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Scott Ott

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June 2, 2014 - 5:46 am

If, as some in Bowe Bergdahl’s unit have alleged, he was not a P.O.W., but at best a deserter, possibly a traitor, the penalty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice can be death for either offense.

And if that is so, then it’s possible that President Obama traded away five detained Muslim terrorists in order to retrieve a traitor.

For what? So we can court-martial and then execute him?

The facts as we know them will likely change in the coming days, but what we now hear is deeply disturbing. And as of this writing, the Pentagon and the White House have not addressed the most concerning of these allegations.

As to Defense Secretary Hagel’s assertion that we urgently had to make the deal to protect Berhdahl’s health, the media reported as early as June 2012 that a Gitmo prisoner swap for Bergdahl was in the works, even giving the accurate Taliban terrorist count contemplated in the deal. So what was the rush two years later?

I’m hoping that the actual facts are different than this. The president’s actions make no sense, except under a most-bizarre and frightening scenario.

Scott Ott co-hosts a news, commentary and humor show called Trifecta on PJTV. He created and hosted the 20-part series on the Constitution titled Freedom's Charter. His satire site, ScrappleFace, spawned three books and praise from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and many others.

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"The president’s actions make no sense, except under a most-bizarre and frightening scenario."

Maybe the Taliban have his law school transcripts and Columbia thesis...that would explain the "frightening scenario" part for Obama.
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Or, Obama's killing two birds with one stone: "bringing home" a POW (good optics there) and currying favor with the Muslim Brotherhood at the same time.
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It's hard to picture this president prosecuting traitors to the military. It's much easier to imagine him giving them medals. After all, he's done everything he can to undermine the military and the country and just about everyone knows it. The military certainly does as was seen in the reaction to his speech at West Point last week.

One of the eastern European countries - Czechoslovakia or maybe Hungary - had a saying in Soviet times that seems relevant: "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining". In Obama's case, it means "Don't tell us how much you love and respect our military when every action you take weakens it."

Let's not completely rule out the possibility that Bergdahl is a trojan horse of some kind. Obama watches TV and has expressed his enthusiasm for shows like The Wire and House of Cards. Maybe he or one of his minions - or their Muslim Brotherhood friends - are familiar with Homeland and/or The Manchurian Candidate and have programming Bergdahl to do something very dramatic that would be a game changer for them.
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This makes perfect sense if obama is muslim.
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You got it 180 degrees wrong buddy...

This traitor will never see justice the way we see justice.

This whole scenario was the Perfect Storm for our hate-filled, anti American Presdent...

Do something "heroic" like "bring a soldier home", while freeing terrorists and giving a platform for this traitor-punks Islamic Father to Praise Mohammad right in the frigging Whitehouse...

He grinned, savoring the moment as he once again stuck it up Middle-Americas a**, with the perfect cover of "bringing a soldier home".

That we KNOW this is what he really did, only pleases him more.
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Scott Ott is right. The possibility that the deal was meant to nab Bergdahl for a trial occurred to me immediately after it made the news.

Here's why it was done: to send a message to Edward Snowden that we'll eventually nab him and bring him back to the US for prosecution too. No other scenario makes sense for this action for this soldier at this time.

An important secondary purpose could be to set a precedent to release Gitmo prisoners a few at a time in trade for Americans held prisoner until Gitmo is empty—allowing President Obama to fulfill his campaign promise to close the prison. But sending a message to Snowden is the top priority.
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There are times this admin crew just leaves me at a loss to figure out what the hell they are doing....

At first, I thought criticizing the deal was a mistake. Just welcome him home, and go back to focusing on VA, Benghazi, IRS. That was before all sorts of things I (and 98% of Americans) had no idea about. How many knew -- that he left his unit on his own accord? That he had vituperative anti-American email conversations? That his family (father at least) would come across as somewhere between dubious of loyalty and straight-up Jihadi-symp? That patriot soldiers actually gave their lives because of what this guy chose to do? That many many service members would see court-martial here as fully justified?

How many of us knew any of this? Well, we do now.

So how does any of that benefit the admin? Even through my most cynical glasses, it is hard to see any positive cost/benefit here for them. The only thing I can come up with is trying to suck up to the Taliban, but, again, this ain't some under the table thing. This whole thing is on stage, under the lights.

Then, let's try the idealistic glasses. They really wanted to get him home to hearth and family.... when they would be forced to either court-martial (very publicly) or else try to defend his ridiculous behavior and the lives lost by it. Sure, that sacrifice is well worth it for the likes of this loser.

I go back and forth between malicious and incompetent (for six years now!), but am starting to solidly lean more to the belief that while they are maliciously leftist, the fact that they just haven't ANY clue at all what they are doing from a day to day basis is the strongest explanation for much. Given that both are true, maybe the latter is a small blessing of sorts.
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I've just been watching this whole thing unfold thinking, Only this president could manage to turn a prisoner swap into a total debacle.
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I watched him stand by while Bergdahl's father consecrated the American White House to Allah, in Arabic, then embrace the man and his wife.

Intent to prosecute Bergdahl? Unlikely. I expect him to be granted some kind of medal and a Presidential pardon for his desertion and collaboration with the enemy.

When you think about it, it kind of fits. Obama's BFF is George Soros, an unapologetic Nazi collaborator. This is all just standard fare to those who wish to kill freedom.
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What happened to the VA scandal? Aha!
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The swap may have been a panic stricken move to shove the VA below the fold. And it may blow up in the administration's faces.

But I don't expect Bergdahl to be tried for desertion, let alone treason. That's a can of worms the White House, DoD, and State do not want to touch. So I expect that he will be quietly discharged and everybody involved hopes it fades from consciousness.
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There is a scenario where Bergdahl left his post to see the world rather than to join the Taliban. Then all he saw of the world was the Taliban. I dunno if that's correct. The articles I've seen say that he left his rifle and sensitive equipment behind, so it has some plausibility.
That's still desertion but it's better than defecting.
Then there's the question of disloyal statements attributed to Bergdahl during his time with the Taliban. They may or may not be criminal but they do look disgusting.
Obama is the kind of president to make a costly deal for a servicemember of no real value to us and then call him a hero -- and himself a hero for retrieving him. That's how it looks so far.
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"The president’s actions make no sense, except under a most-bizarre and frightening scenario."

Maybe the Taliban have his law school transcripts and Columbia thesis...that would explain the "frightening scenario" part for Obama.
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