Skip to comments.As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity
Posted on 06/07/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials that his captors locked him in a metal cage in total darkness for weeks at a time as punishment for trying to escape, and while military doctors say he now is physically able to travel he is not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family, according to American officials who have been briefed on his condition.
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“He shows few if any signs of the malnourishment and other ailments that Obama administration officials said he was suffering when they saw a video of him that the Taliban made in December and released a month later a video so alarming, American officials have said, it made his release an urgent priority. “
Hasn’t the Times heard? That meme was changed to the Taliban were going to kill him. Keep up, guys!
He is not a traitor, and even if he is, it's not his fault. It's Bush's fault.
I don’t believe a word from this admin so am awaiting to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Oh, wait, never mind. He doesn’t remember how to speak English. And, no offense to horses.
The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.
Why wasn’t Bergdahl put on a VA waiting list?
How many opinions/articles has the Times published defending Bergdahl and Obama?
Journalism is dead but the internet is alive and well.
“The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.”
Yep, muddying the waters.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww the poor whittle baby needs a kiss for his boo boo..perhaps we can dig up Mao or Stalin to do the honors
New York Times = dem progaganda organ
Simple, Bergdahl is a flaming progressive who despises America and our military..he gets the royal treatment
At what point does the public say both the Administration and the media apologists, like the NYT, can not be trusted.
Joe Wilson said it best, “You lie!”
As long as he's healthy enough to stand for the firing squad, that's all I care about.
Did the Slimes exposed a lie?
Late Saturday, the F.B.I. said the Bergdahl family in Idaho had received threats. Federal agents, working with state and local law enforcement authorities, were taking each threat seriously, an F.B.I. statement said. Officials declined to give other details
Two American officials, including one senior Defense Department official, who have been briefed on the reports spoke Saturday on the condition of anonymity because of restrictions on the public release of information about Sergeant Bergdahls health and an impending investigation into any possible misconduct surrounding the circumstance of his leaving the outpost.
Captured before it goes down the memory hole
The nyt is in overdrive covering for Bergdahl. This is the 2nd article now. Probably more to come.
“not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family”
This is the strangest and probably damning statement I have ever read about a supposed loving family.
Tallyban had him on a Michelle O food program?
“At what point does the public say both the Administration and the media apologists, like the NYT, can not be trusted.”
Judging from their subscription levels, I would say the public already has
5’ 9” tall and 160 pounds? Hmmm, I thought he was suffering from malnutrition? Seems like he ate just fine.
Lie after lie after lie out of this administration and I doubt we will ever hear the real story as to him deserting from him. Thanks to the brave soldiers that served with him, we’ve gotten a good picture, but I’m sure Bergdahl will say they are lying.
Spin only works for morons. News flash for the Regime, millions and veterans aren’t buying it.
Here are real POWs returning:
WTF thinks we care about his health and wellbeing? Bueller? Bueller?
Firing squad? LOL,more like $200K+ in back pay and benefits he ‘earned” as a “POW.”
Why wold they lock him up, when he voluntarily deserted his post and sought them out?
I bet parents are already in Germany — probably flew on AF1 on O’s European trip.
No kidding. They've always had to work hard to cover for 0bama, but now they're desperate.
I’m beginning to wonder of Obama didn’t personally take the 5 GITMO prisoners home on AF-1 when he visited Afghanistan.
You'll find similar stuff on AP, Reuters, WaPo, etc... the White Hut seems to have put out the marching orders to the whole Journolist gang.
Aesop’s fables and some wolf?
They are real heroes. God bless them. And I note they did not forget how to speak English like the deserter did.
Exactly! Nothing, absolutely nothing could have kept any one of us Freepers from our children.
Only needed to read the first sentence to know that this is 110% complete fabrication, lies, made up story.
People keep saying ‘pray that America wakes up’ ... the problem is ... most of us could detect these lies in our sleep, dead, even before we were born.
Does anyone really think that people who voted for Obama 2ce would be anything but MORE dangerous if they were awake?
The stupidity of man knows no boundary. The thing about a fungus on a tree is that, while it’s not smart, it’s not capable of doing much harm. What we see in mankind is ACTIVE stupidity .... rocket propelled ignorance. The Buddhists would call it Samsara, the root of all suffering. Christians would call it ‘Evil.’ Islamists (just another incarnation of Statist Thugs) I imagine sit back and laugh and call it ‘helpful.’
Not able to re-unite with his family - the family that raised him and speak arabic and praise [a]llah. R-i-i-i-i-ght. Staying tight with Barky’s gub’mint, though, is AOK. R-i-i-i-i-ght.
I have heard accounts from a number of them but none were contradictory.
there was some clown in texas who claims to have been the supplier of the sp called evidence of W’s gping AWOL.
He had a yahoo group...which I disrupted...for a couple of days....
Hes the one who gave the so called “documents” to RATHER...
Im trying to remember his name....for a Possible BOWE tie in....
In my mind, I keep seeing the video of Bergdahl sitting in that truck, weeping. I see the Taliban guy leaning over the door, giving Bergdahl a thumbs-up sign and then patting him on the shoulder, as if to say, “You are a good guy. We know you are one of us and we know you are going back to the Great Satan but we appreciate all the help you’ve given us”.
Bergdahl’s tears certainly did not look like tears of joy at being released, rather they looked like he didn’t want to leave.
The he gets into the choppper and asks our people, “Are you SF”? They say “yes” and he weeps again. Looks to me like he knew he was busted.
I rememebr seeing pics of returning Vietnam War vets, smiling, and with wives or daughters greeting them. I thought I saw at least one of a POW. Am I misremembering this?
>> sharply contradictory
That’s an accusation the troops lied.
Yes it is and it would be worth a stay in the gray bar hotel to beat down the scumbag who wrote that.
Wear latex gloves cause he looks queer.
A lying homosexual propagandist degenerate for sure.
Poor Bowe. He’s just misunderstood. He just needs to go back to Hailey and open a shop to sell suncatchers, wind chimes and unicorn farts....