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The Unraveling
The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/7/2014 | Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 06/07/2014 6:44:06 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

June 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who had gone missing from his platoon in the mountains of Afghanistan in June 2009.

“This morning I called Bob and Jani Bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, Bowe, is coming home,” Obama said.

The president thanked service members who “recovered Sergeant Bergdahl and brought him safely out of harm’s way.” Obama also expressed gratitude to the diplomats who had handled the case, and he reported that his administration had “worked for several years to achieve this goal.” The president confirmed news reports from earlier in the day that Bergdahl had been freed as part of a prisoner exchange with the Afghan Taliban—a deal that was brokered by the government of Qatar. “As part of this effort, the United States government is transferring five detainees from the prison in Guantánamo Bay to Qatar,” he announced.

dahl was a hero, she suggested, “an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield” who had served his country with “honor and distinction.”

In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Rice explained that the five Taliban commanders would be transferred to Qatar, where “they will be carefully watched” and “their ability to move will be constrained.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahldeal; release; terrorists; unraveling
FROM TWITTER: Andrew C. McCarthy ‏@AndrewCMcCarthy · 1h Must read: @stephenfhayes account of unraveling of Obama story on #talibanfive swap - http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/unraveling_794412.html …
1 posted on 06/07/2014 6:44:06 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Did Obama interrupt his "workout," the one with the two-pound weights?

He's a buffoon.

2 posted on 06/07/2014 6:48:18 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: sheikdetailfeather
If the father had not telegraphed Islamic doctrine in his whitehouse press conference, this would have never become the disaster in the public that it's become.

If the media wants to blame anyone, it's Obama first, who obviously ok'd the embedded messaging to Islam, then the father for his doing so, and then the clueless staffers of the administration for their support of treasonous acts.

3 posted on 06/07/2014 6:51:38 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: sauropod

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4 posted on 06/07/2014 6:53:15 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bookmark


5 posted on 06/07/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: cloudmountain

To answer your question——no, Boobamba didn’t interrupt his workout for this.

But he did have to take valuable time away from tallying his vast holdings....and from all the fun he has watching Valerie Jarrett do offshore wire-transfers.

BTW, Valerie’s WH title is “senior deputy advisor”——in Chicago gangland parlance, that means “wire-transfer artist.”


6 posted on 06/07/2014 7:02:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: blackdog

The Jihad Organizer screwed up.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I get the strange feeling that their is another shoe to drop in this matter.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Sheesh!

I get the strange feeling that their there is another shoe to drop in this matter.

9 posted on 06/07/2014 7:11:34 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

10 posted on 06/07/2014 7:14:17 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Liz
Valerie’s WH title is “senior deputy advisor”

Consigliari!

11 posted on 06/07/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RoosterRedux
There are plenty of Americans and foreign nationals in American federal prisons for sending money to terrorist groups abroad.

Now we not only send millions in a hostage deal, but send the purchasing agents along with it to buy and plan the terrorist acts in perpetuity, and the president does that?

I'm confusigated?

12 posted on 06/07/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Heheh.

That's typical of most of Obama's actions. There always seems to be more than meets the eye.

13 posted on 06/07/2014 7:16:04 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"But even the Obama team recommended that 48 of the remaining Guantánamo detainees be held indefinitely. All five Taliban commanders that Obama released last week were in this group."

Making obama directly responsible for every future murder those bastards commit.

14 posted on 06/07/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Don Corleone
Suspicions about Valerie Jarrett's role in Obama’s inner circle abound. The former Chicago lawyer and businesswoman has been a top adviser to the president since his election in 2008.

Jarrett's official WH title is "Senior Deputy Advisor" (in Chicagon gangland parlance that means "wire transfer artist") Michele Obama was hired by Jarrett---then an official in the corrupt Daley Admin.

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Laura Ingraham insightfully said that “all roads lead to Valerie Jarrett," noting Jarrett's involvement in secret dealings w/Iran (where Jarrett was born and raised). She has her tentacles into every issue and every topic..... at least part of her role is to serve as “chief liaison to the business community, state and local governments, and the professional left,” but her influence is undeniable.

Jarrett commands a staff of nearly three dozen, and has a hand in decisions ranging from invitation lists to state dinners and gifts to foreign leaders, to USSC nominees, ambassador appointees, President Medal of Freedom awardees.

When Warren Buffett visits to the White House for lunch, the table is set for three.

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Here's Jarrett (in pink) at the BP extortion meeting. CNN reported 2010: Behind closed doors and after four hours of negotiations, BP executives agreed to put $20bn into an independently managed compensation fund.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS---Obama was joined in the negotiations by VP Joe Biden, and five cabinet secretaries, including DHS Janet Napolitano, interior secretary, Ken Salazar, energy secretary, Steven Chu, Labor Secy Hilda Solis, Valerie Jarrett, and COS Rham Emanuel. / PICTURE/BP Holdings.

DOING THE DEAL---Valerie takes notes as Obama dreams about his cut and new diamonds for Michele. In foreground, then-COS Rahm Emanuel's hand holds the pencil jotting down his cut that will help make him Chicago Mayor.

At the top, in turquoise, then-Labor Secy Hilda Solis figures out her cut and how many BP executive jobs she needs for latinos. Left, Valerie Jarrett hopes Biden will remember his scripted lines.

MOB HIT VP Joe Biden Told BP: "You’ll Put $20 Billion In Escrow Or We’ll Do It For You."

