‘This is an embarrassment’: Glenn reacts to Taliban video depicting Bergdahl release

As if things could not get any worse for the Obama Administration, the Taliban went ahead and released a video Wednesday morning that purportedly shows the moment in which Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is handed over to the United States military. The video will obviously be used for propaganda purposes, and because the U.S. has released very few details about the mission, the Taliban is in the unique position of controlling the narrative.

Watch the video below:

As TheBlaze reported, you will notice the military helicopter lands in a valley, as apparent members of the Taliban stand perched on surrounding hills with weapons. Non-uniformed individuals, presumably Americans, then walk over and shake hands with Bergdahl’s captors, who are holding a white flag. A shaky Bergdahl, seen holding a bag that he ultimately leaves behind, is then escorted to the chopper where he is patted down.

Based on that description, does anything about this situation seem odd to you?

On radio this morning, Glenn shared the conversation he had with a Special Forces friend of his about the video. (HINT: It’s not good for the U.S.)

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As noted, this video was obviously filmed and released for propaganda purposes. Remarkably, however, it seems to serve as the only documentation of the release the public currently has. Meanwhile, as Bergdahl remains sequestered in a German military hospital, the U.S. government has largely refused to share any details.

“The Taliban is the source of information on this one – by the way,” Glenn said. “They’re the ones showing us everything. Okay. So we have the video, and nothing from the United States government.”

When Glenn spoke to his friend this morning, he pointed out several troubling aspects of the video that seem to show the U.S. on the defensive the entire time.

“You’re over in a war zone, and you’re an American helicopter. You see a guy down on the ground with a rocket launcher – look at the video. What do you assume is coming your way,” Glenn asked. “Probably some sort of rocket. So then it is an immediate shoot to kill order, if you’re in a helicopter and you see somebody standing there taking a videotape of your helicopter. It’s shoot to kill because it is a safe bet that they’re probably going to use this as propaganda video. And they’re going to blow up the helicopter. So there’s problem number one.”

Another concern is where the helicopter lands.

“Problem number two… Do you see the mountainsides around,” Glenn asked. “We’re landing our helicopter in a in the low point, so they have all of the high points… Look at the guys in the video. You can see the guys in the video. They all have their weapons at the ready.”

Furthermore, after Bergdahl is handed over, he is brought to the idling chopper and frisked. Had he been outfitted with some sort of suicide vest, the entire helicopter would have blown up.

“Look, you got guys sitting inside. You have guys just sitting inside the helicopter,” Glenn said. “They bring him up to the helicopter, and that’s when our guys frisk him. Well, I don’t know. If you’re starting to frisk him…”

While Glenn is certainly not a military expert by any means, his sources have made it clear that this was a very sloppily executed exchange.

“The guys I talked to – and I don’t know this kind of stuff – but the guys I talked to said, ‘This is so sloppy on our part… It’s not standard operating procedure. It’s not the way we do it,’” Glenn concluded. “This is an embarrassment… Every soldier I talked to is embarrassed by this… Absolutely unbelievable.”

  • ScaryLogic

    I’m not sure there was a risk of the chopper being attacked, because if that happened the US would have simply continued to hold the prisoners they wanted so badly.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    This just disgusting.

    An American serviceman is released after five years of captivity and it is turned into a public partisan show trial.

    You people have no shame, no conscience and no souls.

  • ScaryLogic

    So, we shouldn’t try to analyze the questionable aspects of this event? We should just take it at face value and trust Ol’ Uncle sam has the best intentions in mind?

  • Anonymous

    Wrong…according to a news report, the 5 thugs were released BEFORE the pick up of Bowe!

  • Guest

    You are a Sheep!

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Does he get to tell his side of the story before you hacks run your mouths off calling him a traitor?

    What respect is owed to someone who served in the military?

    Apparently not the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

    You people are disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    This is just demonic!!!!

  • CaptKing

    He WALKED off his post, POW he was not…Just let me know when you are willing to understand this is worse then anything Bush ever did to embolden the enemy. Congrats, you are just this side of sending care packages to the enemy….LOL

  • ScaryLogic

    Ah, I was not aware of that. I have not done as much research on this as I would have liked because it’s such a hot button issue right now, it is difficult to discern fact from speculation.

  • CaptKing

    This was investigated 5 years ago. there was many things that pointed to him walking away from his post. Try agian

  • ScaryLogic

    I’m sorry, I don’t see a single comment calling anyone a traitor. Looks like you’re projecting a little, friend.

  • ScaryLogic

    Oh, and by the way, donning a uniform does not automatically make you a good person.

  • Smadginader

    He told his side when he left notes and emails and abandoned his post…

  • Anonymous

    An American DESERTER is released after five years of captivity in exchange for releasing five terrorist leaders who are guilty of mass murders in the thousands and wanted by the UN for “war crimes” including torture, and you liberals defend it.

    You people have no shame and no conscience.

  • ScaryLogic

    …stop

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    No he is alleged in this public show trial to have walked off his post. He has had no trial. He has not had the opportunity to speak in his own defense.

    Everyday vets are taking their own lives. Will you spit on their graves too?

    You are disgusting fascists.

  • Guest

    Can someone please explain to me how he is clean shaven in this video, yet at Obama’s speech at the white house, he has a full beard? Something isnt adding up

  • ScaryLogic

    I don’t see how he is representative of the armed forces as a whole.

  • John Wesley

    The man at the White house was his Father…Another Taliban wantabe!!!

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    That’s why they shot Pat Tillman

    The military lied and covered up his murder. They murdered him to shut him up.

    They murdered him because he said the war was wrong.

    You and people like you murdered him because he wasn’t a “good person.”

  • Daniel S

    And if the chopper had been attacked we would think “oh well whats a a few more dead Americans, let’s just get the 5 back from Qatar and try again next time??” Our president negotiated a bad deal that didn’t even take into account the safety of those that would have to make the exchange.

    scary logic indeed

    He should have been turned over to Pakistani Authorities and Pakistan gave him to us the US should not have dignified them with that kind of prisoner transfer.

  • Krissy Caster

    horrifying at how sloppy we were. we are better than that..

  • ScaryLogic

    No, I agree it was sloppy. But simply thinking strategically, I wouldn’t want a US retaliation for making a prisoner exchange go sour that was otherwise fine.

    But perhaps I’m giving them too much credit.

  • Chiefs420

    And if they would have found his corpse hanging from a bridge you would be screaming I CAN’T BELIEVE OBAMA LET THEM KILL AN AMERICAN SOLDIER!!

    You know it and I know it.

  • Guest

    He is NOT innocent per his own admission, notes left and his own troop members testimonies. Wow, you think that suddenly he’s going to be found an honorable Vet? You’re just kidding yourself! But with this administration nothing suprises me. It floors me that people that think like you do actually believe the constant lies they are told, but that’s why we got the excuse for a leader we have.. Sad!

  • Chiefs420

    Wow.

  • Anonymous

    that was his father at the White House.

  • Chiefs420

    Link to these news reports, please

  • ScaryLogic

    Actually it’s likely we might not have even known about it.

  • Calvin Snelling

    bullet in the head right then and there would have been appropriate

  • sally Ride

    I was actually wondering why they didn’t require Bergdahl to be in Qatar for the exchange to take place in unison

  • Kim Webb

    We had already released their prisoners.

  • jrsp

    The guy doesn’t look sick…..he looks scared spitless. As he should be. Deserters are not well liked in this country. Except by the president and Susan Rice.

  • ScaryLogic

    Right, I was not aware of that upon typing that. I didn’t think we’d be that stupid (silly me)

    Though, like I said in reply to a similar comment, I doubt they wanted a US retaliation for an otherwise smooth prisoner exchange.

  • ScaryLogic

    So, we know for sure he was a deserter?

  • Jacquie Sutherland

    How about respect shown to his Platoon mates…I tend to believe them

  • John Wesley

    Yes, he walked off the base of his own free will and asked to see the Taliban. Documented facts!!

