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Taliban Commanders Say They Found Bergdahl Cursing His Countrymen
NBC News ^ | 06/05/2014 | BY MUSHTAQ YUSUFZAI

Posted on 06/05/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Taliban found Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walking alone, acting abnormally and cursing his countrymen before they captured him in Afghanistan in 2009, two men who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News on Thursday.

They said that Afghan locals first informed fighters about the soldier, and then the fighters rushed to capture him.

“Our people at the time couldn’t understand his language, but it was after he was shifted to a safe location, he said he wasn’t happy with his countrymen, but he didn’t intend to convert to Islam or join mujahideen (holy warriors),” one of the commanders said.

The commanders said that Taliban officers first thought it was a trick — perhaps an American soldier sent out alone to spy on the enemy.

“As we never saw their soldier patrolling alone … we would ask him how he managed to walk out of his base,” one of the commanders said. “He would tell us that it was personal issue.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; desertion; gitmo; taliban
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1 posted on 06/05/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Now the Taliban are covering for him.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

“Think he had deserted his army with a mission and wanted to accept Islam, but our people didn’t trust him. That shattered his belief,” he (Taliban commander) said.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 1:17:52 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kabar

Obama probably got word out to his buddies in Afghanistan.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 1:17:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: kabar

Not exactly. I think they’re just telling the truth. We’re not used to that here.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 1:18:56 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: SeekAndFind
A deserter and traitor cursing his Countrymen?


6 posted on 06/05/2014 1:19:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Come over here and they will find his countrymen cursing him.


7 posted on 06/05/2014 1:19:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kabar
Now the Taliban are covering for him.

Shouldn't be surprising, considering the close relationship they have with the current occupant of the White House.

8 posted on 06/05/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT by keat
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they are stretching the whole concept of “capture” here.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 1:22:53 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind
“Think he had deserted his army with a mission and wanted to accept Islam, but our people didn’t trust him. That shattered his belief,” he said.

Bowe thinks he's going all peace-corps and these folks would welcome a foreigner with open arms just like in the cartoons, but that wasn't the reality. Instead of doing peace-corps stuff, he was thrown into a compound and kept like a pet dog. He couldn't integrate with the military and he couldn't integrate with the Afganis. Let the liberal we-are-the-world types learn a lesson from this.

10 posted on 06/05/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Doesn’t anyone read THE UGLY AMERICAN anymore?


11 posted on 06/05/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind
So now Obama is going to ask the American people to take the word of the Taliban over the words of their own soldiers?

-PJ

12 posted on 06/05/2014 1:28:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: kabar

“Now the Taliban are covering for him.”

Taliban/Obama,,same team


13 posted on 06/05/2014 1:28:55 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

personally I think it be reporters that be covering for him, in an attempt to back Obama, they will write fake story using fake sources


14 posted on 06/05/2014 1:29:50 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: TigersEye

Bowe wanted to become a community organizer.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Very well played.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 1:34:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here it comes ... PTSD.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SeekAndFind

So that’s why the CIC went out of his way to break the law and set him free!


18 posted on 06/05/2014 1:43:42 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

He will always be cursed!


19 posted on 06/05/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: kabar

I’m wondering if this isn’t Obama’s 2014 election strategy. Do something so stupid the Republicans will have to react then come out with some other version and make it look like they jumped the gun.

Just wondering, it’s odd that he threw all the Dems under the bus with this. Even odder that Reid said so what.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 1:49:27 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: SeekAndFind

And we believe the Taliban why?


21 posted on 06/05/2014 1:49:43 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: blueplum

But Bowe Bergdahl became a very good Dhimmi - do you suppose he paid the annual jizya poll tax promptly and willingly?


22 posted on 06/05/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: kabar
Now the Taliban are covering for him.

Might seem strange unless it's part of their deal with Obma.

23 posted on 06/05/2014 2:01:06 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Paladin2

LOL. Good one.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!
The Five is reporting the Bowe converted to Islam and declared himself a warrior for Islam.

This is the report Rosen was talking about last night.

25 posted on 06/05/2014 2:03:42 PM PDT by mware
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To: SeekAndFind

He may be an sob, but he’s our sob. What Taliban reports is nothing to me.