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Jarrett is "The Enforcer"---making sure Obama is properly adored and worshipped. If you don't worship Oboba-- Valerie's gonna getchou.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 7:22:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Flag_This
Most of us have worked for a company during our lives. During that time, I've seen many an executive management crew or regime come and go. I've seen the reaction of senior and middle level managers who see the horrible train wrecks on the horizon as a result of bad decisions. At first they are tepid, afraid to give conflicting opinions or views in plain sight. Next they become side-bars to meetings after meetings. Next they become water cooler conversations which make it back to the executives in charge along with the editorials. Next, retaliation and tighter control of managers takes place with a dismissal of the seasoned managers, replacing them with new trustworthy managers with no experience. Next, company performance slides and share prices begin to fall like a rock. When the stock price hits a certain threshold, the executives get the boot.

When or how does this bunch get the boot?

16 posted on 06/07/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bookmark.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 7:31:45 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: blackdog
"When or how does this bunch get the boot?"

At this rate? When it's far too late to matter...

18 posted on 06/07/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who had gone missing from his platoon in the mountains of Afghanistan in June 2009. “This morning I called Bob and Jani Bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, Bowe, is coming home,” Obama said.

Aren't the Bergdahl's from Idaho? How long would it take to get to D.C. from Idaho? If Obama truly called them in the morning, say 6 am Pacific time, (9 am on the East Coast), they would have at best 7 hours to pack, get ready, and catch a flight to D.C. from Hailey. It takes 1.5 hours to drive to Boise airport from Hailey, then the fastest flight commercial flight would be a Delta flight to SLC, then BWI, which would leave at 6:40 am, arriving in Baltimore/Washington at 4:06 pm. Even if they flew right from Bailey, they would have had at least a 3 hop, as opposed to the shortest two hop Delta flight from Boise.

Conclusion: Obama lied about telling them the news the morning of the press conference, he sent a government jet for the Bergdals, or both.

19 posted on 06/07/2014 7:35:03 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Don Corleone

20 posted on 06/07/2014 7:40:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: sportutegrl

They are so busy doing a fancy foot dance to lie that they are not all on the same page when things begin to unravel.


21 posted on 06/07/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sportutegrl
The body language and actions of the Bergdahls indicated they were no strangers to the president, and that they had been "handled" many times leading up to their rose garden presser.

Step back and think about the mannerisms of the president, mother, and father.

22 posted on 06/07/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Nothing will come of this. It is all just wishful thinking.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Events are starting to remind me of...
"However, this makes it all the more necessary that the National Government be accorded that position of sovereignty which is fitting, in such an age, to put a halt to developments of a different sort. The Government will only make use of this authorization insofar as this is requisite for the implementation of vital measures. The existence of neither the Reichstag nor the Reichsrat is endangered. The position and the rights of the Reich President remain inviolate."

Quote from Hitler's speech before The Enabling Act of 1933


24 posted on 06/07/2014 7:48:31 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: blackdog
When or how does this bunch get the boot?

That's why government is so inefficient and dangerous. It lacks the competitive forces that keep players in the free market in shape.

I have (we all have) seen companies install poor leaders and soon after be beaten to death by competitors who have good management.

Government has no such checks and balances. Well, except the periodic ballot box.

That's why government run healthcare will end up looking just like the VA.

25 posted on 06/07/2014 7:55:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: sportutegrl

Obamugabe used the Rose Garden presser, on May 31, as a ceremony of surrender to the mohammedans. Following all of the work that the Soros Administration has done to destroy our Republic, Obama was instructed to officially hand us over to the Global Caliphate.

Bergdahl, the cracker mock-up of Osama bin Ladin, played back-up singer, with his bismallah. As he praised his satanic deity in front of what once was our White House, he dedicated the site for islam forevermore.

And, of course, the loyal toadies in the media broadcast the ceremony all over the world, so that the islamonazis would get the word. I am sure that there was much ululation and the passing out of sweets in the ME on that night.

Sharia in 2015?


26 posted on 06/07/2014 8:50:02 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, AND SURRENDERED THE USA TO ISLAM. You nailed it, Bigg Red!
27 posted on 06/07/2014 9:14:59 AM PDT by matthew fuller (We should swap twenty million Mexican illegal aliens for Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

In the cases of Hagel and Rice, it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to join obama’s regime and remove all doubt.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Nothing will come of this. It is all just wishful thinking.

Based on that comment, it looks to me that you are only "mad_as_heck."

29 posted on 06/07/2014 10:01:40 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“Unless the goal is to increase the combat power of the enemy, they should have remained under U.S. government control,” says one former intelligence official who worked on Guantánamo issues. “Those five in particular should have remained at Guantánamo at least until the last U.S. military person [in Afghanistan] has been withdrawn.”

Article III.

Section. 3.

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

30 posted on 06/07/2014 11:18:40 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I get the strange feeling that there is another shoe to drop in this matter.

I don't doubt it; I get the feeling the Administration is working hard this weekend to make sure it remains attached to the foot.
31 posted on 06/07/2014 12:06:37 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: matthew fuller

I truly wish that someone would prove me wrong on my assessment. Don’t want to be correct on this....


32 posted on 06/07/2014 12:27:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

watch this Lou Dobbs report regarding reporter Michael Hastings who did a story in 2012. What happened to Hastings in 2013. Watch this report
http://youtu.be/uRetpla_hIc


33 posted on 06/07/2014 12:57:23 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: ncfool

Wow!!!!! Thanks for the link!


34 posted on 06/07/2014 1:20:17 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: arasina

Bttt!


35 posted on 06/07/2014 5:32:22 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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