Soldier From Bergdahl’s Unit Drops a Bombshell About His Desertion

While Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has claimed that he left his post in 2009 to make an unauthorized trip to higher headquarters, one soldier who served with him says the accused deserter spoke of another reason at the time.

Bergdahl, 29, was arraigned at Fort Bragg, N.C., last month on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The latter charge carries a potential life sentence, while the former can lead to the soldier’s imprisonment for up to five years.

Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan in June 2009 and subsequently became a Taliban prisoner, until his release in May 2014 in exchange for the so-called “Taliban Five,” being held at the Guantanamo Bay.

Soldier From Bergdahl’s Company Just Dropped Bombshell About Bowe’s REAL Motivation For Leaving

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Saudi Arabia Is in a State of Panic

The great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—the long-time dictator of crude oil prices for the world—is struggling on all fronts.

The Saudis are losing their proxy wars in both Syria and Yemen; their OPEC leadership is under threat; they are not winning the crude oil price war; and its long-running alliance with the West is in question.

From Saudi Arabia’s perspective, Iran seems to be gaining ground everywhere. Saudi Arabia has several weaknesses that help explain the current anxiety emanating from Riyadh.

1. Saudi Arabia losing its leadership in the OPEC

Saudi Arabia has been the default leader of OPEC; however, despite Saudi insistence to the contrary, the U.S. shale boom, increased Russian oil production, and a very resolute Iran are challenging this leadership.

The result is that Saudi Arabia now finds itself powerless in supporting oil prices. Instead of the much-needed production cuts, during the 4 December 2015 meeting, the OPEC nations refused to adhere to any ceiling, which has been the practice for years.

http://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-in-state-of-panic-2016-1?r=UK&IR=T

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McCain and The POW Cover-Up

Sydney H. Schanberg won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for international reporting “at great risk” from Vietnam and Cambodia. After the war he served as city editor of the New York Times. The Academy Award-winning film “The Killing Fields” was based on his book “The Death and Life of Dith Pran.” Schanberg was a journalist for 50 years.

This is an expanded version of a story that appeared in the Oct. 6, 2008, issue of The Nation. Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

By Sydney H. Schanberg

The Nation – John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.

Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as the Republican Party has made McCain’s military service the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them.

The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a special forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington – and even sworn testimony by two Defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number – the documents indicate probably hundreds – of the U.S. prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.

Mass of Evidence

The Pentagon had been withholding significant information from POW families for years. What’s more, the Pentagon’s POW/MIA operation had been publicly shamed by internal whistleblowers and POW families for holding back documents as part of a policy of “debunking” POW intelligence even when the information was obviously credible.

The pressure from the families and Vietnam veterans finally forced the creation, in late 1991, of a Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. The chairman was John Kerry. McCain, as a former POW, was its most pivotal member. In the end, the committee became part of the debunking machine.

One of the sharpest critics of the Pentagon’s performance was an insider, Air Force Lieut. Gen. Eugene Tighe, who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during the 1970s. He openly challenged the Pentagon’s position that no live prisoners existed, saying that the evidence proved otherwise. McCain was a bitter opponent of Tighe, who was eventually pushed into retirement.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/mccain-and-the-pow-cover-up/#dRQ0K3JPHDBSXs0d.99

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Fact Checking Obama’s State of The Union Address

President Barack Obama looked to the future Tuesday night in his final State of the Union address, touching on issues ranging from health care and the economy to climate change, terrorism and military strength.

Obama touted the achievements of his seven years in office, and outlined how he thought his policies will help Americans for years to come.

The president delivered the nationally televised speech to a joint session of Congress as well as members of his Cabinet, U.S. Supreme Court justices, military officers and dozens of special guests.

Here, The Daily Signal provides more context for some of Obama’s claims.

http://dailysignal.com/2016/01/12/fact-checking-president-obamas-final-state-of-the-union/

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Germany: Cologne Store Completely Sold Out Of Pepper Spray

Perhaps the European Women should adopt security dogs for their protection for their homes and during excursions, as the Muslim invaders do not follow any rule of law but the Koran, which authorizes them to subjugate the infidel, as they are considered inferior.

GERMANY: Cologne Store Completely Sold Out Of Pepper Spray Products From Women Fearing More Sexual Attacks By Muslim Invaders

by Shoebat Foundation on January 11, 2016 in General
By BI: Since New Year’s Eve, when several hundred German women were sexually assaulted by Muslims in Cologne, there has been an enormous rise in the demand for self-defense products, as women react to the mass assaults and increasing threats of more with the fast-rising flood of Muslim invaders.

http://shoebat.com/2016/01/11/germany-cologne-store-completely-sold-out-of-pepper-spray-products-from-women-fearing-more-sexual-attacks-by-muslim-invad

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House Democrats Turn To Wrong Muslims For SOTU Address

by IPT News • Jan 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm

As many as 25 House Democrats are expected to have Muslim guests during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech. It’s in response to a call from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim voted into Congress, to counter an “alarming rise in hateful rhetoric against Muslim Americans and people of the Islamic faith worldwide.”

The gesture might not generate much more than a shrug, except that in at least two cases, Democrats invited officials from a group the FBI formally avoids due to historic ties to a Hamas support network. Delray Beach Rep. Alcee Hastings invited Nezar Hamze, regional operations director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Florida. And San Jose, Cal. Rep. Zoe Lofgren invited Sameena Usman, a 10-year veteran government relations official with CAIR’s San Francisco chapter, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned.

CAIR officials routinely accuse federal law enforcement of entrapping otherwise innocent and peaceful Muslims in order to gin up terrorism prosecutions. Hamze’s colleagues in CAIR-Florida are helping a family sue the FBI over the 2013 fatal shooting of a terror suspect who attacked agents after extensive questioning.

Usman’s office published a notorious poster urging Muslims to “Build a Wall of Resistance [and] Don’t Talk to the FBI.” For its part, the FBI cut off contact with CAIR, except in investigations, in 2008 based on evidence its agents uncovered which placed CAIR in a Hamas-support network in the United States. Until it can be shown that those connections no longer exist, an FBI official explained in 2009, CAIR is not “an appropriate liaison partner.”

In addition, several CAIR officials have compared Israel to ISIS.

Calls to press contacts in Lofgren and Hastings’ offices were not returned Monday.

Last month, the IPT provided exclusive details from eyewitness accounts about CAIR’s creation, including an account of how a co-founder sought approval from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood for CAIR’s bylaws, and how Executive Director Nihad Awad’s move to Washington was “in order to represent Hamas.”

http://www.investigativeproject.org/5123/house-democrats-turn-to-the-wrong-muslims-for-sotu#

Hastings and Lofgren either failed to check out their guests’ employer or they don’t care. These connections have nothing to do with the faith of CAIR officials. But the organization has a record that elected officials stubbornly insist should be ignored.

Unfortunately, this is part of a pattern of outreach House Democrats seek out with the wrong people. Last month, CAIR-Florida’s Hassan Shibly was invited to the White House for a discussion about religious discrimination. Then, as with the State of the Union speech, no one from the new Muslim Reform Movement – which issued a declaration clearly rejecting “interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam” and standing for “peace, human rights and secular governance.”

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Sheriff Clarke: ‘President Obama’s JV Team Has Struck Again;’ He’s incapable of Protecting Us

By Michael W. Chapman | January 11, 2016 | 1:33 PM EST

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke (AP)

Commenting on the Islamist radical who allegedly tried to kill a police officer in Philadelphia on Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said that “President Obama’s JV team” – meaning ISIS or the Islamic State – had “struck again,” and added that because of his policies Obama “is incapable of protecting Americans.”

“President Obama’s JV team has struck again,” said Sheriff Clarke on Fox’s Hannity on Jan. 8.

“This is not the first time that Islamic terror or Islamic-inspired terror has struck at home here in the United States,” he said.

“This president is not only unwilling to face the fact that we are being targeted here on the homeland, he is incapable of protecting Americans,” said the sheriff.

Edward Archer, 30, was arrested in the shooting of Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett, who miraculously survived the up-close encounter.

According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, the suspect, Archer, “confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam,” and “according to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/sheriff-clarke-president-obamas-jv-team-has-struck-again-obama-incpable

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