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Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban’s “Made for TV” release of a traitorous stooge

By Suzanne Eovaldi,  staff writer

“Boys are for pleasure, women are for babies,” former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb told CNN viewers as he explained that the Taliban propaganda film of Bowe Bergdahl’s release was carefully crafted to throw many cruel insults at America in order to flood the Middle East with the message that the Taliban had achieved victory over the great Satan! (1) 

The fact that Bowe Bergdahl had no beard, no facial hair was meant to convey the message to world audiences that he, i.e. America, had been emasculated, rendered weak, unable to win the battle for hearts and minds!  In the Afghan culture, thick beards and facial hair are signs of virility, masculinity on steroids.  Webb said the entire scenario was a deftly drawn propaganda event aimed to humiliate the United States, our fighting men in Afghanistan and to tell the entire world we have been defeated!

“It’s an insult to shake with the left hand,” an affront to the Taliban who knew to send this non-verbal message, even though our vulnerable Special Forces extraction team had to operate during the daylight, without protection of backup power of our military.  Our team had to keep their right hands free as they were meeting up with heavily armed Haqqani troops carrying grenade launchers and heavy duty assault rifles.  Had something gone wrong, our copter “would have been a bullet magnet!”  Again, the message the Taliban was sending to the Western world is, “we’re compassionate; Bergdahl is able to walk out on his own.”  But the propaganda payload sent to Arabic TV was that the clothed in white “Americans are weak, they’ve lost another war, we’ve won this one for Allah.”

The fact that the Taliban filmed the whole thing and CNN simply picked up the feed immediately sends a message that the terrorists were in control.

Now, let’s examine the message the Muslim world was picking up on in this film, as revealed by the hints of former Navy SEAL Webb.  Wiki defines Bacheh-baazi as a Persian word for “playing with kids; also a child, young man, kid; it is a slang term that is commonly used for sexual slavery and child prostitution.”  Bacha bazi was exposed in a 2010 documentary aired on PBS’s Frontline.  “These batchas or dancing boys are a recognised (sic) institution throughout” Afghanistan, Wiki continues. “Bacha bazi is one form of pederasty which has been prevalent in that area since ancient times.”  (2)  What has to be noted here is that no female soldiers were on the US extraction team, and that the closest visual of a feminine—or rather, effeminate–presence in the entire event was Bergdahl himself.  Think about the symbolism in our currently politically correct culture that the Afghanis are exploiting.

A clean-appearing, childlike male next to heavily armed, bearded, very virile Afghan males conveys. . .you connect the dots.  The left hand over the chest greeting the Special Ops rescue soldier gave was met equally with one from the other side, neutralizing slightly the handover.

The contrast between the appearance of Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban soldiers who released him is very startling, especially given the look of Bergdahl in terrorist’s “proof of life” videos as he sits cross legged on a floor mat, eating out of a bowl in typical Middle Eastern meal tradition.  One sees these dining-on-the-floor scenarios all over the North African Imperial Cities in Morocco of Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat. So any viewer with half a sense of travel in the Atlas Mountain regions should easily be able to recognize what’s going on in the Afghan mountain made-for-the-movies-agitprop. (3)

“Our government knows full well that he deserted…it looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban.  They (U.S.) refuse to acknowledge it. . .What he did affected his family and his whole town back home who don’t know the truth. . .our movements, locations, tactics, weak points on vehicles, and other things for the enemy to exploit are just a few possibilities,” says an un-identified (for this post) soldier companion of Bergdahl. (4) “He failed his brothers.” So not only were the wise-to-Western-messaging Taliban able to exploit Bergdahl’s walk around the earth; they astutely manipulated his handover for television and the internet the world over!

