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Knowing Bergdahl, Part One: “Bergdahl Was A Weird, Creepy Loner Ready To Blow”
Western Journalism ^ | June 23, 2014 | Bill Robinson

Posted on 06/23/2014 6:43:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Two platoon mates reveal some of the strange encounters they had with Bowe Bergdahl before he went missing.

On Sunday, June 1st, less than 24 hours after the White House’ Rose Garden press conference announcing the trade for and release of Bowe Bergdahl, I was contacted by a man who told me “I work for the Pentagon.”

He went on to tell me that “the American people need to know the facts regarding this ‘Traitor Trade’ for Bowe Bergdahl, and I want your help in informing them. They need to know about this whole treasonous mess. I read your ‘American Hero Stories’ in the Huffington Post and think I can trust you.” He then arranged for me to speak with two soldiers, “Jimmy” and “Ron” (not their real names), who were in Afghanistan in Bergdahl’s company/battalion in the summer 2009 when he walked off. Though all three of these sources are unidentified and unverified, I believe them. The information they gave me shortly after the Rose Garden’ announcement has been widely corroborated in other news reports since then. And there is no way, in my estimation, they could be faking the fear they have in speaking out.

The Pentagon sources, “Jimmy” and “Ron,” were very afraid but also respectful about not divulging classified information or the specifics of the threats and intimidation they came under. This seems true of most US military service members who, no matter what, retain that clear love-of-country and strong desire not to ‘badmouth’ their country and commander-in-chief. But like true whistleblowers, these three service members were chomping at the bit to tell their truths. Just like those serving in battle, the people at the Pentagon have the same reservations. I believe that most of the Pentagon staff were not knowingly involved in this gigantic deception of the American people and the families of the dead and injured. They were following orders. But it was also clear they came under illegal threats and tremendous political pressure from this government to keep dirty secrets about what really happened; who Bergdahl really was as a person; and the real story behind the “Traitor Trade” for Bowe Bergdahl.

“Americans have to understand who Bergdahl was … who this deserter we exchanged for five of the world’s most murderous terrorists … really was. And, he wasn’t what this White House wants us to think he was. The truth must come out.” –Pentagon official

“When I first met Bergdahl, he gave me the creeps. He was a very weird, creepy loner who seemed ready to blow. He was really wound very tight.” –Jimmy

“Everybody knew that Bergdahl was losing his mind over there. And he wasn’t just going any kind of regular crazy but ‘Major Hassan/Fort Hood’ crazy. ‘SF’ was his nickname, because he thought he was some kind of Special Forces’ ace. We were afraid he was going to pick up his weapon and slaughter us at any time.” –Ron

“He was very isolated and never hung out with the guys. He seemed to think he was above us all, reading high-brow books about Islam and saving the world and smoking a pipe like some kind of English lord. And this is in a war zone. He really alienated everybody he touched.” –Ron

“He would talk about how f***ed up America was and how horrible the Army was. ‘Liars and fools’ he called us. He regularly questioned the orders of our commanding officers. He mentioned a lot how he could run the Army better than the officers and the Pentagon.” — Jimmy

“He had this absurd concern for other people, not our soldiers—he didn’t give a damn about us—but all the Afghanis, the villagers. Like he was going to help them change their lives all by himself. And all around him, there were explosions, Americans getting killed and maimed. It was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.” –Ron

“Honestly, he seemed disconnected from the rest of us over there. Like he wasn’t part of the team. We all had a tough time dealing with the emotions and fears of being in a war in Afghanistan. But Bergdahl seemed immune to everybody else, almost like he was walking through a stage play.” –Jimmy

“He seemed to think he was much smarter and better educated than the rest of us. Like he was there in Afghanistan for another, higher purpose to help the Afghani people instead of fighting and watching our backs. He was very interested in talking to and trying to win over the locals by helping and not all at aware he was being shot at and bombs were exploding all around us.” –Ron

“He was oblivious that the same children and villagers he was trying to get to like him were a deadly threat to himself and the rest of us. They were shooting and blowing themselves up just to get one of us.” –Jimmy

“He talked a lot about how he really wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion. Who does that? Seeing as how he wanted to help people so much, why would he want to join a mercenary fighting outfit like that? Very strange.” –Jimmy

“He asked more than once, ‘What would happen if I just walked off into the mountains? Would I reach India, China or Pakistan?’ Nobody who wasn’t there could imagine how much that kind of talk hurts the morale of soldiers during battle.” –Ron

“Although we were all just trying to stay alive … not get killed and make it home to our loved ones, Bergdahl seemed only interested in the locals. We knew we couldn’t count on him if attacked and hoped the officers would get him some psych help.” –Jimmy

