“Don’ come back” 5

Here is a video showing the handing over to US Special Forces of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by the ungrateful Afghans he wanted to help. Skip to the 6 minute mark to start watching the actual hand-over.

Judi McCleod of Canada Free Press writes about the video in an article titled The Innocence of Muslims, Take Two:

The Taliban Bergdahl handover video could have just as easily been entitled Innocence of Muslims.

She quotes Fox news describing the video:

It opens by showing Bergdahl in traditional Afghan clothing sitting in a white pickup truck parked on a hillside somewhere in eastern Afghanistan. More than a dozen Taliban fighters with machine guns stand around the truck and on the hillside. Bergdahl, who is clean shaven and has a shaved head in the video, is seen blinking frequently as he looks at and listens to his captors.

The video is narrated by a Taliban militant, who at one point says, “We told them there are 18 armed fighters and the Americans said that’s all right.”

A Black Hawk helicopter then lands and two Taliban fighters, one carrying a white flag, lead Bergdahl half way. He is greeted and taken by three Western-looking men in civilian clothing to the helicopter, where soldiers in Army uniforms are waiting.

The video clip posted at Canada Free Press substitutes commentary in English for the Arabic of the full version, and also shows this:

As the  video shows the helicopter taking off, the message “Don’ [sic] come back to Afghanistan” pops up on the screen. 

The [full] video “also showed the arrival in Qatar of the five Taliban militants released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom … the men being greeted with embraces as a Taliban song plays in the background”.

The video we have posted spares us the sight of the enemy’s triumph, handed to them by Obama.

Posted under Afghanistan, Videos, War by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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  • Don L

    From the perspective of an American, conservative and atheist..there is nothing more to write, type, speak or in any manner or fashion communicate or post…to what end. The choir is already at fever pitch.

    Obama is the enemy of anything that is America. The irrational, emotional and deranged are his followers. That constitutes nearly 46% of the population. And, sorry Jillian, it includes the Pretender To Knowledge Krauthammer…he feels the right thing to do.

    That Supreme Roberts wasn’t run out of town and tarred and feathered for his ruling on Obamacare gives truth to the failure of those comprising government to do what is right and throw the SOB in prison.

    There is a reason for the 2nd Amendment…attenhut, form up!

    • liz

      I know. With each new, and worse, scandal, people think this will be the tipping point – somebody will do something! But it never happens.
      It’s like a weird Twilight Zone episode where you discover that you’ve become invisible, and no matter how loud you scream nobody can hear you.

      • That’s a very apt way of describing the feeling – which I share with you, liz.

    • I think that Krauthammer is super-intelligent. I enjoy his dry humor and his erudition.

      But I very often disagree with him.

      • Don L

        I agree with that.