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Bob Bergdahl Praises Allah & Obama Hugs Him Ö Update: Praises Sonís Work to Help Afghan People(?)
Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/01/2014 10:20:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday, Jani Bergdahl and Bob Bergdahl, the parents of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, were invited to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington DC. Bob Bergdahl spoke about the release of his son Bowe. Then he praised Allah and Obama hugged him.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Sgt. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009.

The Daily Caller reported:

At the end of brief event, the soldier’s father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”

After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.

Then Bob Bergdahl went and deleted this tweet where he wrote “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!”

UPDATE: On Sunday Bob Bergdahl said he was proud of how his son Bowe was willing to help the Afghan people.

“But most of all, I’m proud of how much you wanted to help the Afghan people, and what you were willing to do to go to that length,” Bob Bergdahl said, fighting back tears during a press conference in Boise. “I’ll say it again: I’m so proud of how far you were willing to go to help the Afghan people. And I think you have succeeded.”

Parents Bob and Jani Bergdahl didn’t elaborate on what that meant.

That’s just bizarre


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bobbergdahlmuslim; bowebergdahl; bowebergdahlmuslim; chuckhagel; chuckhagelmuslim; gitmo; hagel; islam; obama; obamamuslim; rop; waronterror
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1 posted on 06/01/2014 10:20:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are unhinged. And, no, I don’t give them the benefit of the doubt for “what they’ve been through.” Millions of American parents, including my own, have gone through the stress of having their sons at war, without being fools.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 10:29:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well ain’t that special.

I liked last Fridays send off spectacle with Jay Carney

We live in weird times and when the going gets weird, the weird get going


3 posted on 06/01/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man, I seem to be the chief Bergdal apologist tonight. Well, to continue,

I think most troops see themselves as helpers of the Afghan people. I don’t find that statement as illegitimate or suspect. We didn’t go over there to hurt them. We see ourselves as liberators of a very oppressed people from the Taliban, do we not?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 10:30:59 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FWIW, George Washington would probably have traded 5 British Soldiers of any rank to get Benedict Arnold back from the British.

Of course the difference is that George Washington would have hanged Arnold instead of throwing him a party.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 10:31:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Persevero

I doubt that is what is meant here. Context, man, context.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 10:32:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Context, man, context.”

I watched the video.

My impression was of parents who seem to think they are dealing with a very fragile person.

Why is he fragile?

Because he lost his mind? I have no reason to believe that, or not, but that’s how they’re talking. Or because he has suffered torture/brain washing/trauma during the last five years and they’ve been coached on how best to approach him? I find that the most plausible reason.

They are obviously very emotional and love their son very much. I did not pick up on any “American Taliban” vibe, but more like some very traumatized and loving parents were trying hard to communicate in a very specific way to their probably messed up son.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 10:36:15 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero
have you read the Rolling Stone piece on this guy?

It is an eye opener

8 posted on 06/01/2014 10:37:43 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This kid sounds like a real mess going in....

http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-americas-last-known-pow/


9 posted on 06/01/2014 10:38:04 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Persevero
some very traumatized and loving parents were trying hard to communicate in a very specific way to their probably messed up son

So that explains why the father learned to speak Pashtu?

10 posted on 06/01/2014 10:39:51 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it just me, or does this father look and sound like a muslim? The beard, the muslim prayer? Really? Soeotoro embraced them because they are birds of a feather.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:21 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So far I haven’t noticed any RATs condemning 0bama for
politicizing” bowe’s “rescue” with PR antics using the parents as props.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That beard looks longer than fist length.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 10:40:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Persevero

This article sounds like he had lots of issues even before he joined the military.

http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-americas-last-known-pow/


14 posted on 06/01/2014 10:41:04 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl,.His recovery is a reminder of America's unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield. - Obama

Our nation has a sober and solemn duty to ensure that every single American who signs up to serve our country comes home - Kerry

Really? I guess that doesn't include U.S. Marine and Afghanistan war veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who has been rotting in a Mexican prison since March for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his car. He has been almost killed once while in prison and he was chained to a bed ( both arms and legs ) continuously for 30 days. You pieces of sh*t have not lifted one finger to get him released.

15 posted on 06/01/2014 10:41:11 PM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: Michael.SF.

“So that explains why the father learned to speak Pashtu? “

Were my son reliably reported to me to be conversing exclusively in Pashtu or however you spell it, and was a POW, it would be a strong incentive for me to learn it.

