By Thomas Madison
While this story was originally reported by Breitbart in late March, I had never heard it. Thus, I am reporting it now and trying to follow up on the many questions it raises. I don’t know where the charge currently stands. How could Bergdahl be allowed to go on unsupervised leave if he was facing court martial for treason?
According to Digital Journal, Bergdahl was ultimately charged with desertion, not treason. It appears the Obama administration has gone to great lengths to prevent any news regarding this situation to be made public.
To add to the stench of this entire Obama fiasco, please watch the following video…. youtube. Fast forward to the 2:00 mark to hear LTC Tony Shaffer admit that he was involved in the negotiations to free Bergdahl. There were three scenarios in the swap. The one Obama chose was the most costly to the United States, involving trading the Taliban Five for Bergdahl, and also giving $5 billion to Qatar. We all know about the Taliban Five, but the $5 billion to Qatar has been kept very quiet. In fact, I saw this interview with Tony Shaffer live, and I was shocked to hear about that large a sum of money being paid to Qatar for their assistance in making this swap happen. I have heard no mention of it since. That is sickening! Every man, woman, and child in America paid $15 to Qatar to help us return a rotten traitor, who was also given over $300,000 in back pay. I have calculated the pay for an Army sergeant and it does not equal $60,000 a year. This entire episode stinks to high Heaven!
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I will continue to research this and report any new findings as an update to this article.
From Charlie Spiering, Breitbart (March 25, 2015)
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with treason, his lawyer says, but the White House is not commenting on the news yet.
A request for comment about the news was referred by the White House to the Department of Defense, which is in charge of the investigation.
President Obama was instrumental in organizing Bergdahl’s release, which included the president’s decision to release five Taliban operatives from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in order to bring Bergdahl back to the United States. He was held captive by militants in Afghanistan for five years after disappearing from his base.
During the daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that he was “not aware of any plans” of the Army’s intentions to release their report on the matter today, also referring White House reporters to the Department of Defense.
Officials from the Army are expected to provide an update on the case later this afternoon.
The Obama administration maintained that Berghdal was a hero when he was first brought back to American soil as a result of the Guantanamo deal.
On June 1, White House National Security Advisor called Berghdal’s release a “joyous day” because he had “served the United States with honor and distinction.”