Skip to comments.Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy
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.
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this needs to get legs
Deserter Bergdahl Ping
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...........
The Taliban are not our enemy.
White, Christians, Jews, Hindus and US veterans are."
Some high level military resignations in protest would be a good start.
They are all too chicken chit
DESERTER BERGDAHL PING
Maybe we can offer them some F-22’s and air-launched, nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in a very historic deal for peace.
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!
Deserter Bergdahl Ping
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.
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
That means Obongo has committed TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama: I Have Never Said I Would Negotiate With Terrorists
Great find, thanks for posting it!!!
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.
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.
Perhaps a group of citizens can sue Obama. Is that ever done? Is it legal?
Obma didn’t negotiate with terrorists. He gave them what they wanted on a silver platter.
orange jump suit
and doing the purp Walk !
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.
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.
What kind of man puts his fellow countrymen in greater peril?
You are not a man and you swagger like all posuers...
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.
Traitors should be tried and shot.
Unfortunately, a majority in this fallen nation do not consider him a traitor - and probably never will.
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!
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.
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:
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Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy “
“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.
I like your idea.
This guy is an unmitigated ass and a complete loser.
ICK!! Chewing gum anywhere, anytime in public is SO LOW CLASS ESPECIALLY for this ceremony!!
Giving aid and comfort to our enemies is the only consistency in his foreign policy.
YEAH, GOP will get right on that/sarc off
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
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
Notice the lack of his tie at an event like this. Shows complete lack of respeect.