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.
The Perfumed Prince of the Pentagon speaks....
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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.
BRANDED! Scorned as the one who RAN!
WHAT do you do when youre BRANDED....
Cause youre one of the TALIBAN????
He only knows what he sees on TV.
After Obama fired all those generals and admirals who would not shoot American citizens .. how on earth did Dempsey keep his job ..?? By being the president’s stooge.
In other words, we have a new “hero” who is respected by the commander in chief.
Everything he says, posts or farts is “official policy” in my opinion. People at the highest ranks of the military and government are not permitted to publicly state “private opinions.”
This regime is so crazy wrong on so many levels....
These 3 and 4 star officers serving the Emperor should all be fired. They long ago betrayed their country to keep their careers. Kissing his butt is far more important to them than doing what is right and taking retirement in order not to help him destroy the military.
What the hell is the Chairman of the JCS doing posting a command opinion on Facebook(!) anyway???
Exactly my thought also. The last 5 1/2 years have drastically changed the military and NOT for the better.
"The deal to release the five Taliban commanders to Qatar is looking worse and worse"
Anyone else see similarities in this scandalous deal, the Bergdahl/GITMO-5 and Benghazi?
There were suggestions that the reason Steven's repeated requests for increased security were rejected and the reason multiple requests for military assistance during the assault on the embassy property on 9/11 were refused/ignored because of a plan to have the Ambassador kidnapped in order to exchange him for the blind sheik later.
In the Bergdahl case we see this administration broke the law to release the GITMO-5 for Bergdahl.
In both instances, high value Muhammedan warriors were the prize. In both instances American lives were carelessly sacrificed for political gain.
In both instances, the current occupant of the Oval Office was facing an avalanche of negative publicity for multiple policy scandals.
The structure of both incidents resemble enough to suggest there is a common architect, albeit an incompetent team or individual.
Both incidents' goal was to create situations creating heroes worthy of ticker tape parades for this administration. All while both advanced the interests of the resurgent caliphate.
Both failed with enormous consequences in invaluable loss of blood and treasure...and hemmorage of any remaining credibility within this administration.
How many lives have been forever altered/lost at the hands of the blind sheik, GITMO-5, Morsi, Bergdahl, Muslim Brotherhood etc...lost & or forever altered in attempts to redirect negative attention from this administration's persistent lawless malfeasance & for conjured hero parades in favor of our mortal enemy's interests.
Don’t forget Benghazi.
Dempsey’s remark is being headlined on Yahoo as some great endorsement of the Clown.
Sounds stooge like to me.
With the turkey residing in the WH you’re scenario is more than a possibility in my view. It’s clear to me he’ll now do anything to promote himself and his anti-American agenda.
Agree, he is 0’s stooge.
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, told Congress last year that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force does not cover the Benghazi attackers.
Gen. Dempseys failures in leadership cited in Benghazi disaster
By Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Congress generally has given the Pentagon a pass on failing to come to the aid of Americans in Benghazi that is until now.
Six Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who as Joint Chiefs chairman is the nations highest-ranking officer and chief military adviser to President Obama.
Under the heading Failures in leadership General Dempsey, the senators singled out the four-star officer for not having an emergency plan in place in al Qaeda-infiltrated North Africa, including Benghazi, Libya.
No plan meant there were no U.S. forces close enough to arrive in time to help after terrorists invaded the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi at 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, and then attacked a nearby CIA annex holding spies, diplomats and security personnel.
The annex personnel were rescued by a team from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and left Benghazi around 10 a.m. Sept. 12. The first U.S. military reinforcements a Marine Corps Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team did not arrive in the country until 9 p.m., 11 hours after the attack.
The tenure of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has been marked by what we view as significant deficiencies in command, the six wrote in an addendum to the committees Jan. 15 report on Benghazi. From Syria to Benghazi, there has been either a profound inability or clear unwillingness to identify and prevent problems before they arise. Given the known operating environment in Benghazi, much less North Africa, a strong military leader would have ensured there was a viable plan in place to rescue Americans should the need arise.
Gen. Dempsey and Leon E. Panetta, defense secretary at the time of the attack, have testified that time and distance prevented troops from arriving during the fighting. The six Republicans dismissed that reasoning.
General Dempseys attempts to excuse inaction by claiming that forces were not deployed because they would not have gotten there in time does not pass the common sense test, they wrote. No one knew when the attacks against our facilities in Benghazi would end, or how aggressive the attacks would be. That is the whole point of a pre-established emergency rescue plan so that the length of the attack alone does not dictate the rescue or survival of Americans.
Had this administration succeeded in undermining the second amendment via Fast&Furious gun running scandal they would have been seen as crown royalty the world over, especially by those nefarious characters looking to take advantage of weak points in our Constitutional armor.
Has anyone gave any serious thought to the statement “This was likely the last, best opportunity to free him” or the other official statements to that effect such has his life was imperil, etc.?
It is only correct in the sense that when we pull out this guy’s life would mean squat to the Taliban. So they concoct this Bravo Sierra statement to dupe us into believing that he was on life support!
This is right out of the Clinton sentence parsing playbook.
Translation: "After we have had time to coach him in all the right talking points we'll learn the facts."
Ask those who served with him.
In other words, if the guy says he was captured he was captured, inquiry over.
Swept under the rug so fast you never saw it.
I asked some people at the bank what they thought about this today. All they knew is the party line and thought it was a good deal.
You nailed it...The only urgency, in my view, was for 0bama to turn over the five terrorist so they could resume terrorism.
Exactly, some who served with him have already spoken out and their statements warrant an inquiry for authorizing an Article 32 hearing and court-martial. IMHO
I had only heard of 6 lost in earlier reports.
Court martial him for desertion, then when he’s locked up, investigate him for treason.
A few more trades like this and Obama can claim that all of the prisoners in GITMO are gone so he can no take credit for closing that too!
Dempsey and Casey and others are just the sort one would expect to rise to the top in the military with someone like Obama as president.
I guess Casey’s somewhere still worrying about the military “losing our diversity”.
List of the Soldiers who died while searching for Bergdahl.
The men who are said to have died looking for Bergdahl are:
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, and Private First Class
Morris Walker, 23, who were killed in an IED explosion on
August 18, 2009.
Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, a 27-year-old father of two,
who died in a firefighter on August 26, 2009.
Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, and Private First
Class Matthew Michael Martinek, 20, died after a rocket-
propelled grenade ambush on September 4, 2009.
Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, was killed in an IED
blast on September 5, 2009.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2645922/Bowe-Bergdahl-deserted-Americans-lost-lives-searching-The-bitter-backlash-soldiers-served-Taliban-POW-SIX-men-killed-looking-revealed.html#ixzz33cGH0zg0
Dempsey is a democrat liar who enables Pookie whenever and wherever he can. He is a disgrace.
Official policy memorandums are old school. This is New School.