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Bowe Bergdahl Not Emotionally Ready to Come Home
NBC News ^ | 06/09/2014 | JIM MIKLASZEWSKI

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States,” but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,” U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News on Sunday.

For now, Bergdahl will remain at the U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl Germany for treatment.

Although he’s been permitted to talk to his parents, Bergdahl has so far chosen not to call his family in Idaho, the officials said.

No specific reason for Bergdahl’s mindstate were given except that he continues treatment for psychological and emotional problems as a result of his five years in captivity.

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1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Awwww, POOOOOR baby!


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess he doesn’t want to attend any reunions with his unit this summer, the traitorous creep.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
Gotta keep my story straight.

Gotta keep my story straight.

Gotta keep my story straight.

Where's my rug?

And I only eat Halal.

4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Deeply under wraps for the foreseeable future.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:48 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The misadministration and Bowe don’t have all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed yet. They are are still drilling on the story and answers.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:56:57 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation: We aren’t ready for the public to meet him because he doesn’t fit the official narrative.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:57:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Genoa

“Deeply under wraps for the foreseeable future.”

I’ll bet they can’t shut him up and everything he says will be bad for Obama. (Who has the popcorn app?)


8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:57:56 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

Neither was William Joyce a/k/a “Lord Haw-Haw”.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly.

He hasn’t memorized the Obama narrative yet.

“Accidentally wandered away...., caught and tortured by Taliban.....Had to assimilate to survive.....Love my country..... Need a book deal first.... (whoops, forget the last one).


10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:40 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: SeekAndFind

The media has circled the wagons just as I predicted. In the end, Bergdhal won’t be a hero to most people, but most people will have sympathy for him in the end. Obama is being cast has having made a hard choice whether or not to violate the unconstitutional NDAA. Other details are too abstract for people to care about, giving the media a chance to ignore it. Other details, like when the 5 kill some Americans, are too damaging to the Kenyan, forcing the media to ignore it. Zippy will gain from this politically, and will amass more raw power.

It’s funny, every time I think 0 has overplayed, he ends up better for it. Reason is gone, this thing is on autopilot.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States,” but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,” U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News on Sunday.

Where's Patton when you need him.

12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:02:11 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

I am reminded of the movie “We’re the Millers” where the erstwhile good-natured drug concierge has to go get a haircut so that he won’t reek “mule” when he goes through the border with an a$$load of dope in his Winnebago.

When asked by the Supercuts girl, “how do you want it?” he says something akin to:

“I want something that says I get up at 5AM every morning while the wife and kids are finally asleep and not nagging, bickering, and complaining, and I trudge off to a job I absolutely hate, to support a family that doesn’t appreciate me through a clusterf@ck of honking cars stalled on the 405 only to get back home at night and go to sleep and wondering why I haven’t blown my fricking brains out.”

The guy behind him beckons to the Supercuts chick [pointing to his hairstyle], “Hey, right here!”

My point is that everybody has their own personal hell on earth at some point. Some worse than others.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dan on the right

The father and mother are getting death threats? That smells like an Obama conspiracy.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dan on the right

That is most definitely what’s going on.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's going to take them months of work before they are convinced he will stick to the cover story he is given. IMHO, with a few words, this kid can be one of the biggest threats this presidency has ever had.

They're going to be very careful coaching up this one.
16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SeekAndFind

He is a deserter. Drag his ass back to the states and court martial him.
Period.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they can’t Reeducate him ,he will be charged with desertion


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:14 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: cloudmountain
Awwww, POOOOOR baby!

Be nice now.

How would you feel if you were forced to leave your beloved Islamic Life and be returned to the hated country of your birth? And, to add to that burden, to face the possibility of being put to death for the simple crime of desertion and collaboration with the enemy in time of war.

