Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.
In a brief statement, the Army said Bergdahl is now assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas, the same base where he has been decompressing and recuperating from the effects of his lengthy captivity. SOURCE
Call me overly cautious, maybe I am, but for some strange reason I don’t trust Bergdahl any further than I could pick him up and throw him, and I have a VERY sore shoulder at the present time.
Once upon a time Bergdahl would have faced a full investigation, and possibly a Court Martial, not a return to duty.
I suppose Bergdahl, I refuse to address him by ANY military rank, has been evaluated by the *shrinks*, at least I would hope so, but you have to remember this; the Ft. Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, was one OF the Army shrinks, and how many people did he kill and wound? Hasan went down on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder, does anyone even remotely wonder if Bergdahl might, at some point, snap and do the same thing?
His exact administrative duties were not immediately disclosed, but a Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said Bergdahl is not restricted in any way.
“He is a normal soldier now,” Warren said.
I hope Col. Warren isn’t basing any of this on the two most diametrically opposed words in the English language; Military Intelligence.
I’m not an Army Colonel, I don’t play one on television or in the movies and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but in MY opinion, just plain common sense says that when a soldier spends 5 years in *captivity* that he is not, especially in this short as time, what could be referred to as *a normal soldier*.
The Army said that in his assignment to U.S. Army North he “can contribute to the mission,” which is focused on homeland defense. It said the Army investigation into the circumstances of his disappearance and capture by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009 will continue.
You don’t suppose Bergdahl’s contribution to *the mission* would have anything to do with how to spot a deserter and traitor to this nation do you? Seems to me that Bergdahl might just have a few *indicators* that they haven’t been able to remove just yet.
Bergdahl walked away from his unit after expressing misgivings about the U.S. military’s role — as well as his own — in Afghanistan. He was captured by Taliban members and held by the Haqqani network for five years. He was released May 31 as part of a deal in which the U.S. released five top Taliban commanders who had been imprisoned at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Some former members of his unit have labeled him a deserter and said some were wounded or killed looking for him. The Army has not ruled out disciplinary action against Bergdahl.
Bowe Bergdahl was, in MY opinion, the start of a downhill spiral for Barack Hussein Obama, one that has caused even Democrats to look at him, Obama, differently and to now question his leadership abilities, or, at the very least, his *values system*.
Barack Hussein Obama traded 5 high-ranking Taliban officials; Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, and Abdul Haq Wasiq for Bowe Bergdahl, a person that is accused, by his fellow soldiers, of being a deserter and a traitor.
I have to presume that all usable information had been extracted from those 5, I would hope so, but were their skills as Jihadists depleted or were they still a danger once back in Muslim lands?
The Obama administration says the 5 will be transferred to Qatar. Under the terms of the deal to free Bergdahl, Qatar will keep the senior Taliban figures under house arrest for a year.
Intelligence operatives fear that Qatar will somehow *lose track* of the Gitmo 5, forget that they were to be held or allow them to slip through some rather large cracks in the Qatari security system.
I see no reason to expect otherwise.
With the Obama regime the scandals and illegal activities come in at a fast pace, I am of the belief that is a deliberate effort on the part of Obama’s regime, one used to distract the attention from one scandal or impropriety to another.
I have given up even trying to address ALL of the shenanigans connected to the Obama bunch, all I am doing now a days is posting opinions on the topic of the day. Anyone that expects more effort on my part needs to come up with some compensatory relief for my efforts.
I haven’t forgotten anything; I’m just unable to list it all at one time.