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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 9, 2014 at 17:54:04 in Politics

“Correct but they have little to no restrictions. They can roam the country at will. They can meet with anyone they wish. They can call and talk to anyone they wish.

Basically, they have a year of vacation to recharge and recuperate before personally returning to the fight.”

eenp718 on Sep 13, 2014 at 20:57:44

“It's obvious you know nothing about terrorists, and the mid-east wars. Before a vacation while their mates are fighting, would be unheard-of. Unless their fear of being blown-up, occupies their mind.You need to stop thinking that faux tells the truth.”

eenp718 on Jun 9, 2014 at 20:44:19

“This is what they were told, Leave Qatar before that year, you get blow'd up.And they know, it can happen.”

eenp718 on Jun 9, 2014 at 20:38:19

“And I suppose you don't think they have been tagged, right. We can be, in this side of the world, launch a missile, from a drone, and put it at the front door, or any vehicle seat, THEY ARE NO THREAT, and if you recall, Al-Qaeda leaders have been removed from the field, and parts of them have been buried, the same way, where now, the remaining few, don't even appear at any of their training bases.That's why their activities have slowed down.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 12:11:27 in Politics

“What bothers me is that five top level commanders were returned to fight again. I wonder how many troops were injured or killed capturing these bad actors ? I really believe we will end up regretting that decision a few years from now.”

eenp718 on Jun 7, 2014 at 14:17:40

“These top-level guys, are NOT out of Qatar yet. Who-ever said that is NOT telling the truth. Besides, we know where-ever they go. The reich has not told you the truth, or the facts, purely political bias. Those guys are NO-THREAT.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 16:33:09 in Politics

“He walked away from his assigned post. He left his weapon, body armor, go pack and communication equipment. He is a deserter per the US Military Code of Justice.

I hope the "political pressure" from the WH doesn't stop an Article 32 inquiry and potential court marshal which I fear it might.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 23:16:00 in Politics

“Maybe you should turn on the TV and listen to the mainstream news. The same information on all. ( I have not checked MSNBC )”

steveruger on Jun 5, 2014 at 07:31:11

“Then show a link to something that supports you point.

Here is a site that I'm sure you trust:

http://www.newsmax.com/

Here is another site that I'm sure you use foryour informed opinions:

http://www.wnd.com/
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 23:12:45 in Politics

“I listened to five of his fellow soldiers.

It's interesting that no soldier has come forward to challenge what they are saying.”

dmac on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:14:54

“Right. With all that's being said about the man and his family right now, I'm quite sure another soldier would say, "heck yeah, the war's ridiculous, wish I would have walked away!"

Yes, unit members are talking. I would expect them to be angry at Bergdahl; they stayed to fight, he walked away. But to suggest --- what? --- that nobody would have been killed in the province had he not walked away? That every death happened because of him? Really? Maybe they were at a certain place because of being down a man or looking for him (maybe not). Maybe had they been in another place, you know, fighting because it's a war and all, the current angry soldiers might have been the ones killed (maybe not).

The written reports don't link the deaths to the search. And they record additional air surveillance because of the search. Maybe fewer died because of that surveillance (maybe not). Lots of questions not being answered by the words of pundits and political talking points.

And don't forget swift-boating when you listen to fellow soldiers.

By the time a military tribunal determines as close to possible what happened and what, if anything, the guy's guilty of, all this "heated debate" will be long over and the truth will be, alas, anti-climactic.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 23:09:08 in Politics

“I hope they are tracked.

What is ODS?”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 02:05:44 in Politics

“It appears that he was. Final facts to come out eventually.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahl-desertion-charges

dmac on Jun 4, 2014 at 09:10:31

“What the heck, I'll wait for the investigation and trial. If you're happier to "decide" what happened with news commentary, that's your decision.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 02:04:03 in Politics

“I was in the Army 104th Engineers HQ Battalion. S1 and also S4 from 1965 thru 1970. As you may know S1 deals with all personal files. I worked directly for the Bird Colonel and a CW -3 in HQ HQ S1. We had two known deserters during my tours. Perfunctory search's were made for both. In the end, I filled out the final status paperwork as Unknown - Presumed Dead (vs Deserter).”

eenp718 on Jun 6, 2014 at 22:47:37

“I was U.S. Navy, we had no deserters.The boat came back from Nam, Sept. 1968, and went back, Nov. 1972. Presumed dead, is different, than republiCANT senators, (Ayotte,in May Mccain in Feb)asking the President, to bring that man home before we pulled out. Just 2-weeks ago Rogers was informed. NO circumstances, when know people are held, do we leave anyone in the field. MIA's, Presumed dead, have no known locations, but the Hanoi-Hilton, was widely known.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 01:38:59 in Politics

“This may interest you. Sure looks like a SNAFU decision to me to put five high level Taliban Commanders back in the Command Bunker HQ

As far a Bergdahl -- He maybe in a world of hurt -- of his own making -- if the charges are correct. Surely doesn't look like a good decision to release these Taliban Commanders for one alleged deserter.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahl-desertion-charges

dmac on Jun 4, 2014 at 09:22:43

“What did you think was going to happen to the Gitmo prisoners when the US left Afghanistan? Hint: what does the US do with POWs after a war? So....they got out early.

