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How can Bowe Bergdahl be a POfWar if he ceased waging war and deserted?
6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

Posted on 06/11/2014 9:47:07 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Bowe Bergdahl: a Prisoner of WAR, a deserter taken hostage by the Taliban or an enemy combatant?

If it isn't the first of the three rather the second, why then are all cable news outlets describing this as a prisoner swap?

Why aren't they calling this an enemy combatant ( Taliban 5)/deserter or a EC/deserter swap?

If Bowe Bergdahl deserted, then would he have then as well forsake the military, and thus his uniform?

Would Bowe Bergdahl then be an enemy combatant?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; chuckhagel; gitmo; hagel; islam; kerry; military; obama; susanrice; wot
Which of the three is he?

POW, hostage, or what we call the Taliban since they have no official gov't uniform?

If Bergdahl had one and forsook it, which of the thrre is he?

Is having had one and forsaking it - if this o ccured- the same as never having an official uniform?

1 posted on 06/11/2014 9:47:07 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

What say you?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 9:47:49 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why did they promote him twice and almost a third time?


3 posted on 06/11/2014 9:50:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Would the opposing side consider Bergdahl an EC then?

Just curious what BB will be deemed to be as the weeks unfold....


4 posted on 06/11/2014 9:50:33 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
How can Bowie be a prisoner of war, when we are not in war .. it is called over seas contingency, for the last few years.. as per Dems
5 posted on 06/11/2014 9:52:03 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It was a premeditated act of defection.

He mailed home his belongings, left under cover of darkness, and sought out the enemy.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 9:52:15 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: JoanneSD

Lets say we are at war in the future, and a person defects and does more- they join the other side......

No way they could then be a POW..


7 posted on 06/11/2014 9:56:14 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Ray76

Why then are most media calling this a prisoner swap as in one POW for another?


8 posted on 06/11/2014 9:58:25 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Would the Taliban 5 and BB both be enemy combatants?


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:00:37 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He is a deserter first, traitor second and property third.

He was held for the sole purpose of extorting the USA for a trade of people and money.

Why did we send the USS Constitution and The Enterprise to Tripoli?


10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:04:42 PM 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: Laissez-faire capitalist
How can Bowe Bergdahl be a POfWar if he ceased waging war and deserted?
I think there are millions of us wondering the same thing.
11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:08:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Name Rank Serial Number is POW Conduct. With these assholes it will get your head cut off.

They fed clothed and housed this fuckwad for FIVE years. They would not have done that unless he provides them with something of value.

= Collaborator = Traitor. QED.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:43 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

my understanding is.

(the opinion of the DoD is)
the Taliban are not a country,
they are a non-state armed group. —>

Bergdahl did not have ‘POW’ status

....................
please correct me if I am wrong.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:51 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Several sources said that he was never categorized as a POW, but who knows?

As happens so often with the media, the most simple things become uncertain and unknown.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:46:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Four: The Army promoted him. Any conduct was acceptable.
15 posted on 06/11/2014 11:07:56 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wal-Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: RockyTx
If he wasn't a POW, how did he get promoted? there is a name that goes with this question. If there was a reporter then we might know.
16 posted on 06/11/2014 11:14:27 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wal-Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: Domangart

the Army, like the other services...

has a ‘promotion-cycle kind of thing’
from time to time, you get either...
promoted, not promoted, or terminated.

BB, as a courtesy, got promoted in-abstentia
when his turn came around.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 11:30:05 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It is what the MSM wants. He should be executed for treason and leaving his post.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 11:33:51 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

What we have here is often called a conundrum, or a confusing dilemma.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 12:05:10 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: RockyTx
It still takes a four star to approve this.
20 posted on 06/12/2014 1:51:10 AM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wal-Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bergdahl was never carried by the US Army as a “prisoner of war” (POW).

He was listed as “missing/captured.”


21 posted on 06/12/2014 3:34:13 AM PDT by Beckwith (I man that lie about who he is will never have a problem lying about what he does.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

POW? No. Deserter? Depends on the evidence, and they’ve done a good job of covering that. Besides what “war” are we talking about? The non-terrorists at Gitmo are not ‘POWs’ (detainees), so Bergdahl neither can be. Neither was he taken in battle or kidnapped (unless I’ve missed something or they’ve created a new fairy tale).

Conscientious Objector? At best? But he signed a contract and is subject to UCMJ.

So at this point the details really don’t matter. What matters is whether or not they prosecute him, as NO ONE can demonstrate he was ‘taken hostage’ or ‘taken prisoner’.

If they don’t prosecute, that decision will have far more serious ramifications than simply debating labels...


22 posted on 06/12/2014 4:04:40 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
What say you?

I say that this is not the time to have the discussion. I say that, perhaps unwittingly, you are taking the bait that The Regime is trolling with.

At the hearing yesterday, every Democrat Congressman began with "We do not leave a soldier behind."

Right now, the reaction to that should be to ignore it. There is nothing to be gained by trying to engage it on any level. That time WILL come.

Make them OWN this decision. Let them say stupid stuff like Hillary did. She said that the Five Taliban are not a danger to Americans, just a danger to Afghans.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 4:13:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Beckwith

With the MSM saying over and over ad nauseum the words “prisoner swap,” the implication is that Bowe Bergdahl was a POW.

At the same time, though, they call the Taliban 5 terrorists “enemy combatants.”

How can this be?

Were these Taliban 5 waging war against the U.S.? If so, then aren’t they POW’s?

And if Bergdahl ceased waging war, then why isn’t the Obama administration saying that he wasn’t a POW?

When will all world bodies that emet in the UN come up with terms that work each way, and cover every situation?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 3:21:01 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: don-o; All
No I am not taking any bait. And the time for this is definitely now.

Right now, the Zero adm. is using its MSM mouthpieces to shill for it the following “Bowe Bergdahl was later caged by his captors.”

How can Bowe Bergdahl have been captured IF he willingly deserted, IF he willingly ceased waging war, and IF he willingly went looking for them?

Given that the Zero adm. won't/doesn't answer certain questions (some of =which are here on this thread) it allows them to throw out the shiny object of “The Taliban put Bergdahl in a cage. Surely then Bergdahl was an enemy of the Taliban!” and other red herrings...

25 posted on 06/12/2014 3:25:15 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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