Way beyond mere corruption.


Mere weeks after Lois Lerners hard drive supposedly crashed taking with it her emails regarding the IRS conspiracy to target for intimidation TEA Party and Conservative groups, the IRS canceled a long standing contract with Sonasoft for back up email services. Now suddenly Ro Khanna, a wannbe politician supported heavily by the board of directors of Sonasoft has working on his election campaign Barack Obama’s former election advisors.

Board of Sonasoft, IRS email contractor, working to get ‘Silicon Valley’s Wannabe Obama’ elected

The 2014 campaign connection

After the 2012 election – and this is what really caught Joshua Green’s attention – Khanna began preparing for a new campaign in Silicon Valley, this time with the biggest names from the Obama 2012 campaign team on his roster. Khanna is making another run in 2014 against an entrenched Democrat (seven-termer Mike Honda), but he brings major firepower, especially for a guy you’ve probably never heard of:

What makes Khanna more interesting than your typical underdog is who else he has in his corner. On April 2, when he announced that he would challenge Honda, he also revealed that the people who will be running his campaign are many of the same ones who just got Barack Obama reelected. Even though Khanna has never been elected to anything, he has managed to sign up one of Obama’s top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection. Their aim is to build at the congressional level the same type of campaign they ran for Obama. It’s as if Bill Belichick and the staff of the New England Patriots decided to coach a high school football team.

Somebody really wants to get this guy elected. And the interesting thing is that two of Sonasoft’s three board members appear to be in the middle of it.

Romi Randhawa, CEO of HPM Networks, is perhaps of lesser interest in this regard. His main appearance was as joint host of a fundraising reception for Khanna in October 2013.

But Romesh Japra, a high-profile figure in Silicon Valley’s Indian-American community, seems to be playing a bigger role. Besides being one of Khanna’s major donors ($7,400 since 2011), Japra has been implicated in a byzantine effort to run multiple Republican candidates in the primary, and thus divide the GOP vote so that Khanna and Honda, the Democrats, face off only with each other in November 2014.

California adopted a non-partisan “jungle primary” system via Proposition 14 in 2010, and the Golden State’s primaries now advance the top two vote-getters, even if they’re both from the same party. If you want to make an intra-party challenge to a strong incumbent, the most effective divide-and-conquer strategy may well be an across-the-board “more the merrier” approach.

Republican candidate Vanila Singh, running for the 17th district seat this spring, had the GOP field to herself, until a pair of high-profile Khanna supporters encouraged another Republican, Joel Vanlandingham, to join the campaign late. One of that pair was reportedly Romesh Japra (see last link above).

The primary result on 3 June was satisfactory for Khanna supporters, although things might well have turned out the same without Vanlandingham as a spoiler. Honda and Khanna will have the race to themselves in November.

The peculiar thing, in any case, is Sonasoft’s collateral connectedness to the Khanna drama, on which the Obama machine has left such distinctive fingerprints. It doesn’t seem to signify anything more than the web of vaguely icky crony connections that characterize so much of government and politics today – regrettably, on both sides of the aisle.

J.E. Dyer is being oh so incredibly diplomatic here. Lois Lerner’s emails disappeared, Sonasoft should have had those disappeared emails because that was the contract they had with the IRS. Sonasoft has volunteered no information regarding those emails. But now suddenly an individual with political aspiration directly connected to Sonasoft is receiving an unprecedented level of assistance from the former Obama campaign team in his own election bid.

I will say what J.E. Dyer is far to circumspect to say outright. It looks as if one of two things are in play here. Either the Obama Administration is being successfully blackmailed into supporting Khanna, or the Obama Administration is paying off a debt to Sonasoft. At either rate, not only should Lois Lerner and the entire senior Obama administration staff be going to prison, but so should the administrative staff at Sonasoft.

My Youtube Channel now has Google AdSense.


It would have been nice to have something like AsSense back in 1996 when my CD “So What If I’m Bleeding” first came out, or hell even back in 2000 when 4 of the 9 songs on it hit Hit Number 1 on MP3.com and were getting listened to 50,000 times a day. Oh well, It is what it is, isn’t it. So there are a couple of pieces that are actually earning me a little (and I really do mean a little) bit of money now. When I checked this afternoon they had earned me a whopping $4.40. Hell, I can almost buy a six pack of beer off my earnings.

