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Five of the Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive

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posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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I can’t help but think Bergdahl has offered himself as a sacrificial lamb in order to capacitate the taliban. We really need to stay alert.




posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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Smells fishy, undercover perhaps or CIA gone wrong ?



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 07:20 AM
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Story You Haven't Heard About Bergdahls Desertion

When he deserted, the Army didn't go on a rescue mission.
They had orders to shoot him if they saw him.
That's how sure they were that he had defected and was aiding the enemy.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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The TV press commentators on FOX claimed (five times in 1 broadcast) that Bergdahl's TEARS were probably from "squinting" because of the harsh light of the sun due to the fact that he had been blindfolded. HE WAS NOT BLINDFOLDED (why would they blindfold a friend?) and he can be seen in the video wiping away the tears - the effing tears were from his SADNESS at leaving his 'comrades in arms'. He was NOT their prisoner - he was their collaborator which is most evident as the Taliban approach the van to say their farewells !!! That scenario would have been impossible had the situation been otherwise.

www.youtube.com...




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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
Story You Haven't Heard About Bergdahls Desertion

When he deserted, the Army didn't go on a rescue mission.
They had orders to shoot him if they saw him.
That's how sure they were that he had defected and was aiding the enemy.


Ahhhhh maybe that explains the signing of the non-disclosure documents.

From another earlier response to a similar post -

[I've been] asking this question in my mind over and over - why was everyone who witnessed Bowe Bergdahl's activity right from the very beginning - keep in mind this was his second (or more) AWOL incident - required to sign non-disclosure statements? Being a former military man I happen to know that this is extremely unusual because AWOL/deserters are never protected in this way unless there is something really DEEP going on such as what we saw happening in Benghazi between the executive branch, the military and the CIA.

Its a very important question the answer to which could expose the entire operation. Then of course no one is really asking these kinds of questions - surely not the media. Then we might want to start digging a little deeper into Bergdahl's father as a Talibani Muslim working as a CIA operative.

These are the only kinds of questions that we should be asking if we want to even begin to have the slightest clue as to what's going on with these traitors - from the alleged president all the way on down to the alleged soldier on the ground traitor Bergdahl and his dirt-bag old man who both are collaborators between Obama and the Taliban.

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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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So.......

This means that the White House will be working quickly to get Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi released from a Mexican jail too..........right?

I mean here we have someone who did NOT walk off from their post willinging, but was instead arrested while on leave, who is being held against his will. Who by some accounts is being tortured and treated quite badly in that jail. Who was not actively seeking out people who mean to do others harm, but instead simply made a wrong turn and ended up on the wrong side of the US/Mexican border.

Right? I mean they should be acting quickly for him, yes?

Obama



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
Story You Haven't Heard About Bergdahls Desertion
When he deserted, the Army didn't go on a rescue mission.
They had orders to shoot him if they saw him. That's how sure they were that he had defected and was aiding the enemy.


Thank you very much for the low-down on some really important aspects of this that we most surely would not have heard anything about from the press -
Exclusive: The Story You Haven’t Yet Heard About Bowe Bergdahl’s Desertion
Are you listening, Capitol Hill and America?

Opening paragraph(s) -

My source, who had been up the previous night on a separate raid, was “shaken awake” on the afternoon Bergdahl disappeared. “We were told there was a DUSTWUN (Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown), and to pack for a three-hour assault. We received a brief that Bergdahl was missing, and we were going to get him. … Sometime after dark we boarded CH-47′s to assault an objective thought to contain Bergdahl. We never made it to the landing zone, as the helicopters took very heavy fire on approach to the objective and had to divert.”
The soldier’s Focused Targeting Force (FTF) platoon was not told that it was being diverted to OP MEST. When they landed, he said, “We thought we were in enemy territory, so I recall my friends and I screaming ‘Vehicles’ and preparing to engage with the LAW and SMAW-D rockets we carried. We soon realized the lights were from RG-31 and Maxpro MRAPs, friendly vehicles, and de-escalated the situation. The CH-47′s had dropped us off at OP MEST and did not relay that information.”
With that near-disaster over, the soldier recounted: “We averaged 18 to 22 kilometers a day on foot, clearing house to house, room to room looking for Bergdahl. … We even went as far as rappelling down wells and crawling through tunnels to look for him.” The standard procedure for recapturing Bergdahl was not “normal,” the soldier noted. “He was very good with knives, and trained to throw and fight hand-to-hand with knives. We did not know the mental state of Bergdahl at the time. All we knew was he left on his own, he caused us lots of hardship, and if we entered a room and saw him, we would put him down because he could attack us.”
On the morning of July 4, 2009, the soldier recalled, “we assaulted several objectives looking for Bergdahl. … We executed the mission without incident and were waiting to be exfiltrated. Our aircraft were in sight when they turned and flew in the opposite direction. At the time we did not know why, but we were stranded. The enemy took advantage of Bergdahl’s capture and attacked numerous outposts that morning.”



