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Bergdahl says he was
tortured by Taliban captors

Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/8/2014 9:55:30 AM

PARIS- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss what Bergdahl has revealed about the conditions of his captivity. The official said it was difficult to verify the accounts Bergdahl has given since his release a week ago. Bergdahl, now 28, was captured in June 2009 after he disappeared from his

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 6/8/2014 10:02:29 AM     (No. 9877297)

And let me guess, he told this to Susan Rice? Did he mention how he got there? Or why?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bmoc, 6/8/2014 10:03:21 AM     (No. 9877301)

As I recall, muslims are told it is not a problem if they lie to non muslims. Judging by his looks, I suspect he spent a lot of time having parties with his ´captors.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 6/8/2014 10:12:12 AM     (No. 9877308)

I don´t care what the muzzies did to this traitor. I only want to see justice done. WHEN is the Article 32 Hearing...?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/8/2014 10:22:49 AM     (No. 9877324)

A senior US Official? With this administration´s track record on truth, I´m not buying it.

Do any of you remember

An al Qaeda handbook preaches to operatives to level charges of torture once captured, a training regime that administration officials say explains some of the charges of abuse at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/may/31/20050531-121655-7932r/?page=all

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 6/8/2014 10:25:55 AM     (No. 9877327)

Hmmm, I´m thinking he got punished for trying to desert the Taliban. I guess one person´s escape is another person´s walkabout. Either way, this worthless son-of-a-lib doesn´t deserve to come back to this country. Bergdahl should stay in Germany and dance ballet at the local Cabaret.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 6/8/2014 10:30:32 AM     (No. 9877335)

He looked as if he was crying when he left his comrades . I´m sure he will miss them!!!!!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: controlfreak, 6/8/2014 10:32:33 AM     (No. 9877338)

Is this what was whispered in his ear by his ´captors´ when they were hugging as he was leaving? (´Psst, hey Bowe, tell them we waterboarded you and painted your toenails pink.´)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/8/2014 10:37:04 AM     (No. 9877348)

And there are at least 5 dead soldiers as a result of his selfish actions.

I could care less about what happened to him. He wanted the Taliban, he got them. I wonder if he´s a conservative now?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/8/2014 10:37:29 AM     (No. 9877350)

Torture is what happens when naive soldiers walk off their post and go hunting someone who speaks English so he can connect with Taliban.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/8/2014 10:48:52 AM     (No. 9877367)

It has begun. Anonymous sources will be leaking these reports for a period of time before anyone hears from Bergdahl in any kind of public setting.

More Obama damage control. The mendacity continues.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: skedaddle, 6/8/2014 10:58:07 AM     (No. 9877382)

I certainly hope they did. In a just world, we´d send him and his father back stripped of their U.S. citizenship.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 6/8/2014 11:05:47 AM     (No. 9877395)

"Coochie coochie coo."

"Stop it, yer killin´ me!"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 6/8/2014 11:07:05 AM     (No. 9877401)

FTA, referring to beatings and torture:

The official said it was difficult to verify the accounts Bergdahl has given since his release a week ago.

That´s all I need to know. The kind of torture and beatings meted out by the Taliban are not light deprivation, holding in a cage, or lengthy interrogation. Any torture and/or beatings administered by Talibs would leave some trace.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nigella, 6/8/2014 11:14:27 AM     (No. 9877414)

I read that they are saying he was "troubled." So if your "troubled" you can pretty much get away with anything? Oh, and did he tell them he was tortured in English? Must have had to have had an interpreter...... He will walk...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/8/2014 11:19:04 AM     (No. 9877418)

He freely walked off the base knowing he would find the Taliban and he did.
Did his father lay the ground work for his joining with the Taliban?
If NSA does not have a record of the father´s contacts, it should be immediately defunded and shut down.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 6/8/2014 11:29:28 AM     (No. 9877435)

I´m glad he´s used to being held in a cage, he´s due for years of the same when he gets back here.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/8/2014 11:30:17 AM     (No. 9877437)

If Bergdahl is the special little leftist snowflake I suspect he is, he may have become disillusioned with the Taliban and tried to get away. That makes his story funny. He simply doesn´t have the unique talent needed to successfully re-rat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/8/2014 11:53:22 AM     (No. 9877463)

Why are we being fed this ´information´? How many spin meisters are thinking up a cover story for obama and Bergdahl.....?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/8/2014 12:08:58 PM     (No. 9877478)

....and he said this in ENGLISH? The Obama script writers are feverishly writing "his" story. B as in Bergdahl or Bull?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 6/8/2014 12:13:14 PM     (No. 9877482)

Yo..yo..What 2 said. They were special parties. Those Talibs love to party with Cute American Rump Rangers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chuck koala, 6/8/2014 12:18:53 PM     (No. 9877492)

