Skip to comments.Did Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl go AWOL in Afghanistan?
Posted on 06/01/2014 12:21:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
After five years as a POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is headed home. But the circumstances of his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan remain unclear, indicating he may have walked away from his base.
For now, the story for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is one of physical and mental recovery and reunion with his family.
But very soon it will involve debriefings about the nearly five years of his captivity by Taliban fighters, who apparently held him in Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, where his infantry unit had been engaged in combat.
Military and intelligence experts will want to know how he was treated, anything he can tell them about his captors, and what he learned about insurgent capabilities.
But for the young soldier 23 when he became a prisoner of war, now 28 those debriefings also will include difficult questions about how and why he happened to be in a position where he fell into the hands of Taliban fighters.
There have been no reports that he was captured during direct combat, that the fog of war had put him involuntarily in a vulnerable location.
At this point in the developing narrative, Sgt. Bergdahl seems to have grown disillusioned with the mission, bitter about the Army and especially higher ranking enlisted men and officers, and simply walked off gone outside the wire or protective base limits and disappeared.
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Next question — For what reason?
His father is speaking now and making me SICK, (God forgive me).
“LIKE FATHER-—LIKE SON.”
Check out the picture of his father and I don’t think the answer will be difficult.
Yes. Next question.
Obama was trying to get Muslim terrorists out of Guantanamo since he was elected.
“On 22 January 2009, President Barack Obama signed an order to suspend proceedings at Guantanamo military commission for 120 days and shut down the detention facility that year. On 29 January 2009, a military judge at Guantanamo rejected the White House request in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, creating an unexpected challenge for the administration as it reviewed how the United States brings Guantanamo detainees to trial. On 20 May 2009, the United States Senate passed an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 2346) by a 906 vote to block funds needed for the transfer or release of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. President Obama issued a Presidential memorandum dated 15 December 2009, ordering Thomson Correctional Center, Thomson, Illinois to be prepared to accept transferred Guantanamo prisoners.
The Final Report of the Guantanamo Review Task Force, dated 22 January 2010, published the results for the 240 detainees subject to the Review: 36 were the subject of active cases or investigations; 30 detainees from Yemen were designated for “conditional detention” due to the poor security environment in Yemen; 126 detainees were approved for transfer; 48 detainees were determined “too dangerous to transfer but not feasible for prosecution”.
On 7 January 2011, President Obama signed the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, which, in part, placed restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to the mainland or to foreign countries, thus impeding the closure of the facility. In February 2011, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Guantanamo Bay was unlikely to be closed, due to opposition in the Congress. Congress particularly opposed moving prisoners to facilities in the United States for detention or trial. In April 2011, Wikileaks began publishing 779 secret files relating to prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. As of May 2014, 149 detainees remain at Guantanamo.”
From what I have read of the incident, he deserted in the face of the enemy.
NO! There is no small difference between DESERTION and AWOL!!!
Oh and he didn’t walk, he crawled on his belly to avoid detection.
So this get's pretty interesting: The possibility that a sitting US President could be guilty of high treason - Using a traitor as a ruse to release Taliban commanders.
No hero’s welcome for this deserter. No doubt the Taliban jihadists are celebrating the fact that Obama was stupid enough to trade five of their generals for one deserter, but the girls who won’t get an education, the women who are stoned for getting raped, and the victims of honor killings won’t be celebrating the return of the vicious Taliban. This is another shameful episode in the national humiliation of the Obama presidency.
RE: Yes. Next question.
Next question For what reason?
Let me put it this way, Obama would make for a horrible baseball GM.
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