The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

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The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:41 pm

POW? Deserter?

Is this Obama's latest frozen flounder flop?


http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergda ... r-or-hero/

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:54 pm

I guess we should have let the Taliban have their way with him then.

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:57 pm

The claim it that he walked away from his post.

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:11 pm

Hmmmmm....

Five of the Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive

Mullah Mohammad Fazl (Taliban army chief of staff): Fazl is “wanted by the UN for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shiites.” Fazl “was associated with terrorist groups currently opposing U.S. and Coalition forces including al Qaeda, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), and an Anti-Coalition Militia group known as Harakat-i-Inqilab-i-Islami.” In addition to being one of the Taliban’s most experienced military commanders, Fazl worked closely with a top al Qaeda commander named Abdul Hadi al Iraqi, who headed al Qaeda’s main fighting unit in Afghanistan prior to 9/11 and is currently detained at Guantanamo.

Mullah Norullah Noori (senior Taliban military commander): Like Fazl, Noori is “wanted by the United Nations (UN) for possible war crimes including the murder of thousands of Shiite Muslims.” Beginning in the mid-1990s, Noori “fought alongside al Qaeda as a Taliban military general, against the Northern alliance.” He continued to work closely with al Qaeda in the years that followed.

Abdul Haq Wasiq (Taliban deputy minister of intelligence): Wasiq arranged for al Qaeda members to provide crucial intelligence training prior to 9/11. The training was headed by Hamza Zubayr, an al Qaeda instructor who was killed during the same September 2002 raid that netted Ramzi Binalshibh, the point man for the 9/11 operation. Wasiq “was central to the Taliban's efforts to form alliances with other Islamic fundamentalist groups to fight alongside the Taliban against U.S. and Coalition forces after the 11 September 2001 attacks,” according to a leaked JTF-GTMO threat assessment.

Khairullah Khairkhwa (Taliban governor of the Herat province and former interior minister): Khairkhwa was the governor of Afghanistan’s westernmost province prior to 9/11. In that capacity, he executed sensitive missions for Mullah Omar, including helping to broker a secret deal with the Iranians. For much of the pre-9/11 period, Iran and the Taliban were bitter foes. But a Taliban delegation that included Kharikhwa helped secure Iran’s support for the Taliban’s efforts against the American-led coalition in late 2001. JTF-GTMO found that Khairkhwa was likely a major drug trafficker and deeply in bed with al Qaeda. He allegedly oversaw one of Osama bin Laden’s training facilities in Herat.

Mohammed Nabi (senior Taliban figure and security official): Nabi “was a senior Taliban official who served in multiple leadership roles.” Nabi “had strong operational ties to Anti-Coalition Militia (ACM) groups including al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and the Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), some of whom remain active in ACM activities.” Intelligence cited in the JTF-GTMO files indicates that Nabi held weekly meetings with al Qaeda operatives to coordinate attacks against U.S.-led forces.
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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby jman111 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:40 pm

Luckily for John McCain, he now has 5 more photo ops for his overseas trips.

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:03 pm

I'm sensing a lot of anxiety and fumbling attempts at misdirection from our "special kid" Forons...

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:12 pm

Interesting excerpt from the previously posted CNN article:

According to firsthand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl, while on guard duty, shed his weapons and walked off the observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a diary.

At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl, and many soldiers in his platoon said attacks seemed to increase against the United States in Paktika province in the days and weeks following his disappearance.

Many of Bergdahl's fellow troops -- from the seven or so who knew him best in his squad to the larger group that made up the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division -- told CNN that they signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl's disappearance and the efforts to recapture him. Some were willing to dismiss that document in hopes that the truth would come out about a soldier who they now fear is being hailed as a hero, while the men who lost their lives looking for him are ignored.

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:26 pm

I see nuttie's commandeered the IBM 486 in the day room....

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby snoqueen » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:29 pm

All together now:

Benghazi!

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Interesting take from soldiers on the ground at the time:

There was. His name was Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, the only prisoner of war in the Afghan theater of operations. His release from Taliban custody on May 31 marks the end of a nearly five-year-old story for the soldiers of his unit, the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. I served in the same battalion in Afghanistan and participated in the attempts to retrieve him throughout the summer of 2009. After we redeployed, every member of my brigade combat team received an order that we were not allowed to discuss what happened to Bergdahl for fear of endangering him. He is safe, and now it is time to speak the truth.

And that the truth is: Bergdahl was a deserter, and soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.

On the night prior to his capture, Bergdahl pulled guard duty at OP Mest, a small outpost about two hours south of the provincial capitol. The base resembled a wagon circle of armored vehicles with some razor wire strung around them. A guard tower sat high up on a nearby hill, but the outpost itself was no fortress. Besides the tower, the only hard structure that I saw in July 2009 was a plywood shed filled with bottled water. Soldiers either slept in poncho tents or inside their vehicles.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... night.html

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby nutria » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:35 pm

Why won't the Klintons come clean on Vince Foster?

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby nutria » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:38 pm

I Googled "the stupidest gif the world," and got this:
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I imagine there's worse, but this seemed a relevant place to share.

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby nutria » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:#deepthinking


then Ned Flanders wrote:Image

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby Bland » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:52 pm

nutria, please stop distracting from the important issue here which is, do you pronounce it "jif" or "gif?"

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Re: The Strange Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Postby nutria » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:01 pm

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
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