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'He left us. He willingly and premeditatedly deserted' Bergdahl's platoon-mates....
The Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO

Posted on 06/02/2014 9:07:20 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Two former comrades of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have confirmed to MailOnline that their former platoon-mate walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 with the intention of reneging on his military oath.

'I'm positive that he's a deserter, and that it was all premeditated,' said Gerald Sutton, a 31-year-old Michigan college student who left the military in September 2012 and said he was 'a good friend' of Bergdahl when they were deployed to the Middle East.

A Pentagon investigation established in 2010 that on that Tuesday, Bergdahl abandoned his platoon in a war zone near the Pakistan border while serving with the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

The Idaho native's disappearance led to an all-hands-on-deck manhunt in Afghanistan's Paktika Province, as thousands of troops were diverted to rescue a man who left the safety of his outpost with his eyes open.

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


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; courtmartial; deserter; guantanamobay; liberals; obama; taliban
Lock this dirtbag up at Guantanamo Bay with the other bearded savages...
1 posted on 06/02/2014 9:07:20 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Complete title: ‘He left us. He willingly and premeditatedly deserted’: Bergdahl’s platoon-mates describe how he abandoned his post and call for freed POW to face COURT-MARTIAL


2 posted on 06/02/2014 9:08:22 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
Reading about his unit indicates that the all volunteer military under Bammy is heading South. Bowe should never have been put in Iraq nor Afghanistan.

Sounds like he naively wanted to go native. Laurence of Arabia was a one off.

3 posted on 06/02/2014 9:13:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

There was a time when scumbags like this faced firing squads manned by their fellow soldiers, rather than welcome home celebrations in some braindead backwater.....


4 posted on 06/02/2014 9:13:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: Beave Meister

Obama must’ve known this. You could almost say he used this guy to FREE Taliban men.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/02/look-at-five-taliban-commanders-set-free-in-prisoner-exchange/


5 posted on 06/02/2014 9:26:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beave Meister
"'I'm positive that he's a deserter, and that it was all premeditated,' said Gerald Sutton"

If this is literally true (word for word), then there is a chain of culpability leading from his immediate NCO to the top.

The death penalty would not be enough... public torture to an ultimate death, leading to destroying his remains and throwing them out into a volcano or something (the sea that I sailed on and flew over is too good for his worthless body)!

6 posted on 06/02/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Proud grandpa of a newly born "Brit Chick" named Poppy Loucks!)
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To: Beave Meister; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ..

Active Duty ping.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 9:33:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Beave Meister

Im all for putting BOTH Berhdahl and his Bin Laden looking daddy in Guantanamo Bay..I think his daddy was a co-conspirator in this whole thing..when his son sent that email saying how America is “Disgusting” his daddy wrote back “Go with your conscience.”


8 posted on 06/02/2014 9:35:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beowulf9
You could almost say he used this guy to FREE Taliban men.

There is no doubt in my mind.

9 posted on 06/02/2014 9:40:25 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

BUMP


10 posted on 06/02/2014 10:03:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Beave Meister

As I understand it, desertion in the face of the enemy is a capital crime under UCMJ.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Paladin2

It appears the acorn didn’t fall far from the tree.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 10:15:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Beave Meister
What everyone seems to not notice or care is Obama and crew's elation that Berhdahl walked away from Americans and to the islamics! He chose to become a moslem!

That alone causes a wet spot in the panties of O and crew! He will give him (Berhdahl) a medal if he can get away with it. All those military men on the escalator to stars on their lapels are also excited about it.

The whole situation will give O big time credibility in the moslem world. It also causes the left to love dear leader even more.

This is what those 4 million NON-VOTERS who really voted for Obama by NOT voting for any conservative... Romney, Santorum, Cain, Newt, any would have been better than O! If you deny it you are a child. Do you think you are better off now than than you would be with any of the conservative or even Republican choices you had? Who else was there? If you don't know anyone, who did you work for except O?