Read more at www.westernjournalism.com...



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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Very interesting story - Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl’s Release
TIME [magazine] talks to Taliban commanders who were involved in the exchange.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl waits in a pick-up truck before he is freed at the Afghan border, in this still image from video released June 4, 2014.
Please be aware that the deserter/collaborator is seen here wiping away tears of sorrow on his departure as he leaves his very close friends - the leadership of theTaliban.

Opening paragraph(s)

In the days and hours leading up to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last week, his Taliban captors in Pakistan prepared for a big sendoff. Those selected to physically hand Bergdahl over to U.S. officials at a pre-arranged location on the other side of the border in Afghanistan rehearsed the messages they wanted to convey to the American people. A videographer was assigned to cover the event, for propaganda purposes. And those closest to Bergdahl commissioned a local tailor to make him a set of the local tunic and trousers in white, which, given as a gift, denotes a gesture of respect.

“You know we are also human beings and have hearts in our bodies,” a senior Taliban commander affiliated with the Haqqani network, which was holding Bergdahl captive, tells TIME. “We are fighting a war against each other, in which [the Americans] kill us and we kill them. But we did whatever we could to make [Bergdahl] happy.”

The commander, who has been known to TIME for several years and has consistently supplied reliable information about Bergdahl’s captivity, is not authorized by his superiors to speak the media, so he has asked not to be identified by name. The commander spoke to TIME by telephone from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl, who was the only known remaining U.S. prisoner of war from the long conflict in Afghanistan, had learned basic Pashto during his incarceration, and had made several friends among his Taliban captors, according to the commander. The tunic set, along with the woven scarf that can also be worn as a turban, but is draped across Bergdahl’s shoulders in the Taliban video documenting his release, was a parting gift designed to demonstrate no personal ill will, says the commander: “We wanted him to return home with good memories.”

Bergdahl’s release, as part of the first prisoner exchange between the United States and the Taliban in 13 years of war, was the culmination of a two-and-a-half-year process marred by Taliban intransigence and Afghan government meddling that eventually saw the near simultaneous transfer of five top-level Taliban officials from detention in Guantanamo bay to a form of house arrest in Qatar. The outcome has sparked fierce criticism from Republicans in Congress.



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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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Conservatives have shown they can be the biggest hypocrites and have the shortest memories of any political affiliation around:










George W. Bush released over 500 Gitmo "detainees" - one of whom has been linked to the Benghazi attack. The outrage from Conservatives over this? Zilch!






When all else fails: CHARACTER ASSASSINATION!



Let's not forget how McCain, the biggest critic of this, got his own freedom back - The US quit the entire war and gave in to communist North Vietnam to get POWs back in "Operation Homecoming" - THOUSANDS of Viet Cong were sent back to VietNam to continue the fight against the USA.






Looks as though the GOP Puppet Masters can't have any of their party members showing some compassion for a returning POW: notice the tweets were deleted within minutes once the puppet masters saw them.



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Talk about hypocrisy ... this was McCain just a few months ago:


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Sorry, but American politics are as diseased and sick as it's ever been - blame the corporate billionaires using dark money to keep the American people so off-balance they can't attempt to interfere with corporatism and profiteering. Seriously - American conservatives are now ATTACKING an American POW, just as a means of waging a proxy political fight against a liberal president. Disgusting.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Macabe

Gee, maybe you should go read the news instead of political satire and memes.

If you had you'd spot two things at the very least:

1) There are a lot of DEMOCRATS that are also upset about this (sorry, but it's not just a GOP thing).

2) If Obama is so concerned about getting American solders back.....why is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi still sitting in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn?????



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

If I can butt in: Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is not a POW. He drove into Mexico carrying firearms - very illegal thing to do. He's held there on a criminal charge. Soldiers/sailors who get arrested, even overseas, on criminal complaints are not POWs. The fact this escapes you amazes me.
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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: FairAndBalanced

Incredible that now our nation people are in more danger than ever with further kidnappings thanks to the President stupidity and this piece of crap deserter is crying because he is losing his friends.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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Did the Haqqani get cash as part of the deal. That's what they wanted before Taliban got involved.

www.freerepublic.com...

Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) transmitted a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking if the Obama administration authorized any payment to the Haqqani Network terrorist group in exchange for U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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Bergdahl declared jihad, fraternized with captors, secret documents show
By James Rosen

Published June 05, 2014 FoxNews.com

This article allows us a deeper insight into the mind of B Bergdahl and from the looks of it the CIA had been tracking Bergdahl for several years and was fully aware of his traitorous way and its now impossible for the Obama regime to remain in denial as to the true nature of the character we are dealing with here. He was obviously a risk to his fellow soldiers before and after his desertion and collaboration with the enemy.
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• EXCLUSIVE:SECRET DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY FOX NEWS reveal that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his Taliban captors and declared himself a 'mujahid,' or warrior for Islam, although after an attempted escape he was confined to a metal cage.
• Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl? Hill sources skeptical of latest reason for keeping deal secret
• Bergdahl improving, but yet to speak to parents, Pentagon officials say | Obama digs in on Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade
• Taliban reportedly 'encouraged' to kidnap more US soldiers | OPINION: How do Obama, Reagan's records compare?

Opening paragraphs:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.

The reports indicate that Bergdahl's relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, "he became much more of an accepted fellow" than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry a gun at times.
The documents show that Bergdahl at one point escaped his captors for five days and was kept, upon his re-capture, in a metal cage, like an animal. In addition, the reports detail discussions of prisoner swaps and other attempts at a negotiated resolution to the case that appear to have commenced as early as the fall of 2009.

The reports are rich in on-the-ground detail -- including the names and locations of the Haqqani commanders who ran the 200-man rotation used to guard the Idaho native -- and present the most detailed view yet of what Bergdahl's life over the past five years has been like. These real-time dispatches were generated by the Eclipse Group, a shadowy private firm of former intelligence officers and operatives that has subcontracted with the Defense Department and prominent corporations to deliver granular intelligence on terrorist activities and other security-related topics, often from challenging environments in far-flung corners of the globe.

The group is run by Duane R. ("Dewey") Clarridge, a former senior operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s best known for having been indicted for lying to Congress about his role in the tangled set of events that became known as the Iran-Contra scandal. He was pardoned by the first President Bush in December 1992 while on trial. A New York Times profile of Clarridge published in January 2011 disclosed the contractual relationship Eclipse had with the Pentagon, through subcontractors, and reported further that Clarridge's activities had included efforts to help find Bergdahl.

Clarridge told Fox News his group enjoyed a subcontract from U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, from November 2009 through May 31, 2010, and that after the contract was terminated, he invested some $50,000 of his own money to maintain the network of informants that had yielded such detailed accounts of Bergdahl's status.

Clarridge further told Fox News that by the end of 2010, he had furnished at least 13 of these detailed SITREPs, or situation reports, that his network generated about Bergdahl to Brig. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., who in April 2010 was named director of intelligence, at the J-2 level, at CENTCOM. Clarridge said Eclipse SITREP # 3023, dated Aug. 23, 2012 -- in which a member of the Haqqani network, said to be close to Bergdahl's captors, reported that the American prisoner had declared himself a "mujahid" -- was among the reports provided to Ashley.


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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: FairAndBalanced

McCain said all kinds of things in captivity. Almost every PoW does. You can't hold actions taken quite likely under duress against someone.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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The Taliban also claimed Bergdahl was teaching them to make explosives and IEDs. It's propaganda, plain and simple. They made similar claims with other captives.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Macabe



Remember,,

Article II
of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president and charges him with the execution of federal law,

Article II, Section 3 states that the president “shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

The Constitution defines treason in Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

If Bergdahl is convicted or treason...then,, President Obama,,has indeed given, Aid and Comfort,, to the enemy.

Catch 22 i guess.



posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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I think the hypocrisy of those talking about "Oh, he broke the law" is incredible.

Congress assembled broke the Supreme Law of the Land when it passed the Patriot Act's assault on the Fourth Amendment.

Congress assembled broke the law when it passed the NDAA amendment which nullified Habeas Corpus.

And many other times, has Congress assembled broke the law.

Rank hypocrisy, and pure political theater.




posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Macabe

Nice attempt at introducing US partisanship. The propaganda pictures might have convinced me had they not been so inaccurate and misleading.

This is, apparently, what partisan hacks do when they can't do anything else.

Why is it so hard to step up like a man and make the claim your boy did the right thing? Why, instead, do you have to reach back into history, and try to cast aspersions onto the other side's boy? Could it be that you don't truly believe YOURS DID do the right thing, and have to try to mask that by attempting to hide it behind the other guy's actions?

News flash: if you believe the Other Guy did the wrong thing, that doesn't make yours right when you try to justify his actions by using what you believe to be the Other Guy's WRONG actions....



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 05:15 AM
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a reply to: BobAthome

And that is why the non-disclosure and that is why they are trying to convince people he is a hero.

Now can we decide this president needs impeached?
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