  • John Wesley

    In a word.. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Anonymous

    Except he was NEVER in captivity. He renounced his American citizenship. He was a collaborator with the enemy. He got other members of his unit killed and wounded. I read a blog from a special forces guy who had used his connections to find this guy right after he left. When he was taken into Pakistan, that was all she wrote. He was told to leave it.

    There was a SHOOT TO KILL ORDER on Bergdahl. They don’t do that unless they consider YOU the ENEMY.

    Basically, the reason he’s coming home, the Taliban grew tired of him. Ever notice…HE IS THE ONE SOLDIER NEVER TO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND HIS BODY MUTILATED???? Wonder why?

    Secondly, there was a plane that flew over first and then TWO HELICOPTERS…you can pretty much bet your ass they were armed to the teeth. My guess would also be that we had armed drones. Had one of them so much as twitched the entire area would have been lit up.

    Do some research…the outrage is bipartisan.

  • Sherill Weber

    First of all somebody serving in the military just doesn’t walk away from their post in the time of war. And I don’t respect him because of that.
    Yes he is due his time in court facing all his accusers. And those will be the ones that served next to him. All of those accusers coming forwarder are telling how he walked away. How 6 of their people died looking for him.
    How he wrote a letter and left it for them to read.
    How he sent all his belonging home before leaving his post.
    The emails that he sent home to his parent before leaving his post pretty much told the story.
    There’s a lot out there that points to the fact that he left his post,,,I call that desertion,,,not AWOL,,,not that he just went on a vacation.
    BUT according to our Constitution, since he is an American Citizen, he is entitled to his day in court and give his side of the story. Right now there is a ton of evidence against him. And a lot of it is in a file by our intelligence.
    Respect,,,Bull S**T. Those I respect in uniform are the ones who stayed and fought. The ones who didn’t walk away and leave their post. The ones who had their brother’s back, their bother’s right side and their brother’s left side.
    If this POS was having issue with the war or himself,,,he could have gone up the chain of commands for help. Instead he walked away from his post and people died because of it,,,doing their job trying to save his sorry A$$.
    And Yes he has been publicly tried and convicted,,,me being one of those,,,but I still will honor our Constitution and say he has the right for a Military Trial. And if he is found guilty of being a deserter,,,he needs to pay the price. If he is found guilty of treason, which would be collaborating with the enemy, which some General’s are now accusing him off,,,he deserves either death or life in prison.
    So don’t piss me off anymore with your “respect” comments and this is coming from the wife of a veteran that’s already pissed off about the treatment of our military and veterans.

  • John Wesley

    Said the two men that shot up fellow Americans in bases recently!!!

  • Trib4l

    Two words. George. Zimmerman.

  • Roland Bouchard

    A very subtle Video… Notice the Helicopter’s approach to land… Notice that the Helicopter moves Out of Camera range… Notice the Helicopter Has Landed… How long was the Helicopter on the Ground??? Was there anything that was Off-loaded during the interim… (Arms come to mind).

  • Anonymous

    He shipped all his personal belongs home to his parents. His emails to his parents show that he was going to walk. His father told him to “follow his conscience”. HIS OWN TEAM HAS SAID HE WALKED AWAY THAT NIGHT AND DID IT ONCE BEFORE.

    IDK…but I’ll believe 30 other guys who are all saying the same thing over 1.

  • jonsen

    Now if only Barry would trade a couple hundred thousand illegals for our Marine in Mexico there would be one good thing he’s done since he became President.

  • John Wesley

    You know that the soldier in Mexico is just shaking his head as Obama lies and says that we must rescue all of our Prisoners that have been captured, while he sees this on the TV in his Mexican jail cell… SMH

  • Kim Webb

    It’s beyond comprehension how ‘silly’ we all are in questioning this. Of course.

  • ScaryLogic

    Neat, can I see where those documented facts came from?

  • Daniel T. Law

    we already have enough evidences from his comrades, his emails, his dad’s emails, etc, etc… Sure, we will let him speak at his court marshal trial… but do you trust what he says??

  • Lisa Barone

    he spoke his own defense with his emails home, leaving post and sending his belonging home and when he degraded American military in emails before he left post!!.. he is a deserter and people died at his expense.

  • ScaryLogic

    Well, I’m going to question it A LOT because of the lack of transparency, as well as the complete lack of logic on the whole thing. Especially if what they are saying about him being a “deserter” is true.

  • rednlow

    domb libtard

  • Anonymous

    If you watch the video again…there are TWO HELICOPTERS. You can bet your ass the other was armed to the teeth. My guess would be that there was also an armed drone in the vicinity and everyone knew it.

  • ScaryLogic

    So… are you agreeing with me… or what?

  • John Wesley

    They won’t do that. Liberals sitting behind their desks simply know more than the men and women that were actually there..

  • Anonymous

    for God sake…do your own friggin research. Clearly you have access to the same damn internet we all do.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    You are pathetic.

  • ScaryLogic

    It’s true, the video is poor quality, and doesn’t show everything. It’s unlikely they would have gone in naked, so to speak, as that makes very little sense.

    But then again….so does trading this guy for 5

  • Roger Beshears

    This obviously would be the nut ward. I see it has at least two wings. Outta here.

  • Sherill Weber

    I took it that he was agreeing with you. They were both in uniform but it didn’t make them good people.

  • Anonymous

    Hey moron…this guy deserted his post during wartime. YOU don’t seem to understand that he was NO POW. HE WAS A WILLING PARTICIPANT AND A PROBABLE COLLABORATOR.

    Nice way to try and distract…

  • Sherill Weber

    No sir,,,you are pathetic. And if you think we are so pathetic,,,why don’t you just get the He$$ out of here. You’re only showing your ignorance.

  • Karan Rees McGee

    In the video, there was a man on the left side of the screen that went out to meet the Taliban holding Bergdahl. He had no weapon and did not act like the other military receiving Bergdahl. He ran back to the helicopter kinda awkwardly. Im wondering if this was some government official, and if so, why would he be put in this position which could have gone terribly wrong. His behavior just seemed non military..as much of this video did. Any body else notice him?

  • PaC SGM (R)

    I have a feeling there was more involved then just the five Tali’s returned to the enemy, one thought would be that we were going to pay them money once we had our traitor back and everything went according to the agreement, what ever it was it had to be worth more then the propaganda value of taking out a helicopter or two along with all of the men while on video, a MAJOR propaganda coup.

  • Karan Rees McGee

    maybe we will find out when he “remembers” how to speak English.

  • Eric Mickelson

    Beck is praising the Taliban for their transparency while condemning the US for a lack of it – along with criticizing our troops on the ground. I guess you could say that he and Bergdahl have a lot in common. They both prefer the Taliban over the US.

  • ScaryLogic

    He wasn’t criticizing our troops, he was criticizing the operation, and the apparent risks involved.

    Besides, was he wrong? Our government isn’t showing us anything, and even suppressing the new.

  • ScaryLogic

    And yet, you’re the one calling everyone names. Interesting.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I’m here to witness the spectacle of this country plunging into fascism.

    I’m here to witness the process that you indoctrinate yourselves.

    I’m here to witness the lies you share.

    This is where America’s Eichmann’s will be born.

    This is where the American flag will be transformed into a Swastika

    You are vile. You are vile in the way that Germans believed that they were being patriots following Hitler. You believe as they did that they were on the side of right. You are no better.

  • Anonymous

    So you’re not upset at all that five mass murdering terrorists, who are wanted for war crimes by the UN, were released illegally for a deserter by your President? Apparently you will support the liberal ideology, even if that means siding with mass murdering terrorists over American people. You’re disgusting. And your pathetic strawmen was weak even for you. Grow up.

  • Laura Fowler Elia

    why were his eyes blinking? Morse code????

