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  • SHOCK REPORT: US Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl (Video)

    12/22/2014 6:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, author of The Last Line, and Ret. Col. David Hunt joined Bill O’Reilly to give an update on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Obama celebrated the release of deserter Bowe Bergdahl with a White House press conference in the Rose Garden in May 2014.Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who was part of the negotiations, told Bill O’Reilly the US paid out $5 billion and traded five top Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Bill O’Reilly:...
  • Military Analysts: Bergdahl Report to Show He Deserted

    12/19/2014 9:21:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The U.S. Army's report on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will show he deserted, but not that he is a traitor, two military analysts familiar with the case told Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." The report was completed in October, but has yet to be released to the public. Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan and was captured and held by the Taliban for five years.He was released earlier this year in a controversial trade for five Taliban leaders being held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who said he played...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSs missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. Hands up, dont shoot. Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her disabled son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • The Tale, and Value, of Two Different Reports CIA Interrogation Report VS. Bowe Bergdahl Report

    12/08/2014 3:47:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | sundance
    To quote the Obama administration: Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but for obvious reasons the beltway oxygen is being sucked into telling the story of the Senate Committee Intelligence report on Enhanced CIA Interrogation Techniques, while ignoring the fact that another pentagon report has yet to surface.As the CIA report is breathlessly awaited by the leftist storytellers, and media but I repeat myself, almost no-one is asking about releasing the Army investigation into Bowe Bergdahl which has been complete for three months.
  • Answers Needed On Bergdahl Ransom Payment

    12/03/2014 9:44:56 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Oversight: A House Armed Services Committee member asks for a probe into reports that money was paid in a failed attempt to ransom alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl. And where's that Bergdahl investigation report, anyway? Back on Oct. 16 we noted that the Pentagon had completed its investigation into Sgt. Bergdahl's abandonment of his Afghan post. But the report by Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dahl would not be released, according to an Army spokesman, until the end of a review process that was likely to be conveniently lengthy, lasting at least until after the midterm elections. It has now been over six...
  • The Obama Administration Does Make Ransom Payments

    11/26/2014 9:44:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/14 | Jim Emerson
    In a letter sent this month to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, House Armed Services Committee Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) noted that Joint Special Operations Command delivered a ransom payment for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He wrote Given the significance of this matter, as well as the fact that Pentagon officials have denied that a payment was even considered and you also said you were unaware of any such attempt I ask you to immediately inquire with JSOC to determine the specific order of events. (2) The money was delivered to a phony intermediary who...
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man

    11/20/2014 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man(But Obama not to blame)

    11/20/2014 6:04:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/20/14 | b gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • Obama: "I released the Taliban because Screw You."

    06/10/2014 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 97 replies
    Original Content | 6/10/2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    With regards to the release of five deadly Taliban generals for one deserter Islam-sympathizing US soldier, the excuse machine has become more and more ludicrous by the day. First Bowe Bergdahl's health was in danger. Next, we heard that Bergdahl was a soldier who served with honor and distinction,, so we had to rescue him.Next, we heard that platoon members who knew Bergdahl, and who criticizing him, were 'Swiftboating' him.Next, we were told that Bergdahls fellow soldiers may be psychopaths. Next, Obama fell back on the old, tired, 'racism/everyone hates me' card.Then, we were told by Obama that he has...
  • Hagel throws Obama under bus over Bergdahl White House tried to pin swap scandal on Defense chief

    06/11/2014 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 6/11/14
    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel apparently isnt going to let the Obama administration throw him under the bus in the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl scandal. In fact, you could say just the opposite. In his opening statement this morning at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Hagel made a point of saying it was President Obama who made the final decision to swap Bergdahl for five top Taliban leaders, with the full support of his national security team.
  • Hagel: This prisoner swap might produce peace negotiations with the Taliban

    06/01/2014 3:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 1, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Members of Congress erupted in outrage over the prisoner swap that traded five high-ranking Taliban officials from GITMO for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, the only US soldier known to be held by the Taliban. Appearing on NBCs Meet the Press, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the decision to make the swap, arguing that Bergdahls life was in imminent danger and that the President has the exclusive authority to act in regard to prisoners captured in wartime. Well get back to that point in a moment, but Hagel also argued that this trade could produce negotiations long sought by the US...
  • Report: Bowe Bergdahls father was working on raising a $10 million ransom for his son

    06/27/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6-27-2014 | Allahpundit
    So there was a ransom in the works. Fox News heard whispers about that soon after Bergdahl was released. So did the Free Beacon, from an intel official who speculated that a criminal syndicate like the Haqqani Network would have been much more interested in cash than prisoners. If you believe BuzzFeed, though, it wasnt the U.S. government that was considering a ransom, it was Bergdahls father. And its unclear if it was a pipe dream or something he might have actually pulled off. Also, Bergdahls parents reportedly had extraordinary insider access to the militarys hunt for their son, replete...
  • Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

    11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/6/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Except it didn’t work. In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunter’s letter.According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money...
  • Stockman to Obama: Did you pay terrorists?

