tags: timeline June 2014, American taliban, Taliban, terrorist, Islamist, treason, Johnny Walker Lindh
Similar cases of Americans who joined the Taliban
Robert Bergdahl, soldier's father
Compare to William R. Higgins, USMC, UN peace Keeping Mission in Lebanon. Kidnapped, Tortured and killed. All the while we refused to negotiate with Hezbollah.
Jiverly Wong was claimed by the Taliban to be their agent
White House Denies It Had Evidence Bergdahl Declared Himself Islam Warrior
Friday, 06 Jun 2014 09:01 AM
White House said it had not seen any evidence to corroborate a report that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam during his captivity or declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam. "We have seen no evidence of that," deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken told CNN...The Fox News report said that secret documents based on an eyewitness account of parts of Bergdahl's five-year captivity show that at times he had a seemingly friendly relationship with his captors, and was seen playing soccer, frequently laughing, and using the word "salaam," or "peace" in Arabic
|Arabic Phrase Spoken By Bergdahl's Dad Sparks Fiery Debate|
|A simple Arabic phrase, "bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim," spoken by Robert Bergdahl, father of freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at a press conference with President Obama has sparked a heated debate. So why did Bergdahl use the phrase, what does it mean -- and exactly what message was he trying to send? Follow the controversy HERE.|
Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney was grilled on CNN night over the controversial deal President Obama made to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- and one particular question appeared to have him momentarily at a loss for words. Watch the interview and witness the awkward moment unfold HERE.
Iranian viewpoint: PressTV
Bergdahl a hero for freedom and against war like Snowden
PressTV - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Prisoner of the War Party antiwar.com speaks for Iran
www.presstv.ir › United States
the Christian Science Monitor is already pointing to the Hastings piece, prefiguring the inevitable debate that promises to be remarkably similar, in broad terms rather than in the details, to the Edward Snowden episode.
Both young men were idealists who initially took the US government at its word: they believed Washington embodied the spirit of liberty and that our military and intelligence agencies were involved in a crusade for freedom designed to benefit and uplift the long-suffering peoples of the world. Upon discovering that this isn’t so – and is, indeed, the exact opposite of the truth – both Bergdahl and Snowden rebelled, each in their own way and to the extent of their abilities. The debate around their motivations, their moral status, and the circumstances leading to their disillusionment, is what separates the Regimists from the defenders of our old republic – and the pre-9/11 political culture – as we enter an election year. Although I’d like nothing better than to be proved wrong, I fear "Benghazi!" may soon give way to "Bergdahl!" as the congressional GOP’s war cry.
"our allies also trade prisoners for soldiers" - referring to Israel swap for hundreds of murderers for one kidnapped soldier?