SOURCES:  (1) Brandon Webb, CNN afternoon newscast, June 3, 2014  
(2)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacha_bazi  
(3) agitprop . abbreviated from Russian agitatsiya propaganda (agitation propaganda), political strategy in which the techniques of agitation and propaganda are used to influence and mobilize public opinion/http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/9224/agitprop     
(4) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162450/posts

Obama destroys America’s credibility for political gain

By Jim Emerson,  staff writer

The Era of Obama’s Unintended Consequences

Fox News James Rosen reported that while Bowe Bergdahl was in captivity he converted to Islam and declared himself a mujahid. Mujahid means one who struggles for the sake of Allah. Not surprisingly, in recent years it was closely associated with Islamic extremists. Fox News obtained Secret situation reports or SITREPS that detail Bergdahl’s life in the hands Haqqani captors. His life over the last five years, according to the SITREPS, consisted of a progression from mistreatment to acceptance to eventually trusting Bergdahl with a loaded AK-47. (1)

In 2010 Bergdahl attempted to escape and disappeared for 5 days before being recaptured. He was confined in a custom built cage. In time he gained the trust of the Haqqani and his treatment improved.  Analysts have concluded that the change and allegiance to his captors would indicate he may have may have capitulated to Stockholm syndrome in order to survive. SITREPS doesn’t mention whether Bergdahl actively collaborated with the Haqqani or the Taliban while being held but it doesn’t excuse him from deserting his post and further endangering American soldiers by deliberately placing them  in harm’s way.

Negotiation for Bergdahl began a few months after he left his post and was captured. SITREPs indicate that Warlord Sirajuddin Haqqani first proposed a prisoner swap with the Americans through Pakistani political contacts. The Reports mention failed, July, 2010 negotiations between the Haqqani and the State Department at the end of which Bergdahl was relocated. It’s likely that negotiations for a prisoner swap occurred off and on until his release. The Haqqani had a valuable asset and knew that the United States would eventually cower to their demands.

Unintended Consequences

The prisoner exchange has encouraged the Taliban and the Haqqani to kidnap more U.S. service members and Americans in general now that the Obama administration is willing to negotiate with them. (2) An unnamed Taliban commander to Time Magazine “It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people.” Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.” Not only will terrorists get their Taliban brother/brothers back, but a deal with politically motivated crooks like Barack Obama might also be profitable as well. (3)

It’s quite likely that Bergdahl’s life was never in danger because he was too valuable to the Haqqani to lose or harm. Obama needed a distraction from myriad White House scandals and he got one.

Marco Rubio told Time Magazine that “[Obama] set a precedent that will encourage enemies of the United States to target American men and women in uniform and capture them in order to carry out a similar exchange in the future.” History may record this time as the era of Obama’s Unintended Consequences.

The Real losers

The people of Afghanistan who survived the reign of terror under Taliban rule are frightened that some of the monsters of their past are now free. They are now fearful of revenge courtesy of Mullah Obama.

Sources:
1.    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/05/exclusive-bergdahl-declared-jihad-in-2010-secret-documents-show/
2.    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/05/taliban-encouraged-to-kidnap-swap-more-us-soldiers-for-gitmo-prisoners-report/
3.    http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/06/04/report-obama-may-have-exchanged-money-taliban-prisoners-bowe-bergdahl

Responsible for the death of his American rescuers, Bergdahl should face a Court Martial

By Suzanne Eovaldi,  staff writer

These are the six American hero warriors who were killed searching for Bowe Bergdahl:  PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews. Eight more of our soldiers also were KIA searching for the missing Bergdahl according to Fox News.

This is Part II of a reportedly on the ground account about what really happened that night the young man from Idaho slipped past America’s wire in Afghanistan.   “Everyone was spun up to find this guy.  News outlets all over the country were putting out FALSE INFORMATION.”  (1)  An American soldier’s account of what happened after Bowe Bergdahl walked across the wire continues. 

“Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.  Fighting 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.”  (my caps) (2)   Special Forces Commander Michael Waltz re-iterates what this platoon soldier says: “Two failed bomb ambushes by the Taliban to lure Special Ops into traps.” (3)  Waltz then went on to describe how our units
walked into booby trapped buildings, one of which even had the bombs strapped to the ceiling to avoid detection.  “The bombs didn’t go off,” Waltz said, or even more American soldiers would have been killed.  “I’m avoiding the use of the word capture,” the Special Ops commander told an afternoon Fox audience!

Now read more from the platoon soldier:  “His (Bergdahl) 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.”  (4)  And here’s what this Free Republic commenter has to say about the current American administration:  “The Government knows full well that he deserted.  It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban.  They refuse to acknowledge.  Hell, they even promoted him to Sergeant which MAKES ME SICK.”  