Ok, so here’s my Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/001doriangrey

There is a bunch of, well, weird stuff might be the best way to describe it. Mostly idea’s for song’s that I posted to youtube so that various friends of mine could give me feed back on what they thought of them.

And here are the pieces that are actually earning me money, in order of which is earning me the most to the least.

Something or other

Well duh

Steve Via can Bite my shiny metal ass

Oscarwilde

Ok, there actually 13 more that are earning me money, but it’s literally pennies…

So…. Dag nab it… Go play everything on my youtube channel a couple thousand times so I can finally afford to buy a six pack of beer…

Ok… ya, I’m just joking, you don’t actually have to go play anything… As Axe has already informed me, I’m a terrible promoter/Advertiser…

The IRS and Stout Hemp Rope should have a serious and mutual Come to Jesus moment.


There are all kinds of lies, there are the innocent kind, where I tell you something because I don’t want to hurt your feelings. No those pants don’t make your butt look big, yes those shoes look pretty. There are the lies told out of spite to hurt people, there are lies told because you are scared. There are the lies told so that you can take advantage of someone. Then their are the lies that are told because you hold the person you are telling them to in such disregard that you honestly do not believe they deserve hearing the truth.

In order for a lie to be believed, it has to hold enough truth for those hearing it to think that what they are being told is at least plausible. Someone at the IRS just threw out the mother of all, “You don’t deserve the Truth” lies, and topped it off with a level of arrogance that is utterly mind boggling, in that it didn’t contain enough truth to fool even a Neanderthal magically transported to modern day America.

Lois Lerner’s emails disappeared when her personal computer crashed and are totally unrecoverable. That is utter and complete unadulterated bullshit. Email’s are the next closest thing to forever that there is. They are not just stored on your computer’s hard drive, they are also archived on the hard drives and tape back ups of every single Email server that they transit through.

The Blaze’s Jason Howerton has an article where an IT guru utterly obliterates the IRS claim that a hard drive crash destroyed Lois Lerner’s emails.

Veteran IT Professional Gives Six Reasons Why the IRS’ Claim That It ‘Lost’ Two Years of Lois Lerner’s Emails Is ‘Simply Not Feasible’

A veteran IT professional tells TheBlaze that the IRS’ claim that the agency lost two years’ worth of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails is “simply not feasible.”

On Friday, members of Congress revealed that the IRS would not be able to hand over Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees from January 2009 to April 2011, possibly due to a “glitch” or “crash.” Lawmakers were seeking the emails as part of their investigation into the IRS targeting scandal.

Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft, argued it is very difficult to lose emails for good and laid out six reasons why he believes Congress is “being lied to” about the Lerner emails:

1. I believe the government uses Microsoft Exchange for their email servers. They have built-in exchange mail database redundancy. So, unless they did not follow Microsofts recommendations they are telling a falsehood. You can see by the diagram below that if you have three servers in a DAG you have three copies of the database.

IUn short, not only should the individuals at the IRS who told Congress that Lois Lerner’s emails were destroyed go to prison for lying to Congress, they should have an additional 10 years added to their sentence for indefensible stupidity in public, and another 10 additional years thrown on for incomprehensible incompetency on the job.

Who dares call it treason.


Sometime early in May 1779 Major General Benedict Arnold plotted with Sir Henry Clinton to surrender the American Fort of West Point to the British. Benedict Arnold was a highly decorated officer, and at one point a trusted confident of General George Washington. Arnold had become disillusioned by the petty vindictive and dishonest behavior of the men within the Officer Corps of the Continental Army, and utterly dismayed by the ruthless and self interested behavior of the representatives of the Continental Congress.

Benedict Arnold, had, in short come to believe that the Revolutionary War was a losing proposition, and that the only way to spare the lives of those fighting, was to bring the war to a swift end. To that end, he made the conscience decision to betray those who trusted him to their enemies. The consequence of his decision, was to be that his name would become synonymous with the act of Treason in the United States of America. Arnold himself only barely escaped being hung for treason.

