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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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.
    Heya VM.....how do you like that. Right after the Taliban agree with us. Then they tell Qatar release their men. It is against International law to hold them in Qatar. Looks like BO.....Hagel.....Susan Rice all just got played.

    We got back a deserter.....who didn't want to be there. Plus now the Taliban still hasn't come to the table to talk to us Directly. They Wont even talk to our face.

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

    If they can prove that he deserted, they might have a case for court martial. I'm betting that they'll probably avoid it, however, given how it would look in the press.

    As to whether he should be court martialed?

    Eh. I'm kind of ambivalent on the whole thing. He was an idiot to be sure. However, he seems to have more than paid for it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Hardline Islamists celebrating Easter and Christmas while playing Badminton. THERE'S a picture!
    I don't know if its common amongst radical Muslims, but I have a few Muslim students who celebrate Christmas (Easter, though, not so much).
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We've started negotiating with terrorists *behind the backs of Congress. A clear breaking of the law.

    Also, we have a Marine in Mexico who is being imprisoned that the FedGov is doing nothing about while we trade terrorists for a sympathizer in Pakistan.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Now that we've started negotiating with terrorists, no American is safe. 5 bad asses for one idiot. Sounds like another Obama bad decision.
    We've been negotiating with terrorists since at least Iran-Contra and probably before that, too.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya VM.....how do you like that. Right after the Taliban agree with us. Then they tell Qatar release their men. It is against International law to hold them in Qatar. Looks like BO.....Hagel.....Susan Rice all just got played.

    We got back a deserter.....who didn't want to be there. Plus now the Taliban still hasn't come to the table to talk to us Directly. They Wont even talk to our face.
    I am studiously trying to avoid comment on this. Ask me a week ago before it happened if we should negotiate with terrorists I and I would have said no. Ask me today and I would say no. Ask me about this specific incident and I would say "its a tough job being the Commander in Chief and I hope his decision doesnt come back to bite our country in the ass". At the end of the day, this is just not an issue I want to play partisan politics with.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Well, I mean, the guy in Mexico is a totally different situation. He broke the law, and he's in prison. Surely you don't think Americans should be exempt from other countries' laws? That would set an awful precedent!

    As for Bergdahl being a sympathiser, I think it's absurd. Where's your evidence? That he had human interaction with his captors, who are also normal people? That he played badminton with them?

    If you think captured soldiers just repeat their dog-tag ID over and over again for five years in captivity, you've been playing too many WWII videogames.
    Mexico doesn't recognize many lf our laws.

    This other guy basically volenteered himself to the enemy to avoid his obligations to our miltary. How much more of a sympathizer do you want?
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Most of the Military calling in on Radio stations are tearing Bergdahl up.....also others are questioning if BO is trying to use this with Peace talks with the Taliban since they are not talking with us and using Qatar as an intermediary.

    The issue is should he be court martialed. People can show whatever they need to back why they think so or not. The article OP I presented was info released this Morning on him, based on what those in Contact with the Taliban are saying.

    They also know he sent his father a letter telling him he was going to take off from the US military.....and talking about how the Military sucked and then he went off into some speil about how we treat the Afghans.
    I heard about this a few years ago, but from what source I don't remember. It seems to me the debate was rather the military would classify him as a deserter or a POW.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh Reagan, yeah, I remember that. I thought you all thought he was one of the best presidents though...
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    If you're trying to make pointz for your precious POTUS, forget it.
    No, I am trying to point out that portraying negotiating with terrorists behind congress's back is nothing new. At least this time it was not illegal.
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