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Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily

Posted on 06/06/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT by raptor22

National Security: Federal law prohibits any person — repeat, any person — from providing material assistance to terrorists, including human assets. But that's what the president did in releasing five Taliban commanders.

When iconic interviewer David Frost asked former President Nixon about the legality of his actions in the Watergate affair, Nixon said "when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

That's an attitude seemingly shared by the current occupant of the Oval Office.

As former congressman and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law only months ago the National Defense Authorization Act, which makes it a crime to offer or provide any material support to terrorist groups. It makes no exception as to who and under which circumstances.

The Taliban is considered a non-state terrorist group to which Obama has returned five of the worst terrorists held at Guantanamo. They are not foot soldiers and this exchange was not at the end of a war, when prisoner swaps often happen. They are four-star general equivalents who will return to the battlefield to target and kill Americans again. If that's not material assistance, what is?

"Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely," Obama said during a news conference in Poland.

But fear not, he said, because "we will be keeping eyes on them." Oh, good, we can always risk more American lives on top of those already lost capturing them the first time.

"This is aiding and abetting the enemy, which goes along with the collusion of this administration with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations and supplying weapons and arms to Islamists," West wrote in the Washington Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; boewbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; guantanamo; ibd; jihad; jihadist; muslimbrotherhood; obama; qatar; taliban; talibanswap; terrorism; traitor; treason; turd

1 posted on 06/06/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

this needs to get legs


2 posted on 06/06/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

Deserter Bergdahl Ping


3 posted on 06/06/2014 6:07:10 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

I am sure that Eric Holder is having the paperwork generated to charge the president as I type this...

ok, ok, as I type...THIS...

ok, ok, ok, ok as I...........


4 posted on 06/06/2014 6:07:21 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: raptor22

The Taliban are not our enemy.
White, Christians, Jews, Hindus and US veterans are."



5 posted on 06/06/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kingattax

agreed


6 posted on 06/06/2014 6:07:33 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Some high level military resignations in protest would be a good start.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 6:08:06 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

They are all too chicken chit


8 posted on 06/06/2014 6:10:30 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

DESERTER BERGDAHL PING


9 posted on 06/06/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Bergdahl file

http://www.nachumlist.com/bergdahl.htm


10 posted on 06/06/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe we can offer them some F-22’s and air-launched, nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in a very historic deal for peace.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: raptor22

The only thing that surprises me is that Investor’s Business Daily dared to write and publish this article — and with this title to top it off!


12 posted on 06/06/2014 6:21:10 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Nachum

Thanx, patriot!


13 posted on 06/06/2014 6:21:18 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

Deserter Bergdahl Ping


14 posted on 06/06/2014 6:22:03 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

Judge Napolitano has said what I thought that Obama could be in danger of jail time over this. A good case could be made for aiding and abetting the enemy.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 6:33:20 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: Diogenesis

Obama WILL release all Gitmo prisoners by December. It’s time to get out of Aghanistan. Obama cares nothing about our worthless cyberspace bitching . He is a difiant dictator


16 posted on 06/06/2014 6:38:28 PM PDT by Broker (American soap opera)
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To: raptor22

That means Obongo has committed TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 06/06/2014 6:46:25 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: raptor22

Obama: I Have Never Said I Would Negotiate With Terrorists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0WrMYRMAxI


18 posted on 06/06/2014 6:53:13 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: raptor22

Great find, thanks for posting it!!!


19 posted on 06/06/2014 6:57:19 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!F)
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To: raptor22; All

The Constitution defines treason as either waging war against the United Sates or giving aid and comfort to its enemies. The only two specifically delineated impeachable crimes in the Constitution are treason and bribery. The Mahdi has committed both.

By releasing the Taliban’s general staff on the pretext of a fake “prisoner exchange” for a definite deserter who might also be a collaborator and traitor in return for nothing else, the Mahdi gave aid and comfort to his co-religionists, the Taliban and Al Quaeda, who are our declared enemies. That’s treason.

Bribery goes back to his days as a U. S. Senator from Illinois. Moochelle, who’d been squeezed out of the Illinois bar like the putrescent contents of a malignant pustule, was a PR consultant for the University of Chicago Hospitals Corporation earning about $130,000 per year before the Mahdi was elected to the U.S. Senate. Then, for no logical reason related to Moochelle’s performance, she was prompted to a VP position and got a raise to over $300,000 when the Mahdi was elected to the U.S. Senate. Then a miracle occurred. The Mahdi got a $1,200,000 earmark for the same corporation. The infamous former Gov. Blago of IL was convicted of bribery for a similar transaction/offense. That makes bribery.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 7:01:16 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
Some high level military resignations in protest would be a good start.

