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Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates
The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2014 | Paul Lewis

Posted on 06/08/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Secretary of state John Kerry has indicated that five Guantánamo Bay detainees released in exchange for an American soldier could be killed by drone strike if they return to the battlefield in Afghanistan.

Kerry’s implied threat to the five Taliban fighters came as Republicans ramped-up their criticism of the deal to release Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of the Taliban for five years until he was freed last week.

The 28-year-old soldier has reportedly told medical staff at a base in Germany he was tortured and beaten by his captors, and once locked in a metal cage in total darkness as punishment for an attempted escape.

On Sunday, it emerged that the FBI is investigating death threats against Bergdahl’s parents, who have not reacted publicly to the intense political debate raging over the wisdom of trading five Guantánamo detainees for their son.

Republicans highlight the possibility that the Taliban fighters, some of whom were senior commanders, are likely to return to the Afghan conflict after the year they are compelled to stay in Qatar, which brokered the prisoner swap and has promised to monitor the five men.

However, Kerry told CNN the men were also being closed monitored by the US, which had "the ability to do things" if the terms of the arrangement with Qatar were violated. Although he did not overtly refer to drone strikes, he said the five men would be liable to be killed by the US if they returned to the ranks of the Taliban....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bergdahl; bhogwot; hanoijohn; johnkerry; kerry; obama; secstate; soskerry; taliban; traitor; uav
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If Don Knotts and Tim Conway's personas were running this country I'd feel more at ease.

1 posted on 06/08/2014 7:34:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. I Hate War flexing his medal tossing muscles.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kerry served in Vietnam.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are no words adequate.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 7:39:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Secretary of state John Kerry has indicated that five Guantánamo Bay detainees released in exchange for an American soldier could be killed by drone strike if they return to the battlefield in Afghanistan.

Then the war ain't over.
5 posted on 06/08/2014 7:41:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this f-n idiot not understand to keep his f-n yap shut?

Or does he?????????


6 posted on 06/08/2014 7:41:12 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The 28-year-old soldier has reportedly told medical staff at a base in Germany he was tortured and beaten by his captors, and once locked in a metal cage in total darkness...

I don't give a grap what he went through; he deserted, that is clear; decisions have consequences.
He did not have the good grace to die.

Reduction ad absurdum rationalizations by Hussein and his flying monkeys can only influence the feeble minded, the "no information" voters, and those who can't read or write in cursive...

7 posted on 06/08/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has there ever been a more incompetent group of idiots running the country? Not even the scum in charge during the Grant administration can top this.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 7:42:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Monkeys could fly out of my butt.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 7:42:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if they’ll be hit by drones (and/or other methods) regardless, all to make the bad press stop. Not for the right reasons, but to make sure none of these 5 kill anyone else, whose blood can be squarely placed on Obama’s hands.

Yes, I am jaded.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 7:43:05 PM PDT by KJC1 (When you are dealing with the devil, the only answer is God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Bergdahl ping.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 7:44:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would Genghis Khan approve?


12 posted on 06/08/2014 7:44:58 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Qatar?


13 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s RACIST Mr. sKerry.../s


14 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: KJC1

We are closely tracking the released terrorists to see where they lead us, but when we have tracked them down reporting to their boss, the head of the evil, and they just won’t authorize the drone to take out Obama. /s


15 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:20 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The Department of Defense does not comment on discussions that Sergeant Bergdahl is having with the professionals who are providing him medical and reintegration care. We will respect that process in all regards

Then how is it that the NYTs has all of info on what he's saying by citing an un-named "Senior US Official"?

Susan Rice out making s**t up again?

16 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:34 PM PDT by digger48
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To: publius911
I saw that movie, too, wasn't it called The Deer Hunter? Was he also forced to play Russian Roulette? LOL
17 posted on 06/08/2014 7:46:42 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: txrefugee

The Buchanan, Grant, Harding and Carter people must be laughing their heads off.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 7:48:10 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
Outstanding!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 06/08/2014 7:49:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates

Mr. 'big words' (and bigger mouth) MENSA graduate...

< /sarc >

20 posted on 06/08/2014 7:50:55 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2nd Div, I have to agree. Those two would just be incompetent, not actively on the side of the enemy!

Same rationale as letting violent criminals back out; maybe we'll catch them again so they won't re-offend. Sure, these terrorist leaders we just released after some really soft time in Gitmo are going to be really afraid of us now!