Then this earnest writer shows the Bergdahl family the compassion and thoughtfulness that their night-walking son didn’t show his own companions: “I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back.  They don’t know the truth. . .either way what matters is that good men died because of him.”  Speaking from his own on the ground experience about what should happen: “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.” 

What does this American soldier want done?   “[Bergdahl] should be tried under the UCMJ for being a DESERTER and judged for what he did.”

CiR posted Part I of this on the ground report on 6/3 and since that time, more information and outrage have flooded the internet.  The NYPOST andother outlets are quoting the Email Bergdahl sent to his father as reported in last year’s Rolling Stone article by Michael Hastings.  “I am ashamed to be an American…the horror that is America is disgusting,” wrote Bergdahl. (5)  Saying he wanted to “Walk the Earth,” this returnee slipped under the American wire that protected him.  Soon Bergdahl will be back stateside and that wire won’t be around him.  If the story of his desertion is true, he’ll have to face the citizens of the nation he walked away from.  But what else can we surmise?  Did Barack Obama want the Gang of Five out of Gitmo more than he wanted Bowe Bergdahl out of the Taliban tent?  Closing Gitmo was a campaign promise.  Did the Taliban leadership get to pick who they wanted out as was briefly reported?

This “prisoner” exchange has unleashed the worst of the worst hounds or war upon all of us; on our soldiers, on other Americans and our allies will continue to pay with their lives.

SOURCES:  (1)  (2)   (4)  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162450/posts   (3) Fox News report June 2, 2014 

(5)  http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-america’s-last-known-pow    by Michael Gartland who quotes BB in the Rolling Stone story in an Email to his parents 3 days before he went missing.

Bergdahl release a richly deserved political and PR catastrophe for Obama

By Jim Emerson,  staff writer

After approximately five years of captivity, Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American held prisoner by the Taliban, was released to the United States military in Afghanistan. The Taliban (Haqqani) agreed to return Bergdahl in exchange for five Afghan terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay. The agreement was negotiated in and mediated by Qatar. Obama ignored the nation’s longtime policy of not negotiating with terrorists in order to obtain Bergdahl’s release. In the deal, Qatar will take custody of the freed Taliban prisoners. 

Feeling confident that he knocked other scandals out of the headlines, Obama took his victory lap by pronouncing that the return of Bergdahl “is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.” Excluding Mexico, that is. Of course those left behind in Benghazi were NOT in uniform.

In the words of the late Paul Harvey “and now for the rest of the story”

Soon after the media reported Bergdahl’s release, questions arose about the circumstances of his disappearance and eventual capture by the Taliban. Before he went missing, Bergdahl sent an email to his parents in which he complained about his disillusionment with the Afghan war and penned his now infamous “I am ashamed to even be an American” declaration.

Upon walking away from his unit in the dead of night, SGT Bergdahl left his gear, weapon and a note renouncing his American citizenship. (9) The Pentagon would later conclude that Bergdahl was not captured, but had indeed abandoned his unit. (4)(7)  Fellow soldiers from his platoon are now telling the world that Bergdahl is NOT a hero, but a “deserter whose selfish actions costs the lives of six fellow soldiers searching for him.”  (8) This is in sharp contrast with the official White House narrative on the Sunday Talk shows in which known liar Susan Rice stated that Bergdahl had served “with honor and distinction and was captured on the battlefield.” 

Soldiers who abandon their units in a war zone are subject to prosecution in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice. They can be charged with desertion or the lesser charge of being absent without leave (AWOL).

People Died

The search for Bergdahl resulted in the death of at least six men as a result of ambushes, firefights improvised explosive devices. When the Pentagon finally determined that he had deserted his post it was decided that forces would forgo any additional efforts to rescue Bergdahl. We would no longer risk good men to “rescue” someone who had abandoned his platoon. The seriousness of Bergdahl’s actions cannot be overstated if proven that they had  caused the death to his fellow soldiers.

