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Bergdahl’s Idaho Hometown Cancels Homecoming Celebration Amidst Backlash
TIME ^ | 06/04/2014 | Sam Frizell

Posted on 06/04/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A rally in U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Idaho hometown celebrating his release after nearly five years of captivity has been canceled amid growing questions about the circumstances of the soldier’s capture.

The joy over Bergdahl’s 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.

Hailey’s city administrator, Heather Dawson said town officials called off the June 28 rally at the request of organizers. The town “will be unable to safely manage the number of people expected,” Dawson told Reuters.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 4ththread; bergdahl

1 posted on 06/04/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m really surprised. There’s nothing like a parade for a traitor that deserted to the enemy.

Americans love a loser.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 2:00:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind
Some have also claimed that the subsequent search for Bergdahl cost the lives of up to six soldiers, Reuters reports.

Yeah, like everyone directly involved. This one turned radioactive in a hurry. BTT

3 posted on 06/04/2014 2:00:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind
Why, it was just a couple of hours ago that Time was gleefully reporting that the celebration was a "go" despite the "anger from some."

Here's the link.

4 posted on 06/04/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Time” put up a yeoman effort to prop up this pasty-faced traitor.

Not even they can “polish a turd”.

Those ba$tard military up the chain of command had better pay a price for trying to bury this.

Lt Cols West and Ollie North are all over the brass, and will kick their azz if not enough is done.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 2:03:29 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Steely Tom

Hee-hee! FOX Radio claimed it had been cancelled yesterday.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 2:03:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Yeah, I'm sure Time only ran their story as an "in your face" gesture.
7 posted on 06/04/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 1010RD
Americans love a loser.

Isn't that a quote from Gen. Geo Patten?

8 posted on 06/04/2014 2:05:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: SeekAndFind

Wanna bet this traitor doesn’t even go back to Idaho.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 2:06:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: SeekAndFind

When you put DemocRats in charge, you get Detroit. It’s that simple.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’d be surprised if he makes it back to the US. Something is telling me Venezuela...


11 posted on 06/04/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Americans love a loser.

Isn't that a quote from Gen. Geo Patten?

No, I'm pretty sure that quote comes from Losertenant Kerry USN (United States Nonuts)

12 posted on 06/04/2014 2:12:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Should have held the celebration then showed him up for the deserter is his. Total public humiliation. On national TV. Best idea is he gets blind sided in thinking everyone in town believes he’s a hero .... then the news hits while everyone there is watching and listening.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 2:15:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is good. It’s a rebuke to the chief who went to bat for a traitor.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 2:17:48 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awww. He’ll just have to be happy with a beer summit at the White Hut.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 2:20:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he really renouced his citizenship, how can he go back to Idaho?


16 posted on 06/04/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind
Bergdahl deserted in order to teach the Taliban how to make more effective IEDs. Soon after he deserted, the Taliban were making IEDs that were consistently blowing up right under vehicles.

After Bergdahl disappeared, “IEDs started going off directly under the trucks. They were getting perfect hits every time.”

He's more than a deserter. He's an enemy combatant. Bergdahl should be shipped straight to GITMO.

17 posted on 06/04/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 1010RD

“Bowe Knows Desertion”


18 posted on 06/04/2014 2:35:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good question. If he affirmatively renounced his citizenship and joined the armed forces of another nation (or in this case of the Taliban), seems to me he is no longer a citizen of the United States of America by his own volition. How could he be a traitor if he’s not a citizen?
Now, is he a US-held POW or an otherwise sufficiently qualified POS to go to Gitmo?


19 posted on 06/04/2014 2:37:29 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That would be too good for him. I’ve been in disagreement with nearly everything this administration has “pulled off” but this takes the cake. If this doesn’t piss you of as a freedom loving American than I don’t know what to say. The lives, the money , the resources to capture these terrorists then to let them walk for an American hating traitor. Stunning..


20 posted on 06/04/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT by Rick66 (Don't dislike me cause I live in Massholechusetts.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The town “will be unable to safely manage the number of people expected,”

Now that is a response worthy of Barack Obama -- we wouldn't be able to handle the size of the crowd. Ohhh I'll bet --

21 posted on 06/04/2014 3:02:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Rick66
Treason. On so many levels. By so many traitors.
22 posted on 06/04/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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