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  • BLACK PATRIOT DOWN

    02/22/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 33 replies
    FrontPagemag.com ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Lloyd Billinngsley
    Fred Cherry defied Communist torture and leftist stereotypes. Fred Cherry, the African American U.S. Air Force pilot who spent seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, has passed away at 87. With all due respect to Joe Louis, Fred Cherry was the real Brown Bomber.
  • Fred Cherry, Vietnam POW for seven years, dies at 87

    02/20/2016 7:27:24 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/2016 | Bart Barnes
    Fred V. Cherry, an Air Force fighter pilot, was downed by enemy fire over North Vietnam in 1965, and he spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war.
  • T-Mobile store employee shoots 2 armed robbery suspects (Chicago)

    01/13/2016 8:18:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story. "I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee," said Neil Tadros, store...
  • Listen to this freaky recording that is used to train elite soldiers to survive (TRUNC)

    12/19/2015 1:50:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By Amanda Macias
    Anyone who has ever attended the US Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school will never forget Rudyard Kipling's poem "Boots," according to SERE graduate and Navy veteran Ward Carroll. Carroll, who attended SERE in 1984, particularly remembers Kipling reciting his poem "Boots" over and over again in a very haunting voice while he was detained in a small cell. SERE school is designed to train US troops on how to survive if they are captured and tortured. Recruits enter a simulated prisoner of war camp that retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb explained was a "boot camp on steroids," in...
  • Korean War Atrocities: Interviews with Prisoners of War Documentary Film

    12/09/2015 10:09:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | n.d. | The Big Picture, U.S. Army, Signal Corps Pictorial Center
    The US reported that North Korea mistreated prisoners of war: soldiers were beaten, starved, put to forced labor, marched to death, and summarily executed. The KPA killed POWs at the battles for Hill 312, Hill 303, the Pusan Perimeter, and Daejeon—discovered during early after-battle mop-up actions by the UN forces. Later, a US Congress war crimes investigation, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee of the Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations reported that "... two-thirds of all American prisoners of war in Korea died as a result of war crimes." Although the...
  • Israel to honor late US soldier who protected Jews at Nazi POW camp

    12/02/2015 6:49:06 AM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/15
    JERUSALEM – The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more than 1,000 Americans captives to step forward with him and brazenly pronounced: "We are all Jews here." He would not waver, even with a pistol to his head, and his captors eventually backed down. Seventy years later, the Knoxville, Tennessee, native is being posthumously recognized...
  • Over 1200 Days as a Japanese POW of Robert Enson Russell pt.1 of 2

    09/03/2015 4:13:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Robert Enson Russel and Family
    In 1972 my great uncle sat down and wrote an 80 pg. handwritten personal history of his time in World War II as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. From May of 1942 until August 15th of 1945, 1200 days as a POW, he survived one day at a time. He surrendered with his group on the island of Corregidor, and spent time in Bilibid prison, Cabanatuan, Palawan, and a journey to Japan on the horrible Oyoku Maru near the end of the war. Uncle Bob was a true American hero. A few years ago my father James Blair...
  • (Clifford Shack's TheRapeOfJustice) Japanese Prisoner of War Camps 1942-1945

    09/01/2015 9:30:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Clifford Shack's TheRapeOfJustice YouTube account ^ | December 12, 2011 | Clifford Shack TheRapeOfJustice
    Japanese Prisoner of War Camps 1942-1945 [includes a Dutch film about the Japanese fake propaganda film]
  • Rescued POW Jessica Lynch: 'I feel very blessed'

    07/25/2015 6:41:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Urban
    ... The crash left her with broken bones in her back, a compound fracture of her left femur and a mangled right foot. In captivity, the Iraqis removed her femur and replaced it with a 1940s rod that was made for a man. "I woke up with four or five Iraqi men staring at me and didn't know where I was or where my company was," Lynch said. "I laid there in fear." An infection set in in her leg, and she said her captives wanted to amputate. "I cried and begged them to please stop and to leave me...
  • Unz Review LewRockwell.com - McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/23/2015 10:58:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/no_author/mccains-pow-cover-up/ ^ | Unz Review May 25, 2010 LewRockwell.com July 21, 2015 | By Sydney Schanberg The Unz Review
    Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanbergs explosive story.
  • New national GOP frontrunner: McCain is a hero, and if there was a misunderstanding,

