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John Kerry: Freed Taliban Could Fight, Also 'Get Killed'
Newser ^ | June 8 2014 | Polly Davis Doig

Posted on 06/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by PoloSec

John Kerry has a word for critics who charge that American troops are in greater danger in the wake of the prisoner swap that freed five Taliban leaders, and that word is "baloney." Of the Taliban, he says, "I am not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved," adding ominously that "they also have an ability to get killed if they do that." Meanwhile, of Bowe Bergdahl, he says, "it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what." Kerry faced plenty of criticism on the Sunday dial today. A sample, as per Politico:

John McCain: "There are other prisoners, some of whom we have already released, that we could have released in exchange. These five are the top five picked by the Taliban. Not by us, but by the Taliban. We should do everything we can in our power to win the release any of American being held, but not at the expense of lives and well being of their fellow service men and women." Dianne Feinstein: "Secretary Kerry made a very strong statement this morning saying, ‘Oh, we have ways, and we will see that they do not defect, move, speak, whatever,’" she said. "It’s hard to be comfortable when you really haven’t been briefed on the intricacies of carrying out this agreement," and "we have no information" on how the White House would ensure the Taliban don't fight again. Mike Rogers: He's "absolutely convinced" the freed Taliban will fight again. "Maybe not all five: Three for sure, likely four, and that fifth one is on the fence but will probably play some role." And furthermore: "We’ve made a serious, serious geopolitical mistake. We’ve empowered the Taliban. The one thing they wanted more than anything was recognition from the US government, so they can use that to propagandize against areas that are unsecure still in Afghanistan. We’re going to pay for this decision for years."

But Kerry had a couple of unlikely allies:

Former AG Mike Mukasey: President Obama "broke the law, but I believe that the law itself is unconstitutional. Article II [of the Constitution] makes him the commander in chief of the armed forces. These people were in the custody of the armed forces." Former CentCom chief Major Gen. James Mattis: "We no longer have that concern (the Taliban) have this pawn they can play against us. It’s also a military vulnerability the Haqqanis now face, the Taliban now faces, because they no longer hold one of the US soldiers in captivity."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; johnkerry; kerry; secstate; secstatekerry; taliban5; traitor

1 posted on 06/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Well that makes it all OK!


2 posted on 06/08/2014 1:55:50 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: PoloSec

I heard John Kerry was in Viet Nam.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 1:57:31 PM PDT by stanne
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To: PoloSec
Traitors lead us.

American Patriots Against John Kerry

The 1970 meeting that John Kerry conducted with North Vietnamese communists violated U.S. law, according to an author and researcher who has studied the issue.

Kerry met with representatives from “both delegations” of the Vietnamese in Paris in 1970, according to Kerry’s own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerry’s meetings with the Vietnamese delegations were in direct violation of laws forbidding private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers, according to researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s.

According to Corsi, Kerry violated U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953. “A U.S. citizen cannot go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power,” Corsi told CNSNews.com.

By Kerry’s own admission, he met in 1970 with delegations from the North Vietnamese communist government and discussed how the Vietnam Warshould be stopped.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 1:57:54 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec
I am so glad that John F'n Kerry (JFK) is in charge.

He was in Vietnam, you know.

Knew Jengis Can, too.

Do I really need the sarcasm tag?

John Kerry is a flippin' idiot.

Period.

5 posted on 06/08/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: PoloSec

They could also win the lottery, get married, learn to paint or take a bath. What’s your point?


6 posted on 06/08/2014 1:59:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: PoloSec
Hopefully someone was smart enough in the CIA to nanochip these five pieces of pig feces...

Instant pink mist if they stray off from the plan...

Somehow I doubt it..

7 posted on 06/08/2014 2:02:01 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PoloSec

Is Vietnam Kerry volunteering to go to Afganistan to take care of business himself? He can take Benghazi Hillary, Hairy Reid, and Piglosi to help.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PoloSec
John Fraud Kerry, you idiot, we could have "killed" them after we captured them.
Now, after their incredibly stupid release by Odumbo, they are free to "kill" more of our uniform.
Too bad YOU still aren't "serving", you loathsome three-splinter-Purple-Heart-and-you're-out" cut-and-run maggot.
9 posted on 06/08/2014 2:12:23 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: PoloSec

The next dead American via these Muslim murderers can be laid at Kerry’s feet.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: PoloSec

What was it the Democrats called Kerry to pretend his idiocy was sophistication?