The Taliban tortures people??? I sure as heck had no idea. What a revelation!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jackie, 6/8/2014 12:22:41 PM     (No. 9877496)

Well Bowe count yourself lucky your head is still attached. Unlike some others those animals tortured.. I am sure they didn´t go out looking to share a cup of green tea we heard you liked, with the monster Muslims..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: georgia peach, 6/8/2014 12:25:40 PM     (No. 9877502)

What I think is this:both things can be true.He walked off to find his new "friends" and "help" the "people" then realizing they were cave dwelling thugs who ate dirt for dinner,decided to escape.Perhaps he was sexually abused as well.Not heaven,eh,naive boy?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: georgia peach, 6/8/2014 12:29:23 PM     (No. 9877509)

Both things can be true.He left his unit to find his new friends and help the "people".Then finding said friends to be cave dwewelling thugs who ate dirt for dinner,he tried to escape.Perhaps there was sexual abuse as well.Turned out not to be heaven,eh,naive boy?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: seal010101, 6/8/2014 12:49:14 PM     (No. 9877531)

Hat Tip to Monty Python:

Bergdahl: They turned me into a newt...I got better.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: InOhio, 6/8/2014 12:55:52 PM     (No. 9877538)

That´s very interesting since Bergdahl was held by the Haqqani network and NOT the Taliban.

Did the Haqqani network ship him to the Taliban for a torture session, and then take him back?

Even the AP is rallying around Obama´s lies, and their stupidity is a sight to behold.

I can´t comment on the site of the actual article, but I wish someone would clarify to their readers what they fail to do.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 6/8/2014 1:08:21 PM     (No. 9877552)

A jail cell could be considered a cage , right ?
This dirtbag should get used to being surrounded by metal bars.
Like the one he should ..should..be in at the
United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
That is , if there are any military commanders
that don´t fear Barry and Hagel
and will follow the UCMJ.
Bergdahl´s time at the USDB will be short ,however.
Barry will pardon him on January 16, 2017 and everyone knows it.
Barry pardoned 5 of the most heinous mass murderers
at Gitmo, he won´t hesitate
to pardon Bergdahl.
He´ll probably reward him a huge financial bonus and maybe a gym membership because he´s now chubby.
He´s 5´9 inches and 160 lbs and sleeps 7 hours a night
according to today´s NYT.
Bergdahl is a liar , like Barry.
The Taliban and Haqqani have more credibility.
Bergdahl may have been kept confined
for a period in 2010, per the Eclipse report , but, subsequently ,
he was seen happily playing soccer with his buddies,
carrying a firearm,
taking target practice with an AK-47
( I wonder what the targets looked like ????)
laughing frequently and proclaiming Salaam ,
the Arabic
word for peace.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: chance_232, 6/8/2014 1:21:25 PM     (No. 9877568)

And so it begins ...... The rehabilitation of Bergdahl´s reputation.

But I have to ask ..... did torture include making him wear panties on his head or being lead around on a leash? Will the left be as outraged over his alleged torture as they were over Bush´s so called torture?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/8/2014 1:54:17 PM     (No. 9877589)

By deserting his infantry unit on the battlefield Bergdahl caused himself to come into the custody of Afghan insurgent factions, while he may now claim that he was tortured, those insurgent groups would say that they gave Bergdahl the same treatment that they give all infidels. Once Bergdahl converses with lawyers everything he says will be self-serving you can safely bet on that.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: harper, 6/8/2014 1:58:38 PM     (No. 9877593)

I don´t think controlling access to your favorite goat qualifies as torture.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: xcenturion, 6/8/2014 2:01:04 PM     (No. 9877595)

And the ignorant fools just keep supporting Democrats and Obama!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/8/2014 2:16:32 PM     (No. 9877615)

Tickle torture doesn´t qualify.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 6/8/2014 2:27:01 PM     (No. 9877623)

I immediately remembered the battered, electrocuted, sexually tortured Ambassador to Libya being dragged through the streets of Benghazi. That was torture!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tennman, 6/8/2014 2:47:42 PM     (No. 9877650)

Let me guess: No foam on his latte?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Scribelus, 6/8/2014 2:50:56 PM     (No. 9877654)

Completely unverifiable. I suspect that his co-jihadis roughed him up a bit before release, for cosmetic purposes.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 6/8/2014 3:10:49 PM     (No. 9877673)

By the time the Obama Spin Machine gets done with the Bergdahl Saga, Bergdahl will have spent 5 years at/in the Taliban Hilton as a prisoner of war. He will have sustained all of the tortures that John McCain suffered at the hands of the NVA and he´ll be a hero?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rochow, 6/8/2014 7:22:34 PM     (No. 9877879)

Booh, hooh, cry me a river!~ Happens, especially when one leaves the base without all the usual ´soldiery´ gear and protection! Most soldiers know that they get tortured when captured, is this news to this garbage bag?

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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

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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´

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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´

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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

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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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


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