Dick Cheney: “Absolutely Certain” There Will Be Another Mass Casualty Attack Against the US


Obama, moments after he gave his speech about ISIS beheading American journalist James Foley.

Last night, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity,  had some tough and cogent words for our current president Barack Obama, warning of the precarious state of insecurity he’s put the nation in. He said that due to Obama’s mismanagement of our national security, he is “absolutely certain”  the United States is  in for another mass casualty attack, only this time the terrorists will have far deadlier weapons than they did on 9/11/01.

“After watching this [beheading] video, I’m pretty convinced that we have a group of people at war with us,”  Hannity said. “Would you agree with that?”

“Absolutely,” Cheney agreed, saying that the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by ISIS  was a tragic development, but there is surely more to come.

“Magnify that a million times over because that’s what’s in store for the rest of the world if we don’t deal effectively with this crisis,” he said. “I think the danger’s enormous. I don’t think the president understands it.”

After chronicling a number of the administration’s gross missteps on foreign policy, Hannity asked Cheney, “What s the president missing?”

“I keep wrestling with this question, Sean, of whether it’s naivete, or lack of experience, or because that’s the way he wants things to work, Cheney began. “I’ve just about reached the point where I’ve concluded that what he is discovering fairly late into his administration, is his basic world view is fundamentally flawed – that the world is a mean, nasty place on occasion – that you need a very strong America – you need superior American military forces to deal with it, and  I think that with every day that goes by, he’s finding the bigger and bigger gulf between his hoped for view of the world, and reality. He’s not up to speed and doesn’t want to believe all that’s going on out there, but every day we find new evidence that he’d rather be on the golf course than dealing with the crisis that developing rapidly in the Middle East.”

And that is the most charitable take one can take, of course. Cheney hinted at the darker explanation when he said, “because that’s the way he wants things to work.”

Because there are some who would argue that Obama is ideologically allied with the dark forces sweeping through the Middle East slaughtering Christians and other ethnic minorities. Of course Obama made sure to point out in his speech on Martha’s Vineyard, yesterday, that “the overwhelming majority” of their victims are other Muslims. On the other hand, the Vatican has given its blessing for US airstrikes to prevent Christian genocide in the Middle East.

Obama allowed the wholesale slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East to continue unabated for years until the very bad optics of mostly Yazidis trapped on a mountain forced him to act.  The implications of that can not be easily dismissed.

“Do you think the president understands the danger of radical Islam, and what do you think the danger is,” Hannity asked Cheney.

“I think the danger’s enormous and I don’t think the president understands it,” Cheney replied.  “I look at things like the Rand Report that was published a couple of months ago that talked about a 58% increase in the number of Jihadist groups around the world over a three year period of time, I look at the statements by General Flynn who’s just stepping down as Director of the Intelligence Agency who says over a 10 year period of time, there’s been a doubling of the terrorist threat in that part of the world. The intelligence is there for all to see – there’s no question about what’s happening, but this president and the people around him refuse to recognize it.”

Remember when I said that under Obama, everything that is bad, sky-rockets? – this is just one more example of that maxim. Obama and his fellow ideologues argued that it was our presence in the Middle East that was breeding terrorism. So we pulled out of Iraq and promised to leave Afghanistan and what did terrorism do? It  sky-rocketed. It’s one thing to be wrong about everything - but this president refuses to learn from his mistakes.

And the fact that he continues to go golfing and refuses to take the ISIS problem as seriously as he should,  makes people wonder if “this is they way he wants things to work.”

Cheney went on to decry the major reductions in our military spending that is weakening our national defense, calling it a “trainwreck.”

“And it’s hard to believe that this president is as ineffective as he clearly is,” he added (again hinting at a darker explanation.)  He called him “the weakest president in my lifetime.”

“I’m absolutely certain that another day there will be another mass casualty attack against the United States, only next time, they’ll have far deadlier weapons,” he said.

Meriam Ibrahim RE-ARRESTED By “Agents of Fear” With Her American Husband At Khartoum airport UPDATE: Free At Last


The nightmare is not over for Meriam  Ibrahim, the mother of two babies, who was freed from death row in Sudan, yesterday. Originally sentenced to receive 200 lashes and hang, for marrying a Christian, Ibrahim had given birth to her second child a month ago, while shackled in the squalid prison.

She and her entire family were snatched by the feared National Intelligence and Security Services aka “the agents of fear” at the Khartoum’s airport on Tuesday. It is not clear if they are being detained for a document check, or something more sinister is going on.

 The Daily Mail reported:

The couple were detained by around 40 security agents with their two children, Maya, one month, and Martin, 21 months.

Meriam’s lawyer, Shareif Ali Shareif, told MailOnline: ‘Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani were arrested at the airport two hours ago [about 1230GMT).

‘They are now in the detention of the National Security forces. The family were trying to leave Sudan for a safe place.

‘The children are with Meriam. They were arrested as well.

‘We don’t have any information about what charges they face. But the National Security force does not have to take them to court. This is not a criminal matter, it a national security matter.’

Religious freedom group Hardwired confirmed that Meriam and Daniel had been taken into custody by the feared National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

NISS does not operate through the courts if it claims to be working on a matter of national security and can detain people indefinitely, Hardwired said.

The organisation was described as ‘Agents of Fear’ in a damning report by human rights campaigners Amnesty which outlined a catalogue of abuses they had carried out.

