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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And the hits just keep on comin’!

/radiodj

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

At the rate this is going we will find out that he joined the Taliban and was a mid-level coordinator for them after his first walkabout.

ajacksonian on June 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Continuing to read & listen for now…

22044 on June 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

So we traded 5 genocidists for 1 jihad convert that’s entirely logical….

sorrowen on June 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Exactly how I feel. I’m getting dizzy from all of this on top of the “spinning.”

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

National Journal future headline: Does it matter if Bergdahl converted and declared Jihad?

Flange on June 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Any chance we could get some posts on other stories? Like this one?

Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed#ixzz33nz82YI8

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Does it matter if Bergdahl converted and declared Jihad?

Not unless he becomes a Republican…

djl130 on June 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Levin’s going to talk about this

22044 on June 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

How did Berg end up in their hands in the first place.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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

In what battle, or did the Taliban, under cover of night spirit him from his base. This word ‘capture’ like POW is misplaced. He WALKED AWAYStraight into Taliban hands.

His father, is (Creepy) a Taliban sympathizer.

Its clear, at least to me, this was the very reason Bowe enlisted, to be some sort of messiah, bridging the gap between the USA and Taliban. Much like Obama he has delusions of grandeur.

Sharr on June 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

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.

I don’t believe it. I think the Taliban lied about his escape attempts – trying to make him more valuable for trading.

The evidence shows that Bergdahl was already a Taliban sympathizer when he left, and that he left with the intent of joining them.

TarheelBen on June 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

At least Lee Harvey Oswald waited until after he left the military to defect to the USSR, pick up a wife, and then defect back.

He was a veritable genius compared to Bergdahl.

Not saying much, true… say how close did the Secret Service let Bergdahl get to Obama? You know a jihadi close to the President and all that probably isn’t the smartest of moves. Especially one trained in the US Army.

ajacksonian on June 5, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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.

Well, I think you look at the complete picture. To begin with, Bergdahl’s bearded Allah praising father, Bowe’s emails indicating hatred of America and America’s role in Afganistan, Bowe’s post-desertion communications showing a desire to seek out the Taliban, not to mention anecdotal evidence that Bowe collaborated voluntarily with the enemy. The Fox employee was obviously forcibly abducted and nothing in his history would indicate a predisposition to convert to Islamism, unlike Bowe Bergdahl.

anotherJoe on June 5, 2014 at 6:13 PM

How is a guy a prisoner of a group he sought out?

BuckeyeSam on June 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

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

Yeah, that’s gonna put a kink in the narrative…

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

In 2010 a Taliban commander said that Bergdahl had converted to Islam and was helping them. However, he also said that the other Taliban thought Bergdahl was faking it to avoid being beheaded. So it may have been coerced.

HidetheDecline on June 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

LOL, OK, shark officially jumped. Bye, Felicia.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

“It’s OK…

… He’s somebody’s child” – Obowma

Seven Percent Solution on June 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Any chance we could get some posts on other stories? Like this one?
cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

This Bergdahl story is huge, and I don’t want the bloggers to let up on it for one second. Allah’s work has been phenomenal!

At the same time, the story you linked you is another must-read, so thanks for sharing!

bluegill on June 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Its clear, at least to me, this was the very reason Bowe enlisted, to be some sort of messiah, bridging the gap between the USA and Taliban. Much like Obama he has delusions of grandeur.

Sharr on June 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

YES. That seems obvious.

Everything points to that. That he enlisted to be some sort of anti-American pro-Taliban “savior.”

anotherJoe on June 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Maybe Andrew Tahmooressi should claim to have converted. Then Dear Liar would take interest.

rbj on June 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Jihad? What’s wrong with Jihad? It just means like being a righteous dude. Dude.

Fox.
H8ers.

spiritof61 on June 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Most underreported story of the last 2 weeks.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Jihad? What’s wrong with Jihad? It just means like being a righteous dude. Dude.
Fox.
H8ers.
spiritof61 on June 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM
It means more like mass murder and sexism…

sorrowen on June 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM

LOL, OK, shark officially jumped. Bye, Felicia.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

What in hell are you going on about now?

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Largennese (sp?) finally reporting on this on Special Report.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

(waving) Excellent job you are doing sir.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

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

Deserter, collaborator and traitor, all you really need to know about Bowe Bergdhal.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

If obama had a white traitor deserter son, he’d look like bergdahl.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

libfreeordie on June 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

What in hell are you going on about now?

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

He believes that ALL of the Obama scandals are fake and only exist because evil white folk are racists and hate Obama because he’s Black. Not a smidgen of corruption in the Obamanation Administration.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

He believes that ALL of the Obama scandals are fake and only exist because evil white folk are racists and hate Obama because he’s Black. Not a smidgen of corruption in the Obamanation Administration.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

LOL! We sure have colorful names for our scandals! ;)

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM

What in hell are you going on about now?