You must admit, that would be a hard pill to swallow.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:11:32 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: SeekAndFind
To me, the situation reads like this: He was raised by these hippy-dips who convinced him that America is the aggressor and the Taliban is some underdog misrepresented by the military-industrial complex to justify taking Afghanistan for some underground oil pipeline, or so the CIA can take over the poppy fields, or some other paranoid Chomsky-ite notion. They may have even encouraged him to join the Army and defect so as to become some liaison or spokesperson for the Taliban who would then step forward and "Tell the American people the Real Truth about blah blah blah."

Kid believes parents, goes trotting off like a good little brainwashed liberal... and spends 5 years getting to know the Taliban and realizing that everything he was raised to believe is myth. He wants nothing to do with his family, they either lied to him and used him or taught him absolute nonsense. His life is destroyed. He'll probably be court-martialed... no wonder he wants nothing to do with him.

This is all speculation, of course, but it makes sense and explains why he doesn't want to see them now.

20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:11:56 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the six (or more) soldiers who were killed while searching for him died in the same hospital -
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Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. -
See more at: http://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook/the_ultimate_sacrifice/page/10/#sthash.SLmBLIpx.dpuf


21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We need more time to program him.”


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:13:39 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

At this point, this is the absolute best we can hope for.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:36 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He's probably facing more torture (sleep deprivation, brainwashing, etc.) from Democratic PR types right now. They are likely playing round the clock with his SillyPutty brain so he knows the "correct" way to answer all questions about his previous actions and statements.

These are the same people who got Al Gore through a few debates, so they are pretty good at what they do.

The first question I would ask him is "What is your relationship with Allah?" That would rattle the cage a bit, loosening up further responses.

24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:16:50 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They must be waiting for him to come it of the closet.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: A_perfect_lady

You assume that what they’re telling us about his not wanting to speak to his parents is the truth. Why would you think anything we’re being told by “unnamed officials” is the truth?


26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:17:57 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: SeekAndFind

meaning he hasn’t been programmed enough yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if he committed Arkanside if he doesn’t get with the party line.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The reason he's not ready is because the Obama machine does not want him available - at all. Basically, they are sequestering this guy for political reasons. My guess is you won't see him until after the November elections and right around Christmas.
28 posted on 06/09/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly, more work to do on the narrative. Appearance on Oprah, line up more liberal talk show appearances. Dr. Phil, etc.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 7:29:10 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,”

Translation:

He has to get HIS story lined up with the ‘official’ WH version...

That’s going to take a while. ;)


30 posted on 06/09/2014 7:29:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Obadiah

He is a deserter. Drag him back to the states and court martial his ass.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder who will make it back to Afghanistan first, the Taliban 5 or Bowe?


32 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:03 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: clintonh8r

If we can’t make him a hero we go to plan “B”. We’ll make him a victim.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:39 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/06/01/freed-soldier-sgt-bergdahls-parents-say-theyre-proud-of-son/


34 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

All these whiney libs can pity and feel sorry for him just as well if he is sitting in a cell at Leavenworth for the next 50 years. Save the facilities at Landstuhl for those that deserve them.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: A_perfect_lady

Thank you, Seek and Find! You are spot on in my opinion. I lost another thread where someone posted an article referencing the Wikileaks dump that Taliban sort of laughing about catching Bergdahl in the crapper. The person who submitted the article quoted someone from the platoon describing a desertion, but I don’t see how that matches the Wikileaks info that followed the interview. If the philosophy was never leave a soldier behind, it sounds like 15 Taliban and some cash (initial offer right after his “capture”) was a better deal than the 5 top leaders.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 7:37:28 AM PDT by charo
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To: molson209

The easiest solution is to disappear him with a VA diagnosis. Mentally unstable requiring further treatment. Never to be released or to be seen again. Medical privacy rules prevent releasing any information on him and he disappears forever!


37 posted on 06/09/2014 7:40:46 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must not be taking to his deprogramming too well. They have to change a deserting Islamic wannabe into an Apple Pie Eating American Patriot. Gonna take awhile.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 7:40:52 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"No specific reason for Bergdahl’s mindstate were given..."

