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Sister of Soldier Killed Searching
for Bergdahl: Trade Was ´a Slap in the Face´

Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/7/2014 11:19:56 AM

The story of Bowe Bergdahl is also the story of six soldiers killed seeking a man who may have intentionally walked into the arms of the Taliban. Krisa Murphrey, whose brother, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, was killed on a mission reports have linked to the Bergdahl search, tells Breitbart News the swap was "ridiculous." In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Murphrey expresses anger over the Obama administration´s decision to release five high-ranking Taliban officials to free Bergdahl. "I felt a little angry about the whole exchange," she explains. "I do feel like eventually at some point Bergdahl should have

      


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Sister of Soldier Killed Searching
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/7/2014 11:19:56 AM     Post Reply
The story of Bowe Bergdahl is also the story of six soldiers killed seeking a man who may have intentionally walked into the arms of the Taliban. Krisa Murphrey, whose brother, Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, was killed on a mission reports have linked to the Bergdahl search, tells Breitbart News the swap was "ridiculous." In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Murphrey expresses anger over the Obama administration´s decision to release five high-ranking Taliban officials to free Bergdahl. "I felt a little angry about the whole exchange," she explains. "I do feel like eventually at some point Bergdahl should have

   

 

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Newsbusters, by Matthew Balan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/7/2014 8:15:19 AM     Post Reply
Brian Williams glossed over the V.A. scandal during his interview of President Obama on Friday´s NBC Nightly News. Williams did devote time to the ongoing controversy surrounding the release of senior Taliban leaders in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl – specifically the White House failing to inform Congress 30 days before the Islamists were let go from Guantanamo Bay, as required by federal law. However, the anchor didn´t mention that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid revealed that he was informed of the trade for Bergdahl on May 27, 2014 – a day before it actually happened. Williams also forwarded the President´s

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American Thinker, by Louis Rene Beres    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/7/2014 8:07:45 AM     Post Reply
A number of plainly sensible arguments have already been raised in opposition to President Obama´s exchange of an American military prisoner for assorted Taliban terrorists. Wherever these arguments have centered on the expected creation of additional and possibly new risks to Americans, they have been compelling, even unassailable. Now, however, it should also be pointed out that there are certain vital and sometimes intersecting issues of U.S. law and international law involved in this matter. These specifically jurisprudential issues warrant immediate and informed clarification. First, however, a non-legal reaction. It goes without saying that any reassurances offered by the government

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FORT WORTH — Texas Republicans want to make a difference in the 2016 presidential race. So they changed their party rules Friday to create a process similar to what Texas Democrats have used. It’s known as the “Texas Two-Step,” a two-tiered system that awards delegates through both a popular vote on election night and also through post-election caucuses. Texas Republicans gave the OK to a new rule that calls for 38 of their delegates to the next national convention to be awarded to a presidential candidate — no matter which candidate wins the popular vote — based on a vote taken

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Under early fire over his alleged affair with Monica Lewinsky, President Bill Clinton’s aides were urging him to avoid commenting on legal strategy and also to look more presidential, according to newly-disclosed White House documents the Clinton Presidential Library released Friday. In a one-page memo to the president dated Feb. 5, 1998, sent just 10 days after Clinton famously told the nation, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” Clinton aide Phil Caplan relayed this advice from White House counsel Chuck Ruff: “He recommends that you refrain from discussing any aspect of your legal strategy.”

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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/6/2014 5:42:14 PM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly hosted 6 members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon to discuss their reactions to the Bergdahl situation, and they were unanimous in their explanations of what they saw: Bergdahl deserted, he sought out the Taliban, and he deserves a court martial. In their effort to speak out about Bergdahl’s time in Afghanistan, they have been characterized as “swift boaters” and “psychopaths” by members of Obama’s Administration, who have also added that the platoon did not know what happened the night Bergdahl left. The platoon mates are passionate about finding justice and take affront at the Administration’s repeated claim that

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