Bergdahl Goes to Court

The Six Soldiers that DIED & the Five Criminals that were set FREE

Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty ABC reported on Monday 10/16/17 to charges of desertion with intention to shirk duty and misbehavior before the enemy stemming from his 2009 disappearance and capture by the Taliban.

Dead vs Free

Bergdahl drew international headlines after he left his Army outpost in Afghanistan over eight years ago. He was captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years until his release was negotiated in 2014 by the Obama administration as part of a prisoner exchange. Upon his return to the United States, Bergdahl returned to duty while an investigation probed the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. He was formally charged in March 2015.

On May 31, 2014 President Obama announced that he transferred five Guantanamo Bay detainees to Qatar in exchange for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Taliban Five according to Breitbart article from December 2015 – Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Norullah Nori, and Khairullah Khairkhwa – were freed from Guantánamo in exchange for Bergdahl.

The Taliban Five

  • Mohammed Fazl, is one of the first freed Guantanamo detainees to be retained from Afghanistan, accused by the UN of committing war crimes, and suspected of taking part in the slaughter of thousands of Shiite Muslims.
  • Mohammad Nabi, the former chief of Taliban security, arranged cooperative offenses with Al Qaeda, according to declassified files.
  • Abdul Haq Wasiq, a deputy to the deceased Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, was one of the top intelligence officials for the jihadi leader. He arranged training with top Al Qaeda operatives.
  • Mullah Norullah Nori, is a senior Taliban commander who is also wanted by the UN for war crimes, and also took part in the suspected mass killing campaign against Shiites.
  • Khairullah Khairkhwa, a Taliban commander, has ties to the Ayatollah’s regime in Tehran. He was reportedly trusted by Taliban chief Mullah Omar to negotiate ties with Iran.

The Government Accountability Office concluded that the Obama Administration broke the law in the Bergdahl swap because Obama failed to notify Congressional Committees at least 30 days in advance of the deal according to Jim Hoft for GatewayPundit article released today.
In an interview on the O’Reilly Factor shortly after the terrorist exchange, Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer added that in addition to the Taliban 5, Obama paid $5 Billion in the exchange for Bergdahl as reported in GatewayPundit article dated Dec 22, 2014.

Breitbart article from December 2015 cited the following quotes:

Despite the current restrictions of the [Memorandum Of Understanding], it is clear… that the five former detainees have participated in activities that threaten U.S. and coalition personnel and are counter to U.S. national security interests–not unlike their activities before they were detained on the battlefield.,” the Intelligence Committee statement said in their report.

At least three of the five Taliban leaders… have tried to plug back into their old terror networks,” the Committee adds, quoting a previous report from the Committee on Armed Services that has been removed from its website.

Today the exact location of the Taliban 5 is unknown. There have been no reports on their whereabouts in 2 years.  The last report on the whereabouts of the Taliban 5 comes from Breitbart’s post in December 2015.

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag.

As a candidate for president , Donald Trump was open about his displeasure of then-President Obama’s deal to retrieve Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan after his 2009 disappearance and capture by the Taliban . Beyond condemning the deal itself, Trump wrote in a tweet on June 1, 2014, “President Obama created a VERY BAD precedent by handing over five Taliban prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Another U.S. loss!”

“We get Bergdahl, who was a traitor, and they get five of the greatest killers that they’ve wanted for eight years. We get Bergdahl — I call it the five for one trade,” Trump said in August 2016 while on the campaign trail.

Then President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice released a video on January 27, 2015 — stating that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Served with “Honor and Distinction” and that “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.”

Judicial Watch announced that on February 11, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to obtain records related to the “initial report” of the U.S. Army’s review of the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:15-cv-00212)).

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the DOD failed to comply with a FOIA request submitted on October 22, 2014, asking for:

Any and all records of communications, including by not limited to, emails and text messages, from or to (as either a direct recipient, “Cc” or Bcc”) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the following members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Military Service Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, regarding, concerning, or related to the ‘initial report’ of the Army’s review of the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl from his post and his subsequent capture by Taliban forces. The time frame of the records sought is September 1, 2014 to October 28, 2014.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Enters guilty plea to desertion and misbehavior charges without plea deal..
Desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without permission. These are charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.
This is “inexcusable and endangered his fellow troops.”

The Army’s fact-finding investigation concluded in December, but the Obama administration withheld the results from the public. Despite today’s announcement that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, which could carry the death penalty, the Obama Defense Department announced that reports about Bergdahl would remain secret.

Given today’s announcement, we now know why the Obama gang would keep a nearly five-year-old report secret about Bergdahl’s desertion,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration lied and violated the law in releasing five terrorist leaders from captivity in exchange for Bergdahl, and is violating the federal open records law to cover its tracks.”

Judge Jeffrey Nance, presiding over the case, questioned Bergdahl today to ensure he understood the charges and consequences of pleading guilty.  In an afternoon session Monday, Nance read the guilty verdicts as a formality and discussed with the legal teams the procedures to have witnesses testify during the trial’s sentencing phase, which will resume on Oct. 23.