21 posted on 06/08/2014 7:51:28 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Indeed they are, 2DV! This Marxist traitor has knocked them off the stand in the Worst President Championship. He's won Gold, Silver and Bronze all by himself.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 06/08/2014 7:54:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t these people just STFU.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 7:58:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yup.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 7:58:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Either John F’n (Did you know he served in Vietnam?) Kerry is one of the worlds biggest idiots, or he thinks WE are.

And now that I think about it, I don’t think that is an either/or question.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 8:01:25 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems they looked at the metrics of the drubbing they were getting over releasing those five and paying money in return for a traitor and figured they’d better say something -anything- to get the public outrage to subside.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be cool if they had some kind of tracking device implanted in them. But that would be too much to hope for.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 8:02:33 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: TADSLOS

Or the CIA could poison their “ fune stocks” , whatever the hell that is...


28 posted on 06/08/2014 8:02:36 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: mathprof

Kerry served in Vietnam? I wonder why he never mentioned it when he was running for president?


29 posted on 06/08/2014 8:05:37 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thatt’ll be great comfort to the families of sons killed by the released Taliban.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 8:08:59 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drone strikes in Qatar?


31 posted on 06/08/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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“Seems they looked at the metrics of the drubbing they were getting over releasing those five and paying money in return for a traitor and figured they’d better say something -anything- to get the public outrage to subside.”

So, they sent out Kerry... LOL!!! If it has the same effect on others that it had on me, everyone will laughing so hard they will cry.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 8:11:59 PM PDT by OldCountryBoy (You can't make this stuff up!)
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... the FBI is investigating death threats against Bergdahl’s parents, who have not reacted publicly to the intense political debate raging over the wisdom of trading five Guantánamo detainees for their son.

The FBI needs to make this investigation public.

33 posted on 06/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s bad enough that Obama selected this proven idiot as Sec State, but the idea that he’s allowed to spew tactical options as cover for a bad decision to release them in the first place is just beyond comprehension.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 8:15:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: driftdiver
In Qatar?

Why yes...
Attached to Saudi Arabia, the known biggest financial and ideological supporter of world wide MMMs (Muslim Mass Murderers.)
To the east by Iran, likewise very much supporters of anything anti-American.

No way to attempt to locate and 'take care' of terrorists hanging out there. "Sovereign states," and all that...

Qatar is as bad, or worse than Pakistan.

35 posted on 06/08/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: rbg81

They could have at least put tracking devises in the Presidential Cuff Links that Obama put in their swag bag when they left


36 posted on 06/08/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT by digger48
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To: mathprof
"Kerry served in Vietnam."

It's seared in his memory.

37 posted on 06/08/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Kerry thinking out loud again ?


38 posted on 06/08/2014 8:26:46 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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39 posted on 06/08/2014 8:26:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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40 posted on 06/08/2014 8:27:51 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: cripplecreek
Secretary of state John Kerry has indicated that five Guantánamo Bay detainees released in exchange for an American soldier could be killed by drone strike if they return to the battlefield in Afghanistan.

Then the war ain't over.

Which makes a prisoner swap inappropriate and possibly illegal on its surface. If the war is over then there is a good case to be made for premeditated Murder. This administration is so lawless that it hits itself in the a$$ both coming and going. Just imagine what they will do to a population cowed by Obama's Brown Shirts and their military might.

41 posted on 06/08/2014 8:30:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BS, Kerry


42 posted on 06/08/2014 8:32:00 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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The Elephant Story
43 posted on 06/08/2014 8:33:46 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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Yeah. Right John. For all the US knows, one of those Taliban could have took part in the attack on the Pakistani airport last night. Took out a few planes and over a dozen people.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 8:33:53 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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"Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates"

Progressive drones of the obamanation may be attracted to them? Like flies?
45 posted on 06/08/2014 8:34:23 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ll be on the drone target list, but never on the approved strike list. Gotta love how this admin lies and parse’s their words. I’m trying to remember, wasn’t the last drone strike in Dec of last year?


46 posted on 06/08/2014 8:35:12 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
did Bowe Bergdahl regain the knowledge of the English language since he seems to be talking to his doctor's? His dad said his son forgot how to speak English...

hummmm more false stories...This obama ADM. is just really amazing. they can produce fake tales in minuets..that Susan Rice is also a great story teller...and Valerie Jarret with her special Secret Service protection..

What has happened to the America we all grew up in???

47 posted on 06/08/2014 8:37:23 PM PDT by haircutter
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48 posted on 06/08/2014 8:42:56 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates...let's hope, 'cause they're going to be back in Afghanistan within a month....
49 posted on 06/08/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hahaha... funny... another red line enema.

What else? Iran deal fails we nuke Iran?

Suuuure....


50 posted on 06/08/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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