NISS is also notorious for taking prisoners to secret ‘ghost houses’ where they are tortured.

Daniel’s brother Gabriel, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire told MailOnline: ‘This is very concerning. It’s bad news.

The Daily Mail reports that  the Sudanese embassy in Italy is claiming that the family will be released as soon as their documents are checked.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted, ‘Troubling reports Meriam Ibrahim & her family have been detained.’

He also urged the president and Secretary of State  to ‘immediately join calls for their release’.

A State Department spokeswoman told NBC News that  “Ibrahim was “safe,” but declined to say where due to security reasons.”


Allen West says the US should have provided a platoon of Marines to escort the family out of that hellhole:

The message needs to be sent to Sudan by a platoon of U.S. Marines who will escort this family out of this backassward barbaric state to safety. The Sudanese have crossed a “red line” — they are unlawfully detaining an American family. But then again, why not? Obama has allowed the Mexican government to do the same to U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. Obama has allowed the Iranians to do so to American Pastor Saeed Abedini. Obama has allowed the North Koreans to do so with American Kenneth Bae.

But Obama made a big deal about recovering a known deserter as he released five senior Taliban. I have to ask again, whose side is he on?


Via the BBC, the US State Dept says the Ibrahim family has been set free:

“They were temporarily detained for several hours over questions related to their documents,” Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the US state department, told journalists.

Sudan’s government had assured the US that Mrs Ibrahim and her family were safe, Ms Harf added.

She said the US is working with Sudan to ensure their safe passage out of the country.

Tony Blair Blames Obama and Malaki For the Rise of ISIS

In a 2,800-word ‘essay’ on the “new Middle East conflagration”, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair refused to apologize for joining Bush in fighting the Iraq war, arguing that Obama ordered US troops to leave Iraq too soon.

Via Daily Mail:

Tony Blair last night attacked ‘bizarre’ claims that his decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 caused the current wave of violence in the country – and blamed everyone but himself for the crisis.

The former Prime Minister insisted he was right to topple Saddam Hussein with the US and said things would have been worse if the dictator had not been ousted from power a decade ago.

Mr Blair ended a week-long silence after mounting claims by diplomats and Labour MPs that his and Mr Bush’s handling of the Iraq War sowed the seeds of the attempt by the Al Qaeda-backed ISIS terror group to conquer Iraq.

Meanwhile, British-born ISIS fghters are vowing to bring jihad back to Britain…


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Watch Hagel Get Defensive When Congressman Asks Why Bergdahl Is Still In Germany (Video)

There were some fireworks at the House Armed Services hearing, yesterday, when Florida Republican Congressman Jeff Miller questioned Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about Bowe Bergdahl. Hagel got offended when Miller asked why the administration was still keeping Bergdahl isolated in a Army base hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

Members on both sides of the aisle – including Miller – wanted answers from Hagel as to why the White House neglected to inform them of the release of the five high risk Taliban commanders for the deserter, Bergdahl — as required by federal law. Hagel’s answer – essentially that time was of the essence – failed to satisfy most of the congressmen.

Things heated up when Miller asked Hagel why  Bergdahl  is still stuck at the Landstuhl Army base in Germany, unable to be questioned.

Transcript via Daily Caller:

“You keep saying we can’t get the facts from Sgt. Bergdahl until he returns home,” the lawmaker asked. “Have you ever thought about going to Landstuhl and talking to him there?”

“Well I don’t know how much medical training you had, congressman,” Hagel replied. “I haven’t had much. what we’re doing is we’re allowing –”

“Wait a minute. Wait a minute,” Miller interrupted. “Why hasn’t he been returned to the United States? We have seriously wounded soldiers that have returned to the United States almost immediately after they are stabilized . . . You’re trying to tell me that he’s being held in Landstuhl, Germany because of his medical condition?”

“Congressman, I hope you’re not implying anything other than that,” Hagel replied. “The fact — ”

I’m just asking the question!” Miller pushed back.

“I’m gonna give you an answer too,” the Defense Secretary said angrily. “I don’t like the implication of the question! He’s being held there because our medical professionals don’t believe he’s ready until they believe he’s ready to take the next step to rehabilitation.”

“So you’re telling me he cannot be questioned because of his condition?” Miller later asked.

“I’m telling you that the medical professions that rely on their judgment for his health — which I assume everybody respects — have made the determination and will make the determination that when he is ready to move and move to the next step, which most likely in San Antonio, then we can proceed,” Hagel concluded. “That’s what I’m saying.”

If the issue is Bergdahl’s psychological condition, why does Hagel keep saying it’s a medical doctor’s call?

Here’s the implication of the question, in case there was any doubt: There is now widespread suspicion that there is witness tampering going on at that army base in Germany – that Bergdahl is being told exactly what to say as instructed by a “hand-picked”, “very devoted team”.

Sadly,  we will probably never know what happened to Bowe Bergdahl during his captivity.

Fox News Bombshell: Regime Knew Benghazi Was A Terrorist Attack While It Was Happening

In an explosive interview on Fox News’ Special Report, Wednesday, Eric Stahl, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force, told Bret Baier that  U.S. spy agencies were able to hear terrorists making phone calls to their superior commanding officers while the attack on the consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi was taking place on September 11, 2012. The reason the communications were easily intercepted is because the attackers were using State Department cell phones they had seized during the attacks.

