A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Fellow soldiers call Bowe
Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero

CNN, by Jake Tapper

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/1/2014 11:06:42 PM

The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him -- veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men. "I was * off then and I am even more so now with everything going on," said former Sergeant Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl´s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him. Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only acknowledge his actions publicly

Comments:
Edited for the filter.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Nashville, 6/1/2014 11:24:17 PM     (No. 9869739)

Oops.....
The gang that couldn´t shoot straight has done it again.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Bison65, 6/1/2014 11:35:59 PM     (No. 9869741)

On the contrary. Old jug ears shoots plenty straight. After all he is a man-child who also hates America. Mooch also said it wasn´t until she could see her fat butt in the White House that she was never proud of her country. This vial pair, Holder, and most liberals want to destroy the fabric of the greatest country. Yes, until this group of sociopaths showed up this country was exceptional.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    103 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: ocjim, 6/1/2014 11:43:34 PM     (No. 9869744)

I think obama has been holding off this trade as a ´´change the subject´´ card for some time. With VA exploding in his face, now´s the time to try and use this card to clog up a news cycle or two. I don´t think the obama does ANYTHING without political purpose and value being the FIRST consideration.

And trading a troubled deserter for five extremely high value, dangerous GITMO terrorists is ridiculous. And sending them back into the field as we are leaving the field... beyond ridiculous.

obama is a clear and present and recurring danger to this country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    103 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 6/1/2014 11:53:02 PM     (No. 9869746)

This a great example of a "war hero" for the Demon-RATS. He hates America and deserts in mid-war.

I´m sure the Hollyweird limousine lie-berals will make him the belle of the ball, and probably do a movie of his story.

And, of, course, there is the upcoming tour of lie-beral colleges.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    65 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 6/2/2014 12:24:09 AM     (No. 9869752)

The whole Bergdahl episode is turning into a giant scam. Obama´s minions and msm are telling us the reason Obama bypassed Congress in releasing five very dangerous prisoners from GITMO is because Bergdahl´s
´life was in danger´. What soldier´s life isn´t in danger in Afghanistan? Then it turns out Bergdahl is a self-described traitor. A perfect reason for Obama to pick this guy. Bergdahl´s parents are obvious Lefties. Meanwhile the msm cheerleads him as a hero probably showing us parades with everyone smiling. The whole thing stinks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    97 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: anonymous, 6/2/2014 12:31:23 AM     (No. 9869754)

I see Bowe Bergdahl as a soldier who was extremely good at his craft who eventually became disillusioned. It´s also possible that he had psychological issues as there´s a degree of unpredictability in how he went about things during his career. I´m not saying he went completely off the rails but there´s evidence that things were not all right in his mind.

He spent nearly 5 years in captivity at hands of the enemy. This is suffering enough.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 6/2/2014 12:45:17 AM     (No. 9869759)

I see Bowe Bergdahl as a deserter who betrayed his fellow soldiers and his country. He was a guest and a fellow muslim to an Al Qaeda affiliate. He´s just another Johnny Walker Lindh.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    140 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: aasilver, 6/2/2014 12:46:20 AM     (No. 9869760)

If Obama had a son he would look and act just like Bowe Bergdahl.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    84 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 6/2/2014 1:35:09 AM     (No. 9869772)

It would make perfect sense that Dear Leader Barack Hussein is trading the Taliban leadership for a deserter. And that the swap was done by legally dubious or illegal methods. Absolutely perfect sense. Add to the ever-growing list of "possible impeachable offenses".

Since the Vietnam days, being a deserter of the American military has been, for the Left, a badge of high honor. There is no doubt whatsoever that Dear Leader Barack Hussein knows this, and feels it himself. And yet, he is allowed to remain in office...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    64 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: ocjim, 6/2/2014 3:00:14 AM     (No. 9869784)

And obama´s said in his WH speech for Bowe - with a qualifier and a straight face --- that America has a fine tradition of not leaving a UNIFORMED military person behind. If you´re out of uniform Americans like US State Dept or CIA left behind in Benghazi or a wrong-turn PTSD suffering Marine Afghanistan veteran chained down and beaten in a Mexican jail.... Well then, you´re on your own!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    74 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: lyndsey, 6/2/2014 3:10:08 AM     (No. 9869788)

Poor trade on Obama´s part. And every time I think about this deserter and possible trader I get sick to my stomach. Six good men lost their lives looking for this scum and one of those men, a fine young soldier, one of the finest young men I ever had the privilege of watching to grow up and exceed a strength of character far beyond that of most was Staff Sergeant Clay Bowen. It breaks my heart knowing that he gave his life not only for this country but also to bring this AWOL soldier back and we have given back for this AWOL soldier return some highly dangerous individuals and enemies of this country. This isn´t why we we sent these young men to war and to die for this country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    108 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 6/2/2014 3:41:51 AM     (No. 9869791)

#10 - Brian Terry was in uniform along the border. Zero left him for dead also, killed by our own weapons.

