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White House reportedly let Bergdahl parents take part in secure video conferences
Fox News ^ | 06/09/14 | Fox News

Posted on 06/09/2014 1:30:25 AM PDT by EC1

Edited on 06/09/2014 1:40:23 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The White House allowed the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to take part in a series of secure video conferences with State Department and intelligence officials and senior military commanders, according to a published report.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bergdahl; corruption; govtabuse; guantanamo; guantanamobay; intelligence; mediabias; obama; scandal; statedept; terrorism; terrorist
What the devil? Does anyone in the history of anything think this is a good idea?
1 posted on 06/09/2014 1:30:25 AM PDT by EC1
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To: EC1; Jet Jaguar; 2ndDivisionVet

You guys may want to see this. Just came up on my news feed.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 1:31:59 AM PDT by EC1
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To: EC1

GREAT IDEA!

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

Bergdahl’s father now under scrutiny himself
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165210/posts


3 posted on 06/09/2014 1:34:13 AM 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: EC1

Do you really expect anything less from this clown show...?

National security concerns ? No biggie...

Now we know why the parents and obama were so chummy....

Comrades in arms ....


4 posted on 06/09/2014 1:36:36 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

I sort of expect a little bit of professionalism in at least attempting to hide their incompetence.

Seriously - I spent a few minutes making sure it wasn’t a spoof article, it is so ridiculous.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 1:38:28 AM PDT by EC1
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I hope all parties were apprised of the family’s presence.

Now, consider Snowden’s dissemination of NSA details that were done for the “right” reasons. Yeah, yeah, I know... the NSA sucks.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 1:59:18 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: EC1

,” said Air Force Col. Anthony Marsano. “There was a great effort to keep Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl updated on developments.”

Keeping them updated is one thing, letting them sit in on secure, possibly classified briefings is utterly preposterous. Where is the leadership in our military that would allow this to happen? Under who’s orders did Colonel Marsano allow this to happen? If Ben Bergdahl was in contact with the Taliban, what did he pass on to them? Time for somebody to go to jail!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 3:02:02 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: EC1

We need God to remove Obama from office, because our congress is about as worthless as Obama for letting him get away with all he has done... Lord help us...


8 posted on 06/09/2014 3:08:16 AM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; hoosiermama; maggief; null and void; crosslink; LucyT; Nachum

2nddivisionvet,

Many thanks for this article and post #3!

What in the world is going on?

0 lets them sit in on classified stuff without having gone thru an extensive background check???!!!??

Whatever happened to “need to know”?

Pinging these posts :

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165339/posts?page=1#1
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165339/posts?page=3#3

All y’all ping to this topic and post!


9 posted on 06/09/2014 3:27:20 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: EC1

Thanks for finding this, EC1!

I sent it to my pinglist; it needs to be widely disseminated.

This happening AFTER bowe’s dad was in contact with the Taliban.... is BAD stuff....


10 posted on 06/09/2014 3:31:42 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: just me

Our Lord can get miffed at times. He has been known to send floods, fire, earthquakes, pestilence. Pretty much anything to wake people up. He is tough love sometimes, as a Father should be.

Seems like this time He is REALLY upset with us to send us these clowns that break everything decent people stand for. I can’t think of another explanation for the arrant and crass stupidity we are looking at.

Pray, yes. That is vital. But, to use a phrase from an old priest - “Roll up your sleeves first.”


11 posted on 06/09/2014 3:34:16 AM PDT by EC1
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To: WildHighlander57

My pleasure. I seriously could NOT believe it when it popped into my news feed. Spread it far and wide, please.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 3:35:30 AM PDT by EC1
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To: ImNotLying

“Where is the leadership in our military that would allow this to happen?”

What leadership? Look, I have never met a squaddie (pick your own term for your own service) I didn’t like - even if we were having a punch up at the time. That were just blowing off steam and having some fun, you know? At the same time, I can probably count on the fingers of both hands the numbers of US officers beyond the rank of Captain I both trusted and respected in the last 10 years.

