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Questions about the reported abduction of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl; Update: Reports of desertion mounting
Michelle Malkin Bog ^ | 7/20/2009 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:51 PM PDT by BigEdLB

My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. The Jawa Report has the full clip.

All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody.

There’s one question I have, though, about strange details initially reported on the case — details which have been deleted from later wire dispatches.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Idaho; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahldeserter; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; malkin; taliban
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This was in 2009! Something was fishy then...
1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:51 PM PDT by BigEdLB
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To: BigEdLB

I think there’s going to be some outrage that 0bama without consulting Congress to trade this guy who became an Islamic for Islamic’s. It was a shell game.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:41:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

That Michelle Malkin is onery. I am glad she is on our side...


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Thank Malkin for referring to him as Pfc. I’m already sick of everyone referring to him as Sgt.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:47:07 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: BigEdLB

all the traitors in obozo’s gang make benedict arnold look like a medal of honor recipient.

how much rope is there ?


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:47:37 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SkyDancer

Just know whenever Obama does ANYTHING, there is always something sleazy and fishy behind it. He never does anything for America’s benefit, only for his own


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:48:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Right. America’s first Muslim dictator brought to you by your MSM.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: BigEdLB

Obama is going to made an official member of the Taliban.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:51:18 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: BigEdLB

Obama was looking for a military “hero” in light of the VA scandal. No man left behind and all that. He’s one of the troops.

And appeased (ala Chamberlain) the wogs so we don’t get blow’d up by them.

Well, look how well that turned out for dear Neville.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama needed to take the focus off of the VA Scandal and apparently he got what he wanted..Obama loves two things, leftist traitors and the Taliban because they hate America as much as he does


11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:52:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SkyDancer

This entire week has been very demoralizing for the military, IMO. So, you risk your life (that could have easily been a trap) to “rescue” a guy who may have walked off, knowing that if you DID get your a$$ shot off, you could look forward to a lifetime of neglect by the VA.

Wow, where do I sign up for THAT?


12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:54:03 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: MAKOTHEDOG

“Obama is going to made an official member of the Taliban.”

He’s probably an honorary member right now.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:55:27 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: BigEdLB


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:56:28 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: BigEdLB

exactly. considering his dad’s comments today I believe that he was at least partly a John Walker Lindh except he planned on deserting once he got to stan land and help the taliban.

He should be shot for treason


15 posted on 06/01/2014 9:01:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: The Antiyuppie

Indeed


16 posted on 06/01/2014 9:03:25 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: BigEdLB

I live in Idaho. I am happy for this man’s family and will not say anything against that specifically.

However, I am appalled by what the Obama administration did to secure his release.

This is insane. He has negotiated with terrorists and freed five of the most deadly captives we had. Several of them have American blood on their hands and the others our allies. They will go back to planning and killing more Americans. They should have been summarily executed long ago after we got all of the intelligence we could out of them.

It is a travesty and will lead to many more American deaths...and what will we tell the parents, family, and friends of those killed?

It will open the door for other groups, and the Taliban to take more Americans so they can get more of their top people back. What will we tell the parents, family and friends of those taken?

Again, the Obama administration has cavalierly violated US law to make this happen.

It sickens me to think what this will lead to.

We already know the Taliban is viewing it (and understandably so) as a great victory. They will use it to recruit more killers.

As to the Sgt. himself...irrespective of the amount of time he was held...the circumstances of his going missing need to be investigated. He had written to his parents telling them he had lost faith with the mission, was ashamed to be an American, and was thinking of going AWOL.

Did he? We do not know...but it needs to be understood just the same.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 9:06:37 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: BigEdLB

Let’s get one thing straight: This idiot is a traitor, and he is no hero. Leave it to this administration, the Democratic Party, and liberals in general to put someone like this on a pedestal.
He was not drunk when he was “captured”. I am wrtiting from Bagram. This is my sixth trip here. Every one of these trips, General Order One has been enforced. If he was drunk, he should be punished IAW the UCMJ, not to mention for desertion. He’s broken so many “laws” it’s not funny. I guess he’s quite lucky we have a CIC with no respect for rule of law. Two peas in a pod.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 9:08:37 PM PDT by Hambone02
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To: BigEdLB

Michelle Malkin is like Sarah Palin in that she’s every bit as smart and tough as she is beautiful.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Hoodat

Thank Malkin for referring to him as Pfc. I’m already sick of everyone referring to him as Sgt.
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The article was written by Michelle back in 2009, when Bergdahl was a PFC who had newly deserted to the Islamists.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: llevrok

Thinking you are pretty close to the mark.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 9:17:34 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This is beginning to remind me of Nick Berg.