  • Robert John Pease

    No watch the full aljazzira video the helicopter is on the ground for an entirety of maybe 2 mins, 3 men get off and pickup bergdahl then back on and away

  • Anonymous

    Regarding the frisking, it appears at the 11:00 mark that two of the Americans from the helo do a quick pat check for a vest. You can see them patting the chest and then across the back before he turns and signals the helo.

  • Happy

    That video should be all the evidence needed to convict BHO of treason.

  • ScaryLogic

    …what?

  • Sherill Weber

    I do believe if the American Flag gets turned into the Swastika that will be Obama’s doing not ours,,along with your doing. Go home troll. You and your kind are the vile ones that come out here and try and stir up the pot. You will never win this one or any other one. You lose. Go home and bow down to your king. And don’t bother responding because I’m not wasting my time reading any more garbage that comes from you.

  • Happy

    Let’s trade the Kenyan POSPOTUS to Mexico for our Marine.

  • George W Gilmore

    My take on this thing is to gather up Mexicos reps here in the states and imprison them and use them to make “A DEAL” with the Mexicans! Why not? the rest of the world makes a fool out of us every day with these tactics! Yep, you might call me a radical but you don’t know the half of it! When it comes to the USA there is nothing that I wouldn’t do to defend her! It takes guts and determination to win the war. If you think there is no war then you had better get a reality check and sneeze because your brain is dusty!!!!!!

  • Karan Rees McGee

    Miami Herald – Hours earlier, U.S. forces handed over the five Afghan prisoners of the United States to Qatari diplomats at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba where the Taliban leaders had been held since 2002. Their status at the time of their release was “indefinite detainee” — or, colloquially, forever prisoners.

    They departed in a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster, reducing the number of captives at Guantánamo to 149 in a secret operation that was certain to stir political debate. Unlike in the instance of the last prisoner released, an Algerian sent home in March, the White House did not provide Congress with its statutory 30-day notice. Instead, the Obama administration notified Congress as the swap was occurring.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/31/4150258/us-swaps-5-taliban-prisoners-at.html#storylink=cpy

  • jrsp

    Seems as if an awful lot of his fellow soldiers are sure.

  • Anonymous

    John McCain is no hero either. Read what those that served with him and what his fellow POW’s had to say about him. Search his military records as a start.

  • Judy

    I believe this whole event was staged and nothing appears to be what it seemed, other than the fact Bowe was up into the BH. Everyone was TOO calm, cool and collected. For some reason it appears they KNEW they were not going to be shot upon. They actually trusted those who were allegedly Taliban? I don’t think so. Where did this ‘transaction’ really take place? I’m thinking right here in the good ole USA.

  • Daniel S

    The US had all the cards we have their big wigs they had a low level grunt who presumably deserted his post. Why then does the hand-off occur with them having a position of strength?

    we drop our hostages off five days in advance, our troops show up defenseless vulnerable and exposed with no collateral.

    the fact that no one has been fired or reprimanded shows complicity all the way to the top with this horribly executed and strategically weak plan.

  • A Tolk

    According to AP: A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

  • Derek Vinyard

    As soon as we got him on board and took off the gunships should have swooped in and cut these towel heads to pieces.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, well that’s NOT what happened now, is it??? I doubt the Taliban hang people who are on their side…

  • Anonymous

    Why only 1 “prisoner”? And they “kept” him for 5 years? Have you no brain to think about this?

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I am well aware of the allegations made of McCain.

    Even if all the worst allegations are true he deserves his day in court before Glenn Beck organizes the lynching party.

  • bobDbob

    Attacking would not have been the smartest thing to do under any circumstance (however, no guarantee tho) but they were already released dude… 5 days prior. This was clear if you had listened or read the report. Some people automatically oppose those on the other side of the isle and automatically support those on their own side. We call those people HACKS political hacks! Sadly that seems to be the state of this country a country of HACKS… Some of us however, manage to piss off both sides of the isle on a regular basis! :)

  • The Man from Scene 24

    If we had, we’d never be able to negotiate with them again and next time it could be a real prisoner.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Who needs a fair trial when you can have a Second Amendment solution?

  • Kevin Koloff

    Rap on brother!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    There can only be one explanation.

    Get the rope and hang him.

    You make me want to puke on you the way you puke on the Constitution and any thread of decency.

    You soulless creeps.

  • Anonymous

    YOU are a hypocrite, Thorstein! As I understand it, it’s never been proven what happened to Pat Tilman….and you’re here blasting people for commenting what they think happened in the Bergdahl case??? You have no credibility and you’re a hypocrite!

  • Robert Rasmussen

    This looks like a civilian security firm (like black water) not a military operation for the exchange. Even the plane fly over suggests this. If this was a military ops, he would have been frisked and cuffed and escorted to the bird. POW or not he would still be considered a possible enemy combatant.

  • BAB

    amazing idea, let’s do it right now ;-)

  • Anna

    No one here even mentions the handshakes, I found that weird, it’s like “gee thanks for not killing him shake on it”

  • Anonymous

    There’s Pastor Saeed, who is an American and is being held hostage for over a year in an Iranian prison and then was finally sent to a hospital after being beaten and tortured, needing medical treatment and is being denied this medical treatment… Meanwhile his wife and family are begging Obama to work on having him released….

  • Anonymous

    YOU are a hypocrite, Thorstein! As I understand it, it’s never been proven what happened to Pat Tilman….and you’re here blasting people for commenting what they think happened in the Bergdahl case??? You have no credibility and you’re a hypocrite!

  • Exec4Profit

    The BO in Washington says, “this could have been my son, well 20 years ago this could have been me, well in two years this might be me…” I just can’t imagine where BO’s head is at. Certainly not presidential material. Maybe trying to destroy America as we know it. Obviously, friends of the terrorist nations. Maybe his next run for political office will be King of the Jihad. He certainly has a successful platform.

  • Anonymous

    This “serviceman” is a documented AWOL deserter who left his troops thus endangering REAL American Servicemen!

  • Guest

    A deserter who willingly left his post to fall into the arms of the taliban, 6 – American soldiers get killed and many more seriously injured trying to find this traitor, and they trade 5 high positioned terrorists which will indeed pose a threat to millions and cost many more lives and you want me to feel shame for questioning this trade.. No, shame on you for being so stupid.

  • Anonymous

    BAD JU JU….BOB gives the terrorist 5 HV leaders back from GITMO and we get a proven deserter worth nothing….the terrorist get all kinds of PR, BOB gives us a bloody nose and insults the hell out of our military and then tells the enemy when we are pulling up stakes in Afghanistan….BOB don”t like us very much…Do He?

  • Anonymous

    How would we have not known about them being wanted??? They were at Gitmo…

  • rickc

    Looks to good for a guy that has been a so called.prisoner of the Taliban, no rings around his eyes. Way to healthy looking. The guy deserted his comrades and went looking for his so called captors.

  • Anonymous

    YOU are a hypocrite, Thorstein! As I understand it, it’s never been proven what happened to Pat Tilman, so how is it that you “know”….and you’re here blasting people for commenting what they think happened in the Bergdahl case??? You have no credibility and you’re a hypocrite!

  • Vinchenz

    I can’t even stomach to hear of watch anymore of this – Obama is a traitorous pig politician – he is comic relief to our enemies and an embarrassment to us and our allies. What a complete joke of a man – how can the guy stand himself.

  • Memphis Viking

    “I’m here to witness the spectacle of this country plunging into fascism.” And you’re supporting the ones doing it.

  • Memphis Viking

    You must be dizzy after that tremendous spin.

  • BlueMN

    A Black man will turn the US flag into a swastika? Do you people even try to think before you post?

  • Guest

    A deserter who willingly left his post to fall into the arms of the taliban, 6 – American soldiers get killed and many more seriously injured trying to find this traitor, and they trade 5 high positioned terrorists which will indeed pose a threat to millions and cost many more lives and you want me to feel shame for questioning this trade.. No, shame on you for being so stupid. This kind of sympathy for those against America is what will destroy us!!

