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State Dept: Five Guantanamo Detainees Will Not Have Substantial Impact on Battlefield
Washington Free Beacon ^

Posted on 06/10/2014 4:27:15 AM PDT by bryan999

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf downplayed the risk that the five Guantanamo Bay detainees exchanged for Sergeant Bergdahl might pose should they return to the battlefield.

“Let’s say the worst case scenario, these five guys do return, in no way would that substantially change the Taliban’s order of battle on the ground, that’s just not even logical.” Harf was explaining Secretary Kerry’s recent statement that concerns over the five detainees are “baloney.”

“Look,” she said at a briefing Monday, “is there a chance they will return to the battlefield? As Secretary Kerry said, of course. But we believe we substantially mitigated the risk enough.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl
Like ohmygod, that's like so illogical, like gag me with a spoon, fersure, and like totally..
1 posted on 06/10/2014 4:27:15 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Sure. We all believe that


2 posted on 06/10/2014 4:28:34 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: bryan999

"They Detainees helped rearrange America for the better.
We (protected) in the State Dept want more of the same."


3 posted on 06/10/2014 4:31:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: bryan999

So she knows that the 5 subhuman bearded savages still want to kill us and are going to try with every ounce of energy still left in their reptilian brains.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 4:32:47 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: bryan999

A warfare expert at State speaks...


5 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: bryan999

Good. Maybe Marie would like a transfer to Afghanistan?


6 posted on 06/10/2014 4:34:50 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: b4its2late

“State Dept: Five Guantanamo Detainees Will Not Have Substantial Impact on Battlefield”

Tell THAT to their victims!


7 posted on 06/10/2014 4:36:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: bryan999

The Taliban have an office in Qatar....thanks to Obama. That permits the entire Taliban organization to “do lunch” and prepare to do the USA....911 style.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bryan999

The statement is not only logical, but true.

The reason...... there is no battlefield

The war is over

No War, no battlefield

QED

war is obsolete to Moonbats


9 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:44 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bryan999

The only way I might believe the headline is if the next line was, “because we castrated and blinded all 5 prior to release”.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 4:41:45 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: bryan999

Kerry is such an expert on military matters, of course, because he served four months in Viet Nam before going home to his senator daddy.

And where did they dig up that new spokesperson for the State Dept.? She really shouldn’t be wearing that false nose and glasses if she wants to have credibility.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 4:47:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: bryan999

sez you


12 posted on 06/10/2014 4:47:52 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bryan999

Delusional


13 posted on 06/10/2014 4:48:54 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: bryan999

What kind of heartless, unthinking twisted b!tch does one have to be to spew such nonsense? This President and his ilk have gotten to the point where they’re not even trying to make sense anymore.

Just stand up there, filling some kind of ‘optics’ template for believable spokesperson and spout sh!t about which they know nothing. No experience, no logic, and no scruples.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 4:48:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bryan999
This is the defense of the WH - Send out the dingbats to lie and say completely inane things. Why do women like Harf and Rice destroy their credibility like this for this oaf? I was talking about this the other day: This rep of Rice is going to follow her around for the rest of her life, she is forever going to be known as the women who lies through her teeth. How much money exactly are these two being paid? Is destroying their rep, their credibility worth that much or are they just really that stupid?
15 posted on 06/10/2014 4:49:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Rodamala

It’s not just about what those 5 will or will not do. It’s about the fact that we have made it clear that we will negotiate with terrorists, and cut 5 for 1 deals with them.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 4:49:20 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: bryan999

Both her parents are University Professors so that pretty much explains her complete lack of logic.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 4:51:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: bryan999

I feel so comforted now that we have that great Military Strategist Marie Harf reassuring us.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 4:52:25 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: bryan999

Kerry said the other day that IF these five try anything funny, they will probably be killed in their attempt.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 4:55:56 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: bryan999

She’s right, they wont have an impact on the “BATTLEFIELD”.

They are going to be targeting the American people with IED’s right here in the streets of America, not soldiers on a far off battlefield.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:58:37 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: bryan999

This nit-wit is just as bad as Victoria Nuland.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 5:02:29 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: bryan999
The spokeswoman for the US Government to the world, #1 - sounds like she's 16 years old. #2 - is it any wonder the Obama Adminstration has zero credibility around the world, when they choose such lying, unserious (as the German's would say) spokespeople? Throw the professional liar Susan Rice into the mix. The entire Obama Administration lies. They obviously know that their ideology would not be accepted by the American People, so they must deny their beliefs and lie all the time about what they are doing.