All of the High Command that is worth a sh*t has already been purged...

My apologies to any serving in our military that might still care for their country, it's form of governance and the rule of law over a paycheck and guaranteed retirement... But if there were EVER a time to stand up, NOW would be the time.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 7:12:02 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: Georgia Girl 2
A good case could be made for aiding and abetting the enemy.

Perhaps a group of citizens can sue Obama. Is that ever done? Is it legal?

22 posted on 06/06/2014 7:23:07 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Mortrey

Obma didn’t negotiate with terrorists. He gave them what they wanted on a silver platter.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 7:24:01 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: kingattax

needs Legs,,,
in irons,
orange jump suit
and doing the purp Walk !


24 posted on 06/06/2014 7:32:47 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Innovative

IBD is often on the right side of issues. There’s another business tabloid excerpted here that typically goes left. I don’t recall its name.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: raptor22

This Son of a Bitch and Bastard put Americans in ever more jeopardy around the world and even in this nation.

M5hrfkr has emboldened terrorists everywhere and demonstrated our great nation can be brought to heel by hapless losers and professional martyrs.

A pox on your Barry. Family et al....

Whatever disease takes you I hope it is slow and painful.

We now must elect another cowboy, who will yell “Yipee keye Yeah, Made my day”.

Just to get our respect and stature back we are going to have to go on our jihad and make the point that you are a mistake that won’t happen again.

Pathetic loser...

What kind of man puts his fellow countrymen in greater peril?

You are not a man and you swagger like all posuers...


26 posted on 06/06/2014 7:46:58 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: libstripper
Good and thoughtful post, libstripper.

I also like this info from the IBD article: Qatar, where the terrorists are supposed to spend a year working on their tan, has backed the Muslim Brotherhood movement that is banned in most Gulf states.

…….The Taliban is not an organization you retire from. Abandon jihad and your life is forfeited. Taliban terrorists are unlikely to switch careers and become lawyers or plumbers.

Which Obma clearly knew before he released the 5 murderous Muslim thugs. And didn't give a damn.

27 posted on 06/06/2014 8:03:47 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Vendome

Traitors should be tried and shot.

Unfortunately, a majority in this fallen nation do not consider him a traitor - and probably never will.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: raptor22

I’m beyond fed up with the various scandals and fiascos of this “administration” (and I use that term loosely).

Congress needs to take action, NOW!


29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:11:09 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Diogenesis
"The Taliban are not our enemy. White, Christians, Jews, Hindus and US veterans are."

And while representing the United States at the D-Day memorial ceremonies in France, his disdain for U.S. and allied soldiers who died on D-Day is shown by our doofus gum chewing Traitor-in-Chief.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 9:05:41 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Admin Moderator

I don’t understand why this was removed from the “Editorials” subsection at FR.

It IS an IBN Editorial. The Investor’s Business Daily is a well recognized main stream business newspaper.

Please see the link posted to the original article, it says right on top:

“Home » IBD Editorials »

IBD Editorials

Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy “

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060614-703813-obama-material-assistance-to-terrorist-organization.htm


31 posted on 06/06/2014 10:57:28 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Vendome

“What kind of man puts his fellow countrymen in greater peril?

What kind of Commander in Chief would do that?

We know the congress won’t impeach him.

But, maybe we could have a massive protest this 4th of July? Maybe we could organize a national Shame on Obama event.

We could all wear pins or display photos of the men who died because Bergdald defected.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 11:07:15 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

I like your idea.

This guy is an unmitigated ass and a complete loser.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 12:15:44 AM 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: Carl Vehse

ICK!! Chewing gum anywhere, anytime in public is SO LOW CLASS ESPECIALLY for this ceremony!!


34 posted on 06/07/2014 3:01:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: raptor22

Giving aid and comfort to our enemies is the only consistency in his foreign policy.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: raptor22

YEAH, GOP will get right on that/sarc off

DUH:

MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS:

18 U.S. Code § 2339A -
Providing material support to terrorists

a) Offense.— Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to
be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section...

(b) Definitions.— As used in this section—

(1) the term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, PERSONNEL (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2339A

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36 posted on 06/07/2014 7:13:21 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
YEAH, GOP will get right on that....

No, we have to get 'right on that' as Americans.....call, fax or email your elected that this time BHO has truly gone too far both politically and illegally....he has Aided and Abetted the Enemy as these '5' "could return to terrorism" but Will Return To Terrorism...killing as many Americans as they can in their country or here. Obama has preformed an act of treason.

Aficionados of Islam

37 posted on 06/09/2014 9:57:05 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Notice the lack of his tie at an event like this. Shows complete lack of respeect.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 9:58:46 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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