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Did President Obama Just Negotiate with Terrorists?

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Americans all over the country are cheering the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan to the US. Sgt. Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for almost five years and may have been working to see him released.

Now, I have a question that may upset some readers. Was the price paid for his release too high?

Hear me out. Don’t storm off just yet… and don’t mark me as some unpatriotic American. I am not anti-soldier and I pray that all of our MIA soldiers make it home soon.

However…

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Bowe Bergdahl fits in a different class.

Why?

First, because he is very likely a deserter, not someone who was caught doing his job. Second, because we had to negotiate with Al Qaeda loving Taliban terrorists to get him. Third, we handed over five very bad men to get this done. Fourth, the entire deal is likely illegal because King Obama — um, I mean President Obama — didn’t consult Congress first.

Let’s start with reasons two and three and four first.

Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.

talib an five“Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) and the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, James M. Inhofe (Okla.), said in a joint statement.

Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.

It might seem like this law is too inflexible and doesn’t allow for real time negotiating, but the rules were actually just freed up a bit in recent months to help deal with Bergdahl’s situation. So the White House knew exactly what it was doing when they chose to ignore the law and send five known terrorist back into action without telling Congress first.

Not only did the Obama administration negotiate with terrorists, which completely changes everything about American policy on terrorism, but we handed over some very bad dudes to get this deal done. These weren’t five pawns or five grunts. These were five hard-boiled terrorist leaders. Al Qaeda and the Taliban just reloaded their entire command structure. A structure that we’ve spent years dismantling…

While not as well-known as Guantanamo inmates like 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Taliban 5 were some of the worst outlaws in the U.S. war on terror. And their release will end up replenishing the diminished leadership ranks of the Afghan Taliban at a moment when the United States is winding down the war there.

“They are undoubtedly among the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo,” said Thomas Joscelyn, a senior editor at the Long War Journalwho keeps a close watch on developments concerning the detainees left at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Fazl, for example, was the Taliban’s former deputy defense minister and is wanted by the United Nations for his role in massacres targeting Afghan’s Shi’ite Muslim population.

Senator John McCain also had some similar concerns releasing these men reminding us all that they “are hardened terrorists who have the blood of Americans and countless Afghans on their hands. I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners or engage in any activities that can threaten the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan.”

So, we negotiated with terrorists changing a decades-long policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it would simply breed more terrorism. We also released five very dangerous terrorists back into the world who will, no doubt, one day soon return to their terroristic ways. How many more lives will that cost? And all of this was done illegally by an administration that continues to show less and less respect for our laws every day.

bergdahlI hope Bowe Bergdahl is worth all of that. But I can’t be sure he is

Rolling Stone magazine quoted emails Bergdahl is said to have sent to his parents that suggest he was disillusioned with America’s mission in Afghanistan, had lost faith in the U.S. Army’s mission there and was considering desertion.

Bergdahl told his parents he was “ashamed to even be American.” Bergdahl, who mailed home boxes containing his uniform and books, also wrote: “The future is too good to waste on lies. And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.”

A senior Defense Department official said that if Bergdahl is released, it could be determined that he has more than paid for leaving his unit – if that’s what really happened – “and there’s every indicator that he did.”

They are convinced that on June 30, 2009, just a few months after he arrived in Afghanistan, Bergdahl willingly walked away from his unit, which was deployed in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the border with Pakistan. While they do want Bergdahl home, they think he should have to answer allegations that he deserted his unit.

His father doesn’t make it any easier to trust Bergdahl’s motives or our government’s decision to send these five evil men back into the world.

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Look. It doesn’t matter if he’s a deserter or not. When an American is being held captive overseas we should do everything we can to get him back. However, breaking a cardinal rule like “we don’t negotiate with terrorists,” then releasing five hardened terrorist criminals illegally… was definitely not the right move.

It would probably be the wrong move for a heroic soldier taken in battle, let alone one who had deserted his post and his comrades.

I hope Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is brought home safe and sound. I hope that he enjoys a long and happy life with his family…

But even more, I hope that this decision by the Obama administration doesn’t turn out to be the wrong one.