It wasn’t weeks, days, or even hours before the “fog of war” had cleared and the Regime could piece together what had happened. They knew in real time - as it was happening – that it was a terrorist attack because they heard the terrorists themselves talking on their own State Dept cellphones.

Eric Stahl, who recently retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force, served as commander and pilot of the C-17 aircraft that was used to transport the corpses of the four casualties from the Benghazi attacks – then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods – as well as the assault’s survivors from Tripoli to the safety of an American military base in Ramstein, Germany.

In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Stahl said members of a CIA-trained Global Response Staff who raced to the scene of the attacks were “confused” by the administration’s repeated implication of the video as a trigger for the attacks, because “they knew during the attack…who was doing the attacking.” Asked how, Stahl told anchor Bret Baier: “Right after they left the consulate in Benghazi and went to the [CIA] safehouse, they were getting reports that cell phones, consulate cell phones, were being used to make calls to the attackers’ higher ups.”

Stahl also told Baier that his crew could have reached Benghazi in time to have played a role in rescuing the victims of the assault, given their alert status and location – but they were never asked to do so.

“You would’ve thought that we would have had a little bit more of an alert posture on 9/11,” Stahl added. “A hurried-up timeline probably would take us [an] hour-and-a-half to get off the ground and three hours and fifteen minutes to get down there. So we could’ve gone down there and gotten them easily.”

What more, Stahl contends that a C 1-30 had been requested a month prior to 9/11 to be on stand-by at the airport, but that request had been denied.

Watch the video – as Major Stahl explains it, you can actually picture these CIA guys looking at each other and going “WTF?” while the Regime was pushing the YouTube video narrative.

Of course, it took nearly two years for anyone to interview any of these guys.

That sham Accountability Review Board, of course, somehow missed them.


I can’t believe Hillary Clinton would even think of  running for president with this FUBAR cover-up on her record. What nerve.

As for Obama… #IMPEACH

Hagel: No Assessment Made on How Many American Lives at Risk If Taliban 5 Have to Be Recaptured

This morning, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel took questions from members of the House Armed Services Committee on the release of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) asked Hagel if an assessment was made of  how many American lives were lost capturing the detainees, and how many more would  be put at risk to stop them if they return to the battlefield.

Hagel indicated that no assessments were made, while asserting that there are threats to American lives every day, anyway.

Comparing the prisoner exchange to the equivalent of releasing deputy secretaries of defense, intelligence and interior, a governor and a commander, the congressman asked, “Mr. Secretary, you have said it here that if they rejoin the fight, they do it at their own peril. My question is a pretty simple one. Did you make an assessment of how many American lives may be put at risk if they have to be recaptured?”

“Congressman, we have American lives at risk, every day,” was Hagel’s incredible answer.

Forbes tried again: “In the calculus that you made for releasing these individuals, were you asked or did you make an assessment of the number of American lives that were lost or put at risk in capturing these individuals in the first place, and did you make an assessment of the number of American lives that could be put at risk if we have to go and capture them again.”

“Again – I saw no evidence – no facts,” Hagel stammered, (now apparently trying trying to run out the clock.) “I asked the question about how these five found their way to Guantanamo, and I have— in front of me — the facts on the five. Two of them were detained by US forces…”

Forbes interjected to ask if there had been an assessment to determine the number of  lives that could be put at risk to capture them again, and Hagel repeated his previous lame answer: “there are risks that we have to our country – threats to our country every day, everywhere.”

That was his answer and he stuck to it.

Hagel is arguing that it’s okay to release top level terrorists back onto the battlefield to potentially kill more Americans because we already face threats, anyway.

This man is a great strategic thinker – which I’m sure is why Obama chose him to be his Secretary of Defense.

ISIS seizes Mosul and More Towns in Northern and Central Iraq (Video)

It was one of our worst fears when he was elected. That after a long, hard- fought war in Iraq, the SCOAMF would snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. And it is indeed what is happening. Six months after “al Qaeda in Iraq” (now called ISIS) retook Fallujah, it has now retaken Mosul and is now making its way Southward to seize control of other territories.

Keith Koffler is beside himself.

It is truly hard to fathom the profound nature of the catastrophe that is the Obama presidency. On every front, domestic and foreign, our nation is taking an axe to the gut. Recovery from all this will be a Herculean feat. The disaster we face as a result of this man’s unfitness for the job – and mistaken policies – can hardly be overstated.

Iraq is now in a state of civil war. Insurgents have just seized control of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. Not just any insurgents. Al Qaeda-backed extremists. Between Syria, Iraq, Libya, other portions of Africa, and soon, once again, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda and other islamist extremists will have a mind-numbing panoply of locales available in which to train and launch attacks against the United States.

I wish I could say something to the people who lost loved ones fighting to liberate that country –  but there’s really nothing to say. There’s no upside. There is only more horror –  not only to the region, but the entire world, as Obama willfully retreats from it and allows America’s enemies to gain power.

Via the Long War Journal, “a video from a fighter in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) details the chaos in Mosul after the jihadist insurgent group took control of the city earlier today.”

The video, which was released on YouTube by an ISIS fighter who goes by the name of “Ibn al Azd,” is captioned “The camera roams the streets of Mosul and the displaced return after its liberation//Islamic State [ISIS].”

In the short video, an ISIS fighter films from a vehicle as another ISIS fighter drives through the main roads of Mosul. The aftermath of the ISIS’ rout of the Iraqi military is caught on film.