Do you honestly think the five released won't be tracked constantly? That maybe that tracking would lead to other Bad Guys and their operations? IF the Taliban would trust/care about men isolated for 12 years.

You have little faith in the US military and Intelligence Operations if you do believe that they retain POWs after the war as if they were the Viet Cong and that they're dumb enough to drop off the Bad Guys and forget about them.

But please, if Obama did it, it must be wrong. As Bergdahl may need treatment for PTSD, there are many here who need treatment for ODS.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 01:27:14 in Politics

“By the way, he was not a POW. The Taliban is not a State. POW's are covered by the Geneva Convention which is an agreement between States. The Taliban is a Terrorist Organization, not a State and thus the rules and status labels of the Geneva Convention do not apply.

It looks like this boy is a deserter -- as a minimum -- and maybe even a traitor. In any event, he has some explaining to do.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahl-desertion-charges
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 00:59:40 in Politics

“Try this on for size. US News & World Report --- Sort of mainstream I believe.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahl-desertion-charges

steveruger on Jun 4, 2014 at 07:14:47

“An opinion piece in an online mag, owned by the same owner as the New York daily News?

An online mag that does not even pretend it prints news any more, just freelance blogs and occasional ranking books on news stands.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/06/business/media/06mag.html?_r=0

That is an opinion, not mainstream news.

How about you quote NewsMax next?”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 17:59:29 in Politics

“Your answer is in this article quoting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/03/bowe-bergdahl-desertion_n_5437049.html?1401797962”

MarkAntney on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:52:14

“That means as of NOW he isn't a Deserter.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 17:49:32 in Politics

“Correct but the military seems to consider him a deserter. This is just one of many articles on the net. Time will tell if he is charged with a Section 8 and/ or an Article 32 for his actions.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 17:38:07 in Politics

“Agreed ! (Ya probably won't see me again --- I don't like Facebook Policies.)”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 12:06:06 in Politics

“We do not nor never have professed to being obligated to bring Deserters home”

MarkAntney on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:55:27

“If he's a "Deserter", why was he promoted???”

steveruger on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:26:14

“Desertion is a military tribunal conclusion. Not a pundit throwaway line.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 12:04:33 in Politics

“Probably”

dmac on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:16:45

“Fair play to you for admitting your bias.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 12:03:57 in Politics

“Desertion as stated by his unit members.”

steveruger on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:29:21

“They are not a military tribunal.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 11:07:49 in Politics

“Another SNAFU decision by this Administration --- And the hits keep coming !!!!

Gosh it will be a great day when this guy is out of the Oval !”

aksecs on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:56:54

“Amen to that! F&F”

dmac on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:22:47

“Why do I think that if Bergdahl had been left behind you'd be saying exactly the same thing?”

MarkAntney on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:19:09

“Bringing a Soldier home is a SNAFU?”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04:55 in Politics

“You do understand that war fighters are teenagers. The average age of foot solders in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and both Iraq wars was 18.

A guy that is 23 is considered by the rest of the troops to be an old man.”

dmac on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:20:48

“Do you have a reference for that contention? When the services were populated with drafted soldiers, yes, they tended to be younger. In Viet Nam, the average age (IIRC) was 19.

But in the World Wars when men were signing up in droves, I believe the average age was early 20's, not teenagers. As there currently is no draft, I would be surprised if the "average" age is 18.”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 10:49:20 in Politics

“We leave no one behind if they are doing honorable duty.

We have no obligation at all to retrieve deserters.”

Jules mom on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:56:15

“actually we DO........go read the MILITARY CODE...”

eenp718 on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:02:51

“WRONG, WE leave no-one behind, period. There are no qualifiers, that's coming from the failing-republiCANT's now. But not when they did the same thing.”

dmac on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:58:53

“How do you know for a fact he's a deserter?”

MarkAntney on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:52:35

“"Honorable" isn't bestowed until after your obligation is completed or if you are awarded a Medal for particular events/actions.

What has he been (Officially) declared to make him unworthy of being saved?”
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 10:45:34 in Politics

“Yep. He chose his bed and should have been left alone to live by his choice.”
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Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 09:56:57 in Business

“Isn't this the type of thing the CFPB was expected to control and solve ?”
Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 13:30:11 in Politics

“Nope. That was his choice. He needs a trial, brig time and a dishonorable discharge.”
Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 13:28:30 in Politics

“He needs to be given a dishonorable discharge after trial and brig time for desertion.”

whitewater on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:48:24

“Deserters during war are shot, not given dishonorable discharges.”
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