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  • Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him

    Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reminds us about deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who the president traded for several prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Just so we're clear here, Sergeant Bergdahl is not being prosecuted for treason, he is prosecuted for desertion. The Army prosecutor is planning on presenting no evidence that six people died in looking for Sergeant Bergdahl.
  • Hoping to repay a debt, retired SEAL makes it his mission to help working dogs

    08/09/2015 5:29:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    In a darkened Iraqi suburb, Christmas Eve, 2006, a team of Navy SEALs moved quietly into position outside the home of a man known for training suicide bombers. The operation that night wasn’t unlike hundreds of others carried out by Naval Special Warfare Development Group during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it’s one Jimmy Hatch won’t ever forget. He’d later learn that no amount of alcohol could erase the memory. It was chilly, not quite cold enough to see your breath. As the operators prepared to raid the home, a husky man popped his head out of an...
  • Bowe Bergdahl detained after Mendocino County marijuana raid

    07/26/2015 11:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Weather Space ^ | July 26, 2015 | Chelsea West
    He was charged March 25 with one count of desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty, and one count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place. The Sheriff said "Bergdahl was "above politeness" as several people from the home where Bergdahl was visiting were taken into custody". Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier-turned-prisoner who was released by the Taliban after President Barack Obama released five terrorists from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, was unexpectedly spotted at a California marijuana farm this week. Bergdahl, who is awaiting military court martial,...
  • Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials

    07/23/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/15 | FoxNews
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California. Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.
  • Bowe Bergdahl Spotted Hanging Out at Illicit Mendocino County Marijuana Farm During Raid

    07/23/2015 4:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Bowe Bergdahl — the once-missing U.S. soldier in Afghanistan who was accused of desertion — was spotted hanging out at a Mendocino County marijuana farm during a raid. According to the The Anderson Valley Advertiser, Bergdahl was an "unexpected visitor" in Mendocino County, where he was visiting old friends when the "local dope team arrived on a marijuana raid." Bergdahl arrived Friday at the farm, which is located in a remote part of Redwood Valley. Bergdahl, who is awaiting military court martial, had an Army pass allowing him to be in Mendocino County, the Advertiser reported, adding he was "not...
  • The Revenge Of The Lost Boys

    07/09/2015 8:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 9, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    What’s going on with young American men? Another mass shooting has led to another round of social and political recriminations. A young man—a “loner” and “adrift,” as usual—seizes a vile cause and attacks innocent people. Amidst the wreckage, we look for reasons that already fit our preconceptions about violence, and we blame racism, guns, unemployment, drugs, a bad family, or whatever else helps us to make sense of the tragedy. But the truth of the matter is that Dylann Roof (at least from what we know) isn’t that different from so many other young, mostly white men over the past...
  • Former CIA operative: Bergdahl was ‘high’ when captured in Afghanistan

    06/15/2015 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was apparently “high” with a small group of Afghan soldiers when they were picked up by nomads in 2009, according to a former CIA operative who was running a network of informants on the ground. The information brings some additional detail to the otherwise murky picture of the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture, five years before the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo prisoners for Bergdahl’s freedom. The former CIA operative told Fox News Bergdahl was captured along with others, and sold to the Haqqani terrorist network in Pakistan within four days. “The call came in and...
  • Delay in Bergdahl Hearing

    06/06/2015 7:57:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last Thursday, the Army announced it will delay the Article 32 hearing for Bowe Bergdahl, from July 8 to Sept. 17th. The delay was granted at the request of Bergdahl’s lawyers. Last March the Army charged Bergdahl with one count of desertion to avoid hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy. The misbehavior charge carried the claims that Bergdahl’s actions endangered his unit and soldiers died looking for the alleged deserter. It is very likely that defense lawyers and Army JAGs are negotiating a possible plea deal. The delay request was approved because the defense team claimed it was necessary...
  • FOX NEWS: Obama admin tried to ‘recruit’ Taliban Five, but failed miserably