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Rapper Who Bragged in Video About Ripping Off Unemployment Arrested by Feds

Rapper Nuke Bizzle who rapped about ripping off unemployment benefits was arrested him for the fraud.

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Rapper Nuke Bizzle thought he was the fo shizzle by rapping about how he was ripping off unemployment benefits, but apparently the feds were not amused and arrested him for the fraud.

According to a Department of Justice statement, the rapper, whose real name is Fontrell Antonio Baines, “boasted in a YouTube music video about getting rich from committing unemployment benefits fraud.”

The government alleges that the Los Angeles-based Bizzle and several of his buddies used fake addresses to defraud the agency of up to $700,000 in unemployment benefits.

He was arrested on Oct. 16 “pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.”

Authorities were alerted to the fraud by people who saw and reported the rapper’s own videos.

In one of the videos, for instance, Bizzle bragged about “go[ing] to the bank with a stack of” unemployment cards.

The government added:

The affidavit further alleges that Baines bragged about his ability to defraud the EDD in a music video posted on YouTube and in postings to his Instagram account, under the handles “nukebizzle1” and “nukebizzle23.” For example, Baines appears in a music video called “EDD” in which he boasts about doing “my swagger for EDD” and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by “go[ing] to the bank with a stack of these” – presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail. A second rapper in the video intones, “You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim….”

Bizzle faces a maximum of 22 years in prison related to the charges if he is convicted.

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Young Black Voters No Longer Loyal to the Democrat Party

More and more, Gen Z black voters are questioning why blacks should be loyal to the Democrat Party that they see as severely lacking in appeal.

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More and more, Gen Z black voters are questioning why blacks should be loyal to the Democrat Party that they see as severely lacking in appeal.

According to a report at Politico, many of these young blacks born after 1990 are wondering just why they should be all fired up about the Democrats when every single Democrat-run city in America is an absolute, bankrupt mess.

Certainly, blacks in the U.S. are still holding onto the outmoded idea that the Democrat Party is the “party of civil rights,” a false notion that gained steam in the 1970s. But things seem to be on the verge of changing.

A 2019 Pew Research Center study, for instance, found that liberals make up a majority of the Democratic voting bloc, but blacks are not so ready to claim to be liberal. 43 percent of them said they identified as moderate and 25 percent even identified as conservative.

Some of these blacks who consider themselves more conservative are realizing that the Democrat Party stands against families, for one. And that activism against traditional marriage and families is detrimental to the black community.

Many of these young black conservatives are organizing and talking amongst themselves about how bad the Democrat agenda has been for them.

As Fox News noted:

For example, Congress’ 1994 Crime Bill is being scrutinized anew by Gen Zers across the country. Many feel the bill, which Biden co-authored, disproportionately affects Black communities — even though the ban on assault weapons was popular among Black lawmakers almost 30 years ago.

Young Black conservatives say their support for Trump is based on policies that work for them: the First Step Act, the FUTURE Act and economic success leading to historically low Black unemployment numbers.

This growing movement is important for Republicans. Because, even though the Democrats have been able to count on the near total, blind support of blacks in the past, with elections often as close as they have been recently, even if 10 to 30 percent of blacks stray from the Democrats, it could hurt the leftist party’s chances of winning elections.

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Trump Was Right-Harvard Admits Patients Over COVID Have ‘Long-Lasting Immunity’

Twitter censored what it called “Trump’s false claim” that he has immunity from COVID-19, but now even Harvard is admitting that Trump may be right.

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On Wednesday, social media giant Twitter censored what it called “Trump’s false claim” that he has immunity from COVID-19, but now even Harvard is admitting that Trump may be right.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday.

But Wednesday, Twitter had added a warning label that claimed that Trump’s tweet “violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

Twitter’s operatives — who are now apparently posing as scientists and doctors when not a one of them are either — took it upon themselves to “correct” the president of the United States.

But now, even Harvard University is admitting that Trump was on to something with his claims of immunity.

In an October 8 posting, the university noted that “people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.”

