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Friends claim Bergdahl was discharged from Coast Guard in '06 for psych reasons
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/11/14 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant captured in Afghanistan and held for nearly five years before being traded for five top Taliban operatives, was discharged from the Coast Guard before he joined the Army, Fox News confirmed.

An Army spokesman did not confirm reports that Bergdahl's discharge was due to psychological reasons or elaborate on the circumstances leading to his ouster in 2006.

"We did confirm that Bergdahl was administratively discharged from the USCG prior to his enlistment to the U.S. Army,” the spokesman said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bergdahlhealth; bergdahlmentalhealth; coastguard; psych
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1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And the military TOOK him?

Heck, he’s just the type they ought to be kicking OUT!


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:01 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Runs in the family I think.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:34:47 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I think we can all agree that Bowe Bergdahl does not have the temperament for the military. His psyche eval should have culled him out in the beginning. Its incredible that he was discharged from the Coast Guard and then accepted into the Army.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:35:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Very interesting


5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:36:28 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sounds to me like his dad was abusive

calling him mutt, etc

now he doesn’t want to talk to them

why would he?

they ruined his life with their dipstick ways


6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Yorlik803

Probably tossed him out because kept jumping off the ship and swimming away...


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
His psyche eval should have culled him out in the beginning.

I'm not convinced they were very picky back then.
8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: SMARTY

The Coast Guard IS the military.

It is uncommon for the US Army to take anyone that has been kicked out of another service and especially for psychological reasons.

However, psychological reasons is one defense that we all predicted would come around.

What mitigates against it is that Bergdahl sent all his possessions home. That might testify to a planned suicide, but it doesn’t excuse going over to the enemy and deserting your post.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:38:56 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The Taliban must be glad they got rid of this nutcase, and laughing at the White Hut over the deal.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BikerJoe

Yeh I would say so.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:47:51 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Even the French foreign legion refused to accept him


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:51:13 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Don’t you have to have high ASVAB scores to join the Coast Guard?


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:51:24 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: yldstrk

His father is a supporter of Sharia Law, I can only imagine what goes on in that house..no wonder Bowe turned out the way that he did..his father is a Code Pink Commie whack job


14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:51:30 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
On more than one occasion, I have helped the sons of friends enlist in the Armed Forces.

It ain't easy. The services are very exacting in regard to health issues, physical fitness (NO FATTIES!), drug use, any criminal record, education, etc.

Then they turn around and take a guy who was section 8-ed out of the Coasties? (Good for them, BTW)

HTF did that happen? As we type, I have the 19-year old son of a friend being rejected from the Navy because of a juvenile record (marijuana) since expunged. He is a fine young man, too.

15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:52:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: xzins

The Coast Guard used to be very selective. I ran into a few years ago and all had one quality-brains. Obviously things have changed. Sadly, the military does not care about lifestyles anymore and that attracts some whackos.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 10:52:56 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Agree he doesn’t have temperament for military service. I can’t stop wondering why he enlisted in anything. What was he thinking?


17 posted on 06/11/2014 10:54:50 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
lil Bowe Peep was groomed...by Obama's people at some point??

I dont believe that the news cpnference Obie held with the Bergdahl parental units was their first encounter.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The lefties will take that and run with it, just watch


19 posted on 06/11/2014 10:56:09 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m interested in knowing too how much cash was dividended over to the enemy in this Treasonous deal?


20 posted on 06/11/2014 10:56:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yeah. Something definitely smells, here...


21 posted on 06/11/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: SMARTY
The Coast Guard IS the military too!!! In times of peace they operate under the Dept of Homeland Security. In times of war they operate as part of the US Navy.
22 posted on 06/11/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

how he could have been tossed from any branch of the service and then re enlist in another without a “recommendation” from highly situated “undisclosed sources” escapes me


23 posted on 06/11/2014 10:59:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If even the Coast Guard won’t take you...you are pretty useless.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 10:59:55 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I remember saying good riddance to an FN (E-3) at at a Coast Guard unit where his Lead Petty Officer had marked him too low to reenlist. Low and behold 89 days later he reenlisted at a Coast Guard recruiter an got the shore station he wanted to boot. Turns out the higher ups raised his marks so they wouldn't have to do the required extra paperwork because he was getting out anyway. If it's not documented, it didn't happen and services don't always, heck hardly at all, share all the paperwork. If Bowe’s DD-214 said Admin under honorable conditions I doubt an Army recruiter would get any additional info.
25 posted on 06/11/2014 11:00:17 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

from yahoo answers>>>

ChristianSOML answered 10 months ago

The U.S Coast Gurd has saved more lives than any other branch, they are also the oldest branch. Turn off your videogames because there is more to life than shooting people, obviously you cant compare them to the army, its like comparing a police officer to a firefighter. You are very immature, no coastie “tries” to act like a soldier, they save lives directly even though they are putting their own lives in danger. Nobody agrees with you kid, not even the soldiers themselves. It is an honor to be in the Coat Guard. By the way kid most people in the military have non combat roles, thats right dont let your video games fool you.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 11:00:57 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: BikerJoe
I'm not convinced they were very picky back then.

