Sgt. Bergdahl and MOPE

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Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 6:33pm

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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-obama-administrations...

https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/

https://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bergdahl.asp

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." https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/

(2) Was Bergdahl a prisoner of war?

One source says hell yes: “Within months of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s capture in Afghanistan, the Obama administration began considering plans for a rescue.

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.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-obama-administrations...

(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.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-obama-administrations...


Analysis:

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 [https://www.justice.gov/ag/criminalcomplaint1.htm ; and here: https://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?

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F.Capra
Jun 5, 2014 - 7:42pm

A Perspective on Bergdahl

https://www.bouhammer.com/2014/06/guest-blogger-raven-wolf-bergdahl-how-...

It was June 2009. I was working off the grid in and around South-Eastern Afghanistan. I had built a very effective Afghan network: local elders, merchants, NDS commanders, Afghan Army CI, etc. Word came down that a soldier from the 501st INF had gone AWOL. The name of the soldier was quickly known: Bowe Bergdahl.

Within hours of the reported “DUSTWUN” (Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown) the RC-East Commander initiated a total gag order, preventing any Army unit or Embedded Training Team (ETT) / Police Mentor Team (PMT) team from sharing intelligence with the Afghans. His order was based on his command’s stated belief that the Afghans were complicit in the taking of Bergdahl. The actual motivations came out later in private meetings behind closed doors: he wanted to protect his chances for promotion to O-7 (One Star General).

The Commander’s order didn’t affect me, and I frankly had little care for being involved in the search for someone as obviously stupid as this kid. My feelings, bluntly, were that Darwin’s laws should be let to play out and the Taliban’s desires to turn young boys into sex puppets was this kids earned destiny.

MUCH MORE....

ag1969
Jun 5, 2014 - 7:44pm

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Mr. Fix
Jun 5, 2014 - 7:51pm

California lawyer, I'm glad you got into this one.

I think that my basic premise that “the Obama administration will always do what has the worst possible outcome for the United States” is becoming far more apparent these days than it was a few years ago when I started saying it.

His actions here are designed to inflict damage to this country on so many different levels, it is difficult to enumerate.

Thank you for giving it your best shot.

Spartacus Rex
Jun 5, 2014 - 7:56pm

@ libero "whaaat?"

What gives Libero?

1) Apparently you were never a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, and thus ignorant of UCMJ

2) Apparently you are ignorant of the fact that Barky Obummer violated the Law, even though B.O., supposedly earned a valid JD from Harvard Law, served as president of the Harvard Law Review, and supposedly graduated “magna cum laude”, and later supposedly taught Constitutional Law at University of Chicago Law School for TWELVE YEARS! So...

3) Either Barky Obummer's Resume is a total fraud, or like Cal JD's POINT, that in spite of B.O.'s credentials, the Cartel proves that IT pulls ALL the strings, even on their POTUS puppet, so F* the Law, and F* America's Armed Force, ergo so you can F* all of the other Sh*t going on right now as well, which Cal JD pointed out.

Bozzz
Jun 5, 2014 - 8:11pm

I think you're right

There’s no way that “bird-dog’s” past wasn’t completely known about and background thoroughly vetted. They had to have known every minute detail about him, his parents and how this whole event would play-out. This entire script was planned from the beginning, for what, I’m not sure.

If you really think about it it should make you feel victimized, as all of us are nothing but pawns in a horrible game being played!

indiana rod
Jun 5, 2014 - 8:22pm

Our Boy Bowe

Bowe boy is not allowed to talk to any one. I wonder if he will be kept under wraps as long as the ones on the ground in Benghazi?

The word came out today that he converted to Islam and said. "he was a soldier for Islam."

It's easy to see why Obama made the swap. Bowe is a man after his own heart.

StychoKiller
Jun 5, 2014 - 8:25pm

Perhaps...

Perhaps the good Sgt is really a double-nought spy, sent to infiltrate the Afghan Taliban -- were they stoopid enough to trust him with any intelligence?

Dyna mo hum
Jun 5, 2014 - 8:42pm

Have I got this right??

A sitting president is impeached in the house of representatives then tried in the senate? Thats not the way I heard it from the dems.

Nana
Jun 5, 2014 - 8:47pm

Thank You CalLaw

It has been one scandal on top of another with Barry Soetoro/Barack Obama and his administration.....

Funny how O smiled as Bergdahl's father spoke:

Bowe Bergdahl's father praises Allah at the White House
Mr. Fix
Jun 5, 2014 - 9:05pm

@ Dyna mo hum:

What difference does it make? You're forgetting that the entire government has been hijacked, not just the White House.

Our traitor in chief is still not going anywhere.

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