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  • Bergdahl could get $350G tax-free, if cleared by Army

    07/14/2014 10:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2014
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could have a tax-free $350,000 dropped into his bank account if the current investigation into his disappearance from his base in Afghanistan was not desertion, and if he is deemed to have been a prisoner of war for the five years he was held by Islamic militants, Fox News has learned. The 28-year-old soldier, for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, was set to return to active duty Monday after spending six weeks in medical rehab at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. “Essentially he’ll be working a desk job,”...
  • Army Clears Bergdahl of Any Misconduct During Captivity

    06/26/2014 11:42:21 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    As the Army continues to investigate whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is guilty of deserting his unit, this afternoon they said there is no reason to believe that Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity.
  • Military Probers Have Not Read Bowe Bergdahl His Rights

    06/25/2014 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/25/2014
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has not been read his legal rights but anything he says during his medical "reintegration" process could be used against him a military court martial, officials said Wednesday. Military investigators looking into possible criminal charges of AWOL or desertion have not yet questioned Bergdahl about his disappearance from an Army outpost in Afghanistan five years ago and his subsequent capture by the Taliban.
  • Military to discuss Bergdahl's reintegration process during press conference [Live Thread]

    06/13/2014 8:11:04 AM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2014
    snip A press conference to discuss the final phase of Bergdahl's reintegration has been scheduled for 3 p.m. CDT.
  • Ann Coulter: Bergdahl Was Left Where He Wanted to Be

    06/09/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 7, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Death Penalty Month at anncoulter.com has already been interrupted by the psycho in Santa Barbara, and now it’s being interrupted by the Buddhist in Bagram. Keeping to the spirit of Death Penalty Month, let’s review the execution of Pvt. Eddie Slovik. Slovik’s offense: desertion in wartime. (See the tie-in?) Unlike Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit, according to the accounts of his comrades, Slovik never actually deserted. He also didn’t call America a “disgusting” country or say he was “ashamed to be an American.” Slovik was just a chicken.
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • A pardon for Bowe Bergdahl?

    06/08/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 8, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    When Bowe Bergdahl was first released, the administration’s line seemed to be that he had suffered enough as a Taliban prisoner, and thus that the U.S. would not likely punish him as a deserter even if that’s what he turned out to be. But as the deal came in for strong criticism and evidence mounted as to Bergdahl’s betrayal, the line changed. We were assured by the military that Bergdahl’s conduct would be investigated and, if misconduct were found, he would be subject to the military justice system. In the meantime, we should withhold judgment. But Bill Otis predicts that,...
  • Candy Crowley to McCain: Was Bergdahl “Less Worthy of Rescuing” Than You as a POW (Video)

    06/08/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit | June 8 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Candy Crowley compared former POW John McCain with the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl. She actually had the audacity to ask Sen. McCain if Bergdahl’s life was less worthy than his. While retelling the stories of Bergdahl’s desertion and conversion to Islam Crowley asked, “Does that make this young man less worthy of rescuing from his circumstances than the young John McCain as a POW?” Via The Right Scoop: Whatever you may think of McCain’s career as a Republican senator, it’s reprehensible to make a comparison between his captivity and Bergdahl’s desertion. When...
  • Dianne Feinstein: President 'justifiably proud' of Bowe Bergdahl release

    06/08/2014 1:33:58 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    On "Face the Nation," the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman defended the president's decision to announce Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in the White House Rose Garden. “I think the president was justifiably proud of this and he wanted to say it to everybody,” Dianne Feinstein said in an interview with Bob Schieffer on the CBS program. Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, that committee's top Republican, took a slightly different tone. He reiterated that he's frustrated with the administration for waiting until after the fact to tell members of Congress about the decision to trade five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Bergdahl. And he...
  • (Stolen) Classified Documents re Bowe Bergdahl Capture (Compliments Bradley 'Chelsea' Manning)

    06/08/2014 1:06:20 PM PDT · by mazda77 · 61 replies
    (CRIMINAL EVENT) KIDNAPPING RPT B CO 1-501 PIR : 0 INJ/DAM This apparently was one of the documents compliments of Bradly Manning's leaking. The timeline fits. Assigned in 2009 to an Army unit in Iraq as an intelligence analyst, Manning had access to classified databases. In early 2010 she leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and confided this to Adrian Lamo, an online acquaintance. Lamo informed Army Counterintelligence, and Manning was arrested in May that same year. The material included videos of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike, and the 2009 Granai airstrike in Afghanistan; 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables; and 500,000...
  • 5 Indications that Bowe Bergdahl Is a Traitor

