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The US Audit Office: the deal to free Sergeant Bergdal from captivity is illegal

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The Audit Chamber (GAO), the auditing body of the US Congress, recognized as illegal the actions undertaken by the Pentagon to free Sergeant Bowie Bergdal, who spent 5 years in Afghan captivity, reports RIA News with reference to the television channel Fox News.



In a statement, the GAO said that the leadership of the military department, in violation of current legislation, "did not notify the relevant congressional committees of the deal 30 days" before its execution. The Accounting Chamber also noted that the Pentagon "used extrabudgetary funds during the exchange, which violates the federal law on the prevention of the deficit."

In July, congressmen from the Armed Forces Affairs Committee, guided by the same provisions, by majority vote, convicted President Sergeant Barack Obama for the exchange. The indictment resolution will be reviewed by the House of Representatives in the fall.

Bergdal disappeared in 2009 after leaving the US base in the Afghan province Paktika. It was soon established that he was being held captive by the Taliban group. And in May of this year, it was announced that the sergeant was exchanged for five Taliban field commanders.

In America, this news was interpreted ambiguously. The White House has been criticized for the disproportionate deal. However, Obama said that he is not going to apologize to anyone, since the release of prisoners of war is a sacred duty of the authorities.
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  1. zeleznijdorojnik
    zeleznijdorojnik 22 August 2014 13: 03
    +41
    Obama said he was not going to apologize to anyone, since the release of prisoners of war is a sacred duty of power.
    Here the monkey is right - you can’t do it — no matter what the goals of the war are, you need to pull out your prisoners of war.
    1. Aydar
      Aydar 22 August 2014 13: 11
      +8
      Only it is not necessary to pull out in such a way, it is clear that Banana Apezyana is a PR man and decided to correct his rating from that exchange.
      1. dr.Bo
        dr.Bo 22 August 2014 13: 16
        +13
        “But I’m looking at the US President and I think George Bush the eldest son raised or did he plant a tree?”
        1. zennon
          zennon 22 August 2014 17: 25
          0
          Quote: dr.Bo
          “But I’m looking at the US President and I think George Bush the eldest son raised or did he plant a tree?”

          Well, what is not clear - he raised a house, built a tree and planted a son!
      2. non_inc
        non_inc 22 August 2014 17: 09
        +1
        What difference does it make? There is very little right in the world, and the sergeant went home.
        Quote: from a song
        To save one is a drop in a sea of ​​deaths,
        But the whole ocean for people waiting on land
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 22 August 2014 13: 12
      +2
      Officials in the United States, as elsewhere, are absolutely cynical, the main thing for them is that the article of the instructions be followed, and not the person released from captivity.
      1. Hariva
        Hariva 22 August 2014 13: 15
        +4
        Quote: Giant thought
        Officials in the United States, as elsewhere, are absolutely cynical, the main thing for them is that the article of the instructions be followed, and not the person released from captivity.

        Not legal? Well, let them go back. To achieve respect for their own state-woo, in the most cynical way.
        1. Crazyzyear
          Crazyzyear 22 August 2014 13: 28
          +3
          Let them sell it back, since these mattress su * and are so cynical!
      2. Sid.74
        Sid.74 22 August 2014 13: 16
        +2
        In a statement, the GAO said that the leadership of the military department, in violation of current legislation, "did not notify the relevant congressional committees of the deal 30 days" before its execution. The Accounting Chamber also noted that the Pentagon "used extrabudgetary funds during the exchange, which violates the federal law on the prevention of the deficit."

        Remember, gentlemen, corruption will destroy this country !!! hi
        1. Max otto
          Max otto 22 August 2014 14: 36
          +1
          Quote: Sid.74
          Remember, gentlemen, corruption will destroy this country !!! hi

          O. Henry, The Trust That Broke, if I'm not mistaken. Very interesting works by O. Henry, but how they echo with the current reality, just one to one, the work also had a character who became a sheriff under an inflated pretext (in fact, the phrase was uttered about this), stupid, illiterate, but terribly ambitious why not Bush or Obama, or maybe McCain?
          1. pensioner
            pensioner 22 August 2014 14: 43
            +1
            Quote: Sid.74
            Remember, gentlemen, corruption will destroy this country !!!