    07/21/2015 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Journal calls it Trump’s attempt to make peace with the GOP after two days of heavy breathing over the McCain comments. It’s not an apology, but Mediaite is right that it’s probably as close as he gets to an apology. Which is good, because only RINOs apologize. He insists here that he didn’t really say what everyone heard him say this past weekend about McCain, which is interesting given that Trump fans have spent the last three days claiming that what he said was correct. Trump keeps pointing in interviews to this “fact check” by Sharyl Attkisson, who took...
  • POW case haunts McCain's image as war hero

    07/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    Though he immediately backtracked, presidential candidate Donald Trump reopened the controversy over Sen. John McCains service during the Vietnam War and his subsequent handling of the post-war POW issue by questioning whether the Arizona Republican should be regarded as a hero. McCain, whose father and grandfather were four-star Navy admirals, has been commended throughout his career in the Senate for enduring five-and-a-half years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison in North Vietnam. But various critics, including Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sydney H. Schanberg, have charged that McCain, working with fellow Vietnam veteran and then-Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., suppressed information about...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/21/2015 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Homer1 · 13 replies
    Theamericanconsetvative.com ^ | 7/1/2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didnt return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • Trump Is Still Right (McCain)

    07/21/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The latest media-generated "blowup" is from The Donald saying that McCain isn't a real war hero. Well, he's not folks. You don't become a war hero by being captured by the enemy. You might become one through what you did before or after that, but the act of being captured itself doesn't qualify because you don't choose that. McCain is not a war hero because there was nothing particularly valorous about his service. Moreover, and at least as important, what he did to his first wife was viperous, not valorous. Carol McCain is a war hero. She stuck with her...
  • The wife of a Vietnam POW/MIA has gotten nothing but lies from the U.S. government

    07/20/2015 9:11:39 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 40 replies
    http://www.vietnow.com ^ | Carol Hrdlicka
    ...His jet was hit by ground fire, and David was forced to eject, parachuting into a valley near a village. As his parachute deployed, his wingman watched him descend, and saw him captured as he landed. Davids capture in Laos was published in a North Vietnamese newspaper, Quan Nahn Dan... One of the committees I testified before was the 1992 Senate Select Committee Hearings on POW/MIA. John Kerry and John McCain did everything to keep the truth from coming out and ignored all the evidence. Three former Secretaries of Defense testified that men had been left behind, but Kerry and...
  • Mr. Trumps curious remark about John McCains time as a POW: Misstep or trap?

    07/20/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What could Donald Trump have been thinking when he said John McCain was not a war hero? Certainly he must have known it would lead to the end of a political career but the question now is: Whose political career? The media even the putatively conservative New York Post is gleefully saying, Trump is toast after insult: McCain not a war hero Don Voyage! Is this true; or is this media wishful thinking so they can go back to telling us how wonderful Jeb Bush is? Wishful thinking is a dangerous thing in all walks of life...
  • 70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs

    07/19/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.At the solemn ceremony hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, James Murphy of Santa Maria, California, accepted the apology he had sought for 70 years on behalf of U.S. POWs from executives of Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
  • POW War Heroes and Mr. Trump

    07/19/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 7/19/2015 | David Zincavage
    When the last colliery in the Region closed in 1954, my father borrowed several thousand dollars to pay the bribe necessary to gain entry to the Steamfitters Union. The nearest construction work was far away in Westchester County, New York. My father worked on various construction jobs in Westchester, commuting home only on weekends, until he retired in the late 1970s. When I got to be a teenager, my father was able to pull strings to get me work as a helper on construction. One of the regular journeyman plumbers I used to work with was a thin, depressive Polish...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Washington Post Smeared Donald Trump; Misrepresented His Comments on John McCain

