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AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.
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Posted on 06/05/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT by sunmars

Just Breaking on AP wires.......I have heard it all now.......lies lies and more lies.


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To: Wyatt's Torch

That is Triceratops sh**, and appropriately so... Because Obama is at the HORNS of a dilemma.


201 posted on 06/05/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: sunmars

I’ve not read one response from Freepers about this. I will add my voice, however, to what I know is the growing chorus.

I DON’T BELIEVE IT!


202 posted on 06/05/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

This administration is replete with insane people (as if the butt-licking media). Liberalism is truly a mental disorder. I guess that’s why the misguided idiot LIBs closed mental hospitals in the 60’s & 70’s...they feared being placed in them for the rest of their worthless lives.


203 posted on 06/05/2014 1:22:06 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars

Like the Taliban could give a Cr@p about leaking this deal. LOL!

These clowns must really think the American People are the dumbest people on earth.

But then we did elect Obozo... TWICE!


204 posted on 06/05/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

What do you mean “we”, paleface?


205 posted on 06/05/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: redhead

Yep, it is BS. They kept him alive for FIVE years and on the brink of a trade they threaten to kill him? I’m not buying it. He was their only card.


206 posted on 06/05/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: sunmars

what a crock of shit...LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES...they don’t know how NOT to lie!


207 posted on 06/05/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: sunmars

OMG, what a lame ass claim.

You mean to say they would have sacrificed the five generals because of a leak?

Wow this Obozo truth squad has reached an incompetence of incredible proportions.


208 posted on 06/05/2014 1:57:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: cripplecreek

Taylor Swift???

I thought you preferred brunettes???

;-)


209 posted on 06/05/2014 2:03:28 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: All

You know, I have to imagine that it might have been better to allow Usama bin Laden to remain in play, rather than to allow this current administration to continue its destructive agenda...

But hey, as long as the 49% of stooped citizens, and non-citizens of this country support this imbecilic, amateurish elected caste of clowns...

And they won re-election on their formula...

We deserve exactly this situation...


210 posted on 06/05/2014 2:10:48 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: redhead; All

Of course they do...We are stoopid, lazy and unable to defeat liberalism and the socialist handlers behind the countries decline domestically and internationally...

If we cannot get the leaderships’ foot off the gas peddle, we will see a continued decline...Only it’ll hit the ground a little faster than we anticipate...


211 posted on 06/05/2014 2:14:05 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: redhead

We really are stupid. Look who we elected.


212 posted on 06/05/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: sunmars

So first it is a 5 for 1 “prisoner of war” swap, and now it is that the terrorist thugs were going to murder him. So I guess it was kidnapping for a ransom plain and simple all along and we succumbed to paying the ransom. Or even worse. Queue the Somali pirates next. Sheesh, what a mess...


213 posted on 06/05/2014 2:18:21 PM PDT by Religion and Politics
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To: All

no matter. The media won’t challenge them so they can say it was a message from God or allah, Yoda or Spock that gives them the authority and the Times will praise Obama for his cross planetary cooperation.


214 posted on 06/05/2014 2:20:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: sunmars

And Obama actually believed the Taliban would kill the guy, thus giving up their best chance to have the five Very Bad Guys released from Gitmo?

He didn’t think they were bluffing?

He thinks we’ll believe that?

Bwahahahahahaha!


215 posted on 06/05/2014 2:27:24 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: sunmars

If we had a real President such as President Reagan, he would have respond in kind. He would have said if by some unfortunate accident our “soldier” is not returned to us alive, we will send your 5 generals back about 3 minutes before we nuke half of your country.


216 posted on 06/05/2014 2:36:04 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: savedbygrace
King Obama strikes again and bypasses congress and breaks the law. When are we going to strike back with impeachment??

If we wait till his term is done, then we deserve what we get. He can do a lot more damage in 2 years.

217 posted on 06/05/2014 2:38:51 PM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: sunmars

Bergdahl was not the only traitor collaborating with the Taliban...


218 posted on 06/05/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: sunmars

Bullshitte!


219 posted on 06/05/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: sunmars
Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

That's going to be Obama's excuse? "The Taliban made me break the law!"

220 posted on 06/05/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by boatbums (Proud member of the Free Republic Bible Thumpers Brigade.)
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To: sunmars

So up to that point, they had not threatened his life ?


221 posted on 06/05/2014 4:04:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: GrandmaC

My Congressman is ready. It is up to Boehner.


222 posted on 06/05/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Well I bet someone in congress might have objected to trading 5 top level terrorist and Talaban leaders for a naive deserter and possible traitor.

That was the point of congressional oversight so that Obama doesn’t make bonehead trades like this with our assets.

Not saying we shouldn’t have gone after the american being held prisoners, we just shouldn’t have given up 5 far more valuable prisoners in for this guy. You trade a private for a private, not 5 generals for a traitor.

We should have sent our men in to track down theses terrorist and the trait or because we really need to capture them anyway.

Can we still go back to Qatar and recapture theses terrorist?


223 posted on 06/05/2014 7:28:29 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

What makes you think the US Govt wants to “recapture” these jihadists? They wanted to cut them loose, Bergdahl was the vehicle to do it.


224 posted on 06/05/2014 7:32:56 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: 1010RD

“Oh, if his life was at stake then by all means ignore the Constitution, go around Congress and keep it all a secret.”

