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Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahlís desertion problem
Michellemalkin.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem

By Michelle Malkin • May 31, 2014 08:51 PM

While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction.

Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. Here’s a flashback from my July 20, 2009 blog post:

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aidandcomfort; army; awol; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; courtmartial; deserter; gitmo; govtabuse; guantanamo; janefonda; johnkerry; mediabias; military; muslims; obama; pow; taliban; terrorists; ucmj; wot

1 posted on 06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
After five years of aiding the enemy, Mr. Bowe Bergdahl had one last service to provide Al -Qaeda before ending his Jihadic tour of duty and returning home to the United States. with his job well done.
2 posted on 06/01/2014 10:52:48 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: KeyLargo

He was not abducted, he walked away from his unit location in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban. 5 or 6 American soldiers died in efforts to find him and now 5 master Taliban criminals are free to get Bowe released. Will Obama tie the hands of the military to bring him to justice or will he let the military legal system run its course? I suspect he will want the spotlight that would come from having Bowe next to him in the Rose Garden and all the happy talk that would be there too.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 10:53:14 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

“Update: Lt. Col. Ralph Peters had tough words about Pfc. Bergdahl’s reported desertion yesterday and has a warning for the media:

Partial transcript:

PETERS: On that video, he is collaborating with the enemy. Under duress or not, that’s really not relevant. He’s making accusations about the behavior of the military in Afghanistan that are unfounded, saying there are no rules. He’s lying about how he was captured, saying he lagged behind a patrol.

Julie, I’ll tell you, any 11 Bravo infantryman will tell you, that’s not how it works. In a war zone, any soldier is aware of where all his buddies are. If it’s a night patrol, you’re sure of where the guy in front of you and behind you is. So we know this private is a liar. We’re not sure if he’s a deserter. But the media needs to hit the pause button and NOT portray this guy as a hero…”

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/05/31/flashback-a-reminder-about-bowe-bergdahls-desertion-problem/


4 posted on 06/01/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

This guy is not a deserter, he is a terrorist sympathizer and a Traitor.

HE needs to be locked up in Gitmo right next his Al Qaeda and Taliban buddies, or at least get locked up in Leavenworth for the rest of his days


5 posted on 06/01/2014 10:56:54 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: armydawg505
"I suspect he will want the spotlight that would come from having Bowe next to him in the Rose Garden and all the happy talk that would be there too."

And if it rains, Obama will know that a Marine will be ordered to hold an umbrella for him.... sarc

6 posted on 06/01/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“Send up the count”.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: KeyLargo

Considering some of the things I’ve seen and read in the last 24 hours, I would not be a bit surprised if this whole incident, start to finish, was not pre-planned by him and his father.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 11:01:41 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch
I would not be a bit surprised if this whole incident, start to finish, was not pre-planned by him and his father.

I would be surprised if it wasn't.

9 posted on 06/01/2014 11:02:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rdcbn

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
ART. 85. DESERTION

(a) Any member of the armed forces who—

(1) without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently;

(2) quits his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service; or

(3) without being regularly separated from one of the armed forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another on of the armed forces without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States;

is guilty of desertion.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 11:04:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Keep your eyes open for these five guys names popping up again in the future. Philanthropy will not be a part of the article unless they kill a philanthropist.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 11:09:41 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: KeyLargo

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
ART. 85. DESERTION

(a) Any member of the armed forces who—

(1) without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently;

(2) quits his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service; or

(3) without being regularly separated from one of the armed forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another on of the armed forces without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States;

is guilty of desertion.


It ‘s pretty obvious that this scum bag is guilty of desertion.

Given that he seems to have enlisted in the Taliban and Al Qaeda , which is are a terrorist organization (the Taliban is Al -Qaeda) that the United States is currently in a sate of war with, a charge of treason is also supportable


12 posted on 06/01/2014 11:13:01 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: KeyLargo

What will it take for folks to begin to question ?

I.e., nwo financial elites run both parties, run the state dept, run intel, all for their own benefit.

Go back and read up on BCCI scandal, noting carefully the figures involved.

Read up on history of MI6 and CIA working with terrorists.

nwo financial elites are operating OUTSIDE OF all CIA record keeping.

But, with nwo financial elite minions at the top of the CIA, these elites have access to all CIA secrets, operations, methods, etc.

CIA can and does carry on projects that it tells no one about.

The intel community SELF-reports what they do. They are their own watchdog of themselves.

Congress ASKS them for things, intel decides what they want to reveal to Congress.

That equals “no practical oversight”. Intel is free to do as their nwo financial elite masters order them to.

They have complete freedom to run drugs for example.

They can always turn over any of their operatives to US law enforcement.

They can always protect any of their operatives from US law enforcement. Anything from simple telling them where and when to not be. All the way up to using the “national security” trump card.

If there is a Congressional committee - nwo financial elites have THEIR political stooges sitting on the committee. The committee digs up some juicy bad things. It quietly can overlook the REAL bad things.

Food for thought.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: KeyLargo

Will he wear his military uniform (that he sent back home) for the White House photo-op?????


