Every American should be thankful that Sargent Bergdahl is on his way home after being held for five years by the Taliban. No American should rejoice over the manner in which his homecoming was accomplished.
We will hear from many that we should not negotiate with terrorists, we will hear that this Presidential action was in fact illegal. Negotiations with terrorists generate relatively small gains in the short term and motivate more bad behavior in the longer term. The Liberal mind has never fully absorbed the reality that you get the behavior you motivate; you get more not less of behaviors you reward. For the Taliban, on this day, the reward was significant as some of the worse of the worse are on their way to Qatar and will, without doubt, join the fight against America once again. For America the future holds more kidnapping; as military forces depart, civilians become the focus.
According to the President these negotiations have gone on for two years. These negotiations have gone on as the Taliban has launched offensive operations against American Troops. These negotiations have gone on in the face of Green on Blue violence and the reaffirmation by the Taliban that the violence will continue. The Taliban strategy was summed up in a single sentence by one of their senior commanders; “you have a watch, we have time!” WATCH TIME
The President said as well; “The Qatari Government has given us assurances that it will put in place measures to protect our national security.” The President is apparently comfortable outsourcing American security concerns to an Arab Monarchy that has stood in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and their allied groups, allied groups include Hamas.
The President also seems to be unaware of the number of ‘prison breaks’ in the Middle East, Google ‘terrorist, prison breaks’ and over two million hits show up. In 2013 attacks on prisons in Iraq resulted in the release of 500 terrorists held by Iraq. Interpol has highlighted nine countries in jeopardy of similar activity. BILL GERTZ INTERPOL
Finally, the President is, apparently, also unaware of ‘Tayyiqa’. This is the concept in Islam that the Infidel should be lied to when it is in the Muslims best interest to do so. There is a time limit to each lie, ten years. That time limit was set by Mohammed’s behavior as described in the Hadith. Mohammed’s behaviors are considered to be the behaviors of a perfect life; the lie is enshrined in Islamic theology.
The Qatar government has promised to hold the ‘Gitmo Five’ for a year. What goes unmentioned is that Qatar has their own problems with Islamist insurrections, in some cases resulting in direct military support from Saudi Arabia during the Arab Spring.
The combination of Tayyiqa and Islamist movements in Qatar should cast this deal in doubt and further demonstrate the comprehensive naïve of President Obama and his administration.