After the terrorist killed him his father said the terrorist had killed their best friend.

Nick Bergs father was a member of the far left International ANSWER.

IIRC, Nick Berg had also had contacts with at least one of the 9/11 terrorist.

The video the terrorist made of Nick Berg was supposed to symbolize Abu Grahab (SP?) prison but it was made before the American people knew anything about Abu Grahab because CBS didn’t run the story when they were supposed to they waited a week or 2.

Someone in the US had to be coordinating with the terrorist.

The so called outrage by muslims of what was happing at Abu Grahab prison is what we were told triggered the muslim “uprising” in Iraq.

Just by mere coincidence, yea coincidence I tell you, Abu Grahab was also the exact same thing that turned the democrats against the war in Iraq and they began hammering Bush with it in the run-up to the 04 election.

I’m going out on a limb and guess the terrorist are going to have a major offensive and Hillary will then lead the anti-war campaign to get us out of Afghanistan.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 9:21:26 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: BigEdLB

Matt Drudge appears to be on it.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 9:24:26 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: House Atreides; BigEdLB

So they promoted him in absentia? How’s that work?

Someone upthread mentioned President Selfie wanting this to be a way to make it look like he really cares about the troops, in light of the VA scandal. I think it’s more. Zero wanted this to be his “Jessica Lynch” moment; a way to rally the US behind the military and by extension himself. This particularly in light of his pending (and badly thought-out) timed withdrawal. Given that the withdrawal timeline has everything to do with political expediency and nothing to do with actual conditions on the ground, he’ll need all the support he can muster to keep himself “loved” in light of the disaster about to erupt over there.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 9:26:52 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: BigEdLB

I remember reading something that someone in the same COP wrote about him ; that he had been smoking a lot of hashish with the Afghanis stationed there with them and started developing odd ideas and stating “ this war is pointless’ sort of sentiments , before wandering off .


25 posted on 06/01/2014 9:27:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Hambone02

I was thinking of this from a military perspective as well.
Isn’t there in place steps and military regulations in regards to operations like this? Debriefings? Standing orders? Who’s taking charge within the ranks of the United States Army about these things? Have they been ordered to stay quiet?

So many questions needing answers.
This has GOT to be very destructive to the morale of our armed forces.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 9:27:48 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff , if we had any brains , we would now send in our best operators and kill each of those 5 a-holes before they can get very far . And if we don’t have the stones to do the deed , authorize Mossad , who do . We got our guy , now show them what happens ....Do it soon .


27 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:05 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: BigEdLB

From what I’ve been reading, it wasn’t worth the fuel to fly him home. Unless the plane was landing at KCI, then a ride to Ft. Leavenworth for trial.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 9:31:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: BigEdLB

Muslim traded a muslim for five muslim killers. Welcome to the Third World.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 9:32:02 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“I remember reading something that someone in the same COP wrote about him; that he ... started developing odd ideas and stating “ this war is pointless’ sort of sentiments , before wandering off.”
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I think the term “wandering off” is not accurate; it’s pretty clear that he had been planning his exit and, when the time came “moved with a purpose”. He KNEW where he wanted to go and what he wanted to do.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: BigEdLB; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 9:35:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: BigEdLB

Obama went to Afghanistan

Kharzai would not see him.

White House email names CIA Station Chief in Kabul.

Obama swaps one PFC AWOL for five Gitmo Taliban commanders.

What Jackassery will happen next?


32 posted on 06/01/2014 9:38:33 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: IMR 4350
remember everyone that there are key people in this administration that are muslims or muslim connected, including IIRC the chief of the cia.....

we are in such big trouble in this country...

a coup...a silent coup by leftists and a figure made up out of tidbits and myth....

never ever vote a rat in ...never ever....not at the local level nor the county nor the state and least of all not at the national level...

33 posted on 06/01/2014 9:39:01 PM PDT by cherry
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To: LeoWindhorse

He did not just wander off,
He carefully plotted his trip to join the Taliban.
He took 2 days worth of water and was seen in villages asking to find the Tailban to join them.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 9:40:13 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama doesn’t consult Congress on anything. He just ‘does’.


35 posted on 06/01/2014 9:41:02 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: House Atreides

well then F him....

maybe some good Idahoans will have a word with him and his dad at some point


36 posted on 06/01/2014 9:41:13 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: gura
well we now know what the princess was doing in Afghanistan last week....arranging things just right....

where are the men in grey coats?...where is the 5th element?....the patriots?....

we need a tsunami......

