Skip to comments.Serious questions arise amidst American soldier swap with Taliban
Posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by Fali_G
Theres much to celebrate as Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl goes back to his family in Idaho after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan.
Yet pivotal questions arise this morning as details surrounding the case surface, including Bergdahls leave from his army base and his fathers possible ties, at least via social media, to the Taliban.
It is still a mystery why Bergdahl, 28, voluntarily left his Army base five years ago, suggesting he deserted or went missing, according to a USA Today story.
Its not the modus operandi for Islamic terrorists to detain American troops when captured, Allen West, former Congressional member and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, said.
Our troops are brutally, ritually, and savagely murdered to include American security contractors (remember the Fallujah bridge) not held for five years, West wrote on his website.
Perhaps even more suspicious is a Tweet, which was later deleted, on Bergdahls fathers Twitter account posted May 28:
ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman.
Bergdahls father posted this message while his son was still in captivity.
Both Bergdahls parents have been long advocating lawmakers and others in Washington for their sons release, making use of social media platforms.
The extent of the relationship between Bergdahls father and the Taliban is not clear.
Ranking Republicans on the House and Senate armed services committees have expressed outrage at the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay terrorist for Bergdahl, saying it violates U.S. law requiring Congress to receive 30-day notice before Gitmo prisoners are released.
The five released are of the most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody, according to a report in the Weekly Standard. The Taliban had previously demanded their release as a precondition in initiating talks with the U.S.
The Obama administration has been keen on engaging the Taliban but has not made any gains.
It almost sounds like the solider defected, converted to Islam, then volunteered to return to the US as a double agent.
Either that or the Taliban figured they couldn’t lose by returning “one of their own” in exchange for their Gitmo buddies.
A future Hassan Nidal?
Just getting the new Afghan gov’t ready!
I share Lieutenant Colonel West’s concerns.
Fag walked off and defected.
6 good men died searching for and many others were injured.
Also, go to the Idaho news outlets and let them know! Obama will try to make this story make him look good. The WHOLE point to this was to get our attention off of the VA and Obama’s other problems.
I am catching lots of heat from well meaning vets who do not know the truth, as well as Lefty nuts who want to silence the truth.
There’s no problem here.
Those with the power to make a difference are sitting on their collective asses.
Those in power are free to move about the communist cabin.
Again. I’m moving to northern Italy to live out my life as an artist. Eat me.
Something definitely not ‘right’ about this story.
Someone mentioned the 6 men killed and others injured looking for this guy, but one may wonder how much info he may have given as to tactics etc...OTOH, he was only a PFC or so and hard telling how long he was in country.
I try to avoid BO when on the tube but that ‘Presser’ yesterday with Ma & Pa was downright scary.
I hadn’t read anything about the ‘old man’ but he sure put out a ‘scary personna’ what with the scraggly beard and all.
BO was also ‘pawing’ Ma and I did hear BO make a statement about how the US NEVER LEAVES ITS SOLDIERS BEHIND..(I guess he threw in Soldiers) so - in typical Clintoon fashion - we couldn’t ask about Benghazi, because they were Diplomats, not Soldiers....
When is that friggin R House going to get off their collective asses and put a stop to this madness....
More laws broken and procedures just overthrown... Wonder if any correlation as to ‘BO’ and his ‘sudden trip to MidEast’ and letting 5 top Talimebanana types free for a supposed punk.
Funny how ‘they’ kissed this dudes parents collective ass and told the Benghazi parents to go ‘f off’...
When you’re a Soldier, you belong to the US Army. You don’t get to go on nature hikes in the combat zone or go out looking for friends. The other Soldiers depend on you. It’s like the old Roman battle formations. Your buddy’s shield was supposed to be in front of you. If he was off screwing around, you were wide open to attack.
There is no acceptable reason for this idiot to leave his unit in a combat zone. He exposed all the other Soldiers. He deserted in a combat zone. Look up the punishment for that in The Uniform Code. I have nothing but contempt for this jackass.
Get those vets to read @CodyFNfootball on Twitter. He served with Jihad Johnny ooops I meant...Baghdad Bob..oops I meant the Dude who walked off the base with no gun and was kept alive for 5 years by the Taliban
I wonder what Congress is going to do about it?
A whole lott'a nuttin'!
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Once again, Obama comes to the rescue of Islam.
I loved Homeland first thing I thought of when “our” prisoner was released.
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