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Wishing it would just stop.

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM

maybe there is a conversion video — and the Taliban’s simply been holding it for release.

maybe they passed on that video to the LA Times, who have experience in holding such videos for traitors.

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

This is a giant OOF!

workingclass artist on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Excellent point.

kingsjester on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Looks like Ole Bowe isn’t anything like Mariam Ibrahim.

Pecos on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

How is a guy a prisoner of a group he sought out?

BuckeyeSam on June 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Thank, you.

I am getting annoyed, seeing words like ‘captive’ or POW tagged to this story. They do not fit the truth of the matter.

Sharr on June 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

portlandon on June 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Thanks. It needs to be reported everywhere.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Yes, only place I’ve seen it so far is Breitbart.

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed#ixzz33nz82YI8

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Anyone who believes there will be fewer than 20-25 million illegals in the country when amnesty is passed is a moron.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:37 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

Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed#ixzz33nz82YI8

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Anyone who believes there will be fewer than 20-25 million illegals in the country when amnesty is passed is a moron.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

How many of these “children” are from the Middle East?

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

I think that is conservative est. for those already here. Knowing this band of fools in DC, when they further open the door, the ones allowed to send for their aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, etc., will bring millions more.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

This is a giant OOF!

workingclass artist on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

It’s treason.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

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.

Obama said he was ill. Sounds like summer camp.
There was another report that he played badminton.
Maybe Michele will give him a job in her “lets move” campaign.

Trucorgi on June 5, 2014 at 6:42 PM

How many of these “children” are from the Middle East?

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Good question. I blame Bush43 as much as Obama for this. Immediately after 9-11 Bush could have gotten border security and fencing across the southern border, but for personal reasons chose not.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

y chance we could get some posts on other stories? Like this one? Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/ Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed#ixzz33nz82YI8 cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Both are big stories with a common theme.

Lawlessness by barky.

Btw,, many ot those in the pics will probably land right down the road from me. They have been all week.

wolly4321 on June 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

s, only place I’ve seen it so far is Breitbart.

Drudge is covering other outlets.

wolly4321 on June 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

This is a giant OOF!

workingclass artist on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

It’s treason.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Exactly, Obama gave 6 million dollars to 5 Taliban 4 Star Generals and sent them back onto the battlefeild in exchange for a deserter, a collaborator and a traitor. No matter how you look at it, it is the classic definition of giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. TREASON no matter how you spin, it slice it or dice it.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

National Journal future headline: Does it matter if Bergdahl converted and declared Jihad?

Flange on June 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

The National Urinal no longer accepts reader comments.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Deserter, collaborator and traitor, all you really need to know about Bowe Bergdhal.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I have always been concerned that Obama’s ‘Rules Of Engagement’ made it impossible to win these wars…

… and what kind of effect that would have on our soldiers.

Seven Percent Solution on June 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

The panel on Special Report is going to cover this story in their next seg.

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

So that settles it, SIX TERRORISTS RELEASED.

In other news,

NO CIVILIAN captives even in Obama’s consideration in turning over 5 tollybon generals. SMART Power!!111!!!elebinty no available in hostage negotiations.

Any truth to the rumor that King Barky the Liar and his merry band of idiots also gave the tollybon $6 million too?

jukin3 on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

My jihad is…

“Watching the sunrise, avoiding harming the Taliban, struggling against a corrupt America, soccer, target practice with my Muslim brothers, and just trying to be the man Allah meant me to be.”

Bowe Bergdahl
Brevet Colonel, USA

spiritof61 on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Anyone who believes there will be fewer than 20-25 million illegals in the country when amnesty is passed is a moron.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Exactly right. In the years since Obama took over and especially recently since Rubio’s amnesty push, they have been pouring across the “border” by the millions. On any passage of amnesty, millions would all of the sudden appear out of the woodwork.

And after amnesty earn-esty, all the children in the US and relatives from Mexico and extended relatives and friends and whatnot of this 25+ million would eventually get citizenship too. Then the Hispanic voting bloc in coalition with the libs would be so strong that in truth nothing could stop this slippery slope runaway train from going all the way to a de facto merger with Mexico.

anotherJoe on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

… and what kind of effect that would have on our soldiers.

Seven Percent Solution on June 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

It has not been a good one, I can tell you that.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Converted to Islam?
Renounced his Citizenship?
Pledged Jihad against his mother Country?

