Skip to comments.DougRoss:"Well, this is interesting: Looks like Bowe Bergdahl's Father was in contact with Al Qaeda"
Posted on 06/07/2014 10:52:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Liberty Speaks co-blogger "Lady Liberty" contacted me earlier today with some interesting information.
It would appear that the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the AWOL/deserter swapped for five bloodthirsty terrorist leaders, has been in communication with member(s) of Al Qaeda.
On Google Plus, Robert Bergdahl's contacts include one "Anissa bint Yusuf Zaid Ibn Youssef."
And just who is Anissa? From this link (translated), she would seem to be a 10-year member of an Al Qaeda technology support team.
I thank Allah (Subhana Wa'a Ta'laah) for guiding me on the path of truth, righteousness and justice, which is the Path of Jihad. Agradezdo my beloved brothers and sisters of the Scientific and Technological Committee of Al 'Qaida and TTP, as also to the various centers Translations of the Jihad, Al Al'Qaida General Command and the Taliban who have allowed me to develop and exhibit my work over 10 years.
There's a lot more going on with Robert Bergdahl than what's been marketed in the media. Remember the reason for his beard?
As for the beard, Robert Bergdahl grew it as a way to mark the time since his son was captured in 2009, and also as an attempt to curry favor with his sons captors, according to the Post account. He studied Pashto, a national language of Afghanistan, in an effort to familiarize himself with the culture of the place where his son was a prisoner.
Based on Bergdahl's YouTube channel, however, there's more than meets the eye.
The age and history of these social networking accounts point to the fact that they are genuine.
From all appearances, the elder Bergdahl: (a) was in contact with a longstanding member of Al Qaeda; and (b) very well could have been a convert to Islam.
It's a pity the NSA -- with its massive surveillance program, unlawfully monitoring the conversations of every American citizen -- didn't let us know these salient details ahead of time.
As for Robert Bergdahl shaving his beard now that his son's been released, well, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Well, golly willikers.
Give yourself an A+. Wow.
Truth startin’ ta leak out all over the place.
Hopefully another Memogate.
It all makes you wonder about the stuff we DON’T know about this administration.
Maybe pop will shave his beard to a goat-t.
Get it ? Goat ?
Just for the “memories” ?
Ya had to be there.
I thought BergDaddy used to drive for UPS.
What’s up with this Sun Summit Cycling ?
Did Doug Heffernan get him fired ?
Where would he get the contacts? Did a little jug-eared bird whisper some phone numbers in his ear?
I think it was Billy Graham who said “If you want to meet the Devil bad enough, you will.”
I’m sure the NSA would have caught this had they not been spying on all 300 Million Americans and instead just concentrated on the people who were talking to Al Qaeda.
This would explain why Robert Bergdahl’s behaviors are consistent with someone who’s been friendly with islamic terrorists.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the ole man was involved in human trafficking, ala Afghani Al Quaeda mudslime style.
Email this to Fox, Rush & the rest....should be of interest to them.
2ndDivisionVet, you’ve really been posting some top notch threads throughout this whole scandal. Kudos, and deep, deep thanks.
Well, it’s kind of personal.
Spin on that, NYT.
I were one of the more cautious ones at first regarding Bergdahl’s motives for taking a walk - I’ve commanded in war zones and make no apology for that. I do want to know what in the ever loving glory of all that is holy his officers and Chief thought they were doing letting Bergdahl get to that stage in the first place. It’s not just Bergdahl that needs to look down the barrel of a Court Martial now. His fault, sure, but his CO’s responsibility.
The stuff you are turning up, combined with the total BS spin coming from the mass media and talking heads in the Administration is so far into CYA mode, the narrative has to be false.
Please keep at your invaluable work digging. If you feel like setting up a ping list or have one already, I would appreciate being added.
It looks like Jet Jaguar is already doing a Bergdahl ping list.
Interesting. What do you think his CO could or should have done?
I can give you a couple of things off the top of my head that have so far stood out to me. As always, we have a slightly different system, so things can work in slightly different ways. We’re not just two countries separated by a common language!
First off, the CO’s job is to be THERE. You are stuck out in the sticks, whoever is in charge has got to be Dad. Lays down the law but also listens without judging ad advises as needed. It seems, from my reading, that whoever was in charge was failing that particular aspect. There were a report a couple of days ago - I think posted by 2ndDivisionVet - that Bergdahl actually asked if taking his gear out would cause problems. That did not raise one massive red flag in his squad leader’s mind? Come on - it were a forward base. At least turn on the damned perimeter sensors!
His squad mates knew he was feeling disaffected. All 6 who have come forward - brave men all - have mentioned that. The 6 who were killed looking for him - we’ll never know, but you know how it is when you gripe. You gripe to everyone. Why could they not have a quiet word with the squad leader or the officers? There is a substantial difference between covering someone’s backside when they report slightly late for duty and not mentioning someone is tipping into the deep end. Again - I lay the blame on the officers for NOT being available.