I don’t find it odd. I would find becoming a Muslim odd. Why on earth would a serious Christian father turn Muzzie when his son is a POW of Muzzies? It makes no religious or practical sense.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 10:42:28 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Michael.SF.

“have you read the Rolling Stone piece on this guy?”

No, I must say I have not. Do you find Rolling Stone reliable? Serious question, not sarcastic. They are a very liberal outfit.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 10:43:08 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..... I certainly hope that our Intelligence Community is researching the possibility that he may be a turned asset and may be now a Taliban/Qaeda asset currently being used in a planned operation on American soil. The timing of this as well as the events leading up to his release are certainly suspect.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 10:43:29 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Sioux-san

If it looks like a duck, if it sounds or chants like a duck.....


19 posted on 06/01/2014 10:45:37 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Kozak

This article sounds like he had lots of issues even before he joined the military.

http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-americas-last-known-pow/

Agreed, I have read of some “issues” prior to his enlistment; I don’t know if they are fair or true or not.

On the theory that they ARE true, it would explain why the parents are walking on eggshells talking to their son on that video. That is my impression, that in their extreme emotion they are being very careful what they say and how they say it. Like they are afraid of saying the wrong thing and messing him up.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 10:45:56 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Sioux-san

Listen to Obama about the cultural richness and what we can learn from other cultures, especially islam. If it were up to Obama, we would have more muslims, more gays and no functioning armed forces.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 10:54:19 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Context?

The only context I need is to know if then Pvt Bergdahl abandoned his post or not.

My dad was a POW. He surrendered to the Germans during the Ardennes offensive, when they literally had the drop on him and his sleeping comrades, as he tried to make his way back to American lines after his unit was smashed in the first days fighting.

If Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his post to “find himself”, talk to the Taliban or make his way to China, depending on what story you believe, he doesn’t deserve to be ranked in the same category as my father or others who became POWs against their will, while doing their duty instead of shirking or disregarding it.

Bergdahl Sr. at the very least seems to attempting to warp that reality, perhaps by embracing some sort of moral equivalency.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 10:54:20 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Persevero
Do you find Rolling Stone reliable?

Personally I do not, but that is beside the point, as it appears the WH does. They did fire General McChrystal over comments made to that magazine, you may recall.

As to learning to speak Pashtu, the salient point is when that occurred.

There is far more to this then we are being told, but right now, I believe the guy was a deserter, and not worthy of the trade made.

23 posted on 06/01/2014 10:55:01 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Persevero

Islam has a history of converting people through traumatization.

It’s a curious thing that Islam can brutalize people, but the people brutalized can honestly believe Islam is the most gentlest of all religions.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 10:55:20 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: TheCipher

One phone call and Tahmooressi would be released. That is all it would take.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 10:58:42 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Jonty30

“Islam has a history of converting people through traumatization.”

I kind of suspect that has happened, here. I hope he can be de-traumatized.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 11:00:25 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero
the guy's a deserter and should be court marveled as soon as he returns!
27 posted on 06/01/2014 11:02:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Michael.SF.

” I believe the guy was a deserter, and not worthy of the trade made. “

I don’t deny this is possible, although I hate to believe it and hope otherwise.

My desire tonight has been to urge that FR not rush to judgment. I know he has good family. I’ll leave it at that, and say goodnight.

MAY THE TRUTH COME OUT. May God have mercy upon us all. I am very grateful for Bowe’s release, and would like as a final point to say that he was RELEASED today, which would not indicate that he joined the Taliban voluntarily, would it?


28 posted on 06/01/2014 11:02:23 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

>>>"I did not pick up on any “American Taliban” vibe..."<<<

Seriously?

29 posted on 06/01/2014 11:04:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Persevero

Released?

Bowe joined the US Army, apparently found it not to his liking, and “released” himself from duty.

Once he got captured by the local Islamic militants, he probably found out that the guys he was now bunking with weren’t as hunky dory as he’d hoped. I bet he even tried to escape.

Why he is almost alone in surviving captivity at the hands of the Jihadis is a matter of some curiosity. Others who have been taken by them ended up dead, sometimes after being in a propaganda video, sometimes dying horribly while the cameras roll.

Released? That, in itself, raises some troubling questions.

I’m glad he didn’t end up screaming out his life while they cut off his head for the cameras, but what did he do or say that made him different than all those other poor souls, or was he just lucky?