            Quote: Max Otto
            O. Henry, The Trust That Failed, if I'm not mistaken.
            A. Surikov. film "The Man from the Boulevard des Capuchins". yes Through the mouth of M. Boyarsky.
            1. Max otto
              Max otto 22 August 2014 20: 43
              +1
              Am I losing my memory? recourse I will re-read now ...
              1. pensioner
                pensioner 22 August 2014 22: 57
                +1
                Quote: Max Otto
                Am I losing my memory?
                Himself such recourse ..
                1. studentmati
                  studentmati 22 August 2014 23: 11
                  +1
                  Quote: retired
                  Himself such a recourse ..



                  Does it help, yur? Hello!
                  1. pensioner
                    pensioner 22 August 2014 23: 24
                    +1
                    Quote: studentmati
                    Does it help, yur?

                    I don’t know yet. J. Oppu feel sorry ... HOW DO YOU?
                    Hi Sasha! hi
                    1. studentmati
                      studentmati 22 August 2014 23: 30
                      0
                      Quote: retired
                      .How is life?


                      Everything is fine, thank you, Yura! I myself look "tough" !?
                      1. pensioner
                        pensioner 22 August 2014 23: 35
                        +1
                        Yes what there ... On the sick-list. After surgery. Chetto doesn’t really heal ... I don’t drink a month soon already. Maybe threw it? It’s enough to lie-sit. And so the belly has nowhere to go, and then there is also a forced inactivity. Well, nothing. Break through ...
                      2. studentmati
                        studentmati 22 August 2014 23: 45
                        0
                        Quote: retired
                        Yes what there ... On the sick-list. After surgery. Chetto doesn’t really heal ... I don’t drink a month soon already. Maybe threw it? It’s enough to lie-sit. And so the belly has nowhere to go, and then there is also a forced inactivity. Well, nothing. Break through ...


                        Heals like a dog, Jura, do not be sad!

                        I ask you to exclude the phrase "thrown" from the lexicon!

                        We can handle the "belly"! Let's break through - this is undeniable!
                      3. pensioner
                        pensioner 22 August 2014 23: 47
                        +1
                        Well ... Good night, Sasha! It's time to sleep, otherwise tomorrow in the hospital in the morning for dressing. be healthy!
                      4. studentmati
                        studentmati 22 August 2014 23: 51
                        0
                        Quote: retired
                        Well ... Good night, Sasha! It's time to sleep, otherwise tomorrow in the hospital in the morning for dressing. be healthy!


                        Yura, let's break through! Be strong and get well! Be in touch! Break through, I have no doubt!
      3. subbtin.725
        subbtin.725 22 August 2014 13: 23
        +7
        Message from the militia :

        "To date, the settlements of Yasinovataya, Ilovaisk, Peski have finally passed under the control of the army of Novorossia; the enemy suffered significant losses during the retreat. A large number of deserters from ukropovsky units are observed.
        In Slavyansk, fortified structures are being erected at an accelerated pace, digging trenches and dugouts are being established. Trenches are dug on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk. Preparations for a possible evacuation of administrative services to Dnepropetrovsk have begun in Mariupol. "

        Does everyone understand the hint? It smacks of a counteroffensive.
    3. zennon
      zennon 22 August 2014 17: 19
      0
      Quote: zeleznijdorojnik
      Here the monkey is right - you can’t do it — no matter what the goals of the war are, you need to pull out your prisoners of war.

