When we trade an alleged deserter for five terrorists, we are negotiating with terrorists. It worked last time with Bergdahl. What did we expect?
Now ISIL wants to negotiate.
 July 16, 2014 at 9:40am
While we are doing this set up a sign up list of all illegal “immigration” supporters.
They should post their names and addresses and permit anyone, any number, to enter their home any time, for any reason, and stay as long as they want. Let them all use your health care, credit cards and bank account. Let them live in the same house as your wife and kids. Finally, let them trash your home and then leave for somewhere else.
July 16, 2014 at 9:34am
Those who truly support this illegal entry of “immigrants” through our open borders should post their names and addresses and permit anyone, any number, to enter their home any time, for any reason, and stay as long as they want. Let them all use your health care, credit cards and bank account. Let them live in the same house as your wife and kids. Finally, let them trash your home and then leave for somewhere else’s home on the list.
That’s our nation’s immigration immigration policy on a small, “home-wide” scale.
 July 14, 2014 at 11:51am
Send them to GITMO. It’s a documented part of their MISSION. “Installation Information
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is on the front lines for regional security in the Caribbean area. The base supports the ability of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, along with allied nation ships to operate in the Caribbean area by providing contingency and quality logistical support with superior services and facilities. >>>>>>>>>The base also supports the Department of Homeland Security in U.S. migrant operations to help care for displaced migrants from the surrounding area, effectively helping control the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.”<<<<<<<<
We should notify the Mexican government that we will shoot down any aircraft that crosses the border, even if it close enough to crash land back in Mexico. Maybe we could check out our Stinger missiles and see if they are still effective.
Then stop all foreign aid and trade with them.
June 25, 2014 at 9:38am
Maybe not illegal, but don’t bet it wasn’t.
The ten most corrupt states, MS is # 1. We’re #1, we’re #1. Yeah.
Even IF Lois Lerner was trying to be Rose Mary Woods, of the Nixon tapes era, the data can be recreated. Go to the NSA with a subpoena.
We can then see how good the NSA has spent our tax dollars to make us safe. If they can’t succeed, not too well.
June 7, 2014 at 5:00pm
The illegal dumping of illegal immigrants, AKA the invasion of Arizona, is occurring due to this administration’s direct actions. This is Obama’s way to punish his enemies and reward his friends. Brewer and the legal residents of Arizona are the enemy; the illegals are his friends.
Stop coddling the illegals for votes. Close the borders now. It’s a national security issue, especially now that we have release five hardened Taliban terrorists, one whom the UN considers a war criminal for the involvement in the killing of thousands of Shites.
 June 7, 2014 at 10:49am
It’s shocking that in this age of equality, an American soldier is devalued to just 1/5th of a Taliban terrorist. It’s not even 3/5th.
 June 6, 2014 at 9:40am
Bergdahl allegedly left his post unilaterally and without authorization to communicate with the enemy because he thought the US was being unjust. Obama, unilaterally and without congressional authorization, released five hardened terrorists because the war is unjust and so is America. The UCMJ applies to Bergdahl. As the Commander in Chief, the highest individual in the military chain of command, should not the UCMJ apply to Obama?
June 5, 2014 at 3:16pm
“He” is Bergdahl. The military says they are doing an investigation. They very well may do an Article 32 hearing prior to a court martial.
From Military.com. “Jun 03, 2014 | by Richard Sisk
good, court martial him....But what does that have to do with whether we should trade him for people we were going to let go anyways?
 June 5, 2014 at 1:01pm
We should have assigned the five terrorists to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a year since they are no risk to Americans.
 June 5, 2014 at 12:54pm
Reports, if they are substantiated, indicate at least AIDING THE ENEMY, Art 104 of the UCMJ was violated. His actions, overheard radio communications and other statements seem to support this.
He “… without proper authority, knowingly harbors or [protects or gives intelligence to or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly; ”
904. ART. 104. AIDING THE ENEMY
Any person who–
(1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or
(2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or [protects or gives intelligence to or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly;
shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.
