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According to Bergdahl's e-mails his unit ran over a Afghani child just for the fun of it.the ones in unit that did it would be in big trouble if it could be proven.

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  •  Good job (0+ / 0-)

    Keep starting more rumors. Nice work.

    You best believe it does

    by HangsLeft on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 04:36:49 PM PDT

    •  This Did Happen (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't know why he would lie about his unit running over a child with an armored vehicle?

    •  you've already said enough that you can be ignored (3+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, Johnny Q, second gen

      I don't know why you've chosen that nick but you're clearly a rightwinger from your comments.

      Am I supposed (0+ / 0-)

      To care what they do/don't do in Europe?

      re: the Waltons of Wal-Mart...
      Are we owed something by these people?  I certainly didn't do anything deserving of these people's money.
      against ending the war in Afghanistan with an ignorant dismissal...
      We should pull out tomorrow (0+ / 0-)

      So the Taliban can continue their rape, torture and murder undeterred.

      well, there's plenty more but that's all the time I'll waste with you. Ignored from now on.

      Dear NSA: I am only joking.

      by Shahryar on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 04:53:56 PM PDT

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    •  Source is a Rolling Stone article from 2012. Di... (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, grover

      Source is a Rolling Stone article from 2012. Diarist is not starting any "more" rumors. Do try to keep up.

    •  According to his parents, this happened: (2+ / 0-)
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      VirginiaJeff, grover
      In the second-to-last paragraph of the e-mail, Bowe wrote about his broader disgust with America's approach to the war – an effort, on the ground, that seemed to represent the exact opposite of the kind of concerted campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of average Afghans envisioned by counterinsurgency strategists. "I am sorry for everything here," Bowe told his parents. "These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live." He then referred to what his parents believe may have been a formative, possibly traumatic event: seeing an Afghan child run over by an MRAP. "We don't even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks... We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them."

      Read more:

      If trees gave off WIFi signals, we would probably plant so many trees, we would save the planet. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

      by skohayes on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 05:29:46 PM PDT

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  •  That occurred to me too. (5+ / 0-)

    His letters home indicate that the people in his detail were terrible soldiers and doing terrible stuff.
    The speed with which they came out against him and the seemingly coordinated attack could well be covering fire. If he faces a court martial, he might have some dirt to throw on his former cohort.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 04:52:23 PM PDT

  •  Watch this interview (2+ / 0-)
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    scottdc, grover

    with this smarmy little prique.  Long ago when I was in the US Army there were more than a few of these guys, kissed just enough ass to get some stripes & then their shit no longer stank.  I can see this guy laughing at a kid getting run over.

  •  Tipped and recc'd for discussion. (0+ / 0-)

    God knows, certain members of his unit are generating plenty of their own discussion out there. And we don't necessarily know their motivation.

    When Gen Stanley McChrystal and Chuck Hagel both agree that there are still facts to be learned, well then I think there are facts to be learned.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 10:52:39 PM PDT

    •  I find it a bit humorous.... (0+ / 0-)

      in how quickly General McCrystal has been rehabilitated here because he said something that we like when it wasn't so long ago that everyone hated him.

      All I am going to accept so far is that Bergdahl walked away from his post without permission and was then probably captured at some point. What was in his head or what happened after he left, I don't know. However, in the same vein, to say that he served with honor and distinction after what was apparently known by the administration was really silly. Why feed the Repubs more talking points when it isn't necessary? I don't know if Bergdahl is a deserter or a traitor, but I sure don't think he is a hero, either. I'm going to wait and see.

      I was also a bit embarrassed for Hagel when he was asked if any soldiers were killed while looking for Bergdahl. Instead of saying "no", he gave the old "I don't have any information on that" which we know from the Bush years means, "Well, yeah it probably happened but I haven't yet read the report on my desk cause I likes me some plausible deniability."

      •  Rehabilitated? Uh, no. (0+ / 0-)

        My point is that when people along the spectrum agree that it's best to wait to wait and see, then I thinking sheet to wait and see.

        And for the record, that's a position I took before either man's position was made public.

        © grover

        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 02:30:27 AM PDT

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  •  Amendment V (0+ / 0-)

    to our nations Constitution:

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence be twice be put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    The emboldened part is important, in more simple terms it means: innocent until proven guilty. Has Sgt. Bergdahl been convicted by a jury of his peers? Has he been given the Assistance of Council? No? Therefore the Question of whether he is a deserter or not has not yet been answered. And accusation of a crime does not equal the crime itself. Justice is something all people deserve, regardless of notoriety. Something oft forgotten in these days of mass media witch trials.

    "Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news. Which follows its own special rules." ~ Douglas Adams

    by coyote66 on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 06:25:11 AM PDT

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