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U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away (It's true)
YAHOO! News AP ^ | 6-2-2014 | KEN DILANIAN and DEB RIECHMANN

Posted on 06/02/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT by servo1969

A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend.

Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted in his freedom in exchange for the release of five detainees who were sent to Qatar from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba.

Even in the first hours of Bergdahl's handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate over whether the exchange would heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees — several senior Taliban figures among them — would find their way back to the fight.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; awol; bergdahl; bergdahlawol; bergdahldeserter; bowebergdahl; bowebergdahlmuslim; deserter; gitmo; kenyanbornmuzzie; obama; rop; scandals; taliban; taliban5
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1 posted on 06/02/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
skin that FPOS alive...
2 posted on 06/02/2014 4:31:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: servo1969
But Susan Rice said he was a POW and served with "dignity."

She wouldn't lie to me, would she?

Wait until Obama finds out about this....boy I hate to be in Rice's shoes when Obama's mad...

3 posted on 06/02/2014 4:31:47 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: servo1969

Taliban: Trade you five terrorists for one terrorist.

Obama: Done!


4 posted on 06/02/2014 4:33:06 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: servo1969

I guess 0h0m0 didn’t see this in the paper back then.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 4:33:24 PM PDT by azishot
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To: servo1969
I think the most interesting part of this article is:

That the Associated Press reported it.

This is currently the headlining article on Yahoo News. And the comments are devastating. You can almost feel the outrage. It's making the IRS, VA, and Benghazi scandals look trivial, in comparison.

Obama approved a deal with terrorists, for a deserter. It can't get much worse than that.

Or can it?

6 posted on 06/02/2014 4:33:40 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: servo1969

If they are this blatant about the lie of the whole, “Separated during combat ops,” fable, something much bigger is going on.

And it ain’t gonna be good.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 4:34:31 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: servo1969

Abd reports indicate the five fine, young men died while out looking for his sorry *ss.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 4:39:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: justlurking

I guess I’m going squirrelly.
Obama and his team can’t have done this without a plan, could they?
This has to deliberate.
Soros wouldn’t let him do something this stupid by accident.
Or is he being setup to take a dive for Hillary?
What’s the long game here?

That’s it. I’m losing it.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 4:39:33 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

When will he get his first star pinned on?


10 posted on 06/02/2014 4:39:50 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: justlurking
I think the most interesting part of this article is:

That the Associated Press reported it.

That fact suggests the media does not think this story can be buried.

As former soldiers speak out on this story it has become clear they will not be silenced. Soldiers who were willing to give their lives for their comrades and their country are not going to back down.

Thank God for honorable and truthful men.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 4:41:34 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: servo1969

This son of bitch needs to be checked and proceed right to courts martial proceedings. Instead he’ll get a general discharge.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 4:43:10 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: servo1969
Someone has the goods on Obama. Yes, yes, we all know he will stand with muzzies first but it really is starting to look like his dirt got "outside" the inner circles of DC (and the power brokers/money purses) and muzzies (muslim brotherhood??) are using their last two years pulling their puppet's strings to get back some key players while instituting bad policy to financially harm America. Think about it; if THAT were true and got out (obama being compromised for multiple years), the Democrat party is finished when the populace begin's to scratch the surface and understand just how many are complicit. The Republicans are up to their eyeballs as well and the TEA Party would re-name them the Whigs.

I do have my tin foil hat on but seriously; things are just too damn blatant anymore. Zero is being sacrificed politically (and possibly worse depending on "what" gets out). What oh what will he do to remain relevant?

13 posted on 06/02/2014 4:43:31 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: servo1969
What’s the long game here?

Read this, and maybe it will make sense:

Negotiating With Terrorists: Inside the Capture and Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

If it's true, this is much bigger than anyone is seeing.

