Skip to comments.Anger Explodes Over Treatment of Bergdahl’s Release as Veterans, Troops Call Him a Deserter
Posted on 06/02/2014 9:55:47 PM PDT by kristinn
For all the yellow ribbons strewn across his hometown in Idaho and the gratitude expressed by his parents in an emotional visit to the White House on Saturday, its looking increasingly unlikely that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a heros welcome when he returns to the United States after nearly five years in Taliban captivity.
From military forums across the country, a groundswell of anger is rising over the Obama administrations silence on perhaps the most controversial question surrounding the deal that freed Bergdahl in exchange for five senior Taliban members: Was he a deserter?
So far, the U.S. government has shied away from the long-nagging question, which raged anew Monday with growing clamor on the Internet about the circumstances of Bergdahls disappearance from his units small forward position in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.
Military-related blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages were filled with screeds from commenters accusing Bergdahl of being a traitor or a Taliban collaborator. The online publication The Daily Beast published a nearly 2,000-word first-person account by a former Army infantry officer who said he was privy to details of Bergdahls disappearance and who stated flatly that he was a deserter, and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.
The mother of one of six soldiers whove been identified as being killed in circumstances related to the search for Bergdahl was furious over the opaque handling of the case, telling Army Times that the Pentagon really owes the parents of these fallen soldiers the truth.
But instead of addressing the desertion issue head-on, complained many military analysts and war veterans, the Obama administration is allowing the debate to fester, only deepening the skepticism of current and former service members who demand to know how Bergdahl left his unit,...
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Clearly a Deserter wanting to go native who ran into jihad on the ground beyond his limited imagination.
“Tidal wave of fury building up,” is putting it mildly, IMHO.
And, the issue of whether he gets to keep his pay for the past 5 years is another matter, too!
I hear the Caliph is looking for a new VA chief.
What a pathetic collection of childish idiots run this White House. . beginning with the biggest adolescent punk of them all. . little Barry.
Funny, I happen to think the McClatchy papers are filled with screeds.
Have read so many differing accounts and am still putting 2 + 2 together. Discouraging that have seen very little that appears authentic or is purposeful that little to nothing is appear that can be substantiated as authentic and that is why keep coming up with 2 + 2 = 3, 5 or 6. Guess am slower than used to be.
I was just about to post that Facebook has gone bonkers over this.
F’ this bastard POS. I hope he steps on a GD landmine. A traitor scumbag whose lousy existence cost the lives of at least 5 American soldiers.
I’ve e-mailed the mayor of Hailey and am trying to coordinate local VFW members to contact Idaho VFW and get them to pledge not to get involved in any ‘hero worship ‘ for this man .
There needs to be a thorough MILITARY , non civilian , non political , public investigation . Prominently featuring the testimony of the soldiers that served with him and were a party to the days leading up to and after his disappearance . THEY KNOW and THEY should be heard , above all others
The reason the dip$hits in the Obama Admin keep running into PR buzz saws like this is that they cannot even conceive that traitors are actually bad.
Active Duty ping.
All available Patriots ought go to Hailey and hold up pictures of the soldiers who died looking for this guy.
The more I study this situation the more am coming to believe the first, second and third horses have been ridden onto the world stage. Am wondering if there has been devised a method to bring the fourth rider onto the world stage, ahead of schedule, to usher in the final three sixes?
Best idea have seen.
Major Hassan kept every dime for the five years before his trial.
I think this explains a lot:
That is king Barry to you.
Good job LeoWindhorse. I emailed the city admin, didn’t have the mayor’s email.
Have to agree the world is full of information. This is why I have to go with Leo Windhorse’s idea at post #10.
I posted this on another thread; fits here too:
I have a bit of a different slant on this issue, and Ill bet Im not too far off the mark. I think the son, Bowe, who may have initially switched to Islam to save his neck, so to speak, jumped in with both feet and became a true believer. I bet he was in on teaching his new fellow Muzzies how to make bombs and was slamming the U.S. twice as much as his newfound buddies, while growing his beard out. I think he saw himself as one of them, now trusted by them and a fellow Jihad travellor.
However, what Bowe didnt bargain for was that his fellow Islamists were getting ready to throw him under the bus in order to liberate 5 real Afghan Taliban, being held at Gitmo as prisoners. What Bowe didnt bargain on, was that the Taliban would want 5 real Jihadists back in their fold, especially ones that were probably the brains behind many an attack on Westerners, preferably on U.S. ones. And the Taliban was more than happy to trade in one faux Jihadist for 5 real ones. That hadnt entered into Bowes equation.
