June 27, 2014, - 2:48 pm
Bowe Bergdahl’s name quickly disappeared from the headlines. And, so, the Obama Administration’s whitewash of his desertion begins. This week, the U.S. Army officially declared that there is no evidence of any misconduct by Bergdahl a/k/a “Abdullah” while in captivity . . . without ever having spoken with him about his time in captivity.
Yes, this doesn’t mean that there was no misconduct before captivity and at the point of his desertion. But this is the beginning of that being whitewashed, too. Bergdahl has only briefly been in the U.S. Military investigators still haven’t interviewed him. And yet they have already decided–without speaking to him–that he is innocent. Huh? And that’s aside from the fact that there is no way they could have covered and investigated the full five years in captivity and reached this conclusion so fast, despite reports that Bergdahl gave the Taliban information on how to attack Americans effectively.
Bergdahl hasn’t even been read his rights because military investigators don’t believe they’ll be charging him with any crime. And he’ll get away with it all. That’s clearly in the works, despite phony assurances by Obama’s Pentagon that a thorough investigation would be conducted. If there was any belief that Bergdahl deserted (as the government had long ago concluded that he did and as his fellow unit members confirmed) or that Bergdahl may have committed any misconduct, he would have been read his rights and given an attorney already. That hasn’t happened. And it hasn’t happened because he’s going to be cleared. Whitewashed completely. Alhamdulilah [praise allah].
The U.S. Army said Wednesday that there is no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity. Sgt. Bergdahl is the focus of a continuing Army investigation trying to determine whether he attempted to desert his unit on June 30, 2009 while stationed at a small U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan. If charged with desertion, Sgt. Bergdahl could face court-martial, prison time and, in the most extreme sentence, the death penalty.
They won’t give him the death penalty. Just watch. They won’t even charge him.
The Army investigation was launched after some soldiers who served with Sgt. Bergdahl accused him of deserting. A classified 2009 investigation concluded that Sgt. Bergdahl voluntarily left the outpost, but stopped short of characterizing his intentions because the Army wasn’t able to talk to the soldier while he was held by Afghan insurgents, according to officials familiar with the findings.
Some soldiers who served with Sgt. Bergdahl speculated that he had helped his captors while being held, but Army officials said Wednesday that there is no indication that he did so. “We have no reason to believe that he engaged in any misconduct” during the five years he was held captive, said one Army official. . . .
Sgt. Bergdahl hasn’t spoken with Army officials appointed last week to investigate his 2009 disappearance and he won’t be interviewed for several weeks, while he adjusts to life back in the U.S., officials said. Sgt. Bergdahl hasn’t made any public comments since his release.
The investigation would normally be finished in 60 days, or by mid-August, but this review is expected to take longer because officials are waiting for Sgt. Bergdahl to complete his recovery process in Texas, officials said. The probe then will be handed over to Army officials who will decide whether there is any reason to discipline him.
Army officials said Sgt. Bergdahl has been cooperative, hasn’t asked to speak to an attorney and hasn’t been advised of his right to have a lawyer represent him. The Army has resumed paying Sgt. Bergdahl’s Army salary, but is withholding much of his back pay until the investigation is complete.
This doesn’t make sense. How can they say he’s “been cooperative” when the military investigators haven’t even spoken with him?
And, again, how can they conclude he did no wrong during captivity when they–again–haven’t spoken to him?
Like I said, this is a gargantuan hint of one thing and one thing only: a complete and total whitewash.
And after that, Bowe Bergdahl can make millions through Oprah/OWN appearances, book and movie deals, and so on.
You know that’s gonna happen.
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