Skip to comments.Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release
Posted on 11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Except it didn’t work.
In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.
Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunters letter.
According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money but disappeared and failed to secure Sgt. Bergdahls release. Mr. Hunter didnt specify how much money was paid to the Afghan intermediary, and didnt identify the sources of his information.
The Haqqani Network is worse than the Taliban in some ways. It’s a lot closer to Al Qaeda to the extent of nearly being it. It’s also responsible for killing a lot of people.
Funding it is worse than funding the Taliban. But on top of that, the whole thing also fell through which makes the entire operation look more like clown college than ever with the whole thing culminating in the release of top Taliban leaders.
Obama has been on his high horse about the Europeans paying ransoms to ISIS and other Al Qaeda groups. He has a point. That money helped it become a major threat. But his position is going to be significantly undermined if it turns out that the US was paying ransoms.
Furthermore Qatar’s involvement already looks like plausible deniability payments with the Qataris paying the money while getting benefits from their relationship with the administration. If actual money changed hands to HQ or someone associated with them, that means that Obama has come dangerously close to funding Al Qaeda.
Like we didn’t know that already?
The real story is what is going to be done about it?
treason. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!
OMG...all three of obamalamadingdongs supporters or at least the last one that is paying attention may be outraged if oprah isn’t on.
Let’s have some hearings and air this thing out. We need to know who authorized payment and how much it was.
Probably the STATE DEPT. paid the ILLEGAL MONEY, not the Pentagon!! the Pentagon would NEVER, EVER pay money for a DESERTER!
Smells pretty highly of “treason” by helping the enemy.
Didn’t the shoot traitors back in the old days?
The question has to be ‘why would thy not pay for the release of the Western Journalists as well? If they decided that they would not, why block the ability of the families and corporations from paying?’
That is the case. They stood firm on no negotiating with terrorists to the point where they wouldn’t let the families or corporations who employed the journalists to engage and pay the ransom. It is standard operating procedure for people to have Kidnap & Ransom insurance when they are engaged in these types of careers. Why prevent them from using it?
If this is true it is a serious breech of government policy and a massive cover up. Does anyone remember the Iran-Contra affair? Arms for hostages anyone?
Well, Obama did get some magic beans.
Some Americans never get it....Obama is not one us (American)......Obama is with our enemies....always has been and always will be!!! He is an avid America hater to his very evil core!!! Obama’s heart & soul rest firmly and forever with his beloved “Muslim Brotherhood” brethren and in turn, ISIS, Hamas & al Qaeda!!!
His entire operating mantra is just like Hitler’s was.... satisfy the rich (print & distrbute “easy money”), throw crumbs to the poor and make them totally dependent on you, and....bleed the middle class to death!!! Once you destroy the middle class...you effectively destroy the entire country!!! Then the rich and poor are yours....100%!!!
Problem for Obama is...millions of Americans have caught on to his game. He is toast....nope....burnt toast!!! His own Democrat Party better broom Obama quickly...or there will not be a Democrat Party in a short period of time!!!!
Funding Haqqani. Arming ISIS. Releasing terrorist leaders.
I don’t know how much more clear it has to be for people to catch a clue.
Didnt the shoot traitors back in the old days?
Jarrett, Zippy, Holder and Clinton will continue to commit treason against the U.S. as long as the spineless in the Senate refuse to represent the people, and they laughingly view the spineless as shivering cowards. I'd be willing to bet Fast and Furious is still operating.
What was the urgency to free Bergdahl? Why is this little twerp so important to BO?
You want to talk about the ‘slow drip’ of pent up corruption that has occurred over the last six years.
Obola is heading for the bunker as we speak. There is so much of this that is going to surface. The press is going to be in an awkward position - go down with Obama or cut him loose and try to regain what shreds of journalistic integrity they pretend to have.
If a private citizen were to pay that money to them...
Oops. This is America. Forgot about the totalitarian exemption.
And that was illegal and that gave our money to bearded savages.
He wasn't, though Bergdahl and his dad are cut from the same cloth as Obama himself.
It provided cover for the release of half a dozen terrorist commanders. That was the point. Its a typical sleight of hand, everyone's attention is on Bergdahl and paying no attention to the commanders who were released.
“”What was the urgency to free Bergdahl? Why is this little twerp so important to BO?””
You asked the question for me. I was going to post the same thing but I’ve learned over the years to read ALL the posts first...
What made this jerk so important? What were they trying to hide? We’re not a very suspicious bunch, are we?
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