Skip to comments.Special forces say they are baffled, embarrassed by video of Bergdahl pickup; here’s why.
Posted on 06/09/2014 11:46:52 AM PDT by thetallguy24
Details in the Taliban-produced video that shows a U.S. Special Forces unit picking Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last week raise serious questions about the risks those Special Forces took on a supposedly dangerous mission into enemy territory.
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on Thursday described a conversation he had with a Special Forces source who said a number of things about the video dont jibe with the training and tactics Special Forces units normally employ in a situation like the Bergdahl pickup.
The guys I talked to said, what is happening here? This is so sloppy on our part, Beck said. How many rules were violated by us in this prisoner exchange?
First, Beck said, his source told him that just the presence of a camera in a war zone at all would normally trigger a shoot to kill response. Insurgents use video of destroyed aircraft for propaganda purposes, the source said. That might mean the cameras presence was approved beforehand. The source asked why the U.S. government would grant such approval.
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A CIA op using a 160th SOAR bird - my guess...
Maybe john kerry turned him over.
The Taliban were probably told straight up that the military had a couple of dozen of drones targeting the area, if anything went wrong.
I can’t see the military doing this without an ability to respond and retaliate against anybody who thinks they could sabotage this.
Obama had to demonstrate to the terrorists that it pays to deal with him.
The pat down was way to close to the chopper.
The video is there simply because this was a political op. Because they thought this was a big political win for them they allowed the video so the Obama admin. would have pictures to go with all the glowing accolades they expected.
This goes to show how deeply, deeply out of touch the Obama administration is. How utterly devoid of American values this guy is.
So the “former” Taliban Muslim (with a newly-cut-off beard, now trimmed, now fully shaved, completely washed off, hair now cut/shaved off!) is all innocently cleaned up for Obama’s TV cameras, isn’t he?
Whether his bagmen dropped out duffel bags containing cash or other desirables while he was there, that trip is somehow connected to the exchange.
The Taliban knew that we were not aching to get this guy back; we had plenty of opportunities.
This video really makes it seem staged to me, more so than before.
The whole Berghdahl thing was a mask for something ELSE and of course, that something ELSE means money changed hands.
It was all to pat and stage managed to be just what it they tried to make it appear...
It was probably scripted in Hollywood and made in the Utah desert.
In the video, an Apache can be seen overhead, only shown for a moment. There were undoubtedly other assets in the area.
Bingo. CIA types ain’t exactly known for their rigid discipline in such situations. Also, given the fact the military kept advising against the swap (and wouldn’t risk SPECOPS assets on a deserter) they might not’ve been in the loop in the first place.
An ABC report showed a Vet describing the scene. He said the Americans shook hands with straight arms (no bend at the elbows), meaning they had hidden weapons under their sleeves. That made me wonder why a U.S. vet would give away such tactical info. Liberals . . .
They even make him take off like we do when we go through airport security.
And why couldn’t we carry guns like the terrorists did? Was this a suicide mission? Or just to show that Obama really believes in appeasement through capitulation?
I meant to say take of his SHOES...
Didn’t they let him carry on two plastic bags without checking what was in them.
This is was why the CIA station chief was outed, after 30 years in A-stan....he was there when the Soviets were there and knew EVERY dialect, tribe, nook, and crany of the place. Now he and his wife, has been emergency extracted back to VA where they will live in fear for the rest of their lives.
It's always about the video/photo!
BenGhazi. Loretta Fuddy, Bin Laden, Backstabbin Bird Dog.
Just in case you don't believe them. It's on video or in pictures. Nuyahhhhhhhh
We are dealing with petty childish liars, that have been caught numerous times and know they need an alibi.
They should have tagged the released ones so we can track them and this scumbag should have accidently fallen out of the chopper on the way back.
Thank-you for putting the piece in the puzzle. Obama has this impulse to extract anyone who has the ability to hold the line against extremists. I wish the CIA station chief God’s speed.
I think this goes back to benghazi. Those people were supposed to be kidnapped to be traded and when that went south this was plan B. Either way the kenyan was going to give back his brothers.
I’m surprised that Annie Liebowitz wasn’t hired to shoot everything at the proper angle, the proper lighting, the void area to the side, so that Zer0’s photo could be photoshopped into the picture for the textbooks of the 2020’s.
Dear Leader’s legacy, donchaknow!
It is my belief that he will become the leading voice of Islam in America. He will talk of peace and the media will paint him as a hero, possibly a prophet.
He has probably spent the past 5 years studying Islam and my worse fear would be that the CIA has been training him.
Would American special forces wait to pat down Bergdahl within 25 feet of the helicopter?? HELLLLLLLL NOOOOOO THEY WOULDN'T?
This was NOT special forces. These were probably U.N. operatives of the NWO cabal of whom Obamadullah is an employee. I don't think ANYONE in this video was part of our military. Maybe the new 'Post-coup military' but not the regular military or special forces.
Let’s face it........Obama let the Taliban have total sway for their PR campaign!!! Why? Simple....Obama is one, with them!!! The American Satan, Obama at work, continuing to take down America, and our military!!!
Saw the pat down when first taking possession of the traitor, it was quick and discreet, but it did happen.
“Whether his bagmen dropped out duffel bags containing cash or other desirables “
“If anything goes wrong, you don’t get the money. Understand?”
All your terrorist prisoners are belong to us.
Is it possible these were not SEALs but State Department security personnel?
Think of it this way - if someone offered you 50 million dollars for the old rusted bike you have in the garage that you haven't gotten around to throwing out yet, WOULD YOU GIVE THE PERSON a hard time when they came with the cash? I'll bet they're still laughing about how stupid we are...
Oh come on, if word got out about the deal the taliban would have killed him! /s
Not that SEALS wouldn't obey their commander, but that the C0C would not put such a sensitive operation at the risk of military professionals.
Some folks have guessed CIA, but I think that State Ops is a better bet.
Or maybe they borrowed someone from BATF or Interior.
I agree. I thought Benghazi was supposed to be a kidnapping I just didn't know why. Now I think I do. They get their scum leaders back, loads of weapons, and cash.
O gets closer to closing Gitmo and has armed and funded our enemies.
He probably also thought it would help his reelection campaign to negotiate the release of those kidnapped.
Beck is a absolute moron. Why am I not surprised he has a moron, anonymous guest. Or beck is probably lying.