14 posted on 06/02/2014 4:43:56 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

Bammie may have finally stepped over it.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 4:44:04 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: servo1969

Bring him home and then hang him

And then drone the five taliban commanders in Bahrain.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: servo1969

Well, guys, really....they had to do SOMETHING to get the VA scandal off the front pages. It was, and is, eating them alive. However, this little tidbit will add to it rather than take away. It’s definitely waaaayyyyyy past time to impeach the POS.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 4:49:12 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: servo1969

As long as the flukes get their free abortions, the homosexuals get their marriage, and the takers get their EBT cards, none will care about this.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 4:49:26 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: 353FMG
“Taliban: Trade you five terrorists for one terrorist.
Obama: Done!”

You left out a part:

Obama: “Does this move diminish our arrogance in the world and support all those that the US and the West have suppressed for so long? Does this ‘humble’ the US? OK. Done!”

19 posted on 06/02/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ve gotta admit, I was surprised at the boldness of trotting Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to discuss this given her past on Middle-Eastern-Issues-on-Sunday-Talk-Shows...

i.e. Benghazi.

Are we supposed to think she’s a credible spokesperson? Anything she says should automatically be assumed to be the opposite.

K.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 4:50:34 PM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: servo1969

In an article Monday on the Daily Beast website that Bergdahl was not on patrol, as some reports have suggested.

“There was no patrol that night,” he wrote. “Bergdahl was relieved from guard duty, and instead of going to sleep, he fled the outpost on foot. He deserted. I’ve talked to members of Bergdahl’s platoon_including the last Americans to see him before his capture. I’ve reviewed the relevant documents. That’s what happened.”


21 posted on 06/02/2014 4:53:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
What, oh what will he do to remain relevant?

The president, as commander in chief, has sole authority to order the launch of nuclear weapons.

22 posted on 06/02/2014 4:53:39 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: servo1969
Two officials said Monday that the Taliban may have been concerned about his health, as well, since the U.S. had sent the message that it would respond harshly if any harm befell him in captivity.

Yea, so concerned that they held out for five of the most virulent enemies America has.

Where's my comment? Ah, here it is!

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None Dare Call It Treason!

23 posted on 06/02/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: KitJ

I’ve gotta admit, I was surprised at the boldness of trotting Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to discuss this given her past on Middle-Eastern-Issues-on-Sunday-Talk-Shows...

i.e. Benghazi.

Are we supposed to think she’s a credible spokesperson? Anything she says should automatically be assumed to be the opposite.

***Boldness? Sure but I’d say more like arrogance, in your face taunting. They’ll keep pushing because the media carries their water & GOP afraid to be called racists. Whomever thought this would get the VA scandal out of the limelight is sadly mistaken. This “swap” stinks to high heaven.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: onyx

I also read that he was drunk & wandered off. So many stories floating around..


25 posted on 06/02/2014 5:00:58 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: servo1969

Howie Carr and Col. David Hunt of Fox had an interesting radio program this past afternoon. One of the guys who went looking for Bergdahl called in.

http://audio.wrko.com/hosting/media/wrko/3650/6-2-col-hunt.mp3

http://audio.wrko.com/hosting/media/wrko/3650/6-2-bergdahl-released.mp3


26 posted on 06/02/2014 5:01:11 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: rainee

I read that, too.
Drunk is NOT an excuse.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 5:02:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: justlurking
It may not have to get amy worse but I wouldnt discount that being a great likelihood unless this punk is arrested...by the weekend.




28 posted on 06/02/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: servo1969

29 posted on 06/02/2014 5:04:29 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: MeshugeMikey

we can dream!


30 posted on 06/02/2014 5:04:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

“to Dream The Impossible Dream...”

when TIme Magazine goes off on this as they already have....barry MAY be in real trouble.

When the TIME READERS get fed up with barry..he may have a meltdown


31 posted on 06/02/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: servo1969
Of course I'm sure we all realize that we may never find out what really happened to Bergdahl and why he left the base. The circumstances surrounding his release are beginning to make Mr. Obama look bad in the public's eyes.

