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U.S. Official: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Has Declined to Speak to His Family
WSJ ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JULIAN E. BARNES

Posted on 06/08/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak to his family after five years in harsh captivity that included being held in a cage after one attempted escape, according to a U.S. official familiar with the Army soldier's recovery.

Doctors treating Sgt. Bergdahl at a U.S. military hospital in Germany are moving slowly because of the swirling controversy over the soldier's release, the U.S. official said.

While he spent five years in captivity after being captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, Sgt. Bergdahl doesn't yet want to talk to his family on the phone, the official said. Details of Sgt. Bergdahl's captivity were earlier reported over the weekend by the New York Times. NYT -0.13%

Sgt. Bergdahl has likely been shielded from most of the backlash his release has generated in the U.S. Some former platoon soldiers have accused him of deserting his post, and lawmakers from both parties have questioned the decision to trade America's lone prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban officials held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlhealth; bergdahlnarrative; bergdahlparents; bergdahltaliban; witnesstampering
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1 posted on 06/08/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Bergdahl ping.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 11:16:21 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Huh?? Bowe doesn’t even want to talk to “Goatboy”??


3 posted on 06/08/2014 11:18:30 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Jet Jaguar
No one really knows if he was in a cage. I believe his father staged a little drama...and standing by a cage..was telling the "story" of his son in a cage.

I hope Snowden is working on this. The Gov said his parents were being watched.

4 posted on 06/08/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jet Jaguar

Uh...”Some former platoon soldiers have accused... “???

I have yet to hear ONE who has not “accused him”

Let the spin begin


5 posted on 06/08/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: CMailBag

It is just “narrative”. “They” (official u.s. officials speaking on the condition of anonymity from the lamestream) will polish their turd and make it look like he thinks daddy is too extreme, he’s just a good soldier and cannot support his dad’s views even in lieu of “what happened to him” (glossing over he CHOSE it). Later down the line, they will reunite at an obama beer summit or something to “cool things down” or something along those lines.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 11:22:50 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: CMailBag

If he did call them, what language would he use, supposedly he forgot his english....bet it is hard to communicate in the hospital


7 posted on 06/08/2014 11:23:20 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Jet Jaguar
Poor Baby! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
NOT. . . .
8 posted on 06/08/2014 11:23:25 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He’s being programmed and told what to say would be my guess.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 11:24:39 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Jet Jaguar

If it was the other way around I could understand. . . .


10 posted on 06/08/2014 11:24:55 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: JoanneSD

Sign language?

This is pathetic.

The left is losing it.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Sacajaweau

What’s next. He realized he/she was trangendered after the his/her valiant battle to save their platoon.
And he was abused as a child yet to be played. Tune in next week.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Jet Jaguar

Quoted in the article, the mayor of his hometown uses the claimed death threat against Bergdahl to launch a political tirade against “hate” and “polarization.”

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the death threat is a hoax from the left for agitprop purposes.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 11:25:43 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: CMailBag
Where's my baaaaaby boy? goatboy photo: goatboy goatboyrocks.jpg
14 posted on 06/08/2014 11:25:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Jet Jaguar

even Bergdahl is embarrassed of these two dopes


15 posted on 06/08/2014 11:26:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak to his family after five years in harsh captivity
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I’d have asked for my Mom first thing...

She would have been in Germany to meet me...

I’m sure our govt flew the parents there to where the hospital is...


16 posted on 06/08/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jet Jaguar

His old man is crazier than he is.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 11:29:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: CMailBag

You mean “Ole Bob”?


18 posted on 06/08/2014 11:30:02 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: JoanneSD

He can’t speak to anyone until the writers finish the script.
This is pathetic.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 11:30:26 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Jet Jaguar

His American Family or Jihadi Family?

I’m getting so confused by all this....


20 posted on 06/08/2014 11:30:27 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: Sacajaweau

No one really knows if he was in a cage.
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he has never claimed to have been tortured or in a cage until he so called “tried to escape”

what was he doing that he calls “tried to escape”

and as for being in danger of being killed...

in FIVE YEARS if they were going to kill him they would have done it years ago...


21 posted on 06/08/2014 11:30:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: DanielRedfoot

“I have yet to hear ONE who has not “accused him””

Sadly, there are several. Not their fault, you’d need an Ouija board to ask them. Also, not one single officer has come forward as yet. That PO’s me, big time.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:06 AM PDT by EC1
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To: x1stcav; JoanneSD

Yep. No keedean.

people come to this country all the time and after 20 or 30 years never forget their native tongue.

It’s like riding a bike. You never forget....

These guys are really pathetic...


23 posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:35 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: glyptol
He was home schooled by mom so they can lie their friggin' a**** off...and I think that's what they will do.

Here's something that tipped me off to the parents...

The military arrived at the house. Only the mother was home. They wanted to tell both parents at the same time.

They called the father who worked for UPS. He showed up in his UPS truck.

They told both parents that their son had been captured by the Taliban.

