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A list of Dos and Doníts for understanding Barack Obama and Bowe Bergdahl
Communities Digital News ^ | June 8, 2014 | Bob Taylor

Posted on 06/08/2014 2:33:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Amid the on-going uproar over the release of Bowe Bergdahl, here is a list of Dos and Don’ts to take away from the controversy.

Do believe that President Barack Obama was sincere in his efforts to have Bergdahl released because it was politically motivated.

Obama doesn’t get out of bed without making a political decision and the Bergdahl swap was no different. It was a miscalculation of the highest order because Mr. Obama, like the media who failed to vet the president during the campaign of 2008, has no concept whatsoever of military protocol or allegiance. For example, did you notice the president chewing gum during the D-Day celebration?

Do not think for one second there was immediate urgency to have Bergdahl released for medical reasons. If that was the case, then why would 40 veterans have been wait-listed by the Veterans Administration so long that they eventually died in the process?

Bergdahl’s health may be in questionable, but after five years in captivity, a few more weeks to justify his release would not have mattered.

Do question the timing of Bergdahl’s release. It happened just as President Obama was departing for Europe which culminated in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Obama’s primary motivation was to showcase an opportunity for a slam-dunk in-your-face political maneuver that he thought would reinforce his appearance in Normandy. Instead he came up with an air ball and the military resented it.

Do not buy into the media significance of Bergdahl’s conversion to Islam until all the facts are established. It is always a major victory for Islamists when they can boast about a Westerner who converts. I, myself, was offered $10,000 to convert to Islam while I was living in Saudi Arabia.

If Sgt. Bergdahl willingly went over to the other side that is totally different than converting to Islam out of self-protection.

Whether we accept the idea or not, millions of Muslims are people who have converted out of fear while under Islamic rule. Now if they renounce their “Islamic beliefs” they could be subject to death for apostasy. Bowe Bergdahl may have faced a similar situation.

Do be upset that Bowe Bergdahl’s father spoke to his son in Pashto during a White House ceremony with Barack Obama. Not only was that an insult to our military, it also demonstrated a gross lack of compassion, understanding and consideration for the American people by both Barack Obama and Mr. Bergdahl to allow the White House to become a forum for Islamic recitation.

Do not give a lot of importance to the fact that the released terrorists could have a major impact on future terror events. Indeed they could, but it should be noted that terrorism has a continuum for which there is constant efforts at jihad.

Eliminating a single terrorist or keeping five in captivity is over-rated as a deterrent. What is more important is to educate ourselves about the nuances of Islamic beliefs and to better anticipate the way extremists think and how they operate.

The “Taliban Five” may indeed be the worst of the worst, but there are plenty more jihadists in that part of the world who are willing to take their place immediately.

Do ask yourself about Barack Obama’s commitment to American troops and diplomats in light of the events of Benghazi and the Marine who is still being held in captivity in a Mexican jail.

True, there could be behind-the-scenes efforts to obtain the release of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, but somehow there is a sense that, Tahmoressi’s case, the urgency just isn’t the same.

Do not trust Barack Obama’s supposed concern for the military. As retired Col. Ralph Peters says, “This beautifully educated man, who never tires of letting us know how much smarter he is than the rest of us, never stopped to consider that our troops and their families might have been offended by their commander-in-chief staging a love-fest at the White House to celebrate trading five top terrorists for one deserter. The warmest attention our president has ever paid to a “military family” was to Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl.”

And finally, do go to the polls in November 2014 and again in 2016 and, this time, make your vote count for something worthwhile.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; islam; military; obama
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1 posted on 06/08/2014 2:33:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the regime can take a “black hispanic” turn him into a “white hispanic”. Who was doing his job rightfully checking out a suspicious activity into “a racist stalking”. Portray that modest income integrated gated community where he was working security and turn that into an “exclusive” white rich jews neighborhood. Then make a victim out of his attacker because “he could have been my (Obama’s)son” or later even “could have been me” (Obama).

Then have that “story” go unchallanged by any in political opposition getting repeated for months as “truth”. Resulting in at least a dozen or more whites,hispanics and asians being murdered by black youths attributing their activity to that episode.

Why can’t they take a traitor converted terrorist and make him into a national hero ?


2 posted on 06/08/2014 2:40:18 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

Wasn’t “Wag The Dog” about something like this?


3 posted on 06/08/2014 2:41:29 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: 2ndDivisionVet
Do not give a lot of importance to the fact that the released terrorists could have a major impact on future terror events

DOgive a lot of credence to the insight that capturing American servicemen just got a whole lot more attractive to jihadists, and they have said so often enough thet the author should have taken notice.

4 posted on 06/08/2014 2:49:06 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DO NOT be shocked when seven different Afghani women say that they are presently married to Bowe Bergdahl. These seven Afghani women and all their nineteen children, and all those fourteen living grandparents now wish to join Bowe in their new American home as soon as all the ‘hate’ can be stopped.
Bowe denies ever ‘lying down’ with any of these women. In fact, Bowe Bergdahl says he has the dubious honor of claiming
to still be a male virgin at the great age of 28.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 3:17:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Do not give a lot of importance to the fact that the released terrorists could have a major impact on future terror events. Indeed they could, but it should be noted that terrorism has a continuum for which there is constant efforts at jihad.”

Clueless.....


6 posted on 06/08/2014 3:18:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do remember Benedict Arnold
Do remember Marshal Petain
Do believe treason exists


7 posted on 06/08/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrats hitched their wagon to Obama and he has pulled them over a cliff.
EVERY terrorist attack now belongs to the Democrat Party.
Terrorist attack in Pakistan? Why not? If the terrorists are captured they can rely on being able to roll Obama to get freed.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 3:49:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do believe that President Barack Obama was sincere in his efforts to have Bergdahl released because it was politically motivated. Obama doesn’t get out of bed without making a political decision and the Bergdahl swap was no different.

Obama lacks the intellectual horsepower to make a train of political decisions, all pointing in the same direction. Some individuals are doing that for him.
There is a profound difference between cleverness, the gift of Bullshit*, and positively useful creative intelligence.

That we don't yet have even a clue about his IQ is certainly no accident.

*Princeton University Press,

"On Bullshit"

9 posted on 06/08/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don’t try to understand ’em, just rope and throw and brand ’em.
10 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Nifster
“Do not give a lot of importance to the fact that the released terrorists could have a major impact on future terror events. Indeed they could, but it should be noted that terrorism has a continuum for which there is constant efforts at jihad.”

"Swift and certain execution, certainly qualifies as "there is a continuum that inhibits constant efforts at jihad."

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões Ferreira Heinz has to start giving him a better grasp of all those big words she keeps teaching him... and make sure he's sober when being taught.

11 posted on 06/08/2014 6:41:51 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

well said


12 posted on 06/08/2014 7:10:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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