Skip to comments.Was Bergdahl Addicted to Heroin? Why is he Being Sequestered? Detox?
Posted on 06/10/2014 10:30:00 AM PDT by mgist
Was Bergdahl Addicted to Heroin? Why is he Being Sequestered? Detox?
While serving at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an Army Captain, and the ranking U.S. Army Medical Department officer with the Joint Detainee Operations Group, in February 2002, I was aware of a detainee we called Wild Bill who came to us from Afghanistan a drug addicted schizophrenic.
It took us a while to figure out what his problems were. We were distracted by his bizarre behavior: eating his flip flops, hanging objects from his genitals, making strange, random sounds, and, like many other detainees, when they got the chance, throwing urine and feces on the guards.
Once it was determined that this detainee was ill, and his story stuck, he was determined to no longer be a threat to the United States, nor of any intelligence value, so he was scheduled for release.
As it turned out, Wild Bill, or Abdul Razaq, admitted to me and a few of my unit mates through an interpreter while hiding from the press before delivering him to his freedom bird on the leeward side of Gitmo, that he was a heroin addict in Kandahar when the Taliban came through and offered to support his habit if he picked up an AK-47, and then fought with them against the Northern Alliance and U.S. forces in the fall of 2001.
Razaqs bizarre behavior at Gitmo was a result of a combination of schizophrenia and cold turkey withdrawal from his heroin addiction. The Taliban had used drugs to control him.
It was weeks after he was released that we saw a picture of Razaq in an online Newsweek article written by Sami Yousafzai, picturing him on a psychiatric hospital bed in Kandahar, and telling the interviewer about how well he was treated at Gitmo.
Fast forward to 2009, and the bizarre behavior of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He walked off his U.S. Army post in Afghanistan, and then went in search of the Taliban. It was overheard on a radio monitored by members of his unit that Bergdahl was looking for the Taliban and that a villager thought he might be high after smoking hashish, a concentrated hallucinogenic drug. Bergdahl subsequently spent over five years with the Taliban off shoot known as the Haqqani.
While with the Haqqani, Bergdahl was observed carrying a loaded weapon and taking target practice with the Haqqani. Other reports indicate that Bergdahl happily played soccer with the Haqqani, and bounded around the soccer pitch like a mad man.
We have seen video of Sgt. Bergdahl both when he was with the Haqqani during his absence from his unit, and upon his release, when he was handed over to U.S. Special Forces personnel. In general Bergdahl appeared in decent health, yet mentally subdued and calm. While walking from the vehicle he was brought to his release in, towards the U.S. Blackhawk helicopter that took him away, he seemed to be able to walk brusquely and on his own power. Upon his release the White House even said that he was in good condition.
Why then has Bergdahl been sequestered since his release to the point where he has not even been reunited or in communication with his family, namely, his parents who were trotted through the Rose Garden by President Barack Hussein Obama upon the announcement of their sons return to U.S. custody?
The Taliban are known to sedate hostages with drugs. U.S. Senators commented after seeing a proof of life video of Bergdahl that he had been drugged. It was reported that during Bergdahls time with the Haqqani he escaped and then spent five days away from them, and then after his recapture spent time in a cage. Could his return have been due to his need for drugs?
It is possible that Bowe Bergdahl has been drugged regularly either before and/or after his recapture by the Haqqani. It is possible that one of the reasons for his being sequestered since his return, and hospitalized in stable condition, is because he is going through detoxification. Until this is done it is highly unlikely that he is being debriefed vigorously regarding his five years with the Haqqani, which would be the next logical step in his reintegration into western and American military culture.
It is almost certain that Bergdahls enlistment contract has expired. He has been passed over for automatic promotion to Staff Sergeant probably both for the circumstances surrounding his disappearance from his unit in Afghanistan, and the lack of a non-commissioned officer evaluation, which requires no flags on his record and certain achievements to have been accomplished. A flag could be applied from an unsatisfactory physical fitness test or height and weight evaluation, performance deficiencies, or misconduct.
The next step after detox and debrief could be a hearing before a military Judge Advocate General (JAG) magistrate to first determine his status. Is Bergdahl legally still in the military? Was he summarily discharged during his absence? Why was he never categorized as either a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA)? Will the United States attempt to declare Bergdahl an enemy combatant?
If the latter occurs, Bergdahl could be denied habeas corpus (due process rights) and then subject to trial by military commission. This would be the case if it were determined that he collaborated with the enemy and/or considered himself a mujahid, as some reports claim. It could also put him in jeopardy of being charged with treason; aiding and giving comfort to the enemy.