Just more of Zero´s endless lying.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    75 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Jt26, 6/2/2014 4:00:02 AM     (No. 9869792)

Court martial this deserter and let him rot in Gitmo.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    57 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Japanorama, 6/2/2014 4:18:00 AM     (No. 9869794)

I pity the families of the soldiers who died trying to rescue Berghahl.
For what?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    91 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 6/2/2014 4:32:00 AM     (No. 9869796)

Yo..yo..One has to wonder whether any of his former ARMY pals will will want to exact some extra-judicial justice for the deaths of so many rescuers?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    42 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: toodles3956, 6/2/2014 5:27:17 AM     (No. 9869807)

This young man may find himself wishing he hadn´t been rescued when he gets back to the USA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    49 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: judy, 6/2/2014 6:04:11 AM     (No. 9869816)

My guess is Holder is behind this, remember
Elian Gongalez. I found it odd yesterday when his Father said he wouldn´t talk to him on the phone. Maybe because he didn´t want the world to hear what they had to say.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    51 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Jebediah, 6/2/2014 6:45:50 AM     (No. 9869837)

One comment made by President Obama in his speech has not been commented on by the news, not even Fox: the fact that Americans leave no man behind. Meanwhile, Obama and Sec. of State Clinton left our Ambassador and defenders behind for 20 odd hours in Benghazi. While Obama went to bed to rest up for a campaign trip the next morning and while Clinton let Susan Rice hit the airwaves, Hillary being too tired after" a hard week." Politics, politics----ALL with the Clintons and Obama is politics, including Obama´s letting Bergdahl repatriate to get the focus off the VA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    68 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Fransand, 6/2/2014 7:10:22 AM     (No. 9869854)

I smelled a rat as soon as I saw the parents on TV--the father grandstanding and sporting a scraggly beard! And another urban legend is born--he can´t speak English any more he´s been gone so many years! All this For a deserter, for heaven´s sake!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    134 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/2/2014 7:11:37 AM     (No. 9869856)

Unfortunately, enough time has passed that conspiracy nut hard leftists now have children and the madness is spreading.

Bergdahl´s father is a pillock.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    64 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/2/2014 7:17:40 AM     (No. 9869861)

When people say, "he has suffered enough after five years in captivity," I ask how you know he was in captivity.
He was an enemy sympathizer. To hear his father talk his son should have joined the peace corps, not the Army. He went to Afghanistan "to help the people there," but became disgusted with the mission of the military. He left his post looking for the Taliban. He found them and became a useful idiot for them. How does anyone know they haven´t conditioned him to cause harm to Americans when he returns to the US?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    136 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 6/2/2014 7:32:55 AM     (No. 9869868)

#19 The beard is a reminder. The father says he a while back said he would stop shaving until his son was returned. But apparently the entire Idaho hometown is deluded into thinking the son was some kind of person deserving yellow ribbons and a big homecoming, banners out already and waiting.

Sometimes I think obama and holder and a couple other regime wise guys sit around the oval office with a few beers, feet propped up on historic desks and chairs... Kicked back and thinking about how they can most infuriate and offend still well informed and still sensible Americans...

[Then Holder cracks himself up and tries to contain himself as he tells the group this Bergdahl trade he´s thought of.]
´´Hey, Barack. We trade this deserter for three --- no five! --- of the highest value prisoners in Gitmo. WITHOUT giving Congress the by-law 30 day notice. And get this... THEN we take Susan Rice off ice and send her around to a couple of the Sunday shows to say it´s our ´´sacred duty´´ to not leave Americans behind... Trust me, Barack, we´ll have the Right wingnuts running around with their hair on fire on this one. They´ll forget what V.A. stands for!!!´´

Well, they sure succeeded on this one. Helluva job, Barry!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    64 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/2/2014 7:43:01 AM     (No. 9869879)

