Saturday, May 31, 2014

UPDATE 6/2 - Questions Arise About Sgt. Bergdahl Release; Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is Free

Good news for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who I have previously posted about in this blog.  After 5 years, the United States has obtained his release from the Taliban in Afghanistan.  We released 5 GITMO prisoners to obtain his freedom.

(Note Update:  I corrected his rank from Pfc to Sgt.  The previous articles listed him as Pfc.)

Via:  ABC News

In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity

May 31, 2014 12:56pm
AP bowe bergdahl jt 140531 16x9 608 In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity
(Credit: U.S. Army/AP Photo)
WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after nearly five years of Taliban captivity, President Obama announced today.
“On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal,” Obama said in a written statement released this afternoon.
Bergdahl was discovered missing from his unit in Afghanistan in June 2009. He was declared to have been captured by the Taliban soon after.
His freedom was secured in exchange for the release of five prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who said on Saturday that Bergdahl is now under the care of the U.S. military.

UPDATE 6/2/14:

Since the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, stories are being released bringing into doubt his allegiance to America. There are more questions as to whether or not Mr. Obama had the right to release 5 dangerous GITMO detainees for Sgt. Beregdahl's release without notifying Congress.  I've linked to all the stories from The Drudge Report that I could find.

This is very disturbing. 

Bergdahl: 'I am ashamed to be an American'...

'The title of US soldier is just the lie of fools'

'The horror that is America is disgusting'...

Resentment lingers among POW's peers...

CHARGE: Soldiers died searching for 'deserter'...

RICE: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'...


Five of Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive...

Terror suspects were labeled 'high risk'... 

Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo... 

Taliban Hails 'Great Victory'...

Soldier allegedly abandoned his post after growing disillusioned with war...

The bizarre tale of America’s last known POW


  1. I am fairly certain that the five scumbags we exchanged for Sergeant Bergdahl will be back in action on the jihad front as soon as they get their sea legs after spending years in their Gitmo paradise. Then we can target them with a drone or two, and justice will be done.

  2. I'm happy that Sgt. Bergdahl is free. As a mother, I can't imagine if my son was being held prisoner. As an American, I know it's been a policy not to exchange prisoners. Now the Taliban knows we'll deal, so they may take more prisoners. It's a bittersweet situation.
    It's a sure bet those 5 terrorists will be back on the battlefield ASAP.

    It ticks me off that Mr. Obama isn't doing anything to help free the Marine being held in Mexico.

  3. I am happy that this soldier is being released after five excruciatingly long years of captivity. However, I have to wonder whether they release criminal masterminds from Guantanamo, because this is usually how this dictatorship, I mean, regime, uh, administration seems to work.

  4. Bergdahl might be free.......but his release certainly wasn't FREE. We are hearing that money also changed hands as well as 5 Taliban prisoners.


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