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Bowe Bergdahl's father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son's release ...[truncated]
UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | James Nye and Daily Mail Reporters

Posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT by matt1234

Bob Bergdahl's beard became the most controversial facial hair in all of America, but now critics who accused him of looking like a member of the Taliban can rest easy - he has shaved.

Grown in order to mark the time his son was in captivity as a POW in Afghanistan, neighbors of Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, have said that the former UPS truck driver is now clean shaven.

This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family, despite being sent a letter from his sister, as he recovers in an Army hospital in Germany.

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Full title: "Bowe Bergdahl's father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son's release but freed POW still refuses to speak to his parents"
1 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

The stain of treason is indelible.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: matt1234

“This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family,”

Now that is odd. Why wouldn’t he want to talk to his family?


3 posted on 06/09/2014 9:42:44 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: matt1234

“Bowe Bergdahl’s father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son’s release but freed POW still refuses to speak to his parents”

Huhhhhh, did he go “Brazilian” in honor of the World Cup Soccer tournament starting up...enquiring minds wanna know.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: matt1234

The beard might have been misunderstood, but the Pashto and Arabic incantation at the White House? Shave that off.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: matt1234

No pix of him without the beard. I’ll believe it when I see a picture.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: matt1234

Did I hear right that he offered to switch places with his son?


7 posted on 06/09/2014 9:44:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: matt1234

Will the old lady wash her hair?


8 posted on 06/09/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: matt1234
He should donate the cut beard to Biden for more hair plugs.

Leni

9 posted on 06/09/2014 9:46:26 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: matt1234

Team 0bama’s handlers finally realized that the guy looked like a D-grade suicide bombing student and was queering the pitch. His opening quote from the Koran is going straight down the memory hole, too. Watch it happen.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Now that is odd. Why wouldn’t he want to talk to his family?

Considering that this loser father advised the traitor to OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE just before the sissy deserted, it's possible that in five years of misery the son has had time to realize just how stupid that advice was under the conditions in which it was given. I wouldn't want to talk to a liberal who cares more about America's enemies than about his country either.

11 posted on 06/09/2014 9:48:18 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: matt1234

He just wants to eat at Burger King without being recognized — he’s getting tired of eating those camel burgers. Shortly his wife will cut and dye her hair.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 9:48:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Shortly his wife will cut and dye her hair

... and put on a goat costume.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 9:51:36 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: Billthedrill

14 posted on 06/09/2014 9:51:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: matt1234
This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family, despite being sent a letter from his sister, as he recovers in an Army hospital in Germany.

"Hey dad, thanks for encouraging me to desert. That was a huge help!"

15 posted on 06/09/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Now that is odd. Why wouldn’t he want to talk to his family?"

This is a ruse by the government.. If Bowe can't talk, he can't say anything stupid, right? The gubmint is controlling the narrative. They are painting Bowe as a tortured man and not letting him say anything so as to avoid bad press.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pollster1

Exactly.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Genoa

Exactly!!


18 posted on 06/09/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: matt1234

He’s still a weirdo and a typical person you’d expect next to Obama in the White House.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

According to whom? I don’t believe anything coming from anything that smells like a government source. As far as I know they’re keeping him incommunicado from everyone until he’s been programmed better than healthcare.gov.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 9:58:47 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Now that is odd. Why wouldn’t he want to talk to his family?

Shame?

21 posted on 06/09/2014 9:58:55 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes. Something odd is up.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 10:00:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Exactly. Don’t believe anything from anonymous or “official” sources. He could be dying to speak to his parents for all we know.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: matt1234

In some earlier reports I read, son B was whining to dad B about this and that: how unfair the US is to the poor, how the Taliban is just defending themselves against the Imperialists, how he wants to do something to help them. Dad B is reported to have told son B to “just follow your conscience”, no admonition to live up to his obligations and commitments, just “go where your heart takes you” pap. I think, with no proof as to whether I am right or wrong, that dad B is another west coast liberal airhead who failed to raise his son with any sense of values or self discipline. Because he was, more or less, encouraged by his father, son B might now be angry with him, blaming dad for not helping him come to a better decision.

I wish them both well in the next life, but I think they have pretty well screwed this one up.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:38 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: F15Eagle

Like anyone would really gives a Rats Patuutie?


25 posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Just what I’m thinking as well. They are in full control mode to make sure the word doesn’t get out that this guy is another John Walker-Lindh and I would bet they are giving him two choices right now: Spend the rest of his life in jail or he will say what they want him to say “Oh I went to latrine and the Taliban came out of nowhere and kidnapped me and I want to thank President Obama for saving me. He is the best President in history.”


26 posted on 06/09/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: matt1234

Who knows how much the US paid al Qaeda and the Taliban for to release Bergdahl?


27 posted on 06/09/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
If I were Bergdahl's lawyer I would advise him to not say anything to anyone.
28 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Dad knew govt wouldn’t get his son back(very reasonable) so he tried to reflect his captors thinking and ways and look and language. He continued it while son initially refused english and to communicate, even nationally beside the president, trying the “we are alike, we both want Gitmo closed” route to no avail. Time to return to his real way and wait out son.

Govt wouldn’t help him as they felt his son a traitor so he had to get the boy himself - wouldn’t you get try to get your son back....beating the snot out of him comes later...you go get your son, your the prodigal and your son is still your son. Get the brain washing out of him before you see if he’s a traitor or just one stupid dumb kid of yours....the govt and fellow soldiers/citizens believe what may.

Wait for the facts.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 10:05:40 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: wideawake

LOL


30 posted on 06/09/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: DocJhn

It’s actually not the best news for Obozo.

