Fox News: Bergdahl converted to Islam, declared jihad in 2010

posted at 6:01 pm on June 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

So that’s what James Rosen meant on Hugh Hewitt’s show last night. If this is true, the “Eclipse Group,” an intel outfit run by a former CIA bigwig with an array of paid informants in Afghanistan, was receiving reports on Bergdahl starting shortly after he disappeared in 2009 through 2012. Circa 2010, Bergdahl had already tried to escape from the Taliban and was put in a “metal cage” as punishment. Fast-forward two years and he was allegedly a soldier for Allah. From an Eclipse report:

Conditions for Bergdahl have greatly relaxed since the time of the escape. Bergdahl has converted to Islam and now describes himself as a mujahid. Bergdahl enjoys a modicum of freedom, and engages in target practice with the local mujahedeen, firing AK47s. Bergdahl is even allowed to carry a loaded gun on occasion. Bergdahl plays soccer with his guards and bounds around the pitch like a mad man. He appears to be well and happy, and has a noticeable habit of laughing frequently and saying ‘Salaam’ repeatedly.

Obvious question: How can you prove that a “conversion” like this is sincere and not given under extreme duress? Remember, one of Fox News’s own employees was taken prisoner by jihadis a few years ago and fake-converted to Islam to save his own life. Sounds like Bergdahl resisted at first, even to the point of trying to escape (a claim corroborated by the Daily Beast), and then was gradually broken as his captivity endured. Rosen himself raises the possibility of “Stockholm Syndrome” in the story.

Gen. James Mattis, the former head of CENTCOM, says he may have received “bits and pieces” of Eclipse’s intelligence over the years but not any of their situation reports. He said he never saw any evidence that Bergdahl was a collaborator, though. Quote: “We had tactical units that were involved in the fight. We had SIGINT. Any collaborators who were on the other side and who came over to our side. We kept an eye on this. … There was never any evidence of collaboration.” Among the missing evidence is the propaganda video the Taliban normally could have and would have forced Bergdahl to make if it had an American soldier in its midst willing to declare jihad. Emphasis on “normally,” though: In Bergdahl’s case, since they were looking to swap him for Taliban prisoners from the very beginning, they may have decided to pass on the conversion video for fear that the U.S. wouldn’t make a deal for him once it went live.

Exit question: Did Bergdahl’s parents have any inkling of this? Maybe that would answer some of WaPo’s questions.

Update: Here’s a thought. If Rosen’s story is correct, maybe there is a conversion video — and the Taliban’s simply been holding it for release.

Update: He may have been anti-America, but was he pro-Taliban?

The Taliban found Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walking alone, acting abnormally and cursing his countrymen before they captured him in Afghanistan in 2009, two men who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News on Thursday…

“Our people at the time couldn’t understand his language, but it was after he was shifted to a safe location, he said he wasn’t happy with his countrymen, but he didn’t intend to convert to Islam or join mujahideen (holy warriors),” one of the commanders said.


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WWPD?

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Hey Bowe, we’ve been at this for a while. I’m going to go out and grab a smoke but I’ll leave this handgun here. You think about what might be the right thing to do.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Yup, Bowe should be given the opportunity to play Russian roulette with a Colt 1911…

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Who cares? He’s an Anti-American deserter. WWPD? (What would Patton do?)

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

ROCnPhilly:Ugh,..you had to ask:)
==================================

General Patton’s Address to the Troops
Part I
The Background Research

We don’t want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the Goddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men.

http://www.pattonhq.com/speech.html

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Ivory!

What do think he is?

A pimp in a New Orleans whorehouse?

You ding-dong.

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

No, but I think Bowe Bergdhal is lower than a whore in a New Orleans whorehouse.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Yet again. Another operation the White House is involved in where we find out in the days and weeks after the fact, that EVERYTHING they’ve said to this point has been a fracking LIE.

These people are incapable of doing anything OTHER than lying to the nation.

It’s so nice to know that the Presidential oath means absolutely nothing anymore. Nice to know the next President won’t have to worry about what’s legal or Constitutional, or even ethical.

Talibama has set the precedent that none of that means a damn thing.

Meople on June 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I’d rather have Dewey Claridge running the CIA then the muslim convert that is running it now.

At least Claridge loves the USA and hates those who wish to destroy it.

