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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Yup.
    It's just peculiar in several ways.
    • The timing.
    • It's been said that Leon Panetta wouldn't take this deal when he was SecDef.
    • It's okay to bargain with the "Tolleybahn" to release stone cold murdering terrorists to get back a guy who appears to have walked into their arms, but not bargain with Mexico to get back a Marine who took a wrong turn.
    • As for the notion that the Administration doesn't leave a man on the battlefield, well ... Benghazi.
    Well I'm wondering what the deal is with the Marine in Mexco, I forget the details. Do they have legitimate cause to hold him? If not, Obama should have called the Prez of Mexico and gave him 48 hours to release him, or face our military. I think we've tolerated quite enough from Mexico around our border area anyhow. Those guys shooting across our border at our people takes some big brass balls, and I'd tell them they can stop doing that or we'll treat it as an act of war.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Well I can only speak for myself, but I'd be willing to do whatever it takes to survive if I was being held against my will. Bear in mind without all the facts, I can't say for sure what level of unwillingness was involved in his detention. In any case, you gotta do what you gotta do, know what I mean?

    Mornin' Johnson. Here is some of what the Taliban stated back in January of this Year.


    Afghan Taliban: US soldier Bergdahl a 'precious bird'

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Members of the Afghan Taliban confirmed to NBC News on Thursday that they are still holding the American soldier Bowe Bergdahl who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, but claimed he sometimes stops eating and drinking.

    “He is our special guest, and we consider him a precious bird, that’s why our men are taking care of him. We have been arranging food of his choice, but sometimes he stops eating and drinking and his hunger strike continues for a few days,” said a senior member of the Afghan Taliban, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    Only official Afghan Taliban spokesmen Qari Yousaf Ahmadi and Zabihullah Mujahid, are allowed to interact with media.

    Bergdahl was later shifted to Pakistan’s tribal areas and held in the mountains, according to the Taliban commander. His captor, Sangeen, died in a U. S. drone attack last year in Pakistan’s North Waziristan.

    Two years ago, when the Taliban opened their office in Qatar for peace talks with the U.S., there were prospects of an exchange of prisoners. The Haqqani network handed Bergdahl over to the Afghan Taliban because they wanted to exchange him for their top five commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, the Taliban commander said.

    “U.S. officials had promised us that first they would exchange prisoners and then start peace talks. But it didn’t take place. And finally when there was no hope of prisoners’ swap, the soldier was returned to the Haqqani network,” the Taliban commander said.

    Gates added that he’s glad his captors have apparently taken care of him.....snip~

    Afghan Taliban: US soldier Bergdahl a 'precious bird' - World News
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Seems almost like the guy was all over the place mentally
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    I think the guy needs a thorough mental examination at some point. Not just about his "capture" or whatever you would want to call it. Seems to me he's not the most stable individual.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Not mentioned, but I imagine that instructing enemy fighters in small unit tactics and how to use cellphones to detonate roadside IED's would be up there...
    If true he should face the firing Squad.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post

    Should Bowe Bergdahl Be Court-Martialed? What say ye?
    I voted No but that was before the allegations of him going AWOL came out. So I change my vote to yes.If there is enough evidence to support a court martial hearing regarding the allegations he went AWOL then yes there should be a court martial hearing and if found guilty he should have the book thrown at him. The whole teaching his captors badminton and other **** is irrelevant.His dad growing a beard and learning what ever ****en language his son's captors speak is irrelevant.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 06-04-14 at 06:36 PM.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Miranshah (Pakistan) (AFP) - Freed US soldier Bowe Bergdahl developed a love for Afghan green tea, taught his captors badminton, and even celebrated Christmas and Easter with the hardline Islamists, a Pakistani militant commander told AFP Sunday
    Interesting. You paint the captors as decent, ordinary people. Is this your position, or do you wish to retract it?
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Interesting. You paint the captors as decent, ordinary people. Is this your position, or do you wish to retract it?
    Try again.....when you read thru the thread. Oh, and I didn't write that piece for that news agency.

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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    I believe he should be scolded, court martial is a little too extreme. At the end of the day if we are at war the enemy is the enemy. There is no need to get close to them until wartime is over.
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Try again.....when you read thru the thread. Oh, and I didn't write that piece for that news agency.
    Why did you quote that story if you didn't believe it?
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