Skip to comments.Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors
Posted on 06/08/2014 10:28:56 AM PDT by mojito
U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss what Bergdahl has revealed about the conditions of his captivity. The New York Times first reported on the matter.
The official said it was difficult to verify the accounts Bergdahl has given since his release a week ago.
Military doctors at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center say that while Bergdahl is physically able to travel he's not yet emotionally prepared to be reunited with his family. He has not yet spoken to his family.
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Like great granny used to say.
If you go looking for trouble, you’ll usually find it.
Fire up The Narrative!
This is one leaker that has nothing to fear.
Then he speaks English?
I heard some stories saying his English speaking ability had deteriorated during his five years away. But apparently he can communicate to us.
One of the Regime's Dudes, no doubt....
The carefully leaked story heralds
that any real investigation is over.
The fix is in. => al Qaeda inside
NYT? They made that up.
This guy is so delusional that he probably figured the Talban would allow him to wander around like the U.S. Army did!
From what I surmised and the message that should be out there is that Bergdahl could have walked away from he Taliban at any time.
He should not have deserted. I also find it interesting that this is leaked after we supposedly heard from a shadowy type group that he was kept in a cage and such.
I think perhaps a narrative has been cooked up by the government.
We really have no rel way to know the truth when he was with these terrorists.
Get into bed with wolves, wake up with fleas.
In other words, his liberal-hippie parents brainwashed him for years about the noble savage and our complicity in his oppression, but now he's met the underdog personally and he's realized his parents set him up for a really bad fall for their own political ends.
He was tortured?
They wouldn’t let him watch Internet Porn?
Gimme a break....
That is exactly what I thought would be the perfect defense for Dr. Baltar during his trial on Battlestar Galactica.
From the looks of his unkempt-looking parents, I'm pretty sure they are quite familiar with having fleas.
They both look like they smell like a goat.
Not enough imo
He violated his oath.
How can we trust anything Bergdahl says, ever?
That’s the price yo pay for leaving the relative safety of a US military compound and willfully wandering into the hands of America’s barbaric enemies.
...poor little filthy islamist Traitor.
He was only allowed to catch, not pitch.
He was tortured? What did they do, force him to watch a Michael Bay movie? “OK Infidel, you will watch Transformers again and again..”
Gee, this unnamed official leaked this little tidbit to the New York Times. I'm sure the administration is furious about this "leak!"
Is the writer dumb enough to think people are not goin g to remeber it was the other way around, i.e the servicemen raised the cry first.
They made him drink tepid water with no lemon wedge and forced him to eat his cornflakes with 1/2% milk
What did he expect? He’s lucky they did not chop off his head.
If I go into the woods without a gun looking for the bear, my expectation is to end up as bear scat.
well what did he expect? sheesh these idiots
oh yeah,poor misunderstood Taliban, if I am nice to them, they will be nice to me
what an idiot
The Administration is determined to make a hero out of Bergdhal. They will have him declared a prisoner of war which will give him special status along with special benefits.
All that badminton and green tea would break lesser men than Bergdahl, if there is such a thing as a lesser man than Bergdahl.
“Little Bo Peep lost his sheep, and he didn’t know where to find them.”
Nice story kid, but it needs work.
He deserted and went looking for the enemy, then tried to escape-I guess he wasn’t pleased with the accommodations or whatever-and he was surprised when he was beaten and caged when they caught him? Did he think he could desert to the enemy, then change his mind and run off on a whim?
That’s just their ciltural tradition. I hope Bergdahl is not complaining about it. That would be culturally insensitive of him.
He was leaking more than intel.
An anonymous source goes to the NYTimes and hands them a convenient “quote” from the Berg-man to help alleviate the stinging pain and backlash that Obama is getting on this.
Sure, I, like, totally believe this new and improved story “leaked” to the NY Times. Sure. [sarcasm alert]
Not the point. Dems are determined to make him the argument instead of Obama’s treason. No matter why Obama turned five terrorists loose it was treason.
Don’t let them make this guy the issue or we’re going to lose. When they print stories like this we need to personalize one of the guys who died for him. Show their hopes, dreams, families. But stick to the real issue, no deal was worth turning dangerous terrorists loose on America.
He was coached by “the people who are coming to see you,” in the words of his father to him. The administration has tried every approach so far and now they’re hoping the poor widdle Bowe meme will win.
Did they torture him by making him lose at badminton? Or not sharing their goat with him?
There have been a gusher of obama admin “leaks” to the NYT regarding Bergdahl. Shockingly all favorable to Team Kenya.
They made him play badminton.
Hey, Lady! You hit the nail on the head.
Heard on news this morning that there will be fury if he is made an official POW as POW’s get special benefits.
Since the one knows this will infuriate the Vets and most Americans...I am sure the one will do this...another middle finger to us.....
The left is building a narrative in preparation for his return home with pomp and circumstance.
Well, Bergdahl is at a disadvantage there-he doesn’t have a hot female cylon that only he can see advising him like Gaius Baltar did...
Wonder what color his rug is...and if they had to hire a chef to make sure everything is halal.
Looking at his parents and his life he seems to be the last guy who would up and join the armed services.
I can’t figure this one out.