Skip to comments.Bergdahl’s Idaho Hometown to Celebrate Homecoming, Despite Anger From Some
Posted on 06/04/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Bergdahl's hometown is carrying on with a celebration for the returned sergeant at the end of the month, despite a rising backlash
A rally in U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls Idaho hometown celebrating his release after nearly five years of captivity will go on as planned, despite growing questions about the circumstances of the soldiers capture.
The joy over the soldiers return among residents of the small mountain community of Hailey, Idaho has been dampened by claims that he abandoned his post. Some have also claimed that the subsequent search for Bergdahl cost the lives of up to six soldiers, Reuters reports.
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So, the author of this article is disputing this?
Isn't Hailey in a valley and a suburb of Ketchum?
the "Welcome Home Bowe Boys" rehearsing for the big shindig
Obama endorses this guys return. That speaks volumes.
Nope, it’s not gonna happen. The event will be cancelled when they realize the blow back from angry military families.
Via Michelle Malkin
Combat Outpost Zerok was almost overrun, multiple soldiers were wounded and PFCs Justin Casillas and Aaron Fairbairn lost their lives fighting that day, the soldier told me. (I wrote about their deaths in my July 8, 2009 column, not knowing they were related to the Bergdahl mess.)
Is there an explanation why Bergdahl is the ONLY Taliban captive to LIVE!
In addition, they blocked the comments section of their editorial. Gee wonder why!
Poll:Do you support the trade made to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?
Yes 9.44% (167 votes)
No 90.56% (1,602 votes)
Total Votes: 1,769
Westboro Baptist will probably show up and I may have to root for them this time.
But it wasn’t just locals voting?
The newspaper story had a link to the website “bringbowehome.com”. I suggested that a website titled “sendboweandbobbacktothetaliban.com” would be more appropriate.
There are a lot of conservative military vets in Idaho. I hope the libtards in Hailey realize what kind of pile they are about to step in.
"Is there an explanation why Bergdahl is the ONLY Taliban captive to LIVE! -QT3.14
Quotes from the post:
During this time the rumors and reports from the US side were that Berdahl had been taken by Haqqani. That was not the case. His captors had sent out word to the Haqqani network asking for a reward, however the initial interest from Haqqani was cool to tepid at best. Their concern was that Bergdahl was mentally unstable; and even though Bergdahl had voluntarily converted to Islam, the Haqqani network was not willing to bring a mentally unstable Muslim convert over the border into Pakistan. We should have paid attention to Haqqani.
The media blast that followed the Bergdahl video was what the RC-East Commander had hoped to avoid. The story was now out. Bergdahl who had been effectively a blip on the radar up to that point became an international star overnight. The elevation of status made him more valuable and Haqqani understood this. The following morning as I walked to the vehicle to meet up with the Afghan Colonel, he greeted me, still wearing his military dress. I knew something was off. He informed me that the meeting had been cancelled. Overnight Haqqani had dispatched a team with an undisclosed amount of cash and had taken control of Bergdahl. From that point forward the chances of getting him back were all but lost.
This last year I sent out another query on Bergdahl. The response this time was similar, but a few things had changed. Unlike past queries, the information that came back was that the Haqqani group was tiring of Bergdahl. They were becoming concerned that they would be left holding him and not accomplish their goals of retrieving their brothers from US holding. The word was they were willing to negotiate. In true Pashtun fashion, however, they added a threat of killing Bergdahl if their demands werent met. My Afghan contacts told me they could make the meet happen. I passed. The risk to get this kid wasnt worth it and by this time the United States government was well on its way to giving in to Haqqani to save face and win a few political points with the liberal mass of military haters back home. The latest news of 5 GITMO detainee transfers for this kids life left me nauseated. From everything I was receiving, Haqqani never expected to get any of the prisoners, let alone 5 of some of the most highly valued targets we had in holding. The US negotiators had fallen for the bluff the threat of killing the kid. No one ever asked the question of why Haqqani would kill Bergdahl suddenly now after keeping him alive for so many years. A typical political knee jerk reaction to a problem rooted in thousands of years of traditions and ways of doing deals. We got screwed and I suspect Haqqani is laughing his ass off at us from his compound in Pakistan.********
Sheeesh... Betcha a bunch of people go to this just so they can turn their back to the deserter when his float goes by.....
He’s a ballerina, too!
I found this on Yahoo. They interviewed his roommate in Idaho and said that he was in her ballet class and all the girls liked dancing with him because he was strong enough to lift them.
Do you think he will have a sex change too like Chelsea Manning. He can probably just change the spelling of his name to “Bo” like Bo Derek.
Liberal resort town. Idaho’s Aspen. Of course they think he’s a hero.
say What !!???
We need Rolling Thunder to send a 1000 members with pictures of the 8 killed trying to find this deserter and have them seek out every camera questioning why the town was celebrating a DESERTER.
For goodness sake! An MOH recipient gets scant coverage and this deserter gets the front page!?
When will America finally have enough?
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Yes. It's also the location of the airport that all the celebs/rich folks use when they fly into Sun Valley.
The old joke? The girls all go to Sun Valley. The boys go to Ketchum.
Daylift come and me won go home.