      He disappeared under very strange circumstances. In an email to his parents dated June 27, 2009, Bowie wrote that he was disappointed in the American army and was ashamed to be an American. .Daddy also hit Islam. While his son was in captivity, he plunged into the study of the language and culture of Afghanistan. During a speech in the White House’s Rose Garden on the occasion of Bow’s liberation, he spoke to Basmalu and Bergdal was captured as a first-class soldier. He was given the title of specialist, and then sergeant, while he was still in captivity.At least six military personnel were killed during his search.Well, here's a list of those who were released as a sergeant. Read and think about whether it was worth it:

      Muhammad Fazil Ahvand - Deputy Minister of Defense in the Government of the Emirate (according to another version - Minister of Defense);
      Muhammad Nabi Umari - head of the Taliban security service in the city of Kalat (according to the Taliban - head of the border service of the Emirate);
      Abdul-Hakk Vasik - Deputy Minister of Intelligence in the Taliban Government;
      Nurullah Nuri - Governor of Balkh Province, a major commander in northern Afghanistan, led the fight against the Northern Alliance;
      Khayrullah Khayr-Khwah - Governor of Herat Province, Minister of the Interior of the Emirate, Head of Security Services in northwestern Afghanistan.
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 22 August 2014 13: 04
    +3
    all right. with a victorious democracy, life is much cheaper than money.
    py.s. and the sergeant will pay taxes on this amount? or the Pentagon?
    1. yushch
      yushch 22 August 2014 13: 09
      +1
      Well, if the deal is illegal, let them give the sergeant back. That’s the Taliban’s joy. =)
    2. mad
      mad 22 August 2014 13: 11
      +1
      The Accounts Chamber is indignant - the rate of 1 to 5 is too low for a representative of an "exclusive nation" wink
  3. 2224460
    2224460 22 August 2014 13: 04
    +2
    The Accounts Chamber (GAO), the auditorium of the U.S. Congress, ruled illegal the Pentagon’s actions to release Sergeant Bowie Bergdal, who spent 5 years in Afghan captivity
    In any case, they did not conduct them through the accounting department. So Bowie should be returned to the Afghans, the money should be returned to the treasury, and "there is no point in scattering government funds here."
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 22 August 2014 13: 04
    +2
    Both (ma) nuty to the answer! Grandmothers are state ones, or maybe appropriated, we still need to figure it out! PR! lol
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 August 2014 13: 05
    0
    This sergeant had to be exchanged, and then judged for desertion.
  6. Good cat
    Good cat 22 August 2014 13: 06
    0
    Well yes!! Plant frame for 130 years)))
  7. Alexgs
    Alexgs 22 August 2014 13: 07
    0
    Politicians come together, take offense at each other, and ordinary people suffer. However, it is all as old as this imperfect world.
  8. sever.56
    sever.56 22 August 2014 13: 07
    0
    Massacre and lawlessness have unleashed around the world, and now they are reaping the benefits. Let them stop their wars, there will be no topic for discussion of the legitimacy of certain actions.
  9. Afinogen
    Afinogen 22 August 2014 13: 08
    0
    Obama and in America are tired of everyone, they no longer know what to complain about in order to give a kick laughing
  10. 0255
    0255 22 August 2014 13: 08
    0
    still no one has been imprisoned who so thoughtlessly squanders the state. money?
  11. Aydar
    Aydar 22 August 2014 13: 08
    +2
    This monkey is clearly not Stalin with him - I am not changing the rank and file as field marshal.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 22 August 2014 13: 16
      +2
      Quote: Aydar
      This monkey is clearly not Stalin with him - I am not changing the rank and file as field marshal.

