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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    We need to get this trooper back.....that's a fact. But it is clear we are not fighting a opposing Army or soldiers. The Taliban are terrorists, and now Obama says it is okay to negotiate with them. Now how does us releasing 5 for 1.....represent an equal exchange of prisoners? Which if we look at thru this lens.....are we not then identifying them as Enemy Combatants for a battlefield?
    The general public doesn't know what the context of this internal discussion is. Obviously, we have no idea where this guy is being held or who he is with. An exchange could prove much more beneficial for us in the end.

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    these are some high level Taliban in defense and intelligence. We are leaving end of this year, with a possible residual force, but not sure yet.
    We don't want to leave a POW behind. Should we trade high level Taliban for one of ours?? If we do, it's a slap in the face to those who fought and died there; if we don't we leave one of ours behind.


    Logic says do not trade, but it's very hard to walk away from a POW. More blowback from our war there....I can't make up my mind, I just want us out of there

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Maybe we should have put up a poll.....we have tried before in getting the Taliban classified or identified as combatant or terrorist.
    the are enemy combatants. They may shelter AQ (I do not know for sure) if so that makes them terrorists, according to the old Reagan definition.
    In reality they are part of Afghanistan's civil war. Because we back a "side" we get dragged into this mess.

    Hit high value AQ only, stay out of that civil war ( looking back, not much we can change now).

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    these are some high level Taliban in defense and intelligence. We are leaving end of this year, with a possible residual force, but not sure yet.
    We don't want to leave a POW behind. Should we trade high level Taliban for one of ours?? If we do, it's a slap in the face to those who fought and died there; if we don't we leave one of ours behind.


    Logic says do not trade, but it's very hard to walk away from a POW. More blowback from our war there....I can't make up my mind, I just want us out of there


    Mornin' AT. 5 years this Trooper has been captive.....5 years. Someone should have been tracking him down. We should have got him back already. To do this now means we will be stepping back from what we have told the world. When it comes to terrorists.

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' AT. 5 years this Trooper has been captive.....5 years. Someone should have been tracking him down. We should have got him back already. To do this now means we will be stepping back from what we have told the world. When it comes to terrorists.
    morning MMC. I would assume he was on the radar screen, in that we had to be trying to find/aquire him. Ass U me.

    Yes. It is dealing with so called "terrorists", unless one calls the Taliban "enemy combatants ( to split hairs, but language is important).
    I just saw a quick synopsis of the 5 Taliban, and these are more then just mujahideen.

    Some serious dudes. Heavy land forces led to this conditions (ISAF) - for me the bigger point is what to do next, but 5 years is a long time to be captured.

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    morning MMC. I would assume he was on the radar screen, in that we had to be trying to find/aquire him. Ass U me.

    Yes. It is dealing with so called "terrorists", unless one calls the Taliban "enemy combatants ( to split hairs, but language is important).
    I just saw a quick synopsis of the 5 Taliban, and these are more then just mujahideen.

    Some serious dudes. Heavy land forces led to this conditions (ISAF) - for me the bigger point is what to do next, but 5 years is a long time to be captured.
    Yeah, I didn't think the Taliban wouldn't be sending word thru Karzai as to who they wanted to be released.

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Video footage shows the moment a US air strike accidentally targeted American soldiers | News.com.au

    Honestly, we had dropped so many bombs up to that point that the thought never even crossed my mind that this could even happen, especially with all the checks put into place,” the man who shot the footage has told Funker 530.
    After spotting Taliban fighters on a distant ridge, the soldiers called in an air strike. But apparently the aircraft mistook the Americans’ position for one occupied by the enemy, and dropped a bomb there by mistake.
    not worth a separate thread, but this might be of interest..

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    I think th US should put trackers onthe 5 being released and when the soldier is back, send in the drones. Problem solved and they will not try that again.

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I think th US should put trackers onthe 5 being released and when the soldier is back, send in the drones. Problem solved and they will not try that again.
    Heya Mason. Have they ever tried to find this guy.....is there any type of news info as to what we was done to try and find him?

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    Re: Report: US Wants to Swap Taliban for Bergdahl.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Mason. Have they ever tried to find this guy.....is there any type of news info as to what we was done to try and find him?
    I haven't Heard anything about that, but it has only been 5 years. You can't rush things like a search.

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