The video shows a number of police and armored military vehicles that are abandoned, burning, or torched. A checkpoint, once manned by policemen, is deserted. Several columns of smoke are seen rising in the background. Sporadic gunfire, presumably of the celebratory type, is also heard in the background.

The cameraman also records several vehicles and columns driven by masked ISIS fighters. Many of the vehicles are flying the ISIS’ black flag of jihad. Additionally, masked fighters are seen roaming the streets.

Also via the Long War Journal, now ISIS is advancing southward and taking control of territory in the provinces of Salahaddin and Kirkuk.

In Kirkuk province, ISIS fighters “overran the Hawijah, Zab, Riyadh and Abbasi areas west of the city of Kirkuk, and Rashad and Yankaja to its south,” Colonel Ahmed Taha told AFP.

“Taha said soldiers and police in Zab abandoned their posts, while Hawijah district council chief Hussein al Juburi said soldiers in the area were apparently ordered to depart, allowing militants to move in and raise their flag over the police station,” AFP continued.

Usamah al Nujayfi, the speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives, reported earlier today that ISIS fighters took control of the airport in Sharqat, a city halfway between Kirkuk and Mosul, seized a helicopter, and freed prisoners.


Weasel Zippers: ISIS Beheads 15 Members of Iraq’s Security Forces After Sacking Mosul…

Ralph Peters Slams WH: “Phenomenal How Idiotic That Rose Garden Ceremony Was” (Video)

Megyn Kelly had Lt Col. Ralph Peters on the Kelly File once again Monday night,  to talk about the latest to come out about the Bergdahl swap. Peters has been extremely vocal in his denunciations of the Obama Regime – especially in light of this latest fiasco. Tonight, he didn’t hold back.

She asked him who should be blamed for the massive backlash.

“Obama,” Peter’s answered without hesitation. “The boss is the guy who is to blame. Now obviously, his public relations team is wildly incompetent. It’s phenomenal how idiotic that Rose Garden ceremony was.” 

He continued, “Right now, the left is on this campaign to pull out all the stops and make it about humanitarian issues. For the people on the left – let’s say this. The people in the military – they’re not angry that Bowe Bergdahl was freed. They’re angry at the price that was paid. They’re angry because the administration tried to portray a deserter as a war hero. They’re angry because of the pandering to the Bergdahl family – giving them access and privileges that the families of our dead and wounded warriors never got. They’re angry about being blindsided by this trade because the intelligence community, the Pentagon, the relevant committees in congress all agreed that these five terrorist chieftains were the last (inaudible) to ever be freed.”

When Kelly mentioned media reports that Bergdahl may have been tortured during his captivity, Peters really cut loose. 

“If Bowe Bergdahl had not deserted, he would not have been tortured,” he seethed. “And all the bleeding hearts on the left need to knock it off and go to the burn ward at Fort Sam Houston hospital in San Antonio!”

“Bowe Bergdahl…is going to get back to his family eventually fine, in good physical health. Those brave soldiers and Marines and Navy Corpsmen and Airmen in the hospital down in San Antonio, they’re never going to be completely right. They are in gruesome pain. Many of them are not coming home.

And what about the dead soldiers? And yes, they were lost looking for Bergdahl despite Sec. Hagel’s nonsensical and duplicitous parsing of words. I mean, my god. Look, Bergdahl is back. He’s alive. Fine. But let’s stop making this guy into a victim, a hero.

…And let me send a message to all those on the left: Our soldiers don’t want your pity, they want your respect and they have earned it!”

Monday Catch-Up: SwapGate Continues to Appall


There’s so much excrement hitting the fan on the Bergdahl thing, right now, I can bearly keep up. It just keeps getting worse.

I have to release some tabs, or  my computer is going to crash, so here we go, in no particular order:

Ralph Peters, NRO: Obama and the Mockery of Honor:

If a soldier who volunteered to serve in the military rapes or murders someone while in uniform, has he served honorably? Has Bradley Manning, who voluntarily joined the military and then betrayed his country by turning over hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, served honorably? Did Benedict Arnold, another volunteer, serve with “honor and distinction”?

According to the logic of our national-security adviser, Susan Rice, they all did. Merely because they volunteered in the first place. Lieutenant Calley of My Lai Massacre fame? “Honor and distinction.”

Ms. Rice is aggressively stupid, immaculately clueless, and a disgrace to our system of government, but one does have to admire her tenacity. Late last week, Rice tried to extract herself from her effort to sell Private Bowe Bergdahl as a hero who served, as she had put in on ABC’s This Week, “with honor and distinction.” (The rank of private is correct, in that his promotions were phony.) In her attempted walkback, Rice claimed that anyone who ever signed on the dotted line had served honorably: “What I was referring to was the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That, in and of itself, is a very honorable thing.”

If this administration cannot embrace our military, might it not at least stop insulting those in uniform? No soldier is finally judged to have served “with honor and distinction” until his or her service is complete. There’s a glaringly obvious reason for that.

Washington Times: Bergdahl’s parents got rare access to insiders; data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees:

The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials.

A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach.

Mediaite: Bowe Bergdahl Reportedly Declines to Speak with His Family: 

According to one U.S. official. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak with his family by phone after five years in the captivity of Taliban forces.

The report, which came Sunday from Wall Street Journal, also quotes the unnamed official as saying that doctors at a U.S. military hospital in Germany are treating Bergdahl slowly due to the firestorm of controversy surrounding his name stateside.