  • Anonymous

    Dirty Harry just said ” the longer Bergdahl was a captive, everyday was one day he was closer to death.” Well America–everyday day that this POTUS remains in office, America is a day closer to death!!

  • Memphis Viking

    Why are we negotiating with them in the first place?

  • Memphis Viking

    Every day is one day everyone is closer to death.

  • Patty Hicks

    A deserter who willingly left his post to fall into the arms of the taliban, 6 – American soldiers get killed and many more seriously injured trying to find this traitor, and they trade 5 high positioned terrorists which will indeed pose a threat to millions and cost many more lives and you want me to feel shame for questioning this trade.. No, shame on you for being so stupid. This kind of sympathy for evil, terrorists and their enablers is what will destroy this country.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    So I thought Obama said he was in terrible health. So in that video was he eating red meat and Michelle Obama got ticked. How is he not healthy Obama? Why is it you liberals still defend this White House.

  • Anonymous

    Many of those who served with Bergdahl, or whose loved ones were killed searching for him, have spoken out since the exchange, labeling Bergdahl everything from a “deserter” to a “traitor.”
    They said he regularly expressed anti-American views, abandoned his post, and that there was a marked increase in strategic attacks after he left.
    Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell said when he was being held by the Taliban, the thought “never even crossed [his] mind” that he would be freed because of a prisoner exchange, and he wouldn’t have wanted it.
    “The thing that I held on to was that my teammates would come get me, or I was going to die out there, not turn over some of the guys that were responsible for some of the worst atrocities that we’ve seen so far,” he remarked.

    Luttrell added that he’s spoken with a couple of buddies who were in Afghanistan at the time Bergdahl left, and they’re “pretty upset … that this went down the way it did.”

  • Anonymous

    That is the whole Alenski, Clower Piven’s point, to overwhelm you. So in disgust you will tune out, shut up and sit down. Don’t let them win.

  • Vinchenz

    Aww shut up you friggin clown – 8 soldiers died trying to find this deserter – get lost – go back to MSNBC. You are disgusting – and you have no soul, conscience or brains for that matter.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Also it looks like Obama planned the pick up because that looks like the dumbest thing to do and you have to be brainless to be this trusting.

  • Jimmy Miller

    Meanwhile a US Marine sits rotting in a mexican prison.

  • henry

    would be nice if it was translated :( but heres a suggestion from canada : still dont know why they would call the disease control centre and inocculate these guys with a deadly virus before they sent them back and clean out the whole works of these idiots, send em back to their nest , like ant poison does :)

  • jesusknight

    Maybe he was ‘programmed’.. what was in it for him, anyways? I mean, what was his payoff? Living in a prison for 5 years; something just doesn’t add up.. Can anyone say ‘distraction’…
    Not saying you’re wrong, just wondering.

  • Jimmy Miller

    You can’t negotiate with Islamic terrorists without helping terrorism. And that’s not acceptable.

  • Vinchenz

    Blah blah blah – I bet you are really outraged over the 8 men that died looking for the deserter – you are the ones turning this into a partisan show – you don’t care about our soldiers – it’s all about saving Obama s dumbass – jerk

  • Sherill Weber

    Yes we do. The thing is I don’t judge him by his color but by his actions. Seems like you people seem to be more focused on his color. Have a good day.

  • Othismos

    No problem with article, however, there is a factual error – BB is in a US Army hospital in Germany, NOT a “German military hospital”.

  • Guest

    I’m pretty sure the Mexican jail doesn’t have tv in the cells.

  • Eric Mickelson

    actually it was a joke – just like Beck’s story. If he’d spent a little more time investigating and a lot less time inventing semi-plausible realities, I probably wouldn’t have responded at all.. Truth is, there is a real reason this operation was carried out where it was and how it was.. But don’t bother looking into facts – Just listen to Beck and grow ignorant and angry.

  • Anonymous

    I think he should give himself and his wife up in exchange. That would be awesome.

  • Anonymous

    and O.J.’s innocent, Susan Rice tells the truth and you can keep your doctor, period. mmmmm…..koolaid.

  • Patty Hicks

    His fellow soldiers in his unit have confirmed that he was a deserter.. He was NEVER listed as a POW and it was BECAUSE he was a deserter. Why would a soldier pre-meditate leaving knowing that the only people out there are terrorists unless you WERE one of them or was going to provide them with information that they wanted? If he had actually been captured as a prisoner of war, I would absolutely be sympathetic but have an issue with a traitor.

  • rickc

    Orchestrated

  • David Jones

    Glenn, is it possible that in this video that everyone is actually American? The fully covered individuals sort of resemble US personnel. That would explain the errors with security. Why not just drop him off a mile from a US base?

  • jesusknight

    THAT’S the word I was looking for. Thx..

  • jesusknight

    Why would we care if they killed a traitor… this story is getting more and more convoluted and weird.

  • jesusknight

    Interesting thought..

  • jesusknight

    Good question!

  • DavePLR

    I just looked again at that video and it doesn’t look like morse code, i looked a few times, doesn’t seem close.

  • Anonymous

    Please go to https://petitiions.whitehouse.gov and free Sgt. Andrew Tahmoressi in Mexico! Yeah…he has enough signatures already – but NOBODY is talking about this! NOBODY but Glenn!

  • Richard

    Glenn: One should be asking when the Democratic Party made it harder for OBAMA to release the Prisoners which was not the same day but 5 days before this DESERTER was release. Obama says we will leave NO AMERICAN why is there one I a Mexican Prison? Also Glenn where are Ex Presidents BUSH’S, Carter, CLINTON. These men was our PRESIDENT’S and they was supposed to PROTECT the AMERICAN PEOPLE. They must have turned their backs on the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Because they would ALL be up in arms to see what this TRATIOR is doing to this Country that (THEY) had the (HONOR to REPRESENT.) They should (ALL) be up in arms with OBAMA and the Democratic Party but MANLY HITLER/MUSLIM/ Anti AMERICAN/ PUPPET MASTER/Taliban/ Obama, for what he has done. As for our EX Presidents, they should be demanding there fellow members in Government to IMPEACH and put to DEATH this TRATIOR to this ONCE GREAT Country that obama is trying to DESTROY

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah…there is ALSO a petition to punish Bowe Bergdahl on the first page of petitions.whitehouse.gov – with about 18, 133 signatures – and it needs 81,000 signatures before June 30th. Please sign it….let our President know this is NOT acceptable!

  • Richard

    they were released 5 days earlier so now they have a MARTER, a AMERICAN DESERTER

  • Vinchenz

    You are an idiot – keep bloviating though – you prove your own ignorance and idiocy Everytime you post – keep trying to save Obama dumbass – we will worry about the troops

  • Vinchenz

    You are a political hack -keep bloviating though – you prove your own ignorance and idiocy Everytime you post – keep trying to save Obama dumbass – we will worry about the troops

  • Vinchenz

    You are a political hack -keep bloviating though – you prove your own ignorance and idiocy Everytime you post – keep trying to save Obama dumbazz we will worry about the troops

  • Tony K.

    They should dub this as “Operation Slap-Dick”.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t Mexico like to get their hands on Eric Holder for supplying guns to the cartels down there ? Hand over Holder for our Brave Sgt.

  • steven Overbey

    Watch the video and you will see the deserter crying because he has to leave his buddies. He knew and agree with the Taliban on what a good deal this was. I look for him to return to his Islamic terrorist buddies in the future. Or carry out their plans in his new Obama Hero status. Think of all the rich liberals he will be able to get close to when he gets to the US. He probably will be a house guest of Sean Penn.

  • Tony K.

    They should dub this, “Operation Slap-Dick”.

