Skip to comments.Many sharp turns in Bowe Bergdahl's path to Army
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
KETCHUM - In 2003, the year he turned 17, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his mark on the wet concrete floor of the Strega Tea Bar Gallery and Cafe, a swirling design signed with a florid "B." The drawing is a lasting statement that this liberal-tinctured ski resort town, where he took ballet and fencing lessons, met artists and debated philosophy, had become his second home.
His first, a dozen miles south in Hailey - the worker bee colony to Ketchum's moneyed hive, some residents called it - was a different place altogether. There, Bergdahl was home-schooled by his parents and taught a conservative theology of biblical inerrancy. He learned the ways of guns, became a crack shot and developed an abiding interest in the military. For years, his family's rustic cabin had no telephone.
"It's pretty worldly up in Ketchum," said Lee Ann Ferris, a neighbor of the Bergdahls in Hailey. "Down here, kids aren't exposed to as much."
Today, military investigators are trying to untangle what has become the central mystery of Bergdahl's life: how, and why, he disappeared from his remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, to be captured and held by the Taliban until his release in May in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
But as part of that investigation, friends and former bosses say, the Army will need to understand Bergdahl's two Idahos and how they came into increasing conflict as the adolescent became a young man and then a soldier.
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Who cares? Lock him up.
Interesting what the author uses to indicate how unusual that church is.
Why try to psychoanalyze him? Find out what he did, and let the facts speak for themselves.
Bull crap. One does not go from Christian like that to muzzi. This article is meant to paint Christians as wackos.
My gaydar lit up when I read this article. Not that it would be a primary reason for his deserting. I don’t think.
But his “sensitive” nature needs to be explored. Would anyone volunteer to be a dancing boy? Is he volunteering now to be a dancing boy in jail? Something really dark drives this guy.
They can argue the why at the sentencing hearing, first get to the Desertion in the face of the Enemy during a time of War & possible giving aid & comfort to the same enemy during the same time of war. [for the 2 major charges & the start of the whole host of minor ones as well]
Why is this dirtbag walking around free & not in Pretrial confinement, is beyond me.
May he have a straight path to Leavenworth then. That will help even out all them turns.