Skip to comments.The bizarre tale of America’s last known POW
Posted on 06/01/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last known American POW, was freed after five years in captivity an ordeal that began and ended in Afghanistan under a shroud of mystery.
The Taliban turned over Bergdahl Saturday morning to US special forces in exchange for five notorious Islamic militants who had been held at Guantanamo Bay and will be sent to Qatar, where they will stay for a year under the terms of the trade.
At least one of the prisoners, ranking Taliban leader Khairullah Khairkhwa, had direct ties to Osama bin Laden.
Bergdahl was picked up by helicopter in western Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border.
After climbing aboard, the 28-year-old Idahoan, trying to communicate with his rescuers over the roar of the rotors, scrawled SF? on a paper plate asking his rescuers whether they were special forces.
Yes, one of the men shouted. Weve been looking for you for a long time.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
“where they will stay for a year under the terms of the trade.”
Sure. Of course.
“Our next VA secretary? “
I am thinking poster boy for Hillary’s love of the troops.
Pajama Boy... Meet ...Prisoner Boy!
It’s a win-win for the Taliban and a lose-lose for the US.
They get 5 soldiers to put in the field over there against US and 1 over here behind the lines.
Yeh they traded one of theirs for five of theirs.
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article says “western” Afghanistan but near Pakistan border is most definitely “eastern” Afghanistan
what happened to proof reading, copy editing, and basic knowledge of geography??
Bergdahl sounds fishy and his father worse....
Releasing 5 fairly senior Taliban, including at least one with close ties to Bin Laden, is a travesty!
Just another reminder that our policy should be to execute every terrorist scum we can get at, never hold them in any Guantanamo, unless we truly hope to get useful intel from them (so unlikely). Anyone without intel value, execute.
Never release terrorist scum, ever. Now these 5 can help to kill more Americans and countless others.
FTA:I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools, he concluded. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.
If Barack and Michelle had a son....
there is a LOT to be suspicious about with this case:
Freed POW Fathers Disturbing Tweets, Reports of Desertion Raise Alarms on Obama Terror Swap
by Top Right News on June 1, 2014 in BREAKING
(But, yes, probably.)
Can a deserter/defector be considered a POW?
Of course, that'll sail right over the heads of most civilians, who understand the military about as much as they understand astrophysics.
Anyone second the motion?
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
“I am your father, Luke”
“Releasing 5 fairly senior Taliban, including at least one with close ties to Bin Laden, is a travesty!”
The fact is we may have released these five for a deserter.
Why do you think Obama released them?
Bowe’s whining and complaining sounds a lot like that Elliot Rodger kid who murdered six people last week:
(From a letter home)
“Bowe Bergdahl would detail his disillusionment with the Afghanistan campaign in an e-mail to his parents three days before he went missing.
I am sorry for everything here, he wrote. These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.
Bergdahl also complained about fellow soldiers. The battalion commander was a conceited old fool, he said, and the only decent sergeants, planning to leave the platoon as soon as they can, told the privates Bergdahl then among them to do the same.
I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools, he concluded. I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.
Bob Bergdahl responded in an e-mail: OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE!
!!! Better never let the creep get his hands on firearms, knives, or bombs after he is welcomed home to Idaho.
Southern Afghan. Next to Paki Wazirs.
We WOULD get the one, the deserter pacifist.
How will the cheers, joy and back slapping sound when the enemy gets the outed station chief and American soldiers are marked as a result of this swap, and allies are killed.
Stranger than fiction this tale.