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Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors
AP ^ | 6/8/2014 | Lolita C. Baldor

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlnarrative; bergdahltaliban; bergsahlhealth; obama; taliban
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Let the stories of poor little Bo begin.
1 posted on 06/08/2014 10:28:56 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Like great granny used to say.

If you go looking for trouble, you’ll usually find it.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 10:30:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mojito

Fire up The Narrative!


3 posted on 06/08/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: clintonh8r
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss what Bergdahl has revealed about the conditions of his captivity.

This is one leaker that has nothing to fear.

4 posted on 06/08/2014 10:31:54 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: mojito

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.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: mojito
"....A senior US official...."

One of the Regime's Dudes, no doubt....

6 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:16 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: mojito

The carefully leaked story heralds
that any real investigation is over.

The fix is in. => al Qaeda inside


7 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: clintonh8r

NYT? They made that up.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 10:32:45 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: mojito

This guy is so delusional that he probably figured the Talban would allow him to wander around like the U.S. Army did!


9 posted on 06/08/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: mojito

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.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: mojito
yeah, right...

11 posted on 06/08/2014 10:33:54 AM 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: mojito

taquia


12 posted on 06/08/2014 10:34:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: mojito

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.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 10:34:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: mojito

Get into bed with wolves, wake up with fleas.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: mojito
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.

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.

15 posted on 06/08/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: mojito

He was tortured?

How?

They wouldn’t let him watch Internet Porn?

Gimme a break....

Effing loser...


16 posted on 06/08/2014 10:35:50 AM 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: mojito

That is exactly what I thought would be the perfect defense for Dr. Baltar during his trial on Battlestar Galactica.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Jack Hammer
Get into bed with wolves, wake up with fleas.

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.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 10:37:48 AM PDT by digger48
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To: mojito

Not enough imo


19 posted on 06/08/2014 10:37:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mojito

He violated his oath.

How can we trust anything Bergdahl says, ever?


20 posted on 06/08/2014 10:37:55 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: mojito

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.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 10:39:27 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: mojito

...poor little filthy islamist Traitor.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vendome

He was only allowed to catch, not pitch.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: mojito

He was tortured? What did they do, force him to watch a Michael Bay movie? “OK Infidel, you will watch Transformers again and again..”


24 posted on 06/08/2014 10:39:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mojito
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.

Gee, this unnamed official leaked this little tidbit to the New York Times. I'm sure the administration is furious about this "leak!"

25 posted on 06/08/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: fulltlt
From the NYT: "thus is oblivious to the raging criticism from some in Congress about the prisoner swap and even from members of his former platoon who say he deserted them."

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.

26 posted on 06/08/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Vendome

They made him drink tepid water with no lemon wedge and forced him to eat his cornflakes with 1/2% milk


27 posted on 06/08/2014 10:42:05 AM PDT by digger48
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To: mojito

What did he expect? He’s lucky they did not chop off his head.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 10:42:13 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mojito

If I go into the woods without a gun looking for the bear, my expectation is to end up as bear scat.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: mojito

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


30 posted on 06/08/2014 10:42:46 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mojito

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.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 10:43:29 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: mojito

All that badminton and green tea would break lesser men than Bergdahl, if there is such a thing as a lesser man than Bergdahl.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: South40

“Little Bo Peep lost his sheep, and he didn’t know where to find them.”

Nice story kid, but it needs work.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 10:44:28 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

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?


34 posted on 06/08/2014 10:44:35 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: mojito

That’s just their ciltural tradition. I hope Bergdahl is not complaining about it. That would be culturally insensitive of him.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 10:44:41 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Salamander
He was only allowed to catch, not pitch.

He was leaking more than intel.

36 posted on 06/08/2014 10:45:41 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mojito

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]


37 posted on 06/08/2014 10:45:45 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: mojito

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.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: mojito

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?


39 posted on 06/08/2014 10:47:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: GreenHornet

There have been a gusher of obama admin “leaks” to the NYT regarding Bergdahl. Shockingly all favorable to Team Kenya.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 10:48:22 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Salamander
goatse's revenge...

41 posted on 06/08/2014 10:48:49 AM 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: GrandJediMasterYoda

They made him play badminton.


42 posted on 06/08/2014 10:48:56 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: A_perfect_lady

Hey, Lady! You hit the nail on the head.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 10:49:10 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: humblegunner

*ew*


44 posted on 06/08/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: livius

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.....


45 posted on 06/08/2014 10:50:31 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Chode

LOL

Goatzilla.


46 posted on 06/08/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: mojito

The left is building a narrative in preparation for his return home with pomp and circumstance.


47 posted on 06/08/2014 10:52:09 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

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...


48 posted on 06/08/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Wonder what color his rug is...and if they had to hire a chef to make sure everything is halal.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 10:55:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mojito

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.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 10:55:12 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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