37 posted on 06/01/2014 9:41:32 PM PDT by cherry
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To: BigEdLB; Hoodat

It seems like a lot of people didn’t know about this...I had heard that there was something amiss with this way back when.

I wonder if it will be discussed in the media to any greater degree.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 9:46:58 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From what I have read, American servicemen died in the following months while LOOKING for this guy. I’d like to hear his FATHER address this. The servicemen killed in action while looking for his son, did NOT get to come home ALIVE.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 9:48:28 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Jeff Head

No Taliban
prisoner has survived longer than a few weeks without being killed ,

This creep plotted his escaoe to the Taliban.

He is a documented traitor .


40 posted on 06/01/2014 9:48:44 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: cherry

That was my first question.

Who did Barry meet with.
Why did the Afghan President refuse his meeting !

Why was the CIA agent outed ?
What did that Agent know ?.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 9:52:16 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt

How about we all give a POW of five years the benefit of any doubt until we KNOW better?

Is that too much to ask?


42 posted on 06/01/2014 9:52:33 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

You REALLY need to read up on this.

The soldiers in his own company said he deserted, and soldiers were killed looking for him. This is seriously bad.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 10:00:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

“You REALLY need to read up on this.”

As I said, I know a very close personal friend of his family. I have done more than ‘read up.’

Some of what I’ve read is probably true, and some is not. It can’t all be true.

I think his family is being misrepresented. As for Bowe’s situation, it’s a mystery right now as far as I’m concerned.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 10:04:30 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Jeff Head
It is a travesty and will lead to many more American deaths...and what will we tell the parents, family, and friends of those killed?

We'll tell them it was because of a video, etc. etc. until 2 years later when it's Like 2 years ago, Dude!

45 posted on 06/01/2014 10:05:22 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Persevero

Check out the CNN story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162555/posts

... and then look into his dad’s rather bizarre statement at Obama’s announcement of Bowe’s release.

I know all this is tough to deal with. It’s insane.


46 posted on 06/01/2014 10:12:01 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

I admit it’s hard to understand. It’s just knowing what I know about their history, I find the notion that they are anti-American Muslims to be frankly unbelievable.

Bowe I don’t know that much about, but since he may have lost his mind or gotten kidnapped, I’m loathe to accuse until we know.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 10:16:56 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

I have a suspicion that, even given the benefit of the doubt, Bow Bergdal will not be answering any questions. He may indeed come from a very good family ( although his father seems to have gone over the edge from this ordeal). But that can’t negate the multiple reports (from people ho claim to have been in his unit) that he wandered off. Also, a few years ago, a reporter named Michael Hastings (yes the one who recently died) wrote a story that featured some damning emails - allegedly authored by Bergdal.

Either there is a very large conspiracy against him - or he deserted.

Through Taliban videos, he has had the opportunity to give ‘his side’....and he stated he fell behind on a patrol. This does not mesh at all with reports that he left behind his weapon, while the unit was in a defensive position for the night. So I’m a little skeptical.

But I am willing to given him the benefit of the doubt. One sincere question: What is the expiration date on that? Because I expect that a year from now, he will not have answered any questions. After a year, would you agree that something is rotten...I believe he and his family will try to use the passage of time to hide the whole truth....so I think there should be an expectation that at some point he respond to the accusations against him.


48 posted on 06/01/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Not to mention the idiotic speech he gave at West Point. Our graduates know he’s false, and not to be trusted.

This new “world dialogue” continues with the new leaders in Afghan (that is to say the new opium cartel tribe that wrested control from the old drug dealing clan leader Hamid Karzai who is now out of office).

This whole thing cascaded after the “surprise” afghan visit to the “troops” and the WH exposed the Afghan CIA chief of station. Our CIA chief is a muslim convert from catholicism and another “arabic” speaker. Convinced he is a turned individual. Obamaumao is clearly a world marxist islamofascist.

This is not incompetence— it is deliberate.


49 posted on 06/01/2014 10:33:15 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: lacrew

It’s true, we may never know.

I find it perfectly believable that he wandered off. The question is why?

Was he drunk? Was he bitter? Had he lost his grip on reality? Was he a deserter? Was he a traitor? Was he trying to get away with something (trading, I don’t know, meeting a girl, switching off with another guy, wanting privacy for a legitimate or illegitimate reason?) Was he kidnapped? Was he tricked? Was he on a covert operation?

Any of the above could be true. I don’t know if we’ll ever know.


50 posted on 06/01/2014 10:33:33 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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