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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I was wondering why he kept getting promoted.....was it due to being Captured? I didn't know one could be promoted for such.
    In todays Obama PC military I suppose you can be promoted for desertion, surrendering to the enemy, dressing in drag but don't ever piss on the dead corpse of the enemy who killed Americans. Obama will order a court martial. I **** you not.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I'm just glad that he's free. You guys can fistfight about the partisan angle.
    There is nothing 'partisan' about it, no matter how much you want that to be true. There are a lot of questions about this guy and this deal, why do you not want to address any of it? You one of those that believes government can do no wrong (or do no wrong when it's the guys you like in charge)?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    In todays Obama PC military I suppose you can be promoted for desertion, surrendering to the enemy, dressing in drag but don't ever piss on the dead corpse of the enemy who killed Americans. Obama will order a court martial. I **** you not.
    Well.....I just never heard of one while being in captivity that they would keep getting promoted.

    Good thing back in our day it didn't happen. Just think WTH could have happened. If Johnny Quest ended up with Stars on his Shoulders, rather than in his eyes.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Thomas Owens Forwarded from Jeff Howard.

    "We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to "walk the earth" and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he's gone. We search everywhere, and can't find him. He left his weapon, his kit, and other sensitive items. He only took some water, a compass and a knife. We find some afghan kids shortly after who saw an american walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them. We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that's what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him. PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. 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."


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    If this is true...this guy needs to see the inside of a jail cell because no telling what plots they dreamed up while he was their "prisoner" to use against the usa once he arrives...plus the release of 5 others. That is SIX now ready to wreck havoc on us.

    Something stinks.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    (George Washington himself said that the death penalty is to be considered for those who commit torture of prisoners)
    George Washington also ordered the torture of prisoners, as well as stood by while he knew what was going on, doing nothing to stop it. /historylesson
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Time for another phony Republican "select" committee".
    How many more tens and hundreds of millions of dollars can we waste GOPs?
    And let's make sure it goes through the 2014 election like all the others .
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    There is nothing 'partisan' about it, no matter how much you want that to be true. There are a lot of questions about this guy and this deal, why do you not want to address any of it? You one of those that believes government can do no wrong (or do no wrong when it's the guys you like in charge)?
    Hey Arbo.

    As soon as some (Obama supporters) found out that Obama again has broken the law, they made it a partisan issue.

    ****, I'm still trying to find out why my tax money is being used by ICE for transporting illegal aliens who were caught crossing the border and are being dropped off at the bus depot in Phoenix, Arizona ?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    George Washington also ordered the torture of prisoners, as well as stood by while he knew what was going on, doing nothing to stop it. /historylesson
    And the times are so related to each other, now and then, aren't they arbo ?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    As soon as some (Obama supporters) found out that Obama again has broken the law, they made it a partisan issue.
    You apache are always the first to make anything Obama a partisan issue, and then accuse Obama supporters of such a lie.
    Once again, apache who has admitted he can't stand having Obama as his C-in-C, accuses Obama of breaking the law.
    We need another phony GOP "select" committee .
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Lady P......the Taliban gave us a List, with their Names on them. These guys are leader types for the Taliban. Their version of Commanders or Officers.

    Also the bottomline.....Qatar can't be trusted to prevent them from doing anything to anyone.
    It makes sense that they would want their leaders released - we probably would, too, but we're not terrorists. Has McCain had anything to say about the swap? I missed it if he did.

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