In the custody of the Taliban (Haqqani)

Fox News’ James Rosen spoke to an unnamed senior government official who stated that the U.S. intelligence community has a sizable file on Army SGT. Bowe Bergdahl while he lived among the Taliban. The official told Rosen that “many within the intelligence community harbor serious, outstanding concerns not only that Bergdahl may have been a deserter but that he may have been an active collaborator with the enemy.” (1) If the intelligence community knew of SGT Bergdahl providing aid to the Taliban, Barack Obama had to have been briefed sometime during the last 5 years. And were Bergdahl NOT guilty of desertion and collaboration with the Taliban, why did military brass demand soldiers in his unit sign nondisclosure agreements? From experience, this may have been for investigative purposes. But it was far more likely a measure to avoid embarrassment of Mr. Obama. (2)

Upon his release, Bergdahl was transferred to the Landstuhl military medical facility in Germany where he will have a medical and mental evaluation and treatment. ABC news has reported that there are legitimate concerns about Bergdahl’s physical and mental health which the network claims to have deteriorated over the years. Naturally this would mean that he is no shape to be interrogated about his actions. In fact it will require a significant amount of time “before he can be questioned about his experience with the Taliban.” It’s a safe bet that “significant amount of time” will stretch beyond this year’s elections.

It’s standard operating procedure to conduct a review of a repatriated Prisoner of War (POW) to determine the activities of the individual. Such investigations are used to award meritorious behavior or punish collaboration with the enemy, especially as it might result in great harm to fellow POWs. If he is undergoing military review it’s a safe bet that a White House representative will be present in order to make certain the review comes to the “proper” conclusions. There will certainly be a political angle injected in the investigation of SGT Bergdahl. After all Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey made the statement that “the Army might still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion charges against Bergdahl” (11) If the White House attempts to get Bowe Bergdahl off the hook after it has been clearly shown that he is guilty of desertion and treason, it will turn into a much bigger scandal that those the Regime had hoped to knock out of the headlines!

Who are the terrorists Obama turned loose in order to obtain the release of a possible traitor?

The five Guantanamo Bay prisoners swapped for Bergdahl are:

Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa, Captured in 2012, former Taliban interior minister possible close ties with Osama bin Laden. He was one of the major opium drug lords in western Afghanistan.

Mullah Mohammad Fazl, December 2001.  Former commander of the opposition terrorist to the Northern Alliance and was the former chief of army staff. Wanted by The Hague for war crimes committed during the Afghanistan’s civil war. He is wanted by the UN for the massacre of thousands of Afghan Shiites. This guy should have never been freed.

Mullah Norullah Noori, December 2001. Former Governor and high intelligence value

Abdul Haq Wasiq Former intelligence service deputy chief, an intelligence provider to al Qaeda.

Mohammad Nabil Omari, Former chief of communications and aided al Qaeda fighters escape from Afghanistan to Pakistan.
All this so Obama could get the VA, NSA, IRS and the Benghazi scandal off of the front page.

Sources:

1.    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/02/sources-intelligence-community-investigated-bergdahls-conduct/
2.     http://nypost.com/2014/05/31/the-bizarre-tale-of-americas-last-known-pow/
3.    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fmr-soldier-who-served-with-bergdahl-hes-at-best-a-deserter-at-worst-a-traitor/
4.    http://news.msn.com/us/pentagon-concluded-bergdahl-left-his-unit?ocid=ansnews11
5.    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/soldiers-killed-trying-to-rescue-bowe-bergdahl-bra/
6.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10868673/Bowe-Bergdahl-a-darker-story-behind-the-release-of-Americas-last-prisoner-of-war.html
7.    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bowe-bergdahl-fragile-desertion-questions-official/story?id=23975670
8.    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/10870318/Bowe-Bergdahl-a-deserter-who-cost-soldiers-lives-say-US-army-comrades.html
9.    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/03/report-bowe-bergdahl-wrote-a-note-saying-he-wanted-to-renounce-his-american-citizenship/
10.    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2647397/Revealed-Bowe-Bergdahl-left-note-comrades-telling-leaving-start-new-life-Army-general-says-faces-desertion-charges.html
11.    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/03/joint-chiefs-chairman-army-may-still-pursue-desertion-charges-against-sgt-bowe-bergdahl/

Another first person account of the Bowe Bergdahl saga

by Suzanne Eovaldi

“You want it from the horses’ mouth??  Here ya go,” says a Free Republic commenter speaking about the latest mainstream media darling, Bowe Bergdahl.  Whether this is a factual account from someone actually on the scene with Bergdahl’s unit in Afghanistan is something readers must decide for themselves. But information gleaned from a growing number of sources must make Americans question the honor and veracity of Bowe Bergdahl and, at the very least, the judgment of Barack Obama.