So what?
This Country (with the concerted efforts of the Entire Presstitute Corpse [sic]) elected an Affirmative Action Buffoon as Leader of the Free World and The President of the United States.
King Taliobowmao Putt was, is and remains a Complete and Utter FRAUD.

What make ANYONE believe it will mean shiite if this fellow did ALL these things ‘stupidly’. So friggin’ what?

The coal and base power industry are being CRUSHED and we … yes WE as in both LIVerals, conservatives, knownothings, Greens, whatever are going to PAY DEARLY for this fool and his persuasions. Just wait until you see 50 cent/kilo-watt hour on you power bill. It’s a coming.

Have the Republicans located their ‘man parts’ yet?

When they get to marking up Articles of Impeachment … then and only then will I care to pay attention.
Otherwise … Stupid Americans.

Missilengr on June 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Yeah, I can’t get excited about this but it does fuzz up the imminent health issues.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

wolly4321 on June 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Sorry, must be a terrible situation there. And yes, it’s complete lawlessness and dereliction of duty.

cat_owner on June 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

They’ll just say he was brain washed poor baby…

sandee on June 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

How many of our Brightest and Best in World War II became Nazis after capture? How many pledged to worship the Emperor of Japan?

kingsjester on June 5, 2014 at 6:54 PM

TarheelBen on June 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

This.

dogsoldier on June 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM

How many of these “children” are from the Middle East?

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Good question. I blame Bush43 as much as Obama for this. Immediately after 9-11 Bush could have gotten border security and fencing across the southern border, but for personal reasons chose not.

bw222 on June 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Agree

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

So do we know whether TaliBowe was abused as a kid by his babysitter ? Did his mommy hurt his hoohaa ?
Because once this comes out, there will be so much sympathy for the dude !!

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Since Obama has said that he wouldn’t leave any American soldier behind, I wish someone would ask Obama:

Rather than the Taliban 5, would you have swapped Malia for Bergdahl?

I mean, if the CINC’s position is that we don’t leave any American soldier behind, then…

Would the circumstances of Bergdahl’s ‘disappearance’ factor into Obama’s calculus?

Would Obama have even thought about exchanging Malia for a AWOLer, deserter, defector, or collaborator Bergdahl?

Of course not.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

LOL, OK, shark officially jumped. Bye, Felicia.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

If Felicia is your code word for the effeminate President Barrack, I agree. Dude has jumped the shark and is on his way out.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

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

You two

Bergdahl converting is a feature not a bug for the leftists.

The slave of HA is desperate. How does race play into this?

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Exactly, Obama gave 6 million dollars to 5 Taliban 4 Star Generals and sent them back onto the battlefeild in exchange for a deserter, a collaborator and a traitor. No matter how you look at it, it is the classic definition of giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. TREASON no matter how you spin, it slice it or dice it.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Racist.

/

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Dude has jumped the shark and is on his way out.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Tomorrow he’ll be on his way home, his new caliphate.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

I’d wait awhile for this to shake out. From Twitchy:
Some are skeptical of Rosen’s sources, however, which include “a shadowy private firm” led by Duane R. Clarridge, “best known for having been indicted for lying to Congress about his role in the tangled set of events that became known as the Iran-Contra scandal,” Rosen concedes.

whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

How many of our Brightest and Best in World War II became Nazis after capture? How many pledged to worship the Emperor of Japan?

kingsjester on June 5, 2014 at 6:54 PM

The leftist pigs have already compared Begdahl to McCain, on TV.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOL, OK, shark officially jumped. Bye, Felicia.

libfreeordie on June 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

If Felicia is your code word for the effeminate President Barrack, I agree. Dude has jumped the shark and is on his way out.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Felicia… hahaha! It works. With the weight room workout, the ball throw, the football pass. Felicia. I like it.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

If Felicia is your code word for the effeminate President Barrack, I agree. Dude has jumped the shark and is on his way out.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

I pray fervently for this.

BUT

With the pack of socialists, rinholes, and general idiots we have in congress I think we’ll have to wait till his full term is up and see if we can survive the damage he has done, is doing, and will do until then.

Unless our military will save us from this traitor that the congress will not.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

Too late and “what difference at this point does it make?”

Btw, Harry Reid used this same phrase today. Not very smart.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Felicia… hahaha! It works. With the weight room workout, the ball throw, the football pass. Felicia. I like it.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hmm, thinking, thinking …

I agree. Felicia is my new code word for Barrack.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed
18m

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Sgt. Bowe Bergdal: Anyone who serves has a responsibility to people they serve with; as a nation, we have a responsibility to those who serve; we should not judge until we know the facts -@OKnox
Read more on yahoo.com

http://news.yahoo.com/gen–stanley-mcchrystal-on-bowe-bergdahl–hillary-clinton–and-his-call-to-national-service-181750459.html
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canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

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

Plus, what about the “I need an English speaker; I’m looking for the Taliban”.