IJR: POW, Deserter or Traitor? Military Back Pay & Special Compensation for Bergdahl May Lead to Big Sum:

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl may receive compensation by the U.S. military for being held in captivity by the Taliban for five years, depending on how his status is classified.

(“Alleged” deserter my ass. The only thing “alleged” about this guy is his “Sgt.” rank.)

If Bergdahl is deemed to have been a “POW” and receives military backpay for his time of service, he could claim more than $300,000 from U.S. taxpayers.

Military.com breaks down the possible compensation scenarios:

Service members designated by the Defense Department as “captive, missing or missing in action” are entitled to receive back pay and allowances, officials said. Any additional pay and allowances earned such as promotions or special entitlements are not issued until they are officially recovered or classified as deceased.

Based on service length and known pay rates, Bergdahl’s back pay and hostile fire pay would be about $150,000.

If he is designated as a “Captive or Prisoner of War,” Bergdahl could also receive special compensation that would total about $148,000. The $148,000 would include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), and station per diem over the past five years. This figure does not include interest these payments would have earned over the past five years.

AoSHQ: State Department Refuses to Say if Cash Payoff Was Part of Bergdahl Hostage Deal:

“Prisoner of war.”

A State Department spokeswoman on Monday would not say whether any cash ransom was paid for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.The question came in the midst of a flurry of questions about the circumstances surrounding the deal. A high-level intelligence officer familiar with the years-long hunt for Bergdahl told the Washington Free Beacon last week that a ransom was almost surely paid.

“I have not heard anything about cash, I’m happy to check,” said State spokeswoman Marie Harf when asked about the prospect at Monday’s press briefing.

It was at least the third time since last week that State has refused to confirm or deny that any cash changed hands.

This woman, Marie Larf, seems to be the White Susan Rice, except even dumber and more preposterous. She’ll claim anything on camera. And even when you catch her lying (as Andrea Mitchell, of all people, did in that clip), she just pretends that that was the point that she was trying to make all along.

Weasel Zippers: Nauseating: Obama State Department Refers To Taliban 5 As “Gentlemen”…

Via Weekly Standard:

A spokeswoman for the State Department referred to the Taliban operatives released from Guantanamo Bay as part of the deal to retrieve Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl as “gentlemen.” In a Monday afternoon appearance with Andrew Mitchell on MSNBC, Marie Harf, the deputy spokesperson at State and an alumna of the Obama campaign, argued with Mitchell over the question of whether or not Congress should have ben notified about the exchange before it occured. [...]

Rick Moran, PJ Media: Wife of Soldier Wounded While Looking for Bergdahl Asks ‘Which Guy Is the Hero’?

The wife of a soldier who was wounded and paralyzed while on a mission to find Bowe Bergdahl is asking, in a Facebook post, “Which guy is the hero”?

Shannon Allen, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, wrote “Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can’t give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a ‘hero’ again?!? Sick.”


Bergdahl’s family gets an invite to the White House to appear at a Rose Garden press avail with the president. What did Mrs. Allen and the other family members of those who fell looking for Bergdahl get?

They are non-people. They have been disappeared because their presence is inconvenient and unwanted. They don’t play into the narrative the White House would like the American people to believe: Sgt. Bergdahl served with honor and distinction; he’s a confused victim of circumstance who was near death when President Obama swooped in and rescued him. The price was high, but hey! We don’t leave anyone behind so shut up and sit down.

Meanwhile, the families quietly grieve over their loss — a loss not incurred as a result of combat that advanced America’s war effort, but in an attempt to bring one wayward soldier home who may have deserted his post and thrown in with the enemy.

IBD: Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy:

As former congressman and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law only months ago the National Defense Authorization Act, which makes it a crime to offer or provide any material support to terrorist groups. It makes no exception as to who and under which circumstances.

The Taliban is considered a non-state terrorist group to which Obama has returned five of the worst terrorists held at Guantanamo. They are not foot soldiers and this exchange was not at the end of a war, when prisoner swaps often happen. They are four-star general equivalents who will return to the battlefield to target and kill Americans again. If that’s not material assistance, what is?

“Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely,” Obama said during a news conference in Poland.

But fear not, he said, because “we will be keeping eyes on them.” Oh, good, we can always risk more American lives on top of those already lost capturing them the first time.

“This is aiding and abetting the enemy, which goes along with the collusion of this administration with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations and supplying weapons and arms to Islamists,” West wrote in the Washington Post.

NY Post: How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles:

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Ben Barrack, Shoebat: CIA Director Accused Of Converting To Islam Pushed For Release Of Taliban Commanders:

According to the Daily Beast, Brennan – along with another interesting figure – have been pushing for the release of these five Taliban terrorist commanders since at least 2011:

For years, CIA Director John Brennan and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough were part of a small group of Obama administration officials who believed that five relatively high-ranking Taliban commanders could be released under certain conditions with manageable risk of harm to American interests. For years, senior defense and intelligence officials disagreed—and were poised to block a potential trade for the Taliban five and American hostage Bowe Bergdahl.

By 2014, many of the skeptics had left the Obama administration; Brennan, McDonough, and their allies assumed new roles at the very top of the Obama administration; and the White House and its allies at State were able to convince their replacements to sign off on the deal.

