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State Dep’t: ‘Probably Very Good Reasons’ Not to Give Details of Taliban Deal With Qatar
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Posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:26 AM PDT by chessplayer

(CNSNews.com) – Amid reports that Qatar will allow five senior Taliban terrorists freed from Guantanamo Bay in the controversial Bergdahl exchange to move around freely, a State Department spokeswoman on Tuesday repeatedly declined to discuss “specifics” of the agreement struck with Qatar.

Marie Harf said the deal involved “very sensitive diplomatic negotiations” involving the Gulf state and there were “probably very good reasons” not to make the details public.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; noconstitution; notransparency; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; statedepttreason; transparency; treason

1 posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:26 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
#1 of those reasons is CYA.
2 posted on 06/04/2014 7:01:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: chessplayer
Marie Harf said the deal involved “very sensitive diplomatic negotiations” involving the Gulf state and there were “probably very good reasons” not to make the details public.

Well, that was one of those proverbial 'Sherlock moments', wasn't it?

3 posted on 06/04/2014 7:02:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: chessplayer

Translation: The American people must remain ignorant of how badly they are being betrayed.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 7:02:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chessplayer

When the Taliban is more honest than the US
Gov’t to the American People, and when
the US Gov’t DECLARES it can only be truthful
and open to the Taliban, then American has
been betrayed.

Huma, please pick up the green telephone.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: chessplayer

How Conveeeeeeeeeeeenient.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 7:05:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The other reason is that it is a defeat in the War on Jihad


7 posted on 06/04/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Same thing.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: chessplayer

Correspondent on Fox News last night said if the deal was good the details would have been released by now.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 7:15:06 AM PDT by AU72
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To: chessplayer

There were “probably very good reasons” not to make the details public.
Of course they don’t want things public. If they were public too many would know they screwed the pooch. As usual.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 7:18:29 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: chessplayer; LucyT; hoosiermama; maggief; null and void

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163469/posts?page=25#25

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163469/posts?page=66#66

Per links above, Qatar helped Syrian rebels get weapons.

Per benghazi-gate, weapons came from..... Libya and went to Syria.

This connects Benghazi and the swap.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Because the American people would be outraged by what they did.

That’s primary.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 7:26:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Same thing.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 7:27:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: chessplayer

“Obviously, we’re not going to get into the specifics of the agreement,” Harf said. “But this is an agreement between the head of the government of Qatar [Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani] and the president of the United States, a very high-level agreement about working to mitigate the notion that these five guys will be able to return to the battlefield.”


14 posted on 06/04/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: WildHighlander57; crosslink; LucyT; hoosiermama

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2646932/Bowe-Bergdahls-platoon-mates-say-officers-sign-non-disclosure-agreement-deserted-post-Afghanistan.html#ixzz33gKYObv4

Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates say officers made them sign non-disclosure agreement after he ‘deserted his post in Afghanistan’

NDA letters are usually signed by soldiers who have security clearance or are working on sensitive missions.
The standard form is called SF312 and is known as a Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement and it prevents those who sign it from speaking about a specific event because it is in the interest of national security for them not to do so.

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FLASHBACK:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/congressman-benghazi-survivors-forced-sign-non-disclosure-agreements_739975.html

“According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks. Some of these new NDAs, as they call them, I have been told were signed as recently as this summer.”


15 posted on 06/04/2014 8:10:01 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
Ping.

Check out Article, then # 11 , # 15. .

16 posted on 06/04/2014 8:17:01 AM PDT by LucyT (If you're not paranoid, you don't know whatÂ’s going on.)
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To: WildHighlander57
Qatar has lots of natural gas that it wants to sell to Europe. The pipelines necessary pass through major Syrian cities. Deposing Assad and seizing control of those cities is critical to the pipeline and economic future of Qatar.
17 posted on 06/04/2014 9:06:02 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: LucyT; maggief

I read a post on one of the threads (gotta look for it) that not all the guys signed em.

British press is getting info from SOMEbody.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 9:19:28 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: maggief
Bergdahl’s platoon mates say officers made them sign non-disclosure agreement after he ‘deserted his post in Afghanistan’

Are you saying he was undercover CIA when he went missing?

19 posted on 06/04/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: maggief
Bergdahl’s platoon mates say officers made them sign non-disclosure agreement after he ‘deserted his post in Afghanistan’

Are you saying he was undercover CIA when he went missing?

This is the same thing they're trying to push about Benghai - that it was all hush-hush in the name of national security. I'm sure that was how it was sold to the military - and to Romney - but I have doubts...

20 posted on 06/04/2014 10:19:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: chessplayer

I love how the folks currently pleading to suspend judgment on this affair until the facts come out are the same ones working as hard as they can to ensure that they never do.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 10:21:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: chessplayer

Yeh since the whole transaction was illegal. I’d try to keep it quiet too.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 10:22:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: chessplayer

$inator DiFi says the White House broke the law on Bergdahl.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/feinstein-says-white-house-broke-the-law-on-bergdahl/273541187778/fanNews/newest/?cid=newsmod_sf_feinstein


23 posted on 06/04/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help Veterans!)
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To: GOPJ

If he was, the troops wouldn’t be speaking out now. I trust their judgement more than the Joint Chiefs, Obama, Rice, Hagel, the Pentagon or anyone else in authority.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

These five terrorists will be aboard a Dohw heading across the Gulf for the Stans within the month. It will not be reported in the news.

CC


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: AU72

I suspect that there was $$$ or arms involved as well.

CC


26 posted on 06/04/2014 12:38:58 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: Myrddin

Its all interconnected in some fashion....

Benghazi (weapons to Syria)

Bergdahl & 5 taliban head honchos (Qatar )

Outing of the station chief (Afghanistan )

Even the mess in the Ukraine (natural gas bargaining chip)


27 posted on 06/04/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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