Above: Taliban sympathizer? POW Dad Robert Bergdahl.
by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Many Americans are questioning Barack Obama’s “deal” to exchange “captured” American POW Bowe Bergdahl for 5 top Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Here are some very troubling details that the mainstream media is going out of its way to avoid:
(1) POW Bergdahl’s Father’s Bizarre Tweets and Behavior
3 days before his son’s exchange for the Taliban terrorists was announced, Bob Bergdahl posted, and later deleted this disturbing Tweet, in response to a propaganda Tweet by the Taliban spokesperson:
— S.M (@redsteeze) June 1, 2014
Working to free more terrorists at Gitmo. Terrific. And who will God “repay” for the deaths of Afghan children? Those evil American soldiers? Rather a disturbing sentiment from the father of an Army Sgt. being held prisoner. G.I. But it wasn’t his only one. Such as this one from 3 days ago calling Democracy a “cult of the West”:
@daqeqa Agree! "Democracy" is a cult in the West. I think most of afgs see law in terms of sharia not secular democracy, man centric laws
— Robert Bergdahl (@bobbergdahl) March 29, 2014
Ah, those troublesome “man-centric” democracies. So inconvenient.
This fellow the elder Bergdahl was retweeting (and whom he follows on Twitter) is a radical Muslim prone to jihadist posts such as this:
I remember watching the fall of Kabul n Baghdad on BBC, InshaAllah, things have change soon the Muslimeen will take back what belongs to us.
— JustAnotherTweep (@daqeqa) June 1, 2014
And of course Bob Bergdahl also finished his White House statement yesterday with a Muslim religious phrase — in perfect Arabic:
At the end of brief event, the soldier’s father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” —which means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.”
After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.
The Taliban echoed Bergdahl, saying the trade happened “due to the benevolence of Allah Almighty and the sacrifices of the heroic and courageous Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate.”…
And today at his surreal press conference this afternoon, Bob Bergdahl said: “I’m proud of how much Bowe wanted to help the Afghan people.” Bergdahl did not explain that comment, not did he answer questions about his prior Tweets.
Is Bob Bergdahl now a Muslim? What is his connection to the Taliban, if any? He isn’t saying, and no one in the media seems to be asking.
(2) Bowe Bergdahl Sent Emails Before Disappearance Saying He Was “Ashamed to Be American”
CBS News reported in 2012 that Bergdahl sent his family multiple emails, saying he was disillusioned with America’s mission in Afghanistan, had lost faith in the U.S. Army’s mission there and was considering desertion. In these emails, Bergdahl told his parents he was “ashamed to even be American” and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army:
“The future is too good to waste on lies,” one email reads. “And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.” Some of Bergdahl’s reported words read like a suicide note. “I am sorry for everything,” he wrote. “The horror that is America is disgusting.”
He mailed home boxes containing his uniform and books.
(3) Bergdahl Was Not “Captured on the Battlefield” But Deserted His Unit
It has long been pointed our that unlike what Susan Rice said today, Bowe Bergdahl was not “captured on the battlefield”. He left his unit in the middle of the night leaving his his gun behind, after shipping his uniform and belongings back to his family, according to his fellow soldiers who have spoken out.
From the start, the situation seemed a clear desertion, but the Administration and Pentagon kept tight lips about it:
On July 2, two U.S. officials told the AP the soldier had “just walked off” his base with three Afghans after his shift. He had no body armor or weapon and they said they had no explanation for why he left. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
Michelle Malkin had a long piece detailing the multiple sources that corroborate the desertion story.
And this morning SooperMexican.com had an remarkable thread of Twitter messages from a soldier who served with Bergdahl, detailing the weeks and days leading up to his desertion. The highlights:
- Bergdahl studied Pashto (Afghan language) for weeks with Rosetta Stone
- Bergdahl sent home nearly all his belongings 3 days before he disappeared
- He asked 2 days prior if he would get in trouble if his 9mm pistol or other equipment “went missing”
- Bergdahl slipped out around 3:30am local time on a night with “low moon” brightness
- He left all his equipment behind, gun, ammo, vest. He only took his “camera, journal and compass”
- Described a frantic search for Bergdahl once they realized he had deserted
- G.I.’s ran across Afghan villagers who described an American who “spoke English and wanted to meet the Taliban“.
Another member of Bergdahl’s platoon, former Sergeant Matt Vierkant told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on.” “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.” Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only acknowledge his actions publicly but face a military trial for desertion under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
On online military communities, reaction is harsh and divided regarding the portrayal of Bergdahl as a hero. According to Army Times one commenter said:
“He is a dirtbag that now should spend the next 20yrs+ in Leavenworth … his fellow soldiers were affected by his actions, he is a sympathizer and deserves to be tried for desertion,” said Kirouac, whose Facebook profile identifies him as a company commander at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
While others feel that, regardless of his conduct, we cannot leave any soldier behind.
Some others have remarked on the suspicious nature of a nearly 13-year war having a single man the Taliban held as a POW and kept alive all this time.
Lt. Col Allen West noted that there is no precedent for the Taliban detaining American soldiers: “Our troops are brutally, ritually, and savagely murdered — to include American security contractors (remember the Fallujah bridge) — not held for five years”, he said.
(4) The Administration Likely Violated the Law By Not Prior Disclosing the Taliban Release to Congress
Well this should surprise exactly…NO ONE, since this Administration is without doubt the most lawless in American history, Nixon included.
According to the Washington Post:
Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.
The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests
Expect many more disturbing details to emerge over the next few days, which may make reality seem like an episode of Homeland — including an adoring, unquestioning mass media.