Thank you Obama voters that you gave the nation this lying creep.

22 posted on 06/10/2014 5:05:05 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Exactly. I think one reason the current administration keeps appointing these young, dumb, ignorant (and poorly spoken) people is because Obama wants us to know exactly how unimportant all of these matters are to him.

National security? Pfah. Like, dude, who’d want to hurt The Won?


23 posted on 06/10/2014 5:07:19 AM PDT by livius
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To: bryan999

In the 70’s I had occasion to make several trips to US embassies for the company for which I worked and reported back to my boss that:

1. If the answer to my request wasn’t specifically covered in their books of regulations they were lost. No one could think out of the box.
2. The American State Department employees clearly had a “superiority complex.” The local employees were easier and more effective.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 5:07:27 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: bryan999

More barf from Harf.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 5:08:20 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: bryan999

How much effect could five men have on the battle field?

Imagine the ancient world without Alexander, Napoleon, Caesar, Hannibal, Attila.

Imagine more recent history without John Paul Jones, Lafayette, Joan of Arc, Robert E. Lee, or Rommel.

Imagine history without Churchill, Lenin, Lincoln, Washington, or Gandhi.

Imagine a world without Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Caligula, or Obama.

Sadly, we are releasing five of our enemy’s senior leaders, and these men will have added credibility as survivors of Gitmo, not to mention as those on the winning side of a trade for one treasonous deserter. What difference will they make? I suspect we will find out, and when we do, Obama will announce that he heard it on TV and is very angry at the republicans who allowed the next big terrorist attack to succeed (probably because we didn’t stop global warming, and the Taliban are just lashing out because climate change is disrupting their lives).


26 posted on 06/10/2014 5:09:07 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: bryan999

Substantial asymmetric warriors. Jihad continues apace.

From, “The Quranic Concept of War”…

The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the be- lievers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.”— Majid Khadduri

John F’n Idiot and his mouthpiece.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 5:10:50 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Diogenesis
What always got me about those photos which nobody ever talks about are the people hanging out the windows. If you've ever seen fires in crowded places, what happens is everyone makes a mad rush for the windows, doors, any place there is air or escape and they basically crush each other in the process. So if say if there is mass deaths in a building fire, firemen once they put out the fire will find bodies piled on top of each other. That's what happened here....If you look closely, you'll see that the people are piled on top of each other up and down the windows, so I would say it goes without saying a lot of those people were pushed out besides willfully jumping.

Remember the Station nightclub fire?


28 posted on 06/10/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’d like to straighten her out.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 5:13:31 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There were not yet enough murdered for the EXEMPT Congress
and the protected EXEMPT pRES_ _ent.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 5:26:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

“Taliban Mullah in Chief” Hussein Obama has chosen “Secretary of Defending the Taliban” Hagel to continue to make Grand Bargains with Gitmo Prisoners so that Gitmo can be closed on the last day that all US Military Personnel finally abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 5:29:01 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bryan999

This statement from bammy’s administration makes no sense and is illogical on its face. If five significant players will have no impact, why do we bother with drone strikes, often for just one guy, knowing they may cause civilian casualties? And if these five aren’t significant players, why did we hold them for years? This is BS,pure unadulterated BS.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 5:30:39 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

If they will have no substantial impact, why did we capture and hold them in the first place? My bet is those five will be extremely valuable to those who would fight against us.

Next time our troops need to do what was done in NAM. If someone was caught and later released then caught a second time, they were never seen again. there would be no third time.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 5:40:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Pollster1

Well said


34 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: Pollster1

We don’t even have to go very far back into history to learn the lesson of why just one man can make a difference!

General Douglas MacArthur was deemed so valuable to the war effort that President Roosevelt ordered him to flee Corregidor to avoid, even a chance, of capture. Does anyone not agree that the President made the right call and removed MacArthur from a perilous situation.

I’ll bet the Japanese sure thought he was valuable to the Allied effort.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:14 AM PDT by Gunner TLW
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To: txrefugee

She’d be better off in Victoria’s Secret bra and panties doing pole dances at the local strip club.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 7:28:50 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: bryan999

Seems like the left have no shortage of finding dopes that make Jay Carney look like Einstein.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 1:06:00 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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