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  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed ‘classified’ drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: “I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.”
  • Remember the traitor Bowe Bergdahl? Obama’s waiting until after the election to declare him a POW

    10/10/2014 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here we go. It looks like Barack Obama is getting ready to double cross us again. According to a report on the site Obama is waiting until after the mid-term election to declare the traitor Bowe Bergdahl a Prisoner of War. This designation would change him from a traitor who should be executed to a “hero” POW who is eligible for back pay, a promotion and an honorable discharge which will entitle Bergdahl to a variety of benefits that have been designed for genuine heroes. In spite of the mountain of evidence proving he is a deserter, has...

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • How do people lose their native language? (Sgt Bowe Bergdahl spoke English for 23 years...)

    06/04/2014 11:44:25 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 June 2014 Last updated at 19:07 ET | no byline
    Sgt Bowe Bergdahl spoke English for 23 years until he was captured by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan five years ago. But since his release, he has trouble speaking it, says his father. How can you lose your native language, asks Taylor Kate Brown. Some people have gone decades without speaking or hearing their first language but they retain the ability to speak it easily, says Dr Monika Schmid, a linguistics professor at the University of Essex in the UK. But others begin losing fluency within a few years of not speaking it. It's rare to totally lose command of a...
  • Former Afghanistan POW Bergdahl discharged from hospital: Army

    06/22/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2014 | by Jonathan Kaminsky
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said Sunday. Bergdahl was transferred from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, to the nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, said Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Carol McClelland. "It’s a sign of progression, showing he's no longer a patient of a hospital," McClelland said. Bergdahl's next phase of recovery, during which he'll continue to get medical care and undergo psychological...
  • Bergdahl trade rooted in Obama’s dislike of America

    06/19/2014 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-19-14 | Robert H. Lee
    For the first time since being freed by the Taliban in a covert and hasty exchange, US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is being exposed Tuesday to limited media and made aware of the swirling controversy surrounding his release. Bergdahl, his freedom brokered by the Obama administration in exchange for five top Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay military prison (Gitmo), now faces a formal military investigation into his disappearance in Afghanistan. "He is gradually being provided media coverage about him," US Army Colonel Hans Bush, reintegration mission spokesman, said in a brief statement. Republican leaders are referring to the exchange as...
  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader in U.S. custody

    06/17/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | David S. Cloud
    The U.S. military has captured a man believed to be one of the ringleaders of the deadly attacks on the American diplomatic compound and a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, officials said Tuesday.
  • Obama on Benghazi Capture: When Americans Are Attacked, ‘This Country Has Their Back’(VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 17 2014 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama delivered brief comments today on the capture of a man suspected to be involved in the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate. The president said the capture sends a clear message to the world that whenever an American is attacked, “no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice.” Yesterday U.S. special forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala in a surprise raid. Khattala had previously denied in a number of interviews he gave that he had any direct involvement in the Benghazi attack. In his comments today, Obama praised the...
  • Hillary, read the news: Ex-GITMO detainee arrested in Spain for recruiting jihadists

    06/17/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies ^ | June 17 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    Remember last week when Hillary Clinton said about the Taliban 5: “These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here.” No ma’am, you are missing the bigger picture here and are therefore not qualified to be president of the United States. We’ve already had a failed “first of” Democrat presidential experiment. These...
  • James Rosen GRILLS State Dept. on why it took so long to capture Benghazi suspect (VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 12:02:36 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 17 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Earlier in the State Department briefing, AP reporter Matt Lee pointed out that Ahmed Abu Khattala was not in hiding as Bin Laden was for so many years, and basically asked why it took so long to capture him, especially when he did several news interviews. Lee got little in response to his question from State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, other than there were a ‘range of factors’ that led to Khattala being captured on Sunday and her reasoning that terrorists would gladly meet with news reporters to get their message out but wouldn’t likely meet with US Special forces...
  • Obama: Capture of Benghazi Mastermind 'a Milestone'

    06/17/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    News Max ^ | June 17 2014 | News Max
    A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. President Barack Obama said Ahmed Abu Khattala, a senior leader of the Benghazi branch of the terror group Ansar al-Shariah in Libya, will "now face the full weight of the American justice system." "The fact that he is now in U.S. custody is a testament to the painstaking efforts of our military, law enforcement, and...
  • BREAKING: Notice Filed in Federal Court on Obama’s Treason Against the US

