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Old 06-04-2014, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Taliban Video Shows the Moment Bowe Bergdahl Was Released

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=23984604


Video there.


Crazy raw video. I am unable to locate the source of the full video, but ABC does a good job of summarizing what went down. My mother told me that they might punish him with jail time for walking away from his post, which is essentially the reason he was taken captive by the Taliban.

I don't think the US needs to punish this guy, as being held in captivity for five years is enough, but with the US, it may be important to stick to what they would have done to this guy if he didn't get taken into captivity.
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http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=23984604


Video there.


Crazy raw video. I am unable to locate the source of the full video, but ABC does a good job of summarizing what went down. My mother told me that they might punish him with jail time for walking away from his post, which is essentially the reason he was taken captive by the Taliban.

I don't think the US needs to punish this guy, as being held in captivity for five years is enough, but with the US, it may be important to stick to what they would have done to this guy if he didn't get taken into captivity.
Thing is, he deserted and 6 guys died trying to find him. Pretty shitty situation.
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Thing is, he deserted and 6 guys died trying to find him. Pretty shitty situation.
As a former Army soldier, I am willing to wait until all facts are out on the table. However, if he deserted and it turns out he did help the Taliban, I think he should be executed.

For many years, soldiers and military people were shot on the spot for deserting. My grandfather told me a story about when he served in WW2 in the Navy. He was aboard a ship providing supplies and occasionally shooting at targets on land as they were rolling up the Italian coast to liberate Rome. One night, at a port, one of his bunkmates bailed out and told everyone he was done with the war and left.

Two days later, he was found and brought back to the shore. The captain ordered the ship to dock at this nearby port, and everyone got off the ship to witness him getting his in front of a firing squad. The captain said that this is what happens to deserters.

Now, I am more annoyed on the fact that Bergdahl originally chose to sign up. With an all-volunteer military (as opposed to the draft), these folks are choosing to risk their lives. That makes it that much more aggravating to me.

I'm sure there's more to the story, so I will wait to pass judgment.
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I wonder how the Dems love their President now? He set five dangerous terrorists free in exchange for a deserter who left his post and caused the deaths of others who went looking for him. I hope they impeach the bastard.
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I wonder how the Dems love their President now? He set five dangerous terrorists free in exchange for a deserter who left his post and caused the deaths of others who went looking for him. I hope they impeach the bastard.
Dude, do you know what we do to "suspected terrorists" in the middle east now? #two words: Drone Strike. I guarantee you they were safer in prison.
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I think the guy should be "innocent until proven guilty" but I do think he should be punished on some level if it's in fact revealed that he willingly let himself get captured I do think there should be some level of punishment but it should be lenient. The guy has already been held hostage for 5 years, and there's been huge talks about the mental health of soldiers in recent years, and obviously this was an issue where the guy couldn't handle the pressure or he felt he was fighting for a wrong cause. A lot of other soldiers would probably have committed suicide or killed a lot of other people on their way out. Maybe this guy really does need mental health help. I wouldn't be so quick to say just execute him.
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Bergdahl deserted because he realised he and other soldiers were being used as cannon fodder by a treasonous government. I'd do the same.

"War on Terror"... what a fucking joke. The whole thing is about opium, lithium and natural gas. Man if I realised that on the ground, I'd be fucking livid.

Plenty of Russians defected when they invaded the same place under bullshit pretense. In fact some were fighting NATO in the early '00s alongside Afghans.
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Bergdahl deserted because he realised he and other soldiers were being used as cannon fodder by a treasonous government. I'd do the same.

"War on Terror"... what a fucking joke. The whole thing is about opium, lithium and natural gas. Man if I realised that on the ground, I'd be fucking livid.

Plenty of Russians defected when they invaded the same place under bullshit pretense. In fact some were fighting NATO in the early '00s alongside Afghans.
The solution is quite simple then...he should never have signed up. This isn't/wasn't a draft situation where you are forced into service. An all-volunteer military means that Bergdahl had the choice to sign up. I was not a fan of Clinton and his politics, but I signed up for the Army and served when he was Commander-in-Chief because of my wish to serve my country. I didn't necessarily agree with us having boots on the ground in Kosovo, but I did my job. If I didn't agree with it, I wouldn't have signed up.
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Bergdahl deserted because he realised he and other soldiers were being used as cannon fodder by a treasonous government. I'd do the same.

"War on Terror"... what a fucking joke. The whole thing is about opium, lithium and natural gas. Man if I realised that on the ground, I'd be fucking livid.

Plenty of Russians defected when they invaded the same place under bullshit pretense. In fact some were fighting NATO in the early '00s alongside Afghans.
Hey I can sympathize with that. That's why I haven't joined the military. Still he should have either finished out his contract or not enlisted in the first place. People died looking for him you know.
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The whole thing is about opium, lithium and natural gas. Man if I realised that on the ground, I'd be fucking livid.
Pretty much. There's a reason so many conquerors and military types throughout world history have been interested in the region that is modern day Afghanistan. A sad situation all the way around.
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