Strange and Dangerous - Soapbox 6/6/14
I first started hearing about Bowe Bergdahl well over a year ago when I began receiving requests to help in bringing attention to the only American soldier still in captivity in Afghanistan.
I am a fervent believer in the code of no man left behind and began sending out tweets in support of getting him home.
If my memory serves me right, I received only one tweet from someone who claimed that Bergdahl was not what he seemed to be but any verifiable information about him was not forthcoming. The media was silent on the matter with the exception of reporting that he was still in captivity and the social media support for his release continued.
When the story started breaking and the troops who served with him started coming forth to tell their story of Bergdahl's desertion and betrayal, it soon became evident that he was at the very least a deserter and at the very worst an enemy collaborator.
Although the general public, myself included, was not privy to this information, surely the President of the United States of America was and in my opinion, knowing that the public would be much less supportive of efforts to free Bergdahl when they found out, circumvented the law, the Congress, the media and the public and made a deal with the Taliban that it is hard to understand how any patriotic, rational American could make.
And in doing so has set not only a dangerous but disastrous precedent America and the rest of the free world will have to deal with from now on.
These five terrorists that Barack Obama has just turned back out on the world are like the backfield of a football team and will eventually take their places back in the lineup to wreak terror and chaos on their own people and the rest of the world.
To me it's tantamount to going to the San Diego Zoo's ophiology area, opening the cages on the world's most poisonous snakes and letting them crawl freely among the visitors in the park.
Putting these murderous scumbags under the supervision of Qatar only means that they'll have to operate from a branch office for a year before going back to headquarters, that is, if they decide to even stay around for a year.
The situation with Bergdahl's parents in the Rose Garden made things even more bizarre. His father looked like a Jihadi and spoke in Pashtun while Obama stood to the side and smiled like a proud uncle.
It's strange how bold Obama is when it comes to stretching the limits of the Constitution and downright breaking the law when it concerns domestic policies but how timid and weak he is when it comes to dealing with any nation or foreign leader who has the gonads to stand up to him, even a little bit.
There was a time when a serious warning from an American president would have gone a long way in gaining the release of an American prisoner. But everybody knows that Obama is not going to back up anything he says, he hasn't even dealt with the murderers of the four Americans in Benghazi.
So Obama traded the farm on this one and put the land he's sworn to protect, and the rest of the non-Islamic world in serious harm's way for the foreseeable future.
Much as Putin took Obama's " Tell Vladimir" comment as a sign of weakness and had no fear of occupying Crimea and now advancing on Ukraine, so the Jihadists will take the one sided deal they got from Obama as a sign of weakness which puts every American on foreign soil in jeopardy.
This week a Taliban commander said that they were encouraged the way things turned out with the release of five terrorists held at Gitmo in exchange for the release of Bergdahl, and that they will be working hard to capture more American soldiers or others of “high-value”.
How many Americans died hunting down and capturing these five terrorist leaders and how many more will die because of the weakness and folly of an out of control president who has released them?
I still think Bowe Bergdahl should be brought back to America to face military justice. He is, or at least was, an American soldier and as such shouldn't be left behind when all the troops are pulled out of Afghanistan, but certainly not at this price.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America