Well he´ll be returning to an Administration filled with people who hate America at least as much as he does. Heck, John "Winter Soldier" Kerry is now Secretary of State for Pete´s sake. In fact, the whole Democrat Party is like the Dragon Seed of the whole anti-Vietnam War movement. Now they´re no longer scraggy hippies in the streets, but heads of our government agencies wearing expensive suits. We should have taken them on in the streets when we had the chance.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    122 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: TheMom, 6/2/2014 7:43:43 AM     (No. 9869880)

Poster #11, so sorry for your loss. It makes my heart sick to think of this slimy little POS´s selfish actions being the cause of harm to any of our patriots. However -- justice is mine, saith the Lord, I will repay. I think lil Bowe will find out that what they say about karma is true.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    52 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/2/2014 7:47:38 AM     (No. 9869886)

#21, Good question, will Bergdahl take it upon himself to create some chaos here. With all the information coming out about him I can´t help but wonder which side he believes needs helping. Obama certainly appears to show a lot of mercy when it comes to our enemies but no so much when it comes to our men fighting for their lives in Benghazi. The five released are really bad guys and I am sure they are itching to get back to what they do best, kill Americans. Obama is either unbelievably naïve about what these guys are capable of or just ticketed off another box on his bucket list by freeing some of his peeps from Gitmo. By the way, didn´t he legally have to run this by Congress first?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    54 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: mizzmac, 6/2/2014 7:57:20 AM     (No. 9869893)

We brought a soldier home in a way that damages America, and threatens the security of every other soldier in the field. Now give him the help he needs to return to society (although it seems he never was integrated there). A life was saved. If an investigation (and there may never be one) proves he deserted, dishonorably discharge him from the military and deny him its benefits and honor. Then prepare for the havoc wreaked by this act of poor judgment and executive insubordination.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    54 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: skedaddle, 6/2/2014 7:59:17 AM     (No. 9869897)

The Bergdahl parents don´t ring true - that´s why I´m inclined to believe Bowe walked out of camp (unarmed) to aid the enemy. Isn´t that exactly what some stupid hippie save-the-world, hate America types would do? 0bama securing his release just seals the deal because if Bowe and his parents were America lovers, he´d still be with his "captors". And who forgets their native language? I don´t remember that ever being a problem with past POWs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    78 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: nightvision, 6/2/2014 8:03:34 AM     (No. 9869900)

#9 nailed it.

"...being a deserter of the American military has been, for the Left, a badge of high honor...."
Bingo!

I wonder if Jane Fonda is planning a nice ´welcome home´ party for this slimeball.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    90 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/2/2014 8:32:40 AM     (No. 9869930)

To post #3, I´d like to add...

obama is a clear and present and recurring danger to the entire planet.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    58 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: FunOne, 6/2/2014 8:35:12 AM     (No. 9869931)

This exchange results in the net loss of four Muslims that hate America.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/2/2014 8:41:55 AM     (No. 9869936)

I don´t recall any previous Adminstration obsessed with its employees being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements. Oh that´s right - the most open and transparent Administration in history...

Obviously the parents didn´t educate their son too well because they confused the Peace Corps with the US Army.

You desert your post during a time of war, in a combat zone - you are no longer deserving of any respect or protections as an American citizen.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    215 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: papasparky, 6/2/2014 8:42:25 AM     (No. 9869938)

Back in the good-old-days of the 1940´s, when the USA was a real nation that could win the largest war ever fought on this planet in less time then it took Kathleen Sebelius to FUBAR ObamaCare, we would never have heard about exposing and infecting the five banana tally men with the MERS virus the day before they were swapped for our deserter, who was promptly sent to Leavenworth when the trade was completed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    62 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 6/2/2014 9:22:01 AM     (No. 9869980)

According to article, burgdahl´s fellow soldiers were forced to sign a non-disclosure statement, but many who signed have defied it. That takes nerve given the vindictive nature of the traitors in power. The benghazi survivors are apparently to scared to come forward. Maybe Mr. Gowdy can convwhich raises questions about the possible threatening nature of the non-disclosures they signed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 6/2/2014 9:24:11 AM     (No. 9869984)

Sorry, I need a new handheld. I hope Mr. Gowdy can convince benghazi survivors to come forward.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: OhMy, 6/2/2014 9:29:05 AM     (No. 9869991)

Just after Ears makes a speech saying that America never leaves behind a soldier on the battlefield comes a speech telling us he is keeping his promise to close camp Gitmo. I am surprised he didn´t send all the inmates while he was at it! It turns my stomach to see this fraud compounding lies upon lies. He is the biggest traitor of all!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: silencedogood, 6/2/2014 9:58:28 AM     (No. 9870034)

I am sure that there was “hell to pay” when this confused and conflicted soldier left the safety of his “forward operating base.” (FOB) I would imagine that the other members of his unit were interviewed about his dis-appearance. Indeed, his sergeant was interviewed at length. And, of course, the officer-in-charge (OIC) was extensively interviewed.