    06/05/2015 9:26:32 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 5 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Fox News is reporting that the Obama administration actually tried to recruit the Taliban Five, the Gitmo detainees who were released to Qatar by Obama in exchange for the traitor Bo Bergdahl. They wanted to get these Islamo-Nazis on our side in hopes of getting intel from them as well as a way of keeping up with them or something. But that effort failed miserably, according to Fox News. They had to know this wouldn’t work. Honestly, this just sounds like the Obama administration trying to save a little face because they shouldn’t have released them in the first place....
  • As five Taliban officials walk free, Bergdahl deal stink grows

    05/31/2015 8:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 30, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    <p>Come Monday, the five senior Taliban officials sprung from Guantanamo in the trade for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, could all be walking free.</p> <p>Free to rejoin their terrorist comrades in jihad against America — as at least three of them reportedly have already tried to do.</p>
  • Qatar extends travel bans on ex-Gitmo detainees traded for Bergdahl as talks with US continue

    05/31/2015 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/31/15 | Associated Propaganda
    WASHINGTON – Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. The official said the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange for Bergdahl. U.S. officials said Friday the Obama administration was closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend the restrictions for six months that could be announced this weekend....
  • Travel Ban Ends Sunday for 5 Taliban Freed for US Soldier

    05/31/2015 3:25:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Herald Globe ^ | May 31, 2015 | VoA
    ISLAMABAD - A travel ban on five senior Afghan Taliban officials freed by the United States in a prisoner exchange last year will expire Sunday. The five Taliban officials have been in Qatar since last year, when they were released in exchange for the return of an American soldier held by insurgents in Afghanistan for nearly five years. The approaching end of the travel ban has concerned American lawmakers and Afghan peace negotiators who worry that the former Taliban fighters will return to the battlefield in strife-torn Afghanistan. U.S. government officials said they remain in close contact with authorities in...
  • Bergdahl Teammates Asked to Stay Quiet About Desertion With Non-Disclosure Agreements

    05/29/2015 1:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 29, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News' Catherine Herridge, teammates of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements years ago after discussing his desertion with the Joint Chiefs Chairman in Afghanistan. According to Herridge's reporting and General Bob Scales, asking soldiers to sign non-disclosure agreements is unprecedented. "I can't remember, ever, have an enlisted soldier sign a non-disclosure agreement for anything. This is completely unprecedented," Scales said. "These non-disclosure agreements have got nothing to do with military justice." Further, new information shows Bergdahl not only deserted, but started planning for his departure by sleeping on the...
  • Bergdahl appeared to lay groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan, squad mates say

    05/29/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Good video at link about squad mates having to sign non-disclosure statements.Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl slept on his bed frame, and then the concrete floor, collected contact information, and talked about becoming a mercenary in what his squad mates now describe as behavior that laid the groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan nearly six years ago. "I asked him, 'Why are you sleeping on the frame of your bed?'" former Sgt. Matt Vierkant recalled in a recent interview with Fox News. "I was like well, that's weird. And then I remember coming back -- I don’t know if it was a...
  • General McChrystal: Yep, We Knew Bergdahl Was a Deserter Immediately

    05/27/2015 1:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 27, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five high risk Taliban commanders last summer, his platoon mates quickly hit the airwaves to expose him as a deserter. They said it was known he was a deserter for years. The Obama administration, however, gave the appearance to the American people that officials were unaware of the circumstances surrounding his capture. In fact, last year State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said allegations Bergdahl deserted were simply "rumors." Not only did President Obama hold a Rose Garden ceremony to honor Bergdahl, but administration officials Jay Carney and Susan Rice said he...
  • Guantanamo Inmates Swapped for Bergdahl Could Move Freely

    05/27/2015 1:21:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | By DEB RIECHMANN
    Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires. He recently was charged with desertion. U.S. officials have discussed with the Qataris the possibility of extending the travel ban after it expires on June 1. But so far, the White House has not publicly announced any new agreement with Qatar, meaning the five could leave the tiny nation on the Arabian Peninsula at the end of the month. The State Department insists that U.S....
  • Qatar to Free (Five Senior) Taliban Commanders Exchanged for (Army Deserter) Bergdahl