“When we heard that he had asked what would happen if his ‘sensitive-gear went missing,’ we knew the time was near for him to do something rash and un-American. His days fighting with us were numbered.” –Ron

“All his terrible talk, his nonsense was really getting to all of us and hurting morale. It hurt us. Then, when he sent his belongings home—a clear sign he had checked out on us and America—we all tried to avoid him and definitely didn’t want him to have our back.” –Ron

“When Bergdahl went missing, there was a sigh of relief among many of us who had felt he was a ticking time-bomb ready to go off. On us.” –Jimmy

“Since right after Bergdahl defected, the Pentagon, CIA, Departments of Defense, State and this White House knew the facts and actively kept them secret while spinning the tall tale that Bergdahl had been ‘captured’ by the Taliban. To have our government lying to the American people, when we knew the truth, was just about the worst thing a government can do to its people. And our men were being killed.” –Pentagon official

“Bergdahl was a weird agent. Perhaps the weirdest guy I’ve ever met. Our government has tried to make him out to be a hero when he truly is not. Why would America and this President do that? And we are all still in shock that they made this trade for a defector; a psychopath who turned against his country and the men who fought with him.” –Ron


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; obama; taliban
Comments?
1 posted on 06/23/2014 6:43:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ready to what?


2 posted on 06/23/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Baghdad Barbie (Marie Harf) getting destroyed by Megyn Kelly right now.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 6:47:12 PM PDT by Thickman (Obama - President Ubiquitous (a.k.a. P.U.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s just waiting to get released to go fight for ISIS.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 6:50:10 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Thickman

Why the hell is there an abundance of teenagers in this admin? Half the staff on the international affairs side look about 14 years old.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 6:50:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A family friend is on the medical staff where Bergdahl is in TX. Everybody there has been threatened that it will be Court Martial time if anyone says one word about him. No information is to be released. Zip. Nada.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 6:56:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The perfect resume for running for senator in Massachusetts.


8 posted on 06/23/2014 6:56:57 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Post of the night, well done!


9 posted on 06/23/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like he should have been relieved of duty and sent home. No one that makes everyone else feel so unsafe should have been left in place.

OK, I’ve never been in the military and I suppose some people act whacked in order to get out .... but why not let them? Or move them to somewhere where they won’t hurt morale so much, like back home on funeral detail or something, until his time is up.

Did these soldiers bring their concerns to their CO?
What if anything was done?

I think they are damn lucky he walked off instead of blowing them all up. Yes I realize some died while looking for him but it could have been a lot worse.

Also, isn’t there some way to weed out people like this before they get sent halfway around the world and people actually have to depend on them for their lives? The army cannot be that hard up for soldiers can it?