    06/05/2014 12:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bay Area Citizen ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rep. Steve Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) transmitted a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking if the Obama administration authorized any payment to the Haqqani Network terrorist group in exchange for U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl. The Haqqani Network, which held Bergdahl for five years, funds its terrorist activities in part by ransoming prisoners. The ransom for a uniformed American service member would greatly benefit the groups terrorist activities. The Haqqani Network generally does not release Westerners unless they receive a large payment. It would be hard to believe they would release Bergdahl in an exchange that does not...
  • Administration bypassed intel community to pursue Bergdahl trade, shelved ransom plan

    06/04/2014 12:00:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/4/14 | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the risky swap of five Taliban leaders for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials tell Fox News, as new details emerge about concerns with the deal at the highest levels of President Obama's team.
  • Molsterman Report #6: Obamas American Taliban Comes Home to Roost

    06/13/2014 4:55:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-13-2014 | MOTUS
    NOTE: This is part of a continuing series of exclusive, clandestine, interviews with my mole known only as Deep Quote or Molsterman, (who may or may not also be known as Little Mo to the MOTUS community) Molsterman is currently serving under deep cover at NSA. (Presented, as always, with apologies to the Ulsterman Report) I recently sat down again with Molsterman to talk about the controversy surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls ransom and return .MOTUS: Thanks for stopping by. I understand you have been digging into NSAs Bowe Bergdahl dossier.Molsterman: Yeah, Im a mole, thats what I do: dig.MOTUS:...
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid knew of Bowe Bergdahl deal before release

    06/03/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/3/14 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received a heads-up on the deal to transfer Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the five Taliban officials detained in Guantanamo Bay but its not clear who else did. In a brief interview, Reid said the White House contacted him ahead of the swap but not by much. It must have been either the day before or the day of. I dont remember for sure, Reid said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to comment when asked about White House outreach with regards to Bergdahl. Reids remarks underscore a growing divide on...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels 'Welcome Home, Bowe' Rally (Hailey, Idaho)

    06/04/2014 3:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/04/14 | Hasani Gittens, John Boxley
    A celebration in Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, planned for later this month has been cancelled in the wake of a firestorm of controversy over how the Army sergeant wound up as a Taliban captive. **SNIP** Town officials on Tuesday told NBC News that they had been deluged with hateful calls from people who don't think Bergdahl should be celebrated as a hero. In the Wednesday statement, the town said they had received about "100 correspondences" per day on the issue, both positive and negative. Hailey officials say they aren't cancelling because of any threat, but because of the...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms (could've faced prosecution)

    09/13/2014 2:41:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/13/14
    The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since declared it is at war with the radicals. The United States has a policy of never paying ransoms, contending that doing so would endanger Americans all over the world. Late Friday, a spokesman for Sotloff's family said the murdered journalist's parents were told by a White House counterterrorism official last...
  • Rescue mission to save Foley failed after ISIS demanded $100M

    08/21/2014 1:54:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bruce Golding
    Before bloodthirsty ISIS militants beheaded James Wright Foley in a gruesome video posted online, the terror thugs demanded a $100 million ransom for the journalists safe return, a report said. The United States refused to pay, according to The New York Times. It was not clear when the terrorist group made its ransom demand for Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, nor is it clear why the US refused, but government sources told the paper that paying such ransoms only helps terror groups. Several European countries, however, have handed large sums of money to terrorist groups to bring...
  • Brother of Beheaded American Journalist James Foley: State Department Threatened Us

    09/12/2014 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In an exclusive interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly last night on the Kelly File the brother of beheaded American journalist James "Jim" Foley, Michael Foley, expressed disappointment over how the Obama administration is handling the threat of terror army ISIS and in the administration's handling of his brother's capture leading up to his death. James Foley was beheaded three weeks ago by an ISIS terrorist and a YouTube video of the gruesome murder was posted online. President Obama was on vacation at the time and eight minutes after making a statement about the murder, returned to the golf course,...
  • Bergdahl mostly seen as traitor

