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Mother, Former Comrade Claim Troops Killed While Searching for Sgt. Bergdahl
CNN ^ | Saturday, June 7, 2014 | Michael Martinez

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.

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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.

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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."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bowebergdahl

1 posted on 06/07/2014 2:23:33 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Search and Snatch FRAGO files are being purged and erased as we speak, no doubt.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 2:28:23 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kristinn

Same old Democrat tactics:

Now they’re liars. Next they’ll be racists.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 2:29:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: kristinn

As Dirty Harry would say, “that is mighty white of you” not to dispute what those that were there say.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 2:30:13 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: kristinn

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


5 posted on 06/07/2014 2:30:48 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: kristinn

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.

/sarc


6 posted on 06/07/2014 2:31:40 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: kristinn

Well do you think is lying?


7 posted on 06/07/2014 2:47:57 PM PDT by ully2
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To: kristinn

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.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 2:48:32 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

They have no honor.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: kristinn

watch this Lou Dobbs report regarding reporter Michael Hastings who did a story in 2012. What happened to Hastings in 2013. Watch this report
http://youtu.be/uRetpla_hIc


10 posted on 06/07/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: kristinn

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.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldn't’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: kristinn

How many soldiers were killed capturing the five terrorists?

They lost their lives for nothing.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: kristinn

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.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 3:11:19 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ncfool
What happened to Hastings? That smug liberal bastard was a long time junkie, he got high as a kite, and killed himself in a car wreck.

Hastings carried Obama's water, got Gen. McChrystal fired, yet aptly named FR posters try to make the goat look like a hero.

14 posted on 06/07/2014 3:18:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: OpusatFR

Excellent question and even more difficult to answer. Obviously many more than even Bergdahl’s desertion.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

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.”


16 posted on 06/07/2014 4:02:45 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: wewereright
He wasn't "on to" anything.

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.

17 posted on 06/07/2014 4:14:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Did you read the work? Did you know that the FBI was investigating Hasting’s investigation? The files were FOIA’d from the FBI.


18 posted on 06/07/2014 4:26:23 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: kristinn

No the military is just lying about it at the behest of the CIC.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 4:33:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kristinn
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."

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.

20 posted on 06/07/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn
Yes. We all know that Afghanistan is a walk in the park. There is no way any US soldiers were ever harmed in Afghanistan. The people over there all love us. Every single one of them. Next we will help Iran build ballistic missiles to fire at Europe. Why ? Because we know they would never ever do that.

Welcome to Planet Progressive where reality is whatever you want it to be.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:53:00 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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