    07/19/2015 10:50:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Republican elites and the liberal media are piling on GOP front-runner Donald Trump today after his comments yesterday on Sen. John McCain. Trump attacked John McCain after the Arizona senator called Trumps conservative supporters a bunch of crazies.Here is Trumps full speech from yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJNfbthf9GA Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defended Donald Trump today after the media onslaught over his comments on Saturday. Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting?An article in the Washington...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-up

    07/19/2015 10:45:18 AM PDT · by capecodder · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didnt return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • Donald Trump Says McCain No War Hero: I Like People Who Werent Captured

    07/18/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 296 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-18-2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump escalated his feud with Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain Saturday in a way that probably wasn’t the most politically astute.Appearing at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Trump decided to make the case that McCain is not a war hero. Asked by moderator Frank Luntz why he would call a war hero like McCain a “loser,” Trump replied, “He’s not a war hero.”“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people who weren’t captured, I hate to tell you.”McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison where he...
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • The Un-American Hero: The Crimes of John McCain

    02/03/2015 6:11:57 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2/2/2015 | Brandon Turbeville
    On Thursday January 29, 2015, famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger was once again scheduled to address the US Senate Armed Services Committee. Because the tradition of allowing some of the most bloodthirsty killers, traitors, and psychopaths to address members of Congress or provide them with marching orders is par for the course in Washington, Kissingers appearance should have come as no surprise to anyone. Nor should it have come as a surprise that this committee boasted a terrorist sympathizer and notorious color revolution artist like John McCain as a member. What was surprising, however, was that this particular address saw...
  • Captured By Grace [28 minute movie]

    01/18/2015 3:47:59 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Billy Grahan assoc. ^ | Ja. 2015 | Billy Grahan assoc.
    Captured By Grace [video at link] Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned bombardier, survived a plane crash and prisoner of war camps during WWII. He returned a hero, but his greatest battle was yet to come.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Stalag 17 (1953)

    09/12/2014 6:23:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Billy Wilder's classic drama-comedy about a gang of American airmen being held in a German POW camp. William Holden stars as the cynical, wheeler-dealer JJ Sefton, with great supporting cast work from Don Taylor, Neville Brand, and especially Peter Graves.
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Militants held captives Ukrainians "corridor of shame"

    08/24/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    www.pravda.com.ua ^ | Sunday, 24 September 2014, 14: 43
    Sunday, 24 September 2014, 14: 43 In Donetsk, pro-Russian guerrillas held captive Ukrainians "corridor of shame" instead of the parade to the day of celebration for the independence of Ukraine. In Donetsk, the militants held a parade of prisoners " Only once hear someone shouting "glory to Ukraine!". The captives were under escort. Prisoners of war fighters in Donetsk, 24 September. Photo from nstagrama Alexander exactly Kotsa Prisoners DNRvcv The prisoners held by terrorists, Donetsk on the 53rd anniversary of independence of Ukraine. Prisoners under escort by terrorist militants fighters in Donetsk At 14.00 in the Centre of Donetsk began...
  • Historic photos capture the biggest prisoner escape attempt during WWII...

    08/22/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 23rd August 2014 | Emily Crane
    In the dead of the night 70 years ago, more than 1,000 Japanese men stormed the barbed wire perimeter fences of Cowra prisoner of war camp in central NSW. Armed with improvised weapons including baseball bats and sharpened kitchen knives, hundreds of Japanese prisoners overcame machine gun posts in what would become the biggest POW escape of World War II. The mass breakout at the detention camp on August 5, 1944 resulted in a 10-day manhunt as Australian soldiers and police searched for hundreds of armed escapees roaming the Cowra countryside, 300km west of Sydney. A total of 359 Japanese...
  • Britain's oldest WWII prisoner of war dies just days after his 100th birthday

    08/10/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/2014 | Steph Cockroft
    The man believed to be Britain's oldest surviving prisoner of war, who was held captive at the camp immortalized in The Great Escape, has died five days after turning 100. Sergeant Reginald Drake was one of the few remaining British survivors of the infamous Stalag Luft III camp in Zagan, Poland, where 76 men attempted to escape to their freedom in 1944. The airman was based there for 11 months, during the four years he was held captive by Germans during the Second World War. Sgt Drake was captured in August 1941, after his bomber was shot down and crash-landed...
  • Terrorists abduct wounded soldiers from hospital

