U.S. Marine's stunning sign reminds us of the costs of Obama's Bergdahl swap

A United States Marine did something that the phalanxes of America’s military officers are too timid to do.
This is the sign he held up before passing motorists about what his supposed commander in chief did (source):
Marine on Bergdahl swap
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban from June 2009 until May 31, 2014 when the Obama administration negotiated his release as part of a prisoner exchange for five high-level Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Army stated that there is “no evidence” that Bergdahl had “engaged in any misconduct” during his years in captivity.
Nine months later, on March 25, 2015, the Army announced that Bergdahl had been charged with two counts under the Uniform Code of Military Justice: one count of “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty” and one count of “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”
Here’s a reminder of what Obama gave up and what America sacrificed in exchange for this deserter.

1. Five High-Level Taliban Terrorists

Bergdahl prisoner swap

2. Six U.S. Army Soldiers who died looking for Bergdahl

soldiers died looking for Bergdahl
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were killed by a roadside bomb in Paktika province on Aug. 18, 2009, while trying to find Bergdahl. Like Bergdahl, they were part of the 4th BCT from Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah, died Aug. 26 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack. Like Bergdahl, Bowen and Walker, he was part of the 4th BCT.
2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, Texas, died Sept. 4 in Paktika Province when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade. Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker and Curtiss, Andrews was part of the 4th BCT.
Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, Texas, died Sept. 6 in Paktika province after being wounded by an IED. Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker, Curtiss and Andrews, Murphrey was part of the 4th BCT.
On Sept. 4, 2009, Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill., was seriously wounded in Paktika province when Taliban forces attacked his vehicle with an improvided explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire. (Source: Time)
Note: According to The Daily Beast, seven U.S. soldiers were killed looking for Bowe the deserter.

3. Tax payers paid $5 million in ransom to the Taliban

Gateway Pundit reports, Dec. 22, 2014, that Lt. Colonel Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly that the Obama administration paid $5 billion and released five top Taliban Gitmo detainees in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
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0 responses to “U.S. Marine's stunning sign reminds us of the costs of Obama's Bergdahl swap

  1. But didn’t Susan(the bullshiter of Benghazi) Rice say he “served with distinction.”? Surely we can trust anything she says.

     
    • Before anybody goes wild-eyed,this was Sarcasm. It WAS Sarcasm,wasn’t it?

       
      • Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on ABC that Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction” and that “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.”
        Source: Weekly Standard, June 2, 2014

         
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  3. In short story….Current-events, state of society, leads me to believe we have many Ephialtes’ embracing the curse, demon of Xerxes. https://knightsoquill.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/society-army-traitor-treason-desertion-soldier/

     
  4. This is the season of treason, and the reason Obama acts criminally with impunity is because the rest of the Establishment is under blackmail.
    And so we have it: The institutionalization of COWARDICE!

     
    • Very good insight, Steven, especially in re of our suborned Congress critters who are somewhere between 80 to 90% bought off or blackmailed by foreign powers and the Really Big corporations or lobbies for them.
      The only hope is to refuse to re-elect any except the handful –and I mean that– who are not compromised, and start over, but of course the same corruptive influences and lobbies remain in place, unless they are banned by honest legislation, promoted from We the People.

       
  5. When the story about the Bergdahl trade first hit the news, the other half of this news was that there was a financial component to the swap. That is: there was a 5 million dollar bestowal from Us to the Other Side, in addition to the actual trade of five Muslim high-level military officers in exchange for Corporal Bergdahl.
    After those first, very early, news accounts of money being part of the deal, addition to the personnel swap to ensure the return of Bergdahl, money hasn’t been mentioned in later versions of the event. Was there, or wasn’t there, 5 million dollars exchanged to get Bergdahl back?

     
    • Thank you, georgie, for reminding us about this. Yes, U.S. taxpayers did pay $5 million to the murderous Taliban for Bergdahl. I’ll update this post with the information.

       
      • We may as well fly these murderous crazies over on US miitary planes so they don’t have to be smuggled in, as it would be less costly. [You all do know I’m being VERY sarcastic?]

         
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  7. And it would’ve been six (6) Taliban bigwigs except that one died of a heart attack working out on the elliptical machine at Gitmo…
    http://news.yahoo.com/taliban-wanted-6th-guy-back-died-elliptical-201806017.html

     
  8. Semper Fi, Marine.
    -Dave

     
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    Flashback: 2015

     

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