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Bergdahl may collect $200K in back pay, benefits: 'He is due his pay'
Jewish World Review ^ | 6/6/2014 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be owed up to $200,00 in back pay and benefits for his time in captivity.

Army regulations stipulate that he is entitled to his salary of roughly $1,400 a month for his deployment, plus benefits such as housing allowance and hostile-fire pay.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backpay; bergdahl; treason
I'm speechless!
1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

What a deal, desert your post, join the jihad, get promoted AND get back pay.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:05:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Former Fetus

wait until he gets that promotion sometime this month.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:05:59 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Former Fetus

He has enough (pseudo)gravitas
to be a DNC judge or Senator, now.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:07:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Former Fetus

Plus he’s due paid leave of up to a year.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:08:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Former Fetus

Blood money


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:08:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: AU72

How about if he is tried and convicted of treason? I think that would nullify it. Beyond that, if he was AWOL, he is not due his pay IMO.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:10:03 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Former Fetus
If he is found guilty in a court martial for desertion then it should be taken away from him. However without the court martial (or whatever lesser disciplinary procedure that's available) how can his pay be withheld?

My only worry is that the military will decide that he deserves to be court martialed, but it will be prevented by the White House or the perfumed princes of generals in the Pentagon to avoid political embarrassment.

8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:10:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Former Fetus

Yesterday one post here put it at $300,000.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:10:28 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Diogenesis

He’s certainly amply qualified to be SoS, based on the Clinton/Kerry model.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:11:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Former Fetus
Maybe he could have it forwarded to the Tol-ee-bon to help support the cause?
11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:13:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Former Fetus
My prediction is that nothing will ever come of any charges. Obama could pardon him or just tell the DOD to drop any and all investigations.
This guy will skate on everything.
12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:13:58 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Former Fetus

In 1968, my pay per month was about $97 per month....times have changed.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:14:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Former Fetus

Meanwhile, real veterans are still waiting for treatment from the VA.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:14:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Former Fetus
The housing allowance should go to the Haqqani's.

Oh, I forgot: they probably got several million already.

15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:14:58 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Former Fetus

What the !$?&!. How is this even remotely logical to anyone!?

Wow, the arrogance of those in charge known no bounds. This is just spitting in the face of real Americans everywhere.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 8:15:34 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: KarlInOhio
If he is found guilty in a court martial for desertion

That would be tricky. I'd think he was a deserter or AWOL until he was captured. Then his status became POW.

I don't like it at all. But to use a phrase from a Dylan song he was only "a pawn in their game".

17 posted on 06/10/2014 8:16:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: Former Fetus

If he actually deserted in a combat zone, all he is due is a swift Court Martial followed by a firing squad.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: grania
That would be tricky. I'd think he was a deserter or AWOL until he was captured. Then his status became POW.

He was indeed a deserter but the term is "UA" for 'Unauthorized Absence', no longer AWOL as in 'Absent Without Leave'. His 'capture' is irrelevant as he was not captured on the battlefield or at his appointed place of duty. As a deserter he is no longer a representative of the United States Armed services and not provided protections under the Geneva Conventions. He cannot be placed in POW status for 2 reasons, 1-Desertion 2-the Taliban are not signators under the Geneva Conventions and are not a uniformed service.

19 posted on 06/10/2014 8:23:29 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Former Fetus

Fine! Pay him his back pay and then let him pay for the expenses to “recover” him plus reparations to all the families who lost loved ones during the rescue....


20 posted on 06/10/2014 8:24:09 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Blue Highway
"wait until he gets that promotion sometime this month."

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A commander or adviser to joint chiefs.

He'll clean up on the lecture circuit.

21 posted on 06/10/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Darksheare

The American people still wouldn’t understand what all the fuss is about.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 8:27:15 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Former Fetus

Wow — he has hit on a new get rich quick scheme.

Join the army — defect — get the enemy to house and feed you for a few years — and then come back and collect back pay with bennies no doubt.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 8:27:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Former Fetus

Deduct it from the money spent trying to find his deserter ass.

It should only take him a few hundred years busting rocks to pay off the remainder.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 8:27:45 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Darksheare

He hasn’t been courts martialed yet. There is still the presumption of innocence even with a deserter.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 8:28:43 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Former Fetus

WHY does he “deserve his pay” if he deserted?

Since when do we pay people who walk off their jobs?

He should be fined the cost of his rescue and jailed for the deaths he’s caused.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 8:30:36 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Gaffer

its called inflation.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 8:42:20 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He deserted his post, that is not in doubt, nor is it even in question.
He should not even be getting a faint HINT of back pay for that.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 8:42:29 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: JT Hatter

there the small detail of a courts martial, of charges being laid, and of a conviction being obtained.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:13 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: grania

I had thought I read that several years ago, a military investigation concluded that he was NOT a POW, or maybe I’m recalling what I read incorrectly.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:05 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Darksheare

It may not be in doubt, but he has not been convicted. The courts martial may very well order that he surrender all back pay, but until then we STILL have a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Or would you like to change that and force people to prove their innocence?


31 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Not what I’m saying.
Point is: several soldiers got dragged through the mud for supposedly ‘murdering’ civilians and there was really NO presumption of innocence under UCMJ for them.
So why should it be any different for this clown?
Either apply the stupid equally, or not at all.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Former Fetus

He better use every penny to hide well. There isn’t a military member anywhere in the world that does NOT understand the words DESERTER or DEFECTOR.

NOT ONE. NOT ANYWHERE.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Former Fetus
Does this include his Combat Pay for the entire time?

I'll bet it does.

34 posted on 06/10/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: RitchieAprile

there the small detail of a courts martial, of charges being laid, and of a conviction being obtained.——————————————

Yes.

And I’d hold his pay until all that’s revolved. I have to assume he’s under arrest at this moment. Desertion in the field is a serious military crime. He didn’t just go AWOL.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: RitchieAprile

No. $97 in 1968 to today is $666 per month. $1400 per month is double that.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 11:35:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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