LegendHasIt on June 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I was just noting that even Rosen has concerns re:the veracity of the the report, according to Twitchy . If there’s anything to it, it will come out.
I wouldn’t put it past Obama operatives to plant false rumors in the media so as to discredit the reporting of the real, awful truths of the Bergdahl scandal.

whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I wouldn’t put it past Obama operatives to plant false rumors …
whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I wouldn’t put it past them either…
But this one you can ‘take it to the bank’.

LegendHasIt on June 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

ROCnPhilly:Ugh,..you had to ask:)
==================================

General Patton’s Address to the Troops
Part I
The Background Research

We don’t want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the Goddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men.

http://www.pattonhq.com/speech.html

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Yep.

If the man were here today in fighting form, many of us would be doing something completely different right now.

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

The next President, IF they’re Republican, need to declare war on DimocRats.

He needs to continue to use the IRS as a weapon. Against every leftist, DimocRat, Socialist, Marxist and Communist group in the nation.

He needs to use the IRS and every other government agency to crawl up every orifice they have. Trump up every charge they can possibly dream up, and make it so they have no time to do ANYTHING other than survive.

I want every single low down, dirty tactic they’ve been using against us his entire two terms, to be turned right around on each and every one of them.

I want an Attorney General that selectively prosecutes ONLY those cases which hurt the Dims, all while ignoring anything and everything else.

I want everything they have done for his two terms turned around and done to the Dims and their supporters.

Meople on June 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I can believe Bergdahl was a disillusioned youth with a foolish world view and not a little weird, perhaps due to his upbringing. I can even believe that once he got a dose of reality about what his captors were really like, he converted and even collaborated to save his skin. It’s clear that he deserted at the least, but that’s not the most important element in this story. And the takeaway is not that the administration is lying and disparaging its critics as usual. The real disgrace is that this administration could have paid a ransom (and may have anyway, according to Thor and North) and retrieved this “child” long ago. The whole point of this swap was to open the gates at Gitmo to appeal to those “moderate” members of the TALLI-ban. Treason, stupidity or a little bit of both?

polly2150 on June 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Yep.

If the man were here today in fighting form, many of us would be doing something completely different right now.

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

ROCnPhilly: Amens to dats:0

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would. I watched “lone survivor” last night and thought to myself, “after that battle I may wanted to have quit the forces too” I mean how many battles did he fight in, how many times had he been shot at, how many people did he kill all before walking off. I find it funny that people who have never taken a bullet or would take a bullet are so quick to judge this guy. Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women. I have a friend who said he begged to leave Afghanistan after discovering one of his group members was keeping teeth as trophys and he said he could understand how the entire group could treat you like an outsider to the point where you couldnt go on anymore. He said it had gotten to the point where he didnt believe these guys would have his back in a firefight anymore…I dont consider him a coward. He came home after being shot 8 times.

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would. I watched “lone survivor” last night…

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

It’s not that hard to understand, sunshine :)

spiritof61 on June 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

You’re a f^cking liar.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I wouldn’t put it past Obama operatives to plant false rumors …
whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I wouldn’t put it past them either…
But this one you can ‘take it to the bank’.

LegendHasIt on June 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Right now it seems to a matter of what a person wants to believe. I’ll wait for confirmation from a source that Rosen believes to be solid. At any rate it doesn’t change the the well documented facts of Bergdahl’s desertion and Obama’s shameful actions.

whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women.
Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

They all say he’s a deserter, if not a traitor. And – so, so sorry – but I don’t need air conditioning to agree with them.

whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM

In James Rosen’s article he repeatedly states that the captors of Bergdahl was the Haqqani, not the Taliban! They are not the same and the use of the word Taliban are the term used by the Administration and their spokespeople.

Brad Thor in his article states clearly who the Haqqani Network is.

Quote: the Haqqanis are not the same thing as the Afghan Taliban.
The Haqqanis are heavily tied to both Al Qaeda (providing them safe passage and support) and the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency, also known as the ISI.

Contrary to press reports, the Afghan Taliban – aka the Quetta Shura – never had their hands on Sgt. Bergdahl. He was always under the control of the Haqqani network.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/negotiating-with-terrorists-inside-the-capture-and-release-of-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/

Now I have a question. Since the Haqqani Network had Bergdahl, what did they receive for him? We’ve been led to believe that it’s all about the Taliban. Something doesn’t make sense.

bluefox on June 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

s/b “is” the term

bluefox on June 5, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I mean how many battles did he fight in, how many times had he been shot at, how many people did he kill all before walking off.

