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Official: Bergdahl Details Donít Add Up (Cash to the Haqqani network?)
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/6/2014 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

A senior intelligence official with intimate knowledge of the years-long effort to locate and rescue Bergdahl told the Washington Free Beacon that the details of that exchange do not add up.

The official, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, speculated that a cash ransom was paid to the Haqqani Network to get the group to free the prisoner.

The Obama administration reportedly considered offering cash for his release as late as December 2013. The State Department has repeatedly refused to say whether the deal that released Bergdahl involved any cash payment.

The ransom plan was reportedly abandoned, but the intelligence official insisted that there is reason to believe that cash changed hands as part of the deal.

“The Haqqanis could give a rat’s ass about prisoners,” the official said, referring to the Haqqani Network, a designated terrorist group in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were freed in exchange for Bergdahl’s release.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; haqqani; taliban; taliban5; taliban5deal

1 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

it seems Bergdahl’s captors were seeking something other than the Taliban prisoners, got paid off, and Obama simply used the trade as an excuse to release master terrorists from Gitmo,” Rubin said.”

what a surprise THIS IS!!!

“I Stand with the Taliban”...Barack Obama 2009


2 posted on 06/08/2014 6:30:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: RoosterRedux
The State Department has repeatedly refused to say whether the deal that released Bergdahl involved any cash payment.

That means yes.

3 posted on 06/08/2014 6:31:27 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: RoosterRedux

I keep hearing that the Haqqanis are all about cash and extortion and unlikely to be too concerned about anyone at Guantanamo.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 6:32:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

It seems the release of the Five Talliwackers and Bergdahl are not actually linked.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:36:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
We will find out something new about this debacle almost every day.
It stinks so bad. . . . . .
Not only dangerous Taliban scum, but now our hard earned tax $$$$$.
Hello Jimmah can you take over?
6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: cripplecreek

They actually would not want the detainees to come home and take over the positions of power.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 6:41:28 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

Yeah that’s exactly what I was thinking.

Its like the mob wanting FBI agents released.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 6:43:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: P-Marlowe

In bureaucrat-speak, that’s exactly what it means.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 6:45:40 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (Fluent in English and Bureaucratese.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder how many airline tickets $50 million would buy ?


10 posted on 06/08/2014 6:46:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: DeaconRed
Hello Jimmah can you take over?

I share the sentiment. Would be a big improvement at this point. What could be worse?


11 posted on 06/08/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: P-Marlowe
Oliver North: I Know a Ransom of $5-6 Million Was Paid to Free Bergdahl
12 posted on 06/08/2014 6:50:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Meanwhile, the State Dept is apparently missing $5 million from when Hillary ran the dept.

just a coincidence. Or Bush stole it.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 6:50:36 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: RoosterRedux

As bad as paying off the Taliban is, I am MORE CONCERNED about the covert payments Qatar is making to OBAMA, to grease this deal. Qatar is the financial center of Jihad.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 6:58:42 AM PDT by mission9 (It is by the fruit ye shall know.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Did he really say this: "I Stand with the Taliban”...Barack Obama 2009".

He did say this in his book which is just as bad and a nightmare coming true for all of us:


15 posted on 06/08/2014 7:08:37 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: MeshugeMikey

Judge Pirro nails it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiK8_NCRSTI


16 posted on 06/08/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Texas resident

Try $6 Billion.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 7:09:38 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Has anyone asked the Spokeskid that question?


18 posted on 06/08/2014 7:09:51 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: RoosterRedux

Who killed Michael Hastings

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


19 posted on 06/08/2014 7:13:03 AM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: InterceptPoint

That’s not what he said in the book.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 7:13:56 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: RoosterRedux
TREASON
21 posted on 06/08/2014 7:14:58 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: ncfool
Thx. I watched it yesterday (when you freepmailed it to me). I should have responded but got busy and forgot.

It is excellent. I thought of reposting the Hastings piece in Rolling Stone, but it had already been posted several times.

There's a lot more to this matter than has been released by our transparent administration.

22 posted on 06/08/2014 7:16:03 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: InterceptPoint

I was as usual, being Highly Facetious!

hes a muslim through and through


23 posted on 06/08/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Texas resident

I think you have the wrong consonant. That should be a b, not an m.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 7:29:26 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is the most logical explanation for all the hyperbole/CYA I’ve read yet. But it still doesn’t explain how they so badly miscalculated. I still think some info was withheld from pertinent officials. Time will tell...


25 posted on 06/08/2014 7:35:59 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: RoosterRedux
More likely cash to Obama from some raghead oil sheik.)

Think about that one for a while. (He IS a democRAT after all!)

26 posted on 06/08/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: RoosterRedux

Maybe Bergdahl was considered ....WORTHLEsS, and the money was for the support of the “five” in Qatar for a year with a broker’s fee to the H. network. Having the US paying jizya and releasing prisoners at the same time is a more Islamic way of looking at the “exchange”.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: RoosterRedux

You know it doesn’t add up when even Diane refuses to stand by the party line.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 8:45:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: RoosterRedux
It seems the release of the Five Talliwackers and Bergdahl are not actually linked.

I suspect the only link is Bergdahl was merely the cover for something very, very sinister. The WH had put the deserter on the back burner years ago so a violation of the Constitution by a hush hush rushed "rescue" wasn't on their radar. The big question is what was so BIG that hussein himself had to suddenly sneak off to have a face to face with them? Who exactly did he HAVE to meet who couldn't come to the US or be seen entering the WH? What did hussein give away to our enemy that he couldn't risk having the NSA know about? Any money could have been sent by some lowly aide. Any deal making could have been done over the phone by a Congressional committee, the Pentagon, or some WH staffer. The outing of the CIA dude could also have been handled over the phone by a staffer or a quick email. No, something much bigger than Bergdahl went down and America will be paying for it dearly.

29 posted on 06/08/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Texas resident

Five billion.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 9:46:44 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RoosterRedux

Just because the Democrats gave the Haqqanis money doesn’t mean the Haqqanis wouldn’t also take money from the Taliban or Al Qaeda in this deal.
That’s one of the really scary things. It won’t just be our political enemies kidnapping Americans. Every two-bit criminal in the world will now be looking to kidnap an American to get money from us AND Al Qaeda.
The really clever trick is that Al Qaeda is using American money to buy back their friends thanks to Hillary and Obama.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 9:52:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RoosterRedux

5 terrorists and cash with other players to be named later — all for a loser that they were dying to get rid of.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Safetgiver

Ok.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 4:15:10 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: blueunicorn6

Thanks for that. Peachy.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Figures.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 4:16:37 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Safetgiver

$6 Billion.. That’s the amount ‘missing’ from the State Department. Or maybe money from ‘THE FUND’ Obamadullah just announced for terrorism. FOR TERRORISTS more like it.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: RoosterRedux; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Five taliban and Bergdahl ping.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 9:26:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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