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  • Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

    08/03/2016 4:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional courage in Iraq and his Muslim father's post-Democratic convention histrionics on TV do not erase the security threat posed by killer warriors of Allah infiltrating our troops. Don't take my word for it. Ask all the forgotten Gold Star moms and dads who have lost their children because politically correct pushovers at the Pentagon looked the other way at the Muslim military menace. Don't take my word for it. Just re-read the ignored warnings issued by Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan, the vengeful mass murderer who gunned...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Bergdahl court-martial delayed seven months

    05/17/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 5/17/16 | David Wilkes
    The U.S. Army announced Tuesday that accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court-martial is delayed until Feb. 6, 2017. This seven-month delay comes as the respective legal counsels filed their motions Tuesday morning at Fort Bragg, N.C. His court-martial had been scheduled for Aug. 8. Army Judge Col. Jeffery Nance presided over the 35-minute hearing, discussing dates and specific legal motions with attorneys. Charges against Bergdahl include desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Stars and Stripes reported the delay gives attorneys time to pore through classified documents that may contain evidence.
  • BERGDAHL TO BE COURT-MARTIALED UNDER NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

    05/17/2016 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2016 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday to delay Bergdahl's trial from August until February to provide time for resolving disputes over the defense team's access to classified documents.
  • Army: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had psychiatric disorder when he left post

    03/17/2016 9:42:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    upi.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Amy R. Connolly
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for five years by the Taliban, had a mental-health disorder marked by odd, eccentric behaviors and social isolation when he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, documents released by his defense team showed. An Army Sanity Board Evaluation in July 2015 found Bergdahl had schizotypal personality disorder, a psychiatric condition marked by unusual fears and beliefs, the inability to form interpersonal relationships and eccentric behaviors. The condition is different from schizophrenia, which is marked by hallucinations and a disconnect from reality.
  • Bowe Bergdahls lame Trump gambit prompts more profound questions

    03/13/2016 3:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Bob McManus
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most famous US Army deserter since Sgt. Eddie Slovik went before a firing squad in January 1945, are having a sad about Donald Trump. Trump says Taliban turncoat Bergdahl, now awaiting a general court-martial after walking away from an Afghanistan outpost in 2009, should face a firing squad of his own. The lawyers say Trump's polluting the jury pool for Bergdahl's court-martial, and they want to talk to the GOP presidential front-runner about it. Both are blowing hard. Trump, for votes: Surely he knows the Army doesn't execute military deserters -- Slovik being the...
  • Bergdahl's lawyers request to interview Trump

    03/05/2016 4:19:14 PM PST · by Stalwart · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/05/16 | Eliza Collins
    I request to interview you as soon as possible about your comments about Sergeant Bergdahl during frequent appearances in front of large audiences in advance of his court-martial," said the letter, which was obtained Saturday. "Based on your personal knowledge of matters that are relevant to Sergeant Bergdahls right to a fair trial this interview will help us determine whether to seek a deposition order under Rule of Court-Martial 702 or your personal appearance as a witness at an Article 39(a) session of the court-martial.
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • Former DIA Chief Flynn Says Obama's Terrorism Strategy 'is Not Working'

    12/27/2015 11:55:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency blasted President Obama for downplaying the threat from Islamists and overstating our readiness due to an "allegiance to ideology" that skews decisions and policies that are at odds with what's happening on the ground. Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn decried the Democrats and media elites who focus on gun control and "Islamophobia" instead of religion. "It's a cancerous form of radical Islamism and we cannot allow it to exist on this planet anymore," he said. Flynn made his remarks in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation: While Obama has claimed...
  • Bergdahl: Taliban asked me if Obama is gay

    12/26/2015 7:06:24 PM PST · by digger48 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Beckie Strum
    Bowe Bergdahl compared his first year in Taliban captivity — starved, stinking and chained to a bed — to being tossed in a closet and forgotten. “Picture someone taking a bag, throwing it into the closet, shutting the door and just forgetting about it. That was basically how they treated me,” he said. (snip) Although watching over Bergdahl was a high honor, the guards were often bored and would pass the time by making videos of him, interrogating him with ridiculous questions or shaving his beard into shapes they found amusing, he said. “They ask you, is Obama gay and...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Arraigned On Desertion Charges At NC Army Base

