1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Soldier held by Taliban released

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, May 31, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member


    Bowe Bergdahl, an Army sergeant held by the Taliban since 2009, was released on Saturday, according to U.S. officials.

    Bergdahl was captured and held captive in Afghanistan and is now back in the hands of the U.S. military, the officials told NBC News.
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Excellent news tbf. Hope he is in ok health.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I second that.
  4. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Glad we have him back...however, trading some of the worst radicals for him was, in my opinion, a mistake. I agree with those that are saying there now is a target on the back of every American abroad.
  5. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    From what I understand, these five have to stay in Qatar for a year - the terrorism version of a "non-compete", if you will.

    If we're swapping terrorists for hostages at a 5:1 ratio in 2014, isn't there a deal the U.S. could work out to free the Nigerian girls? Do these terrorists groups have a reciprocity agreement for humans as currency?

    Taliban gets five commanders. We get a POW who may have gone AWOL from his unit five years ago.

    This may be the worst trade since the Bucks dealt Kareem.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    These guys were all captured in 2001-02.


    If they were such awful dangerous people, they should have been tortured to the ends of the earth to wring any last molecule of information out of their worthless carcasses, and then shot.

    That didn't happen. Who was running the show back then?

    At least their worth-a-shit hides are being traded for something we wanted.

    PS, Khalid Shiekh Muhammad is still alive; that could be rectified any time. Accidents do happen.
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Ben, there was a target on every American's back even before this happened.
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Great that he's home, truly, but ...

    He's just a pawn in the next round of insanity. Curious timing, indeed, as Benghazi ramps up. The fucktards from the right (and far-right) will say they only brought him home to curry favor among Americans. Meanwhile, there's a quote by Hillary that's filling the Facebook feed trying to de-Benghazi'ize the masses:

    "There's simply no reason that any president of the United States would get in the way of a rescue mission in a situation like Benghazi. But none of that ever mattered. To this day, there are millions of Fox News watchers who are convinced that the deaths in Benghazi could have been prevented but President Obama refused to allow it. Why? Well, if he's secretly bent on undermining the strength and influence of the United States, it all starts to make sense, doesn't it? And I wonder where anyone could have gotten that idea?"

    Again, glad that he's home, and sure, we traded 5 of them for one of ours, but you can smell the awful stench of the political diarrhea that's about to be served.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Prisoner exchanges are as old as war. This one is more proof this war is ending, at least our part. Afghanistan's wars never end.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    GOP, TP (and crackpots) won't argue it that way, as you know.

    Obama is duping us ... DUPING US!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page