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  • Master Sgt. Mark Allen dies 10 years after being shot in the head while looking for Bowe Bergdahl

    10/13/2019 5:32:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    Taskandpurpose.com ^ | 10/13/19 | Jeff Schogol
    Retired Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen has died 10 years after he was shot in the head while searching for deserter Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan. Allen died on Saturday at the age of 46, according to funeral information posted online. He had been unable to walk or speak since he was a sniper shot him in the head in July 2009 while he was looking for Bergdahl, who had walked off his base in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, the Walton Tribune reported. At Bergdahl's trial, Allen's wife Shannon testified that it would take...
  • White House blows cover of CIA’s Kabul station chief (Email also sent to foreign media...)

    05/25/2014 6:26:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Dave Boyer
    The White House inadvertently blew the cover of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul during President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday. The name of the spy agency’s station chief in Kabul was included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in Mr. Obama’s visit with U.S. troops. The White House provided the list that was sent out in a “pool report” by a reporter traveling with the president to thousands of journalists, including foreign media, who receive the reports.
  • Army court rules Trump did not unlawfully prejudice Bowe Bergdahl trial

    07/17/2019 5:42:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    An Army appeals court ruled Tuesday that tweets from President Trump attacking U.S. Army soldier Bowe Berghdahl did not unlawfully influence his trial for desertion, according to CNN. Bergdahl’s attorneys had argued that tweets and public statements from Trump describing their client as “a no-good traitor who should have been executed” unduly influenced the case, and that Bergdahl was entitled to have a court reconsider the case or grant clemency as a result. A three-judge Army Court of Criminal Appeals panel rejected the argument 2-1, according to the network. "Although there was some evidence of unlawful command influence adduced at...
  • Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes

    05/26/2019 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 26, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview that aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning servicemen accused of war crimes -- and said the proposal threatened to undermine the country’s “legal and moral” foundations. “When you serve, you are agreeing to serve the Constitution and uphold the law and, frankly, his idea that being sent to fight makes you automatically into some kind of war criminal is a slander against veterans that could come only from somebody who never served,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Buttigieg, an...
  • jihadis freed from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl now face US as Taliban reps

    03/28/2019 6:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 28, 2019 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Five jihadis freed from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl now face US as Taliban reps at peace talks Those who warned that these men would return to the jihad were mocked and vilified as “Islamophobes.” “Once Jailed in Guantánamo, 5 Taliban Now Face U.S. at Peace Talks,” by Mujib Mashal, New York Times, March 26, 2019: DOHA, Qatar — When the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and toppled the Taliban government, even those who surrendered were treated as terrorists: handcuffed, hooded and shipped to the American detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Now, in a stark demonstration of the...
  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasn’t actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • Krysten Sinema Gets Taliban Wish Bergdahl Five Return To Jihad

    11/03/2018 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One wonders what Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake thinks of the news that the five members of the Taliban, dubbed their “Dream Team”, that President Barack Hussein Obama traded for the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl, have officially returned to the Taliban, their mission once again to kill Americans and, presumably, Arizonans. Let me take a wild guess and suggest that it is doubtful Sinema will express condemnation of and regret for Obama’s move to honor to excuse a traitor and reward an enemy of the United States, an...
  • Taliban Spokesman: 5 Men Freed From Gitmo in Exchange for Bergdahl Join Insurgents in Qatar

    10/30/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 30, 2018 7:41 pm | Cameron Cawthorne
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday. They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact. Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group's founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam...
  • Who is Peter J. Kadzik ??

    03/29/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by The Raven · 9 replies
    Justice . GOV ^ | Marc 29, 2007 | The Raven
    Quotes: “There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails,” - Email from Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik with a warning to Podesta on Hillary’s emails on May 19, 2015, with the subject line, “Heads up. (from Wikileaks) "We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution - Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik concluding the IRS did nothing wrong in targeting Tea Party groups. FBI Director James Comey...
  • Army commander approves no prison time for Bergdahl

    06/06/2018 7:57:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Army Gen. Robert Abrams, head of U.S. Army Forces Command has endorsed the decision of the court martial board who decided not to sentence Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl to prison for abandoning his post in time of war. Army Times: Bergdahl was reduced in rank from sergeant to private and ordered to forfeit $1,000 a month in pay for 10 months. The judge also gave him a dishonorable discharge. The fine and rank reduction were effective two weeks after the judge’s sentence was delivered. The case is now referred to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which...
  • THE UNFORTUNATE REALITY OF THE BOWE BERGDAHL LIBERALS

    05/03/2018 8:25:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    barbwire ^ | 1 December, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl’s light, dishonorable discharge without incarceration for leaving his post in 2009 and causing severe injuries and possibly related deaths of several fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bergdahl’s return was procured by Mr. Obama in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban commanders who have gone back to plotting the destruction of the United States and our allies. Here’s a snapshot into Bowe Bergdahl’s view of the nation that sacrificed so much to secure his return: In an e-mail to his parents before he took French leave in 2009, Bergdahl said he was ‘ashamed to be an American’...
  • Obama Was a State Sponsor of Terror

