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Exclusive: Afghan villagers recall when Bergdahl stumbled into their midst
The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | Kevin Sieff

Posted on 06/04/2014 10:48:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Among the most tantalizing mysteries surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s departure from his U.S. military base in 2009 is this: Was he trying to find the Taliban? Or did he simply wander away and get captured? Politicians and members of the military have criticized the Obama administration’s decision to swap five jailed Taliban leaders for Bergdahl, saying the soldier may have deserted.

Until now, few details have emerged about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance from his base. But The Washington Post has reached Afghan villagers who spotted Bergdahl shortly after he slipped away from his base. To them, it’s clear something was wrong with the American. And he seemed to be deliberately heading for Taliban strongholds, they say.

“It was very confusing to us. Why would he leave the base?” said Jamal, an elder in the village of Yusef Khel, about a half-mile from the American military installation. (Like many Afghans, he goes by only one name). “The people thought it was a covert agenda – maybe he was sent to the village by the U.S.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: Idaho; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; drugs; gitmo; hashish; marijuana; obama; taliban; wot
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 10:48:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just look at his parents and you’ll KNOW something’s wrong with him.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 10:51:09 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tgusa

Looking at his parents, I can’t believe he is in the military at all


3 posted on 06/04/2014 10:53:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: tgusa

Father Of Soldier Who Obama Released, Declares Muslim Victory Call, And Obama Smiles As Soon As He Hears The War Cry Of Allah

By Ted on June 2, 2014 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat And Theodore Shoebat (A Shoebat Exclusive)

JUST WAIT TILL YOU READ ALL THE EVIDENCE WE ACCUMULATED ON THIS SUPPOSED RESCUE OPERATION.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

While the Obama administration is proudly touting how it was able to free an American soldier who was captured by the Taliban, what no one picked is the fact that Obama SMILED as soon as he heard the most famous war cry of Islam, “bismillah al-rahman al-rahim,” Arabic for “in the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful.”
Watch Obama smile as soon as Bergdahl gives the most famous Muslim expression, the “Bismillah” or the “Basmallah”:

The “basmallah” is the Islamic expression for victory and only indicates that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s father is a Muslim.

Think that the man is acting as “Muslim” for a stealth operation to rescue his son who is already in good hands in Germany? And what is with the long beard and trimmed mustache?

No this is not a bum, biker, or a Santa Clause fan. When one gives the basmallah, trims his mustache and elongates his beard, its the first sign of a convert to Islam, just as that an ex-Muslim putting on a cross and saying, “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” is evidence enough of conversion to Christianity. But there is much more we obtained on this stealth jihadist.

But first, Obama’s smile says much. Obama has never declared the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and has no real testimony of converting to Christianity, as his pastor Jeremiah Wright stated:

I made it easy for him to come to an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and not feel that he was turning his back on his Islamic friends and his Islamic traditions and his understanding of Islam

EVIDENCE THAT BERGDAHL CONVERTED TO JIHADI ISLAM

We were first hit with news from Brietbart that the Taliban said that Robert Bowe Bergdahl’s son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, converted to Islam, changed his name to Abdullah, and even trained the Taliban in bomb making techniques.

And like father like son, the young Bergdahl, also trims his mustache and extends his beard, as these pictures show:

The rest of the history…

http://shoebat.com/2014/06/02/father-soldier-obama-released-declares-muslim-victory-call-obama-smiles-soon-hears-war-cry-allah/


4 posted on 06/04/2014 10:56:14 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We think he probably was high after smoking hashish,” Manikhel said.

among other things!!


5 posted on 06/04/2014 10:57:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We think he probably was high after smoking hashish,” Manikhel said. “Why would an American want to find the Taliban?”

There's a nugget for you.

6 posted on 06/04/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow.....a WaPo article.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 11:02:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course, this could always be a version of “Roots” when Africans told that author what he wanted to hear!


8 posted on 06/04/2014 11:05:40 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$inator DiFi says the White House broke the law on Bergdahl.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/feinstein-says-white-house-broke-the-law-on-bergdahl/273541187778/fanNews/newest/?cid=newsmod_sf_feinstein


9 posted on 06/04/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help Veterans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; hoosiermama; LucyT; maggief; null and void

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163645/posts?page=1#1

All y’all ping to this post!

Many thanks, 2nddivisionvet!


10 posted on 06/04/2014 11:06:57 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: SMARTY

That’s why everyone is suspicious: why encourage this nutty kid to join the military when he could have joined the Peace Corps? I suspect he was encouraged to cause trouble.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$inator DiFi says the White House broke the law on Bergdahl.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/feinstein-says-white-house-broke-the-law-on-bergdahl/273541187778/fanNews/newest/?cid=newsmod_sf_feinstein


12 posted on 06/04/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help Veterans!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Right... or else he couldn’t get work and wanted to free load off Uncle Sam AND s&^% stir in the process!


