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Crickets: Troops React With Silence to Sec. Hagel's 'Happy' News About Bergdahl's Release
Breitbart ^ | 06-03-2014 | Debra Heine

Posted on 06/04/2014 12:42:56 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with members of the special operations team who participated in the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in Afghanistan, Sunday.

He also spoke before a large group of US troops in a Bagram Air Field hangar, and when he announced the "happy" news about Bergdahl, he was met with complete silence.

"This is a happy day. We got one of our own back," Hagel said cheerfully.

*Crickets*

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; chuckhagel; hagel; taliban; troops

1 posted on 06/04/2014 12:42:56 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

6 Dead because of Bergdahl? How about 8?

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.)

Link

Is there an explanation why Bergdahl is the ONLY Taliban ‘captive’ to LIVE!

2 posted on 06/04/2014 12:44:13 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: PaulCruz2016

Brave man.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 12:46:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: QT3.14

Fourteen, actually, plus the wounded:

Col. David Hunt: US Lost 14 SOLDIERS Searching for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl (Video)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163392/posts


4 posted on 06/04/2014 12:47:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Hegel AIB—Another Incompetent Boob in a gaggle of incompetent boobs that is the Obama regime.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Hagel really is dumb as a box of rocks. That’s probably what appealed to Obama - easy to control.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 12:52:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: PaulCruz2016

First time I’ve really listened to Hagel since he was a Senator. He is not an inspiring speaker and he is a liar first and foremost in this self-serving piece of propaganda.

Runsfeld...short little Don...was twice as tall as this man in every respect.

Hagel is worse than embarrassing. He is aiding and abetting America’s worst enemies.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 12:53:19 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

...Rumsfeld...


8 posted on 06/04/2014 12:54:15 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PaulCruz2016

Among other things, (like a stronger sense of morality) Hagel could use some voice lessons in elocution and projecting of the voice while public speaking. He speaks rather softly, like Harry Reid, but mutters a lot more. I read that prior rescuers were under orders to ‘put him down’ were they to come in unexpected contact with Bergdahl. The belief was that he was capable of attacking his own rescue team members.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 12:55:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: PaulCruz2016

The pundits say they were intimidated by the Secretary of Defense. You should have seen my Drill Sergeant in basic. Now he was intimidating. After him I, almost chuckled when someone tried to ream me a new one.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

This admin is utterly, completely, totally and absolutely disgusting.

There really are not words base enough to describe these people and this man.

*spits*


11 posted on 06/04/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: colorado tanker

Actually the fact that Hagel is anti Israel is what attracted Obama to him


12 posted on 06/04/2014 1:01:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PaulCruz2016

Gee, Hagel should have added, “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists, either.”


13 posted on 06/04/2014 1:03:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Looks like they didnt hand pick the soldiers in the audience as well as they could have.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: PaulCruz2016

Is there a transcript, I couldn’t hear Haggle over all the cheers./sarc


15 posted on 06/04/2014 1:05:55 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: lee martell
I read that prior rescuers were under orders to ‘put him down’ were they to come in unexpected contact with Bergdahl. he belief was that he was capable of attacking his own rescue team members.

If that's the case, it wasn't a "rescue". They were eliminating a threat that could provide sensitive information to the enemy.

After a few months, they must have decided that he had already done all the damage he could do, and wasn't worth the risk to get him back with a tactical operation.

16 posted on 06/04/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: PaulCruz2016

that was painful to listen to, the old goat talking about how proud he was- of himself because he was an Army Sergeant

shazaam

I wonder if he was smarter then?


17 posted on 06/04/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Huskrrrr
I'd like to be a fly on the wall at some military bases these days. I bet the talk would be rather interesting.



