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Bergdahl Snuck Off Post to Join Taliban – At Least Six Americans Were Killed Trying to Find Him
Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:48 PM
 
 

This was posted by a Marine friend.
Also, this was also reportedly posted by CSM Jeff Mellinger (Petraeus’ top man in Iraq).
It was sent to me by a friend in California.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban yesterday in a prisoner swap.



Bergdahl was the only living POW held by the Taliban. He was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan.

The post is making the rounds today.

Via Stormbringer:

“From a friend who was there:

‘We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard.

Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. 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 walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them.

We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him.

PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes 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.

His 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.

The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth.

Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did.

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.’”

UPDATE: Here’s more on the US heroes lost looking for Bowe Bergdahl:

ALL KILLED IN ACTION SEARCHING FOR BERGDAHL:

    PFC Matthew Michael Martinek,Died September 11, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 20, of DeKalb, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.

    Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss,Died August 26, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Murray, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 26 in Sar Howzeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack.

    SSG Clayton Bowen,Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Pfc. Morris L. Walker.

    PFC Morris Walker,Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.

    SSG Michael Murphrey,Died September 6, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Snyder, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 6 in FOB Sharana, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. were ALL KIA FROM OUR UNIT WHO DIED LOOKING FOR Bergdahl .

    Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.

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thats what the british press is saying **nononono*
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thats what the british press is saying **nononono*

No.  The British Press is reporting what a guy who was in Bowie's unit is saying.  I read his original set of tweets, and there were a bunch of 'em, and you cannot make details like this guy is providing up. 

We lost six people to swap a deserter to the Taliban, for five Taliban commandos out of Guantanamo.  This was authorized directly by the White House, Obama himself.  Nobody else could have conceived of this other than one of the three or four people who actually run Obama.  It is difficult to believe that this actually took place, but indeed, this is exactly what Obama himself just did.


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No.  The British Press is reporting what a guy who was in Bowie's unit is saying.  I read his original set of tweets, and there were a bunch of 'em, and you cannot make details like this guy is providing up. 

We lost six people to swap a deserter to the Taliban, for five Taliban commandos out of Guantanamo.  This was authorized directly by the White House, Obama himself.  Nobody else could have conceived of this other than one of the three or four people who actually run Obama.  It is difficult to believe that this actually took place, but indeed, this is exactly what Obama himself just did.

Yep....very sad indeed..

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Bergdahl Snuck Off Post to Join Taliban – At Least Six Americans Were Killed Trying to Find Him

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:48 PM

This was posted by a Marine friend.
 
Also, this was also reportedly posted by CSM Jeff Mellinger (Petraeus’ top man in Iraq).
 It was sent to me by a friend in California.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban yesterday in a prisoner swap.
bergdahl
 Bergdahl was the only living POW held by the Taliban. He was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan.

The post is making the rounds today.

Via Stormbringer:

“From a friend who was there:

‘We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard.

Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning he’s gone. We search everywhere, and can’t find him. 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 walking north asking about where the taliban are. We get hits on our voice intercepter that Taliban has him, and we were close. We come to realize that the kid deserted his post, snuck out of camp and sought out Taliban… to join them.

We were in a defensive position at OP Mest, where your focus is to keep people out. He knew where the blind spots were to slip out and that’s what he did. It was supposed to be a 4-day mission but turned into several months of active searching. Everyone was spun up to find this guy. News outlets all over the country were putting out false information. It was hard to see, especially when we knew the truth about what happened and we lost good men trying to find him.

PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl. Fighting Increased. IEDs and enemy ambushes 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.

His 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.

The Government knows full well that he deserted. It looks bad and is a good propaganda piece for the Taliban. They refuse to acknowledge it. Hell they even promoted him to Sergeant which makes me sick. I feel for his family who only want their son/brother back. They don’t know the truth, or refuse to acknowledge it as well. What he did affected his family and his whole town back home, who don’t know the truth.

Either way what matters is that good men died because of him. He has been lying on all those Taliban videos about everything since his “capture”. If he ever returns, he should be tried under the UCMJ for being a deserter and judged for what he did.

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.’”

UPDATE: Here’s more on the US heroes lost looking for Bowe Bergdahl:

ALL KILLED IN ACTION SEARCHING FOR BERGDAHL:
•PFC Matthew Michael Martinek,Died September 11, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 20, of DeKalb, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.
•Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss,Died August 26, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Murray, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 26 in Sar Howzeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack.
•SSG Clayton Bowen,Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Pfc. Morris L. Walker.
•PFC Morris Walker,Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.
•SSG Michael Murphrey,Died September 6, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Snyder, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 6 in FOB Sharana, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. were ALL KIA FROM OUR UNIT WHO DIED LOOKING FOR Bergdahl .
•Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.
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Wow.  I don't know if the story is true or not, but if so it is a sad testament as to the nature of war and honor.  There does seem to be something fishy here, what with the father's bizarre tweets and all.  Maybe the kid was suffering from PTSD?  Maybe it was an attempt to infiltrate the enemy?  There are a lot of unanswered questions, not the least of which is this:

What made Bergdahl's life worth more than the hundreds or thousands of Americans who will likely die in future terrorist attacks orchestrated by these five released prisoners?

I fear the answer is as simple as OPapaDoc needs better popularity numbers going into the 2014 midterms.
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I have repeatedly said I am not going to judge him on his taking a walk until I hear his own words and see his face as he speaks. You get out there, you go a little crazy sometimes.

I will comment on one thing - he left all his sensitive gear behind when he went walkabout. He couldn't bring himself to hurt his mates by taking it with him, even though the Tali's would love to get their hands on that sort of kit. That takes a deliberate and conscious decision, since gearing up is pretty much automatic, as anyone here can confirm.

I agree that the timing of this gives the Worm some desperately needed good optics and the swap was done to maximize those optics.
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Wow.  I don't know if the story is true or not, but if so it is a sad testament as to the nature of war and honor.  There does seem to be something fishy here, what with the father's bizarre tweets and all.  Maybe the kid was suffering from PTSD?  Maybe it was an attempt to infiltrate the enemy?  There are a lot of unanswered questions, not the least of which is this:

What made Bergdahl's life worth more than the hundreds or thousands of Americans who will likely die in future terrorist attacks orchestrated by these five released prisoners?

I fear the answer is as simple as OPapaDoc needs better popularity numbers going into the 2014 midterms.

I keep wondering why a kid raised by anti-war activists would join the military, and then hate it so bad that he walks away - into the arms of the Taliban.

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