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Bergdahl’s parents got rare access to insiders: Data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees
The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials.

A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach.

Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing in Afghanistan in June 2009, the Obama administration approved an outreach program that involved the Bergdahls traveling from their home in Hailey, Idaho, to the state’s National Guard headquarters in Boise.

There they were hooked into secure video conferences that included representatives of U.S. Central Command, which runs the war in Afghanistan, as well as with White House, State Department and intelligence officials.

Robert Bergdahl has expressed concern for prisoners at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. From that prison, the U.S. released five senior Taliban commanders May 31 in exchange for the 28-year-old Sgt. Bergdahl, who was held five years by the violent Haqqani Network, a Taliban ally.

Air Force Col. Timothy Marsano, Idaho’s National Guard spokesman, said the Bergdahls participated in perhaps as many as 20 video conferences a year....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 200906; alqaeda; taliban

1 posted on 06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This soap opera is just getting started.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proving to them the dad was one of their own.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:22 PM PDT by bgill
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To: windcliff

no wonder the parents were so cozy with Obama in the Rose Garden - they are old friends.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:39 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:57:14 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This whole thing is fishy, beyond the obvious that Bergdahl was a deserter and traitor. They are planning something much bigger.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:58:32 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And they had the top secret security clearances for this participation?


7 posted on 06/08/2014 6:59:44 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: rottndog

This is an accurate depiction of 1 of the 5 traded?


8 posted on 06/08/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saw this on twitter:

On Google Plus, Robert Bergdahl’s contacts include that of Anissa bint Yusuf Zaid Ibn Youssef. Why should you care? Because this individual is a 10-year member of an Al Qaeda technology support team. Yep, the father of deserter Bowe Bergdahl looks like his Google Plus contacts included AL Qaeda.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 7:02:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Bergdahl ping.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 7:04:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Gene Eric

AFAIK it is.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog

Okay. Thanks.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 7:06:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
"The men being released include Taliban ministers and commanders. One of them, Mohammad Fazi, is accused of presiding over a mass killing of Muslims in 2000 and 2001.

Human Rights Watch has said that Fazi could be tried for war crimes over the mass killing, which took place as the Taliban tried to consolidate their control over Afghanistan."

McCain leads Republicans hitting out at 'illegal' Guantanamo Bay prisoner release in exchange for America's only prisoner of war
13 posted on 06/08/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog

Interesting update, cuz I thought Rolling Stone magazine mythified the terror status of the 5 traded for Bergdahl.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: rottndog

I wonder if that is the same mass killing of 2000 Afghans that resided in the town or towns nearest the statues of the Buddhas that the Taliban destroyed years ago, just before the Taliban named bin Laden to be the Taliban defense minister. The western world was outraged over the statues but could barely concern itself with the massacre that occurred at the same time right next to them.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
father of deserter Bowe Bergdahl looks like his Google Plus contacts included AL Qaeda.

Good catch. Bears looking into.

If my kid was held hostage by AQ, I might surf around and try to do stupid things too. But then, I'm not wearing a muslim beard, or in my case, a burqa. Not shouting Allah's praises.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 7:17:49 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bizarre. Wonder if Obama decided to let this family get this deeply involved since he was “captured” on Obama’s watch? If so, Obama is INSANELY stupid.

The press needs to do a FULL BLOWN investigation into the Bergdahl Family. Something is missing here.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like I've been saying...We now know why the CIA dude got outed.

And I'd guess he'll be fosterized if he hasn't been already.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 7:20:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: piasa

Bin Laden’s Fingerprints Seen on Ruins of Bamiyan Buddhas http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1723595/posts


19 posted on 06/08/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Bryan24
I agree...something is missing.

I speculated that the parents and Bowe were part of a cell.

20 posted on 06/08/2014 7:23:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sarah Barracuda

WELL, THIS IS INTERESTING: Looks Like Bowe Bergdahl’s Father Was in Contact With Al Qaeda
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3165060/posts


21 posted on 06/08/2014 7:23:50 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: Veto!

