Skip to comments.Conservatives are criticizing the Bergdahl prisoner swap for the wrong reason.
Posted on 06/05/2014 10:56:25 PM PDT by Leaning Right
Regarding the Bergdahl prisoner swap, most conservatives are criticizing Obama's deal because Bergdahl might have been a deserter, or even a traitor.
That might be true, but it's the wrong way to go. The swap is bad mainly because of the price that the USA paid. Suppose it were 1942 and the Germans had captured an American sailor who had fallen (or jumped) overboard. Would FDR had swapped that sailor for, say, five crack U-Boat commanders? No way. But that's just what Obama did.
The other reasons are numerous, from giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war (even as Christian white gun-owners in the US are declared "potential terrorists", five ranking jihadis are returned on their own recognizance).
The trade was not a trade of combatants of equivalent rank, nor of equivalent value to their respective armed forces.
Any money involved, well, that's more aid and comfort to the enemy.
Congress was not notified, and in the past had voiced opposition to releasing these same persons. (exceeded authority).
Tried to lie about the event, in so many ways, for political gain, then as whitewash. The smokescreen over events at the VA is just part of what the lies were to accomplish.
I find Susan Rice’s outright lies as disturbing as just about any of the conduct of the Obamanites.K
Keep in mind that she didn’t exaggerate or embellish anything—she flat lied.
Then recollect that she was Obama’s mouthpiece in the days following September 11, 2012.
Democrats, we haven’t forgotten anything. We’re keeping careful inventory.
It’s just that you scoundrels are so ... damned ... prolific.
Like that old Certs commercial...
“Two, two, two fails in one”
You’re right, focus on the terrorists and the price we’re going to pay. And did we actually give them $5 mil to build more weapons to use against our families?
The Obama Administration would argue that those five crack U-boat commanders are going to be detained in Spain (lets say) until 1945, until the (planned) end of hostilities. Which is a farce.
I think there are more (actually many more) layers to this onion. These five going to Qatar for a one year pre-release. They will be given an allowance and some freedom in Qatar, in exchange the Qatari’s (Sunni) will recruit them to support the (Sunni) rebel cause in Syria. The Qatari’s are the money men and logistics behind the Syrian rebels (as we are also). The Taliban is Sunni Muslim and they have displayed a pension for killing Shiites. One of these five is wanted by the UN for commanding the slaughter of 7,000 Shiites in Afghanistan in 1999. Trust that the Qatari’s want to recruit manpower from Afghanistan to fight in Syria against Shiites. The rebels in Syria are fighting Shiites: Alewites and Assad himself (Shiite sect), regular Syrian Shiites, Iranian/Iraqi insurgents (Shiite), and Hezbollah (Shiite).
The Qatari’s (Sunni) effort in Syria has the money, the have training (we’re doing it) and they have the arms sources.
All the Qatari’s need are willing bodies to train, that is what the Qatari’s want from these five terrorist Afghans.