Bergdahl – Then and Now

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

Okay; there’s a lot we know of deserter/possible traitor Bowe Bergdahl – some we still don’t know, and more that is coming to light – both of his situation and that of his oddball father Bob.

In 2010 a military investigation found that in 2009 Bowe did in fact walk off base and this evidently wasn’t the first time.

He did leave a note saying that he didn’t wish to fight for America anymore – that he didn’t support the Army mission.

Apparently some Afghans have come forward, saying that he was actually searching out the Taliban.

That leads to another salient point made by two actual American heroes. Col. Allen West said he wondered why Bergdahl’s throat wasn’t cut and then disemboweled, as is typical of the Taliban. Navy SEAL hero, Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) wondered how he lasted that long without having his head cut off. Both good points made by actual heroes that were in the Afghan theater fighting the Taliban. Neither of them buy the POW routine.

And by the way – he was not a POW, not even by Geneva Convention standards!

At least one soldier claimed that after he disappeared, the IED attacks became a lot more precise, as if the Taliban were now able to better pinpoint troop positions.

Bowe was promoted, in absentia, in 2011 to Sergeant and is set to receive his full five-year back pay upon returning to the states.

The question is, should he receive it, or the promotion in 2011?

At least six brave servicemen were killed trying to locate him.

Okay – that’s the son. What about the dad, Bob Bergdahl? He’s an interesting story.

MailOnline reports that Bob was actually a world-class athlete who made the US Olympic cycling team. He unfortunately never got to compete in the 1980 games in Moscow because of the Jimmy Carter boycott of the games.

Bob didn’t take it well. He was heartbroken.

In case you need a reminder, the US boycott was over the 1979 Soviet invasion of… Afghanistan. There’s karma for you.

Understandably, Bob was quite bitter and developed, let’s just say, an extreme dislike of the government. He had trained for years and for what? He had dreams of becoming a professional athlete and his dream was shattered.

MailOnline reports that according to a close friend, “Bob became disillusioned and vowed never to ride again.”

To add insult to injury, his cycling mate was none other than cycling great Greg LeMond who went on to fame and fortune while Bob became a UPS driver.

He did start writing decades later, but who really knows how he feels about the government and the U.S. in general.

All his recent tweets suggest his loyalties don’t lie with us.

To me, the actions, the tweets, his 2011 video message to the Taliban and that his son was “a prisoner and at the same time a guest in your home”, create suspicion.

Bob may just be a 60s hippie who wants his son back as described by his best friend, but he sounds to me like much more.

As for his son – he is definitely a deserter, probably a traitor, and should be punished as one.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “Bergdahl – Then and Now

  1. It always cracks me up ( not) that we get some of our best investigative reporting from a non-US source,Mailonline. Thank goodness for them,or we’d all be further in the dark.
    You are right,there are still unanswered questions we need to know,but good luck with this administration and even our military at this point. But from what we do know,this guy is most definitely a deserter,most likely a traitor, and,like major nadall,should be shot before a firing squad after his military court martial. It’ll never happen.
    Can you imagine being a parent of one of the soldiers who died looking for this creep? It fills me with rage and sorrow.

  2. This is so typical of The Obama Administration.Awarding the criminals and neglecting our veterans. All of this is so shameful and a big slap in the face to our soldiers. Can’t wait for the 2014 elections as well as the 2016 elections.Can’t come fast enough for me. As far as I am concerned, Obama is the biggest mistake America has ever made. Jimmy Carter is now not the worse President in history, Obama is. Hillary would be another Obama with a pant suit on. Please people, don’t let her finish off the country by becoming the next President of The United States. Let’s try new politicians who are NOT beholding to everyone in Washington.

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