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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    my full response to this post would break my resolution from a few years ago. i give exactly zero ****s about partisan nonsense. have a good one.
    How is it, "partisan nonsense"?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is it, "partisan nonsense"?
    i'm not going to have a partisan fistfight about a POW's release. this will be my last response to anything you post on this subject.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Apparently we DO negotiate with terrorists. Of course we're glad to get this soldier back alive, but not at this cost. How many soldiers will these released Taliban kill? How many soldiers will now be hunted for ransom? What other unintended consequences will increase the threat to soldiers because we gave into terrorist demands.



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    That was what makes the thing feel uneasy.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You are justified in your outrage on this count.

    You'll never be justified using the VA scandal in this way to dishonor those dead soldiers who you are trying to use to always get at YOUR C-in-C..
    What is it about the GOP and its posters that makes them feel they can dance on the graves of anyone KIA during a DEM President?

    Besides, those hundreds of thousands of Veterans from the Iraqi war, backed up with Veterans until WW2, all happened under Obama didn't they?
    Wasn't it Shenseki who made Vietnam Veterans eligible for more VA benefits with new rules on Agent Orange in 2009?
    And wasn't it your GOP House who refused to pay for the Veterans' care, including for my Father ?

    I think this is going to blow up in Obama's face. He's already treating this deserter as some kind of a hero.

    When Shrub first posted this story I had completely forgotten who Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was until cpwill reminded us that this was the scumbag who deserted his post in a combat zone. A capital offense.

    It seems that those on active duty today and the Iraqi and Afghan vets didn't forget who this guy is and what he did.

    I couple of Marines urinate on a dead Taliban fighter corpse and Obama ordered their court martial. This will be interesting if Obama will fulfill his oath of office as Commander in Chief and order the court martial of Bergdahl ?

    Then a few hours later after this thread was first posted we are informed by members of Congress that President Obama broke the law by not first notifying Congress thirty days before any detainee being held at GITMO is removed from the facility. Not a misdemeanor by a high crime.

    No partisan bull crap here. A soldier desert in violation of Article 85 of the UCMJ during war time, a capital offense and a President breaks the law again. When it becomes partisan is when Nancy Pelosi isn't writing up articles of impeachment.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You are justified in your outrage on this count.
    I really don't need your permission
    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You'll never be justified using the VA scandal in this way to dishonor those dead soldiers who you are trying to use to always get at YOUR C-in-C..
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    And wasn't it your GOP House who refused to pay for the Veterans' care, including for my Father ?
    You'll have to explain that one. I certainly hope you aren't referencing that distraction the dems put up recently that had no funding and violated the agreed upon limits Congress put on itself last year.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews all died looking for this deserter.
    Obama will probably give him a medal for pushing the VA scandal out of the headlines.
    We'll call it "The Distracted Double Cross"


    So many different stories.....any links on what he actually did?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I think this is wonderful news, especially of course for himself and also his family/parents. They must be over the moon and incredibly happy.

    I think he will need serious mental health support in the near future because he will have suffered physically but he will also have suffered mentally, 5 years of captivity is not easy for anyone
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    No doubt that he'll need a lot of help.

    Let's hope that he has better luck with the VA than many have had.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    So many different stories.....any links on what he actually did?
    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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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No doubt that he'll need a lot of help.

    Let's hope that he has better luck with the VA than many have had.
    Sadly all US governments lately have been failing the brave men and women they have been sending into battle.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sadly all US governments lately have been failing the brave men and women they have been sending into battle.



    It does look like quite a few vets are having a rough time getting the treatment that they deserve.

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