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  • 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...
  • Bergdahl's Attorney Wants Him to Receive POW Medal

    11/04/2017 12:18:44 PM PDT · by Godebert · 101 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11/3/17 | Richard Sisk
    The lead defense attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he wants him to receive the Prisoner of War medal. His civilian lawyer, Eugene Fidell, on Friday said his client should be recognized for the five years he spent in Taliban captivity after deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to an article by USA Today. "We have long felt he was entitled to the POW medal," Fidell said, the newspaper reported. It wasn't immediately clear whether Bergdahl's defense team plans to push for the award as part of the process to appeal his dishonorable discharge.
  • Rep. Scott Taylor: Bowe Bergdahl should go to prison -- years ago he could have faced a firing squad

    11/04/2017 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 4, 2017 | Rep. Scott Taylor
    Like many Americans, I was upset by the decision by a military judge Friday to not give a prison sentence to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for desertion, misbehavior before the enemy and endangering our own troops. I'm disappointed for all the troops who continue to uphold their sacred honor to our country and to the men and women on their left and right in places around the globe. Bergdahl willingly walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years. A tremendous amount of military and other assets were brought to...
  • Bergdahl Avoids Prison Time, POTUS Blasts Decision as ‘A Complete and Total Disgrace’

    11/04/2017 9:27:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    After a military judge ruled on Friday that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl would get no prison time after pleading guilty to desertion/misbehavior before the enemy (he actually defected), the POTUS exploded on Twitter, calling the decision to spare the traitorous army soldier from doing time to be “a complete disgrace to our Country and Military”. Here’s the tweet: ‘The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.’ Then-candidate Trump also said during an October campaign rally back in 2015 that, let me quote: “You probably can’t do it, but if I win...
  • Bergdahl goes free, but the wounded serve life sentences

    11/03/2017 5:25:34 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    Attention, all troops peeved with your platoon sergeant, bored with your field rations, or who just want a little private time: It’s okay to desert your post in a combat zone. It’s fine for you to trigger the deaths and grave woundings of better men than you. A military judge just set a precedent: Deserters in wartime walk free. You’ll probably get a book deal, too, and be portrayed as a hero in a big-budget film. The US Army colonel and judge who decided Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s fate has some explaining to do. How is it that a confessed...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Avoids Prison; Trump Once Urged Death Penalty

    11/03/2017 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, was ordered to be dishonorably discharged from the Army by a military judge on Friday, but received no prison time for desertion or endangering troops. At a sentencing that took only minutes, the military judge, Col. Jeffery R. Nance of the Army, also reduced Sergeant Bergdahl’s rank to private and required him to forfeit $1,000 a month of his pay for 10 months. Prosecutors had sought 14 years in a military prison. President Trump, who has labeled...
  • Amazing!

    11/03/2017 3:45:42 PM PDT · by mylife · 101 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 11/3/17 | mylife
    8 years of GWB and all I saw was dead soldiers on the nightly news Then Obama had command for 8 years and the dead soldiers disappeared, even as the death toll tripled Now Trump is in charge and traitor soldiers are being molly coddled and given a pat on the bum.
  • Bowe Bergdahl Gets Dishonorable Discharge; Trump Calls Sentence a ‘Disgrace’

    11/03/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    At a sentencing that took only minutes, the military judge, Col. Jeffery R. Nance of the Army, also reduced Sergeant Bergdahl’s rank to private and required him to forfeit $1,000 a month of his pay for 10 months. Prosecutors had sought 14 years in a military prison. President Trump, who has labeled Sergeant Bergdahl a “dirty rotten traitor,” quickly criticized Friday’s sentence, calling it “a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.”
  • Military Judge: Fines but No Jail for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 1:10:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    Bowe Bergdahl will not serve more time behind bars, a military judge has decided eight years after he deserted his platoon in Afghanistan. His desertion, to which he pleaded guilty, and the subsequent search for him that led to the deaths of six soldiers did not result in the 14-year sentence prosecutors requested in the case. The judge also ruled that Bergdahl be dishonorably discharged, that his rank be reduced from sergeant to private, and that he be required to pay a $1,000 fine from his salary for the next ten months, CNN reported. “As everyone knows, he was a...
  • Reminder: Good Men Died Searching for Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday morningArmy Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance ruled Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will not face prison time for walking off his base eight years ago and abandoning his platoon mates. Bergdahl's defense argued he has been punished enough by being held captive by the Taliban, which radio traffic showed he purposely sought out, and shouldn't be subjected to further captivity. Nance bought it and Bergdahl will simply face a dishonorable discharge, have his rank stripped and will pay $10,000. Good men died searching for Bergdahl. Here are their names.  Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, TX Died looking for...
  • Bergdahl Walks Free

    11/03/2017 11:59:51 AM PDT · by Shane · 74 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/3/2017 | Associated Press
    <p>A military judge has found that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post.</p> <p>The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. The judge made no other comments.</p>
  • The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching for Bowe Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 10:07:43 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 06/02/2014 | Mark Thompson
    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban over the weekend after they held him for nearly five years, in exchange for five Taliban leaders, who will spend a year cooling their heels in Qatar. You might have heard about it on the news. Chances are you haven’t heard of the six soldiers who died hunting for him after he went missing, according to military officials. Now that Bergdahl has been sprung—in exchange for five senior Taliban officials, who had been imprisoned at Guantanamo—soldiers who served with Bergdahl are grumbling that he deserted and shouldn’t be hailed as a...
  • Bowe Bergdahl AVOIDS prison for desertion: Soldier who endangered his fellow troops [tr]

    11/03/2017 9:04:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    Bowe Bergdahl, the solider who deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by a Taliban affiliate, will not have to serve jail time for the crime. In a stunning announcement on Friday, the judge deciding the case ordered Bergdahl to pay $1,000 from his salary for the next 10 months. He will be demoted to the rank of E-1 during that time and after paying his fine he will be dishonorably discharged. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to the charges, to 14 years in prison.
  • The Latest: Bergdahl gets no prison time for leaving post

    11/03/2017 8:54:09 AM PDT · by mairdie · 38 replies
    AP ^ | November 3, 2017 | AP
    The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A military judge has found that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post. The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. The judge made no other comments. Bergdahl appeared tense, grimaced and clenched his jaw. His attorneys put their arms around him and one patted him on the back. Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and...