Heck ... He has already been deemed by the President to have performed "Honorable Service" to this country. My guess is that Mr. Bergdahl is about to suffer some kind of medical complication and will be unable to reveal his side of the story. Either permanently or for at the very least until after the Mid-term elections.

32 posted on 06/02/2014 5:09:04 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: servo1969

I think this guy is not just a deserter, He’s an operative. He is now a muslim and is at war with the U.S. Along with Obamas help they helped get 5 major figures for the Taliban freed to re-enter a war against the U.S.


33 posted on 06/02/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: servo1969

They’ll claim he was a CIA operative working undercover...

And that it is all classified so they can’t say anymore...

So don’t ask anymore questions...


34 posted on 06/02/2014 5:17:15 PM PDT by DB
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Ghost, Da NSA has got the goods on everyone.
I’d really like to see that Snowden/Greenwald list.


35 posted on 06/02/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: rainee

Col. David Hunt on BOR’s just said that this worthless deserter cost the lives of 14 brave soldiers sent out to search for him.

Sickening.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 5:18:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: R_Kangel

Col. David Hood stated that Bergdahl called the base on a cell phone a day or so after he left and TOLD them he deserted! Also, he stated that there have been 14 American’s killed while looking for this POS.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 5:24:57 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Captain7seas

Correction. It’s Col. David Hunt. Not Hood.


38 posted on 06/02/2014 5:26:24 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: onyx

He also mailed his uniform home and left his rifle behind before leaving, so he clearly was not “on patrol.” But obviously, the Taliban wasn’t going to say, oh, see, he just walked up and joined us...cool!


39 posted on 06/02/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: Captain7seas

Ugghh, makes me sick to my stomach..


40 posted on 06/02/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: servo1969

These five will spend a year pre-release in Qatar where they can be recruited to support the rebel struggle in Syria, killing Shiites (including Iran and Hezbolah insurgents) and Alewites (Shiite sect, to include the Assad regime). The Taliban has a pension for killing Shiites, one of these guy is proportedly responsible for the death of 7,000 Shiites. In some cases cutting their throats in front of their wife and children.

This is what Obama (Sunni Muslim), the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni), the Suadi’s (Sunni) and Qatari’s (Sunni) all want.

The Taliban will be on our side now. Hurray! /sarc


41 posted on 06/02/2014 5:37:39 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: livius

Whoa. Mailed his uniform home? Planned well, didn’t he?

Hang him. He caused the deaths of 14 brave soldiers according to Col. Hunt, whom I believe and trust.


42 posted on 06/02/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: headstamp 2
This son of bitch needs to be checked and proceed right to courts martial proceedings. Instead he’ll get a general discharge.

When you're an Obama boot licker it comes easy.

Now, if you are a Marine held in a Mexican prison, well, you get my point.

43 posted on 06/02/2014 5:40:25 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Now that the next election looks like a blowout for the Dems, Obama is becoming dispensable. He is now a lame duck and might not even make it to the finish line. The man hasn’t been cultivating too many friends.


44 posted on 06/02/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: justlurking
Obama approved a deal with terrorists, for a deserter. It can't get much worse than that. Or can it?

Yes it can. There have been numerous times, when I thought those slime bags could not stoop any lower, only to see them stoop lower. Yes, it can, and probably will get worse.

45 posted on 06/02/2014 5:46:32 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: servo1969

Hopefully this will become the Commander in Frauds undoing.


46 posted on 06/02/2014 5:48:05 PM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

AARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH Susan Rice is a POS, and POS is not a harsh enough term for that demonic witch.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: servo1969

Deserters need to be treated like deserters.


48 posted on 06/02/2014 5:54:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: servo1969

Obama helping a fellow Traitor.

Who would have seen that one coming?/s


49 posted on 06/02/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: justlurking
It can't get much worse than that.

Now you've gone and jinxed us.

50 posted on 06/02/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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