Lots of circumstances, exceptions and coincidences have to be swallowed to avoid smelling something rotten here.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 11:20:00 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best to just have a nice cuppa shutup, there, dad.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 11:20:52 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Michael.SF.

Where was Bergdahl taken? How did Bergdahl Sr. know to learn Pashto? Dari is spoken in the North and West parts of Afghanistan.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 11:34:05 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any truth to the rumor that Obama was upset because the Taliban would ONLY take 5 terrorists from Gitmo?


33 posted on 06/01/2014 11:35:43 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Persevero

Messing him up.

Kind of like the six guys killed looking for this POS were messed up?

Your twisted defense of this deserter and most likely traitor is getting old.

We do not care about the motives of the beast about to eat us. We will kill it merely.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 11:45:13 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: bjorn14
Yes, I can buy that the parents were "concerned" about their POW son, but would ANYONE during WWII start goose-stepping around town and learning a rare dialect of German?

And when the son was returned, they STILL spoke German, and wore a Stormtrooper helmet.

And the son "forgets" English and can only speak German?

What would a reasonable person conclude from THAT?

35 posted on 06/01/2014 11:50:36 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Michael.SF.

he has called Mexico because they wont take any Gitmo prisoners.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 12:06:22 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: boop

I’ve just read up on what other US POWs received while captives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The details are nauseating. The blanket statement of torture and death masks the horror of what befell them.

Meanwhile, Bowe Bergdahl quits his post and teaches his “captors” to play badminton.

If Bergdahl gets the hero treatment, even if just in his hometown, it’s a slap in the face to everyone who has worn the uniform with honor, and spitting in the eye of every POW.

The Army is too embarrassed by what has happened to call a halt to this madness. Remember how they played the death of Pat Tillman?

This is much, much worse.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 12:11:35 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: joshua c

Oops! Obama has not called Mexico because they will not take any Gitmo prisoners.


38 posted on 06/02/2014 12:35:46 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 06/02/2014 1:28:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sioux-san
Is it just me

No, it isn't just you. The guy looked like a fruitcake.

40 posted on 06/02/2014 1:48:30 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: M1911A1
Why he is almost alone in surviving captivity at the hands of the Jihadis is a matter of some curiosity. Others who have been taken by them ended up dead

That is the first question I had. How did this guy survive this? You are right, they usually end up minus their heads. Very curious.

41 posted on 06/02/2014 1:54:38 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: joshua c
Any truth to the rumor that Obama was upset because the Taliban would ONLY take 5 terrorists from Gitmo?

If it had been more, it might have been a dead give away then. Too hard to hide.

42 posted on 06/02/2014 1:57:40 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Persevero

For five years, people who have known him said he is not what the media or Obama are portraying him as. He is possibly a deserter, or a traitor, or a confused free spirit. He wandered off on his own. Why?


43 posted on 06/02/2014 3:35:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Persevero

Bergdahl and his father seem to be supporters of the Taliban. Maybe you need to read further into this story.


44 posted on 06/02/2014 3:43:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: boop

Actually, you’ve just described the plot of “Stalag 17” in which the mole is an American turned Nazi. Every war seems to produce traitors. I don’t know about this soldier yet but his father is a Taliban supporter. As well as being a freak akin to Johnny Jihad’s father. Anybody remember him?


45 posted on 06/02/2014 3:51:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder who ABalkhi is?


46 posted on 06/02/2014 4:48:26 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Persevero

It seems that you and about everyone else have a different take on this. I got the impression from listening to the father that he was being extremely careful as to what he was saying so as not to appear traitorous to the nation at large and yet relay some sort of message to his son and possibly others.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 4:51:31 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could comment, but it is probably best that I don’t.


48 posted on 06/02/2014 5:00:57 AM PDT by sport
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To: Persevero
That is my impression, that in their extreme emotion they are being very careful what they say and how they say it.

Step back a step and consider why they are communicating via a public video presser, rather than a personal phone call. They are being handled, of course.

Then we can go to the cui bono (who benefits?) .

Once again, the battle will be in the reporting. Will the media have any curiosity about the "rest of the story"? Will the events that followed his "capture" be widely and fully related? Will we hear from his one time comrades in arms through other than blogs and recaps of blogs? Joe Six Pack does not red blogs.

49 posted on 06/02/2014 5:04:33 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Sioux-san

For What It is Worth, I’m with you on this one.


50 posted on 06/02/2014 5:04:47 AM PDT by sport
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