OTOH, he may be scared something else will come out (Bowe). Like Daddy suggesting he go AWOL and join up with the Taliban and help them.

Guess we’ll see.

His platoon leader already said he was a deserter. So the spin begins. To cover Obozo going without Congress.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 10:05:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I read it differently. It was the conversation on the phone that the traitor did not want to have with his family. He may be willing to talk to him in person. Still goes back to your "not saying anything stupid." Gov't wants to control the info.
32 posted on 06/09/2014 10:06:21 AM PDT by madison10
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To: matt1234

Somewhere, a rock is missing the things that previously lived underneath it.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 10:07:28 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Pollster1
" I wouldn't want to talk to a liberal who cares more about America's enemies than about his country or his own son either. "
34 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:09 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: matt1234

PR Damage Control Taquiya move...


35 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:37 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Genoa

[ The beard might have been misunderstood, but the Pashto and Arabic incantation at the White House? Shave that off. ]

That would require amputation, starting at the neck...


36 posted on 06/09/2014 10:11:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: matt1234

Obama tells Bob to shave beard.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 10:18:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: matt1234

I’m not resting easy. The enemy is in our midst and all around.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:45 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: matt1234

My local Official Offal Obama Orifice and Outlet, aka as the Nina Burleigh Press and the Times-Union (Albany, NY), has not provided the statements of the Platoon members who have given background on the departure of Bergdahl from the outfit. Oh, the have alluded to reports that stated the outfit was “dysfunctional” what the hell that means.
They have never mentioned that at least 6 members of the platoon killed while searching for Bergdahl.
Hell powers that run the rag haven’t even noted Senator Feinstein’s statements.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
What color is his rug. And are they serving him Halal.

Wait till the kid finds out that deserters don't get back pay.

40 posted on 06/09/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jstaff
I wish them both well in the next life, but I think they have pretty well screwed this one up.

Jane Fonda was always annoyed that decent Americans continued to hold her treason against her, even weeks after she came back from her beach vacation with her communist friends, not to mention continuing to mentioning it years and even decades later. When your treason is national news (and thanks to Obama taking a victory lap around the Rose Garden celebrating his brilliant trade of one junior deserter for five senior terrorists, Bergdahl's case is as noticeable as Hanoi Jane's), it's hard to live that down.

41 posted on 06/09/2014 10:21:13 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: matt1234

I sing in 11 languages, including Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Italian, German, and Yiddish. I can recite many passages of the Bible from memory in Hebrew. But I refuse to even listen to the bismallah because I have such a knack for languages that it might go into my mind and then I will NEVER be able to get rid of it.

Most people, though, have to consciously study a sentence in a foreign language in order for it to flow fluidly from the tongue.

That goes for the “lyin’ king” as well when he flawlessly recited “the sweetest sound on earth”.

(Bleaaacchhh!!!!!)


42 posted on 06/09/2014 10:21:21 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: AppyPappy
Did I hear right that he offered to switch places with his son?

It is risky second-guessing what steps a father will take in order to save his son from danger.

It would be a lot clearer if now that the son has reportedly confirmed he was tortured, dad would roundly and convincingly condemn islam.

43 posted on 06/09/2014 10:21:34 AM PDT by frog in a pot (The 2dA didn't grant a right - it preserved an existing right & was required to obtain ratification.)
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To: matt1234

Probably shaved his beard so he appears more credible. Hard for Americans to believe a guy that looks like Taliban.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: SMARTY

People were staring at Bowe Bergdahl’s ridiculous beard and electric blue tie, but did anybody else notice how Obama couldn’t keep his hands off Mrs. Bergdahl?


45 posted on 06/09/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
This is a ruse by the government..

Obviously.

Obama rescued this guy and traded real bad terrorist for him.

Does anything think they'll take the chance of him admitting he betrayed his military oath and the country after being rescued by the President? Of course not.

They'll brain wash him with every threat imaginable.

They're not going to cut him loose until everyone has memorized the same script.

Bet the rent they telling this guy if he don't go along and stick to the scrip, he and his parents who've already received death threats, will be killed by right wing radical Americans. With more threats of military prosecution.

46 posted on 06/09/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: clintonh8r; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I don't have sympathy for either Bergdahl, they both made their choices, but 0bama focused all the attention them to divert scrutiny from his Tollybon Five “trade.” Had 0bama kept it low key Bowe Bergdahl would be in big trouble but there wouldn’t be anywhere near the public attention on him or his father. 0bama has destroyed the Bergdahl family and he did it on purpose.

Like I said, I don't have sympathy for the Bergdahls but they are in the spotlight because 0bama put them there to deflect attention from his treasonous acts and I'm not going to let that distraction work. Next time you see a pic of 0bama hugging it up with Bergdahl's parents remember that he was knowingly throwing them to the wolves. That's how freaking cold and sociopathic he is.

47 posted on 06/09/2014 10:28:26 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Doesn’t torture do a lot of damage psychologically, especially in the area of emotions, since throughout the imprisonment a POW has to suppress his normal response to torture in order to maintain his sanity. Wasn’t this also a problem with Vietnam and Korean POW’s?


48 posted on 06/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus (iI)
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To: AppyPappy

That could never happen. If Bowe ever sets foot in the continental US, he might screw up and start telling what really happened when he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Genoa
but the Pashto and Arabic incantation at the White House?

More startling (or revealing) than the statement was the little smile that Obama flashed when Bergdahl said it.

Was he pleased that Bergdahl had fulfilled one of the requirements set down by the Taliban for his son's release? Or was it more personal than that?

50 posted on 06/09/2014 10:38:05 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth.)
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