Skip to comments.US army chief Dempsey: Bowe Bergdahl could be prosecuted
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.
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Fox News has reported today that the conclusion of the investigation was that bergdahl had deserted and had not been 'captured' !
I think the original plan was to trade Ambassador Stevens for these 5 guys (not the blind sheik)
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?
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
This mooselimb obammy?
The military who hasn’t anyone left with any balls?
Congress who can’t impeach a criminal negro?
But he will not be. So long as Obama occupies the White House, this will never come to pass.
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.
Not gonna happen.
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.
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.”
> 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.
The Pentagon protects Enemy Domestic.
Would that THIS guy had gotten the same consideration...
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.
> 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!
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.
bergdahl will probably be assigned to the new US Army Ballet Corps and promoted to Brigadier Gen.
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:
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.
nice work. thanks for posting this info.
The enema that this country needs will have to be more powerful than I thought.....
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?
Put a good face on it, General. We all know that Il Douche wants to “stand with the muslims”.
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.
“”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?
Yes, what you said. There will be whisperings of “remember Petraeus?”.......
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.....
BRANDED! Scorned as the one who RAN!
WHAT do you do when youre BRANDED....
Cause youre one of the TALIBAN????
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..."
The UCMJ is a voluntary agreement that all soldiers agree to when enlisting. It does NOT offer the same constitutional protections that civilians have.
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.
thats why the American people need to really turn the thumb screws on the critters in congress....i mean turn em HARD
very creative !
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.
Thank you for your service!