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Old 10-12-2015, 04:34 PM
 
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If he is truly a deserter, it would not be the first time an American deserter will have gotten off the hook.
It would be something like the 8,000th time.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Who mails home personal items before attempting to walk to another nearby base? He had no intention of returning nor arriving at the other base.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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That officer most likely came to his conclusion on Bowe's fate after getting legal "advice" from the white house. I'm a veteran and I know the military loves to punish their own.
There's one in every crowd.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Well I think he deserves jail time. Look at the danger he put everyone in whether any soldiers were killed or not looking for him.Then the topper the White House exchanges 5 taliban or whatever they are extremists at Gitmo for him.Why question is why? What's so special about Bergdahl? Is his mother or father some sort of relative to Obama's mother is he family maybe?
The new Tom Hanks movie by Steven Spielberg about I believe the exchange for a russian spy and Gary Powers(think that's his name) opens this week end. This comes out while this whole Bergdahl trial is going on. Notice how that was one of ours for one of theirs. Wonder if the release date and the movie subject matter was subltely planned.A way of saying neither Spielberg and Hanks approve of what's happening here.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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Wonder if the release date and the movie subject matter was subltely planned.A way of saying neither Spielberg and Hanks approve of what's happening here.
Major movies are pitched and planned years in advance of release date. This movie was probably filmed--or at least well into pre-production--long before Bergdahl was even recovered.
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Well I think he deserves jail time. Look at the danger he put everyone in whether any soldiers were killed or not looking for him.Then the topper the White House exchanges 5 taliban or whatever they are extremists at Gitmo for him.Why question is why? What's so special about Bergdahl? Is his mother or father some sort of relative to Obama's mother is he family maybe?
The new Tom Hanks movie by Steven Spielberg about I believe the exchange for a russian spy and Gary Powers(think that's his name) opens this week end. This comes out while this whole Bergdahl trial is going on. Notice how that was one of ours for one of theirs. Wonder if the release date and the movie subject matter was subltely planned.A way of saying neither Spielberg and Hanks approve of what's happening here.
OUCH! Ouch.....ouch.

I realize that when hasn't lived in the history being referenced that people are just names but OUCH!, that hurts to refer to Francis Gary Powers like that. (The U-2 incident was slightly before my time, but I do remember the day I read in the paper when he died.)

At any rate, if you want to know about that incident, the exchange, I suggest you read Powers' book "Operation Overflight". It's a rather interesting book even though I don't think I've read it in years.

It's off topic, but a little bit of humor for a moment.

At one point in the book during his interrogation after his capture, they are asking him about a black cloth they found in the wreckage, that he was suppose to give to the commander at his arrival base (Powers believed it was to cover the cameras). "This black cloth, it was to prove to the Commander that you were who you said you were?"--Interrogator
Powers, who was rather tired at that point, replied, "With that U-2 strapped to my back, I'm pretty sure he would know who in the hell I was.".

As far as the movie opening and the trial goes, I'd say that's just a coincidence.......although those who don't realize that prisoner exchanges have gone on for decades might think otherwise.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Should be shot. And Jane Fonder.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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This forum is not to be used for political arguments. Use Politics and Other Controversies forum instead.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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Then the topper the White House exchanges 5 taliban or whatever they are extremists at Gitmo for him.Why question is why? What's so special about Bergdahl? Is his mother or father some sort of relative to Obama's mother is he family maybe?
The new Tom Hanks movie by Steven Spielberg about I believe the exchange for a russian spy and Gary Powers(think that's his name) opens this week end. This comes out while this whole Bergdahl trial is going on. Notice how that was one of ours for one of theirs. Wonder if the release date and the movie subject matter was subltely planned.A way of saying neither Spielberg and Hanks approve of what's happening here.
Huh?

First, you don't appear to even know who was exchanged for Bergdahl.

Second, no two negotiations are the same, and we don't leave our men and women behind, even when they have been ACCUSED of crimes.

Third, what does a completely unrelated movie have to do with this case?

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Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw Spielberg, gave $30,400 to the DNC. They also contributed $40,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and over $20,000 to other committees and candidates, including Harry Reid, California Sen. Barbara Boxer, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.



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Politically, Hanks falls squarely in the Democrat/liberal camp, like the vast majority of his Hollywood counterparts. He’s stuck up for quite a few liberal causes like gay marriage and the environment, and has a large collection of electric and hybrid cars.

He even slandered his old church–The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) when they donated money to advance proposition 8 in California, effectively banning gay marriage.

However, he quickly rescinded his statement but fought fire with fire, contributing his star power to raising over $44 million to defeat proposition 8–which passed anyway.

Hanks backed Obama in 2008, posting a video on his Myspace page, explaining his position.

In 2012, Hanks forcefully said he would back Obama once again and, despite widespread opinion to the opposite effect, said Obama had exceeded his expectations, saying:

If you would have told me a few years ago that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ would be repealed and about a billion jobs at General Motors and Chrysler would have been saved because the president was smart enough and strong enough and bold enough to do so, I would have said, ‘Wow. That’s a good president, I think I’ll vote for him again.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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November 3, 2017 / 4:12 AM /
U.S. Army's Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan
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Entire Article At: U.S. Army's Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan | Reuters




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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service.

In a military courtroom at Fort Bragg in North Carolina late Friday morning, Bergdahl trembled as he waited to hear his punishment.

Army Colonel Jeffery Nance delivered the sentence in a hearing that lasted just two minutes, and did not comment on his decision. He also recommended that the Hailey, Idaho, native be demoted to private and forfeit $10,000 in pay.
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