Other reports say he were quiet and a bit of a loner. You can ignore those. Pretty much everyone goes a bit quiet and wants some privacy. It’s fine, unless it gets obsessive. You just let them get over it in their own time.
Then there is his post. Books and a uniform is a pretty large parcel to send home. Don’t know about your military, but ours are a wee bit obsessive about seeing what you are sending home. No one logged it? No one commented on it? More of a failure by support staff, but still, another failure.
Those are the bits that really stick out to me. Your experience may be different.
Then he laid down his arms and uniform and walked off the base.
My pleasure. Something I do feel strongly about.(you may have noticed!)
His reported actions offend me,though I’ll hold off on judgement until I know why. The Administrations actions definitely offend me, since they are lying like a cheap rug. Look to them sequestering him as too mentally and physically ill to testify. They started that narrative, it’s the only one they can realistically run with.
It’s not the only faults here though. I don’t want to paint all officers as bad - most of them I’ve worked with are perpetual motion machines, by the looks of it, and totally awesome (Heck of a lot better than our average officer!). But there are bad ones. Tired ones. Ones who are at the cracking point themselves.
It does not excuse Bergdahl, nor should it. He’s a man and a man makes his own bed and lays on it. But if it is the case that the officers were “asleep at the switch”, it is something that needs be addressed and remedied.
I'm also betting that many were forced to sign "shut your mouth" agreements under the Presidents CIC authority.
As a pure hypothetical, with no evidence for it whatsoever, you can fit a lot of information on an SD card. Those fit both snugly and pretty much undetectably under a unit patch or a flag patch - say on a uniform that is being sent home? Or tucked into the spine of a book, perchance?
Just spitballing here. Something that is worth considering and nice catch on it.
We know absolutely that he sent his stuff and his computer to his parents.
Maybe they don't spy on muzzies, only white male, heterosexual, conservative Christians.
See post 27, if you have not already, the last suspicious point.
That detail is logged and confirmed. He sent books, a uniform, possible his lap top (that is grey from what I have seen thus far, but I am inclined to accept it) and a note in the parcel - and NO ONE noticed.
I don’t know how extravagantly careless the US military is, but a parcel that size in any other military on the planet would be opened and checked before being forwarded to it’s destination. It’s normal security. Stops us sending fun stuff home like grenades and “borrowed” weapons.
Some one screwed the pooch. Badly.
Looks like treason to me but since he hasn’t been grazing cattle they will probably overlook it.
I messed up. Accidentally posted to me instead of you. Sorry.
There are two basic questions in the Bergdahl case that I want the investigations to answer before I come down hard on anyone involved.
1. What are the circumstances that led to his becoming separated from his unit?
2. How did he comport himself while in the hands of the enemy?
Once findings of facts (not the things we all think we know) are established we will all be in a better position to assess responsibility. Or does that make me a hater?
The curious case of Bob Bergdahls apparent tweet to the Taliban (had ONGOING contact with Taliban!)
“And he has said he maintains constant e-mail contact with a Taliban member with knowledge of his sons whereabouts.”
Makes you and me in total agreement.
He’s a grown man. Those questions are needing answers, sharpish.
I would add one more. I would like an accurate timeline. Considering the amount of paperwork even a small unit does, that should be not impossible to produce.
It seems that this was not a spur of the moment thing - not forgivable, considering the results or his oath to both the USA and the far more important oath to his squad mates. If it were spur of the moment it’s at least sort of understandable. Some guy waking up in the middle of the night and walking out to go home.
Not that he gets a pass on it.
You are doing great work on this, as you get more, if you have a ping list, would yu please add me to it?
PS, if you don’t have a ping list,since you have been here a long time, do you know of a way I can search for your post, not replies, jut post?
I don’t understand his thought process. Being fed up with his situation, that I get. But leaving the safest place he could be in that area, that I don’t get. I read someplace that he was going to walk to India. I really don’t understand that, if it’s true. But as I said earlier, I’ll wait for the facts to come out before I come to any conclusions.
do you know of a way I can search for your post, not replies, jut post?
Click member name to get to their page.
Click “in forum” at menu bar
Notice the three tabs at upper left; articles, activity, posts.
Clicking articles gets you there.
Got it, tried it and it works, thanks.
For me it’s like watching a micro-version of the 1960s “anti-war”, pro-communist New Left Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals. The Fondas, Kerrys, Clintons, Obama’s mother and communist mentors, the MSM swooning over how brilliant they all were . . . .
That’s what I was wondering. How do you “contact” al-queda? Friend request on Facebook? Yellow Pages? This whole story gets weirder and weirder. Twilight Zone.
I have to wonder how motivated a lot of our guys are in the military with Obama as CIC. It’s not like you’re there to win a war.
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