Comparatively, he didn’t have much battle experience. His unit was tasked with making friends, not rolling up large body counts. Read the Rolling Stone article. After being in country for 3 months, the first person killed in his unit was killed 3 days before he walked off.

We have an all-volunteer military. If our volunteers can’t comprehend warfare, we are doomed. In Abdullah’s case, it was he who gave up on having his fellow soldiers’ backs. If you and the average person can’t understand a concept as simple as desertion, we are doomed, as our culture is so at odds with reality that it will not stand when faced with it.

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would…
 
Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women.
 
Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

 
That’s a neat trick.

rogerb on June 5, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

So…you understand military life because of a movie…

God spare us from such armchair quarterbacks.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women.

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Thinking is hard for you, desert or cooled air.

Watch the Soldiers tonight, and always. I believe them over obama and his hacks, every single time.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Stupid obama slipped and called Bergdahl a “POW” from Europe today. Heh.

The Army NEVER classified Bergdahl as a “POW” because they knew that he deserted.

obama is nothing without a prompter.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Bottom line is with this administration we will never know the truth. As I have been saying since this story broke; at BEST Bergdahl is a deserter, at WORST he’s a traitor!

Therefore it really is a moot point if he converted to Islam voluntarily or by force because he would have never been in that position had he not deserted. Then add in he bad mouthed the USA and renounced his citizenship…the weasel should have rotted in an Afghan cave for the rest of his miserable life!

F-Him!

Liberty or Death on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Obammy loves him some terrorists

Brock Robamney on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Treason, stupidity or a little bit of both?

polly2150 on June 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

A lot of both?

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would…

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Did you watch Stripes?
Remeber when Bill Murray tries to leave basic training and his friend stops him and the MPs come? Bill was deserting,but got stopped. If you are in the military and leave your unit without permission without the intention to return, that is desertion.

It’s not that difficult.

talkingpoints on June 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

The Sunday Times (London) reported what James Rosen reports today back in 2011.

A Taliban commander who claimed to have been involved in Bergdahl’s capture told The Sunday Times that the American had built up a strong rapport with his captors.
He had learnt Pashto and converted to Islam, the commander said.
So good was this relationship that Bergdahl’s captors sometimes allowed him to hunt birds and rabbits in the mountains with an old British rifle. The Taliban commander said he had even heard that the American was providing training to the insurgents on how to fire weapons, lay ambushes and build bombs. In return, the commander said, his captors took off his shackles at night.

The Times’ source was a Taliban commander. In the article, the Taliban seem to be playing up an escape attempt that Bergdahl made. I just think it’s weird the way his captors seem to be bragging on his escape saying he was like a boxer and it took five men to overcome him. Perhaps it could be an attempt at redeeming Bergdahl and increasing his worth because they also agree he walked off from his base.

Delta Tango on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

This sort of reporting is interesting as far as it goes, but really, what does it matter? The man clearly deserted his unit with no intention of returning and actively collaborated with the enemy. Several of his fellow soldiers were killed trying to get him back. (I’m not calling these rescue missions. They wanted his traitorous ass back).

This will make a great story someday, but for now it just gives his defense attorneys plenty to use as exculpatory evidence.

RobertE on June 6, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Start asking these whiny complaining gop Congressmen this question…….

WHY DO WE HAVE A CONGRESS?

Because you are all worthless.

Start confronting them in Social media if you haven’t already.

PappyD61 on June 6, 2014 at 9:11 AM

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would…

Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women.

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

this is a neat use of the “chickenhawk” tactic. In the chickenhawk tactic, only those who served can legitimately have an opinion supporting military action. Of course, those who don’t serve are allowed to oppose military action.

And, when push comes to shove, it turns into only those currently serving are allowed to have an opinion supporting military action. And then, it gets wheedled down to only those currently serving in the actual combat arena that are allowed to have an opinion supporting military action.

And then, those people are just blood-thirsty barbarians who can be ignored.

That is the “chickenhawk” tactic. it is used to try and silence debate because the left is unable to debate based on facts or logic.

this new variation being proposed by Politricks is that only his squad mates can have an opinion that Bergdahl is a deserter or terrorist colluder. Nobody else is allowed to have that opinion, they must accept that Bergdahl served honorably unless instructed otherwise by the Obama administration.