      It seems to me a little incorrect comparison. Stalin did not begin to exchange his son for field marshal, and this is worthy of respect. Barakabama traded his soldier for five bandits, in this case, too, IMHO, worthy of respect.
  12. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 22 August 2014 13: 14
    0
    Quote: zeleznijdorojnik
    Obama said he was not going to apologize to anyone, since the release of prisoners of war is a sacred duty of power.
    Here the monkey is right - you can’t do it — no matter what the goals of the war are, you need to pull out your prisoners of war.

    it's all show off. for the sons there are no strangers. there is money and nothing more.
  13. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 22 August 2014 13: 15
    0
    hypocrites present each other for the liberation of people, in times, in morals ....
  14. Jacques
    Jacques 22 August 2014 13: 19
    0
    For a long time, they considered it profitable or not to take measures to release ....., here officials appeared to INTEREST from the war.
  15. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 22 August 2014 13: 23
    +2
    The duty of power to free its soldier, since she (this power) sent him to war. And only then deal with the maximum, what and how it was during the exchange, or why the fighter accepted Islam and signed up for action.
  16. Bronik
    Bronik 22 August 2014 13: 37
    +4
    Colonel Budanov remember? He claimed surveillance, but did not hide, how did the government help him?
    Priceless officer cadres, how many of them ...
  17. Pro100Igor
    Pro100Igor 22 August 2014 13: 38
    +5
    I feel sorry for the people whose life this Obama has ruined!
  18. father nikon
    father nikon 22 August 2014 13: 40
    0
    Apparently, the soldier is in captivity in the left photo, but it’s not clear where the conifers in the Afghan deserts look like from a cedar or pine request
    1. psiho117
      psiho117 22 August 2014 15: 11
      0
      let it be known to you that conifers grow best on sandy soils ...
  19. Federal
    Federal 22 August 2014 13: 41
    +2
    Please note, gentlemen, officers, employees, many on this forum, like me, are retired that almost all of their servicemen are photographed at the state symbol, at the banner. Our servicemen, however, have the honor of being photographed by the banner only worthy, who have shown themselves in any personal achievements in the service of the Motherland. Let it not be said so loudly. But this is the place to be.
    1. Igool
      Igool 23 August 2014 02: 28
      0
      Well, everything is very simple here. This is not the banner of a regiment (combat unit). You saluted the military banner of the military unit or the Navy flag with the arrival on the warship and upon departure from it. Therefore, taking a picture at the battle banner is an encouragement.
      The flag С Ш П is hung wherever you wish, at the house, in the entrance, in the company, etc. Often at private homes you can see US flags on the flagpole. American patriotism is greatly affected. What do you believe there is not important, but raise the flag, otherwise there will be problems with the neighbors.
      Here is another photograph of a soldier and with the flag of the United States
  20. Mishanya 84
    Mishanya 84 22 August 2014 13: 42
    0
    How did Obama do a good deed? Probably by mistake or by stupidity winked
  21. crambol
    crambol 22 August 2014 13: 50
    +1
    Obama said he was not going to apologize to anyone, since the release of prisoners of war is a sacred duty of power.


    Ready to subscribe to these words. This is a complete dissonance with the actions of Ukrainian troops, of which the Americans are trying to teach to fight!

  22. vigor1288
    vigor1288 22 August 2014 13: 53
    0
    Obashka, of course, but right in this case. However business! As they say, nothing personal! This will be another nail in the "lid of his coffin" from the side of the company unfolding against him.
    In this case, the winner will be judged
  23. Deadmen
    Deadmen 22 August 2014 13: 54
    +2
    Well, here I will support Obama.
    It doesn’t matter for PR or not, he pulled out a prisoner, but he pulled him out.
  24. jaguar
    jaguar 22 August 2014 13: 56
    +4
    However, Obama said he was not going to apologize to anyone, since the release of prisoners of war is a sacred duty of power. Here for the first time with a monkey I agree to all 100
  25. asadov
    asadov 22 August 2014 14: 21
    0
    I don’t understand what they want now? Return sergeant and get field commanders?
  26. zone72
    zone72 22 August 2014 15: 57
    0
    judge a monkey
  27. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 22 August 2014 16: 51
    0
    perhaps the only statement from the abama with whom I agree! the country and society are obliged to help their soldiers !!!
  28. kelevra
    kelevra 22 August 2014 17: 04
    0
    The sheep are petty, what difference does it make and how they were used, the fighter returned home, rejoice!