The father got back in the truck and worked for two more hours to finish his route.

In other words....the parents knew what the kid was doing and where he was and with whom. Captive my a**.

24 posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tumblindice

I was just looking for those.

LOL


25 posted on 06/08/2014 11:33:10 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: Meet the New Boss

Do we all have to go for anger management therapy?


26 posted on 06/08/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jet Jaguar

maybe he realizes his folks are a couple of loony tunes


27 posted on 06/08/2014 11:33:42 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What are you talking about?

Our government is/are his new parents.

They met him and will raise him right....


28 posted on 06/08/2014 11:34:09 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: Sacajaweau

Is that what they will call the camps?


29 posted on 06/08/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: EC1

Officers are likely still in the military. They cannot say a thing.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 11:36:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jet Jaguar
Hey! Give Bowe a break! He left his wife behind!


31 posted on 06/08/2014 11:36:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: yldstrk

Maybe they told him to refuse....so they don’t get their stories mixed up.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 11:37:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jet Jaguar

Insanity plea/I was tortured/I need a sex change/chelsea manning type defense?


33 posted on 06/08/2014 11:38:24 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I wonder kind of program he is in. Is it medical, mental or political.

What kind of treatment, rehab, assessments or evolution.

So far most anything any official has to say about the whole fiasco has been a lie. I am calling BS on this


34 posted on 06/08/2014 11:39:50 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It’s possible that his government handlers are coaching him, trying to make a case that he is mentally unstable, so he can get out of any UCMJ charges of desertion, treason, collaborating, etc.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 11:40:32 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: rktman

/I was tortured
______________________________

Torture in Gitmo is not getting the food or reading material that they demand in a timely fashion ...like yesterday..

:)


36 posted on 06/08/2014 11:40:45 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sacajaweau

Point taken. Still annoying, but yeah. Guess you are right.


37 posted on 06/08/2014 11:42:24 AM PDT by EC1
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To: Tennessee Nana

I have yet to unearth any mention of any other American Serviceman being held hostage by jihadis. Many as we know have been killed by the talibam apparently none....held hostage


38 posted on 06/08/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jet Jaguar; LucyT; azishot

The buildup of a psychological profile/case!

You can’t prosecute a “nut case,” the point is that we need another whistle blower from Germany to talk about the coaching involved in this deception.

Next we will hear that Birdbrain wants to live on a tree, howls at the moon and tries to lick it!

Totally unadulterated BS!


39 posted on 06/08/2014 11:43:15 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Didn’t the Vietnam pows spend just one day in Hawaii...and meet tbeir families the very next day?

I’m not buying this.

My guess is he’s upset at mom and dad for dragging him home.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 11:50:03 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I can tell you that any man who even spent
even ten days in that platoon knows every damn man in that platoon. You know who
ever fell asleep on alert/guard duty, who makes too much noise on patrol plus who shoots when fired at and who hits the ground and/ or hides. You can bet your fanny his fellow ground pounder pals know this sad ass like a book.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Didn’t he talk to his father over the last couple years even though he was supposedly in captivity? Why not now?


42 posted on 06/08/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT by kalee
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To: lacrew

Why didn’t Obama fly them to Germany instead of the Rose Garden fiasco. Ohhh....that would be common sense....


43 posted on 06/08/2014 11:53:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: COBOL2Java

Somehow I think the aspiring ballet dancer left his husband behind.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 11:54:47 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Jet Jaguar

Another drama queen in the news. He and his parents will probably get their own reality show, but Oprah will want to have the first interview. They could get rich using their 15 minutes of fame, while our wounded soldiers are homeless and military families are using food stamps. .


45 posted on 06/08/2014 11:55:33 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kalee

Because all their conversations would be taped. Let’s not have any conflicting statements.


46 posted on 06/08/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: CMailBag

Of course not. He probably feels mislead (boy do we know that feeling) by both his family and nobama, as they coaxed him away from his buddies with promises of grand parades and adulation. Now there is a distinct possibility he may “actually” be in prison for a very long time and everyone knows he’s a mofo rat.


47 posted on 06/08/2014 11:58:20 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: JoanneSD

I think it was yesterday that I posted that Bowe is not coming back to the states. This delay in a hospital is so that the admin can figure out what to do with him.

It would not surprise me if Bowe is allowed to walk away from the hospital and promptly disappears. Probably back to Afghanistan...


48 posted on 06/08/2014 11:59:23 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Joe Boucher

For the past five years Bowe as been thinking, what an ass I was to take my father’s advice to “follow my conscience” when I had even grown one yet.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“His old man is crazier than he is.”

Maybe he is mad at the father for giving his okay for his son to leave (”follow your conscience”) instead of telling him to stay. I think his father told him the Taliban would be glad to have him. Maybe he realizes that his father has been politicizing this from the beginning and endangering him. If the Taliban really did keep him in a cage and his father has been praising the Taliban, I wouldn’t want to speak to my father either.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 12:00:22 PM PDT by FR_addict
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