18 posted on 06/04/2014 1:19:27 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Just watched it. Hagel is a joke. Just like his boss.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Chuck Hagel is a complete asshole. I detest him. He did whatever he could to hurt GWB while a Senator. He is beneath contempt. Except for his service during Vietnam he is utterly worthless.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 1:41:15 PM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: NCC-1701

Very few FReepers will know what you’re saying to BO with the semaphore flags.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 2:15:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A six year old could have made a better speech and dressed himself more statesmanly. I’d have had an emergency restroom dash before accepting anything from him. Crickets, indeed.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 2:20:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: PaulCruz2016
According to CBS News, "it was unclear whether the absence of cheers and applause came from a reluctance to display emotion in front of the Pentagon chief or from any doubts among the troops about Bergdahl."

"Unclear"? Really?

What is clear is that the sitting administration has not a single whiff of a clue as to how the troops in the field are dealing with this, nor do the White House mice think it important, nor would it be important were it not for the fact that the troops are going public with their disapproval.

It must hurt, to be regarded as useful only insofar as the entire affair serves to Democrat party political advantage, to know that your very life might be casually dispensed with should a "greater good" need serving, to know that "no man left behind" refers only to 0bama administration political sympathizers and not to, say, ambassadors in Libya. Enlisted men in Afghanistan do not figure nearly so high on that political totem pole as do, say, traitors and open America-haters such as those permeating the current Executive department.

23 posted on 06/04/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PaulCruz2016

“This is a happy day. We got one of our own back,” Yeah? Whose own?


24 posted on 06/04/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: oldtech

He is not one of mine. You can have all of him I was supposed to get.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT by sport
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To: lee martell

“..... I read that prior rescuers were under orders to ‘put him down’ were they to come in unexpected contact with Bergdahl. The belief was that he was capable of attacking his own rescue team members. “

This makes it even more certain that bergdahl “aided and abetted”....

Do you have a link to the story?


26 posted on 06/04/2014 4:33:01 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Starstruck
You should have seen my Drill Sergeant in basic. Now he was intimidating. After him I, almost chuckled when someone tried to ream me a new one.

I always kept that experience in my life first and foremost in my mind.

In real life you always had the opportunity to tell the ahole to F off and if you didn't like it, you could always quit.

In Basic, you were SCREWED! You couldn't tell the DI to F off and you certainly couldn't quit without serious consequences........LOL!

27 posted on 06/04/2014 4:40:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: WildHighlander57

I will look for that link and come back here with it. I was stunned to read that. That is an example of pure, undiluted Military thinking. They do what they have to do, if at all possible.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 4:57:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: WildHighlander57

I found the link; An article by Michelle Malkin from June 3, 2014; “Exclusive; The Story You Haven’t Yet Heard About Bo Bergdahl’s Desertion” This short article with important areas highlighted tells of the searches conducted for Bo after this particular incident of him going AWOL. Every pet owner knows what the term “Put Down” means. That term was used here in reference to Bergdahl. Read all about it!


29 posted on 06/04/2014 5:09:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Link?

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30 posted on 06/04/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT by Mears
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To: lee martell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3163469/posts

I can’t find the term ‘put down’; need some help here .


31 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:26 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Did you Google that Michelle Malkin article from June 3 2014?
See my other post for the exact wording of the headline. In general, the term “to put down”, means to mercifully put an animal to death. For instance, I’ve always heard that race horses are very expensive to maintain, and if they break a leg or otherwise become unable to ever race again, some racehorse owners will consider this a money losing investment, so this type of owner may have the Vet euthanize or permanently put the animal to sleep.


32 posted on 06/05/2014 12:33:39 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Placemark.


33 posted on 06/05/2014 12:37:55 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: lee martell

OK I found it:

“... The standard procedure for recapturing Bergdahl was not “normal,” the soldier noted. “He was very good with knives,and trained to throw and fight hand-to-hand with knives. We did not know the mental state of Bergdahl at the time. All we knew was he left on his own,he caused us lots of hardship,and if we entered a room and saw him,we would put him down because he could attack us.” .....”

Link at post #31.


34 posted on 06/05/2014 5:39:05 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you Vet for continuing to post that link for any lurkers that may not know. I’m sick of hearing six died as if those other 8 lives don’t count.


35 posted on 06/05/2014 11:36:17 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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