    05/13/2015 1:32:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 12, 2015 | Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons
    The five senior Taliban Commanders released from Guantanamo (GITMO) in exchange for the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are set to be freed from their “luxurious” confinement in Qatar effective June 1. These five hard-core terrorists are Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari. They were classified as some of the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at GITMO, according to Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal. There is little doubt that these five Taliban commanders will return to the Afghanistan battlefield. The real issue that should not be overlooked is...
  • Shocking News About 5 Taliban Commanders Released by Obama… This Is TREASON

    05/12/2015 5:20:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari, the five Taliban Commanders traded for Sgt. Bergdahl, will soon be released from their “confinement.” Admiral James T. “Ace” Lyons said there is “little doubt” that the terrorists will return to the battlefield in Afghanistan. These terrorists are set to be released on June 1st, one year to the day after they were traded for Sgt. Bergdahl. As part of the trade, the government of Qatar had promised to “restrict” the terrorists’ movements for one year. Now, they will be free. Free to go right...
  • US reportedly in talks on keeping restrictions on ‘Taliban Five’ as deal set to lapse

    05/01/2015 5:49:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Staff
    The Obama administration reportedly has launched talks with Qatari officials about potentially extending security measures for the five Taliban leaders who were traded a year ago for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, with the agreement governing their supervised release soon set to expire. The Washington Post reported that talks began Thursday, and could lead to some aspects of the security arrangement being extended. That pact -- which keeps the former Guantanamo inmates under supervision in Qatar and prohibits them from leaving the country -- is set to expire at the end of May, raising concerns in Washington that they could soon return...
  • White House Mulls Shift in Hostage Ransom Policy

    04/27/2015 7:48:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    CBN ^ | 27 Apr 15
    The families of American hostages held by foreign kidnappers could soon be allowed to pay ransoms or raise money to free their loved ones without fear of federal prosecution. That's according to a recommendation by a White House-ordered advisory group. "There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," said one of three senior officials familiar with the hostage policy team's ongoing review. The advisory group interviewed many who have experienced this first hand, including the...
  • House panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewalling

    04/24/2015 2:24:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The head of a powerful House panel is threatening to withhold defense funding over the department's alleged stonewalling in a probe of the controversial swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially pledged to respond to questions, when lawmakers first demanded to know why the Pentagon had not given Congress the requisite 30-day notice before proceeding with the May 31 prisoner trade. But nearly a year later, the Pentagon has released only a trickle of highly redacted emails from before the swap. Republican lawmakers now plan to attempt the unusual step of...
  • Made 'people's lives better': US hostage Warren Weinstein gave life helping the Pakistani people

    04/23/2015 5:01:08 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 23, 2015 | N/A (Associated Press contributed)
    ***Snip*** "Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here, and now when I need my government it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten," Weinstein said during the 13-minute video. "And so I again appeal to you to instruct your appropriate officials to negotiate my release." The White House responded to the demands then by saying that it wouldn't negotiate with Al Qaeda. “My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” he said in the message which appeared to be directed...
  • Bergdahl's platoon mates: Head of Joint Chiefs knew he walked off base in 2009

    04/16/2015 6:39:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan June 30, 2009, and by December of that same year, the president's principal military adviser, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen, knew those details, according to three of Bergdahl's platoon mates who spoke to Fox News. "I asked him (Mullen) if he knew about Bergdahl and that he deserted and he (Mullen) told me that he knew of the circumstances surrounding his walking off," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant told Fox,"(and) that they were developing leads and following leads, trying to do everything they could to get him...
  • Bergdahl’s Biggest Worry Is Rare ‘Misbehavior Before the Enemy’ Charge

    04/16/2015 1:38:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine's The Cable Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kate Brannen
    n addition to desertion, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces an unusual charge: misbehavior before the enemy. Of the two, it is the far more serious charge, carrying with it a maximum punishment of life behind bars, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction in rank, and the loss of the tens of thousands of dollars of pay and benefits Bergdahl earned after joining the military over six years ago. The misbehavior charge is so rare that there aren’t many examples of how the military justice system has handled it in the past. The Army said that it had such a case in...
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • NCIS investigation reportedly shows Bergdahl had 'deliberate plan' ...

