June 5th, 2014

Not Obama’s PR guy

A Taliban commander who has been in touch with Time magazine for years and according to them “has consistently supplied reliable information about Bergdahl’s captivity” has told them that there’s more to come:

It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people…It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.

Well, Obama has to have some excuse for emptying out Gitmo, doesn’t he?

As I’ve written before, the enemy always was interested in capturing Americans, military members or otherwise, even before this. But I can’t think of a single reason why the Bergdahl exchange wouldn’t make them far more eager to do so during the rest of Obama’s term. “The enemy” doesn’t just refer to the Taliban in Afghanistan, either. I’m talking about jihadists around the world.

[NOTE: By the way, I’ve noticed that Time appears to be covering the Bergdahl prisoner exchange story with somewhat more honesty than it usually deals with news that reflects poorly on Obama. This particular incident seems to have stirred up some alarm there.]

6 Responses to “Not Obama’s PR guy”

  1. Ray Says:

    It’s like exchanging 5 enemy generals for 1 private who deserted. Why they thought everyone would be overjoyed is beyond me. Are there no adults in this administration?

  2. Ymarsakar Says:

    The NYT editors are merely shocked. They will recover and then poke and prod their writers to get the real msg out.

  3. Don Carlos Says:

    The really cool thing about being a jihadi is that you don’t have to make deals with your prisoners. You can always get the immense satisfaction of decapitating them. When that occurs, it is no accident or error because Allah has willed it.

  4. blert Says:

    Every NGO and contractor had best flee immediately.

    While the pull out is nominally set for December 31st….

    Realistically, everyone (who can) needs to get out before Summer starts.

    The dream team is the Taliban’s think tank. They are at the apex of jihadi prestige. They’re ALREADY back in business — in Qatar.

    They weren’t field troops in the first place.

    Think of them as the Taliban Pentagon.

  5. Ymarsakar Says:

    Blert, the Tet Offensive will soon begin. And this time, the ones supplying the Communists won’t be the Soviets… but the United States of America.

  6. parker Says:

    When the attacks on our soil resume there will be no quarter given to the jihad apologists. They know not what they will unleash. It only takes 1 in 100.

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