    06/15/2014 6:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Newnan Times-Herald ^ | June 15, 2014 | W. Winston Skinner
    Local military veterans like veterans and other citizens across the country have varying opinions about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but their views are generally negative. I think a firing squad is too good for him, said Tim Gresham of Newnan, who served three years in the Army. Gresham referred to Bergdahl as that traitor. Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan. There is controversy about the Obama administration swapping five senior Taliban officials who had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Bergdahls release, without...
  • How bad is the Bergdahl mess? This tweet puts it in gigglesnorty perspective

    06/04/2014 12:46:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/3/14
    ....Many citizens are understandably uneasy when it comes to Bowe Bergdahl. Just when you think the situation cant get any worse, another shoe seems to drop. Did the White House really do the right thing when it traded five Taliban leaders for a suspected deserter? Tweeter @CuffyMeh cant help but be reminded of another big swap that didnt end well:
  • BREAKING: Bergdahl reportedly left behind a note renouncing American citizenship

    06/03/2014 4:53:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 66 replies
    Fox News via Young Conservative ^ | 6/3/14 | /David-rufful
    According to Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin, Sgt. Bowe Berghal left behinid a note renouncing American citizenship. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wrote a note expressing a desire to renounce his American citizenship, according to Fox News. Fox News Jennifer Griffin reported Tuesday that members of Bergdahls unit said he left behind a note saying he felt disillusioned with the Army and wanted to renounce his citizenship before he was captured in 2009.
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahls release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This weeks [the week of Bergdahls release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • 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...
  • ISIS reportedly demands $6.6M for release of 26-year-old American woman

    08/27/2014 8:37:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/14 | Fox News
    Islamic State militants are reportedly demanding $6.6 million and the release of a U.S. prisoner before they will free a third American hostage held by the group, an unidentified aid worker. A source confirmed to Fox News that the aid worker is a 26-year-old woman from the West Coast. They did not provide further details, but ABC News reported that the woman, whose relatives have requested she not be identified, is the third of at least four Americans known to be held by the extremist Muslim organization. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that...
  • Not All Aiders and Abetters are Equal

    06/09/2014 9:11:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/9/2014 | Mark Steyn
    Ever since 9/11, the United States has taken an expansive definition of "aiding and abetting" terrorism. To cite merely the latest example, this morning a chap called Khairullozhon Matanov appeared in US District Court in Boston. Who is Mr Matanov? He's a 23-year-old cab driver from Quincy, Mass, and a Kyrgyzstan national. He appears to share the same general view of "the horror that is America" as the acclaimed war hero Bowe Bergdahl, so there's no reason to hold that against him. But he was also a buddy of the Tsarnaev brothers. On the evening after the Boston Marathon bombing,...
  • Republicans Won't Impeach Obama -- and Democrats Will Not Abandon Him

    06/09/2014 7:42:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | June 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Andy McCarthy, a good friend of mine, has a book out called Faithless Execution. It's about the impeachment of Obama. In fact, wasn't it said by some Democrat -- I forget who -- "If Obama does this again --" after the Bergdahl thing -- or maybe it was some Republican who said it, was it Lindsey Graham? "If he does this again, we're gonna impeach him." Drawing our own red lines. And Andy, in his book, makes the point that we have long ago crossed the legal threshold for impeachment. It's clear that the legal threshold has...
  • James Foleys brother: The U.S. could have done more for Jim

    08/22/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 91 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    The brother of American journalist James Foley said Friday morning that the U.S. government could have done more to attempt to free his brother and other American hostages from the Islamic militant group ISIL. Theres more that could have been done directly on Jims behalf, Michael Foley, 38, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview from his parents home in New Hampshire. I really, really hope that Jims death pushes us to take anther look at our approach to terrorist and hostage negotiation. Foley, a 40-year-old journalist who was covering the Syrian conflict for GlobalPost, was...
  • Obama Admin Refuses to Justify Taliban Release in Closed-Door Brief

    06/10/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/10/14 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration officials refused to fully explain to key senators the justification for freeing five senior Taliban leaders that the White House had once considered to be among the most dangerous prisoners being held in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, according to senior Senate insiders familiar with a closed-door briefing held Tuesday for members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Top Obama administration officials continued to defend the decision to skirt U.S. law and not inform Congress about the deal, telling lawmakers that it was worth it; period, according to one Senate insider familiar with Tuesdays classified briefing. Officials maintained...
  • GOP lawmaker: US military tried to pay ransom for Bergdahl

    11/06/2014 2:43:56 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that sources have told him that the U.S. military unsuccessfully tried to pay a ransom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, despite repeated denials. In a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Hunter wrote "it has been brought to my attention that a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary who 'disappeared' with the money and failed to facilitate Bergdahl's release in return." Hunter said "according to sources" the payment was made between January and February 2014 through Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a special operations command whose activities are mostly classified. Hunter...
  • EDITORIAL: Why hasnt Armys report on Bowe Bergdahl been released?

