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Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl: Something Fishy about this POW Situation
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Posted on 04/08/2010 4:10:05 PM PDT by 999replies

I hope I am wrong, but I see something very inconsistent with this POW situation. I am an Army combat arms veteran and I have worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, so I feel that I am somewhat qualified to bring up a doubt I am having regarding this story. First off, PFC Bergdahl is the only U.S. service member being held captive in Afghanistan. That makes his situation unique and different than normal. I find the assorted still-photos of him wearing various stages of an Army uniform very peculiar. If/when he was captured, why would he have on his person a full combat uniform, as well as, a full PT (physical training) uniform? This makes no sense to me. Did they capture him and then send for his belongings? Although that is humorous question, how else can it be explained? There are still-photos of him wearing not only his Kevlar helmet with BDU uniform, but there is one of him wearing the long-sleeve gray Army PT shirt, and one of him wearing the Army PT wind breaker as well. There is also a shot of him wearing the BDU soft cap. How did he get all of these specific clothing items? It is almost as if he "packed" for the occasion. Not only do the clothing items raise my curiousity, but the mere fact that a captive of the Taliban would be allowed to wear so many different U.S. military uniform ensembles does not compute. The taliban goes around villages and beats young men who can't grow a beard, but they are not offended by an infidel wearing different stages of the U.S. uniform? I am not accusing Bergdahl of being a defector. I am just asking questions.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; pow
Anybody have any thoughts?
1 posted on 04/08/2010 4:10:06 PM PDT by 999replies
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To: 999replies

I haven’t seen BDU’s in at least 3 years.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 4:16:10 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: 999replies

They could have stolen the clothes or perhaps the military somehow got an aid package to him.


3 posted on 04/08/2010 4:17:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 999replies

BDUs? In 2009 {the reported date} I am unaware of any branch [still] wearing BDUs. Even the National Guard got ACUs prior to 2008.

That alone piques at the consistancy.


4 posted on 04/08/2010 4:17:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 999replies

Isn’t this the kid that was lured outside the wall by a friendly Iraqi?


5 posted on 04/08/2010 4:18:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 999replies
"Anybody have any thoughts?"

He's terrified and probably will say or do whatever the barbarians want him to say or do. It's obviously staged to taunt the US. Perhaps they want to trade him for US Taliban prisoners? However, I doubt that they could be trusted to keep their end of any deal they would make with the US.

6 posted on 04/08/2010 4:20:04 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: 999replies

Just because the MSM tells us it is a captured soldier doesn’t make it so. You raise very good points to consider. I never completely trust what is reported in the MSM. It could be staged using an American Muslim convert and sympathizer, a soldier gone native, etc. Who knows at this point? All I know is the MSM are dupes and will easily and unwittingly report fraudulence as truth.


7 posted on 04/08/2010 4:20:25 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: 999replies
Anybody have any thoughts?

I questioned his first video and figured him to be a Taliban sympathizer.........he was in too good of health and too clean under the alleged circumstances.

8 posted on 04/08/2010 4:21:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Jagdgewehr

“All I know is the MSM are dupes and will easily and unwittingly report fraudulence as truth.”

especially if it makes the military look weak or bad.


9 posted on 04/08/2010 4:21:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jagdgewehr
"All I know is the MSM are dupes and will easily and unwittingly report fraudulence as truth."

Yes sir; you are absolutely correct.

10 posted on 04/08/2010 4:26:30 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: OneWingedShark

I said BDU’s since most people know what they are after being used for more than 20 years, as compared to ACU’s.


11 posted on 04/08/2010 4:26:45 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: driftdiver
Isn’t this the kid that was lured outside the wall by a friendly Iraqi?

I don't think so, he is in Afghanistan being held by the Taliban

12 posted on 04/08/2010 4:27:44 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: 999replies

Where are the pics ? I can’t find any. TIA


13 posted on 04/08/2010 4:29:42 PM PDT by Ecliptic
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Go to link and watch the video.


14 posted on 04/08/2010 4:32:42 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: 999replies

From what I’ve heard is that almost any US Army uniform item is available from the street sellers in Baghdad.


15 posted on 04/08/2010 4:36:29 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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He looks too relaxed to me..not stressed at all!! An American POW would be tied up and not have as much freedom as he has.


16 posted on 04/08/2010 4:38:20 PM PDT by Ecliptic
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To: GreyFriar

The guy is in Afghanistan


17 posted on 04/08/2010 4:45:29 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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I would expect that the uniforms could be gathered. In one case, all you need is a catalog from either the Cavalry Store in Radcliff, KY or from Ranger Joe’s outside Ft. Benning.


18 posted on 04/08/2010 4:48:59 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar; cardinal4

Rather like the streets of Saigon in 1967, where you could buy any article of GI clothing, still with the PX price tags attached.


19 posted on 04/08/2010 5:10:34 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Yep, And most of the supplies comes via port and truck route through Pakistan.


20 posted on 04/08/2010 5:12:55 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: 999replies

The story says he left his base without a vest or weapon...possibly to see a woman, with 3 Afghan soldiers. Something about that seems problamatic to me...but I dunno. Maybe he had some of these uniform items at his ‘girlfriend’s’ house. The soft cap could have been in his pocket. The sweatshirt doesn’t make any sense though....also, it looks like he has gained weight?

but, although things seem weird, he is obviously over his head now...and I hope he gets home.


21 posted on 04/08/2010 5:22:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: 999replies

Army surplus store?


22 posted on 04/08/2010 6:53:15 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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