And I heard that Bergdahl’s Bin Laden looking daddy is a supporter of Sharia Law..so I can imagine how that household is run, no wonder Bowe turned out to be what he is..the apple didnt fall far from the tree..but he refuses any contact with them..maybe he thinks his Dad screwed him over..his Dad I think was the one who orchestrated all of this


22 posted on 06/08/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep that’s the one thanks for the link


23 posted on 06/08/2014 7:25:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

His dad also reportedly signed a Code Pink petition for the release of Gitmo prisoners. Nice bunch of stinkers, Code pink:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3110433/posts


24 posted on 06/08/2014 7:30:39 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Sacajaweau

Bergdahl was in contact with Al Qeada. Bergdahl was allowed into secret comms with CentComm, etc...

This is insane.

I would LOVE to hear the CIA Station Chief - Aghanistan’s thoughts on this.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 7:33:42 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: piasa

Jodie Evans of Code Pink : Obama bundler:

Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops OK for Obama Funders, But not for Muslim Clerics http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3161426/posts


26 posted on 06/08/2014 7:34:35 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Bryan24

He’s dead, Bryan.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 7:38:06 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: Gene Eric

The five Taliban prisoners at Gitmo released by Barack Obama were identified as:

** Mohammed Fazl – commanded the main force fighting the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in 2001, and served as chief of army staff under the Taliban regime. Fazl slaughtered thousands of Shiites.

** Mullah Norullah Noori - served as governor of Balkh province in the Taliban regime and played some role in coordinating the fight against the Northern Alliance.

** Mohammed Nabi Omari – the Taliban’s chief of communications and helped al Qaeda members escape from Afghanistan to Pakistan.

** Khairullah Khairkhwa – most prominent position was as governor of Herat province from 1999 to 2001, and he was alleged to have been “directly associated” with Osama bin Laden.

** Abdul Haq Wasiq – deputy chief of the Taliban regime’s intelligence service. His cousin was head of the service.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: piasa

Someone tweeted a few days ago that Code Pink sent a message to Daddy Bergdahl asking for him to respond to a direct message they sent him..looks like Bin Laden Daddy and Code Pinko Anti Israel Commies are good buddies..birds of a feather...


30 posted on 06/08/2014 8:10:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a TRAITOR! Wash, rinse, repeat!!!


31 posted on 06/08/2014 8:19:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has Bob ever thanked the soldiers and airmen that went in harms way looking for his kid?


32 posted on 06/08/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks.

Seems Rolling Stone mag has its head up its ass.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 8:52:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There they were hooked into secure video conferences”

This is freaking insane.

Only people with security clearance should have such access.

We can wonder what other secrets have been leaked because of stuff like this.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 9:06:10 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Yep, the father of deserter Bowe Bergdahl looks like his Google Plus contacts included AL Qaeda.”

He said he is “working” to get all of the Gitmo prisoner’s released. Hmm.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 9:11:22 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was right. 0bama did give them phone numbers and e-mail addies for Tollybon baddies.


36 posted on 06/08/2014 9:22:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks like Daddy Bergdahl set this whole thing up in order to get the Obama5 released which is why he wasn’t beheaded rather got to play outside with his “captors” and an AK47.


37 posted on 06/08/2014 10:40:08 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: Gene Eric

Rolling Stone was put on notice with the Michael Hastings “crash”. Not to defend them in any way, but . . .

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/conspiracy-theories-abound-michael-hastings-death-article-1.1377392


38 posted on 06/09/2014 3:10:27 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: rottndog

OMG!! Is that a REAL picture with the 5 SEVERED HEADS??? If so, THAT should be on EVERY thread!! We traded a TRAITIR for a BEHEADER???


39 posted on 06/09/2014 3:19:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HOW did the father KNOW his son no longer knew how to speak ENGLISH??? He MUST have SPOKEN to him at some time or maybe even OFTEN!!! There is WAY more to this story than we know!!


40 posted on 06/09/2014 3:32:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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