A fate that unlike Benedict Arnold, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg did not escape, (Execution, not hanging per say). Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were Russian sympathizing Communist who knowingly and willingly engaged in espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union during WWII. Though the Rosenberg’s never admitted their guilt, and even to this day many insist that they were innocent, their guilt has in fact been proven beyond any conceivable measure of doubt.

Read Venona Intercepts
The September 21, 1944 cable:
The Rosenbergs and the Greenglasses

The United States Constitution sets the legal definition of treason as follows.

Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Since Benedict Arnold, no individual in elected office in the service of the United States of America has taken actions which more clearly and indisputably fall within the Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1 legal definition of treason than the actions taken by Barack Obama when he using the excuse of exchanging a American Military person, released 5 of the Taliban’s top commanders and paid a 6 million dollar ransom.

There is no other way of describing, giving 1.2 million dollars each to 5 of your enemies top 4 Star Generals and sending them back on to the battlefield other than to describe it as “Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy in a Time of War”.

There is no way to say this that makes it clearer, treason is an act, it does not matter even in the slightest bit that you intended to commit treason, it does not matter even remotely what your motives or intentions were. You do not get to commit treason and then claim, but my heart was in the right place or my intentions were good. Had George Washington been able to catch Benedict Arnold, he would have had him hung on the spot, Arnold, his supposed noble intentions not withstanding.

While the act of giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war is Barack Obama’s crime, sadly it is unlikely to be the only act of treason that this incident is likely to spawn. The second, and even more serious act of treason, will no doubt be on the part of a cowardly and complicate Congress. A Congress so enamored of power and money, a Congress so utterly and completely corrupt that they will refuse to bring Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama for his utterly indisputable act of treason.

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and second President of the United States of America was often quoted as saying.

“And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

There can be no question that Thomas Jefferson was speaking of just such ruler’s as Barack Obama, who has broken his Oath of office, shredded the United States Constitution, defied Congress, and committed the most blatant act of Treason in the entire history of the United States of America.

An explanation for the VA Scandal.


The majority of American’s already believe that the scandal involving the Veterans Administration is the fault of the Obamanation Administration. Thanks to the deserter and traitor Bowe Bergdhal, we are now getting an unprecedented view of just how that scandal evolved.

Obama admin official: Hey, maybe Bergdahl’s platoon-mates are all psychopathic smear merchants

Berdahl’s fellow soldiers — you know, the ones who didn’t desert their posts, and who risked their lives and sustained casualties searching for the guy who did — have graduated from mere “swift-boaters” to potentially lying psychopaths. The tweets you are about to read aren’t from some obscure lefty troll. No, these are the Obama administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD floating an insulting and conspiratorial apologia for Bergdahl at the expense of his entire unit. Read from the bottom up (via Gateway Pundit). Hoo boy:

Brandon-Freidman

He’s no fan of idle speculation, mind you. He just can’t help but wonder if perhaps Berdahl’s platoon was “long on psychopaths and short on leadership,” offering ample incentive for them to be “smearing him publicly” today. The soft-hearted Bergdahl’s disillusionment, you see, may have led to a technically-illegal-but-possibly-sympathetic decision to…desert the United States Army, seek out the Taliban, and allegedly help them kill Americans more efficiently. But far be it from Mr. Friedman (who is a veteran himself, I should add) to jump to conclusions. Even though the military conducted an investigation at the time and “jumped to” the exact same conclusion being articulated by the would-be psychotic smear artists from Bergdahl’s platoon. We mustn’t get ahead of ourselves on this desertion allegation, nor the motives behind Bergdahl’s actions. It’s not like the guy left behind a desertion note that suggested he wanted to renounce his citizenship after having sent virulently anti-American emails to his parents. In case you missed it yesterday, here’s Bergdahl’s unit leader talking with Jake Tapper about the controversy, calmly asserting that Bergdahl “totally deserted” his brothers in arms, and affirming that IED attacks against American convoys became more precise in the immediate aftermath of his disappearance:

What becomes indisputably clear reading the disgusting garbage spouting on behalf of the Obamanation Administration by Brandon Friedman, is that the Obamanation Administration hold America’s military personal in the utmost of contempt, likening them to psychopaths. This is the exact same Administration who placed American Veterans on a terrorists watch list.