And, of course, Bergdahl’s squad mates are all suffering from PTSD or something so can’t be believed anyway.

I love how the left “debates”. they go on and on about how they are the smart and moral ones – but can never honestly debate based on facts and logic.

It’s always emotion. You can’t believe “x” because you aren’t the right social class/victim class/gender / race / ethnicity etc.

Your opinions are only legitimate based on what/who you are – not based on the facts and supporting logic by which you formed your opinions.

Monkeytoe on June 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM

This whole thing makes sense if you allow yourself to seriously consider the possibility that…

1) The top 5 Jihadists were released from Gitmo…
2) To bring 1 Jihadist into the USA…
3) All approved by a pResident who publicly made the Islamic confession of faith in Arabic and who allowed his book to be published in the world’s most populous Muslim country (Indonesia) with the title “Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House”.

“Assault Hope” suggests Jihad.

Again the whole thing makes sense if you consider the very real possibility that a Jihadist used the power of the U.S. Presidency to free the top 5 Jihadists from Gitmo and return a Jihadist back to the USA.

But my journey is part of a larger journey- one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

- Barack Hussein Obama
June 23, 2007

ITguy on June 6, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Your opinions are only legitimate based on what/who you are – not based on the facts and supporting logic by which you formed your opinions.

Monkeytoe on June 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Which is why they also can refuse to engage in honest debate. For instance, if you are a white male and believe in limited gov’t, you are obviously racist/sexist/homophobic / hate the poor, etc. and your opinions don’t matter, even if backed by facts and logic.

If you are black and believe in limited gov’t, you are obviously confused / stupid / self-hating, etc. and must be punished for being a race-traitor.

To the left, the actual facts and arguments don’t matter, which is why they never honestly engage them. It only matters how they feel and what they perceive your motivations to be.

As a thought experience for liberals consider this – let’s say a sexist, racist, homophobic, rich, white male put forth the idea that 2+2 = 4. Do his personal beliefs make his argument wrong? No. the same is true of limited gov’t arguments, or economic arguments regarding low taxation, or arguments surrounding illegal aliens. Even if some of the people pushing conservative arguments are racist, sexist, etc., that does not make the arguments wrong.

For example, If everyone opposing amnesty is racist against fellow white European descendants from Spain (South Americans) – it does not make giving amnesty to 15+ million low-skilled, uneducated laborers a good idea when we have 8% unemployment and stagnant growth. Particularly when the border remains unsecured and giving an amnesty will result in millions more illegals flooding into the country.

See what I did there? I pointed out that your perceived motivations of your opponents do not invalidate the arguments put forth.

but, liberals will never understand that. Because they are so smart.

Monkeytoe on June 6, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Gee, someone, here at HA, wrote several days ago that 0bama didn’t free a captive and five jihadists, that he freed SIX jihadists.

Who could that have been? Who?

LegendHasIt on June 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

As I said. Obama didn’t free 5 Talibani Jihadhi’s – he freed SIX.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Worse than that. A Jihadist CIC intentionally freed six Jihadists.

ITguy on June 6, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Politricks on June 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Puck Folitricks

#BuckFarack

Nutstuyu on June 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Fox News last night also reported that the head of the Eclipse Group had to be pardoned by Bush Sr. because the head was convicted of lying to Congress. The retired admiral that was on around 7 p.m. CT last night said that the reports or strips needed to be verified and said that some of the information in the reports was clearly wrong (if I remember correctly, the admiral cited statements that the Eclipse Group had informants in the Taliban as being impossible to believe, because we have never had informants in the Taliban organization).

jim56 on June 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM

The hyphen is just to set off what I’m responding to. People in the past have said there wasn’t enough difference between the two, so I’ve tried to do better.

Jimbo3 on June 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/10/mitch-daniels-we-need-a-truce-on-social-issues-to-concentrate-on-our-fiscal-crisis/comment-page-4/#comment-3627532

–Links of calls to boycott United Airlines because of the personal actions of its CEO. You are wrong, Press1foEngrish.

jim56 on April 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-resigns-after-uproar-over-his-opposition-to-gay-marriage/comment-page-3/#comment-7896086

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Accusations. = Unanswered Accusations.