    12/22/2015 11:05:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Talking Point Memo News ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jonathan Drew
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, appeared Tuesday before a military judge on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was arraigned during a short hearing and deferred entering a plea and did not decide whether he wants to face a court-martial with a jury or one with just a judge. He said little beyond answering "yes" and "no" to questions about whether he understood his rights and the court proceedings. He wore an Army dress uniform with a...
  • Bergdahl Court Martial also Indicts Obama

    12/17/2015 6:35:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The decision to refer the case of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to a general court martial on charges of desertion by Gen. Robert B. Abrams, the head of Army Forces Command at Ft. Bragg, N.C., shows there remains at least one general not cowed by President Obama's purge of command officers deemed insufficiently subservient to his policies of appeasement and unilateral disarmament. As Breitbart reported: Bergdahl, who was kidnapped by the Taliban following his abandonment of a forward operating base in Afghanistan, was charged this year with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If charged with the latter, he could potentially...
  • Hillary Clinton misled Congress on Bowe Bergdahl swap

    12/13/2015 4:30:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    When Republican members of Congress learned in November 2011 that the Obama administration was contemplating a swap -- Taliban terrorists for captured ArmySgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- they wrote to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of their fears. Mrs. Clinton wrote back that they had nothing to worry about. The White House would follow the law requiring a 30-day heads-up. "I want to make clear that any transfer from Guantanamo will be undertaken after consultation with Congress and pursuant to all legal requirements for transfers, including those spelled out in the FY2012 [National] Defense Authorization Act," she said of the law...
  • Bowe Bergdahl: I Deserted My Unit to Save It

    12/10/2015 2:16:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10,2015 | MARY CHASTAIN
    Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl broke his silence about leaving his base in Afghanistan to NPR’s popular “Serial” podcast. In it, he claims he deserted his unit to highlight poor leadership” and rapidly realized he was “in over his head. “Doing what I did is me saying that I am like, I don’t know, Jason Bourne. I had this fantastic idea that I was going to prove to the world that I was the real thing, he stated. You know, that I could be what it is that all those guys out there that go to the movies and watch those...
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed classified drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.
  • Starnes: Obama Military Honors Traitor, Punishes Hero

    10/12/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may never serve a day in prison. An Army officer is recommending that Sergeant Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial. That would mean no jail time, punitive discharge for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Donald Trump called Bergdahl a "no-good traitor" who should've been executed. Senator John McCain said in a statement: "There are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a deserter."
  • Bergdahl Whitewash: Deserter to Get Little or No Jail Time

    10/10/2015 6:28:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>The attorney defending Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl says that the officer who presided over his Article 32 hearing last month is going to recommend that he face a lower-level court martial, thus sparing him a long prison sentence.</p> <p>An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.</p>
  • Question on Bergdahl.

    10/10/2015 8:00:21 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 11 replies
    self | 10/10/2015 | Vanity
    I really have only posted about 3 vanities in 10 years, so forgive me. I was wondering if it would be possible for the family of a slain soldier to sue Bergdahl for wrongful death? Not so much for the money, but to get the facts out.
  • Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl

    10/10/2015 5:51:39 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 47 replies
    AP via Dallas News ^ | 10 October 2015 | --
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday. Defense attorney Eugene Fidell said Lt. Col. Mark Visger has decided Bergdahls case should go to a military system similar to civilian courts that handle misdemeanor charges. It limits the maximum punishment to reduction of rank, a bad conduct discharge and a short jail term, though that isnt being sought, Fidell said. ... Paul Boyce, a spokesman for the U.S. Armys Force Command, released...
  • Trump says Bergdahl should've been executed

    10/09/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2015
    LAS VEGAS (October 9, 2015) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. "We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," Trump said to cheers at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island.
  • Oh good: Iran will release 3 U.S. hostages if we release 19 actual criminals

    09/28/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Another super deal from Obama and Kerry When Obama and Kerry inked the Iran nuclear deal without demanding the release of four American hostages as a condition of the deal, they were naturally questioned about that decision. Kerry was his usually smug, irritated self, implying that no one should press the issue publicly because some sort of greater deal was in the works to deal with the hostage issue If the deal were hearing about is the one he had in mind, its another example of Obama and Kerry either being the worlds worst negotiators, or - as the boss...
  • Testimony: no one was killed in lengthy search for Bergdahl

