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June 2, 2014 - 3:42 pm

A Facebook page, apparently written by soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl and called “Bowe Bergdahl is a Traitor,” has sprung up. On the page, soldiers are writing anonymously of their experiences working alongside Bergdahl in Afghanistan. The soldiers are writing anonymously because some remain on active duty, and some also claim that the Pentagon has had them sign nondisclosure statements since Bergdahl went missing in 2009.

One of the posts says that during the search for Bergdahl, soldiers had orders not to re-capture him at all.

From a soldier that was there. He requested that his name not be posted for security reasons.

“What you have is pretty well spot on. All I know is that our orders were kill on contact and then we came back and it was covered up. I’ve personally been threatened a few times that discussing it in half the detail you already have was considered an act of treason.”

Another soldier disputes the Kill on Contact (KOC) order but agrees that he was briefed that Bergdahl was a deserter.

Anonymously submitted

“On 2 separate deployments to Afghanistan I was briefed that ‘ol boy was believed to possibly be in our AO and if contact was made he was to be detained and handed over to MP’s. I don’t recall a KOC order on him personally. My first encounter with this brief was while I was attached to some bearded badasses so forgive me on leaving that out. The second time I was in 3/509 PIR in 2011 which is the sister BN under 4-25ID (ABN). The usual story thats told around USARAK was he was observed leaving the FOB on foot alone by the cameras at the ECP.”

More than one post states that the government knows full well that Bergdahl is a deserter.

Another post lists the names of the six Americans believed to have been killed on searches for Bergdahl.

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The “Bowe Bergdahl is a Traitor” page links to a petition that has been posted on the White House website. That petition demands that Bergdahl be punished for the crime of deserting during a time of war. The maximum punishment for that is the death penalty.

One post lays out what happened in the area after Bergdahl disappeared.

“Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes increased. The Taliban knew that we were looking for him in high numbers and our movements were predictable. Because of Bergdahl, more men were out in danger, and more attacks on friendly camps and positions were conducted while we were out looking for him. His actions impacted the region more than anyone wants to admit. There is also no way to know what he told the Taliban: Our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities. The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth. Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did. Bergdahl is not a hero, he is not a soldier or an Infantryman. He failed his brothers. Now, sons and daughters are growing up without their fathers who died for him and he will have to face that truth someday.”

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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"Ashamed to be an American" says Bowe. Sounds like something that was said by someone in the White House at one time, wonder if they are related by ideology?
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Remember Belmont Club's column on how Benghazi was the beginning of the end of Obama's administration. And, he says today that since Obama has lost the War, the US MUST free all the Gitmo prisoners.

My trouble is, since I am a Canadian, as the US disintegrates, so will the rest of the West (cf Mark Steyn's scre
eds) And, you cannot and will not impreach America's first Black President. And he has 2 and a half years to go in power. This is not good, people.
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They won't have to do anything. That's what the media is for.
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Look, this guy is a scumb*g and so is his father, but lets get something straight.

Repeating the anonymous online postings of stuff purported to be from people who served with him, is irresponsible and undermines PJM's credibility.

"From a soldier that was there"
Really? You researched that?

"All I know is that our orders were kill on contact and then we came back and it was covered up"

Yeah, sure...a chain of command would issue an order (what, in writing? Read out loud by your Platoon Sergeant before moving out on patrol?) that blatantly violates the Laws off Land Warfare and the UCMJ? For every non-security clearanced Private-Nobody, Assistant Ammo-Humper to hear about, and post on Facebook....

Not a likely or credible suggestion. They dont issue "Kill on Contact" orders to rank-and file troops for the friggin Taliban, never mind over something as sensitive and controversial as a potential/suspected American Deserter.

Anyone could have posted false and inflammatory comments about this situation. Huff-po operatives, trolls, the DNC, anybody...

Just because "it happens" to comport with our general politics in this particular instance, doesnt make it true, or WORTHY of being repeated.

This punk, IMHO is a most likely traitor.
Lets hang him with the Rope of the Stone-cold Truth.

Leave the hyperventilating and bullsh*t exaggerations to the other side.

We're supposed to be better than .

8 weeks ago
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"Another post lists the names of the six Americans believed to have been killed on searches for Bergdahl."