    07/14/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 14.07.2014 0000016:54 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 14 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) abducted two wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the regional hospital's burn center, the OstroV online edition reported citing a source with the hospital.
  • Russian revenge: Ukrainian female officer faces court in Voronezh amid Ukrainian military's success

    07/09/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | July 9, 2014, 1:02 p.m. | Ivan Verstyuk
    Russia is not doing a very good job lately in hiding its connections with separatists in the Donbas. Nadiya Savchenko, female officer of Ukrainian army's Aydar unit who was captured in Luhansk Oblast on June 17, was transferred to prison in Voronezh, a Russian city not far from the border with Ukraine, reported television news program TSN. Savchenko is being suspected in the murder of Russian journalists while participating in Ukraines antiterrorist operation, though local prosecutors have not come up with an official accusation yet, the senior lieutenants Russian lawyer said. However, her younger sister Vira said that the Voronezh...
  • Fresno Deputies: Man Crashes Stolen Truck Used In Burglary, Steals Other Truck As Owner Shoots

    06/11/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ryan Harris
    FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) -- A parolee is on the run after Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies say he used a stolen truck to take stuff from a business and then dodged bullets from another one of his victims. 28-year-old Randy Grill's criminal odyssey began Wednesday morning when investigators say the man filled the back of that stolen truck with stuff from a business near Kearney and Valentine. People saw him and chased him out of the neighborhood. As he ran, he blew through a stop sign not far away and crashed into a car there. That person chased after him until...
  • The curious case of Bob Bergdahls apparent tweet to the Taliban (had ONGOING contact with Taliban!)

    06/04/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2014 | Abby Phillip
    ...Bergdahl apparently published a tweet last week about Guantanamos detainees. Except this tweet was directed at a Taliban spokesman... I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners, the tweet said... And he has said he maintains constant e-mail contact with a Taliban member with knowledge of his sons whereabouts.
  • Bergdahls Former Roommates Paint Different Picture of him

    06/04/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    ABC News Radio ^ | 6-4-14 | ABC News Radio
    "But Sherry Horton knows a different Bergdahl than the one the world has come to see in the chilling proof of life videos the Taliban released. "He's a very interesting guy, he was very quiet, he was an observer," Horton said. Horton, the artistic director of Sun Valley Ballet in Idaho, said she was Bergdahl's ballet teacher and later, she became his roommate in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when he was about 18 or 19 years old. She describes Bergdahl as someone who was interested in mixed martial arts, culture, languages and learning new things. "He was a wonderful...
  • Bergdahl Never Listed By Pentagon As Prisoner Of War

    06/03/2014 4:13:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    In his five years of captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was never listed by the Pentagon as a prisoner of war. Nor has the U.S. applied that term to any of its Taliban prisoners including the five senior Taliban figures who were released last weekend from detention at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Bergdahls freedom. A look at how that process works:
  • Getting worse by the hour: FNC reports Bergdahl renounced US citizenship

    06/03/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 214 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12:17 pm on June 3, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    " John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl Follow If confirmed, this would be a bit of a game-changer. 9:52 AM - 3 Jun 2014" That’s putting it mildly. If this report from Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is true, the Bergdahl affair just got a whole lot stickier: "Jenna Lee ✔ @Jennafnc Follow Great reporting from @JenGriffinFNC - new report: Berghdal left behind a note renouncing American citizenship...developing... 9:43 AM - 3 Jun 2014" "David Shor @IshYimini Follow OMG. https://twitter.com/jennafnc/status/473852493286633472 … he left us behind. This is a game changer. He should be happy we didn't drone him. 9:53 AM -...
  • Only Obama Would Exchange Five Terrorists For A Deserter

    Over the weekend President Obama secured the release of a soldier captured by the Taliban. Bowe Bergdahl had been a POW for five years. In order to secure his release Obama gave up five militant Islamic terrorists being held at Gitmo. One of them had direct ties to Osama bin Laden. It seems an extraordinary price to pay for the release of one American POW. Obama has never been known as much of a negotiator, this is further evidence of his lack of negotiating skill. It looks even worse when one considers Bergdahl was likely a deserter. Releasing anyone from...
  • American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story...