26 posted on 06/05/2014 2:25:14 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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His Afghani countrymen? That might explain Obama’s concern for Bergdahl’s safety. /s


27 posted on 06/05/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Talisker; Cap Huff

As strange as it sounds I believe the Taliban...what if he is a doofus/deserter. Imagine them coming across him walking thru the countryside alone...cussing at the world....My god you can’t make this up if you tried.


28 posted on 06/05/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog
Yesterday Hannity had Bergdahl's former squad member on. The soldier said two Afghan boys told them that they saw an American, without a weapon, crawling through the underbrush.

It had to be Bergdahl. The Afghani boys knew that this was a strange bird, an anomaly and went to tell the soldiers what they saw.

Court martial the bastard and then death by firing squad. That would be the perfect world though.

29 posted on 06/05/2014 3:12:57 PM PDT by csvset
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To: kabar

The “countrymen” he was cursing was his fellow soldiers. I wouldn’t call that “covering for him”.


30 posted on 06/05/2014 3:31:12 PM PDT by DB
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To: csvset; Dog

There is talk that Bergdahl LEFT A NOTE to his squad members telling them that he was deserting and that he will not fight for America any longer.

We need to produce that note as evidence IF IT EXISTS.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 3:34:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Dog

You can’t make it up. I can’t make it up.

The question is whether the Obama Administration can make it up, and whether the Taliban would follow their lead.

And note that to even be able to ask sucha a question means that this situation is so far out into the Twilight Zone that even Rod Sterling would be dizzy by now.


33 posted on 06/05/2014 3:40:52 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
So now Obama is going to ask the American people to take the word of the Taliban over the words of their own soldiers?

Why not? Obuttwipe loves him some TAH-lee-Bahn!

34 posted on 06/05/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT by workerbee (`)
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To: SeekAndFind

From the Pile it Higher and Deeper crowd, AKA Muslims. I have two words: Bull S—t.


35 posted on 06/05/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: TigersEye

Personally, I think he collaborated with the enemy. They are protecting him by making this the narrative. I don’t for a minute think the Taliban are telling the entire truth.


36 posted on 06/05/2014 4:37:40 PM PDT by kabar
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To: DB
EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show
37 posted on 06/05/2014 4:44:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

The tipping point for this will be if The Grand Imperial Kenyan knew about this before choosing to free the 5. But on the other hand, the jellyfish posing as Republicans will probably do nothing.


38 posted on 06/05/2014 4:51:21 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: blueplum
"... He couldn't integrate with the military and he couldn't integrate with the Afganis. Let the liberal we-are-the-world types learn a lesson from this..."

They won't, but they should. Traitors are traditionally screwed once they turn. Benedict Arnold was a case in point. One side hates you, both sides despise you, and nobody trusts you.

Sounds like it should be Liberalism 101. But since liberals detest history (except as a tool to wield power as it suits their needs) they wouldn't have learned this.

39 posted on 06/05/2014 7:28:01 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: kabar

I think he collaborated with the enemy too and I base that primarily on info supplied by the Taliban. What was said here doesn’t really ameliorate his actions at all.


41 posted on 06/05/2014 9:28:00 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Paladin2

LOL He and 0bama seem like birds of a feather alrighty.


42 posted on 06/05/2014 9:30:46 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Veto!
...unless it's part of their deal with Obama.

Yep. Their five guys are under what is, I suspect, a very genteel house arrest in Qatar. Bergdahl is in U.S. hands. For the moment that's an edge. Supposedly it will last for a year. In practice it will last until they "escape".

0bama still has a good deal to bribe them with, including concessions in the ongoing negotiations that are the real object of this ridiculous charade. If I were them I'd be on a rug five times a day with my butt in the air thanking Allah that the U.S. is being led by such a creature as Barack Hussein 0bama. Whether it's incompetence or malevolence or both, he's their boy.

43 posted on 06/05/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TigersEye

Well thanks for that!!! HA!!


44 posted on 06/06/2014 11:36:09 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: TigersEye

Wow!! How un-Freeper like!!


46 posted on 06/06/2014 11:42:40 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: TigersEye
I said "SEEM to be cover" You do understand the word "seem" correct? You could have just explained yourself...but you jumped to call me names!! Awesome, btw!!

So are you just going to continue to call me names and try to insult me???

How FReeper like is that?

Have I insulted you..called you names? Nope.

I'll let fellow FReepers decide.

I'm done with you.

48 posted on 06/06/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks once again...sister for being such a fine FReeper.


50 posted on 06/06/2014 12:59:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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