What a waste of space. I can’t believe our service men died to save this traitor. Thanks, Obama.
The U.S. Army Sergeant who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years was found to have be ‘going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,’ according to a former military intelligence officer.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor on Monday night that Bowe Bergdahl ‘had Afghan contacts and he was actually trying to offer himself up with the Taliban.’
The former military intelligence officer said he had been told the information by two senior sources who knew about a 2009 Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation into Bergdahl’s activities.
The investigation reportedly included a forensic review of Bergdahl’s computer which showed his apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan.
‘He had made contact with local Afghans and wanted to be moved to Uzbekistan and then made contact with the Russians because he wanted to talk to Russian organized crime,’ Shaffer told O’Reilly.
‘Clearly he was not all there relating to what he was doing. I think we’re going to see more and more, as this report is made public that there were a number of disconcerting things within Bergdahl.’
He said the NCIS investigaiton, which included interviews with squad mates, indicated that Bergdahl made contact with an Afghan in an attempt to prepare for his departure.
Army officials announced Thursday that his Article 32 hearing will be held July 8 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas – he is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
That proceeding is similar to a civilian grand jury.
From there, it could be referred to a court-martial and go to trial.
His attorney says Bergdahl was trying to find a U.S. general officer to report a disturbing situation when he left his combat outpost.
Eugene Fidell, the attorney leading Bergdahl’s defense, said in a letter released this week that the Army major general who investigated Bergdahl’s capture in Afghanistan found he did not intend to remain away from his base permanently.
Bergdahl disappeared in June, 2009 from a combat post in Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban.
He spent five years as a prisoner of war before he was freed last summer in a prisoner swap that angered members of congress members and some members of his unit.
After an investigation of the circumstances of his capture, Bergdahl was charged this week with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, counts that could lead to life in prison.
Documents released by his defense lawyers suggested the tack they may take in defending Bergdahl.
The papers also included a statement from Bergdahl about his attempts to escape from his Taliban captors and his beatings while a prisoner.
In a March 2 letter to Army General Mark Milley, who was responsible for deciding how to proceed with the case, Fidell said an investigation by an Army major general had concluded that Bergdahl did not plan to desert.
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