    04/07/2015 7:51:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Qpeil 7, 2015
    A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night. Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan. “He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “He had made contact...
  • Ex-CIA Officer: White House Could Pardon Bowe Bergdahl

    04/05/2015 10:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 27, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    Bowe Bergdahl "caused a lot of suffering among members of the military" after he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — and he may skate on charges of desertion and misbehavior because he still has defenders in the White House, says a former CIA station chief. "We're going to have to wait for a legal outcome here on this case, but the administration has a lot vested in this," Gary Berntsen, who led the CIA hunt in Tora Bora for Osama bin Laden, said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)"The administration made the mistake...
  • Bergdahl faces little-known, rarely used misbehavior charge

    04/02/2015 4:12:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/02/15 | Nancy Montgomery
    If Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were convicted of “misbehavior before the enemy” a century ago, he might also have been subject to a humiliating send-off. His sword might be broken or his insignia ripped from his uniform in front of his unit. Along with desertion, Bergdahl was accused last month of violating the little-understood Article 99 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice — misbehavior before the enemy — for abandoning his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and thereby endangering his unit. Although desertion cases are not uncommon, few military lawyers have ever prosecuted, or defended, a misbehavior before the enemy...
  • Timeline reveals Bergdahl was a cover story for Obama [Main goal was to release Taliban commanders]

    04/02/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Investor’s Business Daily has put together facts to demonstrate that the release of Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity was just a ruse to provide cover for President Obama to release the Taliban commanders, a goal he had long pursued. Here is the timeline they provide: January 2009: Obama signs executive order calling for Gitmo to be shuttered within a year, while his national security team considers if five Taliban leaders are safe for release. 2011: White House and State Department officials open secret talks with the Taliban in Germany and the Persian Gulf to discuss their release from Gitmo...
  • The Troops vs. Bergdahl

    04/01/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2015 | Elise Cooper
    Bowe Bergdahl was a hero who survived approximately five years of imprisonment amongst the Taliban, so spun the Obama administration. They secured his release by trading five high-ranking Taliban. People cheered his return until his fellow soldiers spoke out, calling him anything but a hero. There are rumors that the Coast Guard turned him down for psychiatric reasons, that he went AWOL while in basic training, that he left the base to go drinking with locals, and that he gave actionable intelligence to the enemy. Just recently the Army decided to charge him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy....
  • Will deserter Bergdahl get a Rose Garden pardon?

    03/31/2015 4:38:24 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 37 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/31 | peter lucas
    It's a good day," President Barack Obama said, as he hugged Jani Bergdahl, mother of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, upon his announcement last May that Bergdahl had just been released from five years of Taliban captivity.
  • The Stooges Rule

    03/30/2015 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Never in the history of our nation have we experienced such a frighteningly inept and incompetent presidential administration. One could make a good argument that this would apply in all areas, but it’s particularly applicable in the area of foreign policy and national security. Right after Bowe Bergdahl’s release in the trade for five senior Taliban commanders, National Security Advisor Susan Rice described the Army deserter as serving with “distinction and honor”. The very same soldier now charged with ‘desertion and misbehavior’ by the military’s Uniform Code of Military Justice. Charges that can send Bergdahl to a military prison for...
  • Bill Whittle: American Deserter

    03/29/2015 1:20:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 3-29-2015 | Bill Whittle
    The first time most of us heard the name Bowe Bergdahl was when President Obama stood with his parents in the Rose Garden, announcing that after having been captured in Afghanistan in June, 2009 he was going to be released – traded, as it turns out, for five top-level terrorists being held in Guantanamo Bay. It’s funny how hindsight works. I’ve known several military families in my day, but Bergdahl’s parents – his father especially – not only did not strike me as a military dad: he struck me as man who had never put on a tie in...
  • Feldman: Obama's One Fine Mess of Potage

    03/29/2015 10:23:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Bible, Esau sold his birthright for a mess of potage -- some red lentil soup, to be exact. Looking at the week’s events, it seems that this country has sold its glorious birthright of constitutional government by honest men and women for a mess of potage -- a false promise of hope and change delivered by a glib huckster and his shady friends. The deceit and lawlessness of Obama and those around him and the consequences have never been clearer than they were this week. Nothing shows better the unprincipled nature of the administration and the acquiescence of...
  • ‘Senior Defense Officials’ Are Undermining Army’s Prosecution of Bergdahl

