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FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats
CNN ^ | 06-07-2014 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 06/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

(CNN) -- As the controversy surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release gains growing attention, Bergdahl's family is now the target of recent threats, according to an FBI spokesman.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl family have received threats following his release after five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday.

"We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail.

Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats.

Additionally, the military spokesperson for the Bergdahl family emphasized this is a "law enforcement issue."

All the while, 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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahlparents; boweergdahl; fbi; idaho; michaelhastings; militaryfamilies; parents; taliban; threats
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1 posted on 06/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

B F’n D


2 posted on 06/07/2014 6:16:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

i don’t believe this for a minute.

Someone is copying Al Sharpton’s MO


3 posted on 06/07/2014 6:17:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: cripplecreek

Life just ain’t fair... /sarc


4 posted on 06/07/2014 6:17:49 PM PDT by abb
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To: PaulCruz2016

Well, it certainly didn’t take long for them to claim the “victim status” that progressives view as their due.

I expect the Obama/HOLDER DOJ & their compliant FBI operatives to promote this in coming weeks and months.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: PaulCruz2016

Oh, of course they have. And if we don’t release five more Taliban commanders, something terrible could happen, right?


6 posted on 06/07/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: cripplecreek

You have aligned yourself with the enemy... Death threats are a given.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

No such evidence? If Obama officials said the sun is shining, many Americans would have to see for themselves.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 6:19:35 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: PaulCruz2016

Awww poor widdle traitor family is getting threats. Send them home Afghanistan where they are most comfortable. Measure mommy for her black robes.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 6:19:48 PM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: abb

Threats? We had Islam crashing real planes into the Pentagon and the WTC.

They can stick their threats up their jacksies.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 6:20:02 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Since the Bin Laden looking daddy is a supporter of Sharia Law, I wonder if his wife complies with his demands


11 posted on 06/07/2014 6:21:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PaulCruz2016

Imagine that..


12 posted on 06/07/2014 6:21:13 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: PaulCruz2016

Just part of the sympathy campaign......I don’t even believe the FBI any more.....


13 posted on 06/07/2014 6:25:57 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

So has George Zimmerman. Funny you won’t do anything about those...


14 posted on 06/07/2014 6:26:22 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: PaulCruz2016

Well, he kinda pisssed all over any good will that would ever come to him when he deserted and became a Taliban defector. That his family has to suffer some also, well.... Too bad.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 6:26:24 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Thank 0bama. He focused all the attention on you and your son to mute scrutiny of the Tollybon Five aspect of this “trade.” Had he kept you out of it your son would be in big trouble but there wouldn’t be anywhere near the public attention on him or you. 0bama has destroyed you and he did it on purpose.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I imagine non-Taliban Afghanis are feeling a bit a threat now themselves.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 6:27:35 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: PaulCruz2016

Cry me a river...


18 posted on 06/07/2014 6:27:39 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: PaulCruz2016

What is wrong with some of you? When did cheering threats to parents become a conservative value? I don’t care what the political stripes are, these parents should NOT be receiving threats. And saying “I don’t believe it” doesn’t change the fact that it may be happening.

Good Heavens what is happening here? Let’s assume, for sake of argument, that the son is even worse than some claim. Why on EARTH should there be attacks of ANY kind on the parents and why should that be cheered?

I suppose those questions are somewhat rhetorical as any justification is bankrupt before it leaves the lips.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 6:28:18 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PaulCruz2016

Obama put them in danger (if there is any) when he marched them into the Rose Garden.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT by bunster
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To: PaulCruz2016
Oh no, another victim.
21 posted on 06/07/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: PaulCruz2016

I have nothing intelligent to add and so I won’t. Except for...poppycock!


22 posted on 06/07/2014 6:28:37 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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23 posted on 06/07/2014 6:29:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Because the scumbag father has chosen to cuddle up with terrorists himself.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 6:31:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Everyone NEEDS to realize regardless of our feelings when this kind of
crap happens the MSM is ALL over it!!!! Makes OUR side LOOK really
bad gives their side plenty of AMMO!!!!!


25 posted on 06/07/2014 6:31:26 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Mr Bergdahl,

You came to the White House and Invoked the name of Allah. Contrary to the liberal media, most Americans realize that Islam is a cancer. Your invoking the name of Allah was OUT OF PLACE since this entire episode came about as a result of the War on Terror.

I don’t approve of the threats, but you shouldn’t be surprised. It was a STUPID move on your part.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 6:32:19 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Most Americans no longer believe this NONSENSE,
from the lying Obama Administration which which could
not tell the truth about ANYTHING, especially
anything about videos and their endlessly
purporting victim status for Moslems and traitors
and narcoterrorists -— after Americans have been murdered.


27 posted on 06/07/2014 6:32:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PaulCruz2016

And so the propaganda to turn them into victims starts.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 6:32:36 PM PDT by aquila48
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If the alleged illegal threats are true, the threat makers must be charged and prosecuted.

But what bugs me about the article is the insertion of the indirectly related meme:

    All the while, 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.

So what were the threats that prompted this CNN article's implication there were no causalities related to Bergdahl's missing status?

29 posted on 06/07/2014 6:33:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kit cat

When things have deteriorated to the point where we immediately think of “our side” and “their side” does it really matter any more if “our side” looks bad?