Knowing the military’s propensity for forms, paperwork and duplicate copies of copies, I am sure that the “details” about this fool’s flirtation with the enemy are a secret for now. I am not sure if Judicial Watch can obtain these reports through a “freedom-of-information” FOI request.

However, I am sure that there are some angry soldier-patriots, knowing that Bowe “went Turk” who are now trying to dis-close these reports so that the world will know the darkness that is Soetoro.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/2/2014 10:00:45 AM     (No. 9870038)

Bowe Bergdahl did it all wrong ! He could have taken 3 nicks that drew blood, gotten 3 Purple Hearts, run for the Senate and gone on to be Sec. of State. s/

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 6/2/2014 10:42:09 AM     (No. 9870078)

Another senior Defense official said Bergdahl will not likely face any punishment. "Five years is enough," he told CNN on condition of anonymity.

If Bergdahl actually deserted and soldiers were killed while looking for him, how does he get a pass on punishment?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 39 - Posted by: NotaBene, 6/2/2014 10:44:51 AM     (No. 9870082)

BHO stands with our Muslim enemies again, as explained in one of his two autobiographies.

While he distracts attention gasoline is getting close to $5 in California. Look, squirrel!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 40 - Posted by: Trust No One, 6/2/2014 11:05:29 AM     (No. 9870108)

From this article. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607
By Michael Hastings dated June 7, 2012

"The Hill is giving State and the White House s...," says one senior administration source. "The political consequences­ are being used as leverage in the policy debate." According to White House sources, Marc Grossman, who replaced Richard Holbrooke as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, was given a direct warning by the president´s opponents in Congress about trading Bowe for five Taliban prisoners during an election year. "They keep telling me it´s going to be Obama´s Willie Horton moment," Grossman warned the White House. The threat was as ugly as it was clear: The president´s political enemies were prepared to use the release of violent prisoners to paint Obama as a Dukakis-­like appeaser, just as Republicans did to the former Massachusetts governor during the 1988 campaign. In response, a White House official advised Grossman that he should ignore the politics of the swap and concentrate solely on the policy.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 41 - Posted by: lazyman, 6/2/2014 11:24:47 AM     (No. 9870136)

The deserter will get rated 100% disabled by the VA and the noble warriors that try and tell the truth will lose their claims from the VA. This was a slap in the face to the millions that have fought honorably for this country and further proof that everything is now political. The truth is what they tell you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 42 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 6/2/2014 11:33:16 AM     (No. 9870146)

FTA: A number of comments on his battalion´s Facebook page prompted the moderator to ask for more respect to be shown. "I challenge any one of you who label him a traitor to spend 5 years in captivity with the Taliban or Haqqani, then come back and accuse him again. Whatever his intent when he walked away or was captured, he has more than paid for it."

Logic of the left - Ignore the facts and embrace your feelings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 43 - Posted by: EQKimball, 6/2/2014 11:39:19 AM     (No. 9870155)

Chuck Hagel will arrange for his release from the Army and he will become a special assistant to John Kerry.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 44 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/2/2014 12:10:08 PM     (No. 9870200)

Just posted - written by a serviceman who was there, in Bergdahl´s unit, and sworn to secrecy. Now that Bergdahl has been found, he´s talking.

We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=786453

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 45 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 6/2/2014 12:14:01 PM     (No. 9870207)

I know... he can go live in The House of Infamy built by Jane Fonda.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 46 - Posted by: dman, 6/2/2014 3:18:49 PM     (No. 9870446)

I wonder if these forced non-disclosures are Constitutional, legal, and enforceable? It´s time for those with knowledge in this situation, Benghazi, the IRS persecution of conservatives, Fast and Furious, and other Administration cover-ups to come forward and challenge the validity of the attempts to muzzle them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 47 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/2/2014 4:22:31 PM     (No. 9870507)

0bama manages to step in one doggie "calling card" one right after another.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 48 - Posted by: Getagrip19, 6/2/2014 4:32:52 PM     (No. 9870520)