OK - but that is besides the point because we can bring him back and try him. The question in this article is whether you make a deal to get something instead of nothing.
True enough. Do we know if he had authority or not? No. Could be classified intel. I doubt it but it is still possible. More than likely he is guilty of this.
"He" is Bergdahl. The military says they are doing an investigation. They very well may do an Article 32 hearing prior to a court martial.
From Military.com. "Jun 03, 2014 | by Richard Sisk
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face an investigation and a potential court-martial if the Army finds that he deserted his unit in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said Tuesday." http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/06/03/dempsey-bergdahl-innocent-until-proven-guilty.html?ESRC=airforce-a.nl
June 4, 2014 at 1:16pm
If not desertion certainly , 899. ART. 99. MISBEHAVIOR BEFORE THE ENEMY
Any person subject to this chapter who before or in the presence of the enemy–
(1) runs away;
(2) shamefully abandons, surrenders, or delivers up any command, unit, place, or military property which it is his duty to defend;
(3) through disobedience, neglect, or intentional misconduct endangers the safety of any such command, unit, place, or military property;
(4) casts away his arms or ammunition;
(5) is guilty of cowardly conduct;
(6) quits his place of duty to plunder or pillage;
(7) causes false alarms in any command, unit, or place under control of the armed forces;
(8) willfully fails to do his utmost to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy any enemy troops, combatants, vessels, aircraft, or any other thing, which it is his duty so to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy; or
(9) does not afford all practicable relief and assistance to any troops, combatants, vessels, or aircraft of the armed forces belonging to the United States or their allies when engaged in battle;
shall be punished by death or such punishment as a court- martial may direct.
885. ART. 85. DESERTION
(a) Any member of the armed forces who–
(1) without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently;
(2) quits his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service; or
(3) without being regularly separated from one of the armed forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another on of the armed forces without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States; is guilty of desertion.
(b) Any commissioned officer of the armed forces who, after tender of his resignation and before notice of its acceptance, quits his post or proper duties without leave and with intent to remain away therefrom permanently is guilty of desertion.
(c) Any person found guilty of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert occurs at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.
June 4, 2014 at 12:40pm
If the Obama administration says the US Government did not negotiate with terrorists because Qatar did, won’t they say in the future that the US Government is not abusing our cell phone data, since our cell phone records are not controlled by the government, but are held by third party phone companies?
They are laundering responsibility too.
May 13, 2014 at 9:51am
Doctors use the response of the eyes to diagnose brain impairment. Any layman would suspect a brain defect. The health of our leaders is of critical importance, especially if it involves the function of the brain.
Her response to the shoe incident seemed to be delayed. This could be consistent with a mental defect.
May 9, 2014 at 5:26pm
Iraq and Afghanistan were considered fronts in the “global” war on terror but Obama didn’t choose to include Libya because it didn’t support his re-election efforts. The Seals had killed Osama, and now the world loved us, and him, or so he thought. The administration also fought hard to not call Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Hiding from the truth, doesn’t change it.
If he had considered Libya a terrorist haven and like the British pulled personnel from the area, or provided adequate security, our personnel wouldn’t have been sitting ducks. If they had called Boko Haram a terrorist group, the girls may still be safe.
If this administration didn’t always try to “spin” the facts, there would be no need to find the truth. Whenever “leaders” place politics over national security and the truth, we get Benghazis or Watergates. Nixon was a Republican, the latest, Obama is a Democrat. It’s not about politics, it’s about the truth.
April 3, 2014 at 12:07pm
Puerto Rican veterans have a statistically higher change of having a VA service connected disability, 27.4% PR vs 20.2% in the entire USA. (http://disabilitystatistics.org/) The PR vets have a 36% higher chance of having a service connected disability. Maybe the military needs to implement a better selection process for the troops. Or maybe? there are other reasons for these numbers.