    03/27/2015 1:39:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 27, 2015 12:29 pm | BY: Aaron MacLean
    It could be possible to read the final tweet, from CNN's Barbara Starr, as implying that the two defense officials are only confirming for her why Bergdahl “says” he left base. But the three tweets from CNN’s National Security desk reference two defense officials who say Bergdahl walked off his post to “report what he believed to be problems with ‘order and discipline’ in his unit.” The direct quote from the “second official” reinforces the impression that he and his colleague are speaking to Starr on background, and that rather than merely reporting what Bergdahl “says,” they are endorsing a...
  • BREAKING: Obama Trying to STOP the US Army From Prosecuting Bergdahl

    03/28/2015 9:09:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 120 replies
    President Barack Obama has certainly staked a lot on the fate of likely deserter Bowe Bergdahl. He sacrificed the lives of several of our men in uniform in a vain attempt to rescue him, then traded five Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for his release. Now, it appears the president is even willing to obstruct justice for Bergdahl. Recent reports indicate that senior Department of Defense officials are doing their best to poison the well for those prosecuting Bergdahl.
  • Bergdahl Didn't Desert, Lawyer Says [semi-satire]

    03/28/2015 8:55:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    While the Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehaving before the enemy," his lawyer, Eugene Fidell, contends that Bergdahl never intended to desert. "Sgt Bergdahl had serious concerns about the lack of discipline in his unit," Fidell contended. "Rather than engaging in idle griping, he took the initiative to try to resolve the problem by conducting an independent inspection of the standards and practices of the Taliban. It was his hope that what he learned could help reform the way US troops behaved while in the field." "His plan was thwarted when the Taliban refused...
  • Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, Could face life in prison but unlikely

    03/28/2015 11:51:12 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Army has charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and has referred to an Article 32 military preliminary hearing which is the military version of a grand jury. Their job is to determine whether the charges against Bergdahl are sufficient for a court-martial trial or whether they should be dropped altogether. The court proceedings will be held at joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The charges filed against Bergdahl under The Uniform Code of Military Justice are articles 85 and 99. Article 85 – Desertion Any member of the armed forces who, without authority, goes or remains absent from his...
  • Federal Lawsuit to Force Release of Secret Pentagon Bergdahl Files

    03/28/2015 7:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Radix ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    The sudden announcement of the charges Bergdahl faces, reinvigorated the sometimes fierce political debate that took place last year after the alleged deserter was secretly traded for five high-level Taliban prisoners from the military detention center at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Marine base. Equally controversial was a legal watchdog group’s announcement that it had already filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in order to have a federal judge force the Obama-appointed commanders to release records regarding the U.S. Army’s review of the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl while he was assigned...
  • Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, Could face life in prison but unlikely

    03/28/2015 2:47:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/28/15 | Jim Emerson
    The Army has charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and has referred to an Article 32 military preliminary hearing which is the military version of a grand jury. Their job is to determine whether the charges against Bergdahl are sufficient for a court-martial trial or whether they should be dropped altogether. The court proceedings will be held at joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The charges filed against Bergdahl under The Uniform Code of Military Justice are articles 85 and 99. Article 85 – Desertion. Definition: Any member of the armed forces who, without authority, goes or remains absent from...
  • Bergdahl's Defense Is He Was Planning to Come Back

    03/27/2015 9:00:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    bloomberg.com | March 27, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    Linky only.
  • Bergdahl: I left my base in order to, uh, walk to another base and report wrongdoing

    03/27/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Nope. Bergdahl was planning to report what he believed to be problems with “order and discipline” in his unit, a senior Defense official tells CNN. A second official says Bergdahl had “concerns about leadership issues at his base.”… Both officials declined to be identified because of the legal proceedings against Berghahl, but both have direct knowledge of the information outlined in the report. “This was a kid who had leadership concerns on his mind,” the second official said. “He wasn’t fed up, he wasn’t planning to desert.”… Both officials said Bergdahl believed he could make it to the next base...
  • Officials: Bergdahl never intended to desert (BARF)

