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Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching...(2010)
Daily Mail ^ | 08/22/2010 | Mail Foreigh Service

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604

A captured American soldier is training Taliban fighters bomb-making and ambush skills, according to one of his captors and Afghan intelligence officials.

Private Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009 while based in eastern Afghanistan and is thought to be the only U.S. serviceman in captivity.

The 24-year-old has converted to Islam and now has the Muslim name Abdullah, one of his captors told The Sunday Times

A Taliban deputy district commander in Paktika, who called himself Haji Nadeem, told the newspaper that Bergdahl taught him how to dismantle a mobile phone and turn it into a remote control for a roadside bomb.

Nadeem claimed he also received basic ambush training from the U.S. soldier.

'Most of the skills he taught us we already knew,' he said. 'Some of my comrades think he's pretending to be a Muslim to save himself so they wouldn't behead him.'

Afghan intelligence officials also believe that Bergdahl is 'cooperating with the Taliban' and is acting as adviser to fighters at a base in the tribal area of Pakistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aidandcomfort; awol; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; proterrorist; taliban5
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Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching its fighters bomb-making skills

1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: null and void

Ping.

Now we know why the visit to Afghanistan last week...


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Now we know why Karzai refused to meet with Obama last week, too.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:52:34 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Rusty0604
Why wasn't this soldier beheaded shortly after capture? How many videos did he make, begging for his release?

Five years is a long time to hold on to a captive.

4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:13 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Rusty0604
Looking forward to the award ceremony in the Rose Garden.

The only question is will it be the MOH or the Gold Star Hero medal.

5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Black Agnes

was this for Bergdahl or was it to get Obama and his family off the hit list for the killing Osama bin Laden


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:22 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Rusty0604

I hope that the Army is considering the possibility of something resembling the Stockholm Syndrome with this soldier.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:56:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: molson209

I think the Muslims were less upset about Osama’s (supposed) death than Obama wanted us to think...Osama was by then quite ill, had been sick and out of sight for years, had rivals for leadership, and was probably not that valuable anymore. Or at any rate, it doesn’t seem as if attacks have declined, and if anything, AQ has gotten even stronger since his death.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:56:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not if he walked off to join the Taliban voluntarily, after writing “I hate America” screeds before he left. Stockholm Syndrome is when someone is held against his will and eventually adopts the side of the kidnappers, not when someone goes off to join them and, according to some accounts, shares information and helpful attack tips with them.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 9:00:10 AM PDT by livius
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To: Rusty0604

This is a rerun of Homeland, with a twist...... Brody infiltrated the government and became a US Congressman, a potential VP candidate, and suicide bomber.......our government has already been compromised and a terrorist occupies the Oval Office and commits acts of terror against this country just about every day.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 9:03:37 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Black Agnes

Now we know why the CIA chief was outed.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Now we know why the CIA chief was outed.

You don't suppose the CIA chief has info on Bergdahl that Obama is hoping will be eliminated.
12 posted on 06/01/2014 9:28:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Rusty0604

We got a member of the Fifth Column in return for five muzzie terrorists.

Say what you want, but the Taliban knows how to make deals.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 9:35:10 AM PDT by 353FMG
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FReepathon day 62, Month #3.
Don't let the Left win!


IT'S GO TIME!
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14 posted on 06/01/2014 9:35:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Rusty0604
Taliban claim captured U.S. solider has converted to Islam and is teaching its fighters bomb-making skills

"At this point, what difference does it make?"

15 posted on 06/01/2014 9:36:46 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I hope that the Army is considering the possibility of something resembling the Stockholm Syndrome with this soldier.”

I think its been pretty well established the guy deserted his post after numerous emails to the family expressing his dissatisfaction with America. That’s not Stockholm syndrome that treason. So lets hope they consider the possibility of slapping him into Leavenworth.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cripplecreek
Let's put it this way. Outing the agent puts him out of the reach of Congress and all other inquiries.

I have a feeling there WERE emails from the guy directly to the President saying the release was illegal etc etc...

Obama went there, met with the guy, told him to shut up and outed him with malice.

17 posted on 06/01/2014 9:45:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Interesting.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 9:46:09 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I think he defected-Intentionally joined the enemy based on the fact as they emerge. I think something far more insidious is behind this fabrication. This reminds me of the “Video” used to divert the real truth.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 9:46:22 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Sacajaweau

That could be possible with this president.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: skeeter
The only question is will it be the MOH or the Gold Star Hero medal.

Will he and his dad shave their beards?

21 posted on 06/01/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Rusty0604

bttt


22 posted on 06/01/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rusty0604
I'd normally write this off and a bunch of nonsense, but I have it from ... I wish I could say who, but it is an unimpeachable very high level source.... that it is essentially true:

".....We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. .....
More bad stuff here:

And some congress critters and some of the news / commentary sites are now saying that 0bama's releasing 5 very hardcore terrorists in trade for him was illegal, the way it was done.

(Maybe it was more than just merely illegal.. I wonder if the congresscritters know the backstory yet.)
.......................................................

And this is the guy's father:
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No wonder 0bama loves this guy and willingly broke laws and endangered the entire world to bring him back:

"Bowe Bergdahl would detail his disillusionment with the Afghanistan campaign in an e-mail to his parents three days before he went missing.

“I am sorry for everything here,” he wrote. “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.”

"Bergdahl also complained about fellow soldiers. The battalion commander was a “conceited old fool,” he said, and the only “decent” sergeants, planning to leave the platoon “as soon as they can,” told the privates — Bergdahl then among them — “to do the same.”

“I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools,”

“I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”
SOURCE.

And ... Just how did this guy get promoted to Sergeant while in captivity.? Apparently he was a PFC when he deserted.

Now 0bama struts about; the Hero who 'got Bin Ladin and brought home the Last American POW' 'shows how he really cares, about our troops.'

And of course the deserter will be welcomed home as a hero by the MSM, make all the lefty talk shows, and the lo-fo voters will eat it up with a spoon.

I could not have imagined this story. Richard Condon, Author of "The Manchurian Candidate" would have stretched everyone's credulity if he has written this tale as a fiction novel.

23 posted on 06/01/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: livius; Georgia Girl 2
I think its been pretty well established the guy deserted his post after numerous emails to the family expressing his dissatisfaction with America.

That's the first time I've heard that.I *have* heard,OTOH,that he was promoted from E-3 to E-5 while in captivity.If that's correct that suggests that the Army believed him to be a soldier who was following orders when captured as well as after having been captured.But I suppose that the Army might not have been aware of these e-mails or doubted their authenticity if they were,in fact,written.

24 posted on 06/01/2014 10:09:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I remember when this kid disappeared. It was widely reported then that he had deserted. I didn’t even realize he was still alive. I thought the Taliban had killed him.

You have Obama standing with the kid’s muzzie father out in the rose garden. Then the father gets to thank Allah for the whole think on TV. What a crock.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 11:08:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: molson209

Considering Osama was dead long ago, I’d say it has more to do with looking good in the public eye.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 11:12:34 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Leavenworth? Isn’t treason punishable by death?


27 posted on 06/01/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It sure is a crock. People will buy it all the same.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 11:14:37 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Black Agnes
Now we know why the visit to Afghanistan last week...

We just don't know how many bags of money went to help grease palms.

29 posted on 06/01/2014 11:58:55 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Bulwyf

Either one works for me. :-)


30 posted on 06/01/2014 12:29:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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