    09/18/2015 11:05:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Sig Christenson
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon commander had fallen asleep after pulling night watch at a remote outpost in Afghanistan when a soldier woke him. "Sir, we need you to get up. We can't find Bergdahl," Capt. John Paul Billings recalled hearing, adding that at first he thought it was a joke. "These guys are just messing with me. They want me to call higher headquarters." It was no joke. Prosecutors offered three witnesses describing the search for the missing soldier at a hearing Thursday in San Antonio that will help decide if Bergdahl faces a court martial. Contradicting some talk...
  • General: Unrealistically idealistic Bowe Bergdahl does not deserve jail sentence

    09/18/2015 11:00:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO FORT SAM HOUSTON, Tex. The Army general who carried out an investigation last year into the alleged desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl believes that a jail sentence would be inappropriate, despite the massive search caused by him walking away from his units outpost in Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl testified Friday in Bergdahls case that he found the soldier unrealistically idealistic about other people, and remorseful for the massive search his actions caused. He left his platoons outpost, Observation Post Mest in Paktika province, with plans to run 19 miles to the larger...
  • The Art of the Deal: Dont Negotiate For the Old Shoe

    09/18/2015 6:24:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-18-2015 | MOTUS
    Its pretty easy to understand The Donalds appeal: even though hes rough around the edges, usually has the funkiest hair in the room, and often leaves much to be desired on the charm front: hes a WINNER. And before you-know-who, America loved winners and WINNING!Ever since you-know-who weve become accustomed to being taken to the cleaners, looking like schmucks and being generally relegated to the has-been rag pile. In negotiation after negotiation Big Guy, and his SOS of the moment, have ended up with the short-end of the stick. Team Obamas negotiations can be boiled down to a simple strategy...
  • Platoon leader describes grueling 2009 search for Bergdahl

    09/17/2015 1:57:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's commanding officer said Thursday that his platoon was left "emotionally busted" by the physically and emotionally draining search for Bergdahl after he went missing from their post in Afghanistan six years ago. Testifying at the outset of an Article 32 hearing to determine if Bergdahl should face a military trial on desertion and other charges, Capt. John Billings described the weeks of searching for the Idaho native, often on little food or sleep and in temperatures in the high 90s. "Physically, mentally I was defeated," Billings said, adding that he felt like he had...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL: Bergdahl must be held accountable

    09/12/2015 11:19:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl needs to know how much was risked to try to save him after he was captured by the Taliban. I want that kid to have his day in court, because hes an American, and hes got that coming, Hatch said in an interview on CNNs Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday. Bergdahl, who allegedly walked off of his eastern Afghanistan base in June 2009, has been charged with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior before the enemy. Hatch dismissed the notion that Bergdahl had suffered enough for...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could

    09/07/2015 2:10:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/7/15 | DM/Ap
    full title...Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could mean life behind barsMilitary prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Earlier this year Bergdahl was charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the United States to bring him home. And now he has also been charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Lawyer: Donald Trump Should Be Sued for Defamation

    08/20/2015 4:10:25 PM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | DANIELLA SILVA
    An attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Thursday recent comments made by Donald Trump threaten his client's right to a fair trial, after the presidential candidate called Bergdahl a "dirty, rotten traitor." At a town hall in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a "dirty, rotten traitor" and appeared to pantomime his execution while criticizing the soldier's release as part of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. Attorney Eugene R. Fidell said in a statement that his client was unable to speak out in his own defense because he is facing a preliminary hearing in the...
  • 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 Sheriffs Office told Fox News Thursday that the countys marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.
  • Ex Tenebris Lux, Bowe Bergdahl was Stoned When Captured in 2009.

    06/20/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 20, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The light of truth is starting to shine through the narrative that is known as the Bowe Bergdahl capture. In a Fox News exclusive interview with former CIA operative Duane Dewey Clarridge, the agent revealed that Bowe Bergdahl was high on hashish with Afghan soldiers before being captured by nomads and subsequently sold to the Taliban aligned Haqqani network. The revelation brings to light the true circumstances of Bergdahls disappearance Clarridge established a network of local informants in an attempt to secure the release of a Western journalist. The CIA learned from the informants that an American soldier and his...
  • Bergdahl seeks to remove general from his case

    06/06/2015 7:43:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Tara Copp
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier charged with desertion after he was returned from the Taliban last year in exchange for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, is seeking to have the officer in charge of deciding his fate removed from the case now that he has been nominated to serve as the new Army chief of staff. Gen. Mark Milley is responsible for deciding whether to charge Bergdahl criminally for leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was captured and remained a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years.
  • Travel ban for The 'Taliban 5' ends Sunday

