Author’s note: As much as possible, I have refrained from editorializing and let these compelling quotes speak for themselves.
“When Bergdahl snuck away, we were all aware that he was leaving a trail of breadcrumbs, so to speak; but they were very deadly crumbs. By asking who spoke English as he fled and directly asking where he could find the Taliban, he was ensuring that the Taliban could ambush our men looking for him and plant IEDs along the way as they moved him from one location to another. Every time we’d get close, our soldiers would get hit by machine gun fire or blown up with IEDs that could’ve only been placed by terrorists using Bergdahl as a lure. It was clear that Bergdahl not only had deserted during wartime but was actually was collaborating with the enemy. Many of us had heard how he hated America and the military. He thought we were clowns and evil. The media is reporting that six soldiers were killed looking for him? Sadly, it’s way more than that. Try 40 or 60 or 100.” –Jimmy
“Bergdahl left us early in the morning hours while it was dark. He defected under the cover of darkness; and don’t you know, by 10 or 11, they already had us and everybody else frantically searching for him. As soon as he was discovered missing, the military commanders in eastern Afghanistan immediately stopped all combat operations, bought in all resources including drones, F-18s, F-15s, and raised the troop strength through the roof to look for this deserter; we couldn’t believe it. We knew we were walking into Taliban traps using this crazy traitor as a lure; it was ridiculous. Didn’t they know he was crazy and had defected? Wouldn’t they have thought ‘a lot of our men could die looking for this wing-nut?’” –Ron
“Bergdahl was an active traitor who collaborated with the enemy getting American soldiers killed. This White House and the State (and) Defense departments, the CIA, and Pentagon knew this and actively hid it from the media and American people. This White House, Secretaries Panetta, Clinton, (and) Kerry, CIA Director Petraeus, and now Hagel are all complicit in both the original defection and now this cover-up and trade. It’s the same damn thing they did in Benghazi.” –Pentagon official
This video gives the reader of what it was like fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan:
“In the time since Bergdahl’s defection, the Pentagon, CIA and other US military intelligence agencies have confirmed he deserted during wartime and then collaborated with the enemy. He was a traitor not simply AWOL or DUSTWIN. But the WH has brought unbelievable pressure on these agencies not to release any info and keep it classified Top Secret. Threats to careers and families have been typical and ongoing.”
“We were told that the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance were unknown, so to be prepared for him to resist and fight back. Strangely, he was particularly good with knives; and they warned us about that. We figured, ‘come at us with a knife, Bergdahl; and you’ll get the M-4.’ We were prepared to take him out if we had to. That’s why all this trade for terrorists is such a big lie. This guy was actively trying to kill Americans. His hatred for America was so well known.” –Jimmy
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