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Bob Bergdahl Journeyed Deep Into Afghan Books, Language to Save His Son
CNN ^ | June 3, 2014 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 06/04/2014 2:10:08 AM PDT by nickcarraway

When Bob Bergdahl was formally introduced to America in the White House Rose Garden beside the President, he was startling to see and hear at first: the father had seemingly morphed into an Afghan tribesman, wearing a long beard and even speaking Pashto.

The transformation of the former UPS delivery man was five years in the making in the mountain valleys of Idaho, sparked when his son Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in June 2009.

In the half decade that he and wife crusaded for their son's release -- finally won this past weekend -- Bob Bergdahl journeyed deep into the meaning of his son's captivity and war itself, according to media accounts.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aidandcomfort; bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; bobbergdahl; criminalconspiracy; language; notapeacemovement

1 posted on 06/04/2014 2:10:08 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

why wasn’t Ma Bergdahl wearing a burka ?


2 posted on 06/04/2014 2:12:08 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Obama was all over her.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 2:21:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

just remember youre talking about the queer-in-chief


4 posted on 06/04/2014 2:22:56 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nickcarraway
He immersed himself in books about Afghanistan and its Pashto language, to speak to his son's captors if only from afar. When it was over, he emerged as someone apparently transformed by his odyssey to save his son.

So apparently he brain washed himself.

5 posted on 06/04/2014 2:25:47 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

Where does their money come from?


6 posted on 06/04/2014 2:27:36 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: kingattax

I think he’s a Bi-Sexual. He always has had trouble with being a decider.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 2:31:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

Stockholm syndrome


8 posted on 06/04/2014 2:43:01 AM PDT by equalator
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To: nickcarraway

How did Bob Bergdahl save his son?


9 posted on 06/04/2014 2:45:09 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: nickcarraway

There’s something VERY wrong with that entire family.
How could the wife put up with the men in her life?


10 posted on 06/04/2014 2:50:59 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: nickcarraway

Bm


11 posted on 06/04/2014 2:53:35 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

What a nightmare for Bowe.

He thought he was finally free of his captors, then saw his father dressed and speaking like them.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 3:15:19 AM PDT by syriacus (By inviting millions of undocumented immigrants to stay here, Obama's enlarging our carbon footprint)
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To: syriacus
I think he has been talking to his father all along.

He said he learned Pashto to talk with the Taliban.

Would like to know if the father has ever visited the Middle East.

That CIA guy that was outed would have had all the info on this.

I'm betting the son is p***** that he was traded.

The language bit is a give away.

The wife....my gut tells me something is very wrong.

Would you let your husband do what hubby is doing because it makes no sense at all.

13 posted on 06/04/2014 3:23:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

Has Bowe asked for a prayer mat yet? Insisted on halal food?


14 posted on 06/04/2014 3:23:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

What a bunch of tripe.

Bob Bergdahl, like his son, is Muslim.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 3:34:41 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: nickcarraway

This family is mentally deranged.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 3:34:47 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Sacajaweau

I’m of the firm belief that the father’s actions over the past week have turned what was a “war hero” into a hated deserter who is now vilified by most of America. If he had kept his big mouth shut and was not determined to have his 15 minutes of fame, we’d probably still think the guy was a war hero. This father has helped wreck his son’s life.

I guess I should be grateful the creep spoke out, but liberal, narcissistic parents are a cancer on American society.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 3:49:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: nickcarraway

And so the leftist media spin begins. This turd and his father will be made into American folk lore heroes.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 3:51:12 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: miss marmelstein

This traitor doesn’t need his dad to make him look bad. He did a damn fine job of that on his own. Men from this turd’s unit are speaking out. He deserted. He renounced his US citizenship. He sought out the Taliban and his unit leader suspects he helped the Taliban with ambushes and IED attacks. His muslim dad is just icing on the cake.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 3:57:15 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: nickcarraway
Actually, I think Daddy Bergdahl did a lot of deep journeying long before his son deserted and the influence of that deep journey had a lot to do with why the kid deserted
20 posted on 06/04/2014 4:24:06 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: nickcarraway

Reading the article shed some light on whole strange event...

Daddy is a little whacked....

I wonder perhaps his son had become a homosexual...would daddy immerse himself into that lifestyle..... ?

Or maybe a teaparty member...?


21 posted on 06/04/2014 4:34:02 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

While I might find Bob to be an odd duck, I cannot judge him, since I have not lived what he has. I CAN, at least a little bit, imagine what my own feelings might be, if MY 24 year old Marine son had been gone for five years.

If, God forbid, I learned that my son had deserted his post and sought out refuge with the enemy, I would still love him and would still want him found and returned. I would want him to have the opportunity to repent and to have the courage to accept the punishment that his actions require.

There’s a whole other discussion to be had on the merits of the wars on terror. It has seemed to me to have been poorly conceived and executed on the fly with no one having a clear idea of what the goals were or what victory looks like.

That being said, I have nothing but contempt for Obama using these poor people as stage props and am happy that the whole thing is blowing up in his face. I do wish they had been wiser about allowing themselves to be used, but some understanding of where actual responsibility lies is called for.

Primarily, Bowe must be held to account for his actions. Then Obama. The beliefs and attitudes of the parents are a sideshow distraction, which regularly raises so many hackles on this board.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 5:13:56 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Ann Archy
Obama was all over her.

That really struck me. He didn't just have his hand on her shoulder guiding her...they were fully arms around each other. He lip kissed her, too, if I saw correctly from a bad angle. It wasn't just a shift to the side of the mouth.

Too much...out of line

23 posted on 06/04/2014 5:35:25 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nickcarraway
If CNN were smart they'd stay far away from this POS, Americans already have his number.

But of course being MSM they'll be the last to know.

24 posted on 06/04/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

I must admit that the script writers at CNN worked pretty quickly on this one. Clever enough to fool those who wondered for a nanosecond about the strange words of the cracker mock-up of OBL, during that time when Obama’s Rose Garden Surrender Ceremony cut into their viewing of the “Jerry Springer Show”.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 5:39:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Would like to know if the father has ever visited the Middle East.

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Don’t know if it’s true, but I saw some comment here last night that the father had participated, in Pakistan, in a Code Pink protest against drones.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cindy Sheehag 2.0.
Fellow Marxists promoting the agenda.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 5:47:20 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: miss marmelstein; syriacus

I wish that my view was as simplistic. Here’s how I see it:

Obamugabe used the Rose Garden presser to show the mohammedans that we have surrendered, that he has handed us over to them.

Bergdahl, the cracker mock-up of Osama bin Ladin, played back-up singer by praising his satanic deity in front of what once was our White House.

And, of course, the loyal toadies in the media broadcast the ceremony all over the world, so that the islamonazis would get the word. I am sure that there was much ululation and the passing out of sweets in the ME last night.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 5:53:55 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: nickcarraway

And the spin machine goes to work.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xzins

The photo suggests a lot of familiarity, for sure. I wonder how long they have been collaborating with the Soros Administration.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 5:56:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: nickcarraway

Closeted Muslim, coming out?


31 posted on 06/04/2014 6:57:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Bigg Red
Supposedly the opening comments of the father in Pashtun - the ones that provoked an understanding smile from Obama - were a symbolic acknowledgement of the primacy of Islam.

In front of the White House this has deep significance to muslims.

32 posted on 06/04/2014 7:24:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Yep, bow down to our new overlords. Guess I’d better order my burka now.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 10:16:57 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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