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Report: Bowe Bergdahl Wrote a Note Saying He Wanted to Renounce His American Citizenship
The Blaze ^ | 6/3/14 | Zach Noble

Posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:29 AM PDT by jimbo123

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wrote a note expressing a desire to renounce his American citizenship, according to Fox News.

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin reported Tuesday that members of Bergdahl’s unit said he left behind a note saying he felt disillusioned with the Army and wanted to renounce his citizenship before he was captured in 2009.

Griffin reported that the note has not been made public, nor been provided to Fox, but is part of the body of evidence being examined in the classified investigation.

There have been a number of questions surrounding the deal to release Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, including whether Bergdahl really got lost or was actively looking for the Taliban when he was captured.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlcitizenship; deserter; hailey; haileyidaho; husseinobama; talleybohndreamteam; treason
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 10:42:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

That Obama... he’s a shrewd negotiator. /S


2 posted on 06/03/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jimbo123

RE: Griffin reported that the note has not been made public, nor been provided to Fox, but is part of the body of evidence being examined in the classified investigation.

They better safeguard that note, otherwise someone from on high might just burn it.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 10:44:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That Obama is the Traitor in Chief. He knew exactly who Bergdahl is.

And now so do the citizens of Idaho. I wonder what will happen to him there.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 10:45:49 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: jimbo123

Obama just might be in the middle of a big puddle of goo.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 10:47:02 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has the father been put in a lock box yet? Or is Obama still letting him roam free, lol.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 10:47:26 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Veto!

The Bergdahl family need to think about relocating...

How did they manage to pull the wool over the eyes of their small town for all these years?


7 posted on 06/03/2014 10:48:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jimbo123

GARWOOD!,Robert R.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 10:49:20 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: bestintxas





9 posted on 06/03/2014 10:49:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: bestintxas

No chance. Obama could get caught filming a gay snuff film with underage boys in the Oval Office and still wouldn’t be impeached.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 10:50:29 AM PDT by strider44
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To: miss marmelstein

Their small town in ID is a bunch of leftists.

They are probably applauding both Bergdahl’s for everything that they have done.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: jimbo123

If he wasn’t a US citizen what obligation would we have to get him out?

NONE

What a gaping rectum!


12 posted on 06/03/2014 10:52:00 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: miss marmelstein

The people of Hailey, Idaho(Who the Bin Laden looking daddy referred to as “Being a lot like Afghanistan”) still thinks that Berghdahl is a hero, just wait til the truth hits them in the face it won’t be pretty


13 posted on 06/03/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jimbo123
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wrote a note expressing a desire to renounce his American citizenship, according to Fox News.

Really, I don't think this matters to a near-majority of Americans.

I'm certain it doesn't matter to Obama's voting base.

14 posted on 06/03/2014 10:53:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I heard on the radio that the celebration/parade was cancelled.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the army is now thinking of trying him for desertion. This may just be a feint but I’m wondering if the blowback is getting to them.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 10:54:33 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bestintxas

“Obama just might be in the middle of a big puddle of goo.”

I like the theory that BHO’s puppet-masters are finished using him now, and are using this ridiculous prisoner exchange to set up either his impeachment or resignation. Even a blind man could see that BHO is utterly incompetent and completely out of touch. This situation just nails it.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: Veto!
Bergdahl is Berry's kind of soldier. He's a ballet dancing homo who betrayed his country.
17 posted on 06/03/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: miss marmelstein

Try his bin laden looking daddy for treason too..remember the email he sent his father before he deserted..where he called America “Disgusting” and how US troops are a “joke” his father wrote him back saying “Go with your conscience” tell me..if you received a rambling email from your son serving overseas is that all you would write back to him “Go with your conscience?” Something tells me the daddy is very much involved in this..praising Allah, Im thinking the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree


18 posted on 06/03/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steely Tom

19 posted on 06/03/2014 10:57:07 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

So how does that work with the Army? If he renounced his citizenship, can the Army still court-martial him? Does the Army have any authority over him at all at this (non-citizen) point?

Any vets or active-duty who can address the UCMJ on this?


