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    Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lied to

    It just keeps getting better.

    Their son, Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, was also named in Nathan Bradley Bethea’s Daily Beast piece today as one of the men from his battalion killed in action during the search.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It just keeps getting better.


    Heya Apdst. Yeah I heard the Daily Beast had a bunch of material on Bergdahl. Plus talked to some of those who had talked with Rolling Stone Mag.



    At least six soldiers were killed searching for Bergdahl. Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen and Private First Class Morris Walker were killed by an IED on August 18, 2009. Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss was killed on August 26. 2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews and Private First Class Matthew Michael Martinek were killed in the Yahya Khail District on September 4. Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey was killed by an IED at the Forward Operating Base in Sharana on September 5.....snip~

    Bowe Bergdahl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Think of the number of our troops that died or were wounded capturing those 5 terrorists.

    Don't know if this has been posted yet:

    Former Officer: Soldiers Were 'Threatened' if They Questioned Bergdahl Story
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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    It gets worse.



    Five Taliban leaders have arrived in Qatar after being freed from Guantanamo Bay in a swap deal for a US soldier held in Afghanistan for nearly five years.

    The prisoners were flown by US military C-17 aircraft into the Gulf on Sunday. They were named on Saturday as Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq.

    "I thank the government of Qatar, especially its emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad [Al Thani], who made sincere efforts for release of these leaders and for their mediation and for hosting them."

    When Qatar takes the role of intermediary, it plays this role on a humanitarian basis which is the whole concept of Qatar foreign relations," he said.

    The five Taliban are understood to be limited to living in Qatar for their first year of freedom, a condition that the Afghan government on Sunday said was against "international law" and called for their immediate release.

    A White House official told Al Jazeera on Saturday that the US administration would not have transferred prisoners from Guantanamo "unless the threat they may pose to the US can be mitigated".

    He said the Taliban prisoners would be "subject to restrictions on their movement and activities"......snip~

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...536748321.html


    Now the Taliban will re-nig on the deal.....and they Still will refuse to talk to us other than thru Qatar. There goes BO's plan for Getting the Taliban to the table for Peace Talks.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It gets worse.



    Five Taliban leaders have arrived in Qatar after being freed from Guantanamo Bay in a swap deal for a US soldier held in Afghanistan for nearly five years.

    The prisoners were flown by US military C-17 aircraft into the Gulf on Sunday. They were named on Saturday as Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq.

    "I thank the government of Qatar, especially its emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad [Al Thani], who made sincere efforts for release of these leaders and for their mediation and for hosting them."

    When Qatar takes the role of intermediary, it plays this role on a humanitarian basis which is the whole concept of Qatar foreign relations," he said.

    The five Taliban are understood to be limited to living in Qatar for their first year of freedom, a condition that the Afghan government on Sunday said was against "international law" and called for their immediate release.

    A White House official told Al Jazeera on Saturday that the US administration would not have transferred prisoners from Guantanamo "unless the threat they may pose to the US can be mitigated".

    He said the Taliban prisoners would be "subject to restrictions on their movement and activities"......snip~

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...536748321.html


    Now the Taliban will re-nig on the deal.....and they Still will refuse to talk to us other than thru Qatar. There goes BO's plan for Getting the Taliban to the table for Peace Talks.

    This has nothing to do with peace talks. It's all about giving the press something other than the VA to talk about.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It gets worse.



    Now the Taliban will re-nig on the deal.....and they Still will refuse to talk to us other than thru Qatar. There goes BO's plan for Getting the Taliban to the table for Peace Talks.
    'Re-nig'?
    What a hoot!

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    This has nothing to do with peace talks. It's all about giving the press something other than the VA to talk about.
    It has everything to do with Peace talks Luther.....all due to the Taliban refusing to speak to us or our people. BO wants assurances after we leave. For the 9800 that he will leave behind to conduct Ops to go after AQ and to help train Afghans.



    U.S. seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.....


    In an effort to free American captive Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of U.S. forces leave Afghanistan this year, the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said.

    To refresh the American offer, which has been on the table for more than two years, senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the simultaneous release of all five men. Taliban representatives had objected to the previous plan to release the prisoners by ones or twos as a test of Taliban and Qatari intermediaries’ ability to make sure the men did not return to militancy.

    Two people familiar with the decision stressed that it was the Taliban that broke off negotiations nearly two years ago and that the U.S. door to talks has been open since. The renewed offer has not been formally made, and no State Department or other officials have immediate plans to travel to Doha, Qatar, where any contact facilitated by the Qatari government would take place.

