“For one US Sgt the Taliban are getting back
- A senior Taliban military commander
- Their deputy minister of intelligence
- Their army chief of staff
- Their governor of the Herat province and former interior minister
- and a senior Taliban figure and security official.
Can you imagine what they could have gotten for a 2nd Lt?” – Da Tech Guy
“Our outlaw president has taken it upon himself to ignore the law and oversee a prisoner trade between our country and Al Qaeda that is so one-sided as to once again demonstrate to the world that in the Obama White House, ineptitude is the acceptable standard of performance.” – Russ Vaughn
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. And never trust a Democrat with the national security. In the most hare-brained deal since Boston sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, Barack Obama has illegally swapped five senior Taliban killers for one American soldier of questionable judgement and suspect loyalty. Well, I suppose it’s only fitting – Obama’s own judgement and loyalty have been suspected for quite some time.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last known American POW, was freed after five years in captivity — an ordeal that began and ended in Afghanistan under a shroud of mystery.
The Taliban turned over Bergdahl Saturday morning to US special forces in exchange for five notorious Islamic militants who had been held at Guantanamo Bay …At least one of the prisoners, ranking Taliban leader Khairullah Khairkhwa, had direct ties to Osama bin Laden. (The bizarre tale of America’s last known POW)
Anyone who has analyzed objectively Barack Obama’s actions instead of his words might reasonably wonder if his purpose was not so much in repatriating Bergdahl as in freeing the entire Taliban brain trust prior to his summary withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
Clare Lopez is a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, and a friend of mine. She emailed me this morning a very poignant analysis that only someone knowing language and Islam could ascertain. She wrote:
“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.” (Allen B. West)