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As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity
nytimes.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | ERIC SCHMITT

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlhealth; michaelhastings; wot
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1 posted on 06/07/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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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!


2 posted on 06/07/2014 8:24:19 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
The poor boy. All he needs to do is heal and he'll be fine.

He is not a traitor, and even if he is, it's not his fault. It's Bush's fault.

3 posted on 06/07/2014 8:25:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 8:27:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ilovesarah2012

The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 8:27:18 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why wasn’t Bergdahl put on a VA waiting list?


6 posted on 06/07/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dainbramaged

How many opinions/articles has the Times published defending Bergdahl and Obama?

Journalism is dead but the internet is alive and well.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 8:28:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dainbramaged

“The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.”

Yep, muddying the waters.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww the poor whittle baby needs a kiss for his boo boo..perhaps we can dig up Mao or Stalin to do the honors


9 posted on 06/07/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ilovesarah2012
he doesnt look like he was beaten in this photo shot during his alleged captivity

he doesnt look like he finished acting school either...


10 posted on 06/07/2014 8:31:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ilovesarah2012

New York Times = dem progaganda organ


11 posted on 06/07/2014 8:31:40 PM PDT by matt1234 (Everything I write is a lie.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Simple, Bergdahl is a flaming progressive who despises America and our military..he gets the royal treatment


12 posted on 06/07/2014 8:32:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ilovesarah2012
My head is spinning from the NYT spin.

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!”

13 posted on 06/07/2014 8:33:42 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ilovesarah2012
military doctors say he now is physically able to travel he is not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family

As long as he's healthy enough to stand for the firing squad, that's all I care about.

14 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:04 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
He shows few if any signs of the malnourishment and other ailments that Obama administration officials said he was suffering

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 Bergdahl’s 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


15 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:15 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The nyt is in overdrive covering for Bergdahl. This is the 2nd article now. Probably more to come.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: ilovesarah2012
How can a five year “hostage”

“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.

17 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: MeshugeMikey

bump


18 posted on 06/07/2014 8:34:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Richard Oppel, Jr., Eric Schmitt, NEW YORK TIMES: lighting farts photo: lighting farts 13.jpg
19 posted on 06/07/2014 8:35:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Malnourished?

Tallyban had him on a Michelle O food program?


20 posted on 06/07/2014 8:37:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Robert357

You said...

“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


21 posted on 06/07/2014 8:37:34 PM PDT by LMAO (("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush))
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: headstamp 2; mazda77; unkus; Forty-Niner; ZULU; Foolsgold; Doogle

Spin only works for morons. News flash for the Regime, millions and veterans aren’t buying it.

Here are real POWs returning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj88Wspkn1s


23 posted on 06/07/2014 8:40:20 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ilovesarah2012

WTF thinks we care about his health and wellbeing? Bueller? Bueller?


24 posted on 06/07/2014 8:41:08 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: ElkGroveDan

Firing squad? LOL,more like $200K+ in back pay and benefits he ‘earned” as a “POW.”

BOHICA.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Cyman
If that were your child, wouldn't you already be in Germany to see him? I find this whole story bizarre.
26 posted on 06/07/2014 8:43:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why wold they lock him up, when he voluntarily deserted his post and sought them out?


27 posted on 06/07/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I bet parents are already in Germany — probably flew on AF1 on O’s European trip.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 8:44:43 PM PDT by bunster
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To: dainbramaged
The spin machine is going into warp drive on this one.

No kidding. They've always had to work hard to cover for 0bama, but now they're desperate.

29 posted on 06/07/2014 8:45:18 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: bunster

I’m beginning to wonder of Obama didn’t personally take the 5 GITMO prisoners home on AF-1 when he visited Afghanistan.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 8:47:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Parley Baer
The nyt is in overdrive covering for Bergdahl. This is the 2nd article now. Probably more to come.

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.

31 posted on 06/07/2014 8:47:48 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ilovesarah2012
Stalin's (media) organs swing into action:

click on the pic to hear the Obama sycophants howl!

32 posted on 06/07/2014 8:52:52 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ilovesarah2012

Aesop’s fables and some wolf?


33 posted on 06/07/2014 8:53:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GeronL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3165026/posts?page=82#82

HE HE HE HE


34 posted on 06/07/2014 8:55:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: leapfrog0202
Dan says he knows any and all documentation on this fiasco is fraudulent but he stands behind Bowes story


35 posted on 06/07/2014 8:59:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

They are real heroes. God bless them. And I note they did not forget how to speak English like the deserter did.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 9:08:30 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Exactly! Nothing, absolutely nothing could have kept any one of us Freepers from our children.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 9:08:41 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.’


38 posted on 06/07/2014 9:09:00 PM PDT by tinyowl (A equals A)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 9:11:52 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good one!


40 posted on 06/07/2014 9:20:53 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ilovesarah2012
His former platoon mates gave sharply contradictory accounts of how he viewed the war.

I have heard accounts from a number of them but none were contradictory.

41 posted on 06/07/2014 9:23:21 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: leapfrog0202

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....

Thank You


42 posted on 06/07/2014 9:24:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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Im trying to remember his name....for a Possible BOWE tie in....

Bill Burkett.

43 posted on 06/07/2014 9:31:53 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


44 posted on 06/07/2014 9:54:17 PM PDT by miele man
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To: ilovesarah2012

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?


45 posted on 06/07/2014 10:00:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
post of the day!!!
46 posted on 06/07/2014 10:07:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TigersEye

>> sharply contradictory

That’s an accusation the troops lied.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 10:23:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes it is and it would be worth a stay in the gray bar hotel to beat down the scumbag who wrote that.


48 posted on 06/07/2014 10:24:33 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

Wear latex gloves cause he looks queer.

A lying homosexual propagandist degenerate for sure.

49 posted on 06/07/2014 10:35:37 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: ilovesarah2012

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....


50 posted on 06/07/2014 10:41:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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