Then any of the choices except O was a good one, but did not cede the republic to the left as you did.

We will lose SCOTUS before this is over. We will see further emasculation of our armed forces and standing in the world. We will lose more Americans before this reign is done.

Thank you non-voters. And I curse you every time I spend just shy of $4.00 a gallon for gas.

Voting is for adults and you are a child and proved it by being one of the 4 million non-voters in the last presidential election. In the coming cycles from here forward vote for the best conservative, work to get your choice on the ballot, but if not, vote for the conservative who is running, but be an adult and VOTE to rid the country of the liberal hell we are in right now. Be a patriot and help us get back our republic.. the same one the founders left to us.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 10:35:15 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: luvbach1

I posted this on another thread; fits here too:

I have a bit of a different slant on this issue, and I’ll bet I’m not too far off the mark. I think the son, Bowe, who may have initially switched to Islam to save his neck, so to speak, jumped in with both feet and became a true believer. I bet he was in on teaching his new fellow Muzzies how to make bombs and was slamming the U.S. twice as much as his newfound buddies, while growing his beard out. I think he saw himself as one of them, now trusted by them and a fellow Jihad travellor.

However, what Bowe didn’t bargain for was that his fellow Islamists were getting ready to throw him under the bus in order to liberate 5 real Afghan Taliban, being held at Gitmo as prisoners. That Bowe didn’t didn’t bargain on, that the Taliban would want 5 real Jihadists back in their fold, especially ones that were probably the brains behind many an attack on Westerners, preferably on U.S. ones. And the Taliban was more than happy to trade in one faux Jihadist for 5 real ones. That hadn’t entered into Bowe’s equation.

Now Bowe has been traded in for the 5 Gitmo Jihadists, and I’m sure he is exceedingly bewildered and feeling very betrayed. He thought he was one of them, a fellow Jihadist. Now he has been jilted and sent back to what he now considers the enemy, that’s us. And could end up in the klink back in the good old USA for desertion to boot. What a culture shock.

Hence he doesn’t want to speak the enemy’s language, that’s English. So Pops, I can’t say a chip off the old block as Pops IS the old block, who seems to have mimicked his son’s Islamist propensities, speaks to his son who won’t speak English, in Arabic. How jolly, how easily Pops and son will be able to communicate with one another when Bowe gets home. Poor young Bowe, he’s got to be one big psychological mess right now; he’s neither fish nor fowl, just a lonely Jihadist without a country. The fun begins.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 10:36:23 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: JSteff

GREAT STATEMENT!!!!! Thank-you the worst possible out come of the
last election A MARXIST in office. Was due to OUR SIDE, I am just as
SICK as you are the DAMAGE being done is just UNBEARABLE!!!!!


15 posted on 06/02/2014 10:46:18 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Beave Meister

**The week before the Taliban released Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Mr. Obama flew to Afghanistan on a mission so secret Afghan President Hamid Karzai was only told about it at the last minute and refused to meet with Obama.

One of the Taliban’s demands had been that Mr. Karzai’s government not be involved in the negotiations to free Sgt. Bergdahl. Perhaps Mr. Karzai was informed of what was transpiring and he refused to meet with Obama for that reason.**

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/phillips-what-did-president-know-about-sgt-bergdah/

Funny that. This thing stinks more than a dead ‘possum on the road in July.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 11:18:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Beowulf9

I imagine the regime has large cache of shit that it can use to annoy and distract the public in order to diffuse the greater scandal.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 11:25:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Beave Meister
Most accounts describe a soft-hearted Beetle Bailey-type, a former ballet-dancing infantryman who seemed incapable of developing the hard exterior necessary for survival in combat.

Ballet-dancing huh? If it turns out this guy is gay then it further solidifies the idea they shouldn't be serving in the military especially now knowing he has 6 deaths on his hands.