  • Craig Robertson

    Anybody see the first two seasons of “Homeland”…Think about Brodie…That’s all I’m saying. Maybe this guy was sent back to do a job for the Taliban

  • rickc

    One big act for the sheeple,

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    The soldiers who shook hands with the Taliban did so in a manner that left them ready to draw their weapons. It was obvious when the one on the left used his left hand to shake hands. Bergdahl was frisked before they left the handover and then again when they got to the helicopter. I forgot how many attack helicopters the news said were in the air, but there was also a drone in the air. I think the news said that there was a detachment of men on the ground nearby. Sure there was risk to the men and the helicopter, but there were a lot of assets to counter that risk.

  • Steve

    The really is just only one thing to say about all of this . . .

    Could you sheeple who support obama be any dumber???

  • Crassus

    He’s there mostly because of his own stupidity but don’t let the facts get in the way of the story.

  • Guest

    Why is the video tagged “propaganda video”. The video is showing what actually happened.

    prop·a·gan·da
    noun
    1. information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or
    publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

    The only propaganda I’ve been seeing comes from the Obama Admin and it’s enablers.on the left. The Taliban are more honest than our actual leaders.

  • Crassus

    You’d call him a hero if it was proven that Bergdahl took up arms and fought for the Taliban against the dogs of American imperialism. Go ahead and admit it, Thorsty. That’s what he’d be in your eyes.

  • hasottee

    Are we sure the helicopter is really from our military? Could this be a Hollywood crew working for Obama P.R. crew and staging the whole thing to reclaim this enemy collaborator? I cannot imagine our Special Forces operating this way. Just sayin’.

  • Crassus

    You don’t know what a fascist is. You couldn’t even spell the word correctly if not for spell check.

  • Vinchenz

    Ohhhhhhh. Ok. First it was his health that was the concern – but that was BS – now after 5 years of captivity they were going to kill him if it leaked out – yeah right. These BS talking points remind me of Benghazi – throw a bunch of nonsense out there – and maybe something will stick to save Obama from his own idiocy and treason.

  • Crassus

    Soros Lib Troll Rule #2: Refer to conservatives as racists, bigots, sexists, homophobes, Nazis, etc.

  • bea green

    NOT REALLY HOLD THE PRISIONERS because THEY HAD BEEN RELEASED 5 Days earlier then Bowe

  • Vinchenz

    No I don’t plan on it but Benghazi the VA and now Bergdahl – it’s just sickening.

  • Tony K.

    They should dub this “Operation Slap-Dick”…..

  • Bridget Bludau-Wanninger

    Read this woman. She is a staunch Catholic, but rather graphic in how she describes what has happened with the Bergdahl trade. But she speaks her mind and she is very intelligent. Barnhardt writes, “Obama used the known deserter/traitor/musloid convert Bergdahl for the release of the top five most valuable Gitmo detainees because the entire former American government, now fronted by the imbecile-puppet Obama, along with the Clinton machine, and a massive contingent of bureaucrat operatives loyal to the megabanks saturating all three branches and the military, has been overthrown and is explicitly allied with islam. Obama, Clinton, the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon and on and on has been completely infiltrated by the Musloid Brotherhood, and those not in the MB per se are allied with it because it is a highly complementary political system with a litany of shared goals and objectives, namely the establishment of a tyrannical oligarchy looting and dominating by terror a massive, destitute underclass. Obama IS Musloid Brotherhood, for all intents and purposes. They own him and have since his earliest days. No, he doesn’t believe in the faux-religious aspects of the musloid political system, because almost none of the musloids above the very lowest caste do. It’s a TOTALITARIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, not a religion. Hillary Clinton is up to her neck in Musloid Brotherhood. Good grief, her right hand “man” and likely lesbian concubine, Huma Abedin, is the daughter of TWO of the highest-ranking Musloid Brotherhood leaders on the planet. The CIA is headed by a “convert” to islam, John Brennan.
    When I read commentator after commentator breathlessly asking, “Why would they do this? It looks so bad!” I just shake my head. They did it because THEY ARE THE ENEMY. They’re not Americans. America is dead. It’s their state now, and they will do what they want, when they want, and what you think about it or what the Constitution or the old U.S. Code says is utterly, totally, completely irrelevant. Read more at http://www.barnhardt.biz/

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    It’s been proven that the official story was a lie and the truth was intentionally obscured by people high in the military and the George Bush administration.

    I is the truth that the doctors who examined his body thought it should be investigated as a murder.

    That investigation was never properly conducted. But you have apparently closed the books on it.

    Yet you’re ready to condemn this kid without him having the ability to plead his own defense.

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  • Anonymous

    Military is forced to protect their commander in chief.

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  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Is this the chant you invoke to protect you from self reflection?

    Like Dracula, you look in the mirror and see nothing. A big Zero.

  • Anonymous

    They would never take him, he’s too corrupt……………..

  • Vinchenz

    You are a political hack -keep bloviating though – you prove your own ignorance and idiocy Everytime you post – keep trying to save Obama dumbazz we will worry about the troops

  • Vinchenz

    Nice

  • Michelle Adair

    First the marine didn’t actually do anything wrong and he is in prison. Second if you know what it is like at the border it can get very confusing. Away from the border the signs are usually pretty clear, cities are mostly on grids and every off ramp has an on ramp nearby. The closer you get to the border the fewer standards hold true. It becomes very easy to get “trapped” and “turned around”.

  • Memphis Viking

    Yeah, no one but an idiot ever makes a wrong turn. Either way, Bergdahl was only there because of his own desertion.

  • Anonymous

    Very good. Let’s just keep our two feet on the ground, hold steady, and not let them win.

  • Beanlet

    I still think that his original plan was to swap Ambassador Stevens for those five baddies.

  • get-it-on

    Looks like an Oliver Stone production.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed that, too. He looked sad to be leaving, not happy to be going home.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Actually your false. The taliban exchange took place later in Qatar while this exchange took place in Afghanistan.

  • Native Pride 1973

    LOL. I have actually heard from US special forces and said that this was textbook hostage situation. Maybe next time actually consult US SOF before bashing the Special operations operators.

  • Anonymous

    So, if the five terrorist prisoners were released FIVE DAYS before we pick up Bergdahl and the pick up point was located in the perfect ambush landing and we went against so many protocol, why did they not blow our guys up on the spot with Bergdahl on the copter with them??? That would be their propaganda video and we would be even bigger laughing stock while they celebrate with their released comrades. Flip side of this video coming from the taliban is you would think they would NOT want it getting out because they did not kill our guys and the traitor. I am betting they are very sure they are going to continue to get good use out of Bergdahl (and his parents) (and obama). Remember too the “camp” Bergdahl’s dad has all set up and waiting for them in the mountains that he gave a tour of in the video on Rolling Stone from 2012 that is still available to see online.

  • Anonymous

    It was reported somewhere that it appears he was having trouble with the light as if he has not been outside or in any light for an extended time.

  • wtchadwick

    There is a time line issue. All the pictures I have seen of this man, he has had a full Muslim beard. These were photos in a hospital. Now on transfer of him, he is clean shaven. I was under the impression that the pictures with his beard was after his transfer to US authorities.

  • Anonymous

    Looked like he was high on opiates to me.

  • Anonymous

    Your source please! My source (CBS) says otherwise.

  • Mike Nelson

    If you’re talking about Bergdahl, you fail to understand UCMJ.

    UCMJ supersedes Constitutional rights for all servicemembers by consent of enlistment.

    If you’re talking in support of SGT Tahm, you’re being very unclear.

  • Anonymous

    He didn’t commit a crime. Um…Desertion? Defection? Don’t let the facts get in your way…

  • Anonymous

    Now they will take even more prisoners because we have proven we will negotiate and give them everything they ask for.

  • ActinUpinTexas

    STUPID people have it made! You can go around doing what ever you want in the dumbest way and if it goes all wrong your can truly say “I didn’t know”!

