Skip to comments.Read General Dempsey’s Stunning Statement on the Bergdahl-Taliban Swap
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT by jazusamo
Late Monday night, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, posted a note on Facebook regarding the swap of five senior Taliban commanders for SGT Bowe Bergdahl. Dempsey addresses the accusations that Bergdahl may have deserted his post in Afghanistan, but allows that any investigation will depend on what Bergdahl says. If thats the case, there will be no true investigation. Dempsey also fails to acknowledge the six Americans who were killed during searches for Bergdahl.
In response to those of you interested in my personal judgments about the recovery of SGT Bowe Bergdahl, the questions about this particular soldiers conduct are separate from our effort to recover ANY U.S. service member in enemy captivity. This was likely the last, best opportunity to free him. As for the circumstances of his capture, when he is able to provide them, well learn the facts. Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty. Our Armys leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred. In the meantime, we will continue to care for him and his family. Finally, I want to thank those who for almost five years worked to find him, prepared to rescue him, and ultimately put themselves at risk to recover him.
Points of emphasis added. Surely Gen. Dempsey could have acknowledged that among the Americans who risked their lives to find Bergdahl are six who paid the ultimate price.
When a US troop faces accusations of criminal wrongdoing, they are subjected to prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ does not, contrary to Gen. Dempseys note, depend solely on the words of the accused. Is Dempsey indicating that the soldiers who served alongside Bergdahl and now accuse him of desertion will not be heard?
The US military conducted an investigation of Bergdahls actions in 2010, and concluded that Bergdahl was a deserter who was no longer worth the effort and risk it would have taken to rescue him by force. Bergdahls own writings and actions before he disappeared show pre-meditation based on his anti-American beliefs.
The deal to release the five Taliban commanders to Qatar is looking worse and worse. The Taliban 5 are free to move anywhere they want within Qatar, a country that hosts significant American bases and military personnel, and which is gearing up to host the World Cup in a few years. Qatar is under corruption investigation on the World Cup capture, by the way. Its a country that, while allied to the US, can be bought.
The Taliban 5′s nation-sized house arrest only lasts for one year, so they will be free to return to Afghanistan at the same time Obama has ordered the drawdown of US forces there to be finished. So the Taliban gets its five commanders back to the battlefield at the same time Obama is abandoning it.
the admin. hand did not need to be “tipped”
I hope you are wrong
but I fear you are right
the POS 0dumbo will allow another POS to go unscathed
even after he caused many honorable warriors to die
I’d like to ask Dempsey what the F the traitor could say that would refute the known facts of his desertion.
Enemy captivity? Didn’t they have a report from 2010 saying he deserted?
Qatar is a US surrogate; their intel is basically a subsidiary of US intel. Qatar was the go-between that created the Syrian “rebel” forces on behalf of US intel to topple the stubborn Assad government that would not meld into Western trade/banking/finance enough to suit our elite finance masters’ globalist plans.
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Didn't they also have reports of him playing badminton and celebrating Christmas and Easter with his captors? Pretty damn rough, if only they would have treated him easier like the people whose throats they cut, bummer!
Yep, check the “concluded” link in article.
It’s not just the six who died trying to find Bergdahl... I’m curious to know how many died in our efforts to capture the commanders in question. Their lives were worth something too.
what did Barry Mohammed Barack Sotero Hussein Obama KNOW and when did he know it????
You’re absolutely right, many many of our military died.
They also haven’t said much about the severely wounded, here’s a link to just one patriot searching for Bergdahl.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is posting official policy statements on Facebook? WTF?
Dempsey should face a court martial. Bergdahl should just be shot.
I hear you...I don’t know that that is official policy statements but coming from CJCS it can sure taken that way.
I question why he has a social media account at all.
Even Mc Cain says he has no respect for Dempsey
Furthermore, I don't believe Bergdahl will be punished in any way regardless of damning evidence found or direct testimony by witnesses. If he has to, Obama will directly pardon him, which will never happen because the military leadership, under Obama’s orders, will squelch it before it gets that far.
The truth is coming out, but what difference does it make? (sarcasm) If anyone criticizes Bergdahl (or his family), they will be called Islam haters and racists by the press to shut them up. Islam and Muslim are the new N words.