Taliban commander: Obama’s deal ‘a historic moment for us’ – encourages us to kidnap more soldiers

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Just as many critics predicted, a member of the Taliban said the deal cut by President Obama to release five senior members of the Taliban in exchange for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has made capturing high-value targets more appealing.

Speaking anonymously by phone, the Taliban commander told Time Magazine Obama’s deal has “encouraged our people” — Time noted that this person has provided them with reliable information for several years.

“It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,” he told Time. “It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.”

The very sentiment U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned about Sunday:

The question going forward is, have we just put a price on other U.S. soldiers? What does this tell terrorists, that if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for five terrorists we’ve gone after.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also expressed a similar concern, saying “the president has now set a precedent that will encourage enemies of the United States to target American men and women in uniform.”

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Time reported that the commander described “scenes of intense jubilation,” and spoke of how important the deal made with the Obama administration is.

“I cannot explain how our people are happy and excited over this unbelievable achievement,” he said. “This is a historic moment for us. Today our enemy for the first time officially recognized our status.”

Tom Tillison

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8 thoughts on “Taliban commander: Obama’s deal ‘a historic moment for us’ – encourages us to kidnap more soldiers

  1. Kenneth Clark says:

    Hmmm, wonder if all other soldiers stationed abroad were thought of as acceptably dispensable during their “discussions”?

  2. Nice Ride says:

    If Obama paid $5-6 million, as has been mentioned, I may take a few as prisioners myself!

  3. pelermon says:

    NOT ONLY SOLDIERS will be kidnaps by these horrible MONSTERS – Private citizens and journalists are even more valuable now that WE WILL NEGOTIATE with TERRORISTS. Obama knows VERY WELL what he opened up here, and the new human ammunition he just gave the MOST EVIL AND RUTHLESS people on the planet.

  4. Joe Hallfrisch says:

    “Aiding the enemy during wartime” is TREASON

  5. FrontandCenter says:

    Awww shoot, has anyone seen my shocked face? Lost it somehow.

  6. Rick DeWitt says:

    They live in the 9th century with 20th century weapons. They have been killing each other for a thousand years and they will kill us all in the next thousand years unless we convert to Islam of convert to Comanche tactics.. You’re choice..

    1. Resdya Darkwatch says:

      I would rather use the Cochise Apache methods myself…

  7. Cold War Vet says:

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse than Bengahzi. Obama is proof of what happens when you feed a stray cat..

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