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txradioguy
06-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Yeah I know it sounds all tinfoil hat but what got me to thinking aobut it was this article in TIME Online:

http://time.com/#2818827/taliban-bergdahl-pow-release-objections-white-house/

And this little gem from within the article:


But officials in the Pentagon and intelligence communities had successfully fought off release of the five men in the past, officials tell TIME. “This was out of the norm,” says one official familiar with the debate over the dangers of releasing the five Taliban officials. “There was never the conversation.” Obama’s move was an ultimate victory for those at the White House and the State Department who had previously argued the military should “suck it up and salute,” says the official familiar with the debate.

There was a working group of Intelligence, Law Enforcement and other officials that met regularly to discuss issues about freeing Gitmo Detainees.

Suppose the station chief in Afghanistan was opposed to the release becuase of the danger?

Next thing you know his name is "accidentially" released to 6,000 reporters. That means he's burned and in the past from what I understand when that happens they are called back home because their cover is blown.

Could the Administration have burned this station chief on purpose to get rid of a voice opposing the release?

Retread
06-04-2014, 10:43 AM
While I don't put anything past them, since they drove around everybody else, why be bothered by him? I have no idea and am just asking TRG.

txradioguy
06-04-2014, 11:37 AM
While I don't put anything past them, since they drove around everybody else, why be bothered by him? I have no idea and am just asking TRG.

Well presumably he'd have some kind of input and knowledge into why it would be a bad...VERY bad idea to put these five guys back into circulation. Especially since it affects the Kabul Station chief's operations.

They are dangerous enough that I could see this guy being very much against the trade off. And Obama just didn't want to hear any of it. So this was payback.

BlueStateSaint
06-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Well presumably he'd have some kind of input and knowledge into why it would be a bad...VERY bad idea to put these five guys back into circulation. Especially since it affects the Kabul Station chief's operations.

They are dangerous enough that I could see this guy being very much against the trade off. And Obama just didn't want to hear any of it. So this was payback.

I wouldn't put anything by these guys, Dragoon. Interesting angle.

Dori
06-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Obama was in Afghanistan at the time that the Chief was outed.

The Chief probably was against it, so in typical Chicago fashion, he was neutralized.

DumbAss Tanker
06-04-2014, 03:23 PM
I just don't see the advantage in it for him. Obozo could've accomplished the same thing with a stroke of a pen, without looking like a screw-up, and has had no compunctions about doing exactly that to intelligence, military, and law enforcement leaders after his previous FUBARs.

Elspeth
06-04-2014, 03:48 PM
I just don't see the advantage in it for him. Obozo could've accomplished the same thing with a stroke of a pen, without looking like a screw-up, and has had no compunctions about doing exactly that to intelligence, military, and law enforcement leaders after his previous FUBARs.

The advantage is that mafia tactics scare off other challengers. If you neutralize someone over disagreeing, you can neutralize disagreement.

txradioguy
06-04-2014, 04:10 PM
I just don't see the advantage in it for him. Obozo could've accomplished the same thing with a stroke of a pen, without looking like a screw-up, and has had no compunctions about doing exactly that to intelligence, military, and law enforcement leaders after his previous FUBARs.

But doing it this way he can claim his hands are clean and the DoD PAO folks and his press office can take the blame.

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SaintLouieWoman
06-04-2014, 05:21 PM
The advantage is that mafia tactics scare off other challengers. If you neutralize someone over disagreeing, you can neutralize disagreement.
I sigh every time some nitwit talks about how "cool" Obama is and talk about what a nice guy he is. He's Chicago thug ruthless and that's not a compliment.