I am thinking that unless something truly significant breaks concerning Bowe Bergdahl that this will be my last post about him for a while. He is rapidly becoming an all around despicable character and the story being told by the Obama White House is a LIE!
Soldier’s release began as part of peace process
WASHINGTON — For 2 1/2 years, the Obama administration maneuvered to make negotiations to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl the start of a larger peace process for Afghanistan, one that would ease the U.S. exit from the country.
But by the time President Barack Obama called the emir of Qatar last week to obtain an assurance from the Arab leader that the five Taliban detainees released from Guantánamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl would not be able to conduct operations from the tiny peninsula in the Persian Gulf, the president’s objectives were vastly reduced.
Instead of a broad peace accord, Obama had decided on a straight prisoner swap.
Obama’s team, fearing that their leverage and their ability to gather intelligence would be vastly reduced after most U.S. troops return from Afghanistan at the end of this year, believed this could well be what one senior official called “a last chance” to retrieve Bergdahl. A video of him, provided by the Taliban as “proof of life” six months ago, reinforced the fear that the 28-year-old prisoner’s condition was deteriorating. SOURCE
At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious; someone in this brouhaha is a no good liar and is making it up as things progress. I don’t want to cast aspersions at Barack Hussein Obama or his loathsome minions, but if the shoe fits.
Deteriorating health huh? Well, OK, maybe so, maybe Obama wants Bergdahl to come back to America and get well so he can be the new spokesman for ObamaCare. Would that come as a big surprise if it DID happen? Yes, that IS sarcasm.
The Obama administration was concerned with Bowe Bergdahl’s health? That was the reason Obama gave up 5 high level Taliban *shot callers*? Then I wonder why this story is out and about now? Pentagon knew Bergdahl’s whereabouts but didn’t risk rescue for ‘deserter’.
The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times — down to how many gunmen were guarding him — but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn’t want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a “deserter,” sources familiar with the mission plans said.
“Leave No Man Behind”, that is part of the creed of ALL United States military branches and is a part of everyone that ever served.
Many times more troops were lost fulfilling that creed, it’s what our troops do and what we as a nation believe in, but troops aren’t going to risk their lives to rescue someone that is a deserter or a traitor.
According to the story from the Washington Times the Army KNEW that Bergdahl was a deserter and NOT a Prisoner of War as has been claimed for a very long time now. Many of us that have an idea of how the military works already knew, or we seriously suspected this to be the case.
You see, had SGT. Bowe Bergdahl truly been a POW, the military, Spec/Ops guys, would have moved heaven and earth and would have done everything in their power to get Bergdahl back.
If you have ANY doubt about that, any doubt at all; ask someone that served, ask and be prepared for an honest, heart-felt message regarding honor, duty, country and most of all, God and the Brotherhood of Arms.
From the original story:
For congressional Republicans, the exchange fit a larger narrative about Obama’s foreign policy — that once again he had ignored Congress by not notifying it 30 days in advance of any release from Guantánamo, and that once again he had been outwitted by a wily adversary.
I can’t begin to fathom the sheer ignorance of Barack Hussein Obama and his idea of what *foreign policy* is.
I know full well what operational security is, I have had to exercise it right here on the blog a few times when I had been made privy to Police and/or Military stories when I was given a *heads up* about something that was going to break and that’s why I am not buying the idea that Obama had to bypass Congress to pull off this prisoner swap.
Members of Congress have clearances I am guessing, some may even have Top Secret clearance, maybe higher than that. Obama only needed to invoke an order of secrecy and then attempt to get Congressional clearance for this exchange. I’m thinking that Obama knew going in that he wasn’t about to get Congressional approval, and in true Obama fashion, abused the power of his office and ordered it done anyway.
I have to admit; I don’t know chapter and verse what law(s) exactly were violated by the Obama administration in this action, but many sources are saying that the POTUS is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any transfer of terrorists from the U.S. detention facility.
If that makes Obama guilty then Congress needs to take the bull by the horns and make a true believer in Law and Order out of Obama, but sadly, it won’t happen until after the election in November, and only then if the GOP can hold the House and retain the Senate.
It’s only been a week or so since the latest Obama foreign policy fumble took place, the *accidental outing* of the name of a CIA Station Chief in Afghanistan.
I don’t believe that Obama and Company had ample time to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl to coincide with some lame attempt to deflect attention away from that little faux pas, but you have to wonder just what HAS happened, what is about to break that a story such as this would give Obama and his regime some serious and much needed cover.
I don’t guess we ever really know anymore, you see, the *most transparent administration* in history looks about as muddy as the Mississippi River at New Orleans.