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Ex-Taliban POW to meet family at Fort Sam (TX)
San Antonio Express ^ | 06/01/2014 | Sig Christenson

Posted on 06/01/2014 9:38:53 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

Bergdahl, released Saturday by the Taliban after being held captive nearly five years, will reunite with his family in San Antonio when he is flown here to be evaluated at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Bergdahl, 28, will begin a reintegration process at the sprawling medical center, which has treated thousands of troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and has experience with former POWs.

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He'll undergo more medical exams and structured debriefings at Landstuhl, and likely remain there three days before coming to San Antonio to be with family, receive additional care and face final debriefings.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; awol; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; gitmo; texas

1 posted on 06/01/2014 9:38:53 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Will he be able to speak to them in English?


2 posted on 06/01/2014 9:39:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wonder if there will be protests outside of SAMMC?


3 posted on 06/01/2014 9:40:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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4 posted on 06/01/2014 9:42:14 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: BuckeyeTexan

and then prison I assume?


5 posted on 06/01/2014 9:43:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

One can only hope.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 9:43:51 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
POW or someone who deserted the Army to join the Taliban? Curious how his father seems to be a radical Muslim. You know, this really stinks of yet another Obama scam designed to help enemies of the USA which is only about the 10 billionth time he's committed treason, but oh that's all perfectly OK to the RINO party isn't it. He just keeps getting more and more blatant. I guess next we'll be seeing Khalid Sheik Mohammed given the Congressional Medal of honor.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 9:46:19 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I can assure you from close second hand knowledge that Bowe’s father is not a Muslim.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 9:49:12 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

So this traitorous POS is meeting his mooslum family?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 9:50:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He should be in custody until and if the military clears him.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 9:53:01 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

While in San Antonio, he can go to the cemetery at Fort Sam Houston and visit the grave of 2LT Darryn Andrews, one of the members of his unit who was KIA looking for the deserting, traitorous sonofabitch.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 9:53:09 PM PDT by twister881
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Ex-Taliban POW to meet family at Fort Sam (TX)

Mission accomplished!

12 posted on 06/01/2014 9:53:37 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Persevero; GrandJediMasterYoda
I can assure you from close second hand knowledge that Bowe’s father is not a Muslim.

So, what's with all the Twitter-quackin'?

13 posted on 06/01/2014 9:59:08 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

“So, what’s with all the Twitter-quackin’? “

I don’t know, honestly. Is it even real? I know Twitters can be faked and hijacked.

These folks are being reported as “Calvinists” by CNN and etc., and it is true, they are members of reformed Pres. church, homeschooled their kids, this has been for decades.

Here on FR they are being called California liberals and the like, just not so, they (and Bowe) grew up in Idaho, and while his parents lived in California for some time lately, they were still members of a conservative reformed Presbyterian church.

If Mr. Bergdahl Sr. has someone turned it has been VERY recent, and frankly I very much doubt it.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:54 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: twister881

Texas Freepers down that way could take some charcoal rubbings of Andrews’ headstone and post them outside of SAMMC.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 10:07:54 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“receive additional care and face final debriefings.”

This sob needs to face a firing squad.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 10:10:05 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Persevero

Forget Twitter. Why did he praise Allah at the press conference today? No Christian I know praises Allah.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 10:10:34 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

How about Fort Leavenworth instead?


18 posted on 06/01/2014 10:17:01 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

” Why did he praise Allah at the press conference today? “

I wasn’t aware that he had. Source? I don’t mean to be confrontational but I’d like to see the video or transcript or whatever. That would completely shock me.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 10:17:36 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

While he’s here, how about explaining that desertion and aiding of terrorists to the families of those who were killed because of him. Bgill Jr.’s young friend and classmate was killed by an IED in that same province.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 10:18:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Persevero

“At the end of brief event, the soldier’s father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”

After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/01/obama-submits-to-taliban-demands-allows-praise-for-allah/#ixzz33SMk7CbS


21 posted on 06/01/2014 10:23:42 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Agree, good idea.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 10:25:20 PM PDT by twister881
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To: porter_knorr

I read the whole article and watched the video, and didn’t hear any praise of Allah.