20 posted on 06/03/2014 10:58:12 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: jimbo123

Dinesh D’souaa is going to prison, 5 Taliban terrorists are going free.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jimbo123

Overheard by the Rose bushes in the garden:

Bob Bergdahl: “Mr. President, I feel I must tell you something. I swear by the Prophet (PBUH) it’s the truth, and I just hope you take this the right way. Bowe left a note with his unit renouncing his American citizenship.”

Soebarkah: “Really?? Me too!! When I was 20 I did something that legally renounced my US citizenship. I was in Indonesia and I decided to renew the passport my mom and step-dad got for me as a child, which I had to do before I turned 21. I wanted to be able to freely come and go from Indonesia as I pleased and also to travel to other countries without being identified as an American. They told me that under their law I had to choose, I could either be an Indonesian or an American but not both. Remember, Americans had just elected the fascist reactionary Ronald Reagan. Later, I saw that everything I feared about him was true when he tried to crush the socialist movement in Nicaragua and litter Europe with missiles. So it wasn’t a hard choice. But of course I didn’t tell the Americans what I did! Hahahahahaha!”

Bob Bergdahl: “Wait, I thought it wasn’t a problem for people to have dual passports?”

Soebarkah: “Not if you voluntarily do it as an adult, and the country you get the other passport from requires you to state that you relinquish all other nationalities because they don’t allow dual citizenship.”

Bob Bergdahl: “Oh I see. Hahahahahaha!”

Mrs. Bergdahl: “Hahahahahaha!”

Soebarkah: “Anyway, don’t worry about that, Bob. Unlike what I did, just leaving a note is not enough to revoke his American citizenship.”

Bob Bergdahl: “Thank you, thank you Mr. President. You are truly most gracious and merciful, like the Prophet (PBUH) says of Allah, Bism’Allah alrahman alraheem.”

Soebarkah: [Bows reverently.]


22 posted on 06/03/2014 11:00:48 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: jimbo123

So he hates the USA. That’s why he got special treatment from the oval office.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: jimbo123

If this traitor wants to give up his USA citizenship, maybe he can sell it to a certain Occupant of the WH ?


24 posted on 06/03/2014 11:01:37 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The father is at the bottom of this filthy story. Sort of a psychological version of Munchausen by Proxy.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They will believe what they want to believe. Like Stockholm Syndrome, they are emotionally vested in this situation for the past 5 years. It will be painful & nearly impossible for them to realize they were wrong.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Thank goodness for the Daily Mail and the Canadian press.

Our press corps are repulsive.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 11:03:27 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
So how does that work with the Army? If he renounced his citizenship, can the Army still court-martial him?

Non-citizens sometimes join the Army. They are subject to UCMJ.

28 posted on 06/03/2014 11:05:01 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: jimbo123

Another reason the CIA chief honcho was outed. Did he make sure to leave stuff behind?


29 posted on 06/03/2014 11:07:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MeshugeMikey
Arrest.

Charge.

Try.

Convict.

Sentence.

Imprison or Execute.

30 posted on 06/03/2014 11:07:50 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Another reason why Karzai refused to meet with Obama last week.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 11:08:08 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
How in the hell can Susan Rice even step outside in public?

Who gave Susan Rice her talking points this time? ...Obama's bus driving Dude?

32 posted on 06/03/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Starstruck

Right, but what happens when a citizen joins and then renounces?


33 posted on 06/03/2014 11:09:21 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
IIRC, renouncing your citizenship requires a bit more.

I'm betting he will be court matialed before the week is out....particularly because guys died looking for this little ____________.

34 posted on 06/03/2014 11:10:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kinsman redeemer

executions far far cheaper !


35 posted on 06/03/2014 11:14:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Hes not gonna lay any eggs anyway!!


