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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Heading Back to U.S.
NBC ^ | 06/12/2014 | Jim Miklaszewski

Posted on 06/12/2014 10:58:28 AM PDT by dware

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to fly back to the United States early Friday, NBC News has learned.

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1 posted on 06/12/2014 10:58:28 AM PDT by dware
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To: dware

Methadone detox complete?


2 posted on 06/12/2014 11:01:50 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: dware

For the electric chair, right?


3 posted on 06/12/2014 11:01:53 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dware

I wonder how long until he is fit for White House photo op? Will he be wearing his evil American uniform for said photo-op?


4 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: dware

Brainwash ... Done!


5 posted on 06/12/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: dware

He needs to be taken straight to the military prison in Ft Leavenworth.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 11:03:21 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: dware

Who?


7 posted on 06/12/2014 11:04:18 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: dware

Hagel’s replacement?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 11:04:37 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: dware

- Little “Bowe” is going to be Obama’s new personal hot tub attendant and towel boy…


9 posted on 06/12/2014 11:06:03 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: dware

Just in time for the Friday afternoon news dump!


10 posted on 06/12/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: dware

Interesting timing after Hagel was grilled over it yesterday.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: dware

This jerkopff doesn’t even actually know he’s a sergeant since his promotions were automatic in his absence. And refering to him as sergeant is a dis-service to everyone who actually earned the stripes. Did another dumbass actually sew some stripes on a uni for him to wear home?


12 posted on 06/12/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: dware

What if he is a real Manchurian candidate? First joint press conference he tries to take out Obama. Wouldn’t that kick over a hornets’ nest?

Note to NSA, I am not advocating just postulating.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 11:11:59 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: dware

I’m holding judgment on this. I read today that he was discharged during basic training from the Coast Guard on mental health grounds and should probably never have been allowed to enlist in the Army.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 11:12:21 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dware

I guess he now remembers how to say “I don’t recall.” in English.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: shoff
"What if he is a real Manchurian candidate? First joint press conference he tries to take out Obama. Wouldn’t that kick over a hornets’ nest? Note to NSA, I am not advocating just postulating."

I'm not sure the NSA cares about such subtle distinctions. When the only tool you have is a door basher pretty soon everything starts looking like a threat.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 11:15:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: dware

And most likely to a military base and spirited away. He’ll be presented to the nation at the Rose Garden where 0bama will officially welcome this ‘hero’ back.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: ponygirl

“Methadone detox complete?”

No, his programming is complete.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dware

It’s about time —

Is the Code Pink parade ready for him now.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 11:20:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dware

This AH is probably scared s#@less.......
They probably haven’t informed him he is not being viewed as being respected by the majority.

Oh well,sucks to be you Booie


20 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:03 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: colorado tanker

How did the Army not know this ?


21 posted on 06/12/2014 11:21:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: colorado tanker; P-Marlowe; jazusamo

I don’t see any way around desertion since he wasn’t where he was supposed to be AND he sent his possessions home prior to the desertion AND he snuck out rather than doing it in broad daylight.

What that means is that he (1) knew it was wrong (2) planned for it, and (3) did it anyway.

Arguing mental defect requires not being aware of right and wrong.

In my active duty time, I did have 2 soldiers have total psychotic breaks. They were institutionalized, treated, and eventually discharged to the loving care of the Veterans Administration.

I can think of a couple of ways that a basic training mental defect discharge from one service could then be re-enlisted in another service. (1) An all clear from doctors, (2) Claim of a defect that wasn’t itself officially considered harmful...homosexuality comes to mind coupled with a claim of persecution or abuse (3) lowering of Army standards to accept Cat 4/defectives due to low enlistment rates,


22 posted on 06/12/2014 11:24:26 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: Eric in the Ozarks

They white washed his DD214’s reenlistment code in the same fashion the VA whitewashed so many vets info.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 11:24:27 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: dware

Hopefully on his way to Leavenworth very soon


24 posted on 06/12/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ponygirl

Why don’t they quit calling that tratorous SOB sergeant? He was never a POW and it was illegal to promote him while he was AWOL.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
At the time, the Army needed to fill their recruiting quotas and apparently was issuing waivers for people like this.

It was like that back in the 70's too. I finally discharged a thug who was a barracks thief and discipline problem. Come to find out he had a long juvenile record with serious crimes, but the recruiter took him anyway.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dware; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Bergdahl ping.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: colorado tanker
I recall a ‘bad” kid in my high school class was given a choice; The Iowa Reformatory at Anamosa or a free bus trip to Fort Leonard Wood.
28 posted on 06/12/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

see #22


29 posted on 06/12/2014 11:31:01 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: dware

He’s a traitor with really bad amnesia. I’m sure the media has their marching orders.. Ready, America?


