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Robertson v. Bergdahl: Liberals and Two Bearded Guys


berg-philOriginally posted at The Clash Daily

The Bergdahl affair is proving to be very enlightening. Take for instance the liberal hypocrisy concerning two guys with beards, both of whom have religious affiliations with credos that have strong opinions concerning homosexuality.

One of the two bearded fellows is Bob Bergdahl, father of recently-released POW Bowe Bergdahl.

Besides his whiskers, Bob seems to proudly exhibit a strong affinity for Islam, a religion that tolerates the mistreatment of women, children, and homosexuals, and has a violent faction that has killed thousands of innocent Americans. Bob is currently one of the two top recipients of the left’s politically-correct attention, protection, and affirmation.

The other one is the LGBT community. That’s where the duplicity comes in.

What’s uncertain is whether Bob the UPS guy from Idaho is a full-fledged radical Muslim or not, but based on his Muslim-style beard and Rose Garden comments, something’s clearly not kosher in Boise.

Bob Bergdahl showed up in the already rat-infested Rose Garden, where he demonstrated what he’s learned from five years of studying the Rosetta Stone Arabic edition and introduced America to Pashto, the language of the Pashtun tribe, which makes up the vast majority of the Taliban force.

Under the approving eye of Barack Hussein Obama, Bowe’s father Bob recited the most common expression in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” — which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.” Quite frankly, this is not a typical utterance for a supposed Presbyterian from Idaho.

To be fair to a worried father, Bergdahl’s decision to do so might have had less to do with Islam and more to do with the unbridled exuberance of a man happy that his son and five senior leaders of the Taliban, one of whom is the former head of the Taliban’s army, were released from captivity.

As for POW Bowe, the New York Times claims the young Bergdahl wanted to renounce his U.S. citizenship, was “disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life.” Those could be the reasons that Bowe, aka Abdullah, purportedly walked off base and joined the enemy. He taught Taliban fighters how to make bombs from mobile phones, and, according to one of his captors, even converted to Islam.

Bob, Bowe’s father, says that his son became so immersed in the Taliban culture that he completely forgot how to speak English. That must be why Bergdahl felt it was incumbent upon him to show off his own fluency in the tongue of the Taliban by expressing the victory call of Islam, which some say sanctified and claimed the White House for Islam.  

Moreover, Dad, whose neighbors swear he still attends a Christian church, applauded the release of the Gitmo Five and, based on a suspicious deleted Tweet from his Twitter feed, seems anxious to see more of those in cahoots with his son’s abductors go free and get back to the business of blowing up Americans.

If Bergdahl the elder is sympathetic toward the cause of those who took his son hostage, then his behavior is more bizarre than if kidnap/rape victim Elizabeth Smart’s father Ed, after fighting for nine months to find his missing daughter, lobbied for her captors Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee to be released into a schoolyard full of 14-year-old girls, which of course never would have happened.

So from all indications, Bob Bergdahl, whose Twitter follower’s page features progressive Bernie Saunders (I-VT) as well as a huge Arabic following, does seem to be orientated toward Islam.  

Yet Obama, who vacillates between supporting the Muslim cause and planning to strategically erect LGBT memorials in National Parks, hugged the guy whose part-time religion flogs, stones, and hangs any and all members of Obama’s beloved LGBT community.

Which raises the question: What’s up with America’s “First Gay President” smiling and embracing a man whose second language includes terms that describe homosexuality as an obscene act (al-fahsha’) and abnormal (shudhudh)?

And then there’s the other guy with the big beard. That heavily whiskered gent is Phil Robertson, the patriarch of Duck Dynasty. If not for Phil’s accompanying mustache and camouflage gear, Bergdahl and Robertson could pass as members of ZZ Top. But what’s unique about the duo is not their resemblance to Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, but how the Islamic-leaning guy, despite his affiliation with a religion that harshly punishes homosexuals, has been implicitly validated by homosexual advocate Barack Obama right in the Rose Garden.

Meanwhile the Cajun, English-speaking Phil Robertson, who is equally verbal and unapologetic about his adherence to the Christian faith – which also condemns homosexuality – is consistently demonized by Obama’s friends and supporters and portrayed as a vile homophobe.

The big difference between Bob and Phil is that while Boise Bob’s embraced ideology stresses brutal treatment of suspected homosexuals, Robertson’s religious principles focus on God’s forgiveness, love, repentance, and grace.

What is clear is that Phil Robertson identifies with a political ideology and religious inclination that makes him a target for unforgiving criticism from the left. Even though Bergdahl articulates tenets much harsher than Phil’s, Bob’s obvious liberalism, such as his support for “Crowdfunding the reforestation of Afghanistan tree by tree,” keeps him immune, regardless of the militant, anti-America nature of his beliefs.

So there is an upside to the whole Gitmo Five-to-one disgruntled-American-soldier tradeoff: If Barack Obama hadn’t flouted U.S. law to further his Islamo-centric agenda, Americans would have never gotten to meet the delightful Bob “As-salamu alaykum” Bergdahl, the man who regularly exchanges niceties with observant Muslims on Twitter, and has a curious propensity to speak to and advocate for the mujahedeen.

