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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yes Ttwtt.....he walked off. He says off of a patrol. But.....he asked his CO what Military equipment would we not want to fall into the Enemies hands. The CO told him the night Vision Goggles and his weapon. So he left them.....took a knife canteen camera and diary. Made off to cross over the Mountains into Pakistan.

    One thing all were clear on is.....they know he was drunk. When he disappeared. Which I doubt he would be drunk......and out on Patrol.
    Seems like that moron was not worth establishing a five for one trade ratio for "captured" warriors.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Actually, on closer inspection, it was not you who made that comment, but rather WCH. Three letter names, eh? Anyway, my mistake.

    As for the desertion, that may well be the case. I couldn't say.

    My main issue with some people in this thread is that they appear to disapprove of Bergdahl's human interaction with his captors, including learning their language, drinking their tea and playing badminton with them.

    To me, this is an absurd, xenophobic and hateful stance to take.

    The desertion is another matter entirely.

    Well.....whatever his interaction was with his captors. Wasn't what most are accustom to. So he got lucky.....in that regard. Learning the language would be one of the basics.

    Also connected to this issue is BO playing this out to try and get the Taliban to the negotiating table. They haven't talked to us in 2 years. Which doesn't even count the first time we released Taliban in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well.....whatever his interaction was with his captors. Wasn't what most are accustom to. So he got lucky.....in that regard. Learning the language would be one of the basics.

    Also connected to this issue is BO playing this out to try and get the Taliban to the negotiating table. They haven't talked to us in 2 years. Which doesn't even count the first time we released Taliban in Afghanistan.
    And is it your position that we should not be trying to get the Taliban to the negotiation table?

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Can't quite be certain yet but there's something unsavory about this whole Bergdahl affair.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Seems like that moron was not worth establishing a five for one trade ratio for "captured" warriors.
    Oh and not with who was released.....I have been trying to find the pics. They reported these guys all got out of Black Escalades in Qatar. Stepped out waving to the crowd......heroes welcome on their End. Albeit in Qatar.

    The one guy is their Intel Man. Commander. They wont stop him from jumping back into the fight. He has pledged to kill Americans.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    And is it your position that we should not be trying to get the Taliban to the negotiation table?
    No.....we shouldn't. We lost. We need to pull each and every single trooper out of that ****hole. BO is trying to keep a force there for another decade. Don't you understand what the ROE's will be for the losers. They already shoot us in the back.....that's Afghan Security. Then they just surrender now. As they know they won.

    Our people will be in even more danger.....and now this will be a problem going forward with AQ and their likes.

    BO needs to be called before Congress.....to be humiliated before this nation. Carney just reported that they think they have mitigated enough to approve the release. That's BS.....he hasn't mitigated nothing. He just went around Congress. Broke the Law and knowingly did so.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Oh and not with who was released.....I have been trying to find the pics. They reported these guys all got out of Black Escalades in Qatar. Stepped out waving to the crowd......heroes welcome on their End. Albeit in Qatar.

    The one guy is their Intel Man. Commander. They wont stop him from jumping back into the fight. He has pledged to kill Americans.
    According to whom? They've been extrajudicially held longer than the POW. The admin has a vested interest in telling us they have a reason to hold them, whether they do or not.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    According to whom? They've been extrajudicially held longer than the POW. The admin has a vested interest in telling us they have a reason to hold them, whether they do or not.
    According to the Taliban Leader......he already stated they would not give up their pledge. Not even if they were locked up for 20 years. Which don't forget we even gave the Approval to Karzai to released Taliban in Afghanistan already.

    You can't see that BO has been sending word thru Qatar for 2 years? Qatar says they vouch for them. That they will make sure they stay in Qatar for a year.

    You want to know How I view that.....I think they will heal up. Get back in shape. Taking their time to get back into the Game. Then when the year is over with. They will be out for a little payback.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Pics from Qatar.



    7hrs ago.







    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



    Qatar is so full of themselves......they could be used as blimps. This coming from those that give Full Support and backing to all MB.........in any Country.
    Last edited by MMC; 06-02-14 at 12:19 PM.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Imagine how you could have partied if a video showing him having his head sawed off with a knife had shown up? There'd be a horde outside the White House with torches and pitchforks.
    Would it help if we just have video of the people they negotiated with sawing off peoples head on camera? Because hell...we have that. Several of them in fact. In living color, blood, screams, all accompanied by the frenzied chants of Allah Ahkbar. Thats who the admin jumped in bed with. Might want to be careful with the snarky comments...they might come back and bite you in the ass.

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