    The mid-January decision by officials at the level of deputy secretary would confine any new talks to the prisoner issue. Negotiations would not attempt wider engagement with the Taliban on a host of issues related to the future of Afghanistan. U.S. officials had once hoped to use the prisoner exchange as a means to build confidence for those larger discussions, which would also have involved the Afghan government. Now, the United States is primarily focused on getting Bergdahl home.

    Bergdahl, an Army infantryman assigned to a unit from Alaska, was taken captive after walking off his base in the eastern province of Paktika, a decision that confounded his comrades and commanders in Afghanistan. The U.S. military launched a massive manhunt, fearing it would be nearly impossible to find him if his captors smuggled him into Pakistan. The Taliban soon took credit for capturing him and offered to release him in exchange for $1 million and 21 Afghan prisoners.

    The Taliban broke off talks before they ever really began in 2012, and an effort to resurrect negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government last year ended in an embarrassing shambles. A political office promised to the Taliban was readied in Doha but closed two days after it opened in June amid a row over the raising of a flag the Taliban used when it ruled Afghanistan prior to the 2001 U.S. invasion.

    Taliban representatives remain in Doha, and the office is a de facto political headquarters.....snip~

    U.S. seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - The Washington Post
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    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...captors-3.html

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It has everything to do with Peace talks Luther.....all due to the Taliban refusing to speak to us or our people. BO wants assurances after we leave. For the 9800 that he will leave behind to conduct Ops to go after AQ and to help train Afghans.



    U.S. seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.....


    In an effort to free American captive Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of U.S. forces leave Afghanistan this year, the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said.

    To refresh the American offer, which has been on the table for more than two years, senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the simultaneous release of all five men. Taliban representatives had objected to the previous plan to release the prisoners by ones or twos as a test of Taliban and Qatari intermediaries’ ability to make sure the men did not return to militancy.

    Two people familiar with the decision stressed that it was the Taliban that broke off negotiations nearly two years ago and that the U.S. door to talks has been open since. The renewed offer has not been formally made, and no State Department or other officials have immediate plans to travel to Doha, Qatar, where any contact facilitated by the Qatari government would take place.

    The mid-January decision by officials at the level of deputy secretary would confine any new talks to the prisoner issue. Negotiations would not attempt wider engagement with the Taliban on a host of issues related to the future of Afghanistan. U.S. officials had once hoped to use the prisoner exchange as a means to build confidence for those larger discussions, which would also have involved the Afghan government. Now, the United States is primarily focused on getting Bergdahl home.

    Bergdahl, an Army infantryman assigned to a unit from Alaska, was taken captive after walking off his base in the eastern province of Paktika, a decision that confounded his comrades and commanders in Afghanistan. The U.S. military launched a massive manhunt, fearing it would be nearly impossible to find him if his captors smuggled him into Pakistan. The Taliban soon took credit for capturing him and offered to release him in exchange for $1 million and 21 Afghan prisoners.

    The Taliban broke off talks before they ever really began in 2012, and an effort to resurrect negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government last year ended in an embarrassing shambles. A political office promised to the Taliban was readied in Doha but closed two days after it opened in June amid a row over the raising of a flag the Taliban used when it ruled Afghanistan prior to the 2001 U.S. invasion.

    Taliban representatives remain in Doha, and the office is a de facto political headquarters.....snip~

    U.S. seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - The Washington Post
    Feb 17, 2014 <<<<< !

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...captors-3.html
    With all due respect, if we're pulling out anyway then what difference do peace talks make?

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    'Re-nig'?
    What a hoot!

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    What does renig mean??

    Renig" is a slang term meaning: To back out of a deal or a promise. Example: I want to renig a contract.

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    What does renig mean.

    To "renig" is to go back on something.

    In cards renigging often occurs when, for example, the players are forced to follow suit such as spades, and a player follows with a heart, but another spade leads, and the same player who played the heart plays a spade. In pinochle, it is penalized by forfeiture of the hand, and either you going set or your opponents automatically making their bid. In hearts, the player who renigs is forced to take 26 points, while the other players have no change to their score.....snip~

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    With all due respect, if we're pulling out anyway then what difference do peace talks make?
    ROEs.....and 9800 that wont be.

    What the other funny part is. The Taliban isn't the ruling government of Afghanistan. Yet we are talking to them like they are. Imagine that!

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