    10/31/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2014 | Editorial
    An inquiry into the swap is complete, but no news until after TuesdayThe Army has apparently completed its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the suspected desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but no one expects to see the results before Tuesdays elections. The last thing the Obama administration wants now is a round of attention to the sordid details of another public-relations disaster. Sgt. Bergdahl, at the time a private, walked away from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent nearly five years in Taliban captivity. His captors released him in May in exchange for five high-ranking Taliban terrorist...
  • Hillary, Haqqani, Taliban and Bergdahl

    10/29/2014 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    Founders' Code ^ | October 27, 2014 | Denise Simon
    Beau Bergdahl was a proven risk in Afghanistan going back as far as 2009, when more than once he left his post telling some in his unit he no longer believed in the American mission and wanted to do something else. A full (AR-15-6) investigation began then and remains classified. Bergdahl has a charge sheet and there is indisputable evidence that he willingly and with purpose left his base. It must be noted and remembered that at least 6 fellow soldiers died looking for Bergdahl and an unknown number to date were injured due to IEDs. So, it is important...
  • Army Will Release Findings of Bergdahl Investigation After 'Lengthy' Review Process

    10/13/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Army will make public the results of its investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls alleged desertion of a base in Afghanistan and subsequent capture by Taliban militants in 2009. A Pentagon spokesperson clarified that, contrary to various media reports, the U.S. Army will release a report by Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, the investigating officer, but only after a review process that will assess the accuracy of the findings is completed. It is uncertain when that will be. Gen. Dahl has completed and submitted what an Army statement referred to as the initial report of the branch's review of the...
  • Army Will Not Release Bergdahl Investigation Report (Friday News Dump)

    10/10/2014 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    The Army has no plans to release the results of an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture by the Taliban in 2009, a spokesman said Friday. "We recognize the importance of the media and the public understanding of our investigative process, and look forward to future discussions on this issue. However, the Army's priority is ensuring that our process is thorough, factually accurate, impartial, and legally correct," Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in a statement.
  • EDITORIAL: Obamas unlawful Bergdahl-for-terrorists swap

    08/23/2014 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 23, 2014 | WT Editorial
    Trading five terrorists for a deserter isnt just bad policy, its against the law President Obama was wrong earlier this year to trade five hardened terrorists from the prison at Guantanamo Bay for a deserter. All but the presidents most dedicated supporters understood then that the trade was a really bad idea. Now, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has confirmed what many suspect, that the swap violated a clear and unambiguous law. For this White House, the law is little more than an annoyance to be swatted away when inconvenient. Mr. Obama makes and remakes the law as he goes...
  • Government Report Declares Obama Broke The Law; Judge Thinks He Deserves Prison

    08/21/2014 7:38:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 21, 2014 | B Christophr Agee
    There is little question that the deal approved by Barack Obama to trade five dangerous terrorists for an Army sergeant accused of desertion struck many Americans as ill-advised and potentially dangerous. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, however, took the criticism to a higher level in a report released Thursday. By failing to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing the prisoners, the agency found the Defense Department in clear violation of a federal law.
  • GAO: Pentagon Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap

    08/21/2014 12:20:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 8/21/14 | DONNA CASSATA
    Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department's failure to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange broke the law.
  • Book Publisher Afraid That Bergdahl Book Proposal Will Harm Obama

    08/13/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/13/2014 | Aaron Bandler
    A book proposal drafted by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls platoon mates has one publisher worried it would subject President Barack Obama to criticism, Yahoo! News reports. The proposal insinuates that Bergdahl was a premeditated deserter who put all our lives in danger, and that he was an oddball and a loner who quickly shifted from excitement over killing a Taliban leader to dreaming of getting lost in the mountains and sending his personal items home. The proposal also claims that the Taliban had improved their IED attacks against American vehicles since his desertion, and that Bergdahl was training Taliban forces, although...
  • Shock U.S. Army admission: Obama freed Taliban psychopath in Bergdahl trade

    08/05/2014 8:23:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2014 | Alex Quade, Special to The Washington Times -
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administrations deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a psychopath who poses a danger to fellow Afghans. Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, is a Green Beret who helped capture Mullah Mohammad Fazl in the early days of the war in Afghanistan. In an interview with The Washington Times, Col. Mitchell offered a frank description of Fazl, calling him a petty tyrant who justified his psychopathic behavior using a veneer of...
  • Bergdahl Roommate: Chairman of Joint Chiefs Told Us Bowe Was A Deserter