  • Rachel

    This is a FIASCO! Does Obama and his Marxist Mafia stay up late at night thinking up fun ways to shock & horrify Americans with their outrageous & insane decisions and behavior? It’s working! And then we have to endure their press conferences (aka ‘lie conferences’), afterwhich I have to take a shower to wash off all the bullsh*t.
    When will this horrible Twilight Zone episode END?

  • Rachel

    Why didn’t we blow THEM up?

  • Rachel

    If this is textbook? They desperately need a new book. That was INSANELY risky….unless we are COLLABORATING with the Taliban as a reason that we “trust them”. I have a feeling that was an idiotic CIA operation, not SpecForces.

  • Rachel

    Bergdallah didn’t look too excited about the trade….could it be b/c he knows he will face a Court Martial for desertion and treason?

  • Rachel

    WHY should they feel that way? He doesn’t feel compelled to protect THEM. Obama violates the Constitution every day. Maybe it’s time our military does likewise.

  • Rachel

    Her explanation makes a helluva lot more sense than the b.s. we are being fed by the Govt.

  • Theultimatelibra21

    So….one of the people in the Obama Administration went on record to say that they were releasing those 5 anyway so they just wanted to “get something out of it.” That’s their story and they’re sticking to it huh?!?!

  • SirWilhelm

    Yep. I’ve seen better exchanges on NCIS:LA, and recently, too. On the other hand, I think the poeple involved on our side, knew very well that the Taliban wasn’t going to blow this propaganda victory they had arranged with their comrade in the White House.

  • SirWilhelm

    Make that his Maxist/Muslim Mafia, and you should have better understanding. It won’t end until someone engineers a counter coup.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    where is our Barry? will he take his summer vacation or not rest until the Benghazi murderers are brought to justice?

  • Alisha Rushing

    Wag the dog.

  • Anonymous

    WHY??? Hasn’t this garble been translated for the English speaking world. Hello?

  • Anonymous

    I suspect he is being saved for another day when they need a boost in their ratings.

  • Anonymous

    If you have never drove that road, it is very easy to turn the wrong way. YOu turn left and see a road going north, but it turns around and goes right after you are on it. It was covered in grafitti and no lights were around. Greta showed how easy it was to make an error.

  • Wildwestwishes

    What was in it for him!!! Did you not hear his father when he was released?? ” praise allah .. Seriously and you have to ask what could’ve been in it for him???

  • Anonymous

    We still don’t know who Obama is, he is a radical for sure and he is not a American!!!!

  • Anonymous

    There was a report we had planes overhead as cover.
    So Yes, remember, their video, they show what they decide; they’ll run it 100 times on Al Jazeera, so yes, they omitted the US military overhead cover planes in their version of their triumph. And yes, their version doesn’t sit well with our side. Demoralizing. Look at Bergdahl’s eyes. The eyes of a man dehumanized. 5 years of too many violent and vicious rapes, transformed into their ‘pet’. I’ll guess he was caged on concrete without clothes. They gave him clothes to leave in as a token of respect……propaganda. They likely gave him clothes because they kept him naked and handy. What uncovered man fights back let alone says no?

    He’s white but that’s skin that hasn’t seen daylight.

    They demoralize prisoners. So did Tokyo Rose. There’s more to war then hi-tech weapons and uniforms and money to throw at it and men in elegant suits jetting the world to discuss war over fine wine and food served up by personal chef’s

    There’s controlling the propaganda to bend mens minds.
    Score 1 for the Taliban.
    The reaction of ” Glen’s friend ” is what they wanted.

    Next, they troll our news to display how Americans welcome Bergdahl.
    Will it be rejection instead of reception?
    Even his parents look miserable.

    What names will Americans call him?
    Their men are ” hero’s”, what is Bergdahl to America?
    Will Bergdahl take his own life?
    Will he be hospitalized?
    Al Jazeera wants to know, millions of Muslims want to see.

    They’ll have photo’s ready of their 5 hero’s fully armed, Qatar isn’t about weapons.
    Followed by their video’s of welcoming their men back home, feasts and hugs and cheers and happiness. Thousands of young boys will wish for such honors and join up.
    What will our young men volunteer for?

    To be kidnapped?
    To be kept as a pet dog to be violently raped, mocked, stripped, dehumanized?

    May the same horrors of war visited on our men be visited on the men who devised this illegal trade and everyone who approved and approves this mechanism be made to experience in their families the very same treatment so these men may become wise in the ways of war having suffered personally what they ask others to do for them. Our military are not this President’s Domestic’s.

  • Anonymous

    He is a f*cking adult NOT a kid!

  • Anonymous

    Have you been there, where the turn is? I have, recently, and I can tell you that in the dark you wouldn’t be able to see where you are supposed to be able to turn around. What exactly did the soldier do that was stupid? Not see a small sign, that sits on the ground, 4 lanes away? It’s true that trying to escape could be considered dumb, but taking into account that the guy has PTSD AND had good reason to fear for his life, I can’t blame him for that.

  • Anonymous

    Try living in the dark until your white skin looks like tissue paper, land inside an SUV w/ tinted windows and then boom, the door opens so the sun lights you up for the video camera and see if your eyes water under a June cloudless sky.
    Bergdahl is covering his left eye and squinting and almost ducking. Probably used to being pushed or beaten to his knees.
    Do you really believe the man is crying?
    No tears in his right eye. Tough to cry out of one eye.
    You don’t understand brain washing by cruelties.
    He wasn’t speaking English?
    Of course he wasn’t folks!
    They don’t allow you to speak your language.
    No rights, no rights!
    You’re deprived of food, a latrine, clothes for speaking your language.
    Your bare feet step in your feces and urine and they laugh.
    You can’t hide your body parts, they laugh.
    You cry, they laugh.

    C’mon America, grow up and give up the false world you adopted in your very own living room via 3rd party filtered and censored news.

    Behind the flag waving and troop reviews and good job, keep it up, we’re proud of you cheap talk are 10′s of thousands of suicides, missing body parts and men who are no longer safe husbands or safe father’s.

  • Anonymous

    I think Bergdahl will welcome a court martial after 5 years with the Taliban.
    As for desertion, at least he didn’t pick up arms with them and turn on his unit;
    and if you walk off into the mountains to desert is that the same if you killed yourself on base to desert?

    And treason… that charge belongs to our President; he just
    ” aided and abetted ” the legally declared enemies he himself as said are the reason he increased our troops to fight.

    Our President equipped our men with weapons and training to kill the Taliban and then mid stream he turned on his men and loosed the 5 highest ranked leaders of the Taliban he told his men to kill,
    just to make his men work harder, destabilize them, and weaken their resolve.
    What’s the President playing. A pinball machine?
    Whose side is he on?
    He has no proof he’s on the side of the US military.

  • bumpkin

    Well, SERIOUSLY! What exactly did you EXPECT from Commie Obami? HUSSEIN Commie Obami? Like, he flippin’ GREW up with the Taliban people. THEY can trust Obami, you know, so of course, he believes he can trust them. This is the CLASSIC example of a useful idiot: Obama himself.

  • bumpkin

    You dont SERIOUSLY think that Zero will ever do anything GOOD for the Nation he loathes, do you??? Not one thing. Dont hold your breath! A far more likely scenario is that a company of honorable men go spring our Marine themselves, and BLAME it on Zero. Yep. “Zero ORDERED us to!” FAR more likely.

  • Native Pride 1973

    First off, if you honestly think that these SOF operators went in without support then your mistaken, Most likely these guys had CAS as well as a QRF close by and probably had troops on the ground to give cover for the hand over. Secondly, the entire op was entirely successful and took place in quick fashion, in barely a minute from touch down to take off, in other words: textbook. Also, news reports have come out saying that these were Special Forces, however I am no sure if they actually mean SF or another SOF unit. Also, SOF, or CIA if you are right, are HIGHLY trained individuals who have 10 time the combat experience and training of any other military unit in the world so they are more than capable of dealing with the Taliban on the ground.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Ummm, really? I’ve seen footage of people crying after a hostage rescue plenty of times. Its probably because he was gone for 5 YEARS. He probably lost hope years ago. The emotion of actually being free overwhelmed him, most likely. He might have been suffering a bit from the Stockholm syndrome too. Even Capt. Phillips suffered a bit from that but he came around soon after.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Because the Taliban filmed it and sent it to AJ who cater to Muslims. I’m sure soon enough it will be translated for American audiences.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Wow….. You do realize that NCIS:LA is a TV show right and not real life in any sort of way at all, right?

