Skip to comments.Official: At least 3 of 'Taliban 5' swapped for Bergdahl tried to reconnect with terror networks
Posted on 03/26/2015 3:12:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
EXCLUSIVE: At least three of the five Taliban leaders traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have tried to plug back into their old terror networks, a government official familiar with the intelligence told Fox News, describing it as an attempt to "re-engage."
The new allegations come as Bergdahl now faces desertion charges, and as the one-year deal governing the former Guantanamo detainees' supervised release in the Gulf nation of Qatar is set to expire -- at the end of May.
The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency recently told Congress that, after that expiration, all his officers can do is warn the U.S. government if the men return to the battlefield.
"I've seen nothing that causes me to believe these folks are reformed or [have] changed their ways or intend to re-integrate to society in ways to give me any confidence that they will not return in trying to do harm to America," Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the House intelligence committee, told Fox News.
The official who described the attempts by three to make contact did not identify the men by name. But the evidence came to light through intelligence from liaison services and monitored communications available to the U.S. government.
A defense official did not dispute the claim, emphasizing that one of the men has come "very close, trying to provide advice, council or inspiration" to his terror network, while the other two had not crossed that line.
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Rick Moran at the American Thinker:
Of course The State Department won’t admit there’s a problem until one or all of the five actually plan and carry out an attack. Until then, things are just peachy.
The office of the DNI takes the same attitude: by our definition, the terrorists are following the rules. Qatar is obviously not watching these terrorists closely, which gives us little confidence that we actually know what they’re up to.
Will they still think it “worth it” when the commanders are discovered on the battlefield in Afghanistan? No doubt, she’ll find some way to spin the news that will hold the administration harmless when the inevitable happens.
They should get in touch with the US State Department.
Officials there can make the proper connections to get them back in the fight.
I bet the WH is P!ss3d! They thought all 5 ‘folks’ would return to active sharia lovin’ duties.
Duh what did they think was going to happen.
RE: Duh what did they think was going to happen.
Well, the official line then was the Taliban 5 are in good hands under our allies, the Qatari government ( the country where wealthy folks are funding ISIS and the government owns Al Jazeera ).
Walid Shoebat was on Savage talking about Bergdahl’s father. Sickening stuff.
Does a bear poop in the woods... eventually? Yes.
Our “president” should have been arrested Yesterday.
Well, what did he say about the WEIRD as HELL Dad?
This sweet little deal is gong to cost lives and lots of them in the future. But I can’t imagine this criminal Administration caring a whit about that as long as they can continue to cement their power over America.
I was hoping for an upload.....he said that the dad spoke Islamic phrases of those from radical websites. If I run across the YT, I’ll let you know.
Here’s the url for Walid Shoebat’s page about Bowe Bergdahl’s father, complete with embedded videos.
See my 13 for link
Captain Louis Rennault remains stupified at this announcement.
I watched that live.That Dad was weird as hell.
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