Might surprise the families that they are only believed to have been killed. Where have they been all this time?
8 weeks ago
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Let me see if I can help you:

The phrase that expreses less than 100% certainty, "believed to have been", refers to the cause of their death, "on searches for Bergdahl", not to the status of their mortality.

Clear now?


8 weeks ago
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Um, what's your issue? The soldiers are dead but there's some question as to whether they died in direct consequence of Bergdahl's actions. Their deaths span about four months after his disappearance/desertion/capture.
8 weeks ago
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"Ashamed to be an American" says Bowe. Sounds like something that was said by someone in the White House at one time, wonder if they are related by ideology?
8 weeks ago
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If Obama had a son, he might look like Morris Walker.
8 weeks ago
8 weeks ago Link To Comment
Remember Belmont Club's column on how Benghazi was the beginning of the end of Obama's administration. And, he says today that since Obama has lost the War, the US MUST free all the Gitmo prisoners.

My trouble is, since I am a Canadian, as the US disintegrates, so will the rest of the West (cf Mark Steyn's scre
eds) And, you cannot and will not impreach America's first Black President. And he has 2 and a half years to go in power. This is not good, people.
8 weeks ago
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Heather, thanks for your concern for a failing America. We lovers of freedom are acutely feeling the effects of Obama's take-down of the U.S. Hopefully, however, you are not accusing Mark Steyn of abusive, violent, intolerant and divisive diatribes. That's the common understanding of the word "screed." Steyn is a truth-teller and a mighty warrior for freedom as expressed in the U.S. Constitution, especially freedom of speech. May God have mercy on us!
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Sorry about that, Heather. (Not personally, mind you - but it is too bad that your nation will inevitably go down along with mine, no matter what you do.)

All I can say is, keep up the fight in Canada - you do have many of the same problems. Along with that, hope that we can manage to clean up our act south of the 49th parallel, making your efforts worthwhile.
8 weeks ago
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All I know is that our orders were kill on contact...

Yeah, sure.
8 weeks ago
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Yeah, but the release of Bergdahl got the VA scandal off the front page.
8 weeks ago
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I had drinks with one of these guys while we watched the President make the announcement. He was remarkably calm throughout. Those around him at the bar were not.
8 weeks ago
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So, we have an active situation where Commander-In-Chief of United States Armed Forces Obama has released several known dangerous enemy Muslim killer-prisoners-of-war in United States custody in a U.S. military prison to another Muslim country as ransom for a United States soldier widely reported by his U.S. Army fellow soldier-sources to have been a deserter during Wartime?

Now, add this latest legal ammunition to the myriad other allegations of Treason/Lawbreaking/un-Constitutional actions of this fraudulent president of ours to the noxious pile already accumulated and circulating ever more widely via the electronic conservative media.

We simply must ask publicly how is it that our august Democrat controlled United States Senate can't muster up the 67 votes necessary [as I understand are needed] to convict Obama of "high crimes and misdemeanors" after he is formally Impeached by our apparently willing Republican controlled House of Representatives.

Whatever the protocol provides/dictates, don't those Senators stalling and equivocating and sweating out their tenure prospects become accessories to this growing and evermore dangerous wartime situation?

By extension, don't these stalling Democrat Senators become liable for legal action for their own dereliction of duty?
8 weeks ago
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The Republican-controlled House is willing to impeach? Since when? Boehner is all hat and no cattle.
8 weeks ago
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True about Boehner, but this one really isn't his fault.

Ken Starr made sure that we'd never impeach another Democrat in our lifetimes.

I don't like that, but it IS the political reality. It will take something on the level of committing rape & murder, personally, not by EO, to impeach another Democrat, and there will have to be undeniable proof.

To move for impeachment now would guarantee the Dems win BOTH Houses in November.

That's not cowardice, that's reality.

8 weeks ago
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How will the White House stuff this genie back into the bottle?
8 weeks ago
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Genie? What genie?
Bottle? BOTTLE?

Obama loves the environment.
Really big on recycling those bottles.

So, like, what are you talking about?
8 weeks ago
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They won't have to do anything. That's what the media is for.
8 weeks ago
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Until the break in the Chamberlain story, this was the lead story on my home-page. It's from HuffPo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/bowe-bergdahl-captive_n_5431711.html

8 weeks ago
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Not all media are lapdogs for FCMABBHO.
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