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Monday, June 02, 2014

There's far more to the Bergdahl story than we're being told

So apparently Bowe Bergdahl wasn't captured as much as he essentially deserted his post, went AWOL, and then got picked up by the Taliban somewhere in the desert. He's been with them for 5 years. 

Obama then "rescued" this guy by executing an illegal prisoner swap by turning over a handful of well-rested vacationers at Club Gitmo to Qatar, where they'll cool their heels for a year, supposedly under house arrest, while plotting their next attack on the US.

Then Obama hosts this bizarre press conference with Bergdahl's dopey father who recited, in what sounded like perfect dialect, the most quoted phrase in the Koran, “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.” Since this press conference, Bob Bergdahl has been tweeting in support of the release of more Tunisian vacationers at Gitmo.

Why are we celebrating this as if this kid were an actual prisoner of war? He voluntarily left his post in civilian clothes and without a weapon.  


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"...Bowe Bergdahl was raised in a deeply religious [Christian - I.A.N.]home. .... Like countless other young men, Bowe was lured into enlisting by a recruiter who cynically appealed to his idealistic and patriotic impulses, and offered lying assurances about the missions he would be required to carry out. Bowe was a committed and disciplined soldier who devoted what private time he had to refining his skills, conditioning his body, and feeding his mind, rather than indulging in recreational vice. Once he arrived in Afghanistan, Bowe was immediately disillusioned by the corruption and cluelessness displayed by his superiors, the laxity and unprofessionalism of his fellow soldiers, and the criminal indifference to innocent lives that characterized the mission." ~William Norman Grigg,

Ed said...

All that may have been true, but it doesn't change the fact that he deserted.

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"All that may have been true, but it doesn't change the fact that he deserted."

And all the others deserve condemnation because they didn't lay down their arms and shed their uniforms, too.

Ed said...

See, you say nutty things like that and it makes me think you are just being obstreperous. Are you just yanking my chain, Isaac?

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

“…it makes me think you are just being obstreperous.”

I can understand why you might think me obstreperous. In the sense of “strongly objecting to something”, I am obstreperous. In the sense of “refusing to be controlled”, I do refuse to be controlled by public opinion, political correctness or “patriotic” chauvinism.

Bergdahl did not desert because he was a coward. He deserted because he witnessed first-hand America’s malevolence and was repelled by it (as I am).

The men behind the curtain are vile and evil, sociopaths and psychopaths. They send our young people overseas to do wicked things, not for noble and good reasons but in pursuit of plans and goals birthed in the pits of Hell.

Some military men and women don’t see the evil. Others see the evil but do it anyway. (Many of those come home with PTSD and emotional disorders.) A few see the evil and say “Hell no!”

I happen to think the world (and America) would be a better place if more people said “Hell no!” to evil deeds, evil plans and evil men.

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

”Many of today’s elected officials, most of whom have been guilty of sending young Americans to kill and die for corporate profits, are criticizing Mr. Bergdahl, assuming both that he deserted, and that desertion is a negative behavior. It isn’t known yet if Mr. Bergdahl did, in fact, desert, but if he did, HE IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR HIS COURAGEOUS, MORAL BEHAVIOR. IT IS TO BE HOPED THAT HIS EXAMPLE OF BRAVERY WILL BE A MODEL FOR OTHER SOLDIERS CURRENTLY, OR IN THE FUTURE, FIGHTING AMERICA’S CORPORATE-FUELED WARS. ~Robert Fantina