11 posted on 06/08/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT by pallis
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To: stanne
No way, really?

REPORTING FOR DOODY!


12 posted on 06/08/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yep!

Too bad those reporting the absurd charge of the platoon guys ‘swift boating’ the deserter, they didn’t go into a full recount of as to what this term refers.

People forget.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: PoloSec

Is there anyone in this administration who’s not a complete idiot?


14 posted on 06/08/2014 2:31:34 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: PoloSec
John Kerry: Freed Taliban Could Fight, Also 'Get Killed'

John Kerry, YOU IDIOT!

No American gives a sheet if those killers, mass murderers "get killed!"
Over and over if possible.

How many Americans and local innocents will be slaughtered before they get their just rewards?

YOU DO KNOW MOST OF THEM HAVE SLAUGHTERED HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS?

This ignorant fool is protecting the interests of the United States of America?
Protecting us?

With protectors like Obama and this doofus, who needs Muslim Mass Murderers? Secretary of freaking State?

15 posted on 06/08/2014 2:32:41 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: PoloSec

Lost in all the hype are the rf chips embedded beneath the Taliban skin


16 posted on 06/08/2014 2:33:55 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Embedded until they remove it? Can such be removed and put into someone else?


17 posted on 06/08/2014 2:35:31 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

The model DF178.03 devices are not detectable and very unlikely to be found, much less removed


18 posted on 06/08/2014 2:39:17 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

I think these Terrorist pretty much know the risk MR J effin K! Isn’t war kill or be killed! He reminds me of the scene in Apocalypse Now where Coppola is direction the News footage of the battle. Telling them to look real!


19 posted on 06/08/2014 2:46:57 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: bert
Lost in all the hype are the rf chips embedded beneath the Taliban skin

I'm not sure reminding them to check exactly that may not be the smartest thing to do, even if they probably are not as stupid as sometimes they act.

20 posted on 06/08/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: PoloSec

not kerry, you didn’t kill them when you could have. you let em go. bastard.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 3:05:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PoloSec

The Democrat Party hitched their wagon to Obama and he just pulled them over a cliff.
EVERY terrorist attack now gets laid on the Democrat Party.
Obama made the Democrat Party accomplices.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 4:03:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PoloSec

Kin I gits me a terrorist huntin’ license round here?


23 posted on 06/08/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: PoloSec

If anyone should know the dangers of freeing convicted felons from prison, it’s John Kerry.

John Kerry was the junior Senator from Massachusetts and former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor under Michael Dukakis in 1988, when Mr. Dukakis was the Democratic nominee for president.

During that year’s presidential campaign, the story of how Governor Dukakis had freed Willie Horton, a convicted murderer and rapist from prison, who went on to use his freedom to rape another woman, erupted as the scandal of the year, and played a major role in ensuring Governor Dukakis’s defeat.

And Willie Horton was only a mere garden-variety murderer/rapist. The five jihadi terrorists that Obama freed from Guantanamo are proven perpetrators of mass-murderous insanity. Yet John Kerry says he believes they won’t pose any additional danger to our troops in Afghanistan. What a lie that is.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: bert

OK, so here is a theory:

Obama releases the five terror bitch kings and gets a bump from his fringe donors who wanted Gitmo closed as well as anti Americans everywhere.

Obama is peace loving and ended the war! (Give us more donations!)

Then after collecting lots of donations, the rag headed morons go back to the battlefield — justifying Obama from striking them with drones — making normal American’s happy.

The military couldn’t execute the five kingpins in captivity, but we can kill them now that they are free.

Maybe this is why the Pentagon went along with this?

Maybe each bitch has been tagged with the “magic dust” weapon that we were developing back in 2006?

That means we can spot them from space, making an easy target.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/articles/20060610.aspx


25 posted on 06/08/2014 9:42:56 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

-——justifying Obama from striking them——

I can believe your theory except the Obama strikes part. Does every drone strike require him to sign off? I would prefer to believe others in the military give the order for the hit.

I can’t conceive of Obama ever giving such an order. He is king of the Moonbats and they are pacifist to the bone.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 4:36:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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