This was just reported by CNN:
“No negotiating with terrorists” versus “Leave no soldier behind.”
“With the long war in Afghanistan winding down, the plight of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has left the U.S. government trying to reconcile those two longstanding credos in a bid to win the freedom of the only American solider held as a captive.
Bergdahl has been held by insurgents in Pakistan since 2009. Extremely sensitive discussions are under way with intermediaries overseas to see if there is any ability to gain his release, a U.S. official told CNN on Tuesday.”
READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/18/politics/bergdahl-negotiate/
THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT TIME TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IN WASHINGTON DC ABOUT THESE DISCUSSIONS
Make it a priority to contact the following:
– President Obama: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
– Sec of State Kerry: http://contact-us.state.gov/app/ask/
U.S. Department of State
Attention: Secretary John Kerry
2201 C Street NW
Washington DC 20520
-Sec of Defense Chuck Hagel https://kb.defense.gov/app/ask OR
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000
As we’ve already seen, the Senate & House Armed Services Subcommittees on Personnel can play a really big part in making or not making this happen. If your Members of Congress are on the following list, it’s very important that you contact them to let them know your opinion. If you don’t have any Congress Members on the list, you should know that contacting them via their online emails will be impossible if you enter any address that doesn’t fall in the area they represent. As far as written letters, each Member on this list has staff assistants that sort letters that people send. Again, if you include an address in your letters that isn’t in the area they represent, the letter will usually be forwarded to your own Members of Congress. Although, there might possibly be a workaround on the written letters. In the very first line of the letter, you should say “I’m contacting you because you are a Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel” OR “because you are a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel.” Be sure to include your address below your signature. By letting them know in the FIRST line why you are contacting them, there should be a better chance that your letter won’t be forwarded to your own Congressional Representatives.
– SENATE ARMED SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL (DEALS WITH POW/MIA ISSUES) MEMBERS (Senators) –
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (NY)
Hagan, Kay R. (NC)
Blumenthal, Richard (CT)
Hirono, Mazie K. (HI)
Kaine, Tim (VA)
King, Angus S. (ME)
Levin, Carl (MI)
Graham, Lindsey (SC)
Ayotte, Kelly (NH)
Blunt, Roy (MO)
Lee, Mike (UT)
– HOUSE ARMED SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL (DEALS WITH POW/MIA ISSUES) MEMBERS (Representatives) –
Joe Wilson (SC)
Walter B. Jones (NC)
Joseph J. Heck, (NV)
Austin Scott (GA)
Brad R. Wenstrup, (OH)
Jackie Walorski (IN)
Chris P. Gibson (NY)
Kristi L. Noem, (SD)
Susan A. Davis, (CA)
Robert A. Brady, (PA)
Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU)
Iowa David Loebsack (IA)
Niki Tsongas (MA)
Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
eclassified FBI documents confirm the existence of an Islamic jihadist enclave in Texas that is part of a network in the U.S. identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a terrorist organization.
The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, which is linked to the Pakistani-based militant group Jamaat al-Fuqra, according to an investigation by the Clarion Project and ACT! For America Houston.
Jamaat al-Fuqra was founded in New York in 1980 by Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani, an Islamic cleric in Pakistan who at one time was in Pakistani custody in connection with the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Muslims in America says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with headquarters at an encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y., called Holy Islamberg, as WND reported in 2006. An investigative report at the time found neighbors of Islamberg were deeply concerned about military-style training taking place there and frustrated by an apparent lack of attention from federal authorities.
WND also reported in 2006 that Jamaat al-Fuqra has collaborated with major terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and al-Qaida.
See the remarkable investigative film that exposed the subversive plans of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception”
The FBI describes the compound in Texas, called Mahmoudberg, as an “enclave” and “communal living site.” Located in Brazoria County along County Road 3 near Sweeny, Texas, it was discovered by the FBI through a tip from an informant in New York, according to the Clairon Project.