  • Bubba66

    Then he would fit right in with the mexican pols.

  • Caty

    Yah, too corrupt even for Mexico !!!

  • Caty

    Apparently, there had been construction on road and they had the final Turn Around sign sitting on ground, leaning on cement center — it was night. I can certainly see how he could have been confused ! Ever pass your exit ramp on a freeway? I’ve done it dozens of times and end up driving 10-20 miles out of my way !!

  • zemla

    ALINSKY….cloward AND piven….how can we get anywhere if even the rhetoric can’t be kept straight…

  • zemla

    Why ya gotta diss Stone like that??……grins

  • James Redmon

    Glen Beck I can’t believe you said the seals didn’t pat the man down, you can see clearly that the seal runs his hand down the mans back to check for a bomb belt before they took him to the chopper. I’m sure they were trying to do what they do as quickly as possible as they were in a bad and fearful place. Its hard for me to believe if you didn’t see that I’m sure your experts did. Please reply. Glen I have always had a lot of respect for you and your work. It sounds like you were using propaganda for some reason to make out seals look like they were not doing there job. They were in a bad place.

  • Anonymous

    I cant believe that the Chopper crew was not also taking a video. Where is it?
    I also do believe that killer drones were in the sky to take out these Taliban if they pulled a double cross.

  • Ray

    Well now that obama got him back, why isnt he in cuffs and pending a court martial for his disertion?

  • Esox

    You know things have gotten BAD when the father of this so called soldier is standing in the White House Rose garden, with the POTUS standing next to him smiling while the father THANKS and PRAISES Allah in Arabic! WTF!!!!!!!!!! Regan must be spinning in his grave…….

  • smokehill

    The UCMJ doesn’t supersede Constitutional rights, just limits a few of them, usually in specific circumstances — but the whole UCMJ is written with the Constitution in mind.

    We still have the right to trial by jury and all the usual protections apply, like Miranda warnings, right to bail, and all the usual Federal rules.

    Enlisted men can even publicly trash politicians while on active duty. The only restrictions are in how you do it (not in uniform, etc). Officers do NOT have the same right, or are at least far more restricted because of their commission..

    You should dig up a current copy of the Manual for Courts Martial (MCM) and leaf through it a bit. It got me out of trouble enough times that I’m real fond of it. Three commanders tried to jam me up with it over 21 yrs, and they all came up empty. Two of them got in trouble. Dummies didn’t know about Article 138 & I jammed them up with it.

    Master Sergeant, USA (Ret)..

  • smokehill

    I think the security aspects were sloppy because the REAL payment to the clowns holding Bergdahl — in cold cash — wasn’t going to happen until the swap was over with.

    This little splinter group is only lightly affiliated with al-Qaeda and is dirt-poor. Their initial demands were for CASH since they don’t give a crap about al-Qaeda leaders. Obama couldn’t tale the risk of actually PAYING the ransom since it’s too big a chunk & too many intel & Congressional oversight weenies would know about a chunk of unvouchered funds that large.. So they swapped out these five scumbags with the understanding that al-Qaeda (which has tons of money from the Saudis) would flip the hard cash to these rural rodents that held Bergdahl.

    A lot of these local tribal buffoons are poor as hell because we cut down their opium production for years.

  • Mike Nelson

    This is interesting; I’m a vet as well (only 5 years and considerably subordinate rank at E5) but I’ve never had to dig into this. My intent in saying “supersedes Constitutional rights” was specific to the limiting factors regarding the difference between civilians and military personnel; while on active duty I’m not aware of a provision that allows service(wo)men to claim Constitutional rights in legal defense over provisions of UCMJ, but I also got out in 96, and things may have changed – or it could be that I just don’t know.

    A quick google search turned up http://www.ucmj.us/?s=138 (which appears to indicate only that a superior officer must review a complaint and take appropriate measures), and http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/militarylaw/a/article138.htm (which near the bottom reads: Matters outside the scope of the Article 138 complaint process: Disciplinary action under the UCMJ, including nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 (however, deferral of post-trial confinement is within scope of Article 138).

    In your case was it just that they had a bone to pick – and were wrong – or do I misunderstand 138? If you’ve got a better link I’d appreciate the info.

    Thanks for your long years of service; I’ll spell it “hooah!” instead of HUA ;)

  • Jenn

    now all that as to be done is to paint a target over the whole United States and say “HIT ME”…GOD HELP US ALL!!!

  • Jenn

    no wait…I take that back….obummer has already painted that target over the United States…now all the Americans have to do…………IS WAIT..

  • Jenn

    isn’t anybody wondering why the chopper wasn’t blown up after it took off with Bergdhal???….kind of makes you wonder what plans Bergdhal and the Taliban have for the US…

  • Jim Read

    There is a set up of some kind in this deal, they knew something or they would not have gone in the way they did. I immediately thought why did they wait until they got to the chopper to pat him down, that should have been done at the point of exchange. Oh well, just another opportunity for Obama to lie to the citizens of the U S!

  • thedogwalker

    Supposedly, the outfit he was wearing was made specially for him by the Taliban as a gift usually reserved for people they hold in high esteem.

  • Eagle2758

    Webcam business,eh?

  • BP in FL

    While everyone’s dissecting the details of the landing site and the pat down at the chopper, one major detail seems to be overlooked. Bergdahl is clean shaven in the so-called release video. In the photo op with POTUS in the Rose Garden on May 31st, Bergdahl has a long beard. How long do you suppose it took to grow that beard?

    The video was staged long before his release.

  • Victoria Coots

    Great idea…too bad it will not happen.

  • Victoria Coots

    Another fabulous idea, but again, sadly, it will not happen.

  • Victoria Coots

    Would love to see this. Barry isn’t even acknowledging this man.

  • Anonymous

    How about 20 million or so illegals?

  • Anonymous

    Crassus, I believe, is speaking about the Marine in a Mexican jail…..not the deserter in Afghanistan.

  • Elena

    That was his father in the WH photo op.

  • BP in FL

    I guess that makes more sense!

  • Anonymous

    One must ask, is this a video of the actual exchange or one filmed prior to the exchange, by the Taliban?

  • al parker

    was that really the taliban? I’m just asking!!!!

  • SirWilhelm

    Yes. That was my point. They can do an exchange better on a fictional TV show, than those guys did in real life. Understand now?

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  • John Scott

    I noticed that the people in the helicopter seem to be none military. At least I could see no military markings. I thought generally POW exchanges were handled by military people?

  • September Castillo

    Dont come back to Afghanistan…. you mean a gentle pat of farewell my friend.

  • Calvin Snelling

    wow you must be a libtards dream. did not know there was second amendment rights overseas. thanks for bring that to light for us. I hear Jay Carney has made an opening maybe you should apply. Military deserter bought and paid for with hard lined killers. another fine choice of an Idiot

  • jrsp

    His platoon mates are pretty damn sure.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Actually, that is not entirely true. I have seen tons of coverage on CNN and a tad bit on Fox as well.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Yeah, but he did break the law TWICE. He actually wasn’t “mistreated” until AFTER he tried to escape. I mean come on! If you really are innocent you don’t try to escape. I think there is more to the story than just a wrong turn.

