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A new video depicting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being released by the Taliban fails to answer key questions, while raising more…
There have been reports suggesting that Bergdahl was a deep cover spy meant to establish an inside connection with the Haqqani network linked to the Taliban in 2009.
Was the recent release of Bergdahl specifically timed with the apparent White House leak of the CIA operative who was ‘chief of station’ in Kabul?
There seems to have been an obvious attempt to polarize the public about Bergdahl in the mainstream media, with some hailing him as a patriot while others suggesting he has become a brainwashed sympathizer of the Taliban, with his apparent denouncement of the United States, as his father has also given a pointed critique of the hegemonic Western responsibility in Afghanistan.
Late in 2013, it was revealed that the CIA had another covert facility near Gitmo, that was used to train suspected terrorists as double agents.
Penny Lane was setup in the aftermath of 9/11 and in use until 2006, the CIA used it to train terrorists to be double agents, meant to infiltrate Al Qaeda terror cells. Penny Lane was named after the Beatles tune and was connected to another secret facility called Strawberry Fields a name also taken from the British rock group. We were told that the operation had been successful in its scope but the fact is, the CIA ‘lost touch’ with many of its newly trained double agents. The Penny Lane facility was unlike any other building in the Guantanamo Bay prison area, as it was said to have beds, kitchens and a patio for its prisoners. The money to pay informants and double agents was also provided for by the CIA under the codename ‘Pledge.’
It has been alleged that the TTP have been used to deliberately destabilize Pakistan and the Afghanistan border.
In a 2011 report by Reuters, there was an arrest made on Abu Sohaib al Makki, who was believed to be “working directly under al Qaeda leaders along (the) Pakistan-Afghan border.”
What is also noticeably absent from the current Bergdahl situation, in terms of discussion, is the drug trade that has been flowing out of Afghanistan and the lack of any kind of resolution, either with the CIA linked Taliban or the American government.
What will come of the newly released detainees and what will be revealed about Bergdahl as this story continues?
How will the Bergdahl release be seen over time, as many on the right are considering impeachment proceedings for the US president, specifically after it was revealed that 5 Gitmo detainees had been swapped for the seemingly estranged army sergeant?
According to the Eclipse Group a private intelligence firm that has been subcontracted by the Defense Department, Bergdahl has been said to have converted to Islam and had ‘fraternized’ with those who held him in captivity.
Here is a YouTube video depicting Bergdahl’s apparent release from Haqqani captors from the UK’s Telegraph…
Read the Daily Mail’s column below…
Bowe Bergdahl had deserted before and officers KNEW he was a risk: Classified report reveals Army’s fears over Bergdahl as he faces desertion charge
A U.S. Army investigation found that Bowe Bergdahl had walked away from his post at least once before his capture – and that other soldiers in his unit knew he was a flight risk.
The 2010 report, called an AR15-6, is still classified, but it appears to confirm allegations that the former prisoner of war violated military regulations – and that the Pentagon knew it all along.
The revelation, attributed to anonymous sources by the Military Times, comes as the nation’s top general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, acknowledged the growing cloud of suspicion hanging over Bergdahl.
The Military Times report says that investigators who looked into the June 2009 capture of Bergdahl found that several soldiers from his unit said he had talked openly about wanting to leave the forward operating base where he was stationed.
They found he may have left the base at least once before, as well.
‘We have no indication that he intended to leave permanently,’ an official told the Military Times.
However, a different source described as a former senior military official, told the New York Times that Bergdahl left a startling note in his tent saying that he no longer supported the Army mission in Afghanistan and that he was leaving to start a new life.
Even amid the mounting evidence that Bergdahl left his post, military law experts told the Military Times that it was unlikely Bergdahl would be court martialed and imprisoned.
‘I don’t think they’ll do that in this case,’ Eugene Fidell, the former president of the National Institute of Military Justice, said.
‘Unless something comes to light that suggests that he was a turncoat or joined the other side or assisted the other side in some way. … There is no public indication that any of those things are true in his case.’
The military has a history of over-looking infractions committed by prisoners of war. However, in 2004, Charles Robert Jenkins was sentenced to 30 days in jail for his 1965 desertion in Korea. He was captured by the North Koreans and spent decades as a prisoner there before being released in 2002.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Depsey suggested that the military would investigate Bergdahl’s record.
‘As for the circumstances of his capture, when he is able to provide them, we’ll learn the facts. Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty. Our Army’s leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred. In the meantime, we will continue to care for him and his family,’ he wrote.
He could, however, be quielty discharged from the Army for medical or other reasons, the Military Times reports.
The post was shared more than 1,000 times and has garnered more than 600 comments, including many from people calling for Bergdahl to be prosecuted.
Bergdahl is currently recovering at a military hospital in Germany and is being interviewed by Army doctors and psychologists.
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