Sgt. Bergdahl and MOPE
I wanted to weigh in on this immediately, because of my very strong feelings as a former Army officer myself. I felt it best to wait, and let the anger subside.
It still has not.
There are three questions and no real good answers.
The truth, then, paraphrasing how Sherlock Holmes would argue, when all other explanations are ruled out, must be the one left, no matter how improbable.
So here we go:
The Sgt. Bergdahl story is front page news, all over the internet, too. These links will get you a flavor of the story.
Three Questions, on this the eve of the D-Day anniversary, are these:
(1) Did Bergdahl desert?
One source says hell yes: "I was pissed off then, and I am even more so now with everything going on," said former Sgt. 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 for him." http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/
(2) Was Bergdahl a prisoner of war?
Bergdahl slipped away from his post in Afghanistan’s Paktika province in June 2009 and fell into Taliban hands. He was then moved across the border into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where he was held by the Haqqani network, a -U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization with connections to Pakistan’s intelligence service.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-obama-administrations-debate-over-freeing-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/2014/06/03/470a0f8e-eb4f-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html
(3) Was Bergdahl exchanged with the Taliban as part of prisoner of war swap?
One source says, again, hell yes: “[General Martin] Dempsey, concerned that time was running out to make a deal for Bergdahl before the U.S. combat mission concluded at the end of this year, was searching for new ideas. “They were looking at what are the options that are currently available to get this kid home one way or the other,” said a U.S. counterterrorism adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the search. “He wanted all the theoretical options on the table. Dempsey knew there was a short window. Obama was looking for a way out of Afghanistan,” the adviser added. “Those things were communicated. It has a cascade effect.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-obama-administrations-debate-over-freeing-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/2014/06/03/470a0f8e-eb4f-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html
So, if the answer to question 1 is yes, then why was there any effort at all to risk lives of honorable soldiers to “rescue” Bergdahl? What possible value would the deserter have other than being rounded up, tried in by the UCMJ and executed for desertion in a time of war. That would send a message for sure, would it not? If the answer to question 1 is no, then why is there overwhelming evidence proving Bergdahl was a deserter, and yet why are the elites and Obumbler desperately trying to spin it otherwise?
If the answer to question 2 is yes, then it does make sense for the US to attempt to rescue him as a prisoner of war. But, here is where the nitty gritty details prove to be an “inconvenient” truth: there IS NO SUCH WAR, because there is not a defined enemy under the Geneva Conventions, and as such, there is no justification for engaging in any such rescue. In reality, Bergdahl, based on the evidence from question 1, was a collaborator, a treasonous piece of shit, that deserves the death penalty for deserting his fellow soldiers, some of which DIED to go find him. Why is it that John Philip Walker Lindh, aka Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid, aka Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi [http://www.justice.gov/ag/criminalcomplaint1.htm ; and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Walker_Lindh] remains in prison for 20 years, incarcerated as a terrorist for aiding the enemy while Bergdahl is regarded as a hero by this incompetent boob masquerading as the president of the USA?
The answer to question 3 is by all accounts, yes, and as such, the exchange violates not only the law, but express policy in place for decades that the USA does not negotiate with terrorists. In reality, Reagan negotiated with terrorists, and freed those Americans when Jimmy Carter was too emasculated by his ideology to be of any use.
But the issue is something much larger, much more sinister.
This whole development is an in-your-face, out-in-public demonstration by the elites that they will do whatever they want, damn the consequences and to hell with public perception. This on the eve of the D-Day invasion. This whole story dishonors the military tremendously. Is it Obumbler’s way of stirring up the pot against the military that loathes him? Is this an attempt to send a message to those serving that the military is still run by a civilian, even though this civilian is a sympathizer for the muslims and the terrorists if not an outright hostile leader adverse to the USA?
Look, I am no neocon, but this stinks to high heavens.
Never in the last several years have I seen such disdain for management of the message.
Is it desperation time? Was the news cycle so slow that something had to take place to fill the void? This is a sensational story, that touches upon every single family who has ever had a member of the family serve in the military. One can be disillusioned with military service, or an assignment, or one’s commander or commanders. But, the oath, the sacred oath, is sworn by all, and to a person, I have never ever met or heard of a soldier who deserted and was revered by any other soldier. Why the damn cover up here and why the spin?
Every soldier I have ever known would NEVER have turned on a buddy. If Bergdahl was a dud, a loser, a sympathizer, he would have been removed from the front lines and sent to the rear somewhere to warm a chair. He would have been drummed out, likely had the shit kicked out of him every where he went, and we would never have ever heard his name.
So, there is far more to this story than is meeting the eye.
I have my radar WAY up at the moment. Something is far amiss . . .
Does this have anything to do with the looting and emptying of the gold vaults in London, the emergence of the Yuan as a viable reserve currency, the collapse of the Eurozone and NIRP, the emergence of China and Russia as world economic partners, embarking on a several hundred billion dollar energy consortium or any of the other hundred reasons why the fiat scheme is collapsing in real time all around us?
Mmmmm, could be?