Sickening... worst trade possible.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 49 - Posted by: Tulunk, 6/2/2014 7:28:12 PM     (No. 9870736)



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 50 - Posted by: Tulunk, 6/2/2014 7:52:03 PM     (No. 9870768)

Feral animals, which includes human bullies, can sense fear and weakness. Hitler knew this, and rolled over the gutless French, Dutch, Belgians with impunity. He flouted laws routinely. His generals were terrified when he grabbed Alsace-Lorraine, Sudetenland , and Austria. They had already decided to run like He//if they met ANY resistance. Our country has been on a downward spiral since boomers got away with sit-ins, and other bad behavior in the 60s. Ears has gotten away with bullying, and knows the eunuchs in Congress are too gutless to answer back. Gowdy, Paul , Rubio perry, where are you?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 51 - Posted by: Tianne, 6/2/2014 8:56:30 PM     (No. 9870857)

I’d really like to think that this young soldier faked his ‘desertion’; that he really is a U.S. spy, who secretly volunteered to be captured; that his parents are just playing the roles of aging hippies, and that he did his job so well, that all of the nation’s analyzing pundits have believed his charade.

However, so many of his fellow soldiers have come forward to reveal that they were instinctively wary of Pvt. Bergdahl – that they found many of his statements troubling; that they were cautious around him, and that they found him to be a little off kilter.

I’d still like to believe that Pvt. (now Sgt.?) Bergdahl could somehow still turn out to be a hero – unfortunately, current information makes it appears that he is most likely nothing more than a troubled, self-indulgent, irresponsible, and selfish dreamer, whose actions cost his nation terribly in both treasure and lives.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 52 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 6/2/2014 9:15:30 PM     (No. 9870881)

When did he get to the rank of Sargent?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 53 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 6/2/2014 9:24:33 PM     (No. 9870895)

I meant ´sergeant ´....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 54 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 6/2/2014 10:52:48 PM     (No. 9870974)

Obviously, Obama didn´t care about this deserter´s history and seemed not a bit shocked when Papa Bergdahl spouted out in Arabic. What a very strange press event that was.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 55 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/2/2014 11:54:40 PM     (No. 9871040)

Somehow I don´t think there´ll be a big parade in Idaho to welcome Bowe home.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 56 - Posted by: pigop, 6/3/2014 12:17:26 AM     (No. 9871061)

Next he´ll claim to be suffering from PTSD and be approved by VA for 100 percent disability. So the tax payer will pay this guy about five grand a month for life, tax free! What a life!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 57 - Posted by: rplat, 6/3/2014 5:34:14 AM     (No. 9871171)

Unfortunately, the most senior leadership of the military which was once an icon of integrity, honesty and honor, has become as corrupt and deceitful as Obama. Sad times.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 786396




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec,
the ‘Lion of Fallujah,’ died
in the service of the CIA
Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/15/2014 10:17:32 PM     Post Reply
In the foyer of the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters, there is a marble wall covered in stars. They are carved divots that represent those who have fallen in the service of the CIA. Below them, jutting out from the polished rock, is a black book entombed in a case of glass and steel. The book is a guide to the stars, giving the names of some of those who died and withholding the names of others. On the pages of the CIA’s Book of Honor are 107 hand-drawn stars organized by the years those officers died. For 2007, there is

Hamas is playing a dangerous
game with Gazan lives
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/15/2014 10:14:40 PM     Post Reply
SO FAR Hamas’s military campaign against Israel has been a dismal failure. Thanks in part to Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, some 1,200 rockets fired at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities have caused only one Israeli death and a few other casualties. Attempted commando attacks via the sea and a tunnel were stopped short, and a drone that ventured into Israel was quickly shot down. Yet Hamas on Tuesday rejected an Egyptian cease-fire proposal that was supported by Western governments and the Arab League and had been accepted by Israel. Why would Hamas insist on continuing the fight when

Sarah Palin is right about
impeaching President Obama
Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/15/2014 10:12:21 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama. No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper course of action. Of course this won’t happen, for the obvious reason that this tactic didn’t go so well for Republicans last time. Hence House Speaker John Boehner’s curt dismissal of Palin’s call for impeachment: “I disagree.” Boehner’s alternative — a lawsuit — offers the political benefits of draining impeachment fever from the more rabid Republican precincts while rallying the base