Heroin or other drugs may complicate Bergdahls status hearing. His attorneys may argue that Bergdahl was a victim of being drugged and therefore cannot be held completely responsible for his actions. If he was summarily discharged he may be entitled to civilian representation, or either way may choose to represent himself.
Its accurate to say there are many things we dont know about Bowe Bergdahl and his current circumstances, but for me, based on my experiences and clues in the evidence available so far, I believe its possible hes a drug addicted enemy combatant. We may only find out what the truth is when the U.S. government wants us to know. Until then, watch and listen for leaking clues to what may turn out to be the most fascinating military defection in history.
What color is his rug?
Oh well, if he stayed on board vs take a scenic walk around one of the most treacherous places on earth he wouldn’t be in the world of shit he is in.
TFB Bowie no one but Bowie caused all this turmoil in your life and hence for many other lives.You suck
The fact that weeks later Bergdahl is still in Germany and has had no contact with his family is very suspicious.
We have hospital and doctors here in the states. Why has he not been transferred to Walter Reed or Bethesda or some base here in the states?
hence for= hence forth(but you knew that)
I was reading on another sight that he may be under military arrest. That’s why there is no peep from him.
Interesting, but pure unabashed speculation. Published for what purpose?
It’s my understanding that our “POW” is actually under arrest and that somewhere between nine and eleven charges are being prepared. I don’t think that’s totally correct, because it should include specifications as well.
I’m sure Obama won’t allow that. After all, he is CIC, a VIP and a nut case muslim.
A friend who does drug counseling suggested addiction as soon as she saw the video of his return. Since he had left camp numerous times before his last AWOL its always possible the Afghanistan soldier he was friendly with were actually his dealers. Wouldn’t be the first addict that walked away from an acceptable lifestyle for the addicts life!
Actions have consequences!
A better question might be how long before he "jumps" out of a window and "commits suicide".
5 Taliban Commanders for 1 America-hater? SUCH A DEAL!!!!!
Another trial balloon by the Obama regime to excuse Bergdahl’s behavior?
Yep, they are keeping him under wraps for some reason.
He sure appears to be ON SOMETHING!
I always thought Bergdahl’s rapid eye-blinking in that video was very strange. Did your friend mention anything about that?
The dude is being brainwashed. He is learning to describe his life in a cage and any other freaky stories the white hut is making up about him to gain our sympathy for him. Problem is, he’s a slow learner.
Nah. Blogger w/ keyboard and imagination.
I am betting Bergdahl doesn’t want to come back to the US.
ANOTHER parallel to Sgt. Brody on “Homeland”?
The fact he hasn't talked to his family indicates to me either he is facing some serious issues or there are problems in the family dynamic.
Obama was a fool to take them to the White House and insert himself in this mess.
...Rescued kitten from tree, LOL! Google image search on Paktika Afghanistan where OP Mest was. See if you can find a bush in that neighborhood. Looks like the moon.
I’m personally wondering if Bergdahl is being kept in custody in the hopes that someone will let him commit suicide along the lines of how Vince Foster committed suicide.
His debriefing might take a while.
This photo gives a general sense of the Paktika area where Bowe's unit had the OP. One's doesn't lay down his light machine gun while on guard duty to go wandering in the darkest hours of night. That he took his compass indicates that Bowe had a fairly good idea of his destination, informed by intel briefing as to likely Taliban positions.
Now, if Maria Harf sees this photo with that single cluster of trees she just might use that treed kitty excuse.
I suspect the military loses control over him if he comes back here to liberal lala land. I await what the military decides to do.
I agree. They are trying to “reprogram” him.
Possibly eye dialated
We don't really know that since the MSM is typically remaining silent on this topic.
I've said it before and I will say it again, Bergdahl has been in touch with his father via the internet since he first deserted.......
We're not hearing anything from the family because the family has been kept abridged of everything that has been going on.......
In 66 years I have never seen a cat skeleton in a tree. Not a one.
“...I was aware of a detainee we called ‘Wild Bill’ who came to us from Afghanistan a drug addicted schizophrenic.”
I have bipolar mania with psychotic features and schizoaffective disorder in the family with some members getting genes from both sides (urp!)
These conditions often emerge in early adulthood at about the age of military enlistment. Unfortunately some families and enlistees might be tempted (given lack of morals and ethics today) to hide successfully medicated candidate’s true mental conditions and medications from recruiters...hoping that combat conditions or lack of availability of meds during deployment won’t cause mental impairment to emerge that would endanger a mission or result in loss of life to the enlistee or other soldiers.
I have long suspected that the high rate of suicide these days has something to do with failure to detect bipolar candidates prior to enlistment who may be on meds that aren’t disclosed.