 ”We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  It was a small outpost where B Co1-501st INF (Airborne) ran operations out of an infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there.” (1) 

He goes on: “The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted ‘TO WALK THE EARTH’ (my capitalization) and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things… .He was a little ‘OUT THERE.’”  “Next morning, he’s gone,” continues this first person web analysis.  The emotion, the use of very specific military lingo, the hurt about soldiers killed looking for Bergdahl, lead me to think that this commenter may well be giving us the best account of what happened in that God forsaken wilderness.  But this, also, is an account we will never hear from the major media. 

Sunday’s adoring, full blanket coverage of the returning soldier/POW, his bearded father speaking to him in what sounded to be authentic Pashtun dialect, the parents’ near tearful remarks while flanked by ample numbers of camo attired handlers just may be a bit too much for the savvy American public, now quite used to the Hollywood-like, setting of scenes by the Obama spin machine.  BTW, how come our only remaining POW just happened to be sprung on the very weekend that the Sunday morning political punditry ghetto was set to skewer Barack Obama over his horrific VA scandal? What’s up with that?
But let’s continue.  Here is more of the soldier’s report.  “We search everywhere and can’t find him (Bergdahl).  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 (sic) walking north asking about where the Taliban are.”  Now, that’s a WOW, WAIT A MINUTE paragraph.  What did he just say?  Let’s re-think what we’ve been told so far. 

Here we have an American soldier who tells his buddies in battle that he “wanted TO WALK THE EARTH.”  As this commenter then says, this soldier allegedly then wanders across the wire carrying only water, a compass and knife, then asks some Afghan kids where the Taliban are.  Remember Bergdahl’s parents saying he wanted to help those poor children in that far away land?

Bergdahl, according to this report, asks “Where are the Taliban?” Look, I know next to nothing about the military.  The only knowledge I have comes from my two cousins whose sons did appear in the Middle East theatre. One cousin told me his son was injured along with all of his men in their tank when it was hit by an IED.  He said Mike got them all back to base safely, but when the higher ups wanted to give his officer son a medal, he refused it.  “My men deserve it more than I do; they were hurt worse that I was,” Mike told his dad. 

What my cousin described to me is far different from the mind set of Bergdahl who allegedly sought out the enemy!  What really happened out there? Here is one soldier refusing medals out of an over-arching concern for his men, while here we have another young man who had to know that when he wandered outside of the wire perimeter, he’d be putting other American soldiers in extreme danger. What’s up with that?

Now, let’s continue.  “We get hits on our voice interceptor that Taliban has him, and we were close.  We come to realize that the kid DESERTED HIS POST (my caps), snuck out of camp, and sought out Taliban. . . TO JOIN THEM!” (2)  Now this is what the Free Republic commenter is telling us. “We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where our focus is to keep people out. He (Bergdahl) knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s WHAT HE DID.” 

All this week CiR will continue this on the ground account reportedly told by a soldier that was there, right next to our returning “hero” just before Bergdahl took a walk.  This is Part I in a chapter you’ll never be told by the Obama house organ known as our mainstream media.  Is this commenter telling us the truth, giving us the real on the ground eyeball account of what really did happen?  By now, we Americans have grown so very weary of the DC spin machine that what this soldier is telling us sounds more believable than what the “professionals” in the wordsmith shops are saying. 

Just about every day for the last eight months or so, I’ve said my rosary for the return of Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining POW in a politician’s war that has killed and maimed so many of our soldiers.  Now I’m beginning to question yet again the “truth” of what our government and our media tell us.  I remember crying over poor Beau.  Now, when I saw his father speak yesterday, when I saw Bowe use his fingers of both hands to eat out of a bowl while seated on the floor, something caused me to pause.  Where is the truth here?  Come back to our CiR site tomorrow for Part II.  Think for yourself.

SOURCE:  (1)   (2) and all quotes are from   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162450/posts