30 posted on 06/07/2014 6:35:11 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: PaulCruz2016

I know the parents are whack jobs, but they did not desert. Leave them alone.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Don’t put it past the lefties to pose as conservatives in their calls to the Bergdahl family so the media and the Dems can report that crazy and dangerous Tea Party people are threatening them. If you think that’s crazy remember who we’re up against.


32 posted on 06/07/2014 6:36:36 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Bryan24
Papa Bergdahl has been in contact with Al Qeada.

WELL, THIS IS INTERESTING: Looks Like Bowe Bergdahl's Father Was in Contact With Al Qaeda
33 posted on 06/07/2014 6:37:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

You pays your money. You takes your chances...


34 posted on 06/07/2014 6:37:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Why on EARTH should there be attacks of ANY kind on the parents”

Have you heard the statements made by the parents/read the father’s tweets?

While I agree that there should be no threats, the father and mother brought this on themselves. They made their bed. Now they have to lay in it.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

You are right. Threats are wrong. That said, I don’t like the feds saying the Gold Star parents are lying.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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37 posted on 06/07/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: dowcaet; All

I wish I could work up some emotion about this issue tonight but I’m drunk-posting while slow roasting Roma tomatoes at almost 10,000’ in the southern Rockies of Colorado.

So forgive me if all I can say is ‘poppycock!’.

(F$#@ the Bergdahls)


38 posted on 06/07/2014 6:40:35 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

I thought about posting a death threat prediction - after the first few revisions of the official truth - but didn’t want to give them the idea too soon. I should have known it was already on their checklist.

Step 1: Politicize the bad decision with a White House Rose Garden ceremony, pretending it was a good decision. Then complain that nasty, mean-spirited republicans are politicizing the decision by quoting facts.

Step 2: Apologize for failing to notify Congress.

Step 3: Explain that they really did notify Congress, when they mentioned the negotiations a few years ago.

Step 4: Explain that they couldn’t notify Congress because the terrorists threatened to kill the deserter if the talks leaked.

Step 5: Explain that they couldn’t notify Congress because even though the terrorist leadership was okay with the trade, a guard with an AK-47 might kill the deserter if the talks leaked.

Step 6: Explain that they couldn’t notify Congress because the deserter’s health was deteriorating and the trade couldn’t wait.

Step 7: Explain that this was a good trade because the mass murderers we are releasing will be supervised by an Islamic government for a year.

Step 8: Explain that this was a good trade because the mass murderers we are releasing are old and no longer a real threat regardless of the official government assessments of the danger they pose, and regardless of the terrorists’ announced intention to resume attacks on our country.

Step 9: Explain that this was a good trade and bad conservatives are swift-boating a decent man.

Step 10: Explain that this was a good trade and Bergdahl was an American hero who served honorably, while his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership.

Step 11: Explain that this was a good trade and Bergdahl’s character and loyalty don’t matter because we never leave a man behind.

I know I’ve skipped quite a few steps in this evolving justification for treason, but it’s obviously time for the classic: Claim that there are death threats, and they are all because this evil and destructive political decision is being politicized.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: clintonh8r

‘Just part of the sympathy campaign......I don’t even believe the FBI any more.....’

I haven’t since before Waco.


40 posted on 06/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: RIghtwardHo

The father made a complete ass of himself in public with millions of viewers worldwide so deserves the heat. He is as wacky as his son. I doubt any of these threats are serious. I am a lot more concerned for the families that lost boys who went out looking for this Bergdalh lunatic-traitor-deserter. Six guys got killed by the Taliban


41 posted on 06/07/2014 6:45:04 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Clive Bundy received a lot of threats.

The IRS issues thousands of threats every day.


42 posted on 06/07/2014 6:45:15 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: dennisw

I doubt any of the alleged threats are real.

“Your son is an evil traitor, and I hope he is executed for desertion on the battlefield” is probably as bad as it gets, and that is not a threat, just an unnecessarily rude comment. [Why bother - it’s not the traitorous father who makes that decision.]


43 posted on 06/07/2014 6:47:53 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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Quoting Julie London cry me a river LOL!


44 posted on 06/07/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kit cat
Makes OUR side LOOK really bad gives their side plenty of AMMO!!!!!

You are assuming that it is our side that is issuing the threats. The liberal playbook is to make fake threats and try to blame them on conservatives.

Think Alinsky.

45 posted on 06/07/2014 6:48:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cripplecreek

I can understand him contacting people, even Al Qeada, trying to get his son out.

But once he got in that helicopter, ALL pretense of sympathy would be gone.

His conduct at the White House was inflammatory.


46 posted on 06/07/2014 6:50:40 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: dennisw

The real a-hole was mac daddy standing next to them in front of the cameras and smiling when the father thanked alah.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 6:52:24 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Bryan24

He’s been calling for the freedom of “muslim sons and fathers” from Guantanamo since his son was released.


48 posted on 06/07/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tomkat

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 06/07/2014 6:54:21 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: PaulCruz2016

Boo Hoo. Those guys who finished their job honorably while Bowe the Schmoe was cavorting with the enemy were under threat daily because of him.


50 posted on 06/07/2014 6:57:19 PM PDT by dforest
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