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

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

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

    Bergdahl will now remain at the Landstuhl centre in Germany while he continues his "reintegration process," the army said. Officials had said Saturday he was in "good" condition.

    "This is a guy who probably went through hell for the last five years," Hagel told NBC's "Meet the Press".....snip~

    Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played badminton with captors


    Hagel and Rice have focused on his Health was beginning to deteriorate.....according to what I am getting he walked and got up into the helicopter without any help. After they had removed his blindfold. Anything else.....is all about how they didn't want to leave one of ours behind.

    Again this guy was Promoted not once......but twice in captivity. Now he will stay in Germany until his reintegrated back into speaking English, and to also check and see if he has turned.

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

    Hardline Islamists celebrating Easter and Christmas while playing Badminton. THERE'S a picture!
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Not based on playing badminton, learning the language in 5 years or celebrating holidays. Other than the mention of being drunk and AWOL, am I missing something?
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Hardline Islamists celebrating Easter and Christmas while playing Badminton. THERE'S a picture!
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Not based on playing badmitton, learning the language in 5 years or celebrating holidays. Other than the mention of being drunk and AWOL, am I missing something?
    Heya X ......he deserted. Its not just going AWOL.

    Also this Administration is stating his health was an issue. So therefore they had to act.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    and even celebrated Christmas and Easter with the hardline Islamists,
    You know the BS detector light flickered a little when I read that line.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    You know the BS detector light flickered a little when I read that line.
    Mornin' Crosscheck......I wouldn't trust all the Pakistani have to say. Makes me think they knew where he was, and that's no BS.

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

    Based on what? Is there evidence that he committed such an offense?
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    Re: Freed US soldier celebrated Xmas, played Badminton with Captors.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Based on what? Is there evidence that he committed such an offense?
    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.

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