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

    Col Peters has been making the rounds talking about Bergdahl and those who served with him. Many are saying Bergdahl doesn't deserve any benefits. That none should Address him as SGT.

    Peters says Team BO despite any Peace talks......that BO thought he could cop a feel good moment and that this would have brought him some positive news, help him with some poll numbers. That BO's Advisors should have done their Homework.

    Not only is Congress outraged by what BO did but the American people are against Bergdahl. His own Unit members are online talking all about him and how the Army knows he is not any type of hero. Rolling Stone was hit up with major traffic. People all going back to News Pieces from 2010 on Berghdal.

    Most that served with him.....consider him a Deserter. He left in the middle of the night, in shorts and out of uniform.

    Btw.....the Afghans Official government has responded back. They knew nothing of this deal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Col Peters has been making the rounds talking about Bergdahl and those who served with him. Many are saying Bergdahl doesn't deserve any benefits. That none should Address him as SGT.

    Peters says Team BO despite any Peace talks......that BO thought he could cop a feel good moment and that this would have brought him some positive news, help him with some poll numbers. That BO's Advisors should have done their Homework.

    Not only is Congress outraged by what BO did but the American people are against Bergdahl. His own Unit members are online talking all about him and how the Army knows he is not any type of hero. Rolling Stone was hit up with major traffic. People all going back to News Pieces from 2010 on Berghdal.

    Most that served with him.....consider him a Deserter. He left in the middle of the night, in shorts and out of uniform.

    Btw.....the Afghans Official government has responded back. They knew nothing of this deal.
    WTH? Why didn't the Afghan government know of this deal? How is it that this administration knows the Taliban well enough to know who their leaders are and the correct phone numbers to call to talk about a prisoner exchange without the Afghan government's assistance? This whole story smells very bad, if all the news is true!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    WTH? Why didn't the Afghan government know of this deal? How is it that this administration knows the Taliban well enough to know who their leaders are and the correct phone numbers to call to talk about a prisoner exchange without the Afghan government's assistance? This whole story smells very bad, if all the news is true!
    From what I gather from the media reporting, the administration never directly spoke to anyone from the Taliban. They used Qatar as an intermediary to make the deal, and Qatar is where the 5 gitmo detainees will be living for 1 year before they are set free. Makes me wonder how many Taliban operational contacts are going to be wondering in and out of Qatar? You know, that's not a half bad idea, stake out these guys in Qatar and see who comes and goes. Hmmm. Interesting idea. Of course I'm under no delusions that the CIA hasn't thought of that first.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yes Ttwtt.....he walked off. He says off of a patrol. But.....he asked his CO what Military equipment would we not want to fall into the Enemies hands. The CO told him the night Vision Goggles and his weapon. So he left them.....took a knife canteen camera and diary. Made off to cross over the Mountains into Pakistan.

    One thing all were clear on is.....they know he was drunk. When he disappeared. Which I doubt he would be drunk......and out on Patrol.
    Its news to me that he may have purposely deserted his post, if thats true, we should trade back.

    Also, I kind of wish we have implanted tracking devices on those terrorists we let go-perhaps they will be exposed to large amounts of kinetic energy soon. More likely with the chump in chief in the whitehouse, thats a no.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I didn't see it saying that Skipper. It says he was allowed to celebrate his religious beliefs. Not that the Islamists were celebrating his events.

    But they did learn to play Badminton.....now those pics I want to see.
    The OP says this "and even celebrated Christmas and Easter with the hardline Islamists"

    With is the important word here. I get from that, that they celebrated with him, not just let him celebrate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The OP says this "and even celebrated Christmas and Easter with the hardline Islamists"

    With is the important word here. I get from that, that they celebrated with him, not just let him celebrate.
    Perhaps those islamist terrorists have a heart of gold, eh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    WTH? Why didn't the Afghan government know of this deal? How is it that this administration knows the Taliban well enough to know who their leaders are and the correct phone numbers to call to talk about a prisoner exchange without the Afghan government's assistance? This whole story smells very bad, if all the news is true!
    Mornin Lady P. That's what the word is. None in Afghanistan that are the Official ruling government. Had no word they are saying. They just had an election over there. Think is.....the Taliban is not the Ruling Authority in Afghanistan.

    We haven't been able to talk with the Taliban for over 2 and half years. They wont speak with any of our people So they are using Qatar as an intermediary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its news to me that he may have purposely deserted his post, if thats true, we should trade back.

    Also, I kind of wish we have implanted tracking devices on those terrorists we let go-perhaps they will be exposed to large amounts of kinetic energy soon. More likely with the chump in chief in the whitehouse, thats a no.
    Heya USC. That's what I would have done.

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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. Bergdahl, the only US soldier detained in Afghanistan since war began in 2001, was released Saturday in exchange for the freeing of five senior Taliban figures held at Guantanamo Bay, in a dramatic deal brokered by Qatar.

    A commander of the Haqqani network, a militant outfit allied with the Taliban with ties to Al-Qaeda, on Sunday painted a picture of a man who adjusted to his new life by engaging with his captors while clinging to aspects of his own identity.

    "He was fond of kawa (Afghan green tea). He drank a lot of kawa all day, which he mostly prepared himself," the commander told AFP by phone from an undisclosed location in Pakistan's tribal areas. Over time, Bergdahl, now 28, grew fluent in Pashto and Dari, he said.

    Militant sources disagree over the circumstances surrounding his capture, but several -- then and now -- described him as being "drunk".

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demurred Sunday when asked by reporters if Bergdahl had gone AWOL (absent without leave) or deserted his post, saying only that "other circumstances that may develop, and questions -- those will be dealt with later".

    "Sangeen kept him in Paktika, Paktia and parts of Khost before bringing him to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border," the Haqqani commander said, referring to districts located in eastern Afghanistan.....snip~




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    Should Bowe Bergdahl Be Court-Martialed? What say ye?
    I answered with 'I Don't Know' because I'm not buying the story that this guy is an infantryman who abandoned his post. From my time in the field, I just have a guy feeling this guy is an intelligence officer. But, who can say?
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    I answered with 'I Don't Know' because I'm not buying the story that this guy is an infantryman who abandoned his post. From my time in the field, I just have a guy feeling this guy is an intelligence officer. But, who can say?
    I voted "I dont know" as well. If there is enough evidence to bring him before a military court, I guess we'll learn the truth then.

    Looking at his dad, I doubt very seriously he was an intelligence officer... but we'll see .

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