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Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:07:32 PM »
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BERGDAHL_THREATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-05-12-54-32

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public before it happened. That's according to three congressional officials who spoke to The Associated Press.

The officials said Thursday that the threat - not just concerns that the captive's health might be failing -drove the Obama administration to quickly make a deal to rescue Bergdahl. The threat had been transmitted by Qatari officials at the height of the negotiations.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was referring in part to the threat when he said Sunday that "there was a question about his safety," the officials told the senators in a closed-door briefing on Wednesday.


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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 01:09:20 PM »
then why didn't they tell us this at the very beginning?  Interesting really....why say anything now? They must be getting heat from someplace, surely not their base???


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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 01:13:45 PM »
Bull$#!t.
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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 01:14:37 PM »
And yet a Marine in Mexico has been stripped, beaten and chained and there's no concern for his life??? 

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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 01:38:35 PM »
They will keep trying anything until is gets us infidels to just shut up and leave the poor president alone...

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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 01:48:06 PM »
Another pile, thrown against the wall to see if it sticks.  Internal polls must be awful..

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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 02:01:15 PM »
Some things just leave you speechless. 


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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 02:04:44 PM »
Why on Earth would the Taliban do something like that?

They stood to gain five commanders back in trade for one deserter.

Why would they be concerned about the timing of the news story and the opinion of the American people?

Why screw up such a beautiful trade over something they couldn't give less of a shit about?
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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 02:13:48 PM »
Wow.  They're just throwing anything at the wall hoping it sticks.   :dx1:
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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 02:14:29 PM »
Why on Earth would the Taliban do something like that?

They stood to gain five commanders back in trade for one deserter.

Why would they be concerned about the timing of the news story and the opinion of the American people?

Why screw up such a beautiful trade over something they couldn't give less of a shit about?

Exactly!!  This one makes no sense at all....  "Yes, now if you let a word leak out before this is done, we will kill our hostage and there will be NO DEAL!!"

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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 02:29:22 PM »


KEEP TRYING .....

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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 03:28:52 PM »
Feb 2014

Looks to me like Obama's own WH leaked it months ago.  :pondering:

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-He was captured in 2009 and the Taliban initially demanded $1 million for his release

-Pentagon press secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby said on Friday 'this has gone on too long'

Obama administration 'to offer Taliban 5 Gitmo prisoners in exchange for last Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl who has spent four years captive'

The Obama administration will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The move is an attempt to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl before the majority of US forces leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the report in the Washington Post said, citing current and former officials.

The swap would trade Bergdahl for five Taliban members who would be released from Guantanamo Bay into protective custody in Qatar, the Post reported.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562211/Obama-administration-offer-Taliban-5-Gitmo-prisoners-exchange-Afghanistan-POW-Bowe-Bergdahl-spent-four-years-captive.html#ixzz33nKcNFiZ
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Re: Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 04:39:22 PM »
I would say Bergdahl's life is in every bit of the danger it was when he was with the Taliban.  And with the administration playing their propaganda and smoke and mirror games, people are getting even less enamored with Bergdahl.
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