As we reported yesterday, there is much controversy surrounding the negotiations to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban forces. Today, we have even more information to share… and none of it seems good.
Something that much of the media seems to be missing but Col. Allen West caught came directly from the lips of Bowe Bergdahl’s father, and it’s pretty tellinh. Col. West received an email yesterday morning from a friend who was formerly with the CIA and is now an analyst on foreign affairs. She was watching the Bergdahl’s appearance at the White House with President Obama and had this to say –
“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”
Another aspect of the story that the liberal media has been light in covering (but may now be catching up on) can be seen in one of CNN’s latest reports. While the Obama administration and many military supporters may be happy to have Bergdahl home soon, his comrades are not so excited by the thought of his homecoming.
The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him, veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose “selfish act” ended up costing the lives of better men.
“I was pissed off then, and I am even more so now with everything going on,” said former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. “Bowe Bergdahldeserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”
Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only acknowledge his actions publicly but face a military trial for desertion under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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.
“Any of us would have died for him while he was with us, and then for him to just leave us like that, it was a very big betrayal,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Josh Korder, who has the name of three soldiers who died while searching for Bergdahl tatooed on his back.
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.
“I don’t think I could have continued to go on without being able to share with you and the people the true things that happened in this situation,” Korder said Monday. “Because if you guys aren’t made aware of it, it will just go on, and he’ll be a hero, and nobody will be able to know the truth.”
Many soldiers on the ground at the time said insurgents were able to take advantage of the intense search for Bergdahl.
“A huge thing in-country is not building patterns. Well when you are looking for a person everyday that creates a pattern. While searching for him, ambushes and IEDs picked up tremendously. Enemy knew we would be coming. IEDs started being placed more effectively in the coming weeks. Ambushes were more calculated, cover and concealment was used,” Cody tweeted.
“It was unbelievable,” the soldier said. “All because of the selfish act of one person. The amount of animosity (toward him) is nothing like you’ve ever seen before.”
That Bergdahl was freed in an exchange for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay is a further source of consternation.
“I don’t understand why we’re trading prisoners at Gitmo for somebody who deserted during a time of war, which is an act of treason,” Vierkant said.
It’s a good question.
In fact, we’re now hearing that Bergdahl is being investigated as a possible collaborator with the Taliban. Which would make the entire situation even more insane. Perhaps the trade becomes worth it if, if it means arresting a criminal collaborator?
Whatever the outcome, the point is that Bergdahl’s desertion cost many lives. His decision to abandon his comrades and walk off while on duty would have devastating repercussions for the men he served with and for their families. His selfish display has made orphans of children, and widows of wives. American soldiers were killed searching in vain for the cowardly comrade who slunk away…
Now, five hardened violent and evil men have been released back into the world. Five terrorist commanders will retake their place at the top of their respective terrorist networks. Five terrifying murderers will begin planning and carrying out attacks on innocent people once again…
And Bowe Bergdahl is to thank.
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