Skip to comments.Bergdahl Wasn't Only Soldier to 'Walk Off' Afghan Outposts
Posted on 06/09/2014 9:16:11 AM PDT by Paul46360
"At least a dozen guys just walked off their posts" in Afghanistan since 2009 for a variety of reasons, said an experienced soldier, one of four Afghan war veterans familiar with the incidents who spoke to ABC News. The other sources estimated the number could be more than a dozen.
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So how many of them went looking for the enemy?
It is only a matter of time until you hear, “Nixon did it too.”
This guy is another John Kerry.
Nixon? I thought it was Bush’s fault...
They are saving that one for later.
More and more liberals just sound like little kids. “Well he did it first, he started it”. GOD! We are doomed.
Damn you Koch brothers!!!!!
Wow, that could get about 60 GITMO prisoners released to Qatar.
Oh I have no doubt others walked off too... but the President didn’t commit a crime when he tried to get them back.... IMPEACH!
We're talking about a "I hate America" dude who's looking for the Taliban.
That could be significant in and of itself.
Something happened in 2009, I recall, which may have had a devastating effect on morale and confidence in the military.
One doesnt have to be a Nostradamus to see where this Bergdahl affair is going.
1. Bergdahl will never be Court martialed for desertion. At this point, Obama has relieved every senior commander in the U.S. Army who dared to have an opinion other than his, and no officer who values his career would now dare to bring charges on Bergdahl.
2. Bergdalh will remain hospitalized until another crisis dominates the MSM news cycle, and then he will be declared 100% disabled due to PTSD as a result of his torture by the Taliban. Staff Sergeant Bergdahl will receive all his back pay and allowances, and due to his 100% PTSD disability, he will receive a Medical Retirement from the U.S. Army and live happily ever after on his tax free Staff Sergeant E-6 retirement pay.
3. We may see SSG Bergdahl again at some future Democrat fund raiser when he appears along with Jane Fonda in support of Hillary Clinton for President.
How many did this in Vietnam, Korea, or during WWII?
Bergdahl didn't do anything wrong!
However, none were captured by the enemy, either. And they didn't set off a months-long manhunt that got soldiers killed.
What is wrong with these people?
I can’t imagine why this would be relevant. A thousand thugs rob stores, and only a hundred shoot people in the robbery. Why does it matter that the other 900 robbed stores too? Of the hundred who shot people, only ten will score a kill. Why does the fact that the other 90 get much lighter sentences matter on what to do with the murderers? Of those ten, only one (at most) will shoot the wrong person, in the wrong jurisdiction, and get the death penalty. Again, I don’t see how the actions of others excuse bad actions.
As for Bergdahl, I’m not fond of deserters and traitors. I know (and have always known) that he was not the only one. I consider Obama far worse than Bergdahl. Still, if Bergdahl did desert his post in the field, he is guilty of a serious crime.
Funny that the only person named in the article is a retired military legal beagle who was thousands of miles away. I guess we’re supposed to believe him over those who were on the scene. Sure thing.
My long-ago history professor made it quite clear why Islam spread at high speed.. The message then was “Convert or DIE,” and it probably still is... in that area.
“There is no evidence that any of the soldiers who walked off post were charged with any form of desertion or intended to join the enemy. All were disciplined in various ways, the military sources said.”
One doesnt have to be a Nostradamus to see where this Bergdahl affair is going.
You’ve pretty much nailed it.
But Mom! He did it too!
It’s all his recruiters fault. He should have been weeded out! /s
The article states that the “walk offs” were primarily looking for booze or drugs or were high or drunk. The same kind of stupid crap that some soldiers do everywhere in the world.
ABC is starting to give Bergdahl cover for deserting.
At this point , what difference does it make?
Seriously, the issue is not “walking off” post, the issue is deserting and deliberately seeking to join up with the enemy, which none of the examples cited in this article did.
That puts Bergdahl in a class by himself.
Did any of them get exchanged for 5 terrorists?
The scandal is not what Bergdahl did, but what Obama did.
The propaganda outlets are trying to change the focus.
Not sure about Vietnam or WWII, but here is a pre-Vietnam (1958) report from the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) detailing communist Psychological warfare, and it’s impact on American POWs during the Korean War.
See this article:
“..As an example of the success the Communists are achieving, Mr. Hunter cited statistics on American prisoners of war in Korea.
Never before in history had so many captured Americans gone to the aid of the enemy.
For 2 years the services studied the records of the prisoners. What they found was not pretty.
A total of 7,190 Americans were captured. Of these, 6,656 were Army troops, 263 were airmen, 231 Marines, 40 Navy men.
In every war in American history some men have managed to escape. Korea was the exception.
Roughly 1 of every 3 American prisoners collaborated with the Communists in some way, either as informants or as propagandists.
In the 20 prison camps, 2,730 of the 7,190 Americans died, the highest morality rate among prisoners in United States history. Many of them died unnecessarily. They either did not know how to take care of themselves of they just lay down and quit. Some sick or wounded died of malnutrition abandoned by their comrades.
For the first time in history, Americans — 21 of them — swallowed the enemys propaganda line and declined to return to their own people.
Another insightful article here:
Point is, some did. 21 is not a lot of people, especially in light of how many were captured. But these people weren’t active, willing deserters or defectors - they were turned while in the POW camp, probably by a combination of torture, beatings, mental and physical abuse, Pavlovian conditioning of punishment and rewards. you name it.
This POS just up and WALKED into their arms, evidently expecting to be welcomed and cherished as an ally.
It’s amazing how much information these lame stream “journalists” can come up with when it fits the narrative of the left.
...but he's the only one that we released 5 terrorists for.
So Bergdahl is ok because other guys were doing it too? Bull S...
So if by liberal’ reckoning, Bergdahl could desert because his colleagues wore ratty T-shirts, could others desert because they don’t like x, y or z about Obama?
“Never mind the man behind the curtain”
It looks like none of the “seasoned veterans” identified themselves, like “Bowe’s” own platoon members have.....
“Reminds of my mother saying “Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right.”
LOL, Wait! How long before the MSM compares it to G. W. Bush’s leaving the USAF Reserves a year early. There were more Liberals outraged over that than Bergdahl.
James (Nick) Rowe taught me all I need to know about the brutality and manipulation of POWs. Its been years since I read his book (5 years to freedom) but if I recall correctly he drew a clear line between those who were broken and those who seemed almost eager to make their lives as a POW easier.
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you have to be gone for a period of time before you can be charged with desertion? Most of these look like they were only for a day or so.
I didn’t note any of them asking to be directed to English speaking Taliban
And how many left a note saying they were deserting?
How many were seeking to defect to the enemy?
How many were ‘captured?”
“But these people werent active, willing deserters or defectors - they were turned while in the POW camp, probably by a combination of torture, beatings, mental and physical abuse, Pavlovian conditioning of punishment and rewards. you name it.”
So John McLame is much better than Bergdahl even though McLame is such a Leftist. Thanks for clarifying that for me.
Hell come out as gay and everything will be fine.
Target and General Mills will sponsor the cancelled hometown parade.
Hell jump Ellens couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.
After that hell run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win after tossing his medals over the White House fence.
Keith Ellison will swear him in on a koran.
“The “covering fire” has begun”
It really has, hasn’t it?
If this article is even true, then it appears like we’re going to need more shooters for the firing squad, but otherwise, I am totally unmoved.
They should hold a national lottery to let one of us be lucky enough to shoot traitors like “Bird-Dawg.”
Did 0bama commit treason to get any of them back?
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