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Bergdahl cleared of misconduct during captivity (Huh?)
The Idaho Mountain Express and Guide ^ | June 30, 2014 | Gregory Foley

Posted on 06/30/2014 10:23:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The U.S. Army has reported that it has found no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity of the Taliban.

The report stated that there is no evidence Bergdahl helped his captors while he was held after going missing from his Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan five years ago today, June 30, 2009. However, the Army has not concluded its investigation into the Bergdahl case. Officials still plan to invetsigate the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture by enemy forces. That investigation is expected to last several weeks or more.

Bergdahl reportedly told the Army that the conditions of his captivity were very difficult and that he was confined to a cage for part of the time.

For more on this story, read the Wednesday, July 2, edition of the Express.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: army; bergdahl; military; taliban
The government took almost three years to decide my VA disability claim and it sometimes takes months to see a doctor but they can clear this guy in days? Why would anyone enlist in the military these days?
1 posted on 06/30/2014 10:23:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 06/30/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the exodus from the military is not just a purge. All the good people have had enough.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 10:26:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
whitewa.. blackwash, he'll never be "trusted" again.. nor his wacked-out family.

4 posted on 06/30/2014 10:31:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Michael.SF.

I wonder how many “hard drive crashes” it took to help this conclusion come along.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 10:33:41 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that destroys everything it gets control of.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This will send a message to the troops that will be very degrading. Keep your oath and your honor and you get to be treated, if lucky, at the nearest VA hospital. Desert your unit, seek out the enemy, and viola, you get back pay and a hero’s welcome.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 10:33:57 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the positive side....he had plenty of time to reflect upon life and it’s little issues....while sitting inside a cage. Maybe those Army colonels weren’t so stupid after all....maybe his associates in the Army were actually good buddies.

There’s just no way that they will find cause for a court martial with this guy....after the White House paid such a huge price for his release. The entire legacy of the President is gone once one of the five jihad characters does another 9-11 plan and carries it out.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 10:34:32 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Shery
Desert your unit, seek out the enemy, and viola, you get back pay and a hero’s welcome.

With the proviso, only with a traitor as POTUS.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

that little ballerina needs to be back in a cage.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 10:40:17 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IIRC this is “old news” reported as current. The Army’s initial investigations shortly after he deserted found no evidence. Now that he is back, they are re-investigating and AFAIK the investigators have not yet spoken to the traitor.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The VA requested additional info from me. I sent it to them. Then a few months later I get a letter saying since they didn’t get the information they would make a ruling without it. But, that decision was made about a month BEFORE they notified me.

So, now I’m waiting on the rejection then I’ll get a lawyer.

I have three conditions that is on the Agent Orange list. The VA says that if you were in contact with the toxin it is assumed it caused your illnesses. I was stationed where it was stored and was in Viet Nam for a short time. Now they’re saying I have to prove my conditions were caused by Agent Orange. Seems like they can’t make up their mind.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 10:42:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: kingattax

How do they clear him of something they haven’t even asked him about?


12 posted on 06/30/2014 10:43:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s hard to find what you ain’t lookin’ for....

To be fair, the same thing happened after our POWs were released by the North Vietnamese. The handful of collaborters were let off. Some POWs weren’t happy about it, but the Military figured that years in enemy POW camps was punishment enough.

You can read about it in the book “Honor Bound” by Stuart Rochester and Frederick Kiley.

I wonder if anyone was prosecuted after WWII?


13 posted on 06/30/2014 10:46:01 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: VerySadAmerican

Mine is so obviously linked to my original case that all they can do is stall. Last time they sent me to some Nigerian physician at an outfit that contracts with them just to examine claimants. I think he got me a higher rating than I would have otherwise. He wanted my wife to drive me home instead of me driving and was surprised they even bothered to make me see him.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 10:46:03 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: GeronL

i couldn’t answer that if they promised me a pecan pie and a new fishing pole.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 10:46:09 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

lol


16 posted on 06/30/2014 10:49:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

17 posted on 06/30/2014 10:58:59 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a friend who’s VA doctor told him he has the worst case of neuropathy she’s ever seen. He swears she put in for his disability and he didn’t even know she was doing it. One day he got a check. He deserves it. He can hardly walk. He sprayed agent orange in Nam and was in the jungle where it was used. Plus, he loaded it.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 11:07:09 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course. A president that traded 5 heavyweight terrorists for a deserter that was found guilty of misconduct would have a lot to answer for.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 11:09:16 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For anyone who lives or works in a tall building, do NOT go to work on 9/11. Berghdal is only getting publicity and health care because he is a distraction from Soetoro’s true plans.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 11:11:01 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: VerySadAmerican

You have to be persistent. My Dad tangled with them forever until they knuckled. Stay after ‘em!


21 posted on 06/30/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: JoeDetweiler
[...] but the Military figured that years in enemy POW camps was punishment enough.
That whitewash is too thin to cover the DESERTION that lead directly to the deaths of several brothers in arms who risked and lost their lives looking for that treasonous towel-head wannabe coward. Make him pay with his life. Even that would be less than fair.
22 posted on 06/30/2014 11:39:43 PM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: elengr

The men there (the ones who stayed and served) said attacks in the area went up considerably after Bergdahl’s surrender. They speculated he gave the enemy info as to weaknesses.

There was also chatter his captors just wanted a payoff. Not sure how that turned into emptying GITMO to get the guy back.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 12:15:43 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that ISIS goes on the march at the same time Bergdahl is released.

Gibbs rule #39.

Which in this instance leads to Rule #16.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 12:46:35 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: Objective Scrutator
For anyone who lives or works in a tall building, do NOT go to work on 9/11.

So, I guess Harry Budge had better take a vacation.

25 posted on 07/01/2014 1:14:21 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Michael.SF.

a picture really is worth a thousand words


26 posted on 07/01/2014 1:43:00 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he’s cleared... we didn’t expect this regime to allow a court-martial to actually go forward, did we??

Soooooo predictable..


27 posted on 07/01/2014 4:08:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, real Soldiers and Marines are tried fir murder for shooting Taliban on motorcycles.

This country is FUBAR.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 4:15:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: ScottinVA

fir murder=for murder


29 posted on 07/01/2014 4:17:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sounds like another Joe Wilson investigation into yellowcake uranium. “Nothing to see here.”


30 posted on 07/01/2014 4:22:45 AM PDT by CASchack
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