Napolitano stands by controversial report

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.

But the top House Democrat with oversight of the Department of Homeland Security said in a letter to Ms. Napolitano that he was “dumbfounded” that such a report would be issued.

“This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans – including war veterans,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in his letter sent Tuesday night.

The letter was representative of a public furor over the nine-page document since its existence was reported in The Washington Times on Tuesday.

In her statement Wednesday, Ms. Napolitano defended the report, which says “rightwing extremism” may include groups opposed to abortion and immigration, as merely one among several threat assessments. But she agreed to meet with the head of the American Legion, who had expressed anger over the report, when she returns to Washington next week from a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The document on right-wing extremism sent last week by this department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis is one in an ongoing series of assessments to provide situational awareness to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on the phenomenon and trends of violent radicalization in the United States,” Ms. Napolitano said in her statement.

“I was briefed on the general topic, which is one that struck a nerve as someone personally involved in the Timothy McVeigh prosecution,” Ms. Napolitano said.

Ms. Napolitano insisted that the department was not planning on engaging in any form of ideological profiling.

“Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don’t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence,” Ms. Napolitano said.

“We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources.”

The Times reported Tuesday that the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) issued April 7 the nine-page document titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” Outcry from veterans groups, Republican lawmakers and conservative activists followed, but the reaction spread Wednesday to Democratic lawmakers and liberal-leaning groups.

In his letter to Ms. Napolitano, Mr. Thompson demanded that Homeland Security officials explain how and why they wrote the report and whether it poses any threat to civil liberties.

“As I am certain you agree, freedom of association and freedom of speech are guaranteed to all Americans – whether a person’s beliefs, whatever their political orientation, are ‘extremist’ or not,” Mr. Thompson said.

Mr. Thompson said the report “blurred the line,” and that he is “disappointed and surprised that the department would allow this report to be disseminated” to law enforcement officials nationwide.

Homeland Security officials have declined to say who wrote report, except that it was a career official and not a political appointee.

Only three employees are listed in the Federal Yellow Book as working for the I&A office – acting Undersecretary Roger Mackin and two executive assistants.

Mr. Thompson’s letter said, “I am particularly struck by the report’s conclusion which states that I&A ‘will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.’ ” He demanded to know what types of activities the Homeland Security Department had planned for “the next several months.”

“Rightwing extremism,” the report said in a footnote on Page 2, goes beyond religious and racial hate groups and extends to “those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.”

“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” said the report, which also listed gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as potential risks.

The assessment is not the first Homeland Security product to examine threats based on political extremism. In January, the department sent law enforcement officials an assessment of cyberterrorism threats from such left-leaning sources as environmental, animal rights and anarchist groups.

What we see here is not an aberration, it is a continuation of a well defined pattern. The Obamanation Administration holds that American Military in the utmost of contempt. First designating returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as potential terrorists, then ignoring grave problems in the Veterans Administration. Now, even going so far as to hold up a deserter and traitor as a hero while calling those men and women who served honorably with that deserter and traitor psychopaths.

This is not an issue that should result in Brandon Friedmans termination, under no circumstance should anyone allow Brandon to become the fall guy, Brandon was not speaking of his own volition, he was inadvertently telling everyone what the Obamanation Administration thinks of American Military personal and explaining exactly why the scandal at the Veterans Administration has reached the levels it has. Because the Obamanation Administration believes that American Military personal are psychopaths and murders. No, what Brandon Friedman said, is merely a reflection of what those setting policy in the Obamanation Administration really think, feel and believe. Brandon Friedman was putting words to what Barack Obama, Valerie Jarret and Obama’s inner circle really believe.

It is Barack Obama who needs to be held accountable for what Brandon Friedman said, because Brandon Friedman was only speaking the words that Barack Obama and his inner circle believe.

Bowe Bergdhal: Prisoner or deserter?


Let me begin this article with a 100 percent perfectly clear disclaimer.

I have never served the Military of The United States of America.

My Grandfather, my Father, my Step-Father and two of my brother’s on the other hand did. I am no expert on the US Military, though I am not exactly ignorant of it either, having grown on in Military housing living on a number of Military bases as a kid.

