "a website that specializes in reporting on conspiracy theories." Hooper also said that "his group opposes Brennan's nomination, largely because of his role in operating the CIA drone program that targets terrorists but has also killed civilians."

Shortly after Brennan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath on March 8, 2013. Instead of placing his hand on a Bible, Brennan swore his oath on a draft of the U.S. Constitution that contained the handwriting of George Washington. This according to a March 13, 2013 article by Yahoo News that said that he requested a "document from the National Archives that would demonstrate the U.S. is a nation of laws." The article also said, that Brennan told President Obama "that he made the request to the archives because he wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the rule of law as he took the oath of office as director of the CIA.” This draft did not contain the Bill of Rights.

23 posted on 06/06/2014 4:15:09 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: MacNaughton

Moose slime or not, him putting his hand on that Bible and lying through his grinning teeth should outrage even you.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 4:18:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: dandiegirl; TigersEye

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/penny-lane-gitmos-other-secret-cia-facility

That’s just what was allowed to be reported by the AP.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:15 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Leaning Right

Yep they shoulda resigned. Help speed the purge!


26 posted on 06/06/2014 4:44:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Aross

Thank you Aross. We’re all ears.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 4:53:14 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

You’re not thinking that the Tollybon Five have been turned into double agents are you?


28 posted on 06/06/2014 4:56:15 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: dandiegirl
Please tell me how the release of those four prisoners helps protect all the “children” fighting over there or anywhere else. I think he was blackmailed, had to do come hell or high water. That's why he didn't tell congress cause his skinny a#$ was on the line with someone somewhere.

You're right that something doesn't add up... I suspect we'll find out soon enough...

29 posted on 06/06/2014 6:28:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: MHGinTN
... eraser specialist

I have no clue - what's an eraser specialist...

30 posted on 06/06/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: GOPJ

The name Lt. Quarles should help ... passportgate, etc. Brennan is an evil, vile man, just what democrips love running the CIA.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
... likening it to "handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban."

A poor argument to dumBO, who, thinks he is superior to any General.

32 posted on 06/06/2014 6:52:18 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: TigersEye

If everything we were told was real...

If you were in intel that would be your game plan.

But you’d need to be very convincing publicly that they were not. Otherwise, they’d never be accepted by the T-bongs.

In fact, if you were a T-bonger, you’d never trust them completely again; you’d probably want to wack them to be sure. All that work at Gitmo would gone with a few quick executions.

Of course, I’m in the camp that says the top of intel is fake, that those folks really work for globalists and they simply manage the CIA on behalf of their real employers. This, of course, would be the best tool in the globalists’ toolbox.

IMHO, top-level terrorism and crime (drugs, slavery, money laundering, etc.) have backchannel ties to globalists as well. Thus we see audaciously criminal, compartmentalized black projects with the ultimate cover - national security.

The Tallyban have been reported to be bigtime drug lords; the supposed “opposition to drugs” is used selectively as the PR for what is really farmer shakedowns, trying to tighten market supply, etc. A short while later, or just down the road, always turns out the Tolleybon are shipping product more than ever.

If you connect the dots, our elites are running it all: tallybon & AQ, us gov’t, western banking at the leadership level. Without terrorism, our enemies list is pretty much non-existent, which means a lot of globalist businesses are not needed.

The proof is in the utterly pathetic “poppy eradication” programs our military has run in Afghan, along with the similar stream of publicly-reported excuses. I’ve even received posts here on FR saying exactly the same excuses contained in the PR message: we’d be hurting the farming economy too much, more harm than good, they’re in mountainous places, the farmers would side with the tolleybon, etc.

In the article I recently posted on FR, of 209,000 acres, 7,000 were eradicated in a recent year. That’s 3%.

The shots are called from the top. We know how it goes.

The more I look the more it looks like a sick joke on the sheeple.

So my best guess would be that the TollyBong are just getting a job transfer from a training program back to fieldwork for the same employer.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 7:44:52 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Uh, yah.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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