18 posted on 06/02/2014 11:46:06 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: flaglady47
Now Bowe has been traded in for the 5 Gitmo Jihadists, and I’m sure he is exceedingly bewildered and feeling very betrayed. He thought he was one of them, a fellow Jihadist. Now he has been jilted and sent back to what he now considers the enemy, that’s us. And could end up in the klink back in the good old USA for desertion to boot. What a culture shock.

This is why once back here he never leaves custody of the military. I can see this going on his own personal jihad here in the USA.

19 posted on 06/02/2014 11:51:58 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Beowulf9

Of course he did. The POtuS is sticking his middle finger in America’s face everyday.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: JSteff

Excellent post.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 1:21:44 AM PDT by livius
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To: flaglady47

Your scenario in your post #14 is a plausible one. I just don’t think Bowe will end up in the clink. His defense could be that he played along to get along if he indeed was a captive. Harder to explain is why he let himself fall into Taliban hands, which by all accounts I’ve read is what he did. But that notwithstanding, I don’t think he will be prosecuted if 0bomba and Holder have anything to say about it, and they do.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 7:00:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Beave Meister

Transcript from the court-martial of Private Bowe Bergdahl

Call Robert Bergdahl

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl when did you first feel concern for the Afghan people ?

Robert Bergdahl: When the American military invaded Afghanistan.

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl are you a Moslem ?

Defense: Objection, the religion of the witness has no bearing on his testimony.

Judge: Overruled, I’ll allow this line of questioning. Answer the question Mr Bergdahl. (:):):))

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl are you a Moslem ?

Robert Bergdahl: No

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl when did you first pray in Arabic?

Robert Bergdahl: When the American military invaded Afghanistan

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl do you sympathize with the Afghan people ?

Robert Bergdahl: Yes

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl do you sympathize with the Islamic religion ?

Robert Bergdahl: Yes

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl do you read the Koran ?

Robert Bergdahl: Yes

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl do you believe the Koran where it states that non-moslems should be killed ?

Robert Bergdahl: The Koran does not say any such thing. Islam is a religion of peace, of love.

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl did you son ever read the Koran before he went to Afghanistan ?

Robert Bergdahl: I don’t know

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl did you ever encourage your son Bowe to follow the Islamic religion ?

Robert Bergdahl: My son is a good boy. I have always been proud of him.

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl please answer the question. Did you ever encourage your son Bowe to follow the Islamic religion. ?

Robert Bergdahl: What if I did ? Islam is the only religion of peace. The Afghan people are peaceful. They just want to live in peace.

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl you prayed a prayer to the Islamic god Allah during a press conference at the White House. Do you believe in Allah ?

Robert Bergdahl: Yes

Prosecutor: Mr Bergdahl are you a Moslem ?

Robert Bergdahl: Yes, Yes I am..(Breaks into Arabic mumbo jumbo)

etc

:)

(Just when did this damnable excuse for a father actually start with the ugly Moslem beard and spouting the prayer that confirms a belief in Islam and allah ? Before or after sonny boy went to Afghanistan ?

Inquiring minds want to know)


23 posted on 06/03/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JSteff

any conservative... Romney, Santorum, Cain, Newt,
______________________________________

You want to give us a list of who you consider Conservatives who should have had our vote and then you start ri8ght off with Willard, the worse RINO type liberal of the bunch ???

Have you been in a cave since 2007 ???


24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JSteff

any conservative... Romney, Santorum, Cain, Newt,
______________________________________

Plus you start with Willard the TWO Time draft dodger who hates the US military and could care less who this deserter joined ..


25 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:05 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Beave Meister

bump


26 posted on 06/03/2014 11:01:17 AM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Ace's Dad
If this is literally true (word for word), then there is a chain of culpability leading from his immediate NCO to the top.

Agreed. I'd like to hear from his squad leader, platoon sergeant, and platoon leader.

I was a platoon leader for a couple of years (Towed Vulcan and Chaparral). One of my most important jobs was knowing my soldiers. One of the best jobs I ever had.

27 posted on 06/03/2014 11:07:59 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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