There is much about Bowe Bergdhal that is in question, but there are a few things that absolutely are not. Bowe Bergdhal willfully deserted his post. The Taliban did not attack his position and capture him, he willfully with a full mens rea walked away from his obligation and responsibility.

Whether he sought out the Taliban or was simply captured while stumbling around the Afghanistan countryside seeking adventure is unclear, and quiet frankly, is utterly irrelevant. Whether he spent 5 years as a Taliban prisoner, or guest is a valid and pertinent question. Did he collaborate with the Taliban while in their company, likewise is a valid and pertinent question.

Report: Bergdahl suggested he wanted to renounce his citizenship in note he left before disappearing; Update: Sought Taliban for talks?

Sure would be nice to have some actual text from the note to judge. Saying that he “suggested” he might renounce his citizenship could mean anything from “I’ve booked an appointment at the embassy” to something as vague as “I’m sick of America,” depending upon how charitable you want to be about his intentions.

Also, while damning evidence of his intent to desert, I’m not sure this would fundamentally change the legal case against him even if it’s true.

Sources who had debriefed two former members of Bergdahl’s unit told Fox News Bergdahl left behind a note the night he left base in which he expressed disillusionment with the Army and being an American and suggested that he wanted to renounce his American citizenship and go find the Taliban. U.S. military officials would not confirm the existence of the letter, but if it does exist, it would likely be part of the original file on the investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance.

He wrote to his father more than once that he was ashamed to be an American but that’s not a renunciation. If it was, half the country would lose its citizenship on election night. In order to formally renounce, you need to follow these three steps; Bergdahl could conceivably have followed the last two, but if he didn’t appear before a diplomatic officer, his renunciation is ineffective. In fact, the Fox report quoted above doesn’t even assert that he did, in fact, renounce his citizenship. It says he wanted to, which is circumstantial evidence supporting the desertion theory but would mean that he was still an American citizen when he went missing. Maybe not a very good one, which makes the high price paid to get him back seem that much higher, but a citizen nonetheless.

What about the bombshell yesterday, though, about Bergdahl possibly having collaborated with the Taliban? Doesn’t expressing an intent to renounce his citizenship provide some support for that? I’m not sure. It’s possible to imagine him being disgusted with the U.S. and its war effort but not necessarily wanting to help the Taliban. The detail on renunciation could be useful supporting evidence of intent on a treason charge if you have other evidence that he joined the Taliban willingly and/or waged war against American troops. But even there, you hit a snag: A person can be charged with treason only if he owes allegiance to the United States. Arguing that Bergdahl owed that allegiance even though he meant to renounce it but was unable to simply because he couldn’t set up a meeting with a diplomatic officer first might be hard for a jury to digest.

Question for legal eagles: Is there any way under U.S. law to constructively renounce your citizenship in extraordinary circumstances, even if you haven’t complied with the three statutory steps? I’m guessing no, just because lawmakers would naturally want to make the bar for renunciation high. That’s the point of forcing people to appear before a diplomatic officer to do it — having an agent of the state there solemnizes the act so that the renouncer fully understands how grave his decision is. The law wants you to think, very hard, before you do something this drastic; following proper procedure proves that you have. I can imagine an argument in Bergdahl’s case, though, that nothing concentrates the mind about the solmenity of renunciation quite like doing it in the middle of a war zone, with jihadi savages ready to pounce one you’re outside the wire. If the goal of the statute is to ensure due deliberation and clear evidence of intent, it’s possible by virtue of his note that Bergdahl satisfied both of those conditions. Which is not, however, to say that I think a court would find that way. No one wants to start writing exceptions into the law governing renunciation to make it easier for people to do it.

Exit question: What are the odds that Bergdahl would be tried for treason even if they had a bunch of evidence showing that he assisted the Taliban? Given that doing so would amount to a catastrophic admission by Obama that he traded away five dangerous prisoners for a traitor, the odds are absolute zero. Not even a tiny bit higher.

Update: Deeper and deeper. Jake Tapper lands an interview with Evan Buetow, Bergdahl’s team leader the night he disappeared:

Within days of his disappearance, says Buetow, teams monitoring radio chatter and cell phone communications intercepted an alarming message: The American is in Yahya Khel (a village two miles away). He’s looking for someone who speaks English so he can talk to the Taliban.