Now Bowe has been traded in for the 5 Gitmo Jihadists, and Im sure he is exceedingly bewildered and feeling very betrayed. He thought he was one of them, a fellow Jihadist. Now he has been jilted and sent back to what he now considers the enemy, thats us. And could end up in the klink back in the good old USA for desertion to boot. What a culture shock.
Hence he doesnt want to speak the enemys language, thats English. So Pops (I cant say a chip off the old block as Pops IS the old block) who seems to have mimicked his sons Islamist propensities, speaks to his son who wont speak English, in Arabic. How jolly, how easily Pops and son will be able to communicate with one another when Bowe gets home. Poor young Bowe, hes got to be one big psychological mess right now; hes neither fish nor fowl, just a lonely Jihadist without a country. The fun begins.
The situation is totally bizarre.
My apology Leo for keeping you pinged. Please see Leo's idea at post #10. Is an idea more than worthy of consideration.
Ah, so typically McClatchy. As if deserting from a small forward position is so much less. important than deserting from, what? A large forward position?
The whole messy abortion flunks the smell test, including the role of the puke's parents.
Considering this was a McClatchy story, quite an indictment !
When did the pos father turn to the dark side? If it was before the traitor son joined the Army this would add a whole other dimension to the story.
This story sounds eerily similar to the traitorous schems of one John F Kerry. He gets a multitude of purple hearts for putting his own men in danger and he attempted to desert his men when under attack. The bad mouthing American soldiers in front of the world stage. To me that is one traitorous POS and this guy sounds a lot like Kerry in those regards.
I think I read one of the Regime's flacks asked "What's the big deal? It's like the release of our people from Iran"
Coffee sprewed all over my living room on that one.
Agree totally except they speak Pashtun or Dari in Ashcanistan, not Arabic. The Weirdometer here is maxing out; my wife asked if the father is Amish & I said that’s not an Amish nor a Duck Dynasty beard, it’s an Islamic one as the father goes muzzie native in seeking his son’s release.
The father of this deserter also said “salaam aleikum” IIRC.
Mom is looking like the Milf next door.
Obama is all over her.
Dad has gone full Muzzie
Junior won’t speak American any more.
Welcome to liberal America 2014
here ya go :
Being as they are all a bunch of traitors, you would think they would recognize another traitor when they see one.
Sincere appreciation Leo. May your idea at post #10 be the course taken. It is (imho) the best course and should be followed up by our Military and our Citizens. Cutting obama out of the loop is the safest course till the facts can come to the surface without media and obama spin doctors. Btw ... no thanks are due me. Special Thanks are due you though Leo. Thank You!!!
Libs screaming eff the vets. He is a traitor, therefore he is their hero.
I trust our soldiers , sailors , airmen and Marines and most officers up to CPT , then the political / career aspirations can take over . Fortunately there is still a higher officer corps that are true to the oaths and who are not at all pleased about their C&C . But they have to be super careful or their active duty careers will fall to the relentless administration collectors of ‘observations and information’ . How / why any continue to serve this Admin I can barely understand . At what point is the future of America greater than obedience to a standardized and accepted chain of command , even when that chain has become utterly corrupt and is contributing the endangerment of whatever America ever shall be in the future . How can they support that ? Will they too one day say “ I was just following orders” ?
BO is always kissing his staff. Kathleen Seboobiehead, etc. he kisses them. And he calls the by their first names. It’s not a cocktail party
It is so inappropriate
But what I saw tonight burned my eyes. Have been avoiding video, the father is too weird to look at. He is such a strange person
But BO is walking with the wife way ahead of the disassociated husband and what? BO totally has his a around her waist. He has his hand on her hip
It is the strangest behavior
If boner were not as inappropriate and addictive as these people we would not be subjected to this
These people are all zoned out
The mother acts stoned absolutely weak and unreactive.
It’s like ugh what rats do when they’re cornered. Oh, I’m in trouble over the vets? Ok I’ll just pull a passive AGGRESSIVE stunt aimed at them
Who’ll stop me? The only general officers left are so protective of their pensions they’ve been rendered eunuch.
It was bizzzzzare
It seems odd that the father says “I am your father”. What’s that about?
**In 2010, the Daily Mail in the U.K. reported that Sgt. Bergdahl was actively helping the Taliban by teaching them bomb making skills and ambush skills.**
Why is the press in the UK more on top of this story than the US? ////rhetorical
So why would the Obama regime give away the crown jewels in the war against the Taliban for a soldier who was a deserter and a collaborator?
This scandal is going to be bigger than Benghazi.