    08/04/2014 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/14 | Patrick Howley
    Then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen admitted that Bowe Berghdal was a deserter, and said that he did not know why the military was focusing so much energy on trying to save him, according to one of Bergdahls platoon mates. The joint chief of staff, Admiral Mullen at the time. He came out to our unit and had Thanksgiving dinner, and he said, Yeah he walked off, everybody knows he walked off, I dont know why theyre trying to pretend that he didnt, Bergdahls former infantry roommate Cody Full told The Daily Caller. (RELATED: Bergdahl Was...
  • Army Specialist Cody Full: Bergdahl Should Face Consequences for His Actions

    07/15/2014 7:55:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday it was announced alleged deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will return to active duty and a desk job at Fort Sam Houston after completing a series of mental tests. Just two months ago, Bergdahl was exchanged in Afghanistan for five high level Taliban members and was welcomed home as a hero by the Obama administration. Last night on Hannity Bergdahl's former platoon mate, Army Specialist Cody Full, expressed his frustration with the situation and said he wants to see Bergdahl held accountable for his actions. Further, nobody has contacted Full or other platoon mates to ask questions about the circumstances...
  • Bergdahl Pictured Smiling With Taliban While in Captivity

    07/10/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT · by dware · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mushtaq Yusufzai
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan In a new salvo in the propaganda war with the West, a previously unseen photograph of what appears to be Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl smiling alongside a senior Taliban commander was posted to a Twitter account associated with the Afghan Taliban.
  • Photo Shows Bergdahl Smiling w/Top Taliban/Al Qaeda Commander

    07/10/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    To understand how bad this chummy photo is, you have to understand how bad Badruddin Haqqani is. The Haqqani Network has done the most damage to the US in Afghanistan and Badruddin Haqqani was one of three brothers running it.He was declared a terrorist and targeted by a drone strike. The Haqqani Network is something between Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Its Al Qaeda links have made it much deadlier than the ordinary Taliban and with Al Qaeda hardly present in Afghanistan even toward the end of Bush’s term, the Haqqani Network is the next best thing to it.It...
  • CNN sues Blaine County for Bergdahl records

    07/06/2014 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 4, 2014 | By Terry Smith
    Cable News Network has sued Blaine County seeking information from a 1999 police investigation involving the family of Bowe Bergdahl, the Wood River Valley soldier who spent five years in captivity of the Taliban. CNN says the report from the Blaine County Sheriffs Office is subject to disclosure under Idaho public records laws. Sheriff Gene Ramsey has twice denied the network's request. The lawsuit was filed June 25 in District Court. A hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 21 before District Judge Robert J. Elgee.
  • Bergdahl has not yet been asked why he left Afghan base: U.S. Army

    06/25/2014 2:26:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | BY PHIL STEWART
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has made no admission of wrongdoing since being released by the Taliban last month, officials said on Wednesday, adding that he has yet to be asked the tough question of why he left base before his 2009 capture. Army officials said the two-star general investigating Bergdahl's disappearance in Afghanistan will seek to bring up that subject with the soldier sometime after his outpatient treatment in Texas is finished in about two weeks and before the expected completion of the Army's probe in mid-August.
  • Knowing Bergdahl, Part One: Bergdahl Was A Weird, Creepy Loner Ready To Blow

    06/23/2014 6:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 23, 2014 | Bill Robinson
    Two platoon mates reveal some of the strange encounters they had with Bowe Bergdahl before he went missing. On Sunday, June 1st, less than 24 hours after the White House Rose Garden press conference announcing the trade for and release of Bowe Bergdahl, I was contacted by a man who told me I work for the Pentagon. He went on to tell me that the American people need to know the facts regarding this Traitor Trade for Bowe Bergdahl, and I want your help in informing them. They need to know about this whole treasonous mess. I read your...
  • Soldier: Bowe Bergdahl lodged false war crime allegations against his unit

    06/18/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    An Army veteran who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the long-captive soldier was deeply frustrated with the mission and had lodged false allegations that their unit had carried out atrocities. Bergdahl didnt understand why we were doing more humanitarian aid drops, setting up clinics, and helping the populous instead of hunting the Taliban, former Spec. Cody Full told lawmakers during a hearing on the exchange of Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He wanted to hunt and kill. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Taliban released Bergdahl to U.S. Special Operations forces May 31 after he had...