And thanks to Mr. Bergdahl’s distinctively Muslim facial hair and his obvious religious bent, America now knows for sure that if one bearded guy praises Allah, he’ll be hugged by Mr. Obama, but if the other bearded guy praises Jesus, he’ll be reviled.

Could Benghazi have been a Bergdahl Gambit that Went South?

indexOriginally posted at American Thinker

President Obama has been trying to close Gitmo for years, which means finding a way – any way – to free the terrorists from that prison.  Regrettably for Obama, try as he might, he has been unable to obtain Congressional approval to release Gitmo detainees back onto the battlefield to recommence the murder, mayhem, and destruction.

Thus far, the United States Congress thinks it is in the best interest of the American people to keep highly dangerous Taliban fighters locked up for as long as possible.  Barack “I won” Obama thinks otherwise.

That’s why founding member of the Taliban Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa, who had close ties with Osama bin Laden, and Mohammad Nabi Omari, member of a joint al-Qaeda/Taliban cell and called “one of the most significant former Taliban leaders detained,” along with deputy chief of Taliban intelligence Abdul Haq Wasiq are now roaming free on the streets of Qatar.

Joining that trio are Mohammad Fazi, thought to be the Taliban’s “army chief of staff,” and senior military commander Mullah Norullah Noori, both of whom were present when CIA paramilitary officer Johnny Micheal Spann was killed during the 2001 Mazar-e Sharif prison riot.

All five are classified as a “high risk” to the United States. That’s why, based on those credentials, it’s easy to see why Congress had been reluctant to make a deal with the devil that is the Taliban.

But at this juncture none of that matters, because thanks to Barack Obama’s majestic magnanimity, five jihadists are now free to wage war again on Americans worldwide.

In the past, Barack Obama has repeatedly proven that he believes he is above the law, which is why he took the Gitmo matter into his own hands and circumvented the rule requiring him to notify Congress 30 days prior for approval before releasing prisoners.  By ignoring the National Defense Authorization Act that he himself signed into law, the “rogue” president belittled Congress and again showed total disrespect for the authority of the U.S. Constitution.

What’s distressing is that in this case the commander-in-chief found a man who may possibly be a traitor to assist in his clandestine endeavor to accomplish what Congressional obstacles had thus far prevented.  That assistant was Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was allegedly fed up with being identified as an American and defending America’s interests in Afghanistan.

From the looks of things, Bergdahl may have been attracted to the Taliban even before he walked off his base.  Yet Barack Obama was willing to portray a deserter and possible traitor as an honorable POW and use that as cover to spring five mass-murdering Taliban operatives from Gitmo.

This Bergdahl “rescue” is such a tangle of provable lies it must inspire a certain amount of conjecture, such as: Could the president’s desire to free Gitmo prisoners explain what went down 20 months ago in Benghazi?

Sorry to have to say it, but with such a conniving, deceitful administration, if a Taliban sympathizer/Army deserter was used as the bargaining chip to free five high-level Taliban fighters, is it that farfetched to imagine that the kidnapping of an American ambassador presented the president with the perfect opportunity to swap either the Gitmo Five or some other equally dangerous individual(s)?

Moreover, after observing the president’s dishonesty in the Bergdahl affair, it’s not that much of a stretch to believe that if Obama couldn’t get Congress to agree to swap Bergdahl in early 2012, he might have manipulated the volatile Benghazi situation in hopes that a kidnapped American diplomat would eliminate Congressional objections to a high-level prisoner swap.

If the theory is accurate and Obama calculated to delay trying to save Stevens with the goal of a hostage swap, how could things have gone so terribly wrong?

Granted, dealing with terrorists is a risky endeavor to undertake, regardless of the circumstances. However, the president has proven repeatedly that forethought is not one of his strong suits.  Thus, it probably never occurred to Obama that when working with jihadists the effort could backfire with catastrophic results.

Guesswork aside, what is certain is that according to former regional security officer Eric Nordstrom, after repeated requests for additional security were denied, he was so frustrated in his efforts to protect the American ambassador he said that dealing with the State Department felt like “The Taliban [was] on the inside of the building.” If the hesitation to respond was purposeful when the inevitable finally did happen, it certainly could explain why an American ambassador had been left so poorly defended.

It could also shed light on the initial “stand down” order that was given during the attack; the bizarre rationale behind the White House’s decision to concoct the lie about the video; and why the president’s whereabouts on the night of September 11th, 2012 are still among the Obama administration’s best-kept secrets.

A calculated effort to thwart a speedy rescue in order to orchestrate a potential hostage exchange might also explain why Hillary and Obama were still perpetrating the video lie as the flag-covered coffins carrying the remains of Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were rolled off the cargo plane at Andrews Air Force Base.

Even for a man anxious to empty out Gitmo, four dead Americans would certainly put the kibosh on trying a prisoner swap a second time; so maybe it was shell shock that caused Obama to wait almost two years to give Bergdahl a go without Congressional approval.

Either way, if any of this speculation is even remotely close to true, it certainly would make more understandable all the obfuscation and mystery in the aftermath of that fateful night.

But more importantly, after a frustrating two-year-long probe that has accomplished nothing but Obama administration stonewalling, if the unscrupulous tactics behind the Bergdahl/Gitmo charade are ever fully disclosed, maybe America will get outraged enough to demand to know what really happened in Benghazi.

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