  • Native Pride 1973

    How is this a “FIASCO”? What happened to “never leave a man behind”? And the trade ain’t all that bad compared to the one Israel did for its own soldier, trading 1,027 Palestinian terrorists, including several serious offenders and high ranking Hamas, in exchange for one Israeli soldier held for 5 years.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Actually he is American and he isn’t that radical if you really look at the facts.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Most SOF don’t where markings. Also a few people in the chopper look to have on some uniforms.

  • Native Pride 1973

    And how would the Taliban get a hold of a US military Blackhawk helicopter to film a video?

  • Native Pride 1973

    Actually, if you look again closely,they do a quick search of him once they greet him, by patting his chest and back to check for a vest, which is the most common way of transporting a bomb. Then they realized he was generally clean and checked him one last time before entering the chopper to make sure.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Yes, you can definitely tell they check him when they meet him. Also, is it confirmed that they are SEALS? I have only heard so far they they were “Special Forces” thought I found it highly unlikely that they actually meant SF but meant SOF.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Still, that makes absolutely no sense. Its like saying that you are a military strategy expert by playing Call of Duty and saying that they do a much better job of killing people in that game then they do in real life.

  • James Redmon

    Thanks for your reply. Jim Redmon

  • Anonymous

    ISLAMABAD: In a startling operation that
    shook the Pentagon, the White House and the US administration some weeks
    back, the Taliban in the tribal areas captured parts of three US
    helicopters � Chinook, Black Hawk and Cobra � while they were being
    shipped in huge containers from Peshawar to Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

    Pakistani officials have confirmed the capture while the US diplomats
    stationed in Islamabad are trying to fudge the issue without denying it
    outright. US embassy spokesperson Elizabeth Colton commented: “The
    embassy has no comment on this as the information appears to be only
    hearsay.”

    When this correspondent informed the embassy spokesperson that he had
    seen pictures of the stolen parts of helicopters, she again said “no
    comment”. Some diplomats in Islamabad are very much aware of this recent
    Taliban operation but they were not ready to speak on record.

    Diplomatic sources say the recent US air strike in the tribal areas was
    actually an attack on the location where the unassembled parts of the
    two helicopters, owned by the US armed forces, were stored by the
    Taliban.

    Sources told The News US Assistant Secretary Richard Boucher was to
    visit Pakistan and Afghanistan soon in view of the situation in the
    region. What is shocking is the revelation that the US forces were
    transporting helicopters in unassembled form in containers, which landed
    at the Karachi Port and travelled all the way by road to Peshawar and
    then entered the tribal areas for onward journey to Afghanistan.

    When these containers entered the Khyber Agency at Jamrud, the Taliban
    stopped the convoys and took away the helicopter parts. Pakistani
    paramilitary forces in the area tried to confront the Taliban but they
    suffered heavy losses due to darkness. This happened in the same area
    where Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Azizuddin was kidnapped
    in February this year.

    Chinook and Black Hawk were captured recently while the Cobra was
    hijacked some weeks back. When the Taliban first captured the Cobra
    helicopter, they filmed all the stolen parts and supplied the CD to
    their allies in Afghanistan.

    Some people in the Farah province of western Afghanistan showed interest
    in purchasing the Cobra helicopter and subsequently its parts were
    smuggled to Farah. Taliban sold this Cobra to an unidentified customer
    for several hundred thousand dollars.

    Following the latest ground hijacking, the Taliban have again filmed all
    the stolen parts of CH-47 Chinook and Black Hawk choppers. Chinook is a
    versatile twin-engine helicopter that was also used to help the
    earthquake victims in Kashmir in October 2005 by the US Army.

    The Taliban have again sent the CD to people for attracting customers
    from neighbouring countries of Afghanistan. They do not seem to have hit
    any customer as the stolen parts with extra engines are still in their
    custody.

    The Taliban captured some unexploded Tomahawk missiles in the Khost area
    of eastern Afghanistan in 1998. These missiles were fired on al-Qaeda
    hideouts after attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The
    Taliban handed over some of the unexploded US missiles to the Chinese in
    1998.

    Top US military officials have demanded recently from Pakistan to start an operation in the tribal
    Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d08_1213810856#qpzAyudU5GmcokJD.99

  • Native Pride 1973

    First off, the report you cited says they only captured parts not fully equipped, fully fueled and fully armed helicopters and I highly doubt a bunch of Afghan or Pak Taliban would be able to assemble an entire Black Hawk when it takes months of training for US soldiers to be able to master the basic skills of repairing the helicopters. Secondly, learning how to fly a helicopter takes many, many months of rigorous training to be able to master. It is much more likely, if the robbery did actually take place, that they sold the parts for money since that would be much more practical than trying to assemble and fly a helicopter knowing full well that it would be shot down as soon as it was found out by the US military.

  • san

    WHEN BERGDAHL WAS IN THE TRUCK THE HANDLER SEEMED TO GIVE HIM A FRIENDLY PAT ON HIS CHEST THEN BERGDAHL LOOKED LIKE HE WAS SAD TO LEAVE. HE SHOULD BE PUT ON TRIAL, HE DID DESERT AFTER TAKING AN OATH TO SERVE. THIS PRESIDENT TIME AND TIME AGAIN HAS PUT US IN DANGER .

  • SirWilhelm

    It’s all about appearances. The real exchange didn’t even appear to be done as well as a fictional one. If you don’t get that, I’m sorry, I can’t help you.

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  • White Army

    All the arguments for defeating your liberal teachers and professors: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • olford

    Please REMOVE YOUSELF. We want no part of your SCAM>

  • John Scott

    The ends did not justify the means. You don’t trade 5 prisoners who still want to kill Americans for one deserter who on his own will left his unit and sought out the enemy. This was purely another dumb ideal from the people in the White House who don’t even know how to properly do triage from one muck up to another.
    Probably have plans to pin a medal on Bergdahl next. This is what happens when your legacy and image become more important than your Country you are serving as President. How conceded can you get?

  • John Scott

    Exchange Holder, the President and Biden for our Marine being held in Mexico. Now that’s a fair trade!

  • Ron Chaney

    Cheezee spam on a info site….Really?
    I bet you can’t prove one of your numbers in this spam!

  • Anonymous

    To me obama has done a unforgivable betrayal to our soldiers who gave their life and blood in defeating our enemies and in nation building of AFG where people can live free with dignity and self determination and government for the people with this trade !! He undermine all the good work done by Bush for our country best interest so we won’t keep facing foreign threats from this region and best interest of AFG people !! With this trade he giving back this nation to people who took it over by naked aggression !! Will obama do this with Russia ,then set it up so Russia can reclaim all the countries it took previous by aggression during World War Two and unjustly annex them !!! Our President betray the newly form government of AFG and it new administration and AFG people !! To me every move obama makes is to help our enemies in Communists and Muslims worlds and the radical Muslims world who are still waging a declare war against U.S soldiers and U.S citizens in U.S and around the world !!! To me he is not for U.S or the Free Western World !!!! Our president seem to want to turn back any advances we made for freedom in the world to give back to those who take nations by aggression !! If this trade is ok ,then obama giving the green light to the Communists and Muslims to use un-provoke aggression to gain control of countries and their people so we be standing alone against evil and that is not in the best interest of our country and our citizens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey obama your are doing petty good with your progressive agenda in bringing down the U.S and the Western Free World using deceptions and ruses for cover !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    When did spitting on returning POWs become fashionable?

    It’s not that I am unclear. It is the lynch mob mentality that would even consider a “bullet in the head”

  • Anonymous

    Our President obama doing a great job improving U.S world image to radical Muslims and Communist world !!! But to the free western world and our allies where he play our allies that U.S is your friend and we have your back is just his BS!! Our President & our country is gaining the name as backstabbing betrayer to nations like Israel,Poland, and now AFG with this trade / and to the free western world !!!

  • IT 2 IT

    The MICHAEL HASTINGS murder UPSTAGING —’SNOWED IN’

    The ‘VETS are with AL QAIDA’ —’BORG —DOLL’