30 posted on 06/12/2014 11:31:07 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: xzins

Bump


31 posted on 06/12/2014 11:33:22 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

We had a guy in the CG that was there(70’S) as he told us it was prison or the CG.He took the CG and was later jailed for breaking into the EM Club.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: dware

Let’s make a deal...fly him back to Afghanistan and drop him off to his buddies, landing or parachute isn’t required...

I’ve no use for someone who walks away from their post leaving his crew short handed while going on walkabout searching for the tallies.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: NKP_Vet

The last I heard, Bowe refuses to be addressed as “Sgt.” Hmmmm.. That’s either hatred for America or shameful of his defection.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 11:35:41 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CGASMIA68
We had a guy in the CG that was there(70’S) as he told us it was prison or the CG.He took the CG and was later jailed for breaking into the EM Club.

Had a couple like that in my company at Cape May. They were quickly routed to the punishment company then routed out the gate.

35 posted on 06/12/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by AU72
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To: xzins
What that means is that he (1) knew it was wrong (2) planned for it, and (3) did it anyway.

That's the way I see it also. It was premeditated and he deserted, period.

I would like to think 0bama won't interfere by swaying the brass against bringing charges and sending him before an Article 32 hearing but will not hold my breath.

36 posted on 06/12/2014 11:40:09 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: max americana; All

At the very least he needs to get the seat with the busted seat belt...

Wishful thinking...

This kid is going to be protected almost as good as the president...With his family as well...

They are all, already victims, thanks to the preconceived narrative on this terrorist/deserter trade...


37 posted on 06/12/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: cherokee1; All

We shall see...I am thinking he may not be seen coming off that plane in uniform...

I would not be surprised if he did, at some point, sport some “stripes”...

Maybe black and white ones...that would be interesting...But figure those odds...


38 posted on 06/12/2014 11:43:25 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: xzins

On his way to BAMC and a MEB process for seperation with honorable discharge. The skids are greased.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 11:43:43 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jazusamo

If they discharge him, I think it’s all over. Hamdaniya (sp) proved they can bring a discharged soldier to trial for a capital offense committed while on active duty, but I don’t think that law applies to any offense. They would have to find a way to directly link him to the deaths of those searching for him. If they ever proved he did attack Americans, they could probably bring him back for trial for that, but there’s nothing I’ve read that even suggests that.


40 posted on 06/12/2014 11:44:59 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: AU72

this guy made it to my station in Miami then just couldn’t help himself..Got about 10 bucks from the club register....What an ingnorant AH


41 posted on 06/12/2014 11:46:37 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: colorado tanker

Source???

If that is the case, I’m apologize to my friends in the Army, but damn...

You guys could not be that hard up for personnel??? Right???


42 posted on 06/12/2014 11:47:00 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: TADSLOS; Gamecock

I visited a burned unit member at Brook once upon a time. They are an awesome team.

If he gets discharged, then this is all over, unless there is some kind of serious mental issue that would require immediate institutionalization. Even then, iirc, he’d still be discharged after a bit and handed over to the VA.


43 posted on 06/12/2014 11:48:57 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: stevie_d_64

He’ll be landing at Lackland/Kelly around 0200L. I doubt anyone will see him other than the flight nurse crew, some MPs and the van driver that hustles him away to BAMC.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dware

I can think of plenty of guys who are willing to pick him up at the airport if he needs a ride.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 11:49:55 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
That’s either hatred for America or shameful of his defection.

Yes, it is curious, isn't it? And neither of those options makes 0bama look good. I'm guessing we'll be in for a change of tune on that topic.

I could see him being presented a medal - hey, maybe one of the silver stars Kerry threw over the fence - in a highly-publicized ceremony...on the day Baghdad falls...

46 posted on 06/12/2014 11:51:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: stevie_d_64

Stevie, Army recruiters are known for their creativeness in overcoming obstacles, especially ones stationed in rural Idaho with a quota to fill.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 11:51:34 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dware

So the brainwashed weasel is returning to the States on Friday the 13th underneath a full moon with a dash of solar flares.

Should be interesting.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: xzins

Don’t US Army General Orders provide for the death penalty for leaving a sentry/guard post on the battlefield?

This guy didn’t wander off base to smoke some weed or chug a beer. He abandoned his SAW and other kit in the middle of the night at a forward combat post, made his way past the concertina wire without alerting the rest of the guard and continued on with compass in hand headed in a specific direction.

All this in one of the most desolate and dangerous areas of afghanistan. Do a Google image search with terms: Paktika FOB.

It looks like the moon, little vegetation or visible soil, just rocks any one of which could have rolled the wrong way and alerted his unit.

I just can’t see how he can escape the desertion charge. It almost as if his every action checked all the boxes and damn, the guy scored a hundred. Old vets have told me he could have tried and executed right there on the spot.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 12:00:04 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: devolve

Beardless dancing Bowe.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 12:00:16 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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