“The study, published in Science Immunology, offers hope that people infected with the virus will develop lasting protection against reinfection. The study also demonstrates that measuring antibodies can be an accurate tool for tracking the spread of the virus in the community,” the story added.

So, who the hell does Twitter think they are censoring the president when actual doctors and scientists have said that Trump is probably right. He does have an amount of immunity now that he has come through the coronavirus.

Ah, but Twitter knows better.

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Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix For Exploitation Of Children Over ‘Cuties’ Movie

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Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix For Exploitation Of Children Over ‘Cuties’ Movie

A Tyler County grand jury has indicted Netflix Inc. in connection with a controversial movie titled Cuties. The grand jury indicted the California-based streaming service on a charge of the promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child.

State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, tweeted the text of the indictment on Tuesday. He also included the hashtags #Cuties and #txlege.

“Netflix indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co, for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appears to the prurient interest in sex,” Schaefer said in his tweet.

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A Texas Grand Jury indicted Netflix for ‘knowingly’ promoting material in the film “Cuties” which depicts “the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age.” More

The text of the indictment states that Netflix knowingly promotes “visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the visual material was created, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex and has no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value… “

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CNN Analyst And Former FBI Agent “We Have A Biological Terrorist In The White House”

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CNN Analyst And Former FBI Agent “We Have A Biological Terrorist In The White House”

Asha Rangappa, an analyst for CNN and a former FBI special agent tweeted: “We have a biological terrorist in the White House.” This follows President Trump’s return to the White House on Monday evening after treatment for the Coronavirus.

Defending her claim, Asha Rangappa cited a Justice Department memo stating back in March that the novel Coronavirus “appears to meet the statutory definition of a biological agent” and that those who engage in the “purposeful exposure and infections of others” could be charged for terrorism-related offenses.

While there are allegations that he knew about his positive diagnosis significantly earlier than he had announced it on Thursday evening, there is no certifiable evidence that he knowingly exposed officials and staffers to the virus.

Twitter took aim!

Vile Democrats joined in with her:

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Disgusting Democrats Cheer In Response To President Trump And Melania Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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Disgusting Democrats Cheer In Response To Trump And Melania Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Early this morning President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In what will likely come as a surprise to absolutely no one, disgusting Democrats began to cheer in response to the news.

Here’s a sampling of the sickening responses on Twitter:

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Washington Councilwoman’s ‘Good Reminder’ for Rioters to Use Firebombs in ‘Protests’

A Snohomish councilwoman has stirred controversy by posting a notice to remind “protesters” to use firebombs during their rioting.

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A Snohomish councilwoman has stirred controversy by posting a notice to remind “protesters” to use firebombs during their rioting.

Snohomish County, Washington, Councilmember Megan Dunn, a 2nd County District Democrat, posted a very offensive Facebook entry that she tried to delete not long after facing a backlash, KTTH reported.

Dunn had posted a cross stitched project with a message that said, “Be the light you want to see in the world.” Along with the message was a Molotov cocktail like the ones used to firebomb police.

Posting a photo of a Molotov cocktail was bad enough, but the Democrat added her own comment to the cross stitching saying, “No my stitch project but a good reminder.”

In other words, she was reminding “protesters” to throw firebombs at the police.

The Everett Police Officers Association was not amused at Dunn’s “good reminder” to toss firebombs at police.

The EPOA called on her to apologize and resign, adding, “Promoting violence/murder against our LE professionals and destruction of our communities is NOT acceptable from anyone. It is a crime.”

The leftist dolt councilwoman later tried to pretend that posting a “good reminder” about Molotov cocktails was not about violence. Because, you know, how could anyone think that posting pictures of firebombs was promoting violence… or … something.

“My post of a counter-culture cross stitching project was in no way intended as a call for violence or encouraging violence, it does not reference police or violence against police and has no imagery of police,” Dunn exclaimed. “I have removed the post, which was on my personal Facebook page and is not representative of the Council as a whole or of my sentiments towards law enforcement officials.”

She claimed that the Molotov cocktail was just a metaphor to mean you should “strive for systemic reforms and being brighter than a candle for the change you want to see in the world.”

What a load of garbage that is.

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