I have read that a substantial number of recruits required waivers to get in.

27 posted on 06/11/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yeah, if he was too much of a misfit to get along in the CG, imagine him in the Army in a combat zone.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
His father is a supporter of Sharia Law,

Source for that?

29 posted on 06/11/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: bkepley
ROBERTS: How did you get in the Navy? How did you get on our side? You ignorant, arrogant, ambitious...! Keeping men in prison... ...'cause you got a palm tree for the work they did! l don't know which l hate worse, you or that other malignant growth-- How'd you ever get to be commander of a ship? l realize in war time they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel... ...but where'd they ever scrape you up?

MORTON: There's just one thing left for you, Mister. A general court-martial!

ROBERTS: Fine, court-martial me! l'm asking for it! lf l can't get transferred, l'll get court-martialed! l'm fed up! You'll need a witness. Call your messenger. l'll say it over again in front of him. Go on, call him. You want me to call him?

"Mr. Roberts," by Joshua Logan

30 posted on 06/11/2014 11:05:21 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: pfflier

So the military kicked him out and took him back, too.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 11:07:59 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: pabianice

Correction: “Mr. Roberts,” by Thomas Heggen


32 posted on 06/11/2014 11:08:32 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“and laughing at the White Hut over the deal”

The WH is laughing at all of us U.S. citizens over the deal. Obama got exactly what he wanted. A way to empty GITMO.(and get away with it)


33 posted on 06/11/2014 11:13:23 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The meme in the media has been that Bergdahls’ platoon mates were psychologically unstable.

Wouldn't it be rich if it now comes out that Bergdahl himself has been diagnosed with mental illness

34 posted on 06/11/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: don-o

I have seen it posted on twitter many times, also he had Google Chat, and had an Al Qaeda spokesperson on his list of contacts..it was mentioned on a thread here a while back


35 posted on 06/11/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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36 posted on 06/11/2014 11:20:10 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I see. No source. Just chatter.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Makes you wonder who got Bergdahl in the Army, and why? If he left the Coast Guard in 2006, what year did he get in Army?

There is nothing about this case that passes the smell test? Almost like the man elected to the WH.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 11:26:29 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kenny Bunk

Makes you wonder who got Bergdahl in the Army, and why? If he left the Coast Guard in 2006, what year did he get in Army?

There is nothing about this case that passes the smell test? Almost like the man elected to the WH.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 11:26:37 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: shoff

The Legion is extremely hard to get into.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: petitfour

I used to hear the Coast Guard required applicants to be over 6’ tall so if the boat sank they could walk to shore.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 11:31:21 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Sarah Barracuda
His father is a supporter of Sharia Law,

How can that possibly be true?!? The Presstitutes insist that the family are staunch Calvinists!

Presstitutes wouldn't lie to the public, would they?

42 posted on 06/11/2014 11:31:30 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: xzins

“It is uncommon for the US Army to take anyone that has been kicked out of another service”

Actually, I was disappointed when we started getting Marine rejects in the Army (mid 1990’s). Essentially the Marines had a big house cleaning after the first Gulf War (up or out)...and the Army started taking then.

We got two of them - very similar: initially very impressive, but then cracks in the façade started to show, and they turned out to be a mistake.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 11:32:51 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SMARTY

Just short snippets of him seem to me that he has some sort of developmental disorder. He seems very childlike.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 11:33:25 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ansel12

I didn’t know that. I guess Hollywood fooled me into thinking they took anyone.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: don-o
I see. No source. Just chatter.

The quote in this source is subject to interpretation, but I believe it is one of the sources people are referring to when cite his support for Sharia.

@daqeqa Agree! "Democracy" is a cult in the West. I think most of afgs see law in terms of sharia not secular democracy, man centric laws.

In that quote, he doesn't necessarily proclaim support for Sharia, but he does condemn democracy as a "cult" and that sharia is not a collection of "man-centric laws"
46 posted on 06/11/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Thanks


47 posted on 06/11/2014 11:43:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Chatter..yes, but the google chat info is confirmed..saw it posted here will find the thread


48 posted on 06/11/2014 11:47:14 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: don-o

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3165060/posts


49 posted on 06/11/2014 11:47:52 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

ty


50 posted on 06/11/2014 11:51:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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