    12/23/2017 4:51:44 AM PST · by smileyface · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    ...Even if Bergdahl was not a deserter, the trade would have been a bad deal. As Investor’s Business Daily noted in an editorial charging “Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy,” President Obama committed a federal crime by trading Taliban leaders for Bergdahl: As former congressman and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law only months ago the National Defense Authorization Act, which makes it a crime to offer or provide any material support to terrorist groups. It makes no exception as to who and under which circumstances. The Taliban is considered a non-state terrorist...
  • The Great Pentagon Cluster Factory

    12/04/2017 6:52:27 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Pentagon has met the enemy and it is itself. Like a twisted version of Dorian Gray, every time the feather merchants in the Pentagon stare at themselves in an E Ring latrine mirror, they become more PC, more sensitive, more gutless and less focused on anything to do with war fighting. Here’s some of the latest craziness emanating from what used to be the US military… News concerning Comrade Lieutenant Spenser Rapone has seemed to wither away, perhaps swept under that giant rug in the Pentagon entrance way. You remember Spenser Rapone, the West Point graduate, communist, ex-communicated Ranger...
  • Parents of Fallen Soldier 'Devastated' Over Bergdahl Sentence

    11/15/2017 5:00:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Meredith Yeomans
    “I just feel like our country has abandoned us,” said Andy Andrews, who believes his son was killed searching for Bowe Bergdahl The family of a Dallas soldier killed in action says they were in disbelief over the sentence of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl pleaded guilty in October to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He faced up to life in prison. Instead, a judge sentenced him to be dishonorably discharged and to a reduction in rank. Sondra and Andy Andrews, the parents of Darryn Andrews, say they were devastated at the news Bergdahl will serve no time in...
  • NYC Mayor Taunts ISIS [semi-satire]

    11/13/2017 9:06:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Emboldened by his reelection with 70% of the vote, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brazenly mocked Islamic terrorists calling the recent attack that killed eight people "feeble. There are more than eight million New Yorkers. It would take more than million attacks of the magnitude of that launched by Mr. Saipov to kill us all. Besides, five of the eight he killed were Argentinians—not New Yorkers, per se." "New Yorkers are resilient," the Mayor continued. "Common criminals murder 300 people a year in our city, but our citizens don't quake in fear because they know their government is...
  • Six men got a death sentence looking for Bergdahl, he might get a $300,000 reward for desertion

    11/10/2017 4:30:38 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-10-17 | DrJohn
    Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit in 2009. His desertion was celebrated by the obama administration. Standing next to Bergdahl's parents, Bergdahl's dad proudly sporting his Taliban beard obama said this: THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  This morning, I called Bob and Jani Bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, Bowe, is coming home. Sergeant Bergdahl has missed birthdays and holidays and the simple moments with family and friends, which all of us take for granted.  But while Bowe was gone he was never forgotten.  His parents thought about him and prayed for him every single day,...
  • US Army mulling giving traitor Bergdahl $300,000 back pay

    11/10/2017 7:44:21 AM PST · by yoe · 48 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 10, 2017 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    "The U.S. Army is set to decide whether Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl is entitled to as much as $300,000 in back pay and other benefits he amassed during his captivity with the Taliban. Military personnel who have risked their lives to serve their country should be loudly protesting, except that they may face punishment; after all, the Army has been protecting the traitor Bergdahl for some time, forcing soldiers who knew the truth about Bergdahl’s betrayal to ( “sign nondisclosure agreements.”)
  • Army to Determine Whether Bergdahl Is Owed Back Pay for Time in Captivity

    11/09/2017 6:04:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 29 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | November 9, 2017 | Katelyn Caralle
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could be entitled to more than $300,000 in back pay from the five-plus years he spent in Taliban captivity in Afghanistan. From the moment Bergdahl was captured in 2009, he became eligible for extra compensation available to captured troops, the Army Times
  • AP Explains: Bergdahl judge weighed complex leniency factors

    11/05/2017 1:37:05 AM PST · by Godebert · 73 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11/4/17 | The Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's brutal five years of captivity by Taliban allies carried significant weight in an Army judge's decision to spare him prison time for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, legal experts said. Criticism of Bergdahl by President Donald Trump also appeared to push the judge toward leniency. Army Col. Jeffery Nance didn't explain how he formulated the sentence that also included a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank and a fine. But the judge had to consider a complex array of arguments for and against leniency. Prosecutors asked for a 14-year prison sentence,...
  • Reminder: Obama broke the law when he released five Islamic terrorists in exchange for Bergdahl

    11/04/2017 3:18:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 4, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Reminder: President Obama broke the law when he released five Islamic terrorists in exchange for U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl In June 2009, U.S. Army private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post.Six U.S soldiers died while searching for Bergdahl.Instead of being court-martialed for his desertion, Bergdahl was promoted to the rank of specialist in June 2010, and later promoted to the rank of sergeant in June 2011. Since President Obama was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military at the time, he had final approval or denial of these promotions. Obama’s allowing these promotions to happen is an expression of his de...