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Bergdahl: The tipping point
Exclusive: Pamela Geller calls for lawmakers to step up, impeach Obama
When I first reported on May 31 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (for whom Obama traded five top Taliban jihad commanders) was a deserter and traitor, drawing on years-old posts at my website, PamelaGeller.com, the media were still calling him a hero and the Obama trade a triumph. Although it is good to be the first, usually the true story goes nowhere, and it was only I, along with a few brave voices, banging out the true story over that long weekend. It is always the same brave, few voices banging the drum of truth – shouting into the void.
This time it was different. Despite a heavy hand and Susan Rice on the Sunday shows saying with her best Benghazi face that Bergdahl served the United States with “honor and distinction,” the fallacious propaganda did not take hold. The Obama machine did not control the narrative. The Obama propagandists and their lapdogs in the enemedia could not spin this steaming pile of dung into gold, as it has with scores of other scandals over the past six years. The rogue regime could not wipe out the VA scandal with a magical Obama piece of victory fiction.
First and foremost, because the policy of the United States government has always been that we do not negotiate with terrorists. Civilized men do not negotiate with savages hell-bent on destroying our very way of life. But also because I believe we have reached a tipping point in this country. The opposition has achieved critical mass. When I saw that my first post about Bergdahl being a deserter was shared close to half-a-million times on Facebook alone, I knew this time it was different.
So why did the Obama administration release five of the worst Gitmo jihadists – Taliban leadership – in exchange for an AWOL soldier, a traitor who willingly walked away from his unit, raising the question of whether he could be charged with being absent without leave or desertion?
Obama claims that he agreed to this deal because “we don’t leave anyone behind.” He is lying. The Obama administration abandoned our people in Benghazi – heroes and patriots – when they needed us most. No, Obama released the five deadliest and most dangerous Taliban terrorists in order to facilitate the release of all the Gitmo terrorists and close that much-needed military prison. One of them has already vowed to return to the jihad against the U.S. Once Obama released the five worst, what case could possibly be made to keep the rest?
He orchestrated a trade, which is now rumored to have cost the American taxpayer millions in order to frame this crippling surrender as a win. Knowing that the enemedia generally runs White House press releases as legit news stories, the Obama administration had little reason to doubt its success.
He has long underestimated the American people, an assumption he could easily have made based on his own success alone. But he doesn’t understand the American psyche. Yes, we are lazy, and yes we want to believe in the best in people. And yes, we’d rather have fun. But we will only take so much. There is a point. We have reached that point.
You can fool a lot of the people a lot of the time, but not forever.
This is a long time coming. Take, for example, his reception at West Point: It was icy for good reason. Taliban insider attacks spiked to unseen levels under Obama, as he continued to sanction and reward the Taliban. Obama’s rules of engagement in Afghanistan were an invitation to murder – it was open season on U.S. soldiers. The Washington Times recently reported that “the number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths.”
Obama has been a Taliban supporter for some time now – despite the slaughter, the insider attacks, the destruction of schools, the attacks on girls, etc. No hashtags for those girls. He strong-armed Afghan President Karzai into partnering with them. He insisted that NATO recognize the Taliban. Karzai has said that the Obama administration actually told him that the Taliban, which provided al-Qaida its base of support for Sept. 11, was not an enemy of the U.S. In 2012, Obama used the NATO summit to press Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan.
Obama stalked and chased these jihadist murderers. Obama demanded that Afghanistan be designated a “major non-NATO ally.” The non-NATO ally declaration allowed Afghanistan to gain streamlined defense cooperation, more money, expedited purchasing ability of American equipment and easier export control regulations.
Obama negotiated this “trade” as a cover to release these jihad killers. Obama released the most dangerous of all the Gitmo terrorists – the equivalent of the Taliban’s Goering, Himmler, Goebbels, Ribbentrop and Bormann. And any hope that this would help bring peace to Afghanistan is absurd. The Long War Journal reported that “one of the Taliban’s top spokesmen said the recent prisoner exchange between the U.S. and the Taliban will do nothing to further U.S. hopes for reconciliation in Afghanistan as the Taliban ‘don’t believe in the peace process.’” No, it empowers them. Concession is surrender.
The alleged ransom we paid for a deserter who despised America and our military, will fund the jihad Taliban for the next decade. Not only did we provide the proverbial cabinet of the coming jihad coup, we funded it.
When Bowe Bergdahl’s father said the “bismallah” in the Rose Garden of the White House, it was a victory chant. His father wants to see all the Gitmo terrorists released. He tweeted that.
Many of the soldiers from his company have called the AWOL convert to Islam, Abdullah Bergdahl, a traitor or a deserter. We lost soldiers in the hunt for a traitor. His company commander at Fort Bragg, Stephen Kirouac, called Bergdahl a “dirtbag” and “sympathizer.” There is a thick classified file on Bergdahl’s collusion.
Bergdahl wrote to his father that he was “ashamed to even be American” (evoking Michelle Obama). He also said: “The title of U.S. soldier is just the lie of fools. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.” His farther responded that he should “follow his conscience.” It was then that Bergdahl went AWOL.
It gets worse. Bergdahl is alleged to have been teaching Taliban fighters bomb-making skills. Bergdahl’s team leader, former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, says: “Following his disappearance, IEDs started going off directly under the trucks. They were getting perfect hits every time. Their ambushes were very calculated, very methodical.” It was, he says, “very suspicious.”
The Obama administration was in a position to know what Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers thought of him, but they sided with the enemy against our men, against America. That’s what this is. Treason.
Chuck Hagel, visiting troops in Afghanistan, was met with silence when he told a group of them in a Bagram Air Field hangar: “This is a happy day. We got one of our own back.” They know. The silence was deafening.
Obama’s Taliban trade: one jihadi for five jihadists. Treason. Military heroes like Michael Behenna rotted in Leavenworth for heroic acts, and this treasonous rat is getting a hero’s welcome and promotion to staff sergeant (set to happen soon) by a rogue administration bent on destroying the military and our country. Abdullah Bergdahl should be court-martialed and the “Leavenworth 10″ freed. And even if Bergdahl hadn’t deserted, civilized men don’t negotiate with savages. We don’t negotiate with terrorists. This one single act is the culmination of Obama’s stunning betrayal of freedom, our troops – America.
Obama made “no apologies” for his terrorist trade. Despite the uproar caused by the release of the Taliban terror leadership, Obama’s contempt for the American people was made plain when he tossed off their outrage. When asked by a reporter in Brussels (American media never ask him real questions) to comment on the uproar that followed his terror trade, he stated most emphatically, “I make absolutely no apologies.” He answers to no one and is accountable to no one. He is a man out of touch and out of time.
How many times does Obama have to show himself to be an enemy of the American people and American interests before the people take action? What American politician is going to take the lead and impeach this jihad agent in the White House? Who is going to save this country from this coup?
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