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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    So why does Bergdhal get the blame when it wasn't his decision?
    Because I believe it was his willful action that put us in that position. He willingly walked off his base and allowed himself to be captured. Do you think it is an accident that he's the only American soldier taken prisoner in Afghanistan? His actions caused the deaths of at least six soldiers and forced the release of some very dangerous men. It also set a terrible precedent for any soldier or diplomat currently in harm's way. There is now an established price for their release, and that makes them valuable targets.
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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Pentagon: He walked away. Its Desertion. Just needs to be charged.


    A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

    The military investigation was broader than a criminal inquiry, this official said, and it didn't formally accuse Bergdahl of desertion. In interviews, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, "delusional" person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his army post, the official said.

    U.S. military and intelligence agencies had made every effort to monitor Bergdahl's location and his health, the official said, through both signals intelligence and a network of spies.....snip~

    U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away
    That's why Dempsy stated today there was a possibility of Bergdahl facing desertion charges. Colonel Hunt stated on Oreilly last night that we lost 14 men looking for Bergdahl.


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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Why would it be different if a soldier died in the performance of his duties while looking for a missing/abducted soldier who is held by the taliban or if a soldier died in the performance of his duty while looking for a taliban commander.

    In both circumstances his death is tragic and horrendous for his loved ones, the army just should not have lied about it IMO.
    Bergdahl left his post; a decision that cost lives.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I agree but in order to do that you would need hard evidence. How many soldiers in Vietnam lost their mind and ended up walking off into the jungle only to get picked up?
    There's no evodence that he lost his mind.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's no evodence that he lost his mind.
    He wondered off into the afghan mountains with only a knife, some water and a compass with no plan of action. Pretty sure he wasn't 100%.
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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Because I believe it was his willful action that put us in that position. He willingly walked off his base and allowed himself to be captured. Do you think it is an accident that he's the only American soldier taken prisoner in Afghanistan? His actions caused the deaths of at least six soldiers and forced the release of some very dangerous men. It also set a terrible precedent for any soldier or diplomat currently in harm's way. There is now an established price for their release, and that makes them valuable targets.
    Bergdahl may have deserted, I don't know, and frankly I don't care. If people died looking for him, its tragic, but they died in military service and did not trade their lives for his. They died following military orders. Some people die in training accidents. Some people die invading a nation based on a mountain of lies. That's the nature of military service. Don't put on the uniform if you're not prepared.

    Regarding the price paid in terrorist captives, that's also not Bergdhal's responsibility. Blame Obama on that one, if you want.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    So why does Bergdhal get the blame when it wasn't his decision?
    Really, why aint he a "hero" just like all the rest.

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Really, why aint he a "hero" just like all the rest.
    His Type and Obamabot himself.....We don't need another Hero. Just sayin


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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    ROEs.....and 9800 that wont be.

    What the other funny part is. The Taliban isn't the ruling government of Afghanistan. Yet we are talking to them like they are. Imagine that!
    I think this is what is known as foreshadowing.

    A little disheartening when you consider that the exact same people we went in to get rid of at the start will be the ones to fill the power vacuum after we leave...

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    Re: Parents of fallen soldier: Our son died looking for Bergdahl and the military lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I think this is what is known as foreshadowing.

    A little disheartening when you consider that the exact same people we went in to get rid of at the start will be the ones to fill the power vacuum after we leave...
    It could be worse (see Iraq).

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