“All of us on the National Security team were unanimous in supporting and recommending that we take this opportunity,” National Security Advisor Susan Rice told CNN Friday. But for years, that was not the case and Brennan and McDonough were opposed to other senior officials.

Allen West: Bergdahl’s platoon survived Taliban attacks: will they survive Obama’s? (VIDEO):

The Obama administration appears to have a terrorist “hands off” list that permits individuals with extremist ties to enter the country, according to internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents obtained by a United States Senator.

It’s unimaginable that any government would do this, but it seems like the Obama administration is constantly breaking new ground. The disturbing details of this secret initiative were made public this week by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who has obtained DHS electronic mail discussing what could be a terrorist “hands off” list. The exchange includes a 2012 email chain between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) asking whether to admit an individual with ties to various terrorist groups. The individual had scheduled an upcoming flight into the U.S., according to an announcement issued by the senator.

The person was believed to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a close associate and supporter Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the mail exchange obtained by Grassley’s office. The terrorist suspect had also been in secondary inspection “several dozen times of the past several years,” the agency emails reveal, but had not undergone a secondary inspection since 2010. This seems to imply that the suspect has been on the U.S. government’s radar for some time.

It gets better. The DHS emails also reveal that this particular terrorism suspect has actually taken legal action against the U.S., presumably because authorities violated the hands off policy. The subject “has sued CBP twice in the past and that he’s one of the several hands off passengers nationwide,” according to the DHS emails obtained by Senator Grassley’s office. The documents go on to say that the terrorist’s records were removed and that the DHS Secretary (at the time Janet Napolitano) was involved in the matter.

Watcher of Weasels: Forum: Should Bowe Bergdahl Be Tried For Desertion? Will He Be?

 This week’s question:Should Bowe Bergdahl Be Tried For Desertion? Will He Be?

Robert AvrechSeraphic Secret: Bode Bergdahl should have a fair trial — and then he should face a firing squad. Will this happen? Nope. Obama will make sure this ghastly excuse for an American will never have to answer for his treason.

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Absolutely. Maybe even other charges too.

Yet for now – right now – we don’t know that he was a deserter yet. We only know that he was AWOL.

An earlier Pentagon report says he had a habit of wandering off base in CONUS and the Stan.

Now this may indeed mean he’s a goob or a doofus yet it doesn’t prove he was a deserter.

Which is hopefully what serious charges will prove or unprove.

A trial may ferret out the diff betwixt desertion and defection.

The distinction is important. If he’s a defector — joined the enemy to fight against his country — then he deserves deserves killing, the way we kill other enemies in the field, the way we killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who had openly joined al-Qaeda.

The Latest at The Conversation: 

Victims of Taliban Atrocities Horrified By Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The worst aspect of the Bergdahl deal

Cash for Bergdahl

Report: WH Orchestrated Campaign Of Threats and Intimidation Against Soldiers And Officers To Keep Quiet About Bergdahl

 Cruz Introduces Bill To Temporarily Freeze All Guantanamo Bay Releases (Video)

Six Former Members Of Bergdahl’s Platoon Speak Out

In the first of a two part video, Megyn Kelly interviewed six of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon members, including the platoon’s former leader, spoke out on the latest developments in the embattled Taliban trade that secured Bergdahl’s freedom.

The men very much wanted to communicate the message that Bergdahl had definitely deserted, and was in no way a hero.

Former platoon leader Evan Buetow told Megyn  the unit on the ground in Afghanistan had knowledge that Bergdahl was attempting to find the Taliban…


Via Fox News Insider:

When asked by Kelly for a head-count of how many among the six platoon members thought Bergdahl deserted, every hand went up.

“It doesn’t matter what his motives were. We all took an oath and had to abide by orders, and you don’t just leave your fellow Americans to join somebody else,” said Cody Full, who was Bergdahl’s former roommate.

Former platoon leader Evan Buetow described in detail the morning the platoon realized Bergdahl was missing, and the subsequent search that ensued.

In the days since the platoon members first spoke out about Bergdahl, reports have surfaced that some White House aides have accused the former platoon members of “swift boating,” a reference to a group of Vietnam veterans who questioned now Secretary of State John Kerry’s military service record during his presidential run in 2004.

Department of State spokespeople have openly called into question the credibility of the soldiers who were there on the ground in Afghanistan when Bergdahl disappeared.

In an even more outrageous turn, a deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggested on Twitter that the platoon members speaking out against Bergdahl were “psychopaths.” The deputy secretary, Brandon Friedman, was formerly a VA official.

When asked by Kelly for their reaction, the six platoon members gave an incredulous chuckle. Gerald Sutton said he was flattered, because it meant that the administration was noticing their story.

The platoon members all agreed that none of them have political motivations in speaking out against Bergdahl.

“This is not about politics. This is about the fact that Bergdahl walked away from us, went to try to find the Taliban, and we know that for a fact. We were all there, and there is not one person you could find who would say that they don’t believe that — at least who was there,” said Buetow.

“He’s not a hero, and he did not serve with distinction, and that’s a spit in the face to everyone who joined the Army and anyone who died looking for him. What do you think their families think? They don’t get their loved one back like Bergdahl’s family,” said Buetow.

“When you’re in a combat zone, it doesn’t matter if you’re left, right, independent, Jedi, whatever you want to be, okay? The only thing that matters is that you have an American flag on your shoulder… We’re all going to ride together, we’re all going to die together,” said Full.

