Deserter Bergdahl says Taliban more ‘honest’ than US Army
Deserter Bark Birddog seems to have a particular affection for the Taliban. He claims “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat,’
It is a disgrace to the American flag to have this worm pose in front of it.
That is one thing we can always bank on from a narcissistic person; it is always someone else’s fault, never theirs.
Birddog is hung up on the fact that he did think he would get a fair trial. A fair trial for Birddog would be an immediate execution.
This deserter will getting away easy. The most he may get is life in prison.
Text of Article 85
“(a) Any member of the armed forces who—
- without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently;
- quits his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service; or
- without being regularly separated from one of the armed forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another one of the armed forces without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States Note: This provision has been held not to state a separate offense by the United States Court of Military Appeals in United States v. Huff, 7 U.S.C.M.A. 247, 22 C.M.R. 37 (1956), is guilty of desertion.
(b) Any commissioned officer of the armed forces who, after tender of his resignation and before notice of its acceptance, quits his post or proper duties without leave and with intent to remain away therefrom permanently is guilty of desertion.
(c) Any person found guilty of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert occurs at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.”
I don’t ever recall Birddog expressing any sympathy for the soldiers that were killed while trying to find him when he first disappeared. Initially they thought he may have been abducted.
These are the men that were killed while looking to rescue the deserter.
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C
Wanda Bordone, told the Associated Press after he died. “He had a great sense of humor, lots of friends.”
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.
“I’ll never forget you Kurt,” Adrian Ramirez a fellow soldier from Fort Richardson, posted on a memorial site. “You were my first team leader from the beginning and my squad leader to the end. I will miss you and all the memories I have shared with you.”
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.
“We grew up with an enormous amount of pride for our nation,” Andrews’ mother, Sondra, told the Amarillo Globe-News. That was understandable: his father. grandfather and uncle had served in uniform. “We passed it on to our children, never thinking we would pay the ultimate sacrifice.”
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 his 17th birthday his family took him skydiving and after that,” his obituary read, “he decided he wanted to be an Army paratrooper.”
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.
Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker, Curtiss, Andrews and Murphrey, Martinek was part of the 4th BCT.
What kind of remorse does Birddog have for these men and their families? NONE
To save his worthless ass, Obama traded 5 high level pieces of trash in exchange for one piece of garbage. Naturally, they got the better of the deal. Another brilliant decision on the part of our then, PC/bleeding heart/pacifist president. Personally, if I knew he was a deserter, I would have let him spend the rest of his life with the people he had such admiration for.
That is probably what the Taliban should have done with him.