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Soldier: Bowe Bergdahl lodged false war crime allegations against his unit
The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff

Posted on 06/18/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

An Army veteran who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the long-captive soldier was deeply frustrated with the mission and had lodged false allegations that their unit had carried out atrocities.

Bergdahl “didn’t understand why we were doing more humanitarian aid drops, setting up clinics, and helping the populous instead of hunting the Taliban,” former Spec. Cody Full told lawmakers during a hearing on the exchange of Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “He wanted to hunt and kill.”

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

The Taliban released Bergdahl to U.S. Special Operations forces May 31 after he had spent nearly five years in captivity. Bergdahl, the last American service member to be held captive in Afghanistan, went missing from his remote outpost in June 2009 and was seized shortly thereafter.

In exchange for his release, the Taliban officials were transferred to Qatar, where they will be held for a year before being sent back to Afghanistan.....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; kenyanbornmuzzie; military; ohoh; smellslikebs; uhuh; warcrimes; wot
The "John Kerry" of Afghanistan?
1 posted on 06/18/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No wonder the left is loving up on him.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An Army veteran who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the long-captive soldier was deeply frustrated with the mission and had lodged false allegations that their unit had carried out atrocities.
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A guy after Jon Carry’s own heart...

Cue that 1971 video


3 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No wonder his brothers in arms don’t like him.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Bergdahl ping.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read the comments at the Post and you’ll lose all hope for our nation.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 8:03:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce
I have posting privileges there, what do you want me to say? LOL
7 posted on 06/18/2014 8:09:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THAT was my first thought too.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 8:15:53 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well maybe he got his wish with the Tolly bon


9 posted on 06/18/2014 8:18:01 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what I was thinking. Is he planning to run for congress from Massachusetts?


10 posted on 06/18/2014 8:18:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Tzimisce
“Read the comments at the Post and you’ll lose all hope for our nation.”

I do not have to read the posts to lose all hope for this country. I lost most damn near a generation ago and nothing has happened since to change my mind. Just strengthen my belief..

11 posted on 06/18/2014 8:19:54 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This testimony doesn’t make sense, but maybe I am missing something.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 8:21:06 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I’m a little confused by this too.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 8:25:30 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“He wanted to hunt and kill.”

First they said he was a sensitive and fragile poet/artist. Now he's bloodthirsty.

14 posted on 06/18/2014 8:35:43 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: Spirochete

Full Metal Jacket Peace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VHKpGJX29s


15 posted on 06/18/2014 8:40:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m confused. I thought Bowe was the fish out of water, having been raised as a pacifist. I thought he marched off into the Afghan night looking to hold hands and sip tea with his new Taliban Pals. I’m starting to think we will never know the real story.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 8:43:03 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, man! Hang him twice!!!


17 posted on 06/18/2014 8:56:08 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Tzimisce

What do they say?


18 posted on 06/18/2014 9:26:22 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (The last good thing that the UN did was Korea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect running mate with Elizabeth Warren.

Warren — Bergdhal 2016!


19 posted on 06/18/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: petitfour; A_perfect_lady
The testimony doesn't make sense...

It sounds to me like he told his parents exactly what they wanted to hear in his e-mails to them. He also was telling the people in his platoon exactly what they wanted to hear.

If I found myself in a situation where I was going out on combat patrols with heavily armed people, I don't think I would be engaging in ideological debate with the other people in my fire team/squad/platoon.

I'm guessing his true feelings were more in line with what he was telling his parents.

20 posted on 06/18/2014 10:50:31 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Tzimisce

>> Read the comments at the Post ...

Not necessary — the dullards’ responses are predictable.

Bengdahl will be the Democrat’s Presidential pick in a couple of decades.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 11:02:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: petitfour
Bob Bergdahl is a lunatic and Bowe Bergdahl is a lunatic.

Bob is a homeschooling Calvinist former pastor who also likes to pray in Arabic and stalk women half his age.

Bowe moved into his ballet teacher's apartment when he was 17, got kicked out of the Coast Guard, and told people he wanted to cut off a Talabani's face and wear it as a mask.

Nothing either says or does can be reconciled from one day to the next.

22 posted on 06/19/2014 3:27:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Tzimisce

I read them and you are right. The generation coming up now will put the final nail in our coffin.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 3:40:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was Bergdahl one man for his fellow Soldiers and the opposite man for his father?

I didn’t see any mention of the allegations of war crimes in the article. Well-written stuff, as usual, WaPo.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 3:44:30 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People, people, don’t worry about it. Hollywood is making sure the “real” story is told. Now don’t you feel better?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10909138/Rival-filmmakers-plan-Bowe-Bergdahl-movies.html


25 posted on 06/19/2014 4:06:29 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that’s the case, then Democrats would call him Presidential material.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 4:07:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Tzimisce

Don’t be surprised if they make him out to be a war hero and have him run for POTUS like John Kerry.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 4:10:47 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You mean “burning food stocks”?


28 posted on 06/19/2014 4:15:25 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read the comments after the article and I am just stunned. My understanding is that a whole platoon was up on this outpost. In the Marine Corps that is 39 men plus a few more like Platoon Cmdr, corpsman and some others. If the Army is structured similar to the Marine Corps we can assume that there were 40 some guys at this outpost. Not one of these guys has come out in defense of Bergdahl.

America has seen too many war movies. The ones were some atrocity happens and the tough guy platoon sergeant bullies everyone into covering it up. Non military types need to use a little common sense here. Does anyone really think that if there was some war crime committed (as is insinuated in the article) that Bergdahl would be the only one to feel bad about it and speak out? Military people are just people, not a bunch of blood thirsty killers out to do criminal actions on the poor unsuspecting civilian population. Not one member of his platoon has come forward to defend him. They are all in unison. That is pretty damning evidence. No, the only crime that was committed here was desertion.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 4:42:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Spirochete

First they said he was a sensitive and fragile poet/artist. Now he’s bloodthirsty.
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maybe its one of those “he was such a good boy” moments...


30 posted on 06/19/2014 4:46:13 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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