I’ll take your word for it. I don’t speak Pashto. I don’t find it objectionable for Bowe or his dad to speak it. If I were held captive by Pashto speaking people for five years I suppose I’d speak it, too. I hear (who knows if it’s true) that it’s Bowe’s main language now. Who knows what sort of brain washing or torture he endured? I don’t. If I heard my POW son was speaking only Pashto I’d try to learn it, too.

I’m not excusing praising Allah if that’s what happened. But Bergdahl Sr is or at least was a member of a Bible believing church for decades, so it’s a recent turn if it’s a turn at all.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 10:28:05 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

I don’t thing Bergdahl Sr. is a Muslim. My take is that he has been so fixated on getting Bowe released that his is a case of “Stockholm syndrome” by proxy.

I don’t know for sure, but if my kid made a choice to abandon his post and it cost the lives of others, it would sure be tempting to find comfort in rationalizing it away, especially if I had no military background.

Yeah, I can see why somebody would go there. Sad, really.

But that doesn’t make it right.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 10:37:35 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1

“I don’t know for sure, but if my kid made a choice to abandon his post and it cost the lives of others, it would sure be tempting to find comfort in rationalizing it away, especially if I had no military background.”

I could see that. It would be hard to admit your son was a traitor or went crazy or similar.

I don’t know that Bowe is a traitor OR that he went crazy, just pointing out possible scenarios.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 10:44:03 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

They are not my words...you asked for a link. I supplied one of many that are reporting it.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 10:59:43 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: dfwgator

His family won’t be able to speak to them in English


27 posted on 06/01/2014 11:24:59 PM PDT by stanne
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To: cherry

Some “high ranking” Dept. of Def. person has already said he doesn’t think anything will come of the defection thing, it’s been 5 years, isn’t that enough?

Disgusting! The man walked away from his unit, his commitment and his country. Whatever he got, he deserved.


28 posted on 06/02/2014 12:15:44 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Persevero

I can assure you from close second hand knowledge that Bowe’s father is not a Muslim.


Then why is he praising what his son has done for the Afghani people, praising Allah and speaking their language? Why the beard? Why is he advocating via Twitter and who knows how else, for more to be released from Gitmo?


29 posted on 06/02/2014 12:17:23 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Does anyone here believe the news media will apologize for sucking up the Obama regime’s lies about this guy? /rhetorical

Bowe B. was a deserter who sought out terriorists that he could aid. That aid led to a half dozen or so US military personnel being killed while looking for him. He was taken in by a group based in Pakistan and taken there; not by the Taliban in Afghanistan. ...He should be tried under the UCMJ as a deserter and traitor.

His father is a convert to Islam and praised Bowe for helping the Afghanistans.


30 posted on 06/02/2014 12:38:43 AM PDT by octex
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To: Persevero

Sorry - I didn’t read far enough and saw that you answered most of my questions due to others having posed them.


31 posted on 06/02/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Persevero

From your own home page on Free Republic:

“Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” source?

I guess you are taking your own advice.


32 posted on 06/02/2014 1:38:02 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Call the scum what he is, a GD deserter NOT a POW.


33 posted on 06/02/2014 2:11:24 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I think I understand why. The father taught himself phrases over the past couple of years. From the NY Post:
“Bergdahl is speaking in what appears to be Pashto, said his dad, Bob Bergdahl. It was not clear whether his son can still even speak English, Bob said.
When the father spoke to his son — for the first time in five worried years — it was to say both in Pashto and English, “I am your father, Bowe.””

http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-americas-last-known-pow/


34 posted on 06/02/2014 4:38:01 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

When Bergdahl got on the helicopter, he wrote a two-letter question, “SF?” (Meaning “Special Forces?”) One of the guys answered, “Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time.” Bergdahl broke down and cried.

He speaks and understands English. He might be having trouble remembering to speak it - as did Amanda Knox when she first left Italy - but he can communicate in English.


35 posted on 06/02/2014 6:00:35 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Persevero

He said Ameen which is how muslims say Amen. That’s all the proof I need. I would never say Ameen in a million years.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 7:09:52 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I wouldn’t do a Muslim amen, either, and I’m not defending, except if maybe he was unaware or was coached to do it to keep a fragile son from imploding or whatever, which I know is still a stretch.

Yet what else are we to believe?

That a man, the head of a family of four, who has been a member in good standing for decades of Bible believing conservative churches, committed to the point of home schooling his kids etc., with no history of Islam or whatever, has suddenly turned? It is possible but not very believable, either.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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