14 posted on 06/01/2014 11:16:49 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: KeyLargo

Ok, this guy may be the biggest traitor since Benedict Arnold. But he walked off a post in AFGHANISTAN so that he could “live in the mountains” - apparently with the unicorns and poppies. My real question is: how do we get such DUMB traitors in our armed forces?


15 posted on 06/01/2014 11:28:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: armydawg505

According to today’s NY Times, nothing is going to be done to him.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 11:30:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

With the millions that process through the military, it will always happen to a few. The daily stress, boredom, field duty all work to send one over the edge.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 11:43:52 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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18 posted on 06/01/2014 11:48:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: KeyLargo

Compare his words with those of a young John Kerry.

Go back and get some video of Kerry from youtube.

Read Kerry’s words.

Bergdahl’s captivity was a planned black op.

New world order financial elites are at the core of muslim terrorism.

Muslim terrorism greatly increased in scope and magnitude after the “fall” of the USSR. It was designed to be the “new threat” to the West, replacing the USSR. Other “new threats” are the spread of disease, “climate change”, shortages of food, natural disasters, etc. Like an illusionist, nwo elites get the “sheeple” to think that the nwo “show” is a great danger. Of course, the elites then offer their solutions to the “problems”, which the sheeple can have if they grant necessary authorities to the elites. Food, medicine, weapons, religion, logic, science, art, etc., - are then administered by the elites “for the good of the people”. The elites just don’t say which people - them !

All the current tactics are aimed at eliminating and / or subverting true Christian belief in God in America and also to disarm American citizens. These are the two things that stand in the way of the full implementation of the elites new “final solution” for all the world’s “problems”. Clinton, Bush, Obama - they’re all working for the elites and against the people.

Subversion and elimination of most true Christian belief in God in America is being accomplished by promotion of ANY other alternative, be it pagan / heathen religions, making use of the concept of “freedom of religion”, or secular humanism, making use of science to discredit the Bible as myth. Anywhere a Christian church is successfully brought under control of the elites, it’s allowed to grow. Anywhere a Christian church obstinately clings to the true gospel, it is treated as an opponent of the elites and persecuted.

The Bible and true belief in God are obstacles to new world order totalitarian statism because people must be morally corrupted in order to accept the state as a replacement for God, thus enabling the state to be totalitarian, i.e., it is subject to absolutely no rules or even social mores other than the state’s own dictates.

A Church can coexist fine with such a totalitarian state as long as it either permits the state to control its teaching, or perverts its own doctrine sufficiently to satisfy the secular totalitarians. A Church is permitted an opposition to totalitarians in a few issues as long as on the balance the Church furthers the ends of nwo elites. Ergo, if there is enough tacit support of some kinds of immorality, then the Church will be permitted to make a minor stink about other kinds of immorality, especially if its members are allowed to participate in it despite the Churches official opposition.

Disarmament is being accomplished with alternating terrorism and media push for gun control. So Islam figures in both strategies: on the one hand it’s an alternative to Christianity, on the other, its a source of terrorism, revolution, etc., used in black ops aimed at gun control as well as toppling national governments per the commands of nwo financial elites.

A key part of new elite strategy is virtual complete abandonment of true Christian ethics and faith by the members of the US military. Such ethics and faith are to be replaced by anything else. Islam is, of course, a convenient alternative, since US intel is already the core of muslim “terrorism” and they have great need for more muslimized US military operators to wade into the murky world of muslim terrorism, “homegrown” activism, etc. ABC - Anything But Christianity.

Will Bergdahl be Secretary of State some day ?

Let’s see who he marries and who he takes a job working for.

He’s been programmed, so if he becomes a liability, he’ll meet some untimely end.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 11:56:41 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: armydawg505

Plus, this smirking pile can get the Obamedia to gush over the Muslim deserter’s homecoming instead of covering the VA scandal, which they will be happy to drop.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 1:57:30 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: miss marmelstein

Kinzinger ‘Shocked’ By Release of Taliban for Bergdahl

Sunday, 01 Jun 2014 02:08 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the release of five mid-to-high level Taliban fighters in exchange for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is “shocking” to him.

“There are a lot of questions why he got captured,” Kinzinger said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “So I’m going to celebrate him coming home, [but] the release of five mid-to-high level Taliban is shocking to me, especially without coming to Congress.”

The Illinois Republican said that by law, Congress must be notified in such cases, and the exchange put five people “potentially back on the battlefield.”

And even though troops are being pulled out of Afghanistan in 2016, Kinzinger said, he still believes it is shocking that the president is going along with a timeline like he did with Iraq.

“You now are going to have five people potentially on the ground targeting American troops, Afghan troops, and the Afghan people,” said Kinzinger. “There are a lot of questions that need to be asked. This whole exchange is shocking to me and I’m very disappointed.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/kinzinger-bergdahl-taliban-swap/2014/06/01/id/574487/


21 posted on 06/01/2014 2:07:43 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Thank you for posting.

Unfortunately, the media has spoken and all must bow to the wonderfulness of this guy being released - no matter how many young Americans died to find him. Yuck.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 2:17:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

No, there is a guy out telling the story
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162367/posts?q=1&;page=1

Daily Mail as well as other journalists are trying to get the story from him


23 posted on 06/01/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: PieterCasparzen

Interesting. Thanks.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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