13 posted on 06/04/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

When the Foreign Legion turns you down...


14 posted on 06/04/2014 11:10:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WaPo independently confirms what Bergdahl's platoon-mates have said all along.

There's the bigger headline.

15 posted on 06/04/2014 11:13:04 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: tgusa

Yeh what father of a soldier on an FOB in Indian country gets an email from his kid saying he wants to take off and tells him to follow his conscience? How about nobody. That’s like saying “yes son go out and commit suicide” Or “yes son I think desertion is definitely an option for you.”

The father is as nutty as the kid.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; azishot

Here are Birddog stories from Afghans.

From the article, on Afghan said:

““I had forgotten about that abducted American,” said Manikhel. “I hope the U.S. can re-arrest the Talibs that they released.””

This Afghan has more sense than our Islamocommunist dictator, ValJar, Susan Rice and Dempsey COMBINED!


17 posted on 06/04/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: miss marmelstein
This guy has all the earmarks of being a real bust-out! The more we hear the more convinced we are about just what a flake he was.

When you think of the sense of fidelity these soldiers typically all have for one another and to hear his comrades speak as they do about HIM... well that is pretty dramatic.

It seems he was universally acknowledged to be a creep!

18 posted on 06/04/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

There should be a law against libs home-schooling!


19 posted on 06/04/2014 11:18:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ve been appalled at this father’s behavior, including influencing his son to self destruct.

I heard this morning that the military is at his little compound in the mountains. And he’s refusing to speak now. Either that or the military told him to shut the hell up. I hope they hold him down and shave him.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 11:21:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do not be surprised if they come out and say Bergdahl was under orders to infiltrate the Taliban.

Hagel said today he doesn’t know the specifics. This is a set up so he can say “We had to wait until he was safely home before we could tell the whole story.”


21 posted on 06/04/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: miss marmelstein

He’s not in the mountains. The last I heard he was in San Antonio.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 11:48:45 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

That’s not what I heard this morning on CBS. They said he hadn’t come out of his house and military was there. Not that I dispute you because the news is moving very fast and a lot of mistakes are being made.

And if you’re right, who is paying for all these plane rides? Code Pink? Us?


23 posted on 06/04/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

When you say his “house”, do you mean in Idaho?

There’s a video showing him being picked up by special forces. And I’m sure that was taken days ago.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 12:00:13 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: melancholy

Thanks, mel. And from what I’m hearing the white hut is *shocked* that we don’t agree with what they did.

And, yes ANYONE “has more sense than our Islamocommunist dictator, ValJar, Susan Rice and Dempsey COMBINED!


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:19:05 PM PDT by azishot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Afghan villagers recall when Bergdahl stumbled pirouetted into their midst
26 posted on 06/04/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yes, I meant Idaho. I’m getting confused. Special forces have taken him to San Antonio? To show him the Alamo, I hope.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

erySadAmerican is talking about the Dad, but you’re talking about the son..at least I hope that’s it.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 1:43:50 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: sockmonkey

I was talking about the father. According to CBS this morning, he was in his home in Idaho with military. He was refusing to come out and defend his son or his nutty statements.

Perhaps I made a mistake in this or CBS did. There’s been some misinformation in all this which is to be expected.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 2:02:08 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think a lot of people have misread the reason for the exchange of five top Taliban fighters for a deserter. Obama has wanted to begin deeper peace talks with the Taliban and they have wanted the release of these five as a sweetener for some time now. Obama saw an opening to trade Bergdahl for the five as a cover for meeting a Taliban pre-condition. I’m sure he miscalculated the pushback as the public finds out more and more on Bergdahl, but it was far less than the firestorm he would have endured had he just released them as a condition to begin talks.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 4:20:57 PM PDT by lazlohollyfeld
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To: SMARTY

He was home-schooled but couldn’t get his GED until he was 20+ which, in turn, explains why he took so long getting into the Army. And that makes the case for the low level of geniousity evident in the Bergdull house.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Dqban22

Oh, how I miss Andrew Breitbart.

Who, now, has the guts to do real investigative reporting on The Bergdahl Affair?


32 posted on 06/04/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: miss marmelstein

misinformation or DISinformation?


33 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:49 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I heard he was in San Antonio on a radio talk show and don’t remember which one. Probably not true.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 8:43:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: cherokee1

His parents look like old stoners


35 posted on 06/05/2014 3:54:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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