10 posted on 06/23/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
~~~“He was very isolated and never hung out with the guys. He seemed to think he was above us all, reading high-brow books about Islam and saving the world and smoking a pipe like some kind of English lord. And this is in a war zone. He really alienated everybody he touched.” –Ron~~~


11 posted on 06/23/2014 6:59:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s ok, he’s a narcissist. He’ll be yakking to the media soon enough.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 7:00:04 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Well, my point is that the military is still under orders (upon pain of court martial) not to talk about him.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 7:03:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Everybody there has been threatened that it will be Court Martial time if anyone says one word about him.

The military threatens honorably serving members of the military to cover for this worthless deserter POS who will never see a court martial.

14 posted on 06/23/2014 7:05:28 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: F15Eagle

15 posted on 06/23/2014 7:06:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Viennacon

Not to mention they’re dumb as rocks. Obama does all this crap then he sends these naive people out to lie and destroy their reputations being the coward that he is. Look at Susan Rice for example: For the rest of her life she’s going to have this rep of being a BS artist, even though she was just plain stupid. This is how the Kenyan works, he takes advantage of people then he hides and plays golf, and to me that’s the real reason Jay Carney resigned, he got sick of having to explain this idiot.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 7:09:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bergdahl is obviously a deserter and it is equally obvious that the Obama administration is threatening the people who know it best. It is equally obvious that he will never be courts martialed for it.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 7:11:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Viennacon

She reminds of a nice, young woman I know who went off to college and came back 4 years later a smart-ass libtard. Do they brainwash this kids before or after they learn how doublespeak?


18 posted on 06/23/2014 7:16:39 PM PDT by Thickman (Obama - President Ubiquitous (a.k.a. P.U.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This could be real guys talking about Bergdahl, or made up, after the fact. I don’t trust much but I trusted the guys who were there.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 8:10:53 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This could be real guys talking about Bergdahl, or made up, after the fact. I don’t trust much but I trusted the guys who were there.


20 posted on 06/23/2014 8:10:54 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He was a very weird, creepy loner who seemed ready to blow.

good grief...on top of everything else, he's gay too?
21 posted on 06/23/2014 8:11:00 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having seen his parents, none of this is remotely surprising. What is interesting is that after his time with those beloved Afghan villagers, he didn’t want to see his parents anymore. Pretty sure he grew up brainwashed by them and now he knows better.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 8:22:09 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: stylin19a

No wonder the president is so concerned.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 8:22:14 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Right. Parents are, at least the father is, obviously deranged. Mom probably quietly nuts, acquiesces in the family insanity. But Obama seemed to like her just fine...
24 posted on 06/23/2014 8:35:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: F15Eagle

Kindly explain the significance of the female with the scarf and don’t assume we all know who it is.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 8:43:46 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yeah. Whole family has “Running With Scissors” written all over it.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 8:59:03 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Ciexyz

Rachel Corrie, left-wing nut college kid who tried to use her body to block an Israeli bulldozer that was taking down Palestinian houses used to smuggle arms. It didn’t end well for her.


27 posted on 06/23/2014 9:00:59 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Ciexyz

That’s Pancake Girl!


28 posted on 06/23/2014 9:13:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When did you turn into a nutbar?
-Garth (Waynes World 2)
29 posted on 06/23/2014 9:22:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Ciexyz
Kindly explain the significance of the female with the scarf and don’t assume we all know who it is.

Is anyone else as disgusted as I am with the widespread fashion of wearing a scarf the way terrorists do? I see people doing it even in summer.
30 posted on 06/23/2014 9:50:46 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Ciexyz; 2ndDivisionVet; 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; ...

You don’t? OK.

That is (or was) Rachel Corrie. An Israel-hater and protector / defending of islamic Palestinian terrorists. She decided to step in front of a an armored IDF bulldozer that was leveling the home of a suicide bomber, as the IDF started to do.

The operator didn’t see her or she was too dumb to tangle with an armored bulldozer weighing several tons. Either way, she got hit, or in the tracks and did not survive.

Her idiot parents, who probably helped foster this supreme idiocy on her part, went to the West Bank, where they were to receive a painting of her by the supreme islamic terrorist Yasser Arafat who didn’t die too soon and should have eaten a Hellfire missile like Rantissi and Sheik Yassin did before him.

From the picture and her rants / actions, it appears she thought highly of herself with her liberal agenda. Terribly misguided, she threw her life away for nothing.


31 posted on 06/23/2014 10:48:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Ciexyz
Long before you came to FR there were several graphics going around. So many, I'm surprised he'd never seen this. Well, now the info is out there yet again.








32 posted on 06/23/2014 10:53:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nepeta

ping to above


33 posted on 06/23/2014 10:54:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
That was addressed to Jack. Long before his signup date, I mean.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 10:57:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Lorianne

I believe 16 died as a result of his going native. That IS a lot worse.


35 posted on 06/23/2014 11:06:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Thickman

Public school butters them up for brainwashing, college finishes the job.


36 posted on 06/23/2014 11:08:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: F15Eagle

s/b “and protector / defender”


37 posted on 06/23/2014 11:11:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Thickman
Baghdad Barbie (Marie Harf) getting destroyed by Megyn Kelly right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P39x8SGRtrw

38 posted on 06/23/2014 11:24:58 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Viennacon

I’m sure they had spectacular grades in college. Everyone knows college students are the smartest people on the planet. I mean, they read books and discuss them and stuff.
I went to college after the Army. Couldn’t stand most of the smarmy students and professors. And that’s in Fairbanks!


39 posted on 06/23/2014 11:45:51 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Thickman
interesting words

I use them all the time when describing our Christian rearing of our children ...

They were drugged and brain washed;

Drugged to church where the washing of the Word cleansed the crap of the world from their mind

40 posted on 06/24/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: vpintheak

I went to college part time while still in the Navy and also after the Navy. Took 10 years but got my degree. Not only could I not stand the majority of the professors and fellow students, but they couldn’t stand me either. I honed my debating skills in the Navy and the one thing the military teaches if you stay in long enough is how to spot BS. The professors couldn’t stand me because like Al Pacino said in Scent of a Woman - I’d been around. And my fellow students couldn’t argue their way out of paper bag. Was called a racist by one English instrucotr and another English instructor - some leftover hippie from the 60s - lowered my grade because I was not enamored with his particular line of BS.


41 posted on 06/24/2014 4:38:47 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: fieldmarshaldj

It could have been more is what I am saying.
He could have blown up his whole unit, something the source said they were worried about him doing.


42 posted on 06/24/2014 5:29:41 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

It was bad enough what happened. 1 death because of his actions was 1 too many. He should face a firing squad.


43 posted on 06/24/2014 4:39:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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