“I heard it straight from the interpreter’s lips as he heard it over the radio,” said Buetow. “There’s a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away.”…

“The fact of the matter is, when those soldiers were killed, they would not have been where they were at if Bergdahl hadn’t left,” says Buetow. “Bergdahl leaving changed the mission.”

Bowe Bergdhal’s actions according the the UCMJ.

Article 99—Misbehavior before the enemy

Text. “Any member of the armed forces who before or in the presence of the enemy—

(1) runs away;

(2) shamefully abandons, surrenders, or delivers up any command, unit, place, or military property which it is his duty to defend;

(3) through disobedience, neglect, or intentional misconduct endangers the safety of any such command, unit, place, or military property;

(4) casts away his arms or ammunition;

(5) is guilty of cowardly conduct;

(6) quits his place of duty to plunder or pillage;

(7) causes false alarms in any command, unit, or place under control of the armed forces;

(8) willfully fails to do his utmost to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy any enemy troops, combatants, vessels, aircraft, or any other thing, which it is his duty so to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy; or

(9) does not afford all practicable relief and assistance to any troops, combatants, vessels, or aircraft of the armed forces belonging to the United States or their allies when engaged in battle; shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.”

Maximum punishment. All offenses under Article 99. Death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

Under no circumstances should anyone allow themselves to be deceived about this. Bowe Bergdhal’s actions, committed willfully and with the full knowledge of what he was doing, carry the gravest of consequences.

Former Congressman and Retired Colonel in the United States Army, Allen B West puts it like this.

DISSECTING THE DESERTER: Objective Military Assessment Of Bowe Bergdahl

Allen B West – I am writing this because last night I heard Fox News’ Harris Faulkner refer to Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl as a local hero. I just listened to Bergdahl’s father refer to his son’s character.

So, we must have a discussion of the truth here. Army SGT Bergdahl was not “captured” by the enemy in 2009. He abandoned his assigned post on his Forward Operating Base (FOB), leaving his weapon. Several U.S. Army Soldiers lost their lives in search for Bergdahl. His disappearance can only be classified as desertion and the media must not be so giddy about a good news story that they don’t tell the truth — which is apparent to many. The allegation of desertion is serious. It is grave because it occurred during a war, during combat operations.

The U.S. Army must uphold proper order and discipline and this allegation must be investigated — but the truth is already known. I believe the liberal media will attempt to elevate him to some type of status that will cause the Army not to pursue the right direction under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). We who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat areas of operation against radical Islamists know they don’t hold our troops — they are savagely and brutally murdered. They exist to kill Americans.

Are we glad that Bergdahl is home? After five years, yes, but there are many unanswered questions that cannot be dismissed because of emotions.

As well, America has now negotiated with terrorists, because the Taliban is not a nation-state, it is a non-state, non-uniform belligerent organization, a terrorist group. This is a dangerous precedent and was done unilaterally by President Obama.

How many of our troops lost their lives and sacrificed to capture those five senior Taliban leaders? All for naught. I must admit, the only way I would have released these barbarians would have been once a tracking chip/device had been implanted — without their knowledge. I believe there are long-term ramifications that will result from the release of these five terrorists — there was a reason why the Afghan Taliban demanded these five.

And why would we enter into brokerage with Qatar, a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood? I believe we should see them for who they are and cease our air operations from that country.

America’s progressive left hates Allen West with the white hot fiery of a billion supernova’s, because not only has Mr West committed the grievous sin of being a conservative Black man, to make matters worse, he is a patriotic former military commander who was willing to do absolutely anything he though necessary to protect his troops.

Former Colonel Allen West is the polar opposite of Sargent Bowe Bergdhal. Bowe Bergdhal is a deserter and a traitor, Allen West, a genuine hero. That right there is the essence of the divide in American politics today, to the Progressive liberal Left, Bowe Bergdhal is a hero, he embodies through his actions their moral and ethical standards. Colonel Allen West, who actually stood firm, took risks and defended the United States of America is to the Progressive liberal Left, a villain to be hated scorned mocked and ridiculed.