    06/01/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/1/2014 | Soopermexican
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. [Explicit language below.] The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowes capture as I originally posted on my blog. Towards the end of his story,...
  • Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as 'Great Victory'

    06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory' Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory." The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009. A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site. Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help...
  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners tweet from account of released soldiers father deleted

    06/01/2014 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy has reported, President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. Recently, a tweet was published from the account of Bowe Bergdahls father, Robert, which stated a desire to see all Gitmo detainees released. Heres the tweet from Bob Bergdahls account, which was published May 28 and deleted Saturday night (at the time of publication the deletion of the tweet has not been acknowledged on the account): @ABalkhi I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of...
  • Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahls desertion problem

    06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahls desertion problem By Michelle Malkin May 31, 2014 08:51 PM While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction. Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahls disappearance. Heres a flashback from my July 20, 2009 blog post:
  • POW dads bizarre deleted tweet raises questions about Obamas prisoner swap

    06/01/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/1/14 | Joe Saunders
    A Twitter posting by the father of the serviceman released from Taliban captivity Saturday in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is raising deep questions about what exactly the Obama administration did to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of Afghanistan. Heres the tweet, which Robert Bergdahl posted May 28 before his sons release and deleted Saturday, according to Twitchy.com. Whatever else it might be, God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen! doesnt sound like a rousing call to patriotism. ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman. Its important...
  • US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    05/31/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 50 replies
    washington AP ^ | May 31, 2014 | JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban
  • Bergdahl released, but there is a dark cloud in the silver lining

    05/31/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Bearingdrift ^ | 5/31/14 | JR Hoeft
    There is nothing more awesome than knowing that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban after serving in captivity for five years. Bergdahl represents the American fighting spirit. Has survived his ordeal. And he will return home to Idaho with honor. Having received training on how to survive captivity several times, I remember that we were always taught to maintain hope that no matter what our government would come get us. That we would never be forgotten. That, at some point, we would regain our freedom. That has happened today. However, has there been a cost with the...
  • Mexico officials treated jailed Marine like POW?

    05/29/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-28-14 | Greta VanSusteren
    May. 28, 2014 - 5:27 - Marine who served beside Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he claims prison officials chained him to a bed, treated him like the 'worst gun smuggler' #MarineHeldinMexico
  • Mark Schultz - Letters From War (Video)

    04/18/2014 10:59:22 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 19 2007 | Mark Schultz
    My son first heard this song during services at boot camp. (He graduated one week ago.) He played this for me yesterday, in the car, while I was driving. I literally had to bite my tongue to keep from crying, behind the wheel, of the car I was driving. A Dodge Challenger, by the way. Rented. Trying to get on the freeway. While biting my tongue.
  • Air Force Decides Bible Too Controversial To Memorialize MIAs, POWs

    04/05/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    No Honor Allowed for POW/MIA Display e Missing Man Table is a semi-official place of honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members. The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance, originally growing out of US concern for the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. The display consists of small table with a white table cloth, an inverted glass, a plate with a lemon and salt, a single rose and yellow ribbon. To a few the most offensive part of the display is the Bible. Patrick Air Force Base...
  • Air Force removes Bible from POW-MIA display

    03/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty. The single biggest frustration Ive had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force, the general told lawmakers. It is not true. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told me the Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty. If thats true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man...
  • Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89

    03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff
    The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • TALIBAN SAYS IT SUSPENDS TALKS ON US SOLDIER

    02/22/2014 10:25:55 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2014 | KATHY GANNON
    The spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban says they have suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay. In a terse emailed statement Sunday, Zabihullah Mujahed blamed the "current complex political situation in the country" for the suspension of what was considered the best chance of securing Bergdahl's freedom since his capture in 2009. It is the first official acknowledgement of indirect talks with the U.S. to free Bergdahl. Bergdahl, 27, of Hailey, Idaho, was last seen in a video released in December, footage...