    03/27/2015 11:17:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not intending to desert his post in Afghanistan but instead wanted to walk to the nearest U.S. military post to report concerns about his unit, according to an Army report seen by U.S. officials. Bergdahl was planning to report problems with "order and discipline" in his unit and believed he could not trust his own commanders to deal with them, an unnamed senior defense official told CNN. The report was part of a fact-finding investigation conducted by Army investigators that was presented to Army Gen. Mark Milley before he charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior...
  • Mr. President .. Our Fallen Heroes Deserve An Apology • Gov. Sarah Palin

    03/26/2015 11:33:29 PM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | March 26, 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted on Facebook: Sarah Palin Politician · 4,392,497 Likes · 9 hrs ·  When President Obama traded one deserter for five evil terrorists hell-bent on destroying America, rational people did not believe the Obama administration’s claims about this traitor’s “health crisis,” or claims that he served “with honor and distinction,” and certainly not President Obama’s claim that this was a good deal for America.After putting the country in danger, President Obama celebrated Bergdahl in our Rose Garden, arm in arm with his smiling father greeting Americans in Arabic and Pashtu, as our loyal troops cringed. In fact, in the days that...
  • Palin Facebook Statement - Bergdahl

    03/26/2015 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/26/15 | Sarah Palin
    When President Obama traded one deserter for five evil terrorists hell-bent on destroying America, rational people did not believe the Obama administration’s claims about this traitor’s “health crisis,” or claims that he served “with honor and distinction,” and certainly not President Obama’s claim that this was a good deal for America. After putting the country in danger, President Obama celebrated Bergdahl in our Rose Garden, arm in arm with his smiling father greeting Americans in Arabic and Pashtu, as our loyal troops cringed. In fact, in the days that followed, the Obama administration actually smeared the vets who came forward...
  • Obama admin: Saving a deserter was “absolutely” worth the lives of six good American soldiers

    03/26/2015 5:32:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-15 | DrJohn
    Breitbart: State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “absolutely” “worth it” and that Bergdahl “served his country as many men and women have” on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “Was it worth it? Absolutely. We have a commitment to our men and women serving in our military defending our national security every day that we’re going to do everything to bring them home if we can and that’s what we did in this case” she stated. She also expressed confidence that the US would be able to keep an...
  • Official: At least 3 of 'Taliban 5' swapped for Bergdahl tried to reconnect with terror networks

    03/26/2015 3:12:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/26/2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least three of the five Taliban leaders traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have tried to plug back into their old terror networks, a government official familiar with the intelligence told Fox News, describing it as an attempt to "re-engage." The new allegations come as Bergdahl now faces desertion charges, and as the one-year deal governing the former Guantanamo detainees' supervised release in the Gulf nation of Qatar is set to expire -- at the end of May. The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency recently told Congress that, after that expiration, all his officers can do...
  • [from June 5, 2014] Obama: "Absolutely no apologies"

    03/26/2015 8:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Justin Sink
    President Obama said Thursday he would make “absolutely no apologies” for ordering the controversial prisoner swap to rescue Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
  • Scott Walker on Bowe Bergdahl: They knew about this when they put lives at risk to rescue him

    03/26/2015 4:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    ....“When I think about this desertion charge, the thing that gets me the most frustrated is this administration gave up five Taliban, five Taliban for this guy, and I can’t, I mean, logic tells you all this information that they’re bringing against the sergeant now isn’t something that just happened since then,” Mr. Walker told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “This is stuff they knew about when they put American soldiers’ lives at risk to try and rescue him. And they gave up five Taliban leaders in return for a guy who now is going to be charged.” Sgt. Bergdahl was...
  • Bowe Bergdahl, Deserter

    03/26/2015 4:14:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for leaving his unit in Afghanistan and joining up with the Taliban. It’s about time. After months of stonewalling as the evidence that Bergdahl was a deserter mounted ever higher, U.S. officials could ignore it no longer.