What jumped put at me. The guys say Bergdahl had expressed his frustration with the war because “he wanted to do more aggressive stuff,” like “gun battles every day” in direct contradiction to the dovish things he was  saying to his dad in emails. Very very strange.

I hope these guys are ready for what may lie ahead.

Part two of the interview airs tonight on Fox.

Krauthammer Raises Possibility of “Witness Tampering” At German Hospital Where Bergdahl Is Being Treated

On Special Report Thursday, Charles Krauthammer raised suspicions that witness tampering could be going on at that hospital in Germany where Bowe Bergdahl is currently being treated.

Krauthammer noted that there has been “infinitely less information from our own government” about Bergdahl’s health than from the Taliban. “If this goes on any longer, I think we’re going to have to imagine that perhaps there might be some witness tampering happening,” he said.

“At some point, we’re going to have to have a look at this guy, have him speak to America – have a judgement about how healthy he is or was and explain exactly what were the circumstances of him leaving service.”

At which point, we’ll most likely be able to figure out if he’s spouting a false narrative given to him by the Regime.

Because, let’s face it – at this point, we have a lot of experience at that.

Video via NRO:

Later, Krauthammer was on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, and she asked him about his “witness tampering comment.” He told her that the Obama administration has a stake in the Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” narrative.


The elder Bergdahl’s comments at the parents’ press conference held at  Gowen Field in Boise, ID, raises suspicions….

“Bowe, when you hear this — and eventually you will hear this — you have a very devoted team around you right now in Germany,” said Bob Bergdahl. “Listen to their instructions. We sent them. These are handpicked people. We’re on first-name basis with these people. They are true, they know what they’re doing, they’re here to help you, and they have our great gratitude.”

10:00 into the video:


A commenter suggested that with the dad’s repeated assertions that Bowe could no longer understand English, they’re setting him up to plead the Fifth. But I think something even more sinister may be going on with the “Swift-boating” and “psycho”-platoon accusations that have been thrown out into the public sphere by various members of the Regime.

The fact that they keep repeating that there needs to be “an investigation” when there is really only one person left to talk to, (the guy who deserted and lied about it in a Haqqani propaganda video) only heightens my suspicions.

Hat tip: Labrat.

Fox News: Secret Docs Show Bergdahl Declared Jihad In 2010 (Video)

Via James Rosen of Fox News, relying on intel from “The Eclipse Group” – former CIA operatives.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.

The reports indicate that Bergdahl’s relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, “he became much more of an accepted fellow” than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry a gun at times.

The documents show that Bergdahl at one point escaped his captors for five days and was kept, upon his re-capture, in a metal cage, like an animal. In addition, the reports detail discussions of prisoner swaps and other attempts at a negotiated resolution to the case that appear to have commenced as early as the fall of 2009.


The Five discussed the breaking story, this afternoon on Fox.

Obama, meanwhile, made a big show of defending the swap, today, making no apologies, and referring to Berghdahl  as “somebody’s child.” And of course, he characterized the negaive reaction to the swap as political – once again stating: “We have a basic principle: we do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind.”

Even though he left his platoon behind and allegedly worked with the enemy against them.

Bergdahl’s platoon mates on the other hand, have been smeared as potential psychopaths by a Regime flunky. 

Obama Finally Earns that 2008 Hamas Endorsement

Conventional wisdom says the heinous Bergdahl swap was green-lighted to take the heinous VA scandal off the front pages. But what if it was to distract America from another heinous foreign policy catastrophe that slipped under the radar due to Obama’s non-stop avalanche of scandals?

Mere hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government backed by the Islamic extremist Hamas group, the US State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it “does not include members affiliated with Hamas.

What was saddest about Washington’s insistence on accepting Abbas’s paper-thin veneer over his government’s new nature — his “technocrat” ministers were all approved by Hamas — is that it represents only the Obama administration’s latest abrogation of leadership, logic and leverage at Israel’s expense. Rather than rushing to embrace a Palestinian government in which an unreformed Hamas is a central component, what was to stop the US conditioning its acceptance on a reform of Hamas? What was to stop Washington saying that it would be happy to work with Abbas’s new government, the moment its Hamas backers recognized Israel, accepted previous agreements and renounced terrorism? Not a particularly high bar. What was to stop the US making such a demand, one of tremendous importance to its ally Israel? Only its incomprehensible reluctance to do.

What if it came out that the  Obama Administration Has Been Holding Talks With Hamas For Six Months?

The two Palestinian factions, Fatah and the terrorist group Hamas, formed a unity government this week in the West Bank.

US law restricts aid from going to the Hamas terrorist group.

Then there’s this…
The Obama administration has been holding talks with Hamas terrorists for six months.
BuzzFeed reported:

United States officials have been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months to discuss their role in the newly formed unity government, according to two senior diplomatic sources with direct knowledge of the talks.

The meetings were held between U.S. intermediaries and Hamas’ leadership, which lives outside the Gaza Strip in third-party countries ranging from Egypt to Qatar and Jordan. Topics included the ceasefire agreement with Israel and the recently formed unity government between Hamas and Fatah.

Flashback to April 2008 when the terrorist group Hamas endorsed candidate Obama, creating all sorts of awkwardness for him:

During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.

“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.

That was from my Radicals, Terrorists And Tyrants Of The World Root For Obama opus from April of 2008, posted when I noticed a pattern of very unsavory groups and characters coalescing around the goon we now have as president.