36 posted on 06/03/2014 11:14:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/legal-considerations/us-citizenship-laws-policies/renunciation-of-citizenship.html


37 posted on 06/03/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: miss marmelstein
Check this out: Bethany Bowra ‏@BethanyBowra 2m Umm... RT @codepink: Hi @bobbergdahl - please check your DM! Thanks :) LOL Code Pink wants to talk to the Taliban looking daddy gee I wonder why..maybe toe have a playdate
38 posted on 06/03/2014 11:19:43 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: miss marmelstein

On another thread it was explained that two counties voted for Obama . This one ( old hippies ) and Robert Redford’s ( old Hollywood ) .


39 posted on 06/03/2014 11:24:33 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: jimbo123

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 13m
Hse GOP aide says DoD contacted Congressional aide Sat am to inform of #Bergdahl release. DoD acknowledged actions didn’t meet the law.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 11:25:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: peeps36
He's a ballet dancing homo

Literally? Or he acts like one?

41 posted on 06/03/2014 11:25:46 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Nothing. Every jailhouse lawyer at Leavenworth would be doing that if it worked.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 11:26:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Right, but what happens when a citizen joins and then renounces?

He is still in the service until discharged.

43 posted on 06/03/2014 11:26:45 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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44 posted on 06/03/2014 11:29:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Sacajaweau

And the answer is:

802. ARTICLE 2. PERSONS SUBJECT TO THIS CHAPTER01. General Provisions

(a) The following persons are subject to this chapter:

(1) Members of a regular component of the armed forces, including those awaiting discharge after expiration of their terms of enlistment; volunteers from the time of their muster or acceptance into the armed forces; inductees from the time of their actual induction into the armed forces; and other persons lawfully called or ordered into, or to duty in or for training in the armed forces, from the dates when they are required by the terms of the call or order to obey it.

(b) The voluntary enlistment of any person who has the capacity to understand the significance of enlisting in the armed forces shall be valid for purposes of jurisdiction under subsection (a) and change of status from civilian to member of the armed forces shall be effective upon the taking of the oath of enlistment.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person serving with an armed force who–

(1) Submitted voluntarily to military authority;

(2) met the mental competence and minimum age qualifications of sections 504 and 505 of this title at the time of voluntary submissions to military authority:

(3) received military pay or allowances; and

(4) performed military duties: is subject to this chapter until such person’s active service has been terminated in accordance with law or regulations promulgated by the Secretary concerned.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 11:29:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Thank goodness for the Daily Mail and the Canadian press. Our press corps are repulsive.

Yep! We have to get our news from foreign sources for it to be honest.

46 posted on 06/03/2014 11:36:03 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: jimbo123

What the heck is the half-Kenyan in the White Hut thinking? Unbelievable.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Sacajaweau

Thank you.

Relevant sections:

B. ELEMENTS OF RENUNCIATION

A person wishing to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship:

appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer,
in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate);
and sign an oath of renunciation

Renunciations that do not meet the conditions described above have no legal effect. 

E. TAX & MILITARY OBLIGATIONS /NO ESCAPE FROM PROSECUTION

Persons who wish to renounce U.S. citizenship should be aware of the fact that renunciation of U.S. citizenship may have no effect whatsoever on his or her U.S. tax or military service obligations (contact the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Selective Service for more information). In addition, the act of renouncing U.S. citizenship does not allow persons to avoid possible prosecution for crimes which they may have committed in the United States, or escape the repayment of financial obligations previously incurred in the United States or incurred as United States citizens abroad.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: blueunicorn6

(*snort*)

Very good point.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 11:39:59 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: jimbo123
This Bergdahl is nothing but a low-life, stinking turncoat, who is responsible for 6 American deaths trying to rescue his sorry ass, and probably helped kill others while working with the Jihadists. I say try him and fry him.

BTW, Odumsh*t & Co. really thot they were going to score points with this stunt, and now its blowing up in their faces. The parade in Bergdahl's hometown has been cancelled. I'll just bet Obama or one of his stooges planned to show up there and bask in some of the "glory." Obama, Kerry, Hegel and the rest of them are the most incompetent bunch who has ever run this country, bar none. Even Jimmuh ibn Qartar, aka Jimmy Carter, is John Wayne compared to Barak Hussein Obama.
50 posted on 06/03/2014 11:56:06 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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