He then was captured by the bad Haqqanis.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Unless our military will save us from this traitor that the congress will not.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Our military are not going to do that. The Senior Generals that would have to do it, do not consider their oaths to be to the United States Constitution, but to the Federal Government.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I agree. Felicia is my new code word for Barrack.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

It’s really “Girl”.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Unless our military will save us from this traitor that the congress will not.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Have you seen the leaders of our military lately ?
They’d rather carry out orders from vallery to kill us , than defend this country if given a choice.

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Unless our military will save us from this traitor that the congress will not.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Nah, the best ones were retired by obama and the current ones are all Hagels.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I agree. Felicia is my new code word for Barrack.

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

It’s really “Girl”.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Knowing his “proclivities” I think he means fellatio.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

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

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

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??:)

13 Things You Need to Know About Bowe Bergdahl
Key facts from the late Michael Hastings’ profile of the freed Taliban POW
By Tim Dickinson
June 2, 2014 6:00 PM ET

The late Michael Hastings wrote the definitive magazine profile of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Rolling Stone in June 2012. Now that America’s Last Prisoner of War has been released, in a prisoner exchange for five high-ranking Taliban officials, Hastings’ piece continues to offer crucial context – about why Bergdahl volunteered for service in the first place, about how this intense, moral young man became so horrified by America’s “good war” that he walked away from his unit’s remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, and about the abortive negotiations that could have secured Bergdahls release years ago.
Here 13 things you need to know about the American POW who is coming finally home, in the words of Hastings’ 2012 feature.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/13-things-you-need-to-know-about-bowe-bergdahl-20140602
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Bergdahl also wrote: “In the US army you are cut down for being honest… but if you are a conceited brown-nosing s**t bag you will be allowed to do whatever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/bowe-bergdahl-had-called-us-army-biggest-joke-full-liars-backstabbers-fools-bullies-letter-1593620
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At first, according to soldiers in his unit, Bowe seemed to embrace Army life. “He showed up, looked like a normal Joe,” says former Specialist Jason Fry, who is now studying for a master’s in theology. “When he first got to the unit, he was the leadership’s pet. He read the Ranger Handbook like no other. Some people resented him for it.” Bowe kept to himself, doing physical training on his own. “He never hung out with anyone, always in the background, never wanted to be in front of anything,” says Fry. He surrounded himself with piles of books, including Three Cups of Tea, about a humanitarian crusade to educate girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as instructions on Zen meditation and an introductory ethics handbook with writings from Aristotle, Augustine, Kant and Hume.

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canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

The panel on Special Report is going to cover this story in their next seg.

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Will was fine. Liasson, not surprisingly, wants Bergdahl to come out of this receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor. Krauthammer is a disappointment. He seems convinced that any suggestion Bergdahl defected or collaborated isn’t supported by these reports.

I still can’t get past two facts: Bergdahl packed up his valuables and shipped them home, and he walked off the post under cover of darkness without body armor and without a weapon. That shipment home reminds me of a reverse of the evidence of Private Santiago’s transfer in A Few Good Men. There, if Santiago were to be transferred, he hadn’t packed a thing though he was leaving at 6:00 the next morning. Here, why would Bergdahl ship everything of value home?

If someone wants to argue that Bergdahl had a change of heart once he was in Taliban hands, that may be possible. That doesn’t forgive his going AWOL. For crying out loud, Lee Harvey Oswald hated Russia and came running home to the US after a time.

BuckeyeSam on June 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

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

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

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I don’t know, but I bet a Pearl Handled Colt would be involved.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

It’s really “Girl”.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I feel like libfreeordie wants us to refer to Barrack as Felicia.

:-)

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I have a question for him.

Why did he desert his post?

LashRambo on June 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Update: He may have been anti-America, but was he pro-Taliban?
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I want to know,…if he converted to

an,

IslamicJiahady Full Blown Allah Ack Ack Snack Bar!

Oh,..if he has a tweet, thats States,

Death to America,…that’ll seal the deal!!!!!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

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

Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction” and that “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.”

How is it that this cupid stunt still in any public position?

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I agree everything points to desertion.The other I’m gonna have to give the 48 hour rule…

sandee on June 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

whatcat on June 5, 2014 at 6:59 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

The “schtruggle is on”

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:14 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

How is it that this cupid stunt still in any public position?

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Scared republicans?

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

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

I feel like libfreeordie wants us to refer to Barrack as Felicia.

:-)

hawkdriver on June 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Knowing his “proclivities” I think he means fFellatio.

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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