For all the good it did…



Intel Sources: Bergdahl May Have Been Enemy Collaborator (Video)

Via Washington Free Beacon:

Fox News reporter James Rosen was on  Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Wednesday talking about  intel sources “in and out of government” and “in and out of military” who tell him they are concerned Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have been an enemy collaborator.

“There is a major classified file associated with Sgt. Bergdahl that has been compiled by the intelligence community,” Rosen said. “Many in that community harbor ongoing, outstanding, and serious concerns that Sgt. Bergdahl may not have been just a deserter, but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy.”

Rosen went on to say that said his sources have “further allegations” against Sgt. Bergdahl. “I am speaking with a number of people […] in the national security apparatus who are detailing further allegations to me, which I am trying to run to ground.”

He also made note of 2010 reports  claiming Bergdahl was teaching the Taliban “ambush skills and [how to construct] bomb making devices.”

The idea the White House hadn’t seen the classified information about Bergdahl strains credulity. Who was the classified information for – if not the people who were working on his release?

Col. Ralph Peters was on Megyn Kelly Tuesday night expressing his complete disbelief and disgust with the State Dept for doubting Bergdahl’s platoon mates’ word on what happened.

“Megyn, what we just heard, was Benghazi 2.0. – a political flunky in the State Dept. insisting that she knows better about what happened on the ground than the soldiers on the front line or the people in a firefight. The arrogance is boundless! And if the Obama administration can’t have the grace to be decent about anything else, at least stop insulting our troops,” Peters fumed.

“She called those soldiers from the front lines, liars! and by the way, SHE’S THE LIAR! I can tell you from the first days – from the first hours –  the military knew exactly what his status was. And I have never heard of or seen any report that conflicts with the allegation that he was a deserter.”

He continued, “this is an example of a very deep cultural divide between team Obama that knows nothing about the military and cares less and those who actually serve. And when you listen to Susan Rice and Obama – they think that desertion is like skipping class…”

“It is the second gravest sin in the military catechism –  right behind turning your weapon on your brother soldiers, Peters explained. I cannot begin to communicate how deeply the military feels about deserters.”

He reminded people of how the US military used to treat deserters.

“I am SICK! of hearing people – even on Fox – instant experts who never served in the military – saying, well we always went after our troops even if they’re deserters. Megyn, throughout much of our history, we did go after deserters, and when we got them, we shot them or hanged them, and if we were in a good mood, we would brand them with a “D” on their cheeks or forehead. When we became enlightened in the 20th century, we still shot some, we always sent them to prison or hard labor. So this is not a minor offense – desertion is very, very grave, and team Obama JUST DOESN”T GET IT!”


More proof Team Obama really doesn’t get the military:

Gateway Pundit: WOW! Obama Official: Bergdahl “Worthy of Sympathy” if He Joined Taliban to Protest “Psychopath” Platoon Leaders

An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon’s leadership.

I think I’m going to be sick…

State Dept Spox Dismisses Accounts of Bergdahl’s Desertion: Bergdahl Knows Best What Happened That Night

This is embarrassing.

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf picked the short straw, Tuesday, taking Jen Psaki’s place in the briefing room.

Harf sounded defensive as she tangled with the same Fox News reporter who has been giving Psaki grief lately, telling him “we don’t know the facts of what happened to him (Sgt. Bergdahl) on that day.”

Obama Regime flacks are always the last ones to know the facts. But  don’t worry… There is going to be an investigation to find out what happened (five years after the fact.) The Army conducted an investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance in 2009, but shocker — it’s classified. I guess that’s why we need a new investigation. Because no one can see the old investigation.

The Defense Dept spox told reporters they would have to try to get the 2009 investigation under the Freedom of Information Act. Which means it’s up to Judicial Watch, again, I guess.

In the meantime, don’t listen to all those guys who served with Bergdahl give their first hand accounts about what happened. According to Harf, they don’t know what they’re talking about. The State Dept is going to find out if Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post by asking —  Bowe Bergdahl if he deserted his post.

I kid you not.

Via Free Beacon:

When Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson asked, “Does the State Department consider Sergeant Bergdahl to be a deserter?” Harf replied, “The State Department — no, Lucas. Look, what we’ve said is we are going to learn the facts about what happened here.”

“He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows best what happened on that night,” Harf said.

Tomlinson shot back, “Well, I think his squad mates have the best indication what happened that night.”

“I don’t think that that’s the case,” Harf responded.

Harf thus breezily dismissed the multiple accounts of Bergdahl’s desertion that have emerged over the past several days, suggesting to  Tomlinson that if he  “Googled it ”  he’d find “a ton of conflicting reports.”

But the accounts I’ve seen from Bergdahl’s platoon mates have all been strikingly similar. The only one that differs is the account by Bergdahl himself in the Haqqani propaganda video, in which he said he was captured when he lagged behind his patrol.

After the past few days of the truth gushing out of Bergdahl’s old platoon like a geyser, pretty much everyone but the most brain dead drones understand that that account was a lie.

The  Obama Regime’s target audience at this point are either very dumb ideologues who are st’ill willing to believe their lies, or folks who are disengaged from what’s going on and only hear a few soundbites.  The dummies out there are legion, and so are the lofos – and they know it. The rest of us, they’ve written off. They really don’t care if we know they’re lying as long as they can continue to fool a significant number of people – say 40% of the population.

That’s where we’re at, folks. We’ve got 2 and a half more years of this.

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