That was a fairly lame excuse, this man’s life has been at stake for the last 5 years as terrorist have the some what immoral habit of beheading their prisoners.

We needed to kill or capture theses terrorist not give them 5 of their top leaders back in exchange for a nobody deserter.

Seriously im starting to see a pattern here that indicates Not only does Obama not have the first clue about economics he doesn’t even understand the underlining prisnsables of fair trading(which your not suppose to do with terrorist period). If we meet Obama someone should offer to sell him a cup of water for 50 dollars. Obama would probably think its a steal.


225 posted on 06/05/2014 7:33:47 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“What makes you think the US Govt wants to “recapture” these jihadists? They wanted to cut them loose, Bergdahl was the vehicle to do it.”

your right about that, although there is something to be said for finding out what they know. Still its hard to to balance with the fact that we then have to hang on to them/.


226 posted on 06/05/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: savedbygrace
My Congressman is ready. It is up to Boehner.

My Congressman IS Boehner. Tell your Congressman not to hold his breath.

227 posted on 06/06/2014 4:35:21 AM PDT by attyatlaw001
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To: sunmars

I think it was the other way around. Obama told the Taliban that if they leaked the swap, there would be no deal.


228 posted on 06/06/2014 5:00:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: sunmars

229 posted on 06/06/2014 5:03:33 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: sunmars

Taliban was going to kill who?


230 posted on 06/06/2014 5:05:10 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: musicman

They can serve me a shit sandwich but they can’t make me eat it LOL! I bet the liberals still take a nice bite out of it despite knowing that it’s basically a sandwich made with shit.

Nice country we’re living in. Gag!


231 posted on 06/06/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: sunmars

“Really are they seriously going to try and peddle this pile of bullcrap.....story changes by the minute.”

Seems like! They’ve always had success by waiting it out — and/or using distraction — until their previous BS faded down the short-term memory hole.

But now, everything is hitting them fast and furious...ha, ha...and now they’ve lost the luxury of time because the tsunami is fast approaching!

You can almost hear them collectively thinking “WTF!!!”


232 posted on 06/06/2014 5:40:29 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: sunmars
AP = Always Protecting Obama
233 posted on 06/06/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Monorprise

“That was the point of congressional oversight so that Obama doesn’t make bonehead trades like this with our assets.”

Laws and such don’t apply to them. We know that and even the LIVs are starting to get a halfway clue.

I’ll never believe this was done for any other reason than they wanted to release the terrorists and get a twofer by appealing to our patriotism and being heroes. They really believed we would see them that way, and you don’t share hero status with anyone.

Just look at how the stage was set for them to pull this off — a non disclosure order in place....the Rose Garden appearance with the parents to tug at our heart strings....the hometown hero parade with handmade signs, American flags, ribbons...sending the liar rice out there to call the treasonous b*****d a hero...hillary sent out to get her supporters on board....on and on.

They never counted on the blowback they’re getting, and they’re dumbfounded by it. Idiots.

“Can we still go back to Qatar and recapture theses terrorist?”

We have the ability, but we’ve been ordered by the terrorists to stand down.


234 posted on 06/06/2014 6:23:58 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: sunmars
what is this....the 4th excuse in 4 days....

This is what happens when you elect a community organizer to the post powerful poisition in the freeworld.

What a nightmare....
235 posted on 06/06/2014 6:26:24 AM PDT by PigRigger
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To: sunmars

They will keep changing the story until people either believe them (which will be amazing) or until they go on to the next National Enquirer story.


236 posted on 06/06/2014 12:45:45 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: redhead
good one...
237 posted on 06/06/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: staytrue

The poster was making a general statement and I responded by giving a general answer; not too hard to comprehend unless your sensibilities were offended which explains your answer I guess.


238 posted on 06/07/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: sunmars

Bullshit.


239 posted on 06/07/2014 1:50:26 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: bicyclerepair
We are outnumbered. This is an idiocracy.

That's just what I was thinking today. Stupid citizens are easier to control and fool. And the politicians have done a superb job of dumbing the population down.

240 posted on 06/07/2014 11:46:24 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: savedbygrace

Yep and his track record of late has not been that good. I’m from ID - I’m sure mine would also.


241 posted on 06/08/2014 2:08:45 PM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: sunmars
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but days ago the thought occurred to me that if this headline were to be in actuality true -- and that they would have killed the guy -- then PERFECT.

They crack open a bud (kill the deserter) and hopefully post a youtube video of themselves doing it --- in return, WE finish off the rest of the six-pack (the five who would have been traded).

I know, I know...I should be President. Or a national security adviser at least...

242 posted on 06/08/2014 11:31:47 PM PDT by BlueDragon (the wicked flee when none pursueth, but the righteous...are as bold as a lion)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Congress was not told so that they could claim ignorance in the coming elections - otherwise, they would have had to speak out. Just my opinion, but the leadership had to know.


243 posted on 06/09/2014 12:23:11 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

It would have been better to give them the million bucks in 2009 as the US dollar doesn’t buy half what it used to, while terrorists hold their value so long as they are warm and breathing and can still fight.


244 posted on 06/09/2014 12:24:31 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: sunmars

But we could trust congress with the OBL raid info well before it happened. . .


245 posted on 06/09/2014 1:45:16 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: sunmars

Senate Intelligence Committee would have gone and informed the Taliban right away if they were briefed?


246 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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