Skip to comments.Meet Army MSG Mark Allen, hero wounded in search for Bowe Bergdahl
Posted on 06/03/2014 6:16:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
This is what a real hero looks like.
Army MSG Mark Allens wife writes on the Facebook site, Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor:
Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He cant give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a hero again?!? Sick.
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this site won’t let you post photos like this one.Not sure what the problem is..maybe the https part of it
Looks like it is a problem with my firefox. I can see it with google but it puts up a blank with firefox
I noted there was a space padded on the URL after the last character. That may have been it. Other than that, the standard ‘IMG SRC’ tag worked fine.
Some kind of conflict issue. Your post shows blank with my firefox but it shows up with Chrome
This photo should create a double madness factor. Not only is he a shell of a man because of Bowe, but the VA will screw over his healthcare because of Obama.
To paraphrase Edmund Burke: "An unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle".
Question for Freepers: Do you make the same exchange if Bergdahl was a normal POW?
Israel once exchanged something like 800 Hezbollah fighters for the dead body of one of their soldiers. Something like that certainly sends an important message to one’s own troops - you will not be left behind.
I hope this kid gets killed by the knock out game.
My prayers and heart goes out to the family of this hero.
Someone may fixate on Bowe and his family.Too bad.
Mark sustained a penetrating gunshot wound to the head on July 8, 2009 while serving in Afghanistan. He has very limited communicatin skills and spent 2.5 years undergoing extensive Rehabiliation at the James A Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, FL. In December 2011, Mark and our family finally returned home. Please take a moment to read about his progress and about our family’s journey.
What I do object to is Bergdahl not immediately being arrested and sent to Leavenworth for desertion and treason.
The military knew where he was for years. They could have “rescued” him but didn’t think he was worth “saving”.
This was a political move, not a military move.
Another soldier who claims to have been part of a 35-man mission to retrieve Bergdahl, wrote in a blog posting, Here is what I know, not from hearsay, but because I was there. Bergdahl became a sympathizer, walked off his post to seek out the Taliban in order to join their ranks, to help and live with them.
If an honest military investigation starting from when Bergdahl disappeared showed him to be a deserter, then I absolutely object to the exchange. If he could have been captured (some would call it “rescue”), then tried by court martial and punished appropriately, I would not object.
But to release 5 men who are sworn enemies - illegal combatants, to boot - for a deserter is treason in and of itself, IMO.
It was an “Ace In the Hole”, meant to be used at the right time to deflect from another scandal.
“However, Nadeem added that Bergdahl gave him basic ambush training and taught him how to disassemble a Nokia cell phone to build a remote control for roadside bombs.”
I really hope America didn’t negotiate with terrorists over a deserter that 6 men died looking for. Like, REALLY hope. Sadly, I smell a fish
Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 03, 2014
The former intelligence official who spoke with The Times corroborated that assertion but declined to offer further details, saying only that the deal turned out the way it did because the administration wanted to close the door on this no matter what the price was.
Behold ur MSM! Despicable! >Ed Schultz Coins New Term for GOP Concern Over POW Swap: ‘Berghazi’ shar.es/VV3tK via @BreitbartNews
Victor Warden (@lightning7876) June 03, 2014
switch to pale moon since firefox has fallen to the gay mafia
it’s “couldn’t give a damn”
its probably some setting I have used. I can see pictures that don’t have the “s” in https:// etc
It’s important to differentiate between the search missions that were conducted immediately after Bergdahl walked off post. Those were conducted by members of his battalion and other infantry units. Those troops had no choice; they were told to look for the deserter, and six good men died in the process.
Later, the task of hunting for Bergdahl fell on JSOC assets. By that time, their operations and intel specialists had the complete file on the “missing” soldier and the circumstances surrounding his departure. They rightly judged that Bergdahl wasn’t worth the life of a single Ranger, Green Beret, SEAL, Air Force Combat Controller or PJ.
It would be interesting to know who had the veto power on Bergdahl rescue missions in the SOF community? Was it in theater, or did the authority lie at JSOC, or Special Operations Command in Tampa.
