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Taliban Commander: We Are Inspired To Kidnap Americans After Bergdahl Swap, “Now Everybody Will Work Hard To Capture” Others


Congratulations, Barack Obama. You have just officially put America’s own military at even greater risk …

Proverbs 13:16, “Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.”

By Aryn Baker, Time – “Asked whether the Taliban would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others, a commander laughed. ‘Definitely.’

In the days and hours leading up to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last week, his Taliban captors in Pakistan prepared for a big sendoff. Those selected to physically hand Bergdahl over to U.S. officials at a pre-arranged location on the other side of the border in Afghanistan rehearsed the messages they wanted to convey to the American people. A videographer was assigned to cover the event, for propaganda purposes. And those closest to Bergdahl commissioned a local tailor to make him a set of the local tunic and trousers in white, which, given as a gift, denotes a gesture of respect.

‘You know we are also human beings and have hearts in our bodies,’ a senior Taliban commander affiliated with the Haqqani network, which was holding Bergdahl captive, tells TIME. ‘We are fighting a war against each other, in which [the Americans] kill us and we kill them. But we did whatever we could to make [Bergdahl] happy.’

The commander, who has been known to TIME for several years and has consistently supplied reliable information about Bergdahl’s captivity, is not authorized by his superiors to speak to the media, so he has asked not to be identified by name. The commander spoke to TIME by telephone from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan…

Another senior Taliban commander who is close to the senior Taliban leadership based in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Quetta, Pakistan, and is close to the negotiations, describes scenes of intense jubilation among the Taliban leadership and their supporters. Candies and sweet pastries are being passed around, he says, speaking to TIME via telephone from the Kandahar area. Those close to the leadership and the detainees are feasting on ‘whole goats cooked in rice’ — a special meal usually reserved for celebrations. ‘I cannot explain how our people are happy and excited over this unbelievable achievement.’ (He too has been known to TIME for several years). ‘This is a historic moment for us. Today our enemy for the first time officially recognized our status.'” Read more.

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Democrats Fear Bergdahl Deal Puts Soldiers In Danger – “A new poll from Fox News suggests that a vast majority of Americans, including Democrats, are concerned that the recent exchange of five Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will increase the chances that American troops will be taken hostage in the future. The poll was conducted from June 1-3 and published Wednesday. Eighty-four percent of the 1,006 registered voters polled said that they were concerned that the exchange would encourage terrorists to take more American soldiers hostage.” Read more.

  1. 06/05/2014 at 9:09 PM

    Religious people against Jesus thought capture, torture and pierce wanting to killing God with blood in him. Muslims think in the same way. How can Muslims be working for God?

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  2. 06/05/2014 at 9:10 PM

    Religious people against Jesus thought capture, torture and pierce wanting to kill God with blood in him. Muslims think in the same way. How can Muslims be working for God?

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