    06/17/2014 12:22:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 17 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    When Barack Obama made the Bergdahl trade, an obvious breach of U.S. policy to not negotiate with terrorists, many around the country were outraged. The anger has continued to build as information about the rescued Army Sargent has surfaced indicating that he deserted his post and may have been working with the enemy to kill American troops. These actions, coupled with the VA scandal and Benghazi cover up, all which point back to the president, have led some to believe that impeaching the Obama isn’t going to be enough. Many in Congress and across the nation believe the president should...
  • Bergdahl and recruiting (II): It wasn't just the enlistees who learned to dissemble

    06/16/2014 1:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 16, 2014 | Lt. Col. Douglas A. Pryer, U.S. Army and Thomas E. Ricks
    As the political firestorm concerning Sergeant Bowe Berghdahl continues, I am hearing people state as fact that enlistment standards dropped far too low after 9/11, allowing either hardened criminals or, as they claim in Bergdahl's case, men with serious mental issues into the Army. It is a recurring notion that I've read often, and it is an idea that, I believe, is a red herring hiding a profounder and harder reality. After commanding an intelligence company in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, I volunteered for recruiting duty to, hopefully, spend more time with my family. I had no idea what...
  • Statement by U.S. Army on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Investigation

    06/16/2014 12:17:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience. The primary function of this investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain facts and report them to the appointing authority. These types of investigations are not uncommon and serve to establish the facts on the ground following an incident. The investigating officer will...
  • Army general to start investigating how, why Bowe Bergdahl left base

    06/16/2014 12:13:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | Mon June 16, 2014 | Leslie Bentz
    A two-star U.S. Army general will begin investigating this week how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official said. Bergdahl spent five years in captivity until his release May 31, in exchange for five Taliban figures being held at a U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergdahl, 28, returned to the United States -- specifically to an Army medical facility in San Antonio, Texas -- early Friday. Though the investigation begins this week, it's not known when the sergeant will undergo formal questioning. The senior defense...
  • Dueling Bowe Bergdahl Movies in the Works

    06/16/2014 3:30:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Rope of Silicon ^ | June 16, 2014 | Brad Brevet
    Deadline reports there are a pair of films in development centering on recently released Taliban POW Bowe Bergdahl, one with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal and another from Todd Field (Little Children) directing based on the "Rolling Stone" article "America's Last Prisoner of War" written by the late Michael Hastings. The film with Field attached is set up at Fox Searchlight while the other is being set up at Boal's Megan Ellison-supported production house Page One, giving Ellison's Annapurna a first look at Boal's screenplay once completed. That said, it sounds to...
  • Lewis: The real issues regarding the Bergdahl situation

    06/14/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Casper Star-Tribune ^ | June 14, 2014 | Nora Marie Lewis
    Editor: As our dear voluntary soldier Bowe Bergdahl returns to us, let's rejoice with his family. If he chose to walk away in Afghanistan instead of committing suicide, we rejoice. His message reaches us here at home: American soldiers are objecting to multiple deployments and multiple injuries. Those who commit suicide are sending an unheeded message. America's problem at this moment is not judgment of a soldier who has served 5 years imprisonment by terrorists. Let us instead discern what must be done about detainees at Gitmo. Instead of trading them to terrorists, NATO must step up. The 27 other...
  • Nolan: No U.S. soldiers died searching for Bergdahl (MN Democrat)

    06/13/2014 4:43:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Saint Cloud Times | June 13, 2014 | Mark Sommerhauser
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  • EXCLUSIVE - Revealed: Twin sisters lived in fear of Bowe Bergdahl's 'stalker' father "PEEPING TOM"

    06/13/2014 7:51:24 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/13/14 | Staff
    Lacey and Allie Hillman, 31-year-old twin sisters from Hailey, Idaho, went to police after a series of harassing incidents involving Robert (Bob) Bergdahl in 2011 They claim that Bergdahl, a UPS driver, drove by their home 'several times a day' even though he had nothing to pick up or deliver and left 'creepy' notes Allie claims that he once banged on her door and accused her of cheating on him, saying 'What are you two-timing me b****,' even though they never dated or were even friends The sisters claim Bergdahl took a small gnome from their garden and later approached...