    05/30/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2015 | Rick Moran
    The 5 Taliban prisoners exchanged for accused deserter Bo Bergdahl will be able to travel anywhere in the world unless the US and Qatar can come to an agreement about their continued stay in the Gulf country. The agreement that led to the terrorist's release banned them from traveling outside of Qatar and also stipulated certain survellance procedures that Qatar must follow. Despite all of that, at least one of the prisoners made contact with the Taliban earlier this year. CNN: A diplomatic source told CNN early Friday evening that U.S. and Qatari officials will have a final, decisive...
  • 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...
  • Reports Surface That White House Knew All Along About Bergdahls Desertion

    05/09/2015 6:45:10 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/2015 | JONAH BENNETT
    Contrary to some media speculation, top military leadership knew as early as late 2009 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted. During an open-book question and answer session in Afghanistan, members of Bergdahls platoon directly asked then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen whether he was aware of Bergdahls desertion. Mullen told me that he knew of the circumstances surrounding his walking off, former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, one of the platoon members, told Fox News, and that they were developing leads and following leads, trying to do everything they could to get him back. Evan Buetow and Cody Full,...
  • Fool Me

    04/18/2015 8:54:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-12-15 | Jerry Wynn
    Fool me once. We were told that the health care system was broken. As a result, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law with the promise that premiums would be lower, we could keep our doctors and our insurance. Fool me twice. When the IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups, the president said there was not even a "smidgen" of corruption. Of course the Department of Justice declined to investigate. Fool me thrice. When four Americans were killed in Benghazi, it was said the cause was an offensive video. Susan Rice went out on a Sunday morning and...
  • Bergdahls parents got rare access to insiders: Data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees

    06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the militarys hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials. A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach. Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing 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 Bergdahls 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 Bergdahls apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan. He was going to go off to Uzbekistan, Shaffer told Fox News Bill OReilly. He had made contact...
  • Coach is Right: Friday Short Stories

    04/03/2015 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Census Bureau: black women make more money than white women For years Coach is Right and other websites have reported on affirmative action schemes used by government agencies. Blacks now make up over 18% of the Federal workforce nationwide, although they account for just 12% of the US population. Employee rolls at some federal agencies are over 50% black. In state, city, and county governments, a disproportionately high number of blacks are currently being employed across the nation. And no one benefits more than black women. Many Federal agencies, such as the US Post Office, have a scheme that...
  • 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...
  • 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 its particularly applicable in the area of foreign policy and national security. Right after Bowe Bergdahls 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 militarys Uniform Code of Military Justice. Charges that can send Bergdahl to a military prison for...
  • Obama dishonored U.S. by trading terrorists for a traitor

    03/29/2015 6:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama is being called out for dishonoring the United States of America by trading five Islamic terrorists for a known military deserter, former U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. American Center for Law and Justice Senior Counsel David French, who also serves as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, believes that even worse than Bergdahls desertion is Obamas unpatriotic act of deceptively jeopardizing Americas security deception for political reasons. Much more serious than Bergdahls desertion is our commander-in-chiefs decision to hand the enemy a victory to retrieve a likely deserter, compounded by a decision to celebrate this serious...
  • 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.
  • 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 Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, Marine base. Equally controversial was a legal watchdog groups 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. Armys review of the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl while he was assigned...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl

    03/27/2015 3:26:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Galen
    From the Army Times: The Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, officials announced Wednesday. You know the case. As a PFC Bergdahl disappeared from his unit's outpost in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He was captured by the Taliban and spent the next five years in captivity. He was released on May 31, 2014 as the result of swapping five prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay for his freedom. President Barack, with Bergdahl's parents flanking him, took a bow in the Rose Garden announcing the deal. Susan Rice, the President's National...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • They Never Eat Their Words

    03/27/2015 6:55:22 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Its not even remotely satisfying to witness the Obama administration and its media minions repeatedly spew maniacal, spittle-flecked pablum only to have those words served up cold and congealed for them to consume. Because the Left never eats its words. On June 6, 2014, Susan Ricehead cheerleader for the Ill read any talking point squadtold CNN, "I realize there has been lots of discussion and controversy around this," Rice said. "But what I was referring to was the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That, in...
  • Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban

    03/26/2015 9:02:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed. The 28-year-old soldier described his harsh treatment in Afghanistan in a letter released Thursday by his defense lawyer.