Skip to comments.U.S. Official: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Has Declined to Speak to His Family
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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Huh?? Bowe doesn’t even want to talk to “Goatboy”??
I hope Snowden is working on this. The Gov said his parents were being watched.
Uh...”Some former platoon soldiers have accused... “???
I have yet to hear ONE who has not “accused him”
Let the spin begin
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.
If he did call them, what language would he use, supposedly he forgot his english....bet it is hard to communicate in the hospital
He’s being programmed and told what to say would be my guess.
If it was the other way around I could understand. . . .
This is pathetic.
The left is losing it.
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.
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.
even Bergdahl is embarrassed of these two dopes
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak to his family after five years in harsh captivity
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...
His old man is crazier than he is.
You mean “Ole Bob”?
He can’t speak to anyone until the writers finish the script.
This is pathetic.
His American Family or Jihadi Family?
I’m getting so confused by all this....
No one really knows if he was in a cage.
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...
“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.
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...
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**.
I was just looking for those.
Do we all have to go for anger management therapy?
maybe he realizes his folks are a couple of loony tunes
What are you talking about?
Our government is/are his new parents.
They met him and will raise him right....
Is that what they will call the camps?
Officers are likely still in the military. They cannot say a thing.
Maybe they told him to refuse....so they don’t get their stories mixed up.
Insanity plea/I was tortured/I need a sex change/chelsea manning type defense?
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
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.
/I was tortured
Torture in Gitmo is not getting the food or reading material that they demand in a timely fashion ...like yesterday..
Point taken. Still annoying, but yeah. Guess you are right.
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
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!
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.
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.
Didn’t he talk to his father over the last couple years even though he was supposedly in captivity? Why not now?
Why didn’t Obama fly them to Germany instead of the Rose Garden fiasco. Ohhh....that would be common sense....
Somehow I think the aspiring ballet dancer left his husband behind.
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. .
Because all their conversations would be taped. Let’s not have any conflicting statements.
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.
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...
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.
“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.
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