Bmore on June 6, 2014 at 11:07 AM

PFC Bergdahl was and is a deserter, period! All the rest of this chatter is immaterial, at this time and pure speculation at best. There is more of the same type of cover-up being spewed by this president…..nothing unusual there.

tomshup on June 6, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Wonderful video, great ending: http://tinyurl.com/ojx6gop

bour3 on June 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

This is settled. Harry Reid said that Abdullah Bin Traitor Bergdahl is a hero

Brock Robamney on June 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Fox News: Bergdahl converted to Islam, declared jihad in 2010

Now that is some responsible journalism right there.

Tlaloc on June 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Must read

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Call me simple, but I sum this entire situation up by two facts.

1) He left his post at a time of war. Who cares what happens later.

2) Five very bad men who are hell bent on destroying the American way of life were freed for his release.

How about more journalistic ventures into the lives of these five men and less on the dip Sh*t.

DDay on June 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I can understand why his fellow soilders would call him a traitor and deserter but I cant understand why the average person would. I watched “lone survivor” last night and thought to myself, “after that battle I may wanted to have quit the forces too” I mean how many battles did he fight in, how many times had he been shot at, how many people did he kill all before walking off. I find it funny that people who have never taken a bullet or would take a bullet are so quick to judge this guy. Its easy to call people names from our aur conditioned computer rooms but the only real opinions I personally respect are other armed service men and women. I have a friend who said he begged to leave Afghanistan after discovering one of his group members was keeping teeth as trophys and he said he could understand how the entire group could treat you like an outsider to the point where you couldnt go on anymore. He said it had gotten to the point where he didnt believe these guys would have his back in a firefight anymore…I dont consider him a coward. He came home after being shot 8 times.

There was a time when it didn’t take actual military service to understand that a) you do not betray your brothers, b) you do not give yourself up to the enemy, c) when you take an oath you’re bound by the oath, and d) you are responsible for your mistakes. We’ve had over two million people serve in the Afghan and Iraqi theaters, and we’ve had what, two deserters in thirteen years of war? One of which was a Muslim immigrant. Whatever Bergdahl saw, he did not see anything worse than anyone else. The key difference between him and them—apparently, based on the correspondence we’ve seen—was that he was a wannabe soldier of fortune raised by a father who was incapable of seeing a difference between the Taliban/Al Queda and the US. Bergdahl has no moral code. He was raised by a relativist. He wanted to pretend, as the people on the left do, that the US is the great crime against humanity, and ignore the fact that we don’t behead journalists, chop the fingers off women who wear nail polish, honor kill women, castrate our enemies, torture them, and so forth. That WE were attacked by a terrorist organization, supported by a country that we give ludicrous amount of foreign aid to, that 3000 innocent men, women, and children of Bergdahl’s countrymen died at the hands of the people he purposed to join. The fact that you make excuses for him is exactly why Bergdahl was capable of deserting. Because what was once unthinkable is now thinkable, excusable, forgivable.

The military CANNOT operate that way. If desertion becomes an understandable choice, then everyone will desert. It’s the same reason we have the US military code of conduct, which all of us are required to know. It says, I am an American, I will never surrender, if I am captured I will never stop trying to resist, if I become a POW I will never break faith with the other prisoners and will give no information other than name, rank, service number, and date of birth, and so on. Those are the rules. We do not deviate. Deviating is inexcusable, unforgivable, no matter what. Not under torture. Not under any circumstances whatsoever. It can’t be tolerated because the entire military would, quite literally, fall apart if we permitted it and excused it. I’m not saying it never happens. I’m not saying how I would perform under torture. Those are the expectations. They MUST be the expectations. There can be no lowering of that standard or our ability to protect this country is imperiled. When you say, “oh, it was so hard what he was doing, it was terrible, I can see why he would,” you’re indulging in a civilian luxury. You don’t get that luxury once you put on the uniform. Other people’s lives depend on it. Bergdahl betrayed every single person who has ever worn the uniform. He disgraced us all. And your attempts to excuse him are an insult to everyone who DIDN’T desert.

Zoomie on June 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Obvious question: How can you prove that a “conversion” like this is sincere and not given under extreme duress?

We just have to look at how sincere Tali-dad’s conversion is…and he’s wasn’t under any duress at all.

AppraisHer on June 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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