Does This Hostage Trade Smells Like Rotten Fish?

Something smells really, really rotten in this Hostage Swap. Two things are wrong: 1. will this lead to the Taliban and Al-Q to create more hostages; 2. it smells like it was Jihad for Jihad.

Did the U.S. Just Release 5 Jihadists and Get a Jihad Convert in Trade?

Posted by Rodney Lee Conover on Jun 1, 2014 in Foreign Affairs

President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees in trade for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. But on second look – did we get one jihad convert for the release of five jihadists?

Here’s a mighty strange tweet from the father of Bowe Bergdahl. It has since been deleted – but wow – can your dad get Stockholm Syndrome when it’s you being held captive?
(See Tweet Below from Bergdahl’s Father)
Trader Tweet

Wow – that’s just weird. I guess he didn’t know his son was coming back and this might be a little bit of a PR problem for the President? Like Obama doesn’t have enough going on without dad making it look like he traded Five Aces for a sympathizer? Congress isn’t that happy either.

Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out. Not that Republicans ever do anything about Obama breaking the law, but they’re just sayin’ – you know?

Read more below and how Bergdahl just walked away AWOL from Camp
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/06/u-s-release-5-jihadists-get-jihad-convert-trade/#wDepyQclrMkc0Gem.99

13 Comments

  1. I’ve read several things, and I’m not completely certain that SGT Bergdahl out-and-out deserted. He could have been drunk, or he could have been just plain stupid as well. The Taliban said that he converted to Islam, but that could be Stockholm Syndrome, or it could have been simply to keep from getting his head cut off.

    But if I can withhold judgement on the son, there’s no need to withhold judgement on the father. He is an Islamist sympathizer, and, as such, I hope that he loses everything he has.

  2. Bergdahl’s father looks and talks like a jihadi. Put a turban on his head and I’m gonna chamber a round and call 911.

  3. Neil Munro, White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller reports:

    President Barack Obama apparently traded five jailed jihadis held in Guantanamo for one American soldier, despite federal law, which requires Congress to be notified before prisoners are transferred.

    Obama used a Rose Garden press event to tout the surprise trade — which he won by making critical, last-minute concessions — while the parents of the freed soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, stood alongside.

    At the end of brief event, the soldier’s father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”

    After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.

    The Taliban echoed Bergdahl, saying the trade happened “due to the benevolence of Allah Almighty and the sacrifices of the heroic and courageous Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate.”

  4. To add to the Confusion: To add to the mix: http://www.theblaze.com/…/negotiating-with-terrorists…/
    Negotiating With Terrorists: Inside the Capture and Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl http://www.theblaze.com

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/negotiating-with-terrorists-inside-the-capture-and-release-of-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/

    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has been released from captivity. That’s the good news. Every American and every freedom-loving person in the world should rejoice. The reunion with his family will be a major media moment and a major moment for the president. The bad news is that President…

  5. Even CNN this morning was noting just how bad the bad guys who were released are. If they said anything about SGT Bergdahl’s beliefs, I didn’t catch it. Fox & Friends Early did note SGT Bergdahl’s alleged dissension.

  6. The five worst Terrorists were given away to knock the VA Story off the news cycle. It’s a feel good story that will bite us in the ASS.

    “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell

  7. According to The Wall Street Journal, negotiations for SGT Bergdahl’s release began three years ago! With that much lead time, why couldn’t the Obama Administration have informed at least the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Congress?

    The Administration argues that the secrecy was necessary, an argument I can accept, but over three years there was plenty of time to notify the Congressional leadership.

  8. The Administration argues that the secrecy was necessary, an argument I can accept, but over three years there was plenty of time to notify the Congressional leadership.

    This is a cold and calculating Maladministration. The cynical side (99%) of me says this was a cold and calculated act to clear the news cycle of “bad news” in favor of “feel good” news. This could have been done like this anytime, but using exingency is an excuse, not a reason. Next, the maladministration will keep this in the news as long as they can to say look what we did. Wasn’t that a good humanitarian thing to do (for an AWOL soldier)

  9. York, you’re half right, releasing 5 big time terrorists from GITMO in exchange for Burgdahl is designed to drive scandals like the VA, IRS, and Benghazi off the front pages, but it’s also one of Obama’s signature goto slight-of-hand moves right out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook: Rules for Radicals.

    Obama’s habit of shifting public attention away from one outrage by committing an even more egregious outrage, like from amnesty for illegals to support for same-sex marriage, or from Benghazi to the NSA, or from the IRS to the VA is all part of keeping the country as angry, confused, off-balance, polarized and demoralized as possible. It not only serves the immediate objective of changing the subject, more importantly it serves Alinsky’s longer term goals.

    Alinsky encouraged his acolytes to maintain relentless agitation and trouble making of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is in order to manufacture the conditions for fundamental transformation. That’s Obama goal, nothing less than fundamental transformation, no more US Constitution, no more rule of law, no more Bill of Rights, no more freedom from the heavy hand of federal government oversight. Obama fully intends to agitate to the point of conflict, to do his best to stir up dissatisfaction and discontent, frustration and resentment, all in an effort to prepare Americans to accept Collectivism marked by the inevitable apotheosis of our Dictator for Life, Obama the Magnificent, Deceiver of the Infidels. PBUH

  10. Alinsky encouraged his acolytes to maintain relentless agitation and trouble making of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is in order to manufacture the conditions for fundamental transformation.

    No denying this. Yet there are those as I see on Faceboob who praise the Bergdahls.

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