Israel’s vow to strengthen attacks
against Hamas in Gaza puts
U.S. in tough position
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/15/2014 10:08:16 PM     Post Reply
Israel’s pledge to intensify its military operation in the Gaza Strip could hasten the moment when the Obama administration will be forced to decide whether to use its leverage to corral its closest ally in the Middle East. Israeli officials, in a series of television interviews, statements and social-media venues, said Tuesday that Hamas’s rejection of a cease-fire offer validated the force it has used over eight days of conflict and made legitimate their argument for a wider military effort. The Obama administration appeared to accept that rationale, blaming the armed Islamist movement in Gaza for missing an opportunity to

Muslims Turn away from Islamism
National Review Online, by Daniel Pipes    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/15/2014 9:18:18 PM     Post Reply
The Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, has the means to sample opinion with unique frequency and on a major scale. It has used its funds to track Muslim attitudes toward Islamism in general, toward specific terrorist groups in particular, and also toward suicide bombing over the past decade. The most recent study, “Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East,” released on July 1, conducted among 14,244 respondents in 14 countries between April 10 and May 25, 2014, holds much interest. Pew summarized the overall results: As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil

Obama at Iftar: ‘We Welcome That Debate’
on ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Images from Gaza, Israel
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:50:56 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told guests at the White House’s annual Iftar dinner tonight that “further escalation” in the Middle East “benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people.” Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored “the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths.” “For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family

Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail
written driver’s test at 80% rate
Washington Times, by Crystal Hill    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:34:00 PM     Post Reply
Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver’s licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials. The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional driver’s licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee. In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the District’s “limited-purpose license.” The first available date for an

Another swing and a miss
for Obama’s foreign policy
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:30:51 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has described his foreign-policy doctrine as an attempt to hit singles, doubles and the occasional home run. But at this stage of the game, it looks as though he has popped out, grounded into a double play and been hit by a pitch. His attorney general, Eric Holder, said Sunday that the threat of undetectable explosives from Syria is “more frightening than anything” he has experienced in office. And the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article Monday reporting that “the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s” and that “U.S. global

Iron Dome, Israel’s antimissile system,
changes calculus of fight with Hamas
Washington Post, by Griff Witte and Ruth Eglash    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:29:00 PM     Post Reply
ASHKELON, Israel — The roar of sirens echoed across this sun-kissed city Monday afternoon, and in a heartbeat the woman in the pink bikini was out of the pool, shepherding her three young kids to the nearest shelter. Up above, the vapor trail of a rocket fired from Gaza, just 10 miles down the coast, ripped the clear blue sky. And then, a boom: The rocket had been shot down. The kids jumped back in the seaside pool, and their mother returned to her tanning. Through it all, the lifeguard had barely stirred. Such is the dichotomous reality this week

Canadian Prime Minister
Condemns Obama, West
for Not Supporting Israel
Breitbart National Security, by Thomas Rose    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/14/2014 10:19:39 PM     Post Reply
In a stunning rebuke of President Obama’s tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, long considered Israel’s best friend and strongest defender, all but condemned President Obama by name for what he regards as Washington’s irresolute support for Israel during its time of grave crisis. In perhaps his most strongly worded statement to date, Prime Minister Harper proclaimed that self defense is "not merely an Israeli right" to be exercised only in the abstract, but an "Israeli obligation" that

A Bit Scary
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/13/2014 10:38:52 PM     Post Reply
Ponder for a minute what AFSCME has done. The union has severed ties with the United Negro College Fund because the Koch brothers contributed $25 million to the fund. Or rather, because the fund accepted the contribution. The money will pay for 3,000 scholarships and other needs. To read about this episode, go here. The hatred whipped up against the Koch brothers has become nearly frightening, I think. It is undemocratic, unsettling, intolerant. I’ve never liked it when left-leaning types say, “So-and-so scares me,” or, “This scares me.” There was a bumper sticker in the 2000s that said Bush Scares

Needed: A new team of rivals
Washington Post, by Fred Hiatt    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/13/2014 10:27:01 PM     Post Reply
Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama’s second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term’s team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need the in-house challenge — and that smooth-running consensus would compensate for the loss. The bet isn’t paying off. Overseas and at home, the administration seems besieged and befuddled. Obama is in danger of cementing an image of haplessness that would be hard to undo. The administration was surprised when Russian President Vladimir Putin



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

44 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

35 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:56:32 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

35 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

32 replie(s)
Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
30 replie(s)
Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

29 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

29 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

28 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

28 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

27 replie(s)
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


Post Reply   Close thread 786396



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS