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.
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
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.
Great frickin’ post, TE.
Very much appreciated.
Great frickin’ post, TE.
Very much appreciated.
Yes. Everything Obama does is calculated to thumb America in the eye. What better way than to trade some of the most dangerous and committed Taliban prisoners we have in custody for one traitor?
If he went AWOL, we are assuming he had a reason to want to DIScontinue supporting the USA. A traitor like this would be busy feeding his captors information. Not the other way around.
That's why it begs the question just why the Taliban would keep the guy around for 5 years.
Answer: He was giving them great intel. Plus as a bonus, he got some US troops killed who went looking for his sorry a$$.
This puke needs a firing squad, not a hero's welcome.
What the f was Obama thinking?
If anyone had doubts that the Preezy hates America, this would be exhibit A.
“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.”
Yeh its called desertion.
On instructions from some woman named Valerie
The first Prisoner swap...worked out in exquisite detail before ONE side had a prisoner to release!
would barry DO that?..who else
Obama was in from the scam from day one...And he knew he had an ‘ace in the hole’ if he needed, then came the VA scandal....and Voila!
Recall that his SS code name is...
1: a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
2: an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior
isnt renegade a racess word?
. . . . Article, - and # 13.
I agree. If this is not high crimes and misdemeanors nothing is.
This (the Dan Witmer narrative) is a damning post. Has it been confirmed as genuine and truthful, or corroborated by anyone else? For anyone with military or Afghanistan experience, do his terminology and reference points sound genuine?
Think about the place where he grew up. Think about the example of government he was taught. His teachers weren't Jefferson and Madison, Locke and Kant. His teacher was Suharto.
Well that’s just great! But what about the family’s of the men that were KIA looking for him? So eight family’s got flags and gold stars and the muzzie dad got his muzzie son back home safe. So a win win for our muzzie president. Five of his brothers gets to go free to fight another day and a mussie comes home. It’s a red letter day for Obobo.
Great frickin’ post, TE.
Very much appreciated.
I think it was even earlier than that, January 20th. I remember clear as day the very first day he took office the very FIRST thing he did was try to close Gitmo. That was his #1 priority above everything else, helping enemies of the US. And here you go - He just released 5 high ranking Taliban commanders.
WHAT does this jackass have to do to get impeached? Seriously, how much more of this bullsh*t do we have to go through? We have the ENEMY in the nations highest office. Just like GW Bush said “The terrorists will get us where we least expect it” and here they are, right in the White house. The guy is an Islamic agent and he has done nothing else but try to dismantle the US on every level. Just compare how they went after Nixon to this, I can’t believe this the stuff this guy gets away with I really can’t.
No. He deserted to the enemy.
Maj. Gen. Bob Scales making a fool of himself on Fox News right now. (barf)
I know this sounds like quibbling, but why isn’t Obama wearing a tie? I mean, he’s the president, and this is an official event.
Here is an excerpt of a story just posted at The Blaze:
".......When news of Sgt. Bergdahls release broke, I reached out to intelligence contacts who have operated in the Af/Pak region and are familiar with the situation. I wanted to discuss what was being reported and more importantly - what wasnt. The following is what they told me.
When Sgt. Bergdahl was picked up by the Haqqanis, he was described as /diwana/ the Pashtu word for intoxicated. He was with two or three Afghan soldiers he had walked off his Forward Operating Base with. It is believed the group was en route to indulge in further intoxicants.
Once the Haqqanis had stumbled onto Sgt. Bergdahl, they moved quickly to secure him and move him out of Afghanistan into Pakistan.
This information was passed on to U.S. Special Operations Command, who contacted the powers that be in Kabul, who in turn reached out to Sgt. Bergdahls Forward Operating Base. According to my sources, the F.O.B. had not even noticed that Sgt. Bergdahl had failed to appear for muster that morning.
Until they could spirit Sgt. Bergdahl out of Afghanistan, the Haqqanis decided to hide him nearby among the nomads known locally as the Koochi. And while the soldiers of Task Force 82 passed by, frantically searching for Sgt. Bergdahl, shouting Bowe! Bowe! not a single Koochi tent flap was lifted or even investigated. Had that been done, Bergdahl might have been discovered and rescued before the Haqqanis could sneak him into Pakistan.
The Haqqanis took Bergdahl into the Showal area of Northern Waziristan where he fell under the control of a man named Mullah Sangeen Zadran, the chief of operations for Siraj Haqqani head of the Haqqani terror network. ...Contrary to press reports, the Afghan Taliban aka the Quetta Shura - never had their hands on Sgt. Bergdahl. He was always under the control of the Haqqani network......."
And even that article doesn't tell the whole story.
I also have it on high authority that 0bama himself called off the search and rescue mission very early.
Even Richard Condon who wrote "The Manchurian Candidate" would have had to stretch his imagination a lot further to write this story.
Sent it again by mistake. Oh well worth saying twice. Great find!
I thought Sukarno was the Communist in Indonesia.
UGH ... I’m also sorry, I watched him, too.
I agree with you.
We’re in need of PATRIOTS on TV.
Aiding and abetting the enemy. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
"general" praising the deserter !
Aiding and abetting the enemy.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
I have a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that we will hear very little that is negative about Bergdahl on TV. Not even Fox News.
Oops. I answered the wrong question. I answered why Obama was a traitor - not Bergdahl.