Skip to comments.Mother, Former Comrade Claim Troops Killed While Searching for Sgt. Bergdahl
Posted on 06/07/2014 2:23:33 PM PDT by kristinn
A fallen soldier's mother and a former member of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's unit pressed assertions Saturday that troops were killed while searching for him in Afghanistan. Officials say that there is no such evidence.
"Yes, men were injured and killed in the search for him," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon, told CNN. "The mission was to find Bergdahl."
Pentagon and Army officials have looked at such claims, and "right now there is no evidence to back that up," a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.
Also making claims of troop deaths in the Bergdahl search was Sondra Andrews, the mother of 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, who was killed in September 2009.
New York Times reporter Andrew W. Lehren co-wrote an article this week stating that "a review of casualty reports and contemporaneous military logs from the Afghanistan war shows that the facts surrounding the eight deaths are far murkier than definitive."
Lehren told CNN on Saturday, however, that he wasn't dismissing the accounts advanced by relatives of killed soldiers and former members of Bergdahl's unit.
"I don't think we're disputing what these people are saying," Lehren told CNN's Michael Smerconish. "We're just saying that the military, itself, in their own words, written at the time before all of this other freight is being brought onboard, the military in its own words is painting a more complicated story."
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Search and Snatch FRAGO files are being purged and erased as we speak, no doubt.
Same old Democrat tactics:
Now they’re liars. Next they’ll be racists.
As Dirty Harry would say, “that is mighty white of you” not to dispute what those that were there say.
Col. David Hunt: US Lost 14 SOLDIERS Searching for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl (Video)
There is no excuse for these Right Wing sociopaths, who rely merely on their own faulty memories and biases, to discredit the obviously superior insight of government officials.
Well do you think is lying?
If you want to get sick just read some of the stupid comments over there on the CNN website that accompany their story on Bergdahl. Liberals are absolutely in denial over what’s happening on this issue and you see the obligatory liberal accusations on FOX News and now the new line that GWB also relased prisoners from Gitmo and that several of them were involved in the attack on Benghazi. Look for the left to be using this one when the hearings on Benghazi commence.
They have no honor.
watch this Lou Dobbs report regarding reporter Michael Hastings who did a story in 2012. What happened to Hastings in 2013. Watch this report
Better to remain quiet than to speak and lie. We know you are lying. Too many soldiers spoke up long before this trade off happened.
How many soldiers were killed capturing the five terrorists?
They lost their lives for nothing.
The MSM needs to hear from those mothers. I can’t believe that the administration thinks they can cover this up like Benghazi. Well secon thought, this would be par for course for them to deny it.
Hastings carried Obama's water, got Gen. McChrystal fired, yet aptly named FR posters try to make the goat look like a hero.
Excellent question and even more difficult to answer. Obviously many more than even Bergdahl’s desertion.
Not sure I should care about Hastings. But what was he on to? Where was he getting the information and who would benefit if his work were “interrupted.”
No one has offered a shred of credible evidence that he had discovered anything but a good source of meth in the weeks leading up to his death.
Did you read the work? Did you know that the FBI was investigating Hasting’s investigation? The files were FOIA’d from the FBI.
No the military is just lying about it at the behest of the CIC.
Disinformation? The aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issues arguably the Obama Establishment are experts at it.
Talk about being trapped behind enemy lies.
Next the Nytimese will print a story that an anonymous fellow soldier claims that Bergdahl stole a helicopter and killed the troops himself.. or some wild tale to use to mock those who don't worship the One.
Welcome to Planet Progressive where reality is whatever you want it to be.