Skip to comments.Vanity.....Bergdahl scenario input from former Nam era Army SF/POW
Posted on 06/06/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
This from a former Army Special Forces and POW in Vietnam. Subject: Re: SGT BERGDAHL
Here is where I am on this thing. Everyone is talking except Sergeant(PFC at time he went missing) B. If it was mine the first things I would be addressing would be in order:
1. If he was with three Afghan soldiers what role did they play in his disappearance?
2. The blurry description of what happened to him makes it appear more and more as if he was not on guard or patrol when captured, including one from an Afghan that he was sitting on the crapper.
3. Over a long period of time he made many statements which have now come back to become part of the lore surrounding his disappearance.
4. He was accused of spending too much time with the Afghans and even trying to learn their language(had he not gone missing this would hardly be something to damn the man for but to commend him for).
5. One of the Taliban in the release party is quoted as telling Bergdahl that he would be killed if they ever saw him again(hardly what one would tell a man who 'converted to Islam and joined the enemy').
6. Interviews with Afghans not directly under American control and protection are totally worthless as they were in Vietnam.
7. How closely has his association with Afghan 'allies' been looked at and why would his equipment,except that normally carried on the belt,being in his tent be such a positive sign that he deserted when two reports said he had his rifle(go back to the report he was seen on the crapper)?
8. Did he leave his 'post' or exit the main 'outpost' with no one seeing him(except those three pesky Afghans)?
9. His past statements show no love for the Taliban and in fact ask why more was not being done to protect the villagers from them.
10. Have our Afghan allies he was accused of spending too much time with been boxed to ascertain their truthfulness or are they also missing?
11. Put no credence in the fact that he was not until late in his captivity called a POW because that trails a change in DOD policy as to how such missing soldiers will be referred.
12. He was known to greatly admire the Special Forces and how they conducted their dangerous business among the Afghans and this hardly shows the intent to defect but past experience tells me that this admiration would not sit well with conventional troops and leaders.
ALL THINGS BEING SAID ARE BEING STATED BEFORE ANYONE TALKED TO THIS GUY?
LIKE ALL THOSE TALKING(ON AND OFF THE RECORD) I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE AS TO HOW EXACTLY THIS GUY ENDED UP IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY BUT FROM THE STATEMENTS BADMOUTHING HIM, MADE BY OTHERS, I SENSE THIS FELLOW WAS A TOUGH ENOUGH GUY MARTIALLY THEY NEVER SAID THEM TO HIS FACE BEFORE HE WENT MISSING.
IN THE END I BELIEVE WE SHALL ALL BE SURPRISED HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.
SADLY,I BELIEVE THIS ADMINISTRATION AND IT'S MILITARY/CIVILIAN SYCOPHANTS WILL SPIN THIS AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FROM THE TRUTH AS THEY CAN.
ONLY THE MUCH MALIGNED SERGEANT CAN SHED ANY LIGHT ON THIS ONE.
HERO OR TRAITOR? I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE AND NEITHER DO MOST TALKING ABOUT IT.
Full of false hoods....The traitors team members are the ones who told what happened the night the traitor left camp. THEY would know. The traitor was making anti American noises before he left (for months in fact)...how do I know??? His team mates have said so.
Whoever wrote this so called analysis is an Obozo supporter who does not bother to find out ANY facts before he blows his nose (hence becoming brainless).
Some folks are useful idiots....I expected more from SF (but then that is the writer’s claim. how do I know?)
Now I hear rumors that he was carrying an AK-47 and target practicing with his “captors”
It needs references to give a read on whether it’s a reliable point of view or a Dem smokescreen. The testimony of his squad-mates is more powerful—this seems possible, but unsubstantiated. My opinion, of course.
Re # 6 - The Afghans were in Vietnam?
My point exactly.
I told the sender it looks like some virtual , unverified bunch of crap and they may not want to be disseminating it as it gives former POW/SF guys a bad name
Totally agree. This seems like another desperate attempt by the Obamazombies to defend the guy. “Has anyone talked to him?” Yeah, his team members asshat. If he was a POW and was captured while on the crapper I highly doubt the guys own team members would be making the news rounds badmouthing him.
Without the name of the author it’s not worth anything. That said it’s full of errors, intentional or otherwise.
The author is unmitigated ass and an agent provocateur.
Huge BS ALERT!!!!
If the author of this piece formerly was a POW himself, then by his tone and the way he questions motive, it suggests to me he sympathizes with Bergdahl and is overlooking facts that make a very strong case that Bergdahl did desert.
Sentence structure is poor, so I had to reread most sentences several times to get to the real meaning of his questions or statements. Is the writer seeking truth or is he lobbying for leniency or more for Bergdahl? Whichever, I am inclined not to buy in to his perceived bias.
As I said in another thread, I trust the opinions of the men who were with him before he left.
I would be surprised if Bergdahl says anything that will sway my opinion. It seems pretty cut and dried to me.
The interview that Megyn Kelly had with the men who served with him was telling.
When she asked these men Raise your hand if you think he deserted and every one of them instantly (with no hesitation) raised their hand, that told me something. Then she instructed Raise your hand if you think he should be put on trial and every hand instantly shot up, that said even more.
If I have to choose how to view this, I am going to view it through their eyes. They were there.
I know this guy who was a POW in Vietnam is going to have strong feelings about it, and I don’t blame him, but he knows as much about the circumstances as we do, and is reading far more into it in a positive way for Bergdahl than can be rationally done with the known facts at hand, and in the face of the men who served with him in Afghanistan.
I think this is largely a bunch of b.s. Just a lefty smokescreen to sow doubt and confusion. The soldiers speaking out know what they’re talking about. I’ll stand with them.
Even the things said about John “I served in Viet Nam” Kerry never accused him of deserting and being a traitor who collaborated with the enemy (though a couple of the stories came close to that).
I am just real suspicious of anyone who makes claims (special forces and a pow). I have no way of knowing if any of what he claims about himself is true or not. Since the O admin has no shame in using phony folks (union workers in lab coast being called doctors etc), I will with hold a scolding. But because the analysis was so ridden with error and lack of fact, I tend to think it is just one of the yammering class.
I make those past statements without analyzing the veracity of the person writing it. He may be a fake. But I am taking it as face value, because it doesn’t change how I feel one way or another.
This sounds totally bogus with a capital “B”. It does not even sound like a former military person would express themselves.
Special Forces AND a POW?
Give me a name.
Verify that this “person” is not reading an administration script written by Rambo Q. Democrat, Berkeley, 1968.
B was watching a nefarious Youtube video before he spontaneously decided to walk away.
I would think the list of captured SF guys in Vietnam would be relatively small (comparatively speaking)
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