If only the grunts who looked for him in the summer of 2009 had the same option...
Why didn’t our Sr. drone killer fire a missile into his classroom.
Well trading five thug leaders for a deserter is like letting five murderers out of prison to .....let a thief out of jail.....
WHAT does this piece of rat filth posing as our POTUS have to do to get impeached? Seriously, what does this guy have to do? Should he hold a press conference and announce he is giving nukes to Al-Qaeda? Should he line up a bunch of people and have them all shot dead on National TV? Seriously, because it seems to me this guy can do absolutely anything he wants and these wet butt pussy ass mofos posing as Republicans aren’t going to do shet about it!
President Obama met with his former secretary of State for lunch on Thursday, two days before it was announced that Bowe Bergdahl had been released from captivity in exchange for five high-profile Taliban prisoners.
That’s so true...And another sad thing is we can’t do anything about it...I don’t know if votes mean anything anymore???
Our country has been taken over...occupied...and we all hear a lot of talk about “fixing” things...Taking the country back...
But NOTHING ever gets done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We should be used to it by now, if you question ANYTHING mac daddy does or says it’s because he’s black. If clinton gets elected and you do the same to her it will be because you hate women.
Frying pan into fire.
What a great choice.
I saw this coming as soon as Obongo thew his hat into the ring- he’ll get.with murder (and he has, literally) because you cannot go against or say anything against him because he’s black. If you do, your rasist.
Barack O*******bama needs to be impeached, removed, tried and convicted of treason, and punished to the fullest extent of the law.
I disagree. Obama is taunting us, pushing the limits. As with Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the VA scandal, he knows nothing will happen, he can do whatever he wishes and there will be no repercussions. I expect his behavior to escalate. Congress has shown they will not act.
Question for Freepers: Do you make the same exchange if Bergdahl was a normal POW?Here's a "normal POW" with the answer to your queation:
The news cycle is currently focused on the swap to release Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl five Taliban commanders for the Idaho native but many Americans still remain held abroad by nefarious regimes or terrorists.
One of those, a Marine veteran who served with distinction in Iraq, specifically said last fall that, even though his unlawful imprisonment in Iran was taking a horrible toll, he would not want his release to come from any sort of swap with Iran.
From our Yellow Ribbon Project story on Flagstaff, Ariz., native Sgt. Amir Hekmati:
Amir took his case directly to Kerry in a letter smuggled out of prison and obtained by the Guardian in September. After thanking Kerry for lobbying on his behalf, Amir stressed that the confessions on false charges were obtained by force, threats, miserable prison conditions, and prolonged periods of solitary confinement.
This is part of a propaganda and hostage taking effort by Iranian intelligence to secure the release of Iranians abroad being held on security-related charges. Iranian intelligence has suggested through my court-appointed lawyer Mr. Hussein Yazdi Samadi that I be released in exchange for 2 Iranians being held abroad, Amir wrote in the letter confirmed authentic by his family. I had nothing to do with their arrest, committed no crime, and see no reason why the U.S. Government should entertain such a ridiculous proposition. I do not wish to set a precedent for others that may be unlawfully (obtained) for political gain in the future.
While my family and I have suffered greatly I will accept nothing but my unconditional release, he continued. The very same suffering that the 3 American hikers have recently suffered and many others by these unlawful tactics. My hope is that those individuals within the Iranian government who respect rule of law and international ethics will intervene in my case. As someone of Iranian heritage, I hope that the Iranian people will also support me and call on their government to respect my legal rights.
Hekmati has been held by Iran for 1,007 days, initially sentenced to death on a trumped-up charge of conspiracy to commit espionage and now serving a 10-year sentence after a quickie closed-door trial for collaboration with the U.S. government. Though some on Capitol Hill have championed his case, the family needs the traction of public outrage to put adequate pressure on the powers that be.
The Yellow Ribbon Project is a portal to bring together the stories of those held or missing abroad. Readers can learn background and updates of ongoing cases, find out how to get involved, and even submit tips while hearing from the families, lawmakers, government entities and more.
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