Skip to comments.'Welcome home' parade in honor of Bowe Bergdahl is CANCELED... it a 'monstrous profanity'
Posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by dead
A public welcome home celebration featuring Grammy-winning singer Carole King in honor of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl in the tiny town of Hailey, Idaho was abruptly cancelled today.
The official reason given was a concern for public safety, but MailOnline has learned that it was not the only reason the party was scrubbed.
Today's decision follows a row that erupted in Hailey between Mayor Fritz Haemmerle and US Army Platoon Commander Jonathan Kennedy, who lives in Hailey.
And Kennedy wasn't the only towns person who voiced disapproval of a celebration for the soldier under fire.
Mayor Haemmerle wanted to throw a welcome home party for Bergdahl, who has been released after five years as a Taliban hostage.
But since claims of Bergdahls alleged desertion in Afghanistan and the political fallout surrounding his return, the mayors office has been inundated with calls and emails in opposition to the plans.
The Army tank platoon commander weighed in and said a public ceremony to celebrate Bergdahls return would be a monstrous profanity.
In an email to Mayor Haemmerle - seen by MailOnline - former US Army platoon leader Jonathan Kennedy said: If Individual members of the community wish to hold sedate, private celebrations to commemorate Bowe Bergdahl's homecoming, they are of course free and welcome to do so.
It would be, however, a monstrous profanity if a public ceremony, financed by public money, were to be held.
It would be more monstrous still if this ceremony were to, in any way, heap undeserved adulation on Bergdahl, or to adopt the sickly hue of ostentatious jingoism that all too often colors such occasions.
Kennedy is referring to the six soldiers later killed in Paktika province, Afghanistan believed to be in connection with attempts to rescue Bergdahl.
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Deserters in a time of war used to be shot.
Finally a useful Kennedy! ;)
Returning top enemy commanders to an enemy who has not surrendered is giving aid to the enemy. Let’s no overlook this.
Kind of a weird choice for Carole King to be scheduled to sing for a Taliban symp. I would of thought Yusef Islam/Cat Stevens more Bergdahl’s style.
I wouldn’t put it past 0h0m0 to host one of his white hut parties for the deserter and his family.
I’ll bet the intrepid reporters of The Daily Mail had a hunch about local military opinion and simply did a Google search, found a phone number, and dialed away. And, voila, a scoop! Meanwhile, Chuck Todd is tweeting White House talking points. What a disgrace.
Maybe Susan Rice should talk to them.
Wag the Birddog tale.......
Carole King lives just over the mountain from Hailey. Not that big a star if they make her drive herself there.
I remember my sister got her album in 1971. Haven’t heard of her doing much since then.
She sang “You’ve Got A Friend” in front of Fidel Castro and dedicated the song to him.
She’s probably another big fan of the snow *sniff* which is why I heard all those celebs kiss his butt. He trades off cocaine for praise. I didn’t believe it until Kate Moss and Naomi Cambell went down there because obviously they are sooo interested in “socialism”.
Oh. Well, it’s nice her life had a purpose then. What a loser.
Upon first sniff of desertion, the town was foolish not to indefinitely suspend all planned activity.
She used to live in ID and had her $16 million ranch for sale in 2010. Not sure if she is still in ID, but that’s likely why she agreed to do this.
Hillary Clinton landed under fire.
Susan Rice said he was captured on the battlefield.
Are you saying we can’t trust Hillary nor Susan?
(gotta go scrape off my Obama-Biden bumper sticker)
Late caller on Levin today called him a defector. A deserter just runs away. A defector goes over to the other side and fights against his country.
This seems to be the case in this situation.
“Monstrous Profanity” is the PERFECT description of Obozo’s entire 6 year reign of error.
I would use the word traitor.
Col. David Hunt: US Lost 14 SOLDIERS Searching for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl (Video)
A deserter just runs away. A defector goes over to the other side and fights against his country................................... I don’t think Slovic defected, but he did end up in front of a firing squad. I guess we’re far more Liberal today than we were in 44’-45’. Well, I’m sure this will drag out, right down to the PTSD defense. Its going to be a show for sure and it will most positively divert attention from the more important issues.
How does someone like King keep making money?
Alpo, defector is a great observation. I wish everyone would start using this word to describe Benedict Bergdahl.
We should pick the town of one of the guys killed looking for him and hold a pro-American celebration for true heroism on the 4th.
>> We should pick the town of one of the guys killed looking for him <<
We should pick the towns of ALL of the guys killed looking for him
Going Wild--Carole King (1958)
I’m surprised Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) wasn’t also going to be in Idaho for the homecoming.
Didn’t know King was still alive.
I really wanted to see this parade protested by pretty much everyone!
I initially typed ‘defector’, but changed to ‘deserter’ given reports I read concerning his initial missing status.
Levin callers tend to be knowledgeable, so it wouldn’t surprise me if defection is a factor.
Oh, I'm bein' followed by a ji---hadist, jihadist, jihadist.
I love it when Mark.takes a call and it turns out the caller is more than a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, and brings a clear statement like that to the discussion. I actually couldn't believe he took that call so late in the show... I was expecting the music to start playing over him 15 seconds into the call. Glad Mr. Callscreener got the guy on the air. It needed to be said.
Defector is a relatively new term. Historically there have been several different classifications of “deserters” and those classifications often determined how they were punished.
Someone in peacetime who deserted their unit to return home or just disappear was the least serious offender. They were always punished when caught but often the punishment was not that severe and they sometimes were given the option of returning to duty. In wartime this offender was subject to increased punishment but usually not capital punishment unless their desertion was “in the face of the enemy”.
Desertion to the enemy (sometimes referred to now as “defection”), with or without “weapons and accouterments” has historically always been punishable by death in the US military although some convicted of this were given lesser sentences based on the details of their individual cases.
They share a luddite sensibility, endemic anti-Semitism, and a desire to bring down America's capitalist individualistic culture.