    06/07/2014 12:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) It is well established now that Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant for whom Barack Obama traded five top Taliban jihad commanders to get him out of captivity in Afghanistan, is a deserter. But there are also numerous indications that Bergdahl is something even worse: a traitor to the United States of America. Although the White House continues to ignore the evidence that Bergdahl deserted, every day new revelations make the case increasingly compelling. According to Colonel David Hunt, Bergdahl “called his unit the day after he deserted to tell his unit he deserted.” Nathan Bradley Bethea, a former infantry...
  • On NOW (FNC): Megyn Kelly talks to 6 members of Bergdahl's platoon

    06/05/2014 6:06:58 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 88 replies
    On Megyn Kelly's show (Fox News Channel), she will be showing a panel of 6 of Bergdahl's platoon members shortly. No link/live show
  • Bowe Bergdahl left letter telling comrades at Afghan base he was 'leaving to start new life

    06/03/2014 9:27:22 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/3/14 | By Dan Bates
    Revealed: Bowe Bergdahl left letter telling comrades at Afghan base he was 'leaving to start new life and didn't want to fight for America' as Army announces he DOES face desertion charges Sgt Bowe Bergdahl left a note for his comrades in which he said he did not want to fight for America any more and was leaving to start a new life Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said 'it's premature' to think there will be no charges against Bergdahl Will put Obama under more pressure after Susan Rice said he served with 'honor...
  • Flashback: Attack on U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan kills two soldiers (after Bergdahl deserted)

    06/03/2014 7:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/5/2009 | M. Karim Faiez and Laura King
    U.S. military officials say 'several' U.S. soldiers also were wounded in the assault on the remote outpost in Paktika province. It's the same area where an American soldier disappeared on Tuesday. Insurgents armed with rockets, mortars and a truck bomb staged an unusual frontal attack Saturday on a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, killing two American soldiers and forcing the defenders to call in airstrikes to avoid being overrun. The assault, which came as thousands of American troops were taking part in an anti- Taliban offensive hundreds of miles away in the south of Afghanistan, pointed up the insurgents' ability...
  • Mixed reaction to Bergdahl’s recovery by service members who consider him a deserter

    06/01/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2014 | Dan Lamothe and Kevin Sieff
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recovery after five years in captivity has rekindled anger among some of his military peers over how he came to fall into enemy hands and the price the United States has paid to get him back. Bergdahl, 28, is believed to have slipped away from his platoon’s small outpost in Af­ghanistan’s Paktika province on June 30, 2009, after growing disillusioned with the U.S. military’s war effort. He was captured shortly afterward by enemy ­forces and held captive in Pakistan by insurgents affiliated with the Taliban. At the time, an entire U.S. military division and thousands of...
  • Questions about the reported abduction of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl; Update: Reports of desertion mounting

    06/01/2014 8:38:51 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 80 replies
    Michelle Malkin Bog ^ | 7/20/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. The Jawa Report has the full clip. All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody. There’s one question I have, though, about strange details initially reported on the case — details which have been deleted from later wire dispatches.
  • Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl a Deserter, Not a Hero

    06/01/2014 8:06:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him -- veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men. "I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on," said former Sergeant Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl's platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching...
  • The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching For Bowe Bergdahl

    06/02/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies
    Time ^ | Jume 2, 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. More Bergdahl in Stable Condition And on ‘Path to Complete Recovery’Veterans Blame ‘Deserter’ Bergdahl for Troop DeathsBergdahl Stable at Hospital, Has Not Spoken To Parents: Military NBC NewsMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostComet Outlives Predictions Weather.com Chances are you haven’t heard of the six soldiers who died hunting for...
  • Obama trades five high value Taliban for an America hating deserter

    06/02/2014 11:20:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-14 | DrJohn
    "The horror that is America is disgusting." - Bowe BergdahlThere was Obama, proud as a peacock: 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, as did his sister, Sky, who prayed for his safe return. He wasn’t forgotten...
  • 'A cover up just like Benghazi': Outraged parents of officer who died hunting for 'deserter' ...

    06/02/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | June 2, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The furious parents of an officer who they claim was killed while searching for freed Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl today said that they have been lied to as part of a ‘cover up just like Benghazi’. The mother and father of Second Lieutenant Darryn Andrews are angry that they have been told different stories about how their son died. First his commanders said that their son was blown up while hunting a Taliban commander - but only now that Bergdahl has been freed after five years in captivity are they learning the truth. Lt Andrews’ parents told MailOnline that their...
  • Rut R’oh….. The Bowe Berghdahl Intelligence Investigation – “Major Classified File”

    06/02/2014 1:50:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/2/2014 | Sundance
    James Rosen - A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban — has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S. intelligence community and is the subject of “a major classified file.” In conveying as much, the Defense Department source confirmed to Fox News that many within the intelligence community harbor serious outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with...
  • U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away (It's true)

    06/02/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    YAHOO! News AP ^ | 6-2-2014 | KEN DILANIAN and DEB RIECHMANN
    A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter. Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend. Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted...