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Rep. who served in Afghanistan, Iraq calls release of Taliban leaders ‘shocking’

, , , ,!/UsmcGirl3381/status/473163551755223040 Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, is not pleased at all with the administration for releasing five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay. As Twitchy reported, their release was in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban since 2009.!/Alankota/status/473113894907826176!/Lion_LAM/status/473160866691420162 National Review has video of […]


‘Sad, deplorable’ Jay Carney asked if WH considers Taliban a terrorist group

, , ,!/KatiePavlich/status/473522042072211456 Following the deal that saw the release of five Taliban leaders from Gitmo in return for Bowe Bergdahl, outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked if the Taliban is considered a terrorist group. Carney wouldn’t go that far:!/KerryPicket/status/473530304842317824 Maybe Carney figures if he simply doesn’t refer to the Taliban as terrorists […]


‘How high?’ Would gutless Obama really let the Taliban call the shots?

, , , ,!/Doc_0/status/474601859827519490 So, according to the Associated Press, the White House has amended its Bergdahl swap narrative yet again. AP reports that “officials” now claim that Congress was kept in the dark about the exchange because the Taliban had threatened to kill Bergdahl if the deal became public.!/EdMorrissey/status/474593655798259712 Most citizens are calling B.S. on this […]


NBC’s Richard Engel live-tweets Taliban attack on Afghan election HQ

, , , , , ,!/RichardEngel/status/449827897533292544 A week ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential election, Taliban jihadists reportedly attacked the Afghan election commission’s headquarters with heavy rockets and machine guns. NBC’s Richard Engel is live-tweeting the developments from Kabul:!/RichardEngel/status/449830204840878080!/RichardEngel/status/449836104464994304!/RichardEngel/status/449844569149296640!/RichardEngel/status/449850138597793792 Other journalists on the scene:!/SultanFaizy/status/449840352208646144!/AhMukhtar/status/449854351620968448!/Worldwidewebb1/status/449851041031684096 Read more:


At Least 20 Dead In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Police Station

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The attackers dressed as police officers and detonated their explosives inside a station, according to reports. The Taliban claimed responsibility. View this image › A suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on February 10. Stringer/Afghanistan / Reuters At least 20 people — many security officials — died when suicide […]


Kabul rocked by two blasts near U.S. embassy; Taliban reportedly claims responsibility

, , ,!/Pressistan/status/415709670112641024!/AhMukhtar/status/415706693230936064 Reports streamed in across Twitter late on Christmas Eve that two blasts had shaken Kabul, Afghanistan not far from the U.S. Embassy.!/PressTV/status/415739438635835392!/BashirChoudhary/status/415741140957396992!/AfPak_Journo/status/415734219172614144 According to one local journo, there’s been one arrest.!/EsmatKohsar/status/415707950721015808!/pineappleskip/status/415678536700407808!/fykkhorshid/status/415675793311014912!/MrShirinaqa/status/415704913352474624!/NasirAzizi1/status/415676304051027968 The New York Times reports that the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility.!/nytimes/status/415742698247950336 But will […]


AP says WH has new excuse for shady Bergdahl swap; Citizens call ‘major BS’

, , , ,!/JohnEkdahl/status/474596231281651714 Sound the alarm! The White House’s account of the Bergdahl swap has reportedly changed yet again:!/AP/status/474598984527646720 From the AP: The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was […]


‘Simply inexcusable’: President rebuked over Taliban swap

, , , ,!/RepJBridenstine/status/509452527981428737 As Twitchy reported, the House Rules Committee met Monday to prepare a resolution that would rebuke President Obama for arranging the prisoner swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners. As expected, that resolution made it to the floor of the House Tuesday, where it passed 249-163.!/cimarcos/status/509450372050464768!/cimarcos/status/509452975173939200 House Speaker John Boehner released a […]


Bergdahl platoonmate says he hasn’t been interviewed in Army investigation

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Folks. Cody Full, Bergdahl's platoon mate, says neither he nor the others have been contacted for the probe. — Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 15, 2014 As Twitchy reported earlier today, the U.S. Army stunned many by returning former Taliban prisoner and alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl to active duty. More stunning is that members of Bergdahl’s […]


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