Here's a reason for you: The traitorous bastard is scared to death that somebody will knock him off.

39 posted on 06/09/2014 7:42:04 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

The administration is still running focus groups to salvage the story about their brilliant young president.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 7:42:30 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Genoa
"Deeply under wraps for the foreseeable future."

It's called Protective Custody.

41 posted on 06/09/2014 7:43:29 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah,the deserter is pissed off that his Taliban goat loving buddies swapped him for the 5 big shot terrorists.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47
"....held in Germany for psychological and emotional reasons"......after five years "hasn't called or talked to his parents".....

This Bergdahl melodrama is starting to sound positively eerie, like something out of a black novel set in Transylvania with dark foreboding castles and bats and hunchbacked lab assistants and skeletons shackled to the wall in dank underground cellars.....

The deserter is obviously not emaciated and strapped to a hospital bed. He is certainly confined in a room that is well-guarded. He is certainly allowed outdoor walks adjacent to the facility he's in. Is he catching flies and eating them?

Other than that, we can only speculate on the circumstances surrounding this strange character being attended to by doctors, psychiatrists and white-coated attendants, conjuring scenes right out of a creepy Saturday night movie.

Now pass me some more popcorn.....

Leni

43 posted on 06/09/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Obviously making sure he has the narrative down to make sure Obama comes out of it looking good.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mass55th

Protecting whom exactly? LOL!


45 posted on 06/09/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: mass55th
It's called Protective Custody.

Yea, to protect Obama's reputation.

46 posted on 06/09/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

He wants to go back.


47 posted on 06/09/2014 7:53:19 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I should have responded to A_perfect_lady in my earler post. This is from Wikileaks (link from American Spectator; thread pulled here)the thread was pulled

UPDATE: 0610z LLVI TRAFFIC FROM REDRIDGE: freq 162.1 1- W ARE READY FOR THEM. 2- ALL THE NUMBERS ARE MESS IT. WE ARE WWAITING FOR THEM. 1- LOL THEY KNOW WHERE HE IS BUT THEY KEEP GOING TO WRONG AREA. 2- OK SET UP THE WORK FOR THEM. 1- YES WE HAVE A LOT OF IED ON THE ROAD. 2- GOD WILLING WE WILL DO IT. 1- WE WERE ATTACKING THE POST HE WAS SITTING TAKING EXPLETIVE HE HAD NO GUN WITH HIM. HE WAS TAKING EXPLETIVE, HE HAS NOT CLEANED HIS BUTT YET. 2- WHAT SHEAM FOR THEM. 1- I DONT THINK HE W 2-YES LOOK THEY HAVE ALL AMERICANS, ANA HELICOPTERS THE PLANES ARE LOOKING FOR HIM. 1- I THINK HE IS BIG SHOT THAT WHY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HIM. 3-CAN YOU GUYS MAKE A VIDEO OF HIM AND ANNOUNCE IT ALL OVER AFGHANISTAN THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THE AMERICANS. 1- WE ALREADY HAVE A VIDEO OF HIM.

I don’t know what to think. Another part of Wikileaks has Bergdahl with a camera looking for someone who speaks English.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 7:55:51 AM PDT by charo
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To: mass55th

And, though I am not original with this, I believe that is exactly what the people’s choice, one barrack Obama hopes will happen. It will be his Reich Stagg Fire incident.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT by sport
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To: demshateGod
The media has circled the wagons just as I predicted. In the end, Bergdhal won’t be a hero to most people, but most people will have sympathy for him in the end. Obama is being cast has having made a hard choice whether or not to violate the unconstitutional NDAA. Other details are too abstract for people to care about, giving the media a chance to ignore it. Other details, like when the 5 kill some Americans, are too damaging to the Kenyan, forcing the media to ignore it. Zippy will gain from this politically, and will amass more raw power.

And Republicans only criticize the deal because Obama is black.

50 posted on 06/09/2014 7:58:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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