Fish rots from the head down. Clinton politicized the higher command. GWB was an awesome CinC but he pretty much left the brass to carry on in their own way because he knew his limitations. Not dissing him, I’d follow him or have him in my squad any time, but the guy were kind of busy. Now this pathetic little Worm is gutting the services of anyone with an ounce of integrity.

I don’t know any more. One of the reasons I read here is because I see people who know and understand. People you want at your flank when crap goes down.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT by EC1
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To: EC1

Jesus was correct, The “weeds” are taking over our crop of good seeds!


14 posted on 06/09/2014 3:52:38 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: EC1

The Pentagon was bombed by the very same
al Qaeda that now is running them.

Is there not one adult in the US Pentagon?

Not one?


15 posted on 06/09/2014 4:17:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: EC1
Diplomacy requires diplomats... not Joe Shmoe from the street. These roles are NOT interchangeable... and when he pulls a stunt like this, our enemies see daily (hourly) how misdirected and inept our ‘President’ is.

Oh well, America... you WANTED your populist ‘leader’... there you have it.

So by THIS logic, if I want a pedicure I should go to the car mechanic... cause HE knows about pedicures, TOO??!

16 posted on 06/09/2014 4:27:00 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: WildHighlander57

Please.

You are talking about the person who let someone skateboard through the Oval Office and let rappers take pics of themselves in the Situation Room.

He has no respect for America, what she has been through and what she stands for. He exists to destroy her. NOTHING he has done in 6 years has benefited this country, only weakened it and set us up for destruction.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Diogenesis

No Sir. It seems there is not a single adult in the upper ranks of the Pentagon any more. The bureaucrats have taken over with their CYA stuff.

I’ll give you an example. Last time I took a team out (2011), we were co-based. Always like that, you guys get a lot better food than we do, and food is almost as important as movie nights during the down times. You got some wickedly good tech as well. Far better than the stuff we get to play with.

The base CO - an American officer on his fifth deployment, had 3 full binders of the RoE. Say 700 pages, maybe 800? Small font, too. Micromanagement city. Couldn’t believe what I were looking at. Poor sod were drowning in paperwork every single day.

Our RoE was a single sheet of paper which basically boiled down to “Do what it takes, but try not to commit any major atrocities. Those are a pain to deal with.” The paperwork was along the lines of “Send more ammo and we need an extract for a wounded soldier.” A lot simpler. Our brass trusted us. No micro management needed.

(on a side note - I know there are problems with the VA system, they have been well publicized, but if anyone ever disses the primary care to me - the pain flights and the immediate, life saving surgery - we will have words.)

I just don’t get it. Having worked with US forces (Army, Air Force and Rangers) since 1985, I am impressed. Your guys are trained good. Not going to say great - unit rivalry takes it’s toll! Equipped second to none, without question. Proud, decent, usually a damned good laugh. Yet it’s like grabbing a Formula 1 Ferrari and entering it in a tractor pull as far as the dead weight of the Pentagon is concerned.

Sorry, mildly rambling, tired here. But can anyone explain that to me please?


18 posted on 06/09/2014 4:47:51 AM PDT by EC1
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To: EC1

Why did Obama allow them to? What is this really all about?


19 posted on 06/09/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: just me

I have been praying for God to remove Obama for a very long time. I think Obama is God’s judgment on America.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 5:01:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wish I knew.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 5:04:31 AM PDT by EC1
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To: Diogenesis

I’m willing to bet that neither of them signed a Non Disclosure Agreement prior to participating in those VTCs.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 5:07:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

We need to pray for repentance and mercy - and that His judgment be removed......


23 posted on 06/09/2014 5:23:10 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: EC1

“But can anyone explain that to me please?”

Stupidity. Arrogance. Greed.

The short answer is that the US Army went from being a team-based fighting organization to an individual-based athletic performance organization. The Army rewarded the wrong things.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:57:38 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EC1

whiskey tango foxtrot!?!


25 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: EC1; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Missed this one.

Bergdahl ping.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 9:54:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: EC1

Although this does make sense to the Chicago mob, they can’t figure out why the rest of the country thinks the regime is so stupid along with their brown clown puppet.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:15 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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