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US army chief Dempsey: Bowe Bergdahl could be prosecuted
BBC ^ | 3 June 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by kingattax

President Obama: "Regardless of the circumstances.... we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity" Continue reading the main story

The top-ranking US military officer has raised the possibility Sgt Bowe Bergdahl could be prosecuted if he abandoned his post before his capture.

Gen Martin Dempsey wrote Sgt Bergdahl, 28, "is innocent until proven guilty".

But he said the Army would not dismiss "misconduct if it occurred".

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama defended his decision to free five senior Taliban leaders to secure Sgt Bergdahl's release on Saturday after five years in Taliban captivity.

'No conditions' In Warsaw, Mr Obama said the US had a "pretty sacred rule" not to leave soldiers behind, arguing that the most important consideration was to bring home a young American held captive for five years.

"We don't leave our men or women in uniform behind and that dates back to the earliest days," Mr Obama said at a news conference. "Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity. Period. We don't condition that."

Since Sgt Bergdahl's release on Saturday, a growing chorus of opposition Republicans have criticised the president's decision to order the prisoner swap.

They have attacked the president for undertaking what they describe as negotiations with terrorists, and say the transfer of five Taliban senior prisoners from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar, puts Americans at risk.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl
how about a court martial ? there already has been a Pentagon investigation of bergdahl done in 2010.

Fox News has reported today that the conclusion of the investigation was that bergdahl had deserted and had not been 'captured' !

1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I think the original plan was to trade Ambassador Stevens for these 5 guys (not the blind sheik)


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:08 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kingattax

So now what does Obama do? Let the military put him on trial as a deserter after he gave away the farm to get him back?

Kinda reinforces the stupidity of the swap, then, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:35 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: kingattax

Fox News has reported today that the conclusion of the investigation was that bergdahl had deserted and had not been ‘captured’ !

and they were having a problem finding all the material pertaining to his case


4 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kingattax

by who?
Holder?
This mooselimb obammy?
The military who hasn’t anyone left with any balls?
Congress who can’t impeach a criminal negro?
Get real.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 11:59:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: kingattax

But he will not be. So long as Obama occupies the White House, this will never come to pass.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 11:59:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kingattax

He’s not the “Army chief” he’s the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is not the same thing at all. He is an Army officer, but doesn’t run the Army. He’s above that guy.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:00:01 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: kingattax

Not gonna happen.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Cowboy Bob

obozo has been playing with the lives of US troops in afghanistan for years.

i would bet grandpa’s hat that he really loves and admires the taliban and doesn’t consider them the enemy at all.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Obama would be embarrassed by anything other than calling this man a hero. Therefore he will be given a medal and will quietly disappear. Later, he’ll go to Pakistan on his own and return “home.”


10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: kingattax
Any prosecution or Court Martial finding Bergdahl guilty as a deserter to the enemy WILL NEVER HAPPEN, AS THAT WOULD FURTHER EMBARRASS OBAMA. Further, any such trial will be delayed delayed delayed until way past 2016. They'll keep him in the hospital for as long as they can, OFF LIMITS TO THE MEDIA, on some trumped up and BOGUS health issue.
11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: kingattax

> Fox News has reported today that the conclusion of the investigation was that bergdahl had deserted and had not been ‘captured’ !

Sounds like there are some pissed off people in the Pentagon that are determined to keep this from “disappearing”. Bravo.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: kingattax
The Pentagon protects al Qaeda WHO BOMBED THEM.

The Pentagon protects Enemy Domestic.



13 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kingattax
Gen Martin Dempsey wrote Sgt Bergdahl, 28, "is innocent until proven guilty".

Would that THIS guy had gotten the same consideration...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/army-officer-convicted-in-shooting-deaths-of-2-afghans/2013/08/01/6ec9aca6-fae0-11e2-a369-d1954abcb7e3_story.html

14 posted on 06/03/2014 12:02:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kingattax

There’s not enough testosterone in the entire Pentagon to get the boy “prosecuted”. Barry O, Eric the Holder and their commie ‘RAT Smidgens will never allow it to happen.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: alancarp

> Let the military put him on trial as a deserter after he gave away the farm to get him back?

Maybe the objective was to embarass the military and free the Taliban? If so, Mission Accomplished!


16 posted on 06/03/2014 12:03:20 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: alancarp
So now what does Obama do? Let the military put him on trial as a deserter after he gave away the farm to get him back?

Never gonna happen. The Army will be ordered to cover this up, and they will toe the line. Bowe will get his promotions ad back pay, perhaps even medals.

17 posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

bergdahl will probably be assigned to the new US Army Ballet Corps and promoted to Brigadier Gen.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:38 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Bergdahl’s father looks like a Sufi cultist to me, so I looked up some info on that. Lo and behold, there is a connection between Sufism in America, the Subud cult (which Loretta Fuddy belonged to), and the Haqqani sect that Bergdahl was allegedly held by:

http://www.terrorism-illuminati.com/blog/sufi-conspiracy

Scroll down to the section called “The Naqshbandi Sufis” and you’ll see a myriad of connections. If Bowe Berdahl’s father is indeed a Sufi cult member (judging from his looks) then this is a very wide web of intrigue.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 12:07:51 PM 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: RaveOn

nice work. thanks for posting this info.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:15:50 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: RaveOn

The enema that this country needs will have to be more powerful than I thought.....


21 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:01 PM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: kingattax
how about a court martial ? there already has been a Pentagon investigation of bergdahl done in 2010

Imagine for the moment that you are a General in the U.S Army. You find yourself in the position where you get to make the decision as to whether on not there will be a Court Martial. Imagine that you get a visit from an Obama staffer of reasonably high level who mentions that the President would not look favorably on a decision to hold Bowe Bergdahl accountable even he is guilty of desertion. Five years, blah, blah, blah. Presidents reputation, blah, blah, blah.

Question: What would you do?
Question: Is there any doubt that this scenario will take place in the future if it hasn't already?

22 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: kingattax

Put a good face on it, General. We all know that Il Douche wants to “stand with the muslims”.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 12:30:03 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: kingattax

Kinda puts the kibosh on 0bama having a big fete for Bergdahl at the WH with a bunch of celebrities there, promoting his heroism and bravery, right? Now, it will have to be a low-key deal, and the invite list will be cut back to just a close group of Muslims.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: onedoug

“”We don’t leave our men or women in uniform behind and that dates back to the earliest days,” Mr Obama said at a news conference. “Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity. Period. We don’t condition that.””

Does that also apply to marines stuck in Mexican prisons?


25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yes, what you said. There will be whisperings of “remember Petraeus?”.......


26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:36:00 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think you are on to something.

Perhaps Obama needed someone to “trade” for to hand back these five and this Bergdork just happened to be handy.....

Hmmm.....


27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: kingattax

BRANDED! Scorned as the one who RAN!
WHAT do you do when you’re BRANDED....
‘Cause you’re one of the TALIBAN????


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:55:26 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: kingattax

More here:

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahls-father-declares-muslim-victory-obama-smiles-hears-war-cry-allah/


29 posted on 06/03/2014 1:03:00 PM 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: Cowboy Bob
yeah, but why?

What pressure - by who - to force a trade of five monsters?

Can anyone imagine a World War II - 5 top Nazis for one American deserter?

"There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware..."

30 posted on 06/03/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: ScottinVA

The UCMJ is a voluntary agreement that all soldiers agree to when enlisting. It does NOT offer the same constitutional protections that civilians have.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 1:17:26 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: kingattax
US army chief Dempsey: Bowe Bergdahl could be prosecuted

Don't expect anything to come from this, unless Dempsey is looking for a spot under the bus. Prosecuting Bergdahl would make Hussein look like the communist traitor he is, so Dempsey will get the word to shut up. End of story.

32 posted on 06/03/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

thats why the American people need to really turn the thumb screws on the critters in congress....i mean turn em HARD


33 posted on 06/03/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: 2harddrive

very creative !


34 posted on 06/03/2014 2:12:12 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I’m aware of that, as I served a career in the AF. But